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"The Magical Garden House was the perfect choice for a first visit to San Miguel with our 13-year old son. I love color and Mexican folk art, and this place has it in spades! The property includes a two-story, 2-bedroom home on one side of the garden, and "The Casita" - a studio apartment - on the other side. We rented only the two-story house, which has the living/dining/kitchen spaces and a powder room on the main floor, and an elegant curved wooden stair leading to the two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry facilities on the second floor. There are large, handsome built-in cabinets in which to store your belongings, and the entire wall facing the garden has operable windows to let in fresh air and the delightful frog and cricket sounds (and the occasional rooster) of uphill San Miguel!
The furnishings are cozy and comfortable and the beds and bedding are too. The huge bathroom upstairs is a work of art with its colorful hand-painted tile work and I especially enjoyed soaking in the deep tiled bathtub. The central garden is amazing, and features table and chair seating areas adjacent to the kitchen, a large covered seating area facing the garden and another umbrella table and chairs on the roof of the covered seating area. From the second story of the main house you access the Crow's Next -- which boasts a territorial view of San Miguel and the surrounding mountains. It is breathtaking and truly the cherry on the top of this charming house.
The location is very secure on a quiet street with a keyed metal door from the street into the garden. If that wasn't enough, the property is watched over by a lovely Virgin of Guadalupe wall mural across the street! Not once at the property or out and about in San Miguel were we concerned for the safety of ourselves or our belongings. It is an ambitious yet delightful 15-minute walk down hill to the center of town along rustic cobblestone or stone block streets. Everyone in San Miguel -- including the locals -- wear sturdy athletic or walking shoes. Keens would be perfect. Although we did walk back up the hill a few times, we more often opted to jump into one of the many green taxis which are prevalent in town and pip up the hill for the equivalent of about US$2.50. Can't beat that!!
There are many restaurants down the hill, as well as fresh tortillas, rotisserie chicken and other delights on your way to the Mercado des Artisanias. Don't miss the street tacos near the main square at night!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 25, 2015
"Two gals visiting San Miguel for the Festival of the Angels and it couldn't have been better. The location is fabulous, just three blocks from the Jarden. The casita was wonderful. We each had our own bedroom, bath,and the living room was very comfortable. Fresh flowers and maid service made it even better. Very affordable and I would absolutely stay there again. Owner very responsive to questions and offered great suggestions on restaurants, transportation, and any assistance needed. Five stars for sure!!!"
Guest: Dee DeeDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 22, 2015
Comfortable, big, very good distributed and excellent attention
"The attention before arrival was great and when arriving people responsible received us on time and showed the house, they were very nice and kind. Regarding the house its a big three floor house with very good living room, 3 nice bedrooms each one with its bathroom which make them very private, it is excellent to prepare a day lunch in the roof garden at the top of the building. If you are a party person its not a house for you because there are neighbors very near, it doesn't mean you can't have a great wine dinner but limited noise. Walking distance to downtown is about 1.5 km that is not far but that is the only thing I would like it to be a little bit better."
Guest: AbrilDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"Even before you reach the house, from a block away, we felt like we we entering an enclave of bogenvilla draped town homes. Upon entering the secured house walkway garden, there is no denying that a sense of peace permeates going home to Casa Esteban.
We found the house decorated to our pleasure. Its gardens were beautifully landscaped, and don't forget to spend time on the furnished outdoor rooftop living and dining area.
Thanks to a well stocked kitchen and all of the above this was a perfect three week stay."
Guest: Marvin B.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 15, 2015