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Unique home in central, historic Guanajuanto, Mexico

Zona Centro, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
  • Townhome1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

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.


Meta Hunt or Marsha Malgesini

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Located in the heart of the colonial part of the city. It is not on a hill top but on a pedestrian only cobbled stone street. It is located on the side street of San Roque Church.


              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Safe
                      • Study Room
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Radio


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • 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


                                                              • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: Noon

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                22 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Fabulous house, best location!

                                                                Rosemary H.Atlanta, GA, USA

                                                                Guanajuato was magical, and the house is perfect! We loved our stay here. The location is next door to a historic church and square and the view from the roof deck is amazing. Everything is within walking distance. The house itself is beautiful, and the furnishings and artwork add to the feeling of being immersed in the local culture. House manager Nancy was very welcoming and accommodating. Highly recommend!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We love guests like you! We love our house for the reasons you mentioned. But also because you appreciate the lovely city of Guanajuato and all its uniqueness in Mexio's history and culture. Please come again.


                                                                Meta and Marsha

                                                                Beautiful Well-Appointed House in a Perfect Location

                                                                Cam W.

                                                                Casa San Roque is by far the best of the many houses and apartments we have rented around the world.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for this wonderful statement about our casa! We love it too and think Guanajuato is its perfect setting!

                                                                Cheers. Meta Hunt

                                                                Gto base

                                                                John W.

                                                                Nice spot to spend a few days...

                                                                Spacious, large enough to entertain.

                                                                Good coffee table books to peruse while resting your tired feet, owner's collections offer lots to look at.

                                                                Wonderful views from the roof deck...photo opportunities.

                                                                Lots of stairs, I'd been in Gto for a few days, had acclimated somewhat to the thin air.

                                                                Close to several good restaurants, Diego Rivera Museum (which is worth a visit).

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Happy you enjoyed our casa. We do have stairs in the house so that was reason to have “dumb waiter” to send luggage and groceries up to various floors. We think Guanajuato is a Mexican jewel. Please return. Cheers. Meta Hunt

                                                                A perfect spot!

                                                                Joan O.

                                                                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.

                                                                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

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

                                                                Beth R.

                                                                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!!

                                                                Charm and Location, Location, Location!

                                                                Charlene M.El Dorado Hills CA

                                                                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.


                                                                Zona Centro, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

                                                                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.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Damage Deposit

                                                                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.

                                                                22 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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