House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Nestled among 1.5 acres of expansive, tropical, manicured gardens with it´s own private walled garden. This spacious 1,700 sq.ft. home shares a 40 ft. heated pool and pool house with seven other private Mexican Colonial-style houses in an exclusive and secure gated community, into it's 3rd generation of family owners, Villas Bellavista.
Villa Azteca is fully furnished and decorated with original artwork, folk art and Mexican textiles. This ample home has two completely separate bedrooms each with ensuite private tile bathrooms with two double beds in each bedroom. There are walk-in closets in each bedroom. Two terraces, one enclosed for alfresco dining. extend from the carved wooden French doors leading to the living & dining areas. In the living room there is a 18th century wagon wheel as a coffee table, a Netflix smart 32" TV, dining table with chairs and living room sofa set. There is a large, fully equipped tiled kitchen that looks out over the private garden and mango trees.
Villa Azteca is centrally located within walking distance of Spanish language schools such as The Spanish Language Institute (SLI), ChacMol, The Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies, and IDEAL.
Research institutes such as the INSP or Instituto Nacional para la
Salud Publica, UNAM, CRIM and the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas are easily accesible.
The Botichelli Institute of Florence, Italy gives classes for Restoration painting, drawing and Art History and is located across the street.
Within one block on Ave. Zapata, the major avenue for Cuernavaca, there are numerous banks with ATMs, supermarkets, convenience stores, galleries, shops, bakeries, great restaurants, fast-food take-outs, public transport etc. A radio taxi stand is 1/2 block from the villas and charge around $2.6 USD.
As a family business, we live onsite in the Casa Grande and are available for our guests to insure that their stay is memorable. We have over 60 years of experience with excellent references in offering exclusive but affordable rentals to discerning travelers, mature language students, retirees, researchers and executives.
Villas Bellavista is legally registered with the Morelos Department of Tourism which offers our guests the protection and guarantee of first-class accomodations with responsible onsite management. We have been awarded for 2014, 2015 and 2016 the recognition of the Tourism Department's Moderniza Program for professional standards in the hospitality industry.
A fantastic oasis!
Hopefully we will see you again in the future, and our best to you and your family.
About the Owner
I am a Cuernavaca native, but my father was from Upstate New York and started building these homes with love to detail in the 40's. My mother was from Monterrey, Mex. I have lived my whole life in our Casa Grande which is part of our complex of 8 colonial-style houses on 1.5 acres. I studied in Switzerland and attended Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. I speak fluent Spanish, English and French. I have traveled around the world and have family in India, Australia and the US. I am married (31 years) and have 2 daughters. We are now going into our 3rd generation in our family business in providing personal attention to our guests to make their stay an unforgetable authentic Mexican experience in their home away from home.
2 traveler reviews
A fantastic oasis!
The property is immaculately maintained with beautiful gardens and houses with original character. We felt very safe and isolated and almost had the place to ourselves. The pool is great for little and big kids alike and the owners were kind and generous. Thanks for the lovely stay!
late Fall 2014
This is a follow-up to my one-word review of "wonderful," because I had some technical difficulties with this website's "feedback" process.
I love the Villas of Bellavista; in late 2012, I stayed for one week in one of the 1-bedroom bungalows at this 8-bungalow complex. In late 2013, I returned for a 5-week stay in Azteca, the 2-bedroom bungalow. That alone should tell you that I found the place to be excellent - cozy, comfy, authentic 1940s bungalows around a pool. The complex is surrounded by safety walls and gates that are always locked - I felt very safe here, even though, on this trip, I happened to be travelling solo. I also felt very safe in the general neighborhood and did not hesitate to walk around alone - even after dark. (But don't be foolish - stick to well-lit areas.)
The Villas are close to all sorts of conveniences (stores, markets, restaurants, etc). It's a safe and easy walk to a major avenue with public buses running every few minutes all day long. Downtown is an easy 10-15 minute bus ride (well, with the occasional grid-lock when you actually get within a few blocks of the Zocalo - best to hop off and walk the last 2-3 blocks...) There is always something going on downtown! The general location of the Villas in the Bellavista neighborhood of Cuernavaca is also a very convenient "jumping-off" place to visit other nearby areas - e.g., Tepotzlan, a wonderful village about 12-15 miles north-east of Cuernavaca.
The hosts here are the best - "children of the Sixties," my all-time favorite generation. Two very special people who are now joined by their daughter in running the business that the host's father started in the 1940s. This place is not a gaudy tourist trap, there are no nearby beaches filled with annoying tourists; other than some pretty decent modern appliances in the fully-equipped kitchens, there's nothing "modern" or "cookie-cutter" about it - just cozy, comfy, and down-to-earth; my home away from home in a very "real" section of Cuernavaca.
From the Owner
“This property has been in my family for over 70 years and now is going into the 3rd generation. My father constructed these homes with only the best construction materials of handpainted Talavera tiles, & murals, wrought iron, chiseled stone, and solid cedar doors with attention to detail such as niches, arches and customized cedar French doors opening to terraces and beautiful, tropical gardens. He wanted to provide a Mexican oasis not only for his family but for his friends who needed to escape the harsh winters of the Northeast.”
Activity and Interests
Spanish language schools, many within walking distance
Museums, Indian markets and festivals
Pre-colombian archeological pyramids and ruins-UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xochicalco
16th and 17th Century churches and haciendas
Natural Springs and therapeutic spas
Artist galleries, Folk Art markets
State-of-the-art fitness centers/gyms with yoga, pilates, aerobics,
Martial arts and Tai Chi within walking distance
Five championship golf courses, tennis, equestrian centers,
waterskiing, boating, kayaking, water parks, river
rafting, hiking, caving, mountain climbing, snorkling, painting and
sculpture, ballet, galleries, arts and crafts
shopping, and cooking classes with reknown chefs.
World class restaurants such as Las Mananitas, El Madrigal, La Gaia,
that also offer culinary art classes
Famous nighttime entertainment on par with world famous Acapulco and Cancun
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From the Owner
“When guests rent with us they have the assurance that they will be renting from a legally registered, government regulated business that provides bonafide legal receipts/contracts which is required of all short term/vacation rentals in the form of "facturas". We have been rewarded the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Moderniza Distinction recognition from the Dept. of Tourism which measures the quality of the services, organization and operations of providers of hospitality.”
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- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Car Available
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
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- Mountain View
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- live theater
- recreation center
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- equestrian events
- golf privileges optional
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Amenities of herbal shampoo, conditioner, hand & bath soap
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Amenities of herbal shampoo, conditioner, hand & bath soap
- Ensuite Vintage tile bathrooms with hand towels, bath towels and face towels and hotel amenities of natural herbal shampoo, conditioner, bath and liquid soaps.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 2 double, Ensuite tile bathroom
- Bedroom 2 - 2 double, ensuite tile bathroom
- 100% cotton sheets, handwoven cotton/wool bedcovers, cotton curtains, handwoven Oaxacan rugs, Cedar bed frames and bureau, Original art work. Walk-in closet with iron/ironing board, fan.
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- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- 40ft. shared heated pool with party cabana and BBQ. Hotel amenities of liquid hand soap, bath soap, shampoo & conditioner. Free WIFI & Cell Phone Full-time staff with daily or weekly cleaning included. Outside enclosed and open terraces 6 burner Quantum Stove/oven, coffee maker, toaster-oven, microwave, juicer, blender, full-size refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes, serviceware, kitchen table/chairs, Iron/ironing board Bed/Bath Linens Washer/Dryer- no extra charge Free Wifi Internet-bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone. VCR/DVD available 32" Netflix Smart TV Local Activities guide, local maps Handicap access Garage for one car-enclosed, off street parking in gated compound Concierge Service Cook, private maid, chauffer, butler, masseuse, alternative therapies, available at extra cost. Third generation Cuernavaca Natives who live on the property give insights and tips not found in travel guides.