1 House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7) heated pool, near centre mountain view
- english, spanish
We have lived in Oaxaca since 1998. We are very friendly, helpful, respect hosts and would love to have you stay at our wonderful house. Sergio is an English speaking Mexican ethnomusicologist with a lot of knowledge about local culture
Owner purchased this House in 2004
Why Owner chose Agencia Municipal de San Felipe del Agua
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 congestion 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.
What makes this House unique
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 neighborhood 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A week in San Felipe del Agua
We really enjoyed our stay in San Felipe del Agua. The house provided a wonderful respite from the busyness of Oaxaca. The house was always degrees cooler from the city and the porch was a lovely place to sit and relax. It is easy to get back and forth to the city on the public bus. It is about a 15 minute bus ride. San Felipe is a small little village and everyone was very friendly. In the center of town, is a school with a covered basketball court/soccer field. Our son really enjoyed playing soccer with the local children in the evenings. That experience really added to our vacation.
We enjoyed using the pool, the only caveat is that the pool is on the owner's side of the yard. You just have to notify the owner via email or text if you would like to use it. We never had a problem and the owner was very gracious. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone who wanted to be close to Oaxaca but would like a little more peace and quiet.
Clean and convenient
We loved our time in Oaxaca and this house was a convenient and affordable place to stay while we explored the city. It is fairly minimal inside, and we were glad we brought some games to play on rainy days. We had the odd big get inside, but they were small and we found that keeping the windows closed at night solved any problems we had. Sergio, the neighbour who manages the property, was very nice, and the housekeeping service was very nice as well. The yellow house is a bit far from downtown to walk, so we either called cabs or walked partway and hailed a cab, and they were always less than $7 CAD. What a beautiful city!
Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed the house and pool and hospitality. I should mention that the pool is safer for young children being behind the fence which you access through a door at the end of the garden. We are not around that much so it is still quite private. You were great guests and we hope you will return one day.
Couldn't ask for more
It's a beautiful spacious house. Five minutes away on foot is a copious outdoor produce market and access to frequents buses to town. The abounding with flowers trees and vines, the bordering mountains and the warm friendly people make walking in the neighborhoods a wonderful experience. I miss it already and can't wait to go back.
Thank you for your review! You were also great guests, very communicative, positive respectful and friendly. We are so happy you enjoyed out house and the area so much that you´ve decided to return next year. We look forward to your stay.
Very nice place in an interesting neighborhood, beautiful yard.
Sergio is quite an interesting fellow, I would like to have spent more time with him but Oaxaca kept us way to busy. If you have not been here you should definitely come visit. My wife wants to move here.
Lovely home stay in quiet san felipe
Judith's house is spacious and beautiful. We enjoyed our stay in every way.
Judith's place was amazing! Everything as promised and much more. We also hired a cook recommended by Judith and she cooked some amazing vegetarian meals for us.
Thank you Hemel! It was a pleasure to meet you and your very sweet, kind and interesting family. I hope you will return one day.
Archeological sites, markets, museums, theatre, restaurants, mezcal tours, horse riding, swimming.