About the property
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
If you have mobility issues, this is not for you. You must be able to do some hiking up and down to get to the stores, or sometimescatch a taxi, and at 7000 feet high, it's challenging.
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- within one hour
- English, French, Some Spanish, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 30, 2018
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 Zona Centro
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Idyllic respite in Guanajuato!
The owner is very flexible and accommodating and available for questions. She leaves a full information package.
This was a wonderful place to return to at the end of the day to spend the evening out on the terrazos (2).
Only one catch was the water for showering which was solar powered. No hot water until around 10 am and then it was scalding and/or freezing.
Great location to walk down into town, explore, have dinner and then return "home" by taxi! We kept this as our home base and drove to San Miguel for a day of sightseeing!
It has been recommended to others by us.
Beautiful house with plenty of room.
It was perfect for the weekend we had in GTO.
Feel at Home in Guanajuato
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.
Thank you so much Lee and Becky for taking such great of my house. It was a great pleasure to have you! You are welcome here any time!
Great house & host!
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!
Thank you so much Krista! It was a great pleasure to have you. Hope to see you again soon!
Best place to stay in Guanajuato
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.
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!
Very relaxing & homey
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.
Thank you so much for coming again Charles! You guys are the best guests ever! I could not ask for more!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.