Secure & Sunny Home with Rooftop Patio in Garden Courtyard
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
“The Sanctuary” is a lovely, secure six-unit gated garden complex over which huge pepper trees spread year-round leafy branches. My condo, located on the top (3rd) floor, is flooded with sunlight and has a spacious, private rooftop patio.
Situated at the end of a double cul-de-sac in a lively family neighborhood, this condo is very safe and conveniently located. It's an easy 5-minute flat walk to the farmer's and artisan's market, and a few more to the Jardín, the central plaza of San Miguel.
My condo is especially light and airy, since the sala-comedor (living-diningroom) has two large arched glass doorways, one with southern exposure and the other facing west - the dappled afternoon sun is filtered by the delicate leaves of the pepper tree all year rouond. There are round porthole-like windows in the front room and bedroom, a large rectangular window and skylights in the well-furnished kitchen. Skylights also provide extra illumination in the bedroom which has a large arched doorway that opens directly to the plant-filled passageway, and in the adjoining bathroom, which also has a light well in the corner.
The bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a very comfortable Sealy Posturepedic mattress and two reading lamps on either side. There is a large closet facing the bed and a smaller one to the side; plus a little study nook with a computer desk and chair. The bathroom has a shower and large bathtub finished with hand-painted tiles from nearby Dolores Hidalgo.
The kitchen is completely equipped, with a full-sized refrigerator, stove with 4-ring range and oven, microwave, toaster-oven, blender, plenty of counter space, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and complete table settings for four.
The frontroom furnishings include traditional textiles, mostly from Chiapas and Oaxaca; a comfortable cushioned equipal sofa and chairs (pre-Hispanic indigenous wood and leather design); a hand-carved dining table and chairs; and a fold-out foam futon sofa-bed.
Plant-filled outdoor passageways run along the front (west) and side (south) of the apartment. The rooftop terrace, partially covered and protected from high winds by a row of windows on two sides, is a perfect place to catch the first rays of the morning sun, the last of the setting sun; and the starry skies all night. It is large enough for gatherings or outdoor meals.
The private outdoor spaces of this condo are especially nice, since the extensive gardens and tall trees of the Quinta Loreto, to the south, add to the sense of being surrounded by greenery.
I was a resident of San Miguel for 16 years, and I loved this home best of all the dozens of places I lived. Come and have your spirit refreshed and renewed by all that San Miguel and this condo have to offer.
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Large tub and shower. Skylights and light well in the corner.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
The rate estimate that the VRBO/Homeaway webpage automatically generates may not be the amount I wil charge. Upon request, renters receive a Rental Agreement from me, as a Microsoft Word attachment, with an accurate rental rate, instructions on how to make payments, conditions of rental and cancellation policy.
Rates in the Rental Agreement are based on payment by PayPal.
LATE ARRIVALS - if you will be arriving to San Miguel after 8 p.m. please make arrangements to spend the night in a hotel and start your rental with me on the following day.
Renters pay a 50% downpayment of rent plus $100 damage deposit in order to reserve via PayPal. When the downpayment and damage deposit are received, I mark my online calendar. The balance of rent is due upon arrival in cash. The deposit is returned 2 months after the renter's stay, less any damages or long-distance telephone charges.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Many art galleries and classes (drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, weaving, photography, sculpture, music, dance, etc.), Spanish classes, cooking classes, concerts, lectures, performance and films in English, live music and dancing in restaurants and nightclubs, Yoga, tai-chi and meditation, temazcales (indigenous sweatlodges), Nearby public library and botanical garden with many educational, cultural and recreational activities. The largest English-language book collection in Mexico Outside of Mexico City, birdwatching, hiking, nature talks. Thermal hot spring pools. Many volunteer opportunities.
Year Purchased: 2000
About: I am a Japanese American writer, graphic designer and translator. I have lived in Mexico since 1993.
Why Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
I have rented many different lovely and not-so-lovely homes in various parts of San Miguel. When I turned the corner of the cul-de-sac on which this condo is located and saw the huge pepper tree at the end, I knew I wanted to iive there. When I saw the top floor apartment on the east side of the courtyard, flooded with sunlight (the main reason I moved to Mexico), I knew that I wanted to live there forever, so I borrowed money to buy it! But in recent years I have developed problems in my hips, so I have decided to retire in the countryside in a one-story home ... but I'm always happy to visit my Sanctuary (the bannisters are good and strong so I can still make it up and down the stairs easily).
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The SUNLIGHT - through the three large arched glass doors, through the round porthole windows, through the skylights in the ceiling, in the plant-filled passageways and on the rooftop terrace patio. Also it's a great family neighborhood with lots of kids who like to help the foreigners, and the other owners and renters in this complex are also on vacation or retired so you get the best of both worlds.
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Enter the condo through the light and airy dining area.
Ample, fully equipped kitchen.
Hand-carved door to the bedroom.
Ample, light-filled bathroom with shower-tub combo
Small study-nook tucked behind the door to the side passageway.
Stairs to the rooftop terrace.
View to the south.
The exterior of the condo - stairs and front passageway.
Equipal sofa and chairs, kitchen in the background.
View from kitchen window, stove with range and oven.
New Sealy Posturpedic mattress on the queen-sized bed
View to the outdoor passageway and stairs to rooftop terrace patio.
The side passageway filled with plants.
View to the southeast from the rooftop patio.
View to the west.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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