If you like what you see here in this House of the Well but the calendar is full, please do check out the other spaces available here: there are two adorable rooms each with its own private bath!
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.
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 ;=))
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.
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!
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.
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!
1. Two friendly dogs and a cat also live here, thus my "no pets" request. (In any case they are not allowed in the bedrooms.)
2. Smoking OK but only outside, please.
3. Take good care of kitchen equipment like good knives and pots!
4. Please make advance arrangements so that I or someone else may meet you and bring you here -- airport pickup available US$50, bus terminal US$15.
I spent two months in Ana's depto and truly made myself a home there. The apartment is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need, including a wandering cat (if you so desire to let him in) who will help you do yoga in the mornings. It has its own entrance off of the patio, so you have your own space and can come and go as you please. Ana has a vibrant sense of taste - the kind that feels warm, welcoming, bright and energetic. The studio is furnished with many artesanal items from around Mexico and also has incredible views of the city. The roof is AMAZING.
Walking to and from the centro is short (about 5 minutes down and 10 up). Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs back up (I mean, this IS Guanajuato) unless you would prefer to take a taxi to the Panoramica and walk down.
Lastly and most importantly, you will never meet such a warm and inviting host as Ana. She makes sure that you have everything you need and answers any questions you might have about the city. She has amazing insight, considering her experience working as a musician and befriending what seems like every human alive in Guanajuato.
I made a home here and a lasting friendship with Ana. What a unique experience, full of lasting memories! I can't wait to return!
My stay in Ana's studio apartment totally exceeded my expectations! The unit had everything I needed for my ten day stay and it had the most glorious view. I'm a total animal lover so one of the highlights for me was walking the dogs in the morning with Ana and hanging out with her cat Zumo in the apartment in the evenings. When I first arrived Ana gave me a great tour of Guanajuato, pointing out great places to eat and get supplies for the apartments kitchen.
Be sure to get Ramiro to pick you up from the airport when you arrive! After a long day in transit to Leon his friendly face was great to see.
Ana is such a wonderful, kind and friendly person to get to know and I can't wait to come back to Guanajuato to stay with her again!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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