|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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A Quiet, But Close-In Location
Located in the heart of the quiet, gated la Aldea neighborhood of Centro San Miguel de Allende, this large, elegant home is a secluded oasis of peace and privacy to be enjoyed with friends or family.
Yet, just a short walk away, is everything this vibrant, historic colonial town has to offer. La Aldea neighborhood spills out onto Ancha de San Antonio, site of the Instituto, home to galleries, craft markets, a cafe, wine store, concerts, language and arts classes. Also along Ancha de San Antonio are restaurants offering a multitude of cuisines, pharmacy, small grocery store, vegetable and flower vendors, and a weekend produce and crafts market. Ten walking minutes away -- past numerous restaurants, shops and ancient walled residences with elaborate carved doors -- is the center of San Miguel life, El Jardin. Ten minutes in another direction, just past the luxurious Rosewood Hotel, is the large Parque Juarez, site of fairs, festivals, musical concerts and a new, gated playground. Its broad walkways amid tropical foliage make it THE place for a morning jog.
The Main House - Room to Play, Privacy to Relax
Gracia 9 is a large property with abundant space inside and out for socializing or finding a quiet corner to watch TV, read, play cards or reflect. It is the perfect choice for a group of 6 to 8 people. The large kitchen, dining room and covered verandas easily accommodate family and friends.
The house and casita, which are only offered as a package, contain 6,500 square feet of living space. Within the main house are two levels of large rooms with 13.5-foot ceilings. The ground floor has a grand entry hall, living room (salon), dining room, kitchen, and den and powder room. The newly refurbished dining room with its large, granite tabletop seats 8 to 10. The newly refurbished kitchen incorporates all new high-end Thermador appliances. The TV room/den boasts a 49' ultra high-definition TV with cable channels (some in English) and a DVD player. There is a nice selection of movies or bring your favorites.
Off of the salon is a large, covered veranda overlooking the pool and garden. With its stone wall fountain, fireplace and view to the garden, it is the perfect spot to gather for drinks before dinner. All of the ground floor rooms and veranda, except the kitchen, have gas fireplaces with mantles of carved limestone.
A grand stone staircase leads to the second floor of the main house where there are three well-appointed bedrooms with en suite baths. Each bedroom has a large wardrobe. The master bathroom also has a large walk-in closet and safe. The master and second bedrooms have king sized beds; the third bedroom has two twin beds. A west-facing terrace with comfortable seating for two adjoins the master bedroom. A wide, light-filled gallery/library flanks all of the bedrooms and offers comfortable seating to curl up with a good book. Off of the library is an east-facing terrace with table and chairs from which to watch the sunrise, enjoy morning coffee, or find shade in the late afternoon. After dark, that same terrace offers a spectacular view of the illuminated church domes and spires that dominate the San Miguel skyline.
The Casita is a spacious, but cozy one-room cottage with kitchenette and bath. It is housed in a separate building beyond the pool but remains within the walled complex. It is the perfect choice for the couple with school-aged children in your group for it can sleep four. Or, it may appeal to adults who prefer not to climb the two flights of stairs that lead to the bedrooms in the main house.
The Pool and Garden
The pool and garden together make a lovely view from the house. Flower covered vines climb the walls on either side of the garden. A mature Jacaranda tree forms a canopy over the Casita (lucky is the visitor who sees it in April bloom); tropical plants border a lush, level green lawn - large enough for croquet, badminton or boules. Three unique fountains grace the garden and pool area. The most dramatic is the aqueduct fountain cascading into the pool. The dense vines, colorful flowers and fountains attract many bird species. Bring your binoculars.
The pool is a dipping pool -- large enough for aquatic exercises and for school-aged children to play under adult supervision. A new, metered gas heater and newly installed solar panels will keep the pool temperature close to 80 degrees. The Jacuzzi enclosed within the larger pool can be heated to 100 degrees in about thirty minutes.
Because the pool is in the center of the garden and cannot be cordoned off, no children under the age of six may stay at Gracia 9.
* A professional management company to oversee guests' needs, maintenance and housekeeping
* Daily maid service
* Breakfasts may be arranged for an added charge
* Regular gardening and pool maintenance
* New full-sized washer and dryer (available for your personal laundry after 3 p.m.)
* Linen changes every four days
* WIFI throughout the main house and Casita
* Apple TV in the den available with subscription
* Cable TV in each bedroom, the den and Casita
* DVD players in the den, master bedroom and Casita
* Vonage phone service (for making free calls to the USA)
* Local telephone service
* Easy, on-street parking always available for guests who drive to San Miguel
* Low cost taxi services (One always arrives within 10 minutes)
* Private car services with comfortable vehicles and excellent drivers at reasonable rates. (Recommended for out-of-town excursions)
My family and I stayed at this home for the week of Thanksgiving 2016. We cannot say enough about this house. Not only is it gorgeous, but the management company and staff could not be more friendly or helpful. The pictures of this house do not even do it justice-it is stunning! The location is also spot on. You can walk to town no problem and the neighborhood is gated. We met some of the neighbors and loved chatting with them. Andrea, Erika and Sofia from the management company and the house staff are amazing! They answered our questions, provided insight into San Miguel and arranged our transport to and from Leon. We cannot wait to return to this oasis in Mexico!
Casa Gracia was a special surprise. We were three couples and everyone had a great time. The local support people and Blanca, the housekeeper, were most helpful. The house is in a very safe area, within easy walks of the historic area, restaurants and shops. A great place.
Four couples had a fabulous week in this magical hacienda with every amenity one could hope for. Stunning furnishings and artwork, gracious and spacious accommodations so that eight people had privacy yet room to gather whenever we wanted to. Beautiful grounds and swimming pool, lovely patios, incredible soaring brick vaulted ceilings, secure and quiet gated community within a short walk of the plaza. The gardener and housekeeper were unobtrusive and charming. We felt totally taken care of by the invisible yet very capable hands of the management company. If giving this ten stars were possible, I would do it in a heartbeat!
Casa Gracia was/is the perfect getaway in San Miguel de Allende. It is walking distance to El Jardín and many excellent restaurants and shops. When a taxi was needed one was always easy to find on the street in front of the private, gated community. The home felt like a home and was well stocked. A group of 8 fit nicely in this amazing hacienda without feeling like we were stumbling all over each other. Blanca was gracious and attentive and fit in so perfectly that we all looked forward to her daily visits. We were in SMA for a Tango Festival and invited some friends over for dinner - everyone one of them said they would like to rent Casa Gracia for themselves on their next trip. You simply cannot go wrong with this property. The management company was on top of it and everything went smoothly. The entire experience was absolutely lovely. We all agreed we would return to SMA just to stay in the hacienda!
This handsome and well furnished home was perfect for traveling with couples. We had Large living spacesto be together and could also find areas for solitude. Close to center of San Miguel yet far enough away to avoid the noisy center.
When I was looking for the perfect place to host my 50th birthday celebration, it was between two properties. One that was closer to El Jardin and Casa Gracia #9. We decided to move forward with Casa Gracia because of the size of the home. I was keeping my fingers crossed that the location would be ok. It was PERFECT! It gives you the opportunity to see another part of SMA and STILL be really close to El Jardin. It takes 10 minutes to walk to the town square.
WOW! What a STUNNING property and this is coming from a highly selective individual that POURED over properties and reviews trying to find the best place. I'm in the furniture and interior design industry and this home is done well. The lay-out is fabulous and the attention to detail is spot on. Our favorite time was in the evenings gathering for cocktails in the outside living space. All of the water elements are beautiful - fountain, pool and hot tub. The management team did a great job accommodating any and all requests and Blanca the house keeper was sheer delight. All 8 of us LOVED our experience and look forward to going back. SMA is also an amazing experience and the jewel of Mexico! There was nothing not to love and we feel very blessed to have been able to have such a wonderful experience.
This house is a short walk to the main Jardin and Parroquia (cathedral), Parque Juarez (park), restaurants, cafés, shopping, galleries, and more. The picturesque streets of San Miguel, local markets, and frequent celebrations are great for the explorer and photographer. The botanical gardens and hot springs are both a taxi ride away.
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Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
*Additional days billed at $500 USD per day. **More than 30 days billed at $400 USD per day. ***A damage deposit of $500 USD is also required.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.