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Book now for Best Price! Casita Hermosa:Cute,Compact,Affordable

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Compact, Beautiful, Affordable, Secure and Close to Everything!

Location: Ignacio Acosta 1ª, Colonia San Rafael (almost corner with Ignacio Allende St.), San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Central Mexico, Mexico.

Accommodations: 3-story-house, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half) (Sleeps 4)

2 bedrooms upstairs, full size sleeper sofa downstairs.

Experience the real Mexico in this cute, nicely decorated, compact two-bedroom casa. This house is a great option if you are looking for a terrific location that is affordable yet has two bedrooms. It is located a couple of streets from the vibrant San Juan de Dios market and very near the main streets that lead to the Historic Center. This Eastern-most part of the San Rafael neighborhood is adjacent to Centro and very near bus stops and taxis and an easy 15 minute walk to the Jardin, San Miguel's main square.

Casita Hermosa is a cute, tidy three-story house, with beautiful rustic Mexican décor, fully furnished and equipped (please see full services and amenities below). Casita Hermosa has a cute living room area with a gas heater in the chimney to provide heating during the cold winter months. It also has two nicely decorated bedrooms each with a queen-size bed and a nice wooden armoire. Both rooms share a full bathroom with shower located on the hallway between the two rooms. All throughout house there are beautiful Mexican colorful rugs and décor. On the third floor, there is a nice terrace with a very picturesque view of this very Mexican and vivid neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Some of the services and amenities include: WIFI Internet service, purified drinking water (bottled), washer, heating and roof fans, 2 TV´s (living room & one bedroom) with a full range of English language channels, DVD player for music and movies, oven, toaster and microwave oven. Casita Hermosa also provides free weekly house-keeping service and a professional management service to greet you upon your arrival and assist you during your stay; our guests feel taken care of and provided for during their entire vacation stay!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Carlos

I have traveled to San Miguel from Texas for many years and it is one of my favorite places in the world. The vibrant culture of Mexico is something everyone should experience, and San Miguel is a beautiful, amazing place to explore.

Carlos purchased this house in 2016

Why Carlos chose San Miguel de Allende

This property provides the true flavor of living in a Mexican neighborhood. It's surrounded by family homes, markets and local taquerias, while minutes away from La Parroquia and El Jardin. I always enjoy morning coffee on the roof top and meeting my neighbors.

What makes this house unique

Compact, beautiful, affordable and convenient to center of town! Very near the San Juan de Dios market, where you can buy food and flowers seven days a week!


Colonia San Raphael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
San Francisco, California

Barrio Casita Hermosa

  • 4 of 5

I loved staying in the Mexican neighborhood of Casita Hermosa. First thing in the morning, I would open the front door - still having the locked metal gate - and Mexico would pass by: a few roosters crowing, the children in their uniforms, knee socks, chattering and laughing on their way to school; mothers walking by with their children; and the music, always beautiful music wafting in the air; an occasional motorcycle and truck with its bullhorn advertising something. On the corner there is a Pollo Feliz, which indeed made me happy! On the way to Pollo Feliz, you will pass several small local stores where you can buy, say, one egg, or one roll of toilet paper. If you keep walking about three blocks past Pollo Feliz, on the right, you will run into a wonderful bakery. It is every bit as good, if not better, than the famous Blue Door in Centro. I will mention that I am a senior and found the walk into Centro a little much, but then I never truly did it, so I can't really say. I started out one day and then said, "Oh, Why?" The taxis are about $2.50 U.S., and being so near the large mercado there are many coming and going. I have read all the reviews on Casita Hermosa and concur with all. Being by myself in the casa for most of my stay, I always felt safe. I was amazed, with all the activity going on during the day, by 9 pm and for sure by 10 pm, it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Except, of course, for the occasional barking dog that is in every neighborhood.

All the people associated with Casita Hermosa, Charles, Home Solutions, are so nice; totally and quickly responsive to any request, inquiry. If you truly want to feel the Mexico vibe, I highly recommend Casita Hermosa.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Nice House and Great Management

  • 5 of 5

My aunt and I rented the home in Oct/Nov. It is a cute house in a Mexican neighborhood within walking distance of the main tourist areas. However, we generally took at cab there for 35 pesos as it was mostly uphill and on way back we would walk. We felt completely safe in the neighborhood and it was not noisy at all compared to my home in Ajijic! There were kids playing outside our doors until around 9pm but after that it got really quiet. The beds were fairly firm but comfortable. The internet was fast enough for skype and watching videos. It did not reach the roof and struggled at times in the bedrooms but downstairs is fine.

My aunt got quite ill our first week there and I emailed the owner/manager and they returned my email in less than half an hour and suggested an English speaking doctor who came to the house within hour. Later they called to check up on her which was certainly appreciated and thoughtful.

This is a great house for someone who doesn't need to be right downtown or is on a tighter budget. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful budget house, great location

  • 4 of 5

This house is very well furnished, decorated and equipped.

Spaces are cozy and well sized. The terrace is very beautiful.

The area is not as nice as downtown, but it is a quiet and safe area. It's a 10 minute walk from the Cathedral and main garden. Many services are a block or two away: market, store, parking, , beauty salon, and a couple restaurants.

Having two rooms and 1.5 bathrooms was extremely convenient for our stay. There are several sheets and towels available. There is also convenient services like washing machine, soap, and bottled water.

I would definitely recommend this place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Economical and convienient

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 weeks at Casita Hermosa, found it as described and pretty much agree with the other reviews. The neighborhood was safe and convenient to local markets which have just about everything you could want. A walk of 15 minutes would get you to the Jardin in the center of town. The kitchen is nicely equipped including a six-burner stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, appropriate small appliances, and a nice table which seats four. There is also a washing machine. The bedrooms on the second floor are a nice size with plenty of storage space, the beds quite comfortable and the ceiling fans eased sleeping. The rooftop terrace was a delight in the morning for coffee and in the evening for a nice bottle of wine with a good view of SMA and the surrounding mountains. There are plenty of restaurants in SMA with all different price ranges, SMA may be a dining mecca. Both Carlos and Erika were helpful and attentive. While not fancy or luxurious, the space is mostly comfortable and at a bargain of a price. If you are looking for economical digs in SMA, this may be the place for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casita Hermosa

  • 5 of 5

Many others have adequately described the physical layout of the casita. We were there in January 2014 and indeed the nights were a bit chilly. They have installed a gas heater in the downstairs fireplace which provides some comfort to the downstairs living area but we only used it once as the casita seemed to be comfortable enough without. They also had a heater in the larger bedroom but we never used it as the room was very comfortable without.

The things we liked about the casita was it's location, cleanliness, its well stocked kitchen, very comfortable bed, the closed in glass stairwell to the upstairs terrace which brought a lot of light and heat to the second floor bedrooms and the terrace itself where we enjoyed all our breakfasts and late afternoon drinks enjoying the view. We were able to walk to the downtown area in about 10 minutes and bus service was just a minute away for those that would prefer not to walk. We were able to meet some of the Mexican neighbours who were very friendly and helpful. There are many stores /market to buy food within a minutes walk.

Some of the minor inconvienences included the downstairs being a bit dark with only one window in the living room and stark ( maybe more light would make it more comfortable?), the stairs to the second level are a bit steep, narrow and curvy so they may not be suitable to everyone and the kitchen sink did not have a plug ( we commented to Erika who sent a plumber up but it never did get resolved) They should at least have a plastic tub to hold the water.

I would also like to comment on how helpful Carlos was before and during our stay. One couldn't expect more and even though we didn't meet him personally he gave one he feeling that he really cared that we had a pleasant experience.

I would summerize by saying it is a great value and I would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments, Don. We have corrected some of the problems, which fortunately were all minor. Casita Hermosa is truly a slice of the real Mexico!
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A sweet little casita

  • 5 of 5

Casita Hermosa is a lovely,well maintained,well appointed three floor(counting the quaint roof top terrace) casita in the very Mexican neighbourhood of San Rafael.It is a 10 minute walk to the Jardin and a 2 minute walk to the wonderful San Juan mercado.Although there are the many sounds of Mexico nearby(barking dogs,crowing roosters,etc.) it is not a problem and really makes you feel you are in a truly Mexican place.Erika the property manager speaks wonderful English and could not be more helpful or friendly.Carlos who arranged the rental was also most helpful.All in all Casita Hermosa is a terrific and affordable place with lots of modern conveniences and a wonderful neighbourhood ambience in the magical town of San Miguel de Allende.Recommended!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Leon and Queretaro Aiports
Car: not necessary

Casita is located one block from San Juan de Dios Market adjacent to Centro. This typical Mexican market is open 7 days a week and has fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, restaurants, clothing and much more.


Rates & Availability

Colonia San Raphael House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dia de Independencia
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Manager'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.
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