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A Jewel Of A Garden Home In Exclusive Neighborhood With Million Dollar View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Light-Filled, 1900 Sq. Ft. Home Is 2 Bedrm, 2 Bath, 2 Patios & A Million $ View

This split-level jewel in one of the most exclusive areas of San Miguel was completely renovated in 2014. The garden home's front entrance is through a common, gated, grand stairway shared with three other homes. It also has a private back entrance on a small privada where it is easy to park. One master bedroom opens to the back patio and is on street-level. The other master bedroom is eight steps up from there, while, the open living/dining room, kitchen, outdoor sala, studio/library and front patio is eight steps down from the street-level master. The master suites are furnished - one with a king-size bed and one with a queen-size bed. Both master bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The split-level nature of the house gives privacy and makes it very comfortable for a family or two couples. The studio is furnished with an antique day bed and the living room sofa is a queen size sleeper sofa. Beautiful boveda ceilings can be found in the downstairs master and the kitchen. On the rooftop, views of all the monuments are available as well as of the glorious sunsets and sunrises. The house is unique from most other SMA two bedroom, two bath homes in that it is filled with light; and has two lovely, 'ground-level' outdoor spaces. It is a fifteen to twenty minute walk to the jardin and no taxi is needed for the return trip since it is a relatively flat walk. One can walk down one of the first streets in SMA to get to the Jardin; or, as easily stroll down an exclusive calle with a pastoral setting. The owners continue to decorate it with art and crafts from Mexico, Central and South America.

Therese Tilley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Therese Tilley

We are a mother and daughter team, one from Texas and the other from Louisiana, who know what 'la joie de vivre' means. The culture is in our blood.

Therese Tilley purchased this house in 2014

Why Therese Tilley chose Colonia Caracol

Both have traveled extensively. The daughter, Therese, has traveled to San Miguel for summers the last 15 year; and, the mother, Lolita, has come the last several years. Both love San Miguel. Therese lived in many different neighborhoods, usually in a two bedroom/two bath house, unless she rented with friends, then she stayed in the six bedroom colonial in the historic centro. She had almost stopped looking for a house to buy thinking she was too picky and would never find something she could afford. The mother helped make the daughter's dream come true. They needed a house that was close enough in to walk to the jardin, with light, plenty of downstairs outdoor space, easy accessibility, with a garage, and quiet, in an established neighborhood. Therese knew it when she saw it. Lolita had renovations in mind and her vision made it even more spectacular as windows were added and the kitchen expanded and bathrooms redone or updated. The daughter envisioned a fountain and a beautiful roof top terrace with an incredible view in a true neighborhood. Casa PorVenir is truly a house 'For the future' and is named after Lolita's Colombian Grandfather's Finca. The name 'PorVenir' also was used by Therese's brother for a company. We hope the name brings as many blessings to our home and family as it has in the past.


Car: not necessary

San Miguel is a World Heritage Site and in 2014 Conde Nast's selection for nicest city in the world. It is paradise with the best of everything and something for everyone - language and art schools; eco-tourism; adventure tours; progressive attitudes and seminars in every subject; shopping, dining, relaxing.


Colonia Caracol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 is the studio/library which is furnished with a daybed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Golf course temporary memberships are available. The Rosewood is close and offers spa, gym, and pool daily and monthly rates quite reasonably.


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A Jewel Of A Garden Home In Exclusive Neighborhood With Million Dollar View
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

The property is beautiful, in the centro, but in a quiet, exclusive neighborhood with easy parking.

  • 5 of 5

Best housekeeper and chef in San Miguel. You will be spoilt and not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Porvenir for the Holidays

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a delightful stay at Casa Porvenir during the week between Christmas and New Year's. The property was just as described and pictured on the site. It was very inviting, clean, and comfortable. Carolina took great care of us during our stay, cooking us breakfast every day, cleaning, and doing our laundry. The property was within walking distance (about 15 minutes) of the Jardin. We really enjoyed our stay, and plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review. I hope you think of us again. I enjoyed meeting Sharon, briefly.
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San Miguel

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 9 days in San Miguel and enjoyed every minute of the trip. The villa was very comfortable and in a quiet neighborhood. We walked to town each evening for dinner then took a taxi back. It's a bit far and up hill for the return trip on a full stomach. And the taxi ride only cost about $2. The villa had everything one needed to be comfortable. The only suggestion would be to provide an electric space heater that can be moved from room to room. We stayed in November and it was quite cold in the evenings and had to wear a coat around the villa. There is a fireplace but we couldn't figure out how to light it. All in all it was a great trip and we will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a beautiful City..

  • 5 of 5

This house really feels like a home.. loved the outdoor spaces and the quiet neighborhood. The house was perfect for my friend and I to each have our own space with the two master suites. "Cobbled" 20 minute walk to the center of town. Would definitely recommend for two couples or two singles.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Mexican Ambiance

  • 4 of 5

The location, ambiance, space, view from the rooftop terrace are all great. We requested more towels while there and they were brought in the next day.

Not crazy about the worn teflon pots & pans.

The water pressure in showers was terrific.

Prior to going we were concerned about the walk in & out of town, and the fact that the house was several levels. None of this was an issue.

For the $ this is a terrific house & location.

Really torn between giving 4 or 5 stars.

We actually selected it because it looked great in the images, and virtually all reviews on it were positive.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response. We are glad you liked our house, the location, the view, almost everything except our pots and pans. We will update our pots and pans this year. Per the listing, our kitchen is not equipped for the "gourmet" but "adequate" for family. We hope you will return to Casa Porvenir and promise to have a new and better set of "cook's" pots and pans. We want that last star!
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Charming, comfortable house in a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming, beautifully decorated in the Mexican style, and located in a lovely neighborhood. We particularly enjoyed the Calle walking route to the Centro, watching the sunsets from the rooftop terrace, and visiting in the lovely sheltered courtyard during the heat of the day. The bougainvillea and honeysuckle are gorgeous! Additionally, the splash of the fountain in the second courtyard was delightful and seemed to cool the whole house when needed. The beds were very comfortable! We hope to stay here again on our next visit to San Miguel de Allende. Theresa is very helpful should a need or question arise, which is most appreciated! I don't hesitate to recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

GUEST FEE: $500. pesos paid directly for housekeeper for 3 times a week. Guest monitor own gas usuage and pay for gas directly if they use more than amount provided contractually. Arrangements must be made with owner in advance for more or less weekly housekeeping.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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