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Stunning Mountain View Villa with Luxury Amenities Near Oaxaca

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Last updated: 01/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Oaxaca house description

Be among the first to rent our stunning holiday home, a modern architecturally designed Mediterranean style villa nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madres. It is a peaceful & secure oasis from city life, offering clean fresh air in a garden setting with luxury amenities.

Our house is located in a peaceful village called Santo Domingo Barrio Alto about 25 minutes by car or 30 minutes by collective taxi from downtown Oaxaca. We offer a quiet environment from which to explore the city and surrounding villages. Perfect for writers, artists, hikers, bird lovers, dreamers, or just those looking for a semi-rural environment.

Rare features for Oaxacan rentals include a gourmet cook’s kitchen. Stainless steel appliances include a six burner gas stove, double door refrigerator with purified cold water and icemaker, and automatic dishwasher. Juice extractor and electric blenders let you enjoy the wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available nearby. Coffee grinders for both the drip coffee maker and the espresso maker will allow you to make full use of the excellent organic coffee grown regionally. Quality pots and pans, dishes and utensils can be found in the many new kitchen cupboards. Granite countertops, large under counter stainless steel sink, island with stools and purified water throughout the house make this a very useable kitchen.

The entry level offers a convenient 2 piece bath and an office which looks out on a beautiful flowering garden. The office has the necessary supplies one might need, a laser printer and wide band internet access. We supply a laptop and cell phone. We do not have WIFI throughout the house but our internet is reliable from the office. It does not have SKYPE capabilities. From the entry level, one can look down and see a large gallery space with a small but growing art collection.

The open concept, light filled main floor includes a dining room with a large custom built mesquite table and wide French doors opening directly onto a furnished patio. The spacious living room is bathed in light from the floor to ceiling sliding glass windows offering a great view of San Agustin and the ‘CASA’ art centre in Vista Hermosa. The comfortable custom built furniture and wide screen TV are rarities in Oaxaca.

The second level master suite features include a new king bed with pillow-top mattress, walk-in dressing room, built-in cupboards, and an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The walk-in dressing room also includes a secure digitally operated safety deposit box. Huge sliding windows allow the resident to take full pleasure from the incredible views and the warm breezes in the valley.

The upper level houses 2 brightly lit guest rooms, one with twins and one with a queen. Both are furnished with new pillow top mattresses, quality sheets, pillows and covers. These share a modern bathroom with walk-in shower.

All bedrooms feature name brand mattresses, quality high thread count cotton sheets and duvets and hand woven, locally crafted wool carpets. Hot water is supplied by an large, double burner, on-demand water heater that is easily capable of supplying very hot pressurized water to both showers operating at the same time.

Enjoy outdoor dining on our comfortable patio furniture next to the flowering aromatic garden and again those fabulous views.

A walk up the street takes you to a beautiful swimming complex with Tuscan valley views. The complex includes 5 pools, slides for the adventurous and poolside service from the licensed restaurant.

Further up the street brings you to the fabulous CASA, (Centre de Arte de San Agustin) offering international art exhibits, weekly films, and an art library open to the public. The site is the location of a turn-of-the-century textile factory that has been the ongoing project of internationally known Oaxacan artist, Francisco Toledo. The architectural design takes full advantage of the original construction, the abundance of flowing water, indigenous floral displays and fabulous views of the valley. Not to be missed. Next to the Centre is a renovated artisanal paper factory. The countryside views are reminiscent of the hills of Tuscany with lots of lush landscaping, perfect for hiking and biking.

Also outside our door is the moto taxi stand where a covered, 3 wheel, 2 seat passenger taxi will take you where you want to go in the community of Etla including the local market and grocery store, five minutes away. There are several family type restaurants nearby which are open for comida (late lunch).

We have hired local staff to assist you with your stay. Rocio Landa is our dynamic house manager, fluent in both English and Spanish. She will arrange tours with driver pickup from the house to such attractions as the Monte Alban & Mitla archeological sites, and to the many craft villages in the area. She will also be able to answer any questions you might have. Our housekeeper, Alexandra, does the laundry and keeps the house clean for the guests. Damian, our outdoor custodian tends the garden and keeps vigil at night.

After over ten years of traveling all areas of Mexico, we chose this location and outfitted our house with out future retirement in mind. In the meantime, we are happy to share it with others. We love the serenity and clean air of our friendly village coupled with the proximity to a vibrant, culturally rich city, offering: museums; art galleries; language schools; an English language library; world class restaurants; pedestrian-only streets; organic markets; and of course the fabulous open air Zocolo, filled with sound and colour and ringed with outdoor cafes. The internationally attended Guelaguetza celebrations occur on the two Mondays following July 16th. ( Many events in Oaxaca are scheduled during July to coincide with these celebrations.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Staff


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Children are welcome but our open stair railings between our first and second floors and third floors (pictured here) are not suitable for very young children...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                please ask...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Clean mountain air, safe quiet community, close to birding, hiking, biking, nearby town with fresh produce market, close to cultural opportunities like art classes, museum, films, near only golf course in Oaxaca, best weather in Mexico...moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis


                          • Dining Area


                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating:


                          • Internet:

                            available from office only...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone:

                            cell provided...moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove:

                            6 burner...moreless

                          • Toaster


                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 7 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jul 15 - Jul 31
                              4 night min stay
                              High Season
                              Dec 1 - Mar 31
                              4 night min stay
                              $795 $2,573
                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay
                              $695 $2,138
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              Last updated: 01/08/2015
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates


                              hiking, bird watching,swimming, village church nearby


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: We have travelled extensively in Mexico to purchase arts and crafts for our mexican store, Casa Lucia, in Canada. We have come to love the people with their patient helpful ways. There is always something interesting to look at in Mexico.

                              Why the Owner Chose Oaxaca:
                              We chose this location because it offers a friendly authentic mexican village just outside of a major colonial city. The weather in Oaxaca is known to be near perfect, cool evenings combined with warm days.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              We love the clean air, the peaceful quiet evenings with a margarita on our patio, especially after a busy day in the city.

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                              Speaks: english



                              • we are working on the garden and planting cactus and indigenous grasses

                                we are working on the garden and planting cactus and indigenous grasses

                              • pantry and fridge with icemaker

                                pantry and fridge with icemaker

                              • living room with huge sliding window opening to garden

                                living room with huge sliding window opening to garden

                              • master king bedroom

                                master king bedroom

                              • twin beds in guest room

                                twin beds in guest room

                              • level 2 master suite entry

                                level 2 master suite entry

                              • our jacaranda tree blooms in spring. showing parking pad and mountain views

                                our jacaranda tree blooms in spring. showing parking pad and mountain views

                              • Lower garden using indigenous plants

                                Lower garden using indigenous plants

                              • cook's kitchen

                                cook's kitchen

                              • open concept dining room with mesquite table and seating for 6

                                open concept dining room with mesquite table and seating for 6

                              • comfortable living room furniture

                                comfortable living room furniture

                              • master showing views of valley and open beam construction

                                master showing views of valley and open beam construction

                              • queen bed in guestroom

                                queen bed in guestroom

                              • modern bathroom with walk in shower

                                modern bathroom with walk in shower

                              • outdoor dining on the patio

                                outdoor dining on the patio

                              • entryway from street.

                                entryway from street.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Monday, January 19, 2015

                              $95 - $135 per night (USD)
                              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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