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Panoramic 4th Floor Views with Upscale Living in El Centro

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Elegant but comfortable, 300-year old colonial home located in El Centro (3 blocks from the Jardin and Parroquia). It was recently renovated (Dec 2007) to include such American amenities as: purified water, garbage disposer, stainless kitchen Viking & Bosch stainless steel appliances(refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, microwave, gas range and oven, and dishwasher).

A BainUltra ThermoMasseur (imported from Canada with air jets completely surrounding inside of tub, 2 heated backrests & headrests, chroma therapy (7 changing colors of the water), and aromatherapy (herbs or oils can be added because the jets are air rather than water).

Five gas fireplaces (one is 2-sided opening to bedroom and dressing room), Viking 6-burner gas grill on front 3rd floor terrace, and tea suite (under counter refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker) located in 3rd floor sitting room. Unlike many homes in El Centro, an abundance of natural light has been brought into all levels from the 4th level for the gardens.

Large skylights spanning the 3 levels are located in the entry at the front of the house and above the open suspended staircase at the back of the house. Another large skylight is located above the jacuzzi on the 2nd floor. Three terraces with trees, shrubs, and flowers create an San Miguel ambiance.

Original stone walls, fireplace, and archway, arched entries with cantera, mesquite doors, travertine marble floors and counter tops, stone floors on all terraces, and antiques enhance the colonial Mexican flavor.

The house is located 3 blocks from the Jardin & the Parroquia. It is a 5-min. walk from the Instituto and the horticultural Parque Juarez is at the end of our block (Tenerias).

High speed wireless internet and a local cell phone is provided. TVs along with DVD and/or VCR players are found in all the bedrooms and 1st fl. den. Maid service is provided 2 days/ week. Cook optional.

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More Details

Property Manager
Tricia Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Centro Historico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) twin daybed w/ twin trundle
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Panoramic 4th Floor Views with Upscale Living in El Centro
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Amazing views and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house in a great location! Just blocks to the jardin or the Instituto. Such a great mix of colonial feel with modern conveniences! We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place, awesome views

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience! Good communication with owners. The maid was great. The house has very nice high end finishing, lots of character and plenty of room. Comfy beds. The bathrooms are really nice, only thing that wasn't perfect is that the shower heads are all clogged up with limescale. Spent a lot of time on the rooftop patio, comfortable recliners and chairs, lots of great plants which my wife loved. Will stay again and reccomend.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review We changed managers last year bc our last manager hired her contractor to install a water softener at considerable expense and it never worked and he never got it to work over 1 1/2 year time frame. Fortunately, our new manager sent her plumber and found that it was installed backwards but didn't get it operating until recently bc I was told that it took awhile to find operating instructions. Thank you for letting me know and I will definitely talk to our manager about getting the shower heads cleaned properly.Thanks again and am very sorry for your inconvenience with the showers.
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Callan M.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to San Miguel for years. We are so thankful we discovered Tenerias Ocho most recently as it really captures the charm and feel of San Miguel. The natural light and open floor plan makes it hard to believe you are in the heart of the city! We spent much of our time on the 3rd floor rooftop enjoying the incredible views of the city. One night there were fireworks in the jardin and you really couldn't have asked for a better view. The kitchen and dining areas exceptional for entertaining. We were able to cook a large meal for some of our friends we have met in San Miguel over the years. The personal touches around the house make it feel like home and we are so thankful we found this hidden gem. The owners and property manager were super responsive and helpful when we had any questions. Cannot wait to book our next stay! Thank you again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Home – Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 wonderful days in San Miguel at Tenerias Ocho for our son’s wedding. The house is just gorgeous with an open floor plan, stunning architectural and interior design details, plus has all the modern conveniences and amenities necessary for a very comfortable stay. The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen and a generous dining area that allowed us to have several large gatherings of family and friends.

This house is light and spacious as the pictures show, just so comfortable. We really enjoyed the 3rd Floor bedroom suite that included a sitting room with fireplace and tall, glass doors on each end to allow fresh, open breezes all night long.

The rooftop terrace provided a beautiful setting and an amazing 360 view of San Miguel. Sunsets were impeccable with the mountain backdrops, and the view of the Parroquia lit up at night was spectacular. The rooftop garden also has beautifully cared for plants and flowers: we even saw a hummingbird one morning!

The location is fantastic in the historic El Centro of San Miguel. Everything is in walking distance including the Jardin, Parque Juarez, Artisans Market, shops and dining, so no need for taxis. We loved starting the day with a morning walk in the Parque Juarez, or even catching a basketball game or Zumba class there.

The owners, Tim and Trish, were extremely responsive and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this house, Tenerias Ocho, and its gracious owners to anyone looking to rent in San Miguel de Allende.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, Perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home on one of the oldest and most picturesque streets in San Miguel.

It's location in the midst of the Historico Centro is ideal and was paramount to our experience of the city.

We walked everywhere; no need for taxis.

The city is lively and noisy, but it's quiet inside the house.

The home is spacious and with all the comforts; modern kitchen, very comfortable beds, gas fireplaces, water filtration, Viking grill on patio...

It's hard to find a place with 3 master bedrooms and the third floor bedroom is like an apartment onto itself.

Most memorable is the roof top garden with its' spectacular views; wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunset...

The owners Trish and Tim were lovely, responsive and available.

The housekeeper was so quiet we barely noticed when she was there.

Thanks for sharing your home.

*don't miss the coffee shop on the corner... best coffee ever!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

When my wife and I first stepped inside this beautiful house at Tenerias Ocho seven years ago, we knew immediately that we had made the right choice and, as a result, we have returned every year since. In fact, we have joked with the owner that it feels like our second home. The house is tastefully decorated and furnished and its open floor plan provides the perfect venue for entertaining, while the three master suites provide comfort and privacy. There are three lovely outdoor seating areas, our favorite being on the roof where we can enjoy a 360 degree view of San Miguel and the surrounding countryside. Cocktails at sunset has become a regular ritual. Another ritual we enjoy is having our morning coffee, sitting in the super-comfortable leather lounge chairs in front of the fireplace in the den, just off the kitchen, as we listen to classical music and plan our activities for the day ahead. Finally, we love the location, which is a short walk to the Jardin, Parque Juarez and all the restaurants and shops the city has to offer. Needless to say, we highly recommend a stay at Tenerias Ocho.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ken for your review. I really value it since you've occupied the house longer than anyone, even me over the past 9 years. In 7 months spread over the past 7 years, you should know the house better than anyone.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rate is based on 2 guests; add $10.00 per night per additional guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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