Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Reduced, Great View, Colonial Style, Flat 15 Min Walk - Jardin

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

When you arrive at our charming Casa de la Luna Sonriente you will first notice the nice entry way with a unique front door which allows the top windows to swing open to catch the breeze allowing you to immerse yourself in the romance of this intriguing town. To the sides of the entry way you have the living room and dining/kitchen areas both with rustic exposed beam ceilings and either wrought iron chandeliers or Mexican style metal lighting fixtures.

The living room has a red plush, sink in and relax, sofa and loveseat. Other seating includes a lovely Mexican style carved bench covered with a plump cushion and decorative pillows. There is a TV with cable, combination dvd/vcr, ipod docking station with speakers along with several reference books about Mexico and San Miguel. The half bath is just off the living room. The dining area has a glass dining table that seats four with a charming tiled complete kitchen behind. The living room and kitchen have gas fireplaces. Purified water is available in the kitchen (cold water faucet ONLY). We have a new stove/oven for your home cooking pleasure. There is a glassed in pass-through (breezeway) that allows light to flood in from the roof through all three floors.

Going up the spiral staircase to the second floor you will find a small den area between the two bedrooms. A nice window with a small balcony gives the room character and more light. Curl up in the leather Equipale sofa to read a book. On one side is the Master bedroom with a queen bed, with memory foam topper, looking up to a boveda ceiling with a ceiling fan. The room also includes another window with a small balcony and a gas fireplace.There is a color cable TV and a DVD player. Adjoining the Master bedroom is a small walk in closet that leads to the vivid blue tiled bathroom with skylights. This bathroom has a comfortable tub and shower with a window to access the breezeway. On the other side is the other bedroom, also with a boveda ceiling and ceiling fan. There is a small TV with cable provided. There are two twins beds - also with memory foam toppers - (that could be pushed together to make a queen) and a smaller full bath with a shower only.

Up the stairwell to the top floor and you will see why this house is the Gem of Guadalupe. Enjoy the covered patio with views of the Parroquia and San Miguel in all of its glory. There is a small refrigerator/freezer provided to chill your wine and drinks. Also a propane tank gas grill can be used to prepare a nice rooftop dinner. Relax and watch the sun set over the mountains with the churches and town lights twinkling below.

The entire house has beautifully tiled counter tops and floors. The exterior and patio have been recently repainted. All bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, pots and pans are provided. Twice a week maid service is also provided. On the top floor just around the corner are the covered washer and dryer for your laundry needs. We have Vonage phone service which allows free calls to the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico (both cell and land lines) and many other Countries (LAND LINES ONLY). We provide a listing of the free calling countries in our rental information. We have wireless service for our laptop users. We have tried to make this house as livable as possible although we will be continually making upgrades. A few of the photos do not show the new furniture or updates - please contact us for more information.

The location is in Guadalupe; a flat 12-15 minute walk to the Centro. Also 5 minutes to the artisans walk and 6-7 minutes to the Fabrica Aurora There is a tienda on the next block for any late night munchies or needed supplies. Several smaller restaurants and a good local pizza joint are nearby. As always most places are reachable by a 30-45 peso cab ride.

Feel Free to contact us with any other questions, comments or concerns.

Keywords: House, casita, home, rental property, charming home, colonial home, vacation home, vacation property, vacation casita, vacation villa, villa, vacation rental,rental home, rental casita, rental villa, rental house, charming rental, charming, charming vacation rental, vacation rental property, vacation acomodations,

More Details

Lisa Widner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Lisa Widner

I love to travel and am about to have 40 countries on my list. I love sports - especially college football 'Go Hogs Go' - and dancing.

Lisa Widner purchased this house in 2007

Why Lisa Widner chose Colonia Guadalupe

I arrived in San Miguel the first time by accident. I was supposed to fly into Chihuahua and missed my flight. Luckily they allowed me to choose another flight so I flew into San Luis Potosi and rented a car. I spent time in San Miguel and Guanajuato. Being that it was August and I live in Houston, I immediately fell in love with the weather. I was entranced by the beauty, architecture and vivid colors. I continue to enjoy the varied restaurants, entertainment, culture, and never ending parades that typically end with fireworks. More importantly I easily slip into the calm and tranquil lifestyle once in San Miguel. I appreciate the graciousness of the Mexican people and hope in some small way I can resemble them. I plan to spend more time and enjoy this area once I retire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Rating : 4/5

Stay: Jan – March, 2010

We stayed at Casa Luna Sonriente (smiling moon) January, February and March of 2010. It is situated in the barrio of Guadaloupe north of el Jardin (the center). As advertised, it is a flat walk of 10 to 15 minutes to the center which may be relevant to non mountain climbers as San Miguel is located on the side of a mountain declining from east to west. For those unfamiliar with San Miguel be advised that restaurants abound and there are many a mere 10 minutes walk south. In the immediate neighbourhood try Gombos a pizza delivery joint which also has a small dining area with a limited but excellent Italian menu. One of our favourites was Vivoli on Hernandez Macias opposite Bellas Artes. Say hola to Rita for us. There are at least three tiendas within a couple of minutes for access to those valencia oranges to squeeze for breakfast. Or if you prefer someone else to do your squeezing try Buenos Dias on Relox just north of the biblioteca (library). We found the casa to be very comfortable and well taken care of by Elena who thoroughly cleans every Monday and Friday. It is typically Mexican with boveda ceilings in both bedrooms and a center hall plan with the living room separated from the dining room and kitchen. It has all the amenities including TV’s in both bedrooms and living room. The portable Ipod station with speakers can be transported to the roof deck to provide music while you sip your margarita or cerveca while absorbing the view of sunsets or the lighted domes and steeples of chuches and cathedrals. You may reach into the fridge on the roof to replenish your beverage without having to move too far. This was our third trip to San Miguel and it didn’t disappoint. The local folks, the cultural events, the restaurants and the seemingly endless festivals and celebrations make this a special place.
Dec 2009
  • 1 of 1


Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Queretaro, Mexico
Car: not necessary

Art galleries,live music performances, language schools, art lessons, cooking lessons, camps for children - some with language lessons. Most attractions within walking distance or short trip by bus or car.


Colonia Guadalupe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • master has lighted make up mirror and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) with 4' memory foam topper and memory foam pillows, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twin beds with 2' memory foam toppers and memory foam pillows, can be pushed together to make a queen bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) have a nice cot with room for 1 adult or two children
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Purified water available in the cold water faucet in the kitchen (ONLY). No need to buy bottled water. Nice comfy couches with soft velor throws to cuddle up with


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

79% Complete
15% Complete
1% Complete
2% Complete
1% Complete
Reduced, Great View, Colonial Style, Flat 15 Min Walk - Jardin
average rating of 4.6883116 based on 78 reviews
Sequim, wa

A jewel in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our this home in the Guadalupe area of San Miguel. In 15 or 20 minutes you can be directly in the middle of the historic part of town. The house is very roomy, the house cleaner very good. All the appliances worked and we loved having access to filtered water. The master bedroom is lovely with fan and artistic brick work on the room. If your a late sleeper, you might want to use the guest bedroom as school children and their families head to school around 7:30am. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. Someday we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Yes - at some point I plan to convert the Twin bedroom to the Master and vice versa. Great minds think alike
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

I will go there again, beautiful place,

Thank you so much for letting us stay there

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very satisfied.

  • 4 of 5

We had everything that we needed.Very pleasant and accommodating cleaning lady.Quiet neighborhood away from the crowds.I would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for one month in January. I loved the home and the location. It was such a flat walk to Centro. The home has all the amenities one could need. Elena, the maid, came in twice a week to clean and kept the place spotless. I really appreciate that there is some purified water and that there is no need for the large water jugs. I was glad that the hot water was immediate and easy to regulate, as there is a hot water heater. I was glad that there were several English language TV channels, including regular NBC. ABC, etc. so I could keep up with my shows while home in the evenings. The tienda across from the corner had all the basics that I needed but Gil's is very close (just google it) with even more selections.

The roof top patio was very nice and has a great view. The log fireplace in the dining room took off the morning chill as I ate breakfast each morning. The road in front of the house is intact, but construction continues on the rest of the road and makes it a bit confusing to reach the house. Hopefully, this road construction will be done before too long. All in all, it is a great location and I would rent it again with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

The house was just as described. It's in a very convenient neighborhood. Right on the corner what's a small Tienda what you could get supplies. In case you're into cooking the kitchen was well-stocked with pots, utensils, etc. The owner was a delight to work with. The keypad entry on front door was very convenient as no one had to meet us upon arrival. There were two downfalls which I believe are out of control of the owner. One was the street was torn up for several blocks which made it hard to find to the property and get to it. The second downfall was the two large dogs One being a Great Dane the other a German Shepherd on the roof of the house across the street and they bark constantly.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Northville, MI

A Beautiful Home in San Miguel

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay here in San Miguel. Rather than a basic apartment rental, this was like staying in someone's home. The house is beautifully decorated with Mexican tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms. Every room features paintings and interesting folk art. Everything was clean and comfortable.

The kitchen is fully equipped. The master bed is very comfortable. We especially appreciated the full-size washer and dryer on the roof (just plan on bringing or purchasing your own laundry soap). The roof-top sitting area was also a very nice feature.

There are several small stores in the neighborhood, which we passed on our walk into town. These had most everything we needed, so we never bothered to find a larger grocery store. The house is located close enough to town that we were easily able to walk home for an afternoon siesta, then return to town for dinner.

The house is located on a mostly quiet street. There is some early morning traffic, but that is all. There are dogs across the street, so earplugs are a good idea.

Check-in could not have been easier. We were given a number code to unlock the door before we arrived, and that was it. No need to meet someone and pick up a key.

The reason I gave this home four stars instead of five is because it could have been better lit. The windows all face north, so the house receives no direct sunlight. My husband and I enjoy reading on vacation, and we would have appreciated higher-wattage bulbs in the many fixtures throughout the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 2.0%

** contact us for rates for more than one month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.