Villa Patricia, Heart of Coyoacan
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy one of the most emblematic and traditional places of México. The House "Villa Alfonsina", located in the heart of Coyoacán is the ideal place for travelers and students from around the world.
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You can also check our other rooms in our profile. All of them are in our house. If you have any questions please let me know, I´ll answer as soon as possible.

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Villa Alfonsina
Enjoy one of the most emblematic and traditional places of México in a 160 years old house. The House "Villa Alfonsina", located in the heart of Coyoacan is the ideal place for travelers and students from around the world seeking harmony, comfort, peace and a friendly atmosphere in the style of Spanish Moorish architecture and amenities of modern life.
Each room has anything you need for short term stay but also for long term stays.

This is the Biggest Room in the house. Perfect for long term stays and designed for people who needs to work as if it´s their office or students who need space and peace to study. With everything they need such as an L shaped desktop, very spacious and lots of areas to keep books, computers, and anything you want. It has the biggest bathroom in the house, with a huge mirror with light for making up. And their own personal area that works as a minikitchen.

The room counts with the next features:

Amenities:
. 46" SmarTV LED with USB and HDMI
. WiFi
. Netflix
. Electric Fan
. Personal Fridge
. Personal Microwave
. Personal Cupboard
Furniture:
. Double Size Bed
. Dressing Table
. Closet
. Desktop with Chair
Private Bathroom:
. Hot Water
. Shower
. Toilet
. Body, Hands and Floor Towells
. Toilet Paper
. Body Soap Bar
. Hands Liquid Soap
Common Areas:
. Gazebo with table for six people
. Common Kitchen for the Guests
Other Services:
. Parking Lot

Each one of our rooms are designed exclusively for two people. For reasons of comfort and security, and to preserve the harmony between our guests, we do not accept children, without exception.

Guest access

Guests have access to most of the areas in the property. The garage, garden and yard are common access areas. We have a special kitchen for the guests, adapted with all you need to make your stay commfortable. The terrace in the second floor of the main house has a Gazebo with a table with six chairs, where you can relax, read, drink a cup of coffee, have breakfast, work or smoke.

In Villa Alfonsina we offer Private Driver Service to bring you from the Airport or different bus stations to the House, and from the House either to the airport or the different bus stations. For the cost of $200 MXN. To request for this service you need your flight and time arrival schedule, to indicate you where exactly to meet.

Our son Héctor is an Archaeologist, he provides the Tourist Guide Service for meeting some of the most interesting Historical and Archaeological places in Mexico City and out of the city.

Archaeological sites:

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Malinalco, Xoxhicalco, Etc. (Leaving at 7:00 am, coming back home at 17:00 pm aprox.)
Archaeological Sites have a cost of $850 MXN per person and per site.
It includes: Transportation, tolls, entrance, hat, water, sunscreen and explanation.

Single Person Tour to Archeological Sites has a cost of $1400 MXN

Mexico City Historical Sites:

Anthropology and History National Museum, Castle of Chapultepec, Templo Mayor Ruins, etc. (starting at 9:00 am, ending at 16:00 pm)
Historical Sites have a cost of $450 MXN per person and per site.
It includes: Transportation, entrance, explanation.

Interaction with guests

We try to adapt to our guests activities. Some would come for more time than others, for job or studies, and that could mean less interaction with them, but keep trying to make them feel comfortable, and if it is possible and it doesn´t interrupt their activities, we try to share time with them. However some others would come here for pleasure, and that could mean more interaction with them, because of the flexible schedules that they could have. But in the end, we seek the satisfaction and comfort as well as privacy and respect for each of our guests.

Other things to note

These are some of the bennefits our location provides, In addition to the warmth, respect and privacy our guests deserve.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Wireless Internet
Heating

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 30%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 2PM

As security protocol for both guests and hosts of Villa Alfonsina, filling a small sheet of check in.

For the preservation of a harmonious atmosphere between the hosts and other guests at Villa Alfonsina, we ask for some housekeeping by guests either in the kitchen or on the terrace and in their rooms.

Due to our country's legislation for the regulation of tobacco, smoking is prohibited inside the room. However we have smoking area at the gazebo on the terrace, where you can comfortably enjoy your tobacco

The area outside the house, comprising entrance, yard, stairs, hallway and terrace are lit since the sun sets (Between 18:00 and 19:00 hrs in winter time and between 19:00 and 20:00 hrs in summer time) to 23:00 hrs. Only the light on the main entrance stay all night.

We provide to our guests a body towel per person and one hand towel, same to be washed once a week for longer stays. Any other use given to the towels than the drying body, will be under the responsibility of the guest.

Any damage caused to property or furniture, or any other property of the house shall be reported and covered the cost of repair or purchase of property damaged.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Helen User Profile
September 2017
From the first communication I knew we had made the right decision to stay with Minerva. She is very friendly and welcomed us into her family with her supportive husband Hector and archeologist son, Hector. Villa Patricia was perfect for us for six nights to explore the relaxed and character suburb of Coyoacan. Our hosts gave us suggestions of where to eat and visit and Hector walked to the Plaza with us showing his favourite places. The Villa is in a great location.. 5 minutes to the Mercado, popular coffee roaster, bakery and community life in the two Plazas. The Museo Frida Kahlo can be seen from the gate. Hector took us to Teotihuacan and gave us a very comprehensive tour. Don't miss it. We were in Mexico City during the 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday and we could not have wished for a kinder, generous family who opened their house and hearts to us. Thank you very much Minerva, Hector 1 and Hector 2. We shared a special time together and had some good laughs too. Adios, Helena y David

Alexander User Profile
September 2017
Minverva was really helpful from arrival,check in through all our stay. We recommend this location since Coayacan has alot to offer and the area is really warmful and secure.

Tarek User Profile
August 2017
Minerva and her family were absolutely amazing! Beautiful people, friendly beyond words. We really enjoyed our stay here. The room is beautiful, spacious, and has everything you could need for the stay. The house is right across the street from the Frida Kahlo museum, a few blocks away from the Leon Trotsky museum, and a short walk from a wonderful market and many great restaurants! Thank you so much for an amazing time!

Axel User Profile
August 2017
Minerva and her family are great hosts, always ready to help their guests. The room is clean and looks like the pictures. Absolutely recommend the place.

Richard User Profile
April 2017
Minerva and Hector are incredibly gracious hosts! They clearly enjoy having guests from all over the world in their five Villas. This is the second time I have stayed with them, and it is as if they are my family in Mexico City now. Their Spanish colonial home in the heart of Coyoacán is spacious, well-equipped, and ideal for short-term or longer-term boarders. The location is second to none, close to the Frida Kahlo house and the central gardens in Coyoacán. The rooms are comforatble, with great bathrooms, and plenty of space for storage. The rooftop patio is also a great place to spend a lazy morning reading, having a refreshment, and talking with fellow guests. Villa Carmen is a great place for a writing retreat or research visit, since it comes with a larger desk and space for bookshelves. The environment and amenities are there to make you feel welcome and at home in a sometimes chaotic, but no less lovely, city. It's a great place to recharge and to call your home base while taking in Mexico City.

Silvia User Profile
December 2015
Minerva and her family are great hosts. The room and commune area are super clean and with an amazing architecture. Location is perfect, close to the subway in a historic, charming and safe neighborhood. I highly recommend! Gracias Minerva!

Melinda User Profile
November 2015
Minerva, her husband Hector and their son (also) Hector, are the loveliest and most welcoming family. I cannot recommend them enough!! Their beautiful home is in a wonderful location, across the road from the Frida Kahlo Museum and a 5 minute walk from the Leon Trotsky Museum (which are actually both houses set in beautiful gardens). The street on which they live is a few minutes walk from the local market, a thriving, vibrant meeting place. Walk a few minutes more and there are parks, a great coffee shop, cafes and more. Everything you need is nearby. A 30 minute walk In the other direction gets you to the railway station, and from there you can travel into Mexico City Centro (about 20 mins) for less than AU$1. My spacious roof top room had its own bathroom and fridge, plus TV; and I had access to the guest kitchen if I wanted to cook, but seriously why? So many cheap eats nearby and it is a holiday. And then there's Hector (Jnr) - an archaeologist who has a wonderful way with words. Not only will he pick you up/drop you off at the airport, but he also is available for a day tour of Teotihuacan. This incredible archaeological site is a must see, and Hector's insight into its history is wonderful. Teotihuacan also has the only two pyramids on the planet that you can still climb. Thank you Minerva, Hector and Hector for welcoming me into your wonderful home. I am so happy to have chosen you as my hosts.

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Federal District, MexicoJoined in April 2013
Minerva User ProfileMinerva is a superhost.

We are a small family from Coyoacan. Very friendly and kind. My Husband Hector, is a Civil Engineer, and I´m Architect. My son Héctor is Archaelogist and enjoys taking our guests to archaeological tours, mainly to the great pyramids of Teotihuacan.
We love to receive guests in our house, meet new people, and make new friends from around the world.
We enjoy talking about and many different topics with our guests, but my husband and my son, enjoys a lot to share the history of our country.
We love to learn about our guests cultures, holidays, life and always keeping an enviroment of harmony, peace and joy in the house. Every guest is different and a different experience, and our goal is to try to convert their stay with us into a experience they can remember with happiness.
We know we are not the best, but with every guest, we learn new things and try to be better each time.
Sometimes depending of our guests, schedules and plans, we try to integrate with them, maybe a dinner, or going out somewhere for shopping, museums, events, or anything.

Languages: English, Español, 日本語
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