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Mary Jane Gagnier

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, spanish

Spacious Villa with Pool, Patio & Gardens in Historic Center

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of the RUTA INDEPENDENCIA vacation bungalow rental

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor Mexican living. The Bird of Paradise vacation rental, featured in this listing is a ground level, one bedroom bungalow with full kitchen and large dining / living room. This “bungalow” is a real house not an apartment and opens on to a spacious patio with dining table & chairs and comfy chaise lounges. It has over 650 sq. ft of interior living space. The stunning 75 foot long swimming pool is a zen focus in the center of the property. Exotic gardens rich in native plants attract hummingbirds and vermillion flycatchers. We have 3 other units available at Casa Murguia, spread out around the swimming pool. These can be rented as a single unit or more than one for larger groups, please inquire for details.

Casa Murguia is a singular Oaxaca home featured in Melba Levick's book “In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools and Open Air Living Rooms”. The Bird of Paradise bungalow is decorated with handpainted tile, handwoven textiles and original art from the owner’s private collection.

There is fresh, fun and close-by shopping for groceries at the charming Merced food market just 5 blocks away; this is where the owner does her shopping but right at the corner you can stock up on fruits, basic vegetables, dry-goods beer and wine.

You can enjoy your meals in the beautifully decorated dining room or outdoors on the patio. A couple of blocks west from Casa Murguia and you are in the heart of the historic center with great dining, shopping, museums and theatre.

The high adobe walls and trees make Casa Murguia quiet by any standards, guests can't believe they're in the heart of the city. Rent with the option of a king size bed or 2 single beds in the bedroom. The living room is large enough to comfortably add a single bed if requested. The Bird of Paradise bungalow at Casa Murguia can sleep a total of 4 people with one or two single beds added to the living room. If your group is larger inquire about the other rentals that surround the pool.

Although the pool becomes the central axis that all living spaces are built around it is seldom used by the owners; Mary Jane & Bobby essentially live at their guest ranch just outside of Oaxaca and come into Casa Murguia to check on things and make sure renters needs are looked after. That said, Maria Antonia, Casa Murguia's property manager and principal housekeeper is very helpful and capable of solving most renter's needs. There is a cel. phone at Casa Murguia that renter's can use 24/7 to contact Mary Jane or Bobby. Visit our Rancho Pitaya listing on HomeAway, VRBO's sister site and think about a combined stay at both places on your trip to Oaxaca. The ranch is located in the fascinating Valle de Tlacolula renowned for its natural beauty and places of interest.

Casa Murguia is the place for anyone who truly appreciates spacious living, a pool you can actually swim in and a quiet retreat just minutes walking to restaurants, museums and great shopping!

Keywords: Spacious one bedroom bungalow with private poolside patio

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Jane Gagnier (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish


Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
San Augustin Etla
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
280 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Oaxaca State

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer and Fall Special 2016
Jul 6 2016 - Oct 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Day of the Dead 2016
Oct 26 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter Mid Season 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
April mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Low Season
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates for two and three week rentals.
Mid-season 2 wk. 1,575. 3 wk. 1,940.
Low-season 2 wk. 1,150. 3 wk. 1,420.
Fall High Season 2 wk. 2,200 3 wk. 2,700
Holiday two week rate 2,800.
High Winter season 2017 - 2 wk. 2,550 / 3 wk. 3,550. rate. Rates include: Housekeeping Sunday thru Friday, bottled drinking water, weekly linen and towel change, pool towels, wireless internet, parking.
Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, U.S. $ check
There is a $140 per week surcharge for a fourth person.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Oaxaca State

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower with handrails, large pedestal sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) The bedroom can be made up with one king size bed or two twin beds. An additional twin bed can be put in the living room at no extra cost. , Twin or Single Beds (1) A twin bed can be made up in the living room at no extra cost. Yes, another bed can be added at $100 extra per week.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
There is no other vacation rental in the heart of the historic district of Oaxaca city that offers spacious private patios adjacent to each of the four rental bungalows and surrounded by exotic gardens and solar-heated swimming pool.