View Home with 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, Pool and Garden Patio

The manager has been emailed.
This manager doesn't offer online booking through VRBO's checkout. You won't be eligible for our Book with Confidence Guarantee.
Never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Learn more


Last updated: 07/25/2016

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Built in the Barrigan style, our house is located in Atascadero above the center of town in the peaceful garden district of San Miguel. On either side there are neighboring gardens with trees, no traffic or fumes, and you can hear the birds singing.

The house has 3 floors counting the roof terrace which has extensive views across the Laja Valley and town – a wonderful place to have margaritas and watch the spectacular sunsets.

The lush garden patio with a 23' x 8' foot pool has an outdoor covered livingroom area under the Casita.

From the garden one enters the living room/dining room with its warm Mexican colors, sunken built-in seating and a widescreen wall TV hidden by a sliding painting. There is a powder room and fully equipped kitchen with breakfast nook.

On the second floor there is a large bovida (domed) guest room (with twin beds or king size bed) overlooking the pool, garden and mountain views. It has its adjoining bathroom (with shower). The spacious master bedroom (with king bed) plus an office nook, has a large colorful bathroom with a tiled bathtub and shower.

An important advantage with these rooms is that they have French doors on both sides which allow a through breeze.

From the master bedroom, stairs lead up to a studio mezzanine which can be used as an office or art studio. This leads to the roof terrace and views over the town.
The Casita, our third bedroom (with queen bed), is reached through the garden and above the outdoor livingroom area. It overlooks the garden patio and fountain, and has an adjoining bathroom with shower.
Our maid, Ofelia, comes 5 days a week for 4 hours and on Saturdays for 3 hours. She house cleans, makes the beds, washes and irons but if you require more hours or babysitting (at your own risk as she does not swim) then she should be paid extra. A cook can be hired through our house manager. A gardener comes twice a week and a pool maintenance man comes once a week.

The house is rented with a full tank of gas. Any additional gas is at the renters expense and should the pool heating be used then a charge will be added. The pool and house both run on gas.

A striking feature of our house is the abundance of art work from various parts of the world including Mexico and the owner’s paintings.

From Atascadero it is an easy and pleasant 15 minute walk down to the central square (El Jardin). Or if you prefer, taxis respond within 10 minutes to take you down the hill. There are an many taxis roaming the town and that is the easiest way back to the house

Owner: Ingrid Wheeler -
House manager: Paula Ramirez

Well behaved children over 10 years of age are accepted, with adult supervision. No pets are allowed.

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    10 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    The twin beds can be made into a King Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    In the casita...moreless

  • The master bedroom has an extra wide king bed with duvet. The guest bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be seperated or put together into a king bed with duvet. The Casita bedroom has a queen bed with duvet...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Casita bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Powder room...moreless

  • The master bathroom has a tiled bath and shower . There are 2 sinks in a tiled counter top. The guest bathroom has a tiled shower and one sink. The Casita has a tiled shower and one sink set in a tiled counter top. Each bathroom has a ceramic water container with bottled water. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A number of books available but not for children....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a dual player for DVDs and VHS. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Some CD avilable both classical and popular music....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    It is a cable service and has most English speaking channels avialable. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    A small portable radio / CD player available. ...moreless

  • Television:

    A flat screen wall LCD TV is in the living room hidden by a sliding painting. It is connected to a dual DVD / VHS player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs and many VHS movie cassettes in the library - some of the old classics. ...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We have a great view of the downtown San Miguel from our roof top terrace. ...moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 ceramic log fireplaces - in living room and in master bedroom....moreless

  • Heating:

    Free standing gas heater in the dining area that heats the whole lower floor. Guest bedroom has a gas wall heater and Casita free standing gas heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet cable and Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and pillows are provided ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has built-in seating for 10-12 people. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of flat street parking alongside the house. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    2 drip coffee makers and a coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    3 sets of ceramic Mexican decorative plates for approximately 10 people plus many serving platters and bowls, mugs and side plates. Cutlery for 8-10 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equiped ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Fresh bottled water in 5 gallon containers on arrival of guests. The water truck passes the house approximately twice a week. Cooking condiments and paper products on arrival....moreless


  • Balcony:

    2 balconies off master and guest bedrooms that overlook the garden patio and pool....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large partially covered terrace on the third floor with a tiled table and 4 iron chairs. Views of the whole Laja Valley and town below....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A covered out door living room in the garden patio with Mexican Icipal sofa, 2 arm chairs and 2 ottomans. The garden table metal chairs can be used as extra seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A tiled patio in the garden can hold about 10 - 15 couples and French doors open to the living room and dining area. There is no lawn....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    A blue and white tiled 23' x 8' pool. Heating can be used but with an extra $250 cost....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 1 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,680 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700


$250 additional payment for pool heater.

And a tip for the maid would be appreciated.

Rates in US dollars: Plus 6% tax

$1350 /wk. for 4 people

$4000 /mo.

$1500 /wk. for 6 people

$4600 /mo.

20% extra for holidays - Christmas, New Year, Semana Santa - Easter, Day of the Dead. Payment is preferred through PayPal. A full rental payment or a rental payment deposit must be paided upon signing the lease depending on start of rental period and lenght of stay.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Queretero and Leon
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Las Ventanas
0.33 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Puertecita Hotel

Car: Not Necessary

San Miguel is the heart of Mexico! It has history and culture and is a wonderful photographic opportunity with narrow cobbled streets, warm rich colors everywhere, and a profusion of flowers. It has 2 art institutes, galleries, theater, music festivals both Jazz and classical, and great restaurants, hotels and B&Bs. But above all it keeps its Mexican heritage and culture with its markets filled with local crafts, and traditions with its numerous Saints days and festivals. It also has an impressive Center for the Arts with galleries, artist studios, restaurants and decorators showrooms featuring both modern and colonial furniture and designs. Within an hour of San Miguel there are the picturesque towns of Guanajuato, Queretaro and Dolores Hidalgo to explore with a local driver. There are 2 golf courses, tennis, natural hot springs, horse back riding, hiking, art and language classes. The climate at 6000 feet from December to March has chilly nights and warm sunny days. April and May are the warmest months. From mid June through September there are intermitant rain showers turning the high desert a rich green. October and November are delightful. There is so much to see and enjoy in San Miguel and so many tempting things to buy at very reasonable prices. Come and enjoy the magic of this beautiful 16th centuary Spanish colonial town.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: My husband and I live in Marin County north of San Francisco. We met in Rio and lived for a few years in South America. He grew up in Santa Barbara and is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and lived in France and Jamaica with my parents when my father retired. We continue to enjoy traveling and visitng family in Europe. We fell under the spell of San Miguel while renting a friend's house and within 2 weeks bought our own house. We spend about 3 months a year in Mexico and have successfully rented our home to nice considerate people and returning guests.

Why Arcos de San Miguel (San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico):
We love the location of this property in Atascadero and describe it as the garden area of San Miguel with trees, birds and fresh breezes. It sits on the cusp of the hill above the town with spectacular views over the valley and the distant mountains. No traffic or fumes. The house was a shell when we bought it and we have enjoyed finishing and decorating it with all the local furnishings available in San Miguel.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the vast view from the top terrace and the lush garden patio and pool. The warm and vibrant colors of the interior and the layout of the house work very well in creating a wonderful Mexican atmosphere.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish



  • Evening at Casa Wheeler

    Evening at Casa Wheeler

  • Patio Living room

    Patio Living room

  • Living romm / Dining area

    Living romm / Dining area

  • Office nook

    Office nook

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Kitchen and breakfast nook

    Kitchen and breakfast nook

  • Casita bathroom

    Casita bathroom

  • House entry to garden

    House entry to garden

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Casita guest room

    Casita guest room

VRBO #449258

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 5 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book Get an Instant Quote
How to pay safely
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Send email
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 07/25/2016

+1 415-755-7878

Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

View Home With 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, Pool And Garden Patio

San Miguel de Allende #449258

3 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.