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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Upscale PrivateFamily home; 2 large bedrooms with 2 baths + "optional Studio"

For bookings confirmed by 01 November 2016 for rentals through 30 June 2017, the optional studio will be included free of charge OR a 10% discount off of the total rental rate will be applied.

Please see our web page about Casa Chan and Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico: THE LINK IS BELOW

One of the VERY FEW Single Family Residences in all of Guanajuato Centro that is completely free standing and does not share any common house walls.

Completely remodeled home in Centro area of Guanajuato. Only 30 minute taxi ride from the Leon International Airport (BJX). The home is situated partially up the hillside providing it with spectacular views of the mountains as well as the town. The home is modern with classic mexican charm. It has 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 baths and an attached, but private, efficiency studio (at an additional expense). Master bedroom has king size bed, bath with tub, large living area and 2 private balconies (one smaller and one very large) that overlook the Embajadores area. The second bedroom has a double bed in a boveda ceiling room, sliding doors that lead out to a beautiful patio and hall bath with shower. Kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, pots/pans, dishes, oven/stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, & coffee pot. Studio apartment can be rented for an additional fee. It has a queen bed, bath w/ shower and furnished kitchenette. The roof top patio offers a great place to soak in the sun, enjoy the awe inspiring views and just relax an afternoon away

GTO has many things to offer a visitor of the city: history, cultural events, theaters, museums, monuments, markets/shopping, language schools, restaurants, cafes, bars and numerous outdoor sports options.

It is only a 5 minute walk to the Embajadores area with its market and cafes and just a bit further to the 'La Presa de la Olla'-dam which has a nice area for dinning at one end and boats to rent and ducks to feed....a very popular locals destination.

A comfortable 12 minute walk down to the Union Jardin, Teatro Jaurez, University of Guanajuato, language schools, and a great number of cafes, restaurants and bars.

Just outside the city in Marfil is a sports complex with swimming, volleyball, soccer ect. Nearby excursions include; San Miguel, Dolores Hidalgo & Leon. There are several spas in the city itself, but one of our favorites is about an hour outside the city, 'La Gruta' Thermal Springs and Spa. It offers 3 outdoor thermal pools ranging from warm to hot in temperature. The grounds offer areas to sit in the sun and relax, a restaurant, lockers and showers. They also offer massages and facials.

Keywords: house, casa, sleeps up to 6, walking distance, views, large, private, furnished, new, remodeled, safe, single family home, spacious, mountains, city, language, student, school, professional, managed

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2016

About Tracey

We are a professional long married couple that have traveled MX extensively. We have 3 children that grew up spending much time in this part of Mexico. We have lived full time in Mexico and now live half time. We understand how precious and limited discretionary time is and as such, we do everything in our power to assure your experience with our home is pure enjoyment from initial inquiry through return of security deposit. Our professional property manager is one of the greatest value added benefits of this rental property....

Tracey purchased this house in 2008

Why Tracey chose Guanajuato City

We love Mexico, its' people and the associated culture. Guanajuato is the capital of the state and is one of the oldest and safest cities in Latin America and is recognized as one of the principle cultural centers of Mexico and Latin America . The city offers events and attractions year time always runs out prior to seeing and enjoying all of the possibilities. GTO has a wonderful climate year round. We enjoy the pedestrian aspect of the city. Unlike many areas of Mexico, GTO is definitely still 'real Mexico' with friendly outgoing residents.

We purchased the home, and spent thousands of hours (in addition to the many professionals we engaged) upgrading and remodeling every aspect of the home to make it a unique and extremely comfortable place to live and relax. When we can not be present, we employ a attentive property manager to assure all is how it should arriving you to the home and answering all of your questions and providing helpful suggestions.

What makes this house unique

This home is one of the VERY FEW homes in the Centro area that is truely a standalone home that does NOT share any common walls with a neighbor. Thoughtfully redesigned and upgraded to assure comfort and relaxation.

We love to sit in the Union Jardin and people watch, going out to dine at the various restaurants, the La Gruta spa, shopping the markets, jogging around the La Presa and just relaxing /reading at our home. Guaranteed to lower your blood pressure just by sitting on one of the 5 patios and enjoying the view or reading a book.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi tracey,

Just wanted to say thank you the house was amazing. We felt so relaxed and at home there. You have made a great space here and we felt awesome we got to enjoy it for the week.


Sep 2012
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average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

I apologize for the late review; thank you for the reminder. We (3 of us) learned of GTO through a mutual friend who spent several months at one of the language schools. We just love this city and the people who live here. The rental was exactly as promised and we really enjoyed the central location. We did have one minor issue and we greatly appreciated how the property manager resolved it near real time. We hope to be back next year and Casa Chan will be our first choice!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We certainly agree that GTO is a special place with some of the most wonderful people in the world. We apologize that the toilet float broke, however, as you mentioned our property manager was able to resolve rapidly. We are delighted to learn that you are planning a return trip. When you have dates, please let us know and we will do everything possible to assist.
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New York

Travel Lust

  • 5 of 5

Wife, husband, sister and two teenagers stayed for a week. We have stayed in several homes in Guanajuato over the past several years, this will be our go to place now. Unlike many of the older homes in this colonial town that are dark, moist and mildewed this home is light, bright and air with it's open floor plan. We also enjoyed the many patio areas to relax and watch the day go by. The owner could not have been more responsive in setting up our arrival and answer our questions. Like wise the property manager was very helpful and shared his knowledge of the area. We hope to return again soon

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and we are delighted you enjoyed your time. From the property manager, it sounds like the boys really enjoyed the mountain bike tour. Just let us know when we can assist you again.
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Plano, Texas

Our 4th Different Guanajuato Home Rental

  • 5 of 5

Guanajuato is one of our favorite vacation destinations. As we often travel with close friends, renting a private residence allows us to socialize and get the most out of our trip. The owners were extremely responsive and helpful in answering all of our questions. As one couple in our group had never been to Mexico, they had many questions. After answering many emails, the owner suggested a conversation as to most completely answer all of their questions (and some travel concerns). Then, as luck would have it, our flight ended up arriving a couple of hours late. Upon landing we called the property manager....what a great guy.....and he made us immediately feel at ease that he would meet us and get us all settled in at the home. The home was as advertised; large, spacious, modern mexico and very hard couches! Unfortunately, from some of our other Guanajuato rentals....this is not always the case. The fact that this is truly a stand alone home, it provided for great light and breezes in every room.... Thanks again to the property manager for getting a special jacket back to me that we left behind. We highly recommend this property....unless of course, you end up with dates we

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Page. We are delighted you enjoyed our home as much as we do. We look forward to assisting you with your return trip.
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Exactly what we expected....and needed; pure delight

  • 5 of 5

Friend had shared that they had stayed at this property a year earlier and enjoyed it immensely so we chose it for our visit to this spectacular city and so pleased we did. Owners are responsive and most helpful. Property manager is extremely knowledgeable of the area. The home was obviously remodeled as a personal home and like someone else suggested, the views and outdoor spaces are guaranteed to lower your blood pressure and make your stay one of your most memorable.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Chan for a week in July and we had a wonderful stay! The house is just what we needed, we rented both house and apartment. The house is equipped with everything you may need during your stay and is very comfortable, the views from the master bedroom terrace are amazing! We felt very safe in the house and around town. The deposit is large compared to other rentals, but was returned very very quickly which was nice. Communication with the owner and property manager was excellent, they quickly answered any questions we had. Be prepared for the climb up to the house, which is in one of the many callejones (alleys) in the city, it's good exercise!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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edmonton alberta canada

A misture of Mexican and American: Spacious, Comfortable with Great Outdoor Spaces

  • 4 of 5

Two of us spent over 6 weeks here during the winter of 2014. The house was spacious- we enjoyed having two separate living rooms, one on each floor. Watching the traffic flow well below us as it curled along around the Embajadores area at night was a wonderful view from the second floor. During the day being able to see so much of the city in three and four directions -below us and over across Gunajuato's many hills- from the second and third floors was a continuously interesting sight. The majority of furniture in the house is American and the many fans throughout the property were appreciated on warm days and evenings.

We found the way up to the house from Sangre de Cristo Street, starting at the old fountain, was our preferred route to the house. A choice of out door spaces was appreciated but we mostly used the covered terrace on the second floor as we liked the views and the protection from the direct (and sometimes hot) sun during the mid day. At times we found the trek up the many steps a bit tedious (with too much luggage!) but this is Guanajuato and you get the views as your reward!

Tracey, the owner, was very responsive and helpful in addressing our questions, needs and issues that arose and needs. There is so much to recommend GTO in the winter- the symphony, the concerts at Don Quixote, and Museo Gene Byron, plus the galleries, the interesting architecture and the "Lego building blocks" of the houses tumbling down the art and the various galleries.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leon International Airport (BJX)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Some simply consider Guanajuato to be the most beautiful authentic colonial city in all of Mexico. Tremendous history, performance arts, and 'finds' around near every corner. Most that visit once, return year after year.


Rates & Availability

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mexican Independance
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Cervantino Festival
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
* Cleaning & Laundry Fee $60

THE RATES QUOTED ABOVE are for 4 adults in the main house. Guests have the option of renting the attached studio apartment which accommodates 2 additional adults (The Studio is not rented alone) for an ADDITIONAL $30.00/day; $175.00/week; $375.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: a 20% fee applies for the same holiday/event dates listed above for the house

Holidays have a 20% premium added fee: Christmas & New Years, Easter, Mexican Independence, Cervantino Festival and Thanksgiving

* The $60.00 cleaning and laundry fee is for normal cleaning and linen/towel laundering. The home will be provided clean and tidy with fresh linens and towels. If linens/towels have been used inappropriately or damaged the $500 Damage Deposit will be used to replace such damaged items. If the home is left in a manner that is beyond normal cleaning the $500 Damage Deposit refund will be commensurate with the cost of excessive cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , part of the attached private studio
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with master bath, large living area and 2 private patios
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , on main level with boveda ceiling & direct patio access
    Optional Attached Unit - 1 queen , Optional for additional expense: Private entrance.
  • Both bedrooms are spacious. The Master Bedroom Suite is extremely large with its' own living room and 2 private patios. PLEASE NOTE: The rates are quoted for 4 adults staying in the main home. The attached Studio accommodates 2 additional adults as is available for an additional expense (listed under "NOTES" in the rates section)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Property manager owns a transportation service to and from the airport, please inquire if interested in these services.

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