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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Elegant Home in Centro Historico Oaxaca

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Oaxaca House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms (2nd floor) / 3 Full Bathrooms - (Sleeps 8)

tranquil oasis in the historical center of Oaxaca.

Enjoy all that Oaxaca has to offer within walking distance of this lovely spacious Colonial home located in Centro historico Oaxaca ( A UNESCO Historical City) - Just 3 blocks west of the Santo Domingo Church and the tourist corrider on M. Alcala and 7 blocks to the Cathedral & Zocolo, the city's center. Explore the markets, museums, galleries, language schools and fine restaurants - all within walking distance. Return home each day to relax in the 5000 square foot home with 4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor - each with spiral stairs and a salon below. There are 3 full bathrooms, a generous kitchen with new appliances, dining area for 8 - inside or outside on the rear patio , and a terrace overlooking the city.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Cinthia (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Cinthia

My husband & I purchased the home in 2003 when it was a tienda and 6 apartments. It took several years and a lot of patience to get the house where it is today!

Cinthia purchased this house in 2003


based on 20 traveler reviews

Elegant Home in Centro Historico Oaxaca
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
San Francisco, CA

A wonderful week in Oaxaca

  • 5 of 5

6 of us from all over the U.S. met for an unforgettable week in Oaxaca. I had been to Oaxaca before and wanted to share it with my friends. I found this amazing house online and it became for all of us a perfect island of peace and beauty in this wonderful city. After spending a day exploring the city or the neighboring villages, it was great to come back to this house to rest, relax and enjoy each other's company. The photos don't do justice to the spaciousness and the beauty of this house. It's very well maintained, with many plants and trees in the central courtyard, surrounded by comfortable parlors on the ground floor and spacious bedrooms on the second. The layout gives everyone as much privacy as we could want, with plenty of common space where we could gather and enjoy being together. The kitchen is a gem, very open and inviting, with everything we could want for preparing our own meals. (But almost always we went out to eat, because the food in Oaxaca is amazing!) The location is perfect, right in the heart of the historic district, within walking distance of everything, but very quiet and separate from the hustle and bustle. We reluctantly left at the end of the week, but were already planning our next trip and look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You will have to return for another visit! Thank you.
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Beautiful, generous home in the historic center

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cinthia's beautiful home for 2 weeks and it was nothing short of luxurious. Her caretaker, Arturo was wonderful and extremely helpful and Elena, the house cook taught us how to make tradition Oaxacan dishes such as posole, memelas and green mole. The location was right beside the local market, which we visited every day and the kitchen was fully outfitted, allowing us to cook all kinds of wonderful foods. The plant life in the home is truly spectacular and every room is authentically and tastefully decorated. Each room is quite private and the bathrooms are very clean and lovely. I can't think of a more delightful place to come home to in the city.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed what the house , surroundings and Oaxaca have to offer. It is a magical place. I look forward to a return visit! :)
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great location, good condition, weird layout

  • 4 of 5

First off this property has a great location, It is within walking distance of the great restaurants, the zocalo, botanical gardens. The interior court yard is very tranquil and inviting, the kitchen is modern and well equipped, the representative, Arturo, couldn't be more accommodating. However this is a remodeled property and the layout is a bit strange. All the bedrooms are on the second floor accessed by narrow spiral staircases. One Bath is located inside, the other two outside across the courtyard. I would not recommend this property to handicapped or physically impaired people.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Cruces, NM

Comfortable, Accessible, Enjoyable Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

All seven of us travelers enjoyed our stay in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico during the Day of the Dead Celebrations, and more so than we had expected! Even my wife Cori and I who had previously spent a week in the house on Tinoco Y Palacios, enjoyed this holiday more than previously.

Sure, the Day of the Dead celebrations throughout the area played a large role, but the foundation of our visit was this comfortable, accessible and enjoyable home, and, in addition to this residence, the tour and activity recommendations received from the owner were absolutely great.

The house is well situated for easy walking to any place in central Oaxaca, it is a comfortable place just to lounge around, and the kitchen is great being in that it is not an integral part of house, but a great place separate from the rest of the place for coffee and breakfast in the morning, cocktails in the evening.

From the recommendations, three of us, and one a chef from the New Orleans School of Cooking attended Nora Andrea Valencia’s ( cooking class. As it turned out, I attended her class during my last visit. Nora received very high marks from all of us, and particularly the chef!

From another recommendation, we all engaged Juan Montes-Lara ( as our guide for three days’ of touring the area. Very well educated, highly experienced, very personable, always flexible, and presents himself and the information as a professional. As it turns out, one of our guests is a licensed tour guide/tour guide trainer from New Orleans and had nothing but praise for Juan’s performance as our cultural, educational, and historical instructor.

The owner's representative on the ground in Oaxaca, Arturo, performs a great service. Personable, responsive, and engaging. Arturo will address any needs regarding the house.

Cori and I are already planning to return to Tinoco Y Palacios during fall 2017 to mark her 50th birthday!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to having you visit again!
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Beautiful garden, great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely historic house with a beautiful interior garden. Although the layout is less than ideal, with all bedrooms on the second floor and bathrooms on the first, any inconveniences are made up for by the charms of Oaxaca itself. The caretaker speaks very good English, and was very helpful, and communication with the owner was excellent.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you did not like the layout of the property. One of the quirks of renovating a property in a UNESCO Historical city under the guidelines of Centro Historico Oaxaca and I.N.A.H. was that we were forced to follow their guidelines!
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Stunning Mexican House in the Heart of Oaxaca!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was above and beyond my wildest dreams of where we would stay in Oaxaca. I took a trip with 5 of my girlfriends to celebrate my 30th birthday and we couldn't have picked a better house to stay in. We all love to cook and the kitchen amenities were excellent so we were able to go to the market down the street and bring back warm tortillas, fresh quesillo, farm fresh eggs and ripe avocados to make each day for breakfast. We also took advantage of the lime tree in the center of the patio!

All of the rooms in the house were large and perfectly decorated to really reflect Oaxaca's rich culture. It was so fun to see all of the home decorations as we walked through the city's markets each day. The bedrooms are all lofted on the second floor of the house which are accessible by spiral staircases. We didn't have an issue with that and were able to bring out luggage upstairs, but if you have small kids, it may pose an issue to have the staircases.

In addition to the bedrooms and kitchen, the 3 bathrooms were perfect. Two had "outdoor access" through the patio, but that was not an issue for us. The shower pressure and water temperature were great in those two, but the master bathroom's hot water took a while to heat up and since Oaxaca struggles with it's water supply, we just stuck to showering in the outdoor ones. It was never an issue and they were very clean.

Arturo was the building manager who was on call when we needed anything from more toilet paper to a hammock! He instantly responded and would help us out with everything we needed. Luckily, there were no issues whatsoever, but he was able to give us great recommendations on what to do in Oaxaca as well! He was so friendly and quick in responding. He was there to greet us the first day with the keys and was there to send us off - all with a smile.

The location of the house was almost the best part. We were 2 blocks away from Santo Domingo church which is surrounded by amazing bars and restaurants, all with a rooftop terrace. I would highly recommend Zandunga; really delicious food and a super friendly staff. Great mezcal cocktails too! We went back twice. The house is about a 10 minute walk from the Zocalo and about 15 minutes from the 20 de noviembre Market. It was the perfect house for the girls trip we had planned.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zandunga is also one of my favourites. I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Oaxaca International
Nearest Beach
185 Miles
Huatulco, Pt Escondido, pacific coast
Car: not necessary

The house is located 3 blocks west of La Iglesia Santo Domingo and the tourist corridor Macedonia Alcala. It is a 7 block walk to the Cathedral in the Zocolo.


Rates & Availability

Oaxaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 7 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
El Dia de los muertos
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

-High season defined as: Christmas/New Year, Easter, Guelagetza, Day of the Dead.
-High season rate = $ 1800. - $ 2000. USD per week = 7 nights / extra night $260/ $290.
-Low season rate $ 1400. -$1600. USD per week=7 nights /extra night -$200/$230.
-Signed contract required with refundable security deposit

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Oaxaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms are on the 2nd floor each with an individual spiral staircase and separate salon below.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming

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