About this listing
Brand new small reconverted project comprising 10 flats in two mirroring buildings with a lovely courtyard in a small and quaint street right at the heart of CONDES/ROMA district. Nearly 70sqm split between a loft style main space and a private room.
**30% SPECIAL DISCOUNT For LAST MINUTE AUGUST BOOKINGS**
o Large and bright open plan with fully-equipped kitchen, big vintage dining table with 4 wooden chairs, and main living room area with a two seats sofa
o 1 x wooden shelf across a brick wall
o 1 x studio/reading area with a small reading sofa for one person and/or futon available (upon request, at additional rate) for 1 x additional guest (see extra person charge after 2)
o 1x (very quiet) double bedroom with big closet and wooden floor
o 1 x Open plan fully equipped kitchen with brand new utensils
o 1 x Bathroom with bathtub and traditional tiles from Oaxaca
o 1 x Balcony with plants, two plastic chairs and an acapulco one.
o 1 x Car Private Parking Lot
o Private secured gate with guardian
o Central Patio and shared Roof Terrace with plants and common table
o Regular professional cleaning available
MAIN FLAT FEATURES
o Traditional floor tiles from famous Oaxaca Artist Fransisco Toledo across the flat and the bathroom.
o High ceilings with wooden beams accross the flat
o Original brick wall all along the main space
o Balcony with plants and acapulco chair
o Portable electric floor-heater (no central heating in mexico)
o Small stereo (with iPod plug, CD and radio)
This has been a very carefully built project with a lot of attention to detail and very much a pleasant home to enjoy a long stay in a great city. The quaint "Cerrada' (small alley) reflects a very traditional and genuine are right on the border of ROMA NORTE and CONDESA.
OWNER's DETAILS / SPOKEN LANGUAGES
French citizen / independent consultant living in Mexico City. Fluent in French, Spanish, English and Italian.
I live only 2 blocks away and can be reached at anytime.
Fully equipped kitchen with some of key ingredientes ready for use. Two coffee machines (and coffee!), orange juice maker and more.
Full access - no one lives here. There is also a terrace on the other mirror facing building for you to use.
Interaction with Guests
Very active - both via text, email before and during the stay. I also tend to personally greet you whenever possible (outside office hours) and give my personal tips.
NOTE: See my guidebook for all local tips and favourites.
it's green, quiet, walkable, a lot of nice places to eat and very practical as everything is close by: food stores, market, supermarket, pastry shops, metro stations to name only a few. I actually live 2 blocks away
8 minutes walk to the metro station. There's a taxi stand just in front and also a fun place to go to Roma and close to the centre with an electric bus.
o A very pleasant neighbourhood with a lot of green spaces and ideal for walks.
o 3 minutes walk to the PARQUE ESPANA and 10 minutes to the PARQUE MEXICO
o One of the best "on wheel market" (PACHUCA) every Tuesday 2 blocks away
o Organic shop, supermarket, butcher, corner shop and local cafes within 1 km radius
o Main Metro stations (SEVILLA, INSURGENTES, CHAPULTEPEC) 10 minutes away
o Private TAXIs (SITIO) available across the street
o Free Cycle scheme (ECO BICI) on the street corner along with bike rentals some blocks down.
To reach the flat from the airport or bus stations, just take an "authorised taxi" which will be around 200 pesos and say you're going to ROMA NORTE. You tell the taxi driver it is "una cerrada sobre GUADALAJARA, entre DURANGO y COLIMA justo en frente de un sitio de taxi"
The area is perfect for public transport - the PINK line (Chapultepec and Sevilla stops) are 7 minutes away walking.
Other Things to Note
On some occasions, guests have complained about the noise upstairs from my neighbour. I cannot do much about it as she wakes up early and the isolation is at times disturbing. I leave earplugs just in case it disturbs some others.
There are also on occasions water supply shortage.
Because of the quietness and close vicinity of other flat owners, please refrain from having parties or loud music beyond decent hours and levels.
o Water supply: we manage water tanks / supply manually to avoid spillage. Please particular care with the water and also make sure the toilet flush goes back to its original position as it sometimes may stay a little bit tilted towards the bottom
o Do not hang any clothes / towels over the balcony.
o Trash needs to be split between ORGANIC and NON Organic - you are provided with two bins, a small and bigger one. Both are to be left in bins with the doorman.
o Smoking is permitted only on the balcony.
o Take particular care with the traditional tiles from Oaxaca as they are very porous and stains come immediately
o Particular care should be taken with towels when using special creams or cleaning products as it often stains them and need to be replaced.
We had a great time staying at Eric's apartment. It was just as described, very nicely located near loads of fun places. A very high and cozy standard. Also quite easy to find. Highly recommendable.
The flat is a central location of a great neighborhood and is close to the metro station as well as many bars and restaurants. It is in the cut and as a result pretty quiet and private, even though there were a few bars on the main street. Always felt safe walking around even during the nighttime. Check-in with the doorman was easy and Eric was always responsive to our questions and messages. Definitely recommend this place for a stay in Mexico City.
Eric's flat was wonderful - charming, comfortable, and well equipped with kitchen supplies and linens. Eric's recommendations for restaurants in the neighborhood were very helpful and we enjoyed several. Luis - the building's porter - was very friendly and helpful. I would happily stay here again!
Eric and I had some miscommunications involving when we would be arriving in addition to the doorman apparently reporting that we had already checked into the flat well before we had even arrived in Mexico City that resulted in us missing the first night. That said, once we got in touch with Eric he did his best to straighten things out.
As to the apartment, excellent location but it might be a little hard to find for people who are visiting for the first time. Fortunately we had stayed in the neighborhood before and already had a good idea of where it was along with some of the many restaurants and bars in the area. The nearby taxi sitio at Parque Espana also makes it easy to get around town plus it's a relatively short walk to the Sevilla metro station.
Agree with the other reviews about the upstairs neighbor being noisy. We were awakened very early in the morning by the sounds of creaking floor boards as they were walking around.
The flat is gorgeous! The area where it is is one of my favorites in the city because there are so many dining and going out options. All within walking distance. We didnt get a chance to meet eric. However we was super responsive. The flat is very clean, well decorated and all in all we felt very comfortable. We will def come back!
I didn't have the chance to meet Eric in person because he was traveling, but he made sure I was properly welcomed by Luis (the doorman). Luis was super nice and helpful. Eric was available by phone making sure everything was ready. I talked to him over the phone and he was very nice. The flat is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It is located in a very nice neighborhood with lots of good restaurants in the area. I enjoyed so much my stay. I would definitely stay at Eric's place again.
It's tough to give much better praise than what the scores of other reviewers have already done. Eric's place is absolutely wonderful! We stayed for 6 nights and found everything to be pretty much perfect.
For us, the location was the top priority. This flat is situated within 5-10 minutes walk to numerous restaurants and parks. You will live like a local here. Then, when we needed to get to Coyoacan, Centro Historico, etc., the two Metro stations on the Pink line is also under 10 minutes away. We utilized the Sitio stand in front for our longer journeys to the Norte and Sur bus terminals. I was also amazed at how quiet and peaceful the flat and neighborhood was. There is no noise or distraction.
The apartment itself is incredibly spacious, new, fresh, and comfortable. The bed is soft and firm and we slept soundly each night. We bought provisions for breakfast and cooked there each morning. It was convenient and great way to save some money. I recommend the Superama on Eric's map, it had everything we needed.
We are definitely planning on come back to Mexico City and we will stay with Eric again. Looking forward to it! Thanks!
About the Host, Eric
French nationality but grew up in Mexico and now back after many years in Europe. I work in technology within the Music industry and run a small music festival and record shop in Mexico City.
Love my food hence the recommendations I can provide for guests staying a few days. I only live 3 blocks away from the flat so I'm very much available.