About This Listing
6.5 blocks from downtown, 1 bedroom with 2 beds: queen & double. Full equipped kitchen, porche with sofa, a little garden.
Services included: wifi, cleaning service, tv with cable. Access to a huge terrace with maybe the best view of this town.
Cleaning service, wireless internet, hot water 24 hours a day, access to a huge Terrace, etc.
Porche, terrace, and the whole bungalow.
Interaction with Guests
Always around and happy to help.
Nice neighborhood: wide streets, a little park 1 block away: nice for hikes.
everything is close: 1 block a little plaza surrounded by restaurants, cafes, drug store, etc. Andador Guadalupano: 4.5 blocks away where you can find the best restaurants, cafes, etc..
I wish that I could review the listing specified here, but I can't because I ended up not actually staying there. My fiancee and I rented this space, but we received a very last-minute e-mail from Luis saying that his secretary had mistakenly booked the room for an entire month for someone else. My working theory is that this was actually no mistake and that because the apartment was going to be rented for a month by the new guest instead of a couple of days, he decided he couldn't pass up the opportunity and just told us that his secretary made a mistake to cover it up. Whether this theory is true or not matters little as the extra room he put us in was dismal. It was small enough to be a college dorm room and almost as bad. I immediately noticed several things about it. It had two windows that looked onto the street, neither of which were very well covered. The bath was not a full bathroom but rather only had a small stand-up shower with a curtain around it and it was not exactly convenient for bathing (at least there was hot water). Since someone with a small chlld and a dog was living next door to us, privacy was not guaranteed and we could hear every sound they made at many times of the day. It had more of a hostal-like feel to it, complete with some kind of biting bug, be it fleas or bed bugs, that attacked my fiancee while she slept. The kitchen was mostly prepared for travelers, but it was obvious that it didn't typically get used as there were not even matches to be found to light the burners. Luis was nowhere to be found for most of the two days we were there so we were unable to communicate any of these problems to him. Overall, we had a very frustrating experience in the extra unit. I am sure that if we had actually stayed in the original room we rented it would have been an entirely different story. Moral of the story: If you rent this room, be prepared to be moved out of it last-minute. If that happens, just refuse to stay in the extra unit, get a refund from airbnb and stay somewhere else. The $450.00 Pesos/night Luis charges for the extra unit could be better spent at one of the hotels on Real de Guadalupe or closer to the city center. This $450.00 Peso/night charge is definitely too high as we could have gotten a private room closer to the city center in a nicer hotel for this amount. The house is called "Casa de la Vista," but unless you enjoy a hostal-like experience with little privacy, biting bugs, and being moved out of your room, say "Hasta la vista" to it and go find a different place.
We really enjoyed our days in San Cristóbal, and this place was perfect for us: big, comfortable, and with a great kitchen, where we prepared home made meals, which helped us to save some money.
Location is also great, we went walking to the center (just a few blocks, a ten minute walk or less) and we never had to take a bus.
But the most important thing is that Luis and Silvana were great hosts. They received us with a big smile and we had a wonderful conversation!! We wish we had more time for being there with them. Luis gave us some great advice and recommendations about things to do in San Cristobal. We really enjoyed doing what he told us: eating at L'Arrabiata (best pasta place in San Cristóbal) or eating at Comida Thai (best thailand food!).
Thanks Luis and Silvana, we look forward to going to your place soon! We highly recommend this place, safe, comfortable, and great location.
We had a wonderful time staying here. The apt and property were very safe and secure, and super clean, with good lighting, large and comfy beds, and a convenient kitchen. We especially liked the location- a ten minute walk from the town center, and a half a block from a beautiful little plaza. Many nice little comedors, and groceries close by- a very nice neighborhood! We loved the very friendly atmosphere- Luis and his staff were very welcoming, and the other guests were quite interesting. In fact, we liked it so much, we decided to spend an extra week. It was very interesting to live in a neighborhood and experience the lively atmosphere. At times things got a little nosiy (one day a funeral next door played loud music all day- but for us that was the charm of the place- life going on all around.) The apartment was nice and private, had a nice sitting area, and if you went up to the main patio- there were great views of the city. Our two sons stayed in a double room, up one level from the apartment, and that was very nice too. We greatly recommend Casa La Vista.
La Villa es realmente comoda, se encuentra a una distancia caminabale del centro por una de las calles cerradas al trafico, en la cual se encuentran muchos bares y restaurantes, incluyendo supermercados y tiendas de abarrotes, cuenta con lo necesario para tener una estancia agradable y cocinar desayunos y cenas sencillas, si no eres delicado del estomago en la esquina venden empanadas elaboradas con recetas locales realmente deliciosas, a diez pesitos la orden. El personal y Luis son muy amables y dispuestos a proporcionar la información requerida. Buena relación precio/calidad. Gracias Luis, Esmeralda y Anita.
Luis es un hombre maravilloso. No pierdas la oportunidad para conocerlo. Gracias, Luis, para recibirnos en la casa de la vista (hermosa).
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About the Host, Luis
Prof. Sariñana has taught Spanish & Cultural Awareness, also seminars & workshops on Diversity (Bridging Anglo and Latino Cultures (Willamette Education Service District), Oregon State Government, Institute Cultural Affairs Of Japan to more than 15,000 students across The US, Mexico, Canada and Japan over the last 15 years.
The Oregon Commission on Hispanic sponsored the courses for 5 years years.
He has been in restaurant business in San Cristobal (La Flauta Magica, El Zorro & La Casa Nostra in Cozumel), now he is in accommodation in his Guest House with furnished Apartments, Cabins & Bedrooms all of them with his worldwide touch.
Besides Furnished bedrooms with bathrooms, apartments ( 1 & 2 bedrooms), cabins Canadian style (wo minutes from San Cristobal. Also we teach Spanish at San Cristobal Language school, also lessons online , we invite you to get ready before coming to Mexico.
1.-ONE: 2 1 bedroom Furnished Apartments & Rooms with Private Bathroom & all services included: Wifi, Cleaning service, terrace, 7 blocks from the zocalo - Barrio Guadalupe. Con la mejor vista de San Cristobal!
2.-TWO: 3 Apartments: 3 2 bedroom furnished Apartments with all services Included: WiFi, cleaning service twice a week, 3 blocks from the mercado Municipal.
3.- FOUR: 3 Cabins Canadian Style, 10 minutes from town: a).- 2 1 bedroom Cabin up to 4 people and 1 Cabin with 2 Bedrooms with equipped kitchen-dinning room, bathroom with hot water, surrounded by forest with a nice view of the city.
4.- 4 NEW NICELY DECORATED 4 MODERN CABINS: with one bedroom, full equipped kitchen, nice living room, UP TO 3 PEOPLE, surrounded by trees and gardens. Common areas with grills, games for children.
6.- A huge 4 bedroom Furnished House 2.5 baths. Everything first class, full equipped kitchen, huge garden, garage with electronic door, all services
Price is for 6 people. $ 20 US extra person.
If you want cleaning service let us know in advance: it has an extra payment.
Nuestros Servicios/Our Services
1 kilo (2.2 lbs) 12 pesos o 1 dólar
Massage: 1 hr relaxing massage at your room: $ 40 USD
You can pay by paypal or cash.
Over 10 years teaching Spanish & English all over the world with the best Spanish Instructors in Mexico, Spain & Latino America:
Best Spanish Lessons in San Cristobal: San Cristobal Language School Org
Spanish Lessons Online: SpanishWithSkype
Nuestros Tours/ Our Tours Chiapas-Tours
1.- Palenque - Agua Azul - Misolha & Palenque. Buffet Breakfast $ 50 US
2.- Montebello Lakes $ 35 US
3.- Airport Transportation $ 60 US
4.- Sumidero Canyon $ 30 US
5.- Mayan Villages: San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan: $ 25 US
6.- Arcotete (Mountain-River, Nature Hiking) – $ 20 US. *Optional Zip Line for 10 US
7.- Rancho Nuevo Caves – Forest – $ 20 US. Optional: Horse ride, Zip Line- $ 35 US
8.- Mamut Caves: Nature Hiking - $ 25 US
9.- Airport Tranportation: Toyota Van 5 to 14 people $ 175 US
10.- Airport Transportation: Eurovan 5 to 10 people $ 140 US
11.- PANAHACHEL (GUATEMALA) $ 50 USD
12.- ANTIGUA GUATEMALA $ 65 US
13.- QUETZALTENANGO (XELLA) $ 60 USD.
We pick you up at your place: Please make your reservation in advance.