Downtown Cuenca





Listing No.


This 2-bedroom, designer downtown Cuenca loft for rent has been featured in design magazines both here and abroad and is in a celebrated, refurbished colonial building on Simon Bolivar, Cuenca’s premier avenue. The award-winning building is just two blocks from Parque San Sebastian, one of the historic district’s nicest parks, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops and specialty stores. And only a 7-minute walk to Parque Calderon and the heart of El Centro. The loft has 2.5 bathrooms.

It is being rented on a month-to-month basis (up to three months with a chance of renewing at that time.) There is also a possibility of leasing to buy, should you want to own this historic downtown gem, but it is NOT for sale at the present time. A commitment of at least one month is required to rent the property.

As you enter this one-of-a-kind 2,000 sq. ft loft, you are immediately struck by the 20+foot ceilings with ancient wooden beams. and a a second-floor floating loft where the large bedroom suite and desk area are located.

The original 120-year-old hardwood floors on the first floor are accented by classic, yet contemporary furnishings including Italian leather couches and chairs with a glass coffee table, a hand-crafted wooden dining table that seats eight, a beautiful chandelier on a dimmer allowing for intimate meals with friends and family, a wooden armoire that serves as a bar and place for your glasses, stemware and bar essentials, as well as a hand-made credenza for extra dishes, platters, tablecloths and dining pieces.

The good-sized kitchen (with a five-burner gas stove, plus a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, range hood and microwave) and a large island that visually separates the living space from the kitchen, allows the chef to be part of any party and this is an exceptionally wonderful to place to entertain.

There are four Juliette balconies off the living room and the en-suite downstairs bedroom. There is also a social or guest bathroom with a full-size, stackable washer and dryer on the first floor. The apartment comes with a large bodega/storage unit and coat closet inside the unit, for ease and convenience in storing jackets and coats, suitcases, Christmas items and more.

Also, in the building – which was developed by Cuenca’s most esteemed downtown architectural firm, ISAM -- is a shared outdoor living room, and a rooftop garden, perfect for al fresco dining, lounging in the sun, or watching a sunset over the red-tiled rooftops of the city and surrounding mountains.

The spacious primary bedroom is reached by a gorgeous floating wooden staircase. It is large enough for a desk overlooking the main floor, and a skylight that brings in extra light. There is also a walk-through closet and dressing room with tons of storage. The primary bath was renovated in June 2024.

The first-floor guest bedroom has a queen-size bed, and bedside tables, a small desk and closet, plus a full bathroom with a skylight over the shower, making it light and bright.

The rent includes all the furniture, artwork, appliances, window treatments, rugs, gas, electricity, water, high-speed Fiber Optics Internet, the monthly HOA payment and every other week maid service. The apartment also is fully stocked with glasses, dishware, down bedspreads, sheets, towels, cutlery, pots and pans and anything you should need to make your stay easy and enjoyable.

The rent for this exceptional downtown loft is $1,300 a month all-inclusive and is being rented on a month-to-month basis (up to three months with a chance of renewing at that time.)  There is also a potential of leasing to buy, should you want to own this historic downtown gem.

For more information please contact Xavier Amoroso at or +593 99 298 5835.