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Centro Colonial Charm - Stunning Views - Rave Reviews!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Master Bedroom Suites, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

You can have it all! True 18th century charm and 21st century convenience on one of San Miguel’s oldest streets, in a quiet, desirable neighborhood just three blocks from San Miguel’s elegant, festive Jardin. This beautiful home is charming and comfortable, offering bright, colorful interiors, gracious outdoor living, and stunning views. Great for 2, 4, or 6!

Casa Cielo has 3 MASTER BEDROOM SUITES – each with its own private bathroom, walk-in closet, and cantera stone fireplace. Their configurations differ as follows:

• The TWIN bedroom master suite on the ground floor has two twin beds, a vaulted boveda ceiling, sitting area overlooking garden patio, TV/DVD, and a tiled bath and shower.

• The KING bedroom master suite on the second floor has a king-size bed, doors leading to a plant-screened terrace, TV/DVD, and a tiled bath and shower.

• The QUEEN bedroom master bedroom suite, also on the second floor, has a queen-size bed, vaulted boveda ceiling, tiled shower, and a separate connecting study-sitting area.

The separate study-sitting area that adjoins the queen bedroom has a vaulted boveda ceiling, desk, sofa, TV-DVD player, and a beautiful view to the courtyard below. Because this space is also accessible from an outdoor passageway, it can serve as a studio-study for all guests if desired.

All bedrooms share an internal stairway to rooftop terraces with extraordinary views of the Parroquia and town, lake, mountains, and sunsets. Lie in the sun on chaisse lounges, or sit in the shade under the tiled veranda.

The brand new washer and dryer, located in a closet on the second floor outdoor sala, is super quiet, energy efficient, and easily accessible.

You’ll love your choices for relaxation and enjoyment throughout this thoroughly modern home with 18th century walls. In the living room you’ll find overstuffed sofas and chairs, a hand-built stone fireplace, and thick, warmly colored walls. In the dining room you may gather for meals at a long country table. The brightly tiled kitchen is ready for cooking or for being served.

Relax in the stone patio by a sprinkling tile and stone fountain. Sit outdoors at tile tables or in the cool shade of the outdoor sala with its overstuffed sofas and chairs.

This home is in the best area of town, across the street from the home of one of Mexico's most famous actresses, close to buses and within short walks to everything, only three blocks from the Jardín. There is parking on the street and a supervised parking lot is close by. The neighborhood has its own wonderful little bar around the corner, the Fat Mermaid, recently featured as not-to-be-missed in the New York Times.

Maria Luisa, the housekeeper, comes to clean, do laundry, and make the beds three days a week. The property is professionally managed by the English-speaking manager who is always on call in case you have any problems or requests. Your can arrange through our manager for a cook by the day for a modest extra fee.

More Details

Jay W Vogt
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Jay W Vogt

We three 'ran away from home' to San Miguel de Allende for a six month 'sabbatical' in 2004. We picked San Miguel for its beauty, history, and vibrant arts community, and because it reminded Stephanie of the neighborhood in which she grew up - San Angel, in Mexico City. The house location is Montes de Oca 14 in Historic Centro.

Jay W Vogt purchased this house in 2004

Why Jay W Vogt chose San Miguel de Allende

Building in Mexico is so magical. The house is like a work of art to us that we get to walk through and live in! San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO World Heritage site full of beauty and history. We walk everywhere, and love our property's privacy, quiet, and stunning views.

What makes this house unique

The house itself is a sweet place to enjoy any time, and it changes through the day as the light and temperatures change. We love walking to the Jardin in the evening to join in the 'paseo,' and visiting the nearby Parque Juarez. Walking the streets, and visiting the town's many shop and restaurants, is great fun. We love the vibrant cultural life of San Miguel. And visits to the Charco, the botanic garden, and the hot springs, are also treat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Me gusta tu casa!!! Gracias
May 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
BJX Leon Guanjuato Mexico
Car: not necessary

Short walk to Santo Domingo Sports Club (lap swimming, exercise room, weight room, sauna, etc.) available for day, weekly, or monthly use


Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • King Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Twin Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bed Master Suite - 1 king , Town views; walk-in closet; tiled bath; TV/DVD
    Twin Beds Master Suite - 2 twin/ single , Walk-in closet; tiled bath; sitting area; boveda; TV/DVD
    Queen Bed Master Suite - 1 queen , Vaulted ceiling; walk-in closet; tiled bath; studio; TV/DVD
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Twin Beds (2),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Maid 3x a Week; Pressurized water system; Purified water throughout house, Rooftop tables with umbrellas; Chaise lounge chairs, Free Vonage calling to the United States and Canada, Sorry no pets!


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Centro Colonial Charm - Stunning Views - Rave Reviews!
average rating of 4.961165 based on 108 reviews

Architectural Delight

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ceilo is the most wonderful place for our gathering of old friends. Beautifully restored, this home has all the grace of SMA's traditions, yet the modern conveniences we have come to depend on. Located in the heart of the city, my day starts with a walk to the bakery and delivering treats to the roof top terrace as we watch the City come alive. With such an enchanting start to the day, there is little motivation to move on from inspiring morning moments with old friends to outside adventures. Yet when we do, more amazing experiences await: Horseback rides with Rancheros into outlying canyons, guided bicycle touring the high country with the family run business around the corner while learning centuries of local history, evening strolls to the Jardin alive with vibrant celebrations nightly, Art walks, endless world class dining... and of course, my favorite pastime, hat shoppping. Such a plethora of riches, yet returning to Casa Cielo provides a welcome refuge. If you are coming to San Miguel, you might be lucky enough to stay here. Plan ahead!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and congratulations for providing our 100th five star review. We are delighted by the joy our guests experience when visiting our home.
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Jay,


We can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your magnificent home. The views from your beautiful rooftop garden were the highlights of our stay. I even had the good fortune to see a giant rainbow arc over the entire city! The sunsets, the fireworks, the light in the morning, the balloons floating by, the birds..all of it, totally wonderful. Of course, there were the barking dogs and the firecrackers and the insanely steep climb on those almost unnavigable cobblestones...but one needs that to counterbalance the beauty and provide the comedy!! One day there was a burro right outside our door in the morning! How UBER driver!

So, yes, we very much enjoyed our visit to the magical city of San Miguel and we are very thankful for the privilege of staying in your beautiful home.

Most sincerely,

Leslie and Paula

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have such appreciative guests...
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Fabulous colonial house in a perfect location !!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Montes de Oca 14 for a fabulous week. The house is really perfect: colonial style, warm, and had everything necessary for enjoyment. The housekeeper, Maria Luisa, is simply delightful in every way too.

My favorite parts of this home are three things:

1- the perfect location - 5-10 minutes from the center of town. (And a town w AMAZING DELICIOUS RESTAURANTS.)

2- the perfectly gorgeous view from that garden rooftop- a treasure!

3- the amazing people who own the house and their most sincerest desire to make you well as the most delightful Maria Luisa, the housekeeper.

4- oh, just one more: the Mexican people general ...have so much joy and hearts filled with gold. And really safe!❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical home

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful home and best views we have ever had in San Miguel though a bit of an uphill walk.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. And yes, one needs to earn the views just a little bit, but they're worth it!
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A Must-Stay in the Heart of San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to stay in this outstanding home early May, 2017. Before diving into the place itself, it’s important to note that it’s amazingly close to the city center with easy access to terrific restaurants, famers markets, stores, and the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (the gorgeous cathedral).

After a busy day of exploring the city one of the best parts of the trip was having the time to unwind in a place with several bedrooms, every essential appliance, and a truly remarkable/enormous balcony. Whether it was bringing pastries back from Cumpanio in the morning or relaxing with a beverage for the sunset, the House was more of a sanctuary in the heart of a buzzing city.

I also made dinner and breakfast a few nights out of the days spent there... So for any of you home cook chefs, the place has all of the kitchenware you need!

Overall I strongly recommend this home for any visitors looking to explore the beautiful city of San Miguel De Allende!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. And yes, the rooftop terrace is a stunner!
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Magical Stay at Casa Cielo

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cielo is magical! This home is perfect for families or friends to gather while visiting the historic city of San Miguel de Allende. Nestled on a narrow alley in the historic district , it is a short walk to the Jardin Allende and the Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel. The roof top terrace was the perfect spot to start our day with cafe, tea and fresh pastries from the local bakery, while listening to the sounds of birds and the city below coming alive. Our days were spent exploring the city and its' architecture, mountain biking in the surrounding country, visiting an exquisite folkart gallery, walking in the Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio and feasting in many of the fine restaurants and local cafes nestled throughout the city. We would end our days back on the roof top enjoying drinks while watching the sun set over the distant mountains and the lights appearing in the Parroguia. Everything you would want in a home away from home has been thought of by the gracious and unassuming owners. We were surrounded with comfort in this thoughtfully designed casa. We look forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Prices are for parties of 4 or less; additional charges apply for parties of 6, the maximum number ($200 for one week; $400 for one month)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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