About this listing
CLOUD NINE the NEST is great sanctuary. This apartment is a great place for writers, dreamers and artists, as there are 2 huge desks under a honeycomb windows. Enjoy the beautiful kitchen and large private terrace with an amazing view. Sleeps 3.
WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN BEE: 2nd FLOOR, CLOUD NINE the NEST
We are so excited to share this space magical with you. There are two rooms on the second floor each with their own private bathroom.
THE NEST has two new very comfortable twin beds. The flower headboards for each bed were carved in the state of Michoacán for this room. There is a King bed converter if requested. A sweet honeycomb shaped window lets in frosted light. Under the window is a long desk for writing, drawing, working and thinking. The bathroom has new modern plumbing and great hot water and pressure. The floors are hand made mosaic tiles from San Miguel Allende. Sara design the metal mold for this special floor. There is also wi-fi and a fantastic patio that looks out onto Guanajuato and up to the Valenciana church. 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. Please keep the gate at the bottom of the stairs closed.
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 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 KITCHEN INCLUDES:
• Filtered Drinking Water from the Kitchen Sink Only ( please take water from here to your bathroom for brushing teeth)
• Stove with Oven
• French Coffee Press
• 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.
• Please keep the kitchen clean for everyone on the second floor. There is not a daily house keeping staff.
The Golden Bee is located on a bus line, just step outside and walk 15 feet to a bus stop. All buses go to the Centro and if you cross the street you can catch a city bus that will take you the Mine and into the Centro from that direction. Also you can just walk down hill and through one of Guanajuato’s famous tunnels into the beauty of the Centro, to explore many great restaurants, museums and shops. Buses are 5 pesos and Taxis to and from the Centro are around 35 pesos.
The Golden Bee is all new construction using a new material called Covintec. Covintec is considered a Lead Platinum Green Product. It is a structural wired panel filled with a rigid insulation, which is than covered with stucco.
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 honeybees buzz among the cactus and fruit trees.
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).
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.
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 “Quanax huato," which means “hilly place of frogs.” ---Wikipedia
The Nest has a very nice private patio. The kitchen is complete with a fridge, stove, oven, microwave and a tap for filtered safe drinking water. Please fill your water for brushing teeth here and take it to your bathroom. 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
You have your own private room and bathroom. The kitchen and patio area are shared with the other room on the second floor. There is a washing machine on the third floor. Please ask the third floor tenant when it is convenient to use. Every room has its own drying rack for laundry. Please always double check you have your keys when you leave and always lock the gates and doors.
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. Just 15 steps and 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 down town is a down hill 10 -15 min walk.
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 ( saras mom).
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 and to see more of our worlds.