Casa San Sebastian at Embajadoras Park(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Centrally Located 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath House With Large Patio/Garden
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).
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Member since: 2013
- 1450 sq. ft.
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
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:
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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.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Patio and garden (la Bufa in distance)
Living and dining areas
Dining area, looking through to kitchen
Master bedroom, brick domed ceiling and skylight
Lime tree, dome of San Sebastian church, from patio
Second bedroom--single bed
Patio and back porch
Downtown Guanajuato--Jardin Union
Looking through to dining area from kitchen
Balcony over park (master bedroom)
Second bedroom--double bed
Garden and patio
Guanajuato from owners' tai chi studio (downtown)
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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