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Terrace Suite living area
Terrace suite King bed can be converted to two twins.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Deluxe fully furnished studio apartments in a residential neighborhood in CUERNAVACA, MORELOS, MEXICO, 'the city of Eternal Spring.' Units face a lovely garden with a large heated swimming pool(not heated in Dec/Jan). Units have fully equipped kitchens, cooking utensils, stove, microwave,toaster, coffee maker,hair dryer, telephone, cable color television, all linens, free wifi and free bottled water. Twice a week maid service. Close to public transportation and walking distance to the best Spanish language school. Owner on the premises is the author of Cuernavaca, a Guide for Students & Tourists, a copy of which is gifted to each tenant. Cuernavaca has arguably the best climate in the world, 75 degree mean temperature (22 C.)with no need for heat nor air-conditioning. It has es...Deluxe fully furnished studio apartments in a residential neighborhood in CUERNAVACA, MORELOS, MEXICO, 'the city of Eternal Spring.' Units face a lovely garden with a large heated swimming pool(not heated in Dec/Jan). Units have fully equipped kitchens, cooking utensils, stove, microwave,toaster, coffee maker,hair dryer, telephone, cable color television, all linens, free wifi and free bottled water. Twice a week maid service. Close to public transportation and walking distance to the best Spanish language school. Owner on the premises is the author of Cuernavaca, a Guide for Students & Tourists, a copy of which is gifted to each tenant. Cuernavaca has arguably the best climate in the world, 75 degree mean temperature (22 C.)with no need for heat nor air-conditioning. It has escaped the violence of other parts of the country and no tourist has been harmed in the city. Direct inexpensive first class buses leave the Mexico City airport for Cuernavaca every 40 minutes and buses between Cuernavaca and the capital's southern terminal depart every ten minutes. Taxis within the city average 3 dollars per trip. MINIMUM STAY ONE WEEK.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
JAMES H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
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Reviews (14)
gilbertm398
gilbertm398
3 contributions
Jim and Pedro are great hosts. This is a safe and friendly place to stay. Jim is knowledgeable about things to do. The apartment is clean and very comfortable. Transportation is readily available. The apartment is fully furnished.
Visited November 2018
Written November 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JHmex
JHmex
Dear Gilbert & Aurora, thanks for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you here and to see how you enjoyed exploring our great city. There's a lot you missed yet, so please come back soon.
Written November 25, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John A
John A
1 contribution
I have stayed at Villa Golondrina two times while studying Spanish at UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL (UNINTER). Jim is a wonderful host and very knowledgeable of all of Cuernavaca. Also, Pancho that takes care of cleaning the apartments is very helpful with whatever you need. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is great. I would visit again.
Visited April 2017
Written July 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JHmex
JHmex
Thanks for your kind comments John. We especially value our many repeat renters. And you will find improvements every time you return. It's been a pleasure having you.
Written July 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BronxBoy314
BronxBoy314
Stanfordville, NY12 contributions
I was at the Villa for two weeks and stayed in two units. They were clean and comfortable. The pool is a real plus (weather permitting). Pancho the caretaker is always there to help. Then there is the owner Sr. Jim , he knows all the ins and outs of Cuernavaca and the surrounding area . He was always there to help . Great place....the only downside is some steps which I even managed with my gimpy knee. Great WiFi.
Visited June 2014 Traveled solo
Written July 9, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

glenn1905
glenn1905
Guadalajara, Mexico4 contributions
I spent a week at Villa Golonrinda. It was a great spot to use as a base to visit Cuernavaca and the region. My apartment had everything I needed for meals and to hang out and relax. I like to walk, and was able to visit Centro without using a taxi. Jim Horn, the onsite owner, is a great host and offers advice on travel not only for Cuernavaca but for my other destinations in Mexico. As a travel writer, he wrote a book about Cuernavaca that he gives to guests and you can link to his blog for updates and further information. It was my first time in Cuernavaca and I will return. There is an authenticity to the place that is lacking in places frequented by tourists. My only regret. I need to work on speaking Spanish. I managed fine, but it would be a great asset (and appreciated) to converse more.
Visited January 2014 Traveled solo
Written February 4, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cynthia D
Cynthia D
Seattle, WA92 contributions
If you want a sense of what it's like to live in one of Cuernavaca's nicest residential areas, this is a perfect choice. The studio apartments are very nicely furnished and provided me with everything I needed. Compared to other apartment rentals I've had in the past, I was impressed with how well the kitchen is equipped. I was able to make all my meals from scratch and eat much more healthily and economically than I would have if I'd had to eat all my meals in restaurants. I enjoyed being able to have coffee / meals looking out over the beautiful garden each day. The room has abundant natural light, good ventilation, and it was very clean and comfortable. It's tastefully furnished, with a small sitting area, a desk, a tv with cable connections to lots of channels, plus wireless internet. I'm a writer and found it ideal for work, because although I was often sitting inside at a desk, I felt like I was outdoors. From the large windows in the living room area, I could see lush tropical plants, flowers and trees, humming birds, butterflies, wild parrots... and mountains in the distance. There is a pool (which I seldom used because I am not a pool person, but I did like looking at it, and liked knowing it was there for my use if the mood struck.) The grounds are private and secure, the area is peaceful and quiet, but it's not isolated. The neighborhood is well located, only a block from a main street and the "rutas" (buses) or a $3 cab ride downtown. There are supermarkets, laundry mats, restaurants, banks and other businesses within walking distance (although sometimes it involves a walk up or down a steep street.) The house is located on a "privada" with 24 hour security, which is a plus. Jim in the perfect host, like a good neighbor welcoming you to the neighborhood. He's helpful and friendly, but respects your privacy and independence. Pancho, the apartment manager, is great, always ready to help with a big smile and boundless energy. I enjoyed meeting some very interesting people during my stay there. Villa Golondrina appears to attract loyal guests who return year after year, well-traveled people who prefer a home-like setting to a hotel. It's nice to have other people around, but I was never bothered by noise and never felt my privacy was being invaded because the house is laid out in a way to give everyone their own space. It was a great combination for me, providing a quiet workspace,a relaxing and beautiful setting, and a convenient location.
Visited August 2013 Traveled solo
Written September 20, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wendy S
Wendy S
Oaxaca, Mexico3 contributions
It has been perfect for my needs during my stay. Very Pleasant accommodations, and lovely gardens. It was in a very convenient, safe and quiet location which was great.
Visited June 2013 Traveled solo
Written June 25, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Florence L
Florence L
Olympia, WA95 contributions
Just returned from 4 1/2 months of staying in Cuernavaca at Villa Golondrina. The owner Jim was very accommodating and pleasant. He invited my husband and myself out to dine with him on the Saturday nights we were available. Jim has been in Mexico over 25 years and knows the best restaurants in Cuernavaca to dine at. He gives every guest a copy of his guide book as a Thank You for staying with him and its recently updated version has all the latest information on the best places to eat and visit in Mexico. Because we were arriving near midnight Jim arranged to have a driver come to the Mexico City airport to pick us up ($90 for 2 which at an hour ride and with helping with the luggage was well worth it). Property manager, Poncho, was available whenever we needed him and always saw to our needs. He cleaned our unit twice a week and replenished our bottled water supply almost before we drained the last bottle. The pool however has no ladder so getting into or out of it if you have mobility issues could be a problem. The pool is heated. We had unlimited wireless internet, cable TV, ceiling fans and clean towels every week. For the unit on the ground floor our cooking area was outdoors (but covered). This took some getting used too but was honestly a blessing after a time since I learned to make my own totopos and other foods which are best if cooked outdoors anyway. Because the house is located in a locked, gated and patrolled complex we felt completely safe and secure. If you have a car getting to the stores or other amenities is quite easy. If you are walking everywhere expect to walk and hike a distance since Cuernavaca is built on hills. There are lots of buses and taxi's are incredibly cheap. Added benefits; Pancho is a trained hairdresser and gave both my husband and myself haircuts (for a charge). Detractions: There are no laundry facilities on site. All laundry is taken to the local laundry mat and you have to pay to have your laundry done or you will have to hand wash all of your things. Unless you are staying as long as we did however this might not be a problem. Overall an incredibly relaxing and pleasant place to stay while in Cuernavaca.
Visited January 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written May 28, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matt
Matt
30 contributions
Wonderful place to stay while visiting Cuernavaca. Jim is an attentive host and makes sure that everything is in order. Conveniently located in a quiet, secure "privada", it is near bus lines and easy to get around. While Cuernavaca doesn't have the colonial charm of other Mexican cities we've visited, there is certainly enough to see and do to keep you occupied for more than a week. Worth the trip.
Visited December 2011 Traveled as a couple
Written January 3, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

greg s
greg s
1 contribution
I stay in Villa Golondrina every time I visit Cuernavaca, which has been more times than I can count over the years. Jim (owner) is very accommodating, friendly and extremely knowledgable about Cuernavaca and its surroundings. the accommodations are great, I have stayed in both the terrace condo (gorgeous views of the valley and sunset with an outdoor patio, and the garden (my favorite) complete with a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area, one level above the pool. I can't say enough about staying here, the location is very convenient to shopping and the zocalo. Private and safe! in a gated community complete with guard at entrace, not that you need it. Cuernavaca is very safe overall. Staying here is a pleasure, and I will continue to do so on all my future visits. You can't go wrong staying here. In a nutshell... convenient, safe, relaxing, and simply gorgeous!!
Visited May 2011 Traveled solo
Written November 1, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Donna Barton -:- Lockport, NY 14094
I have loved staying at Villa Golondrina over the years. I have visited there 12 times in 25 years in March, April, July, and august and totally enjoyed each stay. It has a great location and is a very pretty, comfortable, and relaxing place to stay. tThe grounds and scenery are absolutely stunning. I have also appreciated Jim Horn's expertise, guidance, and friendliness. He is a wealth of information and is very helpful. His Villa Golondrina neighborhood is gated as are his house and condos. This is important to me as I often travel there by myself. I always feel very safe! This is a place that I love returning to even though I am a world traveler. Cuernavaca and Villa Golondrina have stolen my heart!
Visited July 2010 Traveled solo
Written October 29, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Ceiling Fans
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
City Getaway
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About the neighborhood
A residencial neighborhood two miles from city center, two blocks from Avenida Zapata, main thorougfare, two blocks from taxi stand and bus service. It is on a gated dead-end street with 24 hour security. There are restaurants and supermakets within walking distance. It is 7 blocks from the best Spanish-language school. There is a large park nearby. There is on-street parking though driving is not recommended since public transportation is so cheap and readily available.
Access
Car not needed
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Golondrina

Villa Golondrina is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Villa Golondrina has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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