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La Casa Roja - Colonial Style Apartment in San Miguel

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property


WELCOME TO CASA ROJA! CALL (541) 683-7779 for newest rates!

We offer a PRIVATE, EN SUITE apartment with a lovely COURTYARD AND GARDEN in San Miguel de Allende! Our house is located in a Mexican neighborhood and while there are English speaking neighbors nearby all of our immediate neighbors are Spanish speaking.

THE APARTMENT has spacious rooms that open to a private, stone courtyard that includes a fish pond! It is located on the first floor which is above the ground floor and is accessed via a flight of stairs.

THE LIVING ROOM: The living room is artistically and tastefully decorated in the San Miguel style. The furnishings are comfortable and stylish. There are pieces of various styles from the local area. The living room is large and bathed in sunlight. The dining area sits up to 6 for large meals with family and friend.

There is a flatscreen TV with cable channels some of which are in English. There is also a DVD player and a Roku device with Netflix.

THE KITCHEN: The kitchen is nicely equipped with hand made Mexican tile! (The owner is a chef and knows what you need for a good home cooked meal)! There is a coffee maker, electric tea kettle, gas range, microwave and toaster provided.

THE BATH: The bathroom is large! It includes full walk in shower with Mexican tile plus double sinks in a separate room. (There is no tub.) A hair dryer is provided

THE BEDROOM: The bedroom is large and lovely. It has soft light filtering in and is PERFECT for sleeping! The bed headboard was HAND MADE of wrought iron crafted by a local artisan! We leave extra heaters, down comforters and electric mattress pads in case of chilly nights which will occur during the winter months.

THE OFFICE: There is a extra room off the bedroom that can be used as a sleeping space for a child, an office or walk-in closet! There is also a cot for a child or young adolescent.

2ND BEDROOM: There may be a second bedroom with en suite bath available to rent. Contact us for availability. Cost is $20 per night. Call (541) 683-7779 to check availability.

All of the rooms have their own entrance from the patio in the true Mexican style and are all secure with their own locks.

From the second floor there is access to the large roof terrace and it's WONDERFUL VIEWS of the city and the nearby mountains. Sunsets from the roof terrace are often spectacular. The downstairs apartment has open access to the roof.

THE COURTYARD: FANTASTIC!! Large, lush, comfortable and easily accessible from all areas of the house. Sit, read, sleep, dream.... Your oasis awaits!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: 1.4 km or .87 mi to the center of town (El Jardin), or a short taxi ride. We are located southeast of El Jardin in Colonia Caracol which is up a fairly gentle hill from the town center.

There is a large gourmet grocery, lots of fruit stands, tons of restaurants, bakery and everything you want or need within walking distance!

GREEN!! Casa Roja is equipped with a water purification system throughout the entire house. Hot water is supplied by a solar hot water system with a gas water heater as backup. Also, the water system is pressurized. We recycle glass, plastic, metal paper and cardboard.

A washer and dryer is provided for guests. All bedding and towels are provided.


25% discount from standard rates for the months of April through November! Rate information included in NOTE section below the Rates listed after the review section. For rates longer than a month contact the owner by email or phone - (541) 683-7779.

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE RENTING: 1) the neighborhood is MEXICAN. It can be noisy at times especially fiestas. There may be music and fire works. Also, Mexicans stay up late. There will often be adults and children out talking and laughing til midnight. 2) San Miguel is at an ELEVATION of 6,400 feet. 3) Our house is UP A HILL – not a really big hill, but still a hill. For a very flat walk to the center of town consider renting in Colonia Guadalupe. 4) In March, April and May we can have a lot of WIND and DUST. 5) Cleaning is provided ONCE a WEEK which includes a change of towels and sheets. Extra cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost. 6) TOILET PAPER goes into a small bucket next to the toilet. Our town's sewage treatment system is not up to USA standards. 7) Taxis drive by the house frequently (usually).

Map coordinates: Latitude N 20.902074 and Longitude W 100.743338. On the LOCATION MAP below our house is located just under the first "A" in CARACOL.
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Children Welcome:

    Except the roof patio has a very low wall which would be dangerous for small children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in the courtyard is OK!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen size Bed (1) Includes heated mattress pad with dual controls., Sleep Sofa or Futon Chair (1) by day and bed by night - suitable for a child or young adolescent....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Double sinks in separate area from shower & toilet.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    With some English language stations....moreless

  • Television:

    32' Flat Screen with HDMI inputs & a Roku box with Netflix provided...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains to the west and a view of the city lights...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning


  • Dining:

    The dining area table can sit up to 6 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Via a DSL modem...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in a separate laundry room off the courtyard...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Located in the living room to take the chill off cool mornings and nights....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room has a propane gas heater....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Down comforter and electric mattress pad. Maid service and two sets of clean towels once a week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    With seating for six comfortably....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local phone available on a limited basis. US based Internet phone for free calls to USA & Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in a separate laundry room off the courtyard....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password protected...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator:

    Self-defrosting with a separate freezer section...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 gas burners...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Paved with quartz stone next to a small garden area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a small garden off the patio and 2 fish ponds....moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$550 $1,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Rate for two weeks is $850. Rate for three weeks is $1,000. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 90 days in advance receive a 100% refund. Less than 90 days notice will result in the forfeiture of 50% of the rent unless owner is able to re-rent the reservation time period. Renter will then receive a full refund or one prorated based on the portion of the original reservation that is re-rented. April, May, June, September, October, November are discounted 25% off standard rates.

50% deposit required at booking with balance due 30 days prior to beginning of rental period. Checks or credit cards accepted. There is a 1.5% fee for credit card processing.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Leon, Gto.

Car: Not Necessary

Hot springs nearby, botanical gardens a short distance, 30 miles or so to mining town of Pozos


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are a retired couple from Eugene, Oregon. We've been spending winters in San Miguel for the last 8 years and look forward to sharing our knowledge of the area with quests who visit San Miguel. Jane was a prolific artist of mosaic works that have been featured around the country over the last 10 years and was a counselor in a prior life. Paul worked for a manufacturer in Eugene and was their controller for almost 10 years.

Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
A reasonably priced apartment located in Colonia Caracol and about 1.4 kilometers from the center of the town!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of garden from upstairs walkway.

    View of garden from upstairs walkway.

  • Rooftop Pergola

    Rooftop Pergola

  • Downstairs apartment bedroom (with private bath)

    Downstairs apartment bedroom (with private bath)

  • Courtyard view toward living room doors and bedroom door.

    Courtyard view toward living room doors and bedroom door.

  • Living room door on left and stair well on right.

    Living room door on left and stair well on right.

  • Blue Mosaic in downstairs walkway

    Blue Mosaic in downstairs walkway

  • Seating area in living room

    Seating area in living room

  • Sinks in Bathroom

    Sinks in Bathroom

  • El Dia de los Muertos, El Jardin, 2012

    El Dia de los Muertos, El Jardin, 2012

  • Fish pond and waterfall at night.

    Fish pond and waterfall at night.

  • Pergola & Planter on Roof

    Pergola & Planter on Roof

  • December sunset from roof.

    December sunset from roof.

  • Seating area in bedroom

    Seating area in bedroom

  • Bedroom door on left and living room doors on right.

    Bedroom door on left and living room doors on right.

  • Living room doors on left, stair well in middle and green bedroom door on right.

    Living room doors on left, stair well in middle and green bedroom door on right.

  • Dining area table

    Dining area table

  • TV and seating area in living room

    TV and seating area in living room

  • Kitchen view from living room

    Kitchen view from living room

VRBO #145217

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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