Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Sleeps Four, Patio
- english, french, spanish
About Sofia Sanchez
I was born and raised here in Mexico City and I have lived in Coyoacán my whole life. Right now, i'm an Art History student at a university in the city. I am completely fluent in English and Spanish but I also speak French quite well.
Sofia Sanchez purchased this Apartment in 1985
Why Sofia Sanchez chose Santa Catarina
My parents inherited the property from my grandfather. They began their married life and started a family here. I am very fond of it.
What makes this Apartment unique
It is a specially quiet and well located property in one of the nicest areas of Coyoacan, where Mexican golden era movie stars used to live. Actually, the name of the street is Dulce (sweet) Olivia, in honor of Olivia de Havilland.
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Quiet neighborhood, close to Mega grocery and small cafes.
Such a wonderful relaxing to stay!
This quiet duplex is our home away from home. Every time we visit CDMX this is where we stay. It is convenient to grocery shopping, delicious coffee, pastry, and ice cream, traditional Mexican fare from wonderful restaurants, as well as delicious pizza for our kids. We are writers and artists who like to visit the nearby parks to sketch, read, walk, and people/dog watch. You can't go wrong at this lovely home.
A sweet little haven
What a beautiful week in Coyoácan! Sofia was a wonderful hostess and the flat was the perfect little haven in a busy and fun city!
Mexican sophistication and charm
Elegant apartment in a quaint charming area. Very quiet and safe. Friendly and very responsive host.
Perfect 2-bedroom apartment 40 minutes from the center
Coyoacan is a historic village-within-a-city. It is not convenient in terms of the heart of the city: depending on traffic, it is 30-50 minutes by uber; and a 10-minute walk to the metro, which then takes another 30 minutes. But it is full of colonial charm; has a fun Zocola (plaza) to stroll in both by day and night; and includes Casa Azul (Frida Kahla's family home), a lovely park, and some pleasant restaurants. It is also quite "real" in the sense that it is touristed by not touristy.
And this apartment is the perfect place to enjoy the neighborhood. It is located on a side street, half-way between the metro and the Zocola. One block away is our favorite place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, facing a small plaza. Several blocks away is a great supermarket. And more.
It is also perfect in and of itself. You walk through a small courtyard to get to the front door: it is totally private and quiet. The photographs are completely accurate: it is beautifully furnished and comfortable, with a variety of spaces. We felt like we were at home the moment we entered.
We like to travel staying awhile in a single place to get more of a feel for what neighborhood-living is like in the cities we go to. We both have work that we bring with us, so we also like a place we can hunker down. And we invite our kids and friends to visit, so two bedrooms is always better than one. This fit the bill perfectly. We are already planning to return.
A great place in a lovely neighborhood!
Sofia’s apartment and the neighborhood are delightful, safe and quiet. My husband and I are in our 60’s and the apartment was a sanctuary from our days of sightseeing. The windows face the courtyard and there is a little terrace on the top floor (narrow twisty stairway) where I often had coffee and enjoyed the sun - this being December. The apartment has everything one could need and the the beds are comfortable. The home was very clean, and Sofia was extraordinarily prompt in answering my few questions. Nice art and books about Mexico complemented this interestingly designed apartment. Mucho Gracias!
Originally separate colonial towns and then suburbs of Mexico City, San Angel and Coyoacán were both absorbed by the ever-growing capital. But they've managed to retain their original tranquility.
You'll want to linger in these elegant sections of town, especially in Coyoacán.
The Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky museums give intense, intimate looks at the lives of two famous people who were friends and lovers, and who breathed their personalities into the places where they lived.
Remember that museums close on Monday.
Weekends are liveliest at the Plaza Hidalgo and its neighboring Jardín Centenario (usually referred to as la plaza or el zócalo), where street life explodes into a fiesta with balloons, clowns, cotton candy, live music, and hypnotic dancing to the sound of drums. On weekends Plaza Hidalgo hosts a crafts market.'
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