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Casa La Vinia Rooftop apartment

Entire flat hosted by Katharine
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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The host doesn’t allow pets or smoking.
Luminous. Warm. Beautiful ambience. Perfect for a family. Natural style with modern convenience. Glass-covered deck with seating for outdoor dining. Panoramic views. Great location in the heart of the historic center, above La Casa del Pan vegetarian restaurant (ground floor) and Ananda Yoga Center (2nd floor), close to everything. Quiet and private. 15% discount offered on all your meals in La Casa del Pan downstairs (from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Mon-Sat, Sundays from 9:30am-4:30pm).

The space
Sheltered behind a majestic house listed in San Cristobal’s Historic Registry, this rooftop apartment was built in 2016. It´s so peaceful and quiet it´s hard to believe you´re in the center of the city. Breathtaking original design by sculptor-arquitect Kees Grootenboer combines natural materials with energy-efficient appliances and modern comforts. Abundant windows and skylights welcome natural light and beautiful views; spacious interior invites you to relax or work peacefully with good wifi connection. Roomy corner sofa makes into a bed for two. Two attractive stuffed chairs let you read comfortably, with good light. Outdoor deck with view to the southern mountains is glass-covered, great for eating outside at sunset or using wifi outdoors.
We named this beautiful apartment after my beloved mother, Lavinia, who admired beauty and appreciated comfort.

Guest access
Entrance is through historic Spanish-style building housing a cultural center and the acclaimed vegetarian/vegan restaurant La Casa del Pan, founded in 1989. Spanish, meditation and yoga classes are available in the building, as well as massage, reiki and osteopathic therapies by appointment. Documentaries and selected movies are shown most evenings downstairs. Live music in the restaurant on weekends does not interfere with the peace and quiet upstairs.

Other things to note
While the apartment is in the center of the historic center, it is a quiet rooftop retreat, a few steps away from live music, theater and cultural activity in the neighborhood. Restaurants, markets, travel agents, bookstores and shopping are nearby. The washer-dryer is energy-saving, super-quiet but requires 6 hours to finish its cycle of wash & dry. Please note this and plan ahead, if you want to wash your clothes. Also, it uses very little liquid detergent, which we supply, of an eco-friendly variety and 1/2-cup of which should be added directly on the clothes and not in the soap dispenser.
The hot water shower, recently remodeled, provides hot water for two consecutive showers of 5 minutes each. It is energy-saving. Remember to turn up the temperature 20 minutes before your shower and then turn the temperature dial back down after your shower, for best results. Also, please note that to have a longer hot shower, you can adjust the flow to minimum.

Your stay with us includes 2 Complimentary Breakfasts in La Casa del Pan restaurant downstairs, featuring organic coffee or herbal tea, fresh-squeezed orange juice, homemade bread, homemade jam, and hot breakfast of your choice. You will appreciate our quality and the care we take to prepare everything fresh. In addition, you will be given a discount of 15% for all meals you enjoy in La Casa del Pan restaurant.
Luminous. Warm. Beautiful ambience. Perfect for a family. Natural style with modern convenience. Glass-covered deck with seating for outdoor dining. Panoramic views. Great location in the heart of the historic center, above La Casa del Pan vegetarian restaurant (ground floor) and Ananda Yoga Center (2nd floor), close to everything. Quiet and private. 15% discount offered on all your meals in La Casa del Pan downstair… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Iron
Washing machine
Heating
Dryer
Essentials
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm
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San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

We are on the historic market/walking street in the historic center, well preserved, with restaurants, shopping, tourist attractions, theater, concerts, art galleries and travel agents nearby.

Hosted by Katharine

Joined in May 2014
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i have a vegetarian, artisan bakery-restaurant called La Casa del Pan Papalotl in San Cristobal de Las Casas with a rooftop garden. i love to garden, cook, play the flute, paint, swim and hike. La Casa del Pan is a wonderful place to eat, watch movies, practice yoga and meet people. We host volunteers when space is available. My husband Ron is an agro-ecological anthropologist who works with Mayan and mestizo farmers. We love living in Mexico and enjoy visiting France and England, as well as the wild areas of the US. We like daytime activities more than nightlife, visiting local farms and farmers´ markets, and are happy to recommend museums and restaurants in San Cristobal and nearby natural and cultural points of interest, as well as some of the history of this area.
i have a vegetarian, artisan bakery-restaurant called La Casa del Pan Papalotl in San Cristobal de Las Casas with a rooftop garden. i love to garden, cook, play the flute, paint, s…
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During your stay
Your privacy is respected at all times in your quiet, secluded apartment in the sky. Other Airbnb guests may be occupying the nearby apartment, Casita Lin, which uses the same access. Attention is available during the daytime and evenings from your hosts and staff to answer questions about local attractions.
Your privacy is respected at all times in your quiet, secluded apartment in the sky. Other Airbnb guests may be occupying the nearby apartment, Casita Lin, which uses the same acce…
Katharine is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $134
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