Like many all SF bay area residents in mid-March 2020, I was ordered to "shelter in place" in order to stop community spreading of Covid-19. And because I had no desire to bring Covid-19 to Oaxaca from the U.S. or the plane or airport, I wound up cancelling my trip. Aeromexico was understanding and said I can rebook without charge until Feb 2021 - which I plan to do. Laura Irene, owner of Casa Xochimilco, was gracious and knows I'll rebook later this year. I greatly appreciate the understanding and graciousness of both. I gather that Tripadvisor's algorithm can't register cancellations and if there was a way to let them know what happened, I couldn't find it.
The many reasons I like visiting Oaxaca will draw me back - and for sure stay at Casa Xochimilco.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Xochimilco! The home was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with kitchen utensils and accessories for those who want to cook. The location was ideal, on a quiet alley and within walking distance to most of the city attractions, restaurants, and a local market with fresh foods. Laura was a very attentive hostess. We arrived late at night, and she met us at the house to get us situated and even ran to the store to buy us coffee for the next morning. We had to call her once because we had no hot water in the kitchen and one of the showers and she responded immediately to get it fixed, which we appreciated very much. We couldn't have asked for a faster response. Overall, we would definitely recommend Casa Xochimilco and would stay again.
Oaxaca City is a great walking city, with beautiful architecture, great food and the most wonderful people. The city is youthful, vibrant, colorful and has a cheerful vibe. This was one of my favorite vacations of all times!
We did find the evenings to be cooler than we had planned for -- so we recommend taking plenty of layers of clothing and something cozy for hanging out in the house in the evening.
Simple but very nice & well-maintained house, perfectly located. Laura is wonderful (but limited English); she waited through our delayed arrival & arranged for taxi back to airport.
We stayed in this home for 9 days in February, 2016. It is a mid century house, spacious with 3 bedrooms, den, 2 ensuite bathrooms with showers, and a 1/2 bathroom in the hallway. It is older, and it definitely has some quirks.The owner is the most helpful and responsive individual that I have ever have met in renting many houses on this and other search engines. She supplies large amounts of drinking water in big jugs whenever you need it. She supplies maid service with a complete linen change if your visit is able a certain number of days. The house sits on a charming Spanish Colonial cobblestoned lane which opens up to a large pedestrian square, after passing through an arch of an ancient Spanish Aqueduct. There are 2 bakeries there, and two restaurants. Up the hill there is a vegetarian type restaurant and an alternative book store. The large traditional Mexican Market is also within 1.5 blocks. there is an extremely reasonable laundry service there too. Through the aqueduct, about two blocks away is a public square called Canzatti Park. You will see children from Private schools in neat uniforms,and a number of terrific cafes. The supermarket is near there. A very upscale area, and safe. The House sits behind a front house on the lane and has a small front yard, and it is stone quiet. The people in the area are very warming friendly. The beds in the home were comfortable and the hot water was copious for a shower. Except for 2 repairs that were taken care of within 2 hours. Again, the owner is a patient woman, responsive to your needs, and just know, this is Mexico, and customs inlacing are different. Cleanliness is universal and that's what I liked, as well as bed comfort and hot water.