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Beautiful 2 bed apt with best panoramic views in the city

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom apt with best panoramic views in the city and 5 min walk to town

Welcome to Casa Pipila; a beautiful Mexican style colonial building overlooking the picturesque city of Guanajuato. We are situated only 5 minutes walk from the Historic Center; close enough to enjoy the diverse selection of activities, restaurants and sights but far enough away to create a private and tranquil atmosphere where you can relax. You will find yourself at home here. Please note checkin is from 3pm to 10pm.Also, we do not accept pets or children under 7 years of age,sorry

Why stay at Casa Pipila?

- Excellent location only 5mins walk from the historic town centre

- Unique panoramic views from INSIDE your apartment

- Fully equipped living facilities

- Hand crafted furnishings and traditional Mexican decor

- Comfortable and tranquil atmosphere

- Friendly and knowledgeable staff

- Safe and Secure neighborhood

- 3 HUGE outdoor garden terraces with city views (check out the photos!) - this is very rare in Mexico and especially in Guanajuato

- Taxi service to and from the airport available on request (I highly recommend using this service to you get you to your apartment quickly and easily)

- Historic and cultural tours available on request

More:

Casa Pipila has 2 apartments, each with a private entrance and fully equipped facilities for cooking, dining, sleeping and relaxing. The living areas are cozy, with timber furnishings and traditional Mexican decor. The french doors bring natural light and feature panoramic views of this unique and beautiful colonial city. Each apartment has two bedrooms (both with private bathroom). They can sleep up to 5 people (3 in one room and 2 in another - 2 double and 1 single bed with pillow top mattresses).

Casa Pipila also has 3 large, beautiful garden terraces which guests are invited to enjoy. Each terrace is equipped with tables and chairs, hammocks and fruit trees. The perfect location to relax, study Spanish or enjoy a glass of wine (or maybe all three).

The owner Dermot is from Ireland where he previously ran a successful Bed and Breakfast. Several years ago he moved to Guanajuato and fell in love with this magical, romantic city. Over the past year Dermot has worked extensively on renovating Casa Pipila to maintain its Mexican charm and character. Dermot enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge surrounding Guanajuato and can help with any enquires. He often takes guests for free walking tours around the city - just ask him!

We can accommodate for short term and long term stays. If you are looking to stay for a month or longer please message us for our 'special' long term rates. We are happy to recommend or arrange other services around town such as Spanish schools, Tours, Buses, Real Estate, etc.

Please email us with any questions or requests you may have. It would be our pleasure to accommodate you.

OTHER:

-Guanajuato is a Unesco Heritage Site, 4 hours from Mexico City and a day trip away by bus to San Miguel and León.

-The apartment is a 5 minute walk to the Beautiful Historic Center, Callejon del Beso, and a 6 minute walk to the Pipila statue and the cable car.

-We are a 15 minutes walk or a $3 taxi ride away from a cinema and large supermarket with international wines and foods.

IMPORTANT:

Guanajuato is located in a narrow valley with small streets and lots of stairs that wind up the mountainside. While this makes up a lot of the cities charm, it unfortunately means our apartments are not wheel chair accessible or appropriate for people who may have difficulty with stairs (both uphill and downhill).

Please note that i have a very strict cancellation policy.There is a 50 per cent refund issued if notice is given 1 month or more before arrival.If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance,the nights not spent are not refunded.If the guest arrives and decides to leave early,the nights not spent are not refunded

More Details

Owner
Dermot
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Irish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Dermot

I moved here from Ireland 4 years ago because I fell in love with Guanajuato. I worked in the hospitality business for years and I love meeting new people. I will be very happy to share with you all my favorite places here in this magical, romantic city.

Dermot purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Dermot chose Zona Centro

I chose this property for the large outdoor space and the breathtaking views. From the garden terrace you can hear the music of the alleyway singers, the Callejonadas, just down the street. It has a great ambiance day and night.

What makes this apartment unique

Each apartment has a spectacular view of the city. The kitchens and decor are all traditional Mexican style and have been recently renovated to maintain its Mexican charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had the pleasure of hosting David and his beautiful family.They were great fun to chat with, had a great sense of humor and were very easy to get along with.I highly recommend them to future hosts and i hope to see them here again someday.What fun it was to host them
Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Guanajuato International Airport
Car: not necessary

It is important to note that Guanajuato is located in a narrow valley with small streets and lots of stairs that wind up the mountainside. While this makes up a lot of the cities charm, it unfortunately means our apartments are not wheel chair accessible or appropriate for people who may have difficulty with stairs (both uphill and downhill). We strongly recommend that when guests first arrive and walk down to the town that they take a taxi ($3 max) back up to their apartment to ensure they don't get lost in the winding streets. This doubles as a scenic tour through the amazing tunnel network underneath the town. Details on how to do this are available in the guest arrival booklet available in your apartment. Checkin is from 3pm to 10pm

We dont accepts pets or children under 7,sorry

Amenities

Zona Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Large Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Each apartment has two bedrooms (both with private bathroom). They can sleep up to 5 people (3 in one room and 2 in another - 2 double and 1 single bed with pillow top mattresses).
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Reviews

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Beautiful 2 bed apt with best panoramic views in the city
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 36 reviews
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Quaint apartment with fantastic views of the city!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to Guanajuato from San Miguel de Allende on a Friday afternoon and left on Sunday (wish we could have stayed longer). The property was easy to locate due to Dermot´s very detailed directions with pictures. The property is accessed via quite a few steps after parking so pack light or plan on a few trips to your car and back. Dermot has a book containing great recommendations for dining and other things to do in the city (Los Campos is fabulous). Plenty of space for two couples and the shared patio space is terrific. We enjoyed walking into town as well as back up to the apartment. If you do not like going up stairs, taxis were plentiful in the city to get a lift back up. My husband and I enjoy walking and exploring so found it fun to find different paths down/up the callejones (alleys) to the apartment. The funicular is also a cheap option.

As with most places we have traveled in Mexico the WiFi is hit or miss. We just roll with it.

As others noted, there are roof dogs close by but that is just something that is common throughout Mexico. We have gotten used to it and it was no problem. I actually though the neighbor dogs were adorable!! :)

Thanks for sharing your space!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colleen for your kind comments.One thing i wanted t say is that the wifi was out for one day due to v windy conditions.I have fibre optic cables and have had a few digital nomads who were impressed with quality of the wifi signal.Download and upload speeds are available on request.Im glad you enjoyed your stay in this magical festive town cheers Dermot
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Dermot, Martin and Israel made sure our stay at Casa Pipila was great. Fine location, terrific view and perfectly good amenities. We look forward to our next stay. There is so much to see, do and hear!

Tom

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

stunning view

  • 4 of 5

Spent 8 days days casa Pipila and enjoyed every one of them. Martin was very helpful. Thanks Martin for being there for us. The only drawback is the stairs which we knew about going in. I believe it just added to the ambiance of the unique city of Guanajuato. A short walk to the center of town and a steep hike back. My Grandsons and i walked back to the Apartment 2 and 3 times a day, enjoyed the challenge and i am 78 years old. would not hesitate to stay at Casa Pipila again.

Robert Taylor

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great view, good location, wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

Dermot was out of town but Martin was there and met us at the Pipila statue and showed us to the apartment. Martin showed us the apartment and an overview of the city from the balcony which definitely helped. We are in pretty good shape and fairly adventurous. We stayed for 3 nights and wandered all over the town, never once felt uncomfortable. We took the funicular a couple of times to get back, and the taxi a couple of times - i would recommend that you do both - the funicular provides great views, and the taxi will take you through the tunnels which are a must see. We even walked back up a couple of times and were surprised that is wasn't as bad as we thought. The middle apartment which we rented has 2 bed rooms - the first bed room has 1 double and my wife and I slept fine in that. Our daughters were in the second bedroom which has a double and a single sized bed. The patio below is great for relaxing mid-day after running around. We didn't have any issues with the apartment - make sure you put the drain cover back in place after showering. Cafe Tal was great. Take a food tour. Say hello to the locals. It's a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Pipila for four very comfortable weeks. We cooked most dinners at the apartment. It was conveniently located to the center of town but removed enough that there wasn't a lot of foot traffic in the evenings. Dermot and his staff were responsive to our requests. Dermot recommended a driver to take us to and from the airport in León which worked out perfectly for us. We're hoping to make it back to Casa Pipila sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick and Frances were fantastic guests.They were low maintenance,fun to chat with,and took great care of the apt.They even left me a bottle of wine and replaced the shower curtain.I really enjoyed their company and i hope to see them again before too long.I highly recommend them,any host will be very happy to have them..Thanks again guys
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Great view of a classic colonial Mexican city

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Pipila and its convenient location for exploring the beautiful city of Guanajuato. Dermot and his property manager Martin were very gracious and made sure our stay was pleasant, giving us lots of ideas and tips on navigating the city as well as restaurants that were special for quality of food and their ambiance. Dermont was able to connect us to an excellent tour guide who gave us a driving tour of the outskirts of Guanajuato centro, through the tunnels underneath the city and out to the mountain town of Santa Rosa. We have visited several magic pueblas in Mexico and this is now one of our favorites. Make sure and ask for Israel!

The apartment was everything stated in the profile, beautiful views, large courtyard with lounge chairs to soak up the sun and sounds of the city. The apartment is a great value for its location and very convenient for walking into town. Thanks Dermot for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg, Hi Susan, It was such a treat to meet both of you and see how much you enjoyed my apt and the magical city of guanajuato.I was so happy to walk around town with you and show you my favorite places, especially el clave azul.You both have a great sense of humor, a great sense of adventure, and you really know how to have fun. Im really looking forward to having you again.Next time ill join you for a margarita..
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $23.63

Please note that i have a very strict cancellation policy. If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance,the nights not spent are not refunded.If the guest arrives and decides to leave early,the nights not spent are not refunded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.