"My son and I had a magical time during our week at the casa and in San Miguel de Allende. This home is a beautiful, comfortable retreat that is exactly as pictured. It is lovingly maintained and, during our stay, cared for by a delightful housekeeper who was also kind enough to teach us a little Spanish every time we saw her. The home had everything we needed, and when we wanted to take a break from exploring, we had an eclectic library of books and videos to keep us entertained, along with plenty of sunny verandas to choose from for relaxing. The casa is a short walk away from the center of the city (10-15 mins, slight uphill on the return) and located in a neighborhood with mostly Mexican families. The owner of the casa, Tim, was incredibly gracious and easy to work with from start to finish. We so appreciated the starter groceries left for our first morning after a late night arrival, beautiful vases of fresh flowers, and the helpful list of his favorite restaurants and recommended experiences in the city and beyond. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventures in San Miguel de Allende. It is a charming city full of surprises at every turn, behind every door, and in every courtyard. The people we encountered were gracious and helpful and so patient with our attempts at Spanish. We loved our meals and the gorgeous views at the rooftop restaurant La Posadita, and breakfast in the courtyard of Hotel Posada Carmina. The Lavanda Cafe was a charming gem of a restaurant as well. We enjoyed the Jardin Botanica (a short taxi ride away), the Allende Museum, exploring the many artist’s studios and shops at La Fabrica de Aurora (5 mins from the casa), and walking, walking everywhere (comfortable shoes are a must on the cobblestones). Thank you, Tim and Maru, for a wonderful stay. We hope to return soon to continue the adventure. – Debbie and Ryan, Santa Barbara"
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: January 16, 2015