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Casa Sierra Roja: Mexican charm, spacious, terrace with spectacular views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 Bed/3 Bath, Patio w/ Lime Tree, Rooftop Terrace, Children and Pets Welcome

Casa Sierra Roja is centrally located just 3 minutes by foot to the tree-lined Embajadoras area and market and 15 minutes by foot to Jardín de la Unión. It is nestled in a family-oriented neighborhood off a well-lit callejón that is just 39 steps from the main street below. Amazingly, if you hike the 400+ steps to reach the top of the callejón, you only have to walk another 10 minutes to reach the base of the Bufa, a protected area where there are numerous hikes and ample opportunities for scrambling and rock climbing.

Casa Sierra Roja is spacious and well-suited for couples or a family. Kids and pets are welcome. One highlight is the Master suite on the second floor with a king-size bed, vaulted ceiling and covered balcony with glass doors and comfortable seating for two. From the balcony, there is an impressive view of the sierra, which turns a dramatic red shade at sunset.

Another star feature is the roof-top terrace with both open-air and covered areas, where you will enjoy splendid views of the city and surrounding geological wonders. From the terrace, you can plug in your computer or cook dinner on the full-size BBQ.

The lower level of Casa Sierra Roja opens onto an shaded patio with a lime tree that has organic limes for picking year-round. The quaint Mexican-style kitchen and connected dining room include full amenities.

There is a foyer with seating and cozy living room areas on both levels for avid readers looking for a good corner to curl up with a book!

The house can comfortably sleep from 2 to 7 people. In addition to the Master suite, there are two bedrooms on the second floor: one with a single bed and balcony and another with two singles. There is another bedroom with a double bed on the first floor. There are 3 full bathrooms: 1 on the first floor and 2 on the second floor (including Master Suite bathroom).

Other features of Casa Sierra Roja include a full-size automatic washing machine and high-speed wireless Internet service. For families with young children, there are gated areas to control play and child-safe balconies. Equipment for babies and small children is available upon request (collapsible crib, changing table, stroller, etc.)

A once-a-week cleaning is included and additional cleaning services are available at a reasonable price.

We are certain that guests will immediately feel at home in Casa Sierra Roja, which serves as a perfect base for exploring the magic colonial city of Guanajuato and the stunning natural areas that border the city. As bilingual and bi-cultural hosts, we are available to answer questions about the local area and culture. We want to make your stay in Mexico as comfortable and carefree as possible.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Arturo
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Kim and Arturo

We are a bilingual, bicultural couple with Guanajuato roots. We are happy to share information with guests from around the world on local sights and attractions or other topics of interest. Bienvenid@s a Casa Sierra Roja!

Kim and Arturo purchased this house in 2000

Why Kim and Arturo chose De La Presa

Guanajuato is one of Mexico’s cultural jewels and there is something magic and elusive about this city of ours. There is nothing in the world that compares to the sight in the late afternoon of the colorful houses set against the reddish hills and the dazzling blue sky. Enjoy one of Mexico’s treasures from the roof-top terrace of Casa Sierra Roja!

What makes this house unique

Casa Sierra Roja is comfortable and cozy with Mexican charm and has plenty of space inside and out. It is centrally located off of Paseo de la Presa, a 3-minute walk from the colorful Embajadoras market anda 10-minute walk for Jardín de la Unión. The views from the balconies and roof–top terrace are spectacular. You can comfortably read a book or work on your computer on the Master suite balcony or roof-top terrace in rain or shine. The neighborhood is family-oriented and friendly, with good lighting at night. The lime tree in the patio provides juicy limes year-round for delicious margaritas!


De La Presa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full bathroom, vaulted ceilings and balcony with view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On 1st floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , With balcony; on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , On 2nd floor; can be opened upon request
  • All bedrooms have large closets.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
The house is perfect for couples or families.


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Casa Sierra Roja: Mexican charm, spacious, terrace with spectacular views
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family vacation is close to downtown and to the left theirs this restaurant called Corazon Parlante tha is great.

I recommend this property to anyone the home is just like the pics and the owners are great the best attention ever they make you file like home, they work with your flight schedule if there's a late flight, when you arrive the house is super clean.

Thank you Kim & Arturo for you hospitality we wil be back soon

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salinas, CA

Delightful city / Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of two couples enjoyed a week of exploring the city and points of interest outside. Arrived by bus and relied primarily on walking and inexpensive cabs to get about. Casa Sierra Roja suited our needs perfectly - roomy and attractive with all the amenities required. The rooftop terrace was a special plus. The walk to the city center was easy and always interesting. Small family markets and vendors abound. Found some excellent restaurants. Fascinating city to explore. Much like a Tuscan hill town, but without any touristy focus. This is the Mexico a visitor hopes to find, but usually doesn't. The term "vibrant downtown" must have been coined here. It seems to be a holiday atmosphere every day and night! Attended the excellent Friday symphony concert for less than a movie ticket at home. Kim gave us a good orientation and was readily available for any help we may have needed. Thank you! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelan, WA

Awesome Casa-awesome location-awesome price

  • 5 of 5

We spent six weeks at Casa Sierra Roja and loved every moment. We needed all four bedrooms as on occasion we had our family and friends visiting this fascinating city. The owners Kim & Arturo were especially helpful about all sorts of things and made it a special visit. They also became special friends with us and our adult kids. This property is a real find when you need a larger Casa. Thanks Kim for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nelson, B.C.

Guanajuato Lover

  • 5 of 5

This was my sixth trip to the magical city of Guanajuato and I've found the house that I will return to on my next visit. I've stayed in a number of VRBO houses and Casa Sierra Roja is by far the nicest and best value among them.

Four beautiful bedrooms and 3 roomy and functional bathrooms make this an ideal house for a large family (there was 7 of us and plenty of room) or couples. In the month we never ran out of hot water (a treat in Mexico) and the laundry facilities were excellent

The kitchen is fully equipped (the stove and fridge are better quality than mine in Canada) with all the pots and pans and cutlery (including sharp knives) that you need, and great lighting in the evenings so cooking in the house was easy.

Lots of windows in the house bring in natural light and provide nice views of the city and surrounding hills. The terrace was very large and functional with a table and 6 chairs and a bbq. The view over the city and of the surrounding hills…….Gorgeous!! 2 separate cozy sitting areas provide some space to sit and read or chat.

Kim was an amazing host. She was available the whole time to help us out with any questions or requests, provide us with loads of helpful information about the city and surrounding areas, and made us feel at home in Casa Sierra Roja right from the start.

The house is 40 steps up a very well lit callejon. We felt safe in the neighbourhood the whole time. It took about 13 minutes, at a good pace, to walk through the interesting Ambajadores Plaza to the Centro.

I would highly recommend Casa Sierra Roja. By far the best VRBO value in Guanajuato.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Distrito Federal

Comentarios estadía

  • 4 of 5

Estuvimos el fin de semana de las fiestas patrias. Realmente es una casa hermosa, amplia, muy cómoda y bien cuidada. El estilo elegante y sencillo, y muy propio de lo colonial.

La seriedad y amabilidad de quienes lo rentan nos transmitió mucha confianza.

Recomendamos esta casa, además de que, el costo es bastante accesible.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely escape from A Canadian winter

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful month at Casa Sierra Roja. It's everything the listing said it would be, close to everything (but not too close), splendid views, lots of windows and a lovely, large master bedroom. We had plenty of room for the family to visit and they loved the casa as well. The place was spotless, the beds all comfy and the basket chairs on the balcony perfect for an evening Margarita. The cultural opportunities and great restaurants are too numerous to mention. The city is in a canyon and has the usual Guanajuato noise, but ear plugs worked wonders. The hosts were delightful and very helpful, even leaving a mobile phone for us. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bar Fly
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Guanajuato-Silao Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Corazón Parlante
Car: not necessary

Casa Sierra Roja is located on Callejón de Zaragoza, 40 steps up from the main street Paseo de la Presa. It is a 3-minute walk to the Mercado-Jardín Embajadoras and a 15 minute walk to the heart of the city (The Juárez Theater and Jardín Unión) where there are plenty of good restaurants, coffee shops, bars and eateries.

Almost every night there is a cultural event either in one of the theaters or in one of the plazas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

If paying by credit card: 25% due at time of reservation; the remainder due 7 days prior to arrival. Other forms of payment: $200 reservation deposit required at time of reservation; full payment due upon arrival. Reservation deposit not refundable but if cancellation is 60+ days prior to arrival, deposit can be applied to future reservation. A fully refundable US $200 damage deposit required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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