Beautiful Converted Forge on the Rio Guanajuato(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Light spacious house in large lush garden just 3 miles from Centro
Located along the Rio Guanajuato, where traditionally the silver processing haciendas were, the house is on an unusually large lot. Hence our beautiful garden. The house is very welcoming and very unique due to its two enormous boveda ceilings. Each one 25 feet across! Everywhere you look there is the outside coming in due to the massive windows. Having said that the house is very private from the road, being completely walled in. Three miles out of the center of town, it costs 40 pesos ($3) to hop into town or 5 pesos to take the bus to Alhondiga.
We have a fantastic family who have been caring for the house as long as we have owned it. Carmen, our maid, is a tiny, salt of the earth kind of woman who is always happy and singing. She is a joy to have around and an excellent cook! Rachel, her daughter, takes care of the garden and caretakes the property.
We just love this house and we hope you will too!
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Member since: 2014
- 2640 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
We love pets and have several dogs so we know how messy they can be! Please ask us before bringing your pet. We have had various experiences with pets. Not all good! No cats are allowed as we find they SCRATCH and no fighting cocks or other poultry are allowed as we are just not into that! $50 per visit or per month pet fee is imposed. Please make sure any pet does not climb on furniture. A security deposit of 2000 pesos is required in case there are any pet incidents or other damages.See pet addendum in rental rules section....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $30
- Pet Fee $50
Please note that a 2000 pesos refundable damage deposit is required upon arrival.
For rentals longer than 2 months the rate can be reduced, depending on number of guests, and with guests paying their own utilities.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Located a few miles from Guanajuato Centro, Marfil sits along the Rio Guanajuato in an area of old haciendas. Our neighbor, the Club Campestre Nepomuceno (country club) is built in the ruins of one of these. The area was devastated in the great flood of 1905 and was bought and renovated by the Italian architect Giorgio Beloli. Many of the houses in this area were built by him and many contain windows created at our house when it was a forge. By now you've probably read plenty about the great city of Guanajuato, The vibrancy and culture of the city is what keeps bringing us back. If you're visiting the city for only a couple of days and want to be part of the bustle and noise, our house is probably not for you, but if you're coming to enjoy the city for a little longer you'll likely appreciate the tranquility of Marfil as a place to return and rest after a day or night on the town!.
Year Purchased: 1993
About: We are originally from England and moved to Arizona in 1998. We originally visited Guanajuato for a wedding. We fell in love with the city and within a year had bought our home along the river in Marfil. Rather a crazy idea actually as it was the first house we ever owned... and we couldn't live in it... We remodeled the home, walled in the garden and started planting. 20 years later we are still coming back to Guanajuato and spend our summers there with our three children.
Why Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico:
Guanajuato is really an amazing City. I call it a small big town as it has the life and vibrancy you would associate with a much larger city yet it is a small town with only a few hundred thousand people. Anything of cultural importance flows through Guanajuato whether the Pope or the Rally of Mexico. We keep returning to soak in the diversity of culture and activity from theatre, music, bars and restuarants to street tacos and colorful local festivals. Camino Antiguo is the Old road to Guanajuato and runs along the Rio Guanajuato. The area is lush with centuries old pepper trees as well as Mesquite and Jacaranda. The home is very light and airy with large windows looking out into the walled garden. Two huge Boveda domes 30ft across form the roof making the architecture of the home very unique yet comfortable. The combination between space, tranquility and easy access to centro. made this the perfect home for us. Though only an easy cab ride or pleasant walk from Guanajuato the home is located in Marfil, its own vibrant Mexican community with local restaurants, bakery and essentials. The people are very friendly and we love being part of their community and enjoying participating in their festivals.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
a very large swing. The best house in Guanajuato... but we're biased.
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Welcome to our home!
Looking down into the living area from the second level
Private salon in Master bedroom
through the master to the living room
Second bedroom has two queens. separated from third bedroom by glass partition
Den upstairs with TV./DVD
Second bathroom has bath/shower
Day bed on back patio
Camino Antiguo, the old road to Guanajuato follows the Rio Guanajuato into town
Our princess can feel a pea!
Dining room from the entrance
The kitchen and bar with seating for 6 - 8
Master bathroom has shower
Office area with wifi
Dining on the back patio
The beautiful garden with crazy swing. Play slide no longer on site.
Dancing at local church festival in Marfil
Our wonderful, well connected, property manager, Julie. She will settle you in.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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