In a secluded hamlet near Urubamba, Casa Viviana, a beautiful luxury villa in Cusco, can be found inside a condominium named ‘Higuspucro’, deep in the Sacred Valley.

Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru

Overview of this luxury villa in Cusco

Casa Viviana is the perfect sanctuary, offering privacy and peace in one of the most breathtaking parts of Peru. Situated at a relatively comfortable altitude of 2,600 m / 8500 ft above sea level, this quaint cottage is the ideal base from which to explore the wider Valley and the city of Cusco.

Tastefully decorated by its owner, this luxury villa in Cusco is filled with authentic Andean textiles and other locally made crafts, including pottery, antiques, and sculptures. Around each cozy corner of this exquisite hideaway, guests will be treated to what feels like exploring a tiny museum of local culture.

The exterior is built using ancient techniques in adobe and stone, and inside there are thick wooden beams and eucalyptus trunks to support the ceilings. Casa Viviana blends seamlessly into its environment of traditional crops, Inca terraces and remains of the Inca Huayna Capac palace.

It’s a place that offers guests the chance to authentically coexistence with locals during their stay. After a long day exploring the Sacred Valley and the surrounding archaeological sites, or perhaps cycling, horse riding or canoeing, what better way to recoup than by cozying up in front of a roaring fire in the large living room.

And that’s not to say activities have to take place away from the cottage either. As one of the best villas in Cusco, Casa Viviana can facilitate private yoga sessions, book therapeutic massages, organize a pachamanca ceremony, and even arrange a private concert of Andean mystical music played by musicians using traditional instruments.

This private villa in Cusco

Casa Viviana has a large living room, a dining room, and a double-height kitchen.

The spacious bedrooms mean that the cottage can comfortably sleep 7 adults. The master bedroom, complete with an en-suite bathroom, can be found on the first floor, along with another single bedroom. On the second floor, there is an en-suite double bedroom with its own balcony offering views onto the grounds and an open mezzanine equipped with two single beds. The third, main bathroom also has a bathtub, perfect for long a soak after a day’s hiking. The amenities at Casa Viviana are designed to make a stay here as comfortable as possible, including feather duvets, luxury bath towels, internet and cable TV.

In terms of outside space, this luxury villa in Cusco boasts a terrace and a large, shared garden. It’s here that guests can find native wildflowers and original stone walkways, along with lots of different tea leaves including chamomile and muña.

The Location

Nestled in the picturesque region of Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Casa Viviana is ideally located between Cusco City and Machu Picchu. It’s an area that enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year – with occasional rain during the summer months (April to November).

The Services

Casa Viviana is managed by owner Viviana Hermosa and attended by her housekeeper.

Each day, rooms will be cleaned and made up, and daily breakfast will be prepared using locally sourced ingredients such as native fruits, quinoa pancakes and freshly baked Serrano bread. Each night, an evening meal will also be served, using produce grown in the garden and the surrounding valley. Although not included as standard, guests can request lunch to be served at the cottage or as a picnic box– this service can be arranged upon booking.

Guests will also have access to a 24-hour English speaking concierge, who will be available to fulfil any requests or answer any questions. There will also be a 24-hour security guard living in or nearby the premises.

Alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed via the use of an honesty bar, whereby guests make a note of the beverage enjoyed and settle the sum with the concierge upon checkout. Any specific drinks, such as wine, champagne, or spirits, can be delivered to Case Viviana ahead of arrival – again, this service can be arranged for an additional charge at the time of booking.