Nido del Obraje is not unlike a home you'd find featured in Dwell Magazine. 2100 sq feet of restful bright-and-breezy indoor spaces with again as many feet of refreshing outdoor patios and courtyards with beautiful plants and lovely fountains. Did we mention the breath-taking views of town and sunsets? Nido is located on the NE edge of Centro, 3 min walk to the Fabrica and another 10-15 min to the stunning Parroquia and the vibrant Jardin in town center.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 2, 2018
Noosh is a healthcare consultant/speaker and Cinda is a graphic designer. Favorite travel photos include pictures with Mother Theresa and Snoop Dog. Perhaps God made the earth round, so we couldn't see too far ahead. —from Out of Africa
Noosh purchased this House in 2016
Why Noosh chose San Miguel de Allende
You'll be welcomed into your sanctuary by a gurgling-fish fountain in the first courtyard. Your comfy LIVING ROOM has a fireplace and stereo speakers that operate on your own devices via Bluetooth). Doors open to an enclosed tree-shaded courtyard with water fountains. Your beauriful KITCHEN is fully furnished! Your downstairs MASTER SUITE has a king-size bed (luxurious mattress and fine linens) opening onto the main courtyard. Your MASTER BATH has a roomy shower and a full-size soaking tub. The GUEST SUITE, perched like a nest on the second floor, overlooking the courtyard and magical cityscape. Private bath private balcony. Also on the second floor, there's a DEN for reading or watching TV (Apple TV and Netflix available). Couch adjusts for lounging or sleeping. (We advertise for 4 guests. If you want to add two, let's talk). Private bath. Outside the den, enjoy a large PATIO with comfy couches, colorful cactus and rustling trees. Take in amazing 24-hour, ever-changing views of town and skies. The morning sun reflecting off of the city as well as the vibrant sunsets, night lights, and starry skies are amazing. At the bottom and top of the open stairway leading to the ROOFTOP GARDEN TERRACE you will find a desk and chair where you can write your novel, or catch up on with your friends, or read your favorite blog. (strong WiFi throughout.) On the terrace you'll be surrounded by olive and citrus trees and other lovely plants. Enjoy drinks and hors-d'oeuvres around the hi-boy table as the sun disappears. Exploring what 2013 CondeNaste readers voted the "top city in the world" is enthralling. However, Nido del Obraje will beg your return at the end of each day, and might even compel you to stay in on a few.
What makes this House unique
For most of the previous century, mill workers at the Fabrica la Aurora called Obraje their home. The mill (a 3-min walk from our home) has ceased operation, been restored, and is now inhabited by lovely art and craft galleries, restaurants, and design studios. Nevertheless, the same bells that awakened then summoned yesterday's workers, continue to gently ring each morning. Obraje is quieter than the downtown Centro,. But it's an eezy breezy walk to all the action. From Nido Del Obraje, the walk to the center of town is relatively flat, very safe, and wonderfully overwhelming to the senses. Cabs around town and to outlying places are clean, reliable, and inexpensive. All indoor tap water is filtered and purified. Tastes good and is safe for drinking (ice cubes and frig water too). Our maid must be able to come a couple of times during your stay to water the plants and tidy up the courtyard and patios. Our maid will come on Wednesday to tidy up the kitchen, freshen the baths, and clean the floors (optional). Typical of San Miguel's wonderful peeps, these folks are warm, pleasant, and completely trustworthy. They will not invade your privacy. You will love them.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home in a great location
Just returned from an amazing week at Nido del Obraje and it's hard to find something even more positive than other reviewers have offered. The home is immaculate, finished to very high standards much like a high end hotel. We were two travellers who didn't need all the space we had but certainly enjoyed it. An open courtyard with a gorgeous shade tree and upstairs three more terraces - more outdoor space than you will be able to use. Beautiful original art, quality furniture, high end kitchen - the atmosphere will amaze you. The home is built for light and air - using a typical Mexican courtyard design, it is bright with windows on all sides allowing breezes from all directions. Absolute privacy with no neighbours looking in from any direction. Close enough to Centro to walk comfortably. As others have commented, there's much to see along the way so don't be in a rush. Taxis are an inexpensive option any time of the day or night if you don't want to walk.
To me worth special mention are the essentials of a homeaway stay: A quality, comfortable bed, high end linens and towels, spotless, invigorating shower, a good quality coffee maker! and feeling very secure behind a well built door. el Nido gets five stars for everything.
Noosh is an amazing host who will make sure your stay is perfect. Jaime is his man on the ground in San Miguel and he is always available to answer a question, drive you somewhere you need, find you something you can't find. They will help you as much or as little as you need.
When choosing a place to stay in the amazing city that is San Miguel de Allende there are many choices. It's a city that is alive with music and festivals, bars and restaurants, fireworks at all hours of the night and day, and el Nido is just the right distance to enjoy it all yet still enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the home itself. You can't go wrong here. We can't wait to return.
Thanks, Charles and Rob. There could not be two better guests. Can't wait to have you back!
Noosh’s home is comfortable, spacious, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. The house is on two floors with a very large and private outdoor deck on the second floor and an additional roof deck with the classic San Miguel expansive city view. The upper floors are bathed in light. The home is located very close to the Fabrica aurora and about a 15 minute easy walk to the center of town. After many visits to SMA this is probably my most favorite.
Thank you Kenin. I could not be more pleased with you as a guest. Please, please come back.
A jewel within a jewel !!!
We recently visited San Miguel de Allende, what an amazing town. Our visit was highlighted by our two week stay at Nido del Obraje , this three level home was central to the historic downtown just a pleasant fifteen minute walk along cobblestone streets, which are an adventure in themselves. The home is a work of art in its self, and provided a relaxing place to return to after a day of exploring SMA. All three levels are uniquely different, the top two provide great views of the city. The home is decorated with wonderful art, some modern trash, some historic, but very eclectic, my complements to Mark and his wife. Great taste!!! I would highly recommend this home to anyone who is planning on visiting SMA and the state of Guanajuato. Without a doubt our stay would not have been so incredible without Jaime, who picked us up from the airport in Queretaro and became our personal driver for the entire stay. We day tripped to many out of the way locations and Jaime was a wonderful guide and became a good friend, we will miss him. All my best to you if you choose Nido del Obraje as your home while visiting SMA. Thanks Mark "Noosh" for a great vacation . Sincerely Terry Moore
Thanks Terry. So glad I got to meet you and that you enjoyed our home. You could not have been a better guest. You are welcome back with open arms at any time.
Nido is an elegant, spacious efficient space.
I most reluctantly write this review as I would far rather no one else discover this property, but Noosh was so helpful and gracious, I must.
From start to finish,anything and everything one could need was attended to. Take his advice and have Jaime pick you up at the airport.
Nido is huge, comfortable beautifully appointed and especially good for extended stay. It is our hope to return next year for two months. The kitchen has everything you need, the master bath is huge and lovely.
There are comfortable places to rest after forays into town. The outdoor
spaces are breathtaking.
Centro is an easy comfortable walk, though be SURE to have sturdy shoes to navigate the cobble streets. The house is in a very secure location, and walking home at night felt very safe. The Fabrica, a fascinating art venue with food and drink available is a three minute walk away. Breakfast, a three minute walk up the hill to Muro is not to be missed. ( go left, under the giant pipe!)all and all a true find. The photos of the property are spot on. We thank you Noosh, for taking such good care of us!
Thanks. Only disappointment was not getting to meet you face to face. So glad we got to be your welcome to beautiful San Miguel. Thrilled you love it as much as we do. You are always welcome at nido Del Obraje. Come back soon. Meanwhile, safe travels, stay warm in CT, and come back soon. Never had better guests.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
• Relaxation mandatory • Having fun is a must • NO SMOKING on property, including inside and outside areas (e.g., patios, courtyard, terraces) • NO Pets • No parties or events • Check in after 3 PM until 10 PM (unless otherwise arranged with the owner). Check in after 10 PM is possible for a $25 fee. • MUST checkout before 11 AM, at which time Eliza will meet you for a walk through and key return. • Lost keys charge: $25 per set (full or partial) • Cleaning Fee: $25 for each stay of 7 or fewer days. • Only the number of guests indicated on the reservation are allowed to stay at the house overnight unless specific permission is granted by the owner. • It is not permissible to move furniture from one floor to another. Any furniture moved on its own floor should be returned to its original location. • Violations of these rules will be subject renters to additional fees. • Damage Deposit: $500 • Outdoor quiet hours are from 10 PM to 8 AM. Any loud talking and or amplified music during this time must be kept indoors with doors and windows closed. Please respect our neighbors. • Please leave Nido del Obraje in as close to the same condition you found it. Cleaning fee covers general cleaning and laundry. You are asked to do basic clean up before you leave (i.e. putting away your dishes, games, blankets, etc. Please leave linens on beds and hang towels to dry.