THE Place to Stay in Lima

Old Sep 30th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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THE Place to Stay in Lima

Just returned on August 31 from 10 days in Peru. If you're looking for a real "find" in Lima accommodations, you simply HAVE to stay at Second Home Peru (www.secondhomeperu.com). Located at the end of a quiet street in the arts district of Barranco and perched on a breezy cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this is the charming Tudor-style mansion of renowned Peruvian sculptor Victor Delfin built in 1912. Now his wife runs it as an idyllic bed and breakfast with 5 guest rooms. Delfin's art graces both the mansion itself as well as the beautiful grounds. Talk about atmosphere -- this place is SO much better than a high rise hotel. Most of the rooms have a view of the ocean, and the sound of the surf will lull you to sleep at night. The location is wonderful; you can easily walk to the famous "Bridge of Sighs" and all the restaurants and nightlife of Barranco. When we would return from a day of sightseeing, the beautiful swimming pool built into the cliffs over the ocean was a welcome respite from the city's hustle bustle. All of this for only $65US per night double occupancy, including breakfast!


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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for the tip. This looks like a great place to stay in Lima. We are just starting to plan a trip to Peru so I'm not really clear on where things are yet. In terms of location how far is it to the major sights in Lima?
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We also stayed there recently and thought it was lovely.

Is it not his daughter that is running it rather than his wife?

The location is good. It's in Barranco which is the next suburb along from Miraflores. Barranco is lovely - very safe at night and there are a few nice restaurants. It's also only a short taxi journey to Miraflores.
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Oh, can I also mention that if you like this, you will love Casa Arequipa in Arequipa - www.arequipacasa.com. We actually preferred it to Second Home Peru and it's also cheaper - I think around $47 per night for a double room.
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I was just looking at the website for Casa Arequipa--looks lovely. Any recommendations for Cusco?
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In Cusco we stayed at Casa San Blas. It was nice too - excellent location and again, not too pricey. It doesn't rate quite as highly as the other two but it is very good. We also splurged and stayed at the Monasterio for a night - it was fantastic but very pricey!
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