Spectacular Views - Awesome Art - Glorious Gourmet Kitchen
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Balcones house description
Casa Cuesta hugs the edge of Los Balcones, an exclusive, hillside development boasting of magnificent views of San Miguel and its often-exuberant sunsets. The house, which is situated across the street from a charming neighborhood chapel, consists of three levels, the lowest of which includes a secure garage and storage areas. There is also off-street parking.
The principal level is up a short flight of stairs from the street and embraces a tree-shaded, stone-paved patio complete with fountain and bougainvillea - nearly always in bloom. The expansive, open kitchen (well-equipped for amateur cooks), dining, and living areas are also on this level and share views of the city through a dome-covered patio. The main level also includes a bedroom with a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, fireplace, private patio, and walk-in closet as well as a bathroom with a generous shower.
The upper level, paved, as are all spaces, with locally quarried stone, also features the bovedas, or brick-vaulted ceilings, common to the entire house. Here you will find a large bedroom with a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, seating area, ample private terrace, and walk-in closet. A separate studio with writing desk and its own terrace can sleep two in a day bed with pull-out trundle if needed. A second bath, featuring tiles from nearby Dolores Hidalgo, and a laundry area for the maid who comes three times a week, complete the facilities on this level - from which truly dramatic views of the city are to be had.
Special attention has been paid to lighting and to the display of folk and other art at Casa Cuesta. Located less than a ten-minute walk from the jardin, or main plaza, the house is both a conscious part of the culture and a retreat from the activity of the city center. Wireless internet is available throughout the house.
'We had a great time--LOVED the house--no problems,' (Partick, San Lorenzo, CA.) 'Your comfortable and interesting house...is not like any place we have ever stayed before, mainly because of its location and interesting design...the place more than met our expectations.' (Judge A. Sonner, Maryland) 'We completely loved the month in San Miguel and your house...which certainly works for more than two people. Dick and I are going to come back sometime...' (D&J Webster, Colorado) 'John and I thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing stay in San Miguel at your casa. Both exceeded our expectations. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. Laura [the maid] added to the enjoyment of our stay--she did an excellent job.'(Susan & John Rouse, Birmingham, AL.)
Keywords: Single-family home
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Ceiling Fans
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay.
Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay.
The title of this listing is spot-on. Spacious and comfortable with fun art. While it is technically in Balcones it is an easy 10 minute walk to the Jardin. A little steep going back up the hill, but it's only a 35 peso taxi ride from almost anywhere. Included details you seldom see in rentals including a hair dryer. Best equipped kitchen we've seen including a food processor and an immersion blender! Great value for a true San Miguel experience.
- Guest Pancho & Joey (Alexandria, VA)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+.
minimum stay of five nights at $100/night year 'round April-October, $550/week, $1500/month November-March, $700/week, $1900/month Rates for longer rentals negotiable, all taxes and utilities included
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About: The owner is an architect/food writer living in San Antonio, Texas. He designed and built this house, in a style that is contemporary yet compatible with the architecture of Colonial San Miguel, using local materials and craftsmen. His architectural firm also planned the colonia of Los Balcones in which the house is located.
In designing Los Balcones many years ago, it became apparent that it wasn't sufficient simply to see others build there; it was imperative to have a personal piece of it as well. The decision was a good one as the house has become both a refuge and a window into the fascinating world of San Miguel.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views from the upper terrace are dramatic, but the more intimate spaces are equally compelling; take your pick of sun and spectacle or shade and the sound of a tinkling fountain. The house is especially dramatic at night, making it the perfect setting for entertaining.
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View from upper level terrace
View of dining and living room
Living Room terrace
Patio by day
Stair to upper level
Main level bathroom
View from Upper Terrace
View of kitchen
Living Room Fireplace
Patio at night
Stairs to upper level
View from upper terrace
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