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San Miguel Luxury - Affordable Rentals

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located in one of the oldest parts of San Miguel near the Charro, still in El Centro. This lovely small home has a roof garden, on the fourth floor, with a splendid view of the sunset over looking El Centro. Live on the roof amongst the orange trees with a panoramic view. Great location. Walk to everything.

The master bedroom, on the third floor, has a balcony as well as plenty of closets/drawers and a cable TV. The kitchen/den, on the second floor, has a lovely breakfast area, cable TV, small balcony, lots of windows and a comfortable sitting area. The first floor entrance has a study/office as well as a bedroom and bath. Wonderful hand made furniture and great art work throughout.

Time Magazine names San Miguel de Allende the best city in the world to visit:

http://time.com/4852153/best-city-to-visit-san-miguel-mexico/?xid=newsletter-brief

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More Details

Owner
Stacy Mitchell
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Stacy Mitchell

My parents died when I was in my 20s, and my mother asked my uncle to take over her parenting responsibilities. He was very artistic and in the 1950s became very involved in the Instituto Allende. I never got to San Miguel, though. I was a young lawyer, always working.

When my uncle died, he left me his paintings. Seeing them opened up a longing in my heart. I took my family to San Miguel, and the connection was instantaneous. Four days later, I bought a house there.

This house, which is historic, is three stories but very tiny. The furniture had to be constructed off site and then assembled inside. The true pride and joy of my restoration is the roof garden. When the sun comes up, you hear the church bells toll, dogs bark, and roosters crow. Squealing with delight, kids burst from their houses to play or go to school. And a golden light spills over the buildings. It is in those moments that my uncle is so alive to me. I hear what he heard and see what he saw. In short, I understand.

Stacy Mitchell purchased this house in 2001

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Queen-size Bed in Master Bedroom, Phones on every floor, Lots of Windows, Great Views & Large Roof Garden with a Small Extra Kitchen

Reviews

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San Miguel Luxury - Affordable Rentals
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
New Orleans, LA.USA
4

Great location, comfortable, very pleasant.

  • 4 of 5

Staff was very responsive to our needs. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Expectations not met.

  • 1 of 5

We were 3 women traveling with a child to attend a wedding. We arrived to the property in the late afternoon and could not open the door even though we were following the lengthy instructions provided a few days prior to our trip. Finally, our driver was able to open the doors and we went inside a place that was not clean to our standards, the fans were full of dust as were other areas of the house, not a good place for someone with allergies. The stairs were very narrow and impossible to bring an average suitecase to the third floor where one of the bedrooms is located plus the child was afraid of the stairs. We were concerned and decided to find a hotel. We met with the owner the next day who offered to have the place clean and the keys fixed but it was already too late, like someone said: "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression". We did not feel comfortable staying there. We kindly asked him to reimburse us what we have paid, he denied the request and identified himself as a lawyer which made us feel somehow threaten. He agreed to pay for one night hotel and to try to rent the place for the weekend which he did not do. On July 7, the house still appeared as unavailable for the weekend. We committed to try to sublease it so we asked the bride if she knew anyone in her party who could need a place but as expected everyone had already a place to stay. We did not know what else to do so we stayed in a nice, small, clean hotel and enjoy the wedding and all festivities we were there to enjoy.

If you are going to rent this place, before you sign the contract, please ask for the detailed instructions they provide before the arrival. If we have had those instructions beforehand we would not have booked this place.

We have to admit though that it has a beautiful and wonderful view of the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, the renters did not give us time to rectify the dust issue on a very high ceiling fan. Our maid has now purchased a tall ladder to keep this high fan clean. We have updated all the locks to simplify the keys. Photos of the stairs are clear and available on this site. Renters decide their ability to climb such stairs before booking. We have never had any issue with renters booking the condo and complaining of the stairs on arrival. We encourage our renters to view all photos and ask any questions prior to booking. We also work with our renters to fix any issues once they arrive.
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4

Thanksgiving in SMA

  • 4 of 5

My first visit to SMA was to visit a family member who has lived there 10 years and speaks fluent Spanish. That was a big help although there are many ex-pats in the city and most locals speak varying levels of English. It is a beautiful city architecturally and was wonderful to walk hour after hour with cafes and restaurants at every turn. I will return for a much longer stay next visit. The botanical garden was a delight and the only foray out of the city during a 4-day stay. The house was charming, on a quiet street and outfitted with everything one could want as far as Wi-Fi, electronics, TV, landline phones and kitchen equipment. SMA is quite hilly so be prepared to walk up and down streets, either along narrow flagstone sidewalks or uneven cobblestone streets (slippery when wet). Be aware the house is tall and narrow with a spiral staircase connecting 4 levels. Views from the 3rd and 4th levels are particularly lovely with the 4th level a rooftop patio. There is a lot of up-and-down stairs with cumbersome use of color-coded keys for more doors and locks imaginable. Upon arrival, the keys supplied by the owner did not fit the outside door and the efficient house manager arrived to let us in. Be sure to have a cellphone to receive and make calls and texts in Mexico or you're out of luck.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
5

Charming, comfortable, great view and very affordable

  • 5 of 5

Casa de la Garza is perfectly located just a short walk from the Parroquia, El Jardin, many restaurants, shops and galleries. We walked everywhere! It is a little bit of a walk up hill to return but we are in our 60’s, and managed it just fine – and if you prefer, taxis are everywhere in the downtown area, and they are very inexpensive. This historic home is just far enough away from all the hustle and bustle to be a quiet, peaceful retreat, and because it is up on the hill, the views from the bedroom level and rooftop deck are just fabulous! The home was very clean and included everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. If you have never visited San Miguel de Allende, I would recommend the city tour on the little red tram. We also took the free shuttle up to El Charco del Ingenio (the botanical garden) and enjoyed several hours walking the trails there, very scenic. The highlight of our trip was a tour to Canada de la Virgen, (an archaeological site just outside of town) with Albert Coffee Archaeotours. All in all, we had a wonderful time in San Miguel, and hope to return in future.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee
5

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place to stay in San Miguel. It is within easy walking distance to the plaza and great restaurants. If you like to dance to live music, their are several places to dance salsa near by that have music almost every night.The apartment is up on a hill with a terrace overlooking the city and a gorgeous view of the sun setting over the far mountains. There is an adorable pair of chattering humming birdsfrequently drinking from the feeder hanging from the terrace. It's fun to watch their antics. They sometimes hover within inches of my face.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We will return

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent six weeks at Casa Garza after previously staying there for four weeks. We like the location for the lack of traffic, view, and typical breeze. It really is just a 10- 12 minute walk down the hill to the Jardin. Returning took us a bit longer as it is up hill, but we usually liked the exercise. The location is also handy to Parque Juarez, a delightful park with a variety of interesting activities.

The 3rd floor master bedroom has nearly a full wall of windows facing west over a small balcony that is a comfortable place to read or catch up on email. The wifi works well throughout the house. The kitchen is well equipped. The TV cable package includes several English stations including PBS. The new clothes washer is a handy addition, but you do need to take down the sheets and towels after Anna has hung them up to dry. The ground floor bedroom allowed us to invite friends to stay with us. The first and second floors only have windows in the east facing doors.

The owner provides a 12 page booklet of information after you sign a pleasingly short rental agreement.

Anna is helpful with getting water delivered and Paula is very responsive regarding property concerns.

We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Easy Walk to Jardin & El Centro or El Charro (Park)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed and the deposit is received.
DEPOSIT: A $100.00 refundable deposit is required for stays up to two weeks.
A $250.00 refundable deposit is required for stays over two weeks, up to one month.
For stays longer than one calendar month, please contact us about the amount needed for a deposit.

All prices are in U.S. dollars. Please contact us to arrange the most convenient method of payment for you. We prefer PayPal, however we do accept credit/debit cards or funds deposited to Intercam locally in San Miguel. All credit card transactions have a processing fee of 4%. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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