About This Listing
En-suite double bedroom, prime location, close to bars, discotheques, shopping centers, downtown and bus terminal. Sharing apartment with a professional spanish, salsa and yoga teacher who can provide lessons (in house) and city tours. Terrace with fantastic view of the mountains (three crosses). Free wi-fi. Feel free to get in touch for more details.
Kitchen: Please clean up after use
Don´t clean metal plans with metal sponges (it destroys them)
If you damage something, you have to pay for its repair
Please turn off lights when not in use
Smoking only on the terrace
Spanish, Salsa and yoga classes available (not included)
Laundry available $7
A great central location next to bars, popular salsa venues & restaurants. Also an easy walk to Chipichape, an agreeable alfresco shopping complex.
I enjoyed the ambience of Zarahy's apartment, it's a perfect venue to enjoy her salsa & Spanish lessons. The rear terrace was a nice spot to take my morning coffee.
The bedroom has its own private bathroom, it's compact, simple & agreeable.. I travel light, it suited my needs. It gets a little warm in the late afternoon but a fan is provided & the evenings in Cali bring fresher temperatures.
I checked with Zarahy in advance about arrival transport as I was coming at night & don't speak Spanish. I really appreciated she arranged transport with a friend & was happy to pay for this as it made my arrival hassle free. Zarahy also shared her amazing juices blended with fresh ingredients & prepared a delicious cake to share for New Year. She recommended events for la Feria de Cali & linked me in with the nearby hostel to meet others & enjoy celebrations there.
I enjoyed my stay & appreciated the help :)
I stayed in Zahary's large apartment for a weekend in Cali. She is a busy dance and language instructor who is constantly on the go, so this situation is best for an independent traveller who doesn't need too much hand-holding. (She will answer questions about Cali if asked). When we finally had some contact, she gave me a lovely snack she had prepared, and we had an enjoyable conversation. The room is very spartan, but it is private, quiet, and has its own bathroom (which only has cold water). Bring mosquito repellent, since there are no screens on any windows. Wifi is excellent, and the location on busy Avenida 6N is very convenient for going out and dancing.
Me quedé en el apartamento grande de Zahary por un fin de semana en Cali. Ellla es una maestra de bailar y idiomas, quien es muy ocupada; así esta situación es mejor por un viajero independiente (quien no se necesita mucha ayuda). Zahary va a contestar las preguntas si le preguntada. Cuando por fin teníamos conexión, me dio una merienda que ha preparado, y teníamos una entrevista buena. La habitación es muy austera, pero es privada, tranquila, con un baño (sólo con agua fría). Traiga repelente de mosquitos, porque no hay mosquiteros en las ventanas. Hay wifi excelente, y la ubicación en la Avenida 6N is muy conveniente por salir y bailar.
I stayed in this apartment for 6 nights and enjoyed my stay there. The place is well-located, it's right near all the touristy zones, including 6th Ave where all the nightclubs are, the center, and San Antonio. - it's quite accessible. Unfortunately Zarahy wasn't there when I stayed, which was a bit of a let down since I chose this place because she is as salsa and yoga (and Spanish) teacher, and it wasn't clear that she wouldn't be there until after I had paid for the reservation. In any case, her nephew took care of the place and he is quite responsible, a good conversationalist and chef (tho I didn't have the luck of trying his food!) I would recommend this place, but if you're looking to take classes, just make sure that the teacher will be present during your stay. Otherwise, enjoy the location and the space! Thank you for everything.
Me quede en el apartamento de Zarahy por 6 noches y disfrute de mi estancia. El lugar es bien ubicado, queda muy cerca de las zonas turisticas, como la Avenida Sexta, (donde hay mucha rumba!), El Centro, San Antonio, y es acesible a todo. Zarahy no estaba en casa cuando me quede alli, y fue una lastima porque escogi este lugar especialmente porque ella es profe de salsa y yoga. Entonces me decepcione un poco porque no fue muy claro que ella no iba a estar alli hasta que ya pagara mi reservacion. De todas maneras, su sobrino estuvo, y es muy responsable, una gran conversadora, y un gran chef (aunque no tuve la suerte de probar nada de su comida!!). Yo les recomedaria este lugar pero asegurense que si van para tomar clases de Espanol, salsa o yoga, que la profe seguramente va a estar alla. De otra manera, que disfruten de la ubicacion y el espacio! Gracias por todo.
I stayed with Zara for two weeks and it was a great experience ! The room has a small private bathroom with a shower that has a view on the mountains (I loved it, although I first had to get used to the cold shower). The apartment is located in the most famous party street - Avenida Sexta - but the room is surprisingly quiet (earplugs do help though). It is also fairly close to the San Antonio and Miraflores neighborhouds; and bakeries, supermarkets, dining places are at a walking distance. Hence, you're at an ideal location while enjoying tranquility. Finally, the apartment also has a small terrace with a beautiful view on the mountains of Cali. Zara is a real Colombian woman with a passionate character; she's honest, to-the-point and sweet.
Zahary, a Spanish, salsa and yoga teacher, is a a very well accomplished person and a warm and generous host.The room is part of her yoga studio that is in a good location close to many clubs and fairly close to San Antonio neighborhood. What the space may lack in overt luxury is more than made up by the many benefits one can avail of by of staying with her including her knowledge of food and good restaurants in the area. Highly recommend the space to people who want to have a holistic experience.
Zarahy is an uniquely wonderful host. She offers a basic room in her loft style apartment / dance-yoga studio, as advertised which is clean and simple. If you are looking for Spanish classes or yoga and dance instruction, this is the woman you want to stay with. She is talented and enthusiastic - a rare trait in teachers today.
About the Host, Zarahy
I am modern languages teacher( I teach english, spanish french , translations, international test etc.) In the spanish classes i teach culture, salsa, folklor, cooking and we hung out together to enjoy the mountain close to my place, and cultural activities.
Also I am yoga instructor last 12 years.
Soy profesora de lenguas modernas (español para extranjeros, inglés y francés) Además soy Instructora Oficial de Yoga hace 12 años y lo vengo practicando hace 22.
También enseño Salsa y cultura colombiana a todos mis alumnos extranjeros y los llevo de paseo a lugares turísticos, Y los fines de semana de paseo a las montañas.