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Penthouse Casita,1 Bd, 1 Bath, 10-Min. Walk to Centro, Views

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Las Golondrinas: living room/dining room, kitchen to the left, balcony, right

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Last updated: 01/30/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Centro apartment description

The Little House of the Swallows (Casita de Las Golondrinas) is the western-most, second floor apartment. The south-facing private balcony is a tree-top perch with a spectacular view of the city center, a wonderful place to sun and sip beverages in the evening, and admire the birds and views. The center of town is only a 10 minute walk away (note: 20 minute walk back uphill...for built-in aerobic exercise! Or a 3 minute taxi-ride for US $2). From the balcony can be viewed not only swallows, but vermillion flycatchers, white-faced ibis, great white egrets, broad-tailed grackels, and numerous other birds and humming birds, on their daily flights to and from the near-by reservoir in the botanical garden.

Las Golondrinas consists of approx. 700 sq.ft., with a combined LR/DR/kitchen "great room." The high domed brick ceiling with a cupola plus French doors onto the balcony and several windows, make the room light and airy. An excellent wood-burning fireplace takes the chill off on winter evenings (cost of wood is extra). Amenities include a full bathroom with tub and shower, a good sized bedroom with gas heater, cable TV with English-speaking channels (such as CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, several movie channels, etc), king-size bed (or two twins if desired) and walk-in closet/dressing room with a window and a extra single bed. There is a private cell phone plus a wireless Internet for your laptop. All is furnished in colorful Mexican style with custom-made furniture and original art work.

The owners of the property live on-site, to provide you with answers to all your questions or repair stuff.

Maid service (twice weekly) as well as all utilities (including cable TV, cell phone (tenant to provide card) and wireless internet, but excepting bottled water) are included in rental rate. Laundry service is available for 60 pesos/load, 60 pesos/hour for ironing, payable to maid directly..

Come pamper yourself, or continue your education at several art and language schools, nearby.

Keywords: casita, upstairs apartment, comfortable home, short-term apartment, long-term casita, romantic retreat, private balcony, beautiful views, safe retreat, helpful managers

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            toddler welcome. Gate in staircase, fancing on balcony railing, single bed in closet to the bedroom....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Judy has had a stroke, and is paralyzed on her right side...As long as you can get up the 12 -14 steps, when you are in the apartment, there are NO steps.....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            one small dog or cat, with extra deposit...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            on balcony only...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            No steps when you are in the apartment...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 3-8

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Other (See Description)

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          • King size beds (1) or two individual beds with prior permission, Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed in dressing room/closet area (with window), suitable to close relative or child...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • A 5-minute walk to swimming pool/weight room (50 pesos daily or 500 pesos a month), a 10-minute walk to the Botonical Garden with jogging trails (charge), a 10-minute walk to downtown and dozens of restaurants, museums, galleries, shops, etc.. 20-minute walk to supermarket/mall (even a McDonalds to satisfy sudden junk food cravings!) Get a taxi to bring all your packages home. 25-30 pesos (US $2), golf course and tennis courts, horse-back riding, hot air baloon, dirt bike tours, etc....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV with with dozens of Spanish lanuage channels, movies (frequently with English subtitles), and CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC in English, at NO extra charge... If you are staying more than one months, other channels may be purchased....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Small of amount... Ask Judy...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    You can see a little bit of Allende Lake, from balcony...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    Trees and roof-tops, La Parroquia, Las Mojas, and San Francisco Churches...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    The Guanajuato Mountains are on the distant western horizon; Los Pichacos to the south-east, and Grass-hopper Hill to the south, all visible from the private balcony...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    fan...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Ask owner in the ground floor, if you can use her Vonage phone (available 10 AM - 2 PM, or in emergency)...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    gas heater in bedroom...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    maid will replace sheets and towels once a week...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell phone has been providing for your use, but tenant has to get card...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    in the neighbor's vacant lot, for US $10/week, with prior permission...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    maid will do personal laundry for 60 pesos a load, ironing for 60 pesos an hour...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless internet FREE...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    wood for fireplace in living room is extra, Las Golondrinas only...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    phone for pizzas and other meals...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    and dishes, serving dishes, silver ware, etc....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    with stove with oven, window over sink, fully eqipped...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    and blender, toaster oven...moreless

                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Fabulous view of downtown and Parroquia Church from private balcony with French doors off of living room, half-covered, table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Credit cards rentals from PayPal.com   to:  sanmiguelrentals@yahoo.com
                  Children &/or pets accepted on a case-by-case basis.
                  Casita Las Golondrinas 1BR,1 BA for 3,  $550/Week..$975/two weeks...$1350/month...
                  Week before Easter,or Thanksgiving week, Christmas wk or New Year's wk:  $750/week
                  2-BR, 2 BA: Las Golondrinas AND La Mariposita together: $850/week, $1850/month
                  Las Golondrinas can be rented (wkly only) with Casa Las Palomas for 3 king BR,3 BA
                  with one hide-a-bed and fabulous viewing terraces, suitable for 6 to 9 persons
                  large kitchen/dining room for $1250/wk, holiday wks: $1750/holiday week.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Duplicate bridge games almost every day, ask Judy

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1984

                  About the owner: We brought this property in 1984 but didn't start remodeling it until 1990 (see photos!!) We have had a good time and we hope you will enjoy yourselves, too!!

                  Why the Owner Chose Centro:
                  We LIVE here, in the most perfect climate and with the most interesting neighbors we have ever known... Actually, David is a native "sanmiguelense", but I feel the same way...

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Beautiful views, quiet, unlimited sunshine from many windows, all utitites includings (local cell phone, right to use owner's Vonage phone to US and Canada, wi-fi for Internet, maid service 2 morning a week (maid does laudry for extra charge), fully furnished including all linens.


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                  Photos

                  • Las Golondrinas: living room/dining room, kitchen to the left, balcony, right

                    Las Golondrinas: living room/dining room, kitchen to the left, balcony, right

                  • Las Golondrinas:  watch the weather approach from private balcony

                    Las Golondrinas: watch the weather approach from private balcony

                  • Las Golondrinas: kitchen, from open door to private balcony

                    Las Golondrinas: kitchen, from open door to private balcony

                  • Las Golondrinas: Second floor; Street view

                    Las Golondrinas: Second floor; Street view

                  • Casita Golondrinas, close-up of balcony

                    Casita Golondrinas, close-up of balcony

                  • up on top of Sierra Gorda #12 (telephoto view)

                    up on top of Sierra Gorda #12 (telephoto view)

                  • Sierra Gorda #12: 2012, 25 years later (Las Golondrinas behind balcony,left)

                    Sierra Gorda #12: 2012, 25 years later (Las Golondrinas behind balcony,left)

                  • Casita Golondrinas, livingroom from balcony door(note domed brick ceiling)

                    Casita Golondrinas, livingroom from balcony door(note domed brick ceiling)

                  • LasGolondrinas: living room, with fireplace; private balcony through door

                    LasGolondrinas: living room, with fireplace; private balcony through door

                  • Las Golondrinas: Bedroom, with walk-in closet/dressing room beyond door

                    Las Golondrinas: Bedroom, with walk-in closet/dressing room beyond door

                  • Las Golondrinas:  Dine indoors or out (umbrella furnished)

                    Las Golondrinas: Dine indoors or out (umbrella furnished)

                  • Casita Golondrinas, patio below

                    Casita Golondrinas, patio below

                  • Casita Golondrinas, gernauims and jacaranda at Easter-time

                    Casita Golondrinas, gernauims and jacaranda at Easter-time

                  • "the Project" 1985, (2-room ruin, now the owners' office and bedroom!)

                    "the Project" 1985, (2-room ruin, now the owners' office and bedroom!)

                  • Casita Golondrinas, exterior from the street down below

                    Casita Golondrinas, exterior from the street down below

                  • Las Golondrinas, view from balcony

                    Las Golondrinas, view from balcony

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                  This listing was first published here in 1998.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Member since: 1998
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 01/30/2014
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                  (773) 326-2236 (Illinois, USA)

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