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Beautiful converted Forge on the Rio Guanajuato

Bedrooms 3
Space 245 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Light spacious house in large lush garden just 3 miles from Centro

Built as a forge in the 1970's the original building was converted to an airy spacious home with large windows bringing in the beauty of the mature garden. Minutes from town by bus or taxi, or a couple of miles walk along the river, the house is the perfect combination of tranquility and access to the city of Guanajuato. Ideal for those already familiar with Guanajuato or who have time to relax and enjoy the City and its environs.

Located along the Rio Guanajuato, where traditionally the silver processing haciendas were, the house is on an unusually large lot. Hence our beautiful garden. The house is very welcoming and very unique due to its two enormous boveda ceilings. Each one 25 feet across! Everywhere you look there is the outside coming in due to the massive windows. Having said that the house is very private from the road, being completely walled in. Three miles out of the center of town, it costs 40 pesos ($3) to hop into town or 5 pesos to take the bus to Alhondiga.

We have a fantastic family who have been caring for the house as long as we have owned it. Carmen, our maid, is a tiny, salt of the earth kind of woman who is always happy and singing. She is a joy to have around and an excellent cook! Rachel, her daughter, takes care of the garden and caretakes the property.

The living/dining/kitchen areas have an open plan feel due to the 30 feet ceiling, whilst the upstairs and master suite have a cosy, more intimate feel. Perfect for reading or enjoying a movie. Each bed is complete with a down duvet comforter and the beds upstairs have memory foam toppers, as comfortable as you would have in your own home! We love to cook and entertain so you should find most things you need in the kitchen. Feel free to use anything that is still in the pantry.

We just love this house and we hope you will too!

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Foley
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Guanajuato, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 245 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite master bath, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs, double vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Two queens upstairs under boveda dome
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs under boveda, separated from bedroom1 by glass
    Master - 1 king , Suite with Salon and Patio, En suite bathroom/shower. Safe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
House keeping by our maid Carmen included once per week. You can arrange additional cleaning, washing, cooking with Carmen directly if you wish.


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
León BJX
Nearest Beach
325 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located a few miles from Guanajuato Centro, Marfil sits along the Rio Guanajuato in an area of old haciendas. Our neighbor, the Club Campestre Nepomuceno (country club) is built in the ruins of one of these. The area was devastated in the great flood of 1905 and was bought and renovated by the Italian architect Giorgio Beloli. Many of the houses in this area were built by him and many contain windows created at our house when it was a forge. By now you've probably read plenty about the great city of Guanajuato, The vibrancy and culture of the city is what keeps bringing us back. If you're visiting the city for only a couple of days and want to be part of the bustle and noise, our house is probably not for you, but if you're coming to enjoy the city for a little longer you'll likely appreciate the tranquility of Marfil as a place to return and rest after a day or night on the town!.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Guanajuato, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee C$64.07
Pet Fee C$64.07

Please note that a 2000 pesos refundable damage deposit is required upon arrival.

For rentals longer than 2 months the rate can be reduced, depending on number of guests, and with guests paying their own utilities.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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