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Artsy, Cozy, One King Bed w/pool Santo Domingo (Centro)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming, fireplace, pool/gym, secure parking, fully equipped.

Charming, one bedroom, cozy condo in central San Miguel, ten minute walk to downtown centro (jardin). LOCATION, LOCATION! Located on lovely, tree lined Calle Santo Domingo, offers light, double pane windows throughout, natural adobe-cooled rooms, warm blue flame heater, colorful living room and fully equipped kitchen, with small outdoor space for your enjoyment. 24 hour security, off street and gated parking, solar heated lap pool and fully equipped gym included. Washer/dryer in condo. Comfortable king size bed and fireplace will keep you cozy while watching 32' flat screen TV/DVD; NEW 30,000 BTU Blue Flame Heater for chilly winters, high speed wireless internet, DVD and basic cable included. 10 min sloping walk down to jardin, (centro), gourmet restaurants, cafes and cultural venues as well as nearby public transportation & taxis. No animals, no smoking. Perfect for active, on the go couple or single person.

Professional on-site tri-athlete manages health club, pool & gym, provides information about hiking, running, biking and swimming, and trains in body strengthening as well. Just bring your toothbrush!

Ten minute sloping walk to gourmet, organic and ethnic restaurants & cafes and cultural venues as well as nearby buses & taxis. People of all ages and nationalities live in the complex.

The Atascadero neighborhood is one of the safest in San Miguel. This complex lends itself to active living.

San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage City and touted 'Number One City in the World' by Conde Nast and the New York Times. Theaters for film, jazz, classical, Latin, music fests and performances, classes in sculpting, painting, pottery, stained glass abound, Hot springs are a short ride out of town. Horse back riding nearby. There are numerous language schools and private tutors.

There is a bi-lingual library with a gourmet restaurant and theater. There are house tours, walking tours, out-of-town tours. Most people walk to the Center, but there are buses and taxis 1 block away, and Taxis are about $2.50 all over Centro Historico. (Buses are 5 pesos and taxis are 35 pesos.)

Sorry, no animals, no smoking.

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Lopes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Carol Lopes

Retired as Executive Director of three non-profits and management analyst since 2006; moved to San Miguel, bought the condo and live part time between here and California. My health and vigor improved greatly since moving to San Miguel.

Carol Lopes purchased this condo in 2007

Why Carol Lopes chose San Miguel de Allende

The complex itself is safe and relatively quiet since we're near the center of town, yet somewhat back and up from it. The neighbors are amiable and considerate. The workers are all trusted and helpful. As a single woman, I feel completely safe here.

What makes this condo unique

Close to the jardin, (centro) and on one of the most beautiful streets in the city; near the botanical gardens and Balcones, the (balconies) or upper hills of San Miguel. All windows are double paned, new refurbishing updates have been added in the last year. Close to great restaurants, music, chamber music, bakeries, shopping, coffee shops, yoga, pilates, hiking trails, quad bikes, films, theaters, etc. There's a lot to do in SMA, whatever suits your taste.

Amenities

Centro Historico Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath and shower...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) very comfortable king size bed -- mattress firm, full size gas fireplace...newly installed 30,000btu Blue Flame Heater...
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Also, the floors are terracotta stone and wool carpet. The complex drapes over mid-size hills, so the place is suitable for active, on the go people, who don't mind stairs and walking uphill some. They are not the steep hills of San Miguel, but the mid-hills, a nice, short hike, about 1/4 mile to downtown, for active people. The place lends itself to athleticism, although there are people well into their 60s- 80's who live here. I'm 72. There are a few children in the complex, but you don't hear them. There's a velador (night watchman) on duty 24 hours a day, with an electronic remote controlled gate. The gym and pool are included in the rental fee.

Reviews

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Artsy, Cozy, One King Bed w/pool Santo Domingo (Centro)
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Chugiak, AK
5

Wonderful time-too short a visit!

  • 5 of 5

Carol's place was great! It is a very comfortable, cozy and clean condo or casita (it doesn't feel like a condo as it's very private). WiFi worked well and it has all the amenities one needs. We felt very safe here and the neighboring area is charming. It's a short distance to the centro/ jardin but a hardy uphill walk back home. The effort is well worth it. Carol was wonderful in providing us information about events in San Miguel, quickly responded to all our questions and even provided some welcoming provisions. Than you Carol!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I had an excellent stay in San Miguel; my accommodation certainly contributed to that. The staff at the complex - Antonio, Jorge, Reme, the guys at the gate - were all helpful, warm and friendly. The condo itself was clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and fully stocked and equipped. The owner checked in with me to ensure everything was satisfactory and that my needs were met. She went above and beyond the norm! The bed was comfortable and even with the window open at night, the bedroom was quiet. The lap pool was an added bonus. The location is excellent - about a 10 minute walk from the central Jardin. As a single person, I highly recommend you staying at this condo when visiting beautiful, interesting, fascinating San Miguel de Allende!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Bumpy Start

  • 2 of 5

The location if good. The price is right. The unit is damp and cool in January, even with the Blue Flame Heater.

Be prepared for a lot of exterior stairs from the parking area to the door of the unit. Pack light.

Initial reception less than welcoming: No English speaking greeter (as promised); two empty garafons (water containers); wireless internet didn't work; bathroom sink not draining; shower handle falling off. There was no response from owner on issues (her cell phone was dead), but she did appear, unannounced, near our bed-time, not to welcome us, but for her own personal reasons.

While the repairs were made early in our stay over numerous visits, as renters, we prefer issues are identified before we arrive, so we can avoid all the intrusions. Expected the scheduled weekly maid service at 7:15 one morning, so got up earlier than usual, but the cleaner didn't show. When we called the owner and hour later, and woke her up, she told us it'd be a different day. We wished she'd have let us know the change in schedule, so we could have risen at a later time. We then opted to have no maid service during our stay.

The number one reason we selected rental was for pool, but unfortunately it was closed for maintenance the day we arrived and opened the day we left (2 weeks). No fault of the owner, simply our loss.

There's a DVD player, but it doesn't play American versions.

The owner is great to communicate with prior to visiting, but interacting with her in person regarding issues we found her to be less than understanding.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to keep the condo well maintained and upgraded all year long, as one can see by our other reviews. I also get five star ratings on other sites. Sometimes things fall between the cracks but we get it fixed as fast as humanly possible as the manager lives on site. Learning a few phrases in Spanish always helps. A new guideline will be placed in the condo to assist. One of this tenant's devices was working, so the internet signal was there. We are proud of our place, our location and amenities.
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San Miguel
5

Cute, cozy and peaceful retreat in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

I chose to stay in this super cute apartment while I was looking for a long-term place to stay in San Miguel and I absolutely loved it! Check-in was very easy as the property manager lives on-site. The apartment was as pictured but I think that it was actually better than pictured. I have stayed in a few places in San Miguel and i thought that this one was one of the best in terms of how it was decorated, quality of the furnishings and just overall comfiness. I was there during one of the colder months and it was great to have the nice, new heater that the owner had just installed. The complex also has a pool and gym which is very rare for San Miguel so that was definitely a plus. Although I didn't use the gym because I thought I got in my daily exercise walking up to the apartment as it is a bit steep but if you don't feel like walking taxis are plentiful and cheap so not much of a problem. Another big plus for me was how peaceful and quiet the place is and that it is a gated complex so I always felt very safe and secure as a single woman traveling alone. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place to those wishing to enjoy all the wonderful things that San Miguel has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matawan, NJ, USA
5

Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks at this cosy apartment. The pictures are excellent, as it is exactly as pictured. It is small, but enough room for a couple. We got off to a somewhat rocky start due to the owner not being able to vacate the apartment on the night we were scheduled to arrive due to an illness. However, she booked and paid for us to stay elsewhere that night, although it was a suboptimal accommodation due to being last minute. She also more than made up for this start by being a sweet kind person.

The location is on the hill above town a bit, so if you desire to walk back and forth a lot, be aware of the walk uphill back up to the apartment. Or a cab will take you back up cheaply, and it's generally easy to find a cab.

The bed is very comfy. The kitchen was quite well equipped, if you wanted to cook some meals there, as we occasionally did. it was quite cool when we were there, so we did not have the opportunity to try the pool. All in all, an enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Luis Potosi
5

Beautiful, clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

You feel like at home, the place its perfect for one or two people. Pictures show the place the way it is, everything is clean also someone goes once a week to do the cleaning. The owner its very helpful, there is a swimming pool and a gym so I'd recomend the place to other friends. Important to know you have to climb some stairs. I suggest visiting while being in San Miguel: el Mercado de Artesanias, Mercado Orgánico (Sunday), Orquidiario (just accross the condo), Museo del Juguete and try the "tacos de jícama" at Pueblo Viejo

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
two golf courts
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
two blocks
Nearest Beach
320 Miles
Located in Centra Sierra Madre Mountains,
Car: not necessary

gourmet restaurants, bakeries, theater, music, classical and chamber music, bistros, foreign, indie, current films, movie theaters,yoga studios, gyms, spinning, pilates; shopping and mega grocery store, organic food and produce plentiful, holistic health, acupuncture, Life Path, Moonrise alternative supplements;

Costco, home depot, office depot, in town or a 30 - 45 minute drive to Celaya or Queretero

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

The agreement is not valid until the deposit and rental agreements are received by owner. It is located in the mid hills and there are steps and stairs. If you are not able bodied and able to climb comfortably up and down stairs and mid hills, you probably would not be comfortable here.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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