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Secure, Bright & Sunny Home in Lovely Garden Courtyard

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

“The Sanctuary” is a lovely, secure six-unit gated garden complex over which huge pepper trees spread year-round leafy branches. My condo, located on the top (3rd) floor, is flooded with sunlight and has a spacious, private rooftop patio.

Situated at the end of a double cul-de-sac in a lively family neighborhood, this condo is very safe (many single women rent here) and conveniently located. It's an easy 5-minute flat walk to the farmer's and artisan's market, and a few more to the Jardín, the central plaza of San Miguel.

My condo is especially light and airy, since the sala-comedor (living-diningroom) has two large arched glass doorways, one with southern exposure and the other facing west - the dappled afternoon sun is filtered by the delicate leaves of the pepper tree all year rouond. There are round porthole-like windows in the front room and bedroom, a large rectangular window and skylights in the well-furnished kitchen. Skylights also provide extra illumination in the bedroom which has a large arched doorway that opens directly to the plant-filled passageway, and in the adjoining bathroom, which also has a light well in the corner.

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a very comfortable Sealy Posturepedic mattress and two reading lamps on either side. There is a large closet facing the bed and a smaller one to the side; plus a little study nook with a computer desk and folding chair. The bathroom has a shower and large bathtub finished with hand-painted tiles from nearby Dolores Hidalgo.

The kitchen is completely equipped, with a full-sized refrigerator, stove with 4-ring range and oven, microwave, toaster-oven, blender, plenty of counter space, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and complete table settings for four.

The frontroom furnishings include traditional textiles, mostly from Chiapas and Oaxaca; a comfortable cushioned equipal sofa and chairs (pre-Hispanic indigenous wood and leather design); a hand-carved dining table and chairs; and a fold-out foam futon sofa-bed.

Plant-filled outdoor passageways run along the front (west) and side (south) of the apartment. The rooftop terrace, partially covered and protected from high winds by a row of windows on two sides, is a perfect place to catch the first rays of the morning sun, the last of the setting sun; and the starry skies all night. It is large enough for gatherings or outdoor meals.

The private outdoor spaces of this condo are especially nice, since the extensive gardens and tall trees of the Quinta Loreto, to the south, add to the sense of being surrounded by greenery.

I was a resident of San Miguel for 16 years, and I loved this home best of all the dozens of places I lived. Come and have your spirit refreshed and renewed by all that San Miguel and this condo have to offer.

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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the condo; smoking allowed in outdoor spaces...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) New Sealy Posturpedic mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold-out futon sofa in the living room area can be used for occasional overnight guests...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • once a week maid service and linen change; once-a-month gardener service; drinking water delivered...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden canyon to the east, the city to the south and west with the Guanajuato Range in the distance...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet:

    DSL - via ethernet and/or wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Stove with 4 burners and oven, blender and toaster oven, pots and pans, dishes and silverware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full-sized with separate freezer....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plant-filled front and side passageways, the latter totally private....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large rooftop terrace with patio furniture and built.in bench, partially covered, protected from high winds by a row of windows on two sides....moreless

 

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Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
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$400 $1,250
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5 night min stay
$50
$350 $1,000
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  • Taxes Not included

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The rates are based on payment by check or cash. Arrangements can be made to pay online, but transaction fees will be charged.

Renters pay a 50% downpayment plus $100 damage deposit in order to reserve. Personal checks are accepted via owner's mail service in Laredo, Texas. The balance of payment is due upon arrival.


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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Many art galleries and classes (drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, weaving, photography, sculpture, music, dance, etc.), Spanish classes, cooking classes, concerts, lectures, performance and films in English, live music and dancing in restaurants and nightclubs, Yoga, tai-chi and meditation, temazcales (indigenous sweatlodges), Nearby public library and botanical garden with many educational, cultural and recreational activities. The largest English-language collection in Mexico Outside of Mexico City, birdwatching, hiking, nature talks. Thermal hot spring pools. Many volunteer opportunities.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: I am a Japanese American writer, graphic designer and translator. I have lived in Mexico since 1993.

Why Centro Historico:
I have rented many different lovely and not-so-lovely homes in various parts of San Miguel. When I turned the corner of the cul-de-sac on which this condo is located and saw the huge pepper tree at the end, I knew I wanted to iive there. When I saw the top floor apartment on the east side of the courtyard, flooded with sunlight (the main reason I moved to Mexico), I knew that I wanted to live there forever, so I borrowed money to buy it! But in recent years I have developed problems in my hips, so I have decided to retire in the countryside in a one-story home ... but I'm always happy to visit my Sanctuary (the bannisters are good and strong so I can still make it up and down the stairs easily).

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The SUNLIGHT - through the three large arched glass doors, through the funny round porthole windows, through the skylights in the ceiling, in the plant-filled passageways and on the rooftop terrace patio. Also it's a great family neighborhood with lots of kids who like to help the foreigners, and the other owners and renters in this complex are also on vacation or retired so you get the best of both worlds.


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Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Enter the condo through the light and airy dining area.

    Enter the condo through the light and airy dining area.

  • Ample, fully equipped kitchen.

    Ample, fully equipped kitchen.

  • Hand-carved door to the bedroom.

    Hand-carved door to the bedroom.

  • Ample, light-filled bathroom with shower-tub combo

    Ample, light-filled bathroom with shower-tub combo

  • Small study-nook tucked behind the door to the side passageway.

    Small study-nook tucked behind the door to the side passageway.

  • Stairs to the rooftop terrace.

    Stairs to the rooftop terrace.

  • View to the south.

    View to the south.

  • The exterior of the condo - stairs and front passageway.

    The exterior of the condo - stairs and front passageway.

  • Equipal sofa and chairs, kitchen in the background.

    Equipal sofa and chairs, kitchen in the background.

  • View from kitchen window, stove with range and oven.

    View from kitchen window, stove with range and oven.

  • New Sealy Posturpedic mattress on the queen-sized bed

    New Sealy Posturpedic mattress on the queen-sized bed

  • View to the outdoor passageway and stairs to rooftop terrace patio.

    View to the outdoor passageway and stairs to rooftop terrace patio.

  • The side passageway filled with plants.

    The side passageway filled with plants.

  • View to the southeast from the rooftop patio.

    View to the southeast from the rooftop patio.

  • View to the west.

    View to the west.

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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