Apartment - Entire home/apt · Refugio, Guanajuato, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Your host, Ana
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The Space

Adorable studio apartment with its own independent entrance, also connected to the main house. Full of light and very cozy. Completely-equipped kitchen with all-new good knives and batterie de cuisine; all sheets (both flannel and cotton) and towels provided.
A sweet small terrace full of plants and lovely views. Completely independent entrance but may also be entered through the main house. You will also have access to the azotea (roof terrace) and central patio.

We are 8 minutes’ walk from the Juárez, Cervantes, and Principal Theatres and from the Jardín de la Unión; some 12 minutes’ walk from the principal building of the University. This place is ideal for a visiting scholar or student at the Uni.

Easy to arrive on foot, via minibus or taxi; there is also a locked access down from the Panorámica.

WASHING MACHINE available in the main house: I ask 50 pesos per load to help cover wear and tear on the machine, and I provide detergent.

Light averages 70 pesos/month. Gas is basically under your own control: to minimize usage you must remember to turn up the boiler before you bathe and turn it back down afterwards! Average is 200 pesos/month.

PARKING ... is available with my neighbour just above on the Panorámica: short-term, 150 pesos/night; longer-term, 350 pesos/month; anything in between is negotiable.

This is a people's, not a rich-folks' neighbourhood: so you will hear roosters and dogs and the occasional outburst of ranchera music; but it is all very agreeable.

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

You are totally welcome to enjoy the azotea (roof terrace) which is where the sun hits first in the morning.

Interaction with Guests

If I am here, I am as available as my work permits. After all, we are sharing a house!

The Neighborhood

This is a people's, not a rich folks, neighbourhood, in an Ibero-American city. So, as noted, you will hear the occasional goat and also dogs barking.

Also, there are church bells, and the sound of the water- and gas-vendors.

Getting around

There are many convenient ways to get around here. To start with, walking! It is faster to get to many places in Guanajuato on foot than it is on wheels. However, we also have good public transit. There is a mini-bus stop right at the foot of my callejón. You can arrive above on another mini-bus and walk about 200M to the door. Or you can take a taxi to arrive above.

Other Things to Note

The cultural offering in Guanajuato is extraordinary considering the size of this city: 175,000 people. Between book presentations, poetry readings, concerts, and other events, one could be busy here five out of seven nights of the week, and several afternoons. Barely leaves time to enjoy the increasing number of good restaurants we have here!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $380 /week
Monthly Price: $685 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We stayed at Ana's for 3 days in June and would have loved to stay much longer!
    Ana is the perfect hostess. She arranged to have us picked up at the airport and gave us lots of infos about Guanajuato and how to get around.
    Her apartment has the most beautiful view of the town (be prepared for a lot of steps). It is very clean, cheerful and comfortable.
    We totally recommend her place.

    June 2014
    Response from Ana:

    Françoise and LaMar, Estrella and Azabacha and Zumo miss you! I too wish your stay could have been longer, believe me. Come back soon!!
    Saludos muchos

    June 2014
  • A friend and I stayed in Ana's Studio Apartment for 4 nights and loved our stay! Ana is a very easy-going and gracious host, she even walked us into town our first day so we knew our way around. The apartment was perfect for what we needed and I could have sat on that rooftop terrace for days it was so beautiful! I hope someday I can go back and visit Guanajuato for longer and I will certainly stay with Ana again.
    Also, we got a ride to and from the airport from Ana's friend Ramiro, which is well worth the few extra dollars over a taxi, as Ramiro is polite and entertaining. We came into town on a very late flight, so it was nice not to have to figure out what to do and where to go, Ramiro took care of everything and made the whole process easy.

    February 2014
    Response from Ana:

    I am so happy to know that your too-brief stay here was so agreeable, Hilary! Come back soon, and for a little longer time -- maybe a whole week? ;=))

    February 2014
  • Our month long stay with Ana was truly a special experience. Ana was a gracious host, provided helpful information, invited us to her recent CD release and other cultural events, introduced us to wonderful people, and generally created a safe friendly environment from which we could explore Guanajuato and surrounding areas. We quickly became friends with Ana, her other house guests, and of course her dogs Estrella and Azabacha. We will miss them all and want to return in the future. The apartment is perfect and has a great view!! Listening to Ana practice was a bonus too!! We totally recommend her home for a stay in Guanajuato.

    February 2014
    Response from Ana:

    We all miss you!! Come back soon, dear Gail and Daniel!!

    February 2014
  • My husband and I had the fortune to stay at Ana's place for 3 nights and even counted down to 2014 there! Ana is hands down THE BEST HOST ever! She made sure we were well informed before the trip, arranged perfect airport transportation upon request, recommended great restaurants, coffee shops, places to visit while we were in the magic city Guanajuato. Staying at Casa del Pozo was the highlight of our trip. Anyone would fall in love with this charming place and won't want to leave. It was also nice to meet people travelling from around the world under one roof. It still felt like a dream and we wish to be back soon! Thank you Ana! p.s. We also highly recommend going with RAMIRO for transportation and day tour. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. Glad we were able to make so many awesome friends in one trip.

    January 2014
    Response from Ana:

    Dear Amy and Song, thank you for this lovely review! It was an enormous pleasure for me to meet you both. I felt I shared all your delight in being here. Even the cold and the unusually cloudy weather --unusual for here, not for two Toronto natives!-- made no difference in your excitement at making the most of your time here. Please, come back soon!!

    January 2014
  • Ana's apartment is perfect, it has everything you need, especially the fully equipment kitchen. We have a great stay here. Ana is a great host, she gave us a lot of advice about shopping and entertainment, and she even invited us to her concert, which was totally amazing. Thank you Ana, I highly recommend you spend some time here when you visit Guanajuato.

    December 2013
  • Both her house and her as a host were awesome. Her house is beautifully decorated with indigenous Mexican artwork, and very well crafted home.

    Located uphill from Teatro Principal, Jardin Union, etc; you are literally a 10 minute walk (or less) away. You are in a safe and quiet neighborhood with showers, views, internet that are much better than other pricier places in Guanajuato (other places surprisingly don't have great hot water or shower pressure or poorly constructed thin walls). Navigation is a bit tricky with all the windy and unmarked roads, but after a couple treks, everything is old hat.

    Ana is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and a great airbnb host. You can tell she takes a lot of pride in her work and her house, and she knows a ton about the local scene and surrounding areas. Our Guanojuato trip would have been drastically worse if we stayed in a different place.

    If you're on the fence about location or price, and you're in moderate shape, don't be. RSVP this place before someone else snatches up this gem. We will definitely stay here again in our next Guanajuato trip.

    December 2013
    Response from Ana:

    I am SO HAPPY you enjoyed your time here! Yes, DO come back ... and soon!

    December 2013
  • I only wish I would have stayed longer ! The studio is beautiful, very clean, well-decorated with a mexican twist, and the view from the balcony is spectacular, day and night. Ana, the host, is a very welcoming and charismatic lady. She was also very helpful: she provides many good information on the good spots of the city, and let me wash my clothes and make some phone calls. Wi-Fi is also efficient. Do not hesitate, and go !

    August 2013
    Response from Ana:

    Merci, Anthony! I am so glad you enjoyed your time here in Guanajuato and in this Casa del Pozo. Come back soon!!

    August 2013
  • I am writing this on behalf of our friends for whom we had arranged the stay with Ana, as they were travelling with us.
    They really enjoyed Ana's hospitality, the nicely decorated apartement and the views of Guanajuato's colourful city center.

    June 2013
  • The studio apartment was even nicer than the pictures! Convenient layout, charming decor and a fabulous view. Ana is a very agreeable and helpful hostess and I enjoyed staying at her place. Guanajuato is my favorite place in Mexico, and I cannot wait to return..

    June 2013
    Response from Ana:

    Kerry, it will be my great pleasure to welcome you back here when --not if!!-- you return to Guanajuato. It makes me very happy that you so enjoyed your time here. Come back soon!!

    June 2013
  • Lovely apartment! Lots of steps, but whole city is like that. After one month stay in Gto my legs look much fitter ;-)
    Ana is a very hospitable and organized host.
    Neighborhood (boys with their dogs) seem to be dangerous but it turns out they're harmless.

    Pozdrowiam z Polski!

    December 2012
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