Cozy full size bed
Expierence Ica with a Local Family(F2)
Hosted by Luis Y Victoria
Luis Y Victoria is the host.Luis Y Victoria is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Discover the culture, food, and traditions of Ica! Stay in a comfortable private room overlooking sand dunes in our welcoming Peruvian home. All in a safe and charming neighborhood just minutes away from Huacachina and downtown Ica!

The space

Our spacious (1090 sq.m = 11732 sq. ft) Spanish style-home, adorned with tile rooftops and stone floors, is equipped with modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are a number of common areas throughout the house for you to enjoy! Sunbathe on our large patio after taking a dip in our refreshing swimming pool, open all year round. Chat and meet with other guests over Pisco Sours in one of our charming sitting rooms. Read a book or eat breakfast in the shade of our flower garden and terrace while you watch hummingbirds fly around. Marvel at the sunset from the top of the neighboring ten-story tall sand dune!

Your room features a full size bed, a dresser, a fan, and a mirror. Every room has a private bathroom. The room is very bright, well-ventilated, and stays cool throughout the day. In the morning, you’ll wake up to the sound of many local birds and watch the sun rise over the sand dune from your window!

We hope you’ll spend a lot of time in the kitchen with us! Cooking is one of our favorite activities. We invite you to enjoy delicious authentic homemade Peruvian food and unique Pisco cocktails. Our specialties include "Lomo Saltado”, “Arroz Chaufa”, “Arroz con Pollo”, and “Carapulcra”. You are welcome anytime to cook your own meals. The kitchen features a gas stove, a modern refrigerator, a microwave, and a small dinning table.

Guest access

We invite our guests to any space in the house except for the other bedrooms.

Interaction with guests

My parents, Luis and Victoria, are great hosts. Their English is limited but they are very hospitable and easy-going. They love meeting new people and sharing our culture as well as getting to know yours. We love making friends and we are very respectful.

Other things to note

We live with several pets: two small friendly dogs named Pu and Dota; one cat named Copito; Tracy the turtle; and the star of the house, Lucas, the talking (and sometimes barking) parrot!

We serve free breakfast from 8:30am-10:00am. It usually consists of delicious coffee, fresh bread, butter, marmalade, avocados, assorted teas, and milk.

A laundry room with a washing machine and clothesline is available for a small fee.

Victoria offers daily home-made Peruvian lunch and dinner for a very affordable price.

Luis offers unique, private, and personalized tours of multiple destinations in Ica, including Sandboard and Dune buggies in the Huacachina Oasis, Tastings at famous Pisco Bodegas, Agrotours of Plantations, and days at the beach in the Paracas Marine Reserve.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Washer

Prices
Extra people £8 / night after the first guest
Weekend Price £15 / night
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House Rules
Check in time is 11AM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Aimee User Profile
July 2017
Luis and Victoria were as welcoming and friendly as they could possibly be, they went out of their way to make us feel at home and went above and beyond, organising trips for us and always checking we had all that we needed, their house is amazing and the breakfast too! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Ica. Beautiful! We hope to be back!

Gabriella User Profile
April 2017
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Luis and Victorias' place. We had just finished 2 weeks in other parts of Peru so we were very tired and looking forward to relaxing, as well as seeing what Ica had to offer. We were able to do just that! The private bedroom/bathroom area was clean, quiet and suited all of our needs. Luis was very accommodating, he picked us up from the bus station, drove us to and sorted out a buggy/sand boarding trip, and arranged our day trip to Islas Ballestas / Paracas Reserve, and much more (including waking up before 6am to sort breakfast!) Victoria made an absolutely delicious lunch and had great conversation to help me practice my Spanish :) I would highly recommend this airbnb experience to all who are thinking of visiting Ica. Thank you Luis and Victoria!

Louise User Profile
July 2016
We have been on the road for 5 months, staying at Airbnbs across the world and Luis y Victoria are the most friendliest, loveliest people we have come across. They are so welcoming and treat you as family. We really enjoyed getting to know them and practice our Spanish! We were very sad to leave!

John User Profile
May 2016
It was really nice meeting and getting to know Luis & Victoria despite the language barrier (we tried!). They really went beyond the call of duty. Not only do they have a fantastic house where they cooked us breakfast every morning for no extra charge, Luis personally picked us up and dropped us off at the bus station, organised a great dune buggy & sand boarding trip for a good price, took us around the vineyards for a day with a great lunch stop for some local Cerviche. Really happy we chose to stay in Ica for 3 days and glad we found this gem with Luis & Victoria! Thanks Again!

Ed User Profile
March 2016
Luis and Victoria are fantastic hosts, they really made us feel at home and organised all the tours we wanted to do at really good prices. I would certainly recommend this airbnb to others and hope they enjoy it as much as we did!

Dominic User Profile
March 2016
Very warm hospitable couple. Victoria cooks delicious food at a very reasonable cost. The setting is lovely, an oasis away from the chaos of Ica! Lucas the parrot is very colourful, and the flowers, dunes and pool provide a lovely backdrop to the property. Highly recommended.

Francesco User Profile
October 2015
Juan and Victoria are amazing. You really feel yourself as part of their family. The house is even better than pictures and they are really happy to help you with everything. Me and my girlfriend felt like visiting friends. Thank you mi "hermano Italiano" Francesco y Lara

Ica, PeruJoined in December 2013
Luis Y Victoria User ProfileLuis Y Victoria is a superhost.

Hola Amigos!

We are Familia Jhong-Chung! A local family with a passion for hosting and welcoming people to our hometown. Our family embodies Peru's welcoming spirit and multicultural roots. Like many Peruvians, part of our heritage comes from late 1800s and early 1900s immigrants from Guangdong province in China that settled in many parts of Peru. We love to give every one of our guests a home-away-from-home experience while sharing our Peruvian roots, culture, food, and traditions.

Our guests receive free breakfast every day as well as free pick-up from the bus station. We can also help you arrange tours to Ica's most famous vineyards(Taste the regions' best wines with a experienced somelier), Islas Ballestas(extreme sports), the Nazca lines, Huacachina(buggies and sandboarding) and desert camping.

...did we already mention that we are AirBnB Superhosts ? :)

Luis: My family roots come from Ocucaje, a desert in the Ica region, full of fossils that tell silent stories of what once was a pre-historic ocean. I am an avid pisco enthusiast. My favorite type of pisco is "acholado", and I enjoy sharing a few drinks over good conversation. I went to Veterinary School because I'm very passionate about animals. When I was younger, I sold eggs in Ica at an open air market from my family's hen and quail farm. If you see our listing pictures, you will see that we take care of two dogs, a cat, a turtle, and a parrot. I adopted all of them!

Victoria: My family roots are in Palpa, a valley in the middle of the desert between Ica and Nazca. I studied Hospitality Administration and I love meeting people from all over the world. I have traveled extensively around Peru and I know well all the history of the Ica region. My passion is cooking and teaching people how to cook. I love Chifa, the local fusion of Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine. If you would like to try delicious homemade Peruvian food, you have come to the right place. Our food is made with organic, fresh, and great quality ingredients. I enjoy exchanging recipes, reading, and taking siestas in the afternoon.

Juan: I was born in Ica, a lovely town in the southern coast of Peru. The Ica region is a beautiful desert area along the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most arid areas in the whole world. You can find a beautiful oasis among tall sand dunes, beaches, wineries, plantations, and sun all year round. I'm a software engineer and I currently live and work in Boston. I'm very interested in technology and its application in the developing world as tools for equality and opportunity. I enjoy mindfulness meditation, reading fiction, learning languages, and walking. I'm very curious about the world and I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to meet fantastic people like you from all over the world through AirBnB.

We all share a passion for gardening. Our house is full of plants with colorful flowers, and beautiful cacti that attract many local birds. We love the environment and we are working very hard to make our home sustainable and eco-friendly.

We are a super easy-going and friendly family. We love to relax, have good conversations, and meet new people. We are located in a safe and quiet neighborhood minutes away from Huacachina and downtown Ica.

Our home is LGBT friendly. We love diversity and inclusion. Absolutely everyone is welcome!

We offer generous discounts to anyone working for NGOs, non-profits, or doing volunteering work in Peru. Contact us for more information.

Stay in touch with us on social media! Find us on F B under the name "Las Tinajas Ica"

Languages: English, Español, Français, 中文
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