"Great base in Lima"
We had a great time staying in Posada Monterico. An important part of this was the owners of the place that helped us a lot with organising trips, busses, safe taxis, ordering dinners etc.
The house is located in a nice neighbourhood close to a major shopping mall, Jocker plaza. There is a nice authentic restaurant just around the corner and a couple of convenient stores, which is very convenient. If you want to spent time in Miraflores, it takes 20-30 mins outside the rushhour in a taxi, up to 1,5 hours during rush! So account for that.
The garden is beautiful, with a small but nice swimming pool, not heated. As this is an enclosed area it is ideal for relaxing and very safe. You can leave your kids free to play and discover. There are some pets which are nice and friendly, just watch the peacock as it can attack small kids if they get too close. You’ll even be able to spot some humming birds.
This is a B&B, not the hilton, so it is not a polished place, but it is relatively clean and it feels like home as it does not have too many rooms and you get a sense of privacy. We went back twice.