Perfect for a group of friends or family, up to 6 people can comfortably stay in these two apartments that flank an indoor patio. Each apartment has a queen bed and a futon sofa that converts into a double bed. An upstairs terrace provides more common space.
You will be staying in two newly remodeled apartments that both open onto a central covered patio. Both are on the first floor. Common spaces you can use are the covered patio (table and chairs) as well as a large terrace on the second floor of the building.
This apartment has rich wooden detailing, giving it a cozy feel. It is a studio apartment, which means that the bedroom is separated from the living/dining/and kitchen spaces by a large bookshelf. The futon couch opens up to a double bed. A kitchen is stocked with plates and utensils for your use. A main window that looks onto the the street (designed to minimize noise when shut) lets in natural light, and Oaxacan crafts provide colourful decoration. A small bathroom with shower is near the kitchen. Cable tv above the bed.
Apartment 2: French doors off of an interior covered patio let you into the main room of this apartment, where a living area contains a futon couch and chair, a dining table, and a kitchen (stocked with plates and utensils). A small bathroom with a shower is attached to this large room. On the other side of the room is an open doorway that leads to the bedroom with a closet and queen bed. French doors in this room also open up onto the interior patio.
The apartment has thick walls, keeping temperatures steady in both winter and summer. Cable tv in the bedroom.
The space will largely be all yours. On the second floor are a few offices used occasionally by me and my family members.
Accès des voyageurs
Besides the apartment, guests will have access to two shared outdoor spaces: a downstairs courtyard and un upstairs terrace. Both spaces have table and chairs.
Entry to the apartments is through a main door that then opens onto the downstairs covered courtyard.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Interaction with guests is limited. We meet you upon your arrival and make sure someone is available in case of questions or emergencies. Usually a trusted person comes by to clean outdoor common spaces and water plants. Occasionally the other rooms in the home are used as an office space.
Casa Santos has cable television in the first apartment and wireless internet in both apartments and some of the common spaces.
No smoking and no pets please. No parties.
As a dear friend says, "Oaxaca is a magical place." I fully agree. I love its colors, warmth, and laid-back atmosphere so much that I came here to do research and never left. Although I'm no longer a short-term traveler or a limited-term researcher (I teach at the local university these days), I manage every now and then find the same sense of inspiration and peace that originally impressed me with Oaxaca. I find it in an intricately carved door hidden on a small side street, a vibrant flowering tree growing out of a decaying building, a nice cold ice cream cone, the endless chirping of birds, and the feeling of sunshine on my back as I gaze at the northern mountains. I hope you find something magical here too.