House - Private room · Refugio, Guanajuato, Gt 36000, Mexico

The Space

ENGLISH: Lovely room with private bath, 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.
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 access coming down from the Panorámica.
The room has two single beds which together form a queen-size bed, so that it works for a couple, for two friends travelling together, or for a single individual.
This is a "people's" not a "rich-folks" neighborhood in an Ibero-american city, so you will hear roosters, dogs, 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. If you have any issues with stairs, either up or down, this is not the place for you.

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, 350 / month; anything in between is negotiable. Public parking lots cost 12 to 15 pesos/hour. (I do not recommend finding "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 2013 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.

Guest Access

I invite all my guests to enjoy the beautiful views from the azotea (roof terrace)! Each room comes with kitchen privileges: I ask only that you take good care of my pots and pans, my knives, and the Talavera dishes.
Really, the only off-limits area is the piano room which is my own work-space.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
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

Check In
  • Ana's house is the perfect place to stay in Guanajuato. The beautiful centre is a short walk away (5 minutes going down, 10 minutes coming back up the slopes and stairs). However, the amazing view of the city and the sunset from the terrace more than compensate.

    Our room was super clean, spacious, beautifully decorated, quiet and very comfortable.

    The real star of the show, however, is Ana. She is the perfect host - generous with her time, approached, intelligent, funny and kind. She gave us excellent tips and advice about Guanajuato's restaurants and sights and went out of her way to help us organise a day trip to San Miguel, book taxis and buses and generally chat with us about her life and music (we were very lucky to get the opportunity to hear her play).

    Also worth a mention are her dogs who are super friendly and quiet and added to our experience.

    Thanks again for an amazing stay Ana!

    April 2014
    Response from Ana:

    Oh, Willem and Michael, thank you for being such wonderful guests and for saying all that you do here! Come back sooooon, and for more time!
    Un abrazo,

  • Ana was a wonderful host. She went out of her way to give us a tour of the city, recommending various restaurants and places to see.

    March 2014
  • Ana's place is exceptionally beautiful! I didn't even want to leave it, but the view from her nicely decorated roof terrace onto the colourful city was quite convincing. We had a wonderful time and are very thankful for the warm welcome and the many suggestions to spend our time in Guanajuato.

    March 2014
  • Our stay with Ana was wonderful. She was so accommodating, knowledgable, and helpful. Ana was generous enough to walk us into town and point out some good places to eat. Ana's casa was well-situated in a secure and beautiful location up on the hill. Before we arrived, Ana had made some changes with the hot water heater and was still working out the kinks. We had some trouble getting more than a few minutes of hot water in the mornings for showering. However, the temperature in Guanajuato was warm enough that is wasn't really a problem for us. Ana was kind enough to let us use almost her entire house. My favorite part was the terrace overlooking all of Guanajuato. We loved getting to know Ana and her sweet dogs and cat! We highly recommend this lovely place to stay!

    March 2014
  • What a wonderful two weeks I had in Guanajuato staying at Ana Cervantes's Casa del Pozo while taking Spanish language classes. I felt right at home and enjoyed the company of Ana and the other guests. I especially appreciated the first day orientation of the city to help me get my bearings and find the best route to school, along with helpful recommendations to enhance my stay.
    Anyone looking for a charming, warm and comfortable place to stay in Guanajuato should definitely consider Ana's home.

    March 2014
  • Spending time in Ana's house was as usual...enriching instructing
    and enlightening about that beautifull house,town,country,people
    and the hostess is gracefull.

    Thank you senora Ana

    February 2014
    Response from Ana:

    De rien, Daniel et Judith! Such a pleasure to welcome you back here. ¡Que vuelvan pronto!

  • Ana was a caring host and we felt really welcome. Her house is a great place for people looking to relax after a long day in (email hidden)anks 100 times Ana for everything, we will definitely come back!

    February 2014
    Response from Ana:

    Merci Michel!! I am looking forward to seeing you two back here again ... for a little more time the next visit: maybe during Cervantino??!!

  • My partner and I stayed with Ana for 6 nights. I can highly recommend Ana's lovely house overlooking the city. Our room was vey comfortable, the roof terrace and the kitchen great spaces to hang out. Ana is a perfect host. She is a great communicator and a wonderful pianist. Check her out on utube or download her albums on Itunes. Thanks Ana!

    January 2014
    Response from Ana:

    Thank you so much, Sarah! I look forward to hosting you both here again ... during the concert season!
    Un abrazo

  • Ana is a gracious, intriguing, and knowledgeable hostess.
    Her unique and lovely home was perfect for my stay in magical Guanajuato. The picturesque and strenuous walks in the callejones from her house added greatly to my enjoyment of the city.

    Of special note is her friend and tour guide Ramiro. He is an extremely charming and entertaining man who introduced me to many wonders in this historic area. If you need a driver/tour guide you could do no better!

    Highly recommended!

    January 2014
  • It's a wonderful experience! we spent great time in Guanajuato!Ana's house is very beautiful and full of artistic atmosphere,we loved everthing in the house,the colors、the decoration、the plants、the roof top terrace、the lovely dogs and cat……Ana is a gracious and wonderful host,gave us a great introductory tour of Guanajuato,Gracias Ana,looking forward to come again next time!:)

    January 2014
    Response from Ana:

    SO COOL to welcome more guests from China!! I am SO intrigued by this interaction between your country and my country -- so much to compare, so much in common, so much to learn. Come back soon!!

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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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