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                            Gorgeous house above the Hills

                            5 of 5
                            Kim's house is absolutely stunning. The house is spotless and the owner is welcoming and thoughtful. She even offered to take me to the supermarket to get food for the 5 days we were there. The views from the balconies (there is one from the living room and another on the roof top) were beautiful. My teenagers and I came here over the Christmas holiday to get Spanish lessons and cultural immersion but we got much more than that. There are two bedrooms (one with very comfy king size bed and private bath and another with two twin beds that can be put together as king on the bottom floor with two huge gardens and a living room. There is also another study area w a futon bed and a nice desk. There is another private maids quarter that was not part of the rental in the front garden. Ping pong table was nice in the back garden but we didn't get to play. We considered playing soccer in the back yard but we didn't bring a soccer ball. The kitchen is stocked with all kinds of things. I'm kinda of a foodie chef wanna be so I was in heaven w all he cookware and spices. The town center is about 15 minute walk down hills in a very safe neighborhood. Or you can Uber w wifi at home and from the airport as well... I hope the Mexican government doesn't shut it down. It is a much quieter neighborhood then the town center and you have much more space and the view is incomparable. There's a house keeper who cleans daily and a Gardner. The tap water is purified and safe but the owners have bottled water too. The house alarm and two metal locked doors gives you a sense of security at night. We are Texans so the space heaters and heated blankets were nice at night but most Americans probably don't need it. The gas fireplaces are tricky to use so make sure you get directions and be very careful. Another perk were the guitar, ukulele and electric piano that we got to play and enjoy at night. Kim was so nice to let us play with them. About the town, there are just too many things to do and markets and galleries to explore. If you never tried fresh corn tortillas, you must goto a "totilleria". Many fancy Italian, Argentinian, Peruvian french restaurants to try but we tried to stick to central Mexican food. We will definitely come back again and next time with more time to spend in and out of this gorgeous house on the hill. Thank you Kim for letting us stay at your beautiful home. (Of note, the wifi was excellent all around the house. TV and books around)
                            • Submitted: Jan 02, 2017
                            • Stayed: Dec 2016