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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Queen bedroom, one & half bathrooms, WIFI, study with single sleeper, sleeps 3

This colonial-era house is in the historical center of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at the intersection of two pedestrian streets. It has been renovated to U.S. standards with potable water, a great shower, hairdryer, WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, folk art and books and comfortable furniture. Once inside, a staircase leads to the master bedroom and a separate study with shared bath. The kitchen, dining and living areas are on the second floor. There is a 'dumb waiter' to lift your luggage and groceries to their floors. Above the living area there is a private, sun-drenched terrace with fabulous views of the city. Most evenings the Callejoneadas (student musicians) dressed in traditional Spanish costumes lead groups singing along the historic streets. Its great location makes for easy walking to the markets, city squares, restaurants, the university, museums, shopping, and the Jardin Union, the social heart of the city.

House details: There is a sink using only cold water and a clothesline on the roof. Ceiling fans are in the bedroom, study and living room/ dining area. The bedroom has good storage, bedside lights, and comfortable queen-size bed. The living area has beautiful art and history books, and a large selection of CD’s. There are telephones for local calls only. No smoking is allowed in the house or on the roof. No pets. No children. The house sleeps two comfortably but does have a single sofa/bed in the study. The bathroom is between the bedroom and study. The half bath is located on the third floor near the living room and dining area. The house is decorated with art and folk art.

Across the cobblestone walkway from the house is the San Roque church that is over 350 years old. The charming Plaza San Roque is a few steps away and is a principal venue for the Festival International Cervantino, one of Latin America’s most renowned cultural festivals.

More Details

Owner
Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

Map

Car: not necessary

The location of the house does not require climbing up hills. It is located on a "pedestrian only" street in the heart of the colonial city. A taxi can let you off 2 blocks from the house. There is a 'dumb waiter' inside the front entrance to carry luggage/groceries/packages up the stairs to the bedroom and kitchen areas. Most sights of the city are within easy walking distances.

Amenities

Zona Centro Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in study
  • The sofa/single bed is located in the study on the same floor as the master bedroom. Near the front door entrance is a luggage and grocery elevator that is a wonderful aid to alleviate walking stairs with heavy loads.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The house keeper will come once a week to change sheets and towels and clean for half a day. If you wish her to do more, make arrangements directly with her. She can do laundry and shopping for you as well. Each half day additional cleaning is 200 pesos. Check in and out times can be flexible by contacting the manager.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

A perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for availing us of your place in Guanajuato. It was the perfect spot for us. Close to the action, nicely appointed with all the amenities, and yet with the feel of being truly in Mexico. The callejoneadas walking the streets in the evenings with their fun music and following crowds were so entertaining. We loved wandering the streets of Guanajuato, getting lost, sitting in the plazas and people watching. What a fun and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From your remarks you found the best parts of Mexico in Guanajuato. You really appreciated the "feeling" of the city. We are thrilled you stayed in our little casa and hope you will return for another vacation. Cheers. Meta Hunt
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5

Fabulous house with a great location! Beautifully decorated and fully furnished!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was perfectly located with excellent restaurants nearby. In fact, so close and wonderful that we didn't cook although the kitchen was stocked with everything you would need to prepare a meal for yourselves or a small dinner party. The rooftop deck is a perfect place to watch sunset and overlook the beautiful city. Situated on a hillside upon entering the house, you climb steps to the bedroom on the second floor, then on to the third floor is the living room, dining room and kitchen. But you don't mind the stairs because you enjoy their collection of whimsical local art decorations along the way. It comfortably sleeps two but could also accommodate another single person. No worries about carrying bags up the steps because there is a large dumbwaiter to handle them. We highly recommend the house!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charm and Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa San Roque is unique: both fun and historical. Talk about “Location, location, location!” You are right in the heart of everything in beautiful and historic Guanajuato. From the rooftop terrace, and from the three 3rd floor living room windows, the views are magnificent. The house is located right next door to the San Roque church, and you can see the La Pipila statue on the hill, the University of Guanajuato, the famous Hidalgo Market, and the revolutionarily historic Alhondigas de Granitas, to name a few, from these incredible windows. All of these places, in addition to the main Basilica and the Jardin de la Union, are a short walk from the house. And every night we were serenaded by groups of wandering minstrels in historic costumes with lutes and guitars, singing favorites such as De Colores and La Bomba. It was magical!

Before our trip, I spoke to one of the owners, Meta Hunt, on the phone and she is very friendly and a wealth of information. She also sent us information on Guanajuato and the house in advance of our stay. Nancy, the House Manager, met us on arrival and was delightful, and very helpful, and is only a phone call away. They, and now we, also highly recommend Israel Torres for all your driving needs; he is bilingual, reliable, and a terrific tour guide. He took us door-to-door from our casa in San Miguel de Allende to the Guanajuato Casa San Roque. But book him in advance if possible. His email is israelt2007@hotmail.com.

There is a dumbwaiter to help with moving luggage and groceries to the two 2nd floor bedrooms and the 3rd floor’s well equipped kitchen/living room. There are 3½ flights of stairs in the house from the ground floor to the rooftop terrace, but there is a good handrail and of course the dumbwaiter.

The house is full of Mexican and other folk art, and is charming, from the amazing brass frog’s on the front door (Guanajuato means ‘Place of the Frogs’), to the delightful miniature furniture in the kitchen and elsewhere. There is plenty of tourist information, and beautiful books on Mexican art.

There is so much to see and do in Guanajuato that we were sorry we were only there for 4 short days! We really enjoyed breakfast and lunch at Casa Valadez on the Jardin de la Union, right across from the Teatro Juarez. Don’t miss the view from La Pipila, or the Quixote Museum! We highly recommend Casa San Roque! Thanks Meta, Marsha, Nancy and Israel for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Like living in Frida Kahlo's House

  • 5 of 5

I am really stuck for words on how amazing your beautiful casa is here in Guanajanto. I arrived here with a lovely greeting from Nancy the manager.

She was a huge help, pointing me in the right direction and giving me some great advice, and she is just lovely. And only a phone call away.

It was just incredible house, perfect location, right in the centre city but still hidden away. Every morning I had breakfast on the rooftop terrace with a view of the whole city. The house is so well maintained and the bedroom very comfortable. As well as the living room, and kitchen is really well equipped with state of the art appliances, and all essentials, it was great for cooking. The collection of artwork, books made whole house is magical. It was really inspiring.

I spent whole days trying to get lost around the city, visiting muesums, in the markets and strolling around the colourful streets, it was more than I ever expected. This house reflects the magic of Guanajuanto. Highly recommended. I wish I had more time here, one week was not enough. Every night been serenaded from my window. Thank you, Meta and Nancy, a week I will never forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the city and our casa. I know you are from Ireland and the contrasts must have been a fun treat! Do come back again. Cheers, Meta Hunt
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5

Luxurious, well-managed home in Central Guanajuato location near all things, and with all amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We just experienced 20 nights in this wonderful home and hope to return soon! The Casa is impeccably clean and is in a perfect location. It is filled with love, art, music, and life. It is safe, secure, and convenient for walking everywhere within Guanajuato. We were able to cook incredible meals due to the well-furnished and fabulous kitchen stocked with spices, appliances, and everything we needed. The plates, glasses, bowls, pitchers and serving dishes are all local Mexican art objects, and are fabulous! The pans are those you'd find in a chef's kitchen. The Juarez Market has all food you might need and is a short walk away (fun to go there to buy veggies, milk, cheese, bread, ice cream, fruits, etc.). The water filtration system in the kitchen was amazing - we always had safe water to drink.

The roof deck on this house is splendid (you can see so many cool things from it - including the market, the university, the colorful houses on the hills, the statue of Pipila, the many historic churches of Guanajuato, sunrises, and sunsets. We chose to do our own laundry, hand washing our clothes with the mountain air drying them quickly! We did yoga every day on the roof deck. There are very comfortable adirondack chairs and stools up there, and a nice bench!

The house has wonderfully appointed with 2 bedrooms, comfortable sheets, towels, pillows, and blankets. There are many space heaters for those cooler mornings (not needed while we were there). There is exquisite art throughout - simply beautiful!

The owner is extremely nice and helpful - very responsive and caring. The property manager, Nancy, is incredibly responsible and has a cellphone and land line. Every question we had (and there were few due to the helpful booklet of instructions and reference info left for us). We felt very safe and very taken care of.

The home always has plenty of hot water for washing dishes and also for showering. There were absolutely no issues with anything in the home (the dumb waiter was temporarily inoperable, but was not needed). Guanajuato is filled with activity and music and ambient sounds during the day and night, including occasional fireworks, lots of performers in the streets until around 10 or so in the night, birds whistling, and dogs barking at all hours. Expect to experience this when here - it's part of the charm and it's what we miss the most! !Viva Mexico!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to have guests love our house and to experience the wonders of Guanajuato and its people as we do. They never even missed our dumb waiter that is always having repair problems. There are not many DW's in the city. Thanks you for being idea guests! Mexico needs more like you. Meta Hunt
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5

A+ house, central location -- perfect for GTO

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. The location is great -- right in the heart of it all. The owners were extremely responsive and helpful. We enjoyed being able to walk to the market and cook, take coffee to rooftop, or explore all the shops, restaurants and plazas within walking distance. We spent 5 days, but could have easily spent 5 months.Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice compliments. Most of the lovely things to experience and see in Guanajuato are just a few minutes walk from our casa. It makes one feels as if the town surrounds them. We always like hearing how nice our house as a comfortable home can be while in the charming colonial city. Meta Hunt
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

If reservation is made within 30 days of arrival, then payment in full is due at time of reservation.
Security deposits will be refunded by check or credit card in US dollars.
Full return of deposit if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.