About This Listing
Olga´s is a charming, two-story home in the heart of Oaxaca. Just 3 blocks from both the Veinte de Noviembre market and zocalo (central plaza), you will be in walking distance to all major sites in the city. In addition, you will have the advice and assistance of owner Olga, who lives on the bottom floor and can help you to find your way around or simply offer suggestions for day trips.
Located behind a high wall with a locking door, we offer a secure and peaceful place from which to explore and enjoy the colonial beauty and cultural diversity of the capital.
Please reserve at least a week before so we have enough time to be ready for your arrival.
- Free coffee.
- A free tour around the city (Just if Silvia is around)
- 1 room with an individual bed
- 1 room with a double bed
- 1 room with a king size bed.
All rooms are on the second floor.
- 1 shared bathroom
- Kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, and microwave
- Walking distance to grocery store, restaurants, and bars
- Laundry service is not available at the house but there is one available next door.
- Bus stop one block from the house, numerous taxis
- 1 old, wise dog, 1 very old, very smart parrot
- Experience. We are an open-minded family that have been happily hosting visitors since 1993.
Prices in USD per couple.
Monthly price: 700 USD
The minimum stay is one week for festivities like Holy Week, Guelaguetza, Day of the Dead and Christmas-New Year.
Please no strangers in the house, this is for your own security and ours.
I couldn't have asked for a more special hostess or home in Oaxaca. Olga is kind and lovely to chat to. Sometimes she left me delicious snacks and soups and the day I left she woke at 5am to see me off!
I was sad to say goodbye but hope to return for another visit to a great house, host and city. Thank you Olga and Silvia!
My group of 4 had a wonderful time at this charming apartment. While Silvia wasn't there during my visit, she was reliable and great at keeping in touch. Olga was so kind, welcoming us with delicious mangos and bananas upon our arrival. We got the second floor to ourselves, and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The apartment is in an excellent part of Oaxaca- definitely recommended!
Olga, Silvia, Gerardo, and Augustin were incredible hosts and we were so grateful for the hospitality. The house was in a very convenient location, perfect for exploring Oaxaca, and we were quite surprised that Augustin and Silvia were there to pick us up at the airport. Olga was quite gracious, and supplied us with all the comforts of home. A most excellent experience that I would be happy to repeat. Thank you again.
La casa está ubicada en el centro mismo de la ciudad, a un paso del zócalo y de los mercados más importantes. Y aunque es una zona con muchísimo movimiento al estar la vivienda en el corazón de manzana, es muy tranquilo y silencioso. Éramos tres amigas viajando juntas, y ocupamos la planta alta de la casa, así que estuvimos más que cómodas. El anuncio del alquiler refleja exactamente lo que encontramos, y tal vez se queda corto: fueron tantas las atenciones recibidas por nuestra anfitriona y su familia que será una experiencia difícil de olvidar. Desde pequeños detalles como el agua en cada mesa de luz, la cerveza en la heladera, la fruta fresca en la mesa, el café exquisito de la finca familiar, incluyendo una excelente conexión a internet, así como la disponibilidad del uso de la cocina y el comedor, hacen de la casa de Olga el lugar en Oaxaca para sentirse en casa.
Agustín tuvo con nosotras gestos de impresionante hospitalidad, como conseguirnos el parking y hasta acompañarnos para que conociéramos el camino para salir de la ciudad. Y Olga fue una anfitriona de lujo: absolutamente discreta y al mismo tiempo siempre atenta a nuestros requerimientos. Un agradecimiento especial por las molestias que se tomó para hacernos llegar unas prendas olvidadas.
Si algo más necesitaba Oaxaca para ser una ciudad maravillosa y llena de encanto, eso ha sido la Casa de Olga para nosotras.
Gracias Silvia y esperamos que la llegada de Luna sea un regalo y alegría para toda la familia.
¡Gracias Olga y Agustín!
Best travel experience ever. Host family was warm and welcoming in an endearing way. Accommodations were super clean and spacious. Had full use of kitchen , living area and fridge. Wi-Fi and lap top use were a plus. Location was perfect and only four blocks from the
central happening area . Residence offers complete security . Family offered many brochures and suggestions on the most interesting places to visit , including area artisan towns and workshops . Family was nice to pick me up at the airport , an appreciated relief after a long flight . The city is easily walkable and safe , following a grid map.
Must see the zocalo area and the indoor grand markets , as well as the myriad little shops and cafes . Many local hotels offer guided bilingual tours which you can sign on to . Some tours are half day and others full day , all in comfortable A/C vans . There are plenty of opportunities to purchase bottled water , refreshments , food and souvenirs . If you can , you have to take a cooking class with a local chef who takes the group to the local market for provision shopping .
You'll love Oaxaca and its' people and you'll love staying here with this family !
This is a lovely, lovely place, very centrally located, and the hosts are very helpful and gracious. We had comfortable bedrooms, access to the kitchen, as well as wonderful coffee from the family finca. Would love to stay here again.
About the Host, Silvia
Married to an American.
Love to travel.
Love mezcal and grasshoppers!
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