Elegant But Relaxed Home. Pool-Garage-Fabulous Cook
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Relax and enjoy your elegant home in San Miguel, a beautiful colonial city in the heart of Mexico. At Casa Colina (the House on the Hill), you will enjoy light and bright open areas, original artwork, a colonial ambiance and all the modern conveniences. Casa Colina has been featured on the popular House and Garden Tour to benefit the Biblioteca Publica.
Casa Colina is in the Ojo de Agua neighborhood of San Miguel, named for the ancient church and spring. Your old and new friends will clamor (trust us - we know!) to visit you at this lovely home, and both young and young-at-heart will ride the waterslide from the outdoor living area into the pool!
Enter the home through the walled garden and POOL area, and climb the gracious staircase to the airy outdoor living room with a fireplace. Stop, lounge, relax and enjoy the views, or enter the interior of the home. From the outdoor sala, you may enter the kitchen and dining area or the elegant living room featuring a hand-carved cantera fireplace with gas logs.
You are above the town, with the convenience of a garage, but still only a fifteen-minute downhill walk to Centro (less to the Instituto). When you want to go back home, grab a cab for $2, or get a workout and walk home. We also have a SCOOTER available for an additional fee.
At bedtime, you will enjoy the cool bedrooms on the first level. We built the bedrooms on the ground floor to enjoy both cool bedrooms and a better view from the main living areas. You will love the new, comfortable, American-sized Sealy mattresses and the Egyptian cotton sheets on the hand-crafted beds. Each bedroom boasts a unique boveda ceiling romantically lighted from the hand-cast mouldings.
The home has an open floor plan, but still is equipped with separate areas if groups of guests would like some privacy. Find your favorite spot on the rooftop terrace, the main living floor, the outdoor living room or in the cozy 'Mexican Modern' television room.
You can enjoy your holiday without everyday cares, as Amalia comes each day to clean the home and do the laundry. She is a VERY talented cook, and will also cook breakfast and the midday dinner for a small additional fee. Just let us know!
Let's take a moment to talk about WATER. First, there is the pool with its thrilling water slide. Second, all the water in the house is purified, so you can drink without worry. Third, the showers in the house are fabulous Rainfall showerheads, including the outdoor shower. You'll have the best showers of your life. Fourth, there is a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.
The bedrooms comfortably sleep five, but trundle beds and a futon in the television room will accommodate occasional overnight guests. Cable television, cable internet, wifi plus a security system complete the modern conveniences in this colonial treasure.
We have a competent and friendly staff. Amalia, the maid, comes daily to keep the house sparkling. Fernando, our gardener, comes three times per week. Best of all Norma, our house manager, is authorized to solve any problems that may arise. You will be carefree, except for balancing all of the marvelous activities available in San Miguel de Allende.
To see more photos, you may visit our link below! The link has been iffy, so if it doesn't work please email me and I will send you the link. For some reason VRBO won't let me put it in this text.
Keywords: House, colonial, pool, views
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Dishwashers and garbage disposals are both unusual in San Miguel, but Casa Colina has both. You won't need to use them often, as Amalia clean for you, and a cook is available at a nominal fee....moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool:
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- refundable pet deposit $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
If you choose to have a cook, you pay directly to her. Cost is 100 pesos for breakfast only, 150 pesos for comida only, or 200 pesos for both. This does not include the cost of the food. Amalia will shop for you, but you must give her money for the shopping. She will provide receipts.
In addition, I don't accept guests the same day that the previous guests leave. The staff needs time to make the house perfect for your arrival. I am trying to fix the Calendar to show this, but please keep in mind that Casa Colina may be available a day after the calendar shows.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Ojo de Agua, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
There is no place like San Miguel de Allende! It is the perfect place for someone who wants to experience Mexico, learn something, live in a magical setting and have a lively social life, all at the same time! The people you meet in San Miguel are interesting and friendly - gringos and Mexicanos alike.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can enjoy all of the benefits of San Miguel, without the drudgery of day-to-day life. The first time I came my children were 9, 6 and 1.5 years old. My life was a thrilling merry-go-round of meals, picking up, laundry, picking up, more picking up and grocery shopping. When I came to San Miguel I was able to have others do all of those things, while I re-connected with the part of me I liked the best - I could be a good mom and still go and take a language class, or have lunch with my new friends (who are now old friends). The heavy lifting of young children is behind me now, but I love San Miguel more all the time. I grew up in a small town in Ohio, and in an odd way, San Miguel has some of the best qualities of a small Midwestern town - people are open and eager to meet new friends. Of course, Mexicans are world-famous for their kindness and open generosity. These days, aside from spending time with my dear friends in San Miguel, I enjoy the many cultural activities and fiestas that take place year round. I would list my favorites, but I would run out of room! I also enjoy using San Miguel as a base to explore central Mexico.
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The dining and kitchen area, with handcrafted furniture and original artworks.
master bedroom with king-sized bed and boveda ceiling
Living room with hand-carved cantera fireplace, complete with gas logs
We use a scooter to get around town - park anywhere!
Exterior of Casa Colina
Outdoor living area with sunset views
The waterslide from the outdoor sala to the pool!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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