|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Enjoy our beautiful and spacious home, 'Villa Paradiso,' in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, a historic and cultural jewel of winding cobble-stone streets, artisan markets, and Mexican charm. Our quiet villa has 3 private bedroom suites off a shared garden courtyard. Fun, unique design elements blend with Spanish Colonial style for a strikingly beautiful place even by San Miguel standards. Ideal for one or two families with kids, a couple, or group of 2-4 couples or friends. Safe stairwells and balconies. All ages welcome.
High ceilings, natural light, many windows & beautiful architectural details (including arched boveda brick ceilings) and folk art in a peaceful setting from which to explore all that San Miguel has to offer. Built in 2005, the villa has a total of 3700 sq. feet of colorful indoor space, plus loads of outdoor spaces within the private walls. Three large bedrooms (w/en suite bathrms) open out onto the lower courtyard. Living room opens to large patio with view. Ascend the regular staircase to the amazing roof terrace to take in the breathtaking 360 degree views. Two fully equipped kitchens & laundry. We even have a piano and a comfy TV room with large TV and DVD.
Villa Paradiso is wonderfully located, a five minute ride by taxi from both the Jardin (the centre of town) and the Mega, SMA ' s most important grocery store. Taxis in SMA are both plentiful and inexpensive. 30 pesos (flat rate) will take you anywhere in town. Frequent taxis pass by on our street. If you prefer to walk, a leisurely 25 minute stroll down cobblestone streets, past SMA ' s celebrated Parque Juarez will bring you to the centre of this historic town. Ours is a quiet neighborhood. Nestled on a gated cul-de-sac, Villa Paradiso is also a 10-12 min. stroll from the famed Instituto Allende. Villa Paradiso offers stunning views of mountains, neighborhoods of San Miguel, and the beloved Paroquia from the second floor patio and roof-top terrace, where you can watch the fireworks at night. Decorated with colorful textiles, ceramics, and art from all over the world.
Perfect for Outdoor Living! Relax and entertain outdoors on three levels. The first floor rooms surround a lush garden courtyard with fountain, cozy seating area and fireplace.
Second floor has a spacious patio complete with large tile dining table, with gorgeous views and flowering plants in locally-made ceramic pots. The rooftop terrace has a dining table and stunning panoramic views. The bedrooms also have smaller private patios and small tables for a quiet glass of wine or a good book. Two terraces have a comfy chaise lounge with cushions.
Bedrooms: (#1) king bed, en suite bathroom, and private patio; (#2) queen bed, en suite bathroom, private patio area; (#3) queen bed, en suite bathroom, French doors to shared courtyard. All bedrooms have great closets. Mattresses are high quality (American made). Cozy blankets and quilts for the chillier winter nights. Additional rooms available.
Four full bathrooms have lovely rustic tile, modern fixtures, and unusual architectural details. Two fully-equipped modern kitchens, w/modern stainless steel appliances, and gas fireplaces in each living room. Water purification system makes tap water in the main kitchen drinkable. Bottled water throughout the property. Luxurious details and colorful textiles, ceramics and artwork throughout.
Vonage phone line with free calling to USA & Canada, wireless cable Internet service, Large flat screen TV and DVD in the media room - close the door if you prefer no TV. Bring your own I-pod for use in our Ipod/CD system in the main living room.
Our wonderful housekeeper comes 3 days a week (to wash your dishes, change & wash towels and sheets, and clean house) at no charge. Additional hours and/or cook, driver, and English-speaking tour guide are available for a fee. NO SMOKING anywhere on premises. For lots more photos, see link below.
Need more room for extra guests? Contact us for details.
3 Bdrms & Baths plus downstairs kitchen and living room are WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
Longer term and low season rates upon request. Refundable Damage Deposit $800
Keywords: villa,house, terraces, view
We are a family from Oakland, CA who fell in love with San Miguel and this house on our first trip in 2008. We plan to retire here someday, but for now we come a few times a year, and share our dream-come-true with guests who enjoy the comforts and visual treats our lovely villa has to offer, both in and out!
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
We chose this house first for its views, large rooms, loads of natural light (unusual because the living room has the best views and light), and unique design. We also love its perfect location in relation to the hub-bub of San Miguel. Everything is a pleasant stroll away, just outside of the noisy activity of the local night-life. We love the authentic Mexican neighborhood (great tortillas, carnitas, and fruit shops just steps away), but also appreciate having gated parking.
We can watch the fireworks from our large roof terrace, and enjoy outdoor dinners on the second floor patio. This place is REALLY spacious and well-lit! The main living room is a great place to draw or paint because of the natural light coming in from 2 sides and the ceiling skylights. We have privacy in the many intimate spaces on the property, yet there is an airy open feel to the house. We can sleep in while our kids play their music in another room. It's fun to cook dinner in our kitchen with its modern appliances, including a great Bosch gas stove. Movies are excellent on our big-screen TV, but when we close the door to the media room, we don't see the TV at all and can focus on more artistic and cultural pursuits. We buy fruit from the little old couple who sell from their truck around the corner, special carnitas and handmade tortillas within 5 minutes walk, and we are near the pharmacy, grocery store, and all other necessities. Cabs cruise the street outside the cul-de-sac all day & evening. New: Organic Farmer's market on Saturdays a few blocks away.
This was our first trip to San Miguel de Allende and we plan to return again. San Miguel exudes beauty and Mexican culture and life, which is what we wanted to experience when we planned this trip. As far as the home, Villa Paraiso, I have to agree with the other reviewers. The home is beautiful and well-kept. It was a wonderful place to rest and relax after busy days of walking and sight-seeing. The staff, Dalia, Lucha, Angelica are all very helpful. I still remember Lucha's warm smile and welcome when she opened the door to the home on the day of our arrival. She took the time to show us the home and to answer all of our questions. My family and I cannot say enough about the location. We loved the fact that we had to take a 20 minute walk to the centro every day. It gave us a chance to explore the town and see daily life. We even enjoyed the walks home, which included more up hill climbs. For people looking for a truly authentic Mexican experience, I think this is the perfect place, because the home is close to a tortilleria, small grocery stores, and fruit stores. We enjoyed walking to the small markets every day to pick up food. We also enjoyed watching the kids going to and from school. Thank you to Suzanne and her staff for such a lovely home. The entire trip was memorable and we definitely plan to return.
This beautiful home was our home in San Miguel for 8 months of the year for 3 years starting in 2013 until we bought our own house nearby in June of this year (that explains why there are only a few reviews during this 3 year period). I can't say enough about the beauty, comfort and charm this house offers. We have been in many homes in San Miguel and none compare to this one. And we weren't the only ones who loved it. Our friends would invariably light up when they walked in and wonder how we found such an amazing place to live.
The house takes advantage of the incredible climate in San Miguel with its indoor outdoor layout. The architect knew what she was doing because the house is always airy, light-filled, and a pleasant temperature. It helps that the owner has great people working there (sweet Lorenzo the gardener, hard-working Dalia the housekeeper, responsive Luz the house manager) who ensure it is kept well-stocked, in excellent condition, and impeccably clean. As such there's nothing to do but enjoy the gracious living this house provides.
The bedrooms are on the 1st floor and the living area is on the 2nd floor to take advantage of the views. Most nicer Mexican houses have small, dark kitchens tucked away but this house has an open floor layout with a central kitchen that is a perfect size for simple chips and guacamole or works perfectly for entertaining a larger group. The living room has a cozy feel but with lots of space, sunlight, high ceilings and tasteful Mexican art. Bright bougainvillea, lavender, and jasmine in terracotta pots on the many terraces are so pretty that you could almost take your eyes off the awesome views of San Miguel for a momentito.
This house is also unique in that it is beautiful AND family friendly! We have 3 children and it served as a perfect family home. It worked well for our family and the casita was an absolute bonus when we had visitors in town. The casita isn't quite as charming as the main house but it is still very nice and comfortable with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen and a terrace with views.
The location of the house is really great because it's a pleasant walk to Centro but just far enough away to feel like you are in a real Mexican neighborhood. I really appreciated the convenience of having a tortilla shop and veggie/fruit market just down the street.
It is a wonder that there is ever any availability for Villa Paradiso. It's truly a gem. Enjoy!
Returning to San MIguel de Allende this summer, our family choose to return to Villa Paradiso. Staying here two years ago was memorable and the peacefulness, beauty, space and convenience that Villa Paradiso offered was memorable. The home offers space to accommodate a family of 5-6 but, also is very comfortable for 2-3 people. We have family and close friends come and go during our stay and having the flexibility of space makes it easy to accommodate everyone. The terraces offer quiet places for reading, watching the sunset over the mountains and watching the sun illuminate the valley as it rises. The location of Villa Paradiso is walking distance to many places, including Centro. We love picking up fresh tortillas from the tortilleria down the street, selecting produce from the local fruteria and taking the different walking routes to Centro or Parque Juarez. It is close to the Instituto Allende, and on the weekends, it is easy to walk to the TOSMA organic market. And, while close to so many things, it is quiet and peaceful. Suzanne and her local staff have all be very wonderful in accommodating any needs and answering any questions. They are very quick to respond and do a wonderful job taking care of the home and it's guests. Villa Paradiso has been a wonderful place for us to stay.
I would like to say a word about the staff All of them have been a part of the experience of the house for the five years we've been going.
Dahlia, the maid, is thoroughly reliable and efficient. She is also thoroughly honest. And good with children. We have had her babysit our grandchildren. Lorenzo, the gardener has a warm smile and a cheery personality. Lucha, the woman from the property company with whom we have dealings, is charming, friendly, and efficient. If anything goes wrong, we just call the (English-speaking) property company and they attend to it promptly.
There are two small convenience stores about three minutes away, and a medium sized grocery store about the same distance in the opposite direction. There's a tortilleria, which also delivers, ad,two excellent fruit and vegetable stores,, a couple of butchers and other shops.. Within a ten minute walk there are at least twenty restaurants ranging from the trendy Pork Belly and the established Lolita, through Maria Luisans and El Sol, which are excellent for breakfast and lunch, a large hamburger place, to many small and medium sized Mexican restaurants. Great people and a great neighbourhood.
We have been renting Villa Paradiso for 5 of the last six years. When we saw it, we fell in love with it. It is a large house, but a cosy home. The living area is on the second floor, which affords a magnificent view and lots of light. The TV room is closed off from the rest of the living area, so you can watch the Smart TV without disturbing anyone. The focus of the ground floor is a fountain,the centre point of an elegant courtyard. The beds throughout are first-rate, and the new king size bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable.
The house includes a very lovely casita. Our family comes down each year, and they enjoy the ability to live semi-independently. It`s like having your family living next door. Visitors can hang out with their hosts, or they can read in the large living room, and make their own meals if they feel inclined.
The gardens are superb. I haven`t seen many better in San Miguel. Very beautiful.
Some people like to live in Centro. That has never appealed to me. I find it cramped and busy, even more each year as it has become a weekend holiday destination for people from Mexico City. Villa Paradiso is about 20 minutes or a little more, from the Jardin (five by rtaxi), the centre of the city. This distance is just about perfect, since San Miguel is a city for walking. If you`re feeling lazy or are in a hurry, you can take a taxi for 40 pesos, easy to hail on the street, and even easier to call.
The house is located in a pleasant privada, the gates to which are closed ever night. It is a very safe area. Its neighbours are five schools, ranging from pre-school to high school. I love the walk down the street, past green grocers and butcher shops to the main road, where you can find wonderful restaurants. Luna de Queso, an upscale delicatessen, sells the best decaffeinated coffee I've ever tasted. `
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I have found the management company exceptional. Any problem I have encountered is dealt with immediately. When I locked myself out this past year, they had a locksmith at the house within an hour. There is a maid who comes three times a week. She is pleasant and effective. We like her a lot.
Last, there is the owner, Suzanne. She is efficient, honest and totally reliable. The few times that we have had problems, she has replied to our emails, usually within an hour or so. I have never had the slightest concern about any financial arrangement.
We love it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Paradiso. All four of us felt like we were in Disneyland. Our stay was magical. The house was phenomenal. It was beautifully decorated, spacious, whimsical, well furnished, and very functional. Each bedroom had a private bath. The staff was very punctual, helpful, and courteous. The courtyard gave us an overwhelming feeling of serenity. The views of San Miguel from the top floor were breathtaking. Thank you Suzanne for sharing your house with us. We look forward to another stay in the near future. On our first visit to San Miguel we stayed at a hotel. We are very happy we chose Villa Paradiso instead of a hotel on this visit.
Art Classes at Instituto Allende & Belles Artes and from private art teachers, Spanish classes, Live Music nightly all over town, Handmade Ceramics at nearby town of Dolores Hidalgo, day trips to UNESCO World Heritage Site Atontonilco, and lovely university town of Guanajuato, July International Short Film Festival, August Chamber Music Festival, Mexican celebrations throughout the year, Salsa Dance Lessons (free at Mama Mia), Hot Spring Spas 15 minute taxi ride, Art Galleries, Movies, & Lectures at the large Bilingual Library, Performance Events, Yoga, Tai Chi & Bridge, Spanish Conversation Groups, and great shopping!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$800|
DECEMBER HOLIDAY SALE: $245 per night (save $25 per night on our usual holiday rate) for 6 nights or more. For five or fewer nights, the holiday rate is $270 per night.
No Smoking on the property, inside or outside. $500 fine for evidence of smoking. We are an allergic family, so please do not allow your guests to smoke in or outside the house!