About this listing
Kitchen, with open design, overlooking the living area, and pull-up bar stools. The pantry (not pictured) houses the fridge, foodstuffs and another stove/oven for the cook who wants all burners going.
¡Bienvenidos visitors to Oaxaca! My charming apartment building is nestled in the city center of Oaxaca, just a 6-block stroll to the Zócalo (central plaza) and the Anador Turístico (the pedestrian walk that climbs up city center to Santo Domingo Church). Unlike some central locations, the apartment is set back from the street, giving you the peace and privacy you need, yet not sacrificing convenience to all of Oaxaca's incredible restaurants, galleries, museums and more--all within walking distance, as well as two blocks from a city bus that can take you to neighborhoods further afoot. It's a perfect place for those wanting to explore the city on foot, with a home base that is inviting and private.
The building houses four apartments set around a lovely central courtyard with balconies and plants. The immediate neighborhood is primarily residential, with a few local eateries, as well as two delicious Italian spots within a few blocks. Then just 5 blocks away you head into the heart of the city center, where shops, restaurants, galleries and historical buildings abound.
A common room space with living room and dining table overlook a small full-service kitchen with pull-up bar stools, allowing you to save some cash and nosh at home when you like. A second bedroom with a brand new futon couch that pulls out into a full sized bed with a great mattress for and extra guest. A small, private-terrace is set up for chilling with a book or sunbathing--or enjoy the larger common terrace that neighbors share with incredible views of the surrounding mountains and rooftops of the city.
The run-of-the-mill amenities include: fridge, stove, oven and all the tableware needed for your inner cook, matrimonial-sized bed in the bedroom with mosquito net canopy, pull out couch/matrimonial bed in the second bedroom, hot water in the shower, wifi internet throughout the space.
Unique amenities include: a private rooftop fireplace, bottled water, a safe and secure building with friendly expat neighbors and for the eco-conscious, our building has a recycling program and compost for your kitchen waste.
Hosting is my job, as I founded a co-working space here called Hub Oaxaca (www.huboaxaca.org). So count on some great recommendations to enjoy the city and its amazing community.
-Casa de la Cultura (3 blocks)
-Merced Market (3 blocks)
-Zócalo (6 blocks)
-Central Bus line to Colonia Reforma/San Felipe (2 blocks)
-Anador Turístico/Alcalá (6 blocks)
-Cathedral (6 blocks)
-20 de Nov Market, Benito Juárez Market (7 blocks)
-Santo Domingo Church (15-minute walk)
-ADO Bus Station (12-minute walk)
-Airport (20 minute drive, we're on the shuttle route)
-Within easy walking distance to buses, taxis and van service to archaeological sites, museums and communities outside the City Center.
The rules are simple:
-Be a respectful neighbor, keep noise levels modest at night.
-No smoking or pets are allowed inside the building. You can, however, smoke on the upstairs terrace.
-Lock back and front doors when you're out.
About the Host, Megan
Hello Air BnBers! I'm Megan, a native Chicagoan. I've done most of my growing up far from home—first in Kalamazoo, MI, then New York City, and now in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I have lived for over 7 years. My background is in public radio. My work in Oaxaca has centered around the Impact Hub Oaxaca, a co-working space that supports local social entrepreneurs. I co-founded the organization and ran the learning programs there where I got to link amazing teachers with fantastic and thirsty local learners. In my off time, I still dabble with sound a bit, fool around on my ukelele and bake lots of bread. I am a huge fan of going on foot, laughing, failing with ease and exploring the city via my stomach (there's so much fun stuff to taste and imbibe here).