Award winning/POOL/Centro/5-6 bed, 5-6 bath
Award winning/POOL/Centro/5-6 bed, 5-6 bath

Entire home/apt

10 guests

5 bedrooms

5 beds
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About this listing

1st place architectural renovation 2015 by city & Buzzfeed # 12 of top 21 Airbnb places in ALL of Mexico. Rate is for ENTIRE villa, 5 bed suites each with own modern full bathroom. We also have 6th bedroom master suite available for extra fee.
Large kitchen, dining room, central courtyard, rear garden with pvt pool. Downtown location close to Teatro Diana, nearby market.

The space


There is no other property like this in Guadalajara. It was awarded first place in entire city in Feb 2015 for best renovation by the mayor of city along with historical urban planning council. A renewed old mexican villa that dates from the 19th century. The house is an architectural jewel, a unique residence featuring spacious guest rooms with modern elements that provide a feeling of hip and chic to elegant.
Extensive renovations have been made to plumbing, electrical along with new private bathrooms containing granite counter tops. Originally everything was built around the center courtyard and that's how it appears today, providing an interior view you have unlikely seen in any other house. Palacete is one of Guadalajara's premier residences, recognized with an historical plaque on the outside sidewalk for its stunning architecture.

The neighborhood is blue collar with repair shops but very much alive and once inside the house, it is quiet and peaceful. Just relax after your daily adventures and enjoy the pool or a cocktail. The property has five available bedrooms each with private, modern baths. In addition common area includes a beautiful kitchen, and of course, the pool. Even if you are traveling with a group, the house offers enough space, ranging from the separated kitchen to the dining area, to the central courtyard, offering ample privacy.
We offer as much expertise about the city as you would like. This could range from restaurant advice to providing information for shopping or any other detail pertaining to the city or mexican culture. My partner was born in the city and i have lived since late 2008. If you have any questions, just ask.

Palacete is located near downtown and other areas such as chapultepec where you will find nightlife and restaurants ranging from high-energy to more relaxed. There is a taxi stand just around the corner from the house, just in front of the mexicaltzingo church, and parking options if you choose to rent a car.
If you are not familiar with the city, you will find that it has a young and vibrant feeling where you can meet interesting locals and foreigners that will show you a warm smile, making your stay in guadalajara a cultural event.
The climate is typically spring-like, never humid, but almost always sunny. If you live in mexico or just visiting, the villa will offer a safe and authentic experience.

Guest access

Washer/dryer, in ground pool, iron/board, coffee maker, limitless bottled water from hot/cold dispenser. Everything you would need in kitchen along with Bose radio, microwave, wi-fi, cable TV. Heat and A/C if needed available in master bedroom & kitchen.

Interaction with guests

We are very responsive and will provide as much assistance as possible. This ranges from restaurant recommendations to information about shopping, etc. I am usually not in town while house is rented by have husband/ wife team clean, manage, check in guests.

Other things to note

Parking is street or secured parking lot two blocks from house. It is inexpensive and worth it.
I like to keep rules flexible but by accepting the rental you need to take responsibility for any damage. I not worried about a broken glass but rather missing items, damage to paintings, furniture, linens, etc.
In addition, I take zero responsibility for anyone getting hurt during their stay. For example, with respect to children which we welcome but parents need to exercise caution with respect to the pool, stairs, etc. The pool can be closed off and with doors but once inside the pool area, there is no additional fence which you can see in the photos.
On occasion guests ask us to open the rooftop area. It's your choice but if you have children or in general, not a good idea as it's extremely high and not protected by a fence/ wall on one side.
Again, its a large house, hard floors, stonework around pool, and by staying on property, you take full responsibility for yourself and anyone in your group.

The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Bed: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 106
Security Deposit: 705
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

This is your house while you are staying here. We offer as much flexibility as possible. If you have children, please be advised that the back garden can be locked but pool itself not surrounded by a fence.
Pets are generally not allowed but will consider special circumstances. Most of the living space is on the first floor, making it suitable for seniors, but please discuss if you require handicap accessibility.
Pricing is for exclusive use, entire property, 5 bedrooms. There is a sixth bedroom that we do not make available and it will be locked.
Please be aware that there is a pool in back garden area. The entire area can be closed off but once inside, no additional fencing and you are 100% responsible for personal safety including children.
No parties, groups larger than 10, unless pre-approved by myself.
Damage deposit covers not only damages to furniture, belongings, but also any problems with neighbors, pool, aggravation.

Please note that security deposit covers the basics and you will be financially responsible for any damage over and above security deposit. If there are extraordianry situations such as excessive uncleanliness there will be a charge. I have never had to request this but please treat house and neighbors with respect. If there are any serious complaints, you will be asked to leave without refund. This has never happened but just so that it is clear.

We provide one check in and one check out as well as any normal maintenance during stay if required. Any additional services, requests, visits from Angel will be at additional cost per visit.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

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41 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
July 2017
Rob and his home are true gems of Guadalajara. Rob was very responsive to my many questions, which was quite important as I was organizing a visit for a larger group with several differing needs. The house itself is quite accurately displayed in the photos. It's in a magical state of beautiful decay. It's a property I wish I could own one day! The pool is a treat and a major plus in the center of the city, as are having private bathrooms connected to each bedroom.
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.
Response from Rob:
Thank you Richard for appreciating the house as you have indicated in this review. Was a tremendous pleasure hosting you and your group.
July 2017

Carlos User Profile
June 2017
This is the 4th time I stayed at Rob's house and it keeps getting better as he continues to make improvements to this historic gem in downtown Guadalajara. I look forward to my next visit to Guadalajara to stay there again.
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.
Response from Rob:
Thank you Carlos. Really appreciate your repeat business and how much you like this special property.
June 2017

Fer User Profile
May 2017
Rob's house is just perfect! We had the best time ever
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.
Response from Rob:
Thank you Fer. Glad we were able to host you for this event and hope to see you someday in your restaurant. Rob
May 2017

Pato User Profile
April 2017
Rob's house is Guadalajara's best kept secret. It is a jewel in the middle of Guadalajara's busy center. Staying in that area is like being in a "pueblo", not in the big city. You can have a delicious breakfast every morning at the mercado, and enjoy handmade ice creams just in the corner of the street. If you are planning a family trip the swimming pool is fantastic. And last, but not the least: The House. It is a hundred plus year old property fully renovated by Rob and it is amazing, it has all the comfort you would expect from a modern house, but also keeps the taste of the old architecture. You won't regret staying there, we had a fantastic time for a week and we are definitely looking forward to stay there again soon.
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.
Response from Rob:
Thank you so much Pato for the kind review.
April 2017

Miriam User Profile
March 2017
Amazing place.
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.
Response from Rob:
Thank you Miriam. Really enjoyed hosting you and your family.
March 2017

Luanda User Profile
January 2017
We booked Rob's house for a family trip - there were 14 of us. Rob was incredibly accommodating and responsive ahead of our stay. Angel, our contact during the trip, was easy to reach and very helpful. We loved the house - it was spacious and beautiful. The neighborhood was central - walkable to the Cemtro Historico and convenient to catch an uber to other parts of the city. Highly recommend this listing for a large group in Guadalajara.

Anides User Profile
December 2016
It was a great experience to stay at this house. The restoration and maintenance provided to the property it is amazing and the location just 5 minutes driving from downtown and other commercial districts in Guadalajara is amazing...
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.
Response from Rob:
Pleasure hosting your family. All the best to you in 2017.
December 2016

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Guadalajara, MexicoJoined in June 2013
Rob User ProfileRob is a superhost.

Late 40's professional who decided to exit the corporate world and start up some entrepreneurial projects in Mexico. Even with some sacrifices, really loving it. The vacation rentals have been extremely interesting along with a project working with Mexican artists. We are primarily working with artists from Mexico City and helping them market. You will also find some of these pieces, particularly paintings, in the apartment which, I believe, makes the space even better than what appears in the photos.
I originally moved to Guadalajara, a 5 hr drive from Puerto Vallarta. After renovating a house, is now being made available for event rentals as well as for guests to stay and enjoy.

When I am not engaged with some of these projects, I am spending quality time with my partner Felipe, perhaps working out, swimming, or just enjoying a cocktail at one of the local dives.
Some of the people that I have met either staying in one of the units or just chatting with have been extremely interesting. Send me a message if you have any questions that i might be able to help with. Also, we might have another similar property if you week is not available on this calendar

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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