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Spectacular Mountain & Colonial Mine Views, Central, Peaceful

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Spectacular Views.... Easy Walk to Centro.... Modern Conveniences for the vacation traveler....

In the shadow of two beautiful Colonial mines yet just a short walk from theaters, museums, movies, restaurants, you'll enjoy the spectacular views and your privacy behind a locked security gate after a busy day or evening in Guanajuato.

Located in Centro, this romantic one-bedroom casita is comfortably situated on a beautifully terraced half-acre property just a 15 minute walk from the Teatro Benito Juarez, Guanajuato's Teatro Principal and the Teatro Cervantes.

You'll be close enough to walk anywhere in town but can comfortably retreat from the hustle and bustle of this university town to your quiet mountain hideaway.

Perfect for the Cervantino Festival as well as any of the other spectacular cultural events in town.

With a cozy fireplace in the bedroom and another in the living room, you'll stay toasty warm in the fresh mountain air Guanajuato is known for.

This sunny casita includes a full kitchen, comfortable living room with dining area, lovely bedroom with balcony overlooking the Colonial mines, and a modern bathroom.

You'll enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home while exploring one of Mexico's treasures.

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About The Owner

We lived in northern California near the beach before making the break to Mexico. Now we are happily retired, living in a gorgeous part of the world, with many interesting friends and no shortage of things to do.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Guanajuato

The climate in Guanajuato is as close to perfect as you are going to find. And with all the world-class cultural opportunities ... theater, music, movies ... well, it's a beautiful way to live!

What makes this house unique

Casita Hermosa is in a great part of town. Guanajuato is built in a series of canyons dotted with haciendas and mines dating back to the 1500's when this area was first discovered by Spanish explorers. We are at the end of one of the canyons, close enough to easily walk anywhere but with the tranquility of country living. The view we enjoy is of unspoiled mountain beauty and incredible Colonial architecture. With 500+ year-old walls in the hacienda below, we also sit across from the ruins of Mina San Vicente and below the still active Mina de Rayas, with the Mellado church perched above. It is the perfect combination of country, city and history!


Guanajuato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Mountain & Colonial Mine Views, Central, Peaceful
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic! Would stay here again in a heartbeat...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-appointed property with fantastic hosts who were very helpful. We loved the location on a quiet hill with gorgeous views about a 10 minute walk from the city center. We are dog lovers and miss our two dogs when we travel so really enjoyed being greeted by the dogs each day... very charming.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would welcome you back in a heartbeat, too! You are great guests, wonderful people, and we enjoyed having you in our casita and hope you enjoyed your stay in Guanajuato.
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Serenity in the City!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 fabulous days in Guanajuato and our time was enhanced by being able to escape from the crowds to Ron & Amanda's cozy and tranquil casita. From the casita, you can be in the centre of town in a mere 15 minutes (walking) enjoying ice cream, latte's and all the culturally rich sights and sounds of the city. Absolutely the best of both worlds!

The casita is surrounded by bougainvillea and cactus with amazing views of 15th & 17th century silver mines from both the patio and dining table. We felt so fortunate every day to be witness to this history. We also enjoyed sitting on the stone patio enjoying morning café or an evening beverage listening to the sounds of the neighbourhood and feeling the late afternoon breezes.

The casita has everything you could possible want/need including a library, orange juicer (so worth buying local oranges for morning juice), and a wonderfully comfy bed!

Mestizo for lunch or dinner is a must in Guanajuato. It is located just up from the Diego Rivera museo, another must see.

Many thanks Amanda and Ron for your hospitality and sharing your casita. We truly hope to return for another visit in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your trip here was everything you had hoped for. You were wonderful guests and we would be so happy to see you again some day!
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this casita. It is in a beautiful setting, very quiet, and the walk into town and back really improved our fitness! There is a bit of a hike back up the hill or you can take a taxi for about 40 pesos. The casita is nicely decorated and very well equipped, can't think of anything that could be added. Amanda and Ron were very gracious and helpful and we loved the daily visits by the 2 dogs.

We really appreciated that Amanda kept us informed of all the cultural events going on in town and it also pays to check the various billboards in town to see what is coming. Sunday morning we enjoyed the "danzon" in the Jardin - don't know if it is every Sunday or not. Our favourite restaurant is Il Tapatio across from the University steps - good food and good prices. Our other favourite is the La Carreta with their wonderful wood-fire roasted chickens - order a whole chicken and take home he extra for another meal! Don't miss the Pork Carnitas sandwiches in the market either.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mercer Island. WA

a wonderful stay with you this second time-

  • 5 of 5

Amanda and Ron- We had a wonderful stay with you this second time. Your really attractive "Casita" is so nicely designed (very important to this residential architect and his artist wife. And Guanajuato is one of our favorite Mexican places to visit. J-

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry and Patty -- As always, it was lovely to have you here. Thank you for coming and spending time with us again. Saludos, Ron and Amanda
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Anglesey, UK

Thank You Amanda and Ron

  • 5 of 5

A delighful Casita, very private & in a peaceful situation. Amanda & Ron were brilliant hosts, yet never intrusive. They had lots of advice & recommendations to help us get the most from our stay. Ron invited us to join him on his evening walk, wihich gave us a perfect orientation. Guanajuato is a facinating town, easily reached by walking down from the Casita. You will find good cafe's & a colourful market.

We had a really great time & plan to return to explore this beautiful area further. The Casita will make a perfect base.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pistol River, OR USA

Rincon de Guanajuato

  • 5 of 5

Casita Vista Hermosa is a great spot from which to enjoy your visit to Guanajuato. Within walking distance to centro, but up and out of the commotion when you need a break. A very comfortable and relaxing casita, with wonderful views up and down the ravine (a side ravine to the main one of the city) and beyond to the mountains. The fireplaces are a nice additon when the tile gets cooler. The landscaping of the property adds to the ambience and tranquility.

The owners are very knowledgable about the city and surrounding area. They are very helpful and gladly answer questions.

From our travels Guanajuato is one of the gems of Mexico. To stay in a casita with the amenities and comfort of Vista Hermosa only enhances a stay in this magical city

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Deposit of 1/2 the total via PayPal will confirm your reservation, balance due upon arrival by check or cash (dollars or pesos).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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