About the property
- House1560 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Welcome to Casa de la Vista, a home offering spectacular views and memorable Mexican experiences.
You will be in the perfect place to see all the parades that will go right by the home. There will be parades for religious celebrations, important dates and even parades celebrating specific neighborhoods!.....all with the traditional Mexican pomp and flair. Then there are the firework displays! Absolutely spectacular and you'll have one of the best seats in town to enjoy them. It's hard to go very long in Mexico without something being celebrated. It is a delightful aspect of the culture and you'll be able to see it all from your own perch.
This is my own home when I'm in San Miguel. I am a decorator and have put my heart into decorating this home. It is filled with lots of Mexican art and decor, some of which I created. It is a truly very special place to be. I absolutely love my time here. I run to the window or terrace countless times just to see what parade with marching band is going by now! It leaves no question that I am in the real and authentic Mexico
Talking about location, it is wonderful being so close to the jardin/town square. It's just an 8 minute downhill walk. The location is super convenient; taxis go right by the house every few minutes so it's very easy to go anywhere you want to go. Then there's the bus that stops right across the street. Take it up the hill to the shopping center with a fabulous supermarket and cineplexes showing the latest movies.
3 gas fireplaces
Triple glazed windows
Entry courtyard carved stone fountain
Water purification system for the whole house
Full size washer and dryer
Full kitchen with 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator
Mini bar with refrigerator on the third floor
Cable TV and DVD player
Professional management services
Twice weekly maid service
Layout of the Rooms
Main floor: Entry courtyard with fountain, living room and dining room with gas fireplace, kitchen and powder room. Washer/dryer area.
Second floor: One bedroom with a queen size bed. Study with balcony and gas fireplace. Views from one bedroom and the study.
Third floor: Bedroom suite with queen size bed, gas fireplace, full bath, mini bar with refrigerator. Security safe. Large terrace with two seating areas. Spectacular views.
A Comment from one of our guests:
“This house was a very comfortable place to stay. My family and I were there for 1 month and were very glad for the conveniences like purified water, a dishwasher, and washing machines in the house. The house is very new and modern with plenty of space for the 4 of us. After visiting some other homes in the area I felt even more pleased with our choice of rentals. From the balcony we had an amazing view that we were able to share with friends for drinks and an evening meal. We were able to sit in our chairs and see most of the downtown area while the sun set behind them. This balcony is also right off the master bedroom, which made for 31 glorious mornings where I woke up and pulled the curtains back to be welcomed by the view of beautiful San Miguel. The walk to the Jardin is short and we rarely used the taxis to get anywhere in town unless we were shopping and just didn’t want to carry things. There is a small hill getting to the house from the Jardin but it’s short and didn’t really cause us any problems. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone heading to San Miguel. For us, the modern conveniences made our stay much more pleasant. And the view was truly beautiful.”
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Lynn Carlton
I have always loved to fix and design. When I began my real estate career at 24, I soon realized that the best part of the job was meeting with architects and interior designers and watching as the more artistic elements of construction fell into place. After 13 years in real estate, I built two homes, vacation rentals on magical Orcas Island in Washington State. Then I undertook a major remodel of a cabin on the water. Something clicked during that process of transforming the cabin into a unique work of art; I knew I had found my purpose in life. Through the next several years, I transformed some 30 rather decrepit homes into fresh, beautiful residences, working tirelessly at the rate of two or three a year. Then I decided to turn my creative attention to designing and constructing very special vacation accommodations. I moved to Mexico, the land of color and craft, and began working there. The most exciting phase of building a new place is when everything gets pulled together. I love the details, making sure that one thing plays with another in perfect harmony. During the process, I'm absolutely consumed. Each project takes every ounce of my imaginative life -- and I love it. I enjoy being able to see the possibilities in a wreck of a dwelling. When I first set eyes on a place in need of a make-over, I see what it could be. I can envision how the finished place will look...and that vision guides me. I work an average of six to eight months on each project, directing a local architect and construction team, supervising every step along the way to make certain my vision is embodied in bricks and mortar, paint and plaster. Be my guest at one of four different and individually unique accommodations in San Miguel de Allende.
Lynn Carlton purchased this House in 2008
Why Lynn Carlton chose Zona Centro
San Miguel is a beautiful old colonial town. The importance of the arts scene is very alluring. I chose this particular house because it's in centro and just a short downhill walk to the Jardin (main town square) and also for it's panoramic view that's seen from two floors.
What makes this House unique
I loved watching all the pageantry and parades that passed right in front of the house. The vantage point for watching firework displays was the best in town. It's like I had gotten the best view seat money could buy.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Casa de la View
House overall is great, cleaning not so much, some entertainment electronics didn't work, mattress needed foam topper/pillows had to be replaced and street noise level really significant....but very well located to Centro.
We always respond quickly to our guests requests .These guests were extremely particular about the bed/bedding. We got them new pillows. Then they felt the bed was too hard. I have never had that complaint before about the bed but we got them a foam topper right away. We do go out of our way to please our guests but if they want everything to be just like things are at their home, it's a tough client to satisfy. I have checked with the office and all the electronics are working fine. Perhaps they didn't know how to operate them.
This home is downtown and most all homes in downtown San Miguel have city noises.The suburbs are quieter but not as convenient or safe. I will talk to the office about the cleaning.
Very nice Casa in beautiful SMA
First, the property owner and management team are very responsive and accomodating. I would definitely rent from them again. The Casa is charming and beautifully decorated. We expereienced a couple chilly days and found the fireplaces to be very efficient an heated the Casa perfectly. The rooftop views are great and the location provides easy access to El Jardin and many restaurants, shops, etc. The street that the Casa is on can be fairly noisy as it is on a bus route but I found this to be part of th whole SMA experience. I would stay here again.
It was very noisy. If you kept the windows closed to cut down on the noise it was too warm.
Overall the house was nice. All the beds were not queen size as stated. It was a little bit of a problem going up and down the stairs since the bedrooms are on the second and third floors. Not recommended for someone who has a problem with stairs. Otherwise the house is very nice and well furnished. If you like to walk uphill and downhill then SMA will give you plenty of exercise.
This is my own home so I know it very well. There are fans throughout the house. However the home is right downtown and most all of the homes in downtown have city noises. One can go out to the outlying neighborhoods but they aren't as safe primarily due to the lack of activity. Nor as convenient to get to places.
The beds are all definitely queen size.
Beautiful home, needing only a few tweaks
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. It is well located on Salida Queretero for easy access to downtown by walking or by taxis which frequently drive past. It is tastefully and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped. Owner, manager and maid were all responsive and helpful.
Nevertheless, it does not earn our highest rating for the following reasons. First, my wife and I slept in the master bedroom on the third floor and we both found the mattress there to be too thin and unsupportive, making it somewhat challenging to get a good night’s sleep. And second, the shower on the third floor has an old shower head that creates a spray that is diffuse, making it difficult to wash and almost impossible to rinse one’s hair unless you are tall enough to get right up next to it. My wife and I both resorted to using the shower on the second floor which had good pressure and a much better shower head.
We appreciate knowing about the shower head which has now been replaced. I personally sleep in that bed and find it to be quite comfortable. We have never had a complaint about it until now. Beds are a very personal preference. From the beginning these guests were very picky and challenging. They wanted another towel bar installed in the bathroom. The 24 inch one that is there wasn't enough and there is no wall space for another one. We got over there the same day of their complaint and installed hooks on the back of the door. They also complained that the two mirrors in the bathroom weren't enough. So we immediately went and re-configured the mirrors to their pleasing. We went out of our way to please them quickly. Unfortunately they never told us about the shower head until this review. Some people are very hard to please.
a lovely place to stay
My family and I had a wonderful time here. The owner and manager of this home are very responsive, which was great for a first time visit to SMA. The view from the top floor is fantastic, and the interior art and design is thoughtful. I most enjoyed the small library of books that helped to orient us in the city and area. Thank you!
It doesn't get better than this!!
Adam R. and Rudy's write up say it all. I would give this place a six star rating!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Longer term discounts on rates: For 2 week stays, take 5% off the weekly rate For 3 week stays, take 10% off the weekly rate For 4 weeks or longer stays, take 15% off the weekly rate