Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Enchanting Casa with 3 Lovely Terraces -- with New Upgrades

You sent a message to this owner.

View from living room into dining room and hallway

Calendar

Last updated: 12/17/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Colonia San Antonio house description

This enchanting, authentic art-filled 3 bedroom house in the San Antonio neighborhood has recently been remodeled and offers all the charm, comfort and amenities one looks for in San Miguel. The house is on a traffic-free Privada (cul-de-sac) and is 15 minutes to Centro and an easy 5-10 minute walk to numerous restaurants, tiendas (convenience stores), the Instituto, cooking schools, a large and sparkling clean swimming pool and a highly-recommended language school.

Furnished in an upscale Mexican style, the house features three levels and three private terraces adorned with flowering plants and vines. The entry level has a spacious living room with gas fireplace with an adjacent powder room and coat room. A light-filled dining room opens onto a flagstone dining patio that offers a charming view of the lower patio with its vine-covered stone wall and beautiful mesquite tree. Original brick stairs from the dining patio and from the glassed kitchen foyer lead to the large lower courtyard furnished with a second outdoor table and comfortable chairs and lounge. This is a beautiful shaded area, perfect for relaxing, barbecuing and dining.

Another stairway makes a striking geometric form against the back wall of the lower courtyard and leads to the upper terrace.

The entirely new kitchen is decorated in fabulous Mexican tile that surrounds custom wood cabinets. Fully equipped with everything from excellent knives and stainless pots and pans to salad spinner and small food processor , the kitchen boasts a 6-burner stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven and laundry facilities in its own small room.

The graceful, light-flooded hallway off the living area leads to two cozy guest rooms (one with two twin-size beds and the other with a queen-size bed) and a guest bathroom featuring a roomy shower newly tiled in cobalt blue and turquoise with yellow accents. The guest area has its own access to the dining patio and kitchen.

Stairs off the central hallway take you to a large and comfortable den on the lower level. Here will be found another gas fireplace with a unique adobe-style design, along with a large screen plasma TV and a DVD player.

The main stairway, illuminated by embedded footlights, leads to a very spacious master bedroom. The king-size bed is accompanied by another large gas fireplace. The master bathroom has a separate shower and tub enclosed with a spectacular tiled wall of Moroccan design. Two sinks, each with its own mirror, stand alongside a glass brick light well. Both the master bedroom and bathroom provide plenty of storage space for your clothes and toiletries.

The bedroom opens onto the upper terrace, where a large potted palm tree makes a distinctive profile among the numerous flowering plants and vines. From here you are treated to a stunning view of picturesque San Miguel with its iconic pink Parroquia (main church) off to the northeast. The lighted stairs at the back wall provide pleasant access to the lower courtyard. A fourth level, accessible by spiral staircase, holds the mechanical equipment for the house.

Other amenities include a Vonage (VoIP) phone line for free long-distance calls to the US and Canada and wireless Internet for your laptop. The cable TV has a number of English language channels (more channels can be purchased for a nominal fee).

There is a water purifying system and a new water pump provides great water pressure. Bottled water for drinking is delivered several times a week at nominal cost. A secure, attached one-car garage opens into the kitchen.

Also included are a maid and English-speaking gardener, Amalia and Nicolas, who come twice a week. The very capable and friendly Nicolas is easily reachable on his cell phone or email and will help you with any immediate problems or questions.

The owners have created and will provide to renters an extensive list of recommended restaurants, activities and nearby excursions. And we are happy to recommend local service providers such as hair salons, various classes, massage therapists and more.

Additional photos are available upon request.







Keywords: House

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome:

                    There are 2 'pack & play' type cribs, baby walker, portable booster seat, baby gates, rubber play mats, kid-themed plastic dishes, cutlery and glassware, baby pool and a closet-full of toys for ages up to 4. Please note though that the house is not completely baby proof....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Considered

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    scrabble, dominoes...moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Monument View:

                        great view of Parroquia and Centro...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Garage:

                            1 car garage...moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            (3) 3 Mexican-style fireplaces with new gas units with safety features...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Top quality high-thread count sheets ...moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone:

                            (3)...moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            includes everything you need for cooking, including good knives, mini food processor, toaster, toaster oven, blender, mixer, salad spinner, baking pans...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Loads of Mexican dishwater...moreless

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen:

                            Kitchen is well-equipped for cooks....moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove:

                            6 burner gas stove...moreless

                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 5
                              from 6 traveler reviews
                              Loading...
                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Christmas season
                              Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $625 $2,000
                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $600 $1,950
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              $300-500 deposit (depending on length of stay) is payable immediately upon confirmation and serve both to hold the property for you and then as a security deposit against breakage or higher than normal utility bills, refundable after your stay.

                              Full rental payment is due one month before rental begins unless other arrangements have been made.

                              Discounts available for rentals of 3 months or more.


                              Please wait... Travel with confidence

                              Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                               

                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/17/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates
                               

                              Location

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: Too often the newly retired go off to some golf haven where life is slower, more placid but, if you don't count more free time and an extra evening highball, not that different from their former life. We wanted to break away from that mold, move to a totally new environment where we would have to revamp our lives. That we found in the beguiling city of San Miguel de Allende, where we had a whole new culture to deal with, new friends, and a new house that challenged our sense of design and our pocket book. We took a new path, not exactly placid, but always exciting.

                              Why the Owner Chose Colonia San Antonio:
                              Before we settled in San Miguel we did a 'fact finding mission' by traveling to several cities in Mexico. We loved San Miguel because it had all the amenities we didn't want to give up (culture, good restaurants, pilates, spa services, etc.) while at the same time remaining authentically Mexican. Not to mention the smiling helpful people, the perfect weather, the extraordinary architecture and scads of charm. We chose Colonia San Antonio because it felt very authentic and we love the small neighborhood tiendas and the easy walk to Centro. We fell in love with our tiny, hidden street and chose our house because of its inviting Mexican charm and its three wonderful terraces.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              When we settled in San Miguel we didn't realize that retirement could be so tiring -- there is so much to do! Just walking through various parts of the city is a daily and ongoing discovery of the wonderful and intriguing Mexican culture. Then there are the many classes -- cooking, yoga, art, dancing, etc. -- and cultural events -- great music, theater, art openings, etc. -- that are available at such reasonable prices. In Mexico we are able to afford private Spanish classes and personal training, things that would be out of our price range in the U.S. The beauty and charm of San Miguel continues to enchant and surprise us. And when we get too busy, it's great to simply relax on one of our terraces and read or simply enjoy the fabulous view and the visiting hummingbirds.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • View from living room into dining room and hallway

                                View from living room into dining room and hallway

                              • Living room fireplace

                                Living room fireplace

                              • Lower patio -- one of three fabulous outdoor spaces

                                Lower patio -- one of three fabulous outdoor spaces

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Guest hall

                                Guest hall

                              • Large and comfortable Mexican-style living room

                                Large and comfortable Mexican-style living room

                              • Fully equipped Mexican-tiled kitchen

                                Fully equipped Mexican-tiled kitchen

                              • Moroccan-style master bathroom

                                Moroccan-style master bathroom

                              • Dining room

                                Dining room

                              • View from upper terrace

                                View from upper terrace

                              VRBO #196023

                              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                              $600 - $625 per week (USD)
                              6

                              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
                              Dates are unavailable
                              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                              Get an instant quote
                              Owner
                              Member since: 2008
                              Speaks: english
                              • Response time: Within a few days
                              • Response rate: 80%
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
                              Email owner

                              (716) 884-0587 (New York, USA)

                              Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                              Add vacation protection services to your booking

                              Three services to protect your trip:

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                              Get it now

                              advertisement

                              Share this property via Email

                              Enchanting Casa with 3 Lovely Terraces -- with New Upgrades

                              San Miguel de Allende #196023

                              3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

                              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                              Share this property via Email

                                Please correct the following errors and resend:
                              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.