Enjoy a peaceful stay in an old colonial house in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas.
The Casa Rosada is a listed historic building and has been tastefully converted, preserving the original old brick floors and massive adobe walls, and is set in beautiful gardens with private patio. There are two self contained apartments. On Flipkey there is only one calendar so please check availability with me as the other apartment may be free or someone making an enquiry. You can do this by putting any date!!
The main room of the rear apartment is open plan with a well equipped kitchen at one end and a sitting area with ceramic wood burner at the other end. The kitchen is tiled with hand made Talavera ceramics and is fully equipped. If you require something we will try and get it for you. There is an old fashioned bath with feet in the bathroom as well as a shower, and cypress wood floor, which extends through a dressing room area into the bedroom. One of the best features of the property is the beautiful patio opening out onto a large private garden. The whole apartment has colonial style carved wooden furniture. As with most houses in San Cristobal, the property has a high adobe wall around it for privacy and security. The front apartment is in the same style, but has bathroom with shower and its own garden leading off the main room. It also has a wood burning fire.
It is located just a five minute walk from the colorful local food market, and half a block from the famous church of Santo Domingo, which has a wonderful textile market.
This is not a modern house having old brick floors and adobe walls and whilst it is perfectly comfortable, it is rustic and is only suitable to the visitor who enjoys the historic character and charm of an old house and has an understanding of how things run in Mexico. Guests are reminded that things do not always run as smoothly in Mexico as in their own country.
We have some bad reviews for this old house and I would rather you decide this is for you instead of booking and making reviews that are really not appropriate for an old Mexican property. Fortunately the majority of guests enjoy staying here , and it has basic mod cons, (fridge, gas cooker,) but if you need a high level of comfort it is not for you. This is not a place for electric heaters but great for someone who enjoys a good log fire!. To me there is no comparison but we are all different. It is very beautiful, but does not have the comfort of a modern house. It is not smart and new so please dont read any further if that is what you are looking for.
The apartments have wireless internet connection. We give a cleaning service once a week.
We will supply firewood but ask you to use it economically not only as it is expensive, but for ecological reasons.
Please bear in mind that it rains a lot in the Summer which sometimes is unpleasant. The altitude is over 2000m so expect chilly nights in the winter. There is nearly always lots of sunshine!!
Please note that there are two apartments on the property and so if the rear one is rented, the front one may be available. Photos are available of both. The front apartment has a very large main room with kitchen at one end. It does not have a tub and whilst it has a lovely garden with seating, does not have a covered patio. It is also featured in the photos....Read more
CASA ROSADA, old colonial house /centro historico San Cristobal de las Casas, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
San Cristobal is a fascinating city. Ancient Mayan customs jostle side by side with Modern day living. You can enjoy visiting local Indian communities and finding out about village life. Bicycles can be rented and there is plenty of opportunity for walking and horseback riding.
You can sign up for Spanish lessons or Mexican Cookery classes. The
town is popular with tourists and has a wide variety of restaurants
and bars offering international and Mexican cuisine. You are also not
far from the Lacandon Selva and Agua Azul and Palenque.
Left on 06/28/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 28, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
Very disappointing. I found it cold, damp even in warm weather and not very clean. The furniture was very rustic and the house needs maintenance. I moved out on the third day of no hot water. I did not receive a refund.
The location is good but the amenities are poor.
Casa Rosada was not suitable for Mrs. It is rustic and does not appeal to everybody. The cleaner came back to clean some more and the boiler was fixed on the second day. The rent is not very high and we feel the amenities are adequate. We are eager to stress the house is very beautiful but does not have a high level of comfort by American standards.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 03/19/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 19, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
We rented both aparments - both working very well to our purpose, relaxing, writing music and enjoy the city and sorroundings.
Both house and the garden was wonderful.
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 14, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Recently spent a week in the Casa Rosada. It is absolutely true that it's location is perfect. Situated within walking distance of both pedestrian walkways, the municiple market, the artisans market, an internet cafe and the laundry service. The courtyards were beautiful and well managed. There was a good, hot shower, comfy bed and a lovely fireplace with lots of kindle and logs which was needed almost every night in late February.
On the flip side, when we arrived, it appeared that the previous tenant wasn't big on cleaning and there were no supplies anywhere in the house that would suggest otherwise. Security wise, there was a problem with the properties main entrance door lock and our house only had a pad lock key to the entrance. Coming from a big city, this made me nervous. However, thankfully there were no other problems.
All in all, if I ever were to return to San Cristobal de Las Casas, I would definately look into staying here again!
Glad most things were up to scratch. I'm not sure what the supplies were mentioned, and the apartment is cleaned before every new guest arrives. Front door sometimes sticks but we have fixed!!
“for me, it was ideal”
Left on 05/08/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | MirtaReviewed May 8, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
My first impression of the "front" apartment did not change throughout my april thru early May 2012 stay - "The apt. is Mexican in color & feel, without effort. Wonderful." The apt is spacious - with kitchen, eating, 'living,' & desk area all in the large main room. Bathroom light is good. The apt. was ideally located for my purposes: short walk from the mayan women's org where I taught EFL, the city's food market, Santo Domingo textiles & Sna Jolobil, collectivos, & both pedestrian-only streets (the more San-Cris-native one & the sometimes astonishingly trendy one) - without itself being on a touristed block. Yet it was also nice that English-speaking folks were staying at the 2 adjoining apts. Yes, it can get chilly in the apt - as are early mornings & eve's in San Cris, or when a cloud passes over the sun - so bring something wool & use layers. The day I had a minor emergency, the owner & her son resolved it with speed & graciousness. The garden's table & chairs were lovely for relaxing on warm afternoons. If I've got any caution, it's that I don't think I'd want to be at the apt - much of whose charm comes from the fact that it is indeed 'historical' - during the rainy season. (But I don't want to be in San Cris then, either!)
Yes, I've given lower than "top rates" to a couple things below - because I figure there must be some return for the astonishing high rates some locations charge. And yes, if/when I return to San Cristobal, I will want most definitely to stay there again.
Left on 11/25/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 25, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
I was planning a trip to meet my boyfriend and have some relaxing days in San Cristobal. I was looking for a house, to be able to spend time "at home", cause that's the way we best enjoy our time together.
I felled in love with the house as soon as I step into the entrance garden. An old colonial house, painted with beautiful colors, and amazing handmade furniture! We had a great kitchen that we filled up with the market products (just 4 block from the house), and a cozy area in front of the fire place where we enjoyed wine;)
Deborah was very helpful during the rental process and her son Sebastian was there to help us getting into the house...he was very friendly and helpful as well!
The house is perfectly located. Close to everything! Also the artisans market is half block from the house...perfect for the buying=)
I will definitely come back!!!
Left on 09/25/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 25, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
The house was filthy, unkept, neglected and rundown. Definitely not what the buyer advertised , definitely not what I had agreed to rent. The house is mouldy and not up to standard. I am requested a full refund.I have contacted the seller directly who gave me in writing her promise to refund my $ in full but who is now reneging on that promise.This house is in terrible disrepair,has cockroaches as well as rats and should not be on the market for rent until it has been professionally tended to.The "garden" is nothing more than a jungle.
We were distressed to get this negative response and surprised as the tenant who left two days before booked again for Christmas. The guest in the adjacent apartment this month has also made a repeat booking for next Summer. The property clearly does not suit all tastes. It is very old being a listed building and the persistent rain in September makes most properties a bit damp and it is difficult to keep the grass well cut. The warm, wet weather does make for jungle conditions! We do not wish to mislead future renters and agree that it is neither modern nor luxurious but an authentic Mexican house.
It is comfortable enough and more suitable for renters who enjoy the historic charm. It has adobe walls and the original brick floors that do not favour a spotless look. It is not our policy to give full refunds on deposits before examining the charges made.
I have never seen a cockroach or a rat! We do our best to respond to the needs of guests.
Us mob in Mexico
“Heaven in San Cris”
Left on 05/12/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Us mob in MexicoReviewed May 12, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
This must be the most beautiful holiday rental in all of Mexico. The garden is completely lovely, a rambling country garden full of flowers and complete with resident hummingbirds and flower-piercers. Enjoy all of this from the wide, comfortable verandah, and take in the view of the mountains and the sound of church bells. The rooms are very spacious with high ceilings and 250 year old beams, the bathroom is gorgeous with a 120 degree garden view. Kitchen is perfectly equipped. The location couldn't be better, only blocks to 2 pedestrian malls, craft market, huge food market, french bakeries, a gym, several churches just to name a few! San Cristobal is a fantastic town and this is the perfect place to stay.
Left on 11/21/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 21, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Casa rosada is a beautiful old colonial house in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas. Though centrally located house is peaceful and the design old traditional Mexican. Close to the markets, the kitchen is fully functional, the bathroom has an old bathtub and shower and the bed is very, very comfortable. The nicest bit of all though was the garden that surrounds it and being able to sit out on the wide verandah in the evenings...quite magic.
Left on 11/19/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 19, 2010Stayed Nov 2010
Casa Rosada is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights of San Cristobal. Its a lovely peaceful house in a great location, just minutes from the town centre and equipped with everything you need to feel at home. The house is rustic and has a beautiful garden and patio area, I would recommend Casa Rosada to people who want to get away from the normal hotel scene and enjoy a more Mexican experience. Our pet dog was very happy staying in the garden while we walked around the town and arrival greeting and service during our stay was great.
Left on 09/21/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 21, 2010Stayed May 2010
We really enjoyed our three months stay in Casa Rosada. The house is very charming and rustique, and lies a short walking distance from shops and restaurants. The beautiful little garden and the patio is a perfect place to relax and watch the hummingbirds. The house is equipped with a chimney in the livingroom as well as a gasheater in the bedroom. But as in most houses in San Cristobal one should expect to wear a sweater when inside.
Left on 05/06/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | ToniReviewed May 6, 2010Stayed Dec 2009
This old adobe home is totally charming and well appointed. The front porch is the perfect place to spend the afternoon when the sun is shining. The garden is magnificent and peaceful.
Unfortunately, the adobe house does not receive any solar benefit, the thick walls hold the cold in like a cooler. The landlord provides a heater for the bedroom. The fireplace is woefully inadequate for the rest of the house. The bathroom with it's fabulous claw tub, is chilly to put it mildly.
The location is terrific, the bed was comfortable, the patio and garden amazing, however if you want to feel warm while you are staying in the mountains, this is not the place for you.
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