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Tranquil Garden Casita in Centro

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Garden house with casita nestled in garden. Enjoy peace and comfort.

$875/month Casita. Main house (VRBO#88178) $1997/month

* PLEASE CHECK REVIEWS AT VRBO #88178 which is for the Main House, however Casita reviews can also be viewed at this site.*

The property is situated in Centro and it takes between 10- 15 min. to walk to the heart of town. All of my guests have enjoyed the walk down as it's fascinating to meander on the many and different, small, winding streets while appreciating the flowers cascading from terraces and balconies. Many guests also look forward to the aerobic exercise coming home! However, it’s easy to catch a $2.50 taxi for a 5 minute ride in either direction.

PLEASE READ 'TRAVELER REVIEWS' on the link above as that will give you a good idea of what other guests have felt about both houses and their visit in general. They say far more than I ever could!

Experience luxury and privacy in one of the most beautiful gardens in San Miguel. Both the casita and the main house are within a walled and secure complex and there is a good deal of separation between the two homes.


The casita is charming! It has an open floor plan which echoes the main house in design and décor. Warm terracotta walls and polished tile floors coupled with a most comfortable queen-size bed with pillow-top mattress, mini-kitchen, a beautifully tiled bath with shower, living area, dining nook, and a lovely view of the fountain and garden.

For both properties there is high speed wireless internet. Most of my guests have downloaded Skype and can sit outside under the shade of the outdoor sala/living room while listening to the fountain, catching up on emails and having chats with friends at home.

Cable television is available in both homes and there are many movies with Spanish sub-titles (a great way to practice Spanish!) as well as American news stations, Discovery, etc. Plus the Main house has a DVD and C.D. player with many C.D's and some DVD's.

From both homes one enjoys the antique cantara stone fountain, lush lawn, flowering garden and vine covered high walls which surround the property. Each has its own front porch which face the lovely and most comfortable outside sala.

The outdoor living room (sala) has a dining area, and comfortable cushioned sofa and table and chairs. This is the perfect place for using your lap-top or simply reading while listening to the fountain. A charcoal barbecue makes it the ideal spot for entertaining and eating outdoors. Above the sala is a very large roof-top garden with a large table with umbrella for morning coffee or watching the sunset in the evenings.

The wonderful housekeeper and gardener live right across the street and keep an eagle's eye on the property. She cleans twice a week and deals with water, trash and oversees all other details. For a small, additional fee she would do your personal laundry when you wish. Her husband is a talented gardener who treats the garden as his own. Their weekly work hours are included in the rent, but if you wished to have them for more time, I could make arrangements with them.

There is off-street parking for one large vehicle behind the walls for you or for your friends and additional space in front of the house.

Please there is no smoking inside either home.

It's a lush, fragrant year round retreat.


The main house is a truly a “home” with many exceptional features …. it has sophistication and charm, but is also warm and cozy due to the unique bamboo and wood beam ceilings, warm terracotta walls and polished tile floors. It has one very large master bedroom with fire place as well as a combination den/bedroom. There is a very large bathroom upstairs and a half bath downstairs.

The first floor is an open floor plan with a lipstick red kitchen which looks out onto the garden and the casita in the distance. There is a dining room/living room combination and a half bath. Naturally, the fireplace is the focal point especially on nippy evenings.

Upstairs the master bedroom is amazingly large with fireplace and again the high ceilings with the bamboo and wood beams which make it cozy as well as elegant. The custom-made queen size bed with its delicious pillow-top mattress guarantees a good night’s sleep. The den/bedroom with a twin bed is just off the large dressing room from the master bedroom.

The adjoining bathroom is quite a luxury due to its large size, beautiful tile work and the fact that there is a lot of natural light from a window looking out onto the garden. It includes both a shower and extra long bath. Women certainly appreciate and take notice when they see it ...we ladies like light and this bathroom has it as well as lots of counter and drawer space. Off the dressing area, there is an office/bed combination for an additional guest or child. The room is full of brilliant colors and overlooks the garden and fountain. Going outside from this room there is a washer/dryer. From that point, there are stairs leading to the crow’s nest terrace with a spectacular view of the Paroquia, city and surrounding countryside.



Keywords: Charming garden house with casita within secure vine covered walls. Enjoy peace and beauty at home while the heart beat of the town's plaza is only a 15 min. walk. Maid Service and gardener.
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831-601-1963

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    May smoke outside...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 0: 1 queen

    Spacious sitting room/bedroom...moreless

  • Large sunny studio casita

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is not an air conditioning system as the house is built in such a way that even in the hot season, it stays quite comfortable. If needed, I turn on the overhead fans and enjoy the fresh air....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off street parking inside walls for one car...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Complimentary cell phone ...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with 4 gas burners; mini refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and utensils. Eating area nook....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Use of the covered sala is like an outdoor living room. Shared with main house guests. Upstairs large terrace is delightful for coffee or drinks or working on your computer...moreless

  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden:

    This is the most lovely garden! At night, the outdoor lights make it enchanting. ...moreless

  • Tennis

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$85
$425 $925
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125

Notes:

Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.

One small pet considered with prior approval and pet fee of $125, and refundable of deposit $75.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Excellent restaurants & entertainment, Language, Cooking & Art Classes available in San Miguel.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I would like to share a bit about myself in relationship to my home. I had been a frequent visitor to San Miguel and each time I returned, I felt more and more drawn to the town and the people. Finally, I decided to rent for a year and decide if I wanted to make a move and experience a dramatic change of life style. Like you, I found this property on VRBO and I rented it for a year, but since it was sight unseen, I had great trepidation as I approached the entrance. However, once I unlocked the door I knew that the only way I would ever move from this house was being carried out feet first!!!! Thankfully, the former owners decided to sell and I've been happy there ever since. Normally, I rent out the casita while I live in the main house, but now and then I'm required to return to my other beautiful town of Carmel, California and then I rent out my main house as well. I never like my home to be vacant because I think it is such a gracious and beautiful spot that I want to share it with others. If it's not rented, I invite my close friends as my guests for a couple weeks vacation. I have found that over the years, I have met the most wonderful guests and many of them have become dear friends. I consider myself a very fortunate lady for having taken the risk and made the move to San Miguel de Allende! It's been an ongoing adventure! I hope you will also be a guest and enjoy it as I have.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Italian trained chef available upon request.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • View of Casita and Crow's Nest from Main House

    View of Casita and Crow's Nest from Main House

  • View of main house from fountain

    View of main house from fountain

  • Casita sitting room/bedroom

    Casita sitting room/bedroom

  • Casita bathroom with shower with lovely Mexican tile

    Casita bathroom with shower with lovely Mexican tile

  • Luz, Gregorio, and sweet Paloma keep Casa Sabrina and grounds pristine

    Luz, Gregorio, and sweet Paloma keep Casa Sabrina and grounds pristine

  • Entry to main house and casita from street

    Entry to main house and casita from street

  • View of Casita from main house, convenient access to sala and roof terrace

    View of Casita from main house, convenient access to sala and roof terrace

  • Panoramic view of San Miguel from Crow's Nest

    Panoramic view of San Miguel from Crow's Nest

  • View of Parroquia (main church) from Crow's Nest

    View of Parroquia (main church) from Crow's Nest

  • Casita front porch 'Welcome'

    Casita front porch 'Welcome'

  • Off kitchen eating nook

    Off kitchen eating nook

  • Comfy, plush queen bed

    Comfy, plush queen bed

  • Stairway to rooftop terrace

    Stairway to rooftop terrace

  • Gregorio's Artwork

    Gregorio's Artwork

  • Covered sala, acts as an extended, outdoor living, dining area

    Covered sala, acts as an extended, outdoor living, dining area

  • More lovely garden views

    More lovely garden views

  • View of Terrace and Casita from Main House

    View of Terrace and Casita from Main House

  • Panoramic view of countryside from Crow's Nest

    Panoramic view of countryside from Crow's Nest

VRBO #592969

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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