Brand new small reconverted project comprising 10 flats in two mirroring buildings with a lovely courtyard in a small and quaint street right at the heart of CONDES/ROMA district. Nearly 70sqm split between a loft style main space and a private room.
o Large and bright open plan with fully-equipped kitchen, big vintage dining table with 4 wooden chairs, and main living room area with a two seats sofa
o 1 x wooden shelf across a brick wall
o 1 x studio/reading area with a small reading sofa for one person and/or futon available (upon request) for 1 x additional guest
o 1x (very quiet) double bedroom with big closet and wooden floor
o 1 x Open plan fully equipped kitchen with brand new utensils
o 1 x Bathroom with bathtub and traditional tiles from Oaxaca
o 1 x Balcony with plants, two plastic chairs and an acapulco one.
o 1 x Car Private Parking Lot
o Private secured gate with guardian
o Central Patio and shared Roof Terrace with plants and common table
o Regular professional cleaning available
MAIN FLAT FEATURES
o Traditional floor tiles from famous Oaxaca Artist Fransisco Toledo across the flat and the bathroom.
o High ceilings with wooden beams accross the flat
o Original brick wall all along the main space
o Balcony with plants and acapulco chair
o Portable electric floor-heater (no central heating in mexico)
o Small stereo (with iPod plug, CD and radio)
This has been a very carefully built project with a lot of attention to detail and very much a pleasant home to enjoy a long stay in a great city. The quaint "Cerrada' (small alley) reflects a very traditional and genuine are right on the border of ROMA NORTE and CONDESA.
OWNER's DETAILS / SPOKEN LANGUAGES
French citizen / independent consultant living in Mexico City. Fluent in French, Spanish, English and Italian.
I live only 2 blocks away and can be reached at anytime.
Fully equipped kitchen with some of key ingredientes ready for use. Two coffee machines (and coffee!), orange juice maker and more.
Very much so - both via text, email before and during the stay. I also tend to personally greet them whenever possible (outside office hours) and give my personal tips.
NOTE: See my guidebook for all local tips and favourites.
it's green, quiet, walkable, a lot of nice places to eat and very practical as everything is close by: food stores, market, supermarket, pastry shops, metro stations to name only a few. I actually live 2 blocks away
8 minutes walk to the metro station. There's a taxi stand just in front and also a fun place to go to Roma and close to the centre with an electric bus.
o A very pleasant neighbourhood with a lot of green spaces and ideal for walks.
o 3 minutes walk to the PARQUE ESPANA and 10 minutes to the PARQUE MEXICO
o One of the best "on wheel market" (PACHUCA) every Tuesday 2 blocks away
o Organic shop, supermarket, butcher, corner shop and local cafes within 1 km radius
o Main Metro stations (SEVILLA, INSURGENTES, CHAPULTEPEC) 10 minutes away
o Private TAXIs (SITIO) available across the street
o Free Cycle scheme (ECO BICI) on the street corner along with bike rentals some blocks down.
To reach the flat from the airport or bus stations, just take an "authorised taxi" which will be around 200 pesos and say you're going to ROMA NORTE. You tell the taxi driver it is "una cerrada sobre GUADALAJARA, entre DURANGO y COLIMA justo en frente de un sitio de taxi"
The area is perfect for public transport - the PINK line (Chapultepec and Sevilla stops) are 7 minutes away walking.
On some occasions, guests have complained about the noise upstairs from my neighbour. I cannot do much about it as she wakes up early and the isolation is at times disturbing. I leave earplugs just in case it disturbs some others.
Because of the quietness and close vicinity of other flat owners, please refrain from having parties or loud music beyond decent hours and levels.
o Water supply: we manage water tanks / supply manually to avoid spillage. Please particular care with the water and also make sure the toilet flush goes back to its original position as it sometimes may stay a little bit tilted towards the bottom
o Do not hang any clothes / towels over the balcony.
o Trash needs to be split between ORGANIC and NON Organic - you are provided with two bins, a small and bigger one. Both are to be left in bins with the doorman.
o Smoking is permitted only on the balcony.
o Take particular care with the traditional tiles from Oaxaca as they are very porous and stains come immediately
o Particular care should be taken with towels when using special creams or cleaning products as it often stains them and need to be replaced.
Eric was a very welcoming and kind host. He met us at the flat on arrival and had brought food for us to have supper. His recommendations were excellent - what to do, places to visit and restaurants. We particularly liked the food at Contramar.
The flat is in a lovely area to visit and is handy for the metro. It is light and airy and had everything we needed. It also has good security.
I would certainly stay here again, many thanks.
Eric's place in Mexico City was fantastic. Lovely spacious apartment in a fantastic location. Very safe and quite and close to lots of great restaurants and transport links. Though we didn't manage to meet Eric he made the whole experience very easy and even left some fruit and food in the fridge for us which was great on arrival. I would definitely stay here again!
Eric was very welcoming over Whatsapp. He greeted us in person at the flat and was super friendly. He even left some food to eat as it was Sunday and most stores were closed by the time we arrived. The flat was on a quiet alley in a cute building in an excellent neighborhood. The spaciousness of the living room was nice. The thing we didn't like was that it was wintertime and there is no heat in the apartment, and with tile flooring, it felt quite cold in there.
Thanks Alex - just a note to others: there are no flats in DF with central heating. it's a bit chilly like in most of the flats / office spaces - this is a general phenomenon. i have left a thick blanket and an electric heater. in any case, it's only a few weeks a year :)
I enjoyed my 5 night stay at Eric's apartment. Very clean and attractive and also it felt very safe. It was convenient to have a sitio for taxi right across the street. Nice place next door for good breakfast with homemade tasty food. I would stay here again.
Eric's place is the perfect base to explore this amazing neighbourhood of Mexico City. We loved our stay, and found the apartment practical, comfortable and secure. Two blocks from the Condesa DF hotel with its amazing rooftop terrace, right next to La Unica, the coolest barbershop in town, and a short stroll from all the action of Condesa and Roma Norte. We'd recommend the corner around Colima and Jalapa for cool shops like Goodbye Folk and 180 Degrees.
Although sadly we didn't get to meet Eric, he was great at keeping us up to date with our trip, and had left a stack of useful info in the flat. We would love to go back next time we're in Mexico City!
We stayed here 9 nights. Eric was great. We arrived after midnight and he gave detailed instructions on how to let ourselves into the building. Make sure you write it all down on paper because my phone wasn't working and so glad I had done that. There was a bottle of wine waiting, and coffee for the morning, which was appreciated after our long journey.
Place felt like home and is much like I would decorate my space, simple and tasteful. Scrumptious black and white Oaxacan floor tiles!
It is chilly inside, so best to have warm house clothes.
Super location and unbelievably quiet both at day and especially at night. It is more quiet than some of the small villages we stayed at.
You can walk to many places including bars and restaurants, which was very important to me. I have nothing bad to say.
Eric's apartment a really nice, spacious and safe. It is a short walk to the metro and there are radio service cabs right on the corner outside. We had some communication problems with Eric wherein he was abroad and we didn't receive check in directions from him causing us to have to get a hotel for the first night. It was a frustrating experience, but he did reimburse us (albeit also taking out a charge to fix the toilet handle which was already broken which seemed petty). I would recommend staying but make sure you get the directions from him first before going on your travels and have a back up plan!
Sorry to read this as i did do my best as soon as i got back from an offline period and did explain my mail with all instructions had got blocked whilst in Cuba, The resolution i had suggested was decent you did accept it despite you had said the handle had already been broken. You were on the road and said you'd deal with it once home - the only thing i got then was a confirmation of the resolution rather than a counteroffer. I would have definitely removed the 10USD since you told me it wasn't you. And note to potential guests: i seemed to be a pretty good communicator and this was a very particular one-off glitch which i could only apologise so many times.
French nationality but grew up in Mexico and now back after many years in Europe. I work in technology within the Music industry and run a small music festival and record shop in Mexico City.
Love my food hence the recommendations I can provide for guests staying a few days. I only live 3 blocks away from the flat so I'm very much available.