Casa Escuela Bilingue - Charming Private Home in Centro(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Two story home behind walled garden, separate one bedroom Casita, and roof patio
Location: Centro in San Miguel de Allende (Five minute walk to the Parroquia or to the Instituto Allende)
Accommodations: 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in main house. Third bedroom and bath in casita.
This unique home in the heart of San Miguel began as a two-room bilingual school in the 1950’s, owned and run by noted educator and writer August Irving Ramirez. It was renovated and expanded in 2002 into a spacious and charming retreat.
Nestled quietly off the main road, Zacateros , Casa Escuela Bilingue, with its two gardens and 3 private bedrooms, is a perfect place to return to after a day of exploring the many things to see and do in the city.
Located on a private lane, you enter the home through a beautiful walled courtyard with outdoor sitting areas and a lush garden. Stepping inside, you enter the large living room, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. In the living room, one of the couches turns into a foldout sofa-bed if required. A large second bedroom (with a king or two singles) and private bathroom, with large French doors onto the garden, is up three stairs from the main room.
Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the garden. Across the landing is a lovely covered terrace, or sala, with built-in seating, washing facilities and views of the garden. An iron spiral staircase takes you up to the roof top terrace and a garden with a view of the surrounding city and Parroquia.
Separate from the main house, a private casita with a double bed and private bath opens onto both the private lane and the garden.
Great shopping, restaurants and groceries are just steps away on San Miguel’s best shopping street, but the private passageway and interior gate create a very quiet location. Within one block in either direction, you will find several fine restaurants, small supermarkets, an ice cream shop, and an organic grocery store, several wonderful shops for talavera pattery and tiles, Oaxacan rugs, metalwork and a broad range of Mexican folk art.
There is a house keeper who will be available once a week, a gardener who tends to the many plants and flowered pots several times a week, and private laundry facilities for your use. The house is also fitted with a water purification and pressure system. The home has three gas fireplaces – located in the living room and the two bedrooms in the main house.
There is a local property management company on call two blocks away to deal with any concerns that may arise during a rental period.
For home entertainment, the home has two TVs , a DVD player, a CD player, and access to cable TV.
Please go to LINKS below and click on identified website to view more photos of the house, patios and gardens.
Keywords: Located in Centro area off Zacateros (one of best shopping streets in town) with entrance to home off private laneway, two-storey home with a separate casita, second floor covered patio and private patio off master bedroom, two walled-in gardens located in interior courtyard and rooftop
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Member since: 2011
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Post Departure Cleaning $40
Long term off-peak rentals over 2 months are negotiable.
Maximum of 6 people.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Year Purchased: 2011
About: We are a Canadian couple, born and raised in Toronto. We have spent time in other regions of Mexico over many years and decided to buy a property in San Miguel de Allende in 2011.
Why Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
We came to visit some friends in Summer 2011 and fell in love with San Miguel and this house in particular. It was originally a small bilingual school converted into a home some years ago. We hope others will enjoy the uniqueness, charm and peacefulness of this house as much as we do. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Pearl and Kingsley
- Primary: 416-7624410
- Secondary: 647-2296010
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Main entrance off garden
Garden gate off private lane
Second floor master bedroom
Master bedroom balcony.
Master bedroom Ensuite Bathroom
Main Floor second bedroom with view to living room.
Patio view of Parroquia
Entrance gate to private lane.
Main entrance off garden, with Casita on the right.
Main dining room/living room
Second floor Master bedroom
View of Garden from Master bedroom balcony.
Main floor, second bedroom with ensuite bath and walk out to garden.
Bathroom off Main Floor Bedroom
Second Floor Sala
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017
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