This unique property is ideally located in historic downtown Oaxaca just 2 blocks from the Santo Domingo Square by pedestrian streets. The house is built in a modern minimalist style with a strong Oaxaca essence that you can appreciate through its art, gardens and patios. The house has 4 bedrooms, (2 with king beds and 2 with double beds) sleeps 8, 2 patios, swimming pool, gym, AC in all bedrooms, TV room, WiFi, library, 24 hour security, staff of 3 (Rafael - butler, Sylvia - cook and Minerva - maid) will make your stay in total comfort.
4 bedroom, swimming pool, 24 hour security, luxury villa, in historic downtown
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
Myself, simply a lover of Oaxaca. My parents built this gorgeous house 10 years ago and it has given our family some of the happiest moments I can remember. Every corner of the house has something special with a story behind it. The house is truly unique and, within the setting of historic Oaxaca, I must say it is one of the most fascinating and special spots you will ever find. I can guarantee that.
Nicolas purchased this House in 2001
Why Nicolas chose RUTA INDEPENDENCIA
Oaxaca is the cradle of art and culture of Mexico.
What makes this House unique
Privacy, style, location
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A lovely property in a great location.
This lovely house has a heated swimming pool and lots of space. It would suit a family as the master bedroom is very spacious and the next two bedrooms have twin beds, all on the second floor. The fourth bedroom has a king bed but is smaller than the master bedroom and is on the main floor. The staff of three make breakfast and stay until about 5 pm. The house manager will make plans, order taxis etc. He speaks a little English but it would help to have some Spanish.
The location is in Centro but in a quiet location. The main Centro sights and restaurants are easily walkable.
There is parking at the house and a watchman always at the gate night and day. Security is excellent.
I would highly recommend this house.
I'm not sure photos do the place justice. To enter, you pass through a nondescript gateway from a quiet street (it's blocked on one side). At this point, you're in a shared courtyard (?) (passageway?), that serves as the access to the house. It's about 30 feet wide and you walk perhaps 50 feet to the house. Its garden (one one side) and pool (on the other) are both completely private. To give you a sense, when we asked for the keys, we were just told they weren't really needed, since the guard who controls the gateway simply lets you in/out. It's extremely private; someone who visited from nearby said she had no idea the whole structure even existed.
The house is large. My dimension for it: the wifi signal doesn't really stretch the length of it. It's in essence a long, thing rectangle (or capitol letter I), with bedrooms facing the pool in the middle, then at the end, a master bedroom on one side, and a media room on the center. In addition to the pool, it has a garden, which could easily be used for yoga classes.
Our favorite unexpected feature was the wonderful art.
It's sort of hard to imagine not liking the house. Ok, if you want some traditional place with wood beams, well, the photos make it clear this is not it, and the kitchen is relatively modest for the house, so if you're a gourmet chef (and don't want the staff to cook), then this isn't the place. Otherwise, it is.
The staff is extremely solicitous.
The house is about a 6 or 7 minute walk from the house into the town's center, but you're "in town" -- just on the quieter outskirt. It's off a lovely street. Anyway, obviously, thumbs up.
Palatial and delightful
This property is outrageously lovely! It made for a great homebase in Oaxaca, we loved the neighborhood, just north of the city center. The house is even more grand and elegant than the pictures — we were blown away when we first arrived, going up the driveway makes for a dramatic entrance. The property is essentially a compound, with ample outdoor space front and back. The house is huge, and impeccably designed — great art especially, with a mix of contemporary pieces with local artisan's work. Oliver is very kind (we wish our Spanish was better) and the breakfasts were very very good, and different each day. Renting this house made our stay in Oaxaca feel like a grand splurge, a real holiday. Thanks so much!
You Couldn't Find a Better Place to Stay in All of Mexico!
How do I begin to describe this extraordinary home? It surpassed all of our expectations. As our driver, Manuel, artfully maneuvered his Suburban down a narrow side street, a guard peeled back a rusted gate and exposed the long walkway leading to what would be our residence for the next 6 days. We were greeted at the door by Oliver, a charming young man with a bright smile who was the butler. He introduced us to Minerva, one of our two cooks. Sylvia came the following morning. The two-story home itself is enormous. We were just two couples, but the four-bedroom house easily accommodates eight. Light pours in from the many windows. In addition to the expansive seating area, there is a tv room, a library, a pool, an outdoor seating area where the guys drank mescal and smoked cigars at night. Needless to say, we felt like royalty! Minerva and Sylvia cooked sumptuous breakfasts each morning. And don't miss the chance to sample one of Sylvia's dinners! Earlier in the day, she showed us photographs of the different dishes she could make and we were able to choose exactly what we wanted. Then, we gave Oliver money to shop in the market. When we came home from sightseeing, the table had been set with candles and flowers and the meal was one of the best we had on our entire trip! One of the most special features of this house is the art collection. There are lots of modern art and local pieces. There is an especially lovely collection of Oaxacan animalitos everywhere. The owner's son was wonderful in making all the arrangements in getting us from the airport to the home and he helped us arrange day trips to visit the various craft villages. I cannot recommend this home highly enough. It's worth every penny to stay here.
Elegant and beautiful home in heart of Oaxaca
What a joy! The home is spacious; the staff is professional and incredibly attentive; the location convenient; the food superb; and the pool is always the right temperature!
All the people associated with the home take great pride in and truly care for it. Rafael, the house manager, was always available, responsive, and well-informed with great recommendations and resources. Sylvia is a brilliant cook and Minerva ensured the home was in perfect condition. Every interaction with the owner Nicolas was informative, friendly, and helpful.
Regarding the home itself, all bedrooms are very comfortable; the pool is a perfect place to spend the afternoon; the front garden is gorgeous and restful; the large living room is great for socializing or napping. This home feels like a home, not a rental. We highly recommend it!
This is hands down the greatest spot to stay while in Oaxaca. Can’t wait to get back! Miss the staff and the place already so much.
Oaxaca is the most fascinating city in all of Mexico, with magic and history in every corner. Discover the real essence of Mexico through Oaxaca's culture, traditions, art, food, museums… and the list goes on and on…. Archaeological sites of Monte Alban, Mitla and other are ideal day trips, along with the most beautiful towns around the valley.
Convent of Santo Domingo is a must see, along with its botanical garden and Museum. The newly renovated San Pablo Temple is also breathtaking. Of course, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, along with the Tamayo Museum and the Cathedral are all fabulous. There is not enough space for me to write all the wonders you must visit in Oaxaca...