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Comfy Apartment In Guanajuato - In historic downtown, 200+ years old

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom apartment, street level, town center. Spend a week or a few months!

This colonial era apartment is part of the larger House in Guanajuato (available for larger parties, please ask) but has its own private entrance. The location is inside the UNESCO World Heritage zone, just a few blocks from the Plaza de la Paz, Teatro Juarez, plazas Los Angeles and San Fernando. Theaters, restaurants, museums, shopping and ATMs are within easy walking distance.

The apartment features the high wood beamed ceilings and 3' thick stone walls typical of 18th century construction, updated with modern comforts. All materials used in the renovation were hand made and sourced locally, the tile, stone and wood bring the essence of colonial Mexico into the apartment. The apartment is a short walk up from Alonso, a local taxi can take you via "Cerro de Gallo" to within about 30 feet of the door. Visitors who have problems with stairs will appreciate the street level entrance, and the ability to walk to the main plazas and attractions with very few stair steps required.

The bedroom sleeps two on a full (double) sized bed, with bedside lamps to read by. Extra blankets and a heated mattress pad will ward off the chill in even the coldest weather. The living room couch pulls out into a sofa bed suitable for children. A small but functional equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals at home, though the many local options for eating out from street food to fine dining will tempt you to let someone else do the cooking. The spacious living/dining room makes a great place to study and relax while taking in the sounds of this most romantic of cities.

The apartment is ideal for stays of a week or more. Daily maid service available for extra charge.

Please note that Guanajuato is not a driving town. If you are planning to arrive by car, I can give you advice on where to park, and how to get to the property. The good news is once you are in, you will not need your car again until you are ready to leave! If you are flying into Leon/Guanajuato, I can help arrange transportation from the airport to the apartment.

If you need more room, contact me for availability of the House in Guanajuato.

More Details

Owner
Steven Haskett
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Steven Haskett

I'm a software engineer who was born in Texas, and lived on 3 continents before settling back in the US. I split my time between Mexico and Austin. I love learning and sharing the history of my adopted home town. I've made the trip from Austin to Guanajuato just about every way imaginable, from the 'cheap' bus to piloting a small private plane. I'm happy to share what I've learned about living and travelling in Mexico.

Steven Haskett purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Steven Haskett chose Zona Centro

We had three criteria when we were looking for this property. Mexican colonial silver city, close to downtown, and access to modern communications and infrastructure. We were able to find all of this and more in this property. We traveled throughout central Mexico, but we kept coming back to Guanajuato. A true walking town, it condenses everything you could need into a compact city center.

What makes this apartment unique

We were looking for a home in one of Mexico's colonial cities. I love the European feel, and the uniqueness of a walking town, where everything you need from the corner produce shop to the symphony are within a 10 minute walk. A place where music comes to you. A place where you meet and chat (en Español) with neighbors and local shopkeepers as you see them daily as you walk to and from the apartment.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Zona Centro in Guanajuato

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is tile and exposed stone, with a shower. Don Quixote peers through the stained glass window. Natural light filters in through a skylight, which also provides ventilation to the back of the apartment.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Comfortable full/double bed with bedside tables and lamps, armoire and underbed drawers for storage. Bathroom is attached to bedroom. A skylight in bathroom allows natural light and air to circulate through the apartment if desired. Rustic furniture, two foot thick stone walls, hand carved doors. High ceilings throughout the apartment create a greater sense of space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
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5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful one bedroom apartment that is centrally located in Guanajuato.

Stephen, the owner, was with us every step of the way! He arranged a pickup at the airport and when our flight was delayed, he notified Jose and Juanita. In addition, because we spoke little to no spanish, he navigated our initial stay with Juanita, the housekeeper who spoke no english.

Because we stayed in January where the nights and mornings are a little chilly, it was really nice to have the heated mattress and space heater.

A bonus for the two of us are the street singers that come every night strolling through the streets.

Guanajuato is a wonderful city and I would highly reccommend renting this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
4

Charming apartment in historic Guanajuato

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our one month stay in Guanajuato. It was in an ideal location where we could easily come and go. Shops, markets and restaurants were all near by. We enjoyed the minstrels that came by every night although they could get a little boisterous on weekends or during the holidays. As well as the many good restaurants we ate at we also had a lot of meals at the apartment. There were adequate dishes, pans and utensils so this wasn't a chore. Although Steven wasn't in Guanajuato at the time he was readily available by phone and ensured any issues were handled promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful six months staying in this apartment. There are so many great aspects of this apartment and of Guanajuato that I don't know where to begin! I'll start with Steven, though. He is a terrific host and was always quick to respond to any concern or issue that we had. He even helped us out with some of our shipping at the end of our stay. Depending on the length of your stay, you may or may not encounter him, but he is always available through e-mail. Juanita, who helps maintain the place, is also very helpful with small things that need to get done. Guanajuato itself is a lively place. People have asked, what there is to do, and outside of the Mummy Museum, there aren't many 'tourist attractions.' But that is part of Guanajuato's charm. There is always something happening, from the nightly callejoneadas (which do go right by this apartment, so if you don't like nightly singing, this might not be the place for you!), to mariachis performing in the Jardin de la Union, to free ballet folklorico and orchestra performances in Teatro Juarez and Teatro Principal. Unlike nearby San Miguel de Allende, which is much more touristy and full of elderly US expats, Guanajuato still retains its authentic working-town kind of feel. One of the great things about this apartment is that it is so centrally located, near Plaza de Los Angeles and Callejon del Beso. So many great restaurants are nearby - and so cheap as well! Overall, this apartment was a perfect place to spend our six months in Guanajuato.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Colonial home and fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

I have visited the town of Guanajuato many times over the years, and this rental property is by far the most beautiful place I've ever stayed in. I love architecture, and I was in awe of the beauty and intricate detail of this renovated, colonial home. The view of Guanajuato, its university and churches, is spectacular from the rooftop terrace of this property.

The location is excellent! It takes three minutes to walk to the main town square/garden, el Jardin Union, and another two minutes to walk to the University of Guanajuato. You do not need a car!! Restaurants, cafes, bars, stores, ATM machines, post office, theatres, museums and artisan shops are just a few minutes away, by foot. The streets and alleyways (callejones) are cobblestoned and clean. I must say that Guanajuato has become one of the cleanest towns I've ever visited, and I felt completely safe staying here. If you want a serenade, make sure you go to the Jardin Union, a beautiful garden area in the center of town. Mariachi bands are scattered about, nearby the restaurants, ready to play music and sing for you! In the evening, in the same area, you can join the local Estudiantina, a musical band, as they walk through the streets and callejones of Guanajuato.

When I return to Guanajuato next time, I'm planning to book this property again. I was delighted to find this place. The owner was easy to communicate with and was very helpful setting up transportation to and from the airport for us. It really was the most enjoyable vacation that I have had in years. Gracias!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: De nada. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay! We love our return guests, glad to hear you are planning another visit.
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Medellin, Colombia
5

Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week enjoying GTO and this guesthouse was in the perfect spot to explore everything. We were just far enough off the path where the local singing tours that pass by were not keeping us up at night, yet close enough to drop into the center quickly. The house was beautiful and very comfortable. Steven's recommendations for food (local cheapie and higher end) were awesome! We really loved our entire experience and owe it to our choice in guest houses!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We love to share our experiences to help guests get the most out of their stay in this incredible town.
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5

Four Months in Guanajuato

  • 5 of 5

I spent four months last year living in GTO. This apartment was perfect. The space is nicely decorated and comfortable. It is located in the center of the city, is very safe, and has easy access to all the wonderful places in Guanajuato. The owner was easy to work with and was quick to respond via email. I would definitely stay here again. Salud!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Leon/Guanajuato (BJX)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Probably 25 bars within a 10 minute walk.
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Dozens within walking distance.
Car: not necessary

This is a great city for concerts, chamber music, art and history. Troubadours roam the alleyways, check the posters at the Plaza de la Paz and the Jardin de la Reunion for performance schedules. You'll want to see a performance in the spectacular Teatro Juarez. I saw the Chicago Symphony perform there in 2012 during the Cervantino Festival which occurs each October.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Zona Centro, Guanajuato State

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Cervantino2018
7 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
£560
£1,399
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£320
for 6 nights
£373
£952
 

Additional pricing information

The apartment is cleaned weekly, daily cleaning is available for an extra charge of $10/day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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