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Central, Charming, Well-Appointed Condo Private Terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Heather Hanley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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.


Centro Historico Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs bathroom has shower, upstairs bathroom has tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable queen-size sofabed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Twice-weekly Maid service, purified water safe for drinking throughout apartment, toaster-oven, Hairdryers.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Central, Charming, Well-Appointed Condo Private Terrace
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

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....

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Regards, Heather Hanley
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is amazing! Fantastic location, and Heather was a wonderful host. I fully recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. Very attractively furnished.

Noisy on the weekends but owner has added multiple sound barriers that work well.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you intend to visit and experience San Miguel there can be no better place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, USA

Super comfortable place in SMA

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure to stay in this amazing apartment in SMA. I loved the location and I loved the apartment! Having the deck available to enjoy the view mornings and evenings is special. The apartment is spacious, very nicely decorated and had everything I needed. The hostess was very helpful and made my stay special. I walked everywhere in town from the apartment (my class, restaurants, sightseeing) and the central square is only two blocks away. I would stay again and highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we were right on the center of the historic district . Easy to walk to everything

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Several nearby natural hot springs, with swimming pools, lounge chairs and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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