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Buena Vida Garden Apartment in the City Center/ Close to Plaza Mexiamora

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Brightly lit Mexican kitchen. Interested in cooking classes? We can arrange it!

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Centrally located near Plaza Mexiamora, welcome to our newly renovated home. Guests enjoy their own private patio garden with a variety of fruit trees. Our brightly-lit one bedroom, one bathroom apartment features artwork from all over Mexico. Spend a relaxing morning, sipping coffee in the dining room while you watch the hummingbirds pollinate the lime tree. We're located within 5-10 minutes of each of the 3 main language schools in town.

The main entrance opens to the brightly lit kitchen, decorated in with traditional Mexican talavera tiles. The kitchen features a modern stove, refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster oven. Interested in cooking classes while you're in Guanajuato? We are happy to set-up classes for you with the culinary professional teaching right in your own home.

Walking through the kitchen leads us to the dining room area, featuring high ceilings which allow one to really enjoy vistas of the back garden.

From the dining room, we turn left to enter the living room which features weavings, mainly from the Patzcuaro area. The living room is a great place to relax and study Spanish, using the high-speed internet.

The bedroom is either accessed from the living room or a door to the outside and from the bedroom, we can access the bathroom. The bathroom, in traditional Mexican style is a separate structure, 2 steps from the bedroom and under and under an overhang.

Mike and Sam moved to Guanajuato in 2010 after what was supposed to be a short visit. The apartment was the original casita that we purchased from Senora Rosita, who still lives down the callejon. We absolutely love Guanajuato and want to ensure our visitors do as well. We're happy to help arrange everything from Spanish classes to catered, in-home cocktail parties. When we're not in Guanajuato, we have the most excellent property manager, Julie, who has served as an informal ambassador to Guanajuato for many years now and an owner at one of the most popular restaurants in town.

We also offer weekly cleaning services for guests staying longer than 2 weeks. High-speed internet is always available and gas and electricity is included.

Welcome to Guanajuato!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Not recommended for children under 10....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We're located 5-10 minutes from all main plazas in Guanajuato....moreless

  • Monument View:

    We have a fabulous view of El Pipila!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Some of the best views in Guanajuato, Mexico....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking can be arranged!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
 

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3 night min stay
$50
$275 $650
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Its the same old story- Mike and Sam went to Guanajuato for a holiday trip and ended up staying for a lifetime. We purchased our (now) dream home from Senora Rosita who still lives down the callejon. Anticipating a building project that would last a year or so, it soon turned into 4 but we're (very) happy to say that we're now finished and just enjoying the good life in Guanajuato. A year in, we also started a business and are here to stay. We love Guanajuato and want our guests to understand what a great city it really is. Whether you're interested in taking Spanish classes, guitar lessons or need one-on-one language tutoring, please let us know and we'll be happy to help. Thanks for visiting and have a great time in Guanajuato!

Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico:
Location, location, location! Isn't that what they always say? We began renting in the Mexiamora neighborhood because we had heard such great things about the area. From our rental, we had a great view of this undeveloped property a little further down the hill. Asking around the neighborhood, we soon found out that the owner may now be willing to sell. The property was a çhallenging venture, to say the least but we went ahead anyways. Our property is very large by downtown Guanajuato standards and we've used that space to create many, many gardens, even adding a fire pit recently. We're low enough that you can get down to the city center, but high enough that you can really appreciate the entire Guanajuato landscape.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We have retained as many traditional Mexican architectural features of the house as possible. We were fortunate that the original design takes advantage of the natural sun which floods into the house in the morning. Most of our guests comment the most on the private garden of our home. The lime tree produces so much that you can smell the limes from the dining room, inside the home. We have quite a few hummingbirds that frequent the garden and I have lost many an hour, drinking local coffee from Cafe Tal and watching the birds coming and going.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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  • Brightly lit Mexican kitchen. Interested in cooking classes? We can arrange it!

    Brightly lit Mexican kitchen. Interested in cooking classes? We can arrange it!

  • Enjoy the fruit trees in your peaceful private garden.

    Enjoy the fruit trees in your peaceful private garden.

  • Our living room features weavings from the Patzcuaro, Michoacan area.

    Our living room features weavings from the Patzcuaro, Michoacan area.

  • Photographs from one of our most talented local photographers.

    Photographs from one of our most talented local photographers.

  • Visitors also have access to all of our upper gardens, complete with fire pit.

    Visitors also have access to all of our upper gardens, complete with fire pit.

  • La Bufa can be seen from upper terrace. Photo shows annual pilgrimage.

    La Bufa can be seen from upper terrace. Photo shows annual pilgrimage.

  • Welcome to the Garden Apartment, located in el centro, minutes to the main plaza

    Welcome to the Garden Apartment, located in el centro, minutes to the main plaza

  • Sip coffee in the dining room while you watch the hummingbirds.

    Sip coffee in the dining room while you watch the hummingbirds.

  • You will feel at home with our comfortable, high quality matress.

    You will feel at home with our comfortable, high quality matress.

  • Brightly lit bathroom, featuring local talavera tiles.

    Brightly lit bathroom, featuring local talavera tiles.

  • Private gardens.

    Private gardens.

  • Beautiful view of Guanajuato from upper garden. Enjoy your stay!

    Beautiful view of Guanajuato from upper garden. Enjoy your stay!

  • A 5-10 minute walk to Theatro Juarez, during our international film festival.

    A 5-10 minute walk to Theatro Juarez, during our international film festival.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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