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Book this 2 bedroom house in Cuenca today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $399, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
John And Barbie V.
John And Barbie V.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 26 Jul 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Cuenca Attractions
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
“Fabulous Accommodation, lovely hosts”
The property was exactly like the pictures. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is located on a quiet street in Gringoland with easy access to shopping and the center of town We came looking to investigate the possibility of joining the expat community and found John and Barbie to be incredibly helpful. They linked us with useful resources and introduced us to their friends. What more can you ask.
“Lovely property with great landlords”
We would definitely recommend this rental to anyone who is coming to Cuenca to either scout out a retirement location or just spend some time exploring Ecuador. Barbie and John are wonderful landlords who help you fit into the neighbourhood immediately upon your arrival, The property is in a very safe area of the city within walking distance of the local supermarket and a fabulous local market where you can buy everything from fresh shrimp and fish to every vegetable and fruit you can imagine for very reasonable prices. If you like to cook for yourselves, as we do, the kitchen is fully equipped. From their property it is a one block walk to access the park which runs all along the river that flows through Cuenca and is a wonderful, diesel free zone which is enjoyed by everyone. We walked along the river to visit many places and would recommend it as a pathway to not only the bustling downtown, which is especially nice on the weekends when families are enjoying the area and traffic is a bit reduced, but to places like the Banco Central museum and Pumapungo where there are Inca ruins, a great bird exhibit and lovely gardens. We also liked the El Parasaeo park which is a good hike but worth the effort. We have to say that we have never felt so welcome in any of the many rentals we have visited on our travels.
“It Doesn't Get Any Better”
This is a beautiful and comfortable house, in an ideal location for taking advantage of all that Cuenca has to offer. John & Barbie are very gracious hosts and they have been in and explored the area for several years. So they are very knowledgeable resources. Words and pictures cannot describe how completely relaxing and memorable this vacation was for us. There is nothing that we could think of that would have improved our stay. We highly recommend this home and these landlords for your Cuenca vacation.
We really enjoyed our stay here with John and Barbie. We only used one of the two bedrooms as it was just one couple. It was very clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The kitchen was well equipped and the layout was great. John and Barbie are wonderful hosts and full of great information about the area. The location was good, taxis are very inexpensive but you can also walk along the river to get to the centre. It is close to a major shopping/grocery area as well. They arranged an english speaking cab driver to meet us at the airport which was great too. I highly recommend staying here if you are going to Cuenca.
“Beautiful home with wonderful hosts!!!”
Wow, just wow! My husband Enoch and I cannot say enough of good things about our stay at John and Barbie's home. We rented their main house for two weeks (Dec 15th-Dec 27th) and it was the most fun two weeks ever! We booked our stay back in June and had ongoing email correspondence with them for months. Both John & Barbie were so very helpful and answered all questions prior to our arrival. They even had a super sweet English speaking taxi driver pick us up at the airport and showed us around Cuenca until the house was ready (we had arrived very early in the morning and other guests had to check out). We highly recommend their home and we hope to see them again in the near future. Here are the many reasons we had a wonderful experience at their home: -The house was immaculate and came with plenty of clean towels and wash clothes. -Fridge came equipped with Pilsner (local cerveza) beer. Nice touch! -They had fresh fruits and veggies for us. -John & Barbie live in a casita on the property and would answer any questions at anytime while still giving us our privacy. -Great location to restaurants, must-sees, supermarkets, bars, etc. -John & Barbie recommended so many fantastic restaurants, we were never hungry!!! -Super quiet at night since the house is located on a street with no bus's and little traffic. -Loved the sounds of the birds in the morning. -Beautiful kitchen that came equipped with everything imaginable. -Fresh flowers on the table -Safe neighborhood with a concreate wall and electronic security gate. -John & Barbie invited us over for drinks, snacks, and answered all of our questions about Cuenca. They are very knowledgeable and have lived there for 3+ years. -Wifi and TV was excellent! -They invited us to their friends house for Christmas and we had a fabulous time! -They treated us like family and they truly have the sweetest of hearts. Overall we had a blast. Created a lot of great memories and can't wait to head back there! -Angela & Enoch
“Much better and nicer than expected.”
John and Barbie's home was an exceptionally pleasant surprise. The rooms were clean, large, nicely decorated and filled with some surprises. Fresh fruit on the kitchen granite counter, some beer in the fridge crackers, candy's for snacking and flowers in our bedrooms and on the dining room table for that extra touch. But more importantly was the warm gracious hospitality imparted by both John and Barbie. They were both informative about where to go and the best way to get there. They also would call cabs for us and got a friend to give us tours which saved us many dollars. Great time, great place,great fun.
“Excellent space, location, and owners”
I would absolutely recommend this rental. My son and I stayed for 9 nights and couldn't have been more comfortable. The space was large, a whole house really, with enough room to feel comfortably at home. Everything you could need was there. All the kitchen needs, linens, towels, wifi, t.v. with English channels, even two umbrellas. John and Barbie, the owners, have a drawer filled with cards and brochures of restaurants and attractions in and around Cuenca. Not only is the space and location great so were John and Barbie. They have been in Cuenca for a few years and know their way around town and how to become part of the expat community. They were extraordinarily helpful to us in helping us settle in for our six month stay. As people new to the city they helped us by arranging a taxi from the airport, explaining the buses that will take you to El Centro, where the best restaurants are, how to start looking for an apartment, where and what to see in Cuenca and more. They gracefully answered every question we had. Without hesitation I recommend John and Barbie Vitale's rental house.
“Omg! Fantastic !!!”
We can't say enough about our stay at John and Barbies place. From the moment we arrived...they made us fill welcomed and shared a " wealth of valuable information" about Cuenca. The home was beautifully appointed, private, clean, spacious...and "above our expectations"! Located in a safe and beautiful residential area and walking distance to just about everything...made our week stay most enjoyable. We highly recommend staying at John and Barbies...you won't be disappointed. Carl, David, John and Elena