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Casa San Sebastian At Embajadoras Park

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Centrally Located 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath House With Large Patio/Garden

Casa San Sebastian offers a combination of desirable features that are hard to find in Guanajuato: a central location, yet with beautiful views of the city hillsides, trees and mountains; just minutes walking from the main square, yet located in a quiet neighborhood; a very large patio and garden, yet close to street level with no long steps to climb.

One of the most unusual features of Casa San Sebastian, especially considering its central location, is its enormous patio and garden—over 2000 sq. feet—with lime, orange, grapefruit and guava trees. Instead of a rooftop patio that requires more stair climbing, the patio and garden are on the same level as the house. The patio affords excellent views of Embajadoras Park with its beautiful Indian Laurel trees, colorful city hillsides and mountain views. Enjoy the almost year-round sun in a comfortable chair, or eat breakfast on a wrought iron table in the shade.

The master bedroom has one queen size bed, a small balcony that opens directly toward the Park, plus a large window onto the patio and grapefruit tree and a “linternilla” or raised skylight through which a portion of the night sky is visible from the bed. It also features a private, modern bath. The second bedroom is equipped with a double bed and a single bed, its own private bath and windows that open onto the patio and its trees. All rooms (except the two baths) and hallways have Mexican “boveda” or vaulted brick ceilings.

Casa San Sebastian lies at the end of a short “callejon” or pedestrian street. Its main neighbor is the Templo San Sebastian, one of the historic churches of Guanajuato. The house itself is of the traditional adobe wall construction, with two-foot thick walls. Guanajuato is famous for the life in its streets, and all the sights, sounds and colors are wonderful to enjoy. However, getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge for newly arrived tourists in much of the city. Casa San Sebastian offers a very quiet location (except for occasional church bells and one weekend at the end of January each year when the Festival San Sebastian is celebrated) and a welcome retreat from the sounds and commotion of the street at the end of a long day.

Of course, there are other peaceful locations in Guanajuato, but few are so close to the heart of the city. Casa San Sebastian is located right above the Embajadoras Park and Market, where you can find food and other necessities of all types. The market features a full floor of vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables. The Hotel Embajadoras, just below the house, offers a full restaurant with a picturesque garden. A number of excellent Spanish language schools are within a 10 minute walking radius. A 15 minute walk takes you to the Jardin Union and Plaza de la Paz, the center of restaurants, churches and museums, as well as much of the City’s night life.

Guanajuato offers a wide variety of activities, including: hiking the surrounding mountains; music, dance and theater performances in both historic and modern venues; a wide variety of Spanish language schools and private instruction; the annual Cervantino festival en October; massage and other body therapies; shopping for handicrafts; classes of yoga, tai chi and other forms of movement; temazcal (the Mexican indigenous sweat lodge ceremony).

More Details

Owner
Tom Reavley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About Tom Reavley

We are an American/Mexican couple who live just around the block from Casa San Sebastian, which we use for visits by our own families as well as a vacation rental. We also manage a holistic health center in town that offers classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation and pilates. Tom is from Austin, Texas, and Guillermina has lived in Guanajuato for most of her life.

Tom Reavley purchased this house in 2012

Why Tom Reavley chose Guanajuato City

What makes this house so attractive for us is the combination of classic adobe construction and brick vaulted ceilings, no long steps to climb, central location just around the corner from where we live, a location unusually quiet for our city and a very large and beautiful garden. And we've remodeled it to offer all the modern conveniences. We've tried to made it nice enough to lure Tom's children and grandchildren down to visit us!

What makes this house unique

The description above tries to say it all. We always wanted to have our own fruit trees! To find such a big patio/garden in a quiet, easy-to-access spot so near our house was too hard to resist.

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Casa San Sebastian At Embajadoras Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were back for a month in March/April for our 4th trip to GTO and our 2nd stay at Casa San Sebastian. Once again, we agree with all the good things others have said about the house, and Tom, the owner. One new activity we really enjoyed was a mountain bike trip from Santa Rosa (8300 ft) to GTO (6600 ft) with Turismo Alternativo of Guanajuato. We found them on Trip Advisor, and if you are a mountain biker, I would highly recommend it. The raised chocolate donuts were done about 9am every morning at the local bakery, and the friendly baker got to know us well. Went to a few more baseball games, and did a lot of walking on the callejons and the walking streets and plazas. So much interesting to see in GTO. The guy with the burros delivering milk and bags of ??. The music and the sidewalk restaurants in the Plazas downtown. And the just plain friendly people of Guanajuato! We were never hassled and always felt safe. Great town, great rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Island
5

As beautiful as it looks

  • 5 of 5

Casa San Sebastian was as beautiful as it looks in the pictures and perfect for our needs in Guanajuato. The house was comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped so we could shop at the local mercado and tiendas and do most of our cooking at home. TV and internet both worked well. The terrace is the highlight of the property and we spent many hours there enjoying the sun and view. The location was great for us although a short walk from downtown tourist attractions. Just be prepared for the altitude change for this city in the mountains if you live at sea level as we do. The owner, Tom, was very friendly and accessible and helped us a lot. Thanks, Tom, we hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Traverse City, Michigan
5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure first, to communicate with homeowner Tom Reavely, and second, to stay at his comfortable Guanajuato getaway. Both were very enjoyable experiences. Tom was thorough, easygoing and very helpful in helping us familiarize ourselves with the Embajadoras area. And such a comfortable home! Situated at the end of the "cul de sac," across from the church and adjacent to friendly neighbors, we enjoyed feeling part of a neighborhood with our favorite bakery, coffee shop, and restaurants.

We are now hoping to stay at Casa de las Embajadoras annually!

Thank you, Tom.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Kino Bay, Sonora Mx and Albuquerque, NM
5

Easy to settle in experience.

  • 5 of 5

Prior to our arrival, our expectations were very high.

Casa San Sebastián exceeded everything we hoped for. Gorgeous house and delightful patio. You can feel the excitement of the park, yet it is ever so quiet.

Very, very comfortable in all ways.

After a few short days, you feel like a local. You will be part of the community and part of the everyday life. The merchants know your name as do the friendly neighbors. Transportation around the area is easy walking, plus bus or taxis readily available.

Be sure to take in a baseball game at the stadium within foul ball range. Or try the Ice cream at the park. Tacos al vapor also close by and so good!

Thanks Tom for taking care of us!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young children and I stayed in Casa San Sebastian for the month of July while I attended classes at the University of Guanajuato. My husband worked from the house and the internet was fast and reliable. The home met all of our needs and is conveniently located near the Embajadoras Market. The back yard terrace is beautiful, everything in the house works well, and Tom was a great host. Tom welcomed us on a rainy night and brought us umbrellas for the short walk from the taxi down the private street to the house, which was very thoughtful. For the most part, the house is quiet and the only noise is from the church bells next door on Sunday. Overall, we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described on the website. A comfortable, relaxing place to stay. In a very good location.

  • 5 of 5

Kathy & Charles (Australia)

From our initial contact, right up to our departure, Tom (the owner) was always helpful. He took time to explain the house, oriented us to the local area, plus provided advice about Guanajuato city & the surrounding area. The house was clean, comfortable & functional, plus the delightful garden/courtyard was a real bonus. Given the layout of the city, the location of the house is perfect. It's within a 10-15 minute walk from 'everything' with no steep hills or steps to negotiate - a real bonus. We would certainly stay here again & would have no hesitation in recommending the house to other friends & travellers. Tom is an exceptional host & we wish him well in the future.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
BJX (Leon-Guanajuato Bajio)
Car: not necessary

Guanajuato is a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity city. Is is located in a groups of intersecting mountain valleys and was founded as a Spanish silver city 450 years ago. The narrow, winding streets and preserved buildings create a feeling of visiting the Middle Ages, although the city offers all the modern conveniences. It is a great place for walking, hiking and just 'hanging out' in the many beautiful small plazas sprinkled throughout the heart of the city. The mountains surrounding town provide many excellent hiking opportunities and the beautifully preserved theaters an unusual number of music, dance and other cultural events for a small city.

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Rates & Availability

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
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$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. In case of cancellation, amounts already paid will be refunded only to the extent that the previously reserved dates are rented to others.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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