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Colonial Gem with Magnificent Rooftop Views

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Centro Historico house description

Casa del Granado, “House of the Pomegranate,” located in a friendly neighborhood on historic Montes de Oca, is situated just a few blocks from San Miguel’s festive Jardin and Parroquia. The location is close enough to let you conveniently enjoy the atmosphere of el Centro, yet with enough distance to provide a respite from San Miguel’s lively nightlife.

This jewel of a home, originally built in the 1700s, was beautifully renovated by the previous owners in 2004 with the help of architect Eliazar Torres. It seamlessly blends spacious additions and modern amenities with the original 18th-century 2-ft thick adobe-wall construction.

Two large bedroom suites, each with a private full bath, and a third bedroom with a private half bath make Casa del Granado an ideal retreat for two to three couples or a family group of up to six. The house features serene outdoor living areas with fountains and incredible views from two connected rooftop terraces. The lay-out provides ample space for relaxation in secluded privacy as well as entertainment and enjoyment by the full group. Throughout, the house has been painted in warm colonial colors, comfortably furnished, and tastefully decorated with American and Mexican art and artifacts.

The house is entered from the street into a long, bamboo- shaded pasillo, or walkway, which opens onto a stone-floored courtyard shaded by the namesake pomegranate tree. The courtyard features a beautiful cantera fountain, outdoor dining table, and a covered, open-air sala, with gas fireplace, sofa, chairs and wine bar including a wine cooler—a perfect spot for relaxing in the shade or entertaining.

Stairs at the back of the courtyard lead up to the rear bedroom suite. The bedroom is painted in Mayan blue and decorated with Mexican textiles, and has a queen sized bed, Juliette balconies overlooking the courtyard, walk-in closet, tiled bath and shower, ceiling fan and gas heat. It also has its own private stairway to the rooftop terrace.

Directly beneath is the downstairs bedroom painted in warm burnt orange, like the adjoining outdoor sala, with a full-sized bed, half bath and gas heat. French doors and windows open onto the courtyard to let in abundant natural light and the relaxing sound of the fountain.

Along the pasillo, on the way to the courtyard, are an additional half bath, stairs to the master suite and roof-top terrace, and entries to the interconnected living room, dining room and kitchen. The thick 18th century walls keep these three original rooms at a near-constant, comfortable temperature, day and night, in summer and winter.

The sky-lit living room at the front of the house features a gas fireplace and window-seat. The room is filled with art, and is furnished with overstuffed sofa and chairs, and large flat screened TV. Adjoining the living room, the dining room has a solid-mesquite round table for six, crafted by a local craftsman. The kitchen is decorated in bright blue and yellow tiles and receives natural light from a window onto the courtyard. It is fully-equipped to prepare delicious meals. Cooks will appreciate convenient access to Mercado Central, just 10 minutes walking distance from the house for a great selection of fresh produce and other grocery items.

The master bedroom suite is reached via stairs from the pasillo to a private plant-screened terrace with a lovely tiled fountain. The terrace has an umbrella-shaded mosaic table and chairs, an ideal spot for morning coffee. Another flight of stairs leads to the rooftop terrace. The master bedroom is naturally lit by two sets of French doors opening onto the terrace. A king sized iron canopy bed and gas fireplace provide a romantic atmosphere. The bedroom has a beautifully tiled bathroom (with tub and shower) walk-in closet, ceiling fan and an antique armoire holding a large screen TV.

The two roof top terraces (one above each of the bedroom suites) are connected by a steel walkway. Both provide panoramic views at eye-level to the spire of the paroquilla, down to the town below and across the valley to the mountains beyond. A stone-columned, tile-roof tejada with built-in banquette seating provides shade most of the day and is a great spot for morning coffee and refreshments at sunset. Two chaise lounges are ideal for bird watching in the early morning or enjoying the sun as the day warms up.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1843 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            On the rooftop terrace only....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            No children under 12 years (due to stairs without railings, rooftop terraces and artwork). ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Because the two full baths are both upstairs, may not be suitable for some with mobility issues....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • HP computer available with Skype, Pressurized water system, purified water throughout the house Wine cooler in outdoor sala...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Ipod/Ipad/Android player...moreless

              • Television:

                2 Televisions: one in living room, other in master bedroom...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                We are less than 10 minute walking distance to the Jardin and the center of San Miguel...moreless

              • Lake View:

                Distant lake and mountain views from rooftop terrace...moreless

              • Monument View:

                Views of the Parroquia...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                San Miguel is located at 6,000 feet in the mountains of Central Mexico...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Mountain Biking

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Two bedrooms have ceiling fans, plus two portable remote-controlled tower fans are available. All windows have screens....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                3 Fireplaces: in livingroom, outdoor sala and master bedroom...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas heating in two bedrooms...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Down comforters on all beds...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Telephone:

                Vonage phone: free long distance for calling back to the States, Skype on computer with built in camera available...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Blender, coffee grinder, hand mixer...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Two rooftop patios joined by a steel bridge plus a private patio off the master bedroom, a ground floor courtyard by the fountain adjacent to an outdoor living area...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                A built-in sofa facing the mountains and sunsets...moreless

               

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              7 night min stay

              $1,250 $4,000
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              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Taxes Not included

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              Last updated: 11/17/2014
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              Location

              145 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Leon, Guanajuato

              Car: Not Necessary

              Walking distance to historic town square, art galleries, historical museums, art and language schools.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: My husband and I first visited San Miguel in 1984 having arrived by train from Nuevo Laredo. We immediately fell in love with it and have returned many times over the years. When this house came available we jumped at the opportunity to have our own place here. We come here as often as we can. In the meantime, we are happy to share it with people who feel the same way about it as we do.

              Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
              What is especially appealing about Casa del Granado is the blend of the old and the new, the combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces, and the opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity in privacy or together with your 'housemates.' Each of the bedrooms is separated from the others and has access to a secluded outdoor sitting area. The rooms within the original adobe walls and the courtyard offer the tranquility of a sanctuary, while the roof-top terraces provides full enjoyment of the great outdoors and the gorgeous panorama of the town and the valley and mountains beyond.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The views from the rooftop terrace are stunning--whether it be with a cup of coffee in the early morning or refreshments at the end of the day while watching the sunset.


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              Speaks: english, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Rooftop terrrace

                Rooftop terrrace

              • Livingroom

                Livingroom

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Outdoor sala

                Outdoor sala

              • Rear upstairs bedroom

                Rear upstairs bedroom

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Livingroom

                Livingroom

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Downstairs guest bedroom

                Downstairs guest bedroom

              • pasillo

                pasillo

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

              $1,250 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Speaks: english, spanish
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              • Response rate: 70%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/17/2014
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