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Elegant Penthouse with Incredible Views in Historic Center

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mexico City apartment description

This wonderful apartment, decorated in a fresh contemporary style, is the perfect oasis from which to venture out into the bustling streets and plazas of the historic center and explore its many impressive buildings and museums on foot. The 'Centro', as the locals call it, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1991. It is chockfull of Aztec and Colonial treasures, fascinating museums, busy shopping streets and markets, and plenty of restaurants and bars. Here you feel the throbbing pulse of this great megalopolis - and all just a few steps away from your apartment.

Located on the top floor of a stately building, this penthouse offers breathtaking views of major Mexico City landmarks. It has an enormous living area with a plant-filled terrace, four charming bedrooms, three and a half marble baths (/one with jacuzzi), and a modern well-equipped kitchen. It comfortably accommodate six guests.



Your rental rate includes:
• Generous Continental breakfast (buffet)
• Maid service Monday through Saturday
• Free airport pick-up for stays of one week or more
• Well-stocked minibar
• Computer and Wi-Fi
• Flat-screen satellite TV
• DVD/CD players and access to owner's DVD/CD library
• Portable heaters and fans, electric blankets
• Mexican cell phone during your stay
• Bathrobes, slippers and other amenities
• Transport and tours assistance
• 24-hour security

Minimum stay is two nights.
During Easter and Thanksgiving week, and from December 15 to January 6, minimum stay is three nights.
We offer weekly rates and discounts for single occupancy of double bedrooms.

Petra, the owner lives in the building. She wants her guests to feel at home and personally attends to their needs and special wishes. A producer of documentaries on Mexico, she is an expert on unusual destinations and activities and will gladly assist you in planning your Mexican vacation, both in Mexico City and the rest of the country.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 2240 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Chauffeur
      • Daily Maid Service
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Children under 12 years of age by prior arrangement only....moreless

      • Senior Adults Only Community
      • Alternative Lifestyle
      • Not Suitable For Children:

        With its wrap-around balcony, plants, fragile folk art and white upholstered furniture, the apartment is not safe or appropriate for children aged under 12 (nor for unsupervised teenagers). If your party includes children, pls contact owner before planning your stay....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Wheelchair Accessible

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      • Bedroom 1 - Aviones : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Bedroom can be made up with 1 king or two twin beds...moreless

      • Bedroom 2 - Peces : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Bedroom can be made up with one king or two twin beds ...moreless

      • Bedroom 4 - El Capote : 1 twin/ single


      • Bedroom 3 - El Toro : 1 double


      • King size beds (2) Each king bed can be converted into two twins, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) One twin bed in single bedroom, but each of the two king beds in the apartment can also be converted into two twins....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • OPTIONAL: Laundry service, in-house parking (1 car), private cook, Mexican cooking classes, language seminars, massages - ALL IN YOUR APARTMENT!. Owner will gladly share her knowledge of Mexico (the city AND the country) with you, give you travel and other tips, and help you arrange activities and excursions. ...moreless


          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books:

            There are dozens of books in the apartment, including travel guide books on Mexico in several languages. You can also choose from hundreds of books in owner's private library. ...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

            (3) in three bedrooms...moreless

          • Games:

            Scrabble and other games in apartment. ...moreless

          • Music Library:

            There are some CDs in the apartment. You can also choose from hundreds of CDs in owner's private CD library. ...moreless

          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable:

            (3) in three bedrooms...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television:

            Satellite TV, flat screen, plus DVD player in three bedrooms. ...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            There are dozens of videos in the apartment. You can also choose from hundreds of DVDs in owner's private video library. ...moreless


          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues
          • Volcano

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Monument View:

            Panoramic view of Opera House, National Museum of Art, Latin American Tower, Postal Palace and other national monuments...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Hot Air Ballooning

          Communication / Internet

              • Fax


              • Dining:

                Seats 6. Additional tables and chairs - for special events - can be rented. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                No air conditioning (at an altitude of 2,400 m you don't really need this), but floor fans in every room....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Computer Available
              • Elevator
              • Filtered Water
              • Garage:

                In-house parking for one car (regular sedan only) can be arranged at extra cost. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric and gas space heaters. You'll rarely need them.......moreless

              • Internet:

                Wi-Fi plus computer ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Enormous open-plan living/dining room. ...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • PC
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                In-house parking for one car (regular sedan only) can be arranged at extra cost. ...moreless

              • Safe
              • Security System
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                (5) 5 phones - 1 phone line. Cell phone (Mexico City number) on request. ...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                Check with owner for private cook options. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                There is no dishwasher but maid cleans kitchen daily Monday through Saturday...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped modern kitchen ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Jacuzzi

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included


                  Write a review 5
                  from 22 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 1 - May 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included



                  Single occupancy ---- USD180/night USD1,100/week

                  1 dble bedroom ---- USD220/night USD1,300/week

                  1 dble + 1 single --- USD250/night USD1,500/week

                  2 dbles --------------USD300/night USD1,800/week

                  2 dbles + 1 single --USD350/night USD2,100/week

                  2dbles + 2 singles --USD380/night USD2,400/week

                  Discounts for single occupancy of double bedrooms.

                  The deposit to secure reservation under any rental plan is USD380. Please contact owner for deposit and balance payment options.

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                  Last updated: 12/10/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Benito Juarez International Airport Mexico City
                  300 Miles
                  Nearest Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Private Mexican cooking lessons, Spanish classes, massages -- all in your apartment. For details, please contact owner.


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Petra, the German owner (she speaks German, English, Spanish and French) has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico for nearly 30 years. When authorities began to spruce up the decaying Centro Histórico ten years years ago, she bought two apartments on the top floor of a stately (and earthquake-safe) building between the Zocalo and Bellas Artes. Before moving in, she totally remodeled, modernized and redecorated both properties – one to live in herself, the other to put up friends, relatives and paying guests when visiting Mexico.

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                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Open-plan living room

                    Open-plan living room

                  • Living room detail

                    Living room detail

                  • Terrace at night

                    Terrace at night

                  • Dining room detail

                    Dining room detail

                  • Kitchen


                  • Bedroom I

                    Bedroom I

                  • Bedroom II (2 twins or 1 king)

                    Bedroom II (2 twins or 1 king)

                  • Bathroom I with jaccuzzi

                    Bathroom I with jaccuzzi

                  • View to balcony

                    View to balcony

                  • Edificio Santa Clara - our building

                    Edificio Santa Clara - our building

                  • Our building

                    Our building

                  • View from apartment

                    View from apartment

                  • View from living room

                    View from living room

                  • Work desk in living room

                    Work desk in living room

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Dining


                  • Kitchen


                  • View from bedroom I

                    View from bedroom I

                  • Bedroom III (single)

                    Bedroom III (single)

                  • Bathroom II

                    Bathroom II

                  • Building lobby

                    Building lobby

                  • Our  building - apartment with arches on top floor

                    Our building - apartment with arches on top floor

                  • Our view of Bellas Artes, the opera house

                    Our view of Bellas Artes, the opera house

                  • Early morning view from the apartment

                    Early morning view from the apartment

                  VRBO #38233

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

                  $180 - $380 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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