The Place Where Butterflies Dream
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Member since: 2013
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), double size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- All bathrooms have custom, handmade tiles and luxury features.
- I believe that my home offers many things that most rentals do not provide. It is truly my home and is filled with treasures from all over the world which make it a very personal 'home away from home.' Additionally, although it is in what is referred to as 'Centro', it is very private and secure. ...moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
There are 3 fireplaces. One is in the master bedroom and is wood burning for cozy romantic nights, another is in the TV room which is also wood burning and the third is in the main house living room....moreless
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 20 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
The prices are variable depending on whether both the main house and the casita are rented and the length of the stay. Holiday times are higher. A damage deposit is required and assuming no damage will be returned prior to the guests departure.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
My property is located in a prestigious area of the city and is a 9 minute walk to the center of town. The largest and very beautiful park is a 5 minute walk from the house. The property is very private with high walls and a quiet contemplative atmosphere and yet only steps away from the excitement of San Miguel.
Aside from the listed attractions in San Miguel, there are a multitude of activities to suit most any interest. Numerous art galleries with openings on several nights of the week, local tours as well as tours outside the town, remarkable musical events with performers from all over the world, live theatre, horseback riding in the nearby mountains, cooking classes and much more. You will not have time to do all that you want!!! The local English -Spanish newspaper has all the events listed for the week, so it is easy to plan your stay here.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: I moved to San Miguel almost 20 years ago and have happily called it my home since then. I am an artist and have my studio on my property and share it with my 2 dogs and 2 cats who delight in keeping me company while I am working.
Why the Owner Chose Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
My husband (now deceased) and I built this house 15 years ago after much time spent searching for the perfect piece of land. We wanted something that was in the Centro area of town and at the same time, very private and this property satisfied that criteria. I believe that this property is unique in that it is primarily my home and not simply a rental. Because of that, it is filled with treasures from all over the world, providing the guests who do come here with a very personalized space for their vacation. Like many others, we originally came to San Miguel for a vacation and immediately fell in love with the town and its ambiance. I am still enchanted with it after over 20 years.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The sounds of the birds in the trees in the early morning, the incredible view of the entire town from the rooftop area, the 'hacienda' type architecture, the sounds of nearby church bells, the massive old trees in the main courtyard, the hammock where happy reading time is spent and much, much more. I am a designer and have spent many years collecting unusual and unique furnishings, art, and objects which I believe make the property feel like a true home, not simply a rental property.
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Front of house upon entering property
Fountain in main courtyard
View of steps from garden leading to front gate
Partial view of Living room
Partial view of kitchen
Master bedroom in main house
Another view of woman's bath looking out onto vine covered wall where birds nest
Entrance to casita
Bedroom in casita
Upper level patio adjoining casita and overlooking courtyard.
Front door to property
1 view of garden
Meditation area in garden
Family room adjoining kitchen with leather couches
Office area in main house
Kitchen detail with handmade Mayan tiles
Womans Bathroom with boveda ceiling
Men's bath with copper sink.
Casita living room
Casita bathroom with copper sink. Toilet room is to the left.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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