$45 / night
Total guests, Nights

Large studio flat in Cuenca's historic district – Home 3195978 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 14 nights min stay

Large studio flat in Cuenca's historic district – Home 3195978

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 14 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


We have reconstructed a traditional rural adobe home in downtown Cuenca that we call Pumamaqui Accommodations. Four large studio apartments surround a garden and cobblestone courtyard, with the city just outside your door. The apartment listed here is single-level with its own balcony, and directly overlooks the courtyard. The street-facing side is our new art gallery, PumamaquiGalerías.

Three features make Pumamaqui Accommodations extraordinary: A beautifully reconstituted building with all new amenities; the quiet central courtyard that feels like an oasis in the bustle of the city; and proximity to all that the two Cuencas--historic and modern--have to offer.

Rentals include broadband WiFi, cable TV, iron and ironing board, abundant hot water, hair dryer, complete kitchen (including toaster, microwave, coffee maker, plates, pots and pans, cutlery, wine glasses), linens and towels, washer and dryer, interior courtyard and garden with hummingbirds. All utilities are included.

The owners are Stuart White, an ex-academic from the United States and alpaca rancher in Ecuador for 30 years, and his wife Patricia Espadero, a veterinarian and a Cuencana. We are eager for guests to have a memorable experience, and we will be available to help with suggestions about outings, local restaurants and cultural events.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Stuart W.
Average reply time:
1 hour 31 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish





31 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 8 Mar 2020

A lovely oasis with a courtyard. Our studio apartment was spacious, airy and comfortable; kitchen was fine for cooking. The table and chairs allowed us to process photos and do some writing easily. Wa… More

“Great location!”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2020

Nice apt on “international” restaurant row! Close to everything with convenient washer dryer available. Lovely hosts Stewart and Patricia. Studio apt with all the essentials.

“You will feel right at home”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2017

Stuart and Patricia's place is located right in the heart of the historical district in Cuenca. It is surrounded by great places to eat that offer local food and cater to extranjeros(foreigners).… More

“perfect: quiet, beautiful, central”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2016

This beautiful little flat exceeded my expectations. It is in a beautifully maintained property and the owners are kind, welcoming, and attentive. The unit is really nicely designed and comfortable. T… More

“Our Second Stay Twice As Nice”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2016

We stayed here in Oct of 2014 on our first trip to Cuenca. It is a perfect location if you want to be right in the center and within walking distance to cafes, museums, parks and restaurants. The best… More

“Very Happy Repeat Customers”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2016

This was our second time here and it was every bit as good as the first time. The apartment is perfectly located in the middle of the beautiful historic district. Only a few minutes' stroll to al… More

“Lovely property, wonderful owners, great location”

Reviewed 28 May 2016

We stayed in this unit for 3 weeks. When you open the door from the street, you step into a pretty courtyard. Everything is well-cared for. The flowering plants were nice and we found it to be a pe… More

“A charming place”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2016

When you open the street door you step into a charming garden courtyard that makes you feel at home right away. Stu and his charming wife Patricia do the same. When we first arrived there were fruits,… More

“Perfect Apartment! Perfect Host!”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2015

Beautiful, clean, recently remodeled studio apartment in the heart of Cuenca. It is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the city. Virtually everything you need is within walking distance.… More

“This was an Awesome first impression of the hospitality of Cuenca, Ecuador.”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2015

This was a first time experience that continued to get better and better. Close to delicious food, local & non local. Highly recommend the rental, as the owner is very to welc… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Stuart (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Stuart (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Stuart the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Stuart (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Stuart (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Stuart (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Stuart (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Stuart (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Stuart (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Stuart (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Stuart (the owner) a message.

If Stuart (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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