Apartment - Private room · Panorámica and Barrio Nuevo, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Sara And Theo

The Panoromantica studio apartment has the most incredible view of Guanajuato! Here you will sleep under a beautiful brick dome with a glass cupola to the night sky. Fine glitter is polished into the lime walls which compliments the mosaico floor.

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The Panoromantica studio apartment has the most incredible view of Guanajuato! Here you will sleep under a beautiful brick dome with a glass cupola to the night sky. Fine glitter is polished into the lime walls which compliments the mosaico floor.

The Space


The PANOROMANTICA 3rd floor studio suite offers one of the best views of Guanajuato. On entering you will find yourself under a large brick dome ceiling called a Bovada. Bovadas are built free standing and is specific to this area of Mexico. At this time we do NOT provide a BASIC PANTRY of food--but plan to do so in the future. The PANOROMANTICA has a new comfortable Queen bed and the en-suite bathroom has modern plumbing, great hot water and pressure. The WC is separate from the walk in shower with a full length bench that one can lay on. The bathroom counter is a beautiful piece of St Thomas Mexican marble. The floors are hand made mosaic tiles from San Miguel Allende. Sara lovingly designed the pattern layout and colors for this suite. The walls are lime plastered and polished with hints of glittering greens and blues. Art from Mexico and a Indonesia adorn these walls. The amazing hand pounded copper kitchen sink has filter drinking water for your ease. There is also wi-fi and a fantastic private patio that looks over the whole village of Guanajuato and up to the church in Valenciana.


• An incredible 300 degree view of Guanajuato from a private patio
• Phone for emergencies only, please use another source to make all other calls
• Washing machine (This machine is also used by the second floor renters. They are asked to have your permission first before using the machine. )
• 35 sq. meters of space
• Large walk in shower with long bench.
• Towels, extra linens
• Laundry rack
• Welcome letter with places to go and things to see


• Filtered Drinking Water from the Kitchen Sink Only
• Stove with Oven
• Microwave
• Small Refrigerator
• Toaster
• Blender
• French Coffee Press
• 4 Fry Pans
• 2 Sauce Pans/ Baking Pans and Dishes
• Strainers, Grater, Salad Spinner
• Cleaning Products
• Plates, Bowels, Cups, Glasses and Serving Platters collected through out our travels in Mexico.


The Golden Bee is located on a bus line, just step outside and walk 15 feet to a bus stop. All buses go to the centro and if you cross the street you can catch a city bus that will take you the Mine and into the centro from that direction too. Also you can walk down hill and through one of Guanajuato’s famous tunnels into the beauty of the centro for restaurants, museums and shopping. Buses are 5 pesos and Taxis to and from the centro are around 35 pesos.

We also have a house sitter living on the second floor in the room called THE NEST. He is a wonderful designer and architect. His name is Damian. Also at the Golden Bee lives Damians, black chihuahua named Newton, little sweet kitty named Einstein, and our doggie, Tullia Toolbox (named after the last Queen of Roma). Tullia at the moment has a 3 month old puppy friend who doesn't have a name yet. Tullia has a gated area that she spends her time running around in.

There is a beautiful stone wall that surrounds the property and a fifty year old Garambullo cactus that is magnificent.

The Golden bee is situated in a residential neighborhood but is only a ten-minute walk from down town. Little business and eateries are popping up all the time. A food stand just opened up across the street and there are little grocery stores within walking distance. If you head up the hill behind the Golden bee there is the beautiful old Mellado church at the top with a sweet plaza out front.

The Golden Bee is all new construction using a new material called Convintec. Coventec is considered a lead platinum green product. It is a structural wired panel filled with a rigid insulation, which is than covered in stucco. In completion of the Golden Bee we will have solar water heaters and solar lighting capabilities. We are now is the first stage of building. The second stage will be to add a dance studio and dormitory for future retreats.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $378 /week
Monthly Price: $950 /month
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We stayed in Panoramica (third floor studio with a terrace, kitchenette, a bathroom, shower, and washing machine). It was amazing. Beautifully designed, very comfortable bed, filtered water, chairs and small tables placed strategically, and artistic, too. Beautiful view of hillsides full of different colored houses ending in bare hillsides. In the mornings, we just hung out on the terrace, drinking coffee and admiring the view, feeling like it was the perfect place to be. There was not much noise; yes, a few dogs, but they stopped barking after 10 or 11 pm, and the occasional bus and other traffic noise were blocked by the projecting terrace and the floors below). Later in the morning, we walked downhill towards downtown, and then through tunnel with lots of pedestrians and cars. It was a pretty easy walk and not too far. We roamed the city (an amazing place) all day and in the evening left its city air in the 35-40 peso taxi ride back to Golden Bee, with its fresh breezes. We stayed for a week. (email hidden) and a fascinating city. Once, when we were going on a day trip out of town, we took the bus out front; it took us to another bus at a small square on the edge of downtown. And Sara! It was great visiting with you and learning about your new art projects!!! We loved the design of the Golden Bee, the comfort and seclusion of the top-floor studio, , and pretty much everything! The work in progress (the whole Golden Bee retreat project) is fascinating. We would definitely love to come back again, see how it turns out when it’s completed, perhaps stay longer. (Guanajuato would (email hidden) to go to a language school, or to bring a computer project to work on.) The taxi to the Leon airport at 5:45 am (for our 7:38 flight) was no problem either—you just have to make the reservation the day before, giving them the cross streets. Back in rainy Portland, I reminisce about the visit to Guanajuato, the sun, cool evenings, and beautiful light. The food was great, too, at least at the places Sara recommended. We want to go back!

    March 2014
    Sara And Theo
    Response from Sara And Theo:

    Thank you so much Ella for the taking the time to write such a wonderful and honest review. I am so glad you came to stay and visit. Next time you will have to bring your paints and we will go out into the countryside and paint and have a picnic. That will be fun!!!!! See you back in Guanajuato soon.

    March 2014
  • Wow (email hidden)! I absolutely loved my stay at the Golden Bee. Everything was perfect. Sleeping in a enormous comfy bed under the beautiful boveda ceiling was a special treat. Sara was an exceptional host who went out of her way to make me feel welcome and to make sure I was comfortable.
    The rooms are finished in a beautiful and interesting way. So many lovely details. The location is great too. Close to Centro but up on the Panoramic so you get the spectacular views. It's a really inspiring atmosphere. I would love to come back!
    Thanks again Sara for an amazing adventure! C:

    March 2014
    Sara And Theo
    Response from Sara And Theo:

    I had such a great time talking to you. Thank you so much for coming to stay and I really look forward to seeing you again.

    March 2014
  • Beautifully designed studio. Everything worked perfectly in the studio & all the details were thought through really well. The owners are very nice and live in USA but reply to emails very quickly. It is around 1-1.5km down a fairly steep street than through a tunnel to the centre. I recommend getting a taxi (40pesos) or bus (5pesos) back in the evening as the street you need to walk up is steep (great exercise!) but perhaps not the best to do this in the night. There are no restaurants in this area but you can cook in the great kitchen or grab a taxi/bus easily. And bring ear plugs - Guanajuato has a million dogs that bark a lot. Overall, very nice place to stay.

    October 2013
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Artists, Builders, Healing Arts and a Bee Dancer
WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN BEE in Guanajuato, MEXICO. We are Artists, Builders, Beekeepers and Travelers. Sara also has been helping people heal via energy work for 24 years. Together we have built many structures, straw bale, cordwood masonry, light weight concrete, cob, and convintec panel. We are excited to share our new project with you in Guanajuato, Mexico, so come visit. The Golden Bee is in its first stage of bloom, the second stage will be to build a dance studio with a dormitory. So if your a teacher of any kind come and get inspired for future retreats to lead. You can visit (email hidden) and (website hidden) to see more of our worlds.
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