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Spacious Villa with Pool, Patio & Gardens in Historic Center

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Private poolside patio area of the Bird of Paradise bungalow

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Oaxaca bungalow 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
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday season
              Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $280
              $1,490
              Winter Season
              Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $242
              $1,365 $2,838
              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 2015 - 2 wk. 1,950 / 3 wk. 2,420. 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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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/01/2014
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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

               

              Photos

              • Private poolside patio area of the Bird of Paradise bungalow

                Private poolside patio area of the Bird of Paradise bungalow

              • The poolside patio offers shade or sun for optimum outdoor living

                The poolside patio offers shade or sun for optimum outdoor living

              • Renters enjoy a meal on the patio of the bungalow

                Renters enjoy a meal on the patio of the bungalow

              • Casa Murguia in the summer. Back right Bird of Paradise patio

                Casa Murguia in the summer. Back right Bird of Paradise patio

              • The large living room / dining room opens onto private patio & gardens

                The large living room / dining room opens onto private patio & gardens

              • 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

              • View from the patio of the Villa del Sol towards the bungalow

                View from the patio of the Villa del Sol towards the bungalow

              • 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

              • Exotic tropical gardens are a signature of Casa Murguia

                Exotic tropical gardens are a signature of Casa Murguia

              • Casa Murguia's patios, pool and gardens, a quiet retreat in the historic center

                Casa Murguia's patios, pool and gardens, a quiet retreat in the historic center

              • The bungalow's poolside patio is surrounded by tropical gardens

                The bungalow's poolside patio is surrounded by tropical gardens

              • Living room with natural lighting, original art and comfortable furniture

                Living room with natural lighting, original art and comfortable furniture

              • View from doorway to kitchen. Over 650 ft. of interior living space

                View from doorway to kitchen. Over 650 ft. of interior living space

              • Beds have thick mattress pads & 100% cotton sheets. Extra twin bed can be added

                Beds have thick mattress pads & 100% cotton sheets. Extra twin bed can be added

              • The fully equipped kitchen in the bungalow has a breakfast nook for two.

                The fully equipped kitchen in the bungalow has a breakfast nook for two.

              • Tropical gardens grow between each rental's poolside patio for privacy and shade

                Tropical gardens grow between each rental's poolside patio for privacy and shade

              VRBO #265010

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $185 - $280 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/01/2014
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