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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft

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Expansive Roof Terrace with San Miguel Panorama

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Centro Historico house description

This home is a very special place in San Miguel, and we are pleased to share it with you.

From the moment you step through the gate into the entry courtyard, you will feel the graciousness of well-tended gardens and well-planned spaces. A 2,800 sq. ft. Spanish colonial-style home, it was built by a master builder in 2006 with the greatest attention to architectural details: a handkerchief boveda ceiling in the entry, custom colonial ironwork throughout, a beamed ceiling in the living room, high ceilings and crown moldings throughout, inlaid stone floors in the entry and kitchen, specialty tile work in the bathrooms and kitchen. All rooms, with the exception of one bedroom, open onto at least one courtyard through beautiful French doors.

You have all of the conveniences of a new home - with light switches that work, modern plumbing, and a whole-house water purification system - combined with the grace of a beautiful traditional home that feels like it has always been waiting for you.



Keywords: close to center, private, terrace, garden, staff, quiet

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            The third-story roof terrace is not safe for small children who might endanger themselves by climbing on the wall. Minimum age for children is 8 years of age....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Not suitable for children under age 8....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Luxury linens, ensuite bath, two balconies, fireplace....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

            Luxury linens, ensuite bath, balcony, fireplace, desk...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Luxury linens, ensuite bath with view, fireplace, desk....moreless

          • All three bedrooms have ensuite baths + fireplaces, so bed and bath privacy is ensured. Beds are high quality, firm and extremely comfortable. Luxury linens and comforters. Quiet street means that you will wake to birds singing, not taxi noise!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Beautiful custom tile.Private window w/view in shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Beautiful custom tilework....moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            Guest bathroom on main floor. Beautiful custom tile....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Two counters+sinks.Custom tile+marble floor.Balcony.. ...moreless

          • 3.5 baths. All baths have custom tile work and are beautifully appointed. Each of the full baths is ensuite with a bedroom. Half bath/guest bath downstairs near living and dining rooms on main floor. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Gracious separate dining room with fireplace and antique stone mantle. Beautiful wood table and designer chairs. French doors lead to another lovely courtyard with antique fountain....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Beautiful table service + connoisseur's wine glasses for 8. Many lovely talavera pieces w/hand-painted designs, lead-free and dishwasher safe....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full chef's kitchen waiting for you. French doors lead to lovely dining courtyard with antique fountain....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Good knives, full range of pots, pans baking dishes and utensils. Ready for anything you want to cook....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Separate spacious pantry closet. Basic oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, spices, teas provided....moreless

          • Stove:

            New. Wonderful 6-burner gas Bosch stove with optional griddle insert....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New. Full refrigerator on top with convenient freezer drawers below....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            New. Fine quality, Cuisinart brand. Separate grinder....moreless

          • Toaster:

            New. Combination convection oven/toaster oven....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            New, best quality....moreless

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Pay lot (small fee) at top of the street, 1/2 block from the house. However, no car is necessary to enjoy San Miguel from here. Everything is within easy walking distance, and taxis are plentiful....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Beautifully appointed living room with every amenity: designer furniture, A/V system, good lighting, a cozy fireplace, and French doors leading to a courtyard with an antique fountain....moreless

          • Heating:

            Five efficient and safe gas fireplaces provide delightful ambiance and make the perfect zone heating system: one in each bedroom, one in the dining room, and one in the living room....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Five efficient and safe gas fireplaces provide delightful ambiance and make the perfect zone heating system: one in each bedroom, one in the dining room, and one in the living room....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Fine linens-all high-thread count, 100% cotton. Many comfortable pillow options. Fluffy comforters. Electric blankets available for all beds if desired....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New Bosch energy-efficient, water-conserving washing machine....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Lovely fresh, high quality towels in ample supply....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New Bosch energy-efficient dryer....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • This enchanting home is on the most charming street in San Miguel, a lane so picturesque it was featured in an article in Sunset magazine's April 2008 issue. Perfectly located, and just an easy five-minute walk to El Jardin and the Parroquia. The whole house opens up to the airy courtyards and splashing fountains. Lovely designer furnishings throughout, the equivalent of a fine hotel without the bother of other guests. Water purification system throughout the house, including all taps and showers. Complete privacy inside the front gate. Please read our 5-star reviews, and you will understand why guests love this quiet, beautiful place. It can be your sanctuary, a refuge from the lively streets of San Miguel, or you can fill it with music and friends. Casa Bendita is the perfect home for your visit to San Miguel de Allende. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Good quality stereo system w/ipod jack + CD player. Speakers in both living and dining rooms so that you can fill the main floor with music. Separate CD players w/ipod connectors in each bedroom....moreless

              • Television:

                TV#1: Living Room. 37' flat screen TV, on swing arm for best viewing. TV#2: Master Bedroom....moreless

              • Books:

                Personal library of contemporary literature. Also guidebooks and maps aplenty....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Fine CD collection from Bach to Brazilian fado and Cuban son....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Fine selection of both English and Spanish language videos....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable service includes CNN and English-speaking channels. ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                DVD in both Living Room and Master Bedroom....moreless

              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Land line for local calls. Four stations also serve as intercom within the house....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Vonage service available free of charge to guests....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Two courtyards w/antique stone fountains on main level. Panoramic rooftop terrace w/gorgeous sunset views. Large table for 8+, small table for 4, perfect for dining alfresco. 2 comfortable wicker chaises in the rooftop garden....moreless

              • Balcony:

                (5) Five rooms and two halls open onto courtyards or balconies through custom wrought iron doors. All doors and windows are screened, a feature that is unusual in homes in San Miguel....moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Sunset views of the mountains, near views of San Juan de Dios cathedral, and the hills of San Miguel....moreless

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Bird Watching
              • Mountain Biking
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Playground
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Ruins
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Sight Seeing
              • Cycling
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Regular Season
              May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,400 $4,770
              High Season
              Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,600 $5,000
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,400 $5,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              50% due on booking. Remaining rental fees (50%) + security deposit due 45 days before first date of rental.


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              Last updated: 08/16/2014
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              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              Activities and nearby pleasures are almost too numerous to list! Two blocks from the world-famous Warren Hardy language school, and minutes away from other language schools. Yoga studio just steps away. Nearby classes of every sort: cooking, writing, art. Local artisan and vegetable markets within easy walking distance. Wine shop with friendly owner at the end of the block. Airport transfer and tours may be arranged with House Manager for a separate fee.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: From our first visit many years ago, San Miguel welcomed us with its countless charms. Then, in 2008, we found an equally welcoming and charming house there. This is it! We have traveled all over the world, but this house is truly special. And to find such a place in an historic town with artists, musicians, academicians, readers and writers, language schools, and an active volunteer community is still almost beyond our imaginations. Our home in San Miguel is the antidote to our complicated lives back home in Mill Valley – Don with his estate planning, life, and long term care insurance business, and Collette with her event production company. We keep close at hand our memories of waking up and listening to birds singing, or standing on the roof terrace at sunset, glass of wine in hand, scanning the hills and sky. Though we return as frequently as our businesses allow, we are happy to offer this delightful house for your pleasure during the many weeks and months when we are back at our desks.

              Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
              We fell in love with this street, Callejon Blanco, on an earlier visit to San Miguel. A one-way, quiet lane arched by bougainvillea, it seems miles away from the traffic of taxis and buses although it is in the Centro Historico within a few easy blocks of El Jardin and the Parroquia. On our next visit a chance meeting with a realtor (Wesley Gleason at Agave Realty) led to visiting several houses, 'just to see what the market conditions are.' After a few hours, we excused ourselves to go off for dinner with friends. Our realtor looked crestfallen and said, 'Oh dear, I have just one more house to show you, and it's on a little street called Callejon Blanco.' Of course, we postponed dinner and went to see the house in our dream location. We walked in, gasped with delight, and bought the house the next day. We named it 'Casa Bendita' - the Blessed House - from the sense of the many blessings which led us to this home. The house is very special, but the location is equally special. We cannot imagine staying anywhere else in San Miguel.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Nearby pleasures are almost too numerous to list! Great food, delightful music, a fine bookshop, and daily festivals are close-at-hand. We love to stop in at Petit Four on Mesones across from the theater for capuccino and fruit tarts. If we decide to cook at home, we head off to the Mercado Ignacio Ramirez where, beyond the beautiful booths of fruit and flowers, is an area where women from the countryside sell whatever they can bring on the bus - fresh ranchero cheese, nopale cactus, poblano chiles, and enormous bunches of herbs from their own gardens. It's always inspiring to take a cooking class (last time it was Mole!) from Paco Cardenas, owner of El Petit Four, but there are classes of every sort within a few blocks: cooking, writing, art, salsa dancing, drumming. Casa Bendita is only two blocks from the world-famous Warren Hardy language school and minutes away from other language schools. There is a yoga and meditation studio just four doors up the street. There's even a wine shop with a friendly owner at the end of the block. Best of all are the discoveries our guests make and leave in the guestbook to share with us, and with the guests who follow them.


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              • Expansive Roof Terrace with San Miguel Panorama

                Expansive Roof Terrace with San Miguel Panorama

              • Beautiful doors of gleaming wood open off Callejon Blanco

                Beautiful doors of gleaming wood open off Callejon Blanco

              • The beautiful handcrafted entry doors promise something special inside

                The beautiful handcrafted entry doors promise something special inside

              • The spacious living room has a complete entertainment center

                The spacious living room has a complete entertainment center

              • The gracious dining room opens onto two courtyards and has its own fireplace

                The gracious dining room opens onto two courtyards and has its own fireplace

              • The chef's kitchen with top-notch appliances opens onto the rear courtyard

                The chef's kitchen with top-notch appliances opens onto the rear courtyard

              • Two balconies with French doors open the king bedroom to the courtyards below

                Two balconies with French doors open the king bedroom to the courtyards below

              • The queen bedroom is inviting - with its fireplace, desk, and dressing room

                The queen bedroom is inviting - with its fireplace, desk, and dressing room

              • The red bedroom also has a balcony, fireplace, and private bath

                The red bedroom also has a balcony, fireplace, and private bath

              • Stairs to the roof terrace and throughout the house are wide + low-rise for ease

                Stairs to the roof terrace and throughout the house are wide + low-rise for ease

              • There is a private space for sunbathing or reading in the lush roof garden

                There is a private space for sunbathing or reading in the lush roof garden

              • The brilliant sunset view from the terrace will take your breath away

                The brilliant sunset view from the terrace will take your breath away

              • C. Blanco, a tiny one block street, probably the most charming street in town!

                C. Blanco, a tiny one block street, probably the most charming street in town!

              • A lush and shaded entry courtyard leads up easy hand-cut stone stairs

                A lush and shaded entry courtyard leads up easy hand-cut stone stairs

              • Arrive next at the peaceful entry with a boveda 'sky' ceiling + marble floor

                Arrive next at the peaceful entry with a boveda 'sky' ceiling + marble floor

              • A beautifully-appointed gathering place around the antique stone fireplace

                A beautifully-appointed gathering place around the antique stone fireplace

              • The central courtyard with its  fountain is a perfect place for morning coffee

                The central courtyard with its fountain is a perfect place for morning coffee

              • The king bedroom has a specially handcrafted metal headboard and bedside tables

                The king bedroom has a specially handcrafted metal headboard and bedside tables

              • Even the bathroom in the king bedroom has a balcony!

                Even the bathroom in the king bedroom has a balcony!

              • The bath for the queen bedroom has beautiful tilework and a shower with a view

                The bath for the queen bedroom has beautiful tilework and a shower with a view

              • The red bedroom doubles as an office if you have to do a bit of work

                The red bedroom doubles as an office if you have to do a bit of work

              • The entry to the roof terrace frames gorgeous cypress trees in the distance.

                The entry to the roof terrace frames gorgeous cypress trees in the distance.

              • Imagine sitting here, managing email via wireless  or just watching clouds go by

                Imagine sitting here, managing email via wireless or just watching clouds go by

              VRBO #218094

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

              $1,400 - $1,600 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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