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The place offers a unique opportunity to experience the tranquility of the Cerro de HuitepecThe lateral yard is a great place to read, meditate or even have a bbq with friends
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath

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This comfortable cabin is just few minutes away from downtown San Cristobal. The place is surrounded by nature and gives a unique opportunity to experience the tranquility of the Mexican forest and the charming of its historical town.

The space

The cabin is located at the base of Cerro Huitepec (Mountain of Colibries), one of the most peaceful and enigmatic natural places of the South of Mexico. It has easy access to downtown San Cristobal, which makes its location unique. Dues to these factors, guests can enjoy the beauty and charming of the historical town without being stuck in the middle of the hustle of tourist downtown. The cabin offers a great opportunity to visit emblematic places in San Cristobal de las Casas, and a cozy, beautiful and comfortable place to rest and enjoy nature.
It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, it's fully furnished and it has all the amenities required to make your staying memorable. There is a full size bed in each bedroom and a full size futon in the living room. The kitchen has all the tools you need to cook and eat at home. I always provide drinking water, good coffee from the Chiapanecan farmers, bread and local fruits.
There is also a pool table, a chess and other table games that you can use during your staying. I also provide electric and/or gas heaters if necessary. There is also a charcoal barbecue grill upon request in case you need it. This place has beautiful yards with nice views of the mountains. There is a parking spot for one car, free wifi and laundry service with an extra fee in case you need it. (There are not hidden fees, the only extra feed would be the laundry if you require it. Please contact me directly in case you need it).
The cabin has easy access by walking, bike, public transportation or car. Cabs charge about $ 35 / 40 peso(URL HIDDEN)2.5 USD ) to downtown San Cristobal and they can pick you up at the cabin upon phone request. Estimated ride time is 15 minutes. You can also walk down the dirt road to the main avenue (10 mins aprox) and easily get a cab there. The walking way to the main avenue is surrounded by trees and it's pretty enjoyable.

Guest access

Guests have full access to all the cabin, its yards and all the amenities mentioned. I'm always happy to helping them when they need it. Feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions or if there is something I can do for you.

Interaction with guests

My email, phone number and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) are always available to stay in good communication. I love to meet my guests and grab a coffee or a glass of wine with them if our schedules match. Anyway I'm always in touch with them.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

I just ask to be respectful with the environment and our neighbors. They are respectful as well. This is a very special place. Please help me to keep it in good conditions.
Please leave the cabin on the same conditions you found it.
Smoking is not allowed inside the cabin. If you smoke please do it outside and keep the cigaret ends in an ashtray.
Extra guests, in addition to those that were agreed upon in the reservation, are not permitted.
You are responsible of what you do in the apartment during your stay. Illegal activities will be reported immediately to authorities.
A copy of your passport will be requested at your arrival.
Help us to save electricity, please make sure you turn off lights and heaters when you get out the cabin. External lanterns turn on automatically once it gets dark and they turn off the same way in the morning.
Gas heaters have special instructions, please ask if you have questions.
Please lock the main gate after leaving or entering the property, if you are using the parking place I'll provide a remote for the main entrance, please be sure you close it properly.
The cabin has everything you need to make your staying comfortable, please tale care of the items inside. If a glass, a plate or any other utensil gets broken accidentally during your staying, please replace it or leave the right amount of money for doing that.
Please let me know in advance your estimated time of checking out in order to pick up the keys and say good bye :)


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Rae User Profile
November 2017
My boyfriend, my dog and I stayed at Jonathan's place for just over a month. We love San Cristobal and had a wonderful time in the city. The best parts about Jonathan's place were the security of the "neighborhood" and having a grassy area for our dog. Overall we did enjoy our stay, but we did have some challenges. 1) The internet was quite terrible. It reminded me of dial-up days from the early 2000s. I was actually told I couldn't work several online jobs because of the internet speed, and everyday was a challenge for my boyfriend to find the best place in the cabin to work in that allowed him to maintain a somewhat stable internet speed. 2) There were many days and nights when it was freezing. There was no heat, and although we never had an electric heater, Jonathan seemed to think we did in that he told me on two separate occasions that our "electric heater" was causing the electric bill to be high...yep. That was not cool. 3) Jonathan tried to evict us for allegedly increasing the electric bill at the cabin 1000%! I'm not sure if someone was there full time before, but we worked from home. We were not your average tourists who were gone all day everyday. We are environmentally conscious people and only use what we need, but we have to have electronics to earn our income. Luckily Airbnb was able to assist us (they have fantastic customer service), but Jonathan should've went to them first to see if there was anything they could do before automatically saying that we owed him more money (increases in electricity was never listed as an additional fee so he literally couldn't charge us for this, according to Airbnb) or we'd be kicked out. 4) If you are squeamish about bugs, this is not the place for you. It is like you are camping the entire time, so just be prepared for that. We saw a plethora of types of spiders, stick bugs, name the cabin. That can't be helped, outside of installing better weather stripping on the doors and sealant on cracks, but I did get bit by a spider one night IN BED. FYI. 5) Although they say they will provide towels and toilet paper, in the entire month we were there, we only received 6 rolls of toilet paper. We had to buy two twelve packs to get us through the month. They also only provided 2 towels a week, and we only had enough when we started doing our own laundry (because the laundry service Jonathan provided was 3 days late in returning our clothes on our second go with them) and had to wash the towels they provided. We had to also buy a few towels (a bath towel and a couple of kitchen towels) just to get by. 6) If you are driving, be prepared for the gravel road that you will have to drive about...
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Rae, As a part of this great community I'd like to let you know that for us, our listing in Airbnb is, more than a business, a way to help other travelers to have nice experiences traveling around the world. We are big travelers and have had great experiences with very nice nice people in many countries. We want to give back a little bit of that we have gotten by traveling. That is what we do. For very low prices we receive in our houses travelers from all over the world and we try to give them the best impression of our country and our culture. As you know you were traveling in southern Mexico, specifically in Chiapas, which is the less developed state in whole Mexico. Despite this, we are happy people and we are proud of our culture and history. For what you wrote in this review I can tell you are upset for some reason, it probably is for the fact that we were frank by letting you know that we detected an excess in the consume of electricity during your staying and we proposed you to negotiate the payment. Let me clarify some of the points you addressed: 1) What you wrote is not accurate, even though we don’t have a high speed internet as you do in the U.S. out signal is pretty decent and it is good enough to do most of the tasks someone would need to do when traveling or living in Chiapas. Once again, remember that our property is in a mountain in southern Mexico. If you needed super high speed internet and a big data plan, an Airbnb in San Cristobal de las Casas was not the right place. You should have gone to a hotel in a major city. 2) We don’t have announced heaters in our listings, actually is not common to use them in San Cristobal. Electricity is very expensive in this part of Mexico. In the wintertime, when weather gets cold (between 50-60 ° F) we try to provide gas heaters to our guest. When you stayed in our property weather was about 70° F and despite that, you brought a high consumption electric heater in the cabin that you were using without letting us know. They company prevented us for one increase of 1000 % in electricity consumption. We let you know that. 3) Certainly we let you know about the excess of consumption of electricity during your staying and we proposed you to make the payment of the extra consumption directly to the electricity company and avoid the use of high consumption electricity devises. Instead of being responsible with what you were consuming you refused to take care of that. That’s when we decided to cancel your staying. Finally, Airbnb proposed us to let you finish your staying in exchange of making effective a host insurance to cover your extras. I let you know, you are not our fist guest, we have had hundreds in the last years and many of them have stayed for long periods. We never had someone like you though. 4) In this point you show yourself totally biased. This is a house not a camping place. I have not comments regarding this.5) Supplies are responsibility of guests, you were responsible for bringing their own food, toilet paper, napkins, toothbrushes, lotions, etc. However, we provide to our guests some amenities for the fist days in order to make their settle more comfortable, and yes we provide some toilet paper, shampoo and fruits, bread and local coffee for your first breakfast. Regarding the towels we provide one per guest and for long staying we change them weekly. If you needed more you could ask or buy yours if it make you feel more comfortable. As I explained you the maid who clean the house is able to help with laundry if she has time, but this is not a business for us. Laundry could take more than one day because of the lack of water in the mountain. When we don’t have enough water we need to call the city to ask for water supply. It normally takes one business day. 6) The access to our cabin is through a not paved road. Remember, the property is in the mountain. We wish you all the best.
November 2017

Audrey User Profile
July 2017
Jonathan's place was perfect and exactly what we were looking for in Chiapas. The place is a little outside the center (taxi ride is needed), however it's perfect as a little getaway. The only issue we had during our stay was lack of hot water, however Jonathan was a quick response away in fixing the problem! The house had a great view and was perfect for a week outside of Mexico City during our travels! Jonathan provided taxi numbers and other information to ensure we had a good stay. Great place!

Brandon User Profile
May 2017
The house and bed were very comfortable. A bit further out than expected but always found a taxi on the main road after walking 7 minutes down the dirt road. Many barking dogs when entering, but they were usually quiet at night. Never met Jonathan or his father, but he was always very responsive via text message and his helpers from next door would come to fix anything needed after asking twice. Good for a couple or family to enjoy having their own space.

Susan User Profile
March 2017
My husband and I booked the cabin for 6 nights. We have a well behaved westie who travels with us. We tried to communicate with the host via email and phone several times, but we had no response. We were worried we had no reservation. We were fortunate that his father was on the property. He did not know who we were, as we were not expected. However, he did open the cabin to us and went to get us towels. We did not have some offered amenities as mentioned in the listing. We did hear from Jonathan via email on the second day, he apologized for the communication issue and offered us two extra nights. However, we were surprised that there were 3 dogs on their property, very close to the cabin. Our dog got along with the two dogs nearest the cabin. For two nights, we could not get a good night's rest because one of the dogs barked frequently and woke us up. Our dog always sleeps quietly near us each night. After two unrestful nights, we decided to find another rental. We requested to cancel the balance of our reservation because of the dog barking, but it was denied. We paid for the entire stay, but it was worth it to us as we were able to sleep through the night.

Momo User Profile
January 2017
I loved the house so much the first time I stayed, so I took my family there as well for the second time! The kitchen is well equipped so we enjoyed the home made Mexican food. I didn't get to see Jonathan this time but he was very flexible about accommodating our schedule and was very very helpful.

Momo User Profile
November 2016
Such a lovely place! Jonathan kindly accepted our last minute request, and we were so glad that he did. I wished we could've stayed longer!

Eva User Profile
July 2016
Jonathan was super attentive and kind. He was waiting for us upon our arrival and showed us around. A nice fruit basked and a loaf of bread was set as a welcome gift (and we were super grateful for that!). The cabana is gorgeous and surrounded by well-maintained gardens in a little gated compound. We felt really safe here. The location is a little far from downtown, but getting a cab is really easy and simple (specially if you are comfortable speaking in Spanish). I recommend you tell the taxi call-center the address (Baja California 100), and add "By the pepsi, some 800 mts uphill". The driver shows up within 10 mins. The place is nice and clean, you'll have quiet nights away from downtown's noise. Locals announce mass and every saint celebration with lots of fireworks, that's the only nuisance, but there's nothing Jonathan can do about that ;-)

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, MexicoJoined in August 2014
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I'm a Mexican journalist, interested in politics, visual arts, independent movies and theater. I'm an open minded and easy going person who loves nature, traveling and adventure. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing ideas, moments and experiences. I think we came to this world …
Languages: English, Español, Français
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