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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

No better way to see Mexico City's greatest neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

First the apartment: one of the best ever. Spacious, clean and well-organized. Full kitchen and dinning room (although the stove is a bit difficult to operate). It's a real home, perfect for a family. Sofia and her staff are extremely helpful. I travel a lot so one detail really stood out for me: the art in the apartment. No tacky stuff, beautiful pottery and wall hangings. That kind of eye for detail speaks volumes about the care Sofia puts into this home.

Second the neighborhood: We are very familiar with Coyoacan. We've been walking the streets for years but have never stayed in the neighborhood. This stay was a revelation. Besides the obvious - Frida Kahlo House, Jardin Centenario, Museum of Popular Culture - you're within walking distance of hidden gems like the Fonoteca Nacional and Museum of Watercolors.

We will absolutely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, You were a wonderful guest! Thank you for the many compliments! We would be more than happy to welcome you back anytime!
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Our second time and still love it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this house and we are very pleased. We are making this our home away from home as we are planning to make more frequent trips here. We live in the US but we are originally from Mexico City. This is the best place for us to stay and visit friends and family. It’s clean, spacious, well located, plenty of amenities nearby and in a very safe neighborhood. Our kids (5 & 2) had a great time and can’t wait to come back.

Thank you Aurora for your help during our stay. We’ll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

A delightfully inviting home away from home, private, quiet, with lovely furnishings, interesting art work, pleasant sitting area, good lighting, a fully equipped kitchen waiting to be used, bedrooms spacious and comfortable, and certainly an adequate bathroom. We wished we were staying a month. The location is excellent with easy access to the surrounding area by foot, by Uber and by metro. The neighborhood couldn't have been better. The street, tree lined and remarkably clean, always welcomed us back. Close by a large and very modern, new super market had everything we might have needed for settling in. Close by too were very traditional neighborhood food shops, cafes and restaurants. We loved coming home to this very special place that we called ours. And breakfast in the courtyard was a great place to start the day. Sofia couldn't have been more helpful or more welcoming. If we had been in the need of anything, she would have been right there to help. Remind her, however, that a briefing on how to work the unique gas stove is necessary. She made us feel like we were special guests. There is so much to do and explore in Mexico City and Coyoacan and this property is the perfect homebase. We are looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Experience Travelers

  • 4 of 5

4 stars because I do not want anyone to miss out. This place is well taken care of, clean and a great location. You do have to be a good walker to get to places, but most of Mexico is like that anyway, expect to walk. If you like to explore along the way, then this is the place. Why not 5 stars? Because I have been getting rentals for a long time in many places. In Austin, a nice note and a bottle of wine, in San Cristobal de Las Casas, some local coffees, and homemade cookies, in New York, basics in the fridge, small mustard, mayo, coffee, etc. This place, I was asked to buy my own trash bags when the two I had filled up. Not only was there no coffee, they had the wrong filters. Being a seasoned traveler, I had my own. There was no hot water, Luckily I am a repair it kind of guy, I found the heater and turned it on, but had to wait for the water to get hot. The soap in the bathroom, a full-size humongous bath soap, kind of hard to use if you have Trump hands. Garbage disposal was so full of old food, the water did not drain properly, so we had to get it fixed. We do not use the garbage disposals even in our home. Grab the small everything next time you travel to a hotel and use these instead, shampoo, soaps, instant coffee, and creamer, etc. These are just suggestions because two years ago I arrived at 10:00 pm in Mexico City because of delays. I would not have time to shop for groceries. Aurora is available to answer and help with anything, but only on weekdays. It was also nice that we did not have to rush out while waiting for our flight time. Rent this house if you are an experienced traveler to Mexico and you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the suggestion of having something to welcome our guests with like cookies, we will take it into account. We are very happy you had a nice stay in our property and our country. As for the toileteries and groceries concern, we do not provide them. When we started renting our property we used to provide some basics, but we quickly found out that everybody had their own preference about everything ranging from bread to type of milk and that they did not use the basics in the fridge and this all ended up being wasteful. Concerning the water heater, I did turn it on before you arrived but unfortunately, your visit was during a very cold and windy season so it is natural that the gas heater got turned off. Since this happened to you, I will provide a list of instructions on how to turn it on for future guests in case this happens again. Also, you didn’t have to wait for the water to heat. As soon as you turn on the shower, hot water should come out without any wait. Thank you for the review, we really appreciated that you picked our property for your stay and if you’re ever back in Mexico City we hope you stay with us.
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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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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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