Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- english, spanish
I have been living and building in Oaxaca City for the last 20 years. My wife and 3 children were all born in this magical town. My inlaws have lived in the Oaxaca valley for many generations and dedicate thenselves to the productions of the colchas (hand woven bedspreads) and other hand loomed items. I spend my time building homes and apartment buildings, and when time permits, giving guided tours to my favorite locations.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 1999
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Anthony's apartment exceeded our expectations. The view is incredible and private roof deck really special. Everything was clean and spacious. I would stay here again!
Nice apartment, amazing view, not too far from downtown
Basically loved the place. We had 3 couples for the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (though my wife and I drew the short straw in terms of the room and bed) and the multiple common rooms were great. Good kitchen, pretty well supplied. We also had access to the roof with a glider and a gazebo--fantastic view of city lights at night. Downsides: roosters early in the morning from across the street, dogs barking all night, and a water pump that gets loud for 15 mins. twice a day (near our BR). Upside; living on a real Mexican street, to go to the grocery store, a fluff-and-fold laundry place, and a cool music club with a local band. It takes maybe 20 minutes to walk to downtown, and taxis are easy and cheap. Anthony, who manages the place, was always very responsive.
Great Apartment with a wonderful view of the city
The apartment was large and well furnished.
The rooftop deck was wonderful in the afternoons and evenings.
The kitchen was well appointed including with good knives.
Anthony was very responsive when we had questions or issues.
It is located a little walk from the main tourist areas. If you are coming from the north end, the walk is a gradual uphill, but if you are coming from the zocalo there will be a bunch of stairs to get to Panaramico del Fortin. The stairs definitely got easier as the week progressed. There is also a couple of flights of stairs up to the apartment from the street on the west side of the building (visible in the one photo.) So if stairs are a problem for you this would not be a good apartment. But you couldn't get the elevation and the views without a few stairs.
It is worth exploring the area around the apartment. Although outside of the main tourist area, there are some good restaurants and groceries close by.
Since this was the second week of our stay in Oaxaca, the washing machine machine was very appreciated. A dryer is not needed as the sunshine and dry air dried clothes very quickly on the lines.
There were two very nice bedrooms and bathrooms in the apartment. There is an additional small bedroom with bath outside the back door on the stairs to the roof, still inside the private space of the apartment. I guess it was probably originally a servants room originally. That would be good for a single person only.
Anthony has prepared a binder of notes and suggestions about the apartment, the local area and Oaxaca in general. But the binder has been used a lot and has become disorganized. It would be helpful if Anthony would reorganize and update it. But that was a small issue.
Beautiful and clean home with an amazing view. Home is withing walkibg distances into the town center. Anthony is a wonderful host, easy to communicate with and super helpful. He organised taxis to pick us up at 5:30am to take us to the airport- no fuss! 5 star!
A dream like stay
Our stay at Anthony's place was dream like. Every morning, I drank my coffee peacefully staring at the panoramic view of the city from either the living room or the rooftop terrace--I don't know which I enjoyed more
We rented for a week two houses from Anthony--the top three bedroom and immediately below-the two bedroom. Both were large and seem to have been professionally decorated with so much of the little touches which made you feel comfortable and at home. Both have large master bedrooms, and good size second bedrooms. Both have sufficient plates and pans should you desire to cook dinners.
At first impression, you wonder about the neighborhood since the surrounding houses seem not as beautiful as Anthony's. But you will find the neighborhood extremely friendly. In walking home from the historic district, every person greets you with a friendly "Buenas Noches." And we became friends with some of the neighbors.
It is a nice walk to the historic district, about ten minures. And if you are going to the Guelaguetza in July, it is a short walk to the long stairs called the "Esacalera" which takes you the venue.
Most of all you will enjoy Anthony and his family. I have never met an owner so responsive. One time I emailed Anthony about where to find more sponges. When we return home, I was embarrassed to find new sponges in the house.
One final thing. I saw one negative review for August. It is the only negative review found, and it should not be given much credibility,
A perfect homebase for your stay in Oaxaca
We went to Oaxaca with family and friends to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
Some of our party stayed hotels but this property was the gathering point daily as it's location is perfect and the view is amazing. Sometimes in a large group the coordination can be problematic but the owner Anthony was always available to advise or to set things up...including a spectacular rooftop dinner for 13 which included a guitarist playing for a sunset happy hour. You have about a 15 minute walk to downtown (centro) a great coffee shop a block away and many tiendas to get you anything you need
So, enjoy the wonderful city and this world class nighttime city view