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Adobe Vacation Retreat In The Hills Of Oaxaca

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom

Casa Alta Vista is a beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom adobe house for rent in the hills north of Oaxaca. Located in the San Pablo Etla community, this home offers an experience of traditional Oaxaca combined with the opportunity to see sustainable living practices at work. The home has a fully equipped kitchen with all the amenities. A large shaded porch offers sweeping vistas of the mountains. There is available fruit from an orchard of citrus trees. One can also take advantage of fresh seasonably available organic vegetables from the organic farm next door. There are hiking trails a short walk away in the national forest. Yet, our house is just 20 minutes north of Oaxaca. Guests will appreciate the cool air and quiet atmosphere in the mountains after a day of adventures in town. It is close enough for frequent trips to see the sites with convenient return to the peace of the countryside at the end of your day. A car is helpful but not necessary. Taxi service is available just a phone call away. For the more adventurous, a bus runs on the main highway, about 2 miles down the road into town.

Bedrooms have king size beds or, one can be divided into two twins. Each has a private bathroom with large shower rooms. There is also a loft with daybed. The house has WiFi, washing machine, and dryer. Weekly housekeeping is also provided. Airport transportation and taxi service can be arranged at reasonable rates.

More Details

Vivian Folsom
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in 3a Sección San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca State

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Housekeeping is provided weekly. If you need transportation we can connect you to a driver for hire at very reasonable rates. One can also take taxis, or buses to town.


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Adobe Vacation Retreat In The Hills Of Oaxaca
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was great in every way! We were two couples. The location gave us a very quiet peaceful setting with the occasional morning roosters for ambivalence. Inside & outside sitting areas, nice forested panoramas, no bugs! We were 20 minutes from down town (the Zocalo), away from the noise and hustle and bustle, yet close enough that for $4 we could get to town via taxi (two couples), spend the day exploring and finding great restaurants. For extended tours, the home introduced us to a local chauffeur and tour guide who was excellent, knowledgeable and cheaper than renting a car. The home itself was very comfortable, clean, well stocked with all the amenities for doing ones own cooking. Showers, sufficient water, fireplace, walking paths, friendly neighbors, etc.. Very cool!! A house keeper is provided who comes every few days, and a contact person to answer any questions/needs, etc.. We enjoyed daily walks down to the village (to return home, for 50 cents, we road a 3 wheeled moto-taxi), visiting with locals and ordering meals in corner cafe. Delightful! By chance, we hit the weekend of the local community's annual celebration of San Pablo (village is named 'San Pablo de Etla'), street dancers, bands, firecrackers, crowds, drinks, flowers, 10 foot mannequins dancers etc.. Wonderful experience!! All in all, a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful , kitchen well stocked with cookware and nice dishes , nice linens , lots of books and movies. Organic lettuce available next door . We had a wonderful month .

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, great management, excellent views.

Recommend a car.

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for use. Its located a convenient distance outside of the hustle of Oaxaca in a nice neighborhood. We had a car rental but there are inexpensive taxis everywhere so access is easy. Vivian (owner) and Celina (house manager) both speak English and could not have been more helpful - perfect directions, clear house information, even an English speaking taxi guy contact info. From past experiences in Mexico we were worried about noise. Not a problem at all in this house. Yes, there are roosters that can't wait until dawn to crow and dogs that seem to think its their duty to bark all night but they are far enough from the house and the thick adobe walls completely muffle out any sounds. It was so nice to come back to the house after a hot and busy day to sit on the cool shaded back porch and watch birds and butterfly's visit a beautiful orange flowering tree with an often spectacular sunset in the background. If you are looking for a quiet retreat outside the city but still close enough for easy access this house is perfect. It has all the amenities - nice fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, separate bathrooms, hot showers and the best for use was the back porch - perfect spot for a peaceful romantic dinner. No need for AC. Its cool at night and the adobe construction keeps the house cool during the day. We went to go bird watching and see the sites in and around Oaxaca and the house location worked very well for all that. There is even a nice trail just up the road from house that leads further up into the forested mountains. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in 3a Sección San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca State

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$99.75

Cancellation Policy. Full refund up to 60 prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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