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Martine Bilodeau

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Some Spanish

Breathtaking Panoramic Views House or B&B

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Guanajuato House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 4 BR 2 Bath house with big balcony and terrasse

Casa Bella Vista: Great, beautiful contemporary Mexican-style 3-storey house with gorgeous views, in a very safe neighborhood. Nice comfortable private rooms with real beds (matrimonial in 3 bedrooms + queen in Master BR). Big balcony off 2nd floor. Te Master Bedroom as a 40" smart tv, and wonderful view as it gives onto the balcony. The 3rd floor has a huge 40' x 20' deck with great views of the city, perfect for entertaining. Great, large kitchen, and spacious Dining Room, Living Room. Beautiful tiled full bathroom on the main floor, and on the second floor as well. Parking for 2 cars, very nice garden with native plants. Quiet cul-de-sac, and safe, friendly neighborhood. It's a 15-20 minute leisurely walk to Centro. Buses are readily available for 5 pesos (40 cents) and you can easily flag a taxi to go back and forth for 35 pesos ($2.40) to Centro. Internet WIFI (fiber optic), home phone. Because it is perched on a hill, the house is always comfortable (not too hot, not too cold) and gets a lot of light. The guests rooms all have windows that open to the interior shaft for air ventilation. With its panoramic views from both the balcony and the deck, you see the sunrise, and the sunset. Solar h/w.

(Available as B&B only from Oct. till Feb. for $45/room per night.)

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Martine Bilodeau (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Some Spanish

About Martine Bilodeau

Originally from rural Quebec (1 1/2 hour from Quebec City), I'm an Artist Painter/Scenic Artist from Vancouver. After traveling in different areas of Asia and Latin America in the past 10 years, I chose Guanajuato as my second home for its incredible light, colours, consistently sunny and warm weather, very friendly locals, very safe city, rich culture, and proximity to home (all the things I don't want to live without). I bought the house recently, and I see it as as wonderful and inspiring place for artists and innovative minds. I like that it's truly Mexican with tiles from renowned Dolores Hidalgo 1 hour away. During my travels, I found that a home away from home was important, and that's what I want to provide for people. It's also a good base for going to other wonderful cities like Guadalajara and Mexico City. I have a daughter in her 20's and her and I shared custody of a very loving MinPin Chihuahua, until they both moved to Montreal. I miss them both very much, and plan to visit a lot. Life is very short. Why not live it! I lived in Germany in my 20's, where my daugher was born, so I understand a certain level of German. And of course, I make my way in Spanish.

Martine Bilodeau purchased this house in 2011

Why Martine Bilodeau chose Guanajuato

This house is such an inspiration for artists! I painted 30 paintings in 3 months from the terrasse and its fantastic views. The Balcony also is a great place to chill and has great views as well. The house is very spacious, and always comfortable.

What makes this house unique

My neighours are all established and invested in the neighborhood, many from the same large family so we all watch for each other. It's a very safe place to be, away from the traffic and crowd. The view from the very spacious Master Bedroom would make anyone fall in love with the place.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Breathtaking Panoramic Views House or B&B
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Lovely house with lots of character!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this great house in GTO. The house was even bigger and better than we expected. It was very clean. The beds and bedding were super comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could think of to make you feel at home.

The property manager called me ahead of time to plan for our arrival. He was very friendly and easily reached.

I would definitely recommend this WONDERFUL house to others.

The only things that I can think to be improved upon would be - 1) more comfortable furniture in the living room for lounging with the family and 2) a way to prevent the upstairs (rooftop) door from rattling back and forth with the wind.

Lovely, absolutely lovely!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my vacations in Guanajuato with all my family, the house is beautiful with big bedrooms and everything was clean, is really close to down town. The road is a little complicate with big cars but is a safe neighborhood.

I would stay in the same hose for my next vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Paulina. It is a challenge to come up to the house and we warn people on the agreement. I'm glad you really enjoyed the house and the safe location. Take care and come again.
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Kailua, Hawaii

Large, comfortable, well furnished home in Guanajuato

  • 4 of 5

We spent five nights at Martine's beautifully furnished home overlooking Guanajuato. The steep, narrow approach to the home is a bit challenging, but worth the effort. The spacious home is well equipped; the manager (Greg) was there to greet us when we arrived and everything worked well - including the WIFI.

ne views from the two large terraces were a delight as were the excellent paintings by the owner herself.

Communication was excellent; the home was spotless; the kitchen was complete; and we were very pleased to be there.

The MEGA supermarket is a ten minute drive away and offers everything one would ever need. There are numerous excellent restaurants in Guanajuato and a number of worthwhile museums. If you want to learn Spanish, try the Escuela Falcon in the Centro area.

All in all, a wonderful stay at an affordable price!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, your great communication made it very easy for us to coordinate your arrival, especially that we are renting the whole house - therefore one needs to come to the house to open it up. I'm so glad you like the house! Please come again!
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Girls Trip

  • 3 of 5

The house was ok it was clean and the amenities were fine. We were there 4 days. It was a bit futher from the center than we thought. But once you figure out how to get down the hill it was ok. Stephen the caretaker was really alot of help on places to go and anything we needed. The owner all ways got back to me on all details. This is my first time in Guanajuato and first time using HomeAway and was happy with both. I will tell my friends about both.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ashland, Oregon, USA

Could not ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Our family was greeted by Jorge at the airport as promised and really appreciated his "initiation" for us to Guanajuato. He gave us lots of inside info that was really helpful.

The Casa speaks for itself. Well appointed, beautiful views, and a great central location for all our events. Evenly spaced were the Valencia mines, the Deportiva Torres Landa, the downtown "Centro", the La Bufa, Plaza La Paz as well as all our other venues. A 2 minute walk to Las Momias (the mummy museum) was a convenient spot to "fly" a cab. We couldn't be happier.

The house itself had everything we could ask for. Tons of extra drinking water (5 extra carboys full) and plenty of hot water for our showers, being mindful of time of day.

We hope to come back soon and will certainly stay here again if possible. What a great value!

I would say that if you plan to travel a lot away from the Casa, you should be prepared to climb a few hills, as many of the taxi's won't come backwards up the hill, so you need to be able to do a brisk walk uphill for a couple minutes from the Mummy Museum.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty house

  • 4 of 5

Very pretty traditional house with a good location near town. Comfortable and roomy.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ana for your feedback. I'm glad you liked the house and that you found it close enough to the center. Hope to have you over again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

20 minutes hike to Zona Centro, near Mommias Museum. On your walk to Zona Centro, you can see the Alhondiga Museum, Hidalgo market, Commercial, Jardin Reforma, and Plaza San Francisco ( very quiet park with restaurants), and the Diego Riviera and Frida Khalo house/museum (tucked on a side street). There are small local grocery shops 2 minutes from the house, and 5 minutes down is the Tepetapa street with its many diverse small shops. The walk is very easy to the Centro, but it's easier to take a taxi back home (for 30 pesos or $2.40), cause it's fairly steep, or take the readily available bus (5 pesos or $0.40) up the Tepetapa (Take the Mommias or Nuevo Panteon, and then hike the last 5 minutes. If you take the Mommias, you can stay on the bus to go around the hill all the way up to the sign that says 'Bano' just above the museum Mommias. It will save you the hike along the Panteon Wall.

A typical day is to have a smoothie and breakfast in the house in the morning, then stroll down to the Centro and visit, stopping along for a snack at the Hidalgo Mercado; then visit some more, and have an afternoon 3-course meal (drink included) for $5-$7 in one of the nice small restaurants close to University, then slowly make your way back, shopping for your night meal at the Hidalgo Mercado, and take the bus or taxi back on time to catch some more sun and watch the sunset by 6pm. (Downtown gets very cool in the shade after 2pm, but the house has the sun all day).


Rates & Availability

Guanajuato House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
winter season - Room only
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $76
Cleaning fee $23

There is a $30 cleaning fee, and a $100 refundable damage deposit.
Cancellations refundable at 100% up to 30 days before check in, minus $75 admininstration fee; 50% refundable up to 7 days prior to check in day. No refund after that.

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Guanajuato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , hot water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot water. Beautiful ceramic tiles throughout
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , large closet
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Huge Master Bedroom with large windows opening to balcony. G
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Huge Master Bedroom with large windows opening to balcony. Great walk-in closet. Seating area with Mexican-style aquipal leather furniture.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Cook and cleaning lady available on demand. Chauffeur may be available to pick you up at the airport.

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