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Quiet View Home in Centro with Bikes.

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Designed by Japanese-American architects, Casa Chepito has amazing views from the four balcony/terraces. Fronted with a huge, eclectic garden, it has an open-air yet private Japanese bath, a well equipped, colorfully tiled kitchen, fireplaces, purified water system, high speed internet and cable TV, as well as the two front suspended mountain bikes for use by guests. Eat fruit from the mature orange, avocado or pomegrante trees; pick herbs from the kitchen garden; enjoy meals cooked by Ofelia.

The smaller bedroom has a boveda ceiling done by a master craftsman with a covered terrace ideal for breakfast. There is a new covered 'outside room' on the roof terrace, where you can watch vermillion fly catchers playing in the giant bamboo, with views of town and the valley to the mountains of Guanajuato beyond. There is a garden with fruit trees in back, and off-street parking. The gardener/handy-man and housekeeper come three times a week.

Located in the centro, mid-way up the hill from the jardin (6 blocks), this two bedroom, two bath home is the perfect place to relax, read a book while dozing in a hammock underneath the mesquite tree, or simply do nothing but watch birds overhead on their way to the Jardin Botanico, or the fish as they feed in the pila. In town yet on a quiet street, enjoy the many restaurants and shops of San Miguel, or take the bikes out for a spin on the miles of single track.

From Casa Chepito it's ten minutes on foot down to the main square, 15 minutes up to the JARDIN BOTANICO, Mexico's largest botanical garden, and by bike, minutes away from more than 800 miles of some of the best mountain biking trails in Mexico. Adjacent to the landmark orchid farm, there is a heated pool at the gym just across the arroyo.

As a happy renter recently commented:
'Casa Chepito' is a country home in the city. (You really can walk downtown in five minutes, but once inside the property's walls, you are in a 'Secret Garden' kind of world.) On every level, it opens 'wide to the view', and it may well be the best view in San Miguel. The huge garden is terraced down from the house to the street (no traffic) and has 3-story high bamboos that will astonish. One of Casa Chepito's best points is a big, comfortable eat-in kitchen with windows to the view. Those who like a 'natural' setting, will love 'Casa Chepito'.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love our house and garden which has many places for them to play and escape their parents! However please note it is not suitable necessarily for toddlers without adult supervision due to the balconies and pool....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, outdoor shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • High speed internet and cable TV, Japanese Bath, 2 Fireplaces, Terraces, Balconies, large gardens with patios, 2 mountain Bikes, pool adjacent. You can use our membership card to the Jardin Botanico for free admission and discounts to special events. Our housekeeper can cook for as can others in neighborhood. Ask about our driver from Leon or Queretaro airports....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Full library for guests....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, puzzles, more....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Bring your iPod to hook up to our speakers....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Legos, puzzles...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are in the centro but just outside the historical centro; it is a quiet residential neighborhood, walking distance to everything....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The 'lake' (or presa) is in the valley below San Miguel, and can be seen during rainy season especially....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Views of the many churches of San Miguel; watch fireworks from the balconies....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Watch the spectacular lighting storms come across the valley from Guanajuato...moreless

  • Resort:

    UNESCO world heritage site. For those interested in culture as well as shopping, nightlife, art, language and outdoor high desert activities....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area adjacent to the kitchen at large table, also in the living room, and casual dining at the kitchen counter-island, on the upstairs terrace, or on the rooftop....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your laptop to use our high speed connection...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heaters in every room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count and bamboo sheets....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Enclosed parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two are free to use locally....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The housekeeper, Ofelia, can cook (booked independently of the house rental)....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    In addition to many pots and pans, good knives, several cutting boards, juice squeezers and numerous cookbooks, there is also have a convection oven, rice cooker, coffee maker, blender, electric frying pan, pressure cooker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Local artisan ceramic plates, bowls, hand-blown glasses....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There is a full, well-equipped kitchen with toaster, coffee-maker, microwave, blender, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New Frigidare....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, sugar, flour etc. It may be a good idea to bring a small amount of coffee and/or tea; and it's nice to leave a bit for the next person....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (4) There are two balconies, a terrace off the smaller bedroom, and a large rooftop terrace...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Two mountain bikes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) There are two flagstone patios, one in front and the other behind Casa Chepito, and a partially covered rooftop terrace....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    There is an outdoor roofed room with hammocks on the roof for the best view in town....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large garden in front and smaller one in back of the house with veggies, fruit trees, flowers, cacti etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is an indoor/outdoor pool across the arroyo at the health club which you can use for a nominal daily fee....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 4 - May 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$99
$500 $1,800
Summer High Season
May 31 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$125
$775 $2,790
Winter High Season
Jan 1 - Apr 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$775 $2,790
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$644 $2,220
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Leon, Guanajuato
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Single-track heaven for Mountain Biking, 60 acre Cactus Garden 5 minutes away, and two mountain bikes are provided with the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: The owners are a photographer/writer team who purchased the raw land to build Casa Chepito in the late '80s. They have worked for many national magazines including the New York Times, LA Times Travel & Leisure and Smithsonian, as well as the 'MTV Guide To Mexico.' After traveling all over Mexico they are very happy to get back to San Miguel.

Why the Owner Chose Centro:
As journalists we have traveled throughout Mexico but decided San Miguel Allende was our favorite place because of its culture, history, people, natural beauty and climate. The historical monument in the high desert is amazingly beautiful, reminding many of Tuscany; but with the special warmth of the Mexican people. San Miguel somehow has a perfect symbiotic meld between the foreign and Mexican communities. Although a small town, as an art colony it is more sophisticated than many big cities, with a wide choice of art and language schools, many types of restaurants, a world class theater, and great shopping. And it is high enough in elevation that it escapes the heat and humidity of the coasts.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although you may want to spend most of your time in town, the beauty of the countryside surrounding San Miguel can really be appreciated by bike. Because there are miles of dirt roads and single track connecting to town the mountain bike possibilities are endless. There are two front-suspended bikes at Casa Chepito for guests to use. The Jardin Botanico, a 60 acre garden bordering the spectacular gorge above town, can also be readily accessed for hiking from Casa Chepito. Free entrance & discount to special events with membership card, included in rental. The garden at the house is also a tranquil way to watch birds, read, or just relax in a hammock.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Exterior of Casa Chepito, from front garden.

    Exterior of Casa Chepito, from front garden.

  • View from stairs of kitchen below and terrace/hallway above. (Photo: Ann Summa).

    View from stairs of kitchen below and terrace/hallway above. (Photo: Ann Summa).

  • There are 2 full-size (matrimonial) beds in an with a balcony, fireplace, view.

    There are 2 full-size (matrimonial) beds in an with a balcony, fireplace, view.

  • Boveda bedroom

    Boveda bedroom

  • Kitchen dining area

    Kitchen dining area

  • There are many books to read in the office library, or go online

    There are many books to read in the office library, or go online

  • View of Parroquia from living room balcony (photo: Ann Summa).

    View of Parroquia from living room balcony (photo: Ann Summa).

  • Dancing in the new outdoor rooftop room.

    Dancing in the new outdoor rooftop room.

  • Ballooning over San Miguel, view from Casa Chepito. © Ann Summa

    Ballooning over San Miguel, view from Casa Chepito. © Ann Summa

  • A wedding party celebrates in front of the Parroquia church (photo: Ann Summa).

    A wedding party celebrates in front of the Parroquia church (photo: Ann Summa).

  • Casa Cheptio, sun-filled living room (Photo Ann Summa)

    Casa Cheptio, sun-filled living room (Photo Ann Summa)

  • interior stairway

    interior stairway

  • Bougainvillea at living room window

    Bougainvillea at living room window

  • You can see the Parroquia spires while lying in bed in the master bedroom

    You can see the Parroquia spires while lying in bed in the master bedroom

  • Bedroom Terrace

    Bedroom Terrace

  • Tiled kitchen is fully equipped with convection oven, coffee maker, blender, etc

    Tiled kitchen is fully equipped with convection oven, coffee maker, blender, etc

  • Japanese bath

    Japanese bath

  • Balconies at Night

    Balconies at Night

  • Hummingbirds feed on the bedroom's terrace.

    Hummingbirds feed on the bedroom's terrace.

  • View from cistern of kitchen windows above the bike and tool room.

    View from cistern of kitchen windows above the bike and tool room.

  • Night view

    Night view

  • Fireworks and full moon, as seen from the frontyard, framed by bamboo & terrace.

    Fireworks and full moon, as seen from the frontyard, framed by bamboo & terrace.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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