Authentic b & b, Coyoacan, La casa

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Delta, Mexico City, Federal District 04310, Mexico
Leonora

Enjoy the only authenitic b & b experience in the colorful neighborhood of Coyoacan! A delicious breakfast, centrally located, and great company with a bilingual/bicultural family in their cozy home decorated with Mexican handicrafts. Bienvenidos!

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Enjoy the only authenitic b & b experience in the colorful neighborhood of Coyoacan! A delicious breakfast, centrally located, and great company with a bilingual/bicultural family in their cozy home decorated with Mexican handicrafts. Bienvenidos!

The Space

Bienvenidos to a great space for an intimate conference or workshop!
Welcome to your home away from home!

'La casa de todos' has five rustic, elegant and cozy rooms: 'habitaciones: dalia, bugambilia, jacaranda, alcatraz & girasol', each with a Mexican flower theme and an original watercolor.
Four of the rooms are located in the Garden Annex, a separate building from 'la casa', and all five rooms face 'el jardin', an intimate, interior garden.
There is a separate, private entrance from the street with direct access to all rooms.

We are located in the charming colonial area of Coyoacan.
Guests can walk to historic sites such as:
- Frida Kahlo Museum
- Trotsky Museum
- 'Fonoteca Nacional' in the former home of Octavio Paz
- 'Museo de artes populares'
- 'Mercado Coyoacan' - the market in the center of town

There's excellent public transportation to downtown Mexico City and surrounding area, both by Metro, Metrobus and regular buses. Guests will feel totally comfortable in the bilingual/bicultural setting and will be able to enjoy original Mexican artwork throughout 'La casa'.

We look forward to your visit - tu casa es mi casa!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • If the prospect of visiting Mexico City seems overwhelming, a stay with Leonora should dispel everything. Leonora's place in Coyoacan makes a great way to discover Mexico City. You will seldom enter a strangers home and instantly feel more at home than here. Coyoacan is a green and leafy village that Mexico city has grown beyond, yet it retains its village character. The metro provides a quick and easy trip into centro, though Coyoacan and surrounding areas contain some of the very best highlights of the city accessible from Leonora's front door. Leonora provides great facilities, great company and great breakfasts. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
    Leonora
    Response from Leonora:

    Thanks so much, Murray! Greatly appreciated!

    June 2014
  • Leonora's lovely place was our home base during a two-week tour of Mexico. It was a great arrangement for 6 adults and a toddler. Leonora was extremely helpful and very generous; there was crib set up when we arrived, she lent us a cellphone, brought one of our fitness buff friends to her local gym, offered to babysit, even lent us a prop for a video shoot, and on the day I left she really went out of her way to help drive me across the city. I was alone with a toddler and a bunch of luggage and I was so grateful that Leonora was there to help me.

    Basically, Leonora offers more of a traditional Bed & Breakfast rather than a typical AirBnB rental. Every morning, she serves breakfasts that include lots of great local foods that you otherwise may not come across like tamales, sweet and spicy breads, guayaba yogurt (delicious!), amaranth granola, and always lots of fresh fruit. She lives upstairs with her two daughters and she really makes you feel right at home. The garden offers a little oasis where you can soak up some sun or relax in the shade. Simply, a great place to stay!

    Coyoacan is a beautiful, old neighbourhood comprised of narrow, tree-lined, cobblestone streets. The house is a 15-minute walk from the main square where you'll find a wide array of cafes, restaurants, shops and things to see. There's a huge grocery store/mall a block away. If you're a runner, the lush Viveros park (less than a kilometre away) offers a 2 K trail away from the relentless traffic of Mexico City. And if you're travelling with kids, there's a great playground by the park.

    April 2014
  • It's a wonderfully convenient, lovely and (given just 1/2 block from a main road) quiet oasis in Mexico City. Sooo convenient for Coyoacan.

    We had a wedding and the lucky couple were living on Clle Francisco Sosa, so just 5 min away.

    The rooms were clean and quiet. The bathroom had plenty of high-pressurized hot water (never taking that for granted) with a lovely little garden where we could chill between events.

    The highlight was the breakfast - we stayed for 5 nights and every morning something new and interesting, whether a new fruit in the fruit salad, tamales (who knew they made sweet ones!) or an interesting pastry (croissant filled with blueberry & cream cheese).

    Leonora, the hostess with the mostest was visiting her daughter in the US, so we were taken care of by Sabine, her daughter. Delightful.

    Also so nice to meet the other guests at the dinner table - we had a wonderful Lebanese/German couple with their very cute and very young little Skander. SOOoooo cute.

    Highly recommended.
    A gem.

    October 2013
    Leonora
    Response from Leonora:

    Thanks you so much, Arly, for the lovely review. Much appreciated! Sabina totally enjoyed hosting you. Sorry I didn't get to meet you all. Please come again.

    October 2013
  • I run a charity that was running a small project in Mexico City. Leonora housed four volunteers and treated them like family. The rooms were clean, the house was quiet and the area was perfect.

    Everyone felt safe, happy and at home. What more could you want! It truly seems like a home away from home...everyone was thrilled.

    October 2013
    Leonora
    Response from Leonora:

    Thanks so much, Quinn, for writing such a great review. I totally appreciate it! XO

    October 2013
  • What a fantastic place to stay! The rooms were bright, colorful, spacious, comfortable, and downright LOVELY. I had never visited Mexico before and I felt completely welcome and safe. This casa is in a fantastic neighborhood. Lenora knew just about everything to do in Mexico City and was very helpful and effusive in all her suggestions. And to top it all off, I woke up each morning to a delectable breakfast! With organic, authentic, Mexican delicacies to boot.

    Highly recommended!

    January 2013
    Leonora
    Response from Leonora:

    Thanks so much for the great review, Molly! I so appreciaie it. I also have to tell you about the hilarious dream I had last night. I was renting your place in NY but it was in the Village. It turned out that I had to share the bed with a number of other people, and I wasn't very happy about it. Could you please remind Patrick and Greg about the review too? It would be really helpful. Hope all's well. Thanks so much!
    XOXO Leonora

    January 2013
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English, Español
School
CCNY, BS in Education; Hofstra University, Graduate work in Bilingual Education; NYU, Masters in TESOL
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Freelance Author, Editor ELT and Entrepreneur
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I've lived in Mexico City for twenty-five years and love receiving visitors and guiding them to have a pleasurable and fulfilling experience in the D.F. (the Federal District). After working in English Language Teaching (publishing and giving classes) for many years, I'm always ready to (email hidden)ly discussion about language learning, or any other subject for that matter. I read a lot (especially historical novels and any books by Paul Auster or Murakami), and try to keep up with US and Mexican politics (I listen to NPR regularly and watch CNN). As an avid practitioner of yoga and a yoga dance instructor, I'm always happy to have someone new to join me in one of my classes (and the level of yoga in Coyoacan is excellent). In fact, one of the best ways to pick up some more Spanish is by going to a class! I'm extremely interested in holistic health practices and love all the alternative options in Mexico. I had considered going back to the US on a few occasions but finally realized I had too good of a life here to leave. Working freelance as a writer/editor, taking wonderful dance classes, swimming a few times a week at the gym, going to yoga and traveling keeps me busy and happy. BTW, my favorite language is Spanglish, and it's what I speak the best! I feel extremely blessed to have so many interests, and to have gotten to a point in my life where I can be my authentic self, live in the present moment, feel free, and totally enjoy life!
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