Kid and Pet Friendly Los Balcones Home in Sunny San Miguel
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Balcones house description
Casa Girasol (The Sunflower House) is a large, contemporary home on a quiet, private cul-de-sac in the upscale hillside neighborhood of Los Balcones. It is a 10-15 minute downhill stroll (and a $2 - $3 cab ride back up) to the Jardin and center of the lovely, historic colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in the State of Guanjuanto. Our home is a spacious 2-story with Saltillo-tiled floors and soaring boveda (curved brick) ceilings and lots of windows. There are peek-a-boo views of town and the surrounding hills from the windows and balconies.
The lower floor has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (both with tub/shower combos). El Cuarto Rosa (The Pink Room) has 4 twin beds (bunk beds -- great for the kids), a gas fireplace, DVD player and large closet. El Cuarto Azul (The Blue Room) has 2 twin beds, a gas fireplace, and large closet. There are space heaters and a fan (all rarely needed) for each room and a washer and dryer downstairs. There is a tankless water heater that can be adjusted for either a small or large group.
Upstairs, a vintage carousel horse greets you outside of a master bedroom complete with TV, DVD player, wireless Internet connection and a Vonage phone. There is an adjacent bathroom with shower. The large and inviting kitchen is well-equipped and out-fitted with an on-sink water filter, high output gas 4-burner restaurant stove and a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer. There's also a CD player in the kitchen so you can Salsa while blending up fresh Margaritas. Talavera cooking/serving pieces and ceramic ware for 10 are highlights for the casual or gourmet cook.
The large living room and dining area, with a gas fireplace, is filled with vintage folk art, paintings and antiques. The dining table was made from an old carved wood door. The down-filled sofa is wonderful for an afternoon siesta or reading/relaxing and also sleeps 2 people. The armoire contains a TV with cable (and English-speaking TV stations) and a DVD player. There are DVDs and various board games, puzzles, art supplies and books for the whole family. The balcony off the living room has a table and chairs for sipping that Margarita or enjoying the sunsets and San Miguel's wonderfully temperate climate.
San Miguel is a delightful town -- full of history -- with colorful festivals and pageants ocuring many times during the year. You can visit the indigenous, outdoor, and crafts markets; Botanical Garden, galleries, shops, spas and restaurants; take any number of art/photo/language/cooking/yoga classes; horseback ride, hike, swim, golf or RELAX. Outlying towns such as Guanajuanto (famous for its leather goods), Dolores Hildalgo (known for its Talavera ceramics and tiles), and Xote (a hot springs/swimming park) make for wonderful day trips. There are nearby ruins to explore as well. While San Miguel is almost 500 years old, nearby are modern amenities such as two new grocery stores and movie theaters. Our housekeeper, Marcela, will help you settle in and assist you if you need a cook or driver during your stay. HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!
- 2750 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- King size beds (1) Eastern King size bed in the Master Bedroom upstairs., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the Blue Room downstairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Down-filled sofa in the living room sleeps two., Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunkbeds (twin size) in the Pink Room downstairs (sleeps 4)....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Full kitchen with on-sink water filter, professional gas stove, Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, microwave, toaster oven, outdoor charcoal BBQ, coffee maker and grinder, blender, hand mixer, etc. There are dishes and cutlery for 10 people....moreless
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room seats 8:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Covered Parking
- Video Library:
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- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
ReviewsWrite a review
We adore San Miguel and have stayed in this lovely home twice: Once with my husband and once with our kids and grandkids. This is a great house for a couple -- quiet and spacious. It's even more perfect for a family -- lots and lots of room and things to do; minutes away but just far enough from the bustle of town. The house is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. Marcela is just as helpful as can be. The rates are very reasonable when compared to the town's hotels. We definitely recommend Casa Girasol if you are visiting San Miguel.
- Guest Rose14 (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 02/22/10
- Review Submitted 02/22/10
We recently enjoyed a two week stay here. The house and location was great, fully equiped kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Wireless internet, movies, books and a very unique bonus, a falcon that visited several times a day. The view is good, easy walk to downtown and very economical cab ride back to the house again. We definitely would consider this location if we visit SMA again next year.
- Guest Maryann & Rod (Mazatlan,Sinaloa,MX)
- Date of stay 10/14/09
- Review Submitted 10/14/09
My kids and I had a great time in San Miguel and really liked this house. Our Lab stayed cool on the tile floors. There was plenty of room and the house is really comfortable and well equipped -- lots of movies, games and books plus internet. Can't wait to go back!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/14/09
- Review Submitted 07/14/09
This sunflower house is located in a quiet, attractive neighborhood not far from the botanical gardens and within walking distance of downtown. The house is light, comfortable, and easily accommodates a couple or a large family. It is a colorful home with artifacts and books that welcome you to the Mexican culture. SMA itself is a town you may fall in love with. It is a great place to visit, and this house is a wonderful place to stay!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/24/08
- Review Submitted 09/24/08
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Year Purchased: 2005
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Casa Girasol -- on a quiet, private cul-de-sac...
Master bedroom with fireplace (and TV/DVD player).
The large kitchen with its commercial gas stove.
A rooftop view of San Miguel de Allende.
A view of the living and dining areas.
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