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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 bovida ceiling and 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 and terrace on the third floor.

A large terrace with shaded wet bar with small refrigerator, garden furniture, charcoal grill, and beautiful plantings on the roof. 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 brand new microwave, 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:
June 15, 2017

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 35 years. Until I had a family, I worked for Pan American. 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 San Miguel de Allende

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 our many 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Casa de Mira - Home with elevator to all floors and rooftop terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A perfect Month!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay for the month of February was marvelous! Everything important was perfect-----the location, the Casa itself beautiful, comfortable, roomy and well stocked with the essentials. Excellent beds, bedding, linens and the rooftop views stunning. And of course Lupe who kept everything shipshape for us. We would rent this home again---- in a heartbeat! Thank you Daren and Mira for such a great vacation. S & M

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Mira for one week at is a lovely house which was well suited to two couples. The location is great, and the neighborhood felt very safe. Everything you need for a pleasant stay is available and the housekeeper is very nice. San Miguel is a wonderful vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True to the character of San Miguel de Allende

  • 5 of 5

I spent my birthday with 2 friends from my Spanish class at the Casa de Mira and we had a wonderful week in the fabulously colorful house and city. The property is a real jewel, beautiful and very comfortable. It was easily accessible to walk to town, but wear really comfortable shoes as the charm of San Miguel de Allende is it's cobblestone streets! Of course, the elevator was a real plus!! Their neighbors, Vicente and his son Ernesto were happy to drive us to the Chapel of Jimmy Ray (a must see by artist Anado McLauchlin), and a day trip to Guanajuato. Lupe, their housekeeper, was very helpful also. It was such a marvelous week, with every expectation met and more, that I hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Mira Fabulous

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Mira - Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent most of September at Casa Mira, and had a wonderful time. The house is beautifully decorated and located in a quiet neighbourhood. The latter is important; we had stayed in a different neighbourhood the year before and we learned the hard way that SMA is full of barking dogs and crowing roosters! We especially appreciated Casa Mira because it is on a quiet cul-de-sac that doesn't appeal to the roving celebrants who shoot off cannon crackers in the air at all hours of the night - if you should be unfortunate enough to be under one at 4AM, it sounds like mortar fire!

The house itself is wonderfully laid out to allow couples relative privacy in their own bedroom suites, yet provides a number of areas to socialize, including a large dining room, comfortable sun room and a rooftop patio. We truly enjoyed sitting on the rooftop each evening with a glass of wine and watching the sun set on the Parroquia, then, later, fireworks over the central jardin.

Casa Mira is centrally located, which means you can reach most restaurants, theatres, markets and events with a 15-minute walk. SMA is quite hilly, but Casa Mira is located on a relatively level area, which saves wear-and-tear on the knees and ankles. The house is also away from busy streets, so there is no distracting traffic bustle and bus exhaust.

We highly recommend Casa Mira to those who enjoy a tranquil oasis where they can relax and recuperate from all the exciting events in SMA. We also appreciated Mira and Darren's hospitality and attention to detail, including stocking every bathroom with necessities that went well beyond normal expectations for furnished rental properties. We look forward to returning to SMA!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa de Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and our spouses just spent 5 great days/nights at this amazing home. We loved the house so much we hated leaving it to go visit the lovely city of San Miguel de Allende. : ) What can I say about this house? It is just beautifully designed and decorated. The elevator turned out to be quite a blessing as one of my brother-in-laws hurt his knee the second day we were there. Each bedroom has its own personality and its own private bathroom which is very nice. And there is a half bath on the ground floor (living room, dining room, kitchen) which is a bonus as well. The rooftop terrace is beautiful any time of day. In fact, one of the days it rained a bit and my husband and I went out and cozied up on a chair on the covered area and just watched the rain and 'soaked' up the view (pun intended). I highly recommend this property; it is obvious that this home is loved by its owners. Very well maintained and Lupe does a fine job of keeping it clean for guests. The street is quaint and off the beaten path. We met so many Americans just walking around; they moved to San Miguel anywhere from 4 months up to 12 years ago. All speak so highly of their new home town. Again, loved Casa de Mira, would definitely recommend and certainly hope to return to someday soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • 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

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High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

All rentals require a lease.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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