This adorable 100 year adobe brick house is unique and full of history. Back in the revolution, Grandma Paula after fleeding from the revolutionary forces, built this house with his husband Felix. They hand-made the many adobe bricks used in the building. Three generations have passed by and Now Her grandchild Sergei and His wife Lucy have renovated and decorated the house respecting its own essence. We keep the original photos of the house and love to share the history of it with all our visitors.
"La casita de adobe" features modern facilities with an old world charm. You will find fascinating its beautiful and unique adobe windows and its colorful Mexican tiles. This extra bedroom it s perfect if you have extra guests or if you just want to rent it apart. You will have a balcony with a view to the renovated fountain that 50 years ago was used for the cattle to drink water. It has its own private bathroom and access to a shared kitchen, dining room and patio.
It is located only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca and in order for our guests to take advantage of all the city has to offer, we include in our rate weekday morning drives to downtown. Taxi and bus service is available few blocks from the house.
On the other hand, If you want to enjoy the surroundings, you have plenty of options in our quiet neighborhood. You ll find on a walking distance a beisbol field, an arts school, a café, a ballet and dancing school, and a huge modern gym with pool. Also five minutes by car golf and tennis classes, restaurants, public pools and the famous arts museum (CASA Centro de las artes de San Agustin Etla).
We include in our rate a visit to the Arts Museum and also to the colorful market in Etla (where "Nacho Libre" movie was filmed)..
We ll feel happy to help you in anything you require to make your stay with us very special. Unforgettable!!!
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE.
My stay with Lucy and Sergio exceeded my expectations in every way.
I fell instantly in love with the town and people of San Sabastian Etla. Everyone makes eye contact and says buenos días or buenos tardes as you pass by. I'd smile at them and they'd smile back bigger and brighter. Within walking distance were several tiendas (little stores) including a organic market and many places to eat including but no limited to Italian, Thai, Chinese and local cuisine.
Traveling into the city is an easy and sometimes intimate taxi ride as one often has to snuggle up to whomever else is sharing the taxi but its all part of the Oaxaca experience.
I felt instantly and completely at home in la casita and loved having my own backyard - with hammock, fruit trees, flowering plants, hummingbirds and daily visits from Panchitto - resident loveable cat.
Lucy and Sergio are just as lovely as their property and were great hosts. They saw to any questions and requests I had quickly and efficiently. Sergio even came to the rescue one night to kill a spider for me.
I also took beginners Spanish lessons form Sergio a few days a week which made conversing to neighbours and shop owners a much more enjoyable interaction.
Even after falling and fracturing my ankle, Lucy and Sergio saw that I got medical treatment and did their best to help me adjust to my cast. At first I was terribly depressed but the time I spent laying around resting I got to have some lovely conversations with Lucy - who visited me daily to see if I needed anything. I'm so grateful for that chance to get to know her better and become friends.
I miss San Sabastian Etla. and la casita every day and my trip there will always have a special place in my heart.
We had a wonderful experience staying at Lucy and Sergio's 'Casita de Adobe' we spent 11 nights here and it was so nice to feel part of a Mexican community in a small friendly village. When Lucy showed us around on the first day we couldn't believe all the space was just for us, there was a lovely spacious bedroom with ensuite, a courtyard dining room overlooking our private walled garden and a quaint kitchen with beautiful coloured crockery in a rustic style with a whistling kettle that we loved. We felt immediately at home, it was clean comfortable and just as described on airbnb if not better. All the residents were very friendly, the church is very close and we attended mass on the 6th January for 'Los dia del tres Reyes' the 3 kings, which was lovely with the village band playing through the streets ending up at the church. The staff at the local Italian restaurant were lovely and gave us a big hug on the last day, they have a live band on a Saturday night. The collectivo taxis into town are an experience costing only 10pesos each it was a bargain. The City of Oaxaca is fantastic with 22 churches to visit and take photos of, the Zocolo was nice to sit, eat and people watch. We were lucky with nice weather and even went on a day trip to Mitla, the petrified waterfalls and the Tule tree. Lucy was very kind and took us to the nearby village of St Augustine, the art gallery and the market in Etla. Sergio and Lucy chatted to us every day and offered to take us into town which was nice, they even picked us up from the bus station and dropped us off again. It was a pleasure to stay here and we would highly recommend this beautiful hidden jem. We hope to return one day thanks again Lucy and Sergio.
Definitely the best place I stayed at in Mexico so far in 2 months travelling. I can't say enough good things about my stay and the wonderful hosts Sergio and Lucy. There are 3 adobe style units each with their own private bathroom and kitchen. My private kitchen and patio area was so huge, I assumed it was a communal kitchen for the whole house and was wondering why no other guests were using it! Each unit is decorated with care and attention. My bed was so comfortable, I slept like a baby. The hosts are lovely people with a genuine interest in their guests and cultural exchange. The village is itself is small and authentic, but there is not much to do there, so it is really a place to relax and practise your spanish. Despite the location, there is super-fast internet there. I was suffering from a knee injury and it was a bit of a trek to get into town (as collective taxis take you to the main bus station, which is a decent walk from the centre) but Sergio drove me everywhere, saving me time and effort! A tip - go to San Augustin Etla and see the amazing art workshop there. Collective taxis leave from San Sebastian Etla and cost 7 pesos.
We truly loved our stay with Lucy & Sergio. They are wonderful hosts and a great example of why AirBnb works. From the day we sent them an email asking couple questions about their place to our last day at their home and beyond, we felt like we had friends in Oaxaca that we were visiting. Lucy and Sergio were very friendly and very accommodating. We were traveling around Mexico in a camper and decided to use their place as a home base when visiting Oaxaca. We had a huge camper to park, a dog, many questions, and overall we just weren’t the typical “tourists”. Lucy and Sergio were totally understanding and accommodating about everything. They were available to us but we also had all the privacy we wanted. Sergio took us around and showed us several sights that we wouldn't find otherwise. Also, their restaurant recommendations were very helpful. Moreover, we did have a very special occasion to celebrate and they were so sweet about it inviting us over to their house for dinner.
The house was absolutely adorable, very clean, thoughtfully decorated, and equipped with anything that we needed and more. There was a library with books in English and Spanish and many great books about Oaxaca. The internet was fast and reliable. We especially loved the outdoor area which was very relaxing and quiet. My husband and I spent many hours there working on computers, eating, or just hanging out. We brought our dog with us and the house was perfect for him as well except for the so common fireworks (anywhere in Oaxaca). Etla San Sebastian (the town in which the house is located) is very friendly and we felt instantly at home there. People smiled and waved at us every time we walked the streets. There are several good restaurants a short walk from the house as well as a store right across from the house that carries pretty much anything. The commute to Oaxaca city via the “collectivos” is easy, relatively fast, and cheap. We would definitely stay at Lucy and Sergio’s house again and will recommend their place to all our friends and family. Thank you so much!
La Casita De Adobe is a beautiful, cosy, space in a lovely neighbourhood between Oaxaca City & San Augustine. The surrounding area is quiet, surrounded by mountains and the people in the neighbourhood are amazingly warm and friendly.
Getting to the town is simple, with a collective taxi’s passing by every few minutes and costing only 10 pesos each way. 20mins. Easy peasy.
Having said that the area is self sufficient for the most part. There are plenty of great eating spots within a minutes walk, and a grocery store just a few steps away stocking everything you could possibly need.
The house itself is beautifully decorated and charming. It has a lot of character and history. The pictures don’t do it justice. Really!
Last but not least the Hosts Sergio and Lucy are lovely and generous people that go above and beyond with recommendations and advice. For a solo traveller who has little espanol under his belt its comforting to know that they are around.
On balance its a wonderful place, fantastic location, top notch hosts — perfectly suited for both short stays and longer ones!
The hosts are incredibly kind, welcoming and charming. The house is bright, comfortable and cozy and very private. Lucy and Sergio have added unique details that add to the lovely charm and style of the house. When I arrived Sergio was at the bustop and drove me out to the house. Along the way he pointed out places to eat, services like the laundry, where to take the collective taxis and so forth. Sergio and Lucy are very interesting well-read people who always are willing to share their local knowledge. They are every discreet and respectful but happily welcome a cup of coffee and a chat when not otherwise busy. They willingly give lifts into town when they go in on business or for shopping. The bed was very comfortable indeed and the kitchen had everything I needed. I do recommend eating in the town. The ladies with food stalls are awesome cooks and meals are amazingly inexpensive with locally sourced ingredients. All the little convenience shops are locally owned and I encourage you to support them and shop here for your necessities. I stayed here by myself and am planning on returning with my family at Easter.
I spent six weeks with Lucy and Sergio in San Sebastián, Etla which is a half hour from the city center of Oaxaca. I had always wanted to feel what it was like to live in a Oaxacan pueblo and found it enchanting. The pace is slow and tradition abounds. I spent a week in the big house as they were working on the smaller house I was originally going to rent. As a result, my accommodations were far superior to the photos as major renovations took place in the casita de adobe. The ceiling in both kitchen and sala was raised signigificantly making it cool, light & airy and they retiled the floors. I loved my private garden where I painted every day. A mom & pop store right across the street makes it easy to keep supplied. Fresh pan dulce arrives every morning .
I fell seriously ill the second week and Lucy & Sergio took me to the doctor and Lucy gave me daily injections. They picked up my meds and cared for me like family. I was very touched by their deep kindness. They showed me Toledo' CASAS foundation - a Francisco Toledo restored art nouveau cotton factoryin San Augustin, about 15 minutes drive from their house, now an art center & significant site. As a result, I was accepted to take a weeklong painting seminar with the famous maestro Leñero - a wonderful surprise that wouldn't have happened without them.They also drove me far into the mountains to another significant architectural site. I saw and lived a different Oaxaca thanks to my stay with them, and I have been visiting Oaxaxa since 1975. I cannot praise Lucy and Sergio and their charming comfortable accommodations enough. The garden, privacy and security are perfect.
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Hi There! My name is Lucy and my husband`s name is Sergio. I am an English teacher. I mainly teach children and I would say I am very passionate about it. I love reading. My favorite authors are Agatha Christie and Jane Austen, I love classics!
My husband and I love Mexican arquitecture and decoration: Colourful mexican tiles, Adobe bricks and bright colors. We really enjoy having guests at our home and share with them the history of our house and the beautiful and interesting neighborhood. We love meeting people and learning about their culture and language. We think the new concept of Airbnb to stay in private homes instead of hotels is fantastic!