Stunning Mountain View Villa with Luxury Amenities Near Oaxaca
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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, without giving up easy access to the city.
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. Enjoy marble countertops, undermount sink, marble island and purified water throughout the house.
The entry level offers a convenient two piece bath and an office which looks out on a flowering garden. The office is supplied with a laser printer and wide band internet access. (The renters will need to supply their own laptop.) There is also a cell phone with air time for the renters’ use. 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 with sliding glass windows offering a great view of the valley. 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, safety deposit box and an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower. 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 two 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 capable of supplying very hot pressurized water to three showers operating at the same time.
Enjoy outdoor dining on our comfortable patio furniture next to the flowering 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 Augustin) 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. Also worth a visit. The countryside views are reminiscent of the hills of Tuscany with lots of lush landscaping, perfect for hiking and biking. Several excellent family restaurants in the area will make for a delightful outing.
Our house is ideally situated for traveling to and from Oaxaca City and the surrounding valley. Our village, called Santo Domingo Barrio Alto, is situated about 25 minutes from downtown Oaxaca using a central thoroughfare. Outside our door is the taxi stand (sitio) for 'share taxis' going to the huge abastos market in Oaxaca. From there you can explore this fascinating market, walk to the world famous zocalo or get taxis to the surrounding villages, each noted for its specialty crafts.
Also outside our door is the mototaxi stand where a covered, 3 wheel, 2 seat passenger taxi will take you where you want to go in the community.
The nearby market town of Villas de Etla is a short 5 minute mototaxi ride away. It offers a fresh produce market, internet cafes, an ATM machine, and local family restaurants..
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.
Transport to and from the airport and bus terminal can be arranged.
After over 12 years of traveling all areas of Mexico, we chose this location and outfitted our house with 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.
Keywords: villa, house, casa, country house, home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Mobile Phone
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- hiking, bird watching, village church nearby
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to unwind and relax.
Great place to unwind and relax.
We are a family of five and we had a good time. Every thing you need was available at the house. The staff was very attentative to our needs and made us feel at home and welcomed. Oaxaca is a great place to experience the hispanic culture. We were able to go to the food market and also experienced a religious procession during our stay. It was a great time away from home. Thank you
- Guest Family of five (Houston)
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 02/03/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks very much for your review. We love Oaxaca for its culture and history. There is always something interesting to see around each corner. We hope you and your family can return some day.
Thank you so much. We had a great time with our two daughters. A lot of space. Excellent condition. Kitchen and baths are practically new. A lot of attention to detail. Great taste in local arts and crafts. Rocio and Alejandra were very helpful and very kind. We had a great time. Oaxaca is wonderful. Great sights (pyramids more than 2000 years old, convents and churches from the XVI century....), great towns dedicated to rugs, pottery, alebrijes... Really enjoyed the people. Great food. Great weather. i would recommend renting a car. Thanks again!
- Guest Lorena (Mexico City)
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our house. We are continuing to make improvements to our new house and garden. Our goal is to make it the best rental in Oaxaca. We hope that you will be able to return to our casa and magical Oaxaca someday. Best Regards, June and Lockie
this place is a dream, we went in july and august, everything was green at the house and around it, people are very friendly, the house keeper, can tell you were to go and eat if you need her she´ll take 10 min. to be there for you, we took our car so nothing seem far for us, but if you rent a car there is perfect to go see the sites, theres taxis all over the place, so you are in reach of were ever you want to go, over all in the house my children were trill a 16 and 12 year old girls, they wanted the house for there own, comfortable, secure, peaceful, you name it, it had it, we did´nt. want to leave Oaxaca, and the house, tank you for the wonderful moments we had at your place.
- Guest jorge (tijuana)
- Date of stay 07/30/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Oaxaca.
Excellent family friendly house
Excellent family friendly house
We were very please with our recent stay at Casa Lucia. The owners were wonderful to work with and the staff was excellent as well. We travelled with our three kids and grandparents. The seven of us had plenty of space at the house and it was wonderful to come back every day to a cozy home instead of being at a hotel. We had already recommended this property to friends who want to visit Oaxaca.
- Guest Silvia S.
- Date of stay 08/13/12
- Review Submitted 09/03/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Happiness is Casa Lucia…
Happiness is Casa Lucia…
Happiness is Casa Lucia… we just got back from 9 days in Oaxaca and we could have not made a better decision than to stay at Casa Lucia. We were welcomed at the airport by property manager, who took us to our destination; along the way she gave us a quick overview of Oaxaca - places to visit and things to do -. Up on our arrival at “Casa Lucia” housekeeping staff was at home to coordinate with us the days we wanted her to come over for housekeeping (so we did) and the service was excellent. After a trip to the local market with the property manager we were on our own, we had total privacy.(WiFi, TV, and phone were offered at no extra cost) The house is lovely; the attention to detail reflects very good taste in decoration like original framed art, alebrijes and local zapoteca rugs. Amenities were very well thought. The kitchen is very, very nice so we always had breakfast and dinner there, for lunch we were always away. “Santo Domingo Etla” where the house is located and “San Agustin Etla” are about 25 minutes drive from Oaxaca yet very near happiness. To wake up with a beautiful mountains view and the singing of the birds was for us a joy. The pictures above tell it all regarding the house but they can not capture the peacefulness that we experienced and the heart openness of the locals. In my opinion it is better to rent a car so we did and drove to many places during our stay, the house has an ample parking space and huge very well kept garden. If you go to México consider Oaxaca and if you do, then consider Casa Lucia… I just don’t understand any other way of staying… my wife and I fell in love with the house and the whole experience so we are planning to come back. So please if you stay at Casa Lucia treat the house with the same love that it was put together and smile.
- Guest Danchez (San Diego, CA)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
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4 night min stay
Dec 1 - Mar 31
4 night min stay
Jul 15 - Jul 31
4 night min stay
Discounts: 17 nights or more: $86 Nightly
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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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we are working on the garden and planting cactus and indigenous grasses
pantry and fridge with icemaker
living room with huge sliding window opening to garden
master king bedroom
twin beds in guest room
level 2 master suite entry
our jacaranda tree blooms in spring. showing parking pad and mountain views
Lower garden using indigenous plants
open concept dining room with mesquite table and seating for 6
comfortable living room furniture
master showing views of valley and open beam construction
queen bed in guestroom
modern bathroom with walk in shower
outdoor dining on the patio
entryway from street.
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