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CASITA LOMA DE GUADALUPE, CHARMING 'NEW' COLONIAL ESTATE IN SONORA

Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish, Owner, Elizabeth P, will write or call in English.
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Owner, Elizabeth P, will write or call in English.
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CASITA LOMA DE GUADALUPE, CHARMING 'NEW' COLONIAL ESTATE IN SONORA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Alamos Estate Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Casita And Living Areas

Our home and rentals are situated on a hill with expansive views overlooking the colonial town of Alamos and the more distant mountains of the sierra madre. Our property consists of a two story 'Casa Grande' and a smaller Casita. You have the opportunity to rent one or two bedrooms on the first floor of the Casa Grande (VRBO listing # 567811) and have full access to a living, dining room and kitchen. The Casita offers privacy, with one bedroom, two bathrooms and a living/dining room area plus kitchen. At times the Owner's Unit is available, a one bedroom apartment on the second floor of the Casa Grande. The views from this property are spectacular! Relax with a book on one of the patios or swim in the large solar heated pool.

The property is fenced and gated providing security and ample parking for your car. A five minute walk takes you to the cobblestone streets and historic buildings of the Plaza de Armas. There your will find restaurants featuring famous Sonoran food, artesan shops to browse, a lovely colonial church, and a fascinating museum depicting life in Alamos during the 17th and 18th centuries. Stroll these streets or book a birding tour, a rafting trip down the Rio Mayo river or go horseback riding and explore the surrounding countryside. Stop by the five star Hacienda de Los Santos for a glass of tequila, a meal, or a visit to their spa. Return home for a drink on the patio viewing the sunset over the mountains and the twinkling lights of the city.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish, Owner, Elizabeth P, will write or call in English.

About Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost

My husband Gordon and I had been enjoying vacations in Mexico for some years before we retired. Gordon was the co-founder of a non-profit foundation in Tucson, Arizona called the Primavera Foundation. I spent many years teaching high school English, speech and drama and raising three children. We fell in love with Alamos, enchanted by the friendliness of both the Mexican residents and the ex-pat community. We kept returning to visit, especially to enjoy the week long Ortiz Tirado Music Festival held in late January. Before we knew it, we had purchased a small, dilapidated house on a beautiful view lot, and we spent the next few years remodeling the casita, building the pool, planting flower and vegetable gardens and finally building and decorating the two story Casa Grande. We have an apartment on the second floor of the casa grande and rent out a two bedroom unit on the first floor as well as the lovingly restored Casita.

We have made many friends in this gracious community and have sponsored Fe y Esperanza, a group of local women who came together to form a non-profit which supports cancer prevention programs for the community and gives assistance to locals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

A number of our ex-pat friends had years ago started philanthropic groups. One, Amigos, benefits many children in Alamos by providing resources to buy uniforms and books for families who could not otherwise afford to send their children to school. Another, Comadres, provides help for people who can't afford to buy food or medicine.

We also especially enjoy going to the History Club which meets on Thursday from October through May and discusses highlights of the history of Alamos, of the state of Sonora, and of the country of Mexico.

Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost purchased this estate in 2002

Why Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost chose Alamos

We had no intention of buying a property in Alamos. We had a condo in Tucson (our home base), and a condo on the beach in San Carlos, Sonora. But we were seduced by the beauty of the views from the property and we could see the potential it had. Also,we loved the fact that it was just a 10 minute walk to the center of town, the Plaza de

Armas. So, within a few days of seeing it, we had made a deal with the owner, who was now living in Florida, and within a few months we had begun renovating the original little home.

What makes this estate unique

Sitting on the patio of the original casita, in one direction we could see the beautiful dome of the historic church, the crenelated top of the Palacio (18th century government building), and the mountains of the Sierra Madres unfolding in the distance. A quarter turn and the peak of 6,000 foot Mt Alamos dominated that view. The property had

Several very large mesquite trees that attracted birds,

and we envisioned flower and vegetable gardens, a large fountain, and a pool to complete the view. A few years later we embarked on building and decorating a second house, and we settled in on the second floor while renting out the first floor and the lovingly rehabilitated Casita. Our guests now love sitting by the pool or on one of the patios, gazing out on the same vistas that enchanted us almost ten years ago. We never tire of watching the ever changing seasonal colors of the hills and mountains, and trying to identify the birds drawn by the fountain, the foliage, the infinity edge pool and splash pool. Tired of relaxing at home? Walk a five minutes down the hill and enjoy a meal at Dona Lola's, our favorite 'neighborhood' Mexican restaurant or go to the five star Hacienda de ls Santos resort and restaurant for a fine meal and free musical entertainment.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Casita Loma de Guadalupe, Charming 'new' Colonial Estate In Sonora
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Alamos Sonora
San Diego, California
5

Wonderful stay with amazing views

  • 5 of 5
amazing peace and quiet, really enjoyed the nature that is all around it. Beautifully manicured landscape. Gorgeous views.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Oscar, for your kind words. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the beauty of the setting and the landscaping. We will make sure Gilberto, our groundskeeper, hears your review! Hope you and your wife can return again.
Elizabeth Packard, owner
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Alamos Sonora
Tubac, AZ
5

Highest recommendation possible!

  • 5 of 5
We feel so fortunate that we discovered this property and had a fantastic month in the pool casa. The staff are amazing, the owners are sweethearts who care deeply about their guests.
Beautiful grounds, amazing views of the Mirador and town, lovely pool and patios. Just a stroll to restaurants and the Square. Very safe and secure.
What could be better!!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Will and Mona,
Thank you for your thoughtful review and kind words. Our staff misses you both as they began to consider you a part of the family!
We will look forward to seeing you when you return to Alamos next year, and are so very pleased that your time at Casa Loma with us prompted your return for another visit.
Abrazos,
Elizabeth Packard
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Alamos Sonora
5

This is an amazing, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5
We spent 5 nights and 4 relaxing days at Casa Loma De Guadalupe, staying in the Mt Alamos room and enjoying the amenities of the sala, kitchen, balcony overlooking town, well kept grounds, infinity pool and secure premises. The rooms are clean, spacious, beautifully furnished with bright decor from many countries. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and accommodating to our every need, yet not intrusive. As former homeowners in Alamos, we are familiar with most of the wonderful lodgings in the area. We rank this one as the best value, most comfortable, travel-friendly place to stay in Alamos. The views of the town and the mountains alone are unsurpassed. It is easy to walk down to the Plaza or to the Alameda, but it is also nice to have a car to visit outlying areas. Alamos remains one of the loveliest towns in Mexico. You won't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alamos Sonora
5

Heaven on Earth in Mexico! / Le paradis sur terre au Mexique!

  • 5 of 5
Magnificent property, parking, swimming pool, beautiful garden, cozy rooms, quiet, easy access to the main plaza and the market square less then 5 minutes of foot, everything is taken care of to ensure a wonderful stay in Alamos, Colonial jewel of Northern Mexico. A well appointed great room with kitchen allows for home cooked meals and the staff (Gil and Marisa) is charming and wonderfully attentive. I will be back!

Propriété magnifique, parking, piscine, jardin enchanteur, chambres comfortables, tout est prévu pour un séjour de rêve à Alamos, joyau de l'époque coloniale au nord du Mexique.
Ici, nous jouissons du calme a moins de 5 minutes à pied de la place centrale, avec son café, ses restaurants et de la place du marché et ses commerces. Une charmante sale commune avec cuisine bien appointée permet aussi de préparer ses repas sur place. Le personnel (Gil et Marisa) est charmant et très attentif! Je reviendrai!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alamos Sonora
Obregon Sonora
5

Excelente hacienda en Alamos

  • 5 of 5
Excelente lugar para ir a Alamos, las fotos no describen lo bonito y grande de este lugar, fuimos 4 familias con niños, y no tuvimos la necesidad de salir, los niños jugaron con sus bicicletas y en la alberca, nunca se enfadaron, y nosotros los adultos teniamos todos los lujos donde dormir, cocinar y descansar, hasta 3 cocinas, una vista espectacular, realmente un paraiso para ir a pasar unas buenas vacaciones en compañia de la familia, La Hacienda muy bien cuidada, las personas que se encargan del mantenimiento tienen muy limpia y muy bien cuidada, Muchas gracias Elizabeth por recibirnos
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Small airport for private planes located in Alamos
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chrisma Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dona Lola's
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Huatabampo
Car: recommended

Alamos is a 17th Century Mexican Colonial town in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Our home is situated on a hill overlooking the magical pueblo of Alamos, and looking off to the foothills of the Sierras, the vistas extend for hundreds of miles.

Five minutes' walk down the hill, you will find yourself on the cobblestone streets of the historic Plaza de Armas where you can feast your eyes on buildings exhibiting the classic architecture from Mexico's Colonial period. Restaurants featuring famous Sonoran

food await as you stroll the streets and gaze at the restored mansions built hundreds of years ago by the great silver barons who made their fortunes in Alamos and the smaller, nearby town of Aduana.

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Rates & Availability

From $70 Per night

Alamos Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Oct 10 2014 - Apr 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$70
$400
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The above listed rates change during the Christmas Holiday (Dec. 20-Jan. 2), the Ortiz Tirado Music Festival (more or less the last week of January - dates are determined in Hermosillo), and the Easter Holiday (the week preceding Easter Sunday). At those times, the rooms rent for $90.00 a night and the Owner's Unit, if available, for $100 a night.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alamos Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There are 2 bathrooms in the Casita.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Mt. Alamos bathroom is fully equipped.
  • Both bathrooms in the casita are equipped with towels, washclothes, soap and shampoo. Hair dryers are available if requested.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Casita Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Casita has beds which can be used as a king or 2 twin beds.
  • All King size beds except in the Owner's Unit can also be set up as twin beds. The Casita has a sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
The property consists of two rental properties, the 1 bedroom casita and the 2 bedroom first floor of the Casa Grande. From time to time the 1 bedroom Owner's Unit on the second floor of the Casa Grande is available for rental. The Casita can sleep 2 in the bedroom and 1 adult or 2 children on the sofa bed. The Casa Grande can sleep 2 adults in each bedroom. Guests can choose to have twin beds or king size bed in the Casa Grande. A total of four people can be accommodated there but there is an inflatable air mattress available if a guest chooses to sleep an extra child or adult.

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