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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

Description

Zona Centro Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

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: Jul 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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5

Luxurious, well-managed home in Central Guanajuato location near all things, and with all amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We just experienced 20 nights in this wonderful home and hope to return soon! The Casa is impeccably clean and is in a perfect location. It is filled with love, art, music, and life. It is safe, secure, and convenient for walking everywhere within Guanajuato. We were able to cook incredible meals due to the well-furnished and fabulous kitchen stocked with spices, appliances, and everything we needed. The plates, glasses, bowls, pitchers and serving dishes are all local Mexican art objects, and are fabulous! The pans are those you'd find in a chef's kitchen. The Juarez Market has all food you might need and is a short walk away (fun to go there to buy veggies, milk, cheese, bread, ice cream, fruits, etc.). The water filtration system in the kitchen was amazing - we always had safe water to drink.

The roof deck on this house is splendid (you can see so many cool things from it - including the market, the university, the colorful houses on the hills, the statue of Pipila, the many historic churches of Guanajuato, sunrises, and sunsets. We chose to do our own laundry, hand washing our clothes with the mountain air drying them quickly! We did yoga every day on the roof deck. There are very comfortable adirondack chairs and stools up there, and a nice bench!

The house has wonderfully appointed with 2 bedrooms, comfortable sheets, towels, pillows, and blankets. There are many space heaters for those cooler mornings (not needed while we were there). There is exquisite art throughout - simply beautiful!

The owner is extremely nice and helpful - very responsive and caring. The property manager, Nancy, is incredibly responsible and has a cellphone and land line. Every question we had (and there were few due to the helpful booklet of instructions and reference info left for us). We felt very safe and very taken care of.

The home always has plenty of hot water for washing dishes and also for showering. There were absolutely no issues with anything in the home (the dumb waiter was temporarily inoperable, but was not needed). Guanajuato is filled with activity and music and ambient sounds during the day and night, including occasional fireworks, lots of performers in the streets until around 10 or so in the night, birds whistling, and dogs barking at all hours. Expect to experience this when here - it's part of the charm and it's what we miss the most! !Viva Mexico!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to have guests love our house and to experience the wonders of Guanajuato and its people as we do. They never even missed our dumb waiter that is always having repair problems. There are not many DW's in the city. Thanks you for being idea guests! Mexico needs more like you. Meta Hunt
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5

A+ house, central location -- perfect for GTO

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. The location is great -- right in the heart of it all. The owners were extremely responsive and helpful. We enjoyed being able to walk to the market and cook, take coffee to rooftop, or explore all the shops, restaurants and plazas within walking distance. We spent 5 days, but could have easily spent 5 months.Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice compliments. Most of the lovely things to experience and see in Guanajuato are just a few minutes walk from our casa. It makes one feels as if the town surrounds them. We always like hearing how nice our house as a comfortable home can be while in the charming colonial city. Meta Hunt
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5

Christmas in Guanajuato 2015

  • 5 of 5

On our arrival at BJX airport, we were met by Israel, the Casa driver. Israel speaks very good English. Israel told us a little bit about the area on our way to our home away from home.

The house is in the center of town, close to all activities and restaurants. The house is made up of 4 floors, the first floor is the entry way. The second floor there are two bedrooms and a bath. The third floor is a sitting room, dining and kitchen, plus a half bath, all large enough to host a nice dinner party. The fourth floor is the roof with a large sitting area, with great views of the city and the hills surrounding. Incidentally, both of us are in our late 70's and early 80's.

During the evenings there are groups of singers in period costumes, that move about the streets stopping on the corners along with a following of people that sometimes sing along. We found this most entertaining.

The rooms are tastefully decorated with local art and handicrafts. All rooms are well equipped with necessities.

Without reservations, we will return and we gladly give a 5 star to this place and the city of Guanajuato.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The finest holiday home in the finest location!

  • 5 of 5

We had selected this property very carefully. [1] Guan juato, [2] good location and not high on the hill, [3] artistically interesting, [4] facilities and amenities.

On all counts the house exceeded all our expectations. Please understand that you have to negotiate stairs inside but this not hard at my 71 years and even the stairway is a trip through imaginative decoration. The art of the place is stimulating and cheerful. The comfort is, well, very very comfortable: bed, sofas, big dining table, space to spread. The kitchen is as understood by chefs. A lot of thought has gone into small and large aspects of practicability. The rooftop: well, eventually my partner came down on the morning we left and we got away. :-)

Hard to say goodbye!!

You are in Mexico: there are sounds of church bells and occasional dogs, mariachis and church processions come by down below the window.

We could have stayed a long time: a second week gently to recover from a first week rushing perhaps, then a month to luxuriate!

Thank you hosts, manager, housekeeper and recommended driver, such a great team, we got the maximum happiness, maximum value from our all too brief week.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so special to hear how much our guests loved Guanajuato and its personality and sounds. So much of those sounds are heard from our house. It makes Mexico the "real place". Being comfortable and enjoying the house we always love to know. We like to visit it too. Thanks for the nice review. Meta Hunt
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5

Perfect location, lovely home in central Guanajuato!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful 4 nights and 5 days in Casa San Roque and we want to return soon! Nancy, the manager, met us at the exact location she told us about which was a short walk from the house, and helped us with everything we need to know, including where to park our car. The house was immaculate, and included everything for a pleasant and comfortable stay. We loved all the beautiful art within, and also enjoyed watching and listening to the Troubadors from our upper window/balcony in the evening. The kitchen had everything needed, the bathrooms were wonderfully supplied, and the upper outdoor deck was great for outstanding views everywhere. Beds are firm with plenty of pillows to help with this, overhead fans were great. Also we had good WiFi, especially upstairs in the living/dining room/kitchen area. Location was close to all! Thanks to Nancy, and to Meta Hunt who returned our deposit promptly after we left. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always are delighted when our guests enjoy the house and our efforts to making it a comfortable home away from your home. We are constantly trying to enhance our house to making it fit into the wonderful cultural influences of Guanajuato and Mexico. Thank you! Meta Hunt
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Map

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

Zona Centro Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Easter weekend
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Cervantino
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$2,400
 

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.

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Amenities

Zona Centro Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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