Architectural Jewel with Stunning Views(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:13 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2+BR/3 BA /Sleeps 4-6
You don't have to be outdoors to enjoy the view, however; you can enjoy them from every room in the house. All of the rooms are open, spacious, and filled with light. The main floor features a large, convenient kitchen. A separate dining room opens to a patio, to the beautiful living room, and to a gracious hallway with guest bathroom. Antique wooden doors separate the living space from the large study and the spacious master bedroom with its king-sized bed. The ensuite bathroom has one of the best views in the house. Gracious, wrought iron-and-glass doors open around the house onto the beautiful terraces and patios. Bovedas (high, domed, brick ceilings) grace every room, along with conchas, antique wood-beam supports, and archways.
Downstairs there is a separate spacious guest room with double bed and bathroom. It, too, has beautiful views, and an adjoining patio and walkways. In the main-floor study you will find two desks, a sofa with a pullout double bed for guests, and still more superb views.
Casa Newman is featured in a 2015 coffee-table book about the houses designed by Manuel Parra.
Parking is available within the fine wrought-iron gate and stone walls.
A caretaking couple lives in a separate casita on the property. The lovely Maria will work as a housekeeper and do cleaning and laundry for you if you wish, and her husband, Gabriel, can also be a driver (costs are additional). You can walk to the end of the lane to catch a bus into town for 5 pesos (25 cents US), or take a taxi for 40 pesos (about $2 US).
A short distance away in the other direction you can enjoy the shops around the lovely town square of Valenciana. It faces what is called the prettiest church in the state, completed in 1778 with an imposing facade of pink stone.
The large property is graced by mature gardens, bougainvillea, and jacaranda and eucalyptus trees. There are dogs on the property that are sweet and friendly to house residents and well looked after by the caretakers.
This house is for those who want to be surrounded by beautiful art, architecture, and stunning views, yet have close access to the vibrant centre of Guanajuato.
Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Our housekeeper, Maria, comes once a week to change bedding and clean the house, and is included in your rent. If you wish, Maria is also pleased do daily housekeeping and laundry services, and even do your grocery shopping. Maria will also be happy to cook Mexican dishes for you if you wish, for a very reasonable additional charge. Our caretaker, Gabriel, can drive you locally for the cost of a taxi ride, usually 40 pesos (about $2.25). The gardener, Apolonio, comes every second Monday and is included in your rent. A safe is provided for your valuables. There is a 400 metre track close by, in a beautiful mountain setting, open to the public all day. It also has outdoor exercise machines. In addition, an Olympic-sized pool is nearby....moreless
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season - winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
13 night min stay
High Season - summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
13 night min stay
High Season - Cervantino Fest.
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
13 night min stay
My Standard Rate
13 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $253.40
- Taxes Not included
Providing there is no damage, the damage deposit will be refunded 14 days after checkout.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Car: Not Necessary
Mariachis serenade outdoor diners in the main town square, the Jardin. Neighbourhood street festivals and parades spring up unexpectedly. For music lovers, there are weekly symphony orchestra concerts in the Teatro Principal. Two other venues offer weekly chamber music concerts. We have an excellent Spanish teacher who comes to the house and if you wish will do the same for you.
The annual Cervantino Festival in October is world-renowned and features international artists and performers.
San Miguel de Allende is about an hour and a half by car or a comfortable bus. It is an easy day trip with great shopping and sightseeing.
Dolores Hidalgo is even closer and is renowned for its pottery and tiles.
About: We are a Canadian family in love with Guanajuato and we have been coming here for many years. Our parents built this home designed by a famous architect on a prized piece of land, surrounded by beautiful nature and stunning views.
Why Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico:
We love to have breakfasts on the sunny terrace with freshly squeezed orange juice and papaya. What a way to start the day, with hummingbirds and spectacular views over the city and mountains! We are happy to share the pleasure of living in this uniquely beautiful house, close to the vibrant cultural and social life of the city.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Guanajuato is the loveliest small city in Mexico. Its picturesque, winding laneways lead to colorful houses that climb the steep hillsides. It's fun to visit the markets and shops, pretty little squares, galleries, and charming restaurants. We also love the extraordinarily full cultural life, of concerts, art exhibits and museums. The thousands of university students give the town a youthful feel, and mix with local families and visitors to make the Jardín de Unión the vibrant centre of the town.
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A patio corner with fountain
View from a patio below, with guest room on right
Looking towards the living room from the dining room
Living room, looking towards dining room
Living room doors opening onto spacious terrace
Kitchen with opening to dining and living rooms
Master bedroom with wrought iron and glass doors opening to one of its 2 patios
Master ensuite bathroom with view to mountainside
View of front patio towards Valenciana
Hallway with archways and wrought iron and glass doors
A view from below
Terrace off living room with view on three sides
Part of west terrace, with view over city and mountains
Dining room opening onto a patio
Living room, facing windows that overlook the city
Part of living room
Master bedroom with king-sized bed. Archway to dressing room is on left.
Master ensuite bathroom, with skylight and antique doors
Spacious study with pullout double bed, two desks, and doors to garden patio
View of Valenciana church, completed in 1778
Patio with decorative garden pool
One of six patios
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 08, 2017
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