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Spacious Villa with Pool, Patio & Gardens in Historic Center

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Last updated: 04/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor Mexican living. The Bird of Paradise vacation rental, featured in this listing is a ground level, one bedroom bungalow with full kitchen and large dining / living room. This “bungalow” is a real house not an apartment and opens on to a spacious patio with dining table & chairs and comfy chaise lounges. It has over 650 sq. ft of interior living space. The stunning 75 foot long swimming pool is a zen focus in the center of the property. Exotic gardens rich in native plants attract hummingbirds and vermillion flycatchers. We have 3 other units available at Casa Murguia, spread out around the swimming pool. These can be rented as a single unit or more than one for larger groups, please inquire for details.
Casa Murguia is a singular Oaxaca home featured in Melba Levick's book “In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools and Open Air Living Rooms”. The Bird of Paradise bungalow is decorated with handpainted tile, handwoven textiles and original art from the owner’s private collection.
There is fresh, fun and close-by shopping for groceries at the charming Merced food market just 5 blocks away; this is where the owner does her shopping but right at the corner you can stock up on fruits, basic vegetables, dry-goods beer and wine.
You can enjoy your meals in the beautifully decorated dining room or outdoors on the patio. A couple of blocks west from Casa Murguia and you are in the heart of the historic center with great dining, shopping, museums and theatre.
The high adobe walls and trees make Casa Murguia quiet by any standards, guests can't believe they're in the heart of the city. Rent with the option of a king size bed or 2 single beds in the bedroom. The living room is large enough to comfortably add a single bed if requested. The Bird of Paradise bungalow at Casa Murguia can sleep a total of 4 people with one or two single beds added to the living room. If your group is larger inquire about the other rentals that surround the pool.
Although the pool becomes the central axis that all living spaces are built around it is seldom used by the owners; Mary Jane & Bobby essentially live at their guest ranch just outside of Oaxaca and come into Casa Murguia to check on things and make sure renters needs are looked after. That said, Maria Antonia, Casa Murguia's property manager and principal housekeeper is very helpful and capable of solving most renter's needs. There is a cel. phone at Casa Murguia that renter's can use 24/7 to contact Mary Jane or Bobby. Visit our Rancho Pitaya listing on HomeAway, VRBO's sister site and think about a combined stay at both places on your trip to Oaxaca. The ranch is located in the fascinating Valle de Tlacolula renowned for its natural beauty and places of interest.
Casa Murguia is the place for anyone who truly appreciates spacious living, a pool you can actually swim in and a quiet retreat just minutes walking to restaurants, museums and great shopping!






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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Den

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  • King size beds (1) The bedroom can be made up with one king size bed or two twin beds. An additional twin bed can be put in the living room at no extra cost. , Twin or Single Beds (1) A twin bed can be made up in the living room at no extra cost. Yes, another bed can be added at $100 extra per week....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is no other vacation rental in the heart of the historic district of Oaxaca city that offers spacious private patios adjacent to each of the four rental bungalows and surrounded by exotic gardens and solar-heated swimming pool. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Wide selection of videos available to guests...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Every unit at Casa Murguia offers both indoor and patio dining area. The weather is so wonderful in Oaxaca, renters really enjoy patio dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    An water-cooling fan system is available for cooling the bedroom during the months of March, April and May....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are space heaters but they are rarely needed....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets & towels changed each week...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This bungalow has a spacious living room that opens on to the private patio. Cable TV in the living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free parking is available for renters in the secure driveway adjacent to the casa....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    This is only appropriate is leaving your vehicle parked mostly...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line for local calls. A cel phone is available for use by guests just ask the on-site manager....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and pool towels are provided and changed weekly....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Local cook available for hire on a per meal or per day basis. Eloisa was the former private cook for the owners....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    lovely glass and ceramic dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is heated with solar panels and cover and is warm enough to swim in year around....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring low season
May 1 - May 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$150
$850 $1,760
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$185
$1,050 $2,150
fall low season
Sep 1 - Oct 25, 2015
4 night min stay
$150
$850 $1,760
Day of Dead
Oct 26 - Nov 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,490
Late Fall
Nov 5 - Dec 16, 2015
4 night min stay
$185
$1,050 $2,150
Christmas New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$285
$1,490
Winter 2016
Jan 5 - Jan 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$254
$1,435 $2,980
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$185
$1,050
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Rates for two and three week rentals.

Basically Mid-season 2 wk. 1,500. 3 wk. 1,850.

Low-season 2 wk. 1,220. 3 wk. 1,520.

Holiday two week rate 2,200.

High Winter season 2016 - 2 wk. 2,048 / 3 wk. 2,540. rate. Rates include: Housekeeping Sunday thru Friday, bottled drinking water, weekly linen and towel change, pool towels, wireless internet, parking.

Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, U.S. $ check

Cancellations

Casa Murguia cannot be held liable for any circumstances that do not allow for arrival and use of reserved accommodations.

A 50%refund is issued for reservations cancelled up to 2 mths. before arrival, except no refund issued for high season rentals. No deposit refund for reservations cancelled 1 to 2 months prior to arrival. No refund after rental balance but possible rebooking.


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Last updated: 04/11/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Mary Jane is a Canadian who has lived in Oaxaca for over twenty years. In 1987 she founded Galería La Mano Magica and Casa Murgia is decorated with original art and crafts collected while running the gallery. She is now a passionate horsewoman. Bobby Ortiz is a transplanted Texan, former jockey and current horse trainer. Together, Mary Jane & Bobby guide trail rides from their guest ranch Rancho Pitaya, listed on HomeAway. Visit their website HorsebackMexico and enjoy a day riding in the country during your stay.

Why the Owner Chose Oaxaca:
The Casa Murguia property is over 10,000 sq. feet with a quiet protected inner courtyard that was large enough to construct a proper pool for swimming laps. Add to this a classic 50´s style Mexico bungalow design with a view of the Sierra Juarez mountains made the decision to buy an easy one. With so much space we were able to plant gardens rich in native plants that give privacy between the different patios. The house was an easy 3 block walk to the absolute heart of the historic center.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Casa Murguia is located 6 blocks from the Zocalo, Santo Domingo and from the great little Merced market, and even though it is in the heart of the center because of the trees it is very quiet. It is constructed with adobe and stays nice and cool year round. The spacious patios are perfect for outdoor living in Oaxaca's perfect climate. The 75 ft two-lane pool was designed for swimming laps yet still fun to play in, fish designs in mosaic tile decorate the floor of the pool.


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Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Choose sun or shade on the poolside patio

    Choose sun or shade on the poolside patio

  • Exotic native flora is a feature of the garden at Casa Murguia.

    Exotic native flora is a feature of the garden at Casa Murguia.

  • Looking from the kitchen doorway into the living room.

    Looking from the kitchen doorway into the living room.

  • Well-equipped kitchen that is cleaned 6 days a week by housekeeper Maria Antonia

    Well-equipped kitchen that is cleaned 6 days a week by housekeeper Maria Antonia

  • Spacious combined living / dining room with access to the poolside patio.

    Spacious combined living / dining room with access to the poolside patio.

  • Original native Huichol yarn painting in the dining room.

    Original native Huichol yarn painting in the dining room.

  • The Bird of Paradise is an airy, spacious one bedroom, ground floor unit

    The Bird of Paradise is an airy, spacious one bedroom, ground floor unit

  • Casa Murguia maintains new appliances and supplies bottled water for guests.

    Casa Murguia maintains new appliances and supplies bottled water for guests.

  • A renter does aqua-exercises in the 4 ft. deep & 75 ft. long pool

    A renter does aqua-exercises in the 4 ft. deep & 75 ft. long pool

  • A view of the patio at the south end of the Casa Murguia

    A view of the patio at the south end of the Casa Murguia

  • Casa Murguia has contructed in classic 1950's Oaxacan architecture.

    Casa Murguia has contructed in classic 1950's Oaxacan architecture.

  • Exotic tropical gardens are a signature of Casa Murguia

    Exotic tropical gardens are a signature of Casa Murguia

  • Handloomed textiles and thick mattress pads are stander in all the bedrooms.

    Handloomed textiles and thick mattress pads are stander in all the bedrooms.

  • Handpainted Mexican tile highlights this bungalow's bathroom.

    Handpainted Mexican tile highlights this bungalow's bathroom.

  • Looking out at the garden from the living room window.

    Looking out at the garden from the living room window.

  • Looking from the bedroom hallway into the combined dining / living room.

    Looking from the bedroom hallway into the combined dining / living room.

  • Original art, high quality furniture and Mexican craft   featured Casa Murguia.

    Original art, high quality furniture and Mexican craft featured Casa Murguia.

  • Bedroom on the Bird of Paradise bungalow can be made with king or 2 twin beds

    Bedroom on the Bird of Paradise bungalow can be made with king or 2 twin beds

  • Renters enjoy a meal on the patio of the bungalow

    Renters enjoy a meal on the patio of the bungalow

  • The patio of the Aguacate Casita across the pool from the Bird of Paradise.

    The patio of the Aguacate Casita across the pool from the Bird of Paradise.

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/11/2015
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