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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico

Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Guanajuato Townhome Rental Photos and Description

One Queen bedroom, one & half bathrooms, study with single sleeper, sleeps 3

This colonial-era house is in the historical center of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at the intersection of two pedestrian streets. It has been renovated to U.S. standards with potable water, a great shower, WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, folk art and books and comfortable furniture. Once inside, a staircase leads to the master bedroom and a separate study with shared bath. The kitchen, dining and living areas are on the second floor. There is a 'dumb waiter' to lift your luggage and groceries to their floors. Above the living area there is a private, sun-drenched terrace with fabulous views of the city. Most evenings the Callejoneadas (student musicians) dressed in traditional Spanish costumes lead groups singing along the historic streets. Its great location makes for easy walking to the markets, city squares, restaurants, the university, museums, shopping, and the Jardin Union, the social heart of the city.

House details: There is a washing machine and clothesline on the roof. Ceiling fans are in the bedroom, study and living room/ dining area. The bedroom has good storage, bedside lights, and comfortable queen-size bed. The living area has beautiful art and history books, and a large selection of CD’s. There are telephones for local calls only. No smoking is allowed in the house or on the roof. No pets. No children. The house sleeps two comfortably but does have a single sofa/bed in the study. The bathroom is between the bedroom and study. The half bath is located on the third floor near the living room and dining area.

Across the cobblestone walkway from the house is the San Roque church that is over 350 years old. The charming Plaza San Roque a few steps away is a principal venue for the Festival International Cervantino, one of Latin America’s most renowned cultural festivals.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Excellent location, beautiful & comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in this beautiful Guanajuato home. Everything was as described. The location is great for walking to all of the major sites around town. You are very close to beautiful little plazas with a variety of restaurant choices. The house is fitted out perfectly and everything worked well. We used the kitchen for some of our meals and found everything we needed. Nancy was a great help and is a phone call away if anything comes up. We used Israel to pick us up from the airport as well as take us back. He is a great guy and very knowledgeable about the area. His English is excellent so no need to be concerned about that. Meta was very responsive and returned our deposit quickly after our trip. We have stayed at many home rentals over the years and this is certainly at the top of the list. We have already decided we will stay here again when we return to Guanajuato.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having such lovely guests that enjoy the city and our house is wonderful. When guests leave wanting to return someday makes us feel so good. Guanajuato is a special place and having guests appreciate it is a treat for us as well. Thank you for being who you are. Meta Hunt
Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
5

We loved EVERYTHING about this charming Mexican home - and you will too!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to have such delightful guests who love Guanajuato as we do. We are delighted they love our "casa" as we also do. Taking the time to explore the city as our guests did is getting the very most of the a unique, historical jewel in Mexico. Thank you for the very lovely review. Meta Hunt
5

Perfect location in an amazing city

  • 5 of 5

Staying here you are right in the center of activity, yet it feels like a private oasis--unless you have the window open to the neighbors hanging their laundry. But that is the charm of Guanajuato: You become part of the rhythm of daily life, and it can be very lively--for example, when the musicians come by about 9:30 each night! The house is right near 3 plazas, and an easy walk to the main plaza. The big food market is a block down Ave. Juarez, but if you go another block or two and turn right, you'll find several street vendors selling great tortillas, nopales, vegetables, etc. Two restaurants we liked were Los Campos and El Midi. Be sure and check out the roof at El Midi. If you are in town Friday night, go to the symphony (Theatre Principal) for 80 pesos, it's a steal. Back to the house--it's very comfortable and well appointed while maintaining Mexican authenticity and charm. View from the roof is grand. The dumb waiter didn't work while we were there, the washing machine is more trouble than it's worth (rinse your stuff out and rig a clothesline on the roof), and the hot water can be tricky (our only real negative) but we would stay again in a heartbeat. P.S. Fly in and out of Leon airport if you can and have Israel drive you. We wish we would have used him as a tour guide. But we also rode city buses all over and that was a great adventure.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Along with all the Mexican charm, we also have Mexican water issues on occasion, however, we do our best to address them on an ongoing basis. I'm sorry you had a problem with the hot water, we have since fixed the issue and hope you will come back to experience a comfortable shower next time!
Columbia, TN
5

I Was Never Blue in this Blue House

  • 5 of 5

A bonus of staying at this spectacular home is that I never have to look for another place to stay in Guanajuato - this is the perfect spot! Watching the sunrise on the rooftop, hearing the bells and the birds and the town come alive was something I'll never forget. It was the only way to start a day in this magical town and the location of this blue house is absolutely where you'll want to be. The kitchen is ready to go - we loaded up on fresh everything at Mercado Hidalgo and got to cooking. A real plus is the kitchen water filter and there was a cold pitcher waiting for us upon arrival. The house manager made sure we had everything we could want and familiarized us with the home, so we felt comfortable from minute one. After a day of walking and exploring, to return to sunset on the roof to watch the sky turn the most spectacular colors, the comfy bed with wonderful pillows and sheets was like a mini-spa, making sure we were refreshed to do it all again the next day. These homeowners and house manager have gone to great lengths to furnish and maintain this home like I could only dream of doing in my own. Books, local art and regional crafts surrounded us and if the front door with all its frogs doesn't tell the story, I don't know what would. I did not say "adios" to this house, I said "haste luego", because I hope to return sooner than later!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have worked very hard to make this Historical Home a magical place. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Hasta Luego, Marsha
Mill Spring, NC USA
5

Four nights is not enough

  • 5 of 5

This ultra charming apartment was an excellent choice. One of the best things about it was its location in the heart of the city so almost everything you would want to see was an easy walk away. Despite that fact, it was very quiet. In the evenings we were serananded by the local troubadores who sang and lectured to their large bands of followers. We could see and hear them without having to follow them around the city. This was something we looked forward to every night.

The apartment is not for the infirm because of the stairs, but healthy people will have no trouble walking up. It's beautifully remodeled with all the modern conveniences you could want. The kitchen is extremely well equpped and all the dishes and glassware are lovely. The house abounds in great pieces of Mexican folk art and books about Mexico and Mexican art. You can get a great view of the city from the roof as well as from the living room windows.

Diego Rivera's house is about three minutes away and is well worth visiting because so many of his paintings are there. If you are like us, you'll be amazed by his many different styles and periods his work displays. The mirador is a good hike or tram ride so you can get

a lovely overview of the city. It's easiest to take the tram up and it's a pleasant walk down.

The owners were so very helpful. They even helped carry our bags to our room because the dumb waiter had just broken before we arrived. There was nothing they wouldn't do or provide. It was as comfortable as staying at the home of your best friend.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "dumb waiter" is a problem off and on. We are trying to get it completely repaired. Thank you for the nice words.
5

A completely charming and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

What a jewel this is. A true colonial in the best location in the beautiful city of Guanajuato. The owner has totally renovated and modernized without sacrificing its charm. It is very nicely furnished with high quality Mexican art and details by architect Rodolfo Ybarra. The bedroom is especially comfortable and attractive, while a small second bedroom can sleep one or function as an office. The top floor contains the living room, dining area, a well equipped kitchen, and a half bath. From here there are lovely views all around and stairs leading to a rooftop deck. And, there is a dumb waiter for carrying bags and groceries to the various levels!

The location of this charmer is superb; it's on a small, pedestrian only street next to the historic church of San Roque, and easily within walking distance of all the sights, shops and restaurants. A perfect place to enjoy the beauty of colonial Mexico. I recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

The location of the house does not require climbing up hills or long climbs. There is a 'dumb waiter' inside the front entrance to carry luggage/groceries/packages up the stairs to the bedroom and kitchen areas.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Guanajuato Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Cervantino
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Notes If reservation is made within 30 days of arrival, then payment in full is due at time of reservation.
Security deposits will be refunded by check in US dollars.
A damage deposit of US $150.00 confirms the dates. Final payment due 30 days before arrival. Payment is made to our bank account by check. If in United States we can accept checks thru PayPal. If paying by Credit Card in US via PayPal there is 2.5% increase on the rate; payment to credit card via PayPal internationally there is 3.7% increase on the rate. Damage deposits refunded in US $ by check.
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Amenities

Guanajuato Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in study
  • The sofa/single bed is located in the study on the same floor as the master bedroom. Near the front door entrance is a luggage and grocery elevator that is a wonderful aid to alleviate walking stairs with heavy loads.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The house keeper will come once a week to change sheets and towels and clean for half a day. If you wish her to do more, make arrangements directly with her. She can do laundry and shopping for you as well. Each half day additional cleaning is 200 pesos.

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