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Indoor/Outdoor Living in Beautiful Cuernavaca Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,950 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful home located in a lovely neighborhood features an open floor plan

Casa de Gruá is a charming villa located in a mostly residential neighborhood and offers elegant indoor/outdoor living with a flowering garden, heated pool, three air-conditioned bedrooms, plus possible 4th in massage room, four full bathrooms, live-in housekeeper/cook (includes laundry/ironing), WIFI, Roku TVs, wet bar. Steps away are a large grocery, pizzeria, ice cream shop, and Las Quintas' outdoor restaurant. 10-minute taxi to Centro. Grab a taxi @ 35 pesos to anywhere in Cuernavaca.

Property Manager
Rachel Dangermond
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Rachel Dangermond

Our family has been coming to Cuernavaca for over a decade. We own a construction company in Mississippi. We fell in love with Casa de Gruá because of the privacy the compound offers with the conveniences that are right outside the gate.

Rachel Dangermond purchased this villa in 2005

Why Rachel Dangermond chose Cantarranas

There are two homes on the compound. The main house with two bedrooms, study, dining, living, and kitchen with bar has an open floor plan that offers views to the lush garden. The second home has a bedroom with a porch that overlooks the garden and pool from the tree tops as well as a massage room that could be used as a fourth bedroom. The massage room has a sink, but no toilet. Right outside the gate and just across Alta Tension Blvd. is Chedraui – a large grocery that also has liquor, wine, beer, drugs, and ice. Very convenient! Also, one block away is Las Quintas Hotel @ 9 Diaz Ordaz –through Chedrui parking lot, the hotel offers a wonderful patio restaurant for meals and cocktails.

What makes this villa unique

There is a live-in housekeeper, Silvia, who cleans six days a week. She also does laundry/ironing and cooks three meals a day. A masseuse, Estella (she speaks English) will come to the house by appointment. There is a massage table in the studio (halfway up the stairs to the upper bedroom in the 2nd home. Her rate is $550 pesos/person). She is wonderful! A manicurist (also speaks English) will come to the Casa by appointment. Rates are $150 pesos for manicure and $170 pesos for pedicure. An aesthetician is also available for facials at the Casa.

The pool is solar heated to 85° - it could be cooler if desired. If you would like it warmer, you would need to pay the gas which runs $50-70 USD/day.


Cantarranas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • If you choose to invite friends to join you for meals, please tip Silvia generously for this extra work.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private Queen ensuite bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom in private Queen bedroom in 2nd home.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath w double sinks in Master bedroom in main house
    Twin bedroom ensuite bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom in twin bedroom in main house.
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom in main house right off den.
  • The master bathroom has white marble counters and floor. All bathrooms have showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master with queen and ensuite bath. Roku TV. Private garden.
    Twin Bedroom/Main - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds, ensuite bath, main house
    Private Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen in 2nd home with private treetop porch, ensuite bath
    Massage Room - 1 twin/ single , The 4th br is a massage rm w single daybed - sink no toilet
  • There are two bedrooms in the main house, a master with a queen and a guest with two twin beds, both with ensuite bathrooms. There is third queen bedroom with ensuite bath located on the top floor of the 2nd home in the compound. A fourth room offers a daybed with a sink but no toilet. The house accommodates six guests and there is a $25/night fee for additional guests. All guests must be named in contract.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The villa offers a respite from sightseeing with three lush gardens and heated pool. The live in housekeeper cleans six days a week, does laundry and ironing, and is available to cook three meals per day (food not included). A masseuse, aesthetician, and manicurist are available to come to the site. Absolutely no pets are allowed on the property.


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Indoor/Outdoor Living in Beautiful Cuernavaca Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Casa Grua house is a Great Casa

  • 5 of 5

Our week long stay at Casa Gura was great to say the least. From the moment we arrived we were greeted very warmly by the Delia who introduced us to Sylvia the housekeeper, there was a homemade guacamole waiting for us. The house is spacious and well-maintained as well as very comfortable. The furniture in the living room is very inviting for family get-togethers or even taking an afternoon siesta. Sylvia was waiting every day to meet any need we may have had or wanted. She prepared breakfast for us every morning and also prepared either lunch or dinner depending on our needs. There's a grocery store across the street that carries anything you would need for your stay, and there is even a worker at the store that would carry the groceries to your house for a small gratuity. Spending time by the pool and patio within the immaculately maintained garden with another added pleasure of staying in this home. The pool is kept constant 80°F and our children enjoyed it thoroughly, as did the adults. House is located in a safe neighborhood with 24 hour Taqueria just up the block. We enjoyed our stay here and look forward to coming back in the future. Just bring a lot of repellent to keep mosquitoes away. If you're considering to stay in this part of Mexico do yourself a favor and book a stay at Casa Grua.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Myrtle Beach, SC USA

Birthday Extravaganza

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this architecturally significant house to celebrate my wife's birthday at the end of October. The weather in this fun little city was delightful, the food and shopping were great, the house and atmosphere were absolutely perfect, and we even were able to experience the Dia de Los Muertos -- a beautiful time to visit the city. Sylvia couldn't have been better - accommodating in every way possible. The pool and yard made a great place to escape the busy streets and markets to relax and provided a nice poolside paradise since the city is not on the coast. Our week long stay was absolutely perfect in every way. We will surely return to the Crane's oasis...sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just about perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The Cranes's lovely home made for a delightful 10-day stay over the holidays with family and friends. One of the best parts about the environment is that this is obviously a place that they enjoy visiting and it shows in the personal touches around the house.

From arrival to departure the housekeeper/cook Sra. Silvia and the property administrator Delia did everything they could to make our stay comfortable, responding like troupers when one of us took a fall or was sick for a couple of days.

Silvia is an excellent cook and a delightful person. She cooked most of our meals. We talked over with her when and what we would like to eat, gave her money for the groceries and she took care of the rest. If you enjoy homemade Mexican cuisine as we do, hers will be better than you are likely to get in any restaurant. At the end of our visit, we felt like Silvia and her husband, who live on the property, were valued new friends.

The home itself is great. The pictures on VRBO are completely accurate in every respect. Having been "burned" by previous vacation rentals which were not as advertised, we asked a local friend to arrange to visit the house in advance. The owners cooperated with this request.

The master bedroom and bath are very ample and well equipped. Another bedroom with twin beds and its own ensuite bath is on the main floor. The third bedroom and bath are in another building, affording privacy to those occupants and is also more than adequate. The very comfortable living room and tv room/office were very enjoyable, but we spent most of our time on the patio by the pool. The pool was kept at a comfortable temperature by solar heating.

We enjoyed the location of the home, which is virtually across the street from a shopping area with a large supermarket and other shops. There is another strip mall in walking distance with ATMs. Casa Grúa is a short ride to the main plaza and to various restaurants, movie theaters, etc. in the general neighborhood.

We are two gay couples and found ourselves completely welcomed by our hosts. Cuernavaca seems to be a fairly gay-friendly town. Until recently the state of Morelos offered same-sex marriages. Unfortunately local church leaders pressured the state to rescind the law.

Just in case you're wondering, I have no ownership or other fiduciary interest in this property. I just want others to enjoy it and maybe make a special trip to Cuernavaca, which is a great place to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home. It is bright, clean and welcoming. The ambiance is relaxing and modern Mexican. The owners provided a list of sights and restaurants that was very helpful. Cuernavaca is a city with a long history, wonderful garden restaurants, colorful art and crafts, and unbelievable weather! It was a perfect vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Mississippi

Really great in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house. It is very comfortable with an inside living room area and a covered sitting area outside near the pool. There is a charming Mexican flair but still modern enough to be easy. It's very relaxing to lay around in the pool and the staff is extremely anxious to please. Quernavaca is a great Mexican town with many English speaking shops, restaurants, museums, etc. There is a good list of places to go, etc. A few right near by. We walk some but mostly use a taxi. We will return for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, England

Awesome Pool! The house was clean, quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Casa de Gruá in March for 6 days. Very private and quiet place to rest and soak up the fantastic Cuernavaca sunshine. Amazing pool time with a beautiful garden and plus the housekeeper Sylvia makes the best guacamole in town! The property was exactly as described on the internet so there were no surprises when we got there. We had zero issues with the check-in or check-out process. The house was very comfortable and had all the perfect amenities. The owners referred a great masseuse who came to the house and gave a wonderful treatment. There is also a large grocery store 5 minute's walk which was super convenient. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
86.3 Kilometres
Mexico City

Casa de Gruá is located in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. There are two buildings in the villa compound, which includes a flowering garden and heated pool. Across the street is a large grocery store, pizza place, ice cream shop and there is a large hotel, Las Quintas with an outdoor restaurant two blocks away. A 10-minute easy cab ride takes you to Centro.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $700

Payment - we accept checks.

Monthly rental - The villa is $1350/week, prorated at $193/night. Under one week, there is a 3-night minimum and the nightly rate is $250/night. The villa is also available for a monthly rental at $3250/month. Rent includes electricity, water, maid service 6 days/week (off Sunday), w/ laundry/cooking, solar heated swimming pool, a/c in bedrooms, Roku TV in master and study, wireless internet, sound system w/ radio/CD/I-Pod (bring CD's & i-pod) excludes gas for additional heat in pool, food, liquor & phone. First payment is 50% of rental fee with 50% balance plus entire refundable security deposit due 60 days before arrival. This entire deposit is non-refundable should the rental not occur.

There are absolutely no pets allowed on the property. If a pet is on the property $250 would be automatically deducted and not refunded from the security deposit in addition to any damage done.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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