Casa Lily Ixim, 1 bdrm, sun & view

House - Entire home/apt · Calle Tapachula, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas 29220, Mexico

The Space

Casa Lily Chiapas offers comfortable, furnished apartments in a calm neighborhood about 15 minutes' walk from San Cristóbal´s central park and 6 blocks from the Real de Guadalupe walking street.

The apartments were designed and built by Frédéric Burkhard, winner of the 2012 European Award for Artistic and Cultural Activities. Frédéric's designs are distinctive in their organic forms, use of natural light and efficient use of space.

All apartments have fully equipped kitchens and private baths and are available by the day, week or month. All get abundant natural light and have balconies or patios and excellent views as well as access to laundry facilities, the gardens, barbecue area, off-street parking and wifi.

The Ixim apt. is on the second floor and has 1 bdrm (queen) with a small desk and a balcony with a view of the Guadalupe church and the hills beyond.

Our prices includes utilities, wireless internet ( no phone or TV ), twice weekly cleaning, and parking. We provide bedding and towels, soaps, laundry detergent, and a few kitchen basics to get you started. Please inquire about discounts for longer stays.

You can stock the kitchen from within walking distance at corner stores, the spectacular municipal market and the supermarket and shops on Guadaulpe. Please help yourself to herbs from the garden.

We are a family business committed to social and environmental responsibility. Environmentally friendly features and practices include:
-on site waste water treatment in an attractive, innovative and hygienic "living-machine" system;
-rainwater capture from the roofs in underground cisterns;
-beautiful landscaping that minimizes runoff and maximizes the return of water to aquifers;
-a solar heater that preheats water, reducing consumption by the gas heater;
-composting;
-minimal use of toxics for cleaning and grounds.

Our staff earn well above the minimum wage and we always treat them with the respect and gratitude they deserve. We enjoy the diversity of visitors we receive and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $290 /week
Monthly Price: $690 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $25
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  • The apt. and complex are stunningly beautiful. Bruce (owner), Lily (manager), Cata (housekeeper) and Juan (gardner) are all really really wonderful. Bruce was so helpful with my questions even before I got there as my stay is longer term (3 months) and got little extras I requested whenever he could. It's a great deal with everything it includes, which is described well on the site. Very comfortable, very safe, and close to the central area (10-20 minutes walking, depending on where you're going) plus many other things. This particular unit, Ixim, has a wall of windows with beautiful views and from the bedroom balcony. Gas heater was a plus for me! Really good hot water (flow a bit erratic) and shower head. My ipad connected well, my macbook did not. Very highly recommend both the apt. and the city! San Cristobal is a gorgeous, surprisingly cosmopolitan city with lots to do in and around.

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our 4 week stay at Casa Lily Ixim very much. Bruce and Helda were very helpful, particularly with our common interests about food justice and agricultura ecologica. We also had very good interactions with our neighbors in the other two apartments who also shared common interests with us. The light in the apartment and the small balcony with a view of Templo Guadalupe were particular highlights of the apartment. We also appreciated the focus on sustainable living including food composting.The apartment was very clean and the cleaning service was a bonus. We also appreciated the location, about a 15 walk from the main walking street.

    March 2014
  • We really liked Bruces apartment. Everything was great. Highly recommend.

    December 2013
  • Casa Lily is absolutely stunning! We enjoyed our stay (7 nights) thoroughly. Beautifully built with thoughtful design and lots of natural light. Bruce made it very comfortable and welcoming and even had a light breakfast waiting for us upon arrival! Great location - nice morning stroll (5-10 mins) to the centre of San Cris. We hope to be back soon.

    November 2013
    Bruce
    Response from Bruce:

    Thanks, Sophena, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
    -Bruce

  • This house was phenomenal! Very new and lots of amenities, like the fruits/veggie garden, green energy, fireplace (we smoked it out), hardwood floors, hot showers!!, short walk from downtown, washer and dryer, housekeeper, wifi, full kitchen, balcony with nice view and the list goes on! Bruce was very nice and gave us some tips on getting around. San Cristobal was a quaint little town but we felt like 7 days was probably longer than we needed here but the house was very comfortable! Enjoyed every minute of our stay!

    November 2013
  • Between Bruce, his mother-in-law Lili, and the neighbour Cynthia, we were cared for in every way.
    The casa is lovely as is the neighbourhood.
    It only took us 15 mins max to get to the center of town (and we are not fast walkers).
    PS. I love it that the property recycles everything.
    Thank you Bruce for being patient and easy-going....
    Regards, Kimberly.

    July 2013
    Bruce
    Response from Bruce:

    Thanks, Kimberly! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit...Lily enjoyed chatting with you despite the language barrier. Hope the rest of the trip goes well.
    -Bruce

  • We stayed at Casa Lily for 3 nights though wish we had longer. There is so much to see in the Chiapas region and we were very comfortable at Casa Lily. Lily met us initially and took great care to show us around. The place is well set up with extra lovely touches like good coffee and a coffee pot, fresh fruit and bread. The location is close to centro and overall we rate this place. Thanks Bruce and Lily for a wonderful stay.

    May 2013
    Bruce
    Response from Bruce:

    Thank you, Kristy! I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you but Lily really enjoyed chatting with you.
    -Bruce

  • We enjoyed our stay at Casa Lily. The apartment has all that we require to be comfortable. . It is very nicely designed - both the apartment and the garden. And Dona Lily is delightful and helpful. In all, a great stay.
    Thanks to Bruce who was very responsive and helpful in making the reservation.

    May 2013
    Bruce
    Response from Bruce:

    You are welcome any time!

  • This apartment is a very beautiful place. Clean an well equiped, I would love it to stay here again!

    April 2013
  • We had a wonderful time on our first visit to San Cristobal and staying at Casa Lily was a large part of the experience.When we arrived Lily took us to the apartment via taxi and, after showing us everything, left us with flowers and a jar of honey. We appreciated the environmental design of both the building and the garden and the emphasis on recycling and composting (especially being from Portland).

    The location is perfect, a quiet neighborhood walking distance from everything.

    Bruce was very responsive to any of our questions or concerns and Lily was frequently available to check on us...

    Thanks for everything... We hope to be back soon! Mary Ann & Mark

    March 2013
    Bruce
    Response from Bruce:

    Thank you Mary Ann! We hope to see you again as well.
    Bruce

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