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Luxury Penthouse In Heart Of Cuenca Historic City Center with Panoramic Views

Waterfront condo in Downtown Cuenca with kitchen and balcony

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
  • This apartment is just amazing, great views, great space, every amenity included,…

    Jun 17, 2019

  • The apartment was excellent and the host's attention to our requests and questions was…

    Sep 8, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Washing machine

What’s around

  • In Downtown Cuenca
  • Sombrero Museum - 1 min walk
  • Casa de los Arcos Art Museum - 3 min walk
  • San Francisco Plaza Market - 3 min walk
  • Museum of Extreme Art - 4 min walk
  • University of Cuenca's Orchid Garden - 5 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

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About this condo

Condominium for rent with flexible rental term
Condominio en alquiler con plazo de arrendamiento flexible

*** Overview ***

This 2 bedroom / 2½ bath penthouse, located right in the heart of the historic city center, offers luxury living and stunning panoramic views. Conveniently located on Calle Larga and perched atop the bank of the beautiful Tomebamba River, the apartment features breathtaking views of the city, the mountains, and the river, from the living area and balcony, as well as the private rooftop terrace.

*** Perfect Location ***

We are right on the heartbeat street of Cuenca’s El Centro Historic District – Calle Larga – and only four blocks from Parque Calderón, Cuenca’s main square. It is an easy stroll to the city’s finest restaurants, galleries, markets, shops, museums, and the attractions that Cuenca is famous for. Just a block away is the famous Mercado 10 de Agosto, filled with inexpensive fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish, with lots of mouthwatering food booths upstairs.

The apartment is also only a few minutes away from the El Vergel neighborhood where you’ll find SuperMaxi, a modern supermarket, two small malls, cinema, and the newly remodeled Parque de la Madre. The very large Mall del Río is a short taxi or bus ride away.

*** Exquisite Furnishings ***

This elegant penthouse is newly constructed and is fully furnished with modern furniture, high-speed fiber optic internet, and two TVs. Excellent security with electronic key-card access to the main entrances. This apartment is the top floor of the building, and is located far enough back from the street, so it is quiet, with minimal street noise.

Throughout the penthouse are beautiful marble floors and all marble/granite counter tops. The apartment features top down / bottom up window shades in all rooms, including blackout shades in the bedrooms.

Both the living room and master bedroom feature large-screen 50” LED TVs. The master bedroom has a king size bed, while the second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have private en suite bathrooms, in addition to the guest bathroom.

The kitchen is fully furnished with modern appliances, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, cookware, and tableware. The laundry room has a full-size washer and dryer. The apartment has an office area with amazing views of the city.

An abundance of storage space, with closets all along the hallway, in addition to those in the bedrooms.

*** Maid Service ***

We provide a complimentary weekly maid service, which is included in the rent.

*** Cell Phone ***

We provide a Samsung Galaxy J1 smart phone for your use during your stay here.

*** Electronic Safe ***

We have an electronic safe, which allows you to choose your own combination code to unlock the safe.

*** Serene Environment ***

The apartment occupies the top floor (139 m²/1500 sq. ft.) of the building, and includes a private rooftop terrace (25 m²/270 sq. ft.). The condominium has entrances from both Calle Larga, and from the lovely Río Tomebamba river walk below. The condominium is divided into seven small buildings, and is filled with beautiful trees, gardens, and courtyards, to provide a pleasant and serene atmosphere, a rare find in historic El Centro.

There is a beautiful promenade along the riverbank, just outside the lower riverside entrance to the condominium.


Convenient Transportation ***
There are bus stops one block away in either direction from the apartment on Calle Larga. Bus fare is only 25 cents. There is a constant stream of taxis right outside the door. This is one of the easiest places in the city to grab a taxi. Taxi fares normally run from $1.50 - $3.00 to most locations. The airport is just 15 minutes away, and $3.00 via taxi.

There are two secure and inexpensive parking garages within a block of the condominium.

*** Television and Internet ***

We provide high-speed internet service, and US-based live television programming. Our television service provides 80+ channels with live programming in English. We also provide a wealth of movies and television programs via Netflix. These smart TV’s also offer other internet-based television and music, including YouTube, Pandora, and other services.

*** Computer Monitor and Docking Station ***

You can plug your laptop into our docking station to give you access to our 27" computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and laser printer/scanner. You can also access the printer/scanner using Wi-Fi.

*** Welcome Guide ***

Our property manager will welcome you and provide you with all of the information you need for a delightful visit. In the office area, you will find a “Welcome Guide”, which provides information and recommendations for restaurants, and places to visit, as well as other useful information. The “Welcome Guide” also includes instructions for operating the appliances.

Our penthouse is truly a one-of-a-kind in the El Centro area. It offers our guests the chance to experience Cuenca with a level of comfort, luxury, convenience, and ambiance that you won’t find anywhere else in Cuenca, Ecuador, a UNESCO World Heritage City.

*** Rental Terms & Conditions ***

1. Rent: Rent is non-refundable within 60 days of your arrival unless another guest can be found to take your place for the dates of your stay.

2. Number of Overnight Guests: Unless specifically documented in the rental agreement, the rental amount is for two residents only. A fee of $10.00 per guest per night must be paid in advance for each additional guest staying in the apartment. The total number of people staying in the apartment at any one time must not exceed four people. Payment must also be made 10 days in advance of the guest's arrival.

3. Security: We are required by our Condominium Association to provide the names of each person staying in our apartment and the dates of their stay, whether it is for all of the rental period or a shorter period. Also a copy of the passport or cédula of each guest must be provided to our property manager.

4. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited throughout the complex, including on balconies, and outdoor common areas. Guests must go outside the condominium complex, should they wish to smoke.

5. No pets.

6. Keys: You will be provided with two copies of keys to our apartment, as well as key cards for the main entrances. These must not be given to anyone else. All entrances must be locked upon entry and exit.

7. Residential Use: The condominium is part of a residential complex. Any other commercial and/or group usage (10 people or more) must be approved by the administrator.

8. Apartment Rules: Guests must follow the Apartment Rules that are listed in our “Welcome Guide” in the apartment. We will

also supply you an electronic copy of the “Welcome Guide” when you make a reservation. The Condominium Association also requires that you sign a copy of the rules.

9. Security Deposit: After inspection of the apartment, unless damage has been done or items are missing, we refund the full security deposit within seven days to the account used to pay the deposit.

What’s around


  • In Downtown Cuenca
  • Sombrero Museum - 1 min walk
  • Casa de los Arcos Art Museum - 3 min walk
  • San Francisco Plaza Market - 3 min walk
  • Museum of Extreme Art - 4 min walk
  • University of Cuenca's Orchid Garden - 5 min walk
  • New Cathedral of Cuenca - 6 min walk
  • Convent of the Assumption - 6 min walk
  • Inter-American Center of Popular Arts - 7 min walk
  • Museum of the Aboriginal Cultures - 7 min walk
  • Las Conceptas Museum - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Cuenca (CUE-Mariscal Lamar) - 13 min drive
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

The manager

Bruce Engle

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Condo (1500 sq ft)
  • WiFi
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby


  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Luxury Penthouse Heart Historic City Center Panoramic Views
  • Luxury Penthouse Heart Historic City Center Panoramic Views


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fondue Garden (4-min walk), Telicioso (4-min walk), and La Viña (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching.
  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Everything was great😄.

    Margriet B., Other trip, Sep 5, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Penthouse in Cuenca!

    This Penthouse is perfect in every way! It is in an ideal location with the historic city at your front door and the Rio Tomebamba walkway at your back door. This is a beautifully decorated modern apartment with panoramic mountain views from the living room and even better ones from the rooftop terrace! The best part is the accommodating landlord - receptive to all suggestions and honestly wants to ensure you enjoy your visit to Cuenca. The penthouse is well equipped and each year you find additional improvements which add to making this the perfect home away from home. It adds so much to our annual visit to Cuenca.

    Jeff L., Other trip, Apr 6, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best vrbo we've ever rented!

    From the well appointed kitchen (and spice cabinet!), to the comfy beds, to the great internet, to the unbelievable welcome packet, this is by far the best experience we have had with a vacation rental thus far. The owner clearly wants his renters to enjoy their home and really makes it feel like such. This is not one of those vrbo rentals that feels sparse and cold. It is well appointed and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. You couldn't ask for a better location either - easy walking access to everything. To top it off, the property manager, Cecilia, is a delight. She was attentive and helped us with everything we could imagine - from local doctors, favorite restaurants and things to do with kids. Would absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a wonderful stay in Cuenca.

    Katherine Z., Other trip, May 21, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Location and Accommodation

    This is our fourth year to stay in this beautiful, modern penthouse overlooking Rio Tombebamba and entrance to the spectacular historic city of Cuenca. Within walking distance to numerous restaurants, markets, museums, art galleries and Spanish-style Squares. From both levels of the condo, you have a panoramic view of the Cajas Mountains surrounding Cuenca. This is truly the best “home-away-from-home” we have found in Cuenca. The owners are most accommodating and a delight to deal with.

    Jeff L., Other trip, Mar 31, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cuenca Luxury

    When I booked this property, I was skeptical of all 27 reviews having five-stars. Welcome gifts: two bouquets flowers, chocolate, wine, coffee, artisan bread, and jam. Great location, great condo, great views, and great attention to the details. Bruce, the owner, and Cecilia, the on-site property manager, want their tenants to have the best possible experience. I would stay at this property again.

    Steven W., Other trip, Jan 27, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional


    We had a wonderful experience while spending a week in the condo which Bruce owns in Cuenca. The condo was just as beautiful in person as the photos show in VRBO. Bruce was easy to contact via email while in Cuenca. His usual response time was under 30 minutes. His property manager lives in the same building and was very helpful with any question that we had. If we return to Cuenca we would want to stay again in the same place. Thanks Bruce for everything. Robert Jackson

    Robert J., Other trip, May 2, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

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