THIS ADORABLE & COMFORTABLE HOME IS ON STREET LEVEL!

Terri

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Guanajuato House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

If you've ever been to Guanajuato City, you understand why we have emphasized STREET LEVEL! Most vacation rentals in Guanajuato require a steep and exhausting climb with no vehicle access. Because Guanajuato is a very hilly city, a “good” location is one that is in the main valley. Our house is conveniently located on a pedestrian-only level callejon (street) just off Calle Juarez, one of the city’s main streets. The house is in a neighborhood called Tepetapa. It is steps from the square where you will find many small shops and services, including a tortilleria, butcher, fruit and vegetable stands, hardware, hair dresser, furniture store, etc. Also at the square you can easily hail a cab or hop on a bus to all parts of the city. Both taxis and buses are extremely inexpensive and readily available.

The house itself was designed for two couples and it provides lots of privacy. The first floor has a large foyer, a den with hide-a-bed, a powder room, and a master bedroom with ensuite. The second floor has the kitchen, a dining room, a living room and another master bedroom with ensuite. Stairs lead from this floor up to the rooftop which has a BBQ, eating area, laundry and amazing views of the city. In both bedrooms, there are twin beds that can be pushed together if that suits you better. We have many windows that open, but they are supported by beautiful wrought iron features for your security. The second floor also has two sets of double doors opening onto Juliette balconies. Our recent renovation added modern appliances, and fixtures, WiFi and cable TV. This home has many wonderful Mexican features, including hand painted Talavera tiles and other authentic motifs and local art but, at the same time, the modern appliances and comfy furniture will add to your enjoyment of staying in the picturesque colonial city of Guanajuato.

If you want to see all the sights at a leisurely pace, we are an easy stroll to downtown and all the restaurants, patios and the beautiful colonial buildings and churches which make Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so special to visit. As you head towards town, you will pass the large, modern supermarket, Comercial or, a few blocks further on, you will pass the Mercado Hidalgo, Guanajuato’s large traditional Mexican indoor market. It is totally safe and you will experience the fun of shopping for fresh local produce and browsing through the interesting kiosks.

The local shopkeepers and our neighbors speak only Spanish, but they are happy to help you with yours: buy a chicken and get a free lesson on verb conjugations! Every outing is an opportunity for a cultural exchange!! We think that living in a vibrant Mexican neighborhood enhances the experience of being in Guanajuato and hope that, if you choose to stay in our home, you will feel the same.

Our house is managed by a friendly Mexican family. They are delightful, easy to work with, and will be happy to help you practice your Spanish. They can arrange for a driver to meet you at the airport and drive you directly to the house if that is a help upon arrival.

Keywords: Street Level Home, Comfortable, Renovated, 2 master bedrooms. Casita, Guanajuato, Tepetapa, Washer and dryer, rooftop views, wireless internet

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Terri

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We are two couples (sister and brother and spouses) from Victoria, B.C., Canada. We fell under the spell of Guanajuato and wanted to own property here. Once we renovated the property, we realized that we would love to share this comfortable home with other visitors to Guanajuato. It's a special place to safely enjoy the city in comfort.

Terri purchased this house in 2008

We looked for over a year for an affordable property at street level and were so happy to find this home located in a traditional Mexican neighborhood, rather than in the center of the tourist areas. We've found Tepetapa to be a hidden jewel, safe and with warm and friendly neighbors. It's just a bit off the beaten bath, but within an enjoyable walk to all the downtown fun.

We enjoyed furnishing the home for our personal comfort, and know you will spend wonderful times here as we have. You will truly love the fact that we are on street level, as your days will already be spent walking the city - at the end of the day, we always are grateful not to have a climb a callejon to our house, especially when we're carrying groceries! There are also numerous public transportation options to the house. We are truly happy to share this property with you and hope you enjoy your stay in our home!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
5

Diane, Roy, And Vickie

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I visited the city with a great friend of ours, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home in Guanajuato. The set-up of the house is perfect for privacy when desired, while still being able to enjoy time together. Each floor has a master bedroom suite and a sitting/living room area - the kitchen is on the second floor which has lovely open windows and a balcony that allow the breezes off the hills to fill the area. We enjoyed having our coffee in the morning and our wine at night on the third floor balcony overlooking the dramatic city-scape.
The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you'd need to fix meals at home, but the food was so inexpensive and good in town, that we ate breakfasts at home and ate out the balance of the time. The beds were very comfortable and were generally able to lull us back to sleep when the dogs outside the building started to bark in the middle of the night. My husband is a light sleeper -- I'm not, so he had a bit of a problem one or two nights with the dogs. The house is far enough from the middle of the city that there is relatively little traffic noise - we specifically went to Guanajuato when we did, to enjoy the Festival of the Flowers in town on the Thursday prior to Palm Sunday. It was a MASS of people parading through the town, but little was really heard in our neighborhood after ten PM.
My husband is having some spine and back issues, so he has been using a cane - it was SO convenient to be able to leave the house, walk a few yards up the alley and have an area that was basically a cab stand at the head of the street. There was a bus stop as well, but we didn't use buses since you could basically take a cab anywhere in town for between three and four dollars US.
Everyone in Guanajuato is SO very friendly - we've never felt any safer on any of our trips outside of the country. We speak very little Spanish, but had utilized some Spanish tapes prior to our visit and were able to communicate on a basic level with no real issues - everyone was eager to help us. The large Wal-Mart style store is about three blocks from the house and has almost everything you could want. Many of the brands are the U.S. ones we're used to, and the prices are very low; everything seemed very fresh. Martha was wonderful and arranged to have John get us to and from the airport and got us reservations for dinner one night when our lack of Spanish was a problem. She is a delight.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Wonderful place to visit

  • 4 of 5
We (two couples) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Guanajuato. Martha (on-site manager) was so nice and helped us settle in. The location is reasonably quiet (for a city) and the home is very comfortable and pretty well-outfitted. It is conveniently located about a kilometer or so from the central Jardin. We always enjoyed the walk along the commercial streets, taking in all the sights and especially the people. If you like to walk, people-watch, visit museums and just enjoy Mexican culture and sunny weather, you will love it here.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in Guanajuato. We love to hear how people appreciate the effort we put into making the house enjoyable and comfortable for our guests, and we truly appreciate your review. I hope you'll return to our home on your next visit! Terri
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Our stay was like a home away from home. Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5
From Ashland, Oregon, we found our home in the Tepetapa neighborhood in Guanajuato to be perfect for us. The house itself served three of us very well, my husband and I and our friend. There are two separate bedrooms and bathrooms, one downstairs with a sitting room and the other upstairs with the living room and kitchen. Further on up the spiral stairs is a beautiful terrace with exceptional views. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms small but just right...the shower delivered HOT water consistently even with three of us showering. The washer/dryer were top line and so convenient upstairs off of the terrace. We found three bottles of water ready for our use, a kitchen with adequate cooking supplies, plates, glasses and utensils. The WiFi worked well but occasionally took a little patience. Relatively quiet...we did not use earplugs and this was during the Cervantino Festival. We walked 20 minutes into town, took a taxi and was steps away from the 5 peso bus stop. The Mercado Hidalgo was close for everything one could want as well as the Comercial Mercado which is like a Walmart. The neighborhood tienda's were sufficient and fun. The small Bar El Rey was a good local bar for a beer or margarita. Martha who oversees the rental was very accommodating and helpful. Communicated with us by email unless her services were needed at the house. The rental was very clean upon arrival and we left it the same way we found it. We did take a tour and listed some of the items that needed repair....prior to our arrival. There were very few. Overall we loved our place and have planned to return next year. Thank you to the Canadian owners, Terri the US contact and Martha the Guanajuato manager. You have a sweet and comfortable home in Guanajuato. P.S. I forgot to mention that this is on street level and so easy to walk away from and to when returning from a long day on your feet.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear what a great experience you had at Las Crucitas! We try very hard to make our guests comfortable and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Guanajuato is a magical place and we love to hear how much the house has added to your pleasure! We look forward to seeing you on your next Guanajuato visit!
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Victoria, BC / Canada
5

Delightful, Cosy Base

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at this charming casita a short walk away from the Centro. One of our favourite places to relax in the morning and late afternoon was the rooftop, offering both sun and shade. We never tired of the the fabulous views of the multicoloured casas stacked up the surrounding hillsides, interspersed with ochre and pink church domes and bell towers, and purple Jacaranda trees in the distance.
The casita is perfect for either one or two couples, with a comfortable private sitting area (one with TV and writing desk) and bedrooms with in-suite bathrooms on each level. Beds are sooo comfortable, with cosy duvets or lighter-weight blankets. Free wifi, TV and DVD selection provides easy connection to email, web- surfing, news and entertainment. The kitchen is fully stocked for self-catering; fruit & veg vendors, fish, chicken and bakery shops are just around the corner, and bottled water delivery comes to you several times a day. We used the washer/dryer and rooftop clothesline on site several times during our stay--a great convenience!
Tastefully decorated with local pottery and decor, the casita is a delightful place to use as a base for exploring Guanajuato and surrounding colonial towns. Great walking too!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed our home and hope you will come back to visit us soon! Hasta pronto!
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
United States
5

Mix of charm and comfort

  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect for us!
And in summary this is why:
1. The outside has true Mexican charm, located just off a main street into an alley. So no steps or high hills to climb. It is a 15 min brisk walk into town, but with all the eating we enjoyed it served us well to walk. A bus from downtown is only $5 pesos, taxi $30 pesos.
2. A big plus is having 2 MASTER BEDROOMS with their own well appointed bathrooms, hairdryer included.
3. The house is 2 stories and each floor has its own living room area.
4. Desk with WiFi in downstairs living room plus a half bathroom. This is perfect for someone working while on vacation (like I did).
5. The kitchen, dinning table and another living room is on the 2nd floor. The kitchen is charming, practical and holds everything you need for preparing meals, drinks, and enjoy reading or gathering (blender, coffee maker, pots, beautiful dishes). New and clean appliances, bottled water.
6. There is a terrace with grill, table and chairs for alfresco dinning.
7. Having a washer and dryer (terrace) is so convenient, we only brought a carry-on for a full week since we could wash our clothes.
8. There is a small store crossing the street were you can purchase veggies, fruits, milk, eggs at very, very, very cheap prices.
9. The decoration is authentic and in good taste.
10. Greeted by a very helpful and manager, Martha. She is very attentive and available, as well as the owner Terri.

I looked all over for a mix of charm and amenities and this home was the best fit for us. We will definitely come back and recommend to friends!

Only considerations:
1. A bit far if you want to be in the middle of town, perfect if you enjoy a 15 min walk downtown.
2. Not good for small children because of the stairs- although you can easily block them and it should be fine.
3. There is a very small step going down into the 1st floor master that you can't really see, be careful! We got used to it later.
4. Water and gas vendors might wake you up, but I used them as alarm clocks to start my day!
5. No iron, but then again, I am on vacation! So, I just wash and hung clothes to smooth wrinkles.
6. No Ipod/dvd player, consider bringing portable speakers if you enjoy music.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I can't tell you how delighted we are to hear how much you enjoyed staying at Las Crucitas! We think it's a wonderful rental property, and love to hear how much our guests enjoy it as well. It was a pleasure having you as our guests, and we are very happy to learn that you plan to visit us again on your next vacation. Your suggestions have been noted, and we will definitely consider your great ideas on how to make an even more enjoyable vacation for other travelers. Martha enjoyed meeting you and we hope to see you back soon!
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Dallas, Texas
5

Mrs. Burns

  • 5 of 5
I greatly enjoyed my stay. The house had all the amenities I needed. The location is ideal. Bus stops 1/2 a block away, and taxis readily available just 50 paces from the front door. The garden is only 15 minutes walking distance. The beds were comfortable, always hot water, and the scenery from the patio on the roof is breathtaking. I loved watching the sun rise and set behind the beautiful mountains from the patio each day and night. I even got my workouts in because there is a gym one block away. The only negatives are the fact it is a college town and young people go to bed a little later and enjoy loud music. Ear plugs are provided to combat the young partiers, but I just plugged my ipod in my ears and all was fine. We took our computer because of the Internet capability . The property is very clean, comfortable and well maintain. We will be back for sure!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. It was wonderful to have you as guests and we truly hope you will come back to visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leon-Guanajuato International Airport (BJX)
Car: not necessary

For those of you bringing a car, there is a large inexpensive parking lot about 5 minutes away, although Guanajuato City is best enjoyed on foot! Since our home is uniquely on street level, you can take the bus or taxi right to the door!

Our home is located in the neighborhood of Tepetapa, a safe traditional neighborhood made up of Mexican families. It has its own little commercial area just outside the house, including internet cafes, bakeries, taco stands, artisan market, gift shops, etc. Although it's most fun to shop for food at the local tienditas (small markets/stores), there is a Comercial Mexicana (large grocery store) within a few minutes walk from the house!

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Guanajuato House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$427
$1,320
 
 
Most of the Year
Jan 1 - Sep 30
7 night minimum stay
$427
$1,320
 
 
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
$553
$1,800
 
 
November and December
Nov 1 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
$500
$1,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes A REFUNDABLE security deposit of $500 is required and will be returned to renter shortly after departure in the same manner as it was received. There is an additional $40 cleaning fee. Tax included.
Notes Prefer Paypal or direct bank deposit (Bank of America). No checks. To reserve property, security deposit ($500) plus 50% of the total rent is required. Second payment of 50% of rent is due before 14 days ahead of arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Guanajuato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin or Single Beds (4) Two very comfortable twin beds in each master bedroom (total of 4 twins). Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-bed is located in the office/den for one additional person.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
No callejon climbing on this home - we're located right on street level! If you've been to Guanajuato, you KNOW what an advantage that is. If you haven't, you should know that most rentals in Guanajuato require a climb to the house, some very steep and long (no vehicles allowed). Many require vigorously climbing steps as well. Our home is right on street level! The house will be fully cleaned and ready for your visit. If you would like to have the house cleaned periodically while you are in Guanajuato, the manager would be happy to arrange for someone to clean again for an additional fee.
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