Just a ten minute walk down hill and youre near all the malls. It's a 4 minute taxi ride the historic downtown but it's worth the ride. Taxis are so cheap in Arequipa! The house itself was on the top floor which gives you an amazing view of El Misti. It also has a lovely terrace where you can dry your clothes. They will dry so fast with the sun! The shower was a bit cold on occasion but remember it is a luxury to have hot water in Peru. If it's your first time in Peru, don't let the little things get to you because every house has the same stuff. The water sometimes might be off but not for long. There are plenty of windows to get a lovely breeze going in the house. The security guards are so sweet they always talked to my two year old. Very safe neighborhood. A nice location, just far enough out of the city to be quiet at night but close enough to where you can walk. Celeste is an amazing owner and helps you a lot. I hope other renters speak Spanish because we couldn't and so we couldn't get the gas refilled for the stove. I miss this house and this town so much!