Centro Home: Quiet with Spectacular Views!!!(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
The smaller bedroom has a boveda ceiling done by a master craftsman with a covered terrace ideal for breakfast. There is a new covered 'outside room' on the roof terrace, where you can watch vermillion fly catchers playing in the giant bamboo, with views of town and the valley to the mountains of Guanajuato beyond. There is a garden with fruit trees in back, and off-street parking. The gardener/handy-man and housekeeper come three times a week.
Located in the centro, mid-way up the hill from the jardin (6 blocks), this two bedroom, two bath home is the perfect place to relax, read a book while dozing in a hammock underneath the mesquite tree, or simply do nothing but watch birds overhead on their way to the Jardin Botanico, or the fish as they feed in the pila. In town yet on a quiet street, enjoy the many restaurants and shops of San Miguel, or take the bikes out for a spin on the miles of single track.
From Casa Chepito it's ten minutes on foot down to the main square, 15 minutes up to the JARDIN BOTANICO, Mexico's largest botanical garden, and by bike, minutes away from more than 800 miles of some of the best mountain biking trails in Mexico. Adjacent to the landmark orchid farm, there is a heated pool at the gym just across the arroyo.
As a happy renter recently commented:
"'Casa Chepito' is a country home in the city. (You really can walk downtown in five minutes, but once inside the property's walls, you are in a 'Secret Garden' kind of world.) On every level, it opens 'wide to the view', and it may well be the best view in San Miguel. The huge garden is terraced down from the house to the street (no traffic) and has 3-story high bamboos that will astonish. One of Casa Chepito's best points is a big, comfortable eat-in kitchen with windows to the view. Those who like a 'natural' setting, will love 'Casa Chepito'."
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213 891 0016
Member since: 1996
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Kids love our house and garden which has many places for them to play and escape their parents! However please note it is not suitable necessarily for toddlers without adult supervision due to the balconies and pool....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- High speed internet and cable TV, Japanese Bath, 2 Fireplaces, Terraces, Balconies, large gardens with patios, 2 mountain Bikes, pool adjacent. You can use our membership card to the Jardin Botanico for free admission and discounts to special events. Our housekeeper can cook for as can others in neighborhood. Ask about our driver from Leon or Queretaro airports....moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
In addition to many pots and pans, good knives, several cutting boards, juice squeezers and numerous cookbooks, there is also have a convection oven, rice cooker, coffee maker, blender, electric frying pan, pressure cooker....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Single-track heaven for Mountain Biking, 60 acre Cactus Garden 5 minutes away, and two mountain bikes are provided with the house.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: The owners are a photographer/writer team who purchased the raw land to build Casa Chepito in the late '80s. They have worked for many national magazines including the New York Times, LA Times Travel & Leisure and Smithsonian, as well as the 'MTV Guide To Mexico.' After traveling all over Mexico they are very happy to get back to San Miguel.
Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
As journalists we have traveled throughout Mexico but decided San Miguel Allende was our favorite place because of its culture, history, people, natural beauty and climate. The historical monument in the high desert is amazingly beautiful, reminding many of Tuscany; but with the special warmth of the Mexican people. San Miguel somehow has a perfect symbiotic meld between the foreign and Mexican communities. Although a small town, as an art colony it is more sophisticated than many big cities, with a wide choice of art and language schools, many types of restaurants, a world class theater, and great shopping. And it is high enough in elevation that it escapes the heat and humidity of the coasts.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although you may want to spend most of your time in town, the beauty of the countryside surrounding San Miguel can really be appreciated by bike. Because there are miles of dirt roads and single track connecting to town the mountain bike possibilities are endless. There are two front-suspended bikes at Casa Chepito for guests to use. The Jardin Botanico, a 60 acre garden bordering the spectacular gorge above town, can also be readily accessed for hiking from Casa Chepito. Free entrance & discount to special events with membership card, included in rental. The garden at the house is also a tranquil way to watch birds, read, or just relax in a hammock.
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Ballooning over San Miguel, view from Casa Chepito. © Ann Summa
Casa Cheptio, sun-filled living room (Photo Ann Summa)
There are 2 full-size (matrimonial) beds in an with a balcony, fireplace, view.
Kitchen dining area
Balconies at Night
Hummingbirds feed on the bedroom's terrace.
View from cistern of kitchen windows above the bike and tool room.
Fireworks and full moon, as seen from the frontyard, framed by bamboo & terrace.
Semana Santa (Easter Week) 2016
Exterior of Casa Chepito, from front garden.
Bougainvillea at living room window
You can see the Parroquia spires while lying in bed in the master bedroom
Tiled kitchen is fully equipped with convection oven, coffee maker, blender, etc
There are many books to read in the office library, or go online
View of Parroquia from living room balcony (photo: Ann Summa).
Dancing in the new outdoor rooftop room.
Semana Santa (Easter Week) 2016
Semana Santa (Easter Week) 2016
This listing was first published here in 1996.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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