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Breathtaking Panoramic Views House or B&B

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

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.)

More Details

Martine Bilodeau
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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.


Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Panoramic Views House or B&B
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Feel at Home in Guanajuato

  • 5 of 5

Martine's house made our winter escape to Guanajuato feel like we were at home. This house, perched on a hill with views of the city below on three sides is a great place to stay while visiting Guanajuato.

The kitchen is spacious, the bathrooms are large, the beds are comfortable and the house is beautiful. In addition Martine is the best. She can recommend resturants, local attractions and events.

We could not have been more pleased with a place to stay during our two months in Guanajuato.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house & host!

  • 5 of 5

Martine was a fabulous host. We go to Guanajuato frequently as my husband grew up there. The house worked perfect for us as it is 3 houses away from my inlaws' and close to center via foot, car/cab or bus. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. Plenty of hot water from the solar water heater. Just like the city, this house is full of charm. Thanks again, Martine!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Krista! It was a great pleasure to have you. Hope to see you again soon!
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Best place to stay in Guanajuato

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, clean and well ubicated near the Momias museum. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. However the best is how Martina, the owner treats and takes care of her guests. She was kind and very thoughtful of our needs. Thank you Martina. God bless you.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Fernando! Your children you are so lovely, snd your wife and you so gentle - you made it easy. Looking forward to see you again and enjoy the rest of your trip!
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Very relaxing & homey

  • 5 of 5

It's our 2 time to stay at Martine home she was gracious as ever ,her home is beautiful & clean in the middle of Guanajuato with spectacular views of city every morning begins with fruit of Mexico,,bread & fresh ground coffee

if I stay in a homeaway in Guanajuato again I know where to call.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming again Charles! You guys are the best guests ever! I could not ask for more!
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Casa Bella Vista is a beautiful and confortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella Vista is a beautiful and comfortable house. The views form the balcony and the patio at the top of the house are amazing. The house was really clean, and every thing was ready and perfectly set up to be used. My family and I loved the kitchen and bathrooms because they were big, spacey, and decorated with beautiful mexican talavera.. The house is located at the very top of a hill with narrow and steep roads. To go to Downtown Guanajuato, my family and I walked down the hill for about 20 min.

I absolutely will rent this beautiful house again, and recommend it to families and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gloria! It was a pleasure to have you! Hope you come again!
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks Wendi - we're so glad you enjoyed yourself! The door upstairs is metal, so even though it closes tight, the wind will make it noisy - and this is why there are clothsnakes near the doors - we push them against the doors at night to stop them from making noise. Also, the furniture is typical Michoacán furniture - beautiful but, as you say, uncomfortable, and this is why we have lots of cushions on them. Hope to see you 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

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
September special
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $22
Refundable damage deposit $75

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.

Owner'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.
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