About the property
- Condo1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Charming, spacious, airy, attractive central apartment decorated by Toller Cranston in wonderful World Heritage site San Miguel de Allende. Situated a short, flat walk (less than five minutes) from the main square with the Parroquia, the Angela Peralta theater, the Bellas Artes, which showcases art exhibits and concerts and the Biblioteca, one of the largest English-language libraries in Latin America with its own theater. An easy ten-minute walk to the Instituto Allende, which offers classes in Spanish, painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, batik, weaving, art history and more.
Location ideal for walking to dozens of restaurants, theater, concerts, festivals or other cultural events. Easy flat walking to entire central area of town. Safe and secure.
Up the staircase (not spiral) is a study/bedroom with sofabed and full bath (candles provided). From there you step out onto your own beautiful private terrace with stunning views of the cupolas and spires of San Miguel. Terrace is furnished with table, umbrella, chairs, glider and lounge, in addition to terrace refrigerator, sink and grill. You can have meals catered for a dinner outside viewing a dazzling display of fireworks from the main square (Parroquia), or enjoy the gorgeous sunsets while sipping margaritas. The lounge chair is discreetly situated so that you can sunbathe without getting tan lines. Rental includes free phone calls to US, Canada, on local landline. Also included is wi-fi, utilities, phone with answering machine, satellite TV with English-language stations, DVD, washer/dryer, hairdryers in each bathroom, purified water and twice-weekly maid service. Private driver service and caterer available on request for a fee.
No Smoking, Please.
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- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Heather Hanley
I came to San Miguel de Allende to study Spanish and fell in love with the historical center of this charming colonial town. Although I had spent 34 years in Italy, I prefer living in San Miguel for its accessibility, quality of life and beauty. I have been here five years and each year the town becomes more interesting and livable, with a lively cultural scene consisting of concerts, theater, music and film festivals, wonderful restaurants and a marvelous, thriving community.
Heather Hanley purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Heather Hanley chose Centro Historico
I initially thought I might live in the apartment itself, but felt this particular property could be upgraded and remodeled to make a truly comfortable place for visitors.
What makes this Condo unique
Location, location, location. On our block we have the Angela Peralta Theater, art galleries, a French bakery, marvelous restaurants, a charming café and a couple of nightspots. We are less than a five-minute walk from the main square (Parroquia), around the corner from the Bellas Artes (art exhibits, lectures and concerts are held there) and a block and a half from the Biblioteca, a de facto community center.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location in Centro!
Heather welcomed us in warm Mexican style to this affordable, charming spot! We appreciated the bowl of fresh fruit and wine that helped us settle in. There's much to recommend this attractively decorated apartment, including a comfortable bed, lovely tiled deep bathtub, and lots of local craftwork and other original art. The rooftop terrace offers a great view of early morning hot air balloons rising over the city. The kitchen is small but with so many interesting and wonderful places to eat out, we weren't put out. The location is ideal for exploring Centro. Heather has done a great job of soundproofing the apartment but if you're a super-light sleeper (as I am), you may find the lively nightlife on the street a few nights a week a bit much. It didn't bother my husband but I needed (and used) earplugs to good advantage.
We were met by Heather and introduced to the unit upon arrival. . She spent time showing us the unit and answering any questions. It is located around the corner from the Jardin and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The unit is a situated at the top of 22 winding steps. It is secured by gates and deadbolt so very secure. The unit has cable and plenty to watch (If that's your thing). While we never cooked that is an option. Heather provided us with a few bottles of wine and a huge 5 gallon purified water dispenser. It is beautifully decorated and cozy. A housekeeper comes twice during the week which was nice. All in all wonderful.
There was one drawback, though. About 5 days into our trip a "club" opened it's doors across the street (unmarked) and it was LOUD! The windows vibrated. Cars went up the street blaring LOUD music too. It stayed that way until 2:30 in the morning. That was on a Thursday. On Friday the same thing....I'm not sure if it continued into the weekend as we went home (It was not like this the first weekend we were there). The windows are double paned and she had a fan and a "sound machine" so I'm not sure if it's been an issue in the past. But it was definitely difficult to sleep while it was going on....
I am so sorry that the club across the street exceeded the legal threshold of sound permitted during your second weekend, and will be working with the municipal authorities in charge of this issue to resolve it.
I also have in the main room two sets of curtains for the windows, one with noise-baffling properties, to reduce the street noise and sounds further.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Home away from home!
The apartment is amazing! Fantastic location, and Heather was a wonderful host. I fully recommend!
Great apartment. Very attractively furnished.
Noisy on the weekends but owner has added multiple sound barriers that work well.
If you intend to visit and experience San Miguel there can be no better place to stay
Heather is both a charming and accommodating owner: there is nothing lacking in the Condo or its amenities. We spent two weeks, lacked for nothing and because of the location could walk to anyplace in the historical Centro area while getting to know the various shops and their owners
Whatever your intent for your visit to San Miguel you would choose wisely to stay here
Our recommendation is without reservation
we were right on the center of the historic district . Easy to walk to everything
Our apartment owner was charming. She did everything right to make our stay amazing. Our rooms were just as advertised but the personal attention went way beyond anything we expected. We are already planning a return trip.
Several nearby natural hot springs, with swimming pools, lounge chairs and restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
October-November Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23.00 per night, per additional guest December Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24.00 per night, per additional guest