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BEAUTIFUL 5 STAR SPACIOUS HOUSE/GARDEN, & SOLAR HEATED POOL, CLOSE TO CENTRE

Judith Zur

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Judith Zur

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL 5 STAR SPACIOUS HOUSE/GARDEN, & SOLAR HEATED POOL, CLOSE TO CENTRE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Oaxaca House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Everyone loves our rental, hence our 5 star rating! It is a beautiful, very light and spacious, fully furnished 2 bedroom + study area/2 bathroom, house in the desirable and SAFE San Felipe del Agua. Although the North of Mexico suffers from insecurity, this area of Mexico is particularly tranquil. People always tell us that our photos do not do our place justice.

The house we offer is very spacious and combines the best of modern and traditional design. Our house has a modern kitchen with a new stove, big fridge, washer etc an enormous inviting lounge/dining room with high wooden beamed ceiling leading on to a spacious roofed terrace with grill, hammock etc downstairs leading on to a garden, 2 bathrooms.

There are two lovely bedrooms; the one upstairs can easily accommodate a double plus an extra single if necessary; it has a balcony with great views and a study area. There is a twin bedroom (2 beds) downstairs, also with a desk and plenty of space. It is next to the terrace where most visitors have passed their time as it is so inviting, beautiful, cool and relaxing. (Limited access - 2 hours daily - to the solar heated pool next door can be arranged - for guests themselves - from Mon to Saturday for a reasonable $30 weekly). Those who come with children need not worry about the pool as there is a gate with a combination padlock between the house and our pool. All beds have mosquito nets which you can decide if you want to use if you come during the hotter months. All windows and doors have screens so some visitors find the nets redundant.

The house is set in stunning surroundings, with views of the mountains from all angles of the house. It is situated in the most desirable residential area of Oaxaca, San Felipe del Agua. The house is set back 40 metres from the road (which has little traffic) so it is very peaceful and is only moments from local shops. San Felipe del Agua juxtaposes 5 star hotels and simple abodes and its cobbled-stoned roads are shared by sophisticated cars, cows and donkeys.

The house is surprisingly close to the historic centre, so you will have the best of all worlds! Wake up with a glorious view to the mountains from your bedroom window,, exotic birds in your lush garden and the smell of tortillas, handmade in the ancient way, by a neighboring family, just minutes from your door. They will be happy to provide you with this delicious local food on a daily basis. The house is 2 blocks from the San Felipe del Agua Church and its square which has market days on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, a local lending library and restaurants and many places to eat. The bus into town (running every day) is less than a 5 minute walk away from the house; and schools, for families with young children, are also within walking distance, so a car is not needed.

Oaxaca is a popular spot for both foreigners and Mexicans due to the year-long wonderful climate and the exceptional scenery including cactus lined valleys and glorious mountains. There are fascinating cultural buildings and artisanal markets; also including museums, restaurants, various exciting specialist markets, and experiencing nature e.g., hiking in spectacular parks and ecologically important forests, etc.

Economic weekly cleaning is $US20 per week, and you can arranged to have delicious mexican food cooked at your house so you can gather some recipes, baby sitting can also be arranged at very reasonable rates. We can also arranged for you to be picked up and delivered to the airport for around $25.00 which is less than an airport taxi (please specify if you want this to ensure this service is available) and also transported to and from to other sites in and around Oaxaca.

We are a British/Mexican couple who have lived in San Felipe for 14 years and are a convenient source of local knowledge. Sergio is an anthropologist and musicologist. Judith is a psychologist, anthropologist and painter. Sofia and Olivia are our two wonderful, bi-lingual, daughters of 16 and 12 years of age. We will be on sabbatical from August 2013 for a year and Gaby, our bilingual housekeeper and cleaner will manage the house.

We welcome short and long term visitors and we have had people stay from a weekend to a year or more. The house is great for all ages and those who like to paint/write/relax or immerse their children in the most colorful Mexican culture to learn/improve their Spanish and experience the world in one of the most popular cities in Mexico. Visitors with children will enjoy all the extra curricular activities that Oaxaca has to offer, art classes teaching artisanal craft, dance, horse riding etc. We also have a stair gate and cot for babies.

We know many families who have come to Oaxaca for a year with and without children of various ages who have adapted to school life and learnt Spanish with amazing ease (there are bi-lingual schools though visitors prefer to immerse their children in Spanish speaking schools.

Please be sure not to generalise travel advisories about Mexico. Oaxaca is safe despite problems in other areas of the country.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Judith Zur (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Judith Zur

We are a British/Mexican couple who have lived in Oaxaca since 1998. Judith is a clinical psychologist family therapist and painter and Sergio is an Ethnomusicologist and flautist. We have two lovely, bi-lingual, daughters.

Judith Zur purchased this house in 2006

Why Judith Zur chose Oaxaca

We built the property ourselves next door. We already had built our own house a few years before and had chosen to live in Oaxaca because of the combination of proximity to the center but away from traffic and congection with its spectacular views and the opportunity to live in a town where we could be part of the community. It is also cooler in the summer time with fresh evenings and mornings. Sergio, who is a Mexican from Mexico City had always wanted to live in Oaxaca becuase of its rich Mexican culture and art; so when we returned from London he took his chance, with no regrets. Everyone who visits us from abroad tells us we live in a paradise and, really, this cannot be disputed.

What makes this house unique

The property itself is very charming and spacious. It is comfortable and has a wonderful terrace which, in Oaxaca, can be enjoyed all year round as the weather is a real plus. Everyone, without fail, has loved the house and the neighbourhood where we live. San Felipe is the best residential neighborhood in Oaxaca given that it is mountainous and cool with spectacular views but also close to the historic centre so one doesn't need a car when renting our property. People have benefited from our experience as foreigner/locals who have lived in Oaxaca over a decade; we can act as a bridge into the culture and the best of Oaxaca.

We know that there has been bad press about Mexico lately, even in the Triki area in Oaxaca which has had conflict for over 4 decades but Oaxaca City is a haven, Really, I would not be living in a place that could present a threat to my children in any way whatsoever. So please inquire with us about anything you may feel nervous about and we will update you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful month of March we have had living in San Felipe del Agua and staying in this beautiful house! Judith, Sergio, Sofia and Ollie could not have been nicer to have as landlords and neighbors--they are a very special family. And gracias to Fernanda who helped us with all things casa related and our Spanish too. We hope everyone who follows here enjoys as much as we have the beautiful mornings, the birds, flowers and trees, sights and sounds of the nieghborhood (don't worry, you'll get used to the rooster and dogs!) dips in the pool and the lovely privacy. Our favorite time of the day is around 4:30 PM--we sit on the veranda when the wind blows through and clears the air--make sure the windows upstairs are secured or they will slam! Another delight is having breakfast or a late supper on the veranda--no bugs!



We have had many great adventures in and around Oaxaca largely attributable to Lonely Planet and Moon guidebooks--both and others are available in English at the bookstore "Amate" at the corner of Alcala and M. Matamoros. You can also pick up a good map at a green Tourist Information kiosk. As you will discover, the white busses, route 25, (leaving from the corner across from the church in San Felipe, for Centro--ask folks when to get off-- then pick up Route 25 busses along the street Reforma for the return, right to the end of your lane!) are fun, cheap (4.5 pesos) and come often. The gray busses are good too. Taxis cruise through regularily and cost 40 pesos to the center, 50 to get back. Once in the Center, we recommend eating a late lunch or supper (get mole negro!) at least once at El Asador Vasco on the balcony overlooking the southwest corner of the Zocolo. They open at 2:00, and you'll need to reserve if you want a front row table. We also recommend the food at La Olla Cafe (esp breakfast! or dinner upstairs or a drink on the roof) on Reforma. If you haven't been to Oaxaca before, of course you'll want to stroll north up Calle Alcala to Iglesia de Santo Domingo around 6:30 to witness the gilded interior aglow in the evening light. The huge Cultural Museum of Oaxaca in the former monastary attached to the Santa Domingo catherdral is excellent (and has English audio tours) as is the guided tour of the adjoining Ethnobotanical Gardens and the new Textile Museum on Hidalgo. In the morning visit the Mercado Jaurez and the Mercado 20 de Noviembre south of the Zocolo. And of course there are wonderful Artisan shops,
Mar 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews
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Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265903vb
+52 -9515202519 (Mexico)
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Oakland CA
5

A perfect home base to explore Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from an incredible month in this beautiful house. The location is ideal. The house is situated down a long driveway off the cobblestone road. This means the only noises you hear are those of the local roosters, crickets and occasional thunderstorm. Yet the bus runs by about every five minutes headed to the city center and is a direct, easy ride. You have the best of both worlds, the leafy village surroundings with lovely views but all the convenience of the city center just a short ride (and 5.5 pesos) away. We had our two young children with us and it was truly ideal. The kids enjoyed the play structure next door, and private swimming lessons in the pool. They became friends with the neighbors (and all the neighborhood pets) and were able to play free and unsupervised in a way they can’t even at home.
We felt totally secure and safe in Oaxaca and in San Felipe del Agua. My husband was working during our stay. He had three laptops and lots of other valuable high tech equipment in the house and we never worried about security. From the bus drivers and cab drivers going out of their way to help us find certain locations, to the shop owners, market stall sellers and most especially Judith and Sergio and their wonderful daughters, we have never met kinder, more helpful people anywhere we have travelled. We visited ruins and villages, markets and artist studios, walked the streets in the late evenings, attended fiestas and performances in town. In every situation we were welcomed, treated with great kindness and overwhelmed by the generosity and humor of the Oaxacan people.
Judith, Sergio and the darling Ollie are the perfect landlords and neighbors. They are truly warm and outgoing people willing to offer suggestions and assistance if you need it, allowing plenty of privacy and space if you want it. We simply cannot recommend this home highly enough and we cannot wait to return. We are already homesick for our “home away from home” and lovely life in Oaxaca.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265903vb
+52 -9515202519 (Mexico)
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
5

Beautiful house in Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5
Judith and Sergio's house in San Felipe del Agua was such a treat! It is absolutely gorgeous, just the right size for me and my family (husband and 2 young sons, age 6 months and 4 years). It has everything you need, the kitchen is well-stocked, linens, etc. What we loved the most was the backyard/veranda. Every morning, I would roll out my yoga mat and practice in the morning sun. We were there in October, so the weather was never too hot or too cold (although we did have to use the space heater for 2 nights, but it just made it cozier for us to snuggle up on the couch). The house is really well situated, one street over from where the bus to the center would pick up every 10-15 minutes. Coming back from the center, it would drop us off right in front of the road leading up to the house. Judith and Sergio were really sweet and made sure that we had everything we needed while never being intrusive. Definitely consider this house if you are looking for a long-term rental in Oaxaca.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265903vb
+52 -9515202519 (Mexico)
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
San Francisco
5

perfect family vacation house

  • 5 of 5
We stayed a month at this lovely house. It is spacious and much brighter and prettier than the photos suggest. My kids studied Spanish just down the street while I worked in the mornings, then we explored Oaxaca city and the amazing archeological sites and nearby village craft markets. Living in the village my kids had some independence to run to the store, take the bus to spanish classes, and really feel like they were living in Mexico. Yet is was only a 10-15 minute bus ride to the Center of Oaxaca, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The property was clean, the pool delicious, and the owner very helpful. Do bring earplugs because the neighborhood dogs and roosters are quite loud at night.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265903vb
+52 -9515202519 (Mexico)
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
North Carolina
5

Maria

  • 5 of 5
The home is truly pleasant, as are the warm, helpful owners who live in an adjacent home. Our nine-year-old son loved meeting Judith, Sergio and their family and said that he loved staying in the house, because he felt like he was really living in Oaxaca, rather than just visiting. Oaxaca can be hot on summer afternoons and it was fantastic to be able to return to the house for a swim. San Felipe is a nice retreat from the center of Oaxaca and offers its own local amenities, including restaurants, hotels, a market, stores and the Amigos del Sol language school; but it is a short, inexpensive bus or taxi ride to the center. The house also has parking and is perfect for anyone wishing to rent or bring a car during their stay. Oaxaca itself felt very safe and the people reliably honest (for example, we took taxis almost every day, often without establishing the price in advance, and were never overcharged, even in the absence of a meter). This home is a perfect location for anyone seeking the feel of a village with quick access to the city and the photos and information in the website accurately describe the property. I hope I will have the opportunity to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Tnak you so much for your kind and thoughtful review Maria. We do hope you and your very lovely family will return one day.
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Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265903vb
+52 -9515202519 (Mexico)
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
NC
5

Bonita Casa Amarilla

  • 5 of 5
Our stay (with various family members) was very pleasant at this charming house in a cute village with many amenities such as bus to town, corner store, mercado and a couple of restaurants (one inexp., one pricey.) Picturesque, with colonial aqueduct and church. The pool was welcome after a long hot day's touring in the Oaxaca Valle or city. The owners, maid and neighbor were helpful when any problems arose. One caveat: bring earplugs as the roosters, dogs and fireworks are at it all night! We got used to this, eventually. The property is well maintained and has all amenities one might need. Would not recommend for people with mobility problems (unless they had a car) as the streets are cobblestone. A Spanish school is a 20 minutes walk away. We took a couple of conversation classes with an excellent teacher. Not far from the school are few food stands (pan dulce, etc.) most days as well as another corner store and fruit and vegetable market. We went to the big supermercado (Soriana) once but I refused to go back (too much like home), preferring the local markets. Great place to stay when visiting Oaxaca.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful 5 star Spacious House/garden, & solar heated Pool, close to centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265903vb
+52 -9515202519 (Mexico)
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
5

Simply furnished nicely designed small house away from hubub of downtown Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5
The house could not be better located. Easy bus ride to downtown Oaxaca, at the same time you are away from the hubbub of the city bustle. The bus stops are about a block from the house; on your return you can be dropped right at the alley by the house. Simply furnished; the upstairs 'master' bedroom is particularly nice with its place for using a computer. Good Internet connection. Plenty of storage for short term use. The kitchen is more than well equipped. And while it was not immediately clear how to use the drinking water system, we were most grateful not to have to purchase bottled water once we figured it out. A wonderful 3-day/week market is just around the corner.
The small town of San Felipe is lovely. Wandering up and down around the streets is fun and interesting. There is a well equipped but simple grocery about a block away that even carries decent wine. It took us a few days to figure out how to do things, where to go, how to orient ourselves, but once we did we loved living in this nice house with attractive art on the walls and a quiet patio where breakfasts are a big treat; in all we loved our experience there.
The pool is on the other side of the fence on the landlords property; the hours to use it is quite limited. We were there however in Dec/Jan for six weeks when it was too cool so we were not tempted. In any case 'solar' is a misnomer because the pool is outdoors and naturally sun heated. First time visitors should be aware of the general noise in Mexico even at this quiet location where the cocks crowed, burros occasionally brayed and around New Years there were plenty of fireworks.
On the same street as the grocer, two and a half blocks from the house, there is a good small restaurant with simple food and great ambiance. Other than that we usually ate at one of the many fabulous restaurants in Oaxaca. Wonderful coffee can be bought downtown too. Eating is one of the great pleasures of visiting O. People everywhere are friendly. The O. valley is chuck full of interesting places to visit.
The landlord was exceptionally responsive. Excellent maid service is extra but inexpensive. Renters are required to pay for cleaning upon departure. In all, I would rate this house as good plus. Sleeping six would make it crowded however.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Oaxaca City
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
El Hotel los laureles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San Augustin
Nearest Restaurant
100 Miles
El Hotel Hacienda los Laureles, Comedor del Carmen
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Puerto Angel/Puerto Escondido/Huatulco/San Agustin
Car: not necessary

Archeological sites, markets, museums, theatre, mezcal tours, horse riding, swimming.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Oaxaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2 2014
Nov 5 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$95
$500
$1,400
 
 
winter holidays
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 10 2015
1 night minimum stay
$155
$810
$1,950
 
 
Easter time holidays
Mar 23 - Apr 6
2 night minimum stay
$155
$665
 
 
Day of Dead
Oct 28 - Nov 3
2 night minimum stay
$160
$770
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$100
$595
$1,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $20
Pet Fee $100
Notes Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Fully refundable Security Deposit required upon arrival.
Cost for extra people after 4 @ $ 20 per person per night

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Amenities

Amenities

Oaxaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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