Private room with double bed, TV in my condo with private in suite bathroom. One of the best locations in Asuncion: near Shopping Villa Morra / Mariscal, Supermarkets, Bus Stops, Restaurants & more. Quiet with full access to Kitchen and Dining / Living room. Unique host & features. WiFi included.
I have just finished a bit of remodeling: private ensuite bathroom and kitchen face lift!
I have lived in my condo in Asunción for over 6 years and am offering my extra bedroom for guests. I think it is one of the best locations in Asunción, just a couple blocks from major shopping centers (Shopping Villa Morra, Shopping Mariscal), banks, restaurants and more.
Guest Room (Your Room)
Your room has a double bed, small desk and chair suitable for using with your laptop. It has an ensuite bathroom (toilet, sink, shower, large mirror). There is plenty of lockable storage space. The TV has WeVo which is configured with NetFlix and can also view websites and more.
There is a small balcony (not much of a view, but natural light and fresh air).
The room has a "split" which offers heat and air conditioning, and a ceiling fan. The decorations include Paraguayan crafts, and artwork from Paraguay and the Amazon. There is a area in the park just a block away that sells Paraguayan crafts, and several art galleries close by.
Living / Dining Room
You have full access to the living / dining room. This is the best part of the Condo offering generous natural light and green views. The sofa and easy chair are great for relaxing.
There is also a small desk which you are welcome to use. There is no TV in the living room as it is much nicer to enjoy the peace and quiet, good company or some quiet music.
It is decorated with art from the Amazon and Uruguay and plenty of plants.
I am not much into cooking (though I do have a secret popcorn recipe everyone loves), so the kitchen is always my biggest challenge. It was also the last part of my place I remodeled.
It is now very nice looking and ready for you to cook a nice meal or a snack. Full size fridge, electric ceramic top stove.
There is plenty of space in the fridge and cupboard space. There is a US style coffee maker (and coffee), citrus juicer, vegetable juicer (worm gear style). Silverware, plates, cups, pans, etc. All that is needed is a good cook.
If there is something lacking, let me know and I'll see what I can do. At this time I don't have a microwave or oven.
Laundry facilities. There is a washing machine in the kitchen, and you are welcome to use it. However, I ask that you use the detergent I have, as I tend to be allergic to the store bought detergents and fabric softeners. Please note, I DO NOT have a dryer. It can take a day (sometimes two or three depending climate) for clothes to dry.
Remember the voltage is 220V in Paraguay. Check your devices.
I have a maid that is scheduled every Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings. She does not have access to your room. Let me know if you want your room cleaned when she comes, sheets changed, bathroom cleaned etc. Additionally, if you want her to do your laundry or Iron, you can make arrangements directly with her.
The bottom line is that you should feel comfortable during your stay here. Relaxed as if it is your own home. If you need anything or have any concerns just ask.
I have a couple of ongoing projects. They are not included with that stay but we can certainly make arrangements... If you are not familiar with any of these topics, a web search should should be enlightening.
This goes by a number of terms... floating... float tank... isolation tank.. sensory deprivation! That last one makes it sound like torture, but it is really the opposite. Pure tranquility and stress relief.
Accès des voyageurs
The guest bedroom is private and has a secure lock. It has a private in suite bathroom.
There is a float tank ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it) on premise and a 50% discount to guests for the first float (subject to scheduling).
The only parts "off limits" to the guest are the master suite (my room) and my office. You should feel at home, to come and go as you like and hang out in the living room / kitchen area.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I would be happy to share a meal in a nearby restaurant with guests... my cooking would scare anyone away!
This condo is on the third floor and there is NOT an elevator. There is also one cat on premise. The building and my apartment has some video security and my apartments main door has a fingerprint based lock.
This is a quiet environment and I ask that you speak to me before inviting visitors over (the concern here is security, if you want to have a meeting or party in the living room, just let me know).
No smoking inside and we'll make a copy of your passport or id when you arrive.
Ex-American now stateless. On June 21, 2013 I walked into the US Embassy as an American Citizen and left a short while later without any nationality at all. My walk home was live a sack of bricks had been lifted from my back.
I've lived in Paraguay about 6-1/2 years and 6 in my apartment which I have a room listed here. I enjoy living here as I can walk to most everyplace I need to for my daily needs, it never gets very cold and the heat seems less intense as each year passes. There is a great variety of ethnic restaurants near my home, as well as conventional shopping centers.
Since Spanish is a second language for many Paraguayans, my not-so good Spanish doesn't stand out as much as it might in other places.
As a host I hope to provide a place where you can get a good nights sleep, enjoy some peace and quiet, and most importantly feel as if you are at home. I enjoy meeting people from around the world and learning about their cultures and experiences.
I spend a lot of time at home, though you might not even realize I am here. However, I always step out for lunch and when there is good company to join me for dinner. So, if it fits your schedule let's grab a bite to eat while you are here. The top of my list is Turkish, Japanese, Peruvian, Korean food, maybe pasta, and there are a lot of small restaurants and coffee shops near by I have yet to explore.
Cooking is not my thing, but I have a functional kitchen and there is a supermarket in the next block so you are welcome to cook up a storm.
I haven't done a lot of traveling since I arrived in Paraguay, but my style is to wake up one morning and go. A few years ago, I woke up and felt like a second trip to the Amazon was calling me. I phoned a friend there, and he said "if you can be here tomorrow afternoon you're welcome to come". I bought a plane ticket and was exhausted but relaxing in the Amazon forest the next afternoon.