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Central, Charming, Well-Appointed Condo Private Terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 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:
July 20, 2017

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 San Miguel de Allende

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 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Central, Charming, Well-Appointed Condo Private Terrace
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Respect--and a Bargain!

  • 5 of 5

Well, I am hesitant to write this review inasmuch as I am a regular visit to San Miguel de Allende, and, to be honest, I would like to keep this place to myself. The location on Mesones is darn near perfect--the Jardine and center of activity is 1.5 blocks away. The unit itself is decorated with great character. There is a very pleasant smaller room upstairs with a large sofa that folds out together with a very nice bathroom with tub, and sliding door access to a sun terrace. Downstairs in the main room queen bed is very comfortable and a bathroom room with shower, and there is an assortment of casual seating as well as a dining table and seat. And a siting desk. The small kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, coorkwear and silverware and glasses--But I was temped by the abundandant food choices all over town, so never cooked. The owner of the unit may be the best reason to rent--Heather Hanley sees that the place is maintained perfectly. If you can, spend some time talking to Heather about her San Miguel Miguel knowledge and experience. She may not know everything--buy it sure seemed that way to me. Great views on to Mesones which can get loud at times, but Heather has installed sound dampening curtains, and with a strong floor flan the street noise is avoided at night. I stayed here twice in a 2-month period in April and June. Bob from Aspen, CO.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, perfect host.

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better location in San Miguel. This property is right in centro. Less than a 5 minute walk to the Jardin or out Zacateros/Hernandez Macias towards Ancha San Antonio. My wife and I spent 2 weeks out of our month stay in San Miguel here and this was our favorite location. Being right across the street from one of the best bakery/coffee shops in town doesn't hurt either :)

We stayed here while going to school at Academia Hispano Americana just up the road. It was especially convenient for us because it had a full sized dining room table at which we could do our homework.

The best part, though, is the host. Heather is a real gem. You couldn't ask for a nicer, more considerate host.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed in Heather's condo for two weeks and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect accomodation. It is located close to the Jardin and many excellent restaurants.

It is so beautifully decorated and everything you could ask for has been supplied. There is an excellent pastry shop across the street that is really hard to resist. We prepared most of our breakfasts, some lunches and a couple of dinners at the condo and just enjoyed relaxing and enjoying the ambience. There is a grocery store just over a block away and lots of fresh fruit available close by. Heather was so nice and really informative about SMA; we really enjoyed the time we spent with her. She told us about some of her favorite restaurants which ended up being ours too.

We hope to be able to return to SMA before too long and hope that we will be able to stay in Heather's condo again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, California

Perfect Location!!..Wonderful Host!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfectly located - very close to the Jardin. Within walking distance to many restaurants - charming coffee/pastry shop right across the street. Small grocery store just down the street & a short easy walk to the Artesans market. The owner is extremely sweet and goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is comfortable and that you have everything you need. Responds to any questions right away. The private terrace is a wonderful place to relax with pretty views of the Churches. Comfortable furnishings, stocked kitchen, washer & dryer was a big plus!!...great Wifi connection, Vonage phone, Cable TV…lots of thoughtful amenities. There is always a celebration of some sort going on in San Miguel - The double paned windows keep the apartment nice and quiet - and there's also a white noise machine next to the bed should you need it. The location is really convenient- I'd recommend staying at this property!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery Alabama USA

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location near the plaza, with restaurants and music right across the street, and all the way to the plaza. We were there during the festival for Saint Michael (wonderful time to go to SMA) and got to watch the parades and festivities from the two small balconies overlooking Mesones. The upstairs private terrace was a great place to see the fireworks.Next time we will take advantage of the outdoor kitchen on the terrace and grill out. If you don't want to hear the festivities and music, close the double windows and double drapes, turn on the white noise machine and you won't hear a thing.

The owner provides detailed instructions for the apartment, in case you should need help with wireless internet, TV, Cable, Vonage phone, etc. She gives you access to people to help you with everything in the apartment.

If you tend to get hot, there are floor fans upstairs and downstairs. plus a ceiling fan upstairs. Lots of space (and 2 bathrooms) if one person gets up early and wants to get the day started.

This is an idyllic placed to stay in a wonderful town. We have stayed here twice in the last 4 months and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • 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

Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
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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