This fully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bath downtown Cuenca Penthouse is perfectly situated in the middle of the historic, colonial district of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca

The 1,200 square foot penthouse – one of downtown’s only premier properties now on the market — is just two blocks from El Centro’s famed Parque Calderon and its gorgeous blue domed cathedral. The city’s best restaurants, shops, markets, museums and entertainment venues also surround this one-of-a-kind find.

The highly anticipated Tranvia (tram) is directly in front of the penthouse building and future ‘pedestrian only’ streets border the area, making this an incredible investment property and the perfect live-in condo or Airbnb.

The penthouse is located on the 8th floor at the back of an office building ensuring peace and quiet. And, the condo looks out onto the beautiful San Alfonso church courtyard (Plazeta Pedro Toulop) so no further construction will ever obstruct your glorious views.

A brand new elevator whisks you up the floor below the penthouse. A few stair steps up and you’ll find a glassed-in security door that provides peace of mind and privacy. This security door leads to your private entryway, shared with one just one other apartment. There are also security cameras strategically located.

The warm and inviting penthouse was restored 5 years ago to American standards and is extremely bright and airy. The open concept living, dining and kitchen areas allow for a variety of space and decorating options and wonderful entertainment choices, made with “Gringos” in mind. A large custom mirror and a huge wall of picture windows with custom blinds reveal spectacular 180-degree views of the city whether it’s an exquisite sunrise, an alluring sunset or the sparkling lights of the city at night.

The cook’s kitchen has spacious granite counter-tops, double sinks and beautiful custom made wooden cabinets. An eat-in bar offers the perfect spot for drinking a glass of wine, while dinner is served in the separate adjoining dining room. There is also a walk-in pantry/laundry room off the kitchen.

Top of the line appliances including a large refrigerator, a gas stove-top, an oven, a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, a large microwave and Whirlpool washer & dryer are all included in the purchase price, as are all the furnishings pictured here. The condo also is turnkey with pots, pans, sheets, towels and other accessories that allow you to move right in … or immediately rent the property out.

A large en-suite master bedroom, complete with a Tempurpedic queen size mattress and a wooden pocket door leading into the bathroom, has a second wall of picture windows, custom made blinds and ample closet space. The bed was specially designed and raised in order to optimize the spectacular views.

The current owners use the second bedroom as an office and have installed a built-in desk and additional large storage closets. There are also custom blinds here, which come with the sale.

Two full bathrooms are appointed with the finest fixtures and tile complete with wonderful lighting, storage space, fans and/or skylights and windows.

This move-in ready condo comes with everything you need to start your new life in downtown Cuenca. From top-of-the-line appliances, window treatments, lighting, and furniture, to sheets, towels, pots, pans, glasses and more. The penthouse even comes with a 48 inch LG flat screen television.  A second, 30 inch TV is also included in the purchase price.

The condo also comes with a newly installed water pump that ensures great water pressure and hot water is always available.

Parking lots are close by should you want a car. And major transportation lines, including the Tranvia, are right out your door.

Pets are not allowed in this building.

This rare downtown penthouse with stunning views is listed at $175,000. The monthly HOA averages around $100.