About This Listing
Available for brief stays or ( occasionally ) by the month . This one bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Oaxaca's Historical Center. It is close to two of the loveliest parks in the city and a few steps from the cobble stone pedestrian walkway (always lively) and lined with museums, galleries and shops. The walkway leads straight to the Zocalo. We are directly behind the iconic Santo Domingo church and the Botanical Garden . There are views into the garden and the domes of the church can be seen from our patios and terrace.The open floor plan apartment is modern / colonial in style with ample space for moving around. The combined living and dining area has a private fountain patio . The bedroom, with its large walk-in closet, also overlooks the fountain. The bathroom is done in relaxing blue Talavera tiles . The entrance patio provides the perfect place for a cool drink or a morning coffee al fresco. All utilities are included in the rent.. Amenities : fully equipped kitchen , wireless Internet. Sky flat screen
T . V . , linens provided , weekly housekeeping and the cutest little yellow dog to greet you.
Owner/Manager on site to help you with Oaxaca logistics, restaurant recommendations or directions to places of interest.
Want to explore the surrounding countryside, market places and pueblos first hand and at your own pace? Our resident tour guide grew up in Oaxaca. He's a fabulous driver and can chauffeur you and your friends on a customized trip or day-long excursion.
* * * Welcome to Oaxaca , Mexico .* * *
For your safety and the safety of other guests your apartment is for your use and your use only. In other words, if you fall instantly in love with someone you've just met in the Zocalo please don't bring him or her home. Amorous adventures are best played out at Motel de las Delicias (ask any cab driver).
Feel free to have fellow students and/or friends over for coffee or drinks or a meal but please remember that the other guests appreciate a tranquil atmosphere after 11:00 pm.
Casa Zapoteca is a smoke free environment.
Please be considerate of Electricity. Before leaving , make sure apartment lights, fans and heaters are turned off. A small nite light is provided.
There is a $30 U.S.D. charge per night for extra guests.
Welcome to Oaxaca.
Donna and Carlos were fantastic. My wife and I arrived a bit late on Sunday night and were met by Donna who showed us around their beautiful place. Importantly, Carlos had stocked the fridge with some food and beer(!) knowing that we would arrive tired and hungry...a very nice touch.
The apartment was very cute with interesting and original artwork that we really enjoyed to look at. Donna and Carlos are obviously artists and this can be seen in the tasteful way that the apartment is decorated.
And Donna provided lots of very useful info (and guidebooks) about Oaxaca and the vicinity...she really was a great host (and she even booked the cab for us when we were heading back to the airport).
I cannot recommend this location more highly. All the reviews I read prior to coming were absolutely accurate. Beautiful, relaxing and a great location. Donna and Carlos were incredible hosts and very lovely to speak with. The rooftop terrace has amazing views! The apartment was perfectly appointed with lots of little thoughtful details..I would definitely come back! Thank you to Donna and Carlos for a lovely, yet short return to Oaxaca.
My husband and I were delighted to spend most of March enjoying Oaxaca and this beautiful apartment. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home and cared for. Carlos greeted us with tasty local foods and a great orientation to our lovely neighborhood, as well as information about Oaxaca and surrounding villages. The apartment is spacious and filled with local art, and was absolutely perfect for us. The shared entryway and rooftop terrace are charming, and we spent hours on the terrace in the hammock and lounge chairs, just relaxing. Oaxaca is an amzing place, and this lovely apartment allowed us to enjoy it to the full. We can't thank Donna and Carlos enough for their warm hospitality.
Based on all the prior reviews, we expected our stay to be wonderful, and Carlos and Donna's lovely garden apartment exceeded our expectations. The apartment is lovely, filled with local art and very well appointed. The kitchen is fabulous, and gave us the opportunity to shop in the nearby market and try our hand at some local recipes. Of course there are endless wonderful restaurants within a 5 minute walk, but cooking at home is fun too. Carlos helped us out immeasurably with last minute changes to our travel plans, and went above and beyond to see that we were comfortable and well cared for. The location is perfect, and within walking distance to everything in the historical district. Absolutely perfect--we are so grateful!
Donna and Carlos's garden apartment is a charming perfectly located oasis in the heart of Oaxaca. As a contemporary art curator visiting Oaxaca for the first time with my art-loving best friend from high school, we could tell we stumbled upon a very special place when we arrived and were greeted by beautiful local textiles, ceramics, and gorgeous atrium. The hosts are gracious, organized, and knowledgeable (having delicious coffee to start the morning was especially appreciated). If you have an opportunity to go with Carlos on an excursion to Tule and neighboring sights, I recommend it. I also strongly recommend the Textile Museum and La Biznaga for dinner. Both are in easy walking distance and La Biznaga had some of the most beautiful shops we came across and is where I purchased many gifts. Honestly, the only area for improvement I can possibly mention is the water pressure but that is true of all places in Oaxaca, as far as I can tell.
I get the impression that it is rare for a room to be available at Casa Zapoteca since there are so many regulars who book it year after year. If you get a chance to stay here, grab it!
We had a lovely time at Carlos and Donnas flat. It was more than we expected - the flat was comfortable, spacious, extremely well decorated. Carlos was a great host, welcomed us at the flat, explained the area and left lots of drinks and treats to welcome us with. It was an ideal flat and location from which to enjoy Oaxaca and travel the area. We highly recommend this property for anyone visiting the area - you will not make a better choice.
Donna and Carlos are gracious hosts. They provided helpful suggestions and guidebooks for us to look at. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked. The apartment doesn't provide a lot of natural light, but that does help keep it cool during the hot days. There is a great rooftop terrace where we enjoyed relaxing in the afternoon. The location is very good (however, there is a school nearby that plays loud music on weekday mornings, around 7:30). The only drawback is that the apartment is pretty expensive for Oaxaca City--we paid $150 a night, in November.
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About the Host, Donna & Carlos
I came upon Oaxaca in the early seventies while traveling through Mexico and Central America looking at ancient ruins, pottery villages and having the adventure of a lifetime. As the years went by I continued to return to the"Land of Chapulines". It retained its magic. And so, in 1996 I gave up the life I loved in a big city and moved to Oaxaca to live a dream. I met my partner, Carlos, and together we renovated an old house in the "el centro".. Renting my own apartment in Casa Zapoteca, short term through airbnb, gives me the freedom to continue the exploration if only for a few weeks at a time.