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.
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) for 1 x additional guest
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.
Interaction with Guests
Very much so - both via text, email before and during the stay. I also tend to personally greet them 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.
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.
Great little apartment in a super cool neighborhood. Easy to walk to restaurants, bars, and the metro. This is one of the trendiest parts of Mexico City, but the apartment is still very quiet. The bed is super comfy. We felt right at home. We had coffee and breakfast every morning in the apartment before heading out to explore the DF.
Had an awesome stay at Eric's. Perfect location, spacious unit, and an unbeatable price . would return again in the future
Great Experience Overall! Wonderful, safe, central location. Eric was great with communication, and got back to us very quickly. Apartment has great light and is wonderfully furnished. I would recommend this spot!
We have nothing but praise for Eric and his beautiful apartment. In real life it looks exactly like in the listing photos. Airy, clean and beautiful. Likewise, the neighborhood was ideal for us, central, safe and tidy but still interesting and not stuffy.
Though we never got to meet Eric in person during our stay, he was an excellent host. He kept in communication throughout the visit, gave us a useful guide to restaurants and shops in the neighborhood, and went way out of his way to accommodate our odd arrival time, thanks Eric!
Highly recommended, we would definitely stay with him again.
El apartamento es confortable y bien situado, la zona es agradable. En cuanto al anfitrion no lo conoci, nunca aparecio, eso si pague un extra diario por la limpieza y durante mi estadia, nadie aparecio. Se me acumulo la basura. El agua del lavamanos corre por cuentagotas, debe uno lavarse los dientes y manos en la ducha. No tiene un simple microwave, y el colmo durante mi estancia pase frio, escaseaban las mantas ya que solo tenia una sabana de cobija. En resumen costo de tres (3) estrellas y servicio de un (1) estrella. Como no conoci al host no tuve oportunidad de decirselo.
Estuve trabajando un poco una semana en la ciudad de Mexico, la ubicación del depto es perfecta para mi, en Roma/Condesa y cerca de Reforma y Polanco, el WIFI funciona bien, hay comercios, restaurantes y lavandería cerca y es muy tranquilo. El dpto es tal cual aparece en la web, lo recomiendo.
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.
A close-by local Italian restaurant - quite an institution and very very nice Italian food and pizzas.Veracruz Ciudad de México MX
The key hotel boutique in town and only 1 block away from the flat, walking towards the Parque de España. Very nice breakfast and a lounge bar on the rooftop which serves sushi.Atlixco Mexico City DF 06700
Hard to find good coffee places but this is a very nice one and 5 minutes away from the flat. definitely recommended.Parque España Mexico City Federal District 06140
Main supermarket in the area - you find everything there and some nice decent wines without spending too much.Pachuca Distrito Federal 6140
The only organic grocery place around - sometimes pricey but looking carefully, there is some very nice stuff like the panela, yoghurt, eggs and the frozen turkey and red meats.Mazatlan Distrito Federal 06140
This is one of the best ice cream places ive been to (and i lived in Rome for many years so i know my standards!). Have a try at the coffee, mamey, banana, zapote negro to start with!MX
Very nice mezcalería - a real meca very close to the appartment.Nuevo León Mexico City Federal District
Without a doubt, one of my favs worldwide (in a top 20 and up there). Absolutely a must and only 5 blocks way. NOT TO MISS: tostadas de atun, jaiba suave...i can give you more tips laterDurango Ciudad de Mexico Distrito Federal 06700
One of my favourite cantinas - specialised in Yucatecan food. lovely and only 12 minutes walk from the flatDistrito Federal
Very nice and pleasant cafe/restaurant European style - very much something recommended.Amatlán Distrito Federal
Set in one of the most beautiful square in the Condesa, this place serves very nice organic food and sells some organic products. Dont expect a huge shop but do try it outPopocatépetl Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06100
one of the first bookshops / coffee places in Mexico City. Very nice morning eggs in all its variety.Nuevo León Mexico City DF 06100
Probably one of the top places for brunch or breakfast in general. No booking and usually a queue but a no miss no matter what. Try to get there before 10am to avoid over 45 minutes long queue.Ozuluama Mexico City Distrito Federal
Cross over to JUAREZ (zona rosa) for one of the best traditional fondas in Mexico. An original for Tourists and Locals alike. Must have the margaritas, chile rellenos, pollo con mole and more...Calle Liverpool Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06600
Going more towards the high-end restaurants - same co-owner of the CONTRAMAR, this is a beautiful restaurant serving food from Baja California. Pricey but worth it!Amsterdam Mexico City Distrito Federal
A very good place to buy mid to high range of grocery, particularly imported products. Wide selection of wines, a bit too much to my liking as it gets lots but with patience, you can get what you needInsurgentes Sur Distrito Federal 06140
Great diner style from an ex PUYOL chef. Very nice at lunch and quite a good selection of good meals. nice location as barely on the edge of trendy Roma Norte. You can book online as wellTonalá Mexico City D.F. 06700
Simply one of the best tacos in town - no reservation, sometimes quite a queue but it is a quick eatery and very very much a favourite. Dont miss out the Jugo de Carne and Ganoa - superb meatEje 3 Sur (Av. Baja California) Ciudad de México Distrito Federal
Nice local coffee from the territory - you can get blends there for your morning moka in the flat!Nuevo León Distrito Federal 06170
Very nice Italian-inspired restaurant with fantastic setting. bread is great and so are the past dishes amongst a few other things.Colima Mexico City D.F. 06700
A recent addition to the series of restaurants in the neighbourhood - very nice place for tapas and drinks, very generous lunch menu with 3 courses.Av Álvaro Obregón Mexico City DF 06700
One of the best and most prestigious institutions for typical traditional mexican food. one of my top favourites along with fonda del refugio. breakfasts are amazing!Palma Mexico City Distrito Federal 06000