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Elegant Home in Centro Historico Oaxaca

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Beautiful 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 - Macedonia. 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.

Oaxacans' like to celebrate and there is no shortage of parades, loud music, singing, and celebrations. You are staying in the centre of the city and there can be loud celebrations, music, & fiestas around the property - especially on weekends and holidays.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

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


RUTA INDEPENDENCIA House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
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
additional cleaning and cooking can be arranged upon request for an additional fee.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Elegant Home in Centro Historico Oaxaca
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful house; perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so exquisite - it is like opening a wonderful present. The garden is at the center of the house and is beautiful and lush with a wonderful lime tree and beautiful flowering plants. The house is clean and very well maintained - all the beds are very comfortable and the ambiance is one of elegant comfort. Great services are provided and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone traveling to Oaxaca. I want to come back! It is within walking distance of just about everything in the old city - wonderful restaurants and markets.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

GREAT LOCATION. Near EVERYTHING in the centre of the city. BEAUTIFUL SPACE. Well equiped kitchen. The fotos do not do it justice. Arturo the caretaker was very helpful. We had such a fantastic time. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you enjoyed the stay! Look forward to seeing you next year!
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Sublime Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

A mixed group (relatives, friends, couple, singles) of us spent a week here and it was fantastic! The house was so comfortable and pleasant to return to after exploring the area each day. We would go to the nearby mercado each morning for Oaxaca cheese, fresh fruits, and pastries to start our days. There are so many restaurants within walking distance. We hired tour guides for two of the days and would highly recommend both of them! Luis Ramirez took us to Monte Alban, El Tule, a mezcal producer (with lunch), and a fantastic weaver. Check him out at luisramireztours dot com. We also toured with Juan Montes-Lara (oaxacatourguide dot com) to black clay pottery and wood carvings. You can't go wrong with either of them! Both know the history of the area and were so happy to share their knowledge with us. Both also picked us up promptly at the appointed time and delivered us safely back. This house is on a busy street, but just pop through the door into the fabulous courtyard and tranquility awaits! None of us ever felt insecure in our travels, and we logged lots of foot miles. This is the perfect hub for touring the area. The kitchen provided everything we needed for our breakfasts and snacks. The restaurants were so fantastic, we ate dinner out every night! Arturo welcomed us to the home and was available to us if we needed him. You cannot go wrong with this rental unless you don't do stairs. The bedrooms are all upstairs, accessed by spiral staircases. We had no problems, but it could be difficult for travelers with young children or folks with disabilities.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house and Oaxaca.
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Beautiful Hacienda Style House that takes advantage of outdoor living

  • 5 of 5

This house is in an excellent location for exploring the historic heart of Oaxaca. You step into the door off a busy street, and are met with a tranquil interior courtyard, beautifully landscaped and full of wonderful "outdoor living" opportunities. The kitchen is gorgeous and well-stocked and is separate from the rest of the house. Two bathrooms are also in a separate building in the courtyard. So, wherever you go in the home, you travel through the beautiful courtyard. The house was clean, nicely decorated and was perfect for our group of 8 couples traveling together for Dia de los Muertos. The caretaker, Arturo was gracious, kind and very helpful. The owner is also very responsive. I agree with previous reviewers that the 4 spiral staircases that lead to each separate bedroom can be challenging, and with no handrails, can be a bit intimidating. Trips down the stairs to the bathroom in the middle of the night certainly presented some challenges and concerns that people would fall. Renters should just keep this in mind for people with stability issues or other physical challenges. We also experienced a few nights of very loud music from the nearby "mixology and social club." We believe the events to be related to Dia de los Muertos, so the noise is probably not a factor most of the time. I don't think you can find a better location though, and the house is truly beautiful, lovely, clean and inviting. You are just a few blocks from Santo Domingo and some great restaurants (we liked Pitiona, Zandunga, La Biznaga). We also loved Catedral (amazing meal!). I would highly recommend this house to other travelers. It is a great way to experience Oaxaca.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your stay for El Dia De Los Muertos. It is one of the most festive times in Oaxaca and Oaxaquenos do like to celebrate.
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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: February 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: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 directly 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

-High season defined as: Christmas/New Year, Easter, Guelagetza, Day of the Dead.
-High season rate = $ 2250.. USD per week = 7 nights / extra night $325.
-Low season rate $ 1850.. USD per week=7 nights /extra night -$265..
-Signed contract required with refundable security deposit of $ 300. USD
Refunds in writing ONLY:
There will be a $50. cancellation fee for up to 90 days notification .
31-90 days notice cancellation fee is 50% of payment.
30 days notice cancellation fee is 100 % of payment .

Payment on line adds an additional fee.
Payment direct to owner does not incur this fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.