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Beautiful Colonial Home in Downtown Guanajuato

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

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.


Guanajuato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This house is suitable for small children, however, parents need to keep a close eye on them due to the stairs & balconies in the house.
  • During check-in, the guest who made the reservation must show a formal form of ID (passport or driver's license) that matches the reservation's name.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertable Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Amazing!!! We felt like we were staying in an architectural wonder!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rave about this property enough! We were greeted by Lorena, who was absolutely lovely (and funny), and gave us a thorough tour and explanation of workings of the house, and a nice bowl of fresh fruit. The location was perfect, overlooking the plaza San Fernando, the house was clean, well appointed, beautifully decorated, and the terrace was gorgeous, with an abundance of plants and rooftop views. I wish we had known how amazing this place was, as we would have stayed longer. We plan to return, and also plan to take the tour that Lorena offers- it sounds really cool! I cannot imagine any place being nicer than this one in all of Guanajuato!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing colonial home in the heart of Guanajuato. Walking distance to everything. Wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect in this amazing colonial house. Our driver Manuel who picked us up to Lorena who met us at the house made everythingbas easy as could be. Email communication with owner and payment was easy. Incredible downtown location in plaza San Fernando. Tall ceilings, exposed beems, a beautiful open central courtyard, hundreds of plants, the rooftop deck was breathtaking. All amenities one needs. Bakery, restaurants, museums, bars, shopping just steps away. Luxurious but still rustic and authentic. Very comfortable beds, Wi-Fi, full kitchen, Netflix, everything here. One of the most beautiful homes I have stayed in while traveling in Mexico. The plaza is loud, but fun to engage in the energy of the day and night. Great room has four large doors/balconies to watch people and listen to music and seranades. 5 stars for everything if you are looking for an authentic Guanajuato home to live in during your stay and be in the heart of downtown. Highly recommend. We will return for sure. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visually stunning, can travel to everything

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. We loved every detail and the view from the roof was amazing! I highly recommend this for its unique, authentic vibe and walkability throughout guanajuato. The one challenge was that we enjoyed sleeping with the windows open in the bedroom this time of year (july) and it could be quite noisy from the plaza. Perhaps keeping the window closed and a fan would provide the right temperature. Overall a wonderful property!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La Malagueña is an amazing property in the middle of Guanajuato city center. Close to all major attractions. I would describe this property as rustic chic. Large, perfectly decorated, very comfortable, with all modern conveniences. The views from the living room balconies are wonderful. The best part of the property is the terrace. It provides a wonderful oasis in the middle of the city; perfect for dining, relaxation, and a glass of wine. I cannot underscore how perfect this property is. Also, Maria (the owner) was great; she responded to all queries quickly and shared great information regarding her property and city. Lorena, the caretaker, was also wonderful, easy going, and full of information and always willing to help. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot ...

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples visiting from far away with minimal Spanish. Marie went beyond the norm to assist us in finding our way to Guznajuato (from Grutas Tolantongo - one of the world's natural wonders). She spoke with owners of our previous accommodation to set us off in the right direction and sent us typed notes I could show taxi and bus drivers along the way. Superb thank you. The home is delightful and Supe made us lovely breakfasts each day. Our tour with Lorenz was really good and great to see surrounding areas. Lorenz gave us great eating recommendation's too. Very comfy bed's and well set up for two couples. Great roof top deck too. Strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beatiful house in a Great location

  • 5 of 5

La Malagueña is a 150 year old house, very well remodeled, very comfortable and decorated with excellent taste. The gardens are fantastic and the views in the second floor, to the Plaza San Fernando, and the third floor wher you can see the the heart of the city, at 3 minutes walk. To the oposite side at similar distance are the city market and the historic museums.

I look foward to return to this house in the future


  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Refundable 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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