Organo Room - Casa Lyobaa Bed & Breakfast


Private room in guest house hosted by Sylvia Griselda

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 private bathroom
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Casa Lyobaa is a one-of-a-kind sanctuary for travelers—a base for exploration and a destination in itself. A short walk from the Mitla ruins, the three-acre property features organic gardens with hundreds of species of plants, a solar-heated pool, palapa, and standalone guest kitchen and living space. The four guestrooms have been appointed with great care, from the handwoven blankets and rugs from our favorite weavers, to local pottery and art. Solar panels provide nearly all electricity.

The space
Lyobaa (lee-oh-baa) is the Zapotec name for Mitla (Mictlán in Nahuatl). It means place of rest.

Our home has been a labor of love for more than 30 years—a love that’s readily apparent once you enter the property and experience the sense of peace that pervades it. We’re located about 500 meters from the ruins along a road that turns from paved to unpaved about halfway down, and that continues to prehistoric cave paintings about 10 minutes beyond the house (we can arrange an excellent tour). Our three acres are bound by a small seasonal river, a smaller seasonal stream, and countryside. The gardens include hundreds of native and non-native species—from rare cacti, agaves, and yuccas, to pomegranate, macadamia nut, and orange trees. Bird life is often abundant, including scarlet tanagers, orioles, hummingbirds, and gray-breasted woodpeckers. Trails for hiking run from just outside our gate, and we have a number of other hiking recommendations for the area (many on trails that we have mapped).

The guesthouse has four spacious rooms, each with private entrances and bathrooms with hot showers. Each room has two double beds (the beds are firm). Two of the rooms (Guaje and Candelabra) have a daybed. The other two (Jacaranda and Agave) have a desk instead. WIFI is available in the kitchen/living space and pool/palapa, but we’ve decided for now to maintain the guestrooms WIFI-free (although there is surprisingly good cell service throughout the property).

A separate standalone guest building in front of the pool houses the kitchen and living/dining areas. It is fully stocked and furnished, with surprises throughout (like a vintage record collection and player).

The large pool is solar heated; the water circulates from the pool to the heating system atop the guesthouse and back down. The adjacent palapa is an idyllic space to relax, with seating and hammocks surrounded by bamboo, coffee plants, palms, and ferns.

We practice progressive environmental and labor practices. Solar panels supply nearly all electricity used by guests. We compost and recycle, and the bathrooms feature water-saving toilets and showers.

Note that there are also two large, friendly dogs on the grounds.

Where you'll sleep

2 double beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Luggage drop-off allowed
High chair
Baby bath
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico

The home is set on the outskirts of town. You feel like you're in the countryside, even though you're only a short walk from the ruins, and about a 25-minute walk from the main plaza. During the rainy season, a river and creek run along two sides of the property. The neighborhood, like Mitla itself, is very safe. Upon booking, we provide guests with an interactive map of town, showing everything from where to buy groceries to our favorite restaurants and where to catch the shared truck to Hierve el Agua.

Hosted by Sylvia Griselda

  1. Joined in June 2017
  • 364 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

We are often around and always available via phone and email. When we are not here, the property's amazing caretaker (who has worked here for thirty years) will meet you and show you around.

Sylvia Griselda is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy