I spent another July in Casa Palomita this year. Located at the end of a quiet street in Xochimilco, one of the older neighborhoods in Oaxaca, this lovely house is in easy walking distance of the historic city center. Two bedrooms and two full baths, with a tranquil front courtyard featuring a lighted fountain and large hammock. A great stay in a great city.
Casa Palomita is beautiful, comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio then walked down to the Zocalo to shop and see the beauty of Oaxaca. The beds are very comfortable and there is plenty of space to spread out. Lu is most helpful with directions and suggestions for activities. We hired a wonderful driver, Don Vidal, who drove us all around the area to some artist studios and archeological sites. It was a fantastic and educational adventure and I will definitely stay here when I return to Oaxaca!
We had a wonderful 3 weeks in Oaxaca, largely due to our accommodations which were perfect. Casa Palomita is charming - very clean and so nicely decorated. It is ideally situated- a short walk from Santo Domingo. The house is closed in by a wall and a high gate so you can sleep with the doors and windows open - which was wonderful in both the heat and torrential rain. The kitchen is spacious and very well stocked. It lends itself to cooking with friends. It is also open to the dining/living room which is great for socializing. The bedrooms have skylights - the master is particularly luminous. The bathrooms are very nice - colorful tiles are used throughout. We found ourselves using the gorgeous patio for breakfast and evenings when, instead of the electric lights, we enjoyed the plentiful candles. Next time we go, it will be for a month.
All the comforts of home are available in this charming villa. The kitchen has all you need including cookbooks! Owner provided excellent information on local artisans and activities including recommendations on drivers - we hired Don Vidal and had an amazing experience visiting nearby towns and historic sites. Brilliant idea to have cards with the address - they came in handy until we figured out our way around. The neighborhood is quiet and walking distance to the markets and the not to be missed botanic gardens and adjacent museum. Oaxaca is magical and our stay here affirmed this is a place we'd like to return.
This is the second time I have stayed at Casa Palomita and it feels like home away from home! I love the charming walk to Santo Domingo and through the "calles" of Oaxaca. It is the best location for guests new to Oaxaca and those acquainted the magical city. The fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to stay in place and just relax in the lovely patio. Lu the house manager answered all and any of my questions. She is just a delight. Maria, the owner, has created a document for guests so they know the "best of the best" of Oaxaca. Well, now if am homesick for Oaxaca all over again. Thank goodness I have reservations for December! Can't wait to be at Casa Palomita once again!