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Lovely Duplex In XVI Century Coyoacan

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Sleeps Four, Patio

Tastefully equipped duplex with Mexican art and high end furniture in one of Mexico city's most beautiful areas. Extremely well served by public transportation and taxi stands, Metro nearby.

Walking distance to all the restaurants, cafes, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and theaters of Coyoacan historical center, to its market, to Frida Kahlo´s and Trotsky´s houses that are now museums, H. Cortes' palace, etc.

There are several delis, wine shops, a very large supermarket, and a green market in the neighborhood.

Parks, lovely plazas and Coyoacan's famous 'Viveros', a 39 hectares park where it is possible to exercise and jog every morning on its 2 mile running track.

The duplex has a fully equipped *recently renovated* kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, dish washer, oven, stove, 2 bedrooms (king and twins), 2 Plasma TV's, WiFi; bathroom, independent patio, outdoor grill, laundry room with washer and dryer. Also, a baby crib is available upon request.

Coyoacan is a very quiet and charming district of Mexico City, with lots of trees, colonial houses and pretty alleys; a very pleasant place to walk and enjoy Mexico's great climate. No wonder it is where conquistador Hernan Cortes established his first residence.

More Details

Sofia Sanchez
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Sofia Sanchez

I was born and raised here in Mexico City and I have lived in Coyoacán my whole life. Right now, i'm an Art History student at a university in the city. I am completely fluent in English and Spanish but I also speak French quite well.

Sofia Sanchez purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Sofia Sanchez chose Santa Catarina

My parents inherited the property from my grandfather. They began their married life and started a family here. I am very fond of it.

What makes this apartment unique

It is a specially quiet and well located property in one of the nicest areas of Coyoacan, where Mexican golden era movie stars used to live. Actually, the name of the street is Dulce (sweet) Olivia, in honor of Olivia de Havilland.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Catarina in México City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Nice, clean and has a big shower. (no bathtub). The towels are new and have a very good quality.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • We will provide 1000 thread count sheets for your comfort and excellent quality duvet, so you will never be cold! The rooms are big enough to open your luggage without feeling cramped. Also, the closets are huge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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Lovely Duplex In XVI Century Coyoacan
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

No better way to see Mexico City's greatest neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

First the apartment: one of the best ever. Spacious, clean and well-organized. Full kitchen and dinning room (although the stove is a bit difficult to operate). It's a real home, perfect for a family. Sofia and her staff are extremely helpful. I travel a lot so one detail really stood out for me: the art in the apartment. No tacky stuff, beautiful pottery and wall hangings. That kind of eye for detail speaks volumes about the care Sofia puts into this home.

Second the neighborhood: We are very familiar with Coyoacan. We've been walking the streets for years but have never stayed in the neighborhood. This stay was a revelation. Besides the obvious - Frida Kahlo House, Jardin Centenario, Museum of Popular Culture - you're within walking distance of hidden gems like the Fonoteca Nacional and Museum of Watercolors.

We will absolutely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, You were a wonderful guest! Thank you for the many compliments! We would be more than happy to welcome you back anytime!
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Relaxed and intimate getaway

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of three, enjoyed a quiet week of visiting museums, reading in local parks, and exploring Santa Catarina and it’s neighboring barrios. The apartment afforded a gentle retreat from the hustle and bustle of CDMX. Sofia, Calicha, Aurora and Raul were available to assist with every need and answer all of our questions. We plan to return as soon as the vagaries of coordinating vacation schedules and budgeting concerns can be resolved.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, tucked away on a quiet street in a beautiful and historic area in Coyoacan, this two story place, in the rear of the building (so very quiet) was perfect for our family of 3 (2 adults, one 9 year old). The stairs up to the bedrooms filled with local art was a perfect way to end busy city sightseeing days. The shower and water worked great, as well as the kitchen, although we only used the coffee maker and did not cook. The only tiny thing would be to have a little soap for quests, but it was such a nice place and wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Hello, We have stayed at this Duplex twice and will be staying here each time we are in Mexico City. It is very quite and a great neighborhood to stay at.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second time and still love it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this house and we are very pleased. We are making this our home away from home as we are planning to make more frequent trips here. We live in the US but we are originally from Mexico City. This is the best place for us to stay and visit friends and family. It’s clean, spacious, well located, plenty of amenities nearby and in a very safe neighborhood. Our kids (5 & 2) had a great time and can’t wait to come back.

Thank you Aurora for your help during our stay. We’ll be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

A delightfully inviting home away from home, private, quiet, with lovely furnishings, interesting art work, pleasant sitting area, good lighting, a fully equipped kitchen waiting to be used, bedrooms spacious and comfortable, and certainly an adequate bathroom. We wished we were staying a month. The location is excellent with easy access to the surrounding area by foot, by Uber and by metro. The neighborhood couldn't have been better. The street, tree lined and remarkably clean, always welcomed us back. Close by a large and very modern, new super market had everything we might have needed for settling in. Close by too were very traditional neighborhood food shops, cafes and restaurants. We loved coming home to this very special place that we called ours. And breakfast in the courtyard was a great place to start the day. Sofia couldn't have been more helpful or more welcoming. If we had been in the need of anything, she would have been right there to help. Remind her, however, that a briefing on how to work the unique gas stove is necessary. She made us feel like we were special guests. There is so much to do and explore in Mexico City and Coyoacan and this property is the perfect homebase. We are looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16.5 Kilometres
Mexico City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Corazon De Maguey
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Ruta De La Seda
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Originally separate colonial towns and then suburbs of Mexico City, San Angel and Coyoacán were both absorbed by the ever-growing capital. But they've managed to retain their original tranquility.

You'll want to linger in these elegant sections of town, especially in Coyoacán.

The Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky museums give intense, intimate looks at the lives of two famous people who were friends and lovers, and who breathed their personalities into the places where they lived.

Remember that museums close on Monday.

Weekends are liveliest at the Plaza Hidalgo and its neighboring Jardín Centenario (usually referred to as la plaza or el zócalo), where street life explodes into a fiesta with balloons, clowns, cotton candy, live music, and hypnotic dancing to the sound of drums. On weekends Plaza Hidalgo hosts a crafts market.'

Fodors' Mexico City


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £23.18
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.75

You must pay the first 50% in VRBO BOOKING NOW, the second pay and deposit please in chash American Dollar when you arrive at property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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