About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
GUANAJUATO: the crown jewel of Spanish Colonial cities in the Mexico highlands! Settled in the 1550's, the city looks more like towns in southern Spain, Italy, or Portugal than most in Latin America. Exceptionally mild climate at 6600 ft above sea level; amazingly diverse and cosmopolitan arts. Annual Festival Cervantino runs through most of October and with performers and artists from across the world.
This beautifully renovated house is in the center of Guanajuato, within minutes' walk of the Mercado Hidalgo, Jardin de la Reforma, Plazuela de San Fernando, Alhondiga, cathedral, Jardin Union, Teatro Juarez, and Festival Cervantino venues - the heart of the best Colonial Highland town in Mexico - two blocks from the 'Callejon del Beso' (alley of the kiss) above Plaza de los Angeles, and on one of few streets accessible by car in the Zona Centro (but we discourage driving large vehicles - Suburbans or big SUVs - down our narrow one-way street).
Tall Colonial-style wood beam ceilings in living room and one bedroom - both with shuttered window embrasures facing street. Bedroom has double bed, closet, and full set of Colonial-style furniture.
Double keystone arches separate large living room from dining room with formal dining table.
Complete kitchen with all appliances - gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave - and a complete set of cookware and colorful tableware for six from Talavera Vasquez in Dolores Hidalgo. Washer and gas dryer in utility area next to kitchen and first floor bathroom and shower.
2 bedrooms - a master suite with king bed and bath en suite, with 3 French doors opening onto small balconies overlooking Callejon San Cristobal; and a second bedrooom with double bed and casement windows opening onto interior stairwell, and large bath adjacent. A reading room on second floor - with a huge sliding window wall and balcony facing the city center - has a loveseat that folds out into a large twin bed. Glass block skylights flood natural light into stairwell, second bedroom, hallway, and baths while affording privacy and security.
the entire roof of the house is made up of two terrazas with seating and tables for 6 on lower terrace and large pavilion with table and seating for 4 on upper terrace; breath-taking views of Zona Centro and most of the city and surrounding mountains.
tankless hot water heater supplies entire household without problems. 3 baths have gorgeous talavera sinks and tiling (as does the kitchen). Linens and towels supplied.
SAN CRISTOBAL 49
Localizacion: Guanajuato, Gto. En el centro de Mexico. Ubicada en la zona centro de la ciudad de Guanajuato).
Alojamiento: 3 recamaras, sala, comedor, cocina, 3 bajos y dos terrazas. Alberga de 6 a 8 personas.
GUANAJUATO: Joya de la corona de las ciudades Coloniales espanolas, Localizada en las regiones montanosas de Mexico! Fundada alrededor del ano 1550. La ciudad se parece mas a pueblos en Espana del sur, Italia, o Portugal que la mayoria en America Latina. Con clima excepcionalmente bueno, a 2,000 m sobre el nivel del mar. En la ciudad conviven las artes increablemente diversas y cosmopolitas. El Festival Cervantino, cada mes de Octubre ofrece la actuacion de artistas de todo el mundo: teatro, danza, musica, artes visuales, opera, etc.
Es una casa bellamente renovada, en el centro de Guanajuato. Funcional y confortable. A una distancia de pocos minutos, caminando, de los puntos de interas en el centro; como: el Mercado Hidalgo, el Jardin del la Reforma, la Plazuela de San Fernando, la Alhondiga de Granaditas, la Catedral, el Jardin Principal (Jardin de la Union) el Teatro Juarez y la mayoria de los sitios atractivos. Localizada a unas cuantas casas del 'Callejon del beso' sobre la Plazuela del los Angeles, es posible el acceso en automovil.
Sala y recamara con techos altos de vigas de madera y losas de terracota. Ambos espacios cuentan con postigos de madera en las ventanas, las cuales est?n enmarcadas en piedra calc?rea y tienen alf?izar que da a la calle. La recamara de la planta baja cuenta con cama matrimonial (doble) armario, tocador sill?n estilo Colonial.
Dos arcos de cantera, separan la sala del comedor, el cual tiene una mesa para cena formal. El loveseat en la sala, se convierte en cama individual (amplia).
La bella y funcional cocina esta completamente provista con todos los aparatos: estufa de gas, lavavajillas, refrigerador, horno de gas, horno de microondas. Bateria de cocina completa y vajilla Talavera, con cristaleria, para seis personas. Area de lavandera con lavadora y secadora de gas.
2 Recamaras, la principal con amplio bajo. Amueblada con cama King size, tocador, buroes y butacas. Amplio closet. Cuenta con tres puertas francesas que abren hacia balcones, a la calle San Cristobal. La segunda recamara tiene cama matrimonial (doble) tocador, closet y ventanas de la ventana de abren sobre la escalera interior. Tiene un bajo grande adyacente. El area de lectura, con ventana corrediza grande y balcon hacia el centro de la ciudad. Cuenta con un loveseat que se convierte en cama individual amplia. Los tragaluces inundan de luz natural la alegre escalera, la segunda recamara y el vestibulo, permitiandose el lujo de retiro y seguridad.
En la parte superior, hay dos terrazas, con sillas y mesas. La parte mas alta tiene un pabellon abierto, con sillas y mesa para cuatro personas. Goza de una vista espectacular, hacia el centro de la ciudad y las montanas circundantes.
El calentador de agua, proporciona agua caliente proporciona simult?neamente, sin problema. Cada uno de los tres ba?os est? bellamente decorado con azulejo Talavera, al igual que la cocina. Se proporcionan blancos (toallas y s?banas).
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About Jeff Cortazzo
We quite accidentally spent a week in Guanajuato during the brief time between the Festival Cervantino and la Dia de los Muertos and were swept away by the visual and musical beauty of the city. Just go - you will not regret it!
Jeff Cortazzo purchased this House in 2007
Why Jeff Cortazzo chose Zona Centro
more public entertainment and music, more accessible art and culture than any city of like population that we've ever seen - great weather year 'round and particularly in the winter (the dry seaon in the Colonial Highlands)....
What makes this House unique
within 5 minutes' walk of main public market (Mercado Hidalgo) and the city center, accessible by car, and within 10 minutes' walk of almost all public performance venues in town.
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This beautiful home lives up to the photographs and location in every way.It is charming, so well equipped, gorgeous views from the reading room and roof top, 5 minute walk to the shopping area but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Jeff laid out every possible detail for us to make for a stay with zero surprises. Beatriz was outstanding and off the charts helpful and efficient. I highly recommend Casa San Cristobal as a perfect place to discover the charms of Guanajuato and surrounding areas. We walked absolutely everywhere. The directions from the airport to the house in Spanish were definitely needed and our taxi driver found it difficult to find the home but after stopping and asking other taxi drivers he found it. We went to San Miguel de Allende twice (1 45 minutes ) with our lovely driver Ham who Beatriz arranged. It was 1200 pesos for the day and Ham waited and brought us back. Ham speaks virtually no English but we managed with our smattering of Spanish. Guanajuato also has Uber which we used on our 2nd San Miguel trip. The street in front can get noisy with barking dogs and weekend noises. The second bedroom at the top of the stairs is lovely and quiet, the master is in front, is a bit noisy and the beds are all very comfortable.Guantanamo, is a fabulous interesting place to visit with so many things to see and do.. The University is a gorgeous building and it seemed there was a photo op at every turn. You will love it.
Thanks!! Some of the airport taxi concession drivers are very familiar with El Centro in Guanajuato, some not so much... The directions in Spanish were Beatriz' (the property manager) contribution. We've found that the closer you are to the city center, the noisier things tend to be on the street - and this house is pretty close in.
Glad you enjoyed the stay and that Beatriz was so helpful.
The Homeaway/VRBO Jackpot
The house is gorgeous and has been set up with amenities that not all Mexican homes enjoy. Plenty of water, plush towels, and space for everyone in your party to spread out. And, seriously close to everything you'll want to see in Guanajuato. You can tell a lot of thought and care went into updating this home and we felt truly lucky to be able to stay here.
Although settling in was a bit of an odyssey, once we did, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa San Cristobal. Unlike many homes in Guanajuato, which are only accessible by foot via narrow alleyways, this house is accessible by car. However, there is only one way to arrive at the house and this route requires good navigation and excellent driving. If you are unfamiliar with Guanajuato, you should consider arranging pick-ups and drop-offs directly through the property manager.
Renters here have complained about the dim lighting but that's to be expected when staying in an old townhouse. We had no problem with it. As far as noise goes, we visited during what appears to be THE busiest time (week between Christmas and NYE) and there was a bit of a party down the street every night. Ha! I almost wanted to walk down in my pajamas and join the singing and camaraderie. The downstairs bedroom will for sure get the brunt of the noise but it will be mostly guitars, tambourines, singing, occasional barking, and everyday conversation from people walking by. Car traffic is not constant and the largest vehicle coming through will be the garbage truck. No trailers or buses come through here but you may run into an adorable donkey or two. When have you seen a donkey walk right past your living room window??
We left a written message in Jeff Cortazzo's book. Please read a summary below
The house was very well located, right in the middle of town. We mostly enjoyed the terrace, with that wonderful view of Guanajuato. The house was very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The only downside were a couple of drunkards who used to hang out right outside the door. They weren't harmful, but we could hear their loud coursing. I guess they lived nearby, celebrating the holiday season. Besides this, our stay was very enjoyable and would certainly come back. Have a happy 2018! Josefina Castillo & family
Lo siento, Josefina! Because of the large callejon across the street, our house is at the intersection of two big residential neighborhoods, and on the weekends people will stop in front of the house on their way home at night (and, yes, some of them can be loud and intoxicated) before they go their separate ways up the Cuesta China or Callejon San Cristobal. It's why we include earplugs for light sleepers. Hopefully the drunk guys didn't hang out around the clock. We'll mention this to the property managers - they live on the same street as the rental house.
Jeff and Emily Cortazzo
Beautiful house in the heart of the historic district.
We loved the roof top terrace to sip our coffee in the morning. Beautifully and comfortably furnished. This neighborhood is noisy but we were out late every night so it didn't affect us. The early morning bells and conversations did wake us up but we were able to get back to sleep with no problems. Check in was seamless as was check out. Wi-Fi was fast and reliable.
Love this house!!!
This was our third time staying at Casa San Cristobal and it will not be our last! The house is perfect. The terraza is amazing! I recommend going up onto the terraza around 10:30 and just listening to all the sounds. You can hear echoes of groups singing, dogs parking and horns honking, people laughing and talking, all with an amazing view of all the main sights in GTO!! The property manager Sra. Beatriz is great and very helpful and accommodating. The house is located right around the corner from the Callejón Del Beso and only minutes from the Mercado and the Jardín. Highly recommended!!!!
Thanks, Inez! We also love the sounds of the city center and the quick access to the heart of town. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
This house was perfect for our group of 6 (3 adults, 3 kids age 7-11). Comfortable, beautifully decorated and located in a spectacular section of the city. The views are breathtaking, and the owners and property managers so lovely. Can’t wait to return!!!
thanks and so glad you enjoyed the house and town!
within walking distance of most Festival Cervantino venues
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
check-in time is 3pm and check-out at 11am, unless prior arrangements explicitly made with owners or property manager. Rents are due within 30 days of arrival. On dates when one party is departing and another arriving, we require that the renters leaving the house provide access to our house cleaners by 9am.