Romantic, peaceful orchard home w/views and car access 3 1/2 min walk to University.
Set in a small orchard with orange, avocado, mango, fig, palm and peach trees, La Palma is a little gem nestled half way up a south-facing hillside directly above the Plaza de la Paz with a spectacular view across the Centro to La Bufa and El Pipila. With walls of windows, terraces, a fireplace, beautiful Mexican tilework, an herb garden, an outdoor firepit/grill, birds, and butterflies, La Palma is a romantic eco-heaven.
Located on the side of a hill that juts out into the center of Guanajuato, the neighborhood is a traditional Mexican family neighborhood. If you walk downhill 3 1/2 minutes you hit the University, the Plaza de la Paz, and the entire cultural center of GTO with all its theaters, restaurants, museums, live music, etc. If you walk uphill a few blocks you'll find numerous food shops for the locals - a fruit and vegetable market, a butcher's, a small grocer's, etc.
One and a half bedrooms - perfect for a couple or a couple with a child. (One note about children - the front terrace does not have a railing so it is not suitable for children under 5.) Our 1969 VW camper is normally parked on the top terrace and for an extra fee we can make its bed available if a second/older child would enjoy "glamping."
Car accessibility, a rarity in Guanajuato, makes it easy to get here by taxi, and the scenic walk downhill to the University steps is literally 3 1/2 minutes (a bit more coming back up).
There is no better place in Guanajuato to eat oranges off the tree, watch the stars at night (and fireworks going off from the Presidential Palace above El Pipila) and enjoy the peaceful garden only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the cultural center.
A couple months ago my partner and I decided to go to Mexico on a babymoon. I've been to Mexico 40 + times, but my partner had never visited. So we decided to go to Guanajuato where I had never been so that we'd share the discovery together. We found Racquel and Adam's casita and booked it (based on location and look). Just before leaving we spent a couple nights in La Jolla, California at another guesthouse (not booked thru this site) and it was a disaster. Total rip off. So we were a little gun shy going to Guanajuato. We shouldn't have been. Raquel and Adam's casita is gorgeous. Amazing tile work, roomy, great views and in a neighborhood where we never saw another gringo. R and A are gracious, generous hosts. It was a little rainy and cold when we arrived and they brought us over sweaters, a pea coat and plenty of wood for the fireplace. Raquel took me shopping and introduced me to the local shop keepers. They gave us excellent tips on where to go and what to see and were incredibly attentive to what ever we might need. At the same time, they were very careful to give us both all the privacy we needed. This was the best airbnb experience either of us have ever had. Very highly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Palma. It was the perfect retreat for our stay in beautiful Guanajuato. The house is very roomy and open with a spectacular view of the city and mountains. The kitchen is very complete with a separate dining area with lovely views and terrace. The location is an ideal 5-7 minute paseo to the centro while feeling safe and very comfortable. The hosts were extremely gracious and responsive and we loved all of the artistic touches (the tile work in the shower itself is a work of art). It is obvious that Raquel has put her heart into the home. We are looking forward to our next stay at Casa Palma.