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Short Walk to Downtown, Walled-in Yard, Roof Terrace View, on-Site Caretaker

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 Bedrooms (1K, 1Q, 1 F, 4 Twins), 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9-10

Authentic San Miguel home at the Los Arcos entrance to the former El Atascadero ranch. Beautifully situated on a hillside overlooking the central district of this historic city. A 5-10 minute walk to world-class shopping, dining, the arts, language schools, massage, yoga, mariachis, life-sized puppet parades and the magic of downtown San Miguel. This home is also within walking distance of the 170 acre El Charco del Ingenio botanical gardens and nature preserve where you can view native and endangered plants and wildlife.

This warm and brightly decorated home has four cozy bedrooms (1K, 1Q, 1F, 4TwBunks) that comfortably sleep 9-10 along with 4 bathrooms. All bedrooms have comforters and the home features 2 gas fireplaces, for comfortable living year-round. The newly-built handicap accessible queen master bedroom has a stunning boveda ceiling and tiled bath with a jacuzzi tub. The second-floor master bedroom has a gas fireplace, king-sized bed, and is next to a bedroom with 2 twin bunks that is convenient for families traveling with children. The rooftop bedroom features a large terrace with a view over San Miguel.


This is a completely walled-in property featuring maintained gardens and is perfect for the pet-lover or for kids needing space to run. The kitchen is well-equipped, including a gas stove, refrigerator and microwave. There are four private terraces for dining, reading, writing or resting. The home also has WIFI and cable television for staying in touch with the world outside. There is a formal dining room and a sunny breakfast nook.

A friendly on-site caretaker family, who have lived on and managed the property through multiple generations, lives in a separate dwelling and is available to clean, do laundry, run errands, or simply answer questions about San Miguel. House cleaning every 3 days is included in the rent. Laundering and other services are available for an additional fee.

There is a covered carport, although this home is so close to town that a car is rarely needed unless you want to venture out to the nearby hot springs, historic Delores Hidalgo, or the many other sites near San Miguel. This home is a magical retreat into old San Miguel, while also offering easy access to San Miguel's downtown treasures.

Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 09/19/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Wonderful property for children, with large lawn space, walkability to town and language immersion programs, and the caretaker's young children on the property (excellent opportunity for language exposure!). Property also has a swing set. A crib is also available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking allowed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Fully fenced-in property...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a driveway up to the house and a ramp leading to the downstairs master bedroom/ interior patio. The entire first floor is wheelchair accessible, except for the kitchen....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Boveda ceiling, hand-tiled jacuzzi and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two sinks and entry from master and twin bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Caretaker family provides house cleaning every 3 days. Laundry service and other assistance is available for an additional fee. On-site WIFI. Purified water provided for drinking and cooking, refilled as needed by caretakers....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Round dining table in formal dining room seats 4-6 comfortable, and an additional table in the nearby living room seats 4-6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating:

    gas space heaters available...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 cars can fit in the driveway parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Service provided by caretaker...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwashing services available from the caretakers for an additional fee....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    With large pantry. Recently remodeled, including LeCreuset cookware, new gas stove, new refrigerator, new appliances, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    2 microwaves, one in kitchen, one in bottom floor master....moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Next-door pool available for use for a fee....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$240
$1,195 $2,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Twice-weekly cleaning is included in the rental rates.

Laundry service available for a fee.

Linens and towels included.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Queretarro or Leon

Car: Not Necessary

Downtown property accessible to everything San Miguel has to offer, but also within walking, biking or running distance to the El Charco botanical gardens.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1941

About: This home has been in the family since 1941 when it was purchased by an anthropologist and linguist couple who were friends with the expatriate artist Stirling Dickinson. It is now owned by their children and managed by their daughter, Susie Elmendorf Roberts. The family continues to enjoy the home and the city 70+ years later.

Why Atascadero (Rinconada de Los Balcones, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico):
With so much new development in San Miguel, this home offers a unique retreat into old San Miguel, with modern comforts. The caretaker family has been living and caring for the property for over 70 years, through multiple generations. The owners care deeply for San Miguel, its history, and the legacy of this home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Family-friendly, on-site caretakers and children, gardens, stunning view of downtown, proximity to downtown and to natural wonders of El Charco botanical gardens, unique home that celebrates the history of SMA.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 09/19/2016

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Photos

  • Font patio and lawn

    Font patio and lawn

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Sunny breakfast nook

    Sunny breakfast nook

  • First floor guest bath with shower

    First floor guest bath with shower

  • 1st floor master with queen bed

    1st floor master with queen bed

  • First floor interior patio

    First floor interior patio

  • Shared 2nd floor bath with tub, double sink and shower

    Shared 2nd floor bath with tub, double sink and shower

  • 2nd floor patio

    2nd floor patio

  • Rooftop patio

    Rooftop patio

  • Rooftop bedroom with private bath, desk, patio.

    Rooftop bedroom with private bath, desk, patio.

  • Carport

    Carport

  • Five-minute walk to downtown San Miguel!

    Five-minute walk to downtown San Miguel!

  • Front lawn and patio

    Front lawn and patio

  • Main floor living room with gas fireplace, cable TV and breakfast nook.

    Main floor living room with gas fireplace, cable TV and breakfast nook.

  • Kitchen with stove, refrigerator,  microwave, utensils and cookware.

    Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, utensils and cookware.

  • First floor master with  queen, gas heater,  two desks, heater, and kitchenette.

    First floor master with queen, gas heater, two desks, heater, and kitchenette.

  • 1st floor master bath with jacuzzi tub, shower, heat lamp and double sinks.

    1st floor master bath with jacuzzi tub, shower, heat lamp and double sinks.

  • 2nd floor master bedroom with king, fireplace, desk, patio

    2nd floor master bedroom with king, fireplace, desk, patio

  • 2nd floor bunk room with 2 sets of twin bunks

    2nd floor bunk room with 2 sets of twin bunks

  • Stairs to rooftop patio and bedroom

    Stairs to rooftop patio and bedroom

  • Rooftop bedroom

    Rooftop bedroom

  • 2nd floor full bathroom

    2nd floor full bathroom

  • Authentic San Miguel at Santo Domingo 48

    Authentic San Miguel at Santo Domingo 48

  • World Heritage site downtown San Miguel and La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

    World Heritage site downtown San Miguel and La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

VRBO #615231

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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