A very well located entire one bedroom apartment with all services including internet, available at great value in a very safe neighborhood.
Situated very close to one of the most trendy and vibrant areas of Mexico City (Condesa / Roma/ Polanco) with excellent public transport facilities (metro, metrobus, public bikes service, touribus) available on the doorstep. 10 minutes to Chapultepec park and Polanco heart of business in Mexico City.
There is a typical local market, a park with a public library and lots of activities (yoga, music therapy, dancing, etc.) all one block from the flat. There is a supermarket (Soriana) 4 blocks and there are lots of convenience stores around the corner.
At night, you can cross the street and you'll be located in trendy Condesa which is famous for parks, art-deco architecture, restaurants, bars and night-life. There is an artisan beer bar/pub a few very close by, a local Cuban restaurant, good tacos places all around, Argentinian restaurant (excellent meat) and loads of "street food" vendors to experiment if you are little adventurous with your Spanish (or pointing!). Mexican street food is invariably cheap and excellent!
There is one double bed in the bedroom and 1 additional sofa-bed at the lounge. The bathroom is en-suite so although the apartment could accommodate 3 people, you would obviously need to be a family or friendly! :) Towels and bed clothes for your stay are included. The kitchen is basic but contains all the pans, cutlery, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, etc., that you would need to be fully self catering if you would like.
Some of the touristic attractions that are 30 minutes or less on public transport from the apartment:
Historical City Centre (downtown)
Typical Mexican Cantinas
Museum of Fine Art
National Museum of History
Chapultepec Park, Zoo and Lake
National Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Modern Art
Museo de la Bola
Monument of Independence
Turibus (open top city tour bus)
San Angel and Coyoacan
The famous Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling)
************========NOTE: Currently, I am working with an indigenous community in the Mexican jungle and I need to cycle 30 km to the closest internet point and my phone calls are limited. I check my email every 3 days so PLEASE FORGIVE ME if it takes me 3 days (at the most) to go back to you. I appreciate your patience :D ===================+++++++++++++
Guests have access to everything in the flat. It is really like having your own apartment in vibrant Mexico City :)
Interaction with Guests
We are friendly but also very respectful. For that reason, we prefer to give our guests their own space. Of course we are more than willing to help or assist you before, during and after your stay.
We will provide you with towels, bed clothes (made bed and access to additional bed clothes for the sofa beds if required) coffee, tea, sugar, oil and basic stuff for your stay. We don't charge cleaning fees but we expect you to leave the flat as clean as you will find it. If you want somebody to help you cleaning the flat, ironing, or cooking, we can supply reliable and cheap help, but those are extra fees - please enquire. Please water the plants :) The rubbish bins are located downstairs. We separate rubbish (organic and inorganic) internal to the flat, but they go in same bin downstairs.
The neighborhood was great - within walking distance of a lot of good restaurants, 5 or so minutes from a metro station, and down the street from a nice little park! The apartment was very comfortable, clean and well-stocked. Luis, MaryJo's dad, met us when we arrived from the airport, even though it was around midnight and was very kind in showing us around the place. My husband and I would definitely stay here again.
Estuve por 3 meses. Los dueños son muy atentos, siempre que los llamaba venían inmediatamente, una familia honesta y agradable. El apartamento tiene el tamaño ideal que estaba buscando. Algunos articulos de la casa necesitan mantenimiento como el Calentador, Lavadora, y Cafetera.
La ubicación es muy buena, lo que lo hace muy buena opción para quedarse. Aunque lo recomiendo para estancias cortas de pocos días, si tu estancia es mayor a una semana no lo recomendaría por la falta de mantenimiento. El gas se acaba cada 20 días y tienes que llamar para que vengan a cambiarlo. La habitación donde dormíamos tenía mucho polvo.
I stay in MaryJo's apartment for 2 months, and came to love it very much. To be fair, I liked it from the beginning. MaryJo works in sourthern Mexico, so her father met me at the entrance to the apartment. Although Luis doesn't speak much English, and my Spanish was terrible, we got along perfectly. He demonstrated how to operate everything that I might need to know. I didn't experience any problems throughout that whole period, but when I was unable to figure out how to re-light the gas heater I called Luis and he arrived within minutes and showed me how to do it.
The area itself is wonderful - safe, friendly, and populated with wonderful food and drink. They're a cute park at the end of the block, and two much larger ones minutes away. Here too are beautiful places to run, if you like to exercise. Most things are available at the local market a block or two away, and there's a couple of supermarkets within walking distance.
I would recommend MaryJo's apartment to people looking for either a short or long term stay in Mexico city. It's perfectly cited if you just want to see the sights, but quiet and unique enough for those who want to relax and explore the city. The fact that MaryJo and Luis were perfect hosts is just a bonus. Highly Recommended!
Nice apartment in a safe area of the city and the subway is just 5 minutes from the place! The apartment is very convenient and has everything you' d need: sofa+tv, microwave, fridge (with a welcome pack ;) ) hot water in the shower, coffee machine, wi-fi, etc etc etc etc. Besides, both MaryJo and her dad were super nice, super helpful, easy going and friendly. Would definitely go back. Highly recommendable!
MaryJo's flat in D.F. is located in a great neighborhood with easy access to the metro, Bosque de Chapultepec, and a lively market just up the street. Her father Luis met us upon our arrival at the apartment and was available if we ever needed anything...and amazingly hospitable. MaryJo had emailed detailed instructions on the apartment and how to get around so we felt secure and comfortable at all times.
My girlfriend and I spent a week in Mexico, spending New Year's Eve partying in the Polanco district, and came back to a quiet, safe apartment feeling lucky to have arranged such a great place with great hosts. All in all, a fantastic experience that I won't soon forget.
What a great apartment! Nice neighborhood, close to public transportation, and a stone's throw away from some of the best food and drinks in the city. María José and her family are simply the best. María José wasn't actually in Mexico City when I rented her apartment on account of her NGO work in southeastern Mexico. However, her parents -- Luis and Vicky, who live a few blocks away -- took more than good care of me. They were quick to respond whenever anything came up at the apartment, and they always pointed me in the right direction if I had a question. It should be noted that Luis and Vicky speak mostly Spanish. I cannot recommend this apartment enough. I will definitely be staying here again the next time I'm in Mexico City!
A GREAT DEAL - I stayed in this apartment for a month with my wife and daughter. Overall our experience was very positive, though I'll note a couple of things some travelers might want to be aware of. Our host was Mary Jo's father, who was always just a phone call away whenever there was a problem with the apartment. During our stay, a number of little things popped up (water heater tuning off, leak in the bathroom sink). A phone call to Luis and these were quickly taken care of.
As advertised, the apartment is right at the southern edge of Condesa. We had lots of fun just walking around and checking out local bakeries (La Artesa was our favorite), cafes (Péndulo for book lovers, Maque for delicious savory breakfast), parks (México, España), etc. The apartment was clean and the kitchen and bathroom were functional.
The two things I think some travelers will want to know are (1) The bed is not terribly comfortable. I like a firm mattress, my wife preferes a soft mattress, neither of us found the bed easy to sleep on. (2) The apartment itself does not have a particularly attractive view out of either window, though Luis told me that there is a roof-top area with a view.
Considering what hotel accommodations in the neighborhood cost, I found this to be a fantastic deal and would definitely stay again.
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