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Luxurious Hillside Townhome

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This stunning town home lies on a terraced hillside with a spectacular view of the spires and domes of the charming Colonial town of San Miguel. Step off the cobblestone street and through the gates into a lush and secluded garden paradise, complete with pool and spa. The two upstairs bedrooms each have a private terrace, and the master suite with king size bed has a traditional boveda (domed brick) ceiling. From the master terrace, you will enjoy spectacular views of the town and amazing sunsets over the lake and mountains in the distance.

The guest suite has a queen size bed. With four guests, the downstairs bedroom with two twin day beds doubles as a den. All three bedrooms have full baths (including hair dryers) and dressing areas. The guest and downstairs suites each have a fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with gourmet cookware. To add to your enjoyment, the home is decorated in traditional colors, hand woven rugs and Mexican folk art.

Situated in the Cruz de San Jose townhouse complex (14 individually owned homes) the house is in the perfect location. From the Lower Balcones neighborhood, on the edge of Centro Historico, you'll have a short 10 minute walk to the jardin, the bustling hub of the city, yet the neighborhood is quiet and serene. An on-site manager is available to answer any questions, and offer help. Maid service three days per week is included. A cook can be arranged with adequate notice and for an extra charge. Children 13 and older are welcome. Please, no children under 13.

Keywords: Townhouse

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Carol

Tom and I live in the San Francisco Bay area, and love it here, but we have always thought about retiring in Mexico to experience a slower life. We always thought about locating in or near beach towns, but after our neighbor returned from a visit to San Miguel in the colonial heartland of Mexico, we decided to take a vacation there to see what all the fuss was about. We packed our bags and with our then 11 year old son went to spend two weeks. To say we fell in love with San Miguel is an understatement. The sky is an amazing blue, the townspeople are warm and welcoming, and the weather is always mild. But best of all San Miguel has been largely untouched by development. In fact the nearly 500 year old center of town has been declared a World Heritage Site. By the time our vacation was over we knew we had found our second home.

Carol purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Carol chose Balcones

San Miguel is quite simply a magical town whose unique location in the country insured that it would remain unspoiled by development. (It was away from the silver mines and their transportation routes.) The center of town is a gathering place for both tourists and residents alike. Walking mariachi bands serenade, children run and laugh and old men and women sit and read the newspaper or just watch people. Many people prefer to live in the heart of the action, but we found that a short walk up the hill brings both proximity to the center and the peaceful quiet that we craved. The location is perfect!

What makes this townhome unique

While you relax and enjoy your vacation, our maid, Ana, will tend to your needs and keep the house clean. Maribel the manager is on duty during the day in case of any urgent needs, and at night, you can rest easy knowing that the night watchman, Francisco is there. Our house is steps away from the pool and hot tub, and the large common area patio. After a full day of sight seeing, gallery hopping, and exploring, you can come home, make a margarita and sit on the terrace outside of your bedroom and watch the always spectacular sunset. You'll enjoy great views of the churches and the lake beyond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful vacation here in San Miguel, and what a lovely home you have here! Everything was comfortable and well suited for the five of us. We love the pools!

Our stay included a festival on the street outside which meant fireworks and drums late into the night, but it is an unforgetable cultural treasure to be experienced! We loved the Jardin Botanica and our trip to Guanajuato. The food and music in San Miguel was great too. I particularly enjoyed Zumba class with Cesar once in the parque.

I am sure many more wonderful memories will be formed in this charming home and city.
Jun 2012
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Balcones Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King bed has memory foam pad for a comfortable and restful sleep., Queen size Beds (1) Queen sized bed in guest suite is hand carved and hand painted in local folk style. Lovely!, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin day beds in den double as sofas for evenings watching movies and television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Blender, toaster oven, hair dryers in all baths, lending library of books, games, puzzles, cards, large shopping totes, even an umbrella for those rare desert rains.


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Luxurious Hillside Townhome
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

The Jewel Box on the Hill

  • 5 of 5

This property, located almost at the top of a hill has an amazing view. It feels very safe and secluded but if you forget your key, someone friendly will always let you in.

The house is like no other. It is decorated with beautiful masks and amazing rugs which give it such a warm feeling.

The caretaker and Annabell the woman who cares for the house are warm and friendly and will help you in anyway that they can!!

The home also has all of the really cool colorful decorative mexican art items strategically placed. You really feel like you are in San Miguel here.

The bedrooms upstairs are very spacious and each has its own bathroom and veranda with a view.

The condo is beautifully constructed with the most amazing arched ceiling in the Main bedroom.

The bedroom and tv room downstairs has 2 beds and a really nice bathroom with shower.All of the bedrooms have their won bathroom and shower then there is a bethroom by the living room for guests.

I love the kitchen and it even has a pantry and there is always something there for you to use.

Nice long table in dining area and a cozy living room.

My favorite place is outside the front door there is a table that is surrounded by trees and bushes. I love to sit there and have my cocktail and paint watercolor paintings. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Julie. I especially appreciate that you liked the front patio arrangement. We were just there and put the table and chairs there very much on a whim. We loved it too. It felt like a very private little garden paradise. We hope you come back soon and make some more watercolors!
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Oasis on the hill

  • 5 of 5

My father, son and I stayed in this lovely hillside oasis for a month and truly enjoyed all that this casita has to offer. The views from the balconies, the beautifully landscaped garden, the pool, the fully stocked kitchen and the comfortable beds. I can't say enough for the incredibly helpful and sweet staff, Rosa and Maribel were great!

I truly enjoyed waking up every morning and walking out to my balcony and taking that first deep breath. Doing yoga and seeing the beautiful view of the city center and the colorful balloons coming up at sunrise, was a treat.

Although it was a trek up the hill daily, going down was a breeze. The cab ride was inexpensive and it sure was a relief after a long day of exploring the city. It was also great to come home after a long day of walking and having the pool to cool off.

I hope to return to San Miguel soon and would love to return to Carol and Tom's home.

Thank you for creating a very special place for us to come home to during our stay in San Miguel de Allende.


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, delightful and secure.

  • 5 of 5

The Casa is part of a gated complex that offers beautiful landscapes grounds and a Birdseye view the city below. We’ll definitely be returning to this Casa.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Doug. We love sharing our home with people like you who feel the spirit of the house and of San Miguel.
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A beautiful oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a month at Carol's townhouse, and it was one of the best vacations we've ever had. The townhouse was completely stocked with all we needed to enjoy our stay. The beds were very comfortable, the area is quiet yet only a short walk to Centro, Rosa (the housekeeper) was incredibly sweet and helpful, and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Miguel Magic Writ Large

  • 5 of 5

Our 8th time in San Miguel brought us here, along with son and daughter-in-law, whose visit was their first. The first impression, entering the courtyard, was stunning (hope Carol and Tom will add a photo to their site) and the townhouse itself is beautiful, comfortable, and affords the most magical view of the city, especially at night...3 terraces!

All is convenient here, from the 3 1/2 baths, kitchen and pantry, hot tub & pool, laundry facilities, to the services of Maribel, Ana, and "Elli" and Francisco.

The "younger set" discovered the Botanical Gardens (up, up, up the hill) and visited 4 or 5 days, enjoying the herb garden, canyon, and other features.

Walk to the Centro and cab back, depending on your age and fitness! There's never enough time to explore San Miguel and still spend hours in this remarkable townhouse!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful From Start to Finish

  • 5 of 5

After nearly a decade of hearing wonderful things about San Miguel we finally took the plunge and reserved Carol's home for a two week stay. We arrived after a long day of travel late in the evening and the night manager was there awaiting us with keys in hand. The pictures really don't do the place justice. It was everything we had hoped for and more: impeccably decorated, clean, quiet, comfortable, and fully accommodating for a couple celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We were well taken care of by the staff (Maribel and Ana) and set off each morning down to the Centro to explore, dine, relax, and take many, many photographs. Being situated on a hill above the city center allowed for amazing photos of the sunset as well as daily cardio when we returned. Coming home every evening was so much better than staying in a hotel room! We bought food at the local market and truly felt like we'd found a home away from home. Although there was a neighborhood fiesta during our stay, we were warned well ahead of time by Carol and the on-site manager, Maribel. The good people in San Miguel love a reason to celebrate and they celebrated a full weekend while we were there. There was music and fireworks and children playing from sun up to sun down, but I wouldn't have changed that experience one bit. If you are going to experience what it really feels like to be part of a community while you are vacationing, I can see no better way than to enjoy the festivities with the locals. Otherwise, the house and the complex was whisper quiet during our stay, the songs of hummingbirds notwithstanding. And even upon departure -- when our private livery arrived at 4:30 a.m. to take us to the airport in Leon -- the night manager took our keys and wished us safe travels. Truly a delight from start to finish and an experience we will cherish for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaija, I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. And I'm glad you touched on the festive nature of San Miguel and how happy and welcoming the people are. I hope you'll come back for your twentieth anniversary!
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Car: not necessary

Walk to San Miguel's beautiful botanical gardens as well as the center of town!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.