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A quiet retreat in the very center of town

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 384 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 4-6, center, panoramic view of the cit

Villa Oasis is one of the most luxurious vacation rentals in the heart of Guanajuato. It can be a retreat for artists, writers, amateur chefs, and anyone who wants to be close to the cultural amenities of Guanajuato centro without the hassle of walking long distances or taking a taxi. Situated a block from Callejon del Beso and within 5 minutes walking distance to Teatro Juarez, one can be at home to rest and relax between activities in very little time. The retreat is a three-story townhouse, with a rooftop garden on the third floor, the master bedroom on the second, the kitchen on the first, a recessed living room and a daylight basement where the second bedroom is. The house is full of light with high ceilings, large windows and a skylight on the top floor.

Villa Oasis has a system of purified water and a reverse osmosis water filter for drinking water. The water pressure is consistent and strong from every faucet and shower on every floor. In the kitchen is a tap for the reverse osmosis drinking water. The house has a 96 sq ft rooftop patio. In the center third of the patio is a tempered glass cover with 70% UV protection. There are outdoor cafe tables and cushioned seats, where you can enjoy an expansive view of the uniquely colorful city, including the surrounding hills, the Alhondiga, Mercado Hildago, the church of San Roque, and El Pipila and the University.

The master bedroom on the second floor has maple flooring, a king size bed, a full-length mirror, and it's own living room for two, separated by a retractable curtain. Pella windows, installed throughout the house, are double glazed with interior shades to keep out noise and night light from the busy centro streets. Black out shades can cover the floor length windows for additional sleep quality. The bedroom has a small balcony that looks out onto Callejon San Cristobal. It has it's own bathroom with marble floors, a shower, a double sink made of granite, and a bidet. The oasis theme continues with sliding doors that open on to a covered patio with an outdoor table and chairs and the same gorgeous view as the rooftop deck .

One floor down, the contemporary kitchen has the great view of the city again, through panoramic Pella windows. It is fully equipped for baking and cooking, and with the market near by one has access to all the diverse and seasonal fruits and vegetables that Mexico has to offer. There is a full refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and a gas oven and stovetop with a warming oven for plates and/or food. We've roasted turkey, and made pizza, panettone, and French bread in the oven. In front of the windows there is a large mesquite table that seats 8 comfortably. On the far wall is the kitchen 'oasis', a lovely crying wall made from local stone that is filled at the base with a variety of orchids.

For morning coffee one has the option of a stovetop espresso maker with grinder and beans, or a regular drip coffee maker.

As one enters the slate covered hallway of the house on a hot sunny day directly from the busy street of Callejon San Cristobal, one is met with a refreshing coolness that feels like air conditioning. The house is insulated quite well and in the summer it can be at least 10 degrees cooler than the street. We also provide a fan and there is an air-conditioning unit that can be used on very hot days. In the winter we provide space heaters. From the entry way one can walk directly into the kitchen or walk five steps down into the recessed living room with maple flooring, on street level. The living room is a comfortable place for playing board games, socializing or reading.

From the living room going down to the daylight basement there is a wide marble staircase covered with a custom designed hand woven wool Oaxacan rug, and flanked by a built in bookcase, with many books on the history and archeology of Mexico, among other subjects.

At the bottom of the staircase is the daylight basement with an entertainment area with a TV, DVD player. Opposite the TV area is a cozy sitting area with an electric fireplace, a queen pullout sofa bed. Another amenity in the basement hallway is an exercise bike, a workout ball, a miracle ball, 2 sets of weights, 3 & 5 lbs, and an exercise mat. Below the library is a writer's desk and chair with a desk light. Opposite is the guest bathroom with a large oval mirror and granite counter top.

The very end of the hallway below the library leads to a recessed second bedroom. It has a queen size bed, a closet, and a full-length mirror and dresser. The bedroom and adjoining bathroom and shower floors are made of light marble with the bathroom counter top made of granite.

The washer and dryer are located in the half bath on the rooftop. Other amenities include a wireless printer. There is also a comfortable inflatable queen size air mattress for sleeping under the stars on the roof top patio.

I have a few suggestions regarding the seasons and also the neighborhood fiesta on our street.

First of all the rainy season begins in July and goes into September. A sudden unexpected downpour can hit one during this season. It's exciting and dramatic, but you need to be prepared. It's a good idea to bring an umbrella, a raincoat and waterproof boots or shoes. Moreover, the paving stones in centro can be quite slippery when wet. If you have shoes that are non-slip or have a good tread you might want to bring them.

During the winter season from December into March there are nights where occasionally the temperatures can drop into the 30's. Most houses in Mexico do not have built in heating. We provide a space heater for each bedroom and two blankets for each bed.

Finally, each neighborhood in Mexico has it's own patron saint and his/her special feast day. St Anthony of Padua is Callejon San Cristobal's patron and around June 13th the neighborhood celebrates for two or three days! The street is completely closed to traffic during the fiesta.

If you decide to stay at Villa Oasis you can be assured of a relaxing vacation in the heart of Guanajuato.

More Details

Antoinette Ferrari
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
1 January, 2018

About Antoinette Ferrari

I've lived here almost three years, and have enjoyed all the cultural activities and the good food that the town has to offer. My husband, Julio, and I have spent much of the time completing the remodel of Villa Oasis. It's time now to share this beautiful home with vacationers. I'm looking forward to going home to Seattle so that I can be closer to my daughters and relatives.

Antoinette Ferrari purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Antoinette Ferrari chose Zona Centro

The property at Callejon San Cristobal was handed down to me as a remodel. I was happy to take on the challenge with Julio, who is an amazing contractor and skilled carpenter, and together we have enjoyed turning it into a comfortable vacation home.

What makes this townhome unique

We have installed a reverse osmosis purified water system, so that when first time travelers to Mexico arrive it makes for an easier transition. There is a north facing view of the town with all it's colorful houses and churches, a nice view of the Alhondiga, and the market and the University of Gto from the kitchen and patio. Not to mention that it is in the center of town, one block from Callejon del Beso, and five minutes from the Jardin and Teatro Juarez. There is good accessibility to a fruit and vegetable store on the corner, a laundromat, an OXXO, and a farmacia all one block away, and the hospital is less than four blocks away. Monuments are no more than 5-10 minutes walking distance. Taxis go past our front door often. You can take a taxi to the bus station in town and take a bus to any city or town in Mexico. The closest towns to visit are San Miguel de Allende, and Dolores Hidalgo. The house is very well suited for two couples.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Zona Centro, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 384 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • second bedroom bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , near pullout bed and fireplace
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , in laundry room with sink
    master bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , besides showerhead includes waist high jets in shower
  • Showers and floors in both bathrooms are marble.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , queen size pull out bed in front of electric fireplace
  • Master bedroom has full shower with double sink, bidet; maple floors, walk-in closet, full length mirror; it's own patio; and it's own sitting room. Second bedroom has closet, chest of drawers with full length mirror, it's own full bathroom with shower. Second bedroom has full shower and single sink; a closet; marble floors. Queen size pullout bed in front of fireplace and near 1/2 bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
We have a wireless printer.


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A quiet retreat in the very center of town
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Spectacular Stay - Beautiful Home, Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay exceeded expectations. The roomy, modern, well furnished home has beautiful expansive views of the city. Perfect location steps away from the heart of the city and it's attractions. Nina (owner) and Greg (manager) were perfectly communicative, responsive, and welcoming. Greg helped coordinate transportation from the airport, which I recommend. We were also able to coordinate a fabulous day trip with Israel (highly recommended!) to Santa Rosa, Dolores Hidalgo, and San Miguel de Allende. Our entire family greatly enjoyed our stay at Villa Oasis and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house overall!! Minor issues..

  • 4 of 5

The overall experience was great! We were 2 couples and had a great time in Guanajuato. The house is great and really neat, awsome kitchen, big dining room, great balconies and great views.. The only issues: (1) Eventhough the location is great - only 3 min walk to the heart of Guanajuato - the neighborhood is somehow ugly... (2) if you are arriving in a car, make sure it is a really small car! The access is very complicated.. (3) the bed in the master bedroom is extreeeemely soft, very uncomfortable... (4) the TV is amlost the same size as my laptop monitor. Aside from those 4 issues, I would recommend anyone to stay at this property!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really beautiful home with amazing views !

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious home furnished with high quality furniture and decor. It is plenty large enough for 4 people with many places to convene and also spaces to go off alone. The views from the 2 patios and kitchen are amazing! It is just a few minutes walk to everything g in Zono Centre, however if you are elderly or have knee problems, be aware that you will need to walk up and down hilly streets to get places. This is a lively town with church bells ringing frequently, dogs barking and people socializing, which we loved. The home has Pella windows which when closed, can greatly reduce the noise. The town does quiet down at night except for the occasional dog barking. There is a little corner grocery a few steps away so we made several meals in the well stocked kitchen. Greg and Nina were very responsive to our needs. We all would like to return to Villa Oasis!

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pass Christian, MS

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely home with some of the best views in Guanajuato from the master bedroom patio, from the upper roof top patio, or from the kitchen dining area. Literally steps from everything, easy walk to the main jardin, Mercado, Theatro Juarez and the funicular. Both the owner and manager were delightful to work with, even securing a driver to provide transportation an hour a way from San Miguel de Allende as well as return to the airport in a León. The house is very nicely done and the master bedroom suite is heavenly, including a super comfortable king size bed. The neighborhood is quiet and certainly felt safe. Whole house purified water AND a reverse osmosis tap in the kitchen are a definite plus. It was a most enjoyable week at Casa Oadis!

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Floresta, Ajijic

Great house! Great location. We look forward to a return visit.

  • 4 of 5

Adding a washer and dryer would make this house an absolutely perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize that you were not made aware that we have a washer and drier on the roof. I will make the manager aware that he should show them to all the guests!
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Issues ... but they are trying

  • 3 of 5

First of all, I must say the owner, and her on-site manager Greg, are extremely responsive. There were hot water issues during the stay which were not entirely resolved. But through no fault of the owner and manager. This is Mexico and well, it can be frustrating. In the end, Nina generously refunded a large amount of the fee, which was greatly appreciated.

Otherwise the home is large and very comfortable. Very. And the location is excellent.

My impression of Guanajuato is this: a fairly big city, and everyone is very close together. It IS a city, so it is noisy as you might expect. Lots of neighbourhood dogs, and they can be noisy all night long, as happened frequently. The next door neighbour has a "roof dog", and it is his job to bark.

For my money, the best thing about the city is the people: far and away the nicest, friendliest people I have ever met, anywhere in the world. kinda renewed my faith in humanity.

Well worth a visit. If going, simply ensure the hot water issue has been fixed - you will truly enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did our best to resolve a difficult situation. In the end it was a faulty hot water heater that had to be replaced after six years of good use. Unfortunately these problems arise when you least expect it.
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Nearest Airport
29.5 Kilometres
Leon, Guanajuato BJX
Car: not necessary

We are located one block from the legendary Callejon del Beso, and just minutes from Jardin de Union, and Teatro Juarez, and up the hill is Cinemex Pozuelos.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$376.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.