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3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Zona Centro 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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Jeff Cortazzo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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 5 minutes' walk of main public market (Mercado Hidalgo) and the city center, accessible by car, and within 10 minutes' walk of almost all public performance venues in town.


based on 31 traveler reviews

3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
average rating of 4.677419 based on 31 reviews

About the most central place to be found in Guanajuato!

  • 5 of 5

If you haven't been to Guanajuato, by all means go. And stay here! Gto is a wonderful city, a mix of cultures and architecture and history that should be experienced. This was the perfect base to explore this UNESCO World Heritage city. Just across the main street is my favorite, Plaza San Fernando, with its huge shade trees, fountain and alfresco cafes. Mercado Hidalgo is just up the street (best place to buy fresh avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, and onion and make a guacamole snack. It's close to pretty much everything, including Union Garden. The house itself is classic Gto, but nicely remodeled and updated. The living area is clean, comfortable and well furnished. It is dark even with the shutters open, as are most of the houses in Gto. I'd recommend brighter lamps, but we spent very little time there--there's too much else to do, and the terrace is spectacular. The three bathrooms are very usable. The kitchen is complete, but honestly, we didn't use it at all. There's too much to experience in the city, and the exchange rate is favorable for dollars, so eating out is pretty cheap. The reading area is wonderful and opens to the city. I wish the couch fit more than 2 people. The bed in the reading area is really best for kids, or people willing to forego privacy and scrunch up. It's pretty small and low to the ground, but reportedly comfortable. The other bedrooms were comfortable and well sized (wish there were a queen bed or two, but the two doubles were workable), and the king master bedroom was huge. The terraces are where this house really shines. There is no need to be inside when you can be on top of the world. The patio always had shade, and was just delightful. Coffee and a book in the morning or a frosty beverage in the evening was wonderful. The stairs up were very steep, but backing down them felt safe and secure. I'd recommend arranging transportation with Beatriz, as she can get you right to the front door. Gto is a maze that airport taxis just can't seem to navigate. We took a van from the airport and had to haul our luggage up from the main street. It's not that far, but it is fairly steep and at 6500 feet elevation, we huffed and puffed each time we climbed up the callejons. Gto is a walking city, so bring comfortable footwear. And yes, this is in an urban location, so be prepared for some noise. We adapted quickly to the background noise of a vibrant city and slept just fine. I'd highly recommend this place

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the extensive review! Glad you enjoyed the house and town. We'll be separating the directions to the house from the general files about the house - maybe that will help with getting renters to the front door.
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  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect. It was located in the perfect place, close to everything. It also had the perfect view. We will definitely be back! Thank you for allowing us to use your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind comments and so glad you enjoyed the house!
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a 4 night stay, 4 adults and 4 kids, including a 2 year old. The house was well appointed, and beautifully decorated w talavera throughout. It had everything you would need for a comfortable stay, including bottled water. Don't worry about the lack of a/c, you will be fine with the fans provided. There was good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Washer and dryer came in very handy. I knocked one star because we got very lost trying to find the place initially. My advice, park in the parking garage El Patrocinio located within one of the tunnels and make doubly sure you know how to dial out on your cell phone in Mexico. From there, it's a 6-8 minute walk up to the house. Once situated, it's a perfect base for exploring the city by foot. We also ventured out to San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo, Cañada de la Virgen--all about a 45 min drive. All in all, I would recommend and would stay again if traveling w a large party.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Martha, for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the house. We appreciate suggestions and observations about how the house can be better - and obviously, for you, getting to the house didn't go well. We do include pretty detailed directions (for cars or taxis) in the files we routinely furnish to renters, but we'll revisit those and rewrite them. We (personally) have found that mapping apps (Google Maps, Apple's mapping app) don't locate the house accurately enough to depend on them for navigation. thanks again - Jeff and Emily
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need and it is walking distance from historical sites, bars, restaurants etc i would rent it again

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, CA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Casa San Cristobal was a great place to stay, the location was perfect; close enough to all the touristic points (El Callejon del Beso, El Pipila, La Alhondiga de Granaditas, Teatro Juarez, etc.), shops and restaurants. The three bedroom were good size, there is a great outdoor roof patio with splendid views of the city. The house had everything that is described in their listing. It was clean, kitchen had all the essentials to make meals, and the space was perfect for seven adults. The person that takes care of the house met us on time and took us to the house and gave us a tour to let us know where everything was. Jeff, the owner, was very quick to reply and answers our questions. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for your kind comments, and we're so glad you enjoyed the house and your time in Guanajuato!
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Portland, Oregon, USA

Pretty house, great location

  • 4 of 5

I have been to Guanajuato many times. This house is very nice and well located. Beatrix, the manager responds quickly. When we needed to switch gas tanks on Easter day she arrived with in a couple of hours and took care of it for us. One friend I was with had trouble with the fact that the neighborhood garbage is piled near our door. She felt like she did not want to open her bedroom window because of the smell. I was not bothered by this and did not smell it. I was amazed how the city workers pick the garbage up everyday. In fact, the city was completely clean every morning in spite of the huge Easter crowds.

There is lovely folk art through out the house. The roof top view is fantastic. The stairs are steep to the roof. If you have trouble climbing a ladder This isn't for you.

I highly recommend this house to anyone who want to be in the center of things in Guanajuato.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Callejon del beso
Teatro Juárez
Santo Cafe
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


Rates & Availability

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Festival Cervantino
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 16.0%

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. On dates when one party is departing and another arriving, we require that the renters leaving the house provide access to our house cleaners by 9am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en suite bathroom for master bedroom; hair dryer in cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , full bath on 2nd floor for 2nd bedroom
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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