Our vacation in Guanajuato was organized at last minute after our plans to visit Los Cabos were abruptly cancelled by Hurricane Odile. After finally choosing Guanajuato, I became aware that the very popular 3-week long International Festival Cervantino would be taking place during our stay, and I worried that it might be difficult to find a suitable accommodation. (We have been booking through VRBO for a number of years now and prefer a private rental property, but were willing to take a boring hotel room if necessary.) Well, we could not have been luckier! This rental property has everything we love in a 'home' away from home. It is a truly authentic historic Mexican home - super charming, lovingly restored and decorated with lots of interesting artwork and treasures, private, secure, spotlessly clean and best of all, located within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and many, many of the best attractions . . . oh yeah . . . and the bed is comfortable too! You'll be absolutely amazed at how close everything is. There are beautiful views of the colourful hillside homes from the windows and particularly from the rooftop deck, where I spent lots of time. The property is very well-managed and booking was a breeze. Be sure to have Israel pick you up from the airport and deliver you back when you leave, the owners will give you his contact info. And by the way, Israel is also a licensed tour operator and we enjoyed a very informative private city tour on our second day there. He speaks Spanish and English and we had a fabulous afternoon with him, great guy! A huge thanks to Nancy the property manager, who greets you (at no matter what hour), makes sure you're settled and then disappears - unless you require anything of course, then she's there in a flash! Guanajuato is a beautiful, beautiful city and thanks to all the crazy tunnels, very walkable. We spent hours day and night just wandering around enjoying the architecture, the restaurants, the galleries, the museums, the Mercado, the cute little plazas and cobblestone alley-ways, the entertainment around every corner, and most of all the friendly people. Guanajuato is most definitely our new favourite Mexican destination - and not if, but when we return - we wouldn't think of staying anywhere but right here!