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Villa Azteca-Mexican Colonial Home-Great Location, Perfect for Families and pets

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 2 Bedrooms with Ensuite Bathrooms, Fab Pool with private garden and

Villa Azteca is perfect for families or groups who want a home away from home with all the necessities and amenities for long or short term rentals. Nestled among 1.5 acres of expansive, tropical, manicured gardens with it´s own private walled garden, this spacious, one level 1,700 home shares a newly renovated 40 ft. heated pool with Venetian cobalt-blue tiles and pool house with seven other private vintage Mexican Colonial-style houses in an exclusive and secure gated community, into it's 3rd generation of family owners, Villas Bellavista.

Villa Azteca is fully furnished and decorated with original artwork, folk art and Mexican textiles. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath large home with cathedral ceilings has a walkway from the living room leading to the second bedroom which lends complete privacy between the bedrooms, each with ensuite private tile bathrooms with natural herbal soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Luxurious cotton bath, hand and face towels are provided as too hair dryers. There are two double beds in each bedroom, cedar bureaus, bed tables and handwoven pillows and rugs. There are walk-in closets in each bedroom with extra blankets, hangers, iron, ironing board and fans. Two terraces, one enclosed for alfresco dining, extend from the carved wooden French doors leading to the living & dining areas. In the living room there is a 18th century wagon wheel as a coffee table, a Netflix smart 32" TV, dining table with chairs and living room sofa set. There is a large, fully equipped tiled kitchen that looks out over the private, front garden with fruit trees.

Villa Azteca is centrally located within walking distance of excellent Spanish language schools such as The Spanish Language Institute (SLI), ChacMol, The Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies or UNINTER, and IDEAL.

Research institutes such as the INSP or Instituto Nacional para la Salud Publica, UNAM, CRIM and the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas are easily accesible.

The Botichelli Institute of Florence, Italy gives classes for Restoration painting, drawing and Art History and is located across the street housed in an estate.

Within one block on Ave. Emiliano Zapata, the major avenue for Cuernavaca, there are numerous banks with ATMs, supermarkets, convenience stores, galleries, shops, bakeries, great restaurants, fast-food take-outs, public transport etc. A radio taxi stand is 1/2 block from the villas and charge around $2 USD. Uber is great too.

As a 3rd generation family business, we live onsite in the Casa Grande and are available for our guests to insure that their stay is memorable. We have over 60 years of experience with excellent references in offering exclusive but affordable rentals to discerning travelers, retirees, mature language students, writers, artists, researchers and executives.

Villas Bellavista is legally registered with the Morelos Department of Tourism which offers our guests the protection and guarantee of first-class accomodations with responsible onsite management. We have been awarded for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 the recognition of the Tourism Department's Moderniza Program for professional standards in the hospitality industry. Come and experience the real Mexico of the Colonial Highlands in the City of Eternal Spring, Cuernavaca!

More Details

Property Manager
Cristina Chapman
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Cristina Chapman

I am a Cuernavaca native, but my father was from Upstate New York and started building these homes with love to detail in the 40's. My mother was from Monterrey, Mex. I have lived my whole life in our Casa Grande which is part of our complex of 8 colonial-style houses on 1.5 acres. I studied in Switzerland and attended Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. I speak fluent Spanish, English and French. I have traveled around the world and have family in India, Australia and the US. I am married (32 years) and have 2 daughters. We are now going into our 3rd generation in our family business in providing personal attention to our guests to make their stay an unforgetable authentic Mexican experience in their home away from home.

Cristina Chapman purchased this house in 1945

Why Cristina Chapman chose Cuernavaca

This property has been in my family for over 70 years and now is going into the 3rd generation. My father constructed these homes with only the best construction materials of handpainted Talavera tiles, & murals, wrought iron, chiseled stone, and solid cedar doors with attention to detail such as niches, arches and customized cedar French doors opening to terraces and beautiful, tropical gardens. He wanted to provide a Mexican oasis not only for his family but for his friends who needed to escape the harsh winters of the Northeast.

What makes this house unique

When guests rent with us they have the assurance that they will be renting from a legally registered, government regulated business that provides bonafide legal receipts/contracts which is required of all short term/vacation rentals. Our guests will enjoy the personal attention of our professional staff and enjoy amenities that are usually found only in upscale hotels. The remodeled 40ft. tile pool with it´s ¨playita¨ is enjoyed year-round and the smoker/bbq is perfect for enjoying outdoor meals 365 days of the year!

Map

Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Benito Juarez CDMX
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Carlos N´Charlies
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Tabachines Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Freeway to Mexico City and Acapulco
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
La Glorieta
Nearest Beach
275 Kilometres
Acapulco
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Year-round golf and all sports.

* Learn Spanish at the World-famous language schools.

* Explore 5,000 years of History! Xochicalco Ruins.

* Folk Art Markets.

* Natural Spas Healing Centers Pamper Yourself!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Great Pool Scene for Families.

* Restaurants, Clubs, Cafes are all inexpensive here in Mexico!.

* Explore underwater rivers, caves, and volcanic craters!.

* The Historical Center with Free Concerts..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Great water parks, Las Estacas, Indian villages, trout fishing..

* Papalote Museum for Kids, Ecological/Science parks, Waterskiing,.

* Shopping! Cheap, Cheap Cheap!...

Cuernavaca is located in the Historic highlands of Mexico, where history and culture abound.

The surrounding areas were founded more than 4,000 years ago with numerous archeological sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xochicalco. Cuernavaca was conquered by Hernán Cortés and the Mexican Conquest is depicted in the fabulous Diego Rivera murals in the 16th Century Cortés Palace also known as the Cuahuanahuac Museum. Museums are numerous and varied in the Historic Center or Centro Historico of Cuernavaca. 16th and 17th Century Augustinian and Franciscan Monasteries and Convents were founded in the State of Morelos and the Route of the Monasteries won the 2014 World Tourism award in Madrid. Colonial Era Haciendas with their history of fomenting the Mexican Revolution dot the countryside and urban areas with many converted to luxury hotels which are also popular destination wedding venues.

Cuernavaca and the towns surrounding this state capital have a culinary history going back hundreds of years. Here you will find restaurants that offer exquisite Mexican regional dishes as well as international fare. From luxurious Relais & Chateaux restaurants to the corner home style eatery, Mexican food is authentic and always homemade using fresh, local sources. The municipal markets or mercados of family-owned stands offer in-season fruits, veggies, cheeses, flowers, coffee, maize products (made at home), meats, poultry and fish. Culinary institutes offer classes and are affiliated with their European partners, but there are chefs who offer private classes.

The State of Morelos has two Pueblos Mágicos, Tepoztlán and Tlayacapan which are villages that are traditional in Mexican culture and awarded this title by the government to preserve the cultural traditions, folk art, architecture and food. On Sundays, the traditional market days, the food available is nothing short of ephemeral. From Pre-Colombian fare (usually vegetarian) to typical Mexican offerings such as moles, quesadillas, chile rellenos, pipian, guacamole, tamales, tacos, sopes etc. the food mercados are not to be missed by foodies ready for street food. Five star restaurants are also notable in Cuernavaca and many are housed in haciendas and majestic estates such as Las Mañanitas, El Madrigal, Casa Hidalgo, Hacienda de Cortés, Casa Rivera and Casa Manzano which are close to the Villas.

Cuernavaca´s nickname, The City of Eternal Spring, hints at year-round sports to be enjoyed from golf to extreme sports such as Water skiing, Zip-lining, Spelunking, Parachuting, fly boarding, bungee jumping, hot air balloon rides, jet skiing, skydiving, and flying in ultra-lights. Within 30 minutes from Cuernavaca is Lake Tequesquitengo that has not only a party-boat but also many beach clubs that offer day passes. The famous volcanoes of central Mexico, Popocatepetl and Ixtachihuatl feed springs and underground rivers that span the Morelos valley. Spas are big in Morelos and they range from natural springs like Las Estacas to European style spas in exclusive settings of luxurious hotels or traditional saunas featuring temazcals that use native herbs for healing and cleansing. Private masseuses are available by appointment at Villas Bellavista, as too other wellness services like traditional Mexican herbology therapy, magnetic therapy, acupuncture and US licensed hypnosis. Morelos´s Ethnobotany Museum and Botanical Gardens housed in the original estate of Emperor Maxmillian´s mistress, La India Bonita, is a good starting point for exploring the ancient medicinal practices of the curanderos (healers).

The Historic Center of Cuernavaca is eight minutes from the villas and the main historic avenue for Cuernavaca, Ave. Emiliano Zapata is 1.5 blocks away. All services are within walking distance including supermarkets, bakeries, banks, fast food/convenience stores, great restaurants, galleries and shops. The villas are ideally located in the preferred northern part of the city, in the foothills with a beautiful view of the valley below-Villas Bellavista.

Amenities

Tlaltenango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Pet Rules:Pets must not be aggressive, must be clean and vaccinated. Pets must be leashed at all times when outside of your villa. No pets unattended.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Amenities of herbal shampoo, conditioner, hand & bath soap
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Amenities of herbal shampoo, conditioner, hand & bath soap
  • Ensuite vintage tile bathrooms with luxurious 100% cotton hand, bath and face towels, hotel amenities of natural herbal shampoo, conditioner, bath and liquid soaps and hair dryers. Original pedestal sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Ensuite tile bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , ensuite tile bathroom
  • 100% 450-500 count cotton sheets, handwoven cotton/wool bedcovers, cotton curtains, handwoven Oaxacan rugs, Cedar bed frames and bureau, Original art work. Walk-in closet with iron/ironing board, fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Full-time staff with daily or weekly cleaning included. Washer/Dryer- no extra charge Local activities guide, local maps Concierge Service Cook, private maid, & chauffer, available at extra cost. Wellness available such as Massage, Chinese Herbal medicine, acupuncture, USA certified hypnosis, herbologist at extra cost. Manicures & pedicures at extra cost. Cooking classes available. Excursions with private drivers available. 3rd generation Cuernavaca Natives who live on -site give insights and tips not found in travel guides. Recipient of Department of Tourism´s Moderniza Award for 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. Come and enjoy an authentic Mexican experience in our City of Eternal Spring!

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5

Linda casa para descansar

  • 5 of 5

Las habitaciones muy amplias y comidas. Pudimos descansar, cocinar y disfrutar del clima de Cuernavaca. Solo nos hubiera gustado que la alberca estuviera más caliente. Gracias Cristina y Robert

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias por los lindos comentarios sobre la casa, esperamos que vuelvan en un futuro. Muchos saludos! Cristina Y Roberto
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5

A fantastic oasis!

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculately maintained with beautiful gardens and houses with original character. We felt very safe and isolated and almost had the place to ourselves. The pool is great for little and big kids alike and the owners were kind and generous. Thanks for the lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zack, Thank you so much for your stay with us, We really enjoyed your family especially Jude! Hopefully we will see you again in the future, and our best to you and your family. Thanks again! Saludos, The Chapmans
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5

late Fall 2014

  • 5 of 5

This is a follow-up to my one-word review of "wonderful," because I had some technical difficulties with this website's "feedback" process.

I love the Villas of Bellavista; in late 2012, I stayed for one week in one of the 1-bedroom bungalows at this 8-bungalow complex. In late 2013, I returned for a 5-week stay in Azteca, the 2-bedroom bungalow. That alone should tell you that I found the place to be excellent - cozy, comfy, authentic 1940s bungalows around a pool. The complex is surrounded by safety walls and gates that are always locked - I felt very safe here, even though, on this trip, I happened to be travelling solo. I also felt very safe in the general neighborhood and did not hesitate to walk around alone - even after dark. (But don't be foolish - stick to well-lit areas.)

The Villas are close to all sorts of conveniences (stores, markets, restaurants, etc). It's a safe and easy walk to a major avenue with public buses running every few minutes all day long. Downtown is an easy 10-15 minute bus ride (well, with the occasional grid-lock when you actually get within a few blocks of the Zocalo - best to hop off and walk the last 2-3 blocks...) There is always something going on downtown! The general location of the Villas in the Bellavista neighborhood of Cuernavaca is also a very convenient "jumping-off" place to visit other nearby areas - e.g., Tepotzlan, a wonderful village about 12-15 miles north-east of Cuernavaca.

The hosts here are the best - "children of the Sixties," my all-time favorite generation. Two very special people who are now joined by their daughter in running the business that the host's father started in the 1940s. This place is not a gaudy tourist trap, there are no nearby beaches filled with annoying tourists; other than some pretty decent modern appliances in the fully-equipped kitchens, there's nothing "modern" or "cookie-cutter" about it - just cozy, comfy, and down-to-earth; my home away from home in a very "real" section of Cuernavaca.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 19.75%

20% increase during Holidays.
Rates are based on 1-4 Guests. Extra guest fees, please inquire.
Refundable security deposit required

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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