Entire top floor of three story building with drop dead views yet total privacy!
About Suzy Taylor
I am an interior designer/magazine editor and worked in NYC. When I started to paint seriously 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 have always designed every aspect of the place which was an interesting challenge in Mexico. I used to own the property next door but I recently decided to go 'up' to get the light and views so divided the property and built my house above the gallery and the penthouse with its terraces above that.
Suzy Taylor purchased this Hotel Suites in 2005
Why Suzy Taylor chose Zona Centro
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 the penthouse 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.
What makes this Hotel Suites unique
My walkway is so close to everything but it is quiet. This is a noisy town with fireworks, church bells, traffic, etc. 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. In the mornings and evenings you can watch flocks of birds coming and going. Some circle the Parroquia on their way. 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.
Children not allowed
No pets - I have three cats and they don't like it!I have three cats and they don't like it!
Smoking allowed - Only in the outside areas. Never inside please.Only in the outside areas. Never inside please.
Max guests: 2
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The experience was great all around. Great location, artfully furnished, quiet, clean. Great views. Hard to match the outdoor areas
Excellent location and layout. The roof top deck over looking the church was amazing.
A house with a beautiful roof top garden!
Suzy is a great host. We had a wonderful time staying here at her modern house with the view of the churches.
We like the design of the room and the beautiful roof garden. The daily cleaning service is great.
We also like the neighbour hood which is a short walk from the Center.
The room is quite small especially when it is cold and you can’t use the roof garden.
Fortunately days when it is too cold are very rare. On the nippy ones in December and January there is still the sun and the cozy robes and electric throws provided so you can still sit outside.
Beautiful home in centro
Suzy has a lovely home and was a very gracious host
Perfect for the weekend
Thank you Suzy for being a wonderful host. We really enjoyed the location of your home in Centro. The outdoor patio was the perfect spot to start and end our day in San Miguel. Being close to all the restaurants was great for quickly getting around town. We look forward to seeing you again
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!