Easy walk to center of town yet quiet and peaceful
Includes washer and dryer, fully-equipped kitchen, weekly house cleaner, and 2 Mexican cell phones. Guests may make unlimited house phone calls to the United States. Everything is new in the house, including plumbing, electricity and appliances. House is fully screened and each room as a ceiling fan. Sheets and towels are 100% cotton.
Relax in our hammock or outdoor table and chairs near the hand-crafted limestone fountain in the patio and listen to the birds from the woods next door.
In the studio apartment, our friend lives onsite to help you with any problems that might arise and to help orient you to the house and to getting around the city.
On one side of Casa Palomita is a wooded area and on the other sides are quiet residential homes. The house is secure with a wall that surrounds the property, wired electronic security, a doorbell intercom, and an onsite manager.
Once you book a stay, we will send you a "Welcome to Casa Palomita" booklet that will help you prepare for your trip and plan your time at Casa Palomita.
|Jul 01 2014||Jun 30 2015||-||-||$474||$1,776||6 Nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: Nightly rate is less expensive the longer you stay. Inquire with owner for specific rates. (1) 6-night min stay may begin any day of the week. Exception is Day of the Dead & mid-Dec thru mid-Jan, when 2-week stays are required. (2) $100 refundable security deposit will be added to your rental fee. (3) Receipt of 50% deposit required to confirm reservation dates and rates. Rates are subject to change until deposits are received. (4) Receipt of balance is due 60 days before arrival.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cancellations: If you are forced to cancel or reduce your reservation days, you may incur a cancellation fee as follows: up to $100 if less than 90 day notice, up to $300 if less than 60 day notice, and up to $600 if less than 30 day notice (as of check-in date). We will return these fees if we are able to rent Casa Palomita to someone else for the same time frame that you reserved. Security Deposit: Refund will be less any cost of damages or replacement of keys, etc.|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 2 Twin Beds
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Charcoal Grill
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Grocery Store
- Shopping Area
- Children's Pool
From Casa Palomita, you don't need a car to see Oaxaca town.
Children's Library 5 minute walk.
Parks and outdoor markets in easy walking distance.
Santo Domingo Church 20 minute leisurely walk.
Another 5 minutes to the Zocolo (main square).
Contemporary art galleries, cafes, and restaurants nearby.
Easy taxi rides to outlying villages where traditional arts and artisans live and work...and their unique open markets.
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Portland, OR USA
All as described, and more
February 2, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely place which felt like home while we were there. I only hesitate to write too glowing a review, as we'd like to stay there again and don't want it to be so popular that it's not available.
Charming house in Oaxaca
January 14, 2015
We had a wonderful stay at your home and you have obviously devoted much thought and effort into ensuring a positive experience for visitors at Casa Palomita. It is a comfortable walk into town, particularly nice along Los Arcos. Manager Lu was great and very helpful. I'm sure our travels will bring us back to Oaxaca in the next year or two and I hope that it works out to stay at your place when we return to Oaxaca.
November 16, 2014
Casa Palomita was even better than my expectations, and my expectations were pretty high (based on the website and recommendations)! As Oaxaca is one of my favorite places on earth, I rented la casa for the month of October as a gift to myself for my 70th birthday. I invited various friends to come down to share at different times during the month. I have spoken with several of these friends and we cannot come up with even one complaint or suggestion for improvement. The location is excellent, in a quiet and historical neighborhood a 20 minute walk from the zocalo. The house is beautifully designed and furnished (that's an understatement), Lu, the on-site manager, is delightful - always helpful, never intrusive. We didn't cook much (only guacamole and margaritas most evenings, and the occasional breakfast), but the kitchen is fully equipped. Plenty of hot water. Pochote Market - just a couple of blocks away - on Fridays and Saturdays, a great place for breakfast, buying good breads, goat cheese/yogurt, flowers, and visiting (and buying from) the weavers who do their magic on the way up to Pochote. The information provided at la casa is excellent. For restaurants, Itanoni (a pleasant walk to the nearby neighborhood of Reforma) was a favorite, as was La Quinque just on the way towards the zocalo). We generally took public buses to nearby sites (Lu is a good resource for this) so did not use drivers, but Don Vidal provides an excellent and reliable taxi service for the airport, etc. In summary, my entire experience with renting and enjoying Casa Palomita, from beginning the process with Maria to saying adios to Lu, was nothing but pleasant. My only concern is whether or not it will be available for my next visit to Oaxaca!
San Francisco, California
Perfectly peaceful, perfectly located,
September 15, 2014
We could only think "Casa Palomita is a piece of heaven!" Our idea is to clone Casa Palomita and everything Maria does to make it work. It was so helpful to arrive and have Lu great us, to have the basics of coffee, milk and eggs at hand. Having the list of restaurants was perfect. We found a great internet cafe just down the plaza/walking block from Quinque (yum) restaurant, at the corner of that little Quinque street and Garcia Vigil--a good way to avoid cell phone charges from the U.S. Your amazing documentation yielded new, helpful information every time we consulted it. We shared it with our visiting friends and recommended your recommendations to visitors we met in Mexico City headed for Oaxaca! We are just so grateful to you for offering us such a lovely home in Oaxaca. We could see by the comment book that so many people return to Casa Palomita. It’s soothing, welcoming, warm, reassuring, lovely, spacious, well appointed and thoughtfully created. We loved it so much.
San Jose, CA USA
Great home, great location
July 30, 2014
We are truly grateful to have found such a comfortable home for our first visit to Oaxaca. The location made it easy for us to walk into the center of town easily and after a long day of sightseeing coming back to enjoy the quiet patio with the soothing sounds of the water fountain was just perfect! The entire process to rent the home was very quick and efficient with Maria answering our emails right away. The home is well stocked with everything from kitchen spices to umbrellas, everything worked well including the WIFI, and having Maria's informative guest book and Lu always available to answer any questions was very much appreciated.
Carlos Munoz Jr
Great time in Oaxscs
June 22, 2014
We had a good time in Oaxaca and your home was part of the reason. It is a lovely and comfortable home. (I had a bit of a hard time with mosquitos for a few days, but I bought some creamy repellent that finally kept them away from me and I was able to sleep much better) The location of your home was convenient for our walks to town. We enjoyed our interaction with your manager Lu. She is very sweet and has a lovely personality. Our compadres came to visit us and they also loved your home. We and they will recommend it to our friends. Rest assured we will rent it again whenever we return to Oaxaca.
San Jose, CA USA
Absolutely stunning home, couldn't ask for better!
June 13, 2014
We had a great time on our trip to Oaxaca! Your house is beautiful! We loved staying there during our time in Oaxaca. Lu was great! She was very helpful throughout our stay. We loved the proximity to the zocalo. We walked most days to the zocalo, and the days we didn't feel like walking, it was very easy to catch a taxi by the medical clinic. Most days I went out for an early walk around the neighborhood and made my daily stop at the panaderia across from the clinic to bring back pandulce for our breakfast. We loved the organic market just up the hill from your house. I can't of anything that would have made our stay better. You have pretty much thought of everything to make a stay at Casa Palomita very comfortable, cell phones, umbrellas, free calls to the US, washer/dryer, kitchen amenities, drinking water, wi-fi, I could go on and on! And the house itself is so beautiful We loved how you have decorated the interior and exterior. We contacted Don Vidal and he took us out on 3 days and then to the airport on our last day. Although Laura (Jesus's wife) doesn't speak Spanish and I speak very little, he provided a great experience. He has been taking English classes so we helped each other and had Jorge and Jesus to help translate. Jorge and Jesus took a cooking class from Pilar; they had a great time. We look forward to staying there in the future!
Vancouver Island and Todos Santos, BCS Mexico
Home away from home at Casa Palomita
December 22, 2013
We really enjoyed our trip to Oaxaca and our stay at Casa Palomita. It has all the comforts of home and has been kept in top condition. Lu was wonderful. We would not have been able to find places or enjoy our stay as much without her. My husband chipped his tooth while we were there and Lu arranged to have him see her dentist who was great. He even went back for some more work. The furnishings and linens were very comfortable. The only thing which could have been improved upon (for us anyway) were the pillows on the bed (we only used the master bedroom). They were a bit flat and lumpy for our liking. But I know everyone has different tastes in pillows. I often slept with a second pillow which helped somewhat. That is the absolute only thing that I could think of that could be improved on. Everything was really great and we enjoyed our stay so much. Thank you so much for your attention to detail. It truly shows…
Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. Lu emailed me last week to tell me that she purchased some new pillows for the beds, so that's good and sounded like they were really needed. Next time you stay with us, please feel free to bring these types of things up as you notice them to me or Lu directly so that we can make sure you are comfortable right away. Kind regards, Maria
Los Gatos, CA USA
Casa Palomita was perfect for us.
December 2, 2013
We totally enjoyed our visit to Casa Palomita. It was perfect for us (two couples, two-week stay). The on-site manager Lu is a delight, and was very helpful to us as was the information booklet provided by the owner. We felt safe in the house and in the community. We used Vidal to go to Monte Alban and to the airport - so professional and polite. The most enjoyable surprise was hearing the funeral music at the church next to El Tule. It was beautiful. And we loved the little Organic Market at the St Thomas church in Xochimilco. The people were so nice and it was not so overwhelming as the big markets. The produce we bought from there was the best that we had. Fresh guacamole every evening with our wine!
October 4, 2013
Dear Maria We are home and we are missing Oaxaca and our beautiful home in Oaxaca so very much. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your serene and soulful home; we loved every minute of our stay. Lu was wonderful to us. We managed to cook quite a bit in your magnificent kitchen and enjoyed listening to some of your CD's. The books on Oaxaca were very helpful and I even managed to read one of your novels even though we were very busy exploring the surrounding valleys and streets of Oaxaca! Maria, Cliff and I hope to return to Oaxaca; perhaps we will meet you there some day? We have very special memories of people and places and now, at home, we look at our few pieces of pottery and beautifully woven shawls and just miss the mountains, villages and people. We are making an effort to improve our Spanish so that next visit we can talk more to Oaxacans. Thank you again,Maria; staying in your home made our stay a memory forever. Warm regards Adrienne and Cliff
quiet location yet relatively easy walk to center
September 8, 2013
We had a great 10 days in Oaxaca. And staying in Casa Palomita certainly added to our pleasure. It is a beautiful house in a convenient quiet location. The screens made us more comfortable than in most Oaxacan houses. It is certainly the best equipped rental house we were ever in--the kitchen is better equipped than our own. It is also perfectly laid out. Lulu was not only very helpful and sweet, but we also enjoyed her company. We would like to stay there again.
Oakland, CA, USA
Charming, Beautiful and Convenient
September 3, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed this home. Everything about it was wonderful! I literally felt energized and happier just walking into the place! It is such a great location too and Lu was so sweet and wonderful. We were sad to only be able to stay 3 nights, but plan on returning for a longer stay next time. You were right, we did fall in love with Oaxaca and we will be back!
San Francisco, CA
Casa Palomita - an oasis of calm and beauty
August 28, 2013
We just spent three lovely weeks at Casa Palomita. I wish we could have stayed longer! It was perfectly located within walking distance of everything, and yet it was amazingly peaceful and quiet. After walking all day to explore the sights, we would come back to a haven of calm. We loved meeting the local weavers and the tinsmith in the neighborhood, and went often to the lovely organic market and the children's library nearby. My daughter wrote a top ten list of things she loved best in Oaxaca, and Casa Palomita was number one! We truly could not have asked for anything more.
Cynthia Luna Vazquez
San Francisco, CA
Casa Paloma Perfect
August 14, 2013
We had a delightful stay at Casa Paloma. It is perfectly situated near the center of town but hidden from all of the hustle and bustle of the city. The house was supplied with everything we needed to alternate our meals, eating in and eating out. On our first day, we walked up the block to enjoy an open air market where we stocked up on food stuffs and savored some of the local delicacies such as pan con chocolate and melenitas! From there on out, we'd tour the town enjoying all it's sophistication and excitement but always know our quiet respite at Casa Paloma was waiting for our siesta. The house itself is tastefully decorated with both old and new world art. The bright pink patio is perfect for reflecting on the days adventures or letting yourself be lulled to sleep by the fountain and the hammock. I have already recommended Casa Paloma to family and friends and hope that one day have the opportunity to return to Oaxaca and this perfect abode.
San Francisco area
Sweet stay in this charming Oaxaca casita!
June 25, 2013
After touring all day in Oaxaca crowded markets, busy streets, abundant shops and galleries, you can feel worn out...so it's delightful to escape the noise by going home to this quiet, beautiful casita with patio, fountain, and modern conveniences. Stop by the organic market and cook dinner to save the cost of eating out all the time. It's an oasis in a city that seems to have daily parades, a bounty of brass bands, and fireworks for no apparent reason other than "why not?"
Lovely home in magical place
May 10, 2013
The moment we walked in to Casa Palomita we felt at home; the gurgling sound of falling water, the colours, the tasteful local decor -- all combined to put us completely at ease. And Lu is a guardian angel. She makes sure that everything goes well. The location was perfect; a quick walk to everywhere, with 35-40 peso taxi rides if we were feeling lazy. We also enjoyed fast internet and were able to make several long distance Skype phone calls successfully. The building is secure, which didn't seem necessary but was nice to know.
Berkeley, CA USA
A real treasure
April 15, 2013
We just came back from a wonderful stay at Casa Palomita. It is a real gem -- lovingly designed and cared for. It was so nice to wake up to bird song, take an easy walk into the town center, then come back home in the heat of the day to this peaceful retreat. It is also just a quick walk up the hill to a fabulous organic farmer's market on Friday and Saturday. The house is perfectly maintained, and has a wonderful open kitchen area that is well-stocked. The two bedrooms/bathrooms are set up so that multiple people can enjoy the house with just the right mix of togetherness and privacy. Caretaker Lu is a lovely, thoughtful, helpful person. Other great touches: beautiful art on the walls, cell phones you can load up and use (so convenient!), and a binder full of recommendations for restaurants, drivers, and things to do.
Boston, MA, USA
A beautiful home in Oaxaca
April 11, 2013
We recently spent a month at Casa Palomita, our third visit, and hopefully just one in a much longer series. Our good friend Jorge, the manager, moved on this year to another position, but his friend Lulu has replaced him, and she is both delightful company and a very responsible overseer of the house. Since our first review, Maria has continued to add much artwork to the house, as well as a number of other improvements to already superb accomodations. Recent additions include a full length mirror in the master bedroom, and very good roll down shades on the glass doors to the patio for additional privacy. We invited friends over for dinner one of the first nights we were there, and they marveled at the beauty and comfort of the house. It's particularly a pleasure to have such ample clothes storage, both drawers and hanging, since we bring a lot with us for a month! Casa Palomita remains a delight; we feel fortunate that Maria allows us to consider it our 'second home", as well as hers, and other return guests. If guests visit soon, be sure to see the remarkable exhbiits at botht the Textile Museum and the Museum of Regional Cultures, if they are still there.
Our return to Casa Palomita
April 11, 2013
This year makes the third visit to Casa Palomita. Every season we are greeted with new improvements. This year we found new art work, new faucets and a new counter in the master bathroom. I am looking forward to next winter to find out what awaits us. The heart of the house is the kitchen and it is a pleasure to be able to prepare food and serve it either at the counter or at the dining room table. The open floor plan makes socializing with friends very fluid. Maria has generously provided everything one needs to prepare food and ample utensils. The beds are perfect as are the bathrooms, and of course the patio is a great place to read, visit and have a meal. I consider this my second home (as do many other guests, I'm sure) Ellen Bernstein and Ron Manganiello
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Lovely house, yet close enough to el Centro to wa
December 1, 2012
I second all the positive remarks that came before. The house was put together with care and love. Lots of attention to detail, good quality kitchen supplies, thick towels, etc. The well thoughtout floorplan allows for maximum privacy for each bedroom/bathroom suite. The location is excellent., close enough to the center to walk there quickly, but in a neighborhood with it's own streets to explore and restaurants to visit. I loved walking to the aquaduct past the click clack of weavers, the beautiful gates of the Children's Library and the view of the Sierra Norte on my route. Vidal, the house's recommended driver is a jewel. Over the month, we probably hired him 10 times. He was always prompt and his driving skills are calm and cautious. His English level and my Spanish level are not great, but we both took the opportunity to learn from each other. I already him. The house is beautiful, the resources of travel books, maps, the house brochure with restaurants, guides, drivers, suggestions all make for an easy landing in a culturally rich city.
Great Falls, VA USA
A great two months at the Casa Palomita
October 29, 2012
I hope we will be able to return to Oaxaca next year. If so, we would be delighted to stay at your house again. Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL house. We had an excellent time and made many friends. What a great neighborhood! Many, many thanks. The sense of peace and beauty you have created in that house infused us and we will have loving memories.
September 30, 2012
The house is beautiful, calm and quiet and easy walk to all of historic "downtown" Oaxaca. Jorge is marvelous. I really appreciated the information book Maria put together and took three great excursions with Don Vidal. We visited San Bartolo Coyotepec and met with a family that makes black pottery and visited the museum, we toured a wood working business in San Martin Tilcajete, and found a woman who embroiders dresses in a rural area whose name I'm afraid I forget. I also did a tour of microentrepreneurs (listed in Maria's info) and it was fascinating. Definitely more than worth the $50 cost -- all of which goes to finance loans. I whole-heartedly recommend Casa Palomita and Maria, who was amazingly flexible with my changing schedules.
Thank you Kate for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Casa Palomita. We hope you return and return. Much of what you found on our "What's Nearby" page were recommendations left by our family of guests. I hope someday myself to take advantage of all their recommendations! Best, Maria
Lovely home is everything we hoped it would be
July 13, 2012
I wanted to tell you how much we loved your beautiful home! It was everything we hoped it would be--convenient and quiet location, nice neighborhood, lovely home with everything one could need. We all enjoyed the hammock and did some serious reading and relaxing in it. We walked back and forth to the zocalo and Santo Domingo area via Los Arquitos, and we loved that walk. We went to the pastry shop across from the hospital every day (they probably miss us!). The cooking class at Casa Crespo was fun, educational and delicious, so I highly recommend that. We had dinner at La Casa de Abuela restaurant on the zocalo and were deligted with listening to the marimba music and watching the dancers. Otherwise, we followed other guests (and your) recommendations, eating twice at Quinque, which we really enjoyed. We had taken Wayak from Mex City to Oaxaca, but it wasn't as comfortable as the ADO bus that we took from Oaxaca to Puebla. We took a taxi to Monte Alban, which we all loved even more than Teotihuacan--it is so, so beautiful! the taxi was definitely the way to go--only 100 pesos each way and ultraconvenient. As I said to Jorge, we all definitely want to return to Casa Palomita!
Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words Moira about your stay at Casa Palomita. Nothing makes me and Jorge happier than to see our guests enjoy their stay, be relaxed, and fall in love with Oaxaca at the same time. Paloma (Palomita being the diminutive) is my daughter's name and Jorge named the house Casa Palomita because he knew I kind of have a thing for doves. The dove gargoyles on the house were a gift from the builder. We welcome your return! Thanks again, Maria
Idyllic place to stay in Oaxaca
May 31, 2012
We spent a wonderful two months in this charming house that is surely the best place to stay for a holiday in Oaxaca. It is a beautiful house in a quiet peaceful neighbourhood within easy walking distance of the city centre and is extremely well equipped with top quality fixtures, fittings and finishes throughout. The owner was very helpful and a delight to deal with. You really can't get any better than this.
Toronto, ON, Canada
A perfect haven
March 5, 2012
Casa Palomita's owner was totally accommodating, her on-site manager was delightful and helpful, her Oaxaca tips were useful and used, and the lovely house is at a wonderful location. It is close enough to the zocalo and various sights for walking, yet in an area that is quiet, peaceful and close to a little local market. We highly recommend it (but not so vigorously that there's never space for us again). We would return in a moment. TR and JR
Davis, California USA
September 13, 2011
Jorge was truly delightful. A serious, scholarly, funny, responsible fellow. He made us feel safe and informed. He was a godsend. I don't really know how to improve on your lovely house. It was beautiful. I'm sure you will put up more art in time. Perhaps a reading light for both sides of all the beds would be nice. It was perfectly equipped. Really. Nothing wanting. Your travel advice was perfect. I used it all. We did find a great little place on Macedonia Alcala (1.5 blocks north of Ninos Heroes) right above the hospital. Can't remember the name. It was tiny, on the east side of the street. Tortillas being made right at the entrance. Quesillo and squash blossom quesadillas were divine. The coffee house on the NW corner of Jose Lopez Alavez and Santo Tomas (1block south, 1 block west and another block south of Casa Palomita) was lovely also. Thank you Maria for a memorable two week vacation.
séjour à Oaxaca
August 9, 2011
Excellente expérience dans une très jolie maison, accueillante et confortable. Nous recommandons chaleureusement cette adresse à OAXACA.
Nashville, TN, US
A Beautiful Place to Stay in Oaxaca
July 8, 2011
Casa Palomita is an excellent place to stay in Oaxaca. The house is very well-appointed -- especially the kitchen, which has beautiful pots and pans, dishes and appliances. The house is on a very quiet street close to the historical center, but also within a few blocks of some great little restaurants where you can get delicious fresh juices, handmade tortillas, memelitas, empanadas and so forth. Jorge is a lovely person; you will share a common entrance with him, but he is both friendly and respectful of the privacy of guests. He has his own separate couryard, so the outdoor space you see in the photograph is yours to enjoy. There is a hammock as well as a patio table with umbrella and chairs on the patio, not yet featured in these photos. I would definitely return to Casa Palomita -- in fact, looking at these photos again makes me want to return right away!
Gareth John Flint
London, United Kingdom
Oaxaca, April 2011
June 21, 2011
Lovely....what more can I say? The booking process was quite simple - even from the UK and involving bank drafts and stuff, but all went smoothly. The house is in a quiet location, but only 10 or 15 minutes walk into the very heart of the tourist area of Oaxaca. Jorge was very helpful, and everything about the house was charming and finished to a high standard. We thoroughly enjoyed out week here...thanks!
April 6, 2011
My friend Maria has created a Palomita heaven. Casa Palomita (Little Dove) is so appropriately named. There is a sweetness and a lovely spirit that is felt throughout the house. When you come into the patio, you are met by a beautifully tiled fountain, native plants, and clay dove gargoyles. The living room and kitchen are full of light, the bedrooms are spacious, with very comfortable beds. The kictchen is fully equipped with all the amenities to cook gourmet meals. Or you can just sip your coffee at the counter as the morning light shines through. I have stayed at many wonderful places in Oaxaca over the years. Casa Palomita is now at the top of the list.
Pink perfection in Oaxaca
April 5, 2011
I am part of a Norwegian group of four students that arrived at Casa Palomita in Oaxaca the 10th of February 2011. We found out about Casa Palomita through Oaxaca Learning Center, and booked the house from Norway a couple of months before arriving. When we arrived, housekeeper Jorge greeted us at the door and showed us around the house, which we imidately fell in love with. Jorge became a good friend during our stay and had both Spanish lessons with us and took us to markets and other unforgetable sights in Oaxaca. After a month's stay in Casa Palomita, I feel confident to highly recommend this lovely house to people traveling to Oaxaca. It's located in the neighborhood of Xochimilco, situated ten, or so, blocks from el Zócalo, the center of the city. We were the second guests to stay in Palomita, and as the place is quite new, a few basic things were missing upon our arrival. The beginning of our stay was characterized by having workers there most of the daytime, but we were there to do work anyway, thus we weren't too bothered by this at all. Before we left, the house was more or less completed, and we were very sad to leave the house. We loved staying there, and we all miss the pink walls, the helpful neighbor and the beautiful city of Oaxaca. Going back someday!!
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