Casa Colibri- Vistas of the Parroquia and 3 Hr of Spanish Lessons/Week
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Colonia Caracol house description
The house is on a secured lot with the entrance via a gate. There are no cars on the Callejon making it very quiet. It is located in Colonia Caracol. Raul and Guadelupe live and worked in San Miguel and Raul was born here. We know the area very well and can help you with whatever information you need to make your stay more enjoyable. The rates include 3 hours of Spanish lessons per week.
The house is very comfortable and cool in the summertime. The electricity has been upgraded and North Americans will not need an adapter to use their electronic gear - all outlets are grounded. The kitchen is well equipped and there's a BBQ on the rooftop terrace. Both of the bathrooms have new American Standard Right Height toilets and more upgrades are planned. There is a wood burning fireplace in the sitting area of the living room and a space heater is provided for your comfort.
The main bedroom has a ceiling fan and a Sealy Posturpedic matrimonial mattress.
The view from the rooftop terrace is beautiful. At night the sunsets are spectacular - each one is different in some way. The garden is beautifully decorated and you can catch the morning sun here or go up to the terrace and watch the sun as it comes up over the Parroquia.
The little tienda a half a block from the house sells water and limited supplies. It's an easy 15 minute downhill walk to the Instituto Allende where you'll find language classes, cafes and tours. There's a corner store near the Institute for supplies and a fresh fruit and veggie stand in front. You can continue on to the center of town, El Jardin, which is a 20-25minute walk directly from Casa Colibris. Don't worry - you can taxi back to the house for a mere $25 pesos or $2.50US.
We are very happy to share our home with you. San Miguel de Allende is a World Heritage site and we're very proud of it. You'll feel welcome here - not just by us but also by the town's people.
Keywords: Family Home with Yard, Garden and Rooftop Terrace, spanish lessons, casa, ceiling fan, parroquia, quiet, garden, rooftop terrace,
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- The yard and house are completely fenced in and the entrance is via a locked gate which is very secure. The windows all have screens and protection. The kitchen has a 3 system water purifier for drinking. Includes UV purification. Space heaters are available in the winter. Rates include Spanish lessons - 3 hours per week. More time is available for a fee and upon request....moreless
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- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio:
Location & View
SMA is located in Central Mexico, surrounded by mountains. You can see the mountain range off in the distance and it is responsible for some of the unusual cloud patterns that can appear around sunset...moreless
- Monument View:
- Car Not Necessary
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Great birdwatching from the garden.
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Our stay at Casa Colibris
Our stay at Casa Colibris
We truly enjoyed living (46 days) in this authentic Mexican house with its flowerd gardens,where we sipped our lemongrass tea after lunch.Ttwo patios offered shade or partial sun ,perfect for reading on a lazy afternoon. A goodsized sunlit kitchen ,equipped wih more than adequate utensils, made it pleasant to prepare meals for ouselves as well as for the occasional dinner guests, from whom we got positve comments regarding the artistic and harmonious set up of the place,and the quality of the living room furniture. The second floor-glass-lined den was the best choice for our computer activities. The roof top terrace a real bonus, ! (wih a clothes line ) ...for sun bathing , ...for the VIEW of the city and the Parroquia, ...for enjoying margaritas while watching the ever magnificent sunsets! Also, we experienced warm and freindly relations with the owners ,(living next door): Raul, Guadelupe and their children... We would recommend Casa Colibris ,for a stay in beautifull San Miguel de Allende !
- Guest Yo (Gatineau, province of Quebec, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/14/11
- Review Submitted 05/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Manager response: We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. I know that Raul and Guadalupe also enjoyed meeting you both! As time goes on we plan on adding equipment to the kitchen and elsewhere in the house. We enjoy hearing from visitors about the creature comforts they missed from home and adding things that would make you all more comfortable.
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Additional information about rental rates
A damage deposit of $400 is required. This will be returned in full to you within 10 days of your check out date providing there is no damage.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $400
- Taxes Not included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 1975
About: We lived in this house while our girls were growing up. Everything in the house is cared for with love and you can still hear the laughter echoing in the rooms. The location is very quiet and we built our new house right next door. We are close at hand and able to help you with information about San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding area. I (Raul) speak English having lived in the US when I was younger. Guadelupe is from a village near SMA and understands a lot of English but only speaks Spanish. We are both retired teachers. I taught English & PE and Guadalupe taught Spanish. We love San Miguel and we love our house. It is a great honor to be able to share that with you. We will do whatever we can to make your stay a memorable vacation and we hope you will return again someday.
Why Colonia Caracol:
Colonia Caracol is a classic Mexican neighborhood. It is filled with hard working people. We have a neighborhood church very close by and there are often family activities on the weekends. It is not unusual to see kids out at midnight with their parents watching the fireworks. On Mothers' Day you can hear the groups of young women going around singing on horseback about how much they love their mothers. From the terrace you can watch the fireworks in comfort.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The private house and garden are unique. The house is a traditional Mexican casa and there is a wood burning fireplace in the sitting area. All of the rooms have windows and the house keeps cool in the hot summers. The house is furnished with traditional Mexican furniture and is extremely comfortable. There is wireless internet in the house. It is a nice 20 minute downhill walk to El Jardin, the center of town. You can take a taxi back to the house for a mere $25 pesos ($2.50). There is also a bus 2 blocks from the house as well ($0.50). Half a block away is a little store where you can buy water and a few groceries. Down on Cinco de Mayo there are fruit and vegetables stores, lavenderias, a butcher and many places to eat. All this is a very short walk from the house.
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Listing #257087 - 2 Bedroom House in Colonia Caracol
Hallway between bedrooms, bathroom and serra.
Serra with desk, love seat and chair.
Terrace furniture includes umbrella and stand. La Parroquia in the background.
Zoomed in photo of La Parroquia.
Kitchen with 4 burner stove, oven and full sized new fridge.
TV Room with 39' flat screen HDTV. 104 channels including CNN, BBC NEWS, FOX NEW
Living room view from the dining room.
Callejon de la Palma, No. 5 in Colonia Caracol
Ceiling Fan and windows that open. Room darkening curtains.
Lg open shower, new Cadet 3 Right Height toilet. Professional hair dryer & iron.
The view from the terrace stairs.
Listing #257087 - 2 Bedroom House in Colonia Caracol
Washing area and machine.
Water Purification System. 2 filters with UV light.
Dining room and bar
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