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Jeff Cortazzo

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Jeff Cortazzo

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
85%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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3 BR/3 BA RENOVATED VACATION HOME

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Guanajuato House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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).

FIRST FLOOR:

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.

SECOND FLOOR:

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.

ROOFTOP TERRACES:

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.

MISCELLANEOUS:

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.

PLANTA BAJA:

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.

PLANTA ALTA:

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.

LA TERRAZA:

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.

VARIOS:

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeff Cortazzo (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Jeff Cortazzo

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

Why Jeff Cortazzo chose Guanajuato

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)....

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
business
3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202870vb
-(253) 588-8530 (Washington, USA)
Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Los Angeles, CA, USA
5

Lovely house, great location, great city and a few notes of caution

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David: We arrived for a week's stay (leaving tomorrow) immediately after your departure. We're sorry about the conditions on your arrival (specifically the water problems) and we're glad the repairs were done that day.
Not much we can do about the garbage collection spot opposite the house, though the neighborhood is trying to get the city to move the garbage drop-off. For now, they do pick up the garbage up to 5 times a day...
The downstairs has as much light as possible if the shutters on the 2 front windows and on the entry door are open - and more air if the transoms are open.
We went through the entire house and replaced all the lightbulbs yesterday with higher-wattage fluorescents (honestly, in large part due to high electric bills - we did this prior to seeing your comments - but the place is definitely brighter now also).
The dishwasher's working (though we're debating removing it - it's never worked consistently well), I just dismantled and cleaned the downstairs shower (the inlet to the showerhead was clogged), and the leaks in the upstairs bathroom skylights continue to baffle us - looking at the exterior of the skylight, up on the rooftop terrace, I cannot find any cracks, seams or anything that looks like a source for a leak. We're thinking about tearing those out, though we're heading into the long dry season soon for GTO.
You're correct in your impression that we really care about our renters (and our house), and designed the house with vacationers in mind. As you must know, rental owners depend on renters to let them know when things don't work or need repair. We take criticisms as an opportunity to improve the place, and we've already started on some fixes. Our goal isn't to create a luxury villa, but an in-town place that deserves a 5-star rating without any caveats. Thanks for taking the time to detail what needed attention, and we are truly glad you enjoyed the location, the rooftop terrace, and the interior design.
business
3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202870vb
-(253) 588-8530 (Washington, USA)
Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Asheville, North Carolina
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Joanne: we're so glad you enjoyed your time in the house and Guanajuato! Let us know when you're headed back again.
Jeff and Emily
business
3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202870vb
-(253) 588-8530 (Washington, USA)
Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Houston, TX. USA
5

MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gracias!
business
3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202870vb
-(253) 588-8530 (Washington, USA)
Guanajuato Guanajuato State
kirkland, wa.
5

a perfect choice

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202870vb
-(253) 588-8530 (Washington, USA)
Guanajuato Guanajuato State
sa antonio
4

Xmas by Kiss Alley

  • 4 of 5
A great experience I recommend! House is in the middle of all the action: attend a posada with all the traditions, wake up everyday to bring home for a few pesos a full variety of deliciously cooked dishes like menudo, carnitas, tamales, guava atole, freshly squeezed orange juice, all within few doors to few blocks away. House is beautiful, well equipped and with great location for all attractions at wlking distance. Thanks Jeff for the opportunity!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gracias, Salvador - glad you enjoyed your holiday stay in GTO!
business
3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202870vb
-(253) 588-8530 (Washington, USA)
Guanajuato Guanajuato State
-
5

It was terrific

  • 5 of 5
Hi to all
Well we were three women EXPATS, and we renting this terrific house. It was roomy, bright, safe and terrific location. No doubt I will rent it again some day!!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed the house!

Map

Map

Callejon del beso
Teatro Juárez
Santo Café
Mercado de Embajadores
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bajio International Airport, Leon de Aldama, MX
Car: not necessary

within walking distance of most Festival Cervantino venues

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $133 Per night

Guanajuato House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes 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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Amenities

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Guanajuato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hair dryer stored in cabinets under sink
  • Master bedroom has en suite bathroom with large shower, toilet, sink; 2nd floor hall bath has large shower, toilet, and sink, and we keep a hair dryer in the drawers or cabinets below the sink; 1st floor bathroom has small shower and toilet with sink just outside of bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) one master bedroom suite with king bed, Double Beds (2) two bedrooms with double beds - one upstairs and one on street level, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one European-style love seat that opens out into a large twin bed in reading room (second floor)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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