Jewels of San Miguel, Breathtaking Views of the City

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-27 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


We found the 'Jewels' nestled in the hillside overlooking San Miguel, above the hustle & bustle but still in Historic Centro. In fact, just next door to the million dollar estate of Pedro Vargas and across the street from the former home of 'Cantiflas', Mexico's favorite comedian/actor of the past. Just a few doors from El Mirador, you needn't come up just for a view of the city, you will have that view from the Jewels, all day, every day.

Just blocks from the Jardin & directly above Juarez Park. From the moment you enter the entry way into the 'Jewels of San Miguel', you are transported from the colorful streets of San Miguel through the manicured garden - lush with evergreens, flowers and a trickling fountain...all sheltered by an overhanging 100+ year old Mesquite tree with the 'Jewel' pendant hanging over the central courtyard. The gardens and fountains are beautifully illuminated at night providing the 'setting' if you will, for each 'jewel'.

We have a website showing more pictures of the different bedrooms (see link or type in Jewels of San Miguel in your search engine) as each of them is so different but all share in being exceptional even for San Miguel.

Entering the stunning TOPAZ, you enter a different world - not that of Colonial Mexico, as you might expect, but rather the beauty of Morocco. This spacious, Moroccan-inspired one (Queen) bedroom retreat, (with kitchenette) has colorful interiors, high ceilings, with windows and skylights that bathe the apartment with lots of natural sunlight. Enjoy evening cocktails on the private terrace while watching the churches illuminate at dusk. On those rare chilly nights, light the beautiful (hand carved) fireplace for those cozy, romantic evenings at home.

The integrity and elegant design of this gorgeous gem is unquestionable: It includes floor-to-ceiling glass windows, warm/soft lighting, stone floors, Talavera tile, hand carved columns and several niches displaying fine art/sculptures.

Uncompromising attention to detail was given to this majestic property by the previous owner (one of San Miguel's finest architects). Using only the finest materials, master artisans have skillfully crafted your 'home away from home.'

Rarely will you find an upscale rental in Centro that offers this level of style and sensual sophistication, combined with its convenient location and magnificent vistas of Historic San Miguel.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


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

    Quiet surroundings and any disturbing guests will be asked to find other accommodations. Area around the Jardin seems more tolerant to louder guests....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Smoking Allowed:

    No smoking inside the casitas but it is allowed out on the terraces....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    It is an open floorplan, quite large, 750 sq. ft....moreless

  • Open floorplan with a Mexican Queen bed & sofa bed (within view of Queen bed). Very comfortable mattress said by our guests to be the 'most comfortable bed in San Miguel', you'll have to judge for yourself! UPDATE: Casita Opal now has a Sealy Posturpedic KING BED with a memory foam pillowtop!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The custom bathroom has a shower and no tub in Casita Topaz and Casita Opal. Casita Ruby has a gorgeous soaking tub in a glass bath that extends onto the terrace and you can see the view of the city from your bathtub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outside of the fact that San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage site, it was just named the People's Choice NUMBER 1 DESTINATION IN THE WORLD by Conde Naste Traveller Magazine. We knew it, now the world knows it!...moreless


  • Books:

    Some, mostly about art......moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Doesn't play all US DVD's as was bought in Mexico...:-( Is a Samsung Blu-Ray player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Has both Spanish and English programming and news....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New Samsung 47' Flatscreen LED Smart TV with Samsung apps like Bloomberg News, Huffpost News, Youtube, and our complimentary NETFLIX account to access....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning


  • Dining:

    Both indoor and outdoor tables seat six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    Great WIFI in all three casitas, good speed by Mexican standards....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Housekeeper changes and cleans the casita once per week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floorplan with living room area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking adjacent to property, short walk....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two phone lines are available, local SMA phones in the common areas at entry and Free USA/Canada long distance in each casita, so you can stay in touch and can be reached....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Housekeeper will do light wash on your cleaning day....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Casita Topaz has all but an oven which isn't used much in Latin America. The other casitas vary in their kitchen amenities....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Our guests generally don't cook very much so we do give a complimentary coffee canister for arrival week along with sweeteners....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Two gas burners, all pots, pans & dishes provided....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Terrace with Table and 4 chairs, two additional chairs and small hammered copper table. Hammock available by request....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous garden area upon entry to the Jewels, surrounding the central courtyard....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 21 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2016
4 night min stay
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2017
27 night min stay

Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Non-refund Damage Policy $39
  • Cleaning Fee $15
  • Tax Rate 3%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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150 Miles
Nearest Airport
Queretaro / 45 min. (QRO) and Leon (BJX) 1.5 hrs.

Car: Not Necessary

The location is just steps away from the city's tourist lookout, El Mirador, a breathtaking view that you will have from any of the Jewel's private terraces. Quiet, private yet both busses ($.35) and taxis ($2.45) pick you up just outside the street entrance door. Such an easy location to navigate the town. Stay above the fray, the noise and traffic at the Jewels of San Miguel.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are three 'sweatbirds' from Louisiana who simply love San Miguel. We teamed together and purchased the Jewels as we were smitten the moment we saw it and knew it was special, even for San Miguel...

Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
As a rule, Centro's Colonial architecture makes me feel 'boxed in' and so often in San Miguel, the view is for the main house or is marred by electrical wires or excessive noise. When we found the Jewels, it has a natural setting, feels incredibly open and airy and is a quiet refuge from the activities down below but is just minutes away by walking or transportation.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
It's unique due to all the touches it has, we don't furnish it with 'rental' type goods, we try to have the best quality furnishings yet, we're not asking 4 star prices. We try to give added value to the guest's overall experience yet, not burden them with excessive fees and hidden costs. This is why we have free WIFI, Cable, long distance phone service to the US and Canada, and usage of our Netflix account. We furnish purified bottled water and housekeeping once a week with free light laundry service if you care for it. We feel you get the value for your money at the Jewels and on top of that, you get unmatched beauty in your surroundings.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Ruby's bed & fireplace

    Ruby's bed & fireplace

  • Ruby's sunken tub with a view.

    Ruby's sunken tub with a view.

  • The entry salon with its antique Turkish turrine.

    The entry salon with its antique Turkish turrine.

  • Opal's private patio

    Opal's private patio

  • Ruby's Terrace with glassed in Bath.

    Ruby's Terrace with glassed in Bath.

  • Ruby's SUPER comfortable sofa

    Ruby's SUPER comfortable sofa

  • Spacious Casita Topaz & wall to the city.

    Spacious Casita Topaz & wall to the city.

  • As you decend into Casita Topaz, it takes you to another world...

    As you decend into Casita Topaz, it takes you to another world...

  • Beautiful iron furniture and hammered copper table on Topaz's terrace.

    Beautiful iron furniture and hammered copper table on Topaz's terrace.

  • The loggia (for Casita Opal) is straight ahead when you're home in the evening.

    The loggia (for Casita Opal) is straight ahead when you're home in the evening.

  • The entry door from the street transports you into the Jewels enclave

    The entry door from the street transports you into the Jewels enclave

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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