Apartment - Entire home/apt · a Cerrada de La Bufa, Guanajuato, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Buzz & Maria

When you experience this retreat you will instantaneously tame your stress & restore calm & serenity, since we are literally located at the foot of the majestic Mount Bufa Natural Preserve yet only minutes away from the center of downtown Guanajuato

Your host, Buzz & Maria
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When you experience this retreat you will instantaneously tame your stress & restore calm & serenity, since we are literally located at the foot of the majestic Mount Bufa Natural Preserve yet only minutes away from the center of downtown Guanajuato

The Space

This Large beautiful light filled apartment is nestled at the foot of the majestic Mount Bufa natural preserve. It has a fully equipped kitchen with private patio. Free parking with open access laundry facilities and its own secured private entrances. There are tile floors throughout, brightly colored contrasting walls, colonial styled ceilings, private bathroom with an individual shower covered in handmade talavera tile, with hot water. It is fully furnished with beautiful new artisan hand carved furniture and a strong Fibre-Optic Wi-Fi signal 20 MG's Internet Speed. It is ideal for couples and single’s who wish to stay long or short term It also comes with a task desk, executive chair and study corner. Enjoy living in the country while being only minutes away from the heart of downtown Guanajuato.

This Historical Mexican, colonial refuge has a panoramic view of the colorful European like town of Guanajuato on one side and the natural, pristine Mountain Preserve and on the other. Our place is brand new, very clean and quiet, and is in a very safe neighborhood.

What makes this location so unique is it's peaceful, natural surroundings, especially when you can walk right out your back door and hike right up to the impressive rock formations of Mount Bufa . Plus you're surrounded by an incredible array of many excellent restaurants, shops, and art galleries that are only minutes away;
So you can choose to be rejuvenated and refreshed by the ambiance of natural surroundings. Or take a 5-10 minute bus or taxi ride to the center of town for theaters, restaurants, museums, nightclubs, bistros and the many other fun things to do. We also will arrange for local or more extensive sight seeing tours, hot spring outings, hikes to local forested mountains, culinary, art or cultural tours. Just let us know ahead of time.
If you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, then simply take a stroll into town passing tranquil streets, ancient plazas, callejons, and outdoor markets, that will literally transport you back to the colonial days of Old Mexico. Alfredo's Market, Hamburger stand and groceries are located just a few blocks away with many nearby street side vendors selling the freshest foods at the best prices......What we offer is unlike any place else in Guanajuato. All our guests tell us how they will always treasure the memories they made while they were here. You will just have to experience it for yourself to see what they mean. For one of the best vacations you'll ever have, come stay with us and experience Beautiful Guanajuato. We are here to serve you.........Please, feel free to call if you have any questions in English or Spanish.

Guest Access

Our guests have access to things that make a vacation.........a vacation.. They have complete privacy, peace and quiet, a good nights sleep.. An atmosphere conducive for concentration, reflection, and meditation. Easy access to all the necessary amenities, kitchen, local groceries, in house laundry, places to eat, places to drink, places to socialize. Easy access to transportation and helpful, attentive and cooperative hosts. Plus any thing else that would require going above and beyond the call of duty. You'll feel like part of the family....

Interaction with Guests

We love people......And we love to interact with our guests. But we're careful not to smother our guests with too much attention. We treat each guest as individuals and look for opportunities to go out of our way to for example, spend some social time over dinner, margaritas or just causal conversation depending on availability and circumstances. So we look forward to getting to know each new guest on their own terms. Don't worry about the communication. We both speak almost perfect English and Spanish and we'll give you a crash course on the city and surrounding areas....Where to go, what to do, where to eat, and all the attractions you won't want to miss while you are here. Or if you wish to just unwind, relax and enjoy the peace, quiet and tranquility of the natural surroundings here at the foot of Mount Bufa Preserve, your welcome....There's no place like it on earth .....You'll love it here...

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is unique, It is a highly secure area with security patrols regularly monitoring the area several times daily. It is located in the exclusive area of the city where professors, doctors and professionals live. We are within a 20 min. walk or a 5 minute ride to the center of town yet far enough away that you hear no irritating street traffic, or loud noise of any sort. Our location is right at the foot of the Majestic Mount Bufa, a natural nature preserve, so you get the serenity and tranquility of a country setting, along with the peace and quiet so important for our vacationers to rest, relax and recuperate..

Getting around

Guanajuato is known as a walking town, with so many things to see and do along the way....Most of our guest prefer walking once they've arrived...It takes about 5-20 minutes to markets, restaurants, street vendors, and night clubs, depending on where you are going. We have an excellent bus transit system that runs every 10 minutes to all parts of the city. So for 5 pesos which is about $.40 USD you can virtually go anywhere in the city. And the taxi's are everywhere and they charge around 35-40 pesos which is around $3.20 USD. It's very easy to get around and enjoy the many attractions all over town,

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $341 /week
Monthly Price: $1291 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • This was my first experience with airbnb an I was a bit nervous until I was picked up at the bus station by Buzz. His studio was as described fantastic!! It was a perfect little studio that was comfortable and homy. Buzz and Maria were extremely friendly though I wish we had more time together.
    Their home sits very near the mountains with a wonderful view of the town. It is up a fairly steep hill that is .32 miles from Paseo de la Presa the street that leads to the center of Guanajuato, takes about 15 minutes to reach the centre of town. Getting back takes a bit longer because you are climbing a hill to the top. Do have Buzz pick you up so that you can see the way to their house. It is very near the hotel Cantera which most people know. It was a little tricky the first time.
    On Paseo de la Presa there are two very good restaurants, Lindo y Sabrosa and Bistro de la Presa, both have very interesting food and I found them quite acceptable. The Bistro's owner helped explain some of the dishes and spoke very good English-my Spanish is basic. Up the road from the restaurants is a very pretty reservoir.
    Summing up, I would recomend to anyone looking for a quite peaceful place to consider Buzz and Maria's place

    April 2014
  • (website hidden) is super nice and treats us like family. the location is 20 min to the gardin area and 7 min to the bus station. The studio is nice and clean. decoration is beautiful. I really enjoy the staying over (website hidden)'s house

    March 2014
  • this my first time use airbnb, and i'm so lucky i choose buzz&maria's studio. we stay for 4 nights, maria like a sister, she take care of me and my little boy, and she also help me to change my air ticket, that's really a big help because i can not speak was very knowledgeable, we had a very nice conversation at one night during our stays. we really thank you buzz&maria give us a very nice memory about Guanajuato. If one day i will come back, i definite come back to here!

    March 2014
  • Very enjoyable stay at Buzz and Maria's studio. Very nicely furnished, very comfortable bed and pillows. Very much appreciated Buzz's suggestions for places to eat. Definitely recommend.

    February 2014
  • I stay with my friend at Buzz and Maria's studio in Guanajuato for a weekend and it is WONDERFUL!, very clean, in a good location, just 20min walking to the city center and it has an amazing view besides all the necessary services.
    Buzz is a very kind person, always willing to help and to give advice and recommend nice places to see and eat in the city. We spend a very nice weekend at their place. I definitely recommend it!

    February 2014
  • Maria y Buzz son muy amables y serviciales. El departamento es precioso y está muy bien equipado. No nos hizo falta nada. El departameto está muy accecible al centro de la ciudad. Ya estamos planeando regresar el próximo año!

    January 2014
  • The Studio at Casa de Maria in Quanaxhuato was perfect: spotlessly clean, beautifully tiled & appointed, super comfortable bed & pillows, spectacularly quaint views ~ one looking out from huge windows in the kitchen, another standing in the driveway facing mount Bufa, still another overlooking the city, & more ever-changing all the way into town.

    Buzz & Maria are good people. Buzz picked me up from the bus station in Leon, & gave me a ride downtown when the alley that takes one downtown was blocked due to celebrations. Maria invited me to warm up by the fire with her family one night & brought me some incredibly tasty home-made fruit punch the next day. Buzz has a great sense of humor & is fond of saying “How far art thou?”

    The afternoon i arrived, there was a flock of sheep grazing right outside their driveway & their adorable brown & black kitten, Cosita, jumped right up on the bed & curled up next to me for a nap. Later that night i saw three wild horses. The next day as i walked into town, i passed goats sharing a little field with multi-colored roosters. On my way back a neighborhood boy gave me directions when i got lost & then neighborhood dogs escorted me up the hill. The dogs, wolves, & coyotes howl like crazy at night, but, for me, it just added to the ambiance & i slept thru it, safe & secure in their house, like a baby.

    The lovely & always interesting walk downhill to El Centro from Casa de Maria takes about 45 minutes on foot. Don’t worry if you get a little lost, all roads lead to the center ~ just be sure to dodge the cars on the narrow or non-existant sidewalks! The hike on the way back is like increasing the slope on the Stairmaster every few minutes. Don't worry, buses pass by every 10 minutes & taxis are everywhere, costing only $35-50 pesos to take you to or from most places.

    The Cervantino Festival, Dia De Los Meurtos, the valley & the town of Quanaxhuato were unbelievably cool ~ Classical & Latin American musical performances in beautiful churches & out on the street... dancing Catrinas & skeletons (i saw a free, 90-minute multi-media tribute to Jose Luis Posada at Teatro Juarez that i will never forget)... world-class art museums like Museo Iconografico del Quixote & Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera (with impressive special exhibitions)... superior Mexican food everywhere with many vegetarian options: La Victoriana & Villa Maria Christina nearby; La Capellina, Habibti falafel & Cafe Tal in El Centro; Natura for organic food.

    The people of Quanaxhuato are warm, welcoming, patient, and graceful. They know how to party & they do it often, but they do it with dignity ~ no drunken debauchery, no litter on the streets.

    Such good times, i stayed for a month, didn't want to leave, extended my stay for 10 days more…

    ~ Grey Space

    November 2013
  • Buzz & Maria were great hosts during our weekend stay in Guanajuato. Lovely welcome, even throughout we arrived very late.
    The house is absolutely amazing, great views over the city, very well maintained and a delight to stay. Very short distance walk into the old center of Guanajuato.

    Would definitely recommend!

    October 2013
  • Through our small tour through Mexico we had the chance to stay with Buzz and Maria. This was a great experience. We had a wonderful time and the room was great. If we ever go back to Guanajuato this will be our first choice for a place to stay... Thanks Buzz and Maria for a wonderful time....

    September 2013
  • Really nice & quiet apartment, but not far away from the city. You feel like home. Maria & Buzz are also friendly. If I will visit the city once again, I will book the department again. I just can recomend the department.

    September 2013
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As a couple we love to combine our talents to make the perfect experience. Buzz being a San Diego California born native understands the wants and needs of foreign vacationers and Maria a born native of Mexico who speaks perfect english, both enjoy pampering their guests and individualizing care for each one according to their needs. We love people and find it fascinating to get to know each one. We are both dedicated to making your experience one you'll always remember and want to repeat.
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