AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE IN THE HEART OF MEXICO CITY

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Juan Galindo

Speaks english, french, spanish, russian
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE IN THE HEART OF MEXICO CITY

Mexico City Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-6.

A splendid early 20th Century flat, resembling more a small elegant house, with an independent entrance through a gated private pedestrian street, full of gardens. It is situated in Mexico City's first building to house apartments, the historical Edificio del Buen Tono (also known as La Mascota).

The ideal place for an unforgettable stay in Mexico, either on holidays or for a longer period. It is an oasis in the middle of a very busy city. A place where you can relax, enjoy it and rest, and at the same time will offer you all the amenities and interest of one of the biggest cities in the world.

The flat has all the original features, has two bedrooms, living room, a beautiful dining room, a superb traditional kitchen, a charming patio and rustically-furnished cellars where you can enjoy a bit of cool in the hot spring and summer.

Located almost within walking distance of the Historic Centre, the famous Zona Rosa neighborhood, just south of the most beautiful avenue in the City, the Paseo de la Reforma. It is an ideal place for culture (the National Library, main Craft market, and Palace of Fine Arts are all nearby) and night life (with cafes, restaurants, discos and the gay quarter over in the Zona Rosa).

For FURTHER INFO, PHOTOS, MAPS, Visit: www.rentourhomeinmexicocity.com

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Juan Galindo

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, french, spanish, russian
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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An Extraordinary Place in the Heart of Mexico City
average rating of 4.642857 based on 16 reviews
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An Extraordinary Place in the Heart of Mexico City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252675
+44 7901 501178
Mexico City Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit
Ashland Oregon
5

Serene, Secure, and well-situated

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Juan and Delphine are wonderful people. This apartment is so near the Reforma that you can get a bus anywhere if you want to but you can walk just about everywhere. Darling spot for art/literary folks.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
An Extraordinary Place in the Heart of Mexico City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252675
+44 7901 501178
Mexico City Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit
3

A sisters trip to Mexico

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our stay at Gardenia was wonderful! My sister's plane was delayed so we didn't arrive until much later than planned. I kept Delphine, the property manager, abreast of the situation and she was there to meet us when we arrived around 11:00PM. She is a very warm and helpful person and we very much appreciated all of her efforts for our well being. The flat is charming and delightful with just the kind of ambiance to be expected of an apartment of it's vintage and we very much enjoyed using the kitchen in the mornings and evenings. It is within easy walking distance of a super market, a mercado, an OXXO convenience store and best of all El Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela. This is a large and varied handicrafts market which is well worth a visit or two! And alongside the mercado de artesanias is the Plaza de la Ciudadela where at least on the weekends you can count on live music and lots of people dancing danzon in the plaza, a must see, delightful! If you are so inclined you might take a lesson in danzon on the perimeter of the plaza, I saw many folks doing just that. We spent ten nights there and want to return as soon as possible. Juan, the owner was not in town but I spoke to him by phone while making the reservation and enjoyed our conversation. His manager Delphine was everything that could be expected and more, thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
An Extraordinary Place in the Heart of Mexico City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252675
+44 7901 501178
Mexico City Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit
5

Title Says it All

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
As the title says this really is an extraordinary place in the heart of what is a wonderful city.

Staying here is like stepping back in time. The apartment looks like the owner just stepped out for a while and left you the keys so that you can settle in before he returns. Unfortunately we did not meet Juan during our stay there. We have rented several houses and apartments from VRBO in te past but I have never wanted to meet the owner before.

The photographs tell the story. The apartments are located off a private road, with gates at each end, to which the apartmnt owners have keys. It is quite a special feeling as you unlock the gate, step off a busy main road and into the private area.

The apartment has everything you would need for a long visit - from good quality knives, cutting boards, different wine glasses, shampoo, shoe cleaning kit(!), too box etc. There is also a modern flat screen TV to which we hooked up our computer and watched a few TV programs we had with us on a couple of evenings.

There is a good market within hopping distance, an excellent supermarket a short walk away. It is also close to transportation, and an easy walk to the Zocolo.

Juan was very responsive from our first emails with him and Delphine was available while we were there if we had any questions. She quickly responded to a very important question regarding the location of a good bakery.

The apartment is also very close to the arena were Lucha Libre is held. Everyone should go at least once - we went twice.

I highly recommend this apartment, but note that it is not for everyone. If you like modern minimilaist, look elsewhere. If you are a very light sleeper, look elsewhere or use ear plugs. If you want somewhere that feel full of history and like staying in the house of a friend who loves to read (there books everywhere!) this is the place for you. It really is a special place and I feel honoured to have stayed there.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
An Extraordinary Place in the Heart of Mexico City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252675
+44 7901 501178
Mexico City Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit
5

Mexico City hidden treasure.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
From our first contact with Juan, we had a very good feeling about Gardenia; we weren't dissappointed.

Having been picked up at the airport by a friend of his, we were transported into the magic that is Gardenia. We were fortunate to be greeted by Juan himself who happened to be in Mexico City at the time. He made us feel like treasured guests as he showed us the intricacies of his beautiful home. It is ideally located for exploring the city and, although upon arrival the neighbourhood appeared to have seen better days, at no time did we feel unsafe or in the least bit threatened in any way.

The subway is very close, very inexpensive, very easy to use and seemed very safe. No one should hesitate to use it.

Juan and Delphine, the housekeeper, were consumate hosts even in their absense, resulting in a stay in Mexico City that will resonate with us for many years to come.

It is certainly not a 5-Star hotel, but the charm and personality of this home are well worth experiencing. Would we stay at Gardenia again? Without a doubt!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
An Extraordinary Place in the Heart of Mexico City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252675
+44 7901 501178
Mexico City Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit
4

Excellent!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
You felt as though you were in a 1900's home! Rustic, charming, authentic.
Clean and tidy and safe. I very much appreciated the drinking water provided that lasted our whole stay! And the caretaker was available if we ever needed anything! Would stay here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Availability & Rates

Mexico City Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • Please find rates below. The rates vary according to both the number of persons and nights
  • 1 Person .... $100/night .. $ 550/week
    1 Couple .... $150/night .. $ 750/week
    3 Persons .... $200/night .. $950/week
    4 Persons $250/night $1000/week
    5-6 People .. $300/night .. $1200/week
    Monthly ................................ $2000

Amenities

Mexico City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The Front room/ Library has a sofa bed, and additional comfortable folding mattresses can be placed in that room for 2 more guests.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Notes:
Maid service once a week