Off the beaten path, yet centrally located. Located on a pedestrian only street so less pollution and vehicle noise. Third floor walk-up, bright with mountain views and impressive skyscapes. Living/dining area with hardwood floors and local art. Fully equipped kitchen with stove and microwave. 3 bedrooms. Private sunny balcony. 80 liter hot water tank serves kitchen and bathroom. Washing machine and roof access for hanging clothes. Two major markets, supermarket, restaurants, bakery nearby.
This typical middle class neighborhood, Ttio, is safe and centrally located. You can grocery shop at the Ttio Municipal open air market (a five minute walk), which is open everyday and where you can fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggs, olives, a variety of grains and flours made from them, fish and many kinds of meat. Also the second floor of that market is full of popular food stalls open from morning until night. There are a couple bakeries within walking distance which sell the typical kinds of bread. Thee are also numerous Bodegas (corner stores) where you can pick up milk, bottled water, beer, Pisco, toilet paper, and other essentials. If you walk 10 minutes, you arrive at a supermarket where you can buy groceries with your credit card. Another 5 minutes and you arrive at another large market which sells clothes and electronics- but which also is a place to change money- it is called El Molino. Within walking distance there are a variety of un-fancy restaurants ranging from chicken and fries (Pollo a la brasa), Ceviche, Chifa (Chinese-like food), pizza, and Peruvian food. In the other direction you can take a 4 sol taxi to the shopping mall- it is called Plaza Real. A taxi to the Plaza de Armas costs 3 soles in the day and 4 soles at night. Also you can walk to the Plaza de Armas- about 25 minutes flat walk.
You will have access to your private apartment and balcony. The roof is shared between all tenants (5 units)- mainly used for hanging clothes to dry. The apartment is furnished with kitchen essentials, bedding. There is a washing machine in your unit and clothespins for hanging clothes. Bath towels provided. After arrival you will furnish your own toilet paper.
Interaction with guests
The apartment is owned by a Peruvian- American family who resides abroad. Family members who live in the building manage the unit during your stay.
No paper products go into to toilet. Use trash can in bathroom and empty it regularly- please always line in with a plastic bag.
Some months are cold at night- the space heaters are for your use. Please use them sparingly and never leave them on while you are not at home. There are to be used to take the chill our of a room, not to make it toasty warm for hours by North American or European standards. They are very expensive to operate. Thank you.
It's a family building- so no drugs or excessive alcohol use please.
Please don't bring balcony furniture inside ( it scratches the floor )
Do not remove things from the apartment- towels, spoons, knives, pillow, blankets, etc.
The sofa is not intended for use as another bed.
Duvet covers, pillowcases, mattress covers are to be used at all times.
Outer gate should never be left open.
Please water the plants on landing and on balcony.
The garbage system- bags of garbage are left at the end of the street where you see the other bags. It is collected daily. Its a good idea to bag plastic bottles separately as bottle collectors will come get them.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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We are a Peruvian-American family. We love Peru, and although we now live abroad, we have our second home in Cusco. We hope you will enjoy your stay in our newly- built unit in this traditional Cusco neighborhood. Our family has been in Cusco for generations and many of us can speak Quechua. We also have a family tradition of folkloric dance. The apartment building is built adjacent to the traditional adobe house of Percy's parents. We know our neighbors, and even some of us married a son or daughter of a neighbor. Aunt Lida lives in the building, and she will be your host while you are staying with us.