Private and cozy one bedroom casita located in the small town of San Sebastian Etla, close to downtown Oaxaca, Villa de Etla, and San Agustín Etla, offers full kitchen and private bathroom, terrace, pool and lots of space surrounding it.
Brand new adobe casita has a private entrance and plenty of parking. There is a comfortable terrace with hammock which is perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails. The terrace overlooks the natural swimming pool and surrounding garden. Great, well stocked kitchen with plenty of space. Compfy bedroom with queen bed. The casita is a perfect retreat for work or great place to come home to after a day discovering the beauty of Oaxaca.
Large landscaped garden with plenty of room for dogs to play.
The pool has a filter and uses some chemicals, I try to keep them at minimal, so it is possible that even though it is clean, it might have a greenish color but it is safe to use.
The pool needs lots of maintenance. I will be coming now and then to do cleaning or add chemicals to it. I will let you know in advance to be out of your way as much as possible, expect daily visits to do this or that.
If you park your car inside the property, park closer to the gate than the house, there is grass growing around that I would like to keep as nice as possible.
We just added a SCOOTER that we will have available at an additional nominal rent to move around the towns of Etla if you wish to do so.
Interaction with guests
I have lived in Oaxaca since '99 and know the city and surrounding area very well. I am happy to answer questions about sights and the many incredible restaurants. I can arrange pickup from the airport and know of several great guides
Other things to note
The village of San Sebastián Etla is only about half an hour from the center of the bustle of the city of Oaxaca. But it is a completely rural setting, nestled in the valley surrounded by the mountains.
(Some great hiking trails). A two minute walk up my lane, puts you on the road that runs through the village. Here you can hail a collectivo (local taxis) to get into the city for ten pesos. On the village road, in walking distance are several restaurants with authentic Oaxacan menus. There is even a Chinese restaurant! We have a great little mini-super for basics. We are very lucky to be ten minutes from The Center for the Arts of San Agustin. (CASA). A beautiful nineteenth century cotton factory that, under the patronage of Francisco Toledo, one of Mexicos most famous artist,has been turned into a beautiful space for shows, classes, and performance. It adjoins a working handmade paper factory, which you can visit and see beautiful papers being made.
San Sebastián is a very special village. It is very authentic and provides an insight into pueblo life. Wedding parades or funeral parades are lead by brass bands. The night air can be punctuated by a braying mule, night larks and always a dog or two,or three!
If you are traveling with a dog please use the old pooper scoop. Friendly dogs are welcome outdoors, not indoors. I am sorry I can not allow cats. I am allergic. My dogs come out to play a lot on your side of the property a few hours a day I let them run around. They might get very friendly with visitors, I hope you like my dogs and this does not bother you.
Water comes from a well to an underground water tank, so it is ok for most people, I use it for everything except drinking. If you notice a lack of water coming out of the faucets let me know, the tank might be low, I will refill it.
Most lights in the house are LEDS, still it would be much appreciated if you turn most lights and electrical things off when you are not using them or leave at night. Same in the case of water, please be sure to shut all faucets well since there is a pressure pump turned on demand, any leak will make it turn on constantly as is the case with the heater.
The water heater works on demand and it is very sensitive to adjustments. Try leaving the knob all the way in HOT so that way it won’t be turning on and off, this will be better if you want constant warm water. If it is too hot for you, we can adjust the heater.
We share the wifi. If you are having trouble connecting, let me know. I will reset the modem or disconnect all my wifi so you get better reception.
Bringing a one or two guests to the pool or dinner is possible as long as this doesn’t become too loud or too late so other neighbors don’t find it annoying. Please let me know if you would be bringing guests and how many in advance, anyone staying late or over night will be charged an extra US$10.
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Soy originalmente de Monterrey, en el '99 vine a vivir a este lugar mágico, Oaxaca. Soy arquitecta, diseño y construyo casas por esta zona. Bienvenidos a Oaxaca!
I am originally from Monterrey. I moved to this magical place, Oaxaca in 1999. I am an architect, I design and build homes in this area. Welcome to Oaxaca!