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Open Plan Concept, Comfortable Furniture including A Sofa You Can Stretch Out On


Last updated: 04/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2) - Safe, Secure, Beautiful View

***Only recently made available for rent during 2015-2016 winter season***

This charming and sophisticated second floor apartment located in the friendly and safe Chorro area of town is just a short (four blocks), well-lit walk to the Plaza Principal (or Jardin) where you will find the most popular historic sites, museums, restaurants, shops, cafes, art and language schools. Were you aware that San Miguel de Allende was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Many important projects are currently underway to improve and preserve this historically significant area of town.

During the hot and humid summer months of the southern States, enjoy San Miguel's perpetual Spring-like weather provided by it's Central Highland location. During the months of June to September San Miguel offers daytime high temperatures in the mid-70 degrees Farenheit followed by cleansing evening rain showers. These pleasant showers cool the evening temperatures, bring out the beautiful blooms of the local flowers and wash down the dusty stone streets. Many say it is the best time to visit San Miguel!

It's easy to fly into Leon, Guanajuato airport from many US cities. Leon is only a 45 minute drive by shuttle from San Miguel. Or, alternatively, why not fly into Mexico City and include a few days in that beautiful, historic city to begin your Mexican adventure? We have provided a link on this page to a wonderful bed and breakfast in Mexico City which we can highly recommend for your stay there. San Miguel de Allende is only a 3.5 hour ride on a very comfortable, first class, non-stop bus from the Norte bus station in Mexico City.

Our one bedroom apartment located on Callejon Piedras Chinas is just a few steps off Calle Chorro (where Chorro meets Calle Barranca). It is one of only three apartments in the building. The spacious living area is conveniently situated on one level with a bright, open floor plan and is tastefully and comfortably furnished and decorated. Some of the amenities include a 26' flat screen TV, DVD/CD player with a selection of recently released movies and a mixed selection of music for your listening pleasure. High speed, wireless internet and a small library includes some interesting novels and a few historic/reference books about San Miguel for the history buffs who would like to learn more about our wonderful town. We have compiled a helpful manual to assist you in operating the appliances and electronic equipment in our home and, for the first time visitor, it also outlines our personal preferences for places to eat and shop.

The apartment provides plenty of natural sunlight with a charming French-door overlooking a lovely courtyard with fountain. The apartment rebuilt in 2006 with modern plumbing, lighting and appliances. For your comfort and convenience the kitchen comes fully equipped for dining-in including stainless steel cookware, a French press coffee maker, serving dishes and trays, sharp knives, wine and cocktail glasses and a selection of condiments and spices.

A new queen Sealy pillow-top mattress and box spring has recently been added.

Martina will come by once a week to tidy-up and launder the linens. She is very friendly and will help encourage you to practice your Spanish. Should you encounter any maintenance issues in our property during your visit, our helpful, English speaking property manager in San Miguel is only a phone call away.

The shared. plant-filled roof top terrace offers spectacular 360 degree views. The views include the domes and spires of the many Centro Historico churches and the Parroquia (beautifully illuminated in the evening), the presa (reservoir) and mountains in the background. From the roof terrace you will experience some of the most amazing sunsets!

Why stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast while visiting San Miguel when you can have all the amenities and comforts of home in this beautiful and spacious apartment for under $35 per night (based on a one month rental term)?

Keywords: Secure, Bright, Airy, Comfortable, Apartment/Flat, Friendly, Interesting Neighborhood, Great Outdoor Space, Fantastic View, Only a Few Stairs to Second Level, Modern, Clean, Classic Colonial Style, Great Layout, One Level


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

  • Bedroom 1


  • New Sealy Queen sized bed (pillow-top mattress and box spring) with an overhead ceiling fan that circulates the air nicely during warm nights....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 piece with good sized shower


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the Historic Center within easy walking distance to all amenities....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Beautiful view of the colonial roof tops in the Centro including the light reflected spires of the pink-tinged Parroquia....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the Guanajuato mountains from the rooftop terrace...moreless

  • Village:

    San Miguel de Allende has a small town, village feel and is considered one of the most walkable in the world. This apartment is within the UNESCO World Heritage Center which makes very convenient....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Seating for 4 people


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$500 $1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


An early/late check out fee of $20 may be applicable.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/12/2016
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100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Sirena Gorda
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Malanquin Golf Club, Las Ventanas Golf Resort
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Parada, Peruvian Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

San Miguel has been known as an artist community since WWII. Enjoy art classes, art galleries, Spanish language classes, history walks, live theater, volunteering, fitness classes, Yoga, ATVing, and cycling.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We love the warm, Mexican winters and our friendly and welcoming Mexican neighbors. We have made many new friends in San Miguel and feel our life is much richer as a result of the wonderful culture of San Miguel. John is an active Rotarian and he and Sharon are also involved with many other worthwhile causes in SMA.

Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
After retirement from business life, we made the decision to travel around Mexico and learn more about the culture, the people and the communities away from the beach areas. Over the next four years we visited San Miguel de Allende several seemed to keep calling us back! We loved the rich and vibrant Mexican culture alive here; the colorful festivals, beautiful historic colonial buildings and fountains, quaint cobblestone streets, perpetual Spring-like weather and, most of all, the welcoming nature of the Mexican locals. We also began meeting many interesting, well-traveled ex-pats who enjoyed giving back to the Mexican community that they now called home. We discovered art shows, music and theater performances, interesting movies, documentaries and lectures being held, the good inexpensive restaurants and San Miguel was also within easy traveling distance to other wonderful Mexican cities and towns that we wanted to explore. The fact that San Miguel did NOT have an international airport was also a plus...we found that those who usually chose to visit San Miguel did so with an express purpose in mind...rather than just for a sun and sand get-away....and this is one of the reasons that John often refers to this magic little town as “an intentional community”.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
As our property is located in the Centro Historico area, it is easy to walk most significant sites. It is a four block walk to the Jardin, the true heart of the town, where most of the historic sites, good restaurants and art galleries are located. It's also a short three block walk to Parque Juarez where Zumba fitness classes and Organic Farmers Market are held every Saturday morning. We enjoy walking to our favorite shops and to the public market downtown where we pick up fresh tortillas, vegetables and flowers. For those who prefer not to walk, local taxis are plentiful, easy to find and charge about pesos $30 (less than US$3) for a ride in the central San Miguel area. There are wonderful aspects of our Chorro neighborhood that we especially love; we have friendly and courteous Mexican neighbors who always make us feel welcome, we love the ambiance of living in an authentic Mexican neighborhood that is safe and quiet and we love to walk to the gym and yoga in the morning, as well as many of our favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner. When evening comes we enjoy sitting on the roof terrace with a glass of wine, discussing the happenings of the day and watching the beautiful sunset over the distant mountains. Life doesn't get any better!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2016

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  • Open Plan Concept, Comfortable Furniture including A Sofa You Can Stretch Out On

    Open Plan Concept, Comfortable Furniture including A Sofa You Can Stretch Out On

  • Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cappuccino machine and toaster oven

    Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cappuccino machine and toaster oven

  • View of Historic Monuments including the Parroquia from roof top terrace

    View of Historic Monuments including the Parroquia from roof top terrace

  • Cable TV includes three US networks

    Cable TV includes three US networks

  • Elegant dining area

    Elegant dining area

VRBO #357465

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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