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Stunning Apartment with Private Terrace Overlooking Downtown. Great Value!

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The house looks across the Basilica and the Tearto Juarez to the statue of El Pipila, with La Bufa in the distance


Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Guanajuato City apartment description

Perched amid trees on the central, south-facing hillside in the heart of Guanajuato, our casita is a slice of heaven. Surrounded by both covered and uncovered terraces, and with a view to die for, this spectacular split level studio floats above the hustle and bustle of the centro as if you're in the upper circle of a classical opera house. Birds sing in the trees, church bells and Mariachi music waft up the hillside, warm sun streams in through huge windows, yet you're just four minutes on foot from the city's two most important focal points for tourists and locals alike.

By walking downhill 4 minutes to the east you get to the University steps, the Plaza de la Paz, and the entire cultural center of Guanajuato, with all its theaters, restaurants, museums, bars, and live music. Four minutes to the west gets you to the Diego Rivera museum and the Alhondiga de Granaditas (the best museum of Mexican history outside of Mexico City and a significant site in Mexico's war of independence). Two minute further, having wandered through Plaza San Roque and Plaza San Fernando, you come to the heart of the town's commercial center. The Mercado Hidalgo (a huge covered market designed by Eiffel) is full of fruit, vegetable, meat and trinket stalls and lots of bustling places to eat lunch. And the Comercial Mexicana, the centro's only big supermarket, is two minutes further on, past innumerable restaurants, department stores, bus stops, banks, pharmacies, hardware stores, shoe shops and street vendors.

The house is in a traditional Mexican family neighborhood and doesn't have car access, so if you don't want to carry heavy shopping bags back up the hill you can take a taxi to within a block and a half and walk down one long flight of stairs. Alternatively, by walking up that same flight of stairs and two hundred yards along the flat, you get to numerous food shops for the locals - a great fruit and vegetable market, a good butcher, a tortilleria, a beer vendor, and several small grocery stores.

With wireless broadband internet, a well-equipped kitchenette, ceiling fan, fountain, two hammocks, a bookcase full of books, artwork, and a spectacular private terrace, you'll have everything you need for a perfect stay in Guanajuato. There's a small floating staircase connecting the bedroom to the living room so if you're at all unsteady on your feet take it slowly or you may find it unnerving. And if you're coming to study Spanish at the university (3 minutes away) make sure you check our great rates for long summer stays (when Guanajuato is rainy and green and, contrary to most people's expectations, a very pleasant temperature!).

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


                  • Books


                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                      • Dining Area


                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided


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

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $525 $1,550
                          Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $575 $1,675
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Cleaning fee/week $25
                          • Taxes Included


                          Through winter we accept short bookings at $75/night (4 nights minimum)

                          If you would prefer to pay in Canadian dollars or British pounds we can arrange it

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                          Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Leon/Guanajuato International airport - BJX
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Lots and lots of them
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Lots and lots of them

                          Car: Not Necessary


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: Originally from London and New York City, we met in a small town on the south coast of Crete and lived briefly in Hollywood before deciding - in a moment of madness in November 2005 - to buy a 1969 VW van on eBay and head south for the winter. We fell in love with Mexico instantly, but it wasn't until we reached Guanajuato that we knew we'd found home. It had everything we needed - extraordinary beauty, spectacular weather, a relaxed lifestyle, a stimulating and exciting arts scene, a symphony orchestra, great dance, theater and opera, and, most importantly, warm, friendly, happy, welcoming people.

                          Why the Owner Chose Guanajuato City:
                          We spent four very-picky years looking for the perfect place to buy a house in Guanajuato. In a town of spectacular views, having a view-to-die-for was essential to us. As was being on a south-facing hillside so we could soak up the sun (we'd previously spent two winters renting on the town's north-facing slopes - brrrrrrr). We totally lucked out when one of five children of the Flores family, who own a large hunk of the most central south-facing hillside in Guanajuato, decided to sell her home. We're still surrounded by the rest of the Flores family, and absolutely adore our traditional Mexican family neighborhood.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          The best view in Guanajuato and easy walking distance of everything.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, spanish

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                          • The house looks across the Basilica and the Tearto Juarez to the statue of El Pipila, with La Bufa in the distance

                            The house looks across the Basilica and the Tearto Juarez to the statue of El Pipila, with La Bufa in the distance

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                          VRBO #509086

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

                          $525 - $575 per week (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2013
                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated 08/28/2014
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