On the southern edge of Centro within a 5 minute walk to Parque Juarez , and a 9 minute walk to the center of San Miguel de Allende, sits Casa de Mariposas. It is situated in a very quiet and private area with no road traffic and a large, lush beautiful garden and courtyard. The furnishings are primarily contemporary with antique counterpoints and fine art. The property could accommodate a couple in the main house alone, or 4 people using both the house and a separate casita with all of the amenities.
I do occupy the studio building across the courtyard from the main house and the casita. My guests privacy is of utmost importance to me although I will occasionally need to enter the main house at pre- arranged times in order to access my car on the upper level and to handle laundry.
Upon entering the property, you enter a serene and magical world. There is a large courtyard and garden with 3 ancient trees which provide respite from the almost year round sunshine in San Miguel. The courtyard offers a Jacuzzi, a meditation area surrounded by foliage and flowers, and a hammock for reading and watching the birds and butterflies flit in and out of the overhead trees. A fountain surrounded by lush plantings and a sitting area provides soothing water music. There is also a covered loggia off the main house L.R. and kitchen with a dining table for 8 as well as a sitting area. It looks out onto the courtyard and garden area.
The main house has a very large living room with 3 couches, a fireplace, many pieces of art and sculpture and is a perfect place for large scale entertaining. There is also a full bath with shower, a dining area, a kitchen and TV room as well as an office with Internet and Vonage phone, all on the lower level.
There is a wood-burning fireplace in the TV room as well as an adjacent flower-filled patio for your morning coffee.
On the second level is a very large bedroom suite with a king sized bed, and down comforter, with a dressing room, a separate mini library with reading area and large luxurious “his and her” bathrooms. The womans bathroom has a tub and the mens bath contains a shower. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the bedroom for romantic, winter nights.
Also on the second level is a separate casita (small house) containing a large main living area with full kitchen ,sitting area, dining area, desk, large screen TV and full Internet service, and a separate bedroom, and bath. This space has lots of natural light along with excellent interior lighting.
There is a private patio adjoining the casita which looks down into the courtyard below. Additionally, the casita has a separate entrance allowing the occupants to come and go without disturbing the occupants in the main house. This lovely and well appointed casita is available for rent separately from the main house. The cost for the casita alone is dependent on the length and time of the stay and includes a housekeeper once a week. Contact me with your proposed dates for a quote.
On the roof accessible from the main house is a patio looking out onto all of San Miguel. It faces southwest, so the sunsets are quite remarkable. There is a sitting area surrounded by bougainvillias, the perfect place to have your evening wine or margaritas. And if you are planning to prepare your dinner at home, there is a garden from which you can pick your organic lettuce for a salad!
The very friendly housekeeper, Lillia, comes twice weekly and can also do your laundry for a small fee. Should you desire her more often at an extra cost, that can be discussed with her.
The calendar on the website does not take into consideration that there are 2 separate living spaces on the property. Therefore, it might indicate that the property is not available when in fact only one of the spaces is already booked. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in any or both of the accommodations.