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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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 Guanajuato City

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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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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 2 bed apt with best panoramic views in the city
average rating of 4.65625 based on 33 reviews
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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale CA
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: Apr 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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5

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: Mar 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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5

Fantastic Time

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to all parts of Mexico over the last ten years and we consider Guanajuato our favorite city. It has so much to offer that unless you stay more than a week you will want to return as soon as possible. Our next visit will definitely be at Casa Pipila. Dermot and his property manager, Martin, will most likely be the best hosts you will encounter. Their goal is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and you won't be disappointed. Our apartment was on the lower level and was clean with all the amenities you need. Both Dermot and Martin spent a lot of time with us making sure we had a good time. Even though we have visited Guanajuato many times, their advice and information proved useful to us since many things had changed since we last visited. Their location is ideal. It has one of the best views of the city you can find and is close to a lot of stores both large and small that you will probably need if you plan on eating in (also some secret ones). If you are like us, your hiking days may be behind you. However, we took advantage of the funicular, which is only five minutes away, to get up and down the mountain. We can't say enough about our vacation to Guanajuato and Dermot and Martin were a large part of our enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 4 of 5

The house was quite comfortable and the multi-leval patios were really nice. The walk to centro took about 10 minutes and you quickly appreciate that you are going down the steps and not up. The best kept secret is the funicular! It takes you straight up to spectacular view of the city from the statue of Pipila. Once you are off the funicular it is a flat (operative word is 'flat') 5 minute walk to the steps down (another operative word is 'down) to Casa Pipila. Dermit was great. He gave us a quick rundown on Guanajuato and offered a lot of helpful information (wish we could have spent more time chatting) and Martin, his property manager was always ready to answer any questions. The week we were there we were able secure a long-term lease on another property and will be returning in June. Guanajuato is THAT magical! Thanks Dermot for the sweet accommodations at Casa Pipil.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you guys.It sounds like you fell in love with guanajuato like everyone else...I wish i could have chatted with you more as i enjoyed your sense of humor. I agree that its great to have the funicular(cable car) 5 mins walk from my house and it only costs 1.25usd.I chose this neighbourhood because its so close to the cable car. Im surprised that some people insist on walking up the hill when we have this great service and spectacular views.Thanks so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure having you here
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5

Apartment was large enough to accommodate 4 people comfortably with great views of Guanajuato.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience-15 min walk to a mall and super mercado. Walk downtown in 10 mins and check out all the museums and great cuisine. If you prefer not to walk up the steps to the apt you can ride the vernacular back to the top or catch taxi for just a few pesos. Great cultural experience since Guanajuato is colonial circa 1550 .

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas and Lucy, it was truly a pleasure having both of you here. We had some great chats and a few laughs. You are quite the singer too Thomas. I hope to see you again next time.Thank you so much for the wine and appetisers. Next time the wine is on me...take care...Dermot
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Zona Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$87
$408
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $23.33

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.
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