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This Adorable & Comfortable Home is On STREET LEVEL!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

If you've ever been to Guanajuato City, you understand why we have emphasized STREET LEVEL! Most vacation rentals in Guanajuato require a steep and exhausting climb with no vehicle access. Because Guanajuato is a very hilly city, a “good” location is one that is in the main valley. Our house is conveniently located on a pedestrian-only level callejon (street) just off Calle Juarez, one of the city’s main streets. The house is in a neighborhood called Tepetapa. It is steps from the square where you will find many small shops and services, including a tortilleria, butcher, fruit and vegetable stands, hardware, hair dresser, furniture store, etc. Also at the square you can easily hail a cab or hop on a bus to all parts of the city. Both taxis and buses are extremely inexpensive and readily available.

The house itself was designed for two couples and it provides lots of privacy. The first floor has a large foyer, a den with hide-a-bed, a powder room, and a master bedroom with ensuite. The second floor has the kitchen, a dining room, a living room and another master bedroom with ensuite. Stairs lead from this floor up to the rooftop which has a BBQ, eating area, laundry and amazing views of the city. In both bedrooms, there are twin beds that can be pushed together if that suits you better. We have many windows that open, but they are supported by beautiful wrought iron features for your security. The second floor also has two sets of double doors opening onto Juliette balconies. Our recent renovation added modern appliances, and fixtures, WiFi and cable TV. This home has many wonderful Mexican features, including hand painted Talavera tiles and other authentic motifs and local art but, at the same time, the modern appliances and comfy furniture will add to your enjoyment of staying in the picturesque colonial city of Guanajuato.

If you want to see all the sights at a leisurely pace, we are an easy stroll to downtown and all the restaurants, patios and the beautiful colonial buildings and churches which make Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so special to visit. As you head towards town, you will pass the large, modern supermarket, Comercial or, a few blocks further on, you will pass the Mercado Hidalgo, Guanajuato’s large traditional Mexican indoor market. It is totally safe and you will experience the fun of shopping for fresh local produce and browsing through the interesting kiosks.

The local shopkeepers and our neighbors speak only Spanish, but they are happy to help you with yours: buy a chicken and get a free lesson on verb conjugations! Every outing is an opportunity for a cultural exchange!! We think that living in a vibrant Mexican neighborhood enhances the experience of being in Guanajuato and hope that, if you choose to stay in our home, you will feel the same.

Our house is managed by a friendly Mexican family. They are delightful, easy to work with, and will be happy to help you practice your Spanish. They can arrange for a driver to meet you at the airport and drive you directly to the house if that is a help upon arrival.

Keywords: Street Level Home, Comfortable, Renovated, 2 master bedrooms. Casita, Guanajuato, Tepetapa, Washer and dryer, rooftop views, wireless internet

More Details

Property Manager
Tom
Member since: 2010
Speaks: mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Tom

We are two couples (sister and brother and spouses) from Victoria, B.C., Canada. We fell under the spell of Guanajuato and wanted to own property here. Once we renovated the property, we realized that we would love to share this comfortable home with other visitors to Guanajuato. It's a special place to safely enjoy the city in comfort.

Tom purchased this house in 2008

Why Tom chose Guanajuato City

We looked for over a year for an affordable property at street level and were so happy to find this home located in a traditional Mexican neighborhood, rather than in the center of the tourist areas. We've found Tepetapa to be a hidden jewel, safe and with warm and friendly neighbors. It's just a bit off the beaten bath, but within an enjoyable walk to all the downtown fun.

What makes this house unique

We enjoyed furnishing the home for our personal comfort, and know you will spend wonderful times here as we have. You will truly love the fact that we are on street level, as your days will already be spent walking the city - at the end of the day, we always are grateful not to have a climb a callejon to our house, especially when we're carrying groceries! There are also numerous public transportation options to the house. We are truly happy to share this property with you and hope you enjoy your stay in our home!

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin or Single Beds (4) Two very comfortable twin beds in each master bedroom (total of 4 twins). Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-bed is located in the office/den for one additional person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
No callejon climbing on this home - we're located right on street level! If you've been to Guanajuato, you KNOW what an advantage that is. If you haven't, you should know that most rentals in Guanajuato require a climb to the house, some very steep and long (no vehicles allowed). Many require vigorously climbing steps as well. Our home is right on street level! The house will be fully cleaned and ready for your visit. If you would like to have the house cleaned periodically while you are in Guanajuato, the manager would be happy to arrange for someone to clean again for an additional fee.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

This Adorable & Comfortable Home is On STREET LEVEL!
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Christina Lake, BC, Canada
4

Nine great days in Guanajuato

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent 9 days in Terri's apartment in Guanajuato. It is such an interesting city and her accommodation is exactly as described on this site. It really is a huge advantage to have access to your apartment at street level here. We are seniors and the thought of walking uphill in a tiny " calleron" was not too appealing to us. The suite is also located in a favourable spot, in an alley just off a busy street where it is an easy walk to the main mercado. There is a vegetable tienda just where the market alley joins the Main Street, only 50 m away. Also, nearby are bakeries, a BBQ chicken stall, so good, and a doctor's office within a block. Although you are so close to this busy thoroughfare, the apartment is amazingly quiet at nite, an added bonus is that there are no pre-dawn rosters or barking dogs to wake you! Taxis are everywhere, meterless, but so cheap, maybe $2 to the Centro.

The apartment itself is quite spacious, 2 bedrooms, each with 3 piece bath, lots of closet space. There is an additional 2 piece bath just off the lower living area, where the tv etc. Is located. On the second level is a comfortable small sitting area just of the kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped, including a professional orange crusher for juice, a coffee bean grinder (buy your beans at a small coffee shop in the Center called Cafe Tal, all the taxi drivers know it), and a durable osterizer. There are ample nice dishes and glassware, no dishwasher. Water pressure throughout the house is very adequate and there is plenty of hot water available. On the 3rd level is an open air patio with great views. There is also a washer/dryer on this level.

If I had one criticism it would be the old 26"inch tube television, a tru mastedon. The cable network is DishNet, with not one channel in English. If you're into watching 12 soccer matches at a time with Mexican broadcasters, then this is the place for you...I did come across, on a Sunday afternoon, the PGA from Torrey Pines, in Spanish of course, but the tv is so miserable I could not even make out the leaderboard! But I'm not in Guanajuato to watch sports so it wasn't a big issue. A nice 38" flatscreen would be a welcome addition there.

The local attendant Martha was very good, she met us on time as arranged and was helpful with any needs. The property manager, Terri is very professional and prompt with any inquiries.

Without hesitation, I can recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

What a lovely place!

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I stayed in this wonderful house for 10 days during the Cervantino Festival.

What a wonderful place! Terri, the owner, and Martha, the manager, were available to us even before booking by responding promptly to all our questions. It made for the booking process to be seamless.

Martha even arranged with a driver to pick us up to the airport as well as to take us to the airport when was time to leave.

The house is exactly as shown and it has all then amenities expected. It was great to be at the street level in an enclosed callejon which made the street very quiet as cars did not go through. The view from the rooftop is phenomenal!

It is about 10-15 minutes pleasant walk to Mercado Hidalgo, Plaza de la Reforma, Historic District and other wonderful attractions.

We felt safe and cared for.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a wonderful haven in Guanajuato---and so close to everything!

This home has it all:

Clean

Great beds

Full kitchen

Great showers with hot water

Quiet in the midst of activity (an occasional dog barking)

Wonderful balcony with 360* views

Nice comfy sitting areas with great wifi

Close walk to everything

Highly recommend this home---great value!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the house. It was so cute and cozy. The view from the rooftop was fabulous. I even loved using the laundry room up there :) The beds and furnishings were all excellent quality. The house is located just on the edge of town - with a totally doable walk, even for our young kids - and a bit out of center of town noise. There is a stretch of stairs (maybe 5 or so) that are open on one side. Our 3.5 year old was fine on them, but it might need some consideration for younger ones.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've had guests in their 80's who've loved the house, and it's so nice to hear how you enjoyed your stay with your little ones, too! Guanajuato is such a magical city for people of all ages, and we are delighted that you had such a great time. Please come and visit us again!
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5

Charming house excellent for 2 couples

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for 2 couples with its 2 master bedrooms each with its own bathroom and sitting area.

Its location in the flat part of the city makes it a comfortable 15 walk to the center.

Go during the Cervantes Festival-it's great fun!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree! Cervantino is a blast, with all the music and art, street performers, and concerts. Guanajuato is such a vibrant city with perfect weather all year long! So glad you had a great time.
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Cute and comfy home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this delightful home during our ten day trip to Guanajuato. This home had many positive aspects to it.

-Having two bedroom/bathroom suites was convenient and the beds were extremely comfortable.

-The kitchen was small but well equipped and having the bottled water ready was a nice touch

-The terrace offered a nice view of the colorful city and the washer/dryer located on this level were new and worked well.

-It is extremely easy to catch a taxi at the top of the callejon at any hour (we needed to catch one at 5:30 am and it took less than a minute) and were inexpensive, charging about 45-50 pesos to the bus station.

-The major attractions are just a 15 minute walk down the main street.

-It's close to grocery stores and restaurants but we did most of our shopping at the veggie/fruit shops nearby. At night, there is a lady who sells the best pastries/bread and tamales in the little plaza at the top of the callejon.

The only complaints we had were that there is only one television and it is quite old and located downstairs. Additionally, the wifi didn't work in the upstairs bedroom. The stairs leading to the terrace are narrow and angled oddly which wouldn't be recommendable for small children.

Guanajuato is a beautiful and picturesque city that is definitely worth a visit. We felt very safe walking through the streets late at night and the people we talked to were incredibly friendly. It is centrally located which allowed us to also enjoy our day trips to Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo and Leon, all of which were an inexpensive bus ride away. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like your vacation was everything you were hoping for! Guanajuato is a magical city, for sure, and we love to hear how our guests enjoy their stay. I hope you will consider staying with us again on your next trip to Guanajuato! Terri
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leon-Guanajuato International Airport (BJX)
Car: not necessary

For those of you bringing a car, there is a large inexpensive parking lot about 5 minutes away, although Guanajuato City is best enjoyed on foot! Since our home is uniquely on street level, you can take the bus or taxi right to the door!

Our home is located in the neighborhood of Tepetapa, a safe traditional neighborhood made up of Mexican families. It has its own little commercial area just outside the house, including internet cafes, bakeries, taco stands, artisan market, gift shops, etc. Although it's most fun to shop for food at the local tienditas (small markets/stores), there is a Comercial Mexicana (large grocery store) within a few minutes walk from the house!

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Rates & Availability

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Most of the Year
Jan 1 - Sep 30
7 night minimum stay
$427
$1,320
 
 
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
$553
$1,800
 
 
November and December
Nov 1 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
$500
$1,590
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$427
$1,320
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $100

Prefer Paypal (account is liveingto@gmail.com). No checks. To reserve property, security deposit ($100) plus 50% of the total rent is required. Second payment of 50% of rent plus $40 cleaning fee is due before 14 days ahead of arrival.

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