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Fun, Gorgeously-Renovated, Views, Traffic-Free, in Heart of Old City

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Our remodeled cocina (kitchen) with stunning view of San Francisco church.

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Guanajuato City house description

(Scroll down for 10 Fun Things to Do!)

RATES: First things first! $500/week, $1400/month, $1200/month for two months or more. 20% surcharge during Cervantino, Xmas/New Year, Semana Santa

Calzada Tecolote ('La Ruta de la Independencia' down which Miguel Hidalgo rode in 1810) is a car-free 'callejon' (alley) three minutes from Jardin Union, the unofficial city center.
Our house (two-minute walk up the callejon from where taxi drops you off) is adobe, dating back to perhaps 1850. We spent three years renovating after buying it in 2005.

GROUND FLOOR: Three rooms plus a bathroom with shower and washing machine. Two bedrooms, with the option of a third using a fold-down sofa. Third room doubles as a yoga studio.
MIDDLE FLOOR: Kitchen, sala (living room) with fold-down sofa, patio (with fountain and plants), storage room (with small library of English & Spanish books), bathroom with shower, tiny workshop.
TOP FLOOR (azotea): One room which we use as the master bedroom, office and view-sala, with terraces on both sides, each with a unique view.
ROOF of the top floor room is accessible via a narrow stairway, for 360-degree city views. (Use at your own risk--no handrail!)

Internet access and professional management included.

Our home (as our plainspoken cleaning lady and friend Mari tells us) is a trifle 'rustico'--not everything matches, you're under open skies going from floor to floor--but everything's clean, everything works, it's cozy, spacious and cheerful. We love sharing our home, but it is just that: a home, not a 5-star hotel!

Our location is pretty amazing. You can walk down and be in the very center of town in 2-3 minutes on pedestrian-only streets. But if you walk up Calzada Tecolote, in 15 minutes you can be at the start of everyone's favorite hike: La Bufa/Los Picachos. This is an outstanding volcanic formation, from which you get a fabulous view of the city. Takes about 45 minutes to reach the cross on top if you're fit.
Other great hikes abound. Our cleaning lady, Mari, is also a hiker and will guide you on all the local trails for a small fee. She's also a great cook--ask her to quote you for a family dinner.

10 FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE STAYING AT TECOLOTE 39
1. Walk up the 113 University steps
2. Enjoy a 20-peso Executive Breakfast (gordita y jugo) from the four sisters puesto just off Baratillo
3. Go up the tower of Mercado Hidalgo (ask at office at top of stairs inside)
4. Take the bus to El Cubo to see a mining village
5. Identify the nine churches you can see from the top of our house
6. Return to our house from downtown via Potrero and the steep steps of Caracol
7. Walk through Guanajuato's original tunnel, 'Subterranea Miguel Hidalgo,' from Teatro Cervantes to near Comercial Mexicana
8. Meditate at 8 am weekdays (only when the University is 'in') at Meson San Antonio on Alonso
9. Climb the fire escape on the side of Teatro Juarez
10. Watch squadrons of grackles fly by at sunset on their (seasonal) flight path between Embajadoras and Reforma



Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) Main fridge next to kitchen, small fridge on ground floor....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                3-burner range. Toaster oven (not full oven). Microwave....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Plant-filled patio with fountain. Top-floor view terraces facing in two directions. Access to roof (at your own risk--no handrail!)...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Available, contact agent for details (free local calls, deposit required for international, etc. calls)...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Works throughout house. Router is in kitchen....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Churches
                      • Walking
                      • Tennis
                       

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                      7 night min stay

                      $500 $1,400
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      • Taxes Included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      BJX (Leon-Guanajuato)

                      Car: Not Necessary

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About: Barry's a Brit, Louisa's from the U.S. (growing up around the world). We divide our time between our home in Eureka, California (on the northern coast), Mexico and Europe (we love touring on our folding bikes). We love our Mexican life and enjoy our local friends, Spanish language, and savoring the culture here. Barry's a science writer and meditation facilitator; Louisa is a management trainer and business coach.

                      Why Guanajuato City:
                      After three weeks of house-searching, Louisa found our home almost exactly across the street from where she was staying -- and couldn't believe her luck. We're on a quiet street yet right in town, minutes away from shopping, markets, and entertainment. We walk everywhere (no need for a car). Within 15 minutes we are in the hills above town, exploring and hiking.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      House works as a family home or as an apartment if you're only one or two people. Cozy yet expansive. Multiple views, pedestrian street, close to city center. Can be warm and cozy if it's chilly outside, but also has cool areas when it's hot. The ground floor is self-contained, with a fridge and two-burner range. We spend a lot of time in our plant-filled patio with the sound of the fountain.


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                      Speaks: spanish, english

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                      Photos

                      • Our remodeled cocina (kitchen) with stunning view of San Francisco church.

                        Our remodeled cocina (kitchen) with stunning view of San Francisco church.

                      • Our patio (which was a bedroom, until we removed the roof!). Fountain not in pic

                        Our patio (which was a bedroom, until we removed the roof!). Fountain not in pic

                      • Our "sala" between the cocina and patio. Sofa folds down to double bed.

                        Our "sala" between the cocina and patio. Sofa folds down to double bed.

                      • Master bedroom, top floor

                        Master bedroom, top floor

                      • Patio from top floor, with optional sunshade awning in place.

                        Patio from top floor, with optional sunshade awning in place.

                      • Our sweet-sounding fountain (runs on a timer switch).

                        Our sweet-sounding fountain (runs on a timer switch).

                      • Looking downstairs towards ground floor entranceway

                        Looking downstairs towards ground floor entranceway

                      • Looking from ground to middle floor. Wall mural of bamboo

                        Looking from ground to middle floor. Wall mural of bamboo

                      • Middle room on ground floor, looking towards back bedroom

                        Middle room on ground floor, looking towards back bedroom

                      • Ground floor bathroom, including washing machine

                        Ground floor bathroom, including washing machine

                      • Looking west from top of house

                        Looking west from top of house

                      • Looking east towards "La Bufa," less than an hour's hike

                        Looking east towards "La Bufa," less than an hour's hike

                      • Looking NW from back terrace

                        Looking NW from back terrace

                      • The "sky room": great for watching cloud drama. Bedroom, office & 2 terraces.

                        The "sky room": great for watching cloud drama. Bedroom, office & 2 terraces.

                      • Ground floor "back" bedroom, with murals and view of church.

                        Ground floor "back" bedroom, with murals and view of church.

                      • Patio, looking down from roof

                        Patio, looking down from roof

                      • "Rincon" (corner) on the stairs, with "abondancia" plants for good luck

                        "Rincon" (corner) on the stairs, with "abondancia" plants for good luck

                      • Middle floor, looking towards sala and patio from cocina

                        Middle floor, looking towards sala and patio from cocina

                      • From ground floor entranceway

                        From ground floor entranceway

                      • Ground floor "yoga studio" w/ sofa-bed (single) + yoga mat, hoop, kettlebell

                        Ground floor "yoga studio" w/ sofa-bed (single) + yoga mat, hoop, kettlebell

                      • Ground floor back bedroom, once a cocina. We added a range to the old countertop

                        Ground floor back bedroom, once a cocina. We added a range to the old countertop

                      • Front of Tecolote 39 from calzada (alley)

                        Front of Tecolote 39 from calzada (alley)

                      • Looking north from top of house. Both hills readily climbable (1 hour, appx.)

                        Looking north from top of house. Both hills readily climbable (1 hour, appx.)

                      • Looking southwest from top of house towards "Pipila" statue

                        Looking southwest from top of house towards "Pipila" statue

                      VRBO #428576

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, July 21, 2014

                      $500 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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