Great House with Panoramic views, house or B&B
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||2200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, City|
Description from the owner
Great, beautiful contemporary Mexican Guesthouse with gorgeous views, available for the months of April-Sept. (available as a B&B; from Oct.-April). 4 comfortable Bedrooms with real beds (matrimonial), 2 bathrooms. Big balcony off 2nd floor. The 3rd floor has a huge 40' x 20' deck with 300 degree view of the city, with lots of privacy. Great, large kitchen, and spacious Dining Room, Living Room. Beautiful tiled bathroom on the main floor, and full bathroom on the second floor as well. Parking for 2 cars, and beautiful garden. Fantastic quiet cul-de-sac, and safe, friendly neighborhood. It's a 20 minute manageable hike to Centro. Buses are re...Read more
Great House with Panoramic views, house or B&B
Guanajuato, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
15-20 minutes hike to Zona Centro, near Mommias Museum. On your walk to Zona Centro, you can see the Alhondiga Museum, Hidalgo market, Commercial, Jardin Reforma, and Plaza San Francisco ( very quiet park with restaurants), and the Diego Riviera and Frida Khalo house/museum (tucked on a side street). There are small local grocery shops 2 minutes from the house, and 5 minutes down is the Tepetapa street with its many diverse small shops. The walk is very easy to the Centro, but it's easier to take a taxi back home (for 30 pesos or $2.40), cause it's fairly steep, or take the readily available bus (5 pesos or $0.40) up the Tepetapa (Tepetapa, Mommias, among others), and then hike the last 5 minutes.
For people coming with a car, there is parking at the house for 2 vehicles. This is a real Mexican neighborhood, not a tourist or gringo area, so there are dogs on roofs. If you're a light sleeper, that may not be the right place for you (or bring earplugs).
Instructions to taxi: La Subida de Moleno, Las Momias. Vas a la izquierda, ese la primera casa azul y blanco, numero 7 (calle Pinguica).
A typical day is to have a smoothie and breakfast in the house in the morning, then stroll down to the Centro and visit, stopping along for a snack at the Hidalgo Mercado; then visit some more, and have an afternoon 3-course meal (drink included) for $5-$7 in one of the nice small restaurants close to University, then slowly make your way back, shopping for your night meal at the Hidalgo Mercado, and take the bus or taxi back on time to catch some more sun and watch the sunset by 6pm. (Downtown gets very cool in the shade after 2pm, but the house has the sun all day).
Taxi: It is very important to ask for la Subida del Moleno, Las Mommias. All local taxis will take you all the way up to the last fork that way. They don't know the street Pinguica, but they know "la Subida del Moleno, Las Mommias". Then at the fork, take a left. Then it is the first house on the right - blue and white. Address is Pinguica 7.
Car directions: Follow directions towards Las Mommias. You will eventually go up the main street called Tepetapa on the West Side of Guanajuato. Pay attention as there will be a left turn towards Museo Mommias. You'll do a long loop, past the Museo Mommias, all the way up. Just in front of the sign that says "Bano" (bathrooms of the museum Mommias), there is a steep 300 degree turn. You will have to back up to take it frontward, which is the easiest way to go all the way to the house. You could also negotiate it by backing up all the way up if you're stuck. Go all the way up until you come to a fork, then turn left. The house is the first one - white and blue- on the right.
If you're going down in front of the Panteon tall wall, you've just past it. Go back on Tepetapa on your left, then left towards the Museo Mommias and do the loop again.
Take Tepetapa towards the Mommias. Don't take the first left that indicates the Mommias - it's a steep set of stairs - not a shortcut. Instead, where the road turns into regular asphalt (from cobblestones), turn left towards the Santa Paula Panteon, then turn right before the tall wall of the Panteon. At the fork, go slightly left and take the first right turn (easy to miss). That's Madrono street. Go all the way up and at the next fork, take a left. Then the house will be the first one on the right - blue and white.
Location Type City
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$45 - $100||$45 - $100||$600||$1,200||2 nights|
|Dec. 15 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Feb. 5 2013 - Feb. 15 2013
|All Other Dates||$100||$100||$600||$1,200||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $100 - Security Deposit
- Damage deposit - $100 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderful and relaxing experience, highly recommended!
Martine is the owner of this lovely and spacious house and she was inviting, warm and knowledgeable about the area.
She met us upon arrival to show us the house and took time to answer our questions and recommend some restaurants and sites that shouldn't be missed.
The house itself was gorgeous. It was stylish, comfortable, very large and had two great places to hang out and watch the sun set over the city with a glass of wine.
Before arriving we were somewhat concerned that it would be a long walk but it wasn't. It was an easy and interesting downhill walk to the center and it was simple and affordable to have a cab take you back home at any hour. And because we were up on the hill we had breathtaking views that you wouldn't have in the center.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the house and its owner.
Thanks Martine for contributing to a wonderful family vacation.
Wanted to escape the cold Canadian winter, so stayed here in January and I'm so glad I did!
The pictures just don't do it justice-the house is beautiful, clean with a huge terrasse, and lots of light. And the best part: the most amazing views. It was such a treat to sit on the terrasse and watch the sunset in the evenings. And, even though I was just a short walk from all the action (museum of Contemporary art, Diego Riviera, etc...), I felt like we were in a quiet zone. Very safe. I felt totally comfortable going back to the Casa by myself. But if I was feeling tired/lazy, I could also take a quick taxi ride back to the house.
A big thank-you to Martine, who went out of her way to make sure I enjoyed my stay, including taking me on a tour of the town, and buying fresh local coffee beans from the best cafe in town!
I dream of my next visit :)
Response from Martine Bilodeau - 02/24/2013
Thank you so much Jennifer. It was a real pleasure having you around, and I hope you come back soon. Your good energy is truly uplifting!
Lovely homebase to explore Guanajuato from!
We really enjoyed staying at this house above Guanajuato's center, it is a nice property and very well decorated. Martine was a wonderful host. I would definitely recomend it! Just bring ear plugs because barking dogs are part of the experience of staying in Guanajuato!
Response from Martine Bilodeau - 01/04/2013
It was lovely to have your wonderful family here, Daphne! Hope you come back soon. And barking dogs tend to calm down a lot once the Christmas and New Year`s firecrackers are gone.
Absolutely fabulous experience at Guanajuato!!!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Martine's house. She was so helpful before and during our stay. She made us feel comfortable and welcome in her lovely Mexican style house. The house is even better than what the pictures show! The location was very convenient (literally walking distance to historic center and blocks away form famous Momias Museum). We had parking available for our rental car which is very difficult to find in all Guanajuato! Her hospitality went above and beyond with a spectacular (and unexpected) fresh breakfast! We truly would love to come back and visit Martine for a longer stay! Highly recommend her and her house!
Response from Martine Bilodeau - 01/04/2013
Dear Cristina, you and David were 5-star guests, and I definitely hope you come back soon. It was a real pleasure to have you over. Your enthusiasm for everything from my services to the magical city of Guanajuato made everything feel like a breeze to me!
Just ten minutes easy walk and you're in the centre of town. Casa Bella has magnificent views of all of Guanajuato and sits on the crest of one of its hills in a quaint friendly neighborhood. The walk to and from downtown was always relaxing and safe and extremely charming for all the local activities. The interior of her place hums with a warmth and taste that will utterly surprise you when you step into Casa Bella's tile and stonework interior, lush paintings and artisan furniture. One never feels cramped in the spacious rooms or in the presence of its gracious host, Martine Bilodeau. She's multi-lingual and eases all transitions or worries you may have arrived with. I never felt happier and safer there in Mexico than with Martine and her Casa Bella. Recommended.
it's like the comfort of your own home with the best view and am
It was a great experience. The house is very clean, organized and comfortable. It has big spaces and rooms with all the typical architecture and decoration of Guanajuato. Located in a hill with perfect view of the town at the roof. It's only few streets of all the touristic places like museums, theaters, las "Momias", and historical places. It's important to mention the great hospitality and comfort.
Ciudad de México
Casa Bella Vista.
La casa es hermosa y cómoda. Filmamos una cortometraje durante un fin de semana y necesitábamos un lugar espacioso y cómodo a dónde llegar a descansar. Casa Bella Vista fue el lugar ideal para esto. Además el trato con la dueña fue excelente, muy atenta a las necesidades de todo el crew. Es ideal para trabajar o para descansar y disfrutar la ciudad. Cómoda e inspiradora para el quehacer artístico.
La vista es maravillosa y todos ya queremos regresar, y así lo haremos.