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All the Charm of Mexico........All the Comforts of Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, with mountain views & lovely garden! 1100 sq feet

All the Charm of Mexico - with all the Comforts of Home! This lovely duplex in Colonia La Cascada is a short 20 minute walk to the historic center. Totally furnished and artfully decorated.Slosh & soak in a tiled sunken tub in the master bathroom. There is a wonderful office/study area , perfect for the avid writer/ blogger. The kitchen is featured in the book 'Mexicocina, the Spirit and Style of the Mexican Kitchen'. The covered tiled porch is a perfect shady spot to relax in a hammock or dine al fresco, and there is a spacious roof garden that offers plenty of sun and views of the surrounding mountains. 2nd bath is outdoors,convenient to patios.The laundry room has full size washer/ dryer & tiled utility sink.

3 Lrg bedrooms:one with twins,one w/ queen,master w/ king

Amenities:UV PURIFIED WATER throughout. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, wireless Internet, phone, TV with DISH, DVD, linens provided, and weekly housekeeping.

MINIMUM ONE WEEK pricing sometimes by # of people

Keywords: A One Story Flat

More Details

Mimi Haberfeld
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Mimi Haberfeld

I am Cathey Lopez-Sandler,from Berkeley,CA. I have lived in Oaxaca for 12 years-by way of Guatemala-12 years, Europe-3years. I am passionate

about Precolumbian history, native plants & Mexican Art. I am inspired

in my own ceramic sculpture, by Mexican themes, especially Cacti!

Mimi Haberfeld purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mimi Haberfeld chose De Xochimilco

I purchased this adobe farm house,remodeled it & have enjoyed it, for its

proximity to Centro.Without the noise of the city, the house is located

in a working class Mexican neighborhood,yet an easy 15-20 minute walk straight to the Zocalo! The beautiful garden space has grown into a jungle,

all in pots!

What makes this apartment unique

The spectacular views from the upper deck is perfect for enjoying the 180 degree mountain and valley views!


De Xochimilco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 piece bathroom off of Master bedroom - two sinks. One - three piece bathroom off patio.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 - King size bed in Master - Wall of built-in Closets and Drawers. 2 - Guest room with Queen size bed 3 - Guest room with Twin beds, but can be made into one King bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
100% UV Purified Drinking and Bathing Water throughout the unit. Housekeeping once a week.


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All the Charm of Mexico........All the Comforts of Home!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Lovely apartment, quiet neighborhood near the center of town

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is well appointed, clean, and full of amazing art objects. The patio was a great spot to relax during the evenings and the kitchen was nicely set up for cooking. The wi-fi worked well, the bed was comfortable, and the tiled master bathroom was nothing short of elegant. The apartment was very comfortable and rather spacious for just my husband and me, but I think the second double bedroom would be a little crowded for a another couple and the second bathroom is out on the patio. The third bedroom has two twin beds. Alejandro and Judith were very welcoming and helpful, and even though we didn't speak Spanish well, we were able to communicate. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oaxaca delight, warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful casa, fully equipped kitchen, ethnic art galore (like a museum in art appreciation)...the access to the roof was stunning and provided tranquility for morning meditation and a little, the staff could not have been more attentive, especially when we needed extra blankets for the coldest night of the winter. We made a delicious vegetable soup in the gorgeously tiled kitchen ...Mil gracias to Mimi, Alejandro y Judith

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family trip!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Vino Tinto was a great experience for our stay in Oaxaca. The patio, with its abundant plants, was a gracious spot for conversation and meals. The kitchen was well equipped., even had a few food items stocked for us The filtered water was a real bonus. The bedrooms are large, with comfortable beds. Having washer and dryer in the unit was great. Caretakers Alejandro and Judith were helpful and kind. Although they don't speak English, my bit of Spanish and their I Pad translator let us communicate effectively. We would have appreciated some written directions in the unit itself, the instructions that Mimi, the owner, sent in emails. That would have been easier than looking things up electronically. And it would have been good to know what is recyclable. Another detail, not a problem, but just to know, is that the patio is also the entrance area for the upstairs unit, so those neighbors walk through. Our family enjoyed our Christmas holiday mucho.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The property is on the corner of a narrow st. In one direction we walked clear up ( and Up and up!) to a dirt road that took us to a view of Oaxaca and beyond. Several runners and walkers up there. Very safe. The other direction took us to the zocalo via server all parallel lovely streets with beautiful murals, 2.2 km away.

There is a tiny grocery store and a small market within 3 blocks in opposite directions and a larger market about 1/2 mile away. Alejandro and Judith are lovely and helpful people who transported us from the airport, showed us around the house and shared tips. However, my Spanish is so limited that I would not have been able to communicate with them. My daughter was able to and translated. We're we're four adults and three children. It was a perfect place for children who reveled in the discovery of all the folk art and plants. The rooftop terrace was a real plus, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Oaxaca!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five adults stayed at this beautiful home just recently. It is gorgeous, clean, and in a good location central to all of our activities. I highly recommend this home in Oaxaca! The patio is where we spent a lot of our time when we were not out and about. It is covered and very beautiful with many plants and decorations. Mimi was very helpful, as we had to cancel our planned stay in November, so she was kind enough to rebook us so that we did not lose our deposit. Alejandro and Judith were very kind and attentive. They helped to make our stay at Casa Vino Tinto special.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with some shortcomings

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples, so we had lots of room. The apartment was reasonably clean but showed some signs of neglect (e.g., persistent water leak underneath the sink, maintenance of the bathrooms, etc.). There was some confusion and a minor problem with the water supply. This situation should be clarified. Although not really an aspect of the property itself, a major irritant was the noise caused by a neighbour's dog, at all times of the day! Another neighbour with a motorcycle sans muffler also caused several disturbances. Earplugs required... Overall it is a pleasant place to stay, with the patio/garden being one of the winning elements. It is well within walking distance of the downtown area, a stone's throw away from a small food store, and fairly close to several major supermarkets. It should be mentioned that there are three units in the building and that the upstairs neighbours need to pass through the space of the middle unit to get to their own space. This was not a problem at any time during our stay, but that will depend on the people inhabiting the upstairs unit. The personnel was very friendly and helpful although communication was rather difficult since none of us spoke any Spanish and they spoke zero English. Hand-waving did work.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After the renter alerted me to the leak under the kitchen sink early on during their stay, it was repaired. I was not made aware of a continuing problem, nor did she mention the bathrooms. I don't know what she found objectionable as there never has been a complaint about the level of cleanliness. The apartment is cleaned thoroughly once a week. There have been some uncommon winds and electrical storms these last weeks, perhaps the bathroom off the patio received more debris than normal from the storms. I'm not sure what to say about the neighborhood dogs but that the problem exists all over Oaxaca. During festivals when the churches are igniting fireworks it's an irritation at best. It's a loud and raucous culture, noise is more the norm than the exception here.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Ninos Heroes de Chapultapec
Car: not necessary

My rental is located in a working class neighborhood

It is generally quiet.

The walk into town is along cobbled lanes,through the street of the ancient aquaduct, Los Architos, straight to the Zocalo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For stays longer than 2 months,the monthly rate is $1800. If more than 4 guests are staying, there will be a $20.00 fee charged per day per extra person. Water is scarce in Oaxaca please be mindful of its usage (i.e.laundry & showers).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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