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Spectacular Views - Awesome Art - Glorious Gourmet Kitchen

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View from upper level terrace


Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 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.)

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Balconies may not be suitable for children...moreless

          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Ceiling Fans


              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable tv provided with some English-language stations...moreless

              • Television


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    View of the Mountains of Guanajuato and city of San Miguel...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer in laundry room...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Garage with internal connection to house (one car)...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens provided...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Off-street parking in front of garage (one car)...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washer in laundry room...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Wood fireplaces (2) with gas lighters...moreless


                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $700 $1,900
                  Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $550 $1,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Included


                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays longer than one month merit further discounts. Please contact Owner.

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                  Last updated: 12/09/2014
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                  Ecological Center nearby, hot springs spas, Lots of Local Fiestas, fascinating produce and other markets, numerous art galleries and historic buildings


                  Manager info

                  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.

                  Why Balcones:
                  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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                  Speaks: english



                  • View from upper level terrace

                    View from upper level terrace

                  • View of dining and living room

                    View of dining and living room

                  • Living Room terrace

                    Living Room terrace

                  • Patio by day

                    Patio by day

                  • Stair to upper level

                    Stair to upper level

                  • Main level bathroom

                    Main level bathroom

                  • View from Upper Terrace

                    View from Upper Terrace

                  • Covered patio

                    Covered patio

                  • View of kitchen

                    View of kitchen

                  • Living Room Fireplace

                    Living Room Fireplace

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Patio at night

                    Patio at night

                  • Stairs to upper level

                    Stairs to upper level

                  • View from upper terrace

                    View from upper terrace

                  • Upper Terrace

                    Upper Terrace

                  VRBO #12299

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                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $100 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                  Member since: 2002
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/09/2014
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