About this listing
Comfortably furnished, sunny, quiet 90 sq. m (1000sq ft) 1 bedroom apt., on the second floor, Colonia Condesa. Bedroom has a matrimonial (double)size bed. We're located around the corner from both Parque Mexico and Av. Insurgentes.
We're in a 1940 vintage Art Deco apt. building, that has been restored, preserving the hardwood floors and much original detail. The kitchen is fully equipped and linens are provided. There is a lTV, DVD, stereo with ipod hookup, wifi, laundry on roof. We're located in a safe, quiet part of Condesa, 1 block from the metrobus ( Sonora ), a multiplex cinema and mall, Parque México, many restaurants and bars. A modern supermarket as well as a traditional Mexican market are both 4 blocks away, and there are exquisite street markets on Tuesdays and Fridays.
We do not charge a cleaning fee - no surprise extras! Feel free to contact me for any inquiries.
We are LGBT friendly.
Note: ALthough airbnb has blocked my calendar, this apartment is available as of JUNE 16th (2013),
The only rule is that the apartment is not used for parties or large reunions. No more than 4 guests for dinner please! This is a quiet building.
Nicholas and Jim were great hosts and the apartment was very sweet and perfectly located. It was really fun to read their guidebooks (that they had written) and check out their excellent suggestions--they know all the best stuff and happily share it. Thanks so much!
The apartment is spacious and in a lovely location - quiet leafy neighborhood with lots of nice places to eat that are close by.We enjoyed meeting Jim Johnston, one of the owners, towards the end of our stay as he was away when we arrived.We found his guide to walking tours around the city perfect for exploring on foot.
Overall, great experience
An ideal place to stay. Spacious and comfortable, and centrally located in one of the best neighborhoods in the city. Jim and Nick are both wonderfully kind and great hosts. Highly recommended!
This apartment is awesome - really spacious, beautifully decorated, and in the perfect location in Condesa. It is just steps from Parque Mexico (great for walking, lounging, and people watching), lots of delicious jugo and taco stands, Mercado Medellin, and plenty of restaurants and cafes. There is so much to explore in Condesa alone, but it is also pleasant walking to Roma and to the Metro. I highly recommend this wonderful apartment.
Nick was also really accommodating in letting me really early in the morning, and helping to orient me in the neighborhood. Thanks so much and I hope to come back one day!
Nick's place was perfect! The apartment was very comfortable, and in a charming building. We loved all of the light and windows, and Jim's art on the walls. The apartment is also in the best location for comfort and convenience! It's right on Avenida Amsterdam, which circles an awesome neighborhood in La Condessa that is laid-back, friendly, and happening. There are coffee shops, restaurants, convenience stores, an amazing pasteleria, and other stores within sight of the apartment. The Sonora bus stop of the linea 1 is only a block away. This line took us to San Angel in one direction, and to Indios Verdes (to head to Los Piramides) in the other. The bus system is super fast, easy, safe, and cheap. We never waited for more than 2 minutes for a bus! The linea 1 also takes you to the Insurgentes metro (subway) stop in about 5 minutes. We also found the subway to be cheap, fast, and easy. When we return to D.F., we'll definitely want to stay with Nick in this apartment again!
Nick and Jim are fabulous hosts and we had a great time in their apt in Condessa. They were very responsive and attentive and ensured that we were comfortable throughout our stay . The apt is conveniently located, 2 minutes from public transportation and walking distance from two beautiful parks, and shopping in an upscale neighborhood.
Nick took the time to show us the local Wednesday market and all his suggestions on local attractions and dining were spot on, which is not surprising since he is a renowned food blogger, has lived in MX city for 20 years, and has written the definitive book on food options in this magnificent city. We highly recommend them and the apt and hope to stay in touch.
This is a very nice and very quiet apartment in the ideal Mexico City neighbourhood. The main restaurant strip of Condesa is five minutes away and right outside the apartment on Amsterdam there are cafes, restos and juice bars. In the mornings, we also sometimes used the paved trail through Amsterdam to have a jog or went to Parque Mexico as well. A subway is close by and the rest of the city is highly accessible. Our hosts were very helpful and provided great information and resources and most importantly, a very clean, tidy, comfortable apartment. Thanks Nick & Jim!
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About the Host, Nicholas
I am a journalist writing about food, (book and blog: Good Food in Mexico City). The 'deco apartment' I rent is my own, the other, 'luxury' flat is that of my best friend - I help rent it for her as she is not as computer and English savvy. I am not an agent!
I and my partner do a lot of traveling: in the past 2 years we have been to Spain, France, Holland, Turkey, Greece, India, Cuba, Ecuador, China, all over Southeast Asia. Oh, and the United States.