Our new apt with historic flavor is located in the heart of the city! It comfortably fits 2 and you can walk everywhere, located between Zocalo and Alameda. Enjoy modernity in the majesty of an 18 C. mansion, full kitchen, 5min walk to all transport.
Ideal for short, medium and long stays. New apartment in entirely restored 18th Century building Casa Borda 20 meters off Madero Street - Built by wealthy miner from Taxco to compete against the house of Cortez. Most secure area in the City.
Only 11 apartments in building, high ceilings and thick walls, cool neighbors, high security – card access to building.
Location - Interior apartment 30 meters of Madero Street between Zocalo and Bellas Artes.
Less than 5 minute walk to different public transportation systems.
Next to must see sites in Mexico City.
Next to some of the best value for money restaurants and shops in the city, all budgets.
On top of grocery store and walking distance to the mercados.
15 min walk to Reforma Av. (financial district) and 15 min cab to other hip neighborhoods and direct subway line to Coyoacan/San Angel.
Fully equipped kitchen, nice to receive friends (table fits up to 4), ventilated and cozy.
King size bed / closet / black out curtains / book shelf with nice books, DVD’s and nice things, to make the best out of your stay, TV and DVD, but no cable.
Art work on walls.
Best WIFI available, laundry facilities within building, and free access to common areas of building (Terrace, patios, BBQ, motorbike and bike parking, etc...).
Comfortable ventilated bathroom with shower.
I was born and mostly raised in Mexico; I enjoy living and working in Downtown and will be glad to introduce you to the magic of Mexico City.
Feel comfortable to write to me if you need anything in particular, I might be able to get it for you. Enjoy your journey.
Guests are aloud to walk around the house and use common areas of building (Terraces, patios and bike parking) and can wash and dry their clothes in the shared laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
I work around the neighborhood. I do like to interact with guests but have a clear understanding of privacy. I usually check in guests and sometimes greet goodbye. I am always available through the system or by phone on short notice.
The Centro Historico is up and running, though vibrant it is statistically the safest neighborhood in the City, its is named after its historical position and its colonial period buildings and monuments, like the main plaza Zocalo, the Templo Mayor pyramids, the Murals, Bellas Artes, the Torre Latinoamericana, and some of Mexico’s finest historic and contemporary museums. Clean and safe, close to grocery stores and great places to eat out, like the gourmet market of San Juan, traditional Mexican and International restaurants and taquerias/cantinas, all budgets. Enjoy a morning run or night walk in the recently restored Alameda park.
Two blocks away to major transportation systems like the Metrobus and the Subway to move around the city to the airport, bus stations and other neighboring colonias such as Condesa, Roma, Polanco and Coyoacan.
From the airport: I recommend a Taxi (20USD and 40 min) an alternative is public transit, Metrobus, stop Bellas Artes then 5 min walk (4USD per person and 35 min), which is clean, fast and new.
To Condesa and Roma Metrobus or taxi: 25 minute ride there and vice versa.
To Coyoacan and Bus terminals: Subway different direct lines.
To Reforma (financial district): 15 minute walk by the Alameda park and up and down the avenue with the bus or subway.
Teotihuacan pyramids: subway to bus station and then bus to the pyramids or through a tour operator.
Other Things to Note
If apartment is booked for your traveling dates or your group exceeds the capacity of the apartment, please look at my other listings, same building, same quality, same service and satisfaction .
You can see them in the following links or by just going through my profile.
The Vestry – Up to 2 guests
The New Duplex – Up to 4 guests
Legendary Balcony – Up to 4 guets
The Balcony – Up to 4 guests
Please read entirely through the apartment description.
You are living in a community, neighbours are mostly middle-aged professionals, and they will not tolerate all night long parties or very loud music/noise particularly during the week between 10 PM and 9AM.
Common areas are shared and building management will expect you to leave the premises clean after use.
We were so pleased with our stay at Juan Carlos's studio. He was waiting outside for us when we arrived. The building is easy to find and a short walk to all the sights in centro historico. The building is historic and gorgeous, even better than the pics. Stay here, you won't be disappointed!
We never did meet our host but he arranged for someone to welcome us at the front door and show us up to the apartment.
The building is fantastic! The apt. overlooks a charming skylit courtyard and is at the back of the building, far away from the noises of the busy street.
The apt is very well appointed and is in a great location for touring the historic centre of the city.
The host has compiled ed a very informative binder that provides visitors with everything one needs to orient themselves. There are lists of local restaurants, shops etc. He also left his cel phone # and offered to answer any questions we might have.
We really enjoyed out stay in this nicely furnished studio and would definitely return.
I stayed 3 nights in Juan Carlo's apartment. The apartment is in and excellent and safe location and an amazingly beautiful historic building complex. Juan Carlos was a great host, and answered every question i had within minutes.
I visited in February and with only an electrical heater the high ceiling rooms didn't really get warm. Other than that I had a really great stay in the apartment.
Our home away from home in Mexico City. The fact that this was our fourth stay with Juan Carlos says it all!
My friend and I decided to spend two extra nights in D.F. after our work conference ended. Juan Carlos' building and this apartment were a great fit for our girls' getaway, and we wish we could've stayed longer. We both said we would be happy to rent this apartment or another one in this building again.
The apartment looks nearly exactly as in the photos. It was very clean and bright, and we always felt safe. The building is enchanting...including the friendly old cat that lives on the balcony on the floor above. The bed was comfortable and we slept well. Though there was a little construction next door at times, it was otherwise very quiet in the building during our stay.
It was very easy to get around the city, since it's just a short walk to the Belles Artes metro stop.
Juan Carlos also provided a detailed binder with recommendations for restaurants, etc. We ate at a nearby Salon Corona (there are several) and would recommend that as well.
The small cafe next door was convenient and we even bumped into Juan Carlos there and had coffee with him our first morning. He was very friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and even invited us to join him and his friends to play Risk that evening (we already had plans to wander Coyoacan, however).
My only recommendation would be to bring thick socks or slippers because the tile flooring got very cold after dark.
The Full Studio apartment could not be more perfect. It's well decorated, located in an absolutely breathtaking historical building located right in the center of the Centro Historico (within easy walking distance to many sites, is an easy location to grab a cab and is near to two metro stations.) The unit is also far back from the road, so the sounds of the city and nicely blocked out. I traveled as a single woman to Mexico City and felt incredibly safe.
Juan Carlos has also anticipated every possible need and leaves guests tips on everything from how to hail a taxi to how to eat street food to what restaurants and taquerias he recommends. I tried a restaurant and taqueria on his list and they were both fantastic.
I give this 5 stars. The apartment was great. The ambiance is very nice. The apartment is located in a controlled access building. It is very quiet and calm. Just a short walk away is the Zocalo Plaza and the subway (metro). I highly recommend this to anybody. Also, Juan Carlos was around during the day and very accessible. I really enjoyed it.
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Juan, 36, Mexican born and living in Mexico. Has lived also in France, Canada and the UK.
Avid traveller, mostly around Mexico and Europe.
Historic house restaurer and property manager.
Passioned by art, promotes cultural projects and artists. Well connected to the cinematography and contemporary art scenes
International sailor and amateur street photographer.