Casa Escuela Bilingue – a piece of history in the heart of San Miguel.
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 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