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Colonial Gem With Magnificent Rooftop Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 1,843 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths (Sleeps 6)

Casa del Granado, “House of the Pomegranate,” located in a friendly neighborhood on historic Montes de Oca, is situated just a few blocks from San Miguel’s festive Jardin and Parroquia. The location is close enough to let you conveniently enjoy the atmosphere of el Centro, yet with enough distance to provide a respite from San Miguel’s lively nightlife.

This jewel of a home, originally built in the 1700s, was beautifully renovated by the previous owners in 2004 with the help of architect Eliazar Torres. It seamlessly blends spacious additions and modern amenities with the original 18th-century 2-ft thick adobe-wall construction.

Two large bedroom suites, each with a private full bath, and a third bedroom with a private half bath make Casa del Granado an ideal retreat for two to three couples or a family group of up to six. The house features serene outdoor living areas with fountains and incredible views from two connected rooftop terraces. The lay-out provides ample space for relaxation in secluded privacy as well as entertainment and enjoyment by the full group. Throughout, the house has been painted in warm colonial colors, comfortably furnished, and tastefully decorated with American and Mexican art and artifacts.

The house is entered from the street into a long, bamboo- shaded pasillo, or walkway, which opens onto a stone-floored courtyard shaded by the namesake pomegranate tree. The courtyard features a beautiful cantera fountain, outdoor dining table, and a covered, open-air sala, with gas fireplace, sofa, chairs and wine bar including a wine cooler—a perfect spot for relaxing in the shade or entertaining.

Stairs at the back of the courtyard lead up to the rear bedroom suite. The bedroom is painted in Mayan blue and decorated with Mexican textiles, and has a queen sized bed, Juliette balconies overlooking the courtyard, walk-in closet, tiled bath and shower, ceiling fan and gas heat. It also has its own private stairway to the rooftop terrace.

Directly beneath is the downstairs bedroom painted in warm burnt orange, like the adjoining outdoor sala, with a full-sized bed, half bath and gas heat. French doors and windows open onto the courtyard to let in abundant natural light and the relaxing sound of the fountain.

Along the pasillo, on the way to the courtyard, are an additional half bath, stairs to the master suite and roof-top terrace, and entries to the interconnected living room, dining room and kitchen. The thick 18th century walls keep these three original rooms at a near-constant, comfortable temperature, day and night, in summer and winter.

The sky-lit living room at the front of the house features a gas fireplace and window-seat. The room is filled with art, and is furnished with overstuffed sofa and chairs, and large flat screened TV. Adjoining the living room, the dining room has a solid-mesquite round table for six, crafted by a local craftsman. The kitchen is decorated in bright blue and yellow tiles and receives natural light from a window onto the courtyard. It is fully-equipped to prepare delicious meals. Cooks will appreciate convenient access to Mercado Central, just 10 minutes walking distance from the house for a great selection of fresh produce and other grocery items.

The master bedroom suite is reached via stairs from the pasillo to a private plant-screened terrace with a lovely tiled fountain. The terrace has an umbrella-shaded mosaic table and chairs, an ideal spot for morning coffee. Another flight of stairs leads to the rooftop terrace. The master bedroom is naturally lit by two sets of French doors opening onto the terrace. A king sized iron canopy bed and gas fireplace provide a romantic atmosphere. The bedroom has a beautifully tiled bathroom (with tub and shower) walk-in closet, ceiling fan and an antique armoire holding a large screen TV.

The two roof top terraces (one above each of the bedroom suites) are connected by a steel walkway. Both provide panoramic views at eye-level to the spire of the paroquilla, down to the town below and across the valley to the mountains beyond. A stone-columned, tile-roof tejada with built-in banquette seating provides shade most of the day and is a great spot for morning coffee and refreshments at sunset. Two chaise lounges are ideal for bird watching in the early morning or enjoying the sun as the day warms up.

More Details

Owner
Laura Lee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Laura Lee

My husband and I first visited San Miguel in 1984 having arrived by train from Nuevo Laredo. We immediately fell in love with it and have returned many times over the years. When this house came available we jumped at the opportunity to have our own place here. We come here as often as we can. In the meantime, we are happy to share it with people who feel the same way about it as we do.

Laura Lee purchased this house in 2013

Why Laura Lee chose Zona Centro

What is especially appealing about Casa del Granado is the blend of the old and the new, the combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces, and the opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity in privacy or together with your 'housemates.' Each of the bedrooms is separated from the others and has access to a secluded outdoor sitting area. The rooms within the original adobe walls and the courtyard offer the tranquility of a sanctuary, while the roof-top terraces provides full enjoyment of the great outdoors and the gorgeous panorama of the town and the valley and mountains beyond.

What makes this house unique

The views from the rooftop terrace are stunning--whether it be with a cup of coffee in the early morning or refreshments at the end of the day while watching the sunset.

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Large tiled bathtub for two in master suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
Notes:
HP computer available with Skype, Pressurized water system, Purified water throughout the house, Wine cooler in outdoor sala, Two bedrooms have ceiling fans, plus there are two remote controlled tower fans.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Colonial Gem With Magnificent Rooftop Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Guelph, Ontario
5

Wedding Memories to Treasure Always

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Laura and the beauty of her colonial home in San Miguel, our wedding dreams came true in a most magnificent setting. On New Year's Eve 2016, on the rooftop of our temporary home, we celebrated our wedding as the sun descended beyond the terrace overlooking the city. As fireworks erupted, we made our vows. Our month long stay in Laura's home was a dream come true for us. The attention to detail in architecture and decor, the generosity and kindness of Laura's staff, and the excellent location of this exquisite colonial home made for a most memorable stay. We have shared this listing with a number of friends as we highly recommend it. If you are interested, I suggest contacting Laura sooner than later to secure your booking.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosanne, so thrilled you were married on our terrace. I hope you all will come back some day to celebrate anniversaries!
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5

It is a traditional but modern Mexican/Spanish house, open courtyard, terrace and a rooftop.

  • 5 of 5

You will have an exquisite view of Cahtedral and town below you from rooftop; Mexican colors and traditional crafts, layout of rooms and flowers and plants all help stimulate your senses in learning that you will not have in hotels. The house is well equipped electronically. Close to market and shops.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taeko, now that you've experienced San Miguel, you have to come back!
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5

Beautiful property. Fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Fabulous location. Household help wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Brilliant!!

  • 5 of 5

Our nine day stay at Casa del Granado was absolutely perfect. My husband and I were traveling with our son and his girlfriend. The house was cozy while at the same time offering plenty of privacy.We especially enjoyed the rooftop terrace with the incredible sunset view and watching the hummingbirds and other beautiful species. I also loved the terrace outside the master bedroom, watching tiny birds bathe in the lovely fountain.

We prepared breakfast each day in the traditional Mexican kitchen. It was such a pleasure to get up in the morning and go down to that beautiful kitchen. The art in the house was wonderful. We own a folk art store, so really enjoyed all the traditional pottery and textiles. There is also great lighting fixtures throughout the house which made everything look so pretty at night.

It was a perfect place to share our last family vacation before our son starts college this fall.

Thank you Laura for creating such a lovely abode.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi, for such a thoughtful review. So glad you enjoyed the place. Hope to see you back.
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Beautiful views, beutiful house

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Del Granada. The property is close enough to the plaza for a leisurely walk, but far enough to enjoy the view from the rooftop. Speaking of the rooftop, breakfast in the morning and wine in the evening are an absolute must to enjoy the views. The living area is very nicely decorated and is a connection to everything that makes San Miguel special. The bedrooms are very comfortable with excellent furnishings.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the place Eddie!
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5

A view to die for!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited San Miguel many times. This is one of favorite casas. It is only a short walk to the Jardin, but still has awesome views. The house is in classic Spanish colonial style, and is well supplied. For us, it was perfection. I mention a few things as caveats. To have great views, you need to climb great hills. If you are not fit, you can take cabs to and from the casa, and walk in town. I am 68, and had no problems. If you have poor balance, the stairs can be a bit intimidating. That said, neither we nor any of our many guests had any problem. I plan on returning next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pete. We look forward to having you back next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Queretaro, QRO
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to historic town square, art galleries, historical museums, art and language schools.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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