Elegant Penthouse with Incredible Views in Historic Center

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.

Cost of renting the apartment depends on the number of bedrooms you occupy and starts at USD220 for two people. You will always have exclusive use of the apartment - even if you rent just one bedroom. No sharing with other guests! Please see our detailed rate list under "Rates".

Your rental rate includes:
• Generous Continental breakfast (self-service)
• Maid service Monday through Saturday
• 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
• Bathrobes, slippers and other amenities
• 24-hour security
• Transport and tours assistance

For stays on one week or longer, we will also provide
• Free airport pick-up
• Mexican cell phone during your stay

Minimum stay is three nights. During Easter and Thanksgiving week, and from December 15 to January 6, minimum stay is four nights.

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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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 2400 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. Please note that cots are extra beds are not available. ...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 3 - El Toro : 1 double


  • Bedroom 4 - El Capote : 1 double, 1 twin/ single


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
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning


  • 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:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We also offer laundry serice, including ironing. ...moreless

  • 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
  • Jetted Tub:

    in bathroom shared by Aviones and Toro...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Entire apartment (6P)
May 12 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates



RATES (exclusive use of apartment)

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

Minimum stay is 3 nights. During Easter week and Dec 15 - Jan 6, minimum stay is 4 nights.

No end-of stay cleaning fee.

Please note that there is a USD20 fee for check-in/out between 9 pam and 9 am and on Sundays and official Mexican holidays.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Benito Juarez International Airport Mexico City
300 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Private Mexican cooking lessons, meals prepared by private cook, Spanish classes, massages, tequila and mezcal tasting -- 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 more than ten years years ago, she bought two apartments on the top floor of a stately 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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

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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

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Elegant Penthouse with incredible views in historic center

Mexico City #38233

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