About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House,& casita 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) WI FI
Casa Ariel is an enchanting, three bedroom, three and a half bath, light-filled house that includes a guest house (casita). The house is updated regularly. It is in the colorful neighborhood of Colonia San Antonio with its Sunday Street fairs, handicraft mercados, and galleries. This home combines colonial ambience with modern design. As the beautiful decorative gate opens, it leads you down a slate walkway surrounded by colorful flowers and foliage. Set deeply off the street, the garden and fountain that greets you creates a nature sanctuary.
The open floor plan of the house includes an interior atrium that floods the kitchen and living room with light. This spacious home is tastefully furnished with lots of art and plants and includes boveda ceilings, talavera tile, a spacious fully-equipped kitchen, luxury bathrooms, a double jacuzzi, two stained glass windows, gas fireplace, lots of outdoor living space, garden patios, and rooftop terraces.
The guest house casita has its own private entrance with a separate fully-equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, and rooftop dining terrace. The large spacious kitchen and dining area spills out to the outdoor garden and dining patio.It is a perfect house for entertaining. This is a place to relax, enjoy good food, good wine and good conversation with friends traveling together, family, and interesting and creative people that you may meet in your exploration of San Miguel.
After a day filled with sightseeing, gallery hopping, shopping, and theater, relax in a luxurious jacuzzi surrounded by candles, music and the sounds of nature coming from the garden below. This house is a sanctuary from the activities that abound in San Miguel; a warm and inviting place to relax, and absorb the magic and mystery of this wonderful step back in time town.
The location is a five minute walk to the Instituto Allende and a ten minute walk to the Jardin (the center of town).
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Nice and spacious home in beautiful San Miguel de Allende.
Our experience was a mixed bag. The booking went very well, and the owner communicated in a timely and friendly manner. The house was beautiful and spacious, as promised. And we generally very much enjoyed our stay. We did have two issues we felt were significant and that definitely took away from the experience. First, after the initial confirmation, we never heard from anyone again. And this was despite being told we would receive follow up communications and additional instructions and confirmations at the time of our stay. We did not receive any responses to our many emails and phone calls, which became more urgent as we got closer and did not hear anything. We had to just show up hoping the house was ready. Unfortunately, it was not. We finally got ahold of someone the morning after we arrived, and they did not even have record of us. Obviously, this was ridiculous and terrible. The staff did work hard and did a great job after hearing from us, but it did not erase what happened. Second, the fireplace in the living room has a gas leak. We had to sleep with the windows open the entire time. This was fine but for the two nights that almost dropped to freezing. Those nights were terrible. We complained of the gas and were simply assured nothing was wrong. This was totally ridiculous and unsafe.
This has never happened before. All my guests receive a detailed Welcome Letter and last minute instructions. I never received any emails from this guest. There must have been a mix up here. My phone is listed. I wish they had followed up with a call to me. I certainly apologize for this . There must have been some slip up with the correct email. I certainly will have all my repairmen look into the gas situation.
Beautiful home with plenty of room
Arrived early on Friday for a quick weekend stay and was pleasantly surprised at how spacious the home and property was. Estela the housekeeper was awesome and came to clean on Saturday for us and pilar the pm was prompt in responding when I thought we were locked out one day. All in all a great place to stay with excellent customer service.
So happy you enjoyed yourselves!
You will always be welcomed guests at Casa Ariel.
A delightful stay.
What a lovely property this is. My family spent a wonderful month here, at the end of which my kids did not want to leave. The long corridor from the front gate to the house is gorgeous, and makes for a pleasure of a walk at each coming and going. The patio and gardens are a constant draw, the kitchen is spacious and functional -- and well-windowed. The little rooftop allows for a birds-eye view of the neighborhood. As to the neighborhood: San Antonio is a pleasant area with access to a lot within a short walk. Within just a few blocks are little groceries, tortillerias, evening tacos (Tio Carlos!), bakeries, and a number of other vendors and establishments. An enjoyable component of the stay was the walks to purchase each day’s necessities. Honorable mention to the Buonforno Italian bakery on Sterling Dickinson. (A daily necessity!)
The street on which the house is located seems to be in a process of gentrification; a fair amount of updating and construction going on—though there remains a pleasantly wide variation in condition in the neighborhood. Josefina’s school on Orizaba is about a 5 minute walk from the house, and is an excellent place to study the language, with programs for children and adults. The walk to the city center is enjoyable and not at all prohibitive, while the distance from its evening noise is welcome. (Though in San Antonio you still will be treated to the local church bells, barking dogs, and ever-present booms of fireworks.)
As to the house management: Pilar was admirably prompt in responding to each of our communications and in addressing our requests. Estela the housekeeper was so kind and sweet, and did such a wonderful job, we were sad to be parting from her at the end of our stay. We are thankful for the opportunity to have enjoyed this delightful property and its vicinity.
Thank you so much Jeff for your kind and thoughtful review! I will certainly let Pilar and Estela know of all your positive comments.
You and your family are delightful and we welcome you back to Casa Ariel in the future. Warm regards .... Ariel
Great Value Experience/Cost.
Had a great time and the house was a great part of our enjoyment. It sits on a quiet street a 15 minute walk from the main plaza, but at the same time you have a fully stocked market a blacksmith a carpenter (not that you need one) a taco stand and two restaurants inside 50 yards. I would definitely visit again.
Thank you Guerra family! You were wonderful guests. Please come back anytime.
We had a few issues when we first arrived, but they were addressed promptly and kindly. The house is lovely! Lots of comfortable space, beautiful tiles throughout, wonderful pottery dishware and serving wear, much from Dolores Hidalgo! We enjoyed fresh squeezed orange juice each morning from a little market around the corner and fresh torillas near the market. We hope to return!
Thank you Lisa.... please return as soon as you would like!
Tranquil home in San Miguel
This house is situated in a quiet part of town just a few minutes walk from the Rosewood hotel and 15 minutes from the center of town. The beautiful gated walkway leading up to the home from the street was our first of many surprises. The varied common spaces both in and out were perfect for our family of 4; the roof deck was especially useful for NYE fireworks! Amada the housekeeper helped plan and prepare a delicious meal for us one evening -- a great option when spending time in SMDA. Although we did not meet Pilar, she was incredibly responsive by e-mail and lives locally should you need to meet with her directly.
Thank you Airel for offering your home!
Thank you David.
You and your family are most amiable guests. It was a pleasure having you. Please return again! . The old adage "Mi Casa es Tu Casa" certainly applies to you and your family.
Thank you ! Ariel
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A two week stay is $1600