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Elegant Home with Spectacular View of World Heritage City

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Coming up our driveway approaching the house - lovely gardens and ample parking

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our home is a large, bright, 3600 square foot (360 sq. meter), house with a spectacular view of the historic center of one of Mexico’s most fascinating colonial cities. We completely remodeled the house in 2007-2008 in traditional Mexican style using high quality ceramic tiles and stone throughout. The house features several beautifully crafted vaulted ceilings—the traditional brick bovedas for which Guanajuato’s stone masons are famous. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen is a gourmet cook’s dream, both functional and beautifully decorated with colorful mayolica tile, copper pots hanging above a central island, elegant hardwood cabinets, and a grand brick arch opening into the dining room. The rooftop terrace with sundeck, wet bar, large charcoal grill, fireplace, wraparound benches, comfortable wood furniture, abundant flowers, and pergola, is an irresistible setting for enjoying morning coffee or watching the sun set over the mountains.

The living and dining rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with traditional Mexican crafts. In the living room, comfy leather furniture surround a pretty stone fireplace with gas logs. The dining room features a large table with eight chairs and carved wood Mexican furnishings and opens out onto a lovely, spacious stone terrace that wraps around two sides of the house. The house offers a main floor bedroom with either two twins or king bed and a private bath suitable for persons with some physical difficulties. The second floor has three bedrooms, two with private bathrooms and one that shares a bathroom with a study that is equipped with a two person futon so it can also serve as a fifth bedroom. These rooms open onto a pretty sitting area offering a fabulous view of the city through floor to ceiling glass French patio doors that also open onto a second floor balcony. The master suite features a panoramic view through large windows, a wood fireplace, and a luxury bathroom with double sinks and a tub that comfortably fits two. One of the additional bedrooms is decorated with a Mexican cactus theme, has two twin beds and a private terrace. Another offers a double bed. Water is heated by solar panels; a rooftop catchment system and two cisterns in the rear both allow for efficient water use and guard against water shortages. Filtered water is available in the house for drinking. Both desktop computer with printing capability and wireless/wired internet are available.

The house is on a large 2100 square meter (about ½ acre) lot, which is planted in orange, lemon, lime, and olive trees, brightly colored bougainvillea, and a variety of cacti.

Downtown Guanajuato, a U.N. World Heritage Site, has long been one of the most popular destinations for Mexican tourists. While increasingly becoming discovered by international travelers and expatriates, it is not a destination for package foreign tourism and, thus, remains one of the country’s most purely “Mexican” cities. National Geographic Traveler ranked Guanajuato fifth among 94 World Heritage sites surveyed in 2006, calling it a “charming, peaceful, welcoming city.” Founded in the early 16th century, Guanajuato is rich in history and culture and, because of its large student population, is known throughout Mexico as having one of the liveliest downtowns in the country. City planners developed a unique system of underground streets and tunnels which enable to traffic to flow under the central city while leaving much of the area aboveground to pedestrians. Every night of the year, crowds gather in the main “jardin”, the city’s central plaza to enjoy the sounds of the strolling musicians, to eat and drink at the lively outdoor cafes, or just to go for a walk.

Guanajuato is home to the annual “International Cervantino Festival”, a three week long cultural celebration held in October each year, featuring prominent performers in dance, theater, and music from around the world.

Our home is located just above the center, a steep, but quick, 7 minute walk to the main plaza, enabling you to enjoy the delightful atmosphere of downtown but to escape to a refuge above the fray at the end of the evening. From our terrace, one can enjoy a bird’s eye view of all of the major monuments of the city, including the 16th century basilica, the University, the Teatro Juarez, the 19th century market, and the Alhondiga, site of the first major battle of the Mexican War of Independence.

Guanajuato is at approximately 6,600 feet (a bit over 2,000 meters) and, therefore, has a temperate climate, with warm days and cool nights year round. The dry season goes from October to roughly June. During the summer, rains come on many days, but usually don’t last long.

Within 1-2 hours’ drive are San Miguel de Allende, famous for its high quality arts and crafts, the ceramics producing center of Dolores Hidalgo, and the lovely colonial city of Queretaro.


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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish, greek
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Green Room: 1 king

    Main floor. Can be twins or king....moreless

  • Cactus Bedroom : 2 twin/ single

    Twins can become king. Private terrace. ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    Fireplace. Luxurious bathroom. Custom closets. Fab view....moreless

  • Office: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double futon. Very bright with great views. ...moreless

  • Star Bedroom : 1 queen

    Shared bathroom with Office/ Bedroom. Great mountain view....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two person tub, two sinks. ...moreless

  • Cactus Bathroom : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Copper Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Shared between star bedroom and office/bedroom...moreless

  • Katrina Bathroom: toilet

    Main floor powder bathroom....moreless

  • Green Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Main floor ensuite with green bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Purified water available in kitchen, Rooftop terrace with pergola, Solar water heater. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    Directly across the ravine from "Pipila" statue, War of Independence Hero. Panorama view of city center sites - The Cathedral, University of Guanajuato, and Jesuit Church, "LA Compania"...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great view of the fabulous Massif called "The Buffa". Good hiking too!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four burner deluxe gas stove with large comal....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cervantino Festival
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200 $3,000
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay

$950 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Our preference is for longer term rentals.

Depends on length of booking. Ask owners.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Guanajuato/Leon (BJX)

Car: Not Necessary

Historic colonial UNESCO World Heritage city with vibrant street life.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006


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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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Photos

  • Coming up our driveway approaching the house - lovely gardens and ample parking

    Coming up our driveway approaching the house - lovely gardens and ample parking

  • Living room - decorated with high quality Mexican arts and crafts

    Living room - decorated with high quality Mexican arts and crafts

  • Mask collection decorate living room

    Mask collection decorate living room

  • Enjoying sunset and a cigar on main floor patio off dining room

    Enjoying sunset and a cigar on main floor patio off dining room

  • Gourmet kitchen - very social spot to cook or hang out.  Fully equipped.

    Gourmet kitchen - very social spot to cook or hang out. Fully equipped.

  • Main floor bedroom with ensuite bath. Twins beds or joined to be a king.

    Main floor bedroom with ensuite bath. Twins beds or joined to be a king.

  • Two story entrance with circular window and view to "The Buffa" mountain.

    Two story entrance with circular window and view to "The Buffa" mountain.

  • Second floor sitting room with French doors that open totally to let the sun in!

    Second floor sitting room with French doors that open totally to let the sun in!

  • Master bathroom.  Dual hand painted sinks.  Brick vaulted ceiling.

    Master bathroom. Dual hand painted sinks. Brick vaulted ceiling.

  • Cactus bedroom.  Ensuite bathroom and private large terrace.

    Cactus bedroom. Ensuite bathroom and private large terrace.

  • Our jewel - the roof terrace with  spectacular views of mountain & city center.

    Our jewel - the roof terrace with spectacular views of mountain & city center.

  • Beautiful garden with flowers, cacti, olives citrus, great views & kids playhous

    Beautiful garden with flowers, cacti, olives citrus, great views & kids playhous

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • Gas logs keep you toasty when the nights are chilly

    Gas logs keep you toasty when the nights are chilly

  • Dining room with custom handcrafted light fixtures and folk art.  Table for 8.

    Dining room with custom handcrafted light fixtures and folk art. Table for 8.

  • Or eat alfresco!

    Or eat alfresco!

  • View from kitchen to dining. Sit on bar stools under arch and keep cook company!

    View from kitchen to dining. Sit on bar stools under arch and keep cook company!

  • Sitting area in main floor bedroom

    Sitting area in main floor bedroom

  • Stairs to second floor sitting and bedrooms. Up one more flight to roof terrace

    Stairs to second floor sitting and bedrooms. Up one more flight to roof terrace

  • Master queen with gel topper. So comfortable!

    Master queen with gel topper. So comfortable!

  • Shower with custom tub for two!

    Shower with custom tub for two!

  • Star queen bedroom with great view of the Buffa mountain.

    Star queen bedroom with great view of the Buffa mountain.

  • Covered sitting area on roof terrace - wet bar,  fridge, BBQ, wood fireplace!

    Covered sitting area on roof terrace - wet bar, fridge, BBQ, wood fireplace!

  • Spectacular views from terraces at sunset!

    Spectacular views from terraces at sunset!

VRBO #187013

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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