SPACIOUS VILLA W/ POOL & GARDENS IN HISTORIC CENTER

Mary Jane Gagnier

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Mary Jane Gagnier

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SPACIOUS VILLA W/ POOL & GARDENS IN HISTORIC CENTER

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Casa Murguia has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps a max. of 4 people

Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor Mexican living in the heart of Oaxaca’s historic center. This oasis-like property is over 12,000. sq. ft, with a 75 ft. long swimming pool, bordered by exotic gardens that gives privacy to each rental's poolside patio.

Featured in this listing is the one bedroom Aguacate Casita. This ground floor rental is fully equipped and furnished, and can be rented alone or together with the comparably sized Bird of Paradise bungalow or the slightly smaller Bougainvillea Suite or the two bedroom Villa del Sol. The owners also keep an apartment on the property, although it is seldom used.

Casa Murguia is within easy walking to great restaurants, theaters, museums & shopping within a few blocks to the west and a neighborhood food market and grocery store within a few blocks to the east.

A wonderful and trusted property manager personally supervises the daily housekeeping and 100% cotton linens are changed weekly. There is a secure driveway

Casa Murguia is a singular Oaxaca home featured in Melba Levick's book “In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools and Open Air Living Rooms”.

About the owners: Mary Jane Gagnier and Bobby Ortiz spend most of their time at Rancho Pitaya there horse ranch with guest lodging in the valley of Oaxaca. Inquire about combining your time at Casa Murguia with country stay at Rancho Pitaya or coming out for the day for horseback riding . Mary Jane Gagnier has lived in Oaxaca for over 20 years and has owned Casa Murguia since 1987. She owned an art gallery and craft store for many years and Casa Murguia is decorated with original art, hand-loomed textiles and unique crafts from here own personal collection.

Bobby Ortiz was born in Texas with a Mexican heart and his friendly, easygoing outlook make for great conversation on the patio. Bobby is an ace trail ride guide and excellent riding instructor.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Mary Jane Gagnier (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Spacious Villa w/ Pool & Gardens in Historic Center
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Spacious Villa w/ Pool & Gardens in Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365964
+52 951 1997026
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Athens, GA
5

Perfection. Location, Peace, Beauty, Service.

  • 5 of 5
Our family used three of the units - The Aguacate Casita, the Villa del Sol and the additional Acroiris room. All three were immaculate, with comfortable beds and and lovely decor. The entire villa is cleaned daily, but not intrusively. I stayed on after my family left, and as a woman alone in her 60's felt completely safe. I did like the extra sense of security I felt over renting an apartment. The location is ideal. Everything I needed was within walking distance. I took classes at Español Interactivo and it was a 10 minute walk. I would also recommend the school, for those who want to learn by speaking. The teachers have great patience for those like me who sound as if they are speaking with marbles in their mouths.
The owner of the villa, Mary Jane, made our stay absolutely perfect. I am already planning a return in October.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
You'll enjoy your return in October, it's the end of the rainy season and Oaxaca is cool, emerald green and the air is very fresh.
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Spacious Villa w/ Pool & Gardens in Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365964
+52 951 1997026
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Decatur, GA
5

A Refuge in Downtown Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5
The beautiful garden and pool in the patio of Casa Murguia makes it a real refuge from the bustle of downtown Oaxaca. Just minutes from the Zocalo, tourist corridor, and one of the city's best markets, Casa Murguia is ideally located. The graceful simplicity of the apartments makes it a pleasure to be indoors or outdoors, poolside. The owner is attentive and helpful, as is the cleaning staff. I was there with my family (husband and 2 children) and we had a wonderful time. My highest recommendation!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Yanna,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and thank you for returning to Casa Murguia a second time. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay, and we hope you'll return yet again.
My best regards from Oaxaca
Mary Jane Gagnier
co-owner
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Spacious Villa w/ Pool & Gardens in Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365964
+52 951 1997026
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Oxnard
5

Casa Murguia-Quiet Oaxaca Gem

  • 5 of 5
I recently stayed in Casa Murguia for a month. The villa is well-kept with top notch service. Each room has a patio area with seating around the pool. Maria Antonia keeps the rooms sparkling clean and stocked with basic needs. She is also good at helping with directions and providing suggestions for groceries, taxis, and restaurants.

The location is perfect, as it is located in "el Centro". You can literally walk to almost everywhere you need to go. I cannot recommend Casa Murguia more highly. My experience was outstanding.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are all happy to know that you were pleased with your stay at Casa Murguia but we do also want to know how to make things even better.
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Spacious Villa w/ Pool & Gardens in Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365964
+52 951 1997026
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Portland, Oregon
5

Great retreat in the middle of Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Casa Murguia for several days at the end of two weeks in and around Oaxaca. It is in a great location, close in to the historic center, just a short walk to all the best restaurants and museums, but also to markets for food shopping. The unit we occupied had everything we needed for cooking and comfort, plus well done decor and artwork. Altho all the units are arranged around the swimming pool, the outdoor space adjacent to our unit felt quite private, screened by lots of plantings. The garden around the pool is beautifully done, everything was clean and well cared for. Owners and on site manager and housekeeper all super helpful.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Mac, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I'm glad Casa Murguia worked out for you. We hope you'll return.
It's also worth mentioning that you combined your stay in Oaxaca with several days at our country B & B style ranch Rancho Pitaya. It's great to explore the city on foot but also a must to get out of the city and experience Oaxaca's fascinating rural culture and exotic nature.
Bobby and I hope to meet up with you and your wife sometime in the Baja!
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Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Victoria BC
5

Family Christmas in Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5
Casa Murgaia
Oaxaca City Oaxaca State Mexico
We are a family of 4 with a son 18 and daughter 20 we travelled to Oaxaca for Christmas in 2012. What a great time of year to see Oaxaca.
Casa Murgia is a home with several rental suites in Oaxaca city. The courtyard has a mature garden and a beautiful pool with sea creature design in the tile for when you want to relax. The home is centrally located and is walking distance to the Zocalo. There is a local market, Merced market, about a 15 minute walk straight down the street. Be sure to purchase the spicy peanut , garlic and chili snack mix at the market if you go..Great with beer , trust me you will be hooked. A corner store for quick supplies, beer, sandwiches and fruit. There is a supermarket on the same road before you get to Merced market . A taco stand was parked in front of the corner store every so often, it was always packed. We did not get a chance to try them but they sure looked popular. Though we did not use the public buses this time there is a bus that runs down the side street right there.
The unit we stayed in had a full kitchen, king size bed, full bath and separate room with 2 twin beds for the family. There was a table and chairs in the unit however most times we enjoyed and sitting at the in the courtyard in front of our unit. Bibi the property Hostess is bilingual English/Spanish. Bibi helped us arrange cabs and could point us in whatever direction we headed that day. Through Casa Murgia we went to Rancho Pitaya and enjoyed a horseback ride in the valley. See my review of Rancho Pitaya.
Casa Murgia is your home away from home. We found Casa Murgia quiet though right in the city. A great place to make your base while exploring Oaxaca. You can spot Casa Murgia from down the block, it is the house on the street with a garden of banana trees out front! We recommend this accommodation and would definitely return to Casa Murgia .
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad Casa Murguia worked out for your family. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay. We hope you'll return.
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Spacious Villa w/ Pool & Gardens in Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365964
+52 951 1997026
Oaxaca Oaxaca State
Emerald Hills, CA USA
5

Great place with helpful owner and staff

  • 5 of 5
We traveled with our 8 year old daughter and my mother. We were all happy. The location can not be beat and the pool was a great afternoon treat. The location was convenient, quiet and safe. This is great for small groups or large ones. The owner was so helpful in guiding us to resources to make our trip eventful. We are thinking of going back and staying here again. Don't miss this lovely place if you are Oaxaca.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
at the end of the block
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
just around the corner
Car: not necessary

Casa Murguia is located on Murguia between Avenida Juarez & Pino Suarez in the Centro Historico 6 blocks northeast of the Zocalo, 3 blocks east of Alcala, the main pedestrian walking street & 5 blocks from Santo Domingo. The casa is also 3 blocks west from the lovely neighborhood La Merced a lovely neighborhood food market. There are great restaurants within a couple of blocks. A terrific bakery called La Luna is a few blocks away. It's all in walking distance. Casa Murguia is just a few blocks removed from the absolute hubble bubble of the zocalo and artery of the historic center.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Oaxaca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$175
$950
$1,950
 
 
Fall Low Season 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 25 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$850
$1,750
 
 
Fall-Early Winter 2014
Nov 5 2014 - Dec 17 2014
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,050
$2,150
 
 
Holiday 2014-2015
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,490
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$242
$1,365
$2,838
 
 
April mid-season 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,050
$2,150
 
 
May-June Low Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$175
$950
$1,950
 
 
Sumer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,050
$2,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rent includes utilities & daily maid service. A weekly tip of $10-20 dollars to maid is requested.
Damage deposit due upon arrival and refunded upon departure. $150. U.S. per unit + $100 for each child staying.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


The reason for cancellation is solely an issue for the booking party. Casa Murguia can
Visa & Mastercard accepted, Paypal and for rentals over $2,000 owner may request secure bank wire transfer with fee deductible.
Deposit of 25% of rent confirms reservation except when reserving more than 6 months prior to arrival. In this case 1/8 of total rent confirms the reservation; another 1/8 is payable 6 months prior to arrival. The balance for all rentals is due 1 mon. prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oaxaca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mobile Phone
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Aguacate Casita - toilet , shower
  • On demand hot water 24 hours a day.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Aguacate Casita - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , an extra single bed fits in living room
  • The high adobe walls and trees make Casa Murguia quiet by any standards, guests can't believe they're in the heart of the city. All rentals offer the option of a king size bed or 2 single beds in the large, cool bedrooms. The living rooms are large enough to comfortably add a single bed if requested. Casa Murguia can sleep a total of 8 people with single beds added to the living rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The attractive 75 ft. long in ground swimming pool is definitely an asset. Year round swimming is made possible by solar panels and night time pool cover. Aguacate Casita are both roomy one bedroom rentals with full kitchens and outdoor patios, they measure approx. 600 sq. ft of interior living space with outdoor patios of approx. 200 sq. ft.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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