House - Private room · Refugio, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Your host, Ana
25 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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: $6 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $270 /week
Monthly Price: $580 /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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  • It's a nice stay in Guanajuato! I can get everything I need in Ana's place: comfy bed, wifi access, hot water, warm welcomes... It's about 10-minute walk from Ana's place to downtown. Guanajuato is smaller as I imagined. It took us only one day to finish walking around the city. But you can definitely stay longer if you want to explore more deeply. Thanks again for all the kindly help Ana had offered to us :)

    June 2014
  • 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
  • Nada mejor que conocer una ciudad viviendo en la casa de un particular y la casa de Ana es excelente para tener una perfecta experiencia en Guanajuato. Limpia, ordenada, cálida con una decoración muy mexicana y la mejor vista de la ciudad. Definitivamente recomiendo su casa y de volver, volvería a quedarme allí.

    November 2013
  • 3 encantadores dias!

    Todo un placer estar en Guanajuato bajo tu casa Ana. Tienes una hermoso hogar con ese toque bohemio que siempre busco. Felicidades!

    Recomendado ampliamente.

    October 2013
  • 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!!

    October 2013
  • 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
  • I wish I could put my amazing experience which staying with Ana into Chinese! That would be the REALLY best way that I can express my grearful thanks.
    Just share the key points here: 1, perfect location ; 2, AMAZING house; 3, very kind and thoughtful host which can totally get into any tourist's mind; 4, adorable dogs and almost invisible but very beatiful cat; 5, clean and tidy rooms.
    Anyway, strongly recommend!

    October 2013
    Response from Ana:

    Dear Gloria, it was SUCH a pleasure to host you here in this Casa del Pozo, on your very first visit to Guanajuato!! It gives me great pleasure to know how much you enjoyed your time here. Maybe next time Zumo the Cat will be more visible ;=)) Come back soon!!!

    October 2013
  • Ana was wonderful in her communication and responded quickly when I wanted to book the room. As the time of the trip approached, she sent me a document explaining everything I needed to know about the house and the visit. Once in Guanajuato, she was extremely gracious in letting us check-in early and was more than helpful when it came to explaining the city, where to eat and what to do. The house is beautiful and extremely well located, and the room was warm, spacious and very, very comfortable. I wish I could have stayed longer and will for sure return and book with Ana again. I recommend it 100%

    August 2013
    Response from Ana:

    I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time. Come back soon!!!

    August 2013
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Concertista de piano / Concert pianist
Concertista de piano , radicada en Guanajuato , México . Concert pianist based in Guanajuato , México.
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