Elegant Home with Spectacular View of World Heritage City(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
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
- 3600 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Our preference is for longer term rentals.
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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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Year Purchased: 2006
- Primary: +30 2106895330
- Secondary: +30 6970135330
Coming up our driveway approaching the house - lovely gardens and ample parking
Living room - decorated with high quality Mexican arts and crafts
Mask collection decorate living 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.
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.
Second floor sitting room with French doors that open totally to let the sun in!
Master bathroom. Dual hand painted sinks. Brick vaulted ceiling.
Cactus bedroom. Ensuite bathroom and private large terrace.
Our jewel - the roof terrace with spectacular views of mountain & city center.
Beautiful garden with flowers, cacti, olives citrus, great views & kids playhous
Gas logs keep you toasty when the nights are chilly
Dining room with custom handcrafted light fixtures and folk art. Table for 8.
Or eat alfresco!
View from kitchen to dining. Sit on bar stools under arch and keep cook company!
Sitting area in main floor bedroom
Stairs to second floor sitting and bedrooms. Up one more flight to roof terrace
Master queen with gel topper. So comfortable!
Shower with custom tub for two!
Star queen bedroom with great view of the Buffa mountain.
Covered sitting area on roof terrace - wet bar, fridge, BBQ, wood fireplace!
Spectacular views from terraces at sunset!
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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