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Casa Raab's 'Casa Grande' on Picturesque EcoPreserve, Great Pool, WiFi, Services

3a Sección San Pablo Etla, San Pablo Etla, Oax., Mexico
  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Casa Grande: Four Bedrooms/Baths with all Services on beautiful 40 acre Estate

The CASA RAAB "experience" includes visits to traditional markets, museums, handicraft villages, ancient ruins, and Oaxaca's fabulous restaurants, churches and art galleries.

The Casa Raab estate is 40 acres in size and offers safe hiking and exploration of creeks, caves, mineral springs, an onyx mine, and our maguey (agave) plantation. Morning and evening walks on the land or in the village offer cultural tranquility with outstanding views.

We offer assistance in planning all aspects of your trip. Meals are wonderful, the mezcal is made on site and "world class", and a frequent open mike musical venue happens here at the Casa.

The on-site US owner/managers can help arrange professional touring services. We specialize in "transportation solutions".

Our Mexican staff will give you a warm and friendly welcome. They supply comfortable service, information, and hospitality in a light-hearted manner. Traditional Oaxacan meals are available twice a day, with housekeeping and laundry services cheerfully provided.

The Casa Grande(4 bed/4 bath) can serve up to 8 adults or 10 if it's a mix of adults and children. There is a total of 6 beds with room for one additional single.

Larger groups can add La Casita (2 bed/1 bath) for a total of 14 guests. (See La Casita listing). The main dining room can seat and serve up to 14 people.

Both houses have access to the swimming pool. Internet is available throughout the compound. An extensive DVD-VHS movie library is available as well as a nice selection of books.


Anthony & Rebecca Raab

Member Since 2001
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Anthony & Rebecca Raab

Our family began the Oaxacan adventure when I (Anthony) was 15 years old. I have been coming to, and working in, Oaxaca ever since. I have been in the import-export business with Oaxacan handicrafts much of my life. My wife Rebecca and I now live on the family estate on a full time basis.

Anthony & Rebecca Raab purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 1965

Why Anthony & Rebecca Raab chose 3a Sección San Pablo Etla

Casa Raab was begun by my parents in 1965, so for us it is a happy 2nd Generation decision. Generally, though, it is the Climate and Weather! People who settle here from other places are primarily convinced to live here because it is so nice outside most of the time. Houses are designed so that less time is spent indoors, and more out on the patio. Eleven months of the year you don't need interior heating nor cooling...especially when staying in our adobe-walled houses. Of course Culture, Art, Food and Music also have major impacts on most Oaxacan decisions.

What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique

Whether it is a large group of friends & family, or just a traveler or two, Casa Raab offers a unique experience of the Oaxacan countryside. This is a true village atmosphere, complete with some primitive adobe dwellings, a town square and small herds of animals on the street occasionally. We are just minutes away from modern Mexican society, but on our property it is quiet, peaceful and beautiful. A certain timeless feeling is in the air. Visiting the city and doing all the "tourist activities" can be demanding, and it is always nice to retreat back to Casa Raab for an evening meal and a quiet night's sleep.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 child bed, With Private Bathroom
      • Loom Room
        1 queen, 1 child bed, With Private Bathroom, walled patio, private entrance
      • Upper Bedroom
        2 queen, With Private Bathroom, walled patio, private entrance
      • Center Bedroom
        1 queen, With Private Bathroom, walled patio, private entrance
      • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom only, Queen Beds (4) in the Casa Grande, Twin or Single Beds (1) Child Beds (1) We have a extra few portable beds for the kids, Baby Cribs (1) One crib on site and one walker for infants.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Kitchen Bath
        toilet, For kitchen use
      • Center Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Upper Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Loom Room Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower
      • All bathrooms are finished with traditional tile surfaces and local artwork. Daily cleaning by the maids.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          The Casa Raab Estate covers 40 acres, and the views are outstanding...of both the mountains and the valley below.
        • Rural
          Casa Raab is located in the foothills in a village setting. Everywhere you go is a different view or "campesino" cultural experience....much different from being in the city.
        • Village
          Our village of San Pablo Etla is set at the base of its own extensive forest lands....bordering on the Federal Forest extending towards the Carribean.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Mobile Phone
                      I-Phones and other smart phones work well here. We have full WiFi. Check with your carrier for Mexican coverage before leaving.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Computer Available
                      Large Office Apple /MAC if needed
                    • Heating
                      Great climate that needs little interior help.
                    • Internet
                      Strong signal in entire compound
                    • Linens Provided
                      Rooms are cleaned and beds made daily in Casa Grande. Every other day in la Casita. Sheets are changed weekly.
                    • Living Room
                      Casa Grande living room is large and can handle most groups.....including special events that spill out onto the patio.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      The dryer is also in our Laundry facility.
                    • Parking
                      Abundant parking near your room
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      We can set up your RV in private locations with nice views
                    • Telephone
                      A local phone is available at the bar. Best to bring your cell phone for convenience and long distance. Great coverage in most areas.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Of course....
                    • Washing Machine
                      The washing machine and dryer are in our separate laundry facility. Most clothes washing is done for you by our staff.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Good WiFi coverage across the entire facility.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Hand made ceramic fireplaces; "chimineas", are in most bedrooms. The Casa Grande living room has a large fireplace to gather around and warm up on chilly nights.


                        • Kitchen
                          Deluxe Kitchen in the Casa Grande and a full kitchen in La Casita.
                        • Catering Available
                          We can arrange catering for events like weddings and anniversaries..family reunions...large or small...and up to about 100 people.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          The Casa Grande has a full operating kitchen with all utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full sets of dishes and pans with abundant utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Our staff will do all of your dishwashing for you
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          At least three different options
                        • Microwave
                          Microwave oven in the kitchen
                        • Oven
                          The stove has an oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Well Stocked
                        • Refrigerator
                          Three refrigerators in the Casa Grande
                        • Stove
                          Nice new gas range in the Casa Grande kitchen


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining for 15 in the Casa Grande
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 15 people


                                • Music Library
                                  Nice selection of cds. Best to bring your IPod and plug it in.
                                • Books
                                  Large library selections ranging from classics to SyFy to Oaxaca tour guides....a bit of everything
                                • DVD Player
                                  Player with Dozens of DVD movies
                                • Game Room
                                  Nice room for viewing shows or playing games
                                • Games
                                  Mostly board games of various kinds
                                • CD Player
                                • Pool Table
                                • Stereo
                                  Nice music system
                                • Television
                                  Only if you want to watch in Spanish......
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  500 carefully picked VHS movie classics for your evening enjoyment, or to keep the kids happy.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      No bikes at present...but mountain biking tours are available.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The patio of the Casa Grande wraps around the pool. There are also other private courtyards and patios.
                                    • Golf
                                      9 hole course 20 minutes away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Gardens are set up throughout the facility.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Nice Barbecue/Smoker
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts 15 minutes away


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The various steps are low, and one person can usually push/pull a loaded wheelchair up or down them.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The Casa Grande surrounds the pool. Solar heated, but generally cool. La Casita guests have reasonable access to the pool, while respecting the privacy of guests in the Casa Grande.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Great swimming pool....40 feet long! Coolish though...

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Staff


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • We host everyone from individuals to large reunion groups....with 40 Acres in the Foothills for Hiking. Housekeeping, Cooking and Laundry Services. Pets usually allowed. Handicap Friendly. Child Friendly. Safe and Delicious Oaxacan or American Meals. Full Wet Bar with our estate distilled Mezcal. Fireplaces, Games, Movies, Library. Animal Rescue Program, Agave Plantation with a Traditional Mezcal Still...and more!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      4 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Exceptional week in Oaxaca!

                                                                      Nancy T.Ramona, CA

                                                                      We had an eclectic group of 8 descend upon Casa Raab for Oaxaca's fabulous week - Dia del los Muertos and were welcomed with open arms by Rebecca and her team. Everyone in our group is grateful for the Casa Raab comfy accommodations and fabuloso support in getting to know more about the region. Every word of the description and photos provided are accurate and understated for the experience we enjoyed - read it and believe it! Every morning we awoke to a bountiful breakfast and we made arrangements for dinners that reflected the local cuisine and were delicious. Every bedroom was an inspiration of art, textile and comfort, everyone enjoyed the privacy of their rooms.

                                                                      We were a busy group, traveling the region everyday, so we didn't spend as much time as we would have liked enjoying Casa Raab and San Pablo . . . but we will return and plan to enjoy more "down time" on this lovely property and community. Owner Rebecca is an exceptional, knowledgable local who gently guided our experience and managed our energetic group. This home and setting is for the casual traveler, which is a good thing! If there are any ratings below excellent for Casa Raab, these folks didn't read the accurate listing.

                                                                      Fresh towels, refreshing pool, plenty of space, abundant food and beverage, expert info on local artists & history, friendly animals and lots of love punctuated our week at Casa Raab.

                                                                      Rebecca's mission for animal care is legendary, appreciated and everyone in our group was moved by her commitment to caring for animals and the environment. Many thanks, mil gracias for our groups' welcome at Casa Raab, we all feel like part of the family!

                                                                      Rebecca's house

                                                                      CocoSeattle Wa

                                                                      My family and I had an awesome stay. The house was great and the grounds were beautiful. We will come back again. Can hardly wait for our trip next year. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

                                                                      Sun,comfort, and quiet setting

                                                                      Christine Stewart1Ontario Canada

                                                                      Casa Raab lives up to expectations and its description. I had the happy experience of staying in La Casita for 2 months and loved the country setting, the friendly and helpful owners, Tony and Rebecca, and, the friendly neighbourhood. Oaxaca city lives up to its promise in all respects and I look forward to returning. Although taxi transportation is available, a car for longer stays would be an asset.

                                                                      Casa Raab Highest Recommendation

                                                                      DanCorvallis, Oregon

                                                                      We had a wonderful time at Casa Raab, both relaxing and having adventures. We went hiking every morning in the beautiful hills, ate the delicious meals provided, relaxed by the refreshing pool when it was hot, and appreciated all the caring details in the spacious rooms, filled with traditional arts and crafts. After the intensity of the city of Oaxaca, it's great to retreat to this quiet country setting. Tony and Rebecca are gracious, knowledgable, and helpful hosts.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hi Dan. Thanks for the nice review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us. Let's try to play more music next time...you sounded great!


                                                                      3a Sección San Pablo Etla, San Pablo Etla, Oax., Mexico

                                                                      Visit Local Markets for culture and fascinating experiences. Tour Ancient Ruins for trips into the past. Go for Guided Bird watching or informal looks on the property. Attend Language or Cooking Schools. Go on Handicraft Village Tours & personally guided Mezcal Tours. And of course spend some time in Oaxaca's Famous Zocalo (town square), with its wonderful restaurants and museums.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Daily maid/linen/housekeeping & kitchen staff (except Sundays) Delicious Breakfast included for up to 10 guests, additional meals on request for appropriate cost 4 bedrooms with 6 beds (4 full,1 King,1 single), decorated with local artwork. Full bathroom with each bedroom. Beautiful Swimming Pool and outdoor patios Good Internet Service Large video/DVD collection...and Library Assistance with transportation and touring 40 acres of hiking trails in the foothills Pets welcome with advance notice World Class Mezcal made on site and available (from our home grown agaves). Frequent musical events with the Bodega Boys' open mike venue. Musicians welcome to participate. Special Activities during various Holiday Periods

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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                      Property # 9424vb