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SUMMER DEALS! Artsy Remodel of Quiet Gem. Flat 5 blocks to Centro. 360 Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,820 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrm 2 bath fully updated. 10 minute flat walk to Centro. Near Juarez Park.

Location and quality. Our Guadiana Neighborhood is Golden. Walk a flat 5 blocks to Centro. And to parks, many restaurants & stores from one of the most desired neighborhoods in central San Miguel. Casa Sirena is in a quiet 7 home group on a non cobblestone street. The walking is easy on our flat paver street, with no steep hills between here and the centro jardine main plaza, which is about 10 minute stroll, good day and night. There are several different & interesting routes to take. Or a 30-50 peso ($2 - $3 US) cab ride which are always going close by. Beautiful Juarez Park is a 5 minute walk. NO noisy BUSES go down our street. There are several good produce markets 2 blocks away in an "authentic" neighborhood or the upscale market at the end of the street plus Organic and artisan Saturday market.

Casa Sirena is behind an always locked gate, secured with a buzzer system to let you know guests have arrived. Our home is at the end of the complex so no one walks by. It is private & quiet. With a complete remodel, it has all modern conveniences but is loaded with Mexican charm. We had most furniture and accessories made by local artisans. Colorful and tasteful art adorn the walls. Objects from all over Mexico are there to enjoy.There are 2 spacious bedrooms with new high quality bedding, very comfy pillows, comforters and custom made writing desks. And both have the gravity defying traditional high boveda (Spanish dome style)ceiling. The King (or can be 2 twin) bedroom has a Juliet balcony and the Queen has a private outdoor plant covered terrace. There is rooftop terrace access and a private hot water outdoor shower, which is a pleasure in this climate. Both bedrooms have heat. The bathrooms are furnished with tile made locally at a historic Dolores Hidalgo, We installed a new water system with pressure pump so the water pressure is great, which is unusual, and the hot water plentiful. The gourmet kitchen has been completely remodeled with custom cabinets from local carpenters, stone counter tops, custom designed tile back splashes and floor tile, and tons of storage space. A beautiful hand made mesquite table and chairs and local artwork make it a pleasure to be in. It provides a full dinner service for 8, bar ware and all the appliances, pots and pans and utensils you could ever need. There is a large pantry furnished with modern Corning Wear, old style Mexican cookware and a new set of aluminum cook wear, and tons of space for your stuff, food or otherwise. There is a full size double door frig, 5 burner stove and oven and large microwave. Even if you only make breakfast, you will have all you need and a great space to enjoy it.

In the living room is a shaft that goes up 3 stories with a skylight ceiling so the space is open and bright. The living room has new custom made comfortable couches and chairs, even for tall people. No tiny furniture here. Included are a gas log fireplace and a large 56 inch flat screen TV and DVD with the most American channels we can get. Netflix is included free. And TV trays for eating while movie watching. Local art and folk-art make it a joy. 3 remote telephones and free long distance are provided. For wireless internet, there are 5 routers so you can get a good signal in any area of the home. You don't have to hover in one spot. This is unique as the walls are so thick most homes only offer internet in one place.

There are 3 gas fireplaces for winter warmth, a gas wall heater, 4 space heaters, and fans for summer. Temperate days and cool nights make the cross breeze usually enough.

There are 3 outdoor spaces for soaking up the amazing weather. On the first floor by the front door entry is a lovely covered patio with festive bench, dinette set seating 4, plants and extra chairs for guests. Great place to have morning coffee or sit if it is raining. On the second level is a private plant filled terrazzo with 4 chairs, a bubbling fountain and an outdoor hot water shower. And there is a private roof top terrace with views of the lovely Paroquia an centro, local Biajo hills and distant Sierra Madre mountain range. Great place for a morning coffee or sunset. Or just sunning and reading your book.

We have a local property managers who have extensive experience with this property One will meet meet you to get into the property, help with bags, show you property basics and take care of your needs. They fluent English and are very professional and friendly. Their names are Nestor and Andres Godinez. The house keeper comes once a week. She cleans the house, washes dishes, changes beds, and launders all linens and towels. she can do your laundry or send it out with arrangements with the Manager. Or you can just use the full size indoor washer & dryer. The local l We wash many items by hand and hang them on the line provided on the sun filled terrace. In this dry climate things dry very quickly.

There are instructions in the property that explains how everything works - water, garbage, internet, TV etc. The entire house has a triple osmosis water and charcoal water filtration system so you can freely drink and use any tap water - even the ice maker.

Come and enjoy San Miguel at Casa Sirena Disierto in beautiful Colonia Guadiana. Please call Suzane if you have any additional questions.

If you would prefer to reserve and pay directly with the owner rather than use the Home Away system, please just let us know I we can provide options..

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Suzane

Suzane and Rick live in Austin, Texas and we love driving to San Miguel to stay in our home. It is about a 15 hour drive. We love San Miguel and plan to come to stay eventually. We have been coming here for 12 years for at least a month each year. We are not quite retired yet and run a small business. After 17 years in corporate life, we launched out on our own in 1997, which gave us the freedom to travel. We buy and sell investment properties - about 550 to date. And related real estate areas. That 's one thing that appealed to us about this home. We could remodel it. In Austin, a lovely city, we have a nice home, and an adorable cat, Boris. (allergy people don't worry. Boris does not come to this home.)

When in San Miguel , we love to walk, dine, meet with friends, relax at La Gruta hot springs & take the local scene. We are exploring many other places in beautiful MX. We have a car. It is quite an adventure. Recently we went to Zacatecas, Real de Catorce, Patzcuaro, Ajijic (try saying that!), Guadalajara, Mazatlán and Saltillo. We find MX people to be warm and generous.

We volunteer at St. Paul's church for the Mattress Project, feed the elderly at So Others May Eat, help at Friends of the Park, and do whatever is needed at the animal shelter. Who doesn't want to pet kittens and puppies? We are "working on" our Spanish. Suzane is pretty good after managing a major remodel in Spanish We want another property to fix up. When not here or Austin, we spend time at our family beach home on the Outer Banks of NC. It is also a rental right on the beach. We have traveled a lot of the world. We were married in Kenya, Africa 25 years ago & still love to travel whenever we can. We are settling down a bit, but still plan some bucket list trips.

Suzane purchased this condo in 2013

Why Suzane chose Guadiana

We looked many properties for years, in all sizes in every part of town. Casa Sirena won us with location, size & potential. Guadiana is an affluent neighborhood. Here was a unique opportunity to get a great place we could rent affordably rent out. And we don't need a big house. Its a perfect size for us. And for guests, usually one traveler or 2 friends, or 1 or 2 couples who also don't want a huge house to rattle around in. Work was needed, which is what we do. We remodel professionally, love it, & are quite good. We liked the floor plan with separate use areas, & that it has out door spaces but no yard to tend. We are avid gardeners, here potted gardening is fine. Snug behind a gate is comfy, but not in that gated community feel. We relish retiring here without big house upkeep. More time to live our interests & travel.

What makes this condo unique

Our Guadiana location has it all. Step right out of the front gate onto a quiet street without fear of being run over by fast moving buses. The neighbor is rather affluent, but the local scene is one or two blocks away. Walk to 2 blocks & be right in with the native residents, fresh markets & new hot restaurants. Up the street is a tiny church that has festivals that fill their plaza with vendors & dancers. Or down to Ancha San Antonio with many good eateries that locals & tourists alike use. The upscale market at streets end is home of the Organic Market & shopping experiences. 1 block away is a beautiful green spot, Parque Guadiana, Such a plus & so unusual to be right in the neighborhood. Meet others there or savor fountains & tress.

We cherish the serenity of our little complex. We enjoy our neighbors & meeting the interesting guests that come to stay. We'll often gather in the evening on someone's patio to socialize, or we can keep to ourselves. And, the enormous cypress tress; some of the oldest & largest in town, rim the 2nd level terracita. They're home to many songbirds, butterflies & hummingbirds to watch daily. That's a real treat for us nature lovers. Our plant filled downstairs patio is covered to enjoy a rainfall experience or quiet moment. Or outdoor dining. Our private second level terrace enjoys many plants, a fountain and an outdoor shower.The roof top terrace has 360 degree views and a picture perfect view of the famous Paroquia. Being at the dead end of our complex gives us maximum privacy.

Here are 2 big pluses most don't have. High speed internet & purified tap water throughout the house. No need to hover in 1 spot for wifi or buy bottled water.

Construction of the property is important. Thick walls & traditional vertical shaft at home center maximizes natural heat & cooling. 3 gas fireplaces & other heaters provide warmth in cool times. No need for AC. Enjoy modern convenience we really do want. But not at the sacrifice of Mexican charm.


Guadiana Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours after 10pm and before 9am Gate to street must stay locked at all times Don't stare from rooftop at neighbors below or sit on wall
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs patio shower - shower , outdoor shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Local tile. Skylight. Hair dryer. great water pressure
  • Local crafted artesian tile. Strong water pressure via pressure pump unlike the trickle in so many places. Oversized hot water heater makes for plenty of good showers or baths. Large medicine cabinet and containers for your stuff. Big soft plentiful towels. Upstairs bath is full. Downstairs has a shower which has amazing water pressure and a locally crafted vanity. All fixtures are new. Large toilet seats for comfort on high flush toilets. No old plumbing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Front Green Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be configured as king or 2 twins. Very comfortable.
    Orange Terraciita Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Recently remodeled. Both very well appointed with high quality linens from America. Fleece blankets and 2 comforters for winter chill. Quiet floor fan for summer. Very spacious. Big closets and drawers with lots of hangers..New super comfy mattress and 4 king size pillows. Gas log Fireplace with reading chair, high boveda (Spanish brick dome) ceiling and large locally made writing desks.Green bedroom has a flat screen TV / DVD and double doors to Juliet balcony. Internet and phone in both rooms. Light and bright. Pretty local artwork and folk art. Tile floors with small rugs. Light and cold blocking curtains but we usually sleep with the doors open as the air and cross breeze is so nice. Terracita bedroom has private terrace with chairs. plants, outdoor hot water shower and rooftop terrace access. A built in digital guest programmable security safe is in the teracita bedroom. Bedrooms are at opposite end of hallway with full bath in between. His & her bathrobes are there for your use
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
The home is tastefully decorated with local art and folk ware from all over MX, but not cluttered. Several blocks away on the street is the lovely and green Parque Guadiana. And one of the better bakeries in town with delicious sweets and empanadas. A spa, massage and Pilates studio are directly across from our door. A beauty salon and ice cream shop are at the end of the street. For a relaxing swim, 2 hotels within 3 blocks walking allow day use of their beautiful pools for about $5 US. And they will serve lunch and drinks. Too tired too go out or cook? Menus are provided of many restaurants that deliver.


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SUMMER DEALS! Artsy Remodel of Quiet Gem. Flat 5 blocks to Centro. 360 Views!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
San Antonio, Texas USA

Beautiful and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The Guadiana house was so comfortable! Every night after walking all over beautiful San Miguel it was a treat to fall into such a comfortable bed! Nestor the house manager was very helpful. We had a problem with our car and he found a mechanic for us and stayed while they worked on the car. The house is quiet and has a beautiful view of San Miguel from the roof garden. There is tv downstairs and in the master bedroom. There is a washer and dryer for laundry, and having purified water was amazing!!! The only negative is that the second bathroom is downstairs. Guadiana 26 is a wonderful place to stay and in a great neighborhood. I plan on staying again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year spending 4 months at Casa Siena. Very comfortable, well provisioned and location is wonderful

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Art Lover's Gem

  • 5 of 5

This gem was a wonderful find in a perfect location. It took us a week to see all the art work tucked into various places. The owner spared no expense to make this an eye pleasing place for herself and guests with custom made furniture and cabinets and art work from all over the world but in keeping with the Mexican theme. It is very quiet except when there is a big fireworks celebration nearby but it never seemed to go too late. There are two master bedrooms upstairs with a shared bathroom in-between.

Note: The owner does require copies of passports from all people staying here. I've stayed in vacation rentals all over the world and have never been asked for this before.

The Guadiana area is absolutely perfect for convenience to walk into town as well as Market Sano, the Saturday market, lots of good restaurants. You just can't go wrong with this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel Valley

Sweet neighborhood...great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sirena is a perfect place to stay in San Miguel. The Guadiana location is the very best! We walked to the Jardin, Parque Juarez, as well as nearby restaurants and markets. It is charming, convenient and quietly private. This home is cozy and comfortable with all the amenities stated plus more. The owner is super informative and her staff is easily available if needed. A friend of mine and I stayed 10 nights over Memorial Day weekend. The bedrooms are situated for maximum privacy. I plan to come back here again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Edmonton, Alberta

Truly a second home

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sirena was my home for 4 months. Every comfort has been thought of and provisioned and it is more beautiful than the photos can capture. The location is excellent and proximity to many small tiendas and artisan bakeries. A beautiful neighbourhood park is a block away and the neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. Both the owner and the local property manager were very responsive to any questions I had. A nice extra was a welcoming basket.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Great Location and Value

  • 4 of 5

Great location, easy street to navagate,not too steep...great local places to eat and shop within 2 easy 3 minute taxi or 20 min.walk the the center of town, quiet street and friendly neighbors..internet was fast...W/D very well stocked if you want to cook! why bother so many great affordable places to eat

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Querrataro QRO 66 minutes or Leon BJX 95 minutes
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

The security deposit may be adjusted for special circumstances, length of stay, acceptance of a pet, etc. But it is typically $200 and is due prior to check in. Damage protection provided protection for major issues. The Security Deposit is for minor issues that do not warrant the paperwork involved with the Damage Protection, such as damaged or missing towels.

Payment for Rentals booked within 60 days of arrival are due in full at time of booking and cannot be cancelled without penalty.Cancellation earlier than 60 days before check in will receive a full refund. Please see Rental Agreement or ask for complete details.

See Rental Agreement and Descriptions for fees associated with cancellation, gas, extra (personal items) laundry, extra house keeping, and utilities. House keeping, linen laundering, local and most international telephone calls, local and cable TV and internet are included in rental amount.

The Rental Agreement must be signed prior to check in and is typically signed at the time of reservation. A passport AND COPY is required. This may be provided via an encrypted method the Owner provides, or at check in with Manager. If you cannot provide one, you cannot check in. This is standard of all hotels, B&B's and our casa.

If you cannot access or open the Rental Agreement, please send a message or call and we will send it to you directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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