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Casa de Mira - Home with elevator to all floors and rooftop terrace

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fully equipped beautifully furnished house, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa de Mira, is a new house, which incorporates the best of traditional Mexican architecture.

Its main entryway is through a huge antique doorway and portico with beautiful plantings. It is located on a quiet tree-lined street with no through traffic.

It is located in convenient Colonia San Antonio, just a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Jardin, which is at the heart of the historic Centro district.

It is a similar distance to the Instituto Allende, Belles Artes, Theatro Angela Peralta, the Biblioteca Publica (the English public library), the craft market and other places of interest.

There are excellent restaurants and markets within an easy five-minute walk from the casa.

The house is three story, with kitchen, dining room, living room, patio with fountain, half bath and garage on the first floor, two bedrooms and a study on the second floor, master bedroom, reading room, sunroom and terrace on the third floor.

A large rooftop terrace with shaded wet bar with small refrigerator and toaster oven, garden furniture, gas grill, and beautiful plantings.

All bedrooms have their own bathroom.

Both of the terraces, each with their own tables with umbrellas and chairs, have magnificent views over the city. The roof-garden terrace also has a chaise lounge and comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing.

The elevator is very convenient for bringing food and dishes from the kitchen to the terraces on a tea caddy bought for this purpose. It is a wonderful experience to be on either of the terraces as the sun is going down and watch the lights come on in San Miguel including the beautifully illuminated Parroquia and the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The casa is fully equipped with two television sets, radio with CD Player, DVD, a computer (with high speed internet access) and printer, washing machine and dryer. The kitchen has a range, microwave oven, toaster, toaster oven, blender, juicer, pressure cooker, food processor and everything else needed for making delicious meals.

The house is fully furnished with premium quality furniture and furnishings, and is decorated with paintings and other artwork by well-known artists, many of them local artists. The walls have been painted in typical traditional Mexican colors and the rugs have been made to order to match the colors of the house, its paintings and its furniture.

The rental includes maid service twice per week and all utilities.

Keywords: Three story house with two terraces, top terrace with covered wet bar

More Details

Mira Rathkopf
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mira Rathkopf

I was born in Oslo, Norway and came to New York to see what America was all about. I intended to return to Norway, but my cousin from Norway, who was an attorney in New York City, introduced me to Daren, another attorney in the same law firm, and a year later we got married. We have two daughters, one now living with her family next door to us and one living with her family five minutes from us. We have a total of four grandchildren. We have lived in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, for over 44 years. Until I had a family, I worked for Pan American World Airways. Daren, an attorney specializing in land use, is still working as a partner in a two lawyer law firm in Glen Cove, New York

Mira Rathkopf purchased this house in 2007

Why Mira Rathkopf chose Colonia San Antonio

Daren and I twice rented a house around the corner from our casa, and we loved it and San Miguel so much that we decided to buy a house of our own in the area. The weather is always so beautiful in San Miguel. This part of Colonia San Antonio is great, and we feel very safe. There is good food shoping and many fine restaurants right in the neighborhood. San Juan de Dios Market is less than a five minute walk from the casa. We have met a lot of Americas and Canadians in the area, and we also enjoy fine Mexican friends and neighbors.

What makes this house unique

Our house is decorated with beautiful Mexican colors and paintings by local artists. There is a fountain in the ground floor patio and a garden top floor terrace with wet bar where we enjoy evening drinks and most of our meals al fresco. The views from both the third floor terrace and the top floor terrace are magnificent. We bring our meals from the kitchen to the top terrace in our elevator. Our street, Calle Alameda, has no through traffic and is very quiet. It is an easy 10 to 15 minute walk from our casa to the Jardin, a garden plaza which is the center of communal life in San Miguel. Bands play there every night and people come to dance, stroll, sit on the benches and chat, or just observe the many people who gather to spend a pleasant evening.


Colonia San Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All bathrooms have a shower. One bathroom also has a bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be made into one King size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
four gas fireplaces, wet bar on roof terrace, fountain on ground floor patio.


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Casa de Mira - Home with elevator to all floors and rooftop terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Chicago, IL

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 3 and a half week stay at Casa de Mira. We have rented many places in several countries over the years, and this was right on the top of the list. The house was full of charm, well equipped, with super comfortable beds and loads of hot water. The location is great, a short walk to the centro, a huge market, cabs and buses, and lots of restaurants. Thanks to Mira and Daren, our gracious hosts, for making our stay so enjoyable.. San Miguel de Allende has many wonderful things to offer, and Casa de Mira is definitely one of them!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best rental home to date. The home was large, tastefully decorated, more amenities then all other homes I have stayed in. The neighborhood was safe and wonderful. Many towels and pillows. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, pots, pans, plates etc. There were definitely rosters next door, yet I found them amusing. Mira was very helpful and responded to all of our questions in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Casa MIra

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 2 weeks at this wonderful property. It was exactly as described, in a great location within 15 minute stroll to the Jardin, a 6 minute walk to the local market Juan Dios and a 10 minute stroll to San Antonio Ancha area.

The owners were attentive but non intrusive and when we had a couple of very, very minor issues the management dealt with them immediately and competently.

The casa is very spacious and comfortable. The rooftop deck is absolutely amazing.

We loved this property and would return and have no hesitation in recommending it to any group or family looking for a great visit to San Miguel de Allende.

Tony and Lori from Vancouver BC

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect doesn't even describe Casa da Mira!! The location was ideal. A $2 taxi ride had us in town.

  • 5 of 5

La Casa is absolutely charming!! The decor was delightful: bright and cheerful. The 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms were just right for 5 of us. The kitchen was fully stocked. Need a spice, it's there. However, meals were so inexpensive that other than breakfast not much cooking was done. Down the street is a tiny store that met most of our needs. To the left on Canal St. was a mini "Cosco".

Our favorite spot at the Casa was the rooftop balcony. It gives a panoramic view of beautiful San Miguel. We didn't use the elevator as much as we thought we would. We did take the rolling cart with snacks and beverages to the rooftop several times.

We would highly recommend Casa De Mira. The owner called our first morning checking to see if we needed anything or had any questions. During our ten days, cleaning was done on Saturday and Tuesday. A handbook of information was available. We would definitely stay again!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI USA

Gorgeous, brilliantly decorated, colorful, cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Casa de Mira. The home is so brightly decorated with local art and there are so many areas to read, relax, etc. without being in anyone's way. The beds and bedding were heavenly- so comfortable and made for a great night's sleep. The kitchen was very well-stocked for cooking and staying in. The walk to the jardin only took about 10 minutes, and was pretty much a straight shot up Umaran- a little incline towards the end, but a good way to get the blood moving each morning! Abraham, the house manager, was very kind and attentive. The house was exceptionally clean and the rooftop terrace has beautiful vistas. Overall, our visit to Casa de Mira was fantastic. We'd return for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Even Better Than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had a number of choices that looked terrific for a rental. My family liked the way Casa Mira looked the best. We all loved the home in person even more!! It has a relaxed and organized Mexican organized vibe. The art is really whimsical and fun. It was completely conducive for a serene vacation environment. It is a little outside of Centro which we all preferred. They celebrations in the city are fantastic but nicer from a little distance. The neighborhood is a nice mix of local residents and expats so we felt it was culturally interesting. Some streets close to the square seem a little too busy for our taste.

The walk to the square is short, maybe 12 minutes walking slowly. There is a nice pedestrian trail into town that we learned of. It is fantastic because it is almost flat. Walking was really part of the fun of this trip. We all loved exploring. On the way home we often grabbed a taxi which was too inexpensive to resist after a long day.

Casa Mira is a wonderful retreat after a busy day. There are a lot of special places to relax that you can only adequately appreciate when you arrive. The kids loved the computer and the loft area on their level. We loved our huge suite area complete with a sunroom and deck. I did some Spanish study in the sunroom where it was the coolest. The rooftop is a real joy to hang out on. We all took a few social media photo's from this spot. It was a real treat to wake up and head to the rooftop.

From a practical perspective the house is so well organized. I love the recycling bins in the garage that are marked clearly. It was easy to find anything we needed. Fresh clean water decanters are in every bathroom and in the kitchen. Don't hesitate to rent this home. You won't be disappointed!

We will be returning soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Mercado de San Juan de Dios
Nearest Point of Interest
Calle Canal
Nearest Point of Interest
Calle Umaran
Nearest Point of Interest
Pila Seca
Nearest Point of Interest
Calz de la Estacion
Nearest Point of Interest
El Jardin
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

All rentals require a rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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