About this listing
Casa Lily Chiapas offers three 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: "Casa Lily Rana," "Casa Lily Jaguar," and "Casa Lily Ixim."
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 have balconies or patios and excellent views as well as access to laundry facilities, the gardens, barbecue area, off-street parking and wifi.
The Rana apt. is on the ground floor and opens onto the garden and a patio. It is designed to be wheelchair accessible...no stairs, an open floor plan, and support bars in the bathroom.
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;
-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.
separate your organic trash for composting;
do not smoke inside, please;
don't clean your shoes on the towels (seems obvious, doesn't it?)
Otherwise, no rules beyond common sense and common courtesy to our other guests, neighbors and staff.
About the Host, Bruce
I'm an ecologist living and working in Chiapas, Mexico. I'm also the host at Casa Lily where we offer three sunny, fully equipped apartments: Ixim, Jaguar, y Rana.
As a guest, I'm quiet and considerate, and value a calm night's sleep. My travel usually combines work and pleasure, and almost always involves local food and agriculture one way or another.