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Architectural Jewel with Stunning Views

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Guanajuato City house description

This is a unique jewel of a home designed by the famous Mexican architect, Manuel Parra. If you enjoy beautiful views, gardens, and an escape only minutes away from the bustle of downtown Guanajuato, this is the house for you. Choose from six sunny terraces and patios that surround the main house, affording stunning, panoramic views over the city, mountains, and valleys, and up to the fabulous church of La Valenciana.

You don't have to be outdoors to enjoy the view, however; you can enjoy them from every room in the house. All of the rooms are open, spacious, and filled with light. The main floor features a large, convenient kitchen. A separate dining room opens to a patio, to the beautiful living room, and to a gracious hallway with guest bathroom. Antique wooden doors separate the living space from the large study and the spacious master bedroom with its king-sized bed. The ensuite bathroom has one of the best views in the house. Gracious, wrought iron-and-glass doors open around the house onto the beautiful terraces and patios. Bovedas (high, domed, brick ceilings) grace every room, along with conchas, antique wood-beam supports, and archways.

Downstairs there is a separate spacious guest room with double bed and bathroom. It, too, has beautiful views, and an adjoining patio and walkways. In the main-floor study you will find two desks, a sofa with a pullout double bed for guests, and still more superb views.

Parking is available within the fine wrought-iron gate and stone walls.

A caretaking couple lives in a separate casita on the property. The lovely Maria will work as a housekeeper and do cleaning and laundry for you if you wish, and her husband, Gabriel, can also be a driver (costs are additional). You can walk to the end of the lane to catch a bus into town for 5 pesos (38 cents US), or take a taxi for 35 pesos ($2.70 US).

A short distance away in the other direction you can enjoy the shops around the lovely town square of Valenciana. It faces what is called the prettiest church in the state, completed in 1778 with an imposing facade of pink stone.

The large property is graced by mature gardens, bougainvillea, and jacaranda and eucalyptus trees. There are dogs on the property that are sweet and friendly to house residents and well looked after by the caretakers.

This house is for those who want to be surrounded by beautiful art, architecture, and stunning views, yet have close access to the vibrant centre of Guanajuato.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Limited Accessibility
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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                  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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                  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                    Sofa bed with double mattress...moreless

                  • Master bedroom with king size bed and large dressing room; guest suite with double bed; studio with sofa bed (double). All bedrooms open onto garden patios....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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                  • Bathroom 3: toilet

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                  • Ensuite bathroom with skylight and adjoining access to master bedroom and studio; hall bathroom with toilet and sink; guest suite downstairs has bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower....moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Our housekeeper, Maria, comes once a week to change bedding and clean the house, and is included in your rent. If you wish, she will do daily housekeeping and laundry services for a very reasonable additional charge. Our caretaker, Gabriel, can drive you locally for the cost of a taxi ride, usually 35 pesos ($2.70 US). The gardener, Apolonio, comes every second Monday and is included in your rent....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        There are many books in English, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as some guidebooks about the region....moreless

                      • Stereo:

                        Speaker and dock system for iPad or iPod....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Festivals
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                      • Monument View
                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking:

                        Parking inside the gate for one car; there is extra parking on street just outside gate....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        (3)...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Terrace off the living room, overlooking the city below....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Six patios surrounding house, one with small pool/fountain....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season - winter
                          Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          14 night min stay

                          $500 $2,000
                          High Season - summer
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                          14 night min stay

                          $500 $2,000
                          High Season - Cervantino Fest.
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          14 night min stay

                          $500 $2,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          14 night min stay

                          $400 $1,600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                          Last updated: 11/17/2014
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                          Location

                          21 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Guanajuato/ León (BJX)

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          For music lovers, there are weekly symphony orchestra concerts in the Teatro Principal. Two other venues offer weekly chamber music concerts. Mariachis serenade outdoor diners in the main town square, the Jardin. Neighbourhood street festivals and parades spring up unexpectedly. We have an excellent Spanish teacher who comes to the house and if you wish will do the same for you.

                          The annual Cervantino Festival in October is world-renowned and features international artists and performers.

                          San Miguel de Allende is about an hour and a half by car or a comfortable bus. It is an easy day trip with great shopping and sightseeing.

                          Dolores Hidalgo is even closer and is renowned for its pottery and tiles.

                           

                          Manager info

                          About: We are a Canadian family in love with Guanajuato and we have been coming here for many years. Our parents built this home designed by a famous architect on a prized piece of land, surrounded by beautiful nature and stunning views.

                          Why Guanajuato City:
                          We love to have breakfasts on the sunny terrace with freshly squeezed orange juice and papaya. What a way to start the day, with hummingbirds and spectacular views over the city and mountains! We are happy to share the pleasure of living in this uniquely beautiful house, close to the vibrant cultural and social life of the city.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Guanajuato is the loveliest small city in Mexico. Its picturesque, winding laneways lead to colorful houses that climb the steep hillsides. It's fun to visit the markets and shops, pretty little squares, galleries, and charming restaurants. We also love the extraordinarily full cultural life, of concerts, art exhibits and museums. The thousands of university students give the town a youthful feel, and mix with local families and visitors to make the Jardín de Unión the vibrant centre of the town.


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                          Photos

                          • A patio corner with fountain

                            A patio corner with fountain

                          • View from a patio below, with guest room on right

                            View from a patio below, with guest room on right

                          • Looking towards the living room from the dining room

                            Looking towards the living room from the dining room

                          • Living room, looking towards dining room

                            Living room, looking towards dining room

                          • Living room doors opening onto spacious terrace

                            Living room doors opening onto spacious terrace

                          • Kitchen with opening to dining and living rooms

                            Kitchen with opening to dining and living rooms

                          • Master bedroom with wrought iron and glass doors opening to one of its 2 patios

                            Master bedroom with wrought iron and glass doors opening to one of its 2 patios

                          • Master ensuite bathroom with view to mountainside

                            Master ensuite bathroom with view to mountainside

                          • View of front patio towards Valenciana

                            View of front patio towards Valenciana

                          • Hallway with archways and wrought iron and glass doors

                            Hallway with archways and wrought iron and glass doors

                          • Hall bathroom

                            Hall bathroom

                          • A view from below

                            A view from below

                          • Terrace off living room with view on three sides

                            Terrace off living room with view on three sides

                          • Part of west terrace, with view over city and mountains

                            Part of west terrace, with view over city and mountains

                          • Dining room opening onto a patio

                            Dining room opening onto a patio

                          • Living room, facing windows that overlook the city

                            Living room, facing windows that overlook the city

                          • Part of living room

                            Part of living room

                          • Master bedroom with king-sized bed. Archway to dressing room is on left.

                            Master bedroom with king-sized bed. Archway to dressing room is on left.

                          • Master ensuite bathroom, with skylight and antique doors

                            Master ensuite bathroom, with skylight and antique doors

                          • Spacious study with pullout double bed, two desks, and doors to garden patio

                            Spacious study with pullout double bed, two desks, and doors to garden patio

                          • View of Valenciana church, completed in 1778

                            View of Valenciana church, completed in 1778

                          • Sitting corner

                            Sitting corner

                          • Patio with decorative garden pool

                            Patio with decorative garden pool

                          • One of six patios

                            One of six patios

                          VRBO #448160

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                          $400 - $500 per week (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 14 nights
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