I visited Oaxaca in July, during which time the very popular Guelaguetza festival. People from all over Mexico take a reprieve from the heat in other cities to participate as spectators. Jose and the teachers with whom he works are bilingual and proud to share their city, and knowledge, with their guests. We all had private bathrooms and a shared a very functional kitchen. We were invited to cook, enjoy drinks and stories with the other guests in the evening on the balconies. I had a good portion of the Spanish lessons I took while in Oaxaca with a teacher who shared the sights of Oaxaca, chatting in Spanish as we walked the neighborhood. The teacher actually lived in Casa JM. The room was immaculate, and cleaned every day. The location is perfect, the same block as their most historical church and pedestrian walking strip. Some of the activities that were taking place happened on the block and we were able to enjoy them from the two balconies, both of which had incredible views of the mountains. Feel free to contact me if you need any more information.
Only 1 1/2 blocks from Santo Domingo Church, you are in the heart of old town. Very clean accommodations and welcoming & helpful owners make this an outstanding value. I particularly like the covered roof deck. Highly recommend.
This is it- you MUST stay here! Wonderfully clean apt in ideal location (2 blocks fr Santo Domingo church), with gracious hosts. Jose and his wife are extremely helpful, solicitous and kind. Available when you want/need them and silent when you don't. They couldn't have done anything better! Wonderful value, I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ENOUGH!!!