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Light, Air and Modern Conveniences in the Historic Center

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Living Room and Courtyard


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom. 21/2 bath house with interior courtyard and views of the sierra.

This house was built fifteen years to the exacting standards of a Mexican architect and an American owner. Located on a small dead-end street, the property is walking distance to everything in Oaxaca's historic center, but is remarkably quiet, especially in the evenings and at night.

On the ground floor you'll find a small sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, all of which open to the interior courtyard. There is also an office with a futon that opens into a full-sized bed and a half bath. One floor up, you'll find the large master bedroom with queen sized bed and bath, with two sinks and a shower. This level also has two roof decks with lovely city and mountain views. On the top floor, there is a small bedroom with a full sized bed and a small bath with shower. This level also has a roof deck with lovely views and privacy.

The house has wifi throughout and a telephone you are welcome to use for calls within Mexico or to the United States and Canada.

Within a couple of blocks of the house, you'll find several good restaurants, coffee shops, a traditional covered market, and shops of various kinds. Santo Domingo, the zocalo and other tourist attractions are all reachable by foot in ten to fifteen minutes. The bus station is nearby and cabs are easily hailed on nearby streets

The owners of the property are Americans who fell in love with Oaxaca and wanted a home base in the city from which to explore the region. The house has been set up for our comfort and we trust you will be as happy there as we are.

Our local property manager, Amado, will meet you at the property when you arrive and is available to help with any issues that arrive during your stay. He is also an excellent source of information about Oaxaca. While we will most likely not be in Oaxaca when you are there, we are always available by phone or e-mail.

Alma will come to clean the house once a week and can be hired directly should you wish her to come more frequently.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Bulgarian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    There is an open staircase that is not suitable for small children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Small bedroom with attached bath and roof deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Office has a futon and attached half bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom, with bath and private deck....moreless

  • The master bedroom is quite large and has a queen sized bed, a large attached bath with tiled shower, lots of storage and a private roof deck. The second bedroom is fairly small. It has a double bed, a small bath with tiled shower, storage and a private roof deck. The office on the main floor has a futon that can be opened into a double bed. It has an attached half bath and some storage.,...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Each of the bedrooms has it's own bath with sink, toilet and shower. The office on the main floor has a half bath attached....moreless


  • Books:

    There are many books on the shelves throughout the house. The library includes literature, books on Mexican culture and history and assorted other topics. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    The library of CDS focuses on classical and early music, but includes a range of other things, as well....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a small CD player and a library of CDS available as well as a small sonos speaker in the master bedroom that can be used to stream music....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a flat panel smart TV in the master bedroom for use with Netflix and other streaming services. ...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    From the roof decks on the second and third floor, there are good views over the northern part of the town center....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the roof decks on the second and third floor there are beautiful vistas of the mountains to the north....moreless


  • Dining:

    The dining table is normally set to seat four and opens to accommodate up to eight. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans provided during hot season....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a small wood burning fireplace in the living room. You are responsible for purchasing wood....moreless

  • Heating:

    Heating is not necessary in the moderate climate of Oaxaca....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi is included and functions throughout the property....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets and bedspreads are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    There is a telephone you can use for local calls and to call the US or Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a small washer and dryer in the kitchen for your use....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Various types of coffee makers are available, including a french press and an electric drip machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You will have access to dishes and glassware made by local artisans as well as a full range of utensils for those of you who choose to cook. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped with a full sized refrigerator, four burner stove with oven, toaster, microwave, blender, coffee makers, a range of pots and utensils, dishes, glassware and flatware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide the first 5 gallon bottle of potable water and more is easily available from vendors who come by regularly. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There are roof decks attached to both of the bedrooms with great views of the city and the mountains to the north....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is small interior garden on the ground floor, connected to the living room and dining area by sliding glass doors. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
14 night min stay

$600 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


While we prefer rentals of at least two weeks, we will make exceptions under the following conditions: 1. there is a period of less than 14 days open between two existing rentals. 2. We are within two months of the dates you want to rent the house. If one of these situations applies, please contact us to work out details. On rentals of less than two weeks, a weekly rate of $750 applies.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Year Purchased: 2015

About: The property is owned by two friends, Robert and Paul. Robert grew up in New York, studied linguistics and anthropology in Chicago and Berkeley and has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 15 years. With long term interests in traditional cultures and crafts, Robert fell in love with Oaxaca the first time he visited and has returned multiple times since. He is currently involved in a project called 'Colores de Oaxaca' that works with local textile artists to expand knowledge of the textile traditions of the region and to take steps to assure the this traditional knowledge is kept alive. He is also working on the development of a program to support young, indigenous people from the region in their exploration of what it means to be indigenous in the 21st Century and how they can access and explore the opportunities that modern society offers while remaining grounded in and connected to their native cultures and communities. Paul grew up on a farm in South Texas and currently lives on the property next door which was settled by his ancestors in the mid 19th Century. His current focus when in the US is on visitation programs for women and families being held in the federal detention system. Like Robert, Paul has a lifelong interest in textiles and cultures.

Why Luis Jiménez Figueroa, Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico:
We were introduced to the casita when we rented it for two weeks on a recent visit to Oaxaca. We were just beginning to explore the possibility of purchasing a property in town and learned that the the house was for sale. We loved the quality of the space and the location, as well as the layout of the house, which allows for the comfortable hosting of guests, and decided to make an offer. We are excited that the casita is now our home base in Oaxaca and look forward to sharing it with others who come to visit this very special place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is unique because of its location in the old center, combined with the unique architecture that allows light and air into all parts of the house while also creating private, intimate spaces and separation from the neighbors. Also, each of the two main bedrooms has its own bathroom and roof deck and the office on the ground floor, which can be used as a third bedroom, has its own half bath and easy access to the internal garden. Thus the house can be shared by several individuals or couples, with good separation of space.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, Bulgarian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Living Room and Courtyard

    Living Room and Courtyard

  • Kitchen and Dining Area

    Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Top Floor Roof Deck

    Top Floor Roof Deck

  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Office with Futon.

    Office with Futon.

  • Upper Bedroom

    Upper Bedroom

  • View from Bedroom

    View from Bedroom

  • Views from the roof deck

    Views from the roof deck

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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