'Old Mexico Charm' Modern Comforts/Perfect Location!!!!!(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
This Charming Mexican Home Is Located In The Heart of Historic Centr
This charming, traditional Mexican home has it all: beauty, light, comfort, and history. With its two hundred year old walls, this casa simpatica celebrates its past with affection and joy.
Every room opens onto lush, bouganvilla filled patios. Art and folk art fill the lovely interiors. Add to the lively ambiance, the setting: the most photographed and painted Calle Aldama, one short flat block from the town's center, an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Opening the door into the house is to step into an enchanted garden. The copa de oro frames the front patio, a fountain beckons with its gurgling song, bird cages line the south bedroom wall, and a series of receding arches beckon you deeper into the house.
An 18th century Crucifix hangs in the zaguan (entryway), where it was hanging when the owner's mother bought the house in the 1970's. Although there has been constant upgrading and maintenance of the house throughout the years, the layout of the house remains as it has traditionally. There is a bedroom, bath, and den off the downstairs patio, and another bedroom and bath off the upstairs patio. The third cozy bedroom (referred to as 'the nun's cell'), is tucked in still farther off the back patio.
The living room, dining room, kitchen, and breakfast room are located in the heart of the house. A bright, plant-filled, tile covered dining area is off the dining room. There are many different places to set a dining table, and one of Joal's favorites is on the azotea. 'I love lunching with the butterflies'. Many of the plants on the roof terrace are plants that attract the monarchs.
Whether reading, dining, or having a drink at sunset on the azotea, it is a wonderful place to look out over the hillside, and to look down at the dome and the fanciful spires of the Parroquia.
Wedding processions wend their way down Aldama almost every Saturday afternoon, the Estudiantinas serenade this magic street on Saturday evenings.
The bells wake us up in the mornings and the canyon wren sings his song of the descending scale. Outdoors is indoors; indoors is outdoors. The sounds, the smells(orange blossoms and lavender in the back garden), and the sights inside this house are delicious and life giving.
Gabriella (Gaby) arrives with her smile, as warm as the Mexican sun, every morning Monday through Friday. She keeps the house, does the laundry, and will market and do some cooking. Her cheerful presence in a benediction on this house. All's well and all's well at this 'Old Mexico' house on the hillside.
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Member since: 2014
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- vacating on weekend $25
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Renters are asked to tip the housekeeper and the gardner at the end of their stay. The house keeper should be tipped a minimum of $15. per week, per person. The gardner should be tipped $10. per week, per person.
Our house manager, Gwendoline Vanhamme will contact each prospective renter and set up a payment schedule with them.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: John and Joal Donovan have been part of the San Miguel community for almost 40 years. Their passion is Mexico: its history, its culture, and its people. They live in Galveston, Texas, when not in Mexico.
Why the Owner Chose Centro Historico, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
Casa Sta. Catarina is the best deal going in San Miguel. No other property on Calle Aldama comes close to our rental price. And, location, location, location!! The easy access to literally hundreds of restaurants, shops, museums, the Bellas Artes, Teatro Angela Peralta, and the Petit Bar pocket movie theater make this a true find. Turn left out of the door, instead of right, and within a block you'll find yourself in the beautiful Juarez Park. The new, talked about Rosewood Hotel, with its stunning roof bar, is also close to the park. To be in the middle of 'the action', with the comforts of home, surrounded by the charm and beauty of Casa Sta. Catarina is a dream come true. This is a happy house to live in.
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This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017
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