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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!
The house is fully equipped, immaculate and beautifully furnished,located in a quiet and peaceful cup-de-sac. It is spacious but at the same time has a cozy and warm feeling. The views from the living areas are amazing, the beds comfortable, and the kitchen contains plenty of spices, pots and pans and dishes. Wifi was dependable - very important! The housekeeper, Marcela is super helpful and friendly, and is readily available to help out.
It is about a 10 minute walk into the main part of town, and there are taxis everywhere to bring you back to the casa at the end of a long day. The shopping was plentiful and affordable; I highly recommend the Mercado de las Artesenías (open every day), and also the organic farmers market (on Saturdays). Restaurants - el Muro, Hecho en Mexio, and el Pegaso (great desserts!). La Parroquia and El Correo have delicious breakfasts, and Petit Four, and Cumpanio have pastries guaranteed to make you swoon (and gain weight!). Be sure to visit Johrej Chocolates on Calle Jesus. Try their Mayan hot chocolate and don't leave without buying some candy.
A wonderful tour service is Angelica's Transportation and Tours.She and her business partner, Mario speak fluent English and Mario is a history buff who will make your tours fascinating!
The rental process was easy and quick; the owners responded promptly to our inquiries.
I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who is looking for a luxurious, affordable and spacious rental in San Miguel.
We adore San Miguel and have stayed in this lovely home twice: Once with my husband and once with our kids and grandkids. This is a great house for a couple -- quiet and spacious. It's even more perfect for a family -- lots and lots of room and things to do; minutes away but just far enough from the bustle of town. The house is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. Marcela is just as helpful as can be. The rates are very reasonable when compared to the town's hotels. We definitely recommend Casa Girasol if you are visiting San Miguel.
We recently enjoyed a two week stay here. The house and location was great, fully equiped kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Wireless internet, movies, books and a very unique bonus, a falcon that visited several times a day. The view is good, easy walk to downtown and very economical cab ride back to the house again. We definitely would consider this location if we visit SMA again next year.
My kids and I had a great time in San Miguel and really liked this house. Our Lab stayed cool on the tile floors. There was plenty of room and the house is really comfortable and well equipped -- lots of movies, games and books plus internet. Can't wait to go back!
This sunflower house is located in a quiet,
attractive neighborhood not far from the botanical
gardens and within walking distance of downtown.
The house is light, comfortable, and easily
accommodates a couple or a large family. It is a
colorful home with artifacts and books that
welcome you to the Mexican culture. SMA itself is a
town you may fall in love with. It is a great place to
visit, and this house is a wonderful place to stay!
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6 night minimum stay
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