Need to get medications from Canada to Ecuador; how?

I need medications on a regular basis. Some of the medications are not available in Ecuador. Please, give any help you can as to how I can regularly receive my medications, without returning to Canada.

Sandra: 778 986 1040. Call after 1 PM.

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Help, I've not eaten solid food in seven weeks!

Sad, but true. A very long story - short: my GI has been quite unhappy for some time but finally stopped working properly in October. I've been on an "elemental diet" drinking only specific protein shakes and taking targeted supplements to help heal and rebuild the gut. The problem is just one tub of powder doesn't last very long and I am desperate need of a supply of both to get me through the couple of months required to prepare for starting on solid foods again.

If you are willing to bring in some "food" and supplements for a gringa in need, I'm happy to pay for that delivery service. Please help. Packages can take months to get here and I've already lost almost 30 lbs.

Liana: primalgrace@yahoo.com

To our wonderful Thanksgiving guests,

From J & J and all of our Thanksgiving staff, we would love to thank every one of you who joined us yesterday for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Many thanks for the wonderful emails (which crowded our in-box this morning) and all the great compliments we received.

We're looking forward to seeing all of you again soon, especially for our other holiday events.


Joe and Joseph

Cuenca International Relations Department invites foreign residents…

The Municipality of Cuenca through its International Relations Department is honored to invite you to the opening of “Cuencanizate”, a campaign whose primary objective is to integrate foreign residents who live in Cuenca to our culture, common expressions and daily life.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, 10 AM, Hemiciclo of Parque Calderon.

Ing, Marcelo Cabrera Palacios
Mayor of Cuenca

Bringing spices into EC from USA

We are moving to EC next week and we have read conflicting info as to what we can bring and how much as regards spices. I am a foodie and am worried that I will not be able to bring my "spice library" to EC.

So, how much/many spices can I bring on our tourist visa? Must they be in sealed containers? We are applying for our permanent visas, but that will take time - during which I want more to flavor our meals than salt, sugar and aji "pepper-style" sauce.

Austin Troxell: awtroxell@aol.com 01 937 751 7770. Call after 11 AM.

Water bottle for dog

Does anyone know where I can find a large water bottle that attaches to a dog cage for flight?

Jerry: jlandsberger4@gmail.com

Need to bring an article from the US

My father's birthday is on New Year's Eve and I want to buy him a present from the US. The shipping weight would be 3 or 4 pounds, approximately. Is there anyone traveling to Cuenca around this time? I'm willing to pay for the service. Please email,

Juana: juana_cordova91@hotmail.com

Cyber Monday

Hi Everyone, I want you to know that November 30, and December 1st, LAN has amazing airplane deals for more than 22 destinations. If you want to buy a ticket you can do it with us and it is $229.45 with senior discount. You can also tell us your trip dates so we can see if we have a good deal for it.

Maria Valverde: alma.paca.ecuador@gmail.com

I want Tupperware

In my travels around and about Cuenca, I think (unless I was dreaming) I saw a tienda that was advertising Tupperware for sale. This was over a year ago. Naturally, I have not seen it since. Has anyone seen the tienda that sells Tupperware?

Russ: rbath@reagan.com

Blackberry and iPhone 4s info requested

My USA daughter is giving me her (old) iPhone 4s to take back with me to Ecuador. We just tried inserting my Blackberry Moviestar SIM card (CHIP) into her iPhone and it does not fit (too big). The iPhone is unlocked, and I have researched how to transfer my contacts via Blackberry Desktop, so these are not problems, however, does anyone know whether I will be able to keep my current EC phone number, since it appears I will need a new SIM card that fits the iPhone.

Thanks so much, in advance, for your help,

Lorell Stewart: dropboxcuenca@live.com

MercART: artisanal market this 4th, 5th and 6th of December

We would like to invite you to a new shopping experience for this Christmas: MercART an artisanal market this 4th , 5th and 6th of December.

Visit our incredible stands with over 60 exhibitors while enjoying a spectacular selection of food. Experience a weekend full of art, design, food, and the beautiful atmosphere of the Cuenca Tennis and Golf Club.

December 4th, from 3 PM to 8 PM. December 5th, from 11AM to 8 PM and December 6th, from 11 AM to 7 PM, free, Cuenca Tennis Golf and Club, San Joaquín Cuenca, Ecuador.

Cristina Rivadeneira : merc-art@hotmail.com

Reminder: volunteer work this Saturday

Do you have one free day for volunteer work? The Foundation Lluchupamba needs help to finish our alternative educational center. So we want to invite you to your Minga (work day), the 28 of November, from 9 AM. Sewing, carpentry, painting, tidy up, doing toys and a lot of other things.

Location: Los Canarios 1-114 y Los Gorriones / It´s one block from the Universidad de Azuay / Buses 16 y 22

Please confirm your participation.

November 28th, from 9 AM, free, Los Canarios 1-114 y Los Gorriones.

Sabrina: huahuaruna@lluchupamba.org 098 773 9554. Call after 9 AM.

Only 4 spots left on birding course for bird lovers

The course is organized by PassifloraCourses. This time we will visit a great semi-rural area, Challuabamba, and a wonderful montane forest, Aguarongo. Includes lectures and field walks to learn how to bird watch, learn about Ecuador bird diversity, conservation and the birds (and their ecology) of the places visited.

A renowned biologist specializing in birds will lead the course.

The course fee includes: transportation Cuenca-Challuabamba-Cuenca, transportation Cuenca-Aguarongo-Cuenca, 3 coffee breaks, 1 homemade lunch, 1 field breakfast, entrance fee to Aguarongo, professor fee, and bird lists of the places visited.

PassifloraCourses is different from a tour operator because we give recreational courses for everybody who wants to learn while having a great time. We will also give the participants bibliographical information related to birds, and relevant to the course subjects.

"Excellent. Well prepared. Filled with so much passion. Exciting topics and easy learning that is so appreciated. Muchas gracias." -- Miriam Phoebe (student from the first Bird Course given June, 2015)

More information: www.facebook.com/PassifloraCourses/?fref=ts

December 18 and 19, $100, Challuabamba and Aguarongo Protected Forest.

Caty Frenkel: catyfrenkel@gmail.com 099 252 0103. Call after 8 AM.

Super good deal, plane ticket to Mexico from Guayaquil

Adult fare: $332
Child: $265.29
Senior: $229.45

Contact us.You can fly between January and May, 2016. The fare is just till November 28, 2015. The normal fare to Mexico is $740 - $800

Luis Moreno Mora 3-23y Francisco Moscoso.

Maria Valverde: alma.paca.ecuador@gmail.com

iPad Users Group

iPad Users Group meeting, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 11 AM at 3-66 Los Alamos y Tres de Noviembre.

Agenda: Travel Apps And Photo Storage.
Cost: $5 which includes coffee/tea and pastries.

Please call or email for reservations and/or directions. Limited to 11 seats.

Lenny Charnoff: graygeek@gmail.com 099 122 1238. Call after 9 AM.

Cafe Don Pedro

Coffee roasting shop roasting different types of coffee. We feature dark roast, medium roast, French roast, and American roast. We have breakfast blend, house blend. If you like flavored, we have amaretto, hazelnut, French vanilla and monthly flavors for the month. Serving many styles of coffee drinks espresso, cappuccino, and many more. Enjoy empanadas, humitas, other Ecuadorian specialties.

Address: Remigo Tamariz 5-13 y Alfonso Borrero behind SRI building, Cuenca

Peter Bienvenu: cafedonpedro@yahoo.com 099 069 5838.


Looking for 3 bedroom apartment for long-term rental

Looking for 3 bedroom apartment for long-term rental in Cuenca (area), $400-$800, Must allow pets.
Space for studio, excellent internet, balcony or green space, close to el Centro, furnished or semi-furnished.

Garry Kaulitz: Gck1@gci.net

Christmas season

Greetings, The Christmas season is upon us, and as a thank you gift to all my patients, I am offering 10% discount off your regular treatment cost for the month of December up to Christmas day.  Book your appointment soon, as the times will fill quickly. Thank you for your confidence in Chiropractic and our office. Same applies for the new patients you refer. Please bring correct change.

Dr. Robert Annis: dr.r.annis@hotmail.com 093 915 5527

Buddha did it...

Enjoyed Traditional Thai massage (Yoga massage), that is. Traditional Thai (Yoga) massage is one of the oldest healing arts in the world, practiced in the Orient for over 2500 years now. Check this link for a more complete description.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_massage If you just want muscles rubbed, get a massage – if you want to put your body back in balance, relieve chronic pain, improve movement and circulation, improve the functioning of your immune system, speed healing, and enjoy a better quality of life, get a Traditional Thai (Yoga) massage. 

$25 for a one-hour, fifteen minute massage, in your home. Aromatherapy included at no additional cost. Gift certificates available – give the gift of Thai Yoga Massage to someone you care about. Cuenca’s preferred massage.

Pon Chaivong: TouchOfThai@yandex.com

Free senior massage

I have been practicing various massage modalities for several years. I am now focused on providing relaxation and healing using tantric massage for seniors, especially overweight men and women who are in their golden years. There is no charge for my services as I consider this to be a form of humanitarian service. Please schedule by my email,

Xavier: aajjec@yahoo.com

Dog walker at home

Hello my name is Dante and I dedicate myself to walking dogs at home. The cost is $5 for two hours of walk.
PACEO promotions,

Dante: dantegutierres94@gmail.com 095 952 5853. Call after 8 AM.

OM Dental

Dental specialty center. Address: Av Ordonez Lasso, sector Balzay, diagonal la Gasolinera Clyan, Cuenca

Sandra Garcia: 098 774 2601.


Attorney Cristina Malo

My name is Cristina Malo, a Civil Attorney who resides in Cuenca. I’m qualified in the field of Immigration Law, Real Estate, IESS and SRI. My specialty is Corporate Law for those interested in forming a Company in Ecuador.

1) Tourist visas - 6 month (12-9 visa)
2) Marriage registration
3) Resident Visa and Cedula –
a) Pensioner Visa 
b) Investment Visa c) Professional Visa 

Real Estate: Execution of all aspects involved in the lease, purchase and sale of Real Estate

IESS: Health Insurance in Ecuador

SRI: IVA (sales tax) refund for those 65 and over.
Obtain a RUC number

Address: Benigno Malo and Calle Larga, Cuenca

Cristina: abgcristinamalo@gmail.com 099 846 3247.


A&B Housekeeping service

Do you need to clean your house or apartment? We aim to offer an upscale housekeeping service, renowned for its reliability and competitive price. A&B Housekeeping will save you time, money and avoid IESS formalities.


Glass cleaning
General cleaning
Deep cleaning

Paul: a.nvise@hotmail.es 099 295 2212. Call after 10 AM.

For sale: Misc furniture, all in great condition

Custom made Coloneal couch. Taupe, $400
Glass and black wood coffee table, $75
Black metal queen bed frame, $100
Queen Chaide mattress, $75
Bamboo "tempurpedic" style topper, $50
5-drawer dresser with shelf, $75
Black computer desk, $45
Portable oven, $90
Metal 6-shelf storage unit, $50
Hall desk with one drawer, $40
Rosetta Stone for SA, $50
Canon 211 color ink, $15

Photos upon request

Mary Freeman: 098 336 4633. Call after 8 AM

For sale: TV

40 inch Samsung TV, works great, $400.

Mary Freeman: 098 336 4633. Call after 8 AM

For sale: Apple magic trackpad

Selling an Apple magic trackpad that's barely been used. Asking price: $90.

Wil: wil66@me.com

For sale: Nascent iodine 1oz. - only 1 left, $35

Hypo-thyroid issues? Cold hands/feet? Slow metabolism? Want to detox flouride and heavy metals?

"The body can seamlessly absorb and utilize nascent iodine for metabolic and detoxification processes, making it more effective as a supplement for the body."

For more information and benefits of Nascent iodine, go to www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-nascent-iodine/

Isaac J May: izicmay@gmail.com 099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM


For sale: Queen-size, 2 1/2 plaza, platform bed and mattress

Queen size or 2 1/2 plaza full platform bed and mattress. Modern design, black lacquer finish. Excellent condition. $600.

Shirley: sjcaissie@msn.com 093 958 9448. Call after 9 AM.


For sale: Sofa bed and mattress

Sofa bed, single size and mattress. Modern design platform bed. Black lacquered finish. Excellent condition. $400.

Shirley: sjcaissie@msn.com 093 958 9448. Call after 9 AM


For sale: Rocking chair

Rocking chair with cushions. $100.

Shirley: sjcaissie@msn.com 093 958 9448. Call after 9 AM.


For sale: Multimedia speaker system

Multimedia speaker system. Can be connected to computer, CD/DVD player, MP3 and 4 and media player. One sub-woofer, 2 satellite speakers, and 1 remote control. $40.

Shirley: sjcaissie@msn.com 093 958 9448. Call after 9 AM


For sale: Chevy Cruze, 2014

Sedan - full 1.8, 4 doors, 4x2 automatic transmission, wine/red color w/sunroof, asking $27,500, negotiable.

Yadira: miriyadira@aol.com 099 971 3595. Call after 9 AM

For sale: Authentic, new brand name shirts - only 3 left

New brand name shirts for sale (with original tickets).

Guess t-shirt - size small (more like medium) - $35 - original tag price $75

Tommy Bahama causal dress w/ collar - size small - $35 - original tag price $75

Theory long sleeve - size: X-small (more like a small) - $40 - original tag price $115

Isaac May: izicmay@gmail.com 099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM

For sale: Queen-size bed and frame with amenities

Queen-size solid wood frame locally made (Cuenca) bed with mattress and multiple slats with queen-size mattress. Never used. 4 months old. It has sheets and grand pillows with covers. Total price $350. 1st come gets it.

Christopher: clindley1955@yahoo.com 098 383 0587. Call after 9 AM

For sale: Reversible rings - extended collection

My partner and I found these novel and elegant rings on a recent visit to the coast and were so impressed by the design we thought we’d bring some back to Cuenca. They’d make a great present as the design is a little bit quirky.

The design includes a swiveling mount with a different stone on each side. Materials like spondylus, mother of pearl and various stones. So you can have one face on display one day and the other the next. It’s like having 2 rings in one.

The stones are mounted on silver .950 rings (2.5% purer than sterling), come in various sizes and will adjust slightly for a perfect fit.

The prices range between $35- $45 each.

Gary Manners: garymanners89@gmail.com 098 562 3840. Call after 9 AM


For sale: New, wooden handcraft gavel

New, never used, wooden handcraft gavel, sound block for lawyer/judge or for any leader conducting a meeting. Price $19.55.

Email for picture,

C Torres : ccdtr@hotmail.com

For sale: Apple iPhone 4S, $250

This white color iPhone 4S is in perfect condition and unlocked for use in Ecuador. Just insert your sim card and go. 16 Gb with charger. 

American Transporter: N4311T@yahoo.com 099 148 1399. Call after 7 AM

For sale: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

New in the box Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, white 32gb. Price is $695.
Englisn and Spanish spoken

Ron: r_krantz@hotmail.com 098 419 7915. Call after 10 AM

For sale: 2002 Dom Perignon Champagne

Bring in the New Year in style. 750 ml bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne, valued around $450, will sell for $325.

Ken: kn1570@gmail.com

For sale: Corner couches

Corner couches for sale, for only $180. We have black. All measurements are cm, not inches.

Oswaldo Dominguez: info@dominguez-american-design.com 098 871 6343. Call after 7 AM


Moving sale Tuesday, Dec 1st and Wednesday, Dec 2nd, until 1 PM

Samsung TV $80. DVD/VCR $25. Puppet set $30. Levi jeans, misc kitchen items, clothes, luggage, and lots of goodies.

Anna or Al: al-annar@msn.com 098 893 6519. Call after 8 AM

Recommendation for Robyn Luck, massage therapy

My husband and I have both benefited from having weekly massages performed by Robyn. She is extremely skilled, considerate, and knowledgeable – the right amount of pressure applied correctly to those sore places actually makes you better. The atmosphere at Sojo Spa, where we have recently been her clients, is friendly and relaxing. And you can combine a facial, haircut or color, manicure or pedicure, before or after your massage. A great way to treat yourself and help heal your body.

Address: www.facebook.com/SojoSpa?fref=ts

Contact information: Robyn@massagemontanita.com

Recommended by Teresa Lightfoot:  teresa.lightfoot@bluepearlvet.com


Bodhi's Thai Food at the Aquaponics Urban Farm of Cuenca

Bodhi's Thai Food will be open this Tuesday the 1st of December. We are available by reservation Mon through Sat with a minimum of 6 people. This Tuesday we already have our 6. We are open and smaller or larger groups can come too. We can seat up to 16. Last week our guests were so happy; I have been asked to do a guest chef gig for them at Common Grounds. We will arrange that shortly after the first of the year. Clearly the owners of Common ground have impeccable taste! Contact us to receive the menu and directions. We are just 10 minutes above downtown Cuenca. There will be a brief science explanation of just how the Aquaponics Farm of Cuenca Works after the meal. Organic Salads, pad Thai, Red, green and yellow curries with homemade coconut cream, Chicken satay and spring rolls. Multiple dipping sauces to tantalize your taste buds. You will find pics and reviews if you search face book for Bodhi's Thai food krollrealty@comcast.net 

Bodhi Kroll: krollrealty@comcast.net

Have a classic car?

Be safe, with an insurance plan for your oldie. Vehicles to 30 years old. (Manufacturing year 1985)

- Liability
- Total or partial Loss.
- Robbery and/ or accident.
- Many more benefits.

BlueBox: lcastro@blueboxinsurance.com

Domesan, Calle Larga 8-81 y Benigno Malo

Saturday breakfast special: fruit crepe, free coffee $4.50. Lunch burrito $4.50. Thank you for coming and enjoy with us…

Mauricio: maucarrasco77@gmail.com

$39 special to Guayaquil

Departing Cuenca at 7:15 AM on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

$35 passport pickup service - your newly issued US passport picked up on your behalf and delivered to your home in Cuenca.

American Transporter: N4311T@yahoo.com 099 148 1399. Call after 7 AM.

Basic nature at Common Grounds Saturday Bazaar

Are you in need of all natural gifts? We have gift baskets for home facials, to dog care items, to rejuvenate and relaxation ideas. We have specialty items like "Death by Chocolate" Brownies in a jar, and a whole new seasoning collection and specialty tea collection.

New aromatherapy packs are in, including new neck packs. The older styles will be at a special discounted price for the event.

New all-natural 100% pure Beeswax candles. They have a delightful honey smell along with essential oils for fragrance. We also have new beeswax taper candles.

New all-natural Jute shopping bags are in. These bags are so well made and durable that I am offering a 1-year guarantee on them. 

In addition, we have our usual items like makeup, cleansers, scrubs, soaps, sunblock, body butters, facial care items, and so much more. All items are completely chemical free, synthetic free, aroma/perfume free, and animal free.

Come check us out. Hope to see you there.  basicnatureproducts@gmail.com

Saturday 9-4, Free, Common Grounds - Roberto Crespo y Gran Colombia.

Deborah Barlow: dbarlownh@gmail.com

Bilingual Church Serivce in Centro

Join us our 10 AM weekly Sunday service at Cuenca Christian Church at 6-23 Simon Bolivar. We are studying the life of King David and how to become “a man (or woman) after God’s own heart.” We meet in a charming historic home two blocks East of Parque Calderon. Coffee fellowship at 9:40, Service at 10 AM. Enjoy a spirited worship, Biblical message and meet some new friends.

Gary: info@cuencachristianchurch.com

Saturday, Men's Breakfast at Domesan

Cuenca Christian Church semi-monthly men's fellowship breakfast will be held at 9 AM this Saturday at Domesan Restaurant, Calle Larga, half a block east of Benigno Malo. It is three blocks south of Parque Calderon. Come, enjoy some fellowship and a favorite restaurant.

Gary: info@cuencachristianchurch.com

Calvary Chapel Sunday Services- English or Spanish

Inviting all to worship with us at Calvary Chapel, studying verse-by-verse from the Holy Bible, service in English at 9:30, in Spanish at 11 AM. The 1st Sunday of every month is our Unity Service 11 AM only. We combine the English and Spanish services, and our pastor interprets his sermon.
Calvary Chapel is pleased to provide Sunday School for both English and Spanish-speaking children. The English language Sunday school is at 9:30 AM, and the Spanish language Sunday school is held at 11. All children are welcome.

Please join us also in celebrating the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month in our Unity Service. Our new location is at the western end of bus line #22, six blocks west of Coral Centro on Montufar and Primera Convención, where the drivers stop to take a break in front of the new church. 

John T: iacprx@yahoo.com

Riverview, 2 bedroom apartment for sale

Apartment for sale in Riverview, one of the newest buildings in Cuenca, located on Ordonez Lazo near the Oro Verde Hotel and one block from the Tomebamba river with incredible views. It is a 7th floor, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, furnished apartment. Unit has two parking spaces, bodega and has 24 hour security.

Furnished, $120,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Ordonez Lazo, about 2km west of de las Americas

I am a property manager, Malcolm Reding: mreding@mac.com  099 580 5157. Call after 7 AM.


Unfurnished 3 bedroom 2.5 bath apartment, for sale

Apartment for sale in Riverview, one of the newest luxury buildings in Cuenca, located on Ordonez Lazo near the Oro Verde Hotel and one block from the Tomebamba river with incredible views. It is a 9th floor, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, unfurnished apartment. Unit has two parking spaces, bodega and has 24 hour security.

Unfurnished, $150,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Ordonez Lazo about 2km west of de las Americas

I am a property manager, Malcolm Reding: mreding@mac.com  099 580 5157. Call after 7 AM.


Primero de Mayo, apartment for rent

Incredible location, right in a condominium residence, great 76 SQM, 1 bedroom /1.5 bath, unfurnished apartment with hardwood flooring throughout and unparalleled mountain view. Amenities include: 24 hour security. Only $375, move in with first month and security deposit. You know that a friendly community means safer environment. So, call now before this unit gets rented. One of the best deals in Primero de Mayo. Email for photos.

Unfurnished, $375, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Primero de Mayo

I am a property manager, Juan C Leon: dcre_1@outlook.es

Primero de Mayo, modern 1 bed / 1.5 bath condo for rent

Great location. One block away from Primero de Mayo Ave., hardwood and tile flooring, condo residence. It is a new building, pretty secure and comfortable. Only $350. Move in with first month and security deposit ($350), same day approval. Email for photos. Contact us for a showing.

Unfurnished, $350, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Primero de Mayo

I am a property manager, Juan C Leon: dcre_1@outlook.es

Unfurnished, 3 br – 2 bath, Coliseum area with backyard

This unfurnished apartment is located in a gated condominium area, just a few blocks from the Coliseum, and half block from the river. The neighborhood is residential, safe, and quiet. The apartment is ground floor, and has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom shared by the rooms, and one social bathroom, spacious living room, a big kitchen, a small storage, and in the back is the laundry space with an open yard made of cement.

Unfurnished, $350, not negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: 12 de Abril and Edwin Sacoto street

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com  099 813 7252. Call after 8 AM.


Apartament for rent

Furnished apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a bathroom with tub, washer, dryer, water purifier kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, balcony, storage, two car garage. The apartment is located on the fourth floor of a building, easy access to taxis, buses, market. The neighborhood is safe.

Furnished, $500, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Av 10 de Agosto and Solano

I am a property manager, Elizabeth Vila: eliza.1944@outlook.es  097 950 9835. Call after 8 AM.

Nice apartment, close to downtown, for rent

Apartment building, completely new, furnished fifth floor with very nice view. 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and guest bathroom, centralized gas, balcony, garage, cellar, near the river banks, close to the city Center, pharmacies, clinics, restaurant, Millennium Plaza. Security 24/7.

Furnished, $700, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: 12 de Abril and Paurcabamba

I am a property manager, Carlos Q: zapat43@yahoo.com  098 963 9889. Call after 9 AM.


3 bedroom apartment with nice view, for rent

Cuenca. $400. Very nice 3 bedroom, unfurnished apartment in the Condominium La Laguna next to the Hotel Oro Verde. Aliquot not included. On the fifth floor with a good view of the river and mountains. Not furnished. 2 bathrooms, 1 bathroom with tub, staff quarters with bathroom, parking . 24/7 security.

Unfurnished, $400, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Ordonez Lasso

I am a property manager, Carlos Q: zapat43@yahoo.com  098 963 9889. Call after 9 AM.


Furnished apartment for rent near Rio Tomebamba

Apartment with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, kitchen with granite countertops and all the appliances, laundry with washer, near rio Tomebamba in front of paseo tres de Noviembre. Price includes,one propane gas tank per month, $10 dollars per month towards electricity, $10 dollars towards water, HOA fees and cleaning once per week.

Furnished, $420, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Ricardo Darquea

I am a real estate agent, Andrea: g96andrea@gmail.com  099 582 1602.


Apartment duplex for rent

For lease, an apartment on Ave. 10 de Agosto. Opposite the building of ECU 911, one block. 4 bedrooms, balcony, living room, dining and kitchen. Laundry. garage, garden. Just renovated, all services - electric door, remote control. Available immediately. You can walk to the Mall del Rio, Supermaxi, Parque de la Madre, all services at your fingertips with the bus lines.

Unfurnished, $450, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Ave. 10 de Agosto

I am a property manager, Eduardo Culcay:  098 402 5750. Call after 8 AM.


Primero de Mayo, 1 bed / 2 bath condo, for rent

Ready to move in. Look no further. This apartment has it all. Conveniently located in the heart of southwest Cuenca; walking steps to shops, markets and restaurants. Enjoy this comfortable unit, 1 bedroom, 2 baths with modern cabinets, hardwood and tiled floors. Gated/secured building. Mail for pictures. One parking space assigned.

Unfurnished, $355, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Primero de Mayo

I am a property manager, Carmita Serrano: carmita_serrano@outlook.es  421 4319. Call after 9 AM.

You will have a hard time even remembering winter

Paradise! This is totally what you are going to think when you move into this gorgeous location in Salinas. This condo is located in San Lorenzo, which is one of the most popular areas of Salinas. La Siesta is located at the beginning of the Malecon. I imagine you will spend all of your time on this nice size balcony. The views are total ocean view. This condo boasts three nice-size bedrooms, five bathrooms, including the maid’s room. The kitchen is not open to the living room, however, it would be great to open it up so you have views to the ocean from the kitchen too. The living room fits a lot of furniture and makes a perfect entertaining area for your friends and family. This unit comes with a parking space and a storage closet.

Furnished, $170,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: La Siesta, Salinas, Santa Elena, Ecuador

I am a real estate agent, Lourdes Guzman: lourdes@ieiecuador.net  099 449 5658. Call after 9 AM.


Beautiful penthouse for sale in the Capricornio

One-of-a-kind penthouse apartment for sale in Cuenca. Located on the Yanuncay river on Primero de Mayo the apartment has stunning 180 degree views and a lot of natural light. Views include the city-scape with the Cathedral, the Cajas, the Yanuncay river and Turi. The apartment is the result of collaboration of an American architect; the owner, who is a landscape designer and local artisans and craftspeople. It is beautifully detailed with custom-designed iron railings, chandeliers, sconces, wood cabinets, doors and recessed lighting. It has hardwood floors throughout the apartment, built-in television cabinet, buffet, granite countertops and a fireplace. The downstairs terrace is landscaped with planter pots. Approximately 2073 ft2 of indoor space, 1076 ft2 of patio space and 312 ft2 of parking space and storage. It includes a covered greenhouse that can be used, as is, or converted into an outdoor living space. The apartment has 3 beds and 3.5 baths. Every bedroom has a balcony with a view. Custom designed kitchen with state of the art appliances and careful attention to functionality and aesthetics. Appliances include oven, dishwasher and garbage disposal. It comes fully equipped with furniture, linens, towels, dishes and pots and pans. The building has 24-hour security. Small pets are allowed in the building. A 10 minute taxi ride or a 20 minute walk to downtown Cuenca. Listed for $390,000, furnished or $380,000, unfurnished. These kind of apartments rarely become available in Cuenca. Get in touch with me today.

Furnished, $390,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Primero de Mayo y Carlos IV

I am a real estate agent, Isaac J May: jameshardy2cnd@gmail.com  099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM.


Beautiful, 3-bedroom house for rent

This beautiful 2-story house has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths + a social bath, nice deck off master bedroom, a small deck off guest bedroom, fireplace, sun-room, wet bar, nice kitchen, laundry room, maid’s quarters, vaulted ceilings, lots of storage, and the house faces a private courtyard. Parking space is also included. You must see this one.

Unfurnished, $700 a month, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: one block off of Unidad Nacional and Mexico

I am the owner, Ximena Cordova:  099 929 6289. Call after 9 AM.


Apartment for rent, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

Apartment for rent, located in the Lope de Vega building, close to Primero de mayo and Yanucay river. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, balcony, laundry room, garage, storage room. No pets allowed.

Unfurnished, $500 plus utilities, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Lope de Vega y Isabela Catolica

I am the owner, Estefania: estefy83@yahoo.com


Beautiful rural home for rent - recently upgraded

This stunning, country style home has views of the entire of City of Cuenca. Located 30 minutes outside Cuenca in a spectacular area called Chicintad, the residents of this home will have no lack of peace, tranquility, and nature. There are a few expats living in the area; it is safe and secure enough that people do not have walls around their houses. The house includes every little thing you could possibly need. The house has new appliances and plenty of living space, dining space, etc. The patio has its own built-in pizza oven and BBQ. There is enough green space to accommodate all your pets and very little traffic on the dead-end street. No need worry about being too isolated. There are plenty of friendly, family oriented neighbors. The last tenants even had weekly events and classes at the property and turned it into a very fun and social place to be. For a long-term stay it is necessary to have your own vehicle to live at this property. These high-end furnished country houses are in high demand and low supply, call today to arrange to see it. For more photos go to : quito.craigslist.org/apa/5332321202.html .

Furnished, $850 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Chicintad, Cuenca

I am a real estate agent, Isaac J May: jameshardy2cnd@gmail.com  099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM.


3 bedroom apartment for rent

Brand-new 3 bedroom apartment, for rent, unfurnished, 2 full bathrooms , 1 half  bathroom, small building, all the rooms are very bright, lots of sunshine. Communal area with BBQ. Just 5 blocks from Supermaxi las Americas. I have some pictures so please ask if you are interested then I can email to you, or, even better, take you around to show you the apartment.

Unfurnished, $400, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Ave del Tejar

I am a property manager, Sole Gould: Solejim09@gmail.com  098 945 6551. Call after 8 AM.

Furnished studio, for rent in Cuenca

Very economical, furnished studio for rent with all the utilities and internet included. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, shared washer and dryer. Size of Apartment is 50 square meters. Price $290. No pets. Minimum 1 year lease. Call for more information.

Furnished, $290, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Pedro Berrueta and Pichincha

I am a real estate agent, Esteban Velez:  098 723 5566. Call after 9 AM.


Beautiful land outside Cuenca

Beautiful lot with very little inclination, perfect to build your new home, the land is 1300 m2, at a short distance 20 minutes from Cuenca, ideal weather, perfect for being away from the city noise.

$75,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Via a Gualaceo, puente de Sertag passing Plan del Carmen.

I am the owner, Carlos: carmat_85@hotmail.com


Furnished apartment for rent

New, furnished, two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, near to el Centro.

Furnished, $300, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Miguel Cordero Crespo  y Ave Americas

I am the owner, Ximena Valencia: ximeval@hotmail.es  408 2034. Call after 8 AM.


Furnished house for rent

Is located at Eloy Alfaro 6-53 and Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño street, near the Center (only 5 minutes), a few meters from Mercado 12 de Abril. The house is fully furnished including everything you need for a short or long term stay in Cuenca. The house has on the first floor: social bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, gas hob 6 burner with oven, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, cutlery, cooking utensils and glasses, laundry with washing machine and space and parking for one car. And the second floor has three bedrooms, two full baths, a bedroom with TV. Hall with a TV LED. Furnished, $550, negotiable. Security deposit required. Doesn´t include electricity, wáter, gas. Cable and internet.

Furnished, $550, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Eloy Alfaro y Jacinto Jijon y Caamaño

I am the owner, Daniela Alvarez: danyalvarezt@gmail.com

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