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Beautiful Colonial Home in the Middle of Charming Plaza in Downtown Guanajuato

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Welcome to La Malagueña, a getaway that will enthrall your senses and nurture your spirit.

Our house is in the heart of downtown Guanajuato in the most beautiful plaza in town-Plaza San Fernando. From our house you can comfortably walk to most historical and cultural sites and many language schools, restaurants, cafes, and bars. We're only a few steps from the Basilica de Guadalupe, Teatro Juarez, Mercado Hidalgo, and the University of Guanajuato. Since our house is in the heart of downtown you don't have to climb steep narrow streets or callejones.

Our home was originally built in the 18th century and has been restored and remodeled several times, the last time by the renowned Mexican artist, Juan Ibañez. It's made from adobe so it naturally warms and cools the house and the temperature inside is always ideal. Its construction is of stone and pine with copper accents. It takes advantage of the Mexican sun and sky and its position on the most beautiful square in Guanajuato with French doors opening onto the fountain below and a wonderful rooftop garden in which you can sit and while away the time, above it all.

Our place is ideal for the seasoned traveler who prefers the comforts of home combined with the uniqueness of a true Mexican experience.

You'll not only enjoy the comfort, style, and location of our place but also the hospitality of our staff. ¡BIENVENIDOS!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Demello
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Maria Demello

My husband and I lived in Guanajuato for many years and loved living there, however, due to the nature of our professions we had to relocate. We come back to Guanajuato every chance we get but when we are not there, we like to share our place with visiting travelers.

Since we both love to travel, we try to provide our guests with the same standards of excellence that we expect when we travel.

Maria Demello purchased this house in 1997

Why Maria Demello chose Guanajuato

La Malagueña is truly a magical house. There is no other house in town quite like ours. The architecture is so unusual that it's difficult to describe but every room is filled with character and style. There are plants everywhere in the house, even in the bathrooms. The rooftop is a peaceful oasis with more than 100 plants and a great view of the mountains, Plaza San Roque, the University of Guanajuato, the Mercado that make you feel you're on top of the world.

Our location is unbeatable! You are in the center of everything. You don't even have to go out of the house to enjoy Guanajuato because the vibrancy of the city comes to you. When you open the balcony doors to the plaza, you let in the festivities and can hear the concerts, view the performances, sing along with the troubadours or simply people watch as you enjoy a glass of wine or a Margarita.

What makes this house unique

* Flexible check-in and check-out. No set policy unless we have other guests arriving the same day.

* Bilingual administrator who is only a call away for any needs or recommendations and 24/7 for emergencies.

* We offer great bilingual walking tours of Guanajuato with historical, cultural, and social insights of the downtown and less know but as important sites outside the center of town.

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertable Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Colonial Home in the Middle of Charming Plaza in Downtown Guanajuato
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very special to stay in. The architecture and decor are amazing! We loved the location of the home and you have a lively plaza right out front. We enjoyed people watching from the living room most evenings after dinner and the rooftop has incredible views around the city. The location is a little noisy but we knew that before renting the home and it wasn't a problem for us. We used the portable fan in our bedroom at night and it drowned out all noise. That being said, it was well worth being right in the middle of this awesome city's vibe! Doesn't get much better than this home and it's location for a trip to Guanajuato. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be right in the middle of the mix, this is the home!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing unique experience

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled in Mexico extensively and lived in Guanajuato for a year some time ago. When we return, we will have our eyes on this place. It is not hyperbole to say this was a magical home. Guanajuato is an amazing town and this home added to the experience in real ways. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the early afternoon to a house with fresh flowers, fruit, bottled drinking water and coffee! The house is located at plaza San Fernando above a restaurant/ bar/ music venue. It was noisy yes but that was expected, see previous reviews. This house is located between two plazas. So if you crave quite and peaceful this is not for you. If you like to be close to the 'scene' and don't mind the festive atmosphere then you will enjoy this place. We took a tour of GTO with Lorena, the house manager and had a wonderful time. Maria was very flexible on check in and check out times which was great. Lorena was easy to communicate with and reachable. It's an easy walk to the main sights and sounds from this centrally located rental. The building is 180 yo, not modern but very comfortable. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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4

Lovely rustic home in ideal location

  • 4 of 5

If you want to be in the middle of it all, then this is a great location. The balcony overlooks one of the many small plazas in town and this one is bustling with different restaurants, shops, and arts. I love the panadera (bakery) literally just a few doors away - perfect for grabbing breakfast or some treats at the end of the day.

The house is rustic (the pictures shown really "enhance" the rooms) there is no A/C (we bought 2 very small fans at a local store) and the shower on the main level is small. Hot water doesn't last long, so no long showers. We would alternate - I'd shower in the morning, the husband at night to make sure we had hot water. No toilet paper can be flushed due to the old septic system, but this is true for ALL Guanajuato and San Miguel. So it's not a negative comment on the house - just something to know about the city and surrounding area.

The plaza is lovely, but it is also a popular area, so keep in mind that there is activity (noise from restaurants, music, people partying) until 11pm to as late as 1am. We didn't find this a nuisance as we were sooooo tired at the end of the day we literally crashed out! But it was also unique to lay in bed and hear mariachis playing - I mean you are on vacation, so you don't want it to be the "usual" stuff you experience at home! This is just something to be aware of- if you are looking for peace and quiet, this might not be the house for you, but if you are looking for a real vibe of the city, you will be pleased.

Maria (the owner) was delightful to work with and very helpful as was Lorena who welcomed us to the house and showed us how things worked there. Local bagged coffee, bottled water, "safe" ice, fresh fruit and flowers were waiting for us - so it was a nice touch.

The house is rustic, but again, I loved the creaking floors, doors that are slightly "off" and the stone work.

Many thanks to all for our time in Guanajuato - MC, Rick, Wes and Oliver

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

LOVELY 1850's VILLA ON CENTRAL PLAZA--PERFECT FOR INDIANA JONES AND FAMILY

  • 5 of 5

My husband named this The Indiana Jones house because it has so much old world character. You enter right off Plaza San Fernando ( the best local plaza in town) and wind your way along beautiful old columns decorated with tons of plants and even a huge cement skull on one column, smiling at you, as you wind your way up a flight of stairs to your Villa with balconies a block long over looking the plaza and fountain. My husband recently had knee replacement surgery and had no problem with the flight of stairs as there are good strong rails and it's only 1 flight.

The first floor includes a bedroom, bathroom with shower, well-equipped kitchen, large dining room, and a huge living room with a T.V. and Netflix. We found the TV and WIFI worked well, and we got hooked on Netflix while staying here.The next floor has the master bedroom, another lovely bath full of plants, a huge closet area, another sitting room, and a gorgeous, large, roof top terrace. There is a 3rd bedroom off the kitchen--up a flight of stairs that we did not use, as it was just the 2 of us. The owner had fresh flowers in every room and distilled water all around--we never ran out and we were here for nearly a week. There are 2 hot water heaters, so you'll never run out of hot water either! The furnishings and appointments make you feel like you are in an old Hacienda, and the homeyness and character radiates throughout, making it very, very special.

We loved being right on the Plaza. There was always something going on, and we were serenaded nightly by singers, mariachis, even Opera. Yes, as with all plazas in Mexico or Italy, if you want to be away from it all, stay in the country, as the music and happy families permeate the Villa balconies, and in the mornings you wake up to church bells, roosters, etc. Personally we love this type of experience! I am a light sleeper, but I found it easier to sleep with all the beautiful sounds, not difficult, as stated by a prior reviewer. The town is charming and we felt safe and secure in this lovely home.

The housekeeper Sote was sweet and well trained and kept the home in great shape. There is a W/D if you need it. We used Lorena the house manager for a tour--which we broke into 2 days-- due to my husband's recent knee surgery. She took us to the mines and ex-Haciendas nearby and it was fascinating. I recommend you lock down the price before you go, as we didn't ,and she kept raising it as we went along. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: House located in the heart of downtown Guanajuato within walking distance of the major cultural venues, historic monuments, touristic attractions.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

A $100 USD security deposit is required. This deposit will be returned to you upon departure if no damages were occurred to the house or furniture. Any damages incurred by you or your party during your stay at La Malagueña will be deducted from the deposit.

Cancelation Policy: A four-week notice of cancellation is needed for a full refund. For cancellations with less than a four-week notice, we will re-schedule your reservation for another date when the house is available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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