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Ideally located, eclectic, comfortable, spacious home away from home

Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom, 3+ bathroom home in historic center close to everything

After strolling San Miguel de Allende’s cobblestone streets, shopping for local arts and crafts, sitting in the Jardin watching the townspeople and eating ice cream, return to the charm and tranquility that is Casa Cantera.

Casa Cantera is a two-bedroom, three and a half bath home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Centro Historico, with easy access to all that San Miguel has to offer. Tastefully decorated with a mixture of traditional materials and contemporary art, the house is bright, comfortable and welcoming with an open concept first floor featuring living and dining, a fully-equipped cook’s kitchen and a lush patio complete with a bubbling fountain. A wide stone staircase leads up to two large bedrooms, each with generous closet space, reading areas and en suite full traditionally tiled baths. The third floor features a breezy partially covered terrace with full bath and a cozy studio room. The terrace is the ideal place for cocktails and conversation, al-fresco dining or watching twilight settle over San Miguel while sipping a Margarita. On-site services include housekeeping 3 times a week, Wifi broadband DSL internet, cable television and free long distance calls anywhere in the world on the house Vonage line.

Casa Cantera boasts a perfect location in a safe, family oriented neighborhood where neighbors are welcoming and children safely run and play. For the cook, meat, produce, fresh tortillas and beverages can be purchased within a five minute walk from the house. The historic artisan's market is less than five minutes' walk away and the Fabrica Aurora, known for its antique shops and artists' galleries and studios, is a ten minute walk. Within five to ten minutes flat walking, you can find cafes, restaurants and bars with something for every taste.

Property Manager

Laura Zuñiga

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Laura Zuñiga

After visiting our cousins in San Miguel for six years, my husband and I finally decided to get a place of our own to share with friends and relax far away from our hectic lives. I'm an artist and professor, and my husband is in financial services IT, now living and working in Chicago, so we love to get away and relax, read, write, and spend hours in conversation with the many friends we've made in the friendly San Miguel community.

Laura Zuñiga purchased this House in 2012

Why Laura Zuñiga chose Zona Centro

Aside from the fact that San Miguel de Allende is simply my favorite city in the world, we chose our property because of its welcoming, bright, warm, colorful charm. After visiting homes in other neighborhoods, I realized that Casa Cantera is perfectly located to partake in all that San Miguel has to offer. Less than 5 minutes flat walk puts you in the artisan's market and large produce market. 5 more minutes has you in the Jardin, the center of the historic district, where you can sit on a bench reading the daily paper or watching the comings and goings of San Miguel's many residents and visitors. Dozens of excellent restaurants are within comfortable walking distance and if you get tired, $3 buys you a taxi ride anywhere in the center. Our neighborhood is friendly and family oriented and our terrace is breezy and comfortable day and night, all year round.

What makes this House unique

Casa Cantera is decorated with a wide variety of artworks from Mexican, Canadian and American contemporary artists.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Large master bedroom with king size bed, gas fireplace, reading area, built in closets and en suite full bathroom with soaking tub. Two Juliet balconies overlook the street. Second bedroom has a king size bed, built in closets, a reading area, cable TV and en suite bathroom. Juliet balcony overlooks the patio.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Full bath on terrace level.
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, Ground level half bath
      • All bathrooms decorated with traditional Talavera tile and sinks.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the historic center, between the Mercado Artisenal and Fabrica Aurora, less than 10 minutes flat walk to the heart of San Miguel, the Jardin.
        • Mountain View
          Panoramic views of the mountains surrounding San Miguel de Allende


            • Away From It All
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas fireplaces and gas heater in second bedroom.
                    • Internet
                      DSL Wifi internet
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplaces in livingroom and master bedroom.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Living Room has a queen size sofa sleeper.
                    • Telephone
                      Land line for local calls and free long distance to the US and Canada.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes for 6-8, full set of cookware, food processor, juicer, blender, coffee grinder.
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped cook's kitchen.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size refrigerator freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Six burner gas stove with griddle
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Kitchen flows into full size dining room. Al fresco dining for 4 on the patio as well as on the top floor terrace.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Variety of paperback books.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Spanish and English channels
                                • Stereo
                                  Radio/ipod dock
                                • Television
                                  TV in livingroom and one bedroom


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio with al fresco dining for 4
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Rooftop terrace, partially shaded, with studio, full bath and panoramic views.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas with additional burner


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Top floor terrace offers both shaded and sunny outdoor options, plus a bright, breezy studio room complete with Euro bed sleeper. Lounge chairs, a dining table, a full bath and lots of potted plants and flowers make the terrace a perfect place any time of day or night.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very nice house

                                                              Maria fernanda C.Monterrey, Mexico

                                                              Beautiful house in a great location with everything you need to have a wonderful experience at San Miguel de Allende.

                                                              The administrators ( Laura & Luis) were very helpful before and during our stay.

                                                              I totally recommend staying at Casa Cantera.

                                                              Nice Stay in San Miguel

                                                              Richard M.Ft Lauderdale, FL

                                                              The house is quite charming and is in a excellent location. This was our 7th trip to SMA, and you learn after renting 5 different houses where not to stay. Many streets are very busy with lots of noise from trucks, buses and motorcycles. Not this street--very little traffic and mostly quiet. Keep your windows closed at night as the roosters in the area are VERY loud.

                                                              We had a few cleaning issues when we arrived, but Laura, the property manager, was very quick to respond to any issues or questions we had.

                                                              My only regret was that the house did not have a dishwasher. Going on vacation means not wanting to wash dishes. Many houses in SMA are like that but have maids who do dishes. Since our maid only was there twice a week, that was not an option.

                                                              We had fun--easy walk to the main square, the jardine. Put in a dishwashers and I will give ti 5 stars!!

                                                              A Toast to Our Return!

                                                              DonnieAustin, Texas, USA

                                                              Our stay at Casa Cantera was all we hoped it would be. The house is Mexican modern with an artsy flair. We loved the open flow of the downstairs. We enjoyed listening to music on our iPods, watching television on the comfy sofa, and reading while "tucked-in" to the cozy sunken living room.

                                                              We fixed ourselves a bite in the fully equipped kitchen with its window opening onto the bright patio and enjoyed snacking at the traditional Mesquite wood table.  We checked our email and sent photos to friends back home on that same large table as well.  I must say we liked the way the entire downstairs basks in the abundant light from the glass wall of the open staircase.  

                                                              The location couldn't be better!  We stepped out the door of this quiet house and into the colorful life of a Mexican town.   We liked that San Miguel remains colonial and traditional while offering all the necessities and desires of modern life. We walked to the art galleries and theaters for world class entertainment, to the little cafes and fine restaurants for a broad array food choices, and to the square at night to hear the mariachis play!  We shopped for dazzling silver, happy clothing, and charming folk art. When we were well satisfied or just plain tired, we headed for our home away from home, Casa Cantera, and relaxed in the flower-filled patio.

                                                              In the evenings we watched the sunset from the large third-floor terrace, margarita or red wine in hand. Then we went to bed and slept soundly while dreaming of cobbled streets and food--enchiladas, agua frescas, tres leches!  The mornings found us planning our return to Casa Cantera and San Miguel where the people are warm and friendly, the streets are lively, and the weather is pleasant year round. This time we will bring enough family or friends along to fill the three bedrooms!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so pleased that you enjoyed our home with the same enthusiasm we feel when we are there. Your review reminded us of all the reasons we love to be in San Miguel and, specifically, all the reasons we love our Casa Cantera!

                                                              Comodidad y tranquilidad.

                                                              Aurelio M.

                                                              Aparte de la buena ubicación que tiene la casa, ya que está muy cerca del mercado y del centro, tengo que decir que tiene muy buena decoración y tiene todo lo que uno ocupa para una estancia muy placentera, está llena de buenos detalles muy Mexicanos y se descansa muy cómodamente después de haber paseado todo el día por la ciudad; sin duda regresaría aquí.


                                                              Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

                                                              Leading the list of “must see” places in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende sits at 6300 feet above sea level providing warm sunny days and cool nights nearly all year round. UNESCO World Heritage Site San Miguel is a walking town, well known for its galleries, shops, music, exhibits and festivals. Visitors can study language, art or cooking and, in their spare time hike, play golf, bike, fish, watch wildlife and birds, shop, attend live theater, museums and concerts, visit hot springs, ruins and nearby villages or just relax.

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