The Space2nd floor duplex with a shared downstairs courtyard. Main bedroom with a double bed and second bedroom/studio with a single bed. Spacious super pleasant open plan dining/living/kitchen area. Lots of good books and beautiful morning light. Well ventilated with many windows that open with a view looking out onto the common courtyard and trees and mountains in the distance. The space is uniquely decorated with handmade rugs, textiles, baskets and crafted objects from Mexico and beyond: these all from a lifetime of travel and collecting. I'm an artist with an interest in craft and design and spent a year and a half fixing this place up and personalizing it: it's colorful and earthy, full of little details but not overly cluttered, and overall a really pleasant space! When I'm here, I enjoy it thoroughly.
Not a luxury pad (no air conditioning, cable T.V., jacuzzi or pool) but artful and comfortable with all the necessary basics. If your dream is to come to Mexico and sink into an overstuffed sofa or king sized bed, turn on the widescreen television and see what's on the cable network while being swathed in cool air from the a.c., this is not the right place for you. On the other hand: if you want to take in the sites, smells and sounds of colonial meets modern day Oaxaca City as well as get inspired by your surroundings, you have come to the right spot. My apartment is within walking distance of just about everything you might want or need in the colonial center of Oaxaca: theaters/movie houses, yoga studios, restaurants, cafes, libraries, museums, markets, super markets, Spanish language schools, and more. Guest Access•Wifi access
•Electricity and Gas included
•Soap and toilet paper provided
•Shared downstairs patio/courtyard with lots of potted plants
•Kitchen well equipped with pots and pans, dishes, good knives and full sized fridge as well as four burner stovetop and toaster oven. Feel free to use salt, sugar, oil, spices, etc. in the kitchen.
•2 full 5 gallon drinking water bottles supplied for your arrival. After that it will be your responsibility to replenish. Instructions will be given upon arrival. Interaction with GuestsDepending on when you reserve, I may or may not be here to receive you. If I am not, I have a contact person here and she will take care of you. She will give you an orientation to the space and show you how to do such things as pump water (not always necessary, and only requires flicking a switch and then turning it off) from the cistern to the holding tanks on the roof. I will be available to answer any questions you may have via phone, as will my contact person via phone and internet. The NeighborhoodThis is a great neighborhood. I'm only two blocks form the Zocalo, the main square here in Oaxaca, and about 5 blocks from the Santo Domingo ex-convent and cathedral. I'm within walking distance of the most visited part of the city, a 2 to 10 minute walk away from dozens of great cafes, bars, galleries, boutiques, mezcalerias, the best restaurants, all the important art museums, the old beautiful Teatro Alcála and the Benito Juarez/20 de Noviembre Market. From here you can easily walk to yoga classes, dance classes, bakeries, Spanish language schools, and more. There's an organic market where you can buy produce and which houses many little restaurants in one big open-air courtyard just down the street from me. They are open every day. It's called Pochote Bajo and is on Rayón street. Supermarkets and natural food stores as well as the Juarez/20 de noviembre open market and many street vendors selling fruits and vegetables are about 3 blocks away from here. Getting AroundPublic transportation is very easy to access from where I am. City buses run on Fiallo street as well as many of the streets nearby and parallel to it. You can get to the coast of Oaxaca in "suburvans" or minivans using several different companies which are all just a few blocks away from me. Many other "colectivos" or group taxis as well as buses with destinations to nearby towns and well visited pueblos leave from streets within walking distance of me. Other Things to Note•I do not have a washer and dryer but I have an outside wash area where you can do some hand washing. Also there is a line down below for air drying clothes and I have a European drying rack fro inside drying.
•There is a commercial laundry that will do your laundry for not much money almost directly across the street from me.