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3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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).

FIRST FLOOR:

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.

SECOND FLOOR:

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.

ROOFTOP TERRACES:

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.

MISCELLANEOUS:

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.

SAN CRISTOBAL 49

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.

PLANTA BAJA:

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.

PLANTA ALTA:

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.

LA TERRAZA:

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.

VARIOS:

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

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Cortazzo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

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.

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , shower and toilet in the bathroom; sink just outside door
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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3 BR/3 BA Renovated Vacation Home
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 6 (3 adults, 3 kids age 7-11). Comfortable, beautifully decorated and located in a spectacular section of the city. The views are breathtaking, and the owners and property managers so lovely. Can’t wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks and so glad you enjoyed the house and town!
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5

Excellent location, dark bedrooms, nice kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this house for a week. The location is perfect for exploring the city. All the typical attractions a a short walk away. Yes it is noisy at night, but the owners provide earplugs, and you just need to put a white noise app on your phone and you'll have the best sleep in years in the pitch black main bedroom!

Beatriz was very helpful, especial in giving the taxi driver directions over the phone. And the owners were very helpful when our return flight was cancelled due to Harvey.

I would only make two small suggestions. Our Spanish is good, but trying to translate the driving directions on the fly to a taxi driver from the airport unfamiliar with Guanajuato City was confusing for all. Perhaps write out the directions in both languages so the driver can just read them?

Also, the small bedroom upstairs gets a lot of light compared to the other 2. A blackout curtain is all it needs to be perfect.

Overall, we had a great stay and would certainly come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks much for the kind words and for the advice! We'll get Beatriz to write some directions in Spanish and will forward that file to renters - a great idea. We actually have black-out material for curtains but have held off on making the curtains, but will go ahead and do it. Glad you enjoyed the house, and glad we had the flexibility to help when Hurricane Harvey complicated your return home. Jeff and Emily Cortazzo
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San Diego
5

We LOVED this place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is large, cozy, airy and wonderful! Every part of the home has character and let's you enjoy the beautiful city of Guanajuato. The rooftop terrace gives you breath taking views and sounds of the city.

It is so close to the Mercado, plazas and allows for wonderful strolls through the quaint cobblestone walkways and streets.

Words cannot describe the amazing experience that we had while staying at San Cristobal Casa!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, beautiful home, stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

I think we picked the perfect vacation home in GTO. House is very clean, comfy beds, perfect wifi connection, amazing views, and Netflix to top it off! (kids loved that). I must say, it was hard to find for us, since we drove in and our GPS had us driving around for a bit. Beatriz was very helpful at our arrival and helped us with a parking spot practically right in front of the house. Looking forward to returning and renting this home again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joliet Il.
5

Beautiful home and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Sorry for the late review, but my family and I stayed at the Casa San Cristobal from June 3rd to June 12th. The overall experience was pleasant and comfortable. The architecture and views from the terrace were breathtaking. The upstairs terrace was beautiful and my family and I spent every night admiring the view of the city. The house was well equipped with hot water, drinking water, and a washing/drying machine. The rooms were very large and spacious and made my family of 7 feel comfortable. The house also provided wifi and Netflix which were nice perks included in the home! All the appliances in the kitchen worked perfectly and eating out wasn't always necessary. We also were close to the famous "El Callejon de Beso" and enjoyed the may shops, bistros, and museums in the downtown area. Again our experience at Casa San Cristobal was perfect and my family and I plan on returning next summer. Thank you again to the owners for letting us stay and making sure we felt at home during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind comments!! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
5

Great location, great accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, mom 2 and I headed to Guanajuato and we wanted a comfy place and the ability to walk everywhere. This was perfect. Just steps from the famous "Callejon de Beso" this place is in the heart of Guanajuato. No need for a car. We enjoyed the feasibility of getting to all the main parks, museums and the beauty of walking in Guanajuato from Casa Cristobal. You can tell they didn't leave out any details in their home. Plenty of space, comfy beds, a fab rooftop with city views perfect for happy hour wine on the terrace. Wifi, WD, Netflix and hot water are all added perks! I would stay here again with family, kids, friends or whomever. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bajio International Airport, Leon de Aldama, MX
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Clave Azul
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Kilometres
Cafe Club
Car: not necessary

within walking distance of most Festival Cervantino venues

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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