Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft(50 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
From the moment you step through the gate into the entry courtyard, you will feel the graciousness of well-tended gardens and well-planned spaces. A 2,800 sq. ft. Spanish colonial-style home, it was built by a master builder in 2006 with the greatest attention to architectural details: a handkerchief boveda ceiling in the entry, custom colonial ironwork throughout, a beamed ceiling in the living room, high ceilings and crown moldings throughout, inlaid stone floors in the entry and kitchen, specialty tile work in the bathrooms and kitchen. All rooms, with the exception of one bedroom, open onto at least one courtyard through beautiful French doors.
You have all of the conveniences of a new home - with light switches that work, modern plumbing, and a whole-house water purification system - combined with the grace of a beautiful traditional home that feels like it has always been waiting for you.
Keywords: close to center, private, terrace, garden, staff, quiet
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Member since: 2008
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- This enchanting home is on the most charming street in San Miguel, a lane so picturesque it was featured in an article in Sunset magazine's April 2008 issue. Perfectly located, and just an easy five-minute walk to El Jardin and the Parroquia. The whole house opens up to the airy courtyards and splashing fountains. Lovely designer furnishings throughout, the equivalent of a fine hotel without the bother of other guests. Water purification system throughout the house, including all taps and showers. Complete privacy inside the front gate. Please read our 5-star reviews, and you will understand why guests love this quiet, beautiful place. It can be your sanctuary, a refuge from the lively streets of San Miguel, or you can fill it with music and friends. Casa Bendita is the perfect home for your visit to San Miguel de Allende. ...moreless
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Good quality stereo system w/ipod jack + CD player. Speakers in both living and dining rooms so that you can fill the main floor with music. Separate CD players w/ipod connectors in each bedroom....moreless
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Living Room:
Pay lot (small fee) at top of the street, 1/2 block from the house. However, no car is necessary to enjoy San Miguel from here. Everything is within easy walking distance, and taxis are plentiful....moreless
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Deck / Patio:
Two courtyards w/antique stone fountains on main level. Panoramic rooftop terrace w/gorgeous sunset views. Large table for 8+, small table for 4, perfect for dining alfresco. 2 comfortable wicker chaises in the rooftop garden....moreless
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Activities and nearby pleasures are almost too numerous to list! Two blocks from the world-famous Warren Hardy language school, and minutes away from other language schools. Yoga studio just steps away. Nearby classes of every sort: cooking, writing, art. Local artisan and vegetable markets within easy walking distance. Wine shop with friendly owner at the end of the block. Airport transfer and tours may be arranged with House Manager for a separate fee.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: From our first visit many years ago, San Miguel welcomed us with its countless charms. Then, in 2008, we found an equally welcoming and charming house there. This is it! We have traveled all over the world, but this house is truly special. And to find such a place in an historic town with artists, musicians, academicians, readers and writers, language schools, and an active volunteer community is still almost beyond our imaginations. Our home in San Miguel is the antidote to our complicated lives back home in Mill Valley – Don with his estate planning, life, and long term care insurance business, and Collette with her event production company. We keep close at hand our memories of waking up and listening to birds singing, or standing on the roof terrace at sunset, glass of wine in hand, scanning the hills and sky. Though we return as frequently as our businesses allow, we are happy to offer this delightful house for your pleasure during the many weeks and months when we are back at our desks.
Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
We fell in love with this street, Callejon Blanco, on an earlier visit to San Miguel. A one-way, quiet lane arched by bougainvillea, it seems miles away from the traffic of taxis and buses although it is in the Centro Historico within a few easy blocks of El Jardin and the Parroquia. On our next visit a chance meeting with a realtor (Wesley Gleason at Agave Realty) led to visiting several houses, 'just to see what the market conditions are.' After a few hours, we excused ourselves to go off for dinner with friends. Our realtor looked crestfallen and said, 'Oh dear, I have just one more house to show you, and it's on a little street called Callejon Blanco.' Of course, we postponed dinner and went to see the house in our dream location. We walked in, gasped with delight, and bought the house the next day. We named it 'Casa Bendita' - the Blessed House - from the sense of the many blessings which led us to this home. The house is very special, but the location is equally special. We cannot imagine staying anywhere else in San Miguel.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Nearby pleasures are almost too numerous to list! Great food, delightful music, a fine bookshop, and daily festivals are close-at-hand. We love to stop in at Petit Four on Mesones across from the theater for capuccino and fruit tarts. If we decide to cook at home, we head off to the Mercado Ignacio Ramirez where, beyond the beautiful booths of fruit and flowers, is an area where women from the countryside sell whatever they can bring on the bus - fresh ranchero cheese, nopale cactus, poblano chiles, and enormous bunches of herbs from their own gardens. It's always inspiring to take a cooking class (last time it was Mole!) from Paco Cardenas, owner of El Petit Four, but there are classes of every sort within a few blocks: cooking, writing, art, salsa dancing, drumming. Casa Bendita is only two blocks from the world-famous Warren Hardy language school and minutes away from other language schools. There is a yoga and meditation studio just four doors up the street. There's even a wine shop with a friendly owner at the end of the block. Best of all are the discoveries our guests make and leave in the guestbook to share with us, and with the guests who follow them.
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Open the door to stylish ease and comfort, where you feel completely at home.
Exquisite handcrafted doors framed by ancient stone invite you inside.
The living room offers plentiful seating on comfy designer furniture.
The gracious dining room opens onto two courtyards and has its own fireplace.
The chef's kitchen with top-notch appliances opens onto the rear courtyard.
Two balconies with French doors open the king bedroom to the courtyards below.
The beautiful queen bedroom has a fireplace, desk, and separate dressing area.
The single red bedroom also has a balcony, fireplace, desk and private bath.
Stairs to the roof terrace and throughout the house are wide + low-rise for ease
Sun and shade seating welcome guests in one corner of the rooftop garden.
Season your meals with fresh herbs + limons + pomegranates from the roof garden
The brilliant sunset view from the terrace will take your breath away.
The lush entry courtyard leads up easy hand-cut stone stairs to the front door.
You arrive at the peaceful entry with a colonial boveda ceiling + marble floor.
A beautifully-appointed gathering place around the antique stone fireplace.
The central courtyard with its fountain is a perfect place for morning coffee.
The king bedroom has a specially handcrafted metal headboard and bedside tables.
Even the bathroom in the king bedroom has a balcony!
The bath for the queen bedroom has colorful tilework and a shower with a view!
Use the red bedroom as your office if you cannot totally escape work or email.
The entry to the roof terrace frames gorgeous cypress trees in the distance.
Imagine sitting here, managing email via wireless or just watching clouds go by
The ever-changing sky and a San Miguel panorama span the expansive terrace.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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