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Enchanting Casa with 3 Lovely Terraces -- with New Upgrades

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View from living room into dining room and hallway


Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • 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


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    scrabble, dominoes...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • 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 Area


  • 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:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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Car: Not Necessary


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.

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  • 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

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Date last modified - Saturday, May 23, 2015

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