About the Homestay
The house is a modern apartment, with good natural lighting throughout the room, the rooms have large windows where you can see the whole panorama, it is located in a quiet area near the main square of Cusco, ideal place to spend nice vacations away from pollution and car noises. The apartment has 3 bedrooms with large windows, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room-dining room, internet wi fi and 1 large furnished kitchen.
Elizabeth is 38 years old and speaks English and Spanish, she is a social communicator-, she likes to dance, film, concerts, travel and learn cultures.
Carlos is 47 years old, speaks English and Spanish, he is a doctor, he likes to travel in his car, movies, concerts and learn cultures.
I live with my partner, we do not have children or pets, but we have a lot of love and affection to give people as if they were part of our family.
Pick-up service $ 10.00 one way
We also organize tours through Cusco.
We seek calm, cheerful and honest people, speak English and Spanish.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our apartment is 20 minutes from the main square of Cusco walking from the apartment, otherwise if you want to travel by public buses or taxis you can find it just a few meters from the apartment whose distance is 8 minutes, you will find mobility 24 hours from the door of the building. Our neighborhood is a quiet and safe area, free of pollution and car noise.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking inside the house is not allowed, there are common to do patios, pets are not allowed, use of drugs is not allowed, not allowed to make too much noise out of respect for the residents of the building, enjoy your stay as you would in your house.
Smoking is not allowed.
The apartment of Carlos and Elizabeth was my home from 16 to 26 November 2018.
It is a great home for guests who want to visit Cusco. It is a very reliable address.
The apartment is very efficient and homely decorated. A comfortable bed ensures an excellent night's sleep.
A spacious closet for storing your clothes and/or personal items. The room is equipped with a TV.
You use an adjacent personal bathroom. When you need a taxi, Elizabeth or Carlos arrange it with pleasure.
The most time I spent in the apartment was together with Carlos and Elizabeth, where we had great conversations about everything and everything. Start the morning with a delicious breakfast with bread, cereals, fruit, coffee and biscuits, carefully set out on the dining table, along with a thoughtful note from Elizabeth or Carlos (who usually left home early for work in a hospital). The first two days (I did not have any plans yet) I went on a trip to Cusco at the request of Elizabeth (guide) with students from a secondary school. We also visited the famous places such as (Museo de Sitio Qorikancha, Saqsaywaman, Qénqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay) in the vicinity of Cusco that show the history. A great experience, the students had never met a person from the Netherlands, and then also together in Peru. Then I did the 4-day Inca Trail with 6 Americans, a Brazilian and 3 people from Australia. After four strenuous days, I am warmly welcomed late in the evening and there is food ready, great people Elizabeth and Carlos. Together with Carlos, we were able to arrange appointments via the mail at the university in Cusco i.v. my volunteer work /work. I felt more than welcome to this family.
To summarize, a warm welcome in the house of Carlos and Elizabeth * was an important reason * for my unforgettable bliss and trip to Peru. When I visit Cusco again, I already know that I will stay with this great couple.
The evening before my departure we went out to eat together, and of course traditional food. A nice evening together with a good glass of wine. Thank you very much Elizabeth and Carlos.
Met vriendelijke groet / Mit freundlichen Grüßen/ Kind regards,
Ad van Gestel
5087 AB Diessen, the Netherlands
Carlos & Elizabeth were amazing. I don’t normally write reviews, but they exceeded any expectations. The home was wonderful, in a great location with easy access to the bus. They provided breakfast, storage, information, etc. Any questions we had they were happy to answer and would text back on WhatsApp very quickly. I am so pleased with my experience and would come back in a heartbeat!
Carlos and Elizabeth's beautiful apartment was my home during the last few days of 2018. It is perfectly suited for travelers who want to explore Cusco (5 soles will get you a taxi-ride to the City Center Plaza, Mercado San Pedro etc) or those who want a reliable base from which to begin hikes to iconic places like Salkantay and Machu Picchu.
The room is very cozy and efficiently furnished, with a view of the distant mountains. A comfortable queen bed will get you an excellent night's sleep after a long day of exploring Cuzqueña architecture and cuisine. There is ample place for you to keep clothes and copies of important travel documents (in case you misplace them during your outings). The room also comes with a television set to help you improve your Spanish grammar via telenovella! An adjacent personal bathroom means that you never have to postpone a hot-water bath.
Most of all, however, the best part of staying in this apartment is meeting the owners themselves! Both Carlos and Elizabeth went out of their way to make my stay as convenient as humanly possible. Carlos picked me up at the airport and, at my request, agreed to speak to me in Spanish in order to increase my confidence with the language.
Every morning would begin with a lovely breakfast of bread, cereal, fruit, coffee and biscuits, meticulously set out on the dining table along with a thoughtful note from Carlos (who usually left home early for work at a nearby hospital).
During the day they were always available via phone in case I needed any help. One time, for example, the taxi driver I was with ended up in the incorrect part of the city. I rang up Carlos and he promptly directed the driver to the correct address.
At home, after a long day, we would often speak about Peruvian history and politics. Carlos also made several recommendation for good Peruvian movies, which for a cinephile like me, was worth its weight in gold.
In summary, being warmly invited into Carlos and Elizabeth's home was *a vital reason* for my trip to Peru being unforgettable. When I visit Peru again, I already know that I will be staying with this amazing couple.
Gracias Carlos and Elizabeth! Fue un placer absoluto! Hasta Luego!
Nous sommes restés 2 nuits chez Carlos. Trés bon accueil de Carlos fort sympathique. L'appartement est bien situé pas trés loin du centre et proche du terminal terrestre ce qui peu etre bien utile.
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My words seem inadequate to describe what a wonderful experience this has been, I really felt at home.
Generous hospitality its best, I can 100% reccomend staying here, and will definately return.
Kind, thoughtful, safe, clean, beautiful accommodation, I could not wish for better. A heart felt thank you for my time with you at your home Elisabeth and Carlos.
Our stay here surpassed all our expectations. Carlos, Elizabeth and Julia went out of their way to make us comfortable and to assist us with everything to make our time in Cusco unforgettable. Nos quedamos encantados con la hospitalidad de nuestros nuevos amigos peruanos. Mil gracias
Elisabeth and Carlos made us feel really at home! We spend christmas and newyears together. Thanks to them we didn't feel homesick.
Mi tiempo con Elizabeth y Carlos en Cusco fue fantastico! No puedes preguntar para mejor hospitalidad porque ellos son cariñosos, interesantes, y adventurosos! Exploramos la ciudad junto, celebramos el Corpus Cristi, visitamos familia, hablamos sobre la vida, practicamos yoga, comemos como unos reyes, y reímos como niños! Ellos pueden acomodar tus necesidades y deseos. Yo recomiendo esta homestay 100%!
My time with Elizabeth and Carlos was fantastic! You are not able to ask for better hospitality because they are caring, interesting and adventurous! We explored the city together, celebrated Corpus Christi, visited family, talked about life, practice yoga, ate like kings, and laughed like children! They are able to accommodate your needs and desires. I recommend this home stay 100%!
Very nice family. They served us authentic breakfast and late-night dinners, and were very open and fun to talk to. They also helped us arrange visits to some of the ruins in the area. Highly recommended.
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