About this listing
Your room is the Master Bedroom in a gracious, modern Mexican home nestled on a cul-de-sac in a tranquil neighborhood close to Restaurants, Museums, Concert Venues, Parks, Hiking Trails, the Guelazuetza Auditorium and the Iglesia de Santo Domingo
It’s a pleasant walk from here to the town square. The Historic Center extends well beyond the square and there are lots of things to see and do (and eat) along the way. There are bus stops nearby and yellow taxis everywhere.
Friendly cat (Carmen) dog (Guapo) and wi-fi are included in your booking as are: Your own private bathroom. Clean, safe, drinking water from every tap. Great lighting. American plumbing. Fluffy towels. Plenty of mirrors and an English-speaking hostess who is happy to provide local insight and information if and when you need it.
We are a ukulele friendly household and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Kitchen Feel free to use the kitchen for coffee/tea and light snacks.
The terrace space is yours (with a comfortable workspace and an electrical outlet for your laptop) and a couch if you'd like to have a short nap.
Interaction with Guests
Your hostess (K.T.) will be on premises during your stay. Feel free to ask her for help or share your delight in things you've done or purchased.
The neighborhood is just close enough to what's happening to be central and just far enough away from the action to provide a respite once you come home.
The house is three blocks from one of the most charming streets in Oaxaca and a pleasant ten minute walk from the Andador Turistico (Pedestrian Walkway) that's a must-see for anyone's first trip to Oaxaca.
Taxis abound in Oaxaca and can be hailed on the street. They are usually safe, clean and inexpensive.
We are within two blocks of bus stops. The bus fare is six pesos and can zip you around town in a matter of minutes.
Here are some things you’ll want to know during your stay.
The house is a non-smoking area.
Check in/Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Feel free to use the kitchen for coffee/tea and light snacks.
What a lovely stay I had in Oaxaca, certainly greatly enhanced by KT and her lovely house. The pictures do it justice and she is a wonderful host! The house is immaculately clean and KT has a few house rules to keep it that way, as a result you gain a great sense of trust and respect in KT as a host. She has fantastic recommendations for what to do, see and eat in town! It was the perfect place for my short stay on my own as I felt really welcome.
K.T. and her wonderful home made our stay in Oaxaca so warm and welcoming! Her place is immaculate, beautifully decorated, cozy and located in one of the best parts of the city. We loved getting to learn about K.T.'s life and exploring the city through her wonderful suggestions.
Superlatives only for K. T.'s kind care during my visit to Oaxaca. Yes, Casa Bonita (maravillosa) Homestay.
I visited Mexico on my own, with very little Spanish, feeling quite shy. K. T. welcomed me to Oaxaca so warmly, helping me with kind, direct, and spot-on advice.
No matter how far I went in the day, it was such a blessing to walk up the hill, not so far from the center and take quiet refuge in her gorgeous home. I could share my experiences and reap the benefit of her extensive knowledge. Thank you, K. T.!
KT Was the Best ... The room is very nice Comfortable and she is a very beautiful person !!! The dog guapo and the cat Carmen are part of the magic enviroment of the house ... KT Was very helpful in terna if advice us we're to go and how .... Please come yo her house beautiful but short experience !!!!!
I stayed at KTs for 3 nights in December. The room in K.T.'s house is very comfortable. Nicely decorated (Mexican style), great comfortable bed, great shower, everything you'll need... Just perfect. It is well located, just a 5 minute walk from the center of Oaxaca, yet nice and quiet neighbourhood. I felt very safe, even walking around late at night.
What makes this stay special, though, is KT's attention and hospitality. She seems to disappear when you're feeling like being alone, and magically appears when you need some suggestions on places to go or things to do. She helped me suggesting the great artisan bakery on Porfirio Dias street, and also a local guide who gave me and friends a nice tour in Oaxaca Valley (Hierve El Agua, Tetitlan etc.).
The house has 2 pets, but if you like animals, don't get too excited, you hardly ever see them and never ever hear them. When you do see them (Carmen and Guapo), they're around KT and always quiet and polite.
KT is fun to talk to, has a good world view and understands a great deal of Brazilian politics, which pleasantly surprised me. She is definitely a superhost and I recommend staying in her place to anyone.
My wife and I just returned from an eight day trip to Oaxaca. We spent five of those days in K.T.'s house. Staying there made all the difference to our experience of Oaxaca.
We rented (as you will) a bedroom on the second floor of K.T's house. The room is immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated, as is the whole house. The ambiance is very modern, yet undeniably Mexican. The bathroom is across the hall from the bedroom. You will have pretty much exclusive use of it. All of the water in the house is filtered; yes, you can drink straight from any tap. Every other tourist we talked to was very jealous of this - it makes a big difference when you can came back tired and don't have to worry about the water you use for brushing your teeth!
There is a lovely porch next to the bedroom that you can relax in. It was our favorite place to sit and talk (or check email!). A nice breeze blows in the afternoon, and you can buy tamales from the tamale lady.
The house is about a mile and a half from the center of town. The house is on a dead end street, away from the heavy traffic areas, and is extremely quiet. We walked to and from the center of town daily (never took a taxi). The walk is perfectly safe, even after sundown.
K.T. provides coffee/tea in the morning. You are on your own about breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is not a problem. There are restaurants close by. There is also a very nice market within easy walking distance, where you can buy fruits, tamales, and tlayudas. You will be in heaven if you like mangos, guavas, papayas and
other tropical fruit. Some of the fruit needs to be disinfected before you eat it, and K.T. will gladly help you with that. You can save any cooked food you buy in the refrigerator and zap it for meals.
There is wi-fi in the house. Bring your computer if you want to check email etc. The wall socket voltages and frequencies are
identical to the US voltages and frequencies, and power is reliable. The wall sockets are also compatible with US power cord plugs.
The house has two pets (as of Nov. 2014) - a dog and a cat. They are *the* most well-behaved pets that I have ever known, especially Guapo. We really enjoyed having them around.
K.T. is extremely helpful and a delight to talk to. She will give you as much privacy as you want. Others have commented on her knowledge of Oaxaca and her enthusiasm for the city. I'll second that, and add this: K.T. is a music fan and we really enjoyed talking to her about Oaxacan music and Flamenco!
A note to US tourists: If you are thinking about visiting Oaxaca, please don't worry. There is no violence here. The locals are used to non-spanish-speaking tourists and are extremely helpful.
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About the Host, K. T.
I moved to Oaxaca from New York City in the winter of 2006 because a friend told me if I lived in Oaxaca, I’d never be bored---and was she ever right! Art openings, dance classes, film festivals, concerts, lunches and outings with friends to small towns in the mountains, or breathtaking pine forests, classes given and classes taken and the day to day things that make house holding a full-time job keep me happy and busy—and never, ever bored.
The Oaxaca I love is beautiful, safe and a treat for all five senses. I never leave the house without discovering something I’ve never seen before, so I encourage friends to come and discover the Oaxaca that makes them as happy as my Oaxaca makes me.