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Beautiful 3-Story Home on Quiet Street with Mexican Neighbors

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At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in San Miguel

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Centro house description

Tile, art nouveau wrought iron, stone, brick, stucco and hand-made Mexican furniture-- this is our dream second home. Solar tubes bring sunlight into the kitchen and dining room, and a fountain bubbles in the courtyard as you sip a cappuccino. The sun beckons you to a chaise lounge on the roof deck, with a view of the surrounding hills, rooftops and city.

Each bedroom has its own bath with tub and shower, with a mini-bidet in the master bath and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. All water is purified with ultraviolet and activated charcoal, and the hot water is plentiful.

Ceilings in the master bedroom and dining room are arched brick, known as boveda. A skylight in the master bath provides cross ventilation and a view of the sky when you shower or bathe.

Above the master bedroom is the azotea, a covered terrace with two open walls, stone columns, a gas fireplace and a mini fridge. A 6-foot wrought iron screen is patterned on a Picasso etching of artist and model. This is the spot for a quiet read in the afternoon and drinks at sunset.

The house is five minutes from San Miguel's two major markets. The food market is filled with wonderful fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, and the artisan's market has dozens of stalls filled with rugs, ceramics, metalwork, leather goods, clothing and jewelry, most sold by the families who made it.

Another five minutes (all level) brings you to the Jardin, the heart of San Miguel. Several excellent restaurants are a five to ten minute walk from the house, and the kitchen is well equipped to create wonderful dinners from the bounty of the area. The famous hot springs are five minutes by taxi.

Day trips include the potteries of Dolores Hidalgo, the exotic stone landscape of Pozos Minerales and the amazing reserve where the Monarch butterflies return each year from their journeys to Canada and the US.

Some guests comments:
'What a treat it was to spend a month here – convenient location, great layout, and beautiful décor. Fine architectural details set the house apart; we never grew tired of looking at it. We loved the location – a brisk 7-minute walk to the center of town. In addition, being in a cul-de-sac meant quietness. Numerous small shops dot our daily walk, making it a delight in exploring and discovery. Visiting friends put the guest room to test. They loved it and, as we did, marveled at the beauty of the house. Free technology such as Vonage phone and WIFI sure made staying in touch with family and friends easy. We feel fortunate to have chosen this house as our home away from home – the comfort, beauty, and the owner’s hospitality made our visit to San Miguel most memorable.'

'Everything was great. The house was very well equipped for cooking in, there were plenty of linens and it was very comfortable. Javier was responsive to any questions we had and had excellent follow up. It actually ended up being a great location for our family and was kid friendly. Nicholas (our 5 1/2 year old) played outside with the local kids every day and the fact that the house was on a dead end made it easy for us as parents to let him play outside without worry. the place was perfect for us and we'd recommend it.'

'Our stay in this beautiful home can be summed up in one word, HEAVENLY. The sound of the courtyard fountain, the ultra-comfy beds, and the open-air setting was incredibly refreshing. We slept late, ate breakfast on the terrace, and had a difficult time leaving the comforts of the house for day trips. Everything was absolutely exceptional from the cleanliness to the decor! The location was perfect- a short walk to shops and restaurants and we always felt very safe. We felt as though we had our own luxury Mexican Villa for the price of an American hotel room. We can't wait to return!!'




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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Purified water throughout the house. Rooftop terrace has sun all day & 360-degree view. Green features include solar water heater, solartubes for light and a rainwater cistern for fountain and plants....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo:

                    (2)...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Location Type

                      • Monument View:

                        Limited view of the Parroquia...moreless

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone:

                        Vonage phone-- unlimited free calls to US, Canada & Puerto Rico; Mexican phone-- unlimited local calls...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        In the house....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Cappuccino machine, blender and everything you need for serious cooking-- even sharp knives and a mandoline!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          $145/night .. $800/week .. $2400/month
                          Plus 4% federal guest house tax
                          

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/21/2014
                          Check availability
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                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          Hot springs, art schools, intensive Spanish courses, Mexican cooking classes, English-language art film, house and garden tours, English theater

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: I have been staying in VRBO homes in Europe for years, getting to really know neighborhoods. I return from each trip with a broader sense of the world and a deeper appreciation for other cultures... and for my home in the Hudson River valley.

                          Why the Owner Chose Centro:
                          I spent the last three days of our first trip to San Miguel looking at more than 30 lots and houses. When we turned into our quiet little privada, I knew this was the place I wanted to be. We worked with a wonderful Mexican architect to build a house that was comfortable, beautiful and environmentally responsible.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          I think we are in one of the best neighborhoods in San Miguel, a few minutes from the Jardin and the market but away from the tourists. The kids on our block are friendly and inclusive, as are their parents.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in San Miguel

                            At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in San Miguel

                          • Livingroom with gas/wood fireplace- San Miguel

                            Livingroom with gas/wood fireplace- San Miguel

                          • Art nouveau stair railling

                            Art nouveau stair railling

                          • Carved calla lilly headboard in master bedroom

                            Carved calla lilly headboard in master bedroom

                          • King bed with wrought iron headboard in guest bedroom.

                            King bed with wrought iron headboard in guest bedroom.

                          • Artist & model based on etching in Picasso's Vollard Suite

                            Artist & model based on etching in Picasso's Vollard Suite

                          • Hand-made tile steps to the sun terrace

                            Hand-made tile steps to the sun terrace

                          • Sun terrace with mountain and San Miguel rooftop views

                            Sun terrace with mountain and San Miguel rooftop views

                          • Plant-filled central courtyard

                            Plant-filled central courtyard

                          • Solar tubes light the kitchen and dining room

                            Solar tubes light the kitchen and dining room

                          • Looking up from the courtyard

                            Looking up from the courtyard

                          • Arched brick boveda ceiling with skylights in master bedroom

                            Arched brick boveda ceiling with skylights in master bedroom

                          • Mini-bidet in master bathroom

                            Mini-bidet in master bathroom

                          • View out bedroom door

                            View out bedroom door

                          • Columns & Picasso-inspired wrought iron on covered terrace (azotea)

                            Columns & Picasso-inspired wrought iron on covered terrace (azotea)

                          • Gas fireplace on the azotea

                            Gas fireplace on the azotea

                          VRBO #165695

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 12/21/14
                          Owner
                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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