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Pied a Terre - Guest Suite

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Street Entrance on left, fountain, my apartment/your Guest Suite second floor

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Last updated: 10/10/2014

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

Centro Historico apartment description

The Guest Suite in this elegant, split plan apartment in the Historic District of San Miguel de Allende (steps from the Angela Peralta Theatre, see Map) - is a small, fully furnished bedroom, with it's own full bathroom. It has twin or king bed flexibility (see Video). It has a desk with chair, an upholstered Queen Ann chair, 2 footstools, 3 lamps, and French doors opening on a flowered balcony over a small garden. Cool in summer, cooler in winter. A heater, a fan, and a white noise machine are provided. It has a well-appointed, full bath and storage space. You will have a Vonage phone, wireless HS Internet, a flat screen TV with basic cable, and use of the washer. All linens (sheets are ironed), towels, paper products, are included. There is purified water throughout the apartment. You enter the complex (please see the Video!) through a courtyard with flowers, trees and a lovely fountain. A doormen provides further security. There is a huge roof terrace with trees, an herb garden, and views almost to Madrid; guests enjoy it for morning coffee, to watch the hot air balloons, entertain friends, and sun bathing. The ambiance of the apartment is north African or Morrocan, so shade is valued and blackout curtains are available at many of the windows for the afternoon sun. I have original paintings and Persian carpets, and the light here is very strong. This is a home, not a hostel, B&B, or pension. Sex, age, and sexual orientation are irrelevant. The primary owner is a large, affectionate Siamese cat. Secondary owner lives in the Master Suite, rarely using the living room and not into cooking. The kitchen is available for occasional snacks. Living room privileges are negotiable. Due to it's location, around the corner from the Jardin, the Guest Suite is ideal for people wanting to get out and get to know San Miguel, the Historic District, and all they have to offer; it isn't suited to people who want to spend a lot of time in the apartment. No subletting, no pets, no smoking except on the roof terrace; overnight guests limited, with prior permission, and at the rate stipulated. NOTE: VRBO requires a 'nightly' rate, but I do not rent by the night. You can stay the days you want to, but your rate will be for a week (or a month). Please, please check the Calendar for availability, and the NOTES (scroll down to the bottom under RATES) for a clearer picture of the Rates.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Thirty....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            The roof terrace can be used for smoking....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Only owners are allowed pets. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            King or twin configuration available....moreless

          • Flat screen TV, DVD player, HS Internet connection, Vonage phone. Two bedside tables with reading lamps, 6 drawers, a wallet and key shelf, a Safe for valuables, a screen door (in addition to the bedroom door, which locks) should you wish for cross ventilation, or to keep the cat out. There is a desk and chair and bookshelves, as well as a Queen Ann chair for reading. Each bed has 2 pillows. The walls have a well-known print, an original painting, and a poster of the Parroquia at night. I provide maps, and guide books, an atlas, a dictionary, a thesauras, Juarde of San Miguel, and an Insider's Guide to SMA....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Tub and shower. Vanity and 3 drawers. Large bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths. Upholstered bench to sit on. 2 bath mats Hand soap, bath soap, shampoo....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Restaurants and cafes are ubiquitous - you'll never get through them all. There are 2 small foreign film theatres around the corner from me, on Hernandes Macias; the movies change daily. (You can get on their mailing lists or I can send you the week's movies from my email.) There are classes in most of the arts, cooking, and Spanish. The second largest English language library in Mexico is a block and a half away; it has a theatre, a cafe, and a large sunny, WiFi'd courtyard. DHL, FedEx, and UPS all operate here....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Insider's Guide to San Miguel, 2013 Juarde...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic cable from Megacable: BBC World, CNN, TNT, Warner, Sony, PBS, Glitz, etc.....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen, medium size. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    The Guest Suite in this apartment will appeal most to people who know San Miguel and want to be in Centro Historico....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Ironed sateen sheets and pillow cases. Both king and twin down comforters....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        The living room is all in red, with Persian carpets and upholstered or leather furniture, fine original paintings, all in a roughly Morrocan style....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Valet parking is available at the Sautto Hotel, 50 yards away. I understand they have hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly rates....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Telmex Landline...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath size (large), hand towels, and wash clothes. Also liquid and bar soap....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Laundry powder provided....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen, a shelf in the pantry, and a shelf in the refrigerator are available for snacks. Not cooking. Snacks....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Roof terrace with views and terrace furniture....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        At some distance, but many people here play....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Nearby. I could make enquiries for you....moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        The Rosewood Hotel has Pool and Spa facilities available for a monthly membership of $350. It is considered 5 Star, really fabulous. Manicures and pedicures are available all over town. ...moreless

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Several outstanding hot springs ar just outside of town. People go for the day,enjoying lunch al fresco; it's like a resort in Bavaria, lots of pools, massage available, nice menu.VERY relaxing....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter 2014/15
                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $350 $600
                          * 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 $49
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          April - Nov 2014...$250/week = 1 guest +$50/wk for 2nd guest; OR, $525/month =1 guest +$100/ for 2nd guest

                          *January through April 2015 is booked and paid for, at this point. Remember, cancellations do occur.

                          Less than a week is at the weekly rate.

                          2015.... Weekly: Apr-Nov: $250, 1 guest; $50 for 2nd guest = $300/wk

                          Monthly: Apr-Nov: $575, 1 guest; $100 for 2nd guest = $675

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                          Location

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Endless restaurants, films, lectures, concerts, classes in dance, art, language, cooking. Two open air markets and an artisan's market are easy walking distance. Organic Market on Saturdays. Horseback riding to pyramids or just day rides. Day trips to Mexico City, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Pozos, Atontonilco. Sunday House and Garden tours of elegant homes. Beautiful hot springs in the European style, with gardens and lunch.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: I grew up in Michigan on the lake and graduated from the U of Michigan, flew for PanAm, taught school in Latin American, married, and lived for 17 years in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies. My son is a commercial airline captain and lives in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. I have a granddaughter who lives in Barbados. My sister, who is blind, lives here in San Miguel. I have wonderful help - almost family - here: Magdalena, who takes care of my food and the apartment, is one of the most likeable people you will ever meet. I love San Miguel and the Mexican people and feel fortunate every day I'm allowed by the Mexican government to live here.

                          Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
                          The location of the apartment, in my opinion, and for me, is unequaled. (Due to this location, the guest suite will appeal MOST to people who know San Miguel and want 'puro centro'.) I've lived in Paris and in London and this is the closest thing to that type of urban living, without the staggering cost. I'm an urban person and like to walk to most everything - safely and without sweating. I have churchbells, parades, fireworks, people who make eye contact and exchange daily greetings with me; I know my neighborhood and many of my neighbors. My yoga class, offered 3 times a week, is around the corner at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. There are 3 alternative medicine sources within a block, Starbuck's is around another corner, and if the wind is blowing just right I can hear the mariachi's playing in the Jardin on weekends. San Miguel was recently voted 'Best City in the World 2013' by Conde Nast Traveler; we may not have the Louvre or the Crown Jewels or a Formula One race track, but we've got a combination of lifestyle and climate that is exceptional. Most of the expatriate, permanent residents here literally had the world to choose from and, often, after trying many other famous places, chose San Miguel.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          There are only so many rooms (B&Bs, hotels, etc.) in this prime location. Most of them start at $100 to $250USD a night - many times the price of the Guest Suite, and there's no living room, and no one to ask questions. People who value comfort, elegance, security, and location, over a slight loss of privacy, really like the Guest Suite.


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • Street Entrance on left, fountain, my apartment/your Guest Suite second floor

                            Street Entrance on left, fountain, my apartment/your Guest Suite second floor

                          • Living room - West wall/left are all windows onto courtyard and fountain.

                            Living room - West wall/left are all windows onto courtyard and fountain.

                          • Bank of LR windows, fireplace to left of entry door, dining room table.

                            Bank of LR windows, fireplace to left of entry door, dining room table.

                          • Spock, my son's cat, who travelled from Abu Dhabi to SMA, via Heathrow, London.

                            Spock, my son's cat, who travelled from Abu Dhabi to SMA, via Heathrow, London.

                          • King configuration: comfort, smooth sheets, good reading lights, and charm

                            King configuration: comfort, smooth sheets, good reading lights, and charm

                          • Guest bathroom at night.

                            Guest bathroom at night.

                          • Step down ceramic tub/shower the size of Canada.

                            Step down ceramic tub/shower the size of Canada.

                          • Family spending an afternoon on the roof terrace.  Parroquia upper left.

                            Family spending an afternoon on the roof terrace. Parroquia upper left.

                          • Javier, Concierge, plus daily  maintenance of  the courtyard and roof terraces.

                            Javier, Concierge, plus daily maintenance of the courtyard and roof terraces.

                          • Doorway into #9 from the stairwell.
Also see Video, please.

                            Doorway into #9 from the stairwell. Also see Video, please.

                          • South side of living room and hallway to Guest Suite.

                            South side of living room and hallway to Guest Suite.

                          • Guest Suite entry, screen door, desk, TV, balcony, French doors, Queen Ann chair

                            Guest Suite entry, screen door, desk, TV, balcony, French doors, Queen Ann chair

                          • Storage space above, closet, 6 drawers, and a key and wallet shelf.

                            Storage space above, closet, 6 drawers, and a key and wallet shelf.

                          • Guest bathroom: vanity, 3 tiered table.  Below vanity: cupboard, 4 drawers

                            Guest bathroom: vanity, 3 tiered table. Below vanity: cupboard, 4 drawers

                          • Top of the stairs, going out onto roof terrace.  Morning.  Looking north.

                            Top of the stairs, going out onto roof terrace. Morning. Looking north.

                          • Morning roof terrace view, looking southwest to Las Monjas Church and Monastery.

                            Morning roof terrace view, looking southwest to Las Monjas Church and Monastery.

                          VRBO #479142

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                          Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                          $350 per week (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2013
                          Speaks: english, spanish
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                          • Response rate: 87%
                          • Calendar last updated: 10/10/2014
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