About this listing
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. This is the magical romantic get-away that you dream about.
WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN BEE: 3rd FLOOR • JULY 22nd -31st is Guanajuato's International Film Festival come and enjoy a sweet place to land for your viewing pleasure. The Golden Bee is a great space to enjoy the ever changing culture of Guanajuato, Mexico. The apartments view is a very dramatic classical multicolored painting. We think this suite is a great place to sit outside and write or draw.
The Golden Bee Caretakers Treasure and Adam will be there to greet you. Treasure speaks Spanish and they are both wonderful people.
To keep our cost down we have a week minimum, if you try and book for less then a week airbnb will show the apartment as unavailable.
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 that reminds you of 18th century Spain. Bovadas are built free standing and is specific to this area of Mexico. The PANOROMANTICA has a new comfortable Queen bed and is fully furnished. The private bathroom has modern plumbing, great hot water and pressure. The WC is separate from the walk in shower. 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 and comfort. There are two fantastic private patios that look over the whole village of Guanajuato and up to the church in Valenciana. The building is made of an eco insulated panel system so it is a little quieter and the room stays cooler or warmer than concrete. The doors, windows and gates are all made of steel so you can lock things up for security but still have light and fresh air.
THE PANOROMANTICA SUITE INCLUDES:
• An incredible 300 degree view of Guanajuato from private patios
• Phone for emergency use.
• Washing machine (This machine is also used by the second floor renters. They are asked to have your permission first before using the machine. )
• 450 sq. feet of interior space plus that much or more of private patio.
• Large walk in shower with long bench.
• Towels, extra linens
• Laundry rack
• Welcome letter with places to go and things to see
(URL HIDDEN)THE KITCHEN INCLUDES:
• Filtered Drinking Water from the Kitchen Sink Only ( please take water from here to your bathroom for brushing teeth)
• Stove with Oven
• Small Refrigerator
• 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 care takers will collect the cleaning fee upon your arrival. THE CLEANING FEE IS A SEPARATE $35.00 US or 500 PESOS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM OUR HOUSE KEEPING STAFF.
The Golden Bee is about a 15 minute walk to the down town. You head straight out the door and down the hill. A taxi ride back up is about 35 pesos but there are also buses that go directly up and will drop you off right in front.
The Golden Bee is located on the city bus line, just step outside and walk 15 feet to the bus stop. There are large buses and small buses. The smaller buses go down Barrio Nuevo and the large buses go along the Panoramica until they can take a more major road into the city.
HAVE YOUR OWN CAR?
There is a 24-hour secured out door parking lot with a guard, one block away from the Golden Bee. It is about 300 pesos a month (around $17.00). They lock the gate to the parking lot at 12:30 am and open it again at 5:30 am (there is someone there if you need to get in a closed hours).
There is a beautiful stone wall that surrounds the property and a 20 foot tall old Garambullo cactus tree that is magnificent. We are collecting beautiful exotic plants and on warm days the honey bees buzz among the cactus and fruit trees.
We are situated in a residential neighborhood and is only a fifteen minute or less walk from down town. Little business and eateries are popping up all the time. A little food market just opened up across the street. In the morning they have different things delivered such as pastries,corn tortillas, and hot rolls. There is also a small hardware store across the street and paper store if you need to make copies.
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.
WE STILL HAVE SPACE AT THE GOLDEN BEE - FOR FESTIVAL CERVANTINO OCTOBER 2016!!! GUANAJUATO’S, AMAZING PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL IS ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND PERFORMERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE.
At The Cervantino Festival there are many genres of performance art including contemporary and traditional dance, theater, opera, visual arts, film, literature and some fantastic multimedia pieces. There are many workshops, exhibits and conferences that happen simultaneously (mostly in Spanish). Events are held in venues throughout the city and outskirts. Performances happen both indoor and outdoor, in plazas, tunnels, side streets, theaters, cathedrals, historical buildings, parks, and museums. It is a treasure hunt full of amazing surprises. We have seen some of the best work at this festival that we have ever seen.
"The oldest known name for the area is “Mo-o-ti,” which means “place of metals.” Later, it was called "Paxtitlán" by the Aztecs, which means “place of straw.” The current name of Guanajuato comes from P'urhépecha “Quanaxhuato," which means “hilly place of frogs.” ---Wikipedia.
BEE NOTE: Of the more than 20,000 bee species in the world, including native species, 2,000 are native to Mexico and depend on specific local weather, vegetation and forest conditions. The main differences between the honey produced by Western and native species of honeybee are in flavour, production capacity and colony size.
2 private patios with outdoor sitting areas. Private bathroom, kitchen and shared washing machine. Wi-fi and emergency telephone. Drinking water.
We invite you to shop in the local food markets and please remember to soak your fruits and vegetables with a couple caps of the soaking liquid under the sink for 15 min. Happy adventure cooking!
Interaction with Guests
The washing machine is on this floor so we encourage the 2nd and 1st Floor renters to ask you when it is a good time to for them to do some laundry. The second floor guests have their own patio, dining and kitchen areas. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the grounds.
We hope that you meet wonderful people as you buzzzzzzz about the Golden bee.
This neighborhood is so fun to watch change. It is constantly changing with new little shops, currently there is an artisan brewery next door and little food store, hardware store and paper store across the street. There is also a kindergarten close by and often the children walk by dressed in costumes, lots of insects and princess' pass by. It is so fun to see them as they head to school. There is a hidden church and plaza above that nobody seems to have discovered yet. The parking lot that we use is only a minute walk down the street. Joggers are running by on the road in the morning. Mexico is growing rapidly and all around us you see the new vitality.
There is a bus stop right out front. You can get a big bus that goes the long way around and into town or a little bus that shoots down Barrio Nuevo and or back up. It is easy to get a taxi up to The Golden Bee. It might be a little wait for a taxi going down. Walking to down town Guanajuato is a downhill 10 -15 min.
Other Things to Note
CLEANING FEE: The house keeping fee is SEPERATE : It is $35 US and will be collected by the Caretakers directly. If you are staying a month or more, we suggest you have the housekeeping staff come every two weeks. Send a message here and we can arrange that for you.
TUESDAYS - Noon - 5pm or so - there is a traveling produce pop up market just a half block down the hill. Best prices and a great selection. Every week is different.
DENTIST- If you are looking for dental care we can highly recommended a great dentist and the Golden Bee is a great place to sit in the sun and recover. Our dentist is also one of our neighbors and we both have had great work done by him. He can do anything. Ask us for his info if you are interested.
LOCK UP - Please always double check you have your keys when you leave and always lock the gates and doors.
• No smoking
• Please use the patio that is on your floor.
•If you need to do laundry the washer is on the third floor. Please check in and be respectful of the third floor renter before doing laundry.
• THERE WILL BE AN ENVELOPE PROVIDED FOR YOU TO LEAVE $35.00 U.S. CLEANING FEE IN. Thank you from the house keeping staff.
• Please be respectful of any other tenants and we hope that you make some new friends.
• Please lock the doors when you go for the day (Don't forget your KEYS)
• $40.00 US for replacing lost keys.
• PLEASE DO NOT LET THE CATS OUT ONTO THE STREET (We lost a dog that way a couple of years ago.)-- Thank you so much Sara, Theo, Liz.
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 (URL HIDDEN) to see more of our worlds.