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A quiet retreat in the very center of town

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 4-6, center, panoramic view of the cit

Villa Oasis is one of the most luxurious vacation rentals in the heart of Guanajuato. It can be a retreat for artists, writers, amateur chefs, and anyone who wants to be close to the cultural amenities of Guanajuato centro without the hassle of walking long distances or taking a taxi. Situated a block from Callejon del Beso and within 5 minutes walking distance to Teatro Juarez, one can be at home to rest and relax between activities in very little time. The retreat is a three-story townhouse, with a rooftop garden on the third floor, the master bedroom on the second, the kitchen on the first, a recessed living room and a daylight basement where the second bedroom is. The house is full of light with high ceilings, large windows and a skylight on the top floor.

Villa Oasis has a system of purified water and a reverse osmosis water filter for drinking water. The water pressure is consistent and strong from every faucet and shower on every floor. In the kitchen is a tap for the reverse osmosis drinking water. The house has a 96 sq ft rooftop patio. In the center third of the patio is a tempered glass cover with 70% UV protection. There are outdoor cafe tables and cushioned seats, where you can enjoy an expansive view of the uniquely colorful city, including the surrounding hills, the Alhondiga, Mercado Hildago, the church of San Roque, and El Pipila and the University.

The master bedroom on the second floor has maple flooring, a king size bed, a full-length mirror, and it's own living room for two, separated by a retractable curtain. Pella windows, installed throughout the house, are double glazed with interior shades to keep out noise and night light from the busy centro streets. Black out shades can cover the floor length windows for additional sleep quality. The bedroom has a small balcony that looks out onto Callejon San Cristobal. It has it's own bathroom with marble floors, a shower, a double sink made of granite, and a bidet. The oasis theme continues with sliding doors that open on to a covered patio with an outdoor table and chairs and the same gorgeous view as the rooftop deck .

One floor down, the contemporary kitchen has the great view of the city again, through panoramic Pella windows. It is fully equipped for baking and cooking, and with the market near by one has access to all the diverse and seasonal fruits and vegetables that Mexico has to offer. There is a full refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and a gas oven and stovetop with a warming oven for plates and/or food. We've roasted turkey, and made pizza, panettone, and French bread in the oven. In front of the windows there is a large mesquite table that seats 8 comfortably. On the far wall is the kitchen 'oasis', a lovely crying wall made from local stone that is filled at the base with a variety of orchids.

For morning coffee one has the option of a stovetop espresso maker with grinder and beans, or a regular drip coffee maker.

As one enters the slate covered hallway of the house on a hot sunny day directly from the busy street of Callejon San Cristobal, one is met with a refreshing coolness that feels like air conditioning. The house is insulated quite well and in the summer it can be at least 10 degrees cooler than the street. We also provide a fan and there is an air-conditioning unit that can be used on very hot days. In the winter we provide space heaters. From the entry way one can walk directly into the kitchen or walk five steps down into the recessed living room with maple flooring, on street level. The living room is a comfortable place for playing board games, socializing or reading.

From the living room going down to the daylight basement there is a wide marble staircase covered with a custom designed hand woven wool Oaxacan rug, and flanked by a built in bookcase, with many books on the history and archeology of Mexico, among other subjects.

At the bottom of the staircase is the daylight basement with an entertainment area with a TV, DVD player. Opposite the TV area is a cozy sitting area with an electric fireplace, a queen pullout sofa bed. Another amenity in the basement hallway is an exercise bike, a workout ball, a miracle ball, 2 sets of weights, 3 & 5 lbs, and an exercise mat. Below the library is a writer's desk and chair with a desk light. Opposite is the guest bathroom with a large oval mirror and granite counter top.

The very end of the hallway below the library leads to a recessed second bedroom. It has a queen size bed, a closet, and a full-length mirror and dresser. The bedroom and adjoining bathroom and shower floors are made of light marble with the bathroom counter top made of granite.

The washer and dryer are located in the half bath on the rooftop. Other amenities include a wireless printer. There is also a comfortable inflatable queen size air mattress for sleeping under the stars on the roof top patio.

I have a few suggestions regarding the seasons and also the neighborhood fiesta on our street.

First of all the rainy season begins in July and goes into September. A sudden unexpected downpour can hit one during this season. It's exciting and dramatic, but you need to be prepared. It's a good idea to bring an umbrella, a raincoat and waterproof boots or shoes. Moreover, the paving stones in centro can be quite slippery when wet. If you have shoes that are non-slip or have a good tread you might want to bring them.

During the winter season from December into March there are nights where occasionally the temperatures can drop into the 30's. Most houses in Mexico do not have built in heating. We provide a space heater for each bedroom and two blankets for each bed.

Finally, each neighborhood in Mexico has it's own patron saint and his/her special feast day. St Anthony of Padua is Callejon San Cristobal's patron and around June 13th the neighborhood celebrates for two or three days! The street is completely closed to traffic during the fiesta.

If you decide to stay at Villa Oasis you can be assured of a relaxing vacation in the heart of Guanajuato.

More Details

Owner
Antoinette Ferrari
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Antoinette Ferrari

I've lived here almost three years, and have enjoyed all the cultural activities and the good food that the town has to offer. My husband, Julio, and I have spent much of the time completing the remodel of Villa Oasis. It's time now to share this beautiful home with vacationers. I'm looking forward to going home to Seattle so that I can be closer to my daughters and relatives.

Antoinette Ferrari purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Antoinette Ferrari chose Guanajuato

The property at Callejon San Cristobal was handed down to me as a remodel. I was happy to take on the challenge with Julio, who is an amazing contractor and skilled carpenter, and together we have enjoyed turning it into a comfortable vacation home.

What makes this townhome unique

We have installed a reverse osmosis purified water system, so that when first time travelers to Mexico arrive it makes for an easier transition. There is a north facing view of the town with all it's colorful houses and churches, a nice view of the Alhondiga, and the market and the University of Gto from the kitchen and patio. Not to mention that it is in the center of town, one block from Callejon del Beso, and five minutes from the Jardin and Teatro Juarez. There is good accessibility to a fruit and vegetable store on the corner, a laundromat, an OXXO, and a farmacia all one block away, and the hospital is less than four blocks away. Monuments are no more than 5-10 minutes walking distance. Taxis go past our front door often. You can take a taxi to the bus station in town and take a bus to any city or town in Mexico. The closest towns to visit are San Miguel de Allende, and Dolores Hidalgo. The house is very well suited for two couples.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Zona Centro, Guanajuato

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 384 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • second bedroom bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , near pullout bed and fireplace
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , in laundry room with sink
    master bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , besides showerhead includes waist high jets in shower
  • Showers and floors in both bathrooms are marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen size pull out bed in front of electric fireplace
  • Master bedroom has full shower with double sink, bidet; maple floors, walk-in closet, full length mirror; it's own patio; and it's own sitting room. Second bedroom has closet, chest of drawers with full length mirror, it's own full bathroom with shower. Second bedroom has full shower and single sink; a closet; marble floors. Queen size pullout bed in front of fireplace and near 1/2 bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
We have a wireless printer. Also a comfortable inflatable queen size air mattress for sleeping under the stars on the roof.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

A quiet retreat in the very center of town
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Oakland,CA
5

AMAZING PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. Amazing, modern place. 2 great bedrooms. great kitchen, very centrally located. We were met by friend of owner and he was super helpful. This is one of the nicest properties we have stayed in and it is a great value in a great part of town. 5 minutes walking from main square. When we return to GTO, we will stay here 100%

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatham, On., Canada
5

Fantastic Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing in all aspects, it is well maintained, excellent location for walking to everything, wonderful house manager, and What A View!!!

We loved every day and would recommend it to anyone and everyone!

Thank-you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, the location is perfect. The house has everything you need and the balcony views are Amazing. We were literally a couple of feet from Callejon del Beso, and all of downtown area. Honestly after seeing the photos online and arriving to the house it was just so much better in person. Loved it, loved it, we will back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house! Thank you for having us. We loved staying there. The location is perfect, the views amazing, everything very clean and comfortable. Everything is of the highest quality, which is really unusual to find in even a nice rental home - the kitchen in particular was just fantastic.

Please be advised that it is difficult to find and if you are planning to come at night that may not work out very well - it's better to come during daylight hours when you can more easily be directed to the house. There isn't usually parking on the street either if you plan to drive, though we were lucky to nab a space when we were there. There is a nearby parking lot you can pay to park in.

We couldn't recommend this house more. Simply wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A gem in the historic city center.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Nova is located so perfectly in the middle of the city...up on a hill right above the Plaza de los Angeles and the Callejon del Beso. The home is spacious, well lit and modern. It is nicer than my own home! But it is the location that got the 5 stars. While staying here, you are so close to the city center without being right smack in the middle of it. You really can't beat this location. The owner, Antoinette, is very accommodating and kind. Greg, the manager, is a sweetheart who made sure we were well cared for. He went out of his way to help us with transportation. Guanajuato is a beautiful city and when we return, we would love to stay at Villa Nova again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and appreciative review! By the way, the name of our house is Villa Oasis, just so there's no confusion for future guests. I hope you will return. Antoinette
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5

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house is stunning! I couldn't have asked for a better stay in Guanajuato. If I were to design my own home there, this would be it. The whole group was very pleased.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Zona Centro, Guanajuato State

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
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£881
£3,363
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
29.5 Kilometres
Leon, Guanajuato BJX
Car: not necessary

We are located one block from the legendary Callejon del Beso, and just minutes from Jardin de Union, and Teatro Juarez, and up the hill is Cinemex Pozuelos.

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