About this listing
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, 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 along the flat for 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. 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.
Smoking in the orchard and on terraces only
A gray water system takes water from the house to the orchard, so no bleach or any other heavy-duty cleaning or beauty products down any of the sinks.
Please inform us before you come if you want to bring a pet. Pets must be kept in travel crates when left alone in the house.
Parking on site can be arranged for an additional fee if needed
If you are staying longer than a week we ask you to pay an extra $20/wk cleaning fee
About the Host, Raquel
I am a writer/designer who divides my time between Hoboken, NJ just 1/2 an hour from NYC, and Guanajuato, Mexico. My husband and I design high end, gourmet solar ovens called uitzis. Look "uitzi solar ovens" up online to learn about our solar ovens and cooking with the sun in Guanajuato. I am passionate about design and beauty, and feel incredibly lucky to have such beautiful homes and be able to share them with interesting people. I love being a part of the airbnb community, and have stayed at fabulous places in Amsterdam and Oxford. I am also passionate about food and happy to share recommendations of good local eats! I like reading but am not big on TV so neither of our homes sports a huge, flat screen TV. But both our homes are warm and beautiful with exquisite attention to detail - and if you're on vacation in a fabulous place, do you really want to be watching TV? (Hoboken does have a smaller, flat screen TV and cable.)