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Jeff Cortazzo

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Guanajuato 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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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeff Cortazzo (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 3 minutes' walk of main public market (Mercado Hidalgo), accessible by car, and within 10 minutes' walk of almost all public performance venues in town.


based on 26 traveler reviews

3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews
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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Mexico City

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is the best property in Guanajuato!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Quaint and cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful town, and would strongly recommend staying at this home. It's so nicely designed, and rich with Mexican character. The manager and architect Beatriz was so helpful. I was traveling with my 84 year old father, and when we first arrived we weren't altogether pleased with the taxi driver we got from the airport, and put my dad in a not so comfortable mood. Tip: have Beatriz arrange your pick up. Unless the taxi driver is very familiar with the area, and knows the small little streets in this town it can make for a very frustrating drive which is what happened. When we arrived my father was a bit bothered, and little uncertain of where we were, but Beatriz was so helpful she assured us we were only steps from the center of the town, and kindly walked us to lively little San Fernando Plaza. It was a quick stay but we had a really nice time so thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias! so glad you enjoyed the house and Beatriz' assistance.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Casa San Cristobal is a house with much charm and character. It's also a great space for hosting a lot of people! Large dining room table & kitchen - great for cooking in. Plenty of seating in the living room/TV area. A fantastic rooftop patio with a gorgeous view, and an adorable breakfast nook that overlooks the town to boot! The location is great, and after getting used to the tunnel system (which tends to throw off the mapping system!), we walked everywhere with ease.

During our stay, we had an issue with getting the water heater to turn on. My husband is very handy, but we still needed help from the manager. She came within a half hour - even on a Saturday! She was fantastic and very helpful.

The only thing I wish I were more prepared for was the hard stone floorings everywhere. I think I would have brought extra socks or a pair of slippers had I known this. Other than that, it was a great experience, and we would definitely recommend it to friends, if not return again ourselves!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our rental of Casa San Cristobal. From the check-in, to the location, design, and comfort, everything was perfect. The owner was prompt and informative with correspondence during the rental process, and the local manager was also responsive and available when we needed him.

The home is beautiful and well-equipped to handle a family vacation to Guanajuato. Markets of all sizes are nearby, and we cooked at the house for most of our meals. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. The master bedroom is huge, and has two pack n play cribs for small children. We encountered unseasonably warm weather while there, and found the floor fan very useful for both cooling and white noise.

Others have commented about street noise and the trash in the alley, but we did not find it bothersome. There is street chatter and the occasional car, but that's part of being in Guanajuato and part of its charm. It is a dense town with a lot of activity. That being said, the home is on the back side of the central area of activity, which makes it a lot quieter than the main hotel zone, but it's still very close and convenient to those locations when you want to amble about town.

Enjoy Guanajuato, and don't have any hesitation about renting Casa San Cristobal. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias!! We're so glad your stay was enjoyable and we appreciate the kind comments on the house.
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Four senior singles

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for our vacation needs. We are four female friends in our seventies who wanted a place in Guanajuato that is right in the center of town and that has enough bedrooms for four separate snorers. That's what we got, a perfect location close to museums, shops, restaurants, and a house with three bedrooms and a pullout couch in a reading area upstairs that is extremely comfortable. The house is furnished with everything anyone could need and is also decorated beautifully with lots of ceramics and lovely copper and silver light fixtures. We spent lots of time on the roof deck. There is no parking and you really don't need or want a car in Guanajuato. There is some noise in the neighborhood, but that is because Guanajuato is a lovely, lively place. The owner and local manager were very prompt in responding to questions and needs. I would recommend this house highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments!! We're glad your time in the house and GTO was so enjoyable.
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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


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes 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 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hair dryer stored in cabinets under sink
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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