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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.
There are two full bathrooms downstairs and one upstairs.
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
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Indoors and on the downstairs courtyard and upstairs sun terrace....moreless
Seating for 6 people
One in the living room and each bedroom upstairs. Very cozy!!...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$300
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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
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.