About this listing
When you experience this retreat you will relieve stress & restore your calm & serenity. We guarantee it. If your stay with us is not, refreshing,interesting and enjoyable we'll give you your first night FREE!
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.
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...
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..
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,
We treat our guests like family and will be there when you need us :) Please
Inform us of any difficulties you may have, and take care of the room as if it were your own . Our policy is to treat others as you would want to be treated. We will exert ourselves to pamper you, and do whatever it takes to make yours a dream vacation.
Buzz & Maria's rental is very beautifully decorated, and it's located high above the downtown area, so you have gorgeous views. It was a quick walk down to the bus stop to get a bus to downtown. It's about 7 minutes walking down to the bus stop, and about 12-15 going back up to the house from the bus stop - it's a very steep climb. A bus comes every few minutes. You could walk to downtown, but it would take maybe 30 mins, and it's along roads with more traffic & exhaust fumes. Taking the bus is a lot of fun and really inexpensive (about 30 cents). Anytime we needed something, we were able to ask Buzz, and he helped us out. If he wasn't home, we were able to send him a text, and he responded promptly with answers to our questions. They have washer & dryer available, and I loved that they provided an iron and ironing board in the room. My hubby and I both have online businesses, and we found the internet to be adequate for our needs. Every once in a while it would kick us off, but we were able to get right back on. The best signal is at the desk by the door, but you'll also get a good signal in the entire main bedroom area. The kitchen gets a weaker signal. The kitchen is good for small, quick meals. Make sure to bring a big bottle of water with you because the water in Gto isn't safe to drink, and a bottle isn't provided. The big bottles only cost about $2 US and can be found at almost any corner market. Buzz provided us with some iodine when we asked for it to wash our fruit & vegetables in. You'll want to do this with all of your fresh produce. Iodine is also readily available in the shops. The water takes a little bit to heat up, so don't give up on a hot shower! It will happen! The bathroom is so beautiful with the happy, colorful hand-painted tiles! If you're not used to driving on steep roads, you may want to leave your car at home. There is a safe place to park it right outside their home, which we were really thankful for, but it's really steep. There are many steep hills in Gto! If you can leave your car at home, do. You can get everywhere walking and with inexpensive buses or taxis. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. We loved the decor, the colorful tiles, that our cat was welcome, the peaceful location, the view from the kitchen is beautiful, and Buzz and Maria are friendly and funny people. We were really happy with our choice to stay with them. They even told us as we left, "Just know that if you ever need a place to stay in Guanajuato, you are always welcome back home (their home)." It was a sweet ending to a wonderful...
Our hosts were just wonderful, they made us feel very welcome and provided help and services beyond the call of duty.
Our car needed some work done and Buzz took us to his mechanic and drove us back.
We stayed in the studio and in the apartment and both places were super clean and light with lovely handcrafted furniture. Beautiful views of the mountains. The house is at the edge of town surrounded by nature. It is quiet, which we really liked. You do have to walk up and down steep hills, but you can always catch a taxi. We loved the place but you should know that the studio was small for 2 people staying for 2 weeks. We were happy to be able to move to the apartment
upstairs. Also the kitchens are small and there is no dinning table. We like to cook so that was a small drawback.
Buzz and Maria are fantastic hosts, and the beautiful apartment was perfect for the two of us. Facing the city on a hill, half the space is just one huge window overlooking Guanajuato- a spectacular view that greets you in the morning.
They had a space for our rental car, but we didn't really use it. Located right at the top of the city, a scenic 25 minute walk through Guanajuato took us to the heart of the city, 10 minutes to a beautiful park, a host of restaurants, and a taco stand that has the best tacos we had in our 2 weeks in Mexico. (La Naranja-check it out)
Also nearby is an unbelievable mountain hike Buzz suggested up to La Bufa, an old pilgrimage route the locals take in the summer, but when we went we were the only people for miles. Buzz and Maria were full of helpful suggestions, and made us feel right at home in this beautiful city.
Good value for this listing. It is a bit out of the center but taxis are cheap. Buzz was very helpful and gave us a ride to the airport for a reasonable fee.
Buzz and Maria were very friendly. The apartment is well furnished with a small double bed. We chose the apartment because it was out of town, with a lovely view, but as 2 seniors we found the walk up the steep and windy hill very exhausting in the high altitude. A younger and fitter person would find it easier. Guanajuato is charming.
Buzz is a great guy! Great host. He offer to pick us up from the airport for an affordable fee, he showed us around, took us for a tour of a great restaurant. Buzz is a cool cat!
Buzz and Maria were great. The house is situated just above an area called La Presa. This was a wonderful place to start our venture into the city. La Presa has a history that is visible through its Victorian architecture. Local restaurateurs and artists inhabit a few of these classic homes. Far enough to feel quaint yet close enough to get a cab ride any time of the day/night.
As for our hosts, they were friendly and helpful when needed. Couldn't ask for more. Our flight was too early to take a cab and buzz had no hesitation in taking us.
The studio itself is quaint and clean. Exactly what we expected from the pictures.
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About the Host, Buzz & Maria
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.