Luxurious Home with Private Pool and Fabulous Rooftop
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Centro house description
As you enter Casa de Perlas, your first impression will be of light, graciousness and elegance. The first living area is an outdoor salon, complete with oversized comfortable furniture with seating for 6, a large wood burning fireplace and stone floors covered by antique Persian rugs. There is a separate music system dedicated to this outdoor living area with combined (Denon) CD player and iPod player. An elegant powder room services this part of the home and pool area.
The house continues through a covered outdoor corridor, lined with marble columns and elegant Palladian style mirrors. The mirrors reflect plantings around the solar (and gas) heated plunge pool in the private central courtyard: it is a wonderful oasis after a day of taking in the art galleries and local markets. The pool and gardens are automatically lit at night to add to the enchantment of this area of the home. Imagine yourself relaxing in the sala, listening to your favorite playlist, with a glass of wine after refreshing swim.
At the end of the corridor, you will enter the large, bright Great Room: filled with original art from the owner’s travels in Asia, very high ceilings and the highest quality furniture, it is sure to be one of your favorite areas of the home. A large marble gas fireplace anchors one wall, which divides the living area from the dining room and kitchen. The living room is intimate and comfortable and can easily accommodate large parties. All of the lights and chandeliers are on dimmers so you can create a warm and intimate atmosphere for dining, conversation, or just relaxing.
The built in surround sound system has a high end Harmon Kardon receiver which drives the satellite TV CD player, iPod accessory, Blue Ray player and the 50” plasma screen. In one of two grand custom-built armoires, there is a selection of current movies for your enjoyment while you are in the home. In the other armoire, there is a complete selection of glassware, table linens and cocktail accessories.
The owners appreciate fine food and entertain frequently, and it shows in this spacious, fully equipped cook’s kitchen. All appliances are stainless steel: a 5-burner gas range, dishwasher, dual fridge/ice maker/freezer, and microwave. In addition, you can make use of the convenient small electrical appliances (Cusinart, immersion blender etc) All Clad pots and pans and a selection of French and German knives and a walk in pantry. All of the water in the house is drinkable and triple filtered with a UV and reverse osmosis process for safety and comfort.
Before you leave the kitchen, which enjoys glorious light all day from overhead skylights, you will notice the monitor screen for the security system. It is a fully monitored system, with screens and intercoms in the kitchen and master bedroom linked to the outside front door, so you need never open the house to strangers. (There are also programmed buttons in the master bedroom and front hall for police, fire and emergency)
The second floor is the main sleeping area of the home. The bedrooms are separated by the courtyard, which ensures complete privacy. The luxurious and elegant master bedroom is the first door on your right, and has 2 large (screened) windows overlooking the courtyard and pool. It features a hotel quality king bed, a gas fireplace, an air/heating unit, and a ceiling fan. There are 2 large closets for your use.
In the elegant, sky lit bathroom, there is a double vanity, a generous walk in marble lined shower with bench, and a separate water closet. A wonderful Oriental rug and lined custom draperies provide warmth and quiet elegance. All of our bedrooms have high thread count Italian bed linens and the bathrooms are supplied with luxurious Turkish cotton towels and pure cotton bathrobes.
At the end of the corridor is the bright and pretty second bedroom. It is usually serves as the owner’s guest bedroom, and offers a hotel quality, four-poster queen bed with 2 large closets, and a large window with a built in upholstered bench for reading in the afternoon. The elegant adjoining bathroom is large and light filled: it offers a deep modern style tub (a rarity in San Miguel) with shower, double vanity and stunning custom oversized mirrors. Hair dryers and makeup mirrors are provided in both bathrooms.
The last room on this floor is the office/den/third bedroom: warm and inviting, it is a perfect place to relax with a book or compose emails to home. The den has all of the modern conveniences as you would expect in a home of this caliber: wireless modem, which serves the whole house, laser printer and the Vonage phone for free long distance calls in North America.
Snuggle into the soft leather sofa and put your feet up on the ottoman as you relax in front of the gas fireplace. The den also has the 2nd television in the house: a new 32” flat screen TV with surround sound speaker system, satellite TV and Blue Ray Player. If you have extra guests, they can make use of the comfortable queen sized custom wall bed. The housekeeper will make it up for you on request: there is ample closet space and access to the bathroom, which adjoins the second bedroom.
A well-lit staircase leads to the most magical place in this very magical home: the beautiful roof top terrace. Acting as another complete living room and entertaining space, it enjoys wonderful views of the city day and night. Graced with flowering bougainvillea vines, pots of fragrant rosemary, and a prolific lemon tree, it is a heavenly place to read or just to relax.
Indeed, you will find yourself spending hours curled upon the comfortable sofa or day bed on the roof, watching the hummingbirds dart among the flowers, and perhaps planning your evening out at one of many good restaurants in San Miguel.
If you decide to cook alfresco, there is an out door kitchen with an impressive built in BBQ grill, bar fridge and copper bar sink. The outdoor dining table can seat 6 or 8. A custom antique armoire has been adapted for entertaining: it houses the stereo system that services the rooftop, wine glasses and has a marble “bar” for beverage service.
There is also a powder room on this level for your convenience. Behind the power room, there is another small terrace where the owner grows culinary herbs such as mint, basil and oregano that you are welcome to enjoy.
Our industrious housekeeper keeps the home sparkling 5 days a week, and is also an expert laundress. She also manages the garden and the pool so you will have nothing to do except relax and enjoy. Breakfast and/or light lunch can be provided by arrangement.
The bilingual house manager is on call to handle any issue or emergency, personal or house related. He also owns a licensed tour company, and will arrange transportation from the airports in Mexico City as well as private tours of the surrounding areas.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
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- Our industrious housekeeper works from 9 to 4, Monday to Friday, and will take care of the house while you are there. She is an expert laundress, and also takes care of the pool and the gardens. She can provide delicious Mexican breakfast and/or lunch with prior arrangement. We also have a house manager who is fully bilingual, always on call and can arrange airport pickup, tours, and respond to any emergency or even just a question. For your convenience and safety, all of the water in house is triple filtered. You need not worry about bathing, drinking or cooking with it. We also have a modern, monitored security system which the house manager will show you how to use on arrival. In our front hallway, we have sideboard which has very complete house manual as well as maps, city guides, brochures from cooking schools, take out, Spanish schools etc. We want you to enjoy San Miguel as much as we do. Who knows, perhaps you will buy a home here too! ...moreless
Living Room: Surround sound system with built in wall speakers/sub woofer. Driven by high end Harmon Kardon receiver. Also CD player and iPod accessory. Outdoor Sala: Denon Ipod/CD player. ...moreless
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Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
Lanai / Gazebo:
We have 2 covered living spaces: the sala in the entry & the spectacular roof top with a fireplace, music system, out door kitchen, powder room, potted trees and flowers and culinary herbs. ...moreless
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Our gorgeous home is centrally located in the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. Set high in the hills north of Mexico City, the town dates back to the 16th century, and has well-preserved baroque architecture, winding cobblestone streets and is wonderfully romantic. Selected by Conde Naste Traveller as one of the top places to travel to in the world, San Miguel is also a sophisticated cultural, intellectual and artistic centre. In a recent NYT '36 Hours in' feature, the writer said that 'San Miguel — a Unesco World Heritage site — feels fresh again, with rebooted energy from an influx of sophisticates far younger than the expatriate retirees traditionally associated with the town. Stores focus on regional designers and artists, and restaurants specialize in the locally grown — organic produce and livestock from surrounding farms that thrive year-round in the eternal spring climate at roughly 6,100 feet. Lovely as always and livelier than ever, it’s a new old San Miguel' Over 10,000 expats from Canada Australia and the United States have chosen to live here, full time or for part of the year. Why? The climate is perfect all year round, and the quality of life is truly extraordinary. San Miguel is full of interesting things to do: you can study Spanish, take up a new art form, or perfect your salsa moves. Art gallery openings, sultry evenings filled with flamenco or tango music and special five course tasting menus at one of several excellent restaurants are available for you to enjoy. It is said that San Miguel has more festivals than school days: every weekend, the central square is full of strolling families enjoying the outdoor concerts, fireworks bursting overhead and roaming mariachi bands It is also a very popular wedding destination for affluent Mexicans which adds to the celebratory atmosphere. Our home is wonderfully convenient to the many good restaurants, bakeries, and shopping in San Miguel. We are also just around the corner from La Zona: a lively street with trendy boutiques, gourmet stores, and the best croissants in town. We are a 5-minute walk to the centre of town with its weekly fiestas, live music and strolling families. You can truly walk everywhere from our house, or take a taxi anywhere in town for less than $3 USD. ...moreless
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A Stunning Home in a Beautiful Place--Casa de Perlas, San Miguel de Allende
A Stunning Home in a Beautiful Place--Casa de Perlas, San Miguel de Allende
We spent a romantic honeymoon at Casa de Perlas in late September of 2013. From the moment we walked through the doors we felt thoroughly spoiled. This home is like the one you only dream of owning—a wonderful combination of beauty and luxury and exceptional comfort. You can relax here! It is conveniently situated within a few minutes’ walk of the historic centre of San Miguel de Allende (SMA) where we found great restaurants, shopping and rooftop patios with amazing views and margaritas, of course. During our time there, we were lucky enough to see the colourful festivities in celebration of St. Michael the Archangel, Patron Saint of SMA. Despite all the appeals of SMA, we so enjoyed this home that we sometimes chose to stay in so we could BBQ, sip wine and gaze at the setting sun while lounging on the stunning rooftop terrace (which includes a covered yet open living area with a fireplace). So beautiful! Some of the other amenities we appreciated were a chef’s kitchen; a refreshing pool; satellite tv; beautiful linens, bedding and mattresses; a comprehensive security system; an extremely efficient and pleasant domestic assistant; and a handbook of practical information on SMA with recommendations from the owners for eating out, shopping, groceries, medical care and anything else you care to indulge in. For those that simply cannot cut the cord with the office there is a fully functional office with high speed internet and printer. We cannot recommend Casa de Perlas highly enough—you may not want to go home!
- Guest Michael (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 09/25/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Manager response: We take such pride in our lovely and elegant San Miguel home, and it is so gratifying when guests appreciate the care and attention to detail that we have put into it. We are delighted that staying at Casa de Perlas was a highlight of your honeymoon, and wish you all the best for your future together.
Perfect and Fabulous stay
Perfect and Fabulous stay
This was our second time in San Miguel. We love this town! It is charming, hospitable, interesting, cultural, safe and relaxing. Our stay at this wonderfully appointed home made this vacation one of our best ever. The attention to detail in everything from the towels to the wine glasses to the heated pool could not have been better. We particularly loved being able to sit on the beautiful sala with our coffee or wine and enjoy the morning light and sounds or the sunsets. The location is wonderful. You can walk to everything and there are all the conveniences within walking distance. Our stay was made even better with the friendly housekeeper, Bernece, who helped us navigate the town, make whatever we wanted and make our stay more relaxing. I have rented from VRBO many times and this was our best choice to date. Thank you for such a lovely home that includes everything one could want.
- Guest lisa k.
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Special Birthday CelebrationGuest comment entered by manager
Special Birthday Celebration
Antes que nada quiero felicitarte por el gran servicio y atención desde el inicio. Solo buenos comentarios mios y de mis amigos hacia la casa, la cual es espectacular, hermosa y el servicio de Berenice y Nicolasa fue inmejorable. Hi Laura, First I want to congratulate you for the great service and attention from the beginning. Only good comments of mine and my friends to the house, which is spectacular, beautiful and Berenice and Nicolasa service was unbeatable.
- Guest Emilio
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/16/13
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Year Purchased: 2011
About: Ben and I met in San Miguel de Allende in January of 2010: it was his 6th year wintering here and I was on my way through to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We fell in love and our love affair with each other and San Miguel continues. Like many other visitors to San Miguel, we came intending to rent another home, and ending up buying our dream.
An American couple built Arboles 2B about 3 years ago: he is an experienced contractor and she is an artist, working here and in Taos New Mexico. This house was their fifth project here, and we naturally think that it must be the best. Every day, we see another detail, another feature, another flowering plant blooming, which makes us appreciate all of the effort and attention that they put into the project.We spent a few months in San Miguel completing the furnishings and adding artwork. Much of the artwork on the walls in the living room is from my travels in Laos, Vietnam and China. We hope to continue to add art from Mexico and our travels in Europe. We spend our summers in Oakville Ontario, sailing on our Niagara 35, called Glory, and planning our next trip here or there. We sincerely hope that you fall in love with San Miguel just as we did, and want to come back again and again. There is vibrancy and an energy here that we have not found anywhere else in world, and we love to help others discover it too.
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I fell in love with Casa de Perlas the moment I reached the top of the stairs and entered the roof top sala. All around there are stunning views, and the air is filled with the fragrance from the lemon tree and the pots of flowering rosemary. Completely set up for comfort, it is a wonderfully luxurious spot to read, relax and watch the hummingbirds flit amid the vibrant bougainvillaea. Or you can entertain friends with wine and tapas as we have many times. It is the crowning glory of a truly glorious home.
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Entering beautiful Casa de Perlas
Asian art overlooks the dining room which elegantly seats eight.
Outdoor living area for post swim drink in front of wood burning fireplace
Fully equipped with best quality materials and modern appliances.
Rich oriental carpets & original artwork make this master suite an oasis
Modern stylish master bathroom with double vanity, marble tiles and separate WC
Ensuite guest bathroom with double vanity, marble tiles and granite counter.
Put your feet up in the handsome den with surround sound system & 32 plasma TV
Stunning roof top living room with wood burning fireplace and sound system
Outdoor kitchen: BBQ, bar fridge, & copper bar sink. Dining for 6/8. Umbrella
Living Room with antique Oriental rugs, gas fireplace and home theatre system
Spectacular view to the courtyard from the living room
Glamourous yet functional kitchen with 5 burner gas range and walk in pantry.
Elegant main floor powder room
Luxurious master with fireplace, double closets and view of inner courtyard
Spacious 2nd bedroom with hotel quality queen bed, double closets and en-suite.
Den offers a gas fireplace, 32' LED TV, DVD, printer, wireless, and satellite.
The housekeeper can make up the comfortable queen wall bed when needed.
Another view of the roof top oasis.
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