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Beautiful 3-Story Home on Quiet Street with Mexican Neighbors

(15 Reviews)

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At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in San Miguel

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

Tile, art nouveau wrought iron, stone, brick, stucco and hand-made Mexican furniture-- this is our dream second home. Solar tubes bring sunlight into the kitchen and dining room, and a fountain bubbles in the courtyard as you sip a cappuccino. The sun beckons you to a chaise lounge on the roof deck, with a view of the surrounding hills, rooftops and city.

Each bedroom has its own bath with tub and shower, with a mini-bidet in the master bath and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. All water is purified with ultraviolet and activated charcoal, and the hot water is plentiful.

Ceilings in the master bedroom and dining room are arched brick, known as boveda. A skylight in the master bath provides cross ventilation and a view of the sky when you shower or bathe.

Above the master bedroom is the azotea, a covered terrace with two open walls, stone columns, a gas fireplace and a mini fridge. A 6-foot wrought iron screen is patterned on a Picasso etching of artist and model. This is the spot for a quiet read in the afternoon and drinks at sunset.

The house is seven minutes from San Miguel's two major markets. The food market is filled with wonderful fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, and the artisan's market has dozens of stalls filled with rugs, ceramics, metalwork, leather goods, clothing and jewelry, most sold by the families who made it.

Another five minutes (all level) brings you to the Jardin, the heart of San Miguel. Good restaurants are a ten minute walk from the house, and the kitchen is well equipped to create wonderful dinners from the bounty of the area. The famous hot springs are ten minutes by taxi.

Day trips include the potteries of Dolores Hidalgo and the exotic stone landscape of Pozos Minerales. The amazing reserve where the Monarch butterflies return each year from their journeys to Canada and the US is a memorable overnight trip.

Some guests comments:
'What a treat it was to spend a month here – convenient location, great layout, and beautiful décor. Fine architectural details set the house apart; we never grew tired of looking at it. We loved the location – a brisk 7-minute walk to the center of town. In addition, being in a cul-de-sac meant quietness. Numerous small shops dot our daily walk, making it a delight in exploring and discovery. Visiting friends put the guest room to test. They loved it and, as we did, marveled at the beauty of the house. Free technology such as Vonage phone and WIFI sure made staying in touch with family and friends easy. We feel fortunate to have chosen this house as our home away from home – the comfort, beauty, and the owner’s hospitality made our visit to San Miguel most memorable.'

'Everything was great. The house was very well equipped for cooking in, there were plenty of linens and it was very comfortable. Javier was responsive to any questions we had and had excellent follow up. It actually ended up being a great location for our family and was kid friendly. Nicholas (our 5 1/2 year old) played outside with the local kids every day and the fact that the house was on a dead end made it easy for us as parents to let him play outside without worry. the place was perfect for us and we'd recommend it.'

'Our stay in this beautiful home can be summed up in one word, HEAVENLY. The sound of the courtyard fountain, the ultra-comfy beds, and the open-air setting was incredibly refreshing. We slept late, ate breakfast on the terrace, and had a difficult time leaving the comforts of the house for day trips. Everything was absolutely exceptional from the cleanliness to the decor! The location was perfect- a short walk to shops and restaurants and we always felt very safe. We felt as though we had our own luxury Mexican Villa for the price of an American hotel room. We can't wait to return!!'




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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Purified water throughout the house. Rooftop terrace has sun all day & 360-degree view. Green features include solar water heater, solartubes for light and a rainwater cistern for fountain and plants....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    (2)...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Limited view of the Parroquia...moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Vonage phone-- unlimited free calls to US, Canada & Puerto Rico; Mexican phone-- unlimited local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cappuccino machine, blender and everything you need for serious cooking-- even sharp knives and a mandoline!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$910 $2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 4%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Hot springs, art schools, intensive Spanish courses, Mexican cooking classes, English-language art film, house and garden tours, English theater

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I have been staying in VRBO homes in Europe for years, getting to really know neighborhoods. I return from each trip with a broader sense of the world and a deeper appreciation for other cultures... and for my home in the Hudson River valley.

Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
I spent the last three days of my first trip to San Miguel looking at more than 30 lots and houses. When I turned into this quiet little privada, I knew this was the place I wanted to be. I worked with a wonderful Mexican architect to build a house that was comfortable, beautiful and environmentally responsible.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I think the house is in one of the best neighborhoods in San Miguel, a few minutes from the Jardin and the market but away from the tourists. The kids on our block are friendly and inclusive, as are their parents.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in San Miguel

    At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in San Miguel

  • Livingroom with gas/wood fireplace- San Miguel

    Livingroom with gas/wood fireplace- San Miguel

  • Art nouveau stair railling

    Art nouveau stair railling

  • Carved calla lilly headboard in master bedroom

    Carved calla lilly headboard in master bedroom

  • King bed with wrought iron headboard in guest bedroom.

    King bed with wrought iron headboard in guest bedroom.

  • Artist & model based on etching in Picasso's Vollard Suite

    Artist & model based on etching in Picasso's Vollard Suite

  • Hand-made tile steps to the sun terrace

    Hand-made tile steps to the sun terrace

  • Sun terrace with mountain and San Miguel rooftop views

    Sun terrace with mountain and San Miguel rooftop views

  • Plant-filled central courtyard

    Plant-filled central courtyard

  • Solar tubes light the kitchen and dining room

    Solar tubes light the kitchen and dining room

  • Looking up from the courtyard

    Looking up from the courtyard

  • Arched brick boveda ceiling with skylights in master bedroom

    Arched brick boveda ceiling with skylights in master bedroom

  • Mini-bidet in master bathroom

    Mini-bidet in master bathroom

  • View out bedroom door

    View out bedroom door

  • Columns & Picasso-inspired wrought iron on covered terrace (azotea)

    Columns & Picasso-inspired wrought iron on covered terrace (azotea)

  • Gas fireplace on the azotea

    Gas fireplace on the azotea

VRBO #165695

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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