Elegant But Relaxed Home. Pool-Garage-Fabulous Cook

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The dining and kitchen area, with handcrafted furniture and original artworks.


Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Relax and enjoy your elegant home in San Miguel, a beautiful colonial city in the heart of Mexico. At Casa Colina (the House on the Hill), you will enjoy light and bright open areas, original artwork, a colonial ambiance and all the modern conveniences. Casa Colina has been featured on the popular House and Garden Tour to benefit the Biblioteca Publica.

Casa Colina is in the Ojo de Agua neighborhood of San Miguel, named for the ancient church and spring. Your old and new friends will clamor (trust us - we know!) to visit you at this lovely home, and both young and young-at-heart will ride the waterslide from the outdoor living area into the pool!

Enter the home through the walled garden and POOL area, and climb the gracious staircase to the airy outdoor living room with a fireplace. Stop, lounge, relax and enjoy the views, or enter the interior of the home. From the outdoor sala, you may enter the kitchen and dining area or the elegant living room featuring a hand-carved cantera fireplace with gas logs.

You are above the town, with the convenience of a garage, but still only a fifteen-minute downhill walk to Centro (less to the Instituto). When you want to go back home, grab a cab for $2, or get a workout and walk home. We also have a SCOOTER available for an additional fee.

At bedtime, you will enjoy the cool bedrooms on the first level. We built the bedrooms on the ground floor to enjoy both cool bedrooms and a better view from the main living areas. You will love the new, comfortable, American-sized Sealy mattresses and the Egyptian cotton sheets on the hand-crafted beds. Each bedroom boasts a unique boveda ceiling romantically lighted from the hand-cast mouldings.

The home has an open floor plan, but still is equipped with separate areas if groups of guests would like some privacy. Find your favorite spot on the rooftop terrace, the main living floor, the outdoor living room or in the cozy 'Mexican Modern' television room.

You can enjoy your holiday without everyday cares, as Amalia comes each day to clean the home and do the laundry. She is a VERY talented cook, and will also cook breakfast and the midday dinner for a small additional fee. Just let us know!

Let's take a moment to talk about WATER. First, there is the pool with its thrilling water slide. Second, all the water in the house is purified, so you can drink without worry. Third, the showers in the house are fabulous Rainfall showerheads, including the outdoor shower. You'll have the best showers of your life. Fourth, there is a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.

The bedrooms comfortably sleep five, but trundle beds and a futon in the television room will accommodate occasional overnight guests. Cable television, cable internet, wifi plus a security system complete the modern conveniences in this colonial treasure.

We have a competent and friendly staff. Amalia, the maid, comes daily to keep the house sparkling. Fernando, our gardener, comes three times per week. Best of all Norma, our house manager, is authorized to solve any problems that may arise. You will be carefree, except for balancing all of the marvelous activities available in San Miguel de Allende.

To see more photos, you may visit our link below! The link has been iffy, so if it doesn't work please email me and I will send you the link. For some reason VRBO won't let me put it in this text.

Keywords: House, colonial, pool, views


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master bedroom, with boveda ceiling, gas fireplace and desk....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    also a trundle bed...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The TV room has a convertible couch for overnight guests...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) The second and third bedrooms have twin beds plus one has a trundle bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch in the Mexican Modern television room converts to a double bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Main Floor Half Bath: toilet

    convenient to the living room and outdoor sala...moreless

  • Television Room Half Bath: toilet


  • Shared Second Bath: toilet, shower

    The second and third bedrooms share this bath...moreless

  • Garden shower area: outdoor shower

    For those who love an outdoor shower...moreless

  • Third floor bath: toilet

    When you are enjoying the rooftop area, a half bath!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Whole-house Water Purification. Motor Scooter available for rental. Quality cooking and dining utensils. Monitored security system. Daily maid service....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Hard-wired Internet connections are available throughout the house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Casa Colina has a US telephone line, with free calling to US and Canadian numbers....moreless

  • Garage:

    automatic garage door...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplaces heat the house, and the two smaller bedrooms have electric convection wall heaters....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room, or sala principal, has a hand-carved cantera fireplace and bookcases (complete with books for your leisure moments)....moreless

  • Parking:

    While you park in the garage, your guests can easily park outside the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local telephone. Your friends can call you!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The daily maid will do your laundry - beautifully!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi connections mean you can work on the Outdoor Sala....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is equipped for gourmet cooking....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lead-free Mexican talavera pottery from Dolores Hidalgo....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    You won't find a lot of these in San Miguel. Mostly, however, Amalia will do the dishes for you!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dishwashers and garbage disposals are both unusual in San Miguel, but Casa Colina has both. You won't need to use them often, as Amalia clean for you, and a cook is available at a nominal fee....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You can have coffee on your first morning, and you won't have to buy every single condiment you need (can you tell I have stayed places where I have had to buy salt and pepper?)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Should you want mariachis to serenade you beneath the Juliet balcony, all you will need to do is to negotiate with the mariachis (find them in the Jardin)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    You will enjoy an outdoor sala on the main living area, a patio next to the pool in the garden and a rooftop terrace with a 'techo' roof....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    For the young or young-at-heart, enjoy the water slide from the outdoor living area into the SOLAR HEATED POOL!...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    The master bathroom has a jacuzzi...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Season
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Late Spring Season
Apr 16 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,030 $2,850
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,030 $3,050
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • refundable pet deposit $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Taxes Not included


If you choose to have a cook, you pay directly to her. Cost is 100 pesos for breakfast only, 150 pesos for comida only, or 200 pesos for both. This does not include the cost of the food. Amalia will shop for you, but you must give her money for the shopping. She will provide receipts.

In addition, I don't accept guests the same day that the previous guests leave. The staff needs time to make the house perfect for your arrival. I am trying to fix the Calendar to show this, but please keep in mind that Casa Colina may be available a day after the calendar shows.

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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Car: Not Necessary

Hot Springs, Musical performances, Art, Dance, Yoga, Language, Sports, Language and Art Classes


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

Why the Owner Chose Ojo de Agua:
There is no place like San Miguel de Allende! It is the perfect place for someone who wants to experience Mexico, learn something, live in a magical setting and have a lively social life, all at the same time! The people you meet in San Miguel are interesting and friendly - gringos and Mexicanos alike.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can enjoy all of the benefits of San Miguel, without the drudgery of day-to-day life. The first time I came my children were 9, 6 and 1.5 years old. My life was a thrilling merry-go-round of meals, picking up, laundry, picking up, more picking up and grocery shopping. When I came to San Miguel I was able to have others do all of those things, while I re-connected with the part of me I liked the best - I could be a good mom and still go and take a language class, or have lunch with my new friends (who are now old friends). The heavy lifting of young children is behind me now, but I love San Miguel more all the time. I grew up in a small town in Ohio, and in an odd way, San Miguel has some of the best qualities of a small Midwestern town - people are open and eager to meet new friends. Of course, Mexicans are world-famous for their kindness and open generosity. These days, aside from spending time with my dear friends in San Miguel, I enjoy the many cultural activities and fiestas that take place year round. I would list my favorites, but I would run out of room! I also enjoy using San Miguel as a base to explore central Mexico.

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  • The dining and kitchen area, with handcrafted furniture and original artworks.

    The dining and kitchen area, with handcrafted furniture and original artworks.

  • master bedroom with king-sized bed and boveda ceiling

    master bedroom with king-sized bed and boveda ceiling

  • Living room with hand-carved cantera fireplace, complete with gas logs

    Living room with hand-carved cantera fireplace, complete with gas logs

  • We use a scooter to get around town - park anywhere!

    We use a scooter to get around town - park anywhere!

  • Exterior of Casa Colina

    Exterior of Casa Colina

  • Outdoor living area with sunset views

    Outdoor living area with sunset views

  • The waterslide from the outdoor sala to the pool!

    The waterslide from the outdoor sala to the pool!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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Elegant but Relaxed Home. Pool-Garage-Fabulous Cook

San Miguel de Allende #127739

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