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5 bed/ 5 bath. Pvt Villa/ POOL/ rated #12 all México Buzzfeed Magazine

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,840 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, Pool, Courtyard, Centrally located

A renewed old mexican villa that dates from the 19th century, unlike anything you have stayed in before, or perhaps even have seen. The house is an architectural jewel that won first place for renovation in the entire city of Guadalajara 2015, award presented by Mayor of the city.

The price is for entire property, exclusive use, 5 bedrooms, each with large, private bath.

This a unique residence featuring spacious guest rooms with modern elements that provide a feeling of hip and chic to comfortably elegant.

Extensive renovations have been made to plumbing and electrical along with new, private bathrooms containing granite counter tops. Originally everything was built around the center courtyard and that's how it appears today, providing an interior view you have unlikely seen in any other house. Palacete is one of Guadalajara's premier residences, recognized with an historical plaque on the outside sidewalk for its stunning architecture.

The neighborhood is blue collar with repair shops but very much alive and once inside the house, it is quiet and peaceful. Just relax after your daily adventures and enjoy the pool or a cocktail. The property has five available bedrooms each with private, modern baths, a beautiful kitchen, and of course, the pool. Even if you are traveling with a group, the entire house is also available for rentals offers enough space, ranging from the separated kitchen to the dining area, courtyard, and backyard with pool.

My partner was born in Guadalajara and i have lived in Mexico since late 2008. Our goal is to provide as much expertise about the city that you will need.

Palacete is located near downtown and other areas such as chapultepec where you will find nightlife and restaurants ranging from high-energy to more relaxed. There is a taxi stand just around the corner from the house, just in front of the mexicaltzingo church, and parking options if you choose to rent a car.

If you are not familiar with the city, you will find that it has a young and vibrant feeling where you can meet interesting locals and foreigners that will show you a warm smile, making your stay in guadalajara a cultural event.

The climate is typically spring-like, never humid, but almost always sunny. If you live in mexico or just visiting, the villa will offer a safe and authentic experience.

More Details

Rob Meehan
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Some french.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Rob Meehan

Felipe and Rob reside in Mexico's 2nd largest city, Guadalajara, driving distance from Puerto Vallarta . Felipe graduated from law school in Mexico, worked at translating documents, and quickly decided to pursue entrepreneurial passions. Rob is originally from Boston and worked for Boston based companies marketing into Latin American countries such as Chile and Mexico before leaving corporate world and following an entrepreneur journey.

Rob Meehan purchased this villa in 2008

Why Rob Meehan chose Mexicaltzingo

In all of my world wide travels, I have never stayed in a house that has the type of beauty this house has to offer. I discovered it by accident and even though it needed work, it had a unique feeling and I bought it. Gradually over the last 5 years necessary improvements were made and the house whose name is Palacete was made available to rent as of January 2014.

I have property that I rent in Puerto Vallarta but have found the experience of both renting Palacete and interacting with its guests, extremely interesting and fun. If you are viewing this property you most likely have an adventurous spirit and can perhaps see that this particular house is part of Mexican culture and nothing that I write here can put it into full perspective.

What makes this villa unique

. Palacete is large but does feel overwhelming as many of the rooms are centered around principle courtyard. It's location is in a blue collar neighborhood that has many people during the day but safe.

The kitchen is a newer addition done within original design and provides a very large space overlooking the pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mexicaltzingo in Guadalajara

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Identification requires on arrival. Damage deposit covers basics but you are responsible for any additional damage or cleaning above and beyond normal
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Four of the five bathrooms are very large with granite counters. The 5th bathroom is smaller but modern with shower, toilet, and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Every bedroom is large, suite size, each with private bath.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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5 bed/ 5 bath. Pvt Villa/ POOL/ rated #12 all México Buzzfeed Magazine
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

What an awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

As we arrived, Angel and his wife walked us through the property and made us feel so welcomed. They gave us all the info we needed and gave us great pointers for the area. The location of the property is ideal, we would take long walks and visited a couple of museums along the way. We have three children that loved the home, especially the pool. They spent time in the water every day of our stay. One of the great advantages to this house is that every room has it's own full bathroom, which makes getting ready with a large group so much easier. It was a pleasure to meet Rob, this house got lucky with an owner who has put so much effort into it, it truly shows. I'm trying to convince my husband to do a replay of this vacation next year!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, thank you for the kind words especially with respect to comment about restoration process. I also agree with your thought about advantage with every bedroom having its own full bath. Be a pleasure to host you and your family again. All the best. Rob
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This property was a wonderful place to experience Guadalajara. Close to Centro and four blocks from the light rail line. The pool was a great place to relax after sightseeing. The support was outstanding by a local couple who cooked nice meals (twice for a small price) and made sure things were going well. A great ice cream place on the corner just steps away.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week long family vacation at this beautiful Villa! Angel, the caretaker of the home, was awesome. We arrived around 9:00pm on a Friday night and he was so patient and welcoming when we arrived. He took his time to walk us around the home and show us everything. He even walked us outside to show us where the closest store was so we could pick up a few things for the morning. The home is beautiful and well maintained. There were 10 of us and we had plenty of space with the 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths in every room. The kitchen was well equipped and Angel made sure we had enough bottled water the entire week. The weather was beautiful in the evenings and hot during the day(85-90). There are two bedrooms upstairs and three downstairs. My husband and I and my two daughters stayed in the rooms upstairs. My only recommendation would be to add air conditioning units in all the bedrooms or at least the two upstairs. I felt like it got hot up there but they did have fans in all the rooms which was helpful. The pool and the garden in the back was beautiful and the kids really enjoyed it! The neighborhood around the home is great. I felt completely safe walking around at any time. There is an amazing Mercado around the corner where you can buy fresh produce, meat, tortillas and even prepared food. There is a small park across the street and every evening there were street vendors serving tortas, tacos, tostadas and even hamburgers. The food at the street vendors was some of the best we had our entire stay! There's also a great little coffee shop around the block called Cafe Galeano. The coffee was delicious and it was such a cute little place! Also, there was an ice cream place right on the corner which we couldn't resist going to every night because it was so delicious! The home is walking distance to a lot of places but when we did need a ride somewhere we used Uber and it worked out great. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks for sharing this beautiful home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and comfortable for large famlies!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed here and loved it! Each room has its separate bathroom so everyone has lots of privacy. The home is beautiful and very centrally located. We found many places were within walking distance or just a quick Uber away. The pool was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone (especially the kids) and the home caretaker, Angel is very attentive and professional. Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's a great property. With the pool and 5 beds and baths it worked well for our group.

  • 5 of 5

Rob, thank you for the use of your home. My family and I went down to celebrate my birthday and it was perfect. It allowed us to entertain at home with friends and family. Along with being a great jumping off point for other adventures. Angel is a gem! He gave us a great tour of the home on our arrival and made himself available for questions. Angel also returned every couple of days to clean and maintain the pool, he is a great guy and takes pride in the property. I would definitely use the property again. i would like to thank you for your help in allowing me to stay another night after my error on the booking. You made the process easy. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacque, thank you for everything including taking the time to write the review, appreciating the house along with the work of Angel. Please let me know if we can help you in the future. Rob
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HIGHLY Recommend to families & friends!!! We WILL stay here AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

OUR GROUP: My party consisted of my parents (senior citizens), my older sister's family (who has a teen daughter), my little sister's family (with a pre-teen daughter), and my family (which includes 2 little boys under 10 years old). We traveled to Guadalajara for spring break vacation and to visit some family.

HOUSE: Upon our arrival, Angel, the housekeeper, greeted us and gave us a lot of helpful information including the area the house is in and then left, but not before making us feeling comfortable. The house has rooms upstairs and downstairs so my parent's did not have to climb stairs. The rooms are big and the fact that every room has a bathroom was very helpful with getting everyone out of the house every morning. The house is very well kept and the owners do a good job of providing linens, towels, and additional toiletries you would find in a hotel. The kitchen has all of your needs including dishes, spices, pots, pans, cleaning products, etc. The pool is very clean and conveniently located near the kitchen so you can watch the little ones swimming. The outdoor shower was very helpful as it prevented getting the house floor wet. I can't say enough of how nice this place is. Also, the housekeeper did a great job in prepping the house for us as he only had a few hours between us arriving and another group leaving.

LOCATION:The location of the house was safe for us. If you walk over to the little park/garden during the day and just look around, you will see that most of your needs are nearby. The house is conveniently located near some restaurants, little convenient store, ice cream/smoothie shop and a mercado where you can buy fruit, veggies, and good authentic food. I did not come across any English speakers, but my husband and my brother in law had no trouble going to the store or the marcado. The best part is that when it gets dark, you can walk over to that park (around the corner) and get tacos, tortas, churros, and other mexican street food. I believe they were clean while cooking and preparing the food as no one got sick from eating there. Also, my little boys are extremely picky so the Domino's pizza that delivers to the house was great! TRANSPORTATION: We did not use Uber but we did hear a lot of people talking about using it so, it does sound like they are safe. Due to our group size we ended up hiring a shuttle bus from the airport and back and then hired a tour bus to do tours so we walked around a lot. WE LOVED IT!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cheap fair from taxis to get you there
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
3 hours on Nayarit area

This is a renewed old Mexican Villa that dates from the 19th century. The house is an architectural jewel and it is completely different to any other place you could stay in the city, just relax and enjoy the amazing pool and everything else this city has to offer. The property has three bedrooms and two full baths, a beautiful kitchen and its own heated pool which will make your experience even better offering lots of privacy.

The property is located near downtown and other areas like Chapultepec where you will find bars and restaurants filled with all type of fun people to be around. This is a great location because it provides closeness to bars and restaurants, without feeling congested, with an easy walk to very affordable taxis that will bring you anywhere you want.

If you are not familiar with the city, you will find that it has a young and vibrating feeling where you can meet great locals and foreigners that will show you a warm smile, making your stay in Guadalajara a better experience, making you want to come back.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mexicaltzingo, Jalisco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3
Cleaning £37.13

Payments: 50% at time of reservation and balance 1 wk prior to arrival. Check in time is 3:00, check out 12:00 but we will do our best to accommodate special requests if possible.

Cancelation policy Strict - Reservations cancelled up until 60 days before arrival will receive 50% OF the initial deposit as a refund. That is , 50% of your deposit will be forfeited . Cancelations within 60 day time period will not receive a refund on deposit.

There is a pool at the villa and you are responsible for keeping a close eye on your children. The back garden area can be closed off but once inside this area, there is no additional fencing around pool and we are not responsible for any accidents.

The credit card holder will have to show a GOVERNMENT issued identification on arrival and sign a rental agreement which is written in both Spanish and English. The reason is to protect us from credit card fraud which has happened. We need to verify that identity of the credit card holder. In addition, the rental agreement basically protects us from non approved parties, unwanted guests, damage to the property, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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