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Stunning Rooftop View and Garden, Quiet Street, Beloved Staff

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come share the colors, sights, sounds, charm, excitement, and classes in this artist town maintained as a historic, colonial landmark in Mexico with a large population of both visiting and residential Americans.

Five Bedrooms, a den with an inside table and cable TV in English and cable internet, outside dining room with a fountain, corner garden with a card table, rooftop garden with a view of the neighborhood, and a spectacular rooftop terrace with a view of La Parroquia.

Sleeps ten (five couples).

Four full baths, two half baths.

There are five bedrooms on different levels for privacy, each with screened windows, ceiling fans, dark curtains for summer, and heaters for winter, as well as American-sized beds with down pillows.

The inside den has cable internet, cable TV, American DVD player, VCR, fireplace, table for breakfast and games, and Sony music system. Wifi is included from ground to rooftop.

Next to that is the picturesque outside covered dining room with fireplace, fountain, and garden of its own.

Up a short stair is the corner garden with a card table. Above that is the rooftop garden with mandarin and orange trees, roses and other flowers you can pick to grace your table, and places to sit, walk, and dream. The corner garden especially attracts hummingbirds.

Finally, via a conch-shell spiral staircase from the corner garden, and with a private entrance to the master bedroom, there is a study with doors opening onto the corner and rooftop gardens and a view of La Parroquia Church. A great place for reading and writing. There is a sound system in this room as well as the sofa bed and a large shower.

The uppermost rooftop terrace, up the second section of the spiral staircase, has one of the most spectacular views of San Miguel, La Parroquia Church, surrounding plains and mountains. Great location to watch the sunset. Has a table for evening meals and high chairs to kick back and watch the sun set.

The housekeeper is Veronica and is much loved by the regular visitors. She manages the assisting housekeeper and gardener and is available M-F and 1/2 day on Saturday. Clothes can be washed daily, except Sundays.

She loves to cook and will provide breakfast and lunch, with enough food for the evening, if desired (you provide the funds for food, Veronica will shop on her own or even take you along to see the markets). There is a Spanish-English cookbook, with the same recipes in each language, should you like. There are also classes on gourmet and Mexican cooking at the San Miguel schools.

The kitchen was recently remodeled with marble countertops, dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas oven and range, microwave, blender, and juicer. We have many appliances not available in other homes such as the pressurized water system, new water heater, and clothes washer and dryer.

The House is a five minute walk from El Jardin (the center of town for all the San Miguel activities) and is situated on a quiet residential street so you do not have to put up with late night revelers (bars do not close in San Miguel at night). While in San Miguel de Allende, you can go to the Tuesday market to see a Mexican bazaar, attend wine receptions in art galleries, take art classes at the Instituto or Belles Artes, hear classical music in the historic Angela Peralta Theatre, or go on the Famous Home Tour on Sunday mornings from the Biblioteca library to help other Americans raise funds for medical care for impoverished ranch children. People come from around the world for the art classes. There are also 8-9 Spanish language schools.

Or just stay in Casa DeMarco and read and relax. Restaurants in town are excellent, silver jewelry costs one-third less than in the United States, and getting a pair of the San Miguel women shoes is a must!

The in-town manager, Martha Hernandez, is a neighbor that can respond to your needs and provide information that can be helpful during your stay.

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More Details

Property Manager
Bill East
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Bill East

We, the owners, are a Dallas couple that have enjoyed our time off and treasure being able to visit areas that offer historical as well as cultural events.

My name is Bill, the manager and I will handle your reservations and contract request.

Bill East purchased this house in 2000

Why Bill East chose Zona Centro

We fell in love with San Miguel when we first visited it, and like many others, bought our house on our first trip there. Spanish schools, art schools, art galleries, photographers, writers, and a lovely population of hard-working people who treasure their kids, churches, and their friends. There is so much to do and so, in a town that was founded in 1826. All local children learn both English and Spanish in school.

What makes this house unique

Breakfast in the covered dining room by the kitchen but outside is delightful. Dinner in the same place with a fire going in the fireplace. Drinks and appetizers on the top roof while watching the sunset each night. An average low of 55 degrees and an average high of 75 degrees in the spot called perpetual spring. We continue to update the casa and encourage your suggestions on how to make it better for you and others return visits.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hey Bill

All went well and we did get our deposit recently.

I have to apologize as I went

to write a review on VRBO and was locked out. Apparently I

waited too long.

We had an

absolutely fabulous time and I wish somehow I could fix


Sent from my

Mar 2018
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Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) In the Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) In the second bedroom., Double Beds (1) In a downstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in the upstairs kids room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A combination safe is located in the master bedroom.


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Stunning Rooftop View and Garden, Quiet Street, Beloved Staff
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 38 reviews

Lovely place to relax, 10 min walk to Centro

  • 5 of 5

The unanimous, positive reviews are true! We just spent a wonderful week at Casa San Marco. The house is perfectly located and is very spacious and comfortable. The rooftop gardens and outdoor dining room are as wonderful as they appear in the pictures, as is the view of the city. And Veronica is absolutely the best. Do get her to cook dinner for you. She is a fantastic cook, and is always with a smile.

We did have one small issue, I only point it out to say the Owners and staff were so very responsive and very helpful = peace of mind. (the issue was NOT a fault of the house/owners/management)

Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having a house that feels like your home away from home in Mexico. We filled it with art and made multiple remodels so it will be very comfortable and beautiful. Construction crews tore up the street to place the electric wires underground but the work will be one when you come We have staff everyone loves. Join us anytime.
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Beautiful house perfect for families or several couples

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Marco is a wonderful house especially for a large multi generational family! It’s filled with beautiful paintings and carvings, comfortable furniture, and has remodeled modern bathrooms. The outdoor terraces on many levels provide spectacular views. Veronica and Guadalupe are wonderful cooks and did the food shopping every day as well as providing us with clean water in every bathroom each day. We would gladly come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

The view from the rooftop is amazing. There are so many areas to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. We enjoyed hearing the church bells. The town square is within walking distance. Overall great home.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was very nice, lots of room, outstanding views of the city.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our group of 8. San Miguel de Allende is a charming city, would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time. San Miguel is enchanting!
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Everything one could want in a house! So many gardens, so little time

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous views, Veronica is an amazing cook!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great month at Casa De Marco

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to San Miguel for over 15 years for one week stays but this year we decided to stay a month. We brought our dog with us for the first time. We really enjoyed Casa de Marco- the house has a lot of bedrooms so we could have some friends visit, several levels of patios so our dog could go outside whenever she wanted to ,good TV with plenty of English channels and good internet service and it was quiet (except for the weekend fireworks !). It also has great view from the top patio . Veronica, the housekeeper , is a lovely person who quietly cleans the house and makes excellent breakfasts . The only drawback is that you have to walk up a steep hill the last 100 meters- but we found it great exercise and if we were ever too tired taxis were readily available to take us home from the Centro. We hope to stay again. -Ed and Karen Whittler, San Diego, Ca.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Queretara International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
go west 1 block
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Demarco
Nearest Point of Interest

Art schools, art galleries, language schools, near historic town square, chamber orchestra music.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit is required and will be returned no later than 45 days after visit is concluded and when there is no evidence of damage and when telephone bill has been obtained.

Manager'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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