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Great Centro Location, Style & Magnificent Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Magnificent views & location. Directly above the Parque Juarez and down from the Mirador lookout. Just a few blocks away from the main square. Set behind and above another property, allowing for a tranquil and private setting, while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the center of San Miguel, its churches and the distant countryside.

The four levels of this property allow for a clear definition of the space, yet terraced into one another, creating a feeling of amplitude while benefiting from lush greenery from the surrounding trees and walls covered with vines. Multiple terraces and fountains set the tone for a relaxing atmosphere in the clean bright interiors that are reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

On the main level you will find the living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen with whole house water purification system, as well as a balcony and the guest bedroom with en suite bath. Below there is a private garden with a studio providing the perfect atmosphere for artistic creation.

The master bedroom, located upstairs, is amazing and is wide and open. The centrally located king size bed faces the view, french doors and balcony. The en suite bathroom has a large shower with rainfall shower head and skylight above

Just off of the bedroom is an en-suite office providing internet and wifi throughout the house and overlooking the XVII Century Chapel of the Holy Cross of Chorro, the second most historical setting of San Miguel de Allende.

Directly above the master bedroom you will find the most awe-inspiring view of San Miguel from the sunning terrace or the comfort of a large shaded terrace. Enjoy a sunset cocktail or espresso from the rooftop bar as you relax and take in the view.

Spanish/English bilingual house manager. Housekeeping included 2X per week.

More Details

Sandi Burton
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Sandi Burton

We are both born and raised Seattleites who love to travel. Believe it or not, we met at school. Community College while both of us were temporarily unemployed. I was there for 1 quarter and we shared 2 of 3 classes. Michael was the consummate gentlemen who carried my books from class to my car and I guess that just sealed the deal. We've been married since 2011 and enjoy spending time in the mountains near home, with our kids and our parents or just hanging out discussing the merits of American politics and daily news.

Michael has been building planes for Boeing for going on 20 years and my career has been mostly in food and beverage originally in sports and entertainment having run the facilities at the Seattle Center, University of Washington, Dallas Reunion Arena and opening Safeco Field for the Seattle Mariners. We've both had the opportunity to do a lot of things, but this is the beginning of a new phase for us. As our kids are growing up and our parents aging, we have turned our thoughts to what we want out of our retirement and a global life is what calls. We hope you enjoy our San Miguel home as much as we do.

Sandi Burton purchased this house in 2017

Why Sandi Burton chose Chorro

It's a good story actually...

We had been researching retirement locations for some time. Having looked in several Mexico locations, Panama and Ecuador, but we have friends here in San Miguel who kept talking up the merits of the location. Over dinner with these friends at their home on Camano Island in Washington Michael said "go buy us a house in Mexico" so plane tickets were purchased and the two wives set off on a mission.

We flew in on Tuesday night, looked at houses on Wednesday, made an offer on Thursday and were in contract by Friday. The most spontaneous thing I have ever done in my life, but everything about it felt right, you see I had come back to this house time and time again in my online search and once I saw it, nothing else could compare. I knew it was where I wanted to be.

What makes this house unique

The master bedroom is amazing. To wake up and walk out on that gorgeous terrace, gaze over the courtyard and the city. It is our little piece of heaven.


Chorro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We recommend that all guests purchase travel insurance as owner is not responsible for any guest illness or injury or guest property damage or theft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Huge walk in shower with skylight
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor is entirely Mstr Bedroom with an American King bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , Small bedroom with matrimonial bed and desk
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have created a rooftop bar with small refrigerator, Nespresso machine and ice maker so you can enjoy your morning espresso with the gorgeous view. We have an amazing house manager who can assist with any questions, requests or concerns that arise. Housekeeping is included twice per week.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

This Place is Simply...AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even start!! This place is amazing and breathtaking!! I saw all of these pictures and I was looking forward to our stay, but when we arrived i was blown away!! First off, Sandi (the owner) is so responsive and sends you literally everything you need to know before you arrive! She has three people who are your contact in the city and all three of them are awesome!! Seriously First Class!!! I will 100% be going back and will be sending everyone to stay at this home!! Sandi, congrats on an amazing place! We had the best time, San Miguel de Allende and this home hold a special place in our heart!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we received an amazing welcome from the staff with drinks and snacks. This property is so beautiful, and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and special.There is a million-dollar view from the upper level. The owner communicates quickly and provides a wealth of information. We enjoyed our stay very much and will never forget this experience. It is good to know that there are quite a few steps to walk up to this property. We are in our early 60s but very active, so had no trouble negotiating the steps. It may be an issue for people with mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Illuminada is everything its photos suggest...charming, magical, superbly maintained, well sited, with superb views and exceptional western light and sunsets. 10-12 minutes stroll along cobblestone streets to the central Jardin and only about 5 minutes to an unimaginably captivating park, the home offers both easy access, yet wonderful privacy. Prepare to sleep with open windows and take advantage of multiple terraces, including its amazing roof terrace complete with kitchenette and laundry. Innumerable bells (both church and community), roosters and periodic fireworks are your companions, along with daily hot air balloons who often drift close enough almost to touch. San Miguel itself, for the first times visitor, offers a wide range of delights, from excellent dining (most often found inside exquisite and hidden courtyards or atop roofs with panoramic views) and galleries to spontaneous wedding parades, unexpected vistas, and specialized cooking or photography classes. Best to arrive with a limited agenda and simply explore on foot. And bring good walking shoes with the expectation of climbing as often descending streets and stairs.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most magical month of 2018!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Illuminada for the month of March as a family of 5. I don't know where to begin really! Jose Charlie and Esmeralda became family. I am neurotic about cleanliness (oxymoron with 3 young boys? Probably so!) and Sandi's home was spotless. The location was perfect and easily walkable to all the hot spots in town. We were married in SMA years ago and have been several times since- this was our most memorable trip yet largely due to our stay at Casa Illuminada! Thank you Burtons and CI Staff, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Claita

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Illuminada is an absolute slice of heaven! A must stay with incredible vistas of SMA!

This casa features all the bells & whistles of guaranteed serenity and walking distance to Centro.

Highly recommend and can hardly wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to have some much needed relaxation! We can't wait for you to return either! Muchas Gracias! Sandi
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  • 5 of 5

The owner Sandi is very responsive to inquiries. The house caretakers, esp. Jose, likewise. Their lovely home was spotless, and we appreciated the wine and guacamole, esp. because we arrived at 9 pm. The 3 of us- my daughter and 4 yr.old grand daughter, really enjoyed the space & the property. The rooftop terrace has wonderful views. About a 15 minute hike into the plaza. We always felt safe. Has all the amenities and details. Delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words. We are always thrilled to know that our guests enjoyed their stay and appreciate you more than you know! Muchas Gracias! Sandi
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The Restaurant
Try a sandia margarita and the blistered green beans!
Parque Juárez
Love walking through the park. Art in the park on weekends, tai chi during the week, people...
Mercado de Artesanías
So many things to see and buy!!
La Parada
My favorite is the Tacu Tacu Power and of course a Pisco Sour
Hecho en Mexico
Great food at a great price
Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar
Love to enjoy tapas here - make sure you bring a sweater or jacket for a windy evening
Lavanda Cafe
The only place to go for breakfast!
El Manatial
Just down the street from the house. Always lively on weekend eves!
La Mezcaleria
Definitely one of our favorites
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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