Nestled in the treetops overlooking the center of town, including the cathedral & opera house, Casita Rosa is like floating in heaven. With multiple terraces, many hammocks, 16 ft ceilings, gorgeous tile work, a king-size bed, huge windows, and the most jaw-dropping view imaginable, it's no surprise our first guest described staying in Casita Rosa as hitting the jackpot. There's a small herb/vegetable garden and a solar oven called a Uitzi. Mainly available May-Oct at great long-term rates.
Perched high amongst the treetops on the central south-facing hillside of the heart of Guanajuato, our casita is a slice of heaven. With a view to die for, this spectacular split level studio floats above the hustle and bustle of the centro, but it is only a 3 minute walk down to the Plaza de la Paz, the Jardin or the Alhondiga. Surrounded by both covered and un-covered terraces, Casita Rosa is a spectacular spot from which to explore Guanajuato or hole away and write your opus, inspired by the extraordinary sparkling city below. Birds sing in the trees and fly in flocks beneath you, church bells ring in the Basilica and music wafts up the hillside.
There is NO car access - Guanajuato is a largely pedestrian city, and our house is on a callejon, which means "carless street". While you can take a taxi to about one block uphill from our home and walk down, it is not suitable for people who are out-of-shape or hate to walk.
Interaction with guests
We mainly rent Casa Rosa during the summer months when we are not here. But our neighbor Rosario, in the house below us on the hillside, will welcome and look after you. She is also one of the best masseuse we know and offers authentic Mexican sweat-lodges (temescals) at weekends.
Other things to note
We're very sorry but our home is not suitable for young children. There is a floating staircase and several other open places where kids could fall. (Very clumsy people or sleep walkers might want to look elsewhere as well.)
We are open to pets so feel free to ask us if you'd like to bring yours - but please don't bring your pet without asking. Also, we have a labrador retriever so if you're allergic to dogs, our home may not be for you.
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I am a writer/designer who divides my time between Nova Scotia, Canada and Guanajuato, Mexico. My husband and I design high end, gourmet solar ovens called uitzis. Look up "uitzi solar ovens" online to learn about our solar ovens and cooking with the sun in Guanajuato. I am passionate about design and beauty, and feel incredibly lucky to have such beautiful homes and be able to share them with interesting people. I love being a part of the airbnb community, and have stayed at fabulous places in Amsterdam and Oxford. I am also passionate about food and happy to share recommendations of good local eats! I like reading but am not big on TV so neither of our rentals has a TV. But both our homes are warm and beautiful with exquisite attention to detail - and if you're on vacation in a fabulous place, do you really want to be watching TV?