Casa Murguia has five spacious fully equipped one or two bedroom bungalows + one independent bedroom. It can be rented in its entirety, portion of or just a single bungalow. The rates listed reflect the price of one large bungalow, the Bird of Paradise, Aguacate Casita, Villa del Sol or Primavera. The slightly smaller Bougainvillea rents at 10% less. The Arcoiris Room is only rented in conjunction with a bungalow at 50% of the rent of the large bungalows.
Consider combining your stay in Oaxaca city with our beautiful B & B style guest ranch in the Valle de Tlacolula, seen on FlipKey listing 503723.
Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor Mexican living, built in the Mexican style of the 1950's with all rentals opening on to private patios surrounded by gardens. Rent this entire casa or just one of the five bungalows - scroll down for indiv. desciptions.
Casa Murguia is full of design details like hand-painted tiles and artist-designed ironwork. It is featured in “In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools and Open Air Living Rooms”. Co-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 ft. It is impeccably-maintained, heated with solar panels & covered each night to conserve a pleasant temperature.
Gardens rich in exotic plants make for fine birdwatching. Birds of Paradise, Plumerias, organ cacti and trumpet vines are just a sample of the visually stunning flora.
The poolside patios are furnished with dining tables & chairs, and chaise lounges for great outdoor living. The high adobe walls and trees make Casa Murguia quiet by any standards ( imagine the rooms at the pricey Quinta Real Hotel where the windows of guest rooms open right on to the sidewalk).
Casa Murguia, a walled property, is very safe. Each night (each renter has their own key). The fulltime day staff is available to assist renters with questions and needs. Mary Jane and Bobby, who live at their guest ranch, 25 minutes away, can be reached 24/7 on the house phone or via email. Ask about a combined stay at both places on your trip to Oaxaca.
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 fruits, basic vegetables and dry-goods.
INDIVIDUAL RENTAL DESCRIPTIONS:
The Bird of Paradise, on east side is a one bdrm bungalow, has 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. L R opens to patio. Has 650 sq. ft of interior living space. Very quiet sleeping.
The Aguacate Casita is 1 bdrm in northwest corner. Has roomy, well-equipped kitchen w/ dining table for 4 & opens to spacious private patio. The bdrm can have a kingbed or 2 twin beds & w/ space for single bed in L.R. 600 sq. feet interior space. Ceiling fan in bedroom. Gets morning sun, very quiet & private, terrific poolside patio.
The Villa del Sol at south end of pool has huge covered patio. Perfect for family needing proper second bdrm. Big glass doors open from kitchen/living/dining area to 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 thru the bathroom. The main bdrm may get modest street noise but the ceiling fan effectively dulls the outside sounds.
The Bougainvillea Suite is slightly smaller than the others but still a great bungalow w/ spacious bdrm with 1 king or 2 twin beds. The galley kitchen opens to patio or dining nook/den. Rents at 10% less than the others.
The Primavera, a deluxe living space, was the owner's own bungalow and has a large living room with two full-size day beds, a queen bed in the bedroom, spacious kitchen with dining area and bathroom with shower. It has excellent light and retaliation. It has a smaller patio steps away with umbrella, table, chairs and chair lounges.
The Arcoiris is a spacious bdrm with kingbed or 2 twin beds & ensuite bathroom- Rent with other units for extra bdrm. Opens directly to patio adjacent the Villa del Sol. Has chaise lounges and table with chairs....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!
Mosquitos come with the first rains in the spring and are gone by fall. All the windows have screens so if doors are kept shut mosquitos shouldn't be a problem in the sleeping areas. The mosquitos in this area carry no disease just the itch that comes with all m. bites. I'm from Canada and the mosquitos in Oaxaca don't hold a candle to the vicious things that swarm northern Ontario.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Fantastic location and incredible space”
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.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“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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