A Quiet Retreat in the Very Center of Town(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- 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 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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Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 384 m²
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- Showers and floors in both bathrooms are marble.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
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rooftop garden patio
front of Callejon San Cristobal 44
master bathroom with double sink and shower
master bedroom with curtain divider and sitting room looking out to patio
patio with crying fountain off of master bedroom
living room looking from staircase
staircase with hand woven Oaxacan rug and bookshelf going to lower floor
queen pullout couch in front of fireplace facing entertainment area
second bedroom with built in closet
second bedroom marble shower
rooftop garden patio facing the town
entryway looking into kitchen
dining room table with crying wall
master bathroom bidet
master bedroom looking from bathroom and built in closet
sitting room in master bedroom with curtain divider
living room with steps to kitchen and entry
entertainment area and fireplace with pullout queen bed
view of pullout couch, writing table, exercise bike and bench, and 2nd bedroom
second bedroom from hallway
second bedroom and bathroom
stairway leading to rooftop garden with panoramic window.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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