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Villa with Pool & Gardens in Historic Center

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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 bungalow: Bird of Paradise, Aguacate Casita, Villa del Sol or Primavera. The slightly smaller Bougainvillea rents for10% less. The Arcoiris Room rents in conjunction with a bungalow at 50% half the rent. Consider dividing your stay between Casa Murguia and the Mary Jane's Rancho Pitaya country guest lodge listing #2729964. Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor living. It was built in the Mexican style of the 1950's with all bungalows opening on to private patios surrounded by gardens. Casa Murguia is rich in design details of hand-painted tiles and or...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 bungalow: Bird of Paradise, Aguacate Casita, Villa del Sol or Primavera. The slightly smaller Bougainvillea rents for10% less. The Arcoiris Room rents in conjunction with a bungalow at 50% half the rent. Consider dividing your stay between Casa Murguia and the Mary Jane's Rancho Pitaya country guest lodge listing #2729964. Casa Murguia captures the essence of indoor/outdoor living. It was built in the Mexican style of the 1950's with all bungalows opening on to private patios surrounded by gardens. Casa Murguia is rich in design details of hand-painted tiles and original ironwork. It is featured in “In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools and Open Air Living Rooms”. Owner, Mary Jane Gagnier, founder of La Mano Magica gallery has decorated the casa with her personal art and vintage textile collection. All rentals have well-equipped kitchens with gas ranges, complete appliances and hotel-style daily housekeeping service six days a week. Weekly change of sheets and towels. The stunning 75 ft. x 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 then drop down to 4 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 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 reclining chaise lounges for great outdoor living. The high 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Wi-Fi
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Casa Murguia is a very special place for very special guests. We were treated like family and many people stay for a month or more. It was like coming home and we understand how our other friends recommend it so highly as a secret and...More

Date of stay: January 2016
1  Thank vicky h
Management response:Responded 4 April 2016

It is so good to know that Casa Murguia felt like home for you. I personally decorated each room in each bungalow with art and textiles I'd collected during the fifteen years I had a gallery and craft store in Oaxaca.

Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have stayed in several of these apartments since 2011, and all have their virtues. Each has its own patio, so there is privacy. However, if you wish to socialize a bit with the other visitors, there is that opportunity. The property is lushly planted,...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Katharyn R
Management response:Responded 31 March 2016

It is especially gratifying to have renters return. I've lived in Oaxaca for 30 years, have owned Casa Murguia for almost 20 years and being able to walk out the door to begin exploring the historic centre is the essence of the Oaxaca experience. It...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

As a family of four we stayed at Casa Murguia for a week while touring Oaxaca. Location and neighbourhood is excellent for both historic city centre and driving out into Oaxaca Valley (car parking availability is big plus). Landscaping and pool are delightful. Maria Antonia...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Paul N
Management response:Responded 27 August 2015

Traveling with children can be a challenge. The Aguacate casita, a five room bungalow with a generous outdoor poolside patio gives families ( and couples ) space for everyone. I'm glad Casa Murguia worked out for you and hope you'll choose the casa again on...More

Reviewed 19 August 2015

I found Casa Murguia while looking for a vacation rental property on Trip Advisor. I was looking for a place for a total of 5 adults, 1 teen, and 1 infant. I read the other reviews and sent a message through Trip Advisor to the...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank mstanilla
Management response:Responded 23 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write this insightful review. We always ask guests if everything is OK, needs to fixed or changed. I'm sorry you didn't let us know about the need for a larger coffee maker as there was, in fact, a...More

Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stayed at Casa Murguia for 7nights. What a perfect little oasis to return to after walking through this gem of a city. The apartment was very comfortable and super clean. Maria Antonia keeps the rooms and grounds in great shape. The pool was very...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Janice P
Management response:Responded 23 August 2015

I've always felt like Casa Murguia is a retreat from the exciting activities the city of Oaxaca holds. It's wonderful to explore the historic center on foot but it's also, in my opinion, a must to have a quiet place with outdoor living to relax...More

About the Owner
Mary Jane G
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Availability
December 2018
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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. 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, ...
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