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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!

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Comfortable couches in front of the sala fireplace of Casa Bella San Miguel

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Bella San Miguel was recently celebrated by the 'Great Homes' section of the New York Times (see the link to owner's website below). The owner would like to have you enjoy her love of San Miguel by sharing this lovely home when she's away. Why don't you come and see what the good life is all about!!
This elegant, yet comfortable, home is located above the hustle and bustle of San Miguel, but not so far as to preclude a leisurely stroll to the central Jardin in 5 to 7 minutes. Laid out around a verdant patio, the home is designed for entertaining, either formally or informally.

Immediately upon entering, one ascends a flight of stairs to a welcoming front room with three couches before a fireplace, high beamed ceilings, and informal dining for six. Beyond the table is a bank of french doors that provide a pleasant view and, when the doors are open, a musical splashing of the fountain in the patio. Off this central room are found a large formal dining room with seating for 8 and a fireplace, a study with books and TV, a guest bath and a well-equipped kitchen. Margarita, the housekeeper/cook, has a way of turning out Mexican breakfasts with specialties that will have you raving for months after your visit.

Up the well-lit stairway, is a door to the patio, and the first of three bedrooms, containing a queen bed, an interesting 'ojo de buey' (bull's eye) window, a fireplace and bathroom with an antique tub and another fireplace and a street door. Up a few more stairs, one finds the second bedroom, done all in white, and featuring a king bed, a bathroom, a fireplace, and a small sitting room (with Internet access), which opens on to a private balcony with a view to the street and the western horizon. The third bedroom, up a few more stairs, is done in yellow with a green tiled bathroom(with bath tub/shower), and a fireplace, a queen bed with mosquito netting, and a small balcony overlooking the patio below.

Up another flight of stairs leads up to the roof garden terrace with table and chairs, potted plants, and a dyamite 360-degree view. The vista features the central cathedral (here called La Parroquia), a jumble of red tiled roofs, houses and greenery to the east, plus a vast view of the lake, rimmed by the Guanajuato mountains and the sunset to the west. The perfect place for a rendezvous of the guests to enjoy a sundowner and to discuss the doings of the day or make plans for an evening on the town.

All rooms are artfully decorated with colorful and comfortable furnishings, wall hangings, statues and paintings. The house covers some 3800 sq. ft. on 4 levels plus roof garden. In the center of the home is a gorgeous flowering patio with lounges, chairs and a coffee table. There is garage and a small bedroom and bath (with washing machine) at the main entry level.

Margarita comes every weekday (M-F) from 9 AM to 2 PM. She will perform extra chores, such as cooking for you in the evenings, if you desire, for extra pay. Margarita also is in charge of the maintenance of the house, and is on call if you need her at other hours. Cruz, the gardener, comes several times a week to tend to the plants in the patio and roof garden. There is 2 TV with basic cable, as well as a small boom box for radio and CDs, and cable internet.

Sorry: no children under 12, no smokers, no pets, Please!

Keywords: House, Villa, Casa, historic center, centro

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in the patio or roof garden ONLY...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL (and a pet deposit)...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    adjoining full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Adjoining full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Adjoining full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle bed with adjoining bath...moreless

  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom with en suite bath, Queen size Beds (2) two bedrooms with queen beds with en suite baths, Twin or Single Beds (1) a single bedroom on the entry floor, with en suite bathroom and laundry room...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Folk and fine art, 6 Fireplaces, basic cable TV, wonderful kitchen and Maid Service five days a week (cooking for extra fee), Gardener, rooftop garden, central patio, views. see casabellaarthomes.com....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CDs available for guests....moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    distant lake, mountain and town views from rooftop terrace...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Everybody's dream of a downtown San Miguel view: the sunset with the Parroquia (Parish Church), domes and spires, and roof-tops with lake and mountains beyond...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    roof-top garden with 360 degree view...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining for 6 overlooking the garden in the sala or dining for 12 in the more formal dining room....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable Modem in office off master bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A new and popular addition....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    7 although only 1 in main sala is wood burning....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Vonage phone with free calls to the US and Canada...moreless

  • Garage:

    one-car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas units in fireplaces, do not use at night when you sleeep. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided with pressed sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The fully enclosed sala with it's 14 foot ceilings is delightful and an adjoining study/library is available as well with a flat screen television....moreless

  • Parking:

    1 car garage. Large SUVs may have difficulty....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    If you would like your laundry done during your stay please offer to pay her a little extra....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Housekeeper cooks simple meals during her normal hours of 9am-2pm, and will prepare dinner for an extra fee. Guests must give her money for food purchase....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Nice cookware and utensils galore....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of glass, dishes and serving platters of all kinds....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    WITH A COOK!!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Napkins and placemats available and washed and pressed for guests' use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Viking stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There are several, one off the master bedroom (kingsize bed), a small balcony off another guest room and large balcony on the roof tops....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Extraodinary downtown views of churches, including La Parraquia and Las Monjas, in one direction, San Antonio in another direction and garden patio as well....moreless

  • Golf:

    A nearby club offers daily, weekly and monthly memberships....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The gardner, Cruz, has been at the house for over 30 years and the patio, roof and balcony gardens are proof of his talent and loving care....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available on the garden level....moreless

  • Tennis:

    A nearby club offers daily, weekly and monthly memberships....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring- Summer
Mar 31 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$275 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750 $3,500
Holiday/High Season
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$325
$2,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please call regarding rates, depending upon last minute availablity further dsicounts may be available.


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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Leon or Querretaro
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Siena
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Sienna

Car: Not Necessary

San Miguel de Allende, again voted onto the Conde Nast 10 most wonderful places to visit in the world, offers interesting activities for the whole family, Classical & Jazz Concerts, Live Music Clubs, Art & Language Schools, Bird Watching, 50,000 volume Bilingual Public Library with Computer Center, Classes in Creative Writing, Spanish, Arts & Crafts as well as Lectures, street fiestas, local tours to outlying areas, hot springs, ACBL Bridge

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: please see the website casabellaarthomes.com for photos and the story of the restoration of the house.

Why Centro Historico:
It is a beautiful, well furnished and located house in a quiet yet central location of San Miguel de Allende. The staff is uniquely qualified to assist every visitor.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The views from the roof top balcony is wonderful, the gardens mature and lovely. The art and decor are appreciated by all who visit and the housekeeper Margarita is exceptional. Many visitors have called the house magical.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Comfortable couches in front of the sala fireplace of Casa Bella San Miguel

    Comfortable couches in front of the sala fireplace of Casa Bella San Miguel

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, formal dining room, seat 8 comfortably

    Casa Bella San Miguel, formal dining room, seat 8 comfortably

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, "yellow" bedroom

    Casa Bella San Miguel, "yellow" bedroom

  • Casa Bella San Miguel,White bedroom with office and balcony, looking out to west

    Casa Bella San Miguel,White bedroom with office and balcony, looking out to west

  • Santa Escalera guades the stairs to patio garden, Casa Bella San Miguel

    Santa Escalera guades the stairs to patio garden, Casa Bella San Miguel

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, sink in  bathroom

    Casa Bella San Miguel, sink in bathroom

  • Casa Bella San Miguel is fresh and beautiful, even on a cloudy summer's day!

    Casa Bella San Miguel is fresh and beautiful, even on a cloudy summer's day!

  • Street view of Casa Bella San Miguel, note garage, available to tenants

    Street view of Casa Bella San Miguel, note garage, available to tenants

  • French doors to patio in Casa Bella San Miguel, informal dining

    French doors to patio in Casa Bella San Miguel, informal dining

  • Sunny roof terrace with "forever views" top Casa Bella San Miguel

    Sunny roof terrace with "forever views" top Casa Bella San Miguel

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, bathroom in upstairs "yellow" bedroom

    Casa Bella San Miguel, bathroom in upstairs "yellow" bedroom

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, colorful kitchen, with dining room beyond

    Casa Bella San Miguel, colorful kitchen, with dining room beyond

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, queen-sized bedroom

    Casa Bella San Miguel, queen-sized bedroom

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, hill-side view from roof-top

    Casa Bella San Miguel, hill-side view from roof-top

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, entrance to flower-filled and vine-covered patio

    Casa Bella San Miguel, entrance to flower-filled and vine-covered patio

  • Casa Bella San Miguel, yellow bedroom fireplace

    Casa Bella San Miguel, yellow bedroom fireplace

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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San Miguel de Allende #6447

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