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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: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • 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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            includes everything you need for cooking, including food processor, toaster, toaster oven, blender, mixer, etc....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator


          • Gas Fireplace:

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

          • Linens Provided:

            Top quality high-thread count sheets ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Covered Parking


          • Stereo
          • Satellite / Cable
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player


          • Wireless Internet
          • Free Long Distance

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

              • Monument View:

                great view of Parroquia and Centro...moreless


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


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 15 - Sep 11, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $600 $1,950
              Long wknd. of MX. Ind. Day *
              Sep 12 - Sep 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Sep 20 - Dec 20, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $600 $1,950
              Christmas season
              Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $625 $2,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              $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.

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              Last updated: 06/30/2014
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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.

              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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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Saturday, July 19, 2014

              $86 - $250 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 06/30/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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