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Lovely Duplex In XVI Century Coyoacan

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Sleeps Four, Patio

Tastefully equipped duplex with Mexican art and high end furniture in one of Mexico city's most beautiful areas. Extremely well served by public transportation and taxi stands, Metro nearby.

Walking distance to all the restaurants, cafes, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and theaters of Coyoacan historical center, to its market, to Frida Kahlo´s and Trotsky´s houses that are now museums, H. Cortes' palace, etc.

There are several delis, wine shops, a very large supermarket, and a green market in the neighborhood.

Parks, lovely plazas and Coyoacan's famous 'Viveros', a 39 hectares park where it is possible to exercise and jog every morning on its 2 mile running track.

The duplex has a fully equipped *recently renovated* kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, dish washer, oven, stove, 2 bedrooms (king and twins), 2 Plasma TV's, WiFi; bathroom, independent patio, outdoor grill, laundry room with washer and dryer. Also, a baby crib is available upon request.

Coyoacan is a very quiet and charming district of Mexico City, with lots of trees, colonial houses and pretty alleys; a very pleasant place to walk and enjoy Mexico's great climate. No wonder it is where conquistador Hernan Cortes established his first residence.

More Details

Sofia Sanchez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

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.


Santa Catarina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Nice, clean and has a big shower. (no bathtub). The towels are new and have a very good quality.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • We will provide 1000 thread count sheets for your comfort and excellent quality duvet, so you will never be cold! The rooms are big enough to open your luggage without feeling cramped. Also, the closets are huge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lovely Duplex In XVI Century Coyoacan
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
SF Bay Area, California, USA

Our home in Mexico City

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and it was in even better shape than the first time. We thought it was perfect but now the kitchen has been beautifully remodeled. Friends stayed with us on this visit and were very impressed as well. Coyoacan is a charming neighborhood and it is a 10-15 minute walk to the main plaza and a 5-10 minute walk to Viveros, an incredible place to run. It's a quick Uber ride or a long walk to several metro stations to get downtown. There were a few maintenance issues that came up during our stay and Aurora, the manager took care of them immediately. This apartment feels like home and we plan to stay here whenever we're in town. We are grateful to have such a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zimmerman, MN, USA


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home to stay at and we will be booking this property again on our next stay to Mexico City.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mi esposa y dos hijas pequenas estuvimos de visita en el DF visitando familia y todos quedamos absolutamente felices de nuestra estancia en la casa. El espacio fue ideal para que nuestras ninas de 3 y 8 meses jugaran sin preocuparnos de nada. Todos los servicios y atenciones de los duenos fueron excelentes. La locacion de la casa es insuperable estando en una de las zonas mas bellas y tradicionales de la ciudad. Ampliamente recomiendo esta propiedad.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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San Diego

Great Home in Coyoacan

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Sofia's duplex in Coyoacan. The property was so comfortable and pretty and in a great location, easy walking to the square, tons of restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. We particularly enjoyed Casa Azul, Iglesia San Juan Bautista and dining at Los Danzantes, Ave Maria and Corazon de Maguey. It was easy to take Uber into Mexico City, only around $12, to see some of the amazing museums (Antropologia, Museo Nacional del Arte) and churches. Also took Uber to the bus station for a trip to Teotihuacan.

Sofia was great to deal with, very responsive and accommodating. The duplex had everything we needed and more. We would love to stay there again on our next trip to DF.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I would be more than happy to welcome you back!
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Mexico, XX

Muy buena opción en la zona de Coyoacán

  • 5 of 5

Tuvimos una muy grata estancia, en gran medida debido a las personas que administran la propiedad y que siempre estuvieron al pendiente de que todo estuviera en orden y acorde a nuestras necesidades. El lugar esta muy bien ubicado si uno debe realizar actividades hacia el sur de la Ciudad, ampliamente recomendado.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ¡Muchísimas gracias!
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Buenos Aires


  • 5 of 5

Muy bello departamento, amplio e iluminado. El barrio es muy pintoresco, cerquita de los viveros, y a dos calles del centro comercial donde se puede encontrar TODO. Lo recomiendo.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias!!!
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"Beautiful, historic XVI century Coyoacan is where Spanish conquistadors established their fi..."
Museo Frida Kahlo
"You can see the Frida's splendor!"
Mercado Coyoacan
"Its a most in your visit!"
DULCE OLIVIA café galería
"The urban legend says that Emilio "El Indio" Fernández (a renowned Mexican actor and Coyoacá..."
Museo León Trotsky
"You will enjoy!"
Nib Chocolates
"Go, taste and enjoy the mexican sofisticated flavors mixed with one of the finest chocolates..."
Plaza Jardín Centenario 9-A Centro Histórico de Coyoacán
"Magnificent XVII century interior."
Cafe el Jarocho
"A Coyoacan classic, Café el Jarocho has been serving the best coffee in Mexico City since 19..."
Nearest Airport
16.5 Kilometres
Mexico City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Corazon De Maguey
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Ruta De La Seda
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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.'

Fodors' Mexico City


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Damage Deposit $300

You must pay the first 50% in VRBO BOOKING NOW, the second pay and deposit please in chash American Dollar when you arrive at property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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