El Batan - Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
One of the things that made Cuenca a favorite haven for North American expatriates, besides the climate, food, people, culture and more!!... was the cost of living. And a lot of that had to do with how inexpensively one could rent a fairly nice home here in the city. Those days are in our past, but there are still some good deals that pop up on the market every once in a while. Like this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom penthhouse for example. To be honest, it’s one of those homes we say have “great bones.” Meaning, it’s solid construction, with a great layout throughout, lots of good space and plenty of usability. It also means it’s is probably going to need some work to make it exactly what you want it to be. But the hard work has been done. The kitchen has been remodeled and the bathrooms are in good shape. Maybe you need to upgrade the light fixtures and just decorate it just the way you want it!! Or maybe you don’t need to do anything at all but move in an enjoy this great deal that you just rented! Because nothing says you can’t just move in and enjoy the large spaces, the hardwood floors, the wonderful mountains views (this penthouse is just off Gran Colombia, by the tranvia) and the outdoor space, of course. The building has 24/7 security and elevators. After all, for only $450 a month, this home harkens back to why expats moved here in the first place!