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Spacious Villa with Pool, Patio & Gardens in Historic Center

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Mary Jane Gagnier
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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.


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 Centro, Oaxaca State

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter High Season
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring mid Season
Mar 15 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Mid Season 2017
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Day of Dead
Oct 26 2018 - Nov 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 5 2018 - Dec 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
Winter High Season
Jan 5 2019 - Mar 15 2019
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. 2,900
Holiday two week rate 2,800.
High Winter season 2017 - 2 wk. 2,500 / 3 wk. 2,350. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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