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About Cheri Piefke
After traveling the world and living in many countries - I discovered San Miguel de Allende in Mexico in 2006 and decided to unpack my suitcases and settle down. The Spanish colonial architecture delights my eyes as I walk the cobblestone streets. The sun shines daily and the climate suits me to a T. There is an incredible expat community in this town, many are travelers like myself, artists and writers. I enjoy the banquet of cultural activities the town has to offer, live theater, music festivals and art openings. And San Miguel has one of the largest English libraries in Latin America. As an avid reader this is a big bonus for me. It took two years to convert my old adobe house with large garden into a guest house with three rental units. Renovating and decorating is my passion
Cheri Piefke purchased this House in 2006
Why Cheri Piefke chose Zona Centro
Our property is located in the heart of the historic center a few minutes walk to everything, yet the garden provides a quiet welcome oasis in which to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the lush vegetation. I wanted to be in the center of town, close to everything.
What makes this House unique
Right in the historical heart of San Miguel, I can be in the Jardin in a few minutes. There is no need to have a car since everything is close by. Walking the quiet cobblestone streets, lined with flowers, on the way to my favorite cafe reminds me always to be grateful that I chose San Miguel as home. Magic happens here on a daily basis, and at Casa Mandu I am right in the center of it all, but our garden oasis is the perfect place to relax with a book or just sit and watch the butterflies flit from flower to flower.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Thank you to the owner Ruth to make us feel welcome and let us stay at her beautiful house! We enjoy our staying!! 😊
We spent 10 days at Casa Mandu over Semana Santa and enjoyed our stay very much. Ruth is a wonderful host and we were greeted with wine, refrescos, and a nice bowl of fruit to get us started. The location is perfect, an easy five minute walk to the Jardin. I'd highly recommend Casa Mandy to anyone staying in the wonderful colonial city of San Miguel de Allende.
ICY COLD. ONE SMALL GAS HEATER- I FROZE- BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED. CLEAN. DETAILS OK
1. THE MEXICAN PEOPLE ARE WARM, FRIENDLY AND INVITING.
THE CASA MANDU APARTMENT IS VERY CLEAN AND WELL APPOINTED.
2. THE OWNER WAS HELPFUL.
2A. NETFLIX IN THE APARTMENT WAS A REAL PLUS- BELIEVE ME
3. ELECTRICITY IN MEXICO IS INEXPLICABLY EXPENSIVE. GAS IS THE STANDARD. YOU MUST LEAVE A WINDOW OPEN IN ORDER TO USE IT. SCARY.
4. OWNER HAS A HEIGHTENED VIGILANCE ABOUT RAISING HER ELECTRICITY RATES. UNDERSTANDABLE.
5. UNIT - ESPECIALLY BEDROOM WAS ICY COLD IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY.
6. MANY RENTALS ARE THE SAME
7. DOESN'T SEEM TO HOLD BACK THE VISITORS
8. BUT I'M LEAVING EARLY BECAUSE I'M FREEZING COLD
9. MY NEXT RENTAL, DELORES DEL RIO, WAS WORN COMPARED TO MY FIRST CASA MANDU, BUT WAS NOT AS COLD.
10. JUST KNOW THAT DECEMBER AND JANUARY ARE ICY COLD AT NIGHT. BUT SUNNY FOR FIVE HOURS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.
11. QUESTION THE TRAVELER'S MAGAZINE ARTICLE CALLING SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE THE MOST DESIRABLE CITY IN THE WORLD.
12. REALLY HYPERBOLE. LEARN TO BE READ CRITICALLY.
13. THE COBBLESTONE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS ARE ROUGH TO NAVIGATE.
14. OTHERS VISITORS WERE UNDETERRED.
15. MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND.
We have been renting our casita out now for over 10 years and we have had very few complaints as our reviews substantiate. One guest returns every winter from the U.S., arriving in January and staying until the end of March and she has already booked for next winter. She finds the casita very comfortable. This guest visited from Oman in the Middle East. She expected San Miguel's temperature to be warmer than it is in December. The casita has a gas fireplace in the living room and gas heater in the bathroom and there is an electric mattress warmer on the bed. But, because of this guest's complaints about the cold, we put in a large portable gas heater and an additional electric heater. We are never happy when our guests complain, but we don't believe we could have done more
beautiful casita in a wonderful location
Casa Mandu Casita was even more wonderful than we expected it to be. The casita is decorated in bright, vibrant colors, very clean and contains all amenities. It is located just a few short blocks from the Jardin which makes it most convenient for shopping, restaurants and all the other activities San Miguel has to offer. If we return to San Miguel, which we more than likely will do, we will be staying at Casa Mandu again!
Thanks Linda, for your kind words about our property Casa Mandu. It was lovely having you and your husband staying with us. We hope you return again soon.
Delightful, pristine, peaceful, easy walk to everything Casa,
Ruth Hayward provided us with a wonderful colorful1 bedroom casa. As pictured. the room felt spacious with shelves appropriate for our misc. and clothes.We had our own patio and table outside our door which extended our feeling of spaciousness.
Ruth was a great hostess always being available for questions, directions, or suggestions.She even walked my husband to a local grocery store. We thank you again Ruth for your excellent accomodations and expedient communications on the internet.. Sincerely, Jean and Robin Fowler
Thanks Jean and Robin. It was great having you stay with us at Casa Mandu
Bautiful place to stay!
Amazing! What a beautiful place! Ruth is such an incredible host. Everything about the casita is beautifully appointed and I immidiately fell in love with the decor of the entire home. Everything is very well stocked if you'd like to stay in for dinner or walk down the street to the many restaurants in the area. The location can't be beat. In the middle of centro but once through the main doors it's like being in your own oasis. The attention to detail from Ruth's team is great and everyone is so friendly, thank you to Christopher and Rufina. Thank you Ruth for hosting us in your amazing home and sharing your wonderful stories! We hope to come back again soon! 100% recommend!
Transportation To Casa Mandú from Airport:
Leon airport (BJX) is about 2 hours away. Queretaro Airport (QRO) about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and Mexico city (MEX) is 4 hours. You can book a direct shuttle from any of these airports on line at: firstname.lastname@example.org They will need the name of your arrival airport, your flight number, and scheduled arrival time. Our address in San Miguel is: Casa Mandu, Hernandez Macias 24, San Miguel Most shuttle drivers know our property and they will bring you right to our front door.