I have now stayed at Jose’s house twice. Most recently my wife and I enjoyed a week there for Diá des Muertos. The house is just one block from the Santo Domingo church. Our room with private bath was perfect. One of the best features of the house is the rooftop patio. Truly, we spent hours up there reading and enjoying cold beers that Jose stocks. As we were there at a very special time of year, Jose organized a three cemetery tour the main night of Diá des Muertos. It was a fantastic experience and one that was only possible for us through our connection with Jose. So, if you’re looking for a quiet homelike atmosphere with a tremendous host, Casa JM is the place to stay.
The apt. Is in the historic centre of Oaxaca,two blocks from Templo Santo Domingo & 5 blocks to the Zocalo, with restaurants,bars coffee shops,book stores,markets all nearby.The apt was clean & tidy & the kitchen was well equipped.The rooftop terrace was an oasis & a great meeting place for all guests.Jose was a most gracious host who personally took me on a tour of the neighborhood & taught me about fine mezcal- No worm in sight!
We felt so fortunate to find this place. The location can't be beat, the house is lovely, clean, and very comfortable. We loved our fully contained apartment, but also used the common space: Including great coffee, cooking, and best of all, a beautiful terrace. There is some noise from the street, only to be expected from the location near Santo Domingo. It is located next door to the gym, which we actually used and enjoyed. Last but not least, Jose is a wonderful host, and when we return to beautiful Oaxaca, we definitely hope to stay here again.
I had the pleasure of staying in Jose's 1-bedroom apartment for 2 months and loved the proximity to the main cultural area of the city. It is an easy 5-minute walk to amazing coffee, jewelry, food, and LOTS of festivities. And the roof terrace has an amazing view of the city. Important thing to note is that the apartment is RIGHT next to a gym that blasts music until 8pm on weekdays. Not an issue for me because I appreciated having a gym so close to me and gave me NO excuses to not work out while on vacation. :)
Jose was a perfect host! He introduced us to our favorite mezcal, El Rey de Matatlan, and took us to the factory to see how it was made! We so appreciated the local POV. I would easily stay here again on future visits!
This is one of my favoriete places in whole Mexico! Jose is so friendly and helpful,best host ever! And best mezcal ever! The house is beautiful and very Central,magnificent roof top terrace with view over the stunning Santo Domingo church. There is everything you need and it's very clean,so if you go Oaxaca,stay in casa JM!!!