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Kid and Pet Friendly Los Balcones Home in Sunny San Miguel

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Casa Girasol -- on a quiet, private cul-de-sac...


Last updated: 06/05/2014

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Casa Girasol (The Sunflower House) is a large, contemporary home on a quiet, private cul-de-sac in the upscale hillside neighborhood of Los Balcones. It is a 10-15 minute downhill stroll (and a $2 - $3 cab ride back up) to the Jardin and center of the lovely, historic colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in the State of Guanjuanto. Our home is a spacious 2-story with Saltillo-tiled floors and soaring boveda (curved brick) ceilings and lots of windows. There are peek-a-boo views of town and the surrounding hills from the windows and balconies.

The lower floor has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (both with tub/shower combos). El Cuarto Rosa (The Pink Room) has 4 twin beds (bunk beds -- great for the kids), a gas fireplace, DVD player and large closet. El Cuarto Azul (The Blue Room) has 2 twin beds, a gas fireplace, and large closet. There are space heaters and a fan (all rarely needed) for each room and a washer and dryer downstairs. There is a tankless water heater that can be adjusted for either a small or large group.

Upstairs, a vintage carousel horse greets you outside of a master bedroom complete with TV, DVD player, wireless Internet connection and a Vonage phone. There is an adjacent bathroom with shower. The large and inviting kitchen is well-equipped and out-fitted with an on-sink water filter and a high output gas 4-burner restaurant stove. There's also a CD player in the kitchen so you can Salsa while blending up fresh Margaritas. Talavera cooking/serving pieces and ceramic ware for 10 are highlights for the casual or gourmet cook.

The large living room and dining area, with a gas fireplace, is filled with vintage folk art, paintings and antiques. The dining table was made from an old carved wood door. The down-filled sofa is wonderful for an afternoon siesta or reading/relaxing and also sleeps 2 people. The armoire contains a TV with cable (and English-speaking TV stations) and a DVD player. There are DVDs and various board games, puzzles, art supplies and books for the whole family. The balcony off the living room has a table and chairs for sipping that Margarita or enjoying the sunsets and San Miguel's wonderfully temperate climate.

San Miguel is a delightful town -- full of history -- with colorful festivals and pageants ocuring many times during the year. You can visit the indigenous, outdoor, and crafts markets; Botanical Garden, galleries, shops, spas and restaurants; take any number of art/photo/language/cooking/yoga classes; horseback ride, hike, swim, golf or RELAX. Outlying towns such as Guanajuanto (famous for its leather goods), Dolores Hildalgo (known for its Talavera ceramics and tiles), and Xote (a hot springs/swimming park) make for wonderful day trips. There are nearby ruins to explore as well. While San Miguel is almost 500 years old, nearby are modern amenities such as two new grocery stores and movie theaters. Our housekeeper, Marcela, will help you settle in and assist you if you need a cook or driver during your stay. HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 06/05/2014

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age please....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids are welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Most pets are allowed. The yard area is quite small but there are many places nearby to walk a dog and San Miguel is very dog friendly....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Eastern King size bed in the Master Bedroom upstairs., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the Blue Room downstairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Down-filled sofa in the living room sleeps two., Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunkbeds (twin size) in the Pink Room downstairs (sleeps 4)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Filtered water (in the kitchen), tankless/on demand water heater, Kitchen-Aid mixer, space heaters and fans, hair dryers, iron and ironing board....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Located in the kitchen. There are approximately 10 music CDs....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) With English language and Spanish stations plus HBO....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player in kitchen....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVD players in the living room, master bedroom and Pink Room. There are approximately 25 DVDs....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enter details on this feature - Optional...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    In home....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Vonage. (No Voice Mail.)...moreless

  • Garage:

    One-car garage....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Fireplaces are in the living/dining room area and all three bedrooms....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters in every bedroom....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, towels and swimming towels provided,...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Down-filled sofa bed sleeps two....moreless

  • Parking:

    Garage and driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway outside of garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a Mexican landline for local calls and Vonage for incoming/outgoing long distance calls to the U.S....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In home....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots, pans and bake ware provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with on-sink water filter, professional gas stove, Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, microwave, toaster oven, outdoor charcoal BBQ, coffee maker and grinder, blender, hand mixer, etc. There are dishes and cutlery for 10 people....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Commercial stove gets hot!...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Has a table and chairs and is located off the living room. Complete with the occasional visiting falcon!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 33 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability


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Year Purchased: 2005

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 06/05/2014

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  • Casa Girasol -- on a quiet, private cul-de-sac...

    Casa Girasol -- on a quiet, private cul-de-sac...

  • Master bedroom with fireplace (and TV/DVD player).

    Master bedroom with fireplace (and TV/DVD player).

  • The large kitchen with its commercial gas stove.

    The large kitchen with its commercial gas stove.

  • A rooftop view of San Miguel de Allende.

    A rooftop view of San Miguel de Allende.

  • A view of the living and dining areas.

    A view of the living and dining areas.

VRBO #175005

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017

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