|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
GUANAJUATO: the crown jewel of Spanish Colonial cities in the Mexico highlands! Settled in the 1550's, the city looks more like towns in southern Spain, Italy, or Portugal than most in Latin America. Exceptionally mild climate at 6600 ft above sea level; amazingly diverse and cosmopolitan arts. Annual Festival Cervantino runs through most of October and with performers and artists from across the world.
This beautifully renovated house is in the center of Guanajuato, within minutes' walk of the Mercado Hidalgo, Jardin de la Reforma, Plazuela de San Fernando, Alhondiga, cathedral, Jardin Union, Teatro Juarez, and Festival Cervantino venues - the heart of the best Colonial Highland town in Mexico - two blocks from the 'Callejon del Beso' (alley of the kiss) above Plaza de los Angeles, and on one of few streets accessible by car in the Zona Centro (but we discourage driving large vehicles - Suburbans or big SUVs - down our narrow one-way street).
Tall Colonial-style wood beam ceilings in living room and one bedroom - both with shuttered window embrasures facing street. Bedroom has double bed, closet, and full set of Colonial-style furniture.
Double keystone arches separate large living room from dining room with formal dining table.
Complete kitchen with all appliances - gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave - and a complete set of cookware and colorful tableware for six from Talavera Vasquez in Dolores Hidalgo. Washer and gas dryer in utility area next to kitchen and first floor bathroom and shower.
2 bedrooms - a master suite with king bed and bath en suite, with 3 French doors opening onto small balconies overlooking Callejon San Cristobal; and a second bedrooom with double bed and casement windows opening onto interior stairwell, and large bath adjacent. A reading room on second floor - with a huge sliding window wall and balcony facing the city center - has a loveseat that folds out into a large twin bed. Glass block skylights flood natural light into stairwell, second bedroom, hallway, and baths while affording privacy and security.
the entire roof of the house is made up of two terrazas with seating and tables for 6 on lower terrace and large pavilion with table and seating for 4 on upper terrace; breath-taking views of Zona Centro and most of the city and surrounding mountains.
tankless hot water heater supplies entire household without problems. 3 baths have gorgeous talavera sinks and tiling (as does the kitchen). Linens and towels supplied.
SAN CRISTOBAL 49
Localizacion: Guanajuato, Gto. En el centro de Mexico. Ubicada en la zona centro de la ciudad de Guanajuato).
Alojamiento: 3 recamaras, sala, comedor, cocina, 3 bajos y dos terrazas. Alberga de 6 a 8 personas.
GUANAJUATO: Joya de la corona de las ciudades Coloniales espanolas, Localizada en las regiones montanosas de Mexico! Fundada alrededor del ano 1550. La ciudad se parece mas a pueblos en Espana del sur, Italia, o Portugal que la mayoria en America Latina. Con clima excepcionalmente bueno, a 2,000 m sobre el nivel del mar. En la ciudad conviven las artes increablemente diversas y cosmopolitas. El Festival Cervantino, cada mes de Octubre ofrece la actuacion de artistas de todo el mundo: teatro, danza, musica, artes visuales, opera, etc.
Es una casa bellamente renovada, en el centro de Guanajuato. Funcional y confortable. A una distancia de pocos minutos, caminando, de los puntos de interas en el centro; como: el Mercado Hidalgo, el Jardin del la Reforma, la Plazuela de San Fernando, la Alhondiga de Granaditas, la Catedral, el Jardin Principal (Jardin de la Union) el Teatro Juarez y la mayoria de los sitios atractivos. Localizada a unas cuantas casas del 'Callejon del beso' sobre la Plazuela del los Angeles, es posible el acceso en automovil.
Sala y recamara con techos altos de vigas de madera y losas de terracota. Ambos espacios cuentan con postigos de madera en las ventanas, las cuales est?n enmarcadas en piedra calc?rea y tienen alf?izar que da a la calle. La recamara de la planta baja cuenta con cama matrimonial (doble) armario, tocador sill?n estilo Colonial.
Dos arcos de cantera, separan la sala del comedor, el cual tiene una mesa para cena formal. El loveseat en la sala, se convierte en cama individual (amplia).
La bella y funcional cocina esta completamente provista con todos los aparatos: estufa de gas, lavavajillas, refrigerador, horno de gas, horno de microondas. Bateria de cocina completa y vajilla Talavera, con cristaleria, para seis personas. Area de lavandera con lavadora y secadora de gas.
2 Recamaras, la principal con amplio bajo. Amueblada con cama King size, tocador, buroes y butacas. Amplio closet. Cuenta con tres puertas francesas que abren hacia balcones, a la calle San Cristobal. La segunda recamara tiene cama matrimonial (doble) tocador, closet y ventanas de la ventana de abren sobre la escalera interior. Tiene un bajo grande adyacente. El area de lectura, con ventana corrediza grande y balcon hacia el centro de la ciudad. Cuenta con un loveseat que se convierte en cama individual amplia. Los tragaluces inundan de luz natural la alegre escalera, la segunda recamara y el vestibulo, permitiandose el lujo de retiro y seguridad.
En la parte superior, hay dos terrazas, con sillas y mesas. La parte mas alta tiene un pabellon abierto, con sillas y mesa para cuatro personas. Goza de una vista espectacular, hacia el centro de la ciudad y las montanas circundantes.
El calentador de agua, proporciona agua caliente proporciona simult?neamente, sin problema. Cada uno de los tres ba?os est? bellamente decorado con azulejo Talavera, al igual que la cocina. Se proporcionan blancos (toallas y s?banas).
Keywords: house in historic city center
We quite accidentally spent a week in Guanajuato during the brief time between the Festival Cervantino and la Dia de los Muertos and were swept away by the visual and musical beauty of the city.
Just go - you will not regret it!
Jeff Cortazzo purchased this house in 2007
more public entertainment and music, more accessible art and culture than any city of like population that we've ever seen - great weather year 'round and particularly in the winter (the dry seaon in the Colonial Highlands)....
within 3 minutes' walk of main public market (Mercado Hidalgo), accessible by car, and within 10 minutes' walk of almost all public performance venues in town.
This house is comfortably furnished, furniture in good condition. Cute knickknacks everywhere. We appreciated having 3 bathrooms to share. Internet speed is fine for 3 simultaneous users surfing the web or emailing. House is centrally located. Couple of negatives- The house is very dark on the ground floor. There is only 1 living room window and opening up the wooden shutters means that people can look straight into the home as they walk down the stairway across the way. Some of the noise was from young male neighbors partying outside their own adjacent homes. Partying started at 11pm for them. The front 2 bedrooms caught the full brunt of the street noise at night. wearing earplugs did not suffice. This may be ok for you if you currently experience lots of street noise at home during the night. The propane gas ran out and a toilet stopped working during our 5 night visit. The house manager came promptly and fixed things.
As other reviewers have mentioned , Location was great, but was noisy at night for the 2 front bedrooms. earplugs and closing the inner heavy wooden panels behind the front windows wasn't sufficient to muffle the street noise. This may be okay for you if you currently live in a noisy inner city situation. Propane gas ran out and ground floor toilet stopped working. house manager came promptly to fix. We did appreciate having 3 separate bathrooms for a group of 7. mattresses on bed were comfy. living room and dining room furniture in good condition. TV worked well. Internet speed was fine.
We spent two glorious weeks in Guanajuato. If we could we would return tomorrow. The house was perfect for our large group (7 people) and was exactly as represented. Jeff, the owner, was terrific and his on-site management team were responsive to our concerns. A few notes of caution: (1) the method of trash collection is to put your garbage in the alleyway directly adjacent to the house -- this means when you open the front door you see everyone's garbage lined up on the steps in the alley. It is picked up 3 times a day but at first it's a bit of a shock and when the dogs get to it a bit of a smelly mess; (2) the ground floor windows are all but useless except for letting in some filtered light. They are at street level which means the downstairs bedroom and living room are very dark and there is little if any airflow. (3) when we arrived on Saturday there was no water because the pump had broken and the management had decided to leave it until Monday -- after we threatened to move out they returned quickly and fixed the problem although we lived for almost a day with little water and most of another day with cold water showers; (4) this is not a luxury villa -- the dishwasher was broken, the ceilings leaked in both upstairs bathrooms and the downstairs bathroom shower never worked, tiles were loose in the kitchen floor and one fell off the cabinet next to the dishwasher, and the ornamental lighting throughout the house, while very pretty, was not very effective in actually lighting the rooms . But none of these issues were serious enough to cause anything more than minor inconvenience. Then why 5 stars? Because the house is in the best location in the city, the deck set-up is breathtaking and very well thought out, the house is large, the bedrooms are real bedrooms not closets and the master bedroom is beautiful and the paint choices inspired. The "reading room" is lovely with a beautiful view and with the windows open allows for a lovely breeze particularly in the afternoon. Another plus, being an owner of rental property myself, is that the owner of this property, Jeff, seems to be a really nice guy who is concerned about his guests, who does the best he can being a long distance landlord and who communicates immediately with any concerns or questions. We look forward to returning to San Cristobal and to this wonderful city.
The house, the location and the city itself were just fantastic. The only downside to the whole experience was that we only had a week. We fell in love with this city and the house was incredibly comfortable. well equipped and convenient. We hope to return soon!
This house is very beautiful , clean, well maintained & very spacious. The terrace is breathtaking with the most wonderful panoramic view. The location is perfect. You could not ask for a better location. Literally half a block from Callejon del beso. The house is in an authentic neighborhood walking distance from all the major attractions. I rented the house for a family vacation to celebrate my mom's birthday. My family was thrilled upon arriving and seeing the house. The property manager was very helpful upon our arrival and met us at the house to give us the keys and show us the house. I would recommend renting this house to anyone. I have mentioned it to other family members and friends. This was my first time ever renting a vacation home and it was a very pleasant experience. The owners are very helpful and are quick to answer any questions you have. Will definitely rent this home again on our next trip to Guanajuato.
both the house and the location were ideal . the house is in an authentic neighborhood yet 5 minutes from a major walking street and a lovely treed plaza with an array of restaurant choices. the major community market is also very close. the house has all you'll need , recently decorated, nice art choices, a modern well equipped kitchen plus a spectacular view from the rooftop terrace..think positano, italy or valpariso, chile.
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3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
check-in time is 3pm and check-out at 11am, unless prior arrangements explicitly made with owners or property manager.
Rents are due within 30 days of arrival.
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