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Affordable Elegance, Gardens, Patios, Views, Maid. 10 Min. Walk to Centre

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Lovely Casa Los Pirules - The House of the Pepper Trees.

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

WHEN YOU STEP INTO THIS PRIVATE, TRANQUIL OASIS of manicured lawns, fountains and flowers, fed by a natural spring and sheltered by two-hundred-year-old Pirules (pepper trees), you will know you are in an environment where you can truly relax.

Our elegant, colonial-style hillside casa with three bedrooms and 3 l/2 baths, is just a ten minute walk from San Miguel's historic center. The property includes a separate, self-contained casita with its own fully-equipped kitchen and three piece bath.

Casa Los Pirules was carefully constructed in 1989 with an eye to retaining some of an old hacienda's original stonework as well as to provide comfortable, usable, light-filled rooms decorated with thoughtful artistic detail.

Even before you unpack, we suggest you pour a refreshing cold drink and wander out onto one of the flower-filled patios to admire the view. (You'll probably spend a lot of time doing this during your stay--whether it's watching the special play of light on the spires and domes of San Miguel, viewing flocks of birds at sunset, or admiring spectacular fireworks displays that celebrate Mexican holidays).

In the main house, marble floors, Persian and Mexican carpets, carefully selected furniture, and original paintings and sculptures, add to the elegance and charm of every room. In the living room, with it's soaring boveda ceiling, you can curl up on the cozy sofa to watch a movie on the Plasma flat screen, play music from the CD library, or just light some candles and socialize with family and friends.

The open-concept dining room seats six to eight people and Beatriz, our very helpful maid, will provide you with fresh, clean table linens.

Casa Los Pirules has two bedrooms in the main house, both with king size beds and private ensuites. We provide top quality bed linens, down duvets, pillows and towels, bath soap, toilet tissue and kleenex for your comfort. Each bedroom looks out onto a different part of the lovely garden.

The casita has one queen size bed and one single bed. It can sleep three people and has its own bath and fully equipped kitchen. From the casita, one can view the green fields and the Santa Rosa mountains in the distance.

Many of our guests appreciate the private office just off the rooftop patio. Wireless service is provided.

Beatriz and Miguel, our maid and gardener will ensure that your stay in our home is comfortable and relaxing. They have been in our employ for the past twenty-one years. Needless to say, we don't know what we would do without them. Beatriz will provide you with laundry and cleaning services six days a week. This is included in your rental fee. For a small additional charge, Beatriz can prepare an authentic Mexican breakfast (she is an excellent Mexican cook). Special arrangements can be made through our house manager. Of course our guests are always impressed with Miguel's gardening skills. We can honestly say he has created one of the finest gardens in San Miguel.

We love our beautiful Mexican home and are delighted at the possibility of sharing it with you. We'll do our best to ensure that your stay in San Miguel de Allende ranks as one of your best holiday experiences ever.

GUEST TESTIMONIALS:
'We spent our honeymoon in Casa los Pirules. We were so happy your casa was recommended to us--it exceeded our every expectation. We were so pleased with the kindness and hospitality of Beatriz and Miguel as well. We'll be back next year!' (Ronald and Tiffani Lewis, Texas).

'We loved the care, thought, and choices of everything in your casa and jardin. '( Eleanor and Mark Irving, Ma.)

'Los Pirules was a joy to wake up to in the morning, and a spot of quiet relaxation to return to at the end of a full day. Thank you for sharing your lovely casa and special thanks to Beatriz and Miguel for taking such tender loving care.' (Dick and Eleanor Knott, Virginia)

'We will long remember the sunsets, breakfasts on the roof patio, and the beautiful gardens of this casa' (Barbara and Mickey Vergara, Georgia)

'We were overwhelmed upon entering the front door, as the website cannot convey the loveliness and grandeur of your home. Thank you. And thanks to Beatriz and Miguel for their help.' (Bob and Sue Erzen, WA)

'We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this comfortable, beautiful home. While we were within easy walking of the Jardin and all things central. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Los Balcones neighbourhood. The staff at the casa is exceptional, the view--during the day or night--is magical, and the gardens are lovely. We can recommend this property for either a short or long stay.'
(Vicki Sharp and John Klassen, Canada and Bucerias)

'The house is lovely, as are the gardens surrounding it. We loved our rooftop breakfasts and sunset cocktails, conversations around the fireplace, and walks to the cactus reserve and to el centro. Vic, of course, loved that there was a golf course nearby. We're looking forward to returning soon.'
(Muffy and Vic, Kookatsoon Lake, Yukon, Canada).

'What a wonderful place! I thoroughly enjoyed the balconies and sitting arrangements, using them according to the sunshine of the moment. ' (Helena Voth, Alberta, Canada)

'My stay in San Miguel was enhanced by the time in your casa. Following a day of exploring or shopping, it was a pleasure to enter the cool, perfumed garden. I felt totally cared for by Beatriz and Miguel.' (Laverna Armstrong, Yukon, Canada)

'One of the more comfortable places we've yet experienced. An indoor-outdoor delight. Miguel and Beatriz are wonders. You should be pleased with their attention to detail.'
(Richard Cutler, Oregon)








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Keywords: Casa, Colonial home, private home, house

Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in outdoor areas only...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for young children due to the several patios and balconies. We accept children over the age of 12 years....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • King size beds (2) King beds in both bedrooms of the main casa, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed on second floor of separate casita, Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed on second floor of separate casita...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary fresh fruit, bread, jam, coffee, yogurt and milk will be provided for your first morning, maid and gardener service four hours per day, six days per week--included in your rental fee, property manager has an office in the town's historic center....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A selection of CD's are available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen Sony Plasma TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD movie selection...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The property overlooks a charming original 260-year old chapel and also provides a commanding view of the church spires and domes of San Miguel de Allende....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the distant Santa Rosa mountains from all levels of the main casa and casita...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans in bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    All laundry is looked after by our maid. But a dryer is available if you wish to do your own....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    high efficiency gas heater/s...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens provided: sheets, pillowcases, pillow protectors, bath towels, face cloths, hand towels, table linens....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private and secure off-street parking within the property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private and secure parking for two vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephones in main living area, office, and master bedroom...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    All of the laundry is looked after by our maid. But a washer is available if you wish to do your own....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Both wireless and cable internet available...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Breakfasts can be prepared for additional cost. Please make arrangements with our property manager. Contact information for our manager will be provided to confirmed renters....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils necessary to cook a gourmet meal: stainless steel pots and pans, large covered saute pan, baking utensils, cutlery, cooking knives/spoons/spatulas, etc., baking trays, coffee maker, filters, coffee grinder, blender, hand mixer, variety of bowls, large salad bowls, garlic press, juicer, toaster, strainer, colander...it's all there....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful local ceramic place settings...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher added with recent kitchen renovation...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) Two very well stocked kitchens in both the main casa and separate casita with everything you need to cook a gourmet meal. Completely refurbished kitchen in main casa with granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) Both kitchens have microwaves...moreless

  • Oven:

    Commercial quality GE Monogram stove and with regular and convection bake....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, tea, coffee,salt,sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge with bottom freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Commercial quality GE Monogram gas stove with regular and convection bake. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (3) There is one seating area outside of main living room, and two flower-filled terraces overlooking the gardens off the living room....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Rooftop patio with table, shade umbrella, chairs and chaise lounge . Outdoor livingroom has Mesquite table and 4-6 comfortable chairs. Comfortable Icapali chairs seat up to six on covered patio outside of main livingroom....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Outdoor livingroom beside the natural spring has mesquite table and wrought iron chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful lawns and beds ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Mar 6 - Aug 31, 2018
14 night min stay

$1,400 $4,900
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

50% of rental fee to secure reservation

Balance of rent plus $500 refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to occupancy

Pay via PayPal or contact owner for other payment arrangements

We mail contract directly to renters via email attachment

Contact owner for Christmas/New year rate


Manager'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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Car: Not Necessary

Special Mexican Fiestas: Independence Day Celebration Sept. 15,/16, Day of the Dead Celebrations Nov. 1/2, Traditional Christmas midnight suppers and religious services Dec. 31, International Chamber Music Festival Aug. 1-15, Guanajuato Cervantes International Music Festival 2 weeks in October

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1991

About: My husband and I are both retired. He is a retired lawyer, and I am retired from owning and operating an advertising agency. We enjoy gardening, growing our own vegetables, hiking, biking and travelling.

Why Balcones, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
We can't believe that it has been twenty-four years since we first fell in love with San Miguel and bought Casa Los Pirules. From the first moment we stepped into the lovely garden, we knew we just had to own the property. We made arrangements to buy it that very day! We knew that the property would have sold quickly due to its unique aspects (the natural spring, mature pepper trees, beautiful gardens and artistic architectural detail). We chose San Miguel as our second home because of its pleasant mix of old world and new world charm and its multitude of attractions : traditional mariachis, street entertainments, colourful rituals and fiestas, along with a plethora of art exhibitions, musical concerts and live theatre. We have taken full advantage of the fine Spanish language schools in San Miguel and many of our friends and guests have enrolled in arts, crafts, music and language courses. We have discovered that San Miguel is a safe environment in which to enjoy rich cultural diversity.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
One of our favourite rituals is to walk through the nearby Botanitcal Gardens, a scenic cactus reserve just a five-minute stroll from Casa los Pirules. Here, we can walk along the spectacular canyon and watch swooping swallows, call out to hear our voices echo, witness dozens of species of waterfowl and see the thousands of indigenous and imported cacti that are grown and protected in this special reserve. All that, and we also get our morning exercise! Afterwards, we generally walk to the city centre for a delicious Mexican breakfast accompanied by fresh fruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Because my husband loves to bike, he has discovered a number of small nearby villages where he can try out his Spanish as the locals always have time to stop and chat.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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Photos

  • Lovely Casa Los Pirules - The House of the Pepper Trees.

    Lovely Casa Los Pirules - The House of the Pepper Trees.

  • The main entrance is a work of art

    The main entrance is a work of art

  • Original artwork graces all the walls

    Original artwork graces all the walls

  • Kitchen features granite counters and top- of- the - line appliances,

    Kitchen features granite counters and top- of- the - line appliances,

  • Dine in style in the spacious, bright dining room. Table seats 6-8 persons.

    Dine in style in the spacious, bright dining room. Table seats 6-8 persons.

  • Master bedroom with King size bed and quality bedding

    Master bedroom with King size bed and quality bedding

  • Master bathroom shower is filled with light

    Master bathroom shower is filled with light

  • Beautiful handmade tiles and copper fixtures in guest ensuite

    Beautiful handmade tiles and copper fixtures in guest ensuite

  • View of Casita's Main Door

    View of Casita's Main Door

  • Outdoor livingroom shown at night. A special place, beside the natural spring.

    Outdoor livingroom shown at night. A special place, beside the natural spring.

  • A natural spring rises on the property creating a small pond

    A natural spring rises on the property creating a small pond

  • Enjoy breakfast on the sunny upper patio

    Enjoy breakfast on the sunny upper patio

  • View of Casa Los Pirules and garden

    View of Casa Los Pirules and garden

  • Living Room with lofty Boveda Ceiling

    Living Room with lofty Boveda Ceiling

  • Dining Area. All rooms are flooded with natural light

    Dining Area. All rooms are flooded with natural light

  • Main kitchen with modern gas stove

    Main kitchen with modern gas stove

  • View of garden from Master Bedroom. Note hand-painted detail

    View of garden from Master Bedroom. Note hand-painted detail

  • Master bath with His and Hers sinks

    Master bath with His and Hers sinks

  • Flat Screen TV and Entertainment Center

    Flat Screen TV and Entertainment Center

  • Guest bedroom with King size bed looks out onto back garden

    Guest bedroom with King size bed looks out onto back garden

  • Casita Upper Level

    Casita Upper Level

  • Plant-filled Courtyard showing door to the street

    Plant-filled Courtyard showing door to the street

  • Garden view with fountain.

    Garden view with fountain.

  • Back garden with winged horse

    Back garden with winged horse

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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