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Now Available for Month of October $970

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Open Plan Concept, Comfortable Furniture including A Sofa You Can Stretch Out On

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Last updated: 09/22/2014

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

Centro Historico apartment description

This charming and sophisticated second floor apartment located in the friendly and safe Chorro area of town is just a short (four blocks), well-lit walk to the Plaza Principal (or Jardin) where you will find the most popular historic sites, museums, restaurants, shops, cafes, art and language schools. Were you aware that San Miguel de Allende was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Many important projects are currently underway to improve and preserve this historically significant area of town.

During the hot and humid summer months of the southern States, enjoy San Miguel's perpetual Spring-like weather provided by it's Central Highland location. During the months of June to September San Miguel offers daytime high temperatures in the mid-70 degrees Farenheit followed by cleansing evening rain showers. These pleasant showers cool the evening temperatures, bring out the beautiful blooms of the local flowers and wash down the dusty stone streets. Many say it is the best time to visit San Miguel!

It's easy to fly into Leon, Guanajuato airport from many US cities. Leon is only a 45 minute drive by shuttle from San Miguel. Or, alternatively, why not fly into Mexico City and include a few days in that beautiful, historic city to begin your Mexican adventure? We have provided a link on this page to a wonderful bed and breakfast in Mexico City which we can highly recommend for your stay there. San Miguel de Allende is only a 3.5 hour ride on a very comfortable, first class, non-stop bus from the Norte bus station in Mexico City.

Our one bedroom apartment located on Callejon Piedras Chinas is just a few steps off Calle Chorro (where Chorro meets Calle Barranca). It is one of only three apartments in the building. The spacious living area is conveniently situated on one level with a bright, open floor plan and is tastefully and comfortably furnished and decorated. Some of the amenities include a 26' flat screen TV, DVD/CD player with a selection of recently released movies and a mixed selection of music for your listening pleasure. High speed, wireless internet and a small library includes some interesting novels and a few historic/reference books about San Miguel for the history buffs who would like to learn more about our wonderful town. We have compiled a helpful manual to assist you in operating the appliances and electronic equipment in our home and, for the first time visitor, it also outlines our personal preferences for places to eat and shop.

The apartment provides plenty of natural sunlight with a charming French-door overlooking a lovely courtyard with fountain. The apartment rebuilt in 2006 with modern plumbing, lighting and appliances. For your comfort and convenience the kitchen comes fully equipped for dining-in including stainless steel cookware, a French press coffee maker, serving dishes and trays, sharp knives, wine and cocktail glasses and a selection of condiments and spices.

A new queen Sealy pillow-top mattress and box spring has recently been added.

Martina will come by once a week to tidy-up and launder the linens. She is very friendly and will help encourage you to practice your Spanish. Should you encounter any maintenance issues in our property during your visit, our helpful, English speaking property manager in San Miguel is only a phone call away.

The shared. plant-filled roof top terrace offers spectacular 360 degree views. The views include the domes and spires of the many Centro Historico churches and the Parroquia (beautifully illuminated in the evening), the presa (reservoir) and mountains in the background. From the roof terrace you will experience some of the most amazing sunsets!

Why stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast while visiting San Miguel when you can have all the amenities and comforts of home in this beautiful and spacious apartment for under $35 per night (based on a one month rental term)?

Keywords: Secure, Bright, Airy, Comfortable, Apartment/Flat, Friendly, Interesting Neighborhood, Great Outdoor Space, Fantastic View, Only a Few Stairs to Second Level, Modern, Clean, Classic Colonial Style, Great Layout, One Level

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the unit but there is a roof top terrace....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            An exception could be made with prior agreement with a larger security deposit and extra fee....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

          • Bedroom 1


          • New Sealy Queen sized bed (pillow-top mattress and box spring) with an overhead ceiling fan that circulates the air nicely during warm nights....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • 3 piece with good sized shower


          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library:

            A variety of music for your listening pleasure....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            26' Flat Screen carrying 3 major US networks and many more channels....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Many popular new releases on DVD....moreless


          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Located in the Historic Center within easy walking distance to all amenities....moreless

          • Monument View:

            Beautiful view of the colonial roof tops in the Centro including the light reflected spires of the pink-tinged Parroquia....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the Guanajuato mountains from the rooftop terrace...moreless

          • Village:

            San Miguel de Allende has a small town, village feel and is considered one of the most walkable in the world. This apartment is within the UNESCO World Heritage Center which makes very convenient....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Mountain Biking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            Automatic electric dryer located in kitchen cabinet, but we prefer to use the line on the roof to dry the clothes - much friendlier to the environment and very common in Mexico...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Keeps you comfy in the cool winter months....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            The housekeeper will change the linens and towels once a week....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Land line for local calls only. Please no long distance. Phone number 52-415-152-8403....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Automatic, front-loading, eco-friendly washer located in kitchen cabinet...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            High speed wireless internet....moreless


          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster:

            Toaster Oven...moreless


              • Deck / Patio:

                Beautiful plant filled, roof top terrace with great view of monument roofs including the Parroquia...moreless



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              7 night min stay

              $400 $970
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              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Taxes Included


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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: We are a retired professional couple, who choose to split our time between our home in Nelson, Canada (May-Oct) and our apartment in San Miguel de Allende (Nov-Apr). We love the warm, Mexican winters and our friendly and welcoming Mexican neighbors. We have made many new friends in San Miguel and feel our life is much richer as a result of our San Miguel experience. John is an active Rotarian and he and Sharon are also involved with many other worthwhile causes in SMA. We have two grown children and five young grandchildren living in BC and at the end or our six month Mexican stay, we are always anxious to reconnect with the little ones, our family and our friends in Canada. During our absence from San Miguel, we invite you to our San Miguel home and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. 'Mi casa es su casa.'

              Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
              We owned a vacation home in San Jose del Cabo in the Baja for 12 years and spent many happy times there during our family vacations. As we got closer to retirement, we began extending our time in Cabo to several months in one stretch. Although we loved being close to the beach, we often found it difficult to find interesting things to fill our spare time. We made the decision to travel around Mexico and learn more about the culture, the people and the communities away from the beach areas. Over the next four years we visited San Miguel de Allende several seemed to keep calling us back! We loved the rich and vibrant Mexican culture alive here; the colorful festivals, beautiful historic colonial buildings and fountains, quaint cobblestone streets, perpetual Spring-like weather and, most of all, the welcoming nature of the Mexican locals. We also began meeting many interesting, well-traveled ex-pats who enjoyed giving back to the Mexican community that they now called home. We discovered art shows, music and theater performances, interesting movies, documentaries and lectures being held, the good inexpensive restaurants and San Miguel was also within easy traveling distance to other wonderful Mexican cities and towns that we wanted to explore. The fact that San Miguel did NOT have an international airport was also a plus...we found that those who usually chose to visit San Miguel did so with an express purpose in mind...rather than just for a sun and sand get-away....and this is one of the reasons that John often refers to this magic little town as “an intentional community”.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              As our property is located in the Centro Historico area, it is easy to walk most significant sites. It is a four block walk to the Jardin, the true heart of the town, where most of the historic sites, good restaurants and art galleries are located. It's also a short three block walk to Parque Juarez where Zumba fitness classes and Organic Farmers Market are held every Saturday morning. We enjoy walking to our favorite shops and to the public market downtown where we pick up fresh tortillas, vegetables and flowers. For those who prefer not to walk, local taxis are plentiful, easy to find and charge about pesos $30 (less than US$3) for a ride in the central San Miguel area. There are wonderful aspects of our Chorro neighborhood that we especially love; we have friendly and courteous Mexican neighbors who always make us feel welcome, we love the ambiance of living in an authentic Mexican neighborhood that is safe and quiet and we love to walk to the gym and yoga in the morning, as well as many of our favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner. When evening comes we enjoy sitting on the roof terrace with a glass of wine, discussing the happenings of the day and watching the beautiful sunset over the distant mountains. Life doesn't get any better!

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              • Open Plan Concept, Comfortable Furniture including A Sofa You Can Stretch Out On

                Open Plan Concept, Comfortable Furniture including A Sofa You Can Stretch Out On

              • Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cappuccino machine and toaster oven

                Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cappuccino machine and toaster oven

              • View of Historic Monuments including the Parroquia from roof top terrace

                View of Historic Monuments including the Parroquia from roof top terrace

              • Cable TV includes three US networks

                Cable TV includes three US networks

              • Elegant dining area

                Elegant dining area

              VRBO #357465

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              Date last modified - Sunday, October 12, 2014

              $400 per week (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 09/22/2014
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