About this listing
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, Vista Feliz 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 small callejon. 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.
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 - so if you're very allergic to dogs, our home may not be for you.
I feel like I hit the jackpot in choosing this beautiful apartment with such warm and accommodating hosts for my first Airbnb experience. The photos are accurate, with stunning views that can be seen from the terrace, as well as all rooms of the apartment. You can lie in the sleigh bed (the smell of the wood reminded me of my grandmother's house) and see the Basilica below. You do have to work for the view, as the paths (callejones) that lead to it are steep, but the view, the apartment and the hosts are well worth it. The callejones were fascinating and "exotic" to me. I had never seen anything like it.
The hosts, Raquel and Adam, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, making sure I had everything I needed, and showing me around the neighborhood.
As recommended in other reviews, I used Ramiro's pickup service from the airport, and I recommend this as well.
My fiance and I have been taking winter trips to escape the cold of Washington State. I wanted to experience a colonial city with a lot of history as well as have a nice place away from the concentration of tourists. This place met all that criteria. Rachel has described her casita very accurately. Rachel and Adam are both very creative and outgoing people that genuinely enjoy both making their rentals bright and welcoming, as well as reaching out as excellent hosts. One point I would add, the rental would be very difficult to find for someone coming to the city for the first time. Do accept their guidance when coming to the city. Guanajuato is an exceptional destination and a cultural treat! Rachel and Adam are excellent hosts, and I would highly recommend their rentals to anyone wishing to visit the city.
Excellent stay at this beautiful apartment. It's a lovely, well appointed apartment, with a very comfortable bed, fantastic views and a location I really loved in a non-touristy neighborhood close to the city center. The place is up a hill (hence the great view) but be prepared to go up lots of steps to get there. Rachel and Adam are lovely, friendly people, great communicators, and terrific hosts. They also put me in touch with Romiro, who provided transportation to and from the airport for about the same price as the taxis one would find on one's own. Being brought directly to the door when arriving with bags worked great for me, since the place is tucked away on pedestrian alleyways. After walking into town a time or two, my directional sense was set, but finding the place for the first time could be challenging. Romiro speaks excellent English, was punctual, reliable, and super nice and friendly to boot. All in all, a great place to stay in Guanajuato.
We cannot imagine a more perfect place to have stayed in Guanajuato! The casita itself is immaculate, beautiful, unique, and comfortable all at the same time (and with kitchen and a good internet connection which are imperative for us!). On top of all that, the location was fantastic and the views even better. Rachel went to great efforts to make sure that we had everything that we needed during our stay. We would definitely stay here again upon returning to Guanajuato and would recommend Vista Feliz to anyone considering it. A great fit for a romantic weekend getaway or a month of exploring. We already miss watching the sun hit the basilica in the morning and the stars above the teatro in the evenings from the hammock view out the enormous window. Rachel and Adam, you certainly knew what you were doing when you picked this spot and designed such a gem. Thank you for everything!!
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About the Host, Raquel
I am a writer/designer who divides my time between Hoboken, NJ just 1/2 an hour from NYC, and Guanajuato, Mexico. My husband and I design high end, gourmet solar ovens called uitzis. Look "uitzi solar ovens" up 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 homes sports a huge, flat screen 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? (Hoboken does have a smaller, flat screen TV and cable.)