UNIQUE HOME IN CENTRAL, HISTORIC GUANAJUANTO, MEXICO

Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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UNIQUE HOME IN CENTRAL, HISTORIC GUANAJUANTO, MEXICO

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One Queen bedroom, one & half bathroom, 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 newly renovated to U.S. standards with potable water, a great shower, good lighting, WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, and comfortable furniture. Stairs from the street door lead to the master bedroom and a separate study with shared bath. For convenience, there is a 'dumb waiter' to take luggage and groceries to second and third floors. Above the living area there is a private sun-drenched terrace with fabulous 360-degree views. 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, a plethora of 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 reading lights, a safe in the closet and a balcony. The living area has music with 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. For a better map view go to google 'Templo San Roque Guanajuato Mexico'.

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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)
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4.9
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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Vancouver Washington
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
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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!
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
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
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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
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
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
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5

An incredible find!

  • 5 of 5
My mother, teenagers and I escaped the Thanksgiving holidays by staying in this comfortable home. Off a pedestrian street and close to both the San Fernando and Jardin Reforma Plazas, the home is very well situated in the town, with fresh baked bread, the market, and multiple museums within blocks of the house. The university is only a five minute walk away. The house is as described, and full of incredible folk art collected by the owners. We made many delicious impromptu meals in the well-equipped kitchen, and also enjoyed some amazing lunches and dinners in nearby restaurants. We were also lucky enough to catch a folk dancing performance at the Teatro Juarez! One day we took a bus to San Miguel (air conditioned, with foot rests, snack and a movie) to do some additional shopping, and were happy return to hills of Guanajuato that night. Some evenings we would enjoy the sunset on the roof, and later be serenaded by the walking minstrels of the town, who take visitors on a walking, drinking, and singing tour of the city. I would highly recommend this special place and we can't wait to come back again.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Guanajuato Guanajuato State
Austin, Texas, USA
4

3 mos in darling casita in uniquely Mexican city

  • 4 of 5
We loved it! Casa San Roque offers location, comfort, security and cultural immersion. A cozy casita perfectly suited for those who want to feel the authentic pulse of Mexican life. Situated in the very heart of this ancient Spanish colonial city, it is easy walking distance to everything in the centro one would want to see or need to do. At the intersection of two pedestrian-only streets, there are no fumes or traffic noises from cars, trucks or buses. The sounds of daily life in a small Mexican city are all around. Children play games in the street; bells toll; dogs bark; gas and water men call out their presence in the neighborhood. In the evening, Renaissance-garbed troubadours (“estudiantinas”) stroll by serenading their following tourists just beneath the windows. Street musicians, actors and mimes play in the plazuelas. Fortunately, the sleeping hours between 11:00 p.m. and 8 a.m. are usually serenely quiet.

Your living and sleeping quarters, filled with folk art from all around the world, are high above the bustle of the street, affording you the option of observing the pageant below from a safe and secure vantage point, or else opening the door and joining the locals going about their daily activities. The casa is light and bright, nicely furnished, with a generously outfitted kitchen, comfortable beds, and a wonderful housekeeper! The owner is lovely to communicate with and happy to help in any way.

Guanajuato is an amazing city of more pedestrian lanes than streets. We were amazed to find so many cultural opportunities: symphony, classical concerts, movies, lectures, plays, and national/international talent performing in Teatro Juarez. The Guanajuato International Film Festival and the International Cervantes Festival are worth planning an entire trip around. We walked everywhere day and evening enjoying the street life, the parks and plazas, markets, restaurants, music, etc. A few restaurants we enjoyed: Mestizos, Casa Valadez, Chao Bella, El Abue.

ENJOY!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: As our guests discovered, Guanajuato is a "happening" Mexican culture. We hope you can stay in our house and enjoy exploring this colonial city.
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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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Guanajuato Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Cervantino
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$80
$560
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Notes $560 weekly, $2000 monthly reservation
Security deposit due at the time of reservation. Full payment of rental due 30 days prior to arrival. If reservation made within 30 days of arrival, then payment due in full at time of reservation. Security deposit is returned once the property has been reviewed for damages and will be returned by the same method in which it was received.
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Amenities

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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
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
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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