Central, Charming, Well-Appointed Condo Private Terrace
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Centro Historico condo description
Charming, spacious, airy, attractive central apartment decorated by Toller Cranston in wonderful World Heritage site San Miguel de Allende. Situated a short, flat walk (less than five minutes) from the main square with the Parroquia, the Angela Peralta theater, the Bellas Artes, which showcases art exhibits and concerts and the Biblioteca, one of the largest English-language libraries in Latin America with its own theater. An easy ten-minute walk to the Instituto Allende, which offers classes in Spanish, painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, batik, weaving, art history and more.
Location ideal for walking to dozens of restaurants, theater, concerts, festivals or other cultural events. Easy flat walking to entire central area of town. Safe and secure.
Up the staircase (not spiral) is a study/bedroom with sofabed and full bath (candles provided). From there you step out onto your own beautiful private terrace with stunning views of the cupolas and spires of San Miguel. Terrace is furnished with table, umbrella, chairs, glider and lounge, in addition to terrace refrigerator, sink and grill. You can have meals catered for a dinner outside viewing a dazzling display of fireworks from the main square (Parroquia), or enjoy the gorgeous sunsets while sipping margaritas. The lounge chair is discreetly situated so that you can sunbathe without getting tan lines. Rental includes unlimited free phone calls to US, Canada, landlines in Spain, Italy, Ireland, France and the UK. Also included is high-speed Internet, utilities, phone with answering machine, cable TV with English-language stations, DVD, washer/dryer, hairdryers in each bathroom, purified water and twice-weekly maid service. Private driver service and caterer available on request for a fee.
No Smoking, Please.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Downstairs bathroom has shower, upstairs bathroom has tub with shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Gas Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Location and comfort
Location and comfort
Our stay at this property in May, 2013 could not have been better. The owner has thought of everything that you need to enjoy your stay. There is a lovely rooftop garden where you can sit and enjoy the views and the sounds of San Miguel and there is even a rooftop grill, sink, and small refrigerator. The bed is very comfortable and the apartment has good ventilation. We stayed during the hottest month of the year, but the apartment was still comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need, and bottled drinking water is also provided. The apartment is easy walking distance to the main square, the covered market, and a small grocery store. A previous review complained about noise, but that is a fact of life on Saturday nights in San Miguel. If you want to stay in the historic center close to everything, there will be noise on Saturday night. Noise on Saturday night is a good trade-off for being right in the heart of historic San Miguel. Saturday night was the only night that noise disturbed us, and that would happen at any property in the historic center of town. The apartment even has a washer and dryer and so we could do our laundry and did not have to pack as many clothes as we would have otherwise needed to do. The apartment has good, reliable internet, and also has a Vonage phone so that you can make free calls to the U.S. or Canada. Twice a week maid service is also included. The apartment is also quite secure. You receive keys to the the door that opens to the street as well as the door lock and a dead bolt lock on the apartment door. The apartment is on the second floor of the building and so you can leave the windows open withouth being at all concerned about security. I would not want to stay anywhere else in San Miguel!
- Guest Shell (Salt Lake City, Utah USA)
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 06/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Our Most Enjoyable San Miguel Vacation Ever
Our Most Enjoyable San Miguel Vacation Ever
My wife and I spent the month of October, 2012, in this beautifully-appointed condo in the heart of San Miguel de Allende. We live year-round in Mexico and visit San Miguel frequently for extended stays. But this was our most enjoyable San Miguel vacation ever. The reason? Location, location, location. The condo is located on Calle Mesones, dead center in San Miguel’s “centro historico” district. (Often, rentals advertised as being in “centro” San Miguel are in fact a long way from the action.) Our favorite restaurants and bars were, at the maximum, no further than five minutes away on foot. In fact, most of them were only a minute or two away. So, obviously, we never had to take a taxi anywhere. And though taxis are usually plentiful, it’s a well-known phenomenon in San Miguel that on rainy days taxis simply vanish into a parallel universe. The apartment itself is designer-decorated, with a large bed on the main floor and a fold-out couch upstairs. We slept on the fold-out couch (surprisingly comfortable) in order to use the downstairs as our waking space. Off the upstairs bedroom (with its own large full bath) is a lovely terrace, perfect for a glass of wine under the folding umbrella or sunbathing. My wife and I spend many hours a day on our laptops and the included wireless proved to be flawless. The maid, Reyna, came twice a week and was both unobtrusive and super-efficient. Also worth noting were the purified/pressurized-water on-demand system and U.S style, properly-flushing toilets. In Mexico these features aren’t necessarily standard in vacation rentals. In summary, if you want to be at the center of San Miguel’s hustle-and-bustle, this apartment is perfect.
- Guest Don (Mexico)
- Date of stay 10/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Home away from home
Home away from home
I have been traveling to San Miguel for thirty five years and what a "gem" I have discovered. Arriving on July l, 2012 this was my second year to spend a month in this condo. It is surrounded by great restaurants, nite life and theatre/gallery events. Need a taxi.......you can catch one right at the front door of the condo. Bonanza Grocery 11/2 blocks up the street has a great selection with many American brands. The condo looks liked the photos and offers a very secure/safe place for a solo traveler and the owner and her housekeeper go out of there way to make your stay very memorable. The noise was not a problem for me as I ran the fans everynight which made me sleep like a baby. I recommend this condo to all of my saavy world traveling Texas friends as I find the location perfect for me and much more convenient than a hotel for my extended stay. That is why it has become my home away from home.
- Guest Walter and Marilyn (Houston, Tx)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Spent the month of Aug. 2012 in this condo. The condo has nice accommodations and is well stocked. The location is the best. Since 1984 I have rented houses and condos in most parts of SMA. Normally spend a month in the winter and one in the summer. First time in this condo about 5 years ago. Since then this is always my first choice. Because I do not plan ahead it has not always been available.
- Guest Traveler (Tulsa Ok and Taos NM)
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/23/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car.
The apartment was well located on Mesones Street, close to the Jardin and to shops and restaurants. You have to climb up one flight of stairs to get to the apartment. The apartment was clean and the color decor charming. The layout was an open plan more like a studio suite which disappointed us as we thought the bedroom was separate. The lower floor consisted of a small kitchen with a bar fridge and gas stove, a small half bath, and a large room with the bed located at the end of it. There was a huge round dining table in the room. a desk, TV and a couple of chairs for watching TV. Upstairs at the top of the stairs was a charming compact space with a comfortable chesterfied and next to it a full bathroom and doors opening up to a small terrace. Water pressure was excellent. If I had a complaint it would be the noise on the week-ends from the bars and discos surrounding the apartment. Music with a heavy beat would go on sometimes from 4 pm to 6 am and it was loud and difficult to drown out which made it unpleasant to sleep or even watch TV. We went away on week-ends to escape the noise. In my opinion this apartment is especially not suitable for older people.
- Guest BossLady (British Columbia, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/21/12
- Review Submitted 10/10/12
Owner response: The apartment has two full baths. The one downstairs has a shower, the one upstairs has a bathtub with shower head as well. The apartment has a large downstairs room with French doors onto two tiny balconies. There is one set of French doors onto the balcony. There is another, double-glazed set of French doors inside and two sets of curtains, one with blackout material, for light and noise abatement. In addition, there are three fans, two of which are quite large, to provide white noise when there are celebrations or street noise. The apartment is situated a block and a half from the main plaza, called the Jardin, and as such, is subject to noise from fireworks, parades and church bells.
Apr-May, $99/night, $450/wk, $1450/month 2 persons $105/wk each add. person June,Oct-Nov,$105/night, $490/wk, $1650/month 2 persons $110/wk each add. person Jul-Sep, $110/night, $650/wk, $1850/mo. 2 persons $115/wk each add. person Dec-Mar, $125/night, $750/wk, $2050/mo. 2 persons $125/wk each add. person Minimum booking four nights at any time
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I came to San Miguel de Allende to study Spanish and fell in love with the historical center of this charming colonial town. Although I had spent 34 years in Italy, I prefer living in San Miguel for its accessibility, quality of life and beauty. I have been here five years and each year the town becomes more interesting and livable, with a lively cultural scene consisting of concerts, theater, music and film festivals, wonderful restaurants and a marvelous, thriving community.
Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico:
I initially thought I might live in the apartment itself, but felt this particular property could be upgraded and remodeled to make a truly comfortable place for visitors.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Location, location, location. On our block we have the Angela Peralta Theater, art galleries, a French bakery, marvelous restaurants, a charming café and a couple of nightspots. We are less than a five-minute walk from the main square (Parroquia), around the corner from the Bellas Artes (art exhibits, lectures and concerts are held there) and a block and a half from the Biblioteca, a de facto community center.
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Foyer - Photography by Robert de Gast.
High Speed, Wireless Internet, Vonage - free calls to the US, CAN. EURO
View of main room from stairs
Upstairs study/bedroom giving onto terrace
Upstairs study/bedroom giving onto terrace
Terrace table with umbrella, glider, gas grill, sink and refrigerator
View of Parroquia church from terrace dining area
Bedroom area downstairs
Cozy reading corner upstairs
Perfect for private lounging or sunbathing
Terrace table with umbrella
View of Oratorio church tower from terrace
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