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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Queen bedroom, one & half bathrooms, WIFI, study with single sleeper, sleeps 3

This colonial-era house is in the historical center of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at the intersection of two pedestrian streets. It has been renovated to U.S. standards with potable water, a great shower, hairdryer, WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, folk art and books and comfortable furniture. Once inside, a staircase leads to the master bedroom and a separate study with shared bath. The kitchen, dining and living areas are on the second floor. There is a 'dumb waiter' to lift your luggage and groceries to their floors. Above the living area there is a private, sun-drenched terrace with fabulous views of the city. Most evenings the Callejoneadas (student musicians) dressed in traditional Spanish costumes lead groups singing along the historic streets. Its great location makes for easy walking to the markets, city squares, restaurants, the university, museums, shopping, and the Jardin Union, the social heart of the city.

House details: There is a sink using only cold water and a clothesline on the roof. Ceiling fans are in the bedroom, study and living room/ dining area. The bedroom has good storage, bedside lights, and comfortable queen-size bed. The living area has beautiful art and history books, and a large selection of CD’s. There are telephones for local calls only. No smoking is allowed in the house or on the roof. No pets. No children. The house sleeps two comfortably but does have a single sofa/bed in the study. The bathroom is between the bedroom and study. The half bath is located on the third floor near the living room and dining area. The house is decorated with art and folk art.

Across the cobblestone walkway from the house is the San Roque church that is over 350 years old. The charming Plaza San Roque is a few steps away and is a principal venue for the Festival International Cervantino, one of Latin America’s most renowned cultural festivals.

More Details

Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018


Zona Centro Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in study
  • The sofa/single bed is located in the study on the same floor as the master bedroom. Near the front door entrance is a luggage and grocery elevator that is a wonderful aid to alleviate walking stairs with heavy loads.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
The house keeper will come once a week to change sheets and towels and clean for half a day. If you wish her to do more, make arrangements directly with her. She can do laundry and shopping for you as well. Each half day additional cleaning is 200 pesos. Check in and out times can be flexible by contacting the manager.


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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Well-Appointed House in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Casa San Roque is by far the best of the many houses and apartments we have rented around the world.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful statement about our casa! We love it too and think Guanajuato is its perfect setting! Cheers. Meta Hunt
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Gto base

  • 4 of 5

Nice spot to spend a few days...

Spacious, large enough to entertain.

Good coffee table books to peruse while resting your tired feet, owner's collections offer lots to look at.

Wonderful views from the roof opportunities.

Lots of stairs, I'd been in Gto for a few days, had acclimated somewhat to the thin air.

Close to several good restaurants, Diego Rivera Museum (which is worth a visit).

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed our casa. We do have stairs in the house so that was reason to have “dumb waiter” to send luggage and groceries up to various floors. We think Guanajuato is a Mexican jewel. Please return. Cheers. Meta Hunt
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A perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for availing us of your place in Guanajuato. It was the perfect spot for us. Close to the action, nicely appointed with all the amenities, and yet with the feel of being truly in Mexico. The callejoneadas walking the streets in the evenings with their fun music and following crowds were so entertaining. We loved wandering the streets of Guanajuato, getting lost, sitting in the plazas and people watching. What a fun and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From your remarks you found the best parts of Mexico in Guanajuato. You really appreciated the "feeling" of the city. We are thrilled you stayed in our little casa and hope you will return for another vacation. Cheers. Meta Hunt
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Fabulous house with a great location! Beautifully decorated and fully furnished!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was perfectly located with excellent restaurants nearby. In fact, so close and wonderful that we didn't cook although the kitchen was stocked with everything you would need to prepare a meal for yourselves or a small dinner party. The rooftop deck is a perfect place to watch sunset and overlook the beautiful city. Situated on a hillside upon entering the house, you climb steps to the bedroom on the second floor, then on to the third floor is the living room, dining room and kitchen. But you don't mind the stairs because you enjoy their collection of whimsical local art decorations along the way. It comfortably sleeps two but could also accommodate another single person. No worries about carrying bags up the steps because there is a large dumbwaiter to handle them. We highly recommend the house!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm and Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa San Roque is unique: both fun and historical. Talk about “Location, location, location!” You are right in the heart of everything in beautiful and historic Guanajuato. From the rooftop terrace, and from the three 3rd floor living room windows, the views are magnificent. The house is located right next door to the San Roque church, and you can see the La Pipila statue on the hill, the University of Guanajuato, the famous Hidalgo Market, and the revolutionarily historic Alhondigas de Granitas, to name a few, from these incredible windows. All of these places, in addition to the main Basilica and the Jardin de la Union, are a short walk from the house. And every night we were serenaded by groups of wandering minstrels in historic costumes with lutes and guitars, singing favorites such as De Colores and La Bomba. It was magical!

Before our trip, I spoke to one of the owners, Meta Hunt, on the phone and she is very friendly and a wealth of information. She also sent us information on Guanajuato and the house in advance of our stay. Nancy, the House Manager, met us on arrival and was delightful, and very helpful, and is only a phone call away. They, and now we, also highly recommend Israel Torres for all your driving needs; he is bilingual, reliable, and a terrific tour guide. He took us door-to-door from our casa in San Miguel de Allende to the Guanajuato Casa San Roque. But book him in advance if possible. His email is

There is a dumbwaiter to help with moving luggage and groceries to the two 2nd floor bedrooms and the 3rd floor’s well equipped kitchen/living room. There are 3½ flights of stairs in the house from the ground floor to the rooftop terrace, but there is a good handrail and of course the dumbwaiter.

The house is full of Mexican and other folk art, and is charming, from the amazing brass frog’s on the front door (Guanajuato means ‘Place of the Frogs’), to the delightful miniature furniture in the kitchen and elsewhere. There is plenty of tourist information, and beautiful books on Mexican art.

There is so much to see and do in Guanajuato that we were sorry we were only there for 4 short days! We really enjoyed breakfast and lunch at Casa Valadez on the Jardin de la Union, right across from the Teatro Juarez. Don’t miss the view from La Pipila, or the Quixote Museum! We highly recommend Casa San Roque! Thanks Meta, Marsha, Nancy and Israel for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like living in Frida Kahlo's House

  • 5 of 5

I am really stuck for words on how amazing your beautiful casa is here in Guanajanto. I arrived here with a lovely greeting from Nancy the manager.

She was a huge help, pointing me in the right direction and giving me some great advice, and she is just lovely. And only a phone call away.

It was just incredible house, perfect location, right in the centre city but still hidden away. Every morning I had breakfast on the rooftop terrace with a view of the whole city. The house is so well maintained and the bedroom very comfortable. As well as the living room, and kitchen is really well equipped with state of the art appliances, and all essentials, it was great for cooking. The collection of artwork, books made whole house is magical. It was really inspiring.

I spent whole days trying to get lost around the city, visiting muesums, in the markets and strolling around the colourful streets, it was more than I ever expected. This house reflects the magic of Guanajuanto. Highly recommended. I wish I had more time here, one week was not enough. Every night been serenaded from my window. Thank you, Meta and Nancy, a week I will never forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the city and our casa. I know you are from Ireland and the contrasts must have been a fun treat! Do come back again. Cheers, Meta Hunt
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Car: not necessary

The location of the house does not require climbing up hills. It is located on a "pedestrian only" street in the heart of the colonial city. A taxi can let you off 2 blocks from the house. There is a 'dumb waiter' inside the front entrance to carry luggage/groceries/packages up the stairs to the bedroom and kitchen areas. Most sights of the city are within easy walking distances.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

If reservation is made within 30 days of arrival, then payment in full is due at time of reservation.
Security deposits will be refunded by check or credit card in US dollars.
Full return of deposit if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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