Lovely, Exquisite Colonial Home (& Casita Included) in Centro!
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CASA LUCIA - A Simple Colonial Beauty.
As you enter through the heavy antique wood doors of Casa Lucia you immediately feel the wonder and magic that this family home and very charming casita have to offer. You will find yourself immersed in the ambiance of colonial times but with all the modern conveniences of home.
HISTORY - We are celebrating the newly released RIZZOLI coffee table book 'Casa San Miguel, Inspired Design and Decoration' by Annie Kelly. Several spectacular Colonial homes showcased in this book are directly mirrored in the architectural detailing and design of our own renovated Colonial home, Casa Lucia. In collaboration with a group of master craftsmen and artisans, this beautiful property was lovingly restored offering a wonderful blend of old world character and ambiance of colonial times, with modern day luxury and all the comforts of home.
ARCHITECTURE - Casa Lucia, where inside of sheltering stone walls you will find hidden a world of private beauty and relaxed seclusion; an elegantly refined Colonial, an architectural gem with charming indoor spaces and gracious outdoor living areas. From the moment you pass through the wooden antique doors into the entry hall, you realize you have entered a uniquely special sanctuary. You find yourself looking through a large stone archway, down a paved walkway lined with luscious plants and vine covered walls. Four large sets of glass French doors to your right usher you in to the living room, dining room, and kitchen respectively. These doors flood the interior of the main house with light, enhancing the smallest details of the meticulously restored rooms including massive stone fireplaces, hacienda furniture adorned with brightly colored pillows brought in from San Cristóbal de las Casas, antique Persian rugs, thick walls, high ceilings with beautiful old mesquite beams and chandeliers throughout. Throw open all the glass doors creating a flow of indoor-outdoor living, or in chilly weather pull the doors closed behind you and light up the fireplaces for a more intimate feel. The paved walkway leads to the center courtyard filled with colorful flowers and plants, outdoor seating, a bubbling old stone fountain, the outdoor sala and charming Casita. Both the Main House and the Casita open onto the center courtyard. All these elements come together to compliment the exquisite beauty of Casa Lucia. Our Guests are delighted by the pleasing and relaxing atmosphere and the perfect, very convenient center location that this outstanding property offers.
WI_FI - Casa Lucia offers modern convenience with high-speed Internet/Wi-Fi, VCR/DVD, Basic Cable, Vonage free US/Canada calls, Safe Boxes for your valuables. You are also able to catch your Netflix movies with your computer.
KITCHEN - Gourmet kitchen boasts a 6 burner professional chef stove with a huge campana (hood) that reaches to the ceiling. New stainless steel appliances. Lovely green cemento pulido (smooth, hand tinted finished cement) counters throughout with deep double sinks. Large center island is great for preparing meals, informal eating, gatherings and entertaining. The island has stools for people who like to watch the cook. Kitchen is spacious and open to the dining room and courtyard. Truly an inspirational room for many wonderful meals.
DINING ROOM and LIVING ROOM - These striking rooms with open floor plans and large archways deliver the vision of elegant, classic and timeless Colonial style. The two rooms center on comfortable hacienda furniture and both rooms feature large stone fireplaces, unique chandeliers, antique Persian rugs, high 12' ceilings with mesquite beams, thick walls and several glass french doors.
OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM - Since San Miguel's weather is nearly perfect year round, you will spend most of your time here, in the beautifully hand-crafted, covered Outdoor Sala; You will enjoy hacienda furniture decorated with brightly colored pillows, beautiful old columns holding up the red clay tile roof, stone walls, exposed wooden beams.
BEDROOMS - Two bedroom suites (sleep 4) are located up a comfortable, graceful stone stairway rising from the courtyard. Separate outdoor entrances to the bedrooms increase privacy and give the rooms a feel of intimacy. Bedroom suites with hand-wrought decorative queen size iron beds, fine linens, new pillow-top mattresses, ample closet space, cozy chairs, private safe boxes, gas stone fireplaces, exposed wooden beams, old mesquite french doors and screen louvers that can be opened or closed to the terrace as you desire. The master bedroom is graced with its own sun-filled terrace and bamboo shade roof with comfortable chaise and chairs.
BATHROOMS - Each bedroom affords the luxury of its own private en suite bathroom. Bathrooms are completely restored by local artisans, the traditional cemento pulido as the finish of choice for the hand-shaped sinks, counters and walls. An archway separates the cemento pulido soaking tub and shower area for more privacy. Also on the ground floor, under the magnificent stone steps there exists another unique, beautiful hand-shaped 'guest' bathroom that glows in burnt-orange cemento pulido detail, charming Moroccan hand-shaped sink, crystal sconces.
CASITA - Sleeps 2 (two twin beds or one king bed). Made available to our Guests for their pleasure to enjoy and use. Access to this 2nd little house secures complete Privacy within the property walls. Casita echoes the Main House in very charming Colonial design and style. Family Room features 14' ceilings with huge mesquite beams, massive old stone fireplace, cemento pulido floors. The Casita glass doors open to the Outdoor Sala and Courtyard. Inclusion of Casita dramatically extends the living area footprint. Casita can be used as work studio (a professional Dulce Easel available for artists). Can be used for entertaining, watching TV, reading and relaxation. Sofas, comfy chairs, very beautiful old mesquite work table, large coffee table, TV/DVD. Full cemento pulido tinted Kitchen mirroring the Master House kitchen in design but smaller. Full Bathroom with deep tub for soaking and shower. A unique sink, made of an old round stone trough. Washer/Dryer. Two standard size twin beds or one king bed in family room available.
ROOFTOP PATIO - Charming rooftop patio is a flower-filled garden with over sized chaise lounges, sun umbrella, table & chairs, and lovely panoramic views...
WATER - Casa Lucia has a full house Water Purification System, Pressurized Water System, On-Demand Water Heating.
LOCATION - Casa Lucia is situated in a great Centro location from which you can walk to everything and explore all of San Miguel. You experience the flavor of living in a colorful, friendly, authentic Mexican neighborhood; or walk one block to the bustling street named Ancha de San Antonio, a main artery of San Miguel and slip right into the excitement of San Miguel! If you make a left on Ancha you walk past shopping and galleries and restaurants, cafes and markets. You end up in our main town square called the Jardin, about a 15 minute easy walk. Or you can explore all the little winding cobblestone streets and alley ways off of Ancha to get to the Jardin. When you are there, check out the Parroquia, our most famous church and landmark located on the square. You can sit on the park benches for hours and observe, or read the local paper, enjoy our street food carts on the plaza, chat with people, find out all the local goings on... from there you can also wander further and explore for days. Casa Lucia is also only one block from the famous Instituto Allende where you can take art, spanish, jewelry, etc. classes; you can shop the fabulous outdoor organic market that offers so many different local herbs, fruits, and veggies. The house is so close that you can easily zip back home to deposit what you bought and go out again. Oh, and at the Instituto you can also enjoy freshly baked goods and local fare for lunch. Now if you leave the house and make a right on Ancha, you also discover blocks of cafes, markets, antiques, produce vendors, bakeries with fresh goods every morning, different restaurants and street food... Very close too is the most famous, beautiful PARQUE JUAREZ (the largest and most beautiful park in San Miguel), just minutes away. Also a couple of blocks away from Casa Lucia is the new famous Rosewood Grand Hotel. Check out it's fabulous bar with extraordinary vistas of San Miguel especially at sunset. Also CLAY TENNIS COURTS are available at the Weber Hacienda down the block From Casa Lucia. Taxis on Ancha run 24/7. This is something that you may not think is a big thing at the moment, but you will appreciate the ease of catching a taxi at moment's notice when you are heading out for the evening, or in a hurry to get somewhere! The taxis only costs $2 for trips around town. Have fun!!
SERVICES - Our wonderful Cook is available upon request. This is an extra charge, but you pay the cook directly, so it is very reasonable. Menus, or grocery shopping, for example, if you would like fridge stocked upon your arrival... This would all be arranged with Mari, our property manager, ahead of time. Our property manager will greet you when you arrive and will be available to help solve any problems or concerns during your stay at Casa Lucia. Maid and Gardener services are provided. A bouquet of fresh flowers and copy of ATENCION, our town newspaper with local news/week's entertainment will await you upon arrival so you can immerse yourself immediately into the town events.
Keywords: family home, colonial home, restored, traditional, unique, personal environment, casita included, privacy, authentic architectural detail, perfect location, flat walk, central, privacy, heaven, WiFi, 5 fireplaces, clean, en suite bathrooms, spectacular, centro, walking distance, flat walk, close, neighborhood, outdoor living..
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- En suite bathrooms with deep bath tubs for soaking, and showers.
Kitchen & Dining
Cook available for extra charge. Daily meals or special events can be arranged. Meals can be made for the week and left in the refrigerator. Arrangements for the cook can be made with house manager....moreless
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Five large stone (Gas) fireplaces. Gas logs include oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) for safety. Carbon monoxide detectors installed in bedrooms with fireplaces and in casita with fireplace for safety. ...moreless
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- Casita has a professional Dulce Easel for artists to use. Casa Lucia has a water softener as well as a water purification system. The only CLAY TENNIS COURTS in San Miguel available within steps at Walter Weber Hacienda. Steps away, The Rosewood, the 5-star luxury hotel with spectacular views from their roof top restaurant for sunset drinks! All around Casa Lucia... Artisan market, cafes, restaurants, arboretum, nearby Spanish schools and art schools, dance classes, cooking classes, galleries, design center, near jardin. Great organic shopping right nearby. Sight Seeing, Wildlife Viewing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Live Theater, Cinemas, Restaurants, Antiquing, Health/Beauty Spa, Manicures/Pedicures/Massages. ...moreless
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Location & View
- Monument View
- San Miguel is once again on Conde Naste's 'Traveler Magazine' Top Ten Most Popular Cities of the World. A small colonial city and art center make it popular with cosmopolitan travelers... In addition, San Miguel has a beautiful year round climate, sunshine over 350 days a year, over 90 restaurants, art and language schools, and an educated population. In your spare time there's hiking, biking, golf, tennis, gyms, fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, horseback riding, shopping in antique stores, art galleries, crafts shops, live theater in English, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, concerts (classical, jazz, guitar, etc.), bull fights and rodeos, fiestas, tours to nearby villages and spas and hot springs, Largest english book library in MX!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
This was our second time visiting Casa Lucia, and it was as enchanting as we remembered. The decor of this home is an exceptional example of the iconic San Miguel de Allende style. It is tastefully decorated and honors the history of the city's architecture. The courtyard and roof garden are beautifully landscaped and furnished, and we spent the bulk of our time outside. The amenities if this house: purified and pressurized water, WiFi, Vonage and local phone lines, en suite bathrooms, washer and dryer, and ice maker with purified ice we're really utilized and appreciated. The house is located in a great neighborhood, and the location is an easy walk to the Jardin, and cabs are plentiful on the Ancho San Antonio, a block away. The house is impeccably maintained, and Marianela, the manager, makes sure that your every need is met. Whatever our question or concern, she immediately responded and always followed-up to make sure that everything was satisfactory. She met us when arrived and introduced the staff. She arranged ground transportation from the airport and arranged for a marvelous cook (Maru, what a gem! We were in gourmet heaven). We couldn't have been more satisfied.
- Guest Bisbeegal (Bisbee, AZ)
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/22/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Great stay! Wonderful house!
Great stay! Wonderful house!
We spent 2 great weeks at the Casa Lucia. We were 6 people and everything was perfect. The house is very well maintained and decorated with a great kitchen, 2 very nice bedrooms with private bathrooms and a nice casita. There is a lot of space with 2 tables in the kitchen and living room and on the nice patio. Plus there is a great terrace on the top. The location is also perfect close to the center but far enough to not be disturbed by the noise coming from there. There are a lot of restaurants, cafes nearby as well as a nice organic store...The person taking care of the place is very nice and helpful and the maid and the gardener are very friendly too. We really recommend this place and hopefully we will be back!
- Guest Vincent A. (-)
- Date of stay 10/08/13
- Review Submitted 10/27/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+.
Casa Lucia - a Beautiful Home Close to Everything in SMA
Casa Lucia - a Beautiful Home Close to Everything in SMA
We stayed 9 days at Casa Lucia over the New Year's Holiday week and I am finally posting this review after several months of letting the experience there percolate. The conclusion: On balance, Casa Lucia is one of the best VRBO options in SMA. For starters, owner has made a huge and ongoing effort to 1) initially restore the home to a true grandeur; and 2) give the home all the amenities you need, including a chef and housekeeper 3) make sure you are happy once you are there. (We had a problem with one of the gas fireplaces; the owner and her manager were very responsive.) When the owner writes that her home is lovingly restored and maintained, she's not kidding! We had a wonderful time there - the house, for starters, is right across the street from the SM clay tennis courts, which we used almost every day - and loved. The walk to El Jardin is 10-15 minutes depending on the pace. We had Meru cook for us on several mornings and nights -- all very good -- although we wanted to try restaurants on occasions, so don't overbook her (I was worried I offended her when we said we'd prefer eating out.) The barks of neighbors' dogs at night were an occasional problem, as some reviews have mentioned. But I would say that the cost of the one-week rental was very, very reasonable - a bargain really -- for the overall experience, the beauty of the setting and the number of us accommodated. It's a wonderful, tastefully appointed house owned by a caring and very responsible owner. I highly recommend Casa Lucia in San Miguel de Allende.
- Guest Stephen of Northern Virginia (Reston, VA)
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Charming renovated Colonial in a great location
Charming renovated Colonial in a great location
This house is a charming, beautifully renovated colonial in a great location in San Miguel. We enjoyed the well equipped kitchen, the large living room with large glass doors and the light filled Casita. The cook and gardener were wonderful and the house manager was extremely helpful. We loved the location and the easy access to the organic market, the Parque de Juarez, the Jardin and lots of great restaurants. We also held a large party to celebrate my birthday at the house and it was a great space to entertain in. Our only complaint was that we were led to believe that the house had an art studio (my wife and I are both artists) and although there was a nice easal to work on, there really was no indoor space that could easily be set up as a working art space. In the end we made art in the court yard which worked out fine. If you want something centrally located with lots of mexican charm and character, this is a great house to rent!
- Guest artistinsma (Somerville, Massachussetts)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
I was very pleased with Casa Lucia and gave it a 4/5 rating. It was a wonderful rustic colonial home exactly how I imagined it and better than the photos. The beds were comfortable, fresh sheets twice weekly if you want, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge with constant supply of ice cubes, a six burner gas stove, plenty of dishes and pots and pans. The plants were beautiful and well attended by the gardener twice weekly.The location was fabulous, a 15 min walk to the jardin and many shops close by. A short taxi drive $3 to a large grocery store, and along the way, many restaurants and even a deli and the Maple Leaf bakery. The casita was a a great place to relax as it was well lit , the sofa was comfortable and the TV great. All in all, a great place to stay. .
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Charming, Cozy and Convenient
Charming, Cozy and Convenient
This home exceeded our highest expectations. It's spacious, very well decorated, includes a fabulous garden and is just a short walk from Centro. If you have a car, there is lots of on-street parking. The owner and her local manager are wonderful. It's a perfect choice for a great San Miguel vacation.
- Guest Bill (Kenilworth, IL)
- Date of stay 11/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/07/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much Bill! We really try to make our home, Casa Lucia, as perfect as possible for our discerning guests and friends who are looking for privacy, great location, and all the modern conveniences in a restored, sunny, elegant Colonial with courtyard, fountain and lush gardens... It is just beautiful here!
A Dream house for a dream vacation!
A Dream house for a dream vacation!
This was an AMAZING house!! The house is better than the pictures (and that is hard to belive!!) Great location, close to everything. Clean, beautiful, I felt like I have lived there forever. The manager Claudia is amazing and so Maria the maid. I will comeback in a heartbeat, too bad I do not have much vacation time! We got the best workout walking everywhere and did not even feel it. There is a great bakery two blocks away and tons of shopping all around.
- Guest sunnyD (Tampa, FL )
- Date of stay 12/21/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Heaven in San Miguel
Heaven in San Miguel
We enjoyed four weeks at Casa Lucia during July - August, and it was truly heavenly. A perfect location (a flat, 10 minute walk to El Jardin), and even more beautiful than the photographs (the decorations, linens, kitchen appointments and style are outstanding), we could not have been more pleased. The manager is great, and helped us to engage a talented cook for our stay. We highly recommend Casa Lucia.
- Guest M and P (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 07/16/10
- Review Submitted 08/13/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.
We enjoyed our stay in the lovely Casa Lucia. The home is charming, warm and very comfortable. In particular, we found the kitchen and the bathrooms to be practical and well designed, just like the pictures showed. The outdoor spaces provide wonderful places for relaxation and socializing. Loved the colorful pillows! We have wonderful memories and would return in a heartbeat.
- Guest Herb Hurley (Canton, Ohio)
- Date of stay 12/21/09
- Review Submitted 12/21/09
Casa Lucia was a wonderful getaway for our family. It is exquisitely furnished and very comfortable. Not a detail was missed - from the lush towels, great sheets, to the well-stocked kitchen. Our kids loved hanging out in the casita and we all enjoyed the beautiful outdoor spaces.
- Guest Janan (chicago, il)
- Date of stay 10/13/09
- Review Submitted 10/13/09
************** all inclusive ********************* weekly rate/$995 - April 5 through December 14 weekly rate/$1195 - December 14 through April 5 ************************************************** BONUS: use of charming casita open with house rental, adds extra space! use as studio, family room/TV, entertaining, overnight guests, kitchen/bathroom. maid/gardener 2X/week. wonderful manager available 24/7. catering available. private cook (add'l charge) - you can observe authentic meals prepared in kitchen
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Welcome to Casa Lucia...
Living Room, High Ceilings, Grand Fireplace, Persian Rugs...
Terrace off Mater Bedroom... Chaise, Stone Columns, Bamboo Shade...
Queensize Beds, Fireplaces, High Ceilings, Chandeliers...
En Suite, Cemento Pulido Deep Soaking Tubs, with Showers...
2nd Bedroom. Fireplace, High Ceilings, Mesquite French Doors to Juliet Balcony.
The Casita toward back of property. Comfortable steps to 2nd floor bedrooms.
Our Kitchen. Truly an Inspirational Room for Many Wonderful Meals!
Gourmet Kitchen featuring 6 Burner Professional Chef Stove with a Huge Campana.
Dining Room. High Ceilings, Chandelier, Glass Doors to Plant Filled Stone Patio.
Evening Stand Still...
Traditional Colonial Architecture...
Bedroom Suites have Separate Outdoor Entrances from Terrace. Fireplaces...
En Suite Bathrooms with Cemento Pulido Sinks, Counters, Walls...
Gracious, Comfortable Spaces. Old World Charm, French Doors/Screens...
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