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Los Balcones Lovely, Serene Casa with Gardens, Balconies and Quotes

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Inviting Areas to Relax in Living/ Dining Great Room with Arched Doors to Patio

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Last updated: 12/16/2010

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Balcones house description

San Miguel de Allende rental home Casa del Canto (House of Song) offers a peaceful and unique environment in a beautiful neighborhood. The vibrant produce and crafts market is a short walk downhill and the Jardin, the epicenter of life in San Miguel de Allende, is about a 12-15 minute walk from the casa. Nearby, you will discover a wealth of colonial architecture, courtyard restaurants, intriguing shops, and language/art schools. The casa offers convenient access to the nearby acclaimed Botanical Garden. There you will find a visitors center, a self-guided nature trail showcasing native plants, lakeside strolling, acres of hiking trails and birds galore.

Our fully furnished, light filled, and private 8 year old Colonial home was architect-designed with a modern sensibility. Its 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths on two levels comfortably accommodate five adults. We renovated the interior design and repainted the house using rich Mexican colors. Large terracotta floor tiles provide rustic charm, and Latin-flavored artwork graces the walls throughout the home.

On the main level is a spacious great room that combines living, dining, and kitchen areas. The classic equipale sofas and chairs surround a large coffee table. The colorful dining room table seats six. An additional four guests can sit at the adjacent breakfast bar. The spacious kitchen is equipped for your cooking needs.

There is a lovely landscaped front yard which boasts a huge lime tree - perfect for making margaritas! Two arched cast iron and glass doors lead from the living room to a shaded backyard patio where you can enjoy an al fresco lunch or barbecue. The grassy lawn in the backyard is the perfect spot for an impromptu picnic.

Also on the first level is the master bedroom, outfitted with a new Sealy pillowtop king bed with high quality cotton linens, ceiling fan, dresser, entertainment center (with TV, DVD, CD/tape player and stereo) and a cozy rocking chair. The large master bath has a colorful talavera tiled bathtub and built-in closets. The half bath on the first floor has a traditional tile design and quatrefoil window.

Ascend the staircase that is sheltered by a tall rectangular boveda (or curved brick) ceiling with arched windows. The two bedrooms on the second floor each have a soaring boveda ceiling with overhead fan and lighting, built-in closets, and an attached balcony. The larger balcony overlooks the distinctive neighborhood and botanical garden and has a cast iron and tile patio set. The smaller balcony offers a chaise lounge and a view of the neighbor’s extensive garden.

One of the bedrooms has two twin beds, an attractive desk and an original oil painting by a Mexican artist. The other room is set up as a studio/guest bedroom with a hand-carved daybed and sitting area, featuring a new pillowtop mattress,rocking chair and talavera-tiled table, and a desk with handcarved chair. All beds have cozy fine cotton linens, plump pillows, duvets, quilts and lightweight blankets. The bathroom sports a cheery tiled shower and dark terracotta walls with another quatrefoil window.

The secure gated parking area accommodates one medium-sized car (although taxis are plentiful). Weekly maid and garden service is included in the rental. Utilities included except for cell and long distance phone calls and excessive gas/electricity use. Children ten (10) years and older welcome. Younger children and/or pet possible with owner’s approval. No smoking allowed.

This wonderful home is in excellent condition, with delightful areas to relax in both indoors and outdoors, and a superb staff. Please consider visiting outside of the high season - the climate is temperate, traffic is lighter and there is always something interesting going on. (It is said that there are only 11 days in San Miguel when there is NOT a festival.)

We'd like to share the following comments from previous guests:
My stay at Casa del Canto was just what I was looking for. The neighborhood is very safe and quiet. The house is kept impeccably clean by the charming housekeeper. This very spacious house is wonderfully decorated, with amazingly artistic Boveda ceilings, custom authentic tile work and a delightful backyard garden retreat - it had everything I needed! I think anyone would thoroughly enjoy their stay at Casa del Canto. - D Higgins, Sedona
Normally when I have chosen a vacation home on the Internet it is oversold. Casa del Canto was everything you said it would be and more. Talk about location! The house was within walking distance of El Jardin and close to the large botanical garden with indigenous plants. What a delight! We met many wonderful people in San Miguel and your house was perfect for entertaining. The large living room/dining room was well furnished with authentic Mexican pieces. The art work was a special touch. My wife particularly liked the backyard patio, which was great for privacy and relaxing. We really could not have had a nicer home and location. When we are back in San Miguel again, your house will be the first one we inquire about. Thanks again. - L Zedwick, Portland
We loved your casa! The house was beautifully decorated, very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We especially enjoyed the backyard patio and yard. We all agreed we would love to return to your house and San Miguel de Allende. - J Cutting, Shoreline, WA
Casa del Canto was encantada! Above the city, quiet nights, cool neighborhood, and a lovely walk to town, it was a perfect way to spend our anniversary. The nearby botanical garden was unbelievable! There was so much to see and do that we'll have to plan another trip... D Thackeray, Carpinteria, CA
We walked into town every morning and evening and enjoyed the view along the way. Enjoyed listening to birds and church bells instead of car horns, and marveled at the simple life of the Jardin at night
D Landrum, Naples, FL


Keywords: Lovely Colonial Home with Beautiful Gardens in a Highly Desirable Neighborhood Near the Splendid Botanical Garden

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room seats 0
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Phone/Answering Machine, CD/Tape Player/Stereo, DSL Accessible (minimal fee), Washer and Dryer, New High Efficiency Gas Heaters in Each Bedroom and Main Living Space, Full Kitchen with Cookware and Utensils, Toaster and Toaster Oven, Blender and Coffeemaker, Dishes, Flatware and Mexican Handblown Glassware, Fine Linens and Towels Provided, Alarm Clock/Radio, Ironing Board and Iron, Charcoal Grill(BBQ), Two Garden Areas with Grassy Lawns, Covered Backyard Patio and Dining Area, Two Second Floor Terraces, Soaring 16 foot Boveda(curved brick) Ceilings in Two Bedrooms, Secure Gated Parking, Key to Botanical Garden Private Entrance, Gardener and Maid Included, Our friendly and efficient maid, Ana Maria, has cooking school experience and can be hired for extra tasks at 35 pesos hourly, Local contact person at reputable, conscientious property management company with office in town center, (We share rental contract policies although rental prices may differ.)...moreless

                  Entertainment

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

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                       

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                      April-June,October-November .. $600/week .. $1495/4 weeks (taxes included)
                      July-September ............... $650/week .. $1800/4 weeks (taxes included)
                      December through January ..... $700/week .. $2000/4 weeks (taxes included)
                      February through March ....... $750/week .. $1350/2 wks .. $2200/4 wks (tax incl)
                      Half of Rental Fee Due to Secure Reservation.
                      Remaining Half Due 45 Days Prior to Arrival; Security Deposit Required
                      Christmas, New Years, and Semana Santa (Easter) available at $800/week
                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
                      

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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      San Miguel is a delightful colonial hilltown with cobblestone streets, artistic ambience and very friendly people, Enjoy Music/Art Festivals, Theater/Dance Performances, Local Fiestas/Parades, Excellent Yet Affordable Restaurants, Shopping at Superb Art /Furniture Galleries, Traditional Covered Market, Hiking and Wildlife at Botanical Preserve, Language Schools, Cultural Institutes with Painting, Photography and Ceramics Classes, Weekly Home and Garden Tour, Enchanting Plaza for Music and Evening Strolls, All This Within Walking Distance or a Cab Ride of About US $2, 50! Inexpensive taxi and bus service available to explore Hot Springs, Guanajuato, Atotonilco, Los Pozos, Quetertaro, and Dolores Hidalgo

                       

                      Manager info

                      About: My husband and I met for the first time years ago while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico. Besides bestowing on me a wonderful life partner and second home, Mexico and its people have been the source of many delightful moments. We both speak Spanish and find it helpful in our work lives in the States. However, it is much more fun to travel to San Miguel with our teenage son and use our Spanish there!

                      Why Balcones:
                      I was fortunate to have amazing travel opportunities, working mostly as a volunteer in over 40 countries. I used to love going to new places practically every day and avidly avoided retracing my steps. So, after the first trip to San Miguel, I was surprised to find myself soon longing to return. San Miguel feels both comfortable and mysteriously intriguing to me. One can access sophisticated amenities or travel more ruggedly off the beaten path. Most importantly, it is incredibly easy to find people to connect with here, even if I am travelling solo. Serendipity played a part: finding the right house in the right town where they speak the right language at the right time in my life.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Since the photos and description of our casa are extensive, let me highlight the nearby Botanical Garden. It is unlike any other area in San Miguel - all natural, peaceful and with lovely walking trails brimming with native plant species. It is a gardener's paradise! There is a lovely greenhouse with amazing cacti, a reservoir with great birdwatching and an outdoor cafe. The superb staff and volunteers periodically have guided tours, yoga classes, full moon ceremonies and even outdoor concerts in the canyon. Having the Botanical Garden so close makes our casa's location in lovely Los Balcones even more appealing.


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                      Photos

                      • Inviting Areas to Relax in Living/ Dining Great Room with Arched Doors to Patio

                        Inviting Areas to Relax in Living/ Dining Great Room with Arched Doors to Patio

                      • Talavera Tiled Steps to Front Door

                        Talavera Tiled Steps to Front Door

                      • Shaded and Sunny Options in Bougainvillea-Laced Backyard

                        Shaded and Sunny Options in Bougainvillea-Laced Backyard

                      • View of Back Patio Through Living Room Door

                        View of Back Patio Through Living Room Door

                      • Full Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

                        Full Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

                      • Master Bedroom with Pillowtop Kingsized Bed and Fine Linens

                        Master Bedroom with Pillowtop Kingsized Bed and Fine Linens

                      • Light-Filled Bedroom with Mexican Furniture and Art, Boveda Ceiling and Balcony

                        Light-Filled Bedroom with Mexican Furniture and Art, Boveda Ceiling and Balcony

                      • Quatrefoil Window in Extroverted  Second Floor Bathroom

                        Quatrefoil Window in Extroverted Second Floor Bathroom

                      • Sunny and Spacious Balcony with View of Botanical Garden

                        Sunny and Spacious Balcony with View of Botanical Garden

                      • Lushly Landscaped Front Garden Area

                        Lushly Landscaped Front Garden Area

                      • Backyard Patio Dining Area with BBQ

                        Backyard Patio Dining Area with BBQ

                      • Cheerful Living Room with Traditional Equipale Sofas and Local Craftwork

                        Cheerful Living Room with Traditional Equipale Sofas and Local Craftwork

                      • Colorful Corner of Talavera-Tiled Kitchen

                        Colorful Corner of Talavera-Tiled Kitchen

                      • Light-Filled Bedroom with Handcarved Wooden Details, Boveda Ceiling and Balcony

                        Light-Filled Bedroom with Handcarved Wooden Details, Boveda Ceiling and Balcony

                      • Handcrafted Tiles and Mirror in Master Bathroom

                        Handcrafted Tiles and Mirror in Master Bathroom

                      • Nearby Botanical Garden - Great for Walks, Birdwatching, Relaxing at New Cafe

                        Nearby Botanical Garden - Great for Walks, Birdwatching, Relaxing at New Cafe

                      VRBO #60725

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