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New Vacation Cottage in Historic District 10 Block from Zocalo

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3).

Casita Toronja #332027: New Oaxaca Vacation Rental Cottage ten blocks from Zocalo in the Historic District. Newly built adobe Casita with full modern kitchen, living room/bedroom comes with cable T.V. and Wifi internet and phone service. For 2014 we have added a new extra rental room that is available for 1-2 people. This will help to accommodate a larger family of 4 plus. Cleaning lady twice a week and laundry, will cook meals for extra. Two blocks from Museum/Botanical Gardens and Alcala- the pedestrian walkway full of upscale shops that leads you to Zocalo. One block from open market Sanches Pasqua makes cooking dinner easy. Cottage is located on a compound with another rental Casita.

Keywords: Oaxaca Vacation Rental Historic District great location near zocalo new kitchen

More Details

Cathy McNamara
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Cathy McNamara

Being a photographer and half Mexican I love Oaxaca and bought this property to be near my father who lives there.

Cathy McNamara purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Cathy McNamara chose Oaxaca

To be near attractions and activities

What makes this cottage unique

To be able to walk to the Zocalo center and be near an open air market. You will enjoy being located in the Historic District surrounded by the arts and culture of Oaxaca. Walk to the Museum and Botanical Garden, shops, or take bus and Taxi all near by.


RUTA INDEPENDENCIA Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd room upstairs
  • Queen Bed (1), Full Bed, Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Full modern Kitchen, all new appliances, cleaning lady twice a week , meals on request. Near open food market Sanches Pasqua 10 blocks to Zocalo. Bus and taxi route near by. Second bedroom available upstairs


Good! 3.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

New Vacation Cottage in Historic District 10 Block from Zocalo
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Comfortable Casita

  • 4 of 5

Casita Toronja isn’t fancy but was a great choice and pleasant base for my Oaxacan visit! The casita is a moderate sized two room house; with the bed and sitting area as you enter and the full kitchen (minus a blender) and dining table occupying the other room. You are provided clean water with a large tippable water jug/bottle for your daily use. The WiFi was secure and reliable which I greatly appreciated..(I didn’t watch TV, so I’m unable to comment.) Even though I was there in January, the days can get warm and in turn the casita heats up. Having the overhead fans made that short time period during the day more comfortable. During the evening when Oaxaca cools down, the casita is stocked with extra blankets to keep you warm at night. Debbie (the caretaker) willingly but needed to help me with laundry (the setup is different then what I was familiar with) and even hung them up on the clothesline. We managed beautifully; though she spoke no English, I spoke a LITTLE Spanish, we used hand signals and the translation on my tablet to aid in our communication. This casita is located in a more residential neighborhood, which means it is quite at night but has typical workday noises in the morning. I would recommend this casita to others that are planning on visiting Oaxaca!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

2 weeks stay in August

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in the casita and found it to be a wonderful and comfortable stay...I agree with all the other positive reviews and not sure what to make of the one negative? As in the pictures all was in working order and nothing was broken. I enjoyed the location being able to walk to zocalo and food market near was great for cooking meals had modern appliances and Kitchen needs. New TV , wifi..will come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing, Misleading...but Pablo saved the day!

  • 1 of 5

What you see is NOT what you get. This is not " new", but a very tired and uncared- for property. The casita was filthy on arrival, eg. floors full of sand and coffee grounds left so long in maker that they were covered with mould . Bathroom was clean, however. Rectified later when cleaner arrived later in week. Kitchen cupboards were mostly off their hinges, sink stoppers were both broken, toilet flushed poorly, some stove burners not working, lack of cooking essentials, and the list goes on. Water ran out twice during the days as did propane for hot water and oven usage.

Complete lack of privacy - large uncovered kitchen window looked into other building on premises..courtyard unkempt , shared and full of daily hanging laundry. One small wrought iron table and chair to sit on, not comfortable enough to relax or read, especially with occupants of other unit always watching.

So bad, left casita in mid-stay to go to hotel, despite having pre-paid in full.

Saving grace was the marvelous Pablo, who helped us out in scorpion crisis, brought a few essentials including sink stoppers and gave us the most amazing tours outside the city. We recommend him highly ! And....despite all this, we loved Oaxaca and would return!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Casita next to Mercado Sanchez Pasquas

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for the month of December 2014. The house is very well equipped for a comfortable stay...... little things like shelves in the bathroom, door hooks for clothes, empty dresser drawers, kitchen utensils, wifi, etc.

There is actually one bedroom with an additional pull out couch in it. The house is roomy, lots of natural light. Once we got used to the routine for the roof water tank and bottled drinking water, our stay was extremely pleasant. Pablo, the manager, was always accessible by phone and was a delight to talk to (English) and helpful with local information. The house was quiet (no barking dogs) and the ever-present rooster was far enough away as to not wake us in the early mornings. I recommend this casita as long as you don't book it when I want to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI, USA

Alina (Madison, WI)

  • 5 of 5

Very cute house with Mexican feel and modern convenience. We stayed with a little child for a week - the best experience ever. Walking distance to a beautiful city center; market near by.

On the down side - the water in the laundry machine is a little rusty, and all white clothes got yellow. Also there is no microwave. Other than that the kitchen is very modern and clean. Very secluded and nice backyard, and grapefruit trees add a nice touch.

All special requests were addressed promptly. The wireless connection speed was unbelievable good for Mexico.

Oaxaca has plenty to see and enjoy. Monte Alban and Mitla both awesome, each in a very unique style. We really liked Hierve el Agua as well, but it is harder to get to.

I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. It's a real Mexican experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 1
Aumsville, Oregon

great value

  • 4 of 5

Spent 1 week there in March 2011, with two girlfriends. Close to Santo Domingo and bus line to downtown. Great market and restaurants close by. Hot water problems but they worked on it. Would go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please call or email. To hold date's 30% of total is requested. Checks can be mailed to Cathy McNamara 56 Bittles Lane Woodstock, NY 12498 or through Pay-Pal using email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Visit Archeological sight Monte Alban by Tour bus or excellent tour guide Pablo who also manages the casita his # is in the info sheet you will receive . Learn spanish or weaving at schools near by.


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