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Sun-Filled Casa Carole! 2 to 5 BR, Lush Patio/Pool, Maid, Cook

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10; rates based on 8 persons)

Prepare to fall in LOVE!! Casa Carole is an oasis of its own. Within the private walls you will find serene beauty and comfort. Our house help, Rosa and Teresa, will pamper and feed you. Find yourself with a cool drink, sitting by the pool, in the garden or the outdoor living room. Perhaps one of the three terraces will be your special spot! We have many cozy places to sit or nap....two outdoor daybeds await you. Eight lounge chairs.....shade or sun. The home is designed so that each bedroom/bathroom has maximum privacy. If you love to sit by a fireplace, take your pick of eight. Dining room table seats 8. Casa Carole has a magical quality, decorated with beauty and comfort in mind, it was featured in a national magazine and will not disappoint you! We know you will enjoy your stay!

The home can be rented in its entirety of 5 bedrooms (the main house plus the casita) for $4,250 per week. This rate is based on 8 guests; there is an extra charge of $500/week for each guest over 8 up to a maximum of 10 total guests. (For Christmas and New Year's weeks, the weekly rate rises to $4,750.)

The main house has 3 bedrooms, each with its own full bath, and can be rented separately for $3,000 per week (maximum 6 persons). For an extra charge, the TV room on the main level has a queen sofa bed and its own full bath and can serve as a 4th bedroom. There is an additional charge for guests over the 6 person maximum. Contact Owner for details.

The newly remodeled adjacent casita "Casa Cho Co Latte" (2 bedrooms, each with its own full bath) can be rented separately for $1,400 per week; maximum 4 persons. Contact Owner for details.

Minimum 7 night stay. Shorter visits and special events can be discussed. Lower rates can be available for longer stays.

The swimming pool, patio, and garden are available for guests renting either the entire home or the main house, but not the casita by itself. The pool can be heated at an extra charge of $25 per day.

Air conditioning is available at an extra charge in the main house master bedroom as well as in each of the two casita bedrooms. Contact the owner for details.

After your deposit is received, we will send you a welcoming letter with information about San Miguel, about ground transportation from the Leon or Queretaro airports, and about your arrival at our home.

If guests wish to have a lunch or afternoon meal during the maids’ normal hours (9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturdays) or after their regular hours, they can make arrangements directly with the maids. If guests do not speak Spanish well enough to communicate their wishes to the maids, they may contact San Miguel Management Company (SMMCO) at 152-4416 to make arrangements. The maids’ rate of meal preparation is 100 pesos per hour per maid. If the meal is prepared during the maids’ regular hours, they will stay after cleaning up from the meal to perform their normal tasks for that day.

If the casita is rented separately, then typically one of the maids (either Rosa or Teresa) will come Monday through Friday to do light cleaning (make the beds, tend to the bathrooms as necessary, wash dishes, and water the plants as necessary). Maid service for the casita when rented separately does not include meal preparation..

Bienvenidos!!!

Bill and Carole

Keywords: villa, private home, pool, casita, beautiful, photographed, outdoor kitchen, large patio, terraces, fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, on site staff, maid, cook, fountain, fireplaces, decorator, view, privacy, elegant, beautiful, comfortable, central, close in, quiet.

More Details

Property Manager
Carole or Bill Meyer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Carole or Bill Meyer

Bill, the retired lawyer in our family, and Carole, the artist of the two, have been married for over 30 years. One of the greatest and most fun adventures of our marriage has been buying and building our much loved home in San Miguel de Allende. Though having traveled to many other parts of the world, we have always been drawn to Magical Mexico! San Miguel has given us another life, new friends and a new second language ( more or less!!!) Over the last 20 years, we have spent approximately 4 years total time living in San Miguel. Be warned.....upon our first visit of 10 days, we returned home and promptly started to dream and scheme on how we could get back to this wonderful little town in the mountains. Let it be said, like may before us, we fell (hard) under the spell of San Miguel de Allende! Bill and Carole

Carole or Bill Meyer purchased this villa in 1995

Why Carole or Bill Meyer chose San Miguel de Allende

We fell so in love with the town and with our location......love the San Juan de Dios Church and the beautiful gardens around it! The weather, people, food and cultural activities were all there for us to enjoy. Building and decorating out home was great fun and a wonderful learning experience.

What makes this villa unique

Oh my.....let me list the ways! Well, TIME.... Time to spend with old friends, leisurely lunches, enjoying the perfect weather, taking some classes, the fresh food, the new friends, both Mexican, American, Canadian, Italian, etc, etc!! We love our home....it has been a work in progress that took several years to complete. (This means we did spend many months actually working our tails off!) But now.....it is massages, dips in the pool, manicures, pedicures, FABULOUS food prepared by Terri ....AND.....I never clean, change a bed, wash a dish.......you get the idea.....makes it hard to come back home to Portland!!! Carole

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Bill and Carole,



I’ve been wanting to email you both since we arrived 2 days ago, but my head has been spun in so many different directions, I’m only now finding the time!



I wanted to tell you both just how magnificent your home in San Miguel de Allende is, and just how much we all appreciate every single detail that you’ve thought of. It’s such a pleasure to spend our time in your home, and we truly love it as our own…so much so that we rarely get out the door until well after noon!



Teresa and Rosa are wonderful as well, and their attention to detail, as well as our wishes, is above and beyond.



The city itself is pure magic, and we’re exploring more every day!



You two have really done it right, and I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are to be able to stay in your marvelous home away from home!



All the best,
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Zona Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties or events beyond normal occupancy only upon advance permisssion from owner and possible special event fee.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Main house main floor bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main house master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main house mezzanine bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main house white bedroom bath - toilet , shower
    Casita master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Casita guest bedroom bath - toilet , shower
  • All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Casita master bedroom - 1 king , With fireplace and TV
    Main house mezzanine bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Directly across the hall from master, great for kids.
    Main house white bedroom - 1 queen , With fireplace
    Main house master bedroom - 1 king , With fireplace and balcony overlooking the pool.
    Casita guest bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (2) We also have two baby gates and a blow up mattress for a small child to sleep on.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enjoy Casa Carole's beautiful outdoor living room with fireplace and view to pool and garden, three terraces with fantastic views, very private bedroom arrangement, three separate locations to watch television or videos, 8 fireplaces, 8 lounge chairs, two full kitchens plus outdoor BBQ kitchen, whole house water purification system, 15 foot tall french doors/windows looking to the garden, casita with separate entrance, beauty all around!! CHECK IN IS AT OR AFTER 2 PM; CHECK OUT IS BY 11 AM. If the casita (Casa Cho Co Latte) is rented by itself, typically one of the maids (either Rosa or Teresa) will come Monday through Friday to make the beds, tend to the bathrooms as necessary, and water the plants as necessary. Maid service to the casita rented by itself does not include meal preparation or washing dishes for guests.

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Sun-Filled Casa Carole! 2 to 5 BR, Lush Patio/Pool, Maid, Cook
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 32 reviews
Springfield, MO
5

Five Star Surroundings, Local Feel

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carole is best captured by our reaction upon visiting the Rosewood Hotel. While the most acclaimed hotel in San Miguel de Allende was nice, we agreed it couldn't hold a candle to our accommodations.

The design details at this home are like no rental we've ever stayed in. It looks straight out of a magazine. No surprise to discover that it had in fact been featured in Better Homes and Gardens. I found myself wishing I could shop the home. Throughout there were textiles, art, furniture, dishes, and accessories that beat anything I saw in the stores. Despite the obvious style of the house, it still made for a perfect home base for our family of six. Parents, teenage boys, and little girls were all equally delighted to relax by the pool, read in the living room, or hang out in the alcove patios on the roof. The owners, Bill and Carole, were gracious ambassadors from the first correspondence. They sent a detailed welcome letter that served as our guide for the eight days we spent in San Miguel and even talked our son through how to find a store that would sell a basketball. The two housekeepers, Rosa and Teresa, made our stay a true luxury. It should be noted that the breakfasts they prepared(and one special dinner) were the best meals of our trip. If you go on vacation and get to wake up to fresh squeezed orange juice, homemade salsa verde, beautiful fruit plates, and huevos burritos, the day is made as soon as it begins. Rosa and Teresa exuded hospitality and kindness and we couldn't have been more grateful for their hard work. Again, any Mom who stays in vacation rentals instead of hotels knows that it can sometimes feel like the same old work of home, just in a different location. Not here. Each day the kitchen would magically be cleaned, the towels replaced, the setting restored to magazine perfection. The setting is a quick five minute walk to the Jardin. Set in what seems to a normal working people neighborhood, we liked being able to watch locals coming and going and hearing the sound of kids playing in a nearby school yard. Also, the smell of fresh bread fills the air several times a day. We probably gained five pounds from appearing on the steps of the nearby panderia as soon as they'd start selling pan dulce every afternoon. In short, this a perfect rental. We hope we are lucky enough to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Stacy...... Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You and your darling family are welcome back to Casa Carole anytime.
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We stayed at Casa Carole May 2-9, 2017. It was THE MOST AWESOME home we've ever stayed in !!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carole's location to the Jardin was fantastic; only a 10 minute walk! We were a party of 5 adults and everyone had their own space! The patio/pool area was a fantastic gathering place to relax, swim and enjoy our evening cocktails! Casa Chocolate was absolutely perfect for the 2 that shared it! The entire property is impeccably decorated and offered such warmth throughout!! Our maids, Rosa and Theresa were darling, however, spoke no English! Fortunately, our son is fluent in Spanish so he enjoyed conversation with them. We would definitely return to Casa Carole! The owners, Bill and Carole Meyer couldn't have been more accommodating with providing info about SMA, restaurant recommendations, etc. They were a pleasure to work with! You will truly have a magical time staying at Casa Carole!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Christmas in San Miguel Allende

  • 4 of 5

We had a magical Christmas at the Meyers's Casita in San Miguel Allende.

The house is beautiful and comfortable. Recent renovations have added to the overall beauty of the house. The neighborhood is fantastic as you are minutes from a huge market (we returned often for more limes for our margaritas) with everything from produce to clothing to plants. Directly across the plaza from a beautiful church allows you to be part of the kids coming and going to school and the beauty of the goings on of the church.

Once inside the church you enter the beautiful tiled kitchen. We used this room often and only wished there was more light for this room.

It was unfortunate the the large house on the property was also rented so our windows to the courtyard (a big selling feature for us) were closed and locked as to not bother the other renters but it also gave us a closed in feeling with not a lot of fresh air.

My husband and I used the first floor bedroom which is spacious and beautiful with its own lovely bath, but it had no window and therefore no venting.

We had a momentary issue with hot water and as soon as I alerted the management company they were on it and it was in working order immediately. That Management Company also arranged for our pickup and departure from the airport, shopping for groceries for us, arranged to have a lovely woman: Rosa who works in the home prepare us a wonderful Christmas dinner and at last minute arranged a for a car with English speaking driver to take us to Guanajuana. (He was amazing...smart, funny, kind, great driver)

The house has another beautiful bedroom and bath and a two lovely living rooms, one with bath. We entertained in the living room without the big TV and felt right at home.

The owners are attentive to your every need and you can tell their attention to every detail shows how much they love their home. San Miguel and it's people are amazing. Every single person cold not have been more helpful with a smile and a kind word.

The only caution to San Miguel Allende is the cobblestone streets for anyone with a walking problem. Safety was never an issue.

We would love to return to both San Miguel and this Casita.

Cynthia and Robert Goldberg

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, Thanks for the very nice review you posted. We appreciate all your comments and observations. Just a few notes on a couple of points you made. As you can understand, on the few occasions where the main house and the casita are occupied by different groups, we need to provide for the privacy of BOTH groups. Casita guests would otherwise be able to look out on the patio, pool, and garden where main house guests were relaxing. But, more importantly, main house guests could look into the casita master bedroom or the mid‐level TV room (unless the interior drapes were drawn). Actually, this does not often occur‐‐‐‐‐in 2016 before your visit, we had only one other time when different guest groups were in the two homes simultaneously. Obviously, when a larger group rents the entire home, there is no issue. Because the ground floor of the casita is “below grade” at the back, there is unfortunately no way we could provide a window. To help with air circulation there is a standing floor fan, and some guests leave the bedroom door open to the kitchen/dining room area and open the window that looks out onto Beneficencia Street. On the top floor, when different parties occupy the two parts of our home (as was the case during your visit), the doors/windows overlooking the patio and garden are closed, but the door to the terrace on the front of the house can be left open for air circulation. Thanks again, Bill and Carole
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Nashville, Tennessee
4

Fabulous home, great location, helpful hosts, check bedroom configuration for your group

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Casa Carole (the main house and the casita) with 3 other couples. The home is stupendous. We enjoyed all the outdoor space, the large great room adjoining the kitchen, and the wonderfully convenient location. I recommend this home for all those reasons. We were expecting to find 4 private bedrooms suitable for 4 couples that were not too different in desirability. On our arrival it was a bit surprising to find there is a terrific master suite in the main house and another one in the casita. The other 2 private bedrooms were located in the ground floor of each of the houses and, while they were very attractive and comfortable, neither has any windows. The terraces (which are fabulous), are off of or above the master bedrooms. Our group drew straws to assign bedrooms. Two couples won the lottery and stayed in the incredible 2 master bedrooms. The other two couples stayed in the windowless bedrooms - we used them only for sleeping. There are 2 other bedrooms - one with 2 twin beds adjoins a master - it would work great for kids. The other one is in a public area outside in the covered portion of the courtyard. Again, as long as this configuration of bedrooms works for your group, the house is unbelievably fabulous.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christina, Thank you for the lovely 4 star review. We appreciate that very much. I know it is difficult to find a home with four very similar bedrooms. We do have photos of all the bedrooms on our website as well as state the size of the beds. The main house has three bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. On the top floor is the master bedroom with a king bed. There is also a separate guest bedroom on this level with two twin beds. A second guest bedroom is on the lower level, and it has a queen bed. This guest room has windows on both the north and south sides that will open if wanted. The casita has another beautiful master bedroom with a king bed and a private bath. The casita guest bedroom is on the lower level with a queen bed and indeed this room does not have a window. But because it is at the back of the house, you normally hear very little street noise. The room you refer to as the other bedroom is actually not a bedroom but an open outdoor room (sala abierta) with a view out over the pool and garden. It has no doors. Thus, the queen size bed there is only intended as a day bed for siestas and is not considered to be one of our bedrooms. I am glad you enjoyed our home and San Miguel. We have rented homes in several countries and have yet to find a home where our group feels that all the bedrooms are equal....and we end up drawing straws too! Sincerely, Carole
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Portland OR
5

Casa Carol and Casita Top Norch

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Carole , just the 4 of us, two couples. This is a stupendous property. If you are wanting to explore San Miguel De Allende and want to pamper yourself, book this property now! It has everything: location-walk everywhere, grandeur, comfortable beds with sumptuous linens, house hold staff (download google translate if you you don't speak Spanish) to take care of your every need including breakfast and lunch if you like, cozy nooks to read by the fire, several outdooor sleeping or lounging options, views from multiple rooftop terraces and every bedroom is ensuite. Hire a chef in for dinner? They have that. Need a mariachi band to play on your courtyard? They can do that. This is truly living at its finest in one of the prettiest safest spots in Mexico I have ever been.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michelle. We are so pleased that you and James and your friends enjoyed our home and San Miguel. San Miguel has become a "second life" for us, and we are glad that you could get an insight into why it is such a magical place. Best regards, Bill and Carole
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Miami FL
5

fantastic home, fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

My five girlfriends and I enjoyed a wonderful week in Casa Carole to celebrate our big Birthdays! It is a beautiful home that truly brings to life the spirit of Mexico. Teresa and Rosa (our maids) were attentive and helpful. We also very much enjoyed San Miguel and would encourage all to have Angelica Tours assist with in home massages, facials, pedicures as well as day outings and other activities. it was an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Leon (BJX) and Queretaro (QRO)
Car: not necessary

Welcome to historic, cultural, beautiful San Miguel de Allende! Featured in numerous travel magazines! A small, friendly, cosmopolitan city. Walk or take a taxi to virtually any activity or place of interest. Lectures; galleries and art openings; music events (jazz, chamber music, classical, ethnic); house tours; croquet; language schools; classes galore---Pilates, yoga, painting, pottery, sculpting, jewelry, dance, photography, horseback riding, English and western riding lessons; shopping of all kinds (art, furniture and furnishings; jewelry; antiques; contemporary designs); sightseeing in neighboring colonial towns and cities, such as Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, Queretaro, and Pozos; historical sites and churches, including the newly opened (February 2011) Mesoamerican pyramids outside town; varied restaurants offering world-class cuisine; perfect weather virtually all year round. Yes, it is a fabulous little city!!

After your deposit is received, we will send you a welcoming letter full of details about San Miguel as well as an electronic copy of our "house book."

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $70 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $1,500

Pricing based on an occupancy of 8 guests; $500 per additional guest/per week to a maximum of 10 guests total. Guest must notify Owner in advance of any proposed additional guests. Charge for each unpermitted guest is $250/night.

Guest must also notify Owner in advance of any proposed special event or party where more than 15 additional persons would attend; a special event fee and increase in the security deposit may apply. Charge for any unpermitted special event is $500.

The pricing shown above is for the entire home. Contact Owner for information on pricing for renting just the main house (which can accommodate 6 persons maximum) or the adjacent casita (which can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons).

Owner requires Guest to purchase property damage insurance through the VRBO website and also to make a refundable cash security deposit to cover non-property damage matters such as unpermitted additional guests or unpermitted special events or parties. If the rental party includes any children ages 2 to 13, the security deposit is increased by $500.


A guest's initial deposit is non-refundable. A guest's later payment of the balance of the rent is also non-refundable, on the same terms.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund