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2 bdrm Unique Photographer's Paradise

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Furnished photojournalist's home available for single or couple, comfortably up to two couples; and/or with children; on the edge of the lovely city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. ENDLESS HOT WATER; UV purified water and soft-water system throughout. 1 km to town center, beautiful 10 minute walk. 2 km to central park and cathedral; 20 minute walk. 24/7 supermarket delivery, tortilla delivery, and some restaurant delivery to door. Pet-friendly. Nature reserve and organic garden. BBQ and permanent picnic table. Cheap taxis readily available for pickup or arrival. Home is made of brick with southern exposure skylights in kitchen and eco-friendly east side brick brown painted wall outside to preserve heat. San Cristobal de las Casas is located in the Chiapas highlands a...Furnished photojournalist's home available for single or couple, comfortably up to two couples; and/or with children; on the edge of the lovely city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. ENDLESS HOT WATER; UV purified water and soft-water system throughout. 1 km to town center, beautiful 10 minute walk. 2 km to central park and cathedral; 20 minute walk. 24/7 supermarket delivery, tortilla delivery, and some restaurant delivery to door. Pet-friendly. Nature reserve and organic garden. BBQ and permanent picnic table. Cheap taxis readily available for pickup or arrival. Home is made of brick with southern exposure skylights in kitchen and eco-friendly east side brick brown painted wall outside to preserve heat. San Cristobal de las Casas is located in the Chiapas highlands at over 7,000 feel (over 2,000 meters) so climate is cool all year long and in winter can even have light frosts at night to early morning. It's the central market for highland indigenous Maya communities so on any given day the population of 200 thousand increases to over 300 thousand. *1 living room with cathedral ceilings, fireplace, couch that can narrowly sleep one adult, large chair. Living room opens through bar to cozy kitchen with 4-burner stove with oven and bottom broiler, full-size refrigerator, microwave, electric coffee pot, toaster oven, blender. Dishes, utensils, pots and pans. *Internet wifi with good connection. *1 carpeted master office/bedroom with full-size bed, Sky TV with 1 large flat-screen HD, and closet area; next door through small hallway BATHROOM with rustic sunken shower/tub. *1 carpeted loft bedroom with full-size futon/bed and hammock, work table and chair. *1 dining room with rustic pine dining table for 6, handmade embroidered tablecloths and books available. *1/2 acre organic gardens available for picking what's available in season! Tons of apples and pears in the fall; winter gourmet lettuce; herbs galore and small strawberry patch. Trees with bird sanctuary especially nesting hummingbirds in spring. (2000 meter property completely walled in shared with 2 other smaller cottage/cabin rentals at the back, see my other properties listed on my host page.) *Shared BBQ, picnic table, swings and slide. *Small, quiet, parties allowed. *Owner/hostess is subletting indefinitely since she will be travelling to the Mideast. She's a bilingual Mexican-American published journalist, Fulbright scholar in Pre-Columbian Art History and licensed tour guide in Mexico; and she will be available remotely to advise you about going to Maya villages and ancient archaeological Maya ruins such as Tonina, in Ocosingo and further into the Lacandon rainforest: Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan. *Property is securely gated in a safe, patrolled, green neighborhood and valley where foreigners jog daily, with excellent views of the Guadalupe Church, mountains, the Fogotico River Valley, the El Encuentro Ecological Park. 15 minute walk or 3-minute drive to the town-square or 'zocalo', taxi fare to downtown is about U.S. $3. *Interior driveway access parking secure if you bring a car. *Pet-friendly. You can bring your dogs as long as they are neutered male or female as Ginger, my Golden Retriever, is not spayed. Two cats live on the premises and are fed in the dining room of the main house but are not allowed into the rest of the house. You can bring your cats too. Should you not want the cats in the dining room either, it's possible to find an alternative. *1 shared washing machine managed by the housekeeper. Housekeeper service included: 3 mornings/week. She will wash and change provided linens and towels for free once a week; she will wash your personal clothes at request for a small fee to cover the electric, soap and wear and tear of the machine. Cost is comparable to laundry mat in town. Please note: Housekeeper will come daily to feed the 2 cats that are only allowed in the dining room. Ginger, my Golden Retriever, will also be fed outside and is not allowed in the house. At times, housekeeper will work out of the independent entrance basement room that is used to receive you and the cottage and cabin guests plus for storage. House Rental: Children under 12 are free (don't add them to your reservation) Electric included but for stays over 1 week it does NOT include cost for gas for stove and hot-water heater for shower, which is about US$8/week and also NOT for wood for fireplace which costs about $25US per cubic meter chopped, according to usage. 1x Cleaning fee for before and after departure $25. Come visit for the most unique experience! More
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Janet S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We arrived in SC after a long arduous bus journey from Palenque and were so looking forward to melting into this house and enjoying our 3 week stay. Instead we arrived to a stuffy cat pee smell in the house which we didn't manage to...More

Date of stay: May 2015
4  Thank Fifilabamba
Management response:Responded 2 August 2015

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your review about your recent stay at my home. I apologize for the inconvenience. The situation has been totally fixed. However, as a published and honest journalist with a proven track record; I believe your review is a great...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Blender
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Microwave
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
One-half acre entirely walled in property is on the edge of the lovely city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in the greenest, safest and ecologically friendly neighborhood. In the valley under the Church of Guadalupe with it's spectacular view. 1 km very safe walk to historical town center in less than 10 minutes. 2 km to central park and cathedral; 20 minute walk. 24/7 supermarket delivery, tortilla delivery, and some restaurant delivery to door. Pet-friendly. Nature reserve and organic garden. BBQ and permanent picnic table. Cheap taxis readily available for pickup or arrival. There is a pedestrian door to the street and a sliding garage door gate if you bring a car to park securely inside.
How to get there
The address in SCLC is Calzada Ranulfo Tovilla #6, Rancho San Nicolas; also simply known as just Rancho San Nicolas #6. The house is about 100 meters beyond the bridge on right on the main thoroughfare that leads from calle Francisco Leon to the ranch. There is a street light outside and my door should also be lit. The property is gated to the street before the ranch with a high stone wall trimmed in orange, with a huge dark colored wooden garage sized gate and a smaller like wooden pedestrian door next to it; there is a square talavera tile with a number 6 next to gates. Also an oval one that says 'cuidado con el perro', just a warning for strangers, since I have the friendliest golden retriever you can imagine named Ginger....
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