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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Oaxaca house description

Everyone loves our rental, hence our 5 star rating! It is a beautiful, very light and spacious, fully furnished 2 bedroom + study area/2 bathroom, house in the desirable and SAFE San Felipe del Agua. Although the North of Mexico suffers from insecurity, this area of Mexico is particularly tranquil. People always tell us that our photos do not do our place justice.

The house we offer is very spacious and combines the best of modern and traditional design. Our house has a modern kitchen with a new stove, big fridge, washer etc an enormous inviting lounge/dining room with high wooden beamed ceiling leading on to a spacious roofed terrace with grill, hammock etc downstairs leading on to a garden, 2 bathrooms.

There are two lovely bedrooms; the one upstairs can easily accommodate a double plus an extra single if necessary; it has a balcony with great views and a study area. There is a twin bedroom (2 beds) downstairs, also with a desk and plenty of space. It is next to the terrace where most visitors have passed their time as it is so inviting, beautiful, cool and relaxing. (Limited access - 2 hours daily - to the solar heated pool next door can be arranged - for guests themselves - from Mon to Saturday for a reasonable $30 weekly). Those who come with children need not worry about the pool as there is a gate with a combination padlock between the house and our pool. All beds have mosquito nets which you can decide if you want to use if you come during the hotter months. All windows and doors have screens so some visitors find the nets redundant.

The house is set in stunning surroundings, with views of the mountains from all angles of the house. It is situated in the most desirable residential area of Oaxaca, San Felipe del Agua. The house is set back 40 metres from the road (which has little traffic) so it is very peaceful and is only moments from local shops. San Felipe del Agua juxtaposes 5 star hotels and simple abodes and its cobbled-stoned roads are shared by sophisticated cars, cows and donkeys.

The house is surprisingly close to the historic centre, so you will have the best of all worlds! Wake up with a glorious view to the mountains from your bedroom window,, exotic birds in your lush garden and the smell of tortillas, handmade in the ancient way, by a neighboring family, just minutes from your door. They will be happy to provide you with this delicious local food on a daily basis. The house is 2 blocks from the San Felipe del Agua Church and its square which has market days on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, a local lending library and restaurants and many places to eat. The bus into town (running every day) is less than a 5 minute walk away from the house; and schools, for families with young children, are also within walking distance, so a car is not needed.

Oaxaca is a popular spot for both foreigners and Mexicans due to the year-long wonderful climate and the exceptional scenery including cactus lined valleys and glorious mountains. There are fascinating cultural buildings and artisanal markets; also including museums, restaurants, various exciting specialist markets, and experiencing nature e.g., hiking in spectacular parks and ecologically important forests, etc.

Economic weekly cleaning is $US20 per week, and you can arranged to have delicious mexican food cooked at your house so you can gather some recipes, baby sitting can also be arranged at very reasonable rates. We can also arranged for you to be picked up and delivered to the airport for around $25.00 which is less than an airport taxi (please specify if you want this to ensure this service is available) and also transported to and from to other sites in and around Oaxaca.

We are a British/Mexican couple who have lived in San Felipe for 14 years and are a convenient source of local knowledge. Sergio is an anthropologist and musicologist. Judith is a psychologist, anthropologist and painter. Sofia and Olivia are our two wonderful, bi-lingual, daughters of 16 and 12 years of age. We will be on sabbatical from August 2013 for a year and Gaby, our bilingual housekeeper and cleaner will manage the house.

We welcome short and long term visitors and we have had people stay from a weekend to a year or more. The house is great for all ages and those who like to paint/write/relax or immerse their children in the most colorful Mexican culture to learn/improve their Spanish and experience the world in one of the most popular cities in Mexico. Visitors with children will enjoy all the extra curricular activities that Oaxaca has to offer, art classes teaching artisanal craft, dance, horse riding etc. We also have a stair gate and cot for babies.

We know many families who have come to Oaxaca for a year with and without children of various ages who have adapted to school life and learnt Spanish with amazing ease (there are bi-lingual schools though visitors prefer to immerse their children in Spanish speaking schools.

Please be sure not to generalise travel advisories about Mexico. Oaxaca is safe despite problems in other areas of the country.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                      • Dining Area


                      • Broadband Access
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Access to a solar heated pool next door though a fence door (making your garden safe for children) is an extra at $30 per week...moreless



                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 15 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          winter holidays
                          Dec 1 - Jan 10, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          $810 $1,950
                          Easter time holidays
                          Mar 23 - Apr 6
                          2 night min stay
                          Day of Dead
                          Oct 28 - Nov 3
                          2 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $595 $1,695
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                          • cleaning $20
                          • Pet Fee $100
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                          Fully refundable Security Deposit required upon arrival.

                          Cost for extra people after 4 @ $ 20 per person per night

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                          Last updated: 11/05/2014
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                          6.8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Oaxaca City
                          100 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          El Hotel los laureles
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          San Augustin
                          100 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          El Hotel Hacienda los Laureles, Comedor del Carmen
                          200 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Puerto Angel/Puerto Escondido/Huatulco/San Agustin

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Archeological sites, markets, museums, theatre, mezcal tours, horse riding, swimming.



                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: We are a British/Mexican couple who have lived in Oaxaca since 1998. Judith is a clinical psychologist family therapist and painter and Sergio is an Ethnomusicologist and flautist. We have two lovely, bi-lingual, daughters.

                          Why the Owner Chose Oaxaca:
                          We built the property ourselves next door. We already had built our own house a few years before and had chosen to live in Oaxaca because of the combination of proximity to the center but away from traffic and congection with its spectacular views and the opportunity to live in a town where we could be part of the community. It is also cooler in the summer time with fresh evenings and mornings. Sergio, who is a Mexican from Mexico City had always wanted to live in Oaxaca becuase of its rich Mexican culture and art; so when we returned from London he took his chance, with no regrets. Everyone who visits us from abroad tells us we live in a paradise and, really, this cannot be disputed.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The property itself is very charming and spacious. It is comfortable and has a wonderful terrace which, in Oaxaca, can be enjoyed all year round as the weather is a real plus. Everyone, without fail, has loved the house and the neighbourhood where we live. San Felipe is the best residential neighborhood in Oaxaca given that it is mountainous and cool with spectacular views but also close to the historic centre so one doesn't need a car when renting our property. People have benefited from our experience as foreigner/locals who have lived in Oaxaca over a decade; we can act as a bridge into the culture and the best of Oaxaca. We know that there has been bad press about Mexico lately, even in the Triki area in Oaxaca which has had conflict for over 4 decades but Oaxaca City is a haven, Really, I would not be living in a place that could present a threat to my children in any way whatsoever. So please inquire with us about anything you may feel nervous about and we will update you.

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                          Speaks: english, spanish

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • lounge area leading onto terrace

                            lounge area leading onto terrace

                          • Living room/dining room with double futon for extra guests

                            Living room/dining room with double futon for extra guests

                          • twin bedroom downstairs

                            twin bedroom downstairs

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

                          • Monte Alban

                            Monte Alban

                          • Tlacolula market

                            Tlacolula market

                          • another beautiful pueblo in Oaxaca!

                            another beautiful pueblo in Oaxaca!

                          • Alebriji making in San Martin Tilcajete

                            Alebriji making in San Martin Tilcajete

                          • Front of house shwoing private gate and off street parking

                            Front of house shwoing private gate and off street parking

                          • dining room area

                            dining room area

                          • Upstairs double bedroom with study area

                            Upstairs double bedroom with study area

                          • Queen bathroom (another bathroom located downstairs)

                            Queen bathroom (another bathroom located downstairs)

                          • Back of house showing private garden

                            Back of house showing private garden

                          • In the fields behind our rental

                            In the fields behind our rental

                          • San Bartolome Quialana: going to the source for flowers for our muerto altar

                            San Bartolome Quialana: going to the source for flowers for our muerto altar

                          • on the road to Mitla

                            on the road to Mitla

                          • Clay making in Women's cooperative San Marcos

                            Clay making in Women's cooperative San Marcos

                          VRBO #265903

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $100 - $160 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 11/05/14
                          Minimum stay: 1-4 nights
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                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english, spanish
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