House - Private room · Refugio, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

The Space

ENGLISH: IDEAL for a visiting scholar or professor at the Universidad de Guanajuato!! Lovely room with private bath, on sunny central patio in private home. Kitchen privileges. Various sunny terraces with panoramic views of the beautiful City of Guanajuato. The only off-limits part of the house is the music room which is my workspace.
The room is ample and has a double bed; as well as a desk at which many people have found creative inspiration, from writing to painting! In spite of our proximity to the heart of the city, there is a certain tranquillity here which is very propicious to work.
Eight minutes' walk from the Jardín de la Unión and the Juárez, Principal, and Cervantes Theatres; as well as from the University. Easy access in taxi, microbús and on foot. There is also a private acceso down from the Panorámica.

This is a "people's" not a "rich-folks" neighborhood in an Ibero-american city, so you will hear roosters and the occasional goat; but it is all quite agreeable.

Please note that to arrive here one must walk: either one walks up or one walks down, but walk one must. Guanajuato was not built with the automobile in mind ;=))

Nevertheless, should you need to bring a car, with a little advance notice my neighbour just above on the Panorámica usually has an extra parking space: cost is 150 pesos / night. Public parking lots charge between 12 and 15 pesos per hour. (I do not recommend "free" parking in a tunnel: it may well cost you the repair of your windshield.) If you arrive in a car, you will probably park it and forget about it until you leave: this city is far easier to navigate walking, in public transit, or if necessary in a taxi.

As of 1 January I am raising my prices for the first time since I started hosting on AIRBNB, mostly because I want to be able to better pay the woman who helps me with housework. People who do this work tend to be very underpaid here, and I would like to do my part to remedy that situation.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $270 /week
Monthly Price: $550 /month
Cleaning Fee: $7
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • April 2014
  • Ana is an exceptionally gracious and accommodating host.Her willingness to assist in whatever needs one may have is beyond compare. The house is beautiful with a lovely view. However, Ana's house is quite high and one needs to be willing and able to make the climb.

    March 2014
  • Both Casa del Pozo and Ana Cervantes are warm, welcoming and charming. If you don't mind walking up a callejón of steps, (it's Guanajuato!) I definitly recommend Casa del Pozo. It's lovely, comfortable, and you'll be in great company.

    January 2014
  • I loved my very very short stay in Ana's beautiful house! The room was homely and welcoming and Ana is a great host and couldn't have been more helpful with maps and recommendations. I even got to overhear some of her wonderful piano playing. I am going to bring my mum to Ana's when she comes to visit.

    October 2013
    Response from Ana:

    Such a pleasure to meet you Lucy, and I am looking forward to meeting your Mum when she comes to México. Come back soon!!

  • I stayed at Ana's place during Cervantino, October 2013. The patio room w/ shower/bathroom was clean comfortable and full of arty Mexican folkloric character. Also, it was stocked with great little books and helpful materials to get you acquainted if you've never visited Guanajuato.

    Location is great: central, but a little removed. Her place is perched up on the hill on what I non-authoritatively consider "the 2nd ring up" from centro.. and like most places in Gto that are not in the lower lying area, it's a bit of a hike to get to. However, it's really only about a 7 min walk or so from el Jardin/Teatro Juarez, and only a minute of steeper climbing - but if you're dealing with bad knees or have trouble navigating and climbing up stone steps and narrow winding, walkways at night, I might consider a more expensive place down below.

    But, if you do that, you trade off a classic view, more bucolic sounds, and the opportunity to experience a cool little home in Guanajuato, which includes the chance to meet other travellers, use a kitchen, meet her dogs, and again, chill up on the veranda and take in the views. Ana was available, friendly. Recommended.

    October 2013
  • Staying with Anna was a great experience. Ana is such a nice person and she was very welcoming. Her home is absolut lovely and her two dogs were incredibly sweet. Our room was a nice size and well furnished. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to everyone.

    November 2012
  • Ana is a reliable and worry-free host. I had a great stay here, and everything was taken care of in a friendly and professional manner. Thanks, Ana!

    October 2012
  • We loved our month with the AMAZING Ana in her AMAZING home! We would recommend it to anybody - the only problem is that you will probably find it difficult to leave, just like we did! Ana is incredibly warm and easy to get along with - we loved our late night chats over a glass of wine! We look forward to the day we can come back!

    October 2012
  • Oh this house is so amazing, it was a pity I just stayed one night there...
    The house has a character, so as the owner Ana, who is a such an attractive person. The house is really like a dream house, with lots of positive energy. The scenery from the roof terrace is superb!
    I wish I could have stayed more...! I also went to some places she recommended, and all the places were really great!
    A small tip, it would be better not to take a huge suitcase with you, it might be too much exercise for you to go up the steps to get the house.

    September 2012
  • Ana is a warm and welcoming host and I felt very comfortable in her lovely home. The room is great, wonderful view and beautiful shower. We unfortunately had to leave early due to unanticipated pet allergies. Ana was very helpful throughout our stay and I would be happy to return.

    February 2012
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