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Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of the home.

Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of the home. From the 'casita' sundeck - back toward the house and pool. Partial street view. On entering the home you have a wonderful patio that overlooks Centro Historico. A very partial view from the upper entry patio. Looks over casita sundeck. Evening by the pool. Even on mornings when fog envelops the town below, its magical! Dining room with a view. View from the dining room. Casual Dining... with a beautiful view. Living room. Living room. A seperate casita. This is the 3rd suite and is on the lower garden terrace. Suite off the pool Sunset, looking back at the house from the upper courtyard and pool. Casita looking out onto the lower garden 'Master' patio with a fireplace, just outside the Master suite. Wine and evening cocktails are much better in a San Miguel sunset. View from the pool of Centro, and the San Miguel de Allende Parroquia cathedral. Casita sleeping. This is a queen bed and there is also a twin bed -just in case. Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of our home.

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Centro Historico house description

Casa Valle de los Angeles is a comfortable, traditional home with sprawling views of San Miguel from every part of the property. Within an easy walking distance from the Jardin (3 blocks as the crow flies) dining out and shopping is easy to get to. Cabs are prolific so getting back home after a large Mexican luncheon is just as easy and very inexpensive.

Our House keeper, Julie, is an excellent cook and will enjoy making anything from her own personal menu. Breakfast may be prepared and served in the mornings at the time of your preference, and if you want to stay in for dinner you only need to arrange it. (The cost of your food and beverages are not included in our home's the rental fee).

We have many guests who return each year to Valle de los Angeles as their home away from home. Each suite has a fireplace, its own bathroom and may be locked seperately from the rest of the house.
The pool may be heated at your request.
The rates shown are for the main house and it's 2 bedroom suites for 2 couples. Use of the casita is available upon extra request but for your privacy will otherwise remain unused during your stay.

Keywords: Centro Historico, pool, casita, suites, housekeeper, garden, views

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeping
      • Private Chef
      • Staff
      • Housekeeper Included
      • Daily Maid Service
      • Housekeeper

      Suitability

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        We prefer adults age 40 and up....moreless

      • Pets Considered
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Not Suitable For Children

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        This room has its own full-bathroom...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        This room has its own full bathroom...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        This room has its own full-bathroom....moreless

      • Each bedroom is a suite with its own entry off the private garden.

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining Area Seats:

        6...moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Kitchen
      • Refrigerator
      • Microwave
      • Stove
      • Freezer
      • Dining
      • Oven
      • Toaster
      • Coffee Maker

      Amenities

      • Washing Machine
      • Towels Provided
      • Linens Provided
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Babysitter
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Living Room seats 6

      Entertainment

      • CD Player
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Television

      Communications

      • Computer Available
      • Telephone

      Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Monument View:

            Centro Historico is an Historical Monument...moreless

          • Mountain View

          Activities

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

          Other Activities

              • Within the very walk-able Historical Center near world-class restaurants, Spanish language clinics, Art schools, and the famous Parroquia at the Jardin (town square)....moreless
               

              Reviews

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              • very satisfied guests

                very satisfied guests

                • Guest joanne L.
                • Date of stay 03/03/14
                • Review Submitted 03/11/14
                This property and house are simply gorgeous with a most spectacular view of the town and of evening sunsets. It was a pleasure to be welcomed into a house that comes equipped with lovely linens, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, the most comfortable rooms, very good beds and accommodating staff. The owner is the most receptive we have encountered in several years of renting in SMA. She responds promptly and clearly to any of our questions. Yes there is traffic noise but it does fade into the background and yes the climb up and down is steep but there are buses and taxis - and we do enjoy the exercise.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.

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              • Property 399712

                Property 399712

                • Guest Jane R.
                • Date of stay 01/19/14
                • Review Submitted 02/27/14
                Inadequate heating to compensate for cold weather.The house came with two tiny heaters were provided on in each bedroom, Only the master bathroom had a heater.Wiring was antiquated and left us without lights and heat for 1 day and a half. Not as easy a walk to the center of town . The property was clean and well kept by the housekeeper. The phone and internet connections were excellent. The views from the property were spectacular. The ad was misleading as to the inclusion of breakfast with the rental. Any meals were extra.Had the heating been adequate we would have given it a higher rating. This house probably would also hve obtained a higher rating if it was later in year.

                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Dear Jane, Thank you for the tip about the meals sounding like they are included. I have corrected the default setting I noticed in the VRBO settings. Hadn't seen these before. To be clear, food preparation by our housekeeper is included if a guest wishes it and is pointed out because this in most often not a given when renting a home. However, you are correct that unlike B&B's, renting a home does not include food and beverages. I completely missed the fact that you were expecting food to be included. I believe this is clear in the contract, but I will confirm that it is. As for the rest, I do apologize profusely. By all accounts, it was an unusually cold winter this year. I expect that as with the rest of the world, 'odd' weather will continue, so I have since purchased electric blankets and added better heaters. It was the perfect storm of home-owner issues that occurred during your stay. Though they have all been addressed during (as well as on the heels of) your departure, I know that it affected the quality of your vacation. I also realize that you had been so looking forward to this time away. I am deeply sorry about the inconvenience and having to have repairs done during your vacation time. If you would consider it, we would like to extend to you a week at our home, with my compliments in either 2015 or 2016. Jane, I very much appreciate your candor and grace, and I sincerely hope that you will provide us with an opportunity to make it up to you. With warm sincerity, Petalyn Albert

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              • Love, love, love

                Love, love, love

                • Guest Marie C.
                • Date of stay 02/09/14
                • Review Submitted 02/25/14
                Where to begin. The house is very comfortable, and I truly love the traditional feel and how it opens onto the garden and the gorgeous view from everywhere. Julie, the housekeeper, is helpful and lovely. She totally spoiled us. We will come back because we relaxed so much. I do everything when I'm at home and at Valle de Los Angeles I felt cared for and spoiled. It was just a very, very special time. I recommend this charming home to anyone who wants to be close to the center of town, but still be able to look out over San Miguel and into the distance, and know that if you want lunch at home all you need to do is arrange for it. Everything is just so easy.

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              • A "Must Stay" Property

                A "Must Stay" Property

                • Guest Farrokh S. (-)
                • Date of stay 02/01/14
                • Review Submitted 02/16/14
                No kidding! This is a MUST stay property. We did not want to leave the house. Stayed there 10 days and had a very relaxing time and enjoyed every minute of it. The location is great and the view extraordinary. The help/chef was an added bonus and we were absolutely spoiled. The food was delicious and the help made it totally stress free. This house is very clean and well maintained. I recommend this property and will be back for sure. Sherry

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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              • Beautiful Property

                Beautiful Property

                • Guest Beth (New Orleans, LA)
                • Date of stay 12/26/13
                • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                This is a gorgeous property. Theresa is a wonderful addition and an amazing chef. We were extremely cold and had difficulty locating any heaters, but the cold was unexpected and unusual. Also, the owner was very responsive when we brought this to her attention. The location is very good, walking distance to the square and other sights, but lots of very steep hills. Overall, we would definitely stay here again.

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Beth, I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourself. It was a pleasure for me personally to have you with us. You are a perfect guest. Yes, this is an unusual year for the cold. I am here in San Miguel now and it is still cold. Be assured, we will have electric blankets and some other additions to make things more comfortable should 2015 turn out the same. I truly hope you will come back to our happy home when you return to San Miguel. Warmly, Petalyn

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Magical Stay!

                Magical Stay!

                • Guest Judy (Sunnyvale, CA)
                • Date of stay 06/08/13
                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                What a dream house! Upon our arrival, Teresa showed us around~we were so impressed by this wonderful home! Upon entering, the doors opened and we had a FABULOUS view of the city on the open porch, which is where we spent most of our time. The bedrooms were perfect, cozy and comfortable. LOVED the tile work and uniqueness of this Mexican haven. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here in this perfect location. 7-8 minute walk to the square where so much is going on! The people are warm and friendly. Felt totally at home here, and can't wait to come back. You are missing out if you haven't been to San Miguel de Allende!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Judy, I am so very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and all that San Miguel has to offer.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

              • Hope to return....

                Hope to return....

                • Guest Heather & Craig (Cda) (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
                • Date of stay 04/08/13
                • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                We just returned from our absolutely awesome two weeks at your home in San Miguel! I'm not sure where to begin, so I'll start at the beginning. On our arrival, Teresa and her brother, Cervano, where there to meet us with a warm Mexican welcome. What was unexpected was the delicious enchilida lunch awaiting us too! After a short tour of the property, we sat down in the dining room with the stunning view and ate some of the best Mexican food prepared by the very talented cook Teresa. The accommodations and Teresa and Cervano were wonderful! We never grew tired of sitting in the outdoor space downstairs watching the view and particularly the ever changing sunsets. We spent countless hours in the morning, afternoon and evening relaxing there. We tried to take as many pictures of the sunsets (each one different and stunning) so that every day back at home, we can watch San Miguel sunsets over and over again! We strolled down to town almost every day where we found the people to be extremely friendly. We also found that everyone was very tolerant of our limited Spanish and willing to communicate regardless of the language barrier. We enjoyed all the fine dining, the shopping but mostly just stopping for a cervasa in the square or an indoor patio and hanging out in El Jardin in the evenings with the locals watching life go by and chatting with whoever felt like stopping to chat. We watched weddings, mariachi bands, children playing, lovers strolling and sneaking in a quick kiss and vendors all to the backdrop of the church bells chiming. We had no shortage of restaurants to try - from local Mexican cuisine to Argentinian, Canadian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Japanese - just about anything you could want. We recommend a stop in on Thursday night for pizza and some great live music and locally made beer at La Mesa Grande (at the corner of Zacateros and Pica Sela). Also, check out Matildas/Moxi (in the Matilda hotel) - do have the carrot cake! We had a wonderful day with Albert Coffee on our trip to Cañada de la Virgin. Albert is extremely knowledgeable about the excavation and history of the site and the Mexican culture at that time as well as being a very entertaining gentleman! Definitely extend the trip to include the lunch at the ranch - delicious! We also recommend Ventanas Golf Resort. Very reasonably priced and we had the course pretty much to ourselves on both visits. We definitely recommend Valle de Los Angeles!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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              • Villa Los Angeles - Beautiful and Stately

                Villa Los Angeles - Beautiful and Stately

                • Guest Fran and Jerome (SF Bay Area and Berlin, Germany)
                • Date of stay 03/20/13
                • Review Submitted 03/31/13
                This home is quite breathtaking--the views and the elegance of the home are amazing. We were so comfortable and well-taken care of that we felt completely spoiled. The cook/housecleaner, Teresa, and the gardener, Servando, were so sweet that I almost cried when we had to leave. Yes, her cooking is really delicious. The owners went above and beyond to help us and answered every question we had, even arranging to have someone pick us up at the airport. It was our first visit to San Miguel de Allende, but far from our last. The home is located within walking distance to town, and it is interesting to pass by all that stunning architecture. We did take a cab back once or twice (up hill to get to the home), but walked back most of the time. Taxis are cheap and plentiful, so no problems in hailing one in either direction. There is always something going on in the Jardin, plenty of music and other miscellaneous activities. There is no chance of ever being bored in SMA. We recommend the Sunday house tour (from the Biblioteca/Library), a visit to Guanajuato, a visit to one of the hot springs (we went to La Gruta) and a visit to the Botanical Gardens. Sunday brunch at the Posada Corazon was a truly memorable experience and highly recommended. Also, the Rosewood Hotel, despite being new, had the most mindblowing view in town from their roof top bar. El Pegaso, in Centro, had absolutely delicious Chiles en Nogada, a special treat, as they are traditionally served only on very special occasions in Mexico. Thanks to the owners for making our first trip to SMA a truly special one. We'll be back.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Thank you Fran, It is our privilage to share our home with lovely people like you. Come back as oftern as you like. Noestros casa es su casa. Petalyn

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              • good value

                good value

                • Guest marty (outer banks, nc)
                • Date of stay 02/16/13
                • Review Submitted 02/26/13
                The house was nice, great view and just like described. The best ammenity was Teresa the housekeeper. She is a terrific cook and a pleasure to deal with. Teresa also arranged for a massuse and driver/tour guides when requested. she was truly wonderful!

                Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.

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              • Comfort and Privacy in San Miguel

                Comfort and Privacy in San Miguel

                • Guest Cynthia B. (-)
                • Date of stay 11/21/12
                • Review Submitted 12/07/12
                We spent 7 wonderful nights at Valle de los Angeles. We were welcomed into the house by Teresa, who then proceeded to work her magic in the kitchen with a passion and talent for cooking that made it difficult to want to eat elsewhere. The home is a comfortable distance from the centro and we enjoyed taking different streets up or down, exploring as we strolled. The home,gardens, patios and pool were perfectly maintained and the elevated outside patio was where we spent every sunset and late evening lounging on the chaise longues. In a city that has so many home rentals Valle de los Angeles is a gem!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Thank you Howard and Cyndy, for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come again, and again. Teresa commented on how much she loved meeting you both and thanks you for your generosity.

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              May 5 - May 10, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              May 26 - May 31, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $980 $2,950
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              Summer Wild-Hair Special
              Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $690
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay
              $143
              $3,850

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Pet Fee $300
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              We do not cater to children. No birthday or special events.

              Summer Wild-Hair Specials require 100% payment at booking.

              This is a Non-smoking property and we ask that our guests do not allow loud music or raised voices on our property out of respect for neighbors and their families. All food, beverages (and supplies after week one) are at guests expense.

              N.B. Four guests equal 2 couples.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 04/14/2014
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              Location

              • Fábrica La Aurora

                "Fabulous!!! You must go!"

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              • Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel

                "Clearly, you can't go home without walking to the Jardine and sitting a spell. You must walk..."

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              • El Pegaso

                "A great place to sample some of the real dishes of San Miguel."

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              • Instituto Allende

              • Jardín Botánico el Charco del Ingenio

                "A great hike up to the gardens from our home, and once you are there you can take in the loc..."

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: The very first day that I looked out of my hotel room window, I turned to my husband and said, 'we need to buy a home here.' Just that fast, I felt like I was home. San Miguel is just one of those places where it feels like anything is possible.

              Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
              We wanted a great excuse to come back again and again. Whenever I do get to visit our home in San Miguel, I swear that the next time I will stay for a month.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our cook and housekeeper, Yuli, is a huge part of why I relax so quickly when I'm in San Miguel. Preparing meals every day is just part of my normal life, and when I'm in San Miguel I can literally say to her, ' you decide what to cook every day. I give her the money, she does the shopping and the cooking and I don't have to lift a finger.' She loves to cook, so we are both very happy. I always encourage anyone who stays at our home to just let her do their cooking; just leave it all up to her. Just be aware that outside of preparing breakfast, other meals are considered extra work, so please consider this when tipping at the end of your stay. Naturally, as with any other rental, the cost of your food and beverages are not included in the rental fee. There is nothing like being able to let all that go and be in your own home at the same time. The views are wonderful. Even if I don't leave home for a couple of days I feel spacious and open because you can see for miles, and yet everything in town is just a short walk away. Life seems so do-able here, and stress flies away in short order.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of the home.

                Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of the home.

              • Partial street view.

                Partial street view.

              • A very partial view from the upper entry patio. Looks over casita sundeck.

                A very partial view from the upper entry patio. Looks over casita sundeck.

              • Even on mornings when fog envelops the town below, its magical!

                Even on mornings when fog envelops the town below, its magical!

              • View from the dining room.

                View from the dining room.

              • Living room.

                Living room.

              • A seperate casita. This is the 3rd suite and is on the lower garden terrace.

                A seperate casita. This is the 3rd suite and is on the lower garden terrace.

              • Sunset, looking back at the house from the upper courtyard and pool.

                Sunset, looking back at the house from the upper courtyard and pool.

              • 'Master' patio with a fireplace, just outside the Master suite.

                'Master' patio with a fireplace, just outside the Master suite.

              • Wine and evening cocktails are much better in a San Miguel sunset.

                Wine and evening cocktails are much better in a San Miguel sunset.

              • Casita sleeping. This is a queen bed and there is also a twin bed -just in case.

                Casita sleeping. This is a queen bed and there is also a twin bed -just in case.

              • From the 'casita' sundeck - back toward the house and pool.

                From the 'casita' sundeck - back toward the house and pool.

              • On entering the home you have a wonderful patio that overlooks Centro Historico.

                On entering the home you have a wonderful patio that overlooks Centro Historico.

              • Evening by the pool.

                Evening by the pool.

              • Dining room with a view.

                Dining room with a view.

              • Casual Dining... with a beautiful view.

                Casual Dining... with a beautiful view.

              • Living room.

                Living room.

              • Suite off the pool

                Suite off the pool

              • Casita looking out onto the lower garden

                Casita looking out onto the lower garden

              • View from the pool of Centro, and the San Miguel de Allende Parroquia cathedral.

                View from the pool of Centro, and the San Miguel de Allende Parroquia cathedral.

              • Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of our home.

                Private (upper) garden terrace looking toward the back of our home.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

              $140 - $143 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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