Great House with Panoramic views, B&B or house
From $35 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Great, beautiful contemporary Mexican Guesthouse with gorgeous views, available for the months of April-October. (available as a B&B; from Oct-March). 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 great view of the city, with lots of privacy. Large kitchen with island, 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 mixed neighborhood. It's a 15 minute manageable walk down to the Alhondiga; ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar updated: 14 days ago
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 Momias. 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 Momias. You'll do a long loop, past the Museo Momias, all the way up. Just in front of the sign that says "Bano" (bathrooms of the museum Momias), 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.
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Car is not necessary