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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Oaxaca reviews

  • Wonderful traditional-style Oaxaca house

    "Stay at El Barco if you love silent mornings where you can watch the sun coming over the mountain to wake the beautiful Etla valley below (while eating the mangoes, bananas and papaya you bought from the women who grew them). Stay here if you want to hear nightjars serenading you to sleep and owls hooting in the night. Stay here if you want to buy homegrown organic greens and free range eggs from a farmer who arrives each Tuesday morning at the door. Stay here if you want a well-equipped Mexican- styled kitchen with lots of beautiful local pottery to serve your meals at the table formed from local wood. Stay here if you want to sip a cold Marguerita you have made from the limes you bought from a farmer in the Etla Wednesday market, while watching the sun set over the valley. Stay here if you want a property manager (Florencio) who will help you in every way he can. In short, stay here if you want a real home to come home to (or hang around in all day if you're feeling lazy) with two villages within an easy walk and to have a sense you're part of a community. My husband and I stayed in January and February 2017 and found the house ideal for 2 - 4 people. There is a separate master bedroom cottage and another large bedroom for a couple in the house. In addition there are 2 single beds (one of which is up a steep spiral staircase). There are several terraces for outdoor meals or relaxing. If you are interested in birding or hiking in the mountains there are excellent guides that can take you. Oaxaca has so many fabulous restaurants I won't bother to mention any by name. We tend to go exploring during the day and try out a restaurant then come "home" for dinner. If we were tired we stopped at one of the roast chicken stands on the road for an easy, tasty meal. Whenever we come back to Oaxaca this will be our home base. Thank you Adele for sharing your beautiful home and artwork with us. We will return."
    Guest: Jean G. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 9, 2017
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  • Small but tasteful and well furnished Oaxaca apartment

    "The apartment is two rooms ( bedroom with adjoining bath and a kitchen/sitting room) with glass doors opening onto a large but not entirely private patio. (There is also a delightful terrace on the roof of the building)> The main issue in terms of space is that there are no windows in the bedroom or bathroom so it can feel a bit claustrophobic. On the other hand it is charming: white walls and bright colors, folk art and comfortable furniture all meticulously cleaned by the wonderful couple who do maintenance and airport pickup if needed. The quiet neighborhood is north of the central district necessitating a good walk (exercise) to el centro with its restaurants and activities. Probably the most negative part was knowing that the two very spacious apartments above us were already occupied!"
    Guest: Leslie B. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 19, 2017
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  • Sensational to our sensibilities.

    "This property offered everything that we hoped for or wanted in our visit to Oaxaca. The romance of Mexico was readily apparent from the large balcony with mountain views rising over a rolling cityscape; from the tile work throughout but particularly the kitchen and baths; from the profusion of local art decorating the apartment; to the container gardens on every level from street entry to azotea (roof terrace) with its display of potted cacti and more expansive views. My favorite moments happened early in the morning sitting on the balcony, watching the sun rise over the mountains, smelling the new day's sweetness lingering on the air, and listening to the distant rooster rejoicing that it had yet another day saved from the stew pot. But taking the night on the azotea with family and a bottle of mezcal had its own magic. The house was spotlessly clean at our arrival and the property well maintained. It had everything. My son said, "Is there a coffee grinder?" And there was a coffee grinder. I asked another time, "Is there a citrus juicer?" And there it was. In short the home provided everything we needed for meal preparations, as well as, ample linens throughout. The automatic ice maker in the refrigerator along with filtered water throughout was a real boon in a hot climate. In short the only thing that we found missing was a second week to continue enjoying the place. Alejandro and Judith maintain the property and provide ancillary services. Alejandro will pick you up at the airport for instance. Their telephone numbers are available at the property and they passed through to see what if anything was needed on a regular basis. They are delightful, but like most Oaxaquenos have a limited amount of English, so basic Spanish or and iPad or smartphone with a translation program is helpful. And not just for the property, but for moving about Oaxaca. The property is a 20 minute walk to the north end of the Centro Histórico, the plaza at El Templo de Santo Domingo. And requires an addition 5 minutes to walk home as it is uphill. There are taxis available but we seemed to regularly walk.It is a pleasant walk past bars, cafes, and other small businesses. And the location of this house provided a sense of what the real Oaxaca was like. It is situated between the tourist buzz to the south and commercial buzz of modern Mexican society to the north. We could not have been happier."
    Guest: George H. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 2, 2016
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  • Lovely home stay in quiet san felipe

    "Judith's house is spacious and beautiful. We enjoyed our stay in every way."
    Guest: pat t. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 4, 2017
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