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FANTASTIC NEW STUDIO ALL IN ONE!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Tranquil Setting.......Escape Stress, Burnout & Fatigue and Rejuvenate the Soul

Feel comfortable and relaxed your very first day by getting to know the city, through our native born host who will personally guide and answer all your questions concerns.

We have a natural mountain preserve on one side and a panoramic, birds eye view of the city on the other. Since we’re away from the hustle and bustle of the maddening crowds back home, our guests can easily extinguish stress, burnout and fatigue.

Say the code word, “Frogs" and get 15% off your nightly stay…… (Monthly and Weekly discounts do not apply)

This Historic Mexican, colonial refuge has a panoramic view of the colorful European like town of Guanajuato on one side and the natural, pristine Mountain Bufa Preserve and on the other. Our place is brand new, very clean and quiet, and is also in the safest neighborhood of the city. Speaking of safety, we're ranked one of the top 3 safest cities in the entire country. ( You will feel safe walking the streets at night.) That's no joke.......

What makes this location so unique is it's peaceful, natural surroundings. Our guests always comment on the tranquility of our location... especially when you can walk right out your back door and hike right up to the impressive rock formations of Mount Bufa . If you love a good place to reflect study and meditate or even hike, run, or bike , this is the perfect place with mountain trails at every turn , clean unpolluted air and plenty of sunshine. Many sporting events are popular here, foot, and bike races, along with countless other activities that always keeps you on the move. Plus you're surrounded by an incredible array of excellent restaurants, shops, and art galleries clubs and bistros that are only minutes away;

So you can choose to be rejuvenated and refreshed by the ambiance of our natural surroundings. Or take a 5-15 minute bus or taxi ride to the center of town for theaters, restaurants, museums, nightclubs, coffee houses and the many other fun things to do. There is a literal revolving calendar of live music, concerts and theater along with other activities each and every month of the year....Guanajuato is the main vacation attraction not only for native Mexican and Latin americans. but also for Canadians, Amerians, Europeans, Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Australians, love it here because of it's preserved antiquity. Yes Guanajuato is a UNESCO city and is considered an international treasure. There's only two stop lights in the whole city and basically the buildings have remained the same for the past 500 years. Most of the native people have been here for generations which make them so fascinating to observe and get to know. So if you want a taste of the real Mexico look no further.... Which is our greatest complaint........We frequently hear at the end of our guests visits, " But I don't want to go", because of this several of our visitors have decided to move here permanently. So beware!! You may fall in love!

During your stay you can arrange for local or more extensive sight seeing tours, hot spring outings, hikes to local forested mountains, culinary, art or cultural tours. Just let us know ahead of time.

If you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, then simply take a stroll into town passing tranquil streets, ancient plazas, callejons, and outdoor markets, that will literally transport you back to the colonial days of Old Mexico. Alfredo's Market, Hamburger stand and groceries are located just a few blocks away with many nearby street side vendors selling the freshest foods at the best if you like coffee, our next door neighbor is an award winning roaster with a variety of coffees and teas that will hook you at first sip. He personally stands there with a stop watch when it's roasting time. And his famous Beso Negro is a must do.... Our goal is to make Guanajuato your home away from home . We love getting to know our guests and making friends. So please if there's any questions, read our reviews . They're all true.......... Yes there really is no place like it on earth come stay with us and experience it's enchantment, peace ad tranquility . We are here to serve!!! So, call now or write us , and make your reservation well ahead of time. since our current vacancies go fast. ..................... we speak English, Spanglish, Italian, Spanish and fluent body language.

More Details

Owner
Buzz and Maria Rodriguez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Buzz and Maria Rodriguez

As a couple we love to combine our talents to make the perfect experience.

Buzz being a San Diego California born native understands the wants and needs of foreign vacationers and Maria a born native of Mexico who speaks perfect english, both enjoy pampering their guests and individualizing care for each one according to their needs. We love people and find it fascinating to get to know each one. We are both dedicated to making your experience one you'll always remember and want to repeat.

Buzz and Maria Rodriguez purchased this villa in 2009

Why Buzz and Maria Rodriguez chose De La Presa

This place is like a dream come true...Maria and I wanted to live in Mexico, because there is so much about it to love. The people, the land, the natural beauty and tranquility, the easy going pace of life. The only problem was we couldn't make our minds up as to what part of Mexico we wanted to live. We traveled to many different places and loved them all. But when we came to Guanajuato. We were convinced.... it's character shaped after 500 + years of history where buildings are originally preserved, had such a captivating ambiance .....Its clean air, land and water. The people and the charming . ways they interacted with one another...

What makes this villa unique

Our neighborhood is a highly secured area with security patrols regularly monitoring the area several times daily. It is located in the exclusive area of the city where professors, doctors and professionals live. We are within a 20 min. walk or a 5 minute ride to the center of town yet far enough away that you hear no irritating street traffic, or loud noise of any sort. This place is so infectious that once you arrive the natural ambiance of peace and tranquility will be such anattraction you won't want to leave. The location of our villas are perched right on the edge of the city with a breathtaking view of the Mount Bufa Preserve on the left and a panoramic view of the most colorfully decorated city in all of Mexico on your right. The nearness of the parks, plazas, reservoirs, coffee shops, gyms, hiking trails, restaurants, museums, night clubs and Bistros are minutes away by foot or even less by Uber, bus or taxi... The city is literally frozen in time . The native people here welcome visitors and are treated with the greatest dignity and respect. You will have to pinch yourself at times and ask ......Is this a dream. Bring your camera with an extra chip, photo opp's are everywhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really nice & quiet apartment, but not far away from the city. You feel like home. Maria & Buzz are also friendly. If I will visit the city once again, I will book the department again. I just can recomend the department.



September 2013
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Amenities

De La Presa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Extra Guests over 2 will be charged and additional $8.00 a night
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Walk in shower, with hot water, all new talavera tile throughout
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size / very comfortable.....loveseat and floor mattress for extra person
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our neighborhood is unique, It is a highly secure area with security patrols regularly monitoring the area several times daily. It is located in the exclusive area of the city where professors, doctors and professionals live. We are within a 20 min. walk or a 5 minute ride to the center of town yet far enough away that you hear no irritating street traffic, or loud noise of any sort. Our location is right at the foot of the Majestic Mount Bufa, a natural nature preserve, so you get the serenity and tranquility of a country setting, along with the peace and quiet so important for our vacationers to rest, relax and recuperate..

Reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews
5

Perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed everything about this stay. And I lost weight. Buzz met me at the Premex station and drove me to the neighborhood and noted hot spots, stores and landmarks. Walking down was easy, but the walk up was difficult after a couple glasses of wine. Easy to get cabs or buses to where you want to go. Make sure you show the map Buzz provides you to show your driver. Most can find the street, not the house. I would definitely stay again and I fell in love with Guanajuato!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrick, it was such a pleasure to be your hosts and guides to our enchanted city of Guanajuato . We are so passionate about making our guests feel comfortable and at home by orienting and familiaring them with the lay of the land from the very start of their visit. We hope you will return since you fell in love with this place . Which is the same reason why we're still here and plan to stay.. Hope to see you soon . Don't forget ......"Our returning guests get the first night Free."
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San Diego, CA
5

Peace and quiet in GTO

  • 5 of 5

Calm and relaxing spot in GTO. Maria and Buzz were very friendly and easy to contact. The room had everything​ you would and there are 2 small markets down the road. There is a bit of a walk to get down to the main road but we managed just fine. Taxis and Ubers are also available. If you'd like a quiet getaway this is the spot!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Hideaway on the hill top!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Buzz! Bob and I enjoyed our stay in your comfortable suite. We Loved how cute and clean it was with nice views.The location on the hilltop was splendid. Buzz and Maria are next door but you would hardly know it!

Many thanks for picking us up at the Gas station so early in the morning! This suite is a gem and the price is amazingly! It is steep but taxi's are cavailable and be sure to Ask Buzz about the nearby mountain hike as a surprise awaits you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Buzz and Maria are very welcoming and easy to like. The hike up up to the room was refreshing. My husband an are in our sixties and had no trouble. The neighborhood just below has great restaurants , stores and bus stop for quick ride into town center. The room has a private bath, entrance and small kitchen. Bed was very comfortable. As this location is on the edge of town the bustle of the city is gone, however animal sounds do occur

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tweed heads, Australia
5

What a place!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what an amazing place Guanajuato is! So beautiful and colourful and so many gorgeous cobblestone streets and nearby mountains to explore. Staying with Buzz and Maria was a highlight of my trip. My accomodation was spotless and just so fresh and clean. Buzz and Maria's place is in such an amazing location overlooking the whole of Guanajuato and is absolutely magical as the sun goes down and the lights light up. On my last night Maria made me a delicious mango margarita and traditional Mexican salsa which we shared as we watched the sun go down. It's the little thoughtful and welcoming things like this that I really appreciated. I couldn't of asked for better hosts, such lovely, helpful people. Thank you Buzz and Maria for welcoming me into you home. I hope to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san frncisco ca
5

My First Airbnb

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience using airbnb and I can't say enough of how I was greeted and made to

fill at home in Buzz and Maria beautiful apt. Fortunately Buzz picked me up at the bus station, finding their place perched high above the town would have presented quite a challenge but there was Buzz! Once I figured out how to get to the center was a breeze but mind that there is a bit of a climb to the apartment. I can't say enough about the town of Guanajuato- one of Mexico's most beautiful colonial cities,

Buzz;s apartment was fabulous so comfortable and well supplied, i would definatley stay there again and would highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Our neighborhood is unique, It is a highly secure area with security patrols regularly monitoring the area several times daily. It is located in the exclusive area of the city where professors, doctors and professionals live. We are within a 20 min. walk or a 5 minute ride to the center of town yet far enough away that you hear no irritating street traffic, or loud noise of any sort. Our location is right at the foot of the Majestic Mount Bufa, a natural nature preserve, so you get the serenity and tranquility of a country setting, along with the peace and quiet so important for our vacationers to rest, relax and recuperate..

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Additional information about rental rates

Acceptable payment methods would be Credit card Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and PayPal
Rates for more than 2 persons will be $8.00 extra per night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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