The Lima airport pick up and return Ceci arranged for us went perfectly - including getting my wife to and from the parking area in a wheelchair. We made a quick stop on the way from the airport at a grocery store...as there are non within walking distance from the condo.
The daily maid service was GREAT - she is a very hard worker and did a wonderful job.
The ocean park park view is fantastic from the living room balcony and master bedroom.
The only thing I could not find in the very well equiped kitchen was a coffee maker....so we went a number of times to the Locarmar shopping center to Starbucks.
Only other minor negative was the people at the door in the lobby while being very friendly and attentive...could not at times seem to get taxis for us very easily. We gave them the number to call for a radio taxi company which was given to us by a local friend and things seemed to go more smoothly.
Ceci's list of restaurants was excellent - we tried over 50% of them...plus tried a few extra ones given to us by a local friend including the best chinese restaurant in the Miraflores neighborhood and a neighborhood local Peruvian fusion bistro called Sophie's Bistro.
One of the highlights of our trip to Lima was going to a half day cooking school at a place called Sky Kitchen ---it was great fun and for the money...even just the food we ate was well worth the price...plus you can bring your own bottle of wine.
We are already thinking about coming back to Lima and renting this condo again. However - while we only used the master bedroom --- one of the 3 bedrooms is fitted out for young children with a pair of bunk beds.
LOVED our experience!
Date of stay 05/21/13
Beautiful Condo with Miraflores Views
I absolutely love this place. Condo facing the ocean in secure building with door men. Many cafes, parks and markets within walking distance. Very close to Lacormer Shopping Center. This condo is great for traveling friends or families. CeCe is the proud owner and made sure our needs were met. This spacious place offers a wonderful decor that is up to date and comfortable. Reasonably priced compared to hotel rates. Book this place :). You will feel relaxed and taken care of.
Date of stay 05/15/13
The property is an attractive, clean and nicely appointed unit with a wonderful ocean view. The ample kitchen is well stocked with all appliances and utensils. The washer and dryer make light packing easy. The owner is detailed, well informed and follows through on everything from the airport pick up to arrangements for maid cleaning. The only shortcoming is that if you share the unit with a second couple, one couple has a much smaller back room with a detached bathroom. There is a charming little bakery within two blocks, behind the building that you must find on arrival so as not to feel like you "missed out".Nearby lunch ceviche restaurants that are highly recommended include Alfresco (Malecon Balta) and Delfino Mar (Jorge Chavez). A $5 cab ride takes one to even more popular cevicherias like Pescados Capitales and La Mar on Av. La Mar. Walk a short stretch south from the apt. on the Costanera and watch the hang gliding off the cliffs in the afternoons. If you have time, walk all the way down past Victor Delfin's Parque de Amor to Larcomar. Lima is fabulous. A quiet, comfortable, well situated apartment such as this as your base will make for a delectable visit!
Date of stay 04/13/13
My family loved the condo in miraflores , the oceanview was amazing, no matter what time of the day it was. The condo had all the comfort and security stated in the add, it deserves an A+
I was very, very impressed with the quick response and help I got from the owner, because of her, I was able to spend a wonderful week with my mother and daughter in Lima.
Date of stay 03/23/13
Phenomenal is the only way to describe the week in the cultural center of Peru. The unit was much more than expected and the location perfect. When renting a condo one never knows whether the offered amenities will match up to expectations but in this instance everything from the TV stations, the decor, the internet, etc., etc. etc. was far above par. The only thing better than the unit was dealing with Cici who attended to every minor request we made even though she was in Houston at the time. She arranged airport pickup and departure, recommended restaurants that were fabulous, took care of a slight plumbing problem immediately and made us feel part of her family. When we return to Lima there is no other place we would even consider.
Date of stay 02/10/13
Upon my arrival I was mesmerized by the awesome view from the balcony. I spent a lot of time there relaxing and taking pictures. The amenities that this house offers are truly above and beyond other places I have stayed in Miraflores. The cleaning service and transportation to the airport are highly recommended.
Date of stay 11/01/12
Splendide appartement avec grand balcon situé dans la partie la plus chic de Miraflores ! Magnifique vue sur jardins et face à la mer. Très bien tenu. Cuisine, chambres et salon spatieux. Ascenseur donnant directement dans le salon. Service impeccable et surveillance permanente. Excellent rapport qualité prix !
Date of stay 07/15/12
We were on our way to Cuzco and know that Miraflores is a very central point to have all our To Do list checked easily. The apartment is an upscale place in one of the most desired locations in Lima, beautifully decorated and with a welcoming view. Cecilia was very helpful to adjust our early check-in and super early check out. We arrived driving with no problems because we know the area, but it´s easier to take a taxi from the airport if you´ve never been to Lima. The place is located walking distance from good restaurants, Larcomar and it is very easy to get taxis everywhere around.
My kids loved it (9 and 12). They were watching TV as soon as they arrived. We all felt at home.
Date of stay 06/20/12
The condo greatly exceeded our expectations because of the following:
1. Location - quiet area but close to downtown Lima by an inexpensive readily available cab as well as the Larco shopping center with many wonderful restaurants and first rate shopping. Add to this not a lot of road side traffic and a bordering park to jog, walk or just plan to stand at the edge and appreciate the pacific with incredible susets if you're lucky. Small bodegas are close by and a lot of restaurants are near. The main plaza of MIraflores along with craft shopping are no more than 10 to 12 minutes by cab.
2. Cleanliness and decoration - The condo was immaculate and very well decorated with just the right touches to make our stay memorable. We are a family of a 20 something daughter and a couple in our 60's. If you were a family of 2 younger children or 2 younger children plus an older child, this would be ideal.
3. Views - it had a world class view of the northern coast of LIma along with islands and an amazing view of surfers in the ocean with joggers on the park at all hours.
4. Safety - Both of "the girls" felt very safe in the park at night and there were many women strolling at all hours along with a 24 hour dooman watching the premises.
5. Ease of renting - We were immediately contacted and the rental was accomplised in a very easy, quick manner
6. I highly recommend being picked up at the airport when you land by the service offered by the owner. For $50 (US) it gets you through the commotion of the airport and finding a taxi as well as a thorough check out of the condo so you can start relaxing and enjoying it immediately.
7. I also recommend bringing binoculars as you'll want to look down on the surfers along with the activity of the park.
Summary - A world class place in a wonderful location for a relaxing time in Lima to make your stay enjoyable.
Who we are - We've traveled to 39 countries and usually take 8 to 12 vacations a year. This is our 5th time in South America and our 2nd time in Peru.
Date of stay 11/19/11
Just returned home after and amazing 10 days in this simpy perfect apartment. Very spacious 3bd/3ba tasetly furnsihed with very comfortable modern furniture and gourmet kitchen. Breath taking views of the Pacific from this ideal location in Miraflores. Very friendly and helpful building staff and owner's representatives. Already planning a return visit. I sure hope this unit is avaible for my next stay in Lima.
-Tim Brace, Chicago IL
Stayed 10 days. beautiful building. new modern furnishings. fully equipped. fantastic views of the pacific and coast from deck, living area, and master bedroom. building has 2 elevators and 24 hour doormen. walking distance to shopping and restaurants. across the road from the beach. beautiful parks with children's playgrounds. best neighborhood in lima.
M. Kuper, Austin, TX
This place is FANTISTICO ! I've just spent a week here and this apartment was 1st class all the way. The furnishings and location were worth much more than the price paid. The view, the suggested restaurants, the location was perfect for my visit in Lima. The next time I'm in Lima, I'll stay here. Thank you very much.
M. Turk, Houston, TX
Our family just returned from a fabulous trip to Peru. We stayed at this apartment in Lima and it was perfect! It is in a great location that is safe and within walking distance of many great restaurants, parks, grocery stores, and Larcomar. The staff at the building went above and beyond to help us out with directions, caling a taxi, etc. The apartment was very clean and spacious and is equipped with everything you need. We have two small children and they loved playing with they toys in the apartment and Mom and Dad enjoyed our nightly class of wine on the balcony overlooking the ocean. I would highly recommend this apartment for your next trip to Lima!
Mandy Lamadrid , Bellaire, Texas
What a beautiful place! We had a great time in Peru, and this apartment played an enormous role. It was a fantastic home to come back to after excursions. It is overlooking a spectacular location, it is spacious, luxurious, clean, safe, quiet, and had everything we needed - even an airport pick-up. Ours was a last-minute holiday and the owners reacted quickly to our booking request, and gave us ample tips on places to go and things to do. They even contacted us about an item we left behind and promptly coordinated its return. We will hope to have this place again on our next trip to Lima.