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Comfortable, Elegant, Affordable, Near El Jardin

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Last updated: 06/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Centro house description

Located in the Centro, and only a seven minute walk to the Jardin, this delightful house is perfect for families, an intimate vacation or for up to three couples, with private quarters for everyone. And unlike many San Miguel homes which are not geared to those of us who like our creature comforts, three fireplaces and heat in every room insures that you'll stay warm during even the cool evenings that may occur in the winter months. The charming garden with fountain and large sun terrace allow for much time to be spent outside enjoying the beautiful San Miguel weather even during the pleasant Winters.

Totally renovated in 2005 and newly painted in 2011 inside and 213 outside, this bright, airy home circles around the central courtyard. Here you can enjoy the splashing of the fountain as you linger over a late breakfast and evening meals. The living room is perfect for an evening with friends and family, just visiting or watching a movie in front of the fireplace after a meal prepared in the lovely Mexican tiled, cozy, yet spacious kitchen.
The home has two bedrooms with double beds on the ground floor. Each has French doors and windows opening out onto the courtyard and a private bathroom with shower. The bright and airy living room opens onto the central patio as well, and features stylish, up-scale furnishings and charming local crafts. There is an entertaiment center in the corner, with cable TV, DVD, and stereo.

The dining table, which sits between the living area and the kitchen, seats up to seven, or you can dine in the garden. In the kitchen broad, tiled counters, major appliances, a pantry, and plenty of light make cooking a pleasure. A couple of stools at the counters enable visitors to cheer the cook on. And if you're missing any ingredients, nearby markets solve the problem.

Up a tiled stairway, is the broad roof terrace with views of roof-tops, cupolas, and downtown church domes. The terrace is tastefully landscaped with Ficus trees, Bougainvilleas and many other carefully selected plants chosen by the owner who is a avid gardener. An afternoon napping under the umbrella on a lounge chair is a must! The master suite, with French doors onto the terrace, has a bedroom with fireplace and queen-size bed. Beyond the bathroom is a study/sitting room with extra closet space, a fireplace, desk and day bed. This room also has a private entrance onto the terrace, in case you wish to use it as a fourth bedroom.

Convenient to the ever-fascinating San Juan de Dios Market, around the corner from the popular Warren Hardy language school, and about a 15 minute walk from the Instituto de Allende, Casa San Juan de Dios is close to everything. After an exciting day of touring, taking classes, or attending concerts, lectures, gallery openings, or going clubbing, you return to the peace and quiet of Casa San Juan de Dios and listen to the splashing of the fountain in your own private sanctuary.

Carmen, the maid, comes to clean and change the linens. She is scheduled for three times a week, but is always pleased to come more often to cook, or to babysit (all for an extra fee). As she speaks English, she is a great resource for information about the town or the market. The property is also professionally managed by an English speaking manager who is on call, in case you have any problems.

Staying in Casa San Juan de Dios will be an experience you won't forget and almost certainly will want to return to as your home away from home, in San Miguel.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                There are two bedrooms downstairs and easily accessed to bathrooms and the kitchen, dining areas....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is not allowed on the premises....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Indoors and on the downstairs courtyard and upstairs sun terrace....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                And a toaster oven on the countertop....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

                One in the living room and each bedroom upstairs. Very cozy!!...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • 3 Fireplaces, 2 Wall Heaters, Blender, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, Stove with Oven, Cooking utensils provided (everything for cooking and serving full meals), Off-Street Parking, Fountain, Roof Terrace, Maid 3 times per week, wonderful location very close to everything...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Video Library
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    The sun terrace upstairs has two chaise lounges, dining table and chairs and an umbrella for shade. Trees and plants in Mexican pots provide a lush and beautiful environment....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The fountain is surrounded by plants and trees that are well cared for....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    All the rooms open up to the courtyard and fountain downstairs. ...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Tennis
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Dec 24 - Mar 31
                  7 night min stay

                  $511 $1,980
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $448 $1,650
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 06/10/2014
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                  Location

                  • Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel

                    "This beautiful church dates back to the late 1700's and is situated on the lovely garden pla..."

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                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Fabulous Hot Springs, Art and Language Classes, Lectures, Street Fiestas, Sightseeing to Nearby Colonial Cities and Indigenous Villages, Year-Round Parade of Local Fiestas, Fitness Centers, Yoga Classes, Famous Botanical Gardens, Shopping in Fabulous Crafts and Antique Stores, over 90 Restaurants, Music Clubs

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We are hands-on owners who are enjoying retirement in San Miguel and the Bay Area, where we live just north of the Golden Gate bridge.

                  Why the Owner Chose Centro:
                  My husband Wayne and I fell in love with San Miguel like so many others and especially, the charming neighborhood of San Juan de Dios. The house, approximately two hundred years old has the grace of old Mexico with modern conveniences that make it comfortable. It is a real treasure.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Every room in the house faces the courtyard with the fountain, a real plus! Tastefully decorated, it is both lovely and comfortable in traditional Mexican decor.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Dining Mexican style.

                    Dining Mexican style.

                  • Lovely kitchen is decorated with Mexican copper, pottery and baskets from Oaxaca

                    Lovely kitchen is decorated with Mexican copper, pottery and baskets from Oaxaca

                  • Downstairs bedroom has full bathroom with Mexican tiles.

                    Downstairs bedroom has full bathroom with Mexican tiles.

                  • Fourth bedroom makes a great study and opens up on to the sun terrace.

                    Fourth bedroom makes a great study and opens up on to the sun terrace.

                  • Another great dining spot is the sun terrace with an umbrella for shade.

                    Another great dining spot is the sun terrace with an umbrella for shade.

                  • La Parrochia on a beautiful, warm night.

                    La Parrochia on a beautiful, warm night.

                  • One of the many dance troupes that come to San Miguel throughout the year.

                    One of the many dance troupes that come to San Miguel throughout the year.

                  • The music is so fun!

                    The music is so fun!

                  • Everyone comes out for the celebrations and there are so many!

                    Everyone comes out for the celebrations and there are so many!

                  • The birthday of San Miguel is the last week of September; music and parades!

                    The birthday of San Miguel is the last week of September; music and parades!

                  • Easter decorations.

                    Easter decorations.

                  • This guy usually hangs out at the Jardin, attracting many fans!

                    This guy usually hangs out at the Jardin, attracting many fans!

                  • Comfortable living room is decorated with Mexican fabric and art.

                    Comfortable living room is decorated with Mexican fabric and art.

                  • Two bedrooms downstairs, each with their own full bathroom.

                    Two bedrooms downstairs, each with their own full bathroom.

                  • Upstairs bedroom is so cozy!

                    Upstairs bedroom is so cozy!

                  • Sun terrace so relaxing with 2 chaise lounges.

                    Sun terrace so relaxing with 2 chaise lounges.

                  • All rooms open on to the courtyard.

                    All rooms open on to the courtyard.

                  • Near the Centro.

                    Near the Centro.

                  • A cultural delight, folk dancers in El Jardin.

                    A cultural delight, folk dancers in El Jardin.

                  • The celebration of Independencia!

                    The celebration of Independencia!

                  • San Miguel's fireworks are spectacular!

                    San Miguel's fireworks are spectacular!

                  • The streets are so colorful!

                    The streets are so colorful!

                  • Easter parades have so many beautiful children.

                    Easter parades have so many beautiful children.

                  • Nearby beautiful park!

                    Nearby beautiful park!

                  VRBO #56018

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

                  $448 - $511 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 06/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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