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Casa Del Alma Will Lift Your Spirits

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Colonia San Antonio house description

'Rife with color, almost every wall, every piece of furniture is hand-painted a different shade yet blends beautifully with each other, flowing from room to patio, roof garden to bedroom. Plants and flowers adding yet more color to this fabulously fun yet comfortable home.' Quote from San Miguel House & Garden Tour, a favorite for 7 years.

For those interested in art classes, Spanish classes, cooking classes, photography classes, birding, music or a special vacation, San Miguel de Allende is a captivating place to visit and Casa Del Alma epitomizes the 'San Miguel' experience. We are conveniently located in Colonia San Antonio, a quiet neighborhood 10-15 minutes EZ walking to Centro, the Mercado, the Instituto and the Jardin. We prefer this area to Centro because it is a safe and quiet neighborhood. It is an easy 30-second walk to a bakery and fresh ice cream. Five minutes to fresh produce and flowers.

This spacious 2-story corner home enjoys a sense of openness & privacy between bedroom suites. Enjoy sunrise & sunset views of the city from the roof terrace or the tree-shaded patio by the fountain. Or spend cozy evenings by one of the 3 uniquely tiled fireplaces.

Surrounded by bougainvillea, this magical art filled home combines the light and colors of San Miguel with modern comforts: A fully equipped large gourmet kitchen, delightful & spacious living room, exquisite dining room, 2 master bedroom suites with ample closets & pillow top queen mattresses. There is a completely upgraded high-speed Wireless Internet network with range extenders set up so you can stay connected through out the entire house & patios. You will be connected and yet you feel like you are on vacation.

Entering Casa del Alma brings a sense of awe. You know you have entered a uniquely special sanctuary, close to everything yet quiet. Kitchen, dining & living rooms plus bedrooms open onto lush patio gardens replete with birds, butterflies and humming birds. For entertaining, the roomy cook’s kitchen is well equipped with 'pass-through’s' to the patio.

Casa del Alma has 2 Master Suites. The downstairs Fountain Room has its own flat screen TV & DVD player, wrought iron bed-frame plus an exquisitely tiled bath where you can luxuriate in a shower of pressurized, unlimited hot water.

Connected to the upstairs Master suite is the den containing flat screen HD/TV & DVD Player with dozens of DVD’s, and hammered tin & tile fireplace plus a Queen Sofa-Bed & Boveda (arched brick) ceiling with skylight.

From the den, go through the wide hallway to the Tree House Room, Master Suite. The Queen pillow-top mattress boasts an elegant hammered tin headboard. Above find a second Boveda ceiling with a skylight where you can view the stars from your bed. Awaken to birdsong from the trees outside your window. The adjacent bathroom has a full sized tub, separate shower, Bidet & Filtered Drinking Water. The pressurized water system with unlimited hot water provides an exhilarating morning shower. Both bedrooms have feather and non-allergenic pillows, quality linens, electric blankets, luxurious Duvets, plush towels and Designer robes to enjoy during your stay.

For cool mornings & evenings, three unique gas fireplaces with thermostats yield instant heat. To cool the rooms, five ceiling fans ventilate both bedrooms, den, living room and kitchen. There are more portable fans if desired. Screens allow windows to be open any season without fear of insects. The secure Garage has a washer & dryer and will accommodate a small car. A special bonus for your Mexican vacation is maid service by Araceli three times a week. She will clean the house, outside areas and kitchen. As an extra service, Araceli will also wash & iron your clothes, shop for you and cook delicious meals both Mexican and American.

Before deciding, please compare Casa del Alma with any other rentals:


Have they been shown regularly on the San Miguel House and Garden Tour since 2005?
Are they on a double corner lot – spacious and light filled?
Do they have nearly 50 glowing reviews on VRBO_67098 from previous guests?
Do they offer high-speed reliable Wireless Internet throughout the house with range extenders?
Do they offer Vonage telephone for free phone calls to the US & Canada?
and 3 cordless local telephones plus an answering machine?
Do they include filtered drinking water up & downstairs plus bottled water?
Do they include unlimited, pressurized hot water throughout the house?
Are there 2 Flat Screen TV’s, CD player plus 3 iPod players with cable connectors, 1 DVD player & dozens of house DVDs/videos?
Do they offer Canadian Satellite TV with over 100 English-speaking channels?
Do they offer Boveda ceilings with skylights to see the stars at night from bed?
Do they have a large gourmet kitchen well equipped with all necessities plus
excellent lighting & gorgeous dinner service, serving platters & glassware?
Are there firm queen beds with feather and non-allergenic pillows, duvets,
Electric blankets, quality linens, robes for your use plus 3 gas fireplaces?
Are there 2.5 baths with great water pressure and endless hot water?
Are there spacious rooms and privacy between the bedrooms?
Are there lights & nightstands on both sides of the beds & full-length mirrors?
Is there enough closet & drawer space with lots of hangars & 2 hair dryers?
Is there a secure programmable safe for your valuables?
Is there intriguing artwork and excellent lighting throughout?
Are there two large patios both with tables, chairs, chaise lounges & views of the
City skyline from the upper Terrazza?
Are there screens on the windows?
Do they include maid service 3 times/week with cooking & laundry?
Is there a 'Renter’s Guide Book' with house info and guide to shops & restaurants?
Are there street maps for your use plus 'Casa del Alma Business Cards' with the house address and phone number for you to give to friends or taxi drivers?

If the house you are considering does not have these advantages, please read our reviews and consider choosing our home for an exceptional experience.


Keywords: Single Family Home, san miguel de allende rentals

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                We suggest 16 years or older for your kids. However, we will consider case by case....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Small pets welcomed! Extra deposit requested for pets....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Beautiful tiled bathroom in Fountain Suite...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Master bath...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                Half bath in patio on first floor...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet kitchen. Microwave, Blender, Juicer, vege-juicer, Toaster, Toaste-R Oven, Gas range/oven, Filtered water, new energy efficient LG refrigerator, and much more!...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                We can find you a gourmet cook if you like. Otherwise Araceli is happy to prepare breakfast, snacks, or dinner for you....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Complete Kitchen available for gourmets and all of your cooking needs!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                The locked garage will accommodate a small car (approximately 9.5 by 15 feet)...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High quality linens, Duvets, and electric blankets...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                (3) Gas log-lighter fireplaces with Thermostats...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                And dryer too...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Maid service 3 days per week – Cooking available. Filtered Drinking Water (upstairs and down) Pressurized Water. Unlimited Hot water. Washer/Dryer, 2 Pillow Top queen mattresses. Sofa Bed-Queen. Luxurious Duvets/ Electric Blankets. 2 Cable TVs. XM Satellite Radio. DVD Players Stereo plays CDs. 3 IPod players with cable connectors. 3 Gas Fireplaces/Heaters. Ceiling & Standing Fans throughout. 2 Hairdryers. The locked garage will accommodate a small car (approx, 9 by 15 feet +-) The entire house is equipped with an upgraded High-speed Wireless Internet, Bring your own laptop, iPad, or iPhone to check your email and browse the web from any room, the upstairs Terrazza or the patio....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (1) The upstairs, Master suite, Den TV room offers Shaw Canadian Satellite TV with over 100 English-speaking TV stations. ...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    3 iPod/iPhone players offered with cable connectors. Kitchen, Upstairs master suite, and Fountain suite downstairs....moreless

                  • Books:

                    moderately diverse library of books including learning Spanish language travel books....moreless

                  • Television:

                    (2) Upstairs and Downstairs suites each have 2 HD Flat Screen TV's with remote...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Dozens of favorite DVD's!...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    3 cordless phones and 2 wired phones. Message machine. Vonage offered with cordless phone as well. Unlimited Calling USA/Canada and 60 countries....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    House features upgraded high-speed wireless Internet with Range extender throughout. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Terrific connectivity throughout. Perfect for iPad, Laptop, and iPhone wi-fi...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Vonage phone available. Free calls anywhere in USA and Canada....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Life at Casa del Alma centers around main fountain Patio. Upstairs Terrazza is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine with views of the city skyline! Secure wireless Internet of course...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    We offer a standard BBQ briquette grill....moreless

                  Theme

                      • Romantic

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                       

                      Reviews

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                      High Season: December - April and June - August
                      Week/$1150 ; 2 Weeks/$2200; 3 Weeks/$2750; Month/$3100. Additional nights are $200
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                      Low Season - May, September - November
                      Week/$900; 2 Weeks/$1700; 3 Weeks/$2200; Month/$2650. Additional nights are $150
                      1 week minimum. May consider Long term rental. Rates effective July 22, 2013
                      Be sure and check calendar. Prices Subject to change without notice.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                      Location

                      Golf nearby, Tennis nearby, many Spanish Language Schools, Art Schools, Yoga classes, hiking and more!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: We met in a laugh class in 1986 both of us moving to Santa Barbara independently from the mountains of Colorado. Ironically the woman who taught that class now lives in San Miguel. We renewed our vows after 20 years of marriage in Oct. of 2010. There are 2 children from a 1st marriage, 2 grand kids and 2 cats. Stan built his 1st website in 1997 and founded his web site firm, First Crescent. He has been singing and playing guitar (rock & roll) since he was nine. After receiving her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 1996, Joanna has worked as a therapist leading groups and doing individual and couple counseling.

                      Why the Owner Chose Colonia San Antonio:
                      In 2004 we came to San Miguel to visit a friend. We had been looking to buy a 2nd home outside the US. in Victoria, B.C. when, new friends staying at the same B & B, said they saw a home that was perfect for us so we went to see for ourselves. The floor plan fit our indoor-outdoor lifestyle and we saw the possibilities: the quiet, flat streets appealed as did living in a mixed neighborhood of local families and expats. New artistic friends agreed to help us create a warm, comfortable ambiance that still makes us smile and feel good about life. We love sharing this special home with those who visit for it seems to have the same effect on them.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We walk everywhere! Taxi's are available for 30 pesos if we need to haul stuff. The expats we meet are very interesting. The locals are warm and welcoming. We can enjoy the buzz of centro and walk home to our peaceful quiet home. With the reliable high-speed Internet, Vonage, and cell phone, I can still run my business while enjoying life in Mexico: the best of all worlds.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Romantic evening at Casa del Alma

                        Romantic evening at Casa del Alma

                      • Patio off kitchen.

                        Patio off kitchen.

                      • View of patio from kitchen

                        View of patio from kitchen

                      • Patio closeup

                        Patio closeup

                      • Livingroom nicho closeup.

                        Livingroom nicho closeup.

                      • Stairway to upstairs suite. 2nd of three fireplaces by Anado McLauchlin & Carlos

                        Stairway to upstairs suite. 2nd of three fireplaces by Anado McLauchlin & Carlos

                      • Dining room from stairs above.

                        Dining room from stairs above.

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Second floor Terrazza is the perfect place for morning coffee or afternoon wine

                        Second floor Terrazza is the perfect place for morning coffee or afternoon wine

                      • Terrazza cushion box. More of Carlos' handiwork.

                        Terrazza cushion box. More of Carlos' handiwork.

                      • Fountain bedroom full tiled bath

                        Fountain bedroom full tiled bath

                      • Casa del Alma 10 to 15 minute walk to Jardin, El Centro or the Instituto.

                        Casa del Alma 10 to 15 minute walk to Jardin, El Centro or the Instituto.

                      • Life centers around the patio of Casa del Alma

                        Life centers around the patio of Casa del Alma

                      • Full kitchen conveniently opens to Patio, perfect for entertaining.

                        Full kitchen conveniently opens to Patio, perfect for entertaining.

                      • Amazing mosaic patio by Carlos adds life to to the already verdant patio

                        Amazing mosaic patio by Carlos adds life to to the already verdant patio

                      • Living room looking at nicho

                        Living room looking at nicho

                      • Living Room looking towards fireplace.

                        Living Room looking towards fireplace.

                      • China closet in dining room.

                        China closet in dining room.

                      • Den adjacent to master bedroom. HD-TV in cabinet

                        Den adjacent to master bedroom. HD-TV in cabinet

                      • Master Bath complete with Full Bath, separate Shower, and endless hot water.

                        Master Bath complete with Full Bath, separate Shower, and endless hot water.

                      • Views from Terrazza

                        Views from Terrazza

                      • Downstairs Fountain bedroom - Guatemalan Huipil wall hanging with handmade bed

                        Downstairs Fountain bedroom - Guatemalan Huipil wall hanging with handmade bed

                      • Welcome to Casa del Alma

                        Welcome to Casa del Alma

                      • Your hosts Stan and Joanna

                        Your hosts Stan and Joanna

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