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Casita Loma de Guadalupe, Charming 'new' Colonial Estate In Sonora"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Casita with beautiful patios and infinity pool.

The Casita is situated on a hill with expansive views overlooking the colonial town of Alamos and the more distant mountains of the Sierra Madre. The Casita offers privacy, with one bedroom, two bathrooms and a living/dining room area plus kitchen. There is a sleeper sofa in the bedroom in addition to the king size bed, making it ideal for families with children. The views from this entire property are spectacular! Relax with a book on one of the patios or swim in the large pool.

The property also consists of a two story 'Casa Grande' (VRBO 567811) which is ideal for larger families or groups of friends.

The entire property is fenced and gated providing security and ample parking for your car. A five minute walk takes you to the cobblestone streets and historic buildings of the Plaza de Armas. There you will find restaurants featuring famous Sonoran food, artesan shops to browse, a lovely colonial church, and a fascinating museum depicting life in Alamos during the 17th and 18th centuries. Stroll these streets or book a birding tour, a rafting trip down the Rio Mayo river or go horseback riding and explore the surrounding countryside. Stop by the five star Hacienda de Los Santos for a glass of tequila, a meal, or a visit to their spa. Return home for a drink on the patio viewing the sunset over the mountains and the twinkling lights of the city.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Owner, Elizabeth P, will write or call in English.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost

My family and I had been enjoying vacations in Mexico for some years before I retired. I spent many years teaching high school English, speech and drama and raising three children. We fell in love with Alamos, enchanted by the friendliness of both the Mexican residents and the ex-pat community.

I have made many friends in this gracious community and have sponsored Fe y Esperanza, a group of local women who came together to form a non-profit which supports cancer prevention programs for the community and gives assistance to locals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

A number of our ex-pat friends had years ago started philanthropic groups. One, Amigos, benefits many children in Alamos by providing resources to buy uniforms and books for families who could not otherwise afford to send their children to school. Another, Comadres, provides help for people who can't afford to buy food or medicine. Many of us also especially enjoy going to the History Club which meets on Thursday from October through May and discusses highlights of the history of Alamos, of the state of Sonora, and of the country of Mexico.

Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost purchased this estate in 2002

Why Owner Elizabeth Packard, rental manager Irma Barreras,Bus. Manager Mamen Acost chose El Volantín

I had no intention of buying a property in Alamos. I have a condo in Tucson (our home base), and a condo on the beach in San Carlos, Sonora. But I was seduced by the beauty of the views from the property and could see the potential it had. Also, I loved the fact that it was just a 10 minute walk to the center of town, the Plaza de

Armas. So, within a few days of seeing it, I made a deal with the owner, who was now living in Florida, and within a few months had begun renovations.

What makes this estate unique

Sitting on the patio of the Casita, in one direction one can see the beautiful dome of the historic church, the crenelated top of the Palacio (18th century government building), and the mountains of the Sierra Madres unfolding in the distance. A quarter turn and the peak of 6,000 foot Mt Alamos dominates that view. The property has several very large mesquite trees that attracted birds, and I envisioned flower and vegetable gardens, a large fountain, and a pool to complete the view. A few years later I embarked on building and decorating a second house, and settling in on the second floor while renting out the first floor and the lovingly rehabilitated Casita. Our guests now love sitting by the pool or on one of the patios, gazing out on the same vistas that enchanted us almost ten years ago. We never tire of watching the ever changing seasonal colors of the hills and mountains, and trying to identify the birds drawn by the fountain, the foliage, the infinity edge pool and splash pool. Tired of relaxing at home? Walk a five minutes down the hill and enjoy a meal at Dona Lola's, our favorite 'neighborhood' Mexican restaurant or go to the five star Hacienda de ls Santos resort and restaurant for a fine meal and free musical entertainment.


El Volantín Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There are 2 bathrooms in the Casita.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms in the Casita are equipped with towels, washclothes, soap and shampoo. Hair dryers are available if requested.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Casita Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bed can be used as a king or 2 twin beds.
  • Spacious bedroom with king bed and sleeper sofa. Bed can be used as king or 2 twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
The estate consists of two rental properties, the Casita and the Casa Grande, a larger two story rental with 3 bedrooms. Please see VRBO listing 567811 for information on renting the Casa Grande. If you chose to have a family reunion or a group of friends meeting in one lovely location, the entire property can be at your disposal if no other renters have reserved it. Best times to reserve entire property are the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall.


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Casita Loma de Guadalupe, Charming 'new' Colonial Estate In Sonora
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Tucson, Arizona

Best place in Alamos to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I fell in love with La Casita. My two kids, 14 and 8 year old, spent every afternoon in the pool.

The house has everything you can think of, from the kitchen, to the spacious closet/ironing room, which was a huge life saver.

The structure and decoration is beautiful. The whole property is very massive, and cozy at the same time. In the evenings we sat outside listening to the birds, and watching the scenery. The gorgeous view of the mountains and El Mirador(The Lookout) take your breath away. We found ourselves surrounded by enormous trees and lush vegetation, made us feel as if we were in paradise, so relaxing and invigorating at the same time.

We will definitely go back.

Im giving it five stars, because that is all there is available, beleive me, very well deserved. Best place to stay in Alamos.

Thank you very much to Elizabeth and Irma.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time of refreshment at Casita de Guadalupe!

  • 5 of 5

This lush property and charming home provided a much needed get away. Early morning coffee time on the private patio offered us a "free show" of the glory of sunrise over the mountains of Alamos! The birds there are abundant! (important for "birders") We had magnificent views of the beautiful Spanish Colonial town of Alamos, Sonora, Mx. Elizabeth's property is within a short walking distance from the central plaza and her staff is so helpful with recommendations for dining, shopping, and the town's fabulous famous "home tours". The beautiful swimming pool proved valuable, as the weather was unseasonably hot for that time of year, but early mornings and late afternoons and evenings were superb! Amamos Alamos! (we love alamos)

Thank you, Elizabeth!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing words! I so enjoyed meeting your group and have fond memories of our dinner together with Carlos, the personal chef, providing the delicious meal. We are so pleased that you had a lovely and relaxing time. Come again! Elizabeth
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relaxing adventure

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at the Casita. Bed was great, kitchen was well stocked for cooking, pool was refreshing,my only complaint is our stay was to short. The owner Elizabeth was very helpful with directions and cared about us being comfortable. Irma the property manager is beautiful. Irma gave us restaurant suggestions and was very helpful with any questions or concerns we had.Judy and I will be back to continue our walk about Los Alamos.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review of your stay at our Casita and for pointing out the reasons you two enjoyed your stay. It means a lot to me and to my staff to have our guests recognize that we are indeed very much committed to ensuring that your stay is comfortable, enjoyable and pleasantly memorable! We look forward to your return, and hope, as you indicate, that the next visit will be for a longer duration. Elizabeth
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Tucson, AZ/Southwest of the US

Casita in Alamos, Sonora

  • 5 of 5

The casita and the compound are even nicer than presented in the pictures with a large landscaped area and views of the Mirador. Our dog enjoyed wandering around the area and playing with the other dogs. It was nice to have the property manager, Irma, to provide suggestions about the town and Marisa and Gilberto were there to help with any requirements. For a small casita the kitchen is complete and the bedroom is spacious with a comfortable king size bed. Water pressure and water temperature are excellent in the shower. The pool is very nice and we used it every day. Alamos is a fascinating town-for certain a step back in time. For such a small town there is a wide selection of restaurants--we recommend Teracitas and Dona Lola, both within walking distance of the casita. The first day we drove to the Mirador for a view of the entire town and area. On Sunday we went to La Aduana to see the old church. Will recommend this to friends that wish to visit Alamos.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a lovely time in the Casita! And our staff, Marisa, Gilberto and Irma thought you were such delightful guests. Yes, we have many good restaurants and interesting places to visit, like your explorations of nearby Aduana. We look forward to your return and thanks for referring your friends to us. The best kind of publicity! Saludos, Elizabeth Packard (co-owner)
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beautiful confortable house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view, big pool!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Wonderful stay with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

amazing peace and quiet, really enjoyed the nature that is all around it. Beautifully manicured landscape. Gorgeous views.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Oscar, for your kind words. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the beauty of the setting and the landscaping. We will make sure Gilberto, our groundskeeper, hears your review! Hope you and your wife can return again. Elizabeth Packard, owner
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Small airport for private planes located in Alamos
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chrisma Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dona Lola's
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: recommended

Alamos is a 17th Century Mexican Colonial town in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Our home is situated on a hill overlooking the magical pueblo of Alamos, and looking off to the foothills of the Sierras, the vistas extend for hundreds of miles.

Five minutes' walk down the hill, you will find yourself on the cobblestone streets of the historic Plaza de Armas where you can feast your eyes on buildings exhibiting the classic architecture from Mexico's Colonial period. Restaurants featuring famous Sonoran

food await as you stroll the streets and gaze at the restored mansions built hundreds of years ago by the great silver barons who made their fortunes in Alamos and the smaller, nearby town of Aduana.




Additional information about rental rates

The above listed rates change during the Christmas Holiday (Dec. 20-Jan. 2), the Ortiz Tirado Music Festival (more or less the last week of January - dates are determined in Hermosillo), and the Easter Holiday (the week preceding Easter Sunday). At those times, the rooms rent for $90.00 a night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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