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Close to the Jardin...Far from Ordinary

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Buena Ventura is an awe-inspiring Pedro Urquiza designed home just a few short blocks from the Jardin. Walk to virtually all of San Miguel’s wonderful restaurants, shops, bakeries and food markets.

As you enter the property, you will encounter the lovely landscaped garden highlighted by a magnificent papaya tree and calming fountain. You enter the house via the indoor/outdoor loggia, where you can open the large glass doors overlooking the garden to enjoy the San Miguel weather or close them and start a cozy fire in the winter.

Entering the living room, you will be enthralled by the beautifully stenciled 30 foot church-like ceilings and arches. The mirrored fireplace and curved staircase to the second level complete the sense of grandeur found nowhere else in San Miguel. The dining area flows smoothly from the living area and seats eight comfortably at its custom glass and cantera table. It opens to the spacious fully tiled colonial-style kitchen with copper sink and accents, outfitted with a custom mesquite island and everything a cook could want, including colonial style burners, modern refrigerator and wall ovens, and Calphalon cookware.

Upstairs, the catwalk leads you to two guest bedrooms having, respectively, an iron queen-sized draped canopy bed and an iron king-sized bed. They share a lovely bath with a tiled shower and a large ocular window for light. In addition, each guest bedroom has its own hand-carved cantera sink and mirror for the convenience of the guests. A few steps down the catwalk, just outside the master suite, is an open loft office area overlooking the living room below. The master suite features a sumptuous iron king-sized canopy bed, a custom mirrored dressing table, and a large gas fireplace providing comfort and ambiance. The master suite is completed by a large closet with built-in dressers and a large tiled double-sink bathroom with spectacular mountain views. Each of the three bedrooms features comfortable mattresses, heated mattress pads, and premium down duvets and bed linens and opens to a balcony overlooking the garden.

The rooftop sala and lounging areas provide a magnificent view of the western panorama of San Miguel and the Guanajuato Mountains, providing the perfect place for curling up with a good book or enjoying a margarita while watching the sun set. To the east is the top of the Parroquia, where fireworks displays often light the sky.

Casa Buena Ventura provides maid, cooking and gardening services three days a week and is the perfect choice for visitors to San Miguel who want a unique experience to remember for a lifetime.

Keywords: House, Centro, Garden, Location, View

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About The Owner

My wife is a lawyer in a large Texas based firm. I am a bit of an entrepreneur and sometime inventor. We both love to travel.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose San Miguel de Allende

My wife and I first came to San Miguel fifteen years ago and have been coming down from Austin every year since. We share time between our two homes. Austin for work, family and friends and San Miguel to escape from them...and the hot Texas summers.

What makes this house unique

Casa Buena Ventura is an easy five minute walk to the Jardin and the many festivals that take place in San Miguel. Restaurants and shops are literally around the corner. The thirty foot ceilings provide the grandeur for parties while the loggia overlooking the beautiful garden is the place to relax.

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Walk to restaurants, bakeries and shops. Five minute walk to Jardin.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Close to the Jardin...Far from Ordinary
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Claremont, CA
5

What a GREAT place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was the BEST we have ever had at a VRBO. The home was beautiful, comfortable, and easy to live in. The housekeeper was wonderful and WHAT A COOK!! This is a "must stay" home in SMA. This home is in a perfect location in SMA to visit the Centro.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cambridge\u003C MA
5

My second visit was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

It's just an unbelievable experience staying here. It is my second time so I was able to see some of the little details in every corner of the house that I missed by being blown away one year ago. Not only is it an architectural masterpiece, the location cannot be matched, and the street has even acquired more dining and shops than last year. The rest of my group, three couples in all, with very beautiful vacation and city homes and well acquainted with 5-star hotels and travel, also were dazzled; and took me out to a swank dinner to thank me for finding the place. Each couple felt that they had a prime bedroom--no twin bedded kids rooms, all are "masters" though the master even more so.Our housekeeper/chef, Alicia, is a national treasure and I should stay in one day to watch her cook and take care of the house so remarkably. We had a sit-down dinner for 12 one night and when she brought out the flan and lime pie a spontaneous stand up ovation for her came naturally from our guests.Our hosts in Austin are obviously very special as well,more than gracious and easy to reach. Their suggestions in a binder of where to market and eat, truly detailed and thoughtful-- matched our tastes and interests.Not mere listings.Though we were two physicians in our group, last year my sister wanted a doctor, and sure enough, our hosts had listed a well-trained English speaking doctor around the block who saw her right away. I found the best jewel in this experience and it's a high standard to match in San Miguel or anywhere, for that matter.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington
5

Fabulous Architecture and Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique property. We loved the fabulous architectural details and folk art all throughout the house. The kitchen is classic old Mexico. The central location allowed us to walk almost anywhere in town, which was helpful due to the traffic congestion in SMA. It is a 5 minute uphill walk to the jardin. We enjoyed the western sunset view from the roof terrace. We would stay here again.

Note: anyone with mobility problems should not stay here. The staircase leading up to the bedrooms is quite steep.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, amazing architecture.

We had a wonderful time at Casa Buena Ventura. The owners thought about everything. Nice quality linens and mattresses, well equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings and super clean.

The housekeepers, Alicia and Raul were delightful and very accommodating. The gardens and terraces were just so beautiful.

Perfect location very close to the Jardin and many great restaurants.

We will return very soon!

Joe and Clarissa, thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home (better than the pictures)

  • 5 of 5

Besides being spectacular, also very comfortable and warm. Location was excellent. Their suggestions for nearby restaurants were spot on. Only two minor complaints/suggestions. We did not like the smell of the fabric softener they used -- permeated sheets and towels. Would suggested an unscented kind. Also more comfortable chaise lounges on rooftop would be nice. Furniture on roof was also quite dusty -- when we sat down big dust cloud came flying out. But I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding vacation destination!!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the beauty, cleanliness and organization of this charming property just a few blocks walk from the central square in San Miguel de Allende. Conveniently located, this home is comfortable, well stocked, wonderfully decorated with artwork, charming and luxurious. Did I mention the view from the rooftop patio?! The housekeeper/cook is a wonderful and unexpected addition, as the house was kept immaculately clean and we felt pampered throughout our visit. Finally, our hosts were great in providing us with information and local contacts to facilitate the logistics of our visit. We would definitely return to this home. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zona Centro House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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