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Spacious 4-Bedroom House and Casita With Pool/Hot Tub & Garden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 4-Bedroom House and Casita With Pool/Hot Tub & Garden

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

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.

Additional Amenities

* 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)

More Details

Property Manager
Sma Home Solutions
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 1 sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1st Floor Powder room with toilet & sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , CASITA bathroom with sink
  • Each bedroom and casita has its own bathroom with a hair dryer located in each bathroom. Walk-in closet and safe in Master bath area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Tarzana, CA
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We have been to San Miguel many times and love this magical city.

  • 4 of 5

Casa Gracia was a dream come true. Walking into this oasis after a day out of absorbing the wonderful culture of San Miguel made us extremely happy. The mix of colonial and some modern furnishings were just lovely. The layout of the house afforded each person their privacy and of course Blanca and staff were available for us during our month's stay. The spacious grounds of Casa Gracia were beautifully maintained so sitting out on the covered sala was so enjoyable. The location is good and it is a flat walk to Ancha San Antonio, however the four of us ( young seniors) felt that the walk was long so we did need to call for a taxi or two most of the time and we were out and about everyday.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Consider This Gracious Home

  • 5 of 5

First, read ex-pat Harriet Doerr's Consider This, Señora to get a sense of the people and place of the high mesa countryside of central Mexico.

Then, consider this: 8 weary travelers arriving at a grand, warm casa and feeling enveloped by its peace. We had a whirlwind tour of the home and then set out to find a few essential food staples just a short walk down San Antonio St. at a local farmacia. (Better to have a quick lunch at the QRO airport before the driver picks you up for hour+ drive to San Miguel.) The house is in a gated community just a short walk to the central part of town. To go across town, cabs are cheap. Change your money at an ATM just couple of blocks up Zacateros St. near a great breakfast spot, La Mesa Grande.

We loved the ambience of the colonial home updated and outfitted with every modern amenity and kitchen tool! The bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms were spacious and luxurious. And cheerful Blanca was there during the week to clean up after us and offer friendly advice. We also relished an at-home dinner catered by Lupita and her two sons.

The enclosed garden was a visual delight with its blooming jacaranda tree, and the pool offered a cool afternoon respite at the end of hot days. The veranda was an inviting spot to gather.

So consider this: we eight merry travelers would highly recommend this place and look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encinitas
5

6 Ladies at SMA

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous !!!!

Location is excellent , walk all around town.

Beautiful home all the amenities you need!

Management company and house staff are amazing!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay and the house amenities and location was excellent. The housekeeper was very helpful and always smiling. The SMA home solutions staff was always prepared to accommodate our needs.

Would recommend this vacation property without reservations

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant Estate Home with Pool

  • 5 of 5

Three couples got together for a week in San Miguel. Casa Gracia exceeded everyone's expectations.

I have rented several houses in SMA and I have to say this was my favorite. The house is large and nicely equipped. Our group's age ranged from 53-75 and everyone enjoyed the daily walks to the center of town.

Great location you will enjoy this property!

Also, the property mgt. company was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truely elegant and terrific location! susan w.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Gracia for a wedding at the Rosewood. The house is fabulous! It's very safe, elegant, and wonderfully equipped! The kitchen has everything you need if you decide to cook and there are lovely plates and flatware for a crowd if you entertain. We had one rainy, cool day and we turned on all the fireplaces - it was very cozy. Lovely place!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Car: not necessary

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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

*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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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