|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
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
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
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)....
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.
We stayed in Casa San Cristobal in early September for 7 nights, we were a party of 7, 3 adults, 3 teens, and 1 child. We fell in love with the house and Guanajuato. We loved it so much that we are already planning to go back this year, and of course stay in Casa San Cristobal. We love everything about the house, it is perfect! We love the design, the furniture, and the location – just around the corner from the famous Callejon del Beso. Loved to sit in the reading room in the early morning before starting our day, the view was outstanding. The view from the terrace is picturesque and you can see all of Guanajuato.
The owner of the property, Jeff Cortazzo is very responsive and answered all my questions and emails right away, which made my decision to rent the property easy. Once there, Beatriz and her husband were very helpful.
Guanajuato is truly a magical city, there is so much to see and do, and we were out and about every day. We did not rent a car, we took a cab from the airport to the house, and it’s only a 30 minute drive. We did not find a need for a car, we took public transportation to Cristo Rey, as well as to Leon. We did do a few tours – to San Miguel de Allende, and other locations. Guanajuato is such a lively place, so full of music, we loved the Callejoniadas, we would wait for them every night by the Callejon del Beso.
Loved everything about Casa San Cristobal and Guanajuato. Can't wait to go back!
Beautiful, the town is amazing I would said magical. The house is super clean, organized and kitchen is well equipped. Location is great, easy acces to convenient stores and historical sites. Beatriz is just amazing. Thank you so much, to share your amazing house with our family, we absolutely love it.
Elena from PA.
The location was central and most things were in walking distance. The property itself was beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The rooftop has a breathtaking view of the city and is a great place to sit and enjoy the scenery.
We stayed in Casa San Cristobal in early November and very much enjoyed the time we spent there. The interior and the terrace views were gorgeous, and it felt like a true home away from home. Beatriz and Salvador were friendly and thorough with the house tour and addressed any concerns quickly. As previous reviewers have mentioned, there can be some noise coming in from the street at night on the weekend, but it wasn't anything I couldn't sleep through (white noise from a fan or earplugs should take care of it for lighter sleepers). Some of it was even fun to hear! We were within walking distance of so many great places, and we still felt like we were in a "real" neighborhood. The decor throughout the house was my favorite part; I loved the colors and artwork everywhere. From the smallest details to the neighborhood itself, we kept remarking that it felt like an authentic experience. I'd stay here again, and I hope to come back sooner rather than later. Sunset on the terrace was unforgettable.
We stayed here last year and loved it! When planning for this years trip there was no looking elsewhere. We knew we wanted to stay at Casa San Cristobal and were lucky enough to have it available to us! The location is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy Guanajuato. A short walk separates you from a peaceful and quite time at the house and the excitement of downtown Guanajuato! It's about the same walk to the big grocery store but an even shorter walk to the Mercado! If staying here be sure not to miss out on Antonios tacos! He and his wife and been at the Plaza de Los Angeles for over 25 years, and I have been eating his tacos every year for the last 9 years. I could go on and on about what to do and where to go, but part of the charm about this place is the unexpected pleasures that you find yourself stumbling upon daily. My suggestion when visiting Guanajuato is to save a couple days for some long walks around the city. There's always something more and more amazing around each corner. Casa San Cristobal makes enjoying all the wonderful things about Guanajuato much easier. It is a safe and secure home that will make you want to ditch your normal way of life back home and beg the owners to let you buy it! Happy travels!
James - Inez, Texas, USA
We stayed at Casa San Cristobal Oct. 12 - 16, 2016. The house is very comfortable, the beds all have good mattresses. The furniture is in very good condition. The house is well-maintained and repairs are made as quickly as possible. It can be a bit noisy, as the house is located very near downtown, especially during Cervantino. This isn't the fault of the owner or manager, but the nature of Guanajuato - it sits in a relatively narrow canyon and sounds just bounce off all the hard surfaces. The almost non-stop party during Cervantino just adds to the situation. Mind you, I'm not complaining - Cervantino is a blast! Well worth any inconvenience. We happened to have earplugs, which helped because the city doesn't really calm down until around 2 AM.
One of my favorite features of this house is the window wall in the 2nd floor reading area - the wall actually slides back to allow natural breezes and the sounds of the city to fill the room. I spent a lot of time reading and drinking coffee in this area.
One feature that wasn't mentioned when we booked the house is Callejon San Cristobal is a route for the callejoneada. While we were there it was a nightly happening; I'm not sure how often it occurs outside of Cervantino. The image and experience of a group of musicians dressed in 16th century costumes strolling down the street followed by a throng of locals and tourists (well over 100 one night) is something I will remember for the rest of my life.
General - the house is very well-located. The mercado is a short distance away, and a grocery store is maybe a quarter mile away. Use Google Maps on your phone - I used it the entire trip and it never let me down. There are many ways to get from place to place; Juarez is very crowded, and you can get around quickly and easily by using side streets. Maps always keeps track of your location. BTW, we have Verizon, which recently added the ability to use your phone in Mexico for a small extra charge. Your provider may offer the same. We have been going to Mexico for over 25 years and this was the first time we were able to stay in contact easily - made a huge difference.
This is a great property! The manager, Beatriz, is a lovely lady. She speaks English quite well and is very helpful. We have already decided to return and will definitely book either this house or one of the other properties the owner will be renting next year.
within walking distance of most Festival Cervantino venues
|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. 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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.