Casa Murguia has five spacious fully equipped one or two bedroom bungalows plus one independent bedroom. It can be rented in its entirety, partially or just a single bungalow. The rates listed reflect the price for one large bungalows being the Bird of Paradise, Aguacate Casita, Villa del Sol or Primavera. The slightly smaller Bougainvillea rents for10% less. The Arcoiris Room is only rented in conjunction with a bungalow at 50% of the rent of the large bungalows.
Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor Mexican living. It was built in the Mexican style of the 1950's with all rentals opening on to private patios surrounded by gardens.
Casa Murguia is rich in design details like hand-painted tiles and original ironwork. It is featured in â€œIn a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools and Open Air Living Roomsâ€?. Owner, Mary Jane Gagnier, ran an arts & craft gallery in Oaxaca for over many years and the casa is decorated with original art and vintage textiles from her collection. The stunning 75 ft. long 4 ft. deep swimming pool is a tranquil focus in the center of the property. Steps lead into a shallower section just 3 ft. deep before dropping down another foot. It is impeccably maintained, heated with solar panels & covered each night to conserve a pleasant temperature. Gardens rich in exotic plants make for fine bird-watching. Visually stunning flora like Birds of Paradise, Plumerias, organ cacti and trumpet vines make the casa a true oasis. The poolside patios are furnished with dining tables & chairs, and comfy chaise lounges for great outdoor living. The high adobe walls and trees make Casa Murguia quiet by any standards. Casa Murguia is a walled property and very safe with two sets of gates that separate it from the street.
The fulltime day staff is available to assist renters with questions and needs. Mary Jane who lives at her guest ranch, 25 minutes away, comes into the casa many days but can be reached 24/7 on the house phone or via email.
There is wifi throughout Casa Murguia and unlimited 5 gallon bottles of purified spring water are of no extra charge - two things that make life considerably easier in Oaxaca. There is a secure driveway for renters' use at no extra cost. All rentals have well-equipped kitchens, with gas ranges, complete appliances and hotel-style daily housekeeping service. There's complete grocery shopping at the authentic Merced market 5 blocks away. The produce is fresh and seasonal, the meat and cheese can be trusted and the tortillas are handmade! But right at the corner you can stock up on cold beer and sodas, fruits, basic vegetables and dry-goods.
INDIVIDUAL RENTAL DESCRIPTIONS in the order the photos are presented:
The spacious 600 sq. foot southern patio is sectioned off to create two private spaces for the Primavera and Villa del Sol although the tall pots can be moved if both units are rented together.
The Primavera, a deluxe living space with high ceilings and vintage tiled floors, excellent light and retaliation. A large living room has two full-size day beds. One king or two twin beds in the bedroom, spacious kitchen with dining area and bathroom with shower. Its poolside patio has two chaise lounges and table with four chairs.
The Villa del Sol is perfect for family needing a second bedroom. Glass doors open from kitchen/living/dining area to the patio with views of mountains. Main bdrm has 1 kingbed or 2 twin beds & opens on to both big bathroom or living area. The 2nd bdrm w/ a double sofabed has ceiling fan & skylight is entered via the bathroom. The main bdrm may get modest street noise but the heavy double panes window glass ceiling fan effectively dulls the outside sounds.
The very quiet Bird of Paradise, get morning sun. This one bdrm bungalow has 650 sq. ft of interior space with largest bdrm w/ kingbed or 2 twins & a large living /dining room. Extra twin can be added to bdrm or living area. Ceiling fans in living room and bdrm. Compact kitchen w/ 2-person breakfast nook. Bathroom just off the bdrm w/shower in the tub. Screen doors open to patio from living room.
The Aguacate Casita has 600 sq. feet interior space and is the most private bungalow in northwest corner. It has roomy, well-equipped kitchen w/ dining table for 4 & opens to spacious patio. The bdrm can have a kingbed or 2 twin beds & a single bed is part of the living room.. Ceiling fans in bedroom and pedestal fan in L/R. Gets morning sun patio.
The Bougainvillea Suite is a terrific alghtough slightly smaller bungalow w/ spacious bdrm with 1 king or 2 twin beds. The fully equipped galley kitchen opens to patio or dining nook/den. Rents at 10% less than the others.
The Arcoiris is a spacious bdrm with queen bed & ensuite bathroom- Rents only with other units. Opens directly to patio adjacent of the Villa del Sol. Does not have its own patio. Rents a 50% of the rate of large bungalows.TripAdvisor property ID 2186577...Read more
Villa with Pool & Gardens in Historic Center Oaxaca, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Casa Murguia is located between Avenida Juarez and Pino Suarez on the east side of the historic centre of Oaxaca city. No buses run along Calle Murguia making it exceptionally quiet for the city.
Casa Murguia's location is unbeatable, it offers easy walking everywhere in the historic center. Pedestrian walking streets begin only 2.5 blocks from Casa Murguia. It is only 5 blocks to the magnificent Santo Domingo church and the ethnoboticanical garden. World-class museums and libraries are within 6 blocks, as are highly recommended restaurants. A top-notch private clinic/hospital is only 2 blocks away with English-speaking doctors.
And if you are heading out of town you'll probably be going into the Valle de Tlacolula or towards Ocotlan and this is easy with the casa on the east side of the centro.
There is a safe private driveway for the exclusive use of renters and the owners.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: Oaxaca International Airport, 8 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 04/28/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 28, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
The service was amazing. The house keeper was very sweet, always available, diligent, and informative. The property was peaceful and beautiful. The house felt like it was a little resort. It felt safe. Our group looked forward to going "home" each night. The location was very good. close to Zocalo. Easy walk to & from. Also, there's a few little stores nearby (walking distance) and also bakeries and coffe shops nearby as well.
The only thing I didn't like was the mosquitos. But a little bug spray can fix that!
Left on 03/31/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 31, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
The Bird of Paradise suite was so much space that my travelling companion and I never felt we were impinging on each other! It stretched out along the pool and garden areas, with lots of windows. The beds were firm and the furniture comfortable, and it was very quiet. The location was an easily walkable distance from the zocalo, shops and restaurants. We had a laundromat across the street and a small market on the same street. We soon met the other guests who were happy to share travel tips and even bird identifications! A great home away from home!My only quibble would be the small hot water heater for the bathroom, we had to shower quickly.
Iris, I appreciate your comment on the water heater. It is new but just doesn't perform like the others that are installed at Casa Murguia. Time to change it.
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“Excelent stay in Oaxaca”
Left on 06/09/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 9, 2011Stayed May 2011
We stayed for two weeks and it was by far the best "home away from home" experience I've had. The place is absolutely gorgeous, the pictures here barely make it justice, and the way we were taken care of by the owner and the housekeeper was excellent.
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