| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Our $420/mo House in Guanajuato, Mexico: Casita Tour, Prices, and How We Found Our Place

hey guys finally finally finally I am
recording a house tour this video is for Becky Becky in California because she
has been asking for this video for like six weeks now and I keep saying that
it’s coming soon and now it is finally here this is the house we are renting in
Guanajuato the first room you come to is the living room it’s not huge but it is
comfortable and it does the job I love these ceilings and this place
actually has ceiling fans which we haven’t stayed in a place with ceiling
fans in Mexico yet so we were pretty jazzed about that this house came
furnished off of the living room is one of the bathrooms this is the half bath I love the ceilings in this place this
is a little cross I bought and I think it’s so cute and I didn’t have to use my
phone to translate when I bought it happiness and joy as you come downstairs
from the living room you get to the kitchen the second bathroom the two bedrooms
and the dining room I love the design on these stairs this
is one of my favorite things in the apartment this is the dining room this
is my favorite room in the house it is always bright and sunny and there’s a
nice breeze coming in through the windows obviously we eat at the table
but that’s also where I do my editing and any work that I’m doing in the
evenings after Harper goes to sleep both bedrooms and the dining room have
closets which is nice for storage space not that we have stuff to store right now
but I love these little knobs they’re so happy and these curtains came with the
place and they’re just so cheerful I love them the bookcase where keep all
the books we don’t own and there’s Harper’s toys this little
lamp is adorable here’s a wine rack for all that wine we don’t have and
here is one of the bedrooms I call this the Blue Room for obvious reasons both
the headboards in the bedrooms are so cool. ceiling fan! and another closet I
love that this place gets a lot of natural light this is the second bedroom the beds come with storage drawers
where we keep our clothes the bedrooms aren’t big but they’re plenty big enough
for us and what we need right now here’s the main bathroom this is awkward
I’m not gonna lie the shower is small that’s definitely a downside of this
place we installed this shower filter when we
got in here here’s the kitchen this is also very small but it’s got
everything that I need and the oven is actually a decent size compared to the
oven we had in San Miguel it’s a little bit bigger food processor you know I use
that all the time there’s Harper’s favorite cereal okay this is the terrace there is a
rooftop terrace this is our favorite part of the house it has these tiled
installed benches big table lots of pretty plants it’s the perfect spot to
sit and drink tea or chat with a friend on the phone or play games Harper loves
being up there okay how much does this place cost and how did we find it this
place costs 8,000 Mexican pesos per month we have a ten month lease so
depending on the exchange rate that’s around four hundred and twenty dollars
u.s. the house has two bedrooms one and a half bath kitchen dining room and a
rooftop terrace it’s within easy walking distance to the center there are several
ways to find rentals in Guanajuato we were told to ask around to look for for
rent signs on places and to check the chopper magazine none of those things
worked for us because we were trying to rent at a pretty peak time this was
leading up to October which is the international Cervantino Festival
which is a big deal in Guanajuato and everything gets booked up
so those ways may work better at different times of year we also were
checking the Guanajuato rentals Facebook page we found this place
actually by going into Casa Solaris which is a rental agency in Guanajuato I
didn’t expect to find anything that would work for us because they didn’t
have this place on the website yet but when I came into the office they had
actually just had this place go on the market so I was able to look at it that
day and we signed the paperwork and rented
it immediately thereafter all right thanks for watching guys I hope this is helpful
if you have any questions about renting in Guanajuato let me know in the
comments below and thanks Becky for reminding me to make this video if you
haven’t subscribed yet please do so and I’ll see you in the next video bye


Jorge Rodriguez

Oct 10, 2018, 4:14 am Reply

Love the colors Erin, say Hi to Harper ?

Ian y Josue BT

Oct 10, 2018, 5:11 am Reply

the dining room is woooow (^ω^)

Christiana Brown

Oct 10, 2018, 8:11 am Reply

First off, thanks for sharing your home! It's so beautiful! I also love the ceilings, the headboard on the bed (wow!), the tiles on the stairs, and the veranda (beautiful!) Everyone I watch your videos I want to go to Mexico more and more.

Sherri C

Oct 10, 2018, 4:03 pm Reply

Thank you for the tour of your beautiful Casita! How much of a walk to Centro is it?

sergio garcia

Oct 10, 2018, 5:02 pm Reply

Thank you for sharing. It' looks nice and warm place. I think you got a great deal. ??

Carlos Fs

Oct 10, 2018, 5:08 pm Reply

The engraving in your bed heads is called “Niña con alcatraces” and is a painting of Diego Rivera.


Matt Watts

Oct 10, 2018, 5:16 pm Reply

Absolutely beautiful! I love the tile! Thank you so much for sharing. It is my dream to live in Mexico.


Oct 10, 2018, 7:08 pm Reply

Great apartment! I can see why the terrace is your favorite. Thanks for sharing. As I am planning on moving to Mexico, I always appreciate when people who have moved there share their house hunting experience.

Time Wasted

Oct 10, 2018, 1:09 am Reply

nice house

Windie Rios

Oct 10, 2018, 4:12 am Reply

Love your videos …what a beautiful space for your family my only question would be after the 10 month lease is up do u renew? Or whats the procedure there?

Maria Serra

Oct 10, 2018, 5:19 pm Reply

It’s so sad to know about the prices. The price of your place it’s actually high for Mexican people to pay.


Oct 10, 2018, 2:59 am Reply

Beautiful home! Do you have to have a large security deposit or have someone local cosign on the lease?

John Pagoto

Oct 10, 2018, 4:38 am Reply

Great find! I'll be starting my first month in Mexico next week. Beginning my adventure in touristy Puerto Vallarta


Oct 10, 2018, 7:02 pm Reply


Joseph .m

Oct 10, 2018, 7:08 pm Reply

That house looks like from Spain

Nehemiah Torres

Oct 10, 2018, 7:59 pm Reply

1 person is mad they can't live there

Yuri Villarreal

Oct 10, 2018, 9:04 pm Reply

Does include any utilities?

Yuri Villarreal

Oct 10, 2018, 9:05 pm Reply

I saw you have an oxxo next door and a torta place

Edward tOpOrEk

Oct 10, 2018, 11:45 am Reply

Great voice… like a beuty poem !!

Silvana Breur

Oct 10, 2018, 7:55 pm Reply

What a lovely house this is. Love the rooftop terrace.


Oct 10, 2018, 9:03 pm Reply

My great grandmother fled Guanajuato after her 15-year-old son was taken away, and forced to fight in the Mexican revolution. He was never seen again. Don't mean to be a downer, I just always think about that whenever I hear about Guanajuato. Lovely house.

justme 123

Oct 10, 2018, 9:13 pm Reply

Lovely! I moved to Gto because of college and I LOVE it, thats such a beautiful casita

DeLora Frederickson

Oct 10, 2018, 12:20 am Reply

Hi Erin! Wondering (or did I miss it in the video) what does the rent include? Water, electricity, internet, laundry?
Just curious…compared to us over in SMA. We know it is more expensive over here for sure.
Can't wait on your Cervantino videos

François Bérubé

Oct 10, 2018, 2:55 pm Reply

Guanajuato la ciudad mas peligrosa del pais con tiroteos entre vendedores de drogas

sharon shapiro

Oct 10, 2018, 12:50 am Reply


larry bailey

Oct 10, 2018, 2:44 am Reply

very cute home.

Daniel Rojas

Oct 10, 2018, 3:37 am Reply

You can even get a room here in USA for that price


Oct 10, 2018, 3:32 am Reply

Wow! I would pay you rent just to pitch a tent on that terrace. Did I say wow

Nancy Aguilar

Oct 10, 2018, 3:22 pm Reply

Hola hola ahi esta bonito para vivir

Nancy Aguilar

Oct 10, 2018, 5:24 pm Reply

Yo soy de moroleon Guanajuato pero a mi me gustaría vivir en san Miguel de ayende guanajuato ? ☺

Carlos Garcia

Oct 10, 2018, 10:30 pm Reply

So lovely and charming. Thanks for sharing.

Gustavo Del Castillo N. Rivera

Oct 10, 2018, 7:06 am Reply

Oh My God!
It's super funny that the moment I see the home I feel like a dream, I know where this house is, many friends lived there back in 2009 -2010 and I spent many hours there…
I hope you're all enjoying living by La Calzada, the walk under La Universidad is always nice, steep, but you get used to it.
I really hope you're enjoying My Hometown and all it has to give.

Twinky McWaddle

Oct 10, 2018, 7:41 am Reply

Supernice house!!!

Dania A. Oliva-Peña

Oct 10, 2018, 8:10 pm Reply

Wow,this house is so nice .

jonathan yoakum

Oct 10, 2018, 9:45 pm Reply

How has it been with weekly errands and no car? We have decent loads to carry so having a car pays off but uber wasnt bad in Mexico City, especially uber eats ?.

Maria Torres

Oct 10, 2018, 11:05 pm Reply

Hi,what about the area?

roberto cabrera

Oct 10, 2018, 1:40 am Reply

can you please call me i need hous or apartment for rent

roberto cabrera

Oct 10, 2018, 1:40 am Reply

my cell phone number is 210 875 2261

Familia Ricart Aparicio

Oct 10, 2018, 3:37 am Reply

En q parte de Guanajuato éstas?

Paula Figueroa

Oct 10, 2018, 2:25 pm Reply

Can you buy a property and just build the house of your dreams?

Roberto Medina

Oct 10, 2018, 5:35 pm Reply

Excellent price and we loved Guanajuato, we were just there in beginning of August. Can't wait to go back and stay longer!!

Edith Márquez Fans

Oct 10, 2018, 6:50 pm Reply

Guanajuato so beautiful but now becoming so dangerous because of the cartels ? the same happened to Zacatecas

DiaryOfa ManeAddict

Oct 10, 2018, 5:04 am Reply

Your home is beautiful great find! Thanks for the tour and all the information regarding the resources used!

Tammy Wines

Oct 10, 2018, 6:06 pm Reply

My mother in law lives in the state of Guanajuanto beautiful state. When we retire we are moving to Mexico. My hubby is a United States citizen he was born and raised in Mexico city. We can't wait to live without so many expensive bills. We will live off of both of our social security checks with 401k and savings. I can live like a queen and the ppl are amazing.

jean duran

Oct 10, 2018, 11:57 pm Reply

Yankis get out of mexico we don’t like you actually we don’t like white snakes ?.

saul smith

Oct 10, 2018, 1:00 am Reply

very useful info

Patricia Morales

Oct 10, 2018, 2:10 am Reply

Hi Mrs. Erin's your house in Guanajuato is beautiful and confortable; I think all you need guys for now is perfect!!! Congrats

Mirage Rousseau

Oct 10, 2018, 4:57 pm Reply

Looks so beautiful

Lupita Morales

Oct 10, 2018, 8:13 pm Reply

I fell in love with Guanajuato, me and my husband talk about buying a house down there . Our last vacation was down there, can’t wait to go back ! Such a beautiful small town, also love San Miguel it’s just so soothing and relaxing.

Exi Romero

Oct 10, 2018, 6:26 am Reply

Wow! Nice tile. Thanks! for sharing Guanajuato is so beautiful!?

JJ Garcia Wade

Oct 10, 2018, 11:02 pm Reply

I can get you a better house for way less money, what you’re paying is way to much , in a safe place

Elie Mounsef

Oct 10, 2018, 10:29 am Reply

How is it living there? I know people usually go to Lake Chapala so wondering why u chose there

Liz PS

Oct 10, 2018, 4:25 pm Reply

Will they rent out for two weeks as well, or just longer stays?

Tere Vlogs

Oct 10, 2018, 6:32 pm Reply

wowwwwww??? I loved the headboard( THE Diego Rivera style?) Very beautiful home??


Oct 10, 2018, 7:04 pm Reply

Muy bonita casa!?❤

P Jobi

Oct 10, 2018, 8:21 pm Reply

Beautiful house!

Damian Reyes Avila

Oct 10, 2018, 4:12 am Reply

Nice House Tour on video camera.?

Roofing Traveling Family

Oct 10, 2018, 6:10 am Reply

Do they do any deposits or credit checks

Charles Moore

Nov 11, 2018, 3:01 am Reply

Great place !
We are looking for retirement spots. Can you tell us a little about your monthly cost of living ? Safety ? Healthcare ? Temperatures ?
Thanks very much !

Only the Truth

Dec 12, 2018, 3:11 am Reply

Thank you for the tour of your house. I pay more for the room I rent here in the states.
Did you pay 1st, last and a deposit to move into your house?
Did you explore any of the areas outside the city? Rent seems to be even cheaper away from the city and I'm curious about those out lying areas.
Love your video's Erin. I'm so glad I found you.

Aseret Aretrom

Dec 12, 2018, 3:45 am Reply

Is this fully furnished Or you bought all the furniture?


Jan 1, 2019, 6:04 am Reply

Muchas gracias , pienso ir en sept. Do You have to pay deposit , and first and last month payment ?

Leticia Varela

Jan 1, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply



Feb 2, 2019, 12:22 am Reply

are scorpions common in GTO?

alberto balcazar

Feb 2, 2019, 1:24 am Reply

Puras mentiras

Carlos Faria

Feb 2, 2019, 7:30 am Reply

Very nice home, congrats! And you're lucky, in the sense that last time I was in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) in 2013, the dollar was worth 13 Mexican Pesos. Now it's around 19 or 20 pesos, so you can buy a lot more with dollars. Then again, in PV one buys and rents real estate in dollars, so maybe not a difference there. But supermarkets, restaurants, etc, was in pesos. Not sure how it is in Guanajuato.

Dawn E. Cowley

Feb 2, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

Beautiful craftsmen's wood work on the beds

Craig Chambers

Feb 2, 2019, 6:58 pm Reply

Very nice. Thanks!

Elie Mounsef

Feb 2, 2019, 5:59 pm Reply

Do u have contact info for the owner maybe there renting it now that you own your own place?

Ajijic México House

Feb 2, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

Muy bonito * . .


Mar 3, 2019, 4:33 am Reply

Wow, nice cozy house! Congrats, and congrats on growing your channel. Keep it up!

Anita Hamlin

Mar 3, 2019, 11:48 pm Reply

What a nice airy place! I'd live on the terrace! Such a deal!

Penny Jeshu

Mar 3, 2019, 7:44 am Reply

The so-called Mexicans are the tribe of Issachar in the bible. They are the Children of Israel, descendants of Abraham. A rich heritage awaits them should they return to the laws. Teachings of their heritage is found at GOCC (Gathering of Christ Church). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRMU4tqdGHg

Fern Levin

Mar 3, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

Thank you for sharing this!! Yes you have a beautiful voice!!

Elio Cuellar

Mar 3, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

That house is nice hope you enjoy your time there take care and God bless you.

Up On Callico Hill

Mar 3, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

Are your utilities included?

Jenna Rose

Mar 3, 2019, 10:33 am Reply

Love your video! — How much would you buy such a house like this, in the video for?

Rubi Henry

Apr 4, 2019, 12:19 am Reply



Apr 4, 2019, 12:59 am Reply

I'm glad you stuck it out, seeing you that upset in one of your videos made me think you may not stay.
Sometimes loneliness can make us more vulnerable to our emotions which I'm glad to see things have changed ?

Juvenal Mendoza

Apr 4, 2019, 3:42 am Reply

Think about Erin for $420 here in California don’t find nothing and top of that you live en Ganajuato I think Thas great

Jorge Perez

Apr 4, 2019, 2:23 pm Reply

How was that posible

Blue Lotus Organic Red Wine

Apr 4, 2019, 5:53 pm Reply

Hi Erin, I am interested in renting dec-march in central Guanajuato. Its just me right now so a 1 bedroom with court yard, and no stairs would be great.


Apr 4, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

That's a great place! Glad you guys found it. I'm looking to relocate from the US at the beginning of 2020 and your videos has been very helpful to learn more about living in Mexico with a family. Thank you 🙂

Angel Shining

Apr 4, 2019, 2:36 am Reply

I like how Mexico has the bars on windows that are decorative, I live in an area in Texas although considered low crime you cannot open windows on first floor and leave them open as houses get broke into all the time so we just don't even on the second floor rarely. Big difference in price too from other house.


May 5, 2019, 6:19 pm Reply

Your place here is the best deal so far and so pretty- I been watching another Channel about retiring in Mexico and the places they show r scarey small and look run down and NO PETS- have u found pets r a problem?

le th

May 5, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

Lovely! Thank you for being kind enough to open your home in Guanajuato to the public!


May 5, 2019, 3:07 am Reply

Are utilities included?


May 5, 2019, 1:36 am Reply

Man, I really miss living there. I just discovered your channel and I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for your efforts.

Opalmoon 22

May 5, 2019, 3:26 am Reply

Thats home was gorgeous n sooo inviting thank u for sharing???

Freddy Lugo

May 5, 2019, 1:40 am Reply

Erin r u still there i would like some personal info if u can respond back thx

M.P. Oliver

May 5, 2019, 1:46 am Reply

Wonderful little castle you've let us into and we thank you.

Oswaldo Rosales

Jun 6, 2019, 7:32 am Reply

I knew you will make it in Mexico.
Now you are living like a real Mexican ? Nice….enjoy Life.i am Mexican and I miss my Mexico.

Martin Eucza

Jun 6, 2019, 6:19 pm Reply

Erin instead of paying rent why don't you buy a Casita?

Elanora Lenea

Jun 6, 2019, 7:45 pm Reply

Wow your house is BEAUTIFUL ??❤️?

Josdam Mo

Jun 6, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

I subscribed just because of your voice. I can listen to you all day!

Gina Binoh

Jul 7, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

I can't believe this is 420 US dollars a month … incredible!!!
It's beautiful, enjoy it

josh Gill

Jul 7, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

how far is this from otay mesa aeropuerto, pls.?

Darlene Mefford

Jul 7, 2019, 8:46 am Reply

Adorable apartment I’m so in love with the patio

Alan Caldwell

Jul 7, 2019, 4:15 am Reply

Do you have recommendations for where to live in Guanajuato? El centro or up the hills? Areas to avoid?

Mary Oliva

Aug 8, 2019, 6:55 am Reply

places are cheap in that state of Mexico because you're not anywhere near the ocean.

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