Airbnb spacious Tijuana apartment with a rooftop patio in the trendy Roma Este. The apartment had a large living room with a big sofa and loveseat, as well as a big wall-mounted TV. The windows allowed for a lot of sunlight to come in. A well-decorated apartment with colored walls and beautiful artwork. The rooftop outdoor patio was wonderful, with a table and shade, and a spectacular view. There was no AC or central heating, but there were fans and a space heater. We didn’t need AC as I opened the curtains during the day and used the fans. I felt very safe, thanks to the two locked gates before reaching the door to the top floor unit. Although there was no elevator, this was not an issue for me.
The dining room had a large table that could seat six people, however, I found it strange that there were no outlets in the dining room. With a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker, dishes and utensils, the kitchen is fully equipped making it easy to prepare meals. There were even free big five-gallon water bottles. The laundry room, with a full-size washer and dryer, was right next to the kitchen. There is hot water however, the water heater needed to be turned on.
The apartment was located right in the heart of Zona Este, a trendy part of Tijuana with a lot of very good restaurants, bars, and shopping. There were several nearby coffee shops, a fantastic no-sugar bakery, a granola place, sushi, poke, and even a vegan street taco stand. The best part was that there were four vegetarian restaurants, and one of them was a taco stand. Telefonica Gastro Park was a must-visit. The neighborhood was safe and quiet, but it was recommended to use Uber for going out from the apartment and to return to the border (frontera), to be picked up at the door rather than walking to the main street and waiting for an available taxi.
Overall, this was a wonderful place to stay. Santiago, the host, was very quick to respond and very accommodating. He even bought an office chair so that I could work in the bedroom. The bed was very comfortable, with clean, good quality bedding. There was a digital nomad workspace with fast WiFi and an office chair. The apartment had two full bathrooms with clean and high-quality towels, and there was plenty of hot water with good pressure. The master bathroom had a large sink with faucets.