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A Quiet Retreat in the Very Center of Town

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 4-6, center, panoramic view of the cit

Villa Oasis is one of the most luxurious vacation rentals in the heart of Guanajuato. It can be a retreat for artists, writers, amateur chefs, and anyone who wants to be close to the cultural amenities of Guanajuato centro without the hassle of walking long distances or taking a taxi. Situated a block from Callejon del Beso and within 5 minutes walking distance to Teatro Juarez, one can be at home to rest and relax between activities in very little time. The retreat is a three-story townhouse, with a rooftop garden on the third floor, the master bedroom on the second, the kitchen on the first, a recessed living room and a daylight basement where the second bedroom is. The house is full of light with high ceilings, large windows and a skylight on the top floor.

Villa Oasis has a system of purified water and a reverse osmosis water filter for drinking water. The water pressure is consistent and strong from every faucet and shower on every floor. In the kitchen is a tap for the reverse osmosis drinking water. The house has a 96 sq ft rooftop patio. In the center third of the patio is a tempered glass cover with 70% UV protection. There are outdoor cafe tables and cushioned seats, where you can enjoy an expansive view of the uniquely colorful city, including the surrounding hills, the Alhondiga, Mercado Hildago, the church of San Roque, and El Pipila and the University.

The master bedroom on the second floor has maple flooring, a king size bed, a full-length mirror, and it's own living room for two, separated by a retractable curtain. Pella windows, installed throughout the house, are double glazed with interior shades to keep out noise and night light from the busy centro streets. Black out shades can cover the floor length windows for additional sleep quality. The bedroom has a small balcony that looks out onto Callejon San Cristobal. It has it's own bathroom with marble floors, a shower, a double sink made of granite, and a bidet. The oasis theme continues with sliding doors that open on to a covered patio with an outdoor table and chairs and the same gorgeous view as the rooftop deck .

One floor down, the contemporary kitchen has the great view of the city again, through panoramic Pella windows. It is fully equipped for baking and cooking, and with the market near by one has access to all the diverse and seasonal fruits and vegetables that Mexico has to offer. There is a full refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and a gas oven and stovetop with a warming oven for plates and/or food. We've roasted turkey, and made pizza, panettone, and French bread in the oven. In front of the windows there is a large mesquite table that seats 8 comfortably. On the far wall is the kitchen 'oasis', a lovely crying wall made from local stone that is filled at the base with a variety of orchids.

For morning coffee one has the option of a stovetop espresso maker with grinder and beans, or a regular drip coffee maker.

As one enters the slate covered hallway of the house on a hot sunny day directly from the busy street of Callejon San Cristobal, one is met with a refreshing coolness that feels like air conditioning. The house is insulated quite well and in the summer it can be at least 10 degrees cooler than the street. We also provide a fan and there is an air-conditioning unit that can be used on very hot days. In the winter we provide space heaters. From the entry way one can walk directly into the kitchen or walk five steps down into the recessed living room with maple flooring, on street level. The living room is a comfortable place for playing board games, socializing or reading.

From the living room going down to the daylight basement there is a wide marble staircase covered with a custom designed hand woven wool Oaxacan rug, and flanked by a built in bookcase, with many books on the history and archeology of Mexico, among other subjects.

At the bottom of the staircase is the daylight basement with an entertainment area with a TV, DVD player. Opposite the TV area is a cozy sitting area with an electric fireplace, a queen pullout sofa bed. Another amenity in the basement hallway is an exercise bike, a workout ball, a miracle ball, 2 sets of weights, 3 & 5 lbs, and an exercise mat. Below the library is a writer's desk and chair with a desk light. Opposite is the guest bathroom with a large oval mirror and granite counter top.

The very end of the hallway below the library leads to a recessed second bedroom. It has a queen size bed, a closet, and a full-length mirror and dresser. The bedroom and adjoining bathroom and shower floors are made of light marble with the bathroom counter top made of granite.

The washer and dryer are located in the half bath on the rooftop. Other amenities include a wireless printer. There is also a comfortable inflatable queen size air mattress for sleeping under the stars on the roof top patio.

I have a few suggestions regarding the seasons and also the neighborhood fiesta on our street.
First of all the rainy season begins in July and goes into September. A sudden unexpected downpour can hit one during this season. It's exciting and dramatic, but you need to be prepared. It's a good idea to bring an umbrella, a raincoat and waterproof boots or shoes. Moreover, the paving stones in centro can be quite slippery when wet. If you have shoes that are non-slip or have a good tread you might want to bring them.

During the winter season from December into March there are nights where occasionally the temperatures can drop into the 30's. Most houses in Mexico do not have built in heating. We provide a space heater for each bedroom and two blankets for each bed.

Finally, each neighborhood in Mexico has it's own patron saint and his/her special feast day. St Anthony of Padua is Callejon San Cristobal's patron and around June 13th the neighborhood celebrates for two or three days! The street is completely closed to traffic during the fiesta.
If you decide to stay at Villa Oasis you can be assured of a relaxing vacation in the heart of Guanajuato.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 384 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen size pull out bed in front of electric fireplace...moreless

  • Master bedroom has full shower with double sink, bidet; maple floors, walk-in closet, full length mirror; it's own patio; and it's own sitting room. Second bedroom has closet, chest of drawers with full length mirror, it's own full bathroom with shower. Second bedroom has full shower and single sink; a closet; marble floors. Queen size pullout bed in front of fireplace and near 1/2 bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • second bedroom bath: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    near pullout bed and fireplace...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    in laundry room with sink...moreless

  • master bedroom bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    besides showerhead includes waist high jets in shower...moreless

  • Showers and floors in both bathrooms are marble.

Other Amenities

  • We have a wireless printer. Also a comfortable inflatable queen size air mattress for sleeping under the stars on the roof. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    archeology, history, and nature books on Mexico, among magazines and other books ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, playing cards, monopoly...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    I-phone dock for music...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Games:

    we have Playstation, if you want to bring your own games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    limited...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    There is a 180 degree view of the colorful city of Guanajuato from the kitchen, master bedroom deck and the rooftop. garden....moreless

  • Monument View:

    From the rooftop one can see the University of Guanajuato, Pipila, San Roque, Alhondiga, Mercado Hidalgo....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Looking east there is a view of the sierras....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering

Dining

  • Dining:

    Long mesquite dining table that seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    one fan and one air conditioning unit to cool one room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    electric; different colored flames and ambient light; can use with heat on or off....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Stationery bicycle, exercise bench, weights, mat, exercise balls....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two space heaters, and electric fireplace. The electric fireplace is not as effective as the space heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillowcases and blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 4...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking on street, and garages within walking distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Stove top espresso maker; coffee grinder; Drip coffee maker - 8 cups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes for 8, utensils, pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    reverse osmosis drinking water, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, creamer...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator/freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with exhaust hood....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Olympic size pool a taxi ride away...moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160
$1,100 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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Location

29.5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Leon, Guanajuato BJX

Car: Not Necessary

We are located one block from the legendary Callejon del Beso, and just minutes from Jardin de Union, and Teatro Juarez, and up the hill is Cinemex Pozuelos.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I've lived here almost three years, and have enjoyed all the cultural activities and the good food that the town has to offer. My husband, Julio, and I have spent much of the time completing the remodel of Villa Oasis. It's time now to share this beautiful home with vacationers. I'm looking forward to going home to Seattle so that I can be closer to my daughters and relatives.

Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico:
The property at Callejon San Cristobal was handed down to me as a remodel. I was happy to take on the challenge with Julio, who is an amazing contractor and skilled carpenter, and together we have enjoyed turning it into a comfortable vacation home.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
We have installed a reverse osmosis purified water system, so that when first time travelers to Mexico arrive it makes for an easier transition. There is a north facing view of the town with all it's colorful houses and churches, a nice view of the Alhondiga, and the market and the University of Gto from the kitchen and patio. Not to mention that it is in the center of town, one block from Callejon del Beso, and five minutes from the Jardin and Teatro Juarez. There is good accessibility to a fruit and vegetable store on the corner, a laundromat, an OXXO, and a farmacia all one block away, and the hospital is less than four blocks away. Monuments are no more than 5-10 minutes walking distance. Taxis go past our front door often. You can take a taxi to the bus station in town and take a bus to any city or town in Mexico. The closest towns to visit are San Miguel de Allende, and Dolores Hidalgo. The house is very well suited for two couples.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • rooftop garden patio

    rooftop garden patio

  • front of Callejon San Cristobal 44

    front of Callejon San Cristobal 44

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • master bathroom with double sink and shower

    master bathroom with double sink and shower

  • master bedroom with curtain divider and sitting room looking out to patio

    master bedroom with curtain divider and sitting room looking out to patio

  • patio with crying fountain off of master bedroom

    patio with crying fountain off of master bedroom

  • living room looking from staircase

    living room looking from staircase

  • staircase with hand woven Oaxacan rug and bookshelf going to lower floor

    staircase with hand woven Oaxacan rug and bookshelf going to lower floor

  • queen pullout couch in front of fireplace facing entertainment area

    queen pullout couch in front of fireplace facing entertainment area

  • guest bathroom

    guest bathroom

  • second bedroom with built in closet

    second bedroom with built in closet

  • second bedroom marble shower

    second bedroom marble shower

  • rooftop garden patio facing the town

    rooftop garden patio facing the town

  • entryway looking into kitchen

    entryway looking into kitchen

  • dining room table with crying wall

    dining room table with crying wall

  • master bathroom bidet

    master bathroom bidet

  • master bedroom looking from bathroom and built in closet

    master bedroom looking from bathroom and built in closet

  • sitting room in master bedroom with curtain divider

    sitting room in master bedroom with curtain divider

  • living room with steps to kitchen and entry

    living room with steps to kitchen and entry

  • entertainment area and fireplace with pullout queen bed

    entertainment area and fireplace with pullout queen bed

  • view of pullout couch, writing table, exercise bike and bench, and 2nd bedroom

    view of pullout couch, writing table, exercise bike and bench, and 2nd bedroom

  • second bedroom from hallway

    second bedroom from hallway

  • second bedroom and bathroom

    second bedroom and bathroom

  • stairway leading to rooftop garden with panoramic window.

    stairway leading to rooftop garden with panoramic window.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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