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Walking distance to downtown Cholula 'Pueblo Magico' with mountain views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Rooftop terrace views, sleeps family of 10 with lots of additional amenities!

Our home is full of character, authentic Mexican decor, antique furniture and rustic charm. Each room has been decorated with unique furnishings from local artisans.

There are two secure outside spaces one on ground level and then an expansive rooftop terrace complete with patio set and lounge chairs.

The indoor living area is huge, relax and watch movies on the 42” Smart HDTV or enjoy a family dinner at the rustic table in the dining area overlooking the courtyard and the internal sunroom / garden.

The master has a King bed and its own en-suite bathroom with a balcony that overlooks the living area.

The second bedroom (queen) and third bedroom (full size) share a bathroom with a stunning freestanding handmade copper bathtub! Talavera tiles and matching handmade Talavera double sinks.

Free WIFI is included and even works on the roof top. You can park 2 cars in the secure garage. We have had a water filtration system installed so no bottled water needed, the water is safe.

This is an amazing location to unwind, enjoy family and special memories. When we are there we spend a lot of time on the roof enjoying the view, the ambience and firework displays that are often on show! Every morning we walk to the Plaza and enjoy coffee and breakfast and amazing pastries and pan dulce.

You can fly into Cholula airport, just 30 min drive from the house. (Mexico city airport 1.5 hrs) There is secure parking for 2 cars. Taxi's readily available. 15 mins drive to Volkswagen facility.

More Details

Property Manager
lara Hawketts
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About lara Hawketts

Alex and Lara live in Washington DC but enjoy their family homes in London, England and Puebla, Mexico

lara Hawketts purchased this house in 2013

Why lara Hawketts chose Mexico

This property is close to our family and in a treasured location so close to the downtown area. When we return there our large family gather and enjoy the location and also the rooftop where you can always see fireworks and enjoy the amazing views!

What makes this house unique

We have invested time and money into the home installing a full water filtration system, flat screen TV, WIFI cable and beautiful local handmade furniture and antiques.


Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cooper bath tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor bathroom / powder room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Walking distance to downtown Cholula 'Pueblo Magico' with mountain views!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Perfect House Rental for Cholula

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our stay. It is very roomy, and the amenities are great. Outstanding views from the rooftop terrace and fantastic location close to the Plaza, restaurants, churches and Great Pyramid. Hard to imagine getting a better home rental in Cholula!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a unique and beautiful property close to shopping and amazing restaurants in Cholula.

  • 5 of 5

The roof top of this home is figuratively the icing on the cake! At night is where you see the most amazing views. The home is well appointed and more beautiful than pictures do justice. We came down to visit our son studying abroad in Puebla for the semester and had Thanksgiving for 10 very comfortably! What a jewel in a economically growing area!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautiful home for 8 night and I cannot say enough about how great it is. Having emailed numerous times with Lara and spoken with Alex I found them warm and inviting answering my many questions. Chayo, a relative, met us early and even though we don’t speak Spanish nor she English it wasn’t a problem. She was so sweet and accommodating when we had a small problem (my husbands’ fault) I am very grateful for she and her husband. The house was very comfortable and is exactly as seen here. Beautiful. Being 2 blocks from the zocalo was wonderful. We ate at a number of restaurants and all were delicious. The location was great for a quick uber trip to Puebla where I would strongly recommend a guided walking tour of the historic downtown area. Wonderful! If you are thinking of staying at this beautiful home I would highly recommend you do so.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bittersweet experience

  • 3 of 5

Everything was good until we left. The owner tried to contact me via text, voicemail and phone calls till 11pm the day we left. He was accusing us of causing damage to his property. I texted back when I was finally at home saying that I would contact him the next day as soon as I could to understand the issue (since I was not aware of myself or my party causing any damage), but he didn't answer nor tried to contact me again. The damage that supposedly happened was a couple of bricks broken in the roof ledge which was supposedly done by my 20-month-old daughter. I would rather pay for two bricks if I caused the damage than being harassed at 11pm after a long day of traveling internationally with a toddler. And furthermore, the approach to inquiring about the damage should have been more tactful and diplomatic. As I mentioned, we had no idea of any damage happening while there, and we weren't appreciative of being automatically accused.

Other than that the house was spacious and has almost everything that you need. The neighborhood is very loud but that is how the town is. We used a box fan to help drown out the noise. It was nice being in such good walking distance to the center of town. However, if you want to rent this property, just make sure you check it over for any existing damage in every place possible when you get there and before you leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Oscar, Thank you so much for your review! We are so thrilled to hear you found the home spacious, stocked with essentials and central to the sights! We wanted to address your review for future guests, and to hopefully quell any sense of non diplomacy you may have felt. Alex did end up reaching out a few times following your checkout - as with the check in procedure, we ask that guests perform a “walk through” with our property manager (Alex’s lovely cousin:)) to ensure no damages were done, and if any issues arose, we can tackle them head on in a timely manner. Despite our request, our property manager arrived to an empty home, and thus performed the checkout process on his own. She discovered that on the rooftop there was a large black bag on top of the brick wall. Once she removed the bag (full of rocks), we noticed significant damage to the dove brick wall/railing. As this is a safety issue, and expensive to replace; we attempted to contact you several times but to no avail..We are sorry you felt we automatically accused you, however that initial walk through with our property manager is for precisely this purpose, so unfortunately there was no other possible group that might shoulder the responsibility. For future guests and stays, we of course understand some wear and tear is to be expected, but we do ask for immediate notification (whether damaged by you or otherwise) so we might take action to repair and minimize costs. Sincerest apologies regarding any late phone calls, but as you mention you were traveling internationally, so perhaps that would explain why the phone call seemed so late? We definitely would not have rang past 5pm EST. Thank you again for staying with us, and do hope you choose to stay with us for your next trip to Cholula!
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Location and charm

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay in Cholula for it's small town walkability and charm. We wanted a three bedroom house with close proximity to the zocolo. The pictures of the house do not do it justice. It is even larger and more charming than the photos. And the huge roof deck gives you a complete 365 degree view of the surrounding area. The churches are lit up at night and Popo is visible clearly most mornings. Alex and Laura, the owners, and their local representative, Chayo, provided excellent customer service. They kept in contact through the house phone, and even arranged transport for us when we left. Alex offered advice on destinations and activities not to be missed. The house had all the amenities listed, and the wifi was perfect, even for streaming - a MUST for our grandson. We cooked our breakfasts and a few dinners, and found everything we needed to cook with. The water filtration system in the house meant we didn't have to buy bottled water! There are markets, farmers markets, restaurants, ATMs, ruins, churches, museums, and a lovely and active zocolo all within two to four blocks. Don't miss the street food at night - we loved the freshly made spicy potato chips, the corn (elote), the huge hamburgers, and the ice cream. We were a family group with ages 12 to 70. We ALL walked everywhere within Cholula and the neighboring towns - don't miss Container City and the cathedral in San Andreas Cholula. We ate at Ocho 30 across from the cathedral there. We easily caught the bus to Puebla for day trips on the main street, and the driver made change - nice as we didn't know the cost. The house was perfect for our extended family! We stayed one week. I would return again, and highly recommend this house. Staying in a smaller town where you can easily walk to everything, yet with easy transportation to larger cities, was perfect for us. Finally, be aware that firecrackers and public announcements are popular in Cholula. It may be charming for some, or require earplugs for others.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for your wonderfully detailed review, we are so grateful that you took the time to share your experience with others. Lara & Alex
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An Authentic Experience

  • 5 of 5

I rented this Cholula home in preparation for my sister's bridal shower and wedding at the Hacienda San Jose Actipan for her and some of our friends to stay and attend all the events. The house is everything that is described and much more. It truly has a rustic mexican feeling with lots of light and beautiful hand crafted decorations. It's a block away from downtown Cholula, which gave us great access to all the restaurants, bars, street food carts (which we visited on daily basis) and of course, the market, where we got all types of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables to cook in the beautiful kitchen.

Throughout our 10 day stay we were truly able to enjoy everything the house has to offer. We had breakfast and evening drinks at the roof terrace and the view was amazing! and we hosted brunch with the family a couple of times. Having a spacious dining and living room lends itself very well to host several of our relatives that would stop by so say hi to the 'bride to be' or just to rest in between stops.

The house is very spacious and although is in the middle of the city, it has a very natural and open feel.

We are definitely keeping this Cholula home in our 'favorites' list for trips to come for us and everyone we know. My sister's wedding was a very special time for our family, and being able to spend our time in such a beutiful home made the entire experience Perfect!!

Our Thanks to Lara for letting us enjoy her amazing home and to Rosario for her help and attention throughout our stay ;D

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Huejotzingo International airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres

Our home is located in the heart of Cholula downtown, within walking distance of the great pyramid of Cholula, an Aztec temple, and the largest man-made pyramid in the world sits part buried in the ground with a beautiful Spanish church set on top.

The town is enchanting with its great food, craft shops full of Mexican art and hand made clothes by the Mixtecos (Mexican Indians). It is nominated as one of the Pueblos Magicos, Magical Villages Programme, part of an initiative led by Mexico's Secretariat of Tourism.

Cholula is only 20 minutes away from Puebla city, famous for the battle of Cinco de Mayo, now celebrated in the USA and Mexico as it marks the beginning of Mexican Independence. Puebla is steeped in Colonial history and one of the most beautiful cities in the country.


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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry fee $150
Property Damage Waiver $79
Tax Rate 3.5%

3.5% fee is included and covers the credit card processing fee
Our home is a lovely retreat for total relaxation, it's tranquil and peaceful and perfect for vacation. If you are looking for a party destination then this property is not suitable.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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