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Two Bedroom Garden Villa

Two Bedroom Garden Villa Enjoy the relaxing sound of the fountain from villa veranda Living room Living with view to dining and kitchen dining and kitchen kitchen master bedroom Master bathroom Second Bedroom in Garden Villa architectural features add a stunning touch to second bathroom Rufina, your maid, provides service with a smile Casa Mandu front door, you never Know what you will find outside the door courtyard entrance to villa Villa and garden

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Centro Historico house description

This light filled, two bedroom villa, in the large walled garden of our 200 year old historic home in the center of San Miguel awaits you. A bubbling fountain will soothe away your cares as you read and relax in the shade of our 100 year old mesquite tree. Pomegranate, avocado, orange and lime trees compliment the property and the butterflies and hummingbirds visit daily.
Newly renovated with skylights and glass paneled French doors,the villa has spacious, bright and sunny rooms to enhance your holiday enjoyment. The living room, incorporates the original stone garden wall, and is beautifully decorated in bright Mexican colors. A gas fireplace adds a romantic touch and takes the chill off cool winter evenings. Dining can be enjoyed indoors or alfresco on the villa veranda beside the fountain. Kitchen is fully equipped with full sized fridge and stove, microwave oven and other small appliances. Our large master-suite has a king size bed, which can be converted into two twins if you prefer, TV, fireplace, walk in closet and ensuite bathroom The second bedroom has a queen size bed, fireplace and ensuite bathroom Both bathrooms are decorated with colorful Mexican hand painted sinks and tiles. In the traditional Mexican style all rooms have glass paneled doors that open to a peaceful garden area. In the main house,a queen sized bedroom with en-suite bath and fireplace can be reserved at reasonable nightly rates for overflow guests of villa occupants. A one bedroom casita on the same property is also available for rent. www.vrbo.com/181896. Total sleeping accommodations could number 9 with the use of the casita and the guest suite in the main house, making this a perfect location for family reunions or a group gathering. Maid service is provided daily and is included in the rental price.
Located in the historic center of town, we are a short 3 block level walk to the main square,(El Jardin). Historical landmarks, fine restaurants, laundry services, cinemas, pharmacies, food and artisans markets, theaters, art galleries and supermarkets are all within easy walking distance.
The Canadian owner lives on site and can assist you to arrange transportation to and from any of the area airports.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Not Suitable For Children
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Bedroom 2

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                  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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                  • King size beds (1) King bed can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom available in main house on same property...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining Area Seats:

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                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Toaster
                  • Oven
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils

                  Amenities

                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Mobile Phone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic
                  • Historic

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Golf
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Tennis
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hiking
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Walking

                      Other Activities

                          • Colonial town in the center of Mexico. Conde Naste travel magazine awarded San Miguel best city in the world in 2013. Cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, Mayan Pyramids, Hot Springs, Unesco World Heritage site...moreless
                           

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                          • Enchanting Oasis

                            Enchanting Oasis

                            • Guest RMC
                            • Date of stay 02/01/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/07/14
                            We arrived late at night and were greeted by a magical almost surreal landscape of Casa Mandu brightly lighted perched above a beautiful landscaped garden with a water feature burbling in the background. Our beds were inviting and the spacious Casa was everything and more than we had expected from the posted pictures. Our holiday was made that much better to be able to return at the end of each day to our wonderful oasis in the middle of the city. The location being so close to the Jardin and all the attractions was only surpassed by the great advice and local knowledge Ruth and her folks provided.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • Casa Mandu a perfect getaway

                            Casa Mandu a perfect getaway

                            • Guest Juanita (Atlanta ga)
                            • Date of stay 09/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                            Our two week stay at Casa Mandu was perfect. From the moment Ruth, the owner, opened the door to her lovely hacienda, my husband and I felt at home. Only two blocks from town center, the location was perfect, within easy walking distance to San Miguel's wonderful restaurants, attractions and the always lively Jardin. Saying goodbye to everyone at Casita Mandu was made easy only because we plan on making a return trip in April.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • An oasis of tranquility!

                            An oasis of tranquility!

                            • Guest Donald (Honolulu, HI)
                            • Date of stay 04/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/13
                            Simple; sophisticated; green; and lush. The first four words that come to mind when thinking of Casa Mandu. What a wonderful space--decorated perfectly; clean as a whistle; great location; and a joy to open the front gate and see "home". We were enchanted from beginning to end. The owner was very helpful with suggestions. The grounds are maintained daily by a gardner & a maid. There are two fountains and the yard in front of the casa is lush & private. The house is comfortable; modern and decorated with a Mexican motif. We loved the town and there is so much to do--or nothing to do! This is centerally located; a short walk to the Jardin and to most of the restaurants. We would higly recommend this property to friends & family and we will be renting this property again

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • Can't Wait to Come Back

                            Can't Wait to Come Back

                            • Guest Karen (Murrells Inlet, SC, USA)
                            • Date of stay 10/13/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/14/12
                            I feel so fortunate to have found this wonderful rental for the 12 days my family and I visited beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Though we arrived late at night, from the moment we walked into the courtyard of Casa Mandu we were enchanted and warmly welcomed by Ruth and Rufina. The villa was even more vibrant and cozy than the photographs convey, and we couldn't believe the beautiful bouquet of white roses. We fell into comfortable beds with crisp linens and down comforters. The next morning we were delighted to wake up to the soothing sounds of the fountain mingling with birdsong, and we were totally in love when Rufina delivered a beautiful tray of fresh pastries, fruit and yogurt. Like many folks we had some initial reservations about traveling to San Miguel, but I had visited once 30 years ago and had totally fallen in love with this beautiful city. I had longed to share it with others ins in my family, particularly my mother, who had just turned 85 and needed to have this experience while she could still relish it. Ruth and I corresponded about my safety concerns, and she was most reassuring. Thank goodness we came! We all had a terrific time, and I can't imagine a better hostess than Ruth. She was ever helpful, but always respectful of our privacy. It's hard to say what our favorite activity was. We enjoyed hot-air ballooning with Globo San Miguel, horseback riding at Xotolar Ranch, swimming and dining at the hot springs with massages to end the day, the library's Sunday home tour, hiking at the preserve, golfing, yoga, a musical performance at the bull ring, listening to the mariachis in the jardin, endless shopping and great dining. But one of the most amazing experiences was our visit to Casa de las Ranas and the Chapel of Jimmy Ray. You can read all about this wonderful excursion at the web site for Anado McLauchlin. The location was perfect for all of us, so central to everything. I was concerned about my mom being able to get around easily, but the taxis were cheap and plentiful--as promised. And October is a beautiful month to be in San Miguel. My whole family thanks Ruth for an extraordinary stay.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • A Truly Exceptional Experience

                            A Truly Exceptional Experience

                            • Guest Laurie (Sarasota, Florida)
                            • Date of stay 06/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/08/12
                            This is our second extended stay in San Miguel within the last 12 months, and I thank my lucky stars that we found Ruth and Casa Mandu for our recent visit. It has made a world of difference in so many ways. First, the location is absolutely ideal for seeing the town, exploring the mercado, hanging out at El Jardin or attending a concert up the street at the main teatro. Thank goodness Ruth's VRBO site includes so many pictures because words can't accurately describe the beauty and tranquility of the gardens, the villa and the entire setting. It is everything you would want and expect a Mexican villa to be. But, most importantly, it is comfortable, exceptionally clean and every need is met. The beds are comfortable, the chairs are great for lounging and reading, plus everything is so bright and cheerful. The setting matches the personality of Ruth and her great staff. Rufina always has a smile and quietly, yet efficiently spoils you. It always feels great to "come home" after a day on the town. Ruth is the anchor, and is there to help in any way she can. After this visit, I consider her a friend and one of the joys of staying at Casa Mandu was getting to know Ruth and Cat Mandu, her beautiful Siamese. This will be our villa of choice and place of choice for any and all future visits to San Miguel. In my opinion,there's no better place, so look no farther.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Reviews like this one help us to realize that all efforts we make to provide the accommodation and service our guests require, make it all worthwhile. We hope that Laurie and Rick will join the growing list of returning guests that keep Casa Mandu's calendar full. Many guests fall in love with Cat Mandu our Himalayan persian cat, whose big blue eyes conquer even devoted dog lovers.

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                          • Can't get enough of the Ruth's villa and San Miguel

                            Can't get enough of the Ruth's villa and San Miguel

                            • Guest Shirley and Jerry (Santa Rosa, CA)
                            • Date of stay 04/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            We just returned from our 5th visit at Ruth's villa within 30 months. Yes, 5 visits within 30 months. We reviewed the property after our first visit and wanted to touch on the care that the owner Ruth has taken since to ensure that the villa has everything needed for a wonderful visit and she keeps updating and improving the experience for her guests. For those that haven't traveled to another country and are faced with the uncertainty of a foreign language, Ruth's villa is a perfect situation. She will guide you to the best places to see and provide restaurant recommendations. On the subject of eating, if you're a "foodie", San Miguel is the place to be with over 40 quality restaurants within walking distance of the villa. Among our many favorites are La Azotea and El Cielo for evening drinks, Chamonix for an intimate dinner, and El Correo or Hecho en Mexico for lunch or dinner. The photos on Ruth's website are accurate in every way, however they don't tell the whole story. You simply have to be there. There's nothing like relaxing on the terrace over looking the beautiful gardens and large fountain. Or kicking back in the stylish, comfortable living area that comes with a large flat screen TV. You'll find the villa to be well appointed, exceptionally clean and maintained on a daily basis by the wonderful Rufina. The villa is safe, as is the city of San Miguel and everything is within walking distance. Thankfully, there are none of the threats that you read about in other parts of the country. Taxis are everywhere, so if your legs give out, less than 2 dollars will take you anywhere in the local vicinity. San Miguel is a welcoming city with lots of smiling faces and a great place to spend a vacation. We highly recommend Ruth's villa and are already looking forward to our next visit to what has quickly become our second home.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Jerry and Shirley, who wrote this lovely review, are not only returning guests but have become friends. We always look forward to their return.

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                          • Oasis in Centro

                            Oasis in Centro

                            • Guest Ivan and Pam (Ontario, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 02/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/04/12
                            Beautiful villa in a great location with the best hostess and helpers you're going to find. The setting is not only stunning but comfortable and relaxing. Anything you need in terms of household products or advice about where to find, how to work (stove, fireplace, etc.), where to eat shop or be entertained - Ruth has at her fingertips. We have benefited not only from alll of thte above but Rufina, Efren and Ruth's friendship. We love it here!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • Casa Mandu Review

                            Casa Mandu Review

                            • Guest Susan and Ray (Minneapolis, MN)
                            • Date of stay 12/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 02/05/11
                            At Casa Mandu we entered a foyer with a Mexican bench with colorful Mexican cushions and pots of flowers. A fountain sits next to the casita and owner’s home. Continue up through the large garden and beautiful fountain. We thoroughly enjoyed the Villa on the third tier of the property. A roomy, comfortable home away from home. The décor is beautiful as well as functional. The full-length terrace sits above the gorgeous garden. It can be used for quiet activities or for a large dinner party. For those who cook there is a well-equipped kitchen. The Villa is so convenience with the bathrooms and fireplaces in every room, the large comfortable bedrooms tucked away from the living area. We walked 5-15 minutes to most of the places in San Miguel we love to visit. It was wonderful to come back to the Villa after a busy day around town. The staff is friendly keeps this beautiful property in top condition. And all this is possible because of the talented owner Ruth. She completes the experience with her excellent recommendations and quick response when we needed something. We are glad we got to know her. We have stayed in many rentals, in many neighborhoods in San Miguel and the Villa at Casa Mandu is the best.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • A home away from home

                            A home away from home

                            • Guest Shirley Anne (Santa Rosa, CA, USA)
                            • Date of stay 04/20/10
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/10
                            We just returned from our first trip to San Miguel and Ruth's villa, and can say without hesitation that staying at the villa was the best holiday rental experience we have ever had. We found nothing like it during our travels in Europe. The Villa was perfect with modern amenities, lots of space and great views of a wonderful garden and fountain. The Villa is behind 12-20' high vined walls that provide security, privacy and tranquility. But, it's only two blocks from the old city center with it's beautiful Jardin square, the cathedral and 40 restaurants in a 4 block radius. Ruth's presence on the property was assuring....although we didn't see her, she was always there for anything we needed and to offer advice on places to see and her favorite restaurants. The maid Rufina, is a real sweetheart...she was there every morning waiting until it was convenient to enter the villa. She did a great job and always with a smile. If we gave Ruth a list of complaints or recommendations, "the paper would be blank". We highly recommend this property, are already booked for next year and can't wait to return.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • Casita on Hernandez Macias

                            Casita on Hernandez Macias

                            • Guest gem1942 (Urbana, Il, USA)
                            • Date of stay 03/01/10
                            • Review Submitted 04/11/10
                            We have had very good fortune finding places to stay on VRBO and this was again an excellent one. The casita was exactly as described with it clean and ready for us. The master bedroom suite was large and well appointed. The linens were of good quality as was the rest of the casita. Our host was excellent as she was very friendly, always there to help us and very knowledgeable of San Miguel. The maid and gardner were very friendly and kept the casita clean and furnished with water. She made reservations when we needed them and even helped us get some table clothes made. he had the cable TV ready so we could watch NCAA basketball. The porch was beautiful and a great place to study Spanish and smell the orange blossoms. The location was excellent being close to the el Jardin but on a very quiet street. We will return in the future as this is our number 1 place to stay in San Miguel.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low season
                          May 1 - Jun 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,800
                          High Season
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,950
                          Low season
                          Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,800
                          High season
                          Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,950
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: After traveling the world and living in many countries - Canada, England, France, Italy, India and Brazil, I discovered San Miguel de Allende in Mexico in 2006 and decided to unpack my suitcases and settle down. The Spanish colonial architecture delights my eyes as I walk the cobblestone streets. The sun shines daily and the climate suits me to a T. There is an incredible expat community in this town, many are travelers like myself, artists and writers. I enjoy the banquet of cultural activities the town has to offer, live theater, music festivals and art openings. And San Miguel has one of the largest English libraries in Latin America. As an avid reader this is a big bonus for me. It took two years to convert my old adobe house with large garden into a guest house with three units. Renovating and decorating is my passion. The main house, which is my home, is an old adobe hacienda style house. The villa is newly constructed using part of an old construction in the garden and the casita has been converted from a wing of the original house.

                          Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
                          The property is right in the heart of the historical center I love the challenge of rescuing an old neglected place and making it beautiful. It was located in the part of town where I wanted to make my own home and had potential for a good rental site. Location, Location, Location. Everything is just a few minutes walk away. Yet the large garden in the historical center provides a quiet respite from the busy town.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Right in the historical heart of San Miguel, I can be in the Jardin in a few minutes. There is no need to have a car since everything is close by. Walking the quiet cobblestone streets, lined with flowers on the way to my favorite cafe reminds me always to be grateful that I chose San Miguel as home. Magic happens here on a daily basis, and at Casa Mandu you are right in the center of it all, but our garden oasis is the perfect place to relax with a book or just sit and watch the butterflies flit from flower to flower.


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                          • Two Bedroom Garden Villa

                            Two Bedroom Garden Villa

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • dining and kitchen

                            dining and kitchen

                          • master bedroom

                            master bedroom

                          • Second Bedroom in Garden Villa

                            Second Bedroom in Garden Villa

                          • Rufina, your maid, provides service with a smile

                            Rufina, your maid, provides service with a smile

                          • courtyard entrance to villa

                            courtyard entrance to villa

                          • Villa and garden

                            Villa and garden

                          • Enjoy the relaxing sound of the fountain from villa veranda

                            Enjoy the relaxing sound of the fountain from villa veranda

                          • Living with view to dining and kitchen

                            Living with view to dining and kitchen

                          • kitchen

                            kitchen

                          • Master bathroom

                            Master bathroom

                          • architectural features add a stunning touch to second bathroom

                            architectural features add a stunning touch to second bathroom

                          • Casa Mandu front door, you never Know what you will find outside the door

                            Casa Mandu front door, you never Know what you will find outside the door

                          VRBO #181940

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                          Date last modified - Monday, April 14, 2014

                          $653 - $688 per week (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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