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Spacious Light-Filled Villa, Panoramic Views, Terraces

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First Floor Courtyard w/ Fountain & Fireplace


Last updated: 08/25/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy our beautiful and spacious home, 'Villa Paradiso,' in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, a historic and cultural jewel of winding cobble-stone streets, artisan markets, and Mexican charm. Our quiet villa has 3 private bedroom suites off a shared garden courtyard. Fun, unique design elements blend with Spanish Colonial style for a strikingly beautiful place even by San Miguel standards. Ideal for one or two families with kids, a couple, or group of 2-4 couples or friends. Safe stairwells and balconies. All ages welcome.

High ceilings, natural light, many windows & beautiful architectural details (including arched boveda brick ceilings) and folk art in a peaceful setting from which to explore all that San Miguel has to offer. Built in 2005, the villa has a total of 3700 sq. feet of colorful indoor space, plus loads of outdoor spaces within the private walls. Three large bedrooms (w/en suite bathrms) open out onto the lower courtyard. Living room opens to large patio with view. Ascend the regular staircase to the amazing roof terrace to take in the breathtaking 360 degree views. Two fully equipped kitchens & laundry. We even have a piano and a comfy TV room with large TV and DVD.

Villa Paradiso is wonderfully located, a five minute ride by taxi from both the Jardin (the centre of town) and the Mega, SMA ' s most important grocery store. Taxis in SMA are both plentiful and inexpensive. 30 pesos (flat rate) will take you anywhere in town. Frequent taxis pass by on our street. If you prefer to walk, a leisurely 25 minute stroll down cobblestone streets, past SMA ' s celebrated Parque Juarez will bring you to the centre of this historic town. Ours is a quiet neighborhood. Nestled on a gated cul-de-sac, Villa Paradiso is also a 10-12 min. stroll from the famed Instituto Allende. Villa Paradiso offers stunning views of mountains, neighborhoods of San Miguel, and the beloved Paroquia from the second floor patio and roof-top terrace, where you can watch the fireworks at night. Decorated with colorful textiles, ceramics, and art from all over the world.

Perfect for Outdoor Living! Relax and entertain outdoors on three levels. The first floor rooms surround a lush garden courtyard with fountain, cozy seating area and fireplace.

Second floor has a spacious patio complete with large tile dining table, with gorgeous views and flowering plants in locally-made ceramic pots. The rooftop terrace has a dining table and stunning panoramic views. The bedrooms also have smaller private patios and small tables for a quiet glass of wine or a good book. Two terraces have a comfy chaise lounge with cushions.

Bedrooms: (#1) king bed, en suite bathroom, and private patio; (#2) queen bed, en suite bathroom, private patio area; (#3) queen bed, en suite bathroom, French doors to shared courtyard. All bedrooms have great closets. Mattresses are high quality (American made). Cozy blankets and quilts for the chillier winter nights.

Four full bathrooms have lovely rustic tile, modern fixtures, and unusual architectural details. Two fully-equipped modern kitchens, w/modern stainless steel appliances, and gas fireplaces in each living room. Water purification system makes tap water in the main kitchen drinkable. Bottled water throughout the property. Luxurious details and colorful textiles, ceramics and artwork throughout.

Vonage phone line with free calling to USA & Canada, wireless cable Internet service, Large flat screen TV and DVD in the media room - close the door if you prefer no TV. Bring your own I-pod for use in our Ipod/CD system in the main living room.

Our wonderful housekeeper comes 3 days a week (to wash your dishes, change & wash towels and sheets, and clean house) at no charge. Additional hours and/or cook, driver, and English-speaking tour guide are available for a fee. NO SMOKING anywhere on premises. For lots more photos, see link below.

Need more room for extra guests? Contact us for details.
3 Bdrms & Baths plus downstairs kitchen and living room are WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.

Longer term and low season rates upon request. Refundable Damage Deposit $800

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Wonderful safe house for kids and families. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on property, including outside patios please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Boveda brick ceilings in several rooms, art and crafts from all over the world....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    View of La Paroquia, centro, & surrounding hills....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic view of hills surrounding San Miguel, as well as historic town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining table inside main living area and a larger dining table outside on 2nd floor Terrace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your wireless-compatible laptop. Also can connect using Ethernet cable....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Vonage service -- free calling to USA & Canada....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) Gas fireplaces in both living rooms, and outside courtyard....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new Egyptian cotton 400 thread-count linens, comfy comforters, great cotton towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Safe parking in gated cul-de-sac...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Local phone & Vonage (for free long distance to/from USA & Canada) in Casa....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) One in Casa and one in Casita....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi Available everywhere on the property. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    In casita kitchen. Housekeeper washes your dishes in the main casa....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Beautiful outdoor areas for dining, relaxing or enjoying the panoramic views...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Taxes Not included


No Smoking on the property, inside or outside. $500 fine for evidence of smoking. We are an allergic family, so please do not allow your guests to smoke!

Payment of half the rent needed to reserve, the rest is due 60 days before occupancy along with the security/damage deposit.

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90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Guanajuato or Queretaro

Car: Not Necessary

Art Classes at Instituto Allende & Belles Artes and from private art teachers, Spanish classes, Live Music nightly all over town, Handmade Ceramics at nearby town of Dolores Hidalgo, day trips to UNESCO World Heritage Site Atontonilco, and lovely university town of Guanajuato, July International Short Film Festival, August Chamber Music Festival, Mexican celebrations throughout the year, Salsa Dance Lessons (free at Mama Mia), Hot Spring Spas 15 minute taxi ride, Art Galleries, Movies, & Lectures at the large Bilingual Library, Performance Events, Yoga, Tai Chi & Bridge, Spanish Conversation Groups, and great shopping!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are a family from Oakland, CA who fell in love with San Miguel and this house on our first trip in 2008. We plan to retire here someday, but for now we come a few times a year, and share our dream-come-true with guests who enjoy the comforts and visual treats our lovely villa has to offer, both in and out!

Why the Owner Chose Colonia Allende:
We chose this house first for its views, large rooms, loads of natural light (unusual because the living room has the best views and light), and unique design. We also love its perfect location in relation to the hub-bub of San Miguel. Everything is a pleasant stroll away, just outside of the noisy activity of the local night-life. We love the authentic Mexican neighborhood (great tortillas, carnitas, and fruit shops just steps away), but also appreciate having gated parking.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We can watch the fireworks from our large roof terrace, and enjoy outdoor dinners on the second floor patio. This place is REALLY spacious and well-lit! The main living room is a great place to draw or paint because of the natural light coming in from 2 sides and the ceiling skylights. We have privacy in the many intimate spaces on the property, yet there is an airy open feel to the house. We can sleep in while our kids play their music in another room. It's fun to cook dinner in our kitchen with its modern appliances, including a great Bosch gas stove. Movies are excellent on our big-screen TV, but when we close the door to the media room, we don't see the TV at all and can focus on more artistic and cultural pursuits. We buy fruit from the little old couple who sell from their truck around the corner, special carnitas and handmade tortillas within 5 minutes walk, and we are near the pharmacy, grocery store, and all other necessities. Cabs cruise the street outside the cul-de-sac all day & evening. New: Organic Farmer's market on Saturdays a few blocks away.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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  • First Floor Courtyard w/ Fountain & Fireplace

    First Floor Courtyard w/ Fountain & Fireplace

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Entry Courtyard

    Entry Courtyard

  • Downstairs Bedroom #2 (has en suite bathroom)

    Downstairs Bedroom #2 (has en suite bathroom)

  • Main Living Room

    Main Living Room

  • View of Paroquia and town from Roof Terrace

    View of Paroquia and town from Roof Terrace

  • Kitchen in Main Casa

    Kitchen in Main Casa

  • Downstairs Bedroom #3 (has en suite bathroom)

    Downstairs Bedroom #3 (has en suite bathroom)

VRBO #199990

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Spacious Light-Filled Villa, Panoramic Views, Terraces

San Miguel de Allende #199990

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