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New Centro Penthouse with Wonderful Views

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Penthouse with full window wall has outstanding views and complete privacy.
This new Contemporary Rustic building was recently designed by the owner who worked as an Interior Designer in NYC for 25 years; therefore it is unique and personal. This desirable, very private suite has windows galore, skylights and natural materials offering lots of light and the best location in San Miguel. Furnishings are a mix of custom and vintage with beautiful original artwork.
The kitchenette has a refrigerator, coffeepot, microwave and hotplate all perfect for fixing breakfast or a light snack with new cooking utensils and dishes. Two ceiling fans and a gas fireplace. Full contemporary bath with several skylights.
Queen size bed facing glorious views of San Miguel's famous churches. For winter comfort there is a gas fireplace and for warmer weather a ceiling fan and windows with screens.
Covered outdoor living area with seating and napping space and, if needed, a ceiling fan. You will enjoy an additional open outside area for early morning coffee or enjoy the famous sunsets with margarita in hand while listening to the sounds of San Miguel.
Free Cable TV and WiFi are available.
From all locations in and outdoors you will enjoy the view of the rooftops, the treetops, and the spires of the local cathedrals which are famous and close by.
The location is on a quiet picturesque walkway half a block from the main street where you will find wonderful shops. restaurants, The Instituto (with classes galore) and Parque Juarez all within a two block walk. Clay tennis courts are five minutes away. Golf course a two mile taxi ride.
You will have your own private stairway to your lovely Penthouse Suite on the third level.
Feel free to check the recent reviews to see what recent visitors have said.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I have three cats and they don't like it!...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only in the outside areas. Never inside please....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • It is the main room and includes seating, fireplace, ceiling fan, tv.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Stone enclosure and five skylights. Plush bathrobes provided for the crisp temperatures in the mornings...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Easel and painting equipment can be provided. Large studio on ground floor behind gallery....moreless


  • Books:

    Books of general interest - travel etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    English channels from Shaw cable in Toronto/Detroit area...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Marble topped table in the outside covered terrace. Can also be used as a desk....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels and two plush bathrobes for chilly mornings...moreless

  • Parking:

    Requires being let into the gated area. Street parking half a block away...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local cell phone provided...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    Hot water kettle and carafe with Melitta filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All new...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    It is more a kitchenette. Not good for any major cooking...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered one with seating and open one with two deck chairs...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 - Apr 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Easter/Semana Santa
Apr 13 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Apr 23 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates



No smoking inside. There are private outside areas available. I have cats so if you don't want them around keep door to stairway closed at all times.

Enter through gallery on ground floor. Private home is on second floor next to stairs to third, penthouse level.

Keypad lock on front door with your own code.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Leon, Queretro

Car: Not Necessary

SMA has many festivals and most are accompanied by fireworks displays in the jardin. The view of the fireworks from here is spectacular- and no crowds!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am an interior designer/magazine editor and worked in NYC for 25 years. I moved to CT in order to have time and space to paint. I moved to SMA in 2007 to put it all together in my gallery which has my paintings and my custom furniture. I started with the gallery and the house next door. I have always designed every aspect of the place which was an interesting challenge in Mexico. I recently decided to go 'up' to get the light and views so divided the property and built the house above the gallery and the guest quarters above that.

Why the Owner Chose Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
When I bought this property it was a vacant lot. I liked the location though admittedly it is better for living than for the gallery since it is a bit off the beaten path. The first level is a gallery and studio. The gallery (named the Arroyo Gallery) contains my original paintings, custom furniture and some clothing. My house is the second level and this unit is the third. The light and views improve as you go further up. It has everything I need all in one space and it is an extremely pleasant place to live! The area is quiet since it is on a walkway. The view goes to the churches with mainly trees between here and there. The walkway itself is now called the 'Pasada de la Paz' or 'The walkway of peace.' and has gardens, murals, mosaics, etc all along it. but half a block away past this walkway is the major street with taxis, restaurants and shops. The center of town is four blocks away. The Instituto is a block in the other direction. IT's all here and you don't need to drive.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
It is so close to everything but it is quiet. This is a noisy town with fireworks, church bells, traffic, etc. It is not bad here. I get the sound of many singing birds in the early morning. I do get the church bells but they are not close enough to be a bother. They are lovely. The fireworks can be seen but are rarely close enough to be considered noisy. Again, being by an open area, many hot air balloons go overhead in the early morning. You can hear their 'whoosh' and go outside and look up into them. Since there are only trees between here and the churches, there is no need for curtains. Privacy is not an issue. It is unusual to get a private view and quiet while being close to everything. With the windows and skylights it does get morning light which I personally adore. (I do provide eyeshades for those who don't love it or have the occasional late night out and want to avoid it the next day.) Lifepath, a wellness center, is next door and provides health services and classes. The only noise from there is an occasional 'ohmmmmm' from the yoga instructor.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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  • Covered outdoor terrace;

    Covered outdoor terrace;

  • Covered terrace looking toward the "bridge" to the open terrace.

    Covered terrace looking toward the "bridge" to the open terrace.

  • Sunrise through the arches on the covered terrace.

    Sunrise through the arches on the covered terrace.

  • Top of stairway

    Top of stairway

  • Stairway from the ground floor gallery to the second level

    Stairway from the ground floor gallery to the second level

  • Bathroom with five skylights, stone shower and copper sink.

    Bathroom with five skylights, stone shower and copper sink.

  • The loveseat has ends that can drop down creating either a chaise or daybed.

    The loveseat has ends that can drop down creating either a chaise or daybed.

  • Outdoor terrace great for breakfast or at sunset.

    Outdoor terrace great for breakfast or at sunset.

  • Third floor private entrance.

    Third floor private entrance.

  • stairway to third level and balcony off of bedroom

    stairway to third level and balcony off of bedroom

VRBO #576761

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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