I don't give 5's because I think there is always one better, somewhere. But in this case, and in the case of host and hostess John and Barbie Vitale, I am tempted. Accommadations were all as advertised, and more. For what we went to Ecuador to explore, this was the perfect base and the Vitales were the perfect "welcome to our world" lessors. Experienced, knowlegable and friendly. Special folks in an unusual, yet deeply and devoutly rooted land. Should we choose to return to Ecuador our only choice of accommadations would be here.
Perfect Hosts. They had fruit and vegetables on counter and a bottle of wine and some beer in fridge. They arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport and put us in touch with another driver who took us on adventures around the area. The location is excellent with a grocery, mall, restaurants, bus stop and taxis close by. The river is 1 block away with a nice walking path to the Centro area. We gained valuable information from John and Barbie, our hosts. We went to dinner with them several times and relaxed on the patio in the evenings to talk about moving to Cuenca. They introduced to others living here and we feel we have made some lifelong friends. I can speak highly enough of our rental and, in particular, our hosts.
Located very near the intersection of Ordonez Lasso, Gran Columbia and Avenue of the Americas. It is within a few minutes of everything you will want to see and do in Cuenca. It is in a quiet, safe and attractive neighborhood. Getting to the largest outdoor market in Cuenca, the Supermarket, pharmacies and many restaurants requires only minutes to walk. Town center is only a few minute-$2 taxi ride. If you want to ride buses, they stop 1/2 block away. The owners are a wealth of information and are always willing to assist you in your decision making with references and firsthand experience AND they are right there on the property...which is clean and well kept.
The 2 bedroom, 2 bath fully furnished home in the newer part of Cuenca was very nice and very clean. The kitchen was well equipped to cook your own meals if you so desire. The landlords, John and Barbie, bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. They arranged for transportation to and from the airport. On occasion we joined them for cocktails in the evening. The Super Maxi grocery is only about a quarter mile away, well within walking distance. They had lots of suggestions for restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.
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