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Central, Spacious, Gorgeous, Comfortable-AND-Unforgetable Attention and Cuisine

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Spacious and Comfortable, Private gated location -- a 10 min. flat walk to the Jardin, and close to the Instituto, Juarez Park, and Rosewood. Airport transport and tours available by bilingual American owner, Wonderful staff (cook, maid and gardener) plus complete menus, Hot tub, Pool table, Solarium, Beautiful Courtyard, Gardens, Terraces—This property has it all!

This house will truly be an unforgettable experience for you and your party. The property is located in the Historic Centro of the city in one of the most exclusive areas. You will be close to El Jardin with a leisurely 10 minute level walk from your front door. There are excellent restaurants, galleries and shops only two blocks away. Conde Nast continues to rate San Miguel de Allende as one of the top ten destinations.

The rental includes a wonderful cook with a large repertoire of Mexican Dishes. (write for Menus) The owner lives on property adjacent to the house, and is available to help with any problems you may have...a distinct advantage over arriving to an empty house with keys and a sheet of instructions! Airport transfers available too!

Within a quiet and enclosed community, you arrive at this large colonial house, with impressive carved stone facades and ironwork, a huge outside green area with grass, cactus, avocado, lemon, and pepper trees. Go back along the shaded walk to a very private entrance, where you enter the house with a unique and interesting floor plan; including a sunny formal living room, an impressive foyer, a large formal dining room with seating for eight persons, a spacious and beautiful kitchen with its own large table for informal dining, an arboretum with banana trees, ficus, bougainvillea, a 100 year-old pool table, plus a very comfortable adjoining den.

Walk up the impressive stone 'flying stairway' past a 20 foot cathedral window looking into a patio with a flower lined fountain and a beautiful tile-lined spa (easily holding eight persons) with old columns supporting the tile roof. At the top of the stairs admire the cupola and suspended chandelier, walk into the enormous master bedroom and adjoining dressing room and bath. The boveda covering part of the master bedroom is a unique design which lowers the ceiling, giving the feeling of a canopy over the bed. Also at the head of the stairs, you may enter the guest wing of the house, which has a sunny and extremely spacious bedroom, with a similar canopy boveda ceiling, fireplace with gas logs,and comfortable chairs for reading. The guest bath has a shower and is divided into 3 separate sections for the shower, washbasin, and commode. If there are more than 4 people in your party, there is a studio apartment with a queen size bed, TV/DVD, fridge, microwave and nice separate bath available at extra cost. No Children or Pets, please.

The entire house is a feast for the senses, with windows, light, and unending details... such as the lima-bean shaped tile bathtub in the master bedroom, the hand painted relief on the large arch spanning the kitchen, beautiful woodwork, stonework, arches, terraces, fountains, fireplaces, beamed ceilings, etc. The home has two Wurlitzer Juke boxes from the 30's and 40's (enjoy the lights but please do not play) a piano, an antique Brunswick solid oak pool table from the 20's, (please DO play!), Wet Bar, large outdoor grille, and patio furniture for outside dining. There is lots of comfortable furniture for just relaxing both indoors and out.

The staff includes a very capable and sweet cook, an upstairs maid who washes and irons linens and personal laundry, (personal laundry can also be left at the full service laundromat one block from the house) gardener, and a gatekeeper. Your locaton is perfect to take advantage of all the activities in this interesting city. Cozy studio apartment is the 3rd bedroom-- available on the premises for additional guests in your party. Secure parking is available.

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

So here is my review for 6804 (May 2 - 16 2017)

An authentic home ( 3 bedrooms and 3 baths) in a quiet neighborhood with additional services of a Mexican cook, a house cleaner, a gardener. laundry services and options including excursions to nearby points of interest. The owner is nearby and is generous with time and information to make for an enjoyable, reasonable two-week stay. We couldn’t have asked for more!
May 2017
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Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3rd bedroom is studio apt. Queen size Beds in all bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Fireplaces, Gardens, Patios, Terraces, Phones, Hi Speed Wireless Internet, Wurlitzer Juke Boxes, Antique Brunswick Pool Table, Mountain Bikes, Large Covered Outdoor Hot Tub for 8, Large Rooftop Terrace. No Pets or Children, please


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average rating of 4.9772725 based on 110 reviews

Amazing yet again!

  • 5 of 5

For the 5th time in 5 years, we had a fabulous stay! We wouldn't keep coming back if that was not the case. Our host was so accommodating, as always, and helped us whenever the need arose. He is well read, and knows a lot of history about the area, and can make many recommendations. The cook made some really delicious recipes for us, and we will be requesting some of the very same next year. The house is clean and very inviting. Thanks to the maid for all she did for us. It's all appreciated. We try to tell all our friends about this place, and hope they will try it out and love it just as we do. Thanks again for a very special vacation & we'll see you next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, charming and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 couples - all of whom had a wonderful time. The location was ideal. The owner was an outstanding host (in addition to being a great guy) - always available when we had a question. He had terrific tips, information, stories, and the best margaritas either side of the border.

We took a couple of side trips with him, which were informative, efficient, colorful and enjoyable. Having a wonderful cook available was a great plus, as well. The property was well kept. My husband and I stayed in the second bedroom in the main house, which suited our needs just fine. Of course, because we were in town, there were church bells and firecrackers at some unusual hours, but this is true of any place in town. This place is a bit more private and tucked away than most in-town spots. I would go there again in a heartbeat and definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerald Hills, California

Casa Mi Bistro

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this lovely property was all that I hoped for. I wanted to arrive and be able to walk everywhere and we did. And when we were done for the day, we were ferried home by one of the many available and inexpensive cabs. We arranged be picked up at the airport. Very good idea. He was waiting for us, grabbed our bags and we were safely off. Jack has made it a point to become familiar with the geography, history and social mores of the area. A wonderfull cooked meal was waiting for us when we got to the casa. Delores, la concinera, has a wonderful repertoire which we perused before our arrival. Chicken enchiladas with chile verde, a wonderfully fresh salad, guacamole all topped off by her famous, yes just as good as my mom's apple pie. My traveling companion and I like a slow start in the morning, with plenty of good Mexican coffee. A fresh fruit plate awaited us every morning. Delores made us breakfast most days and served us. Quite special. And the house, we each had our own bedroom. The master is huge, but I was quite happy in the guest bedroom. Lots of privacy, I would open the floor to ceiling windows and a gentle breeze would float in at night. La casa is off the street a couple of blocks in. There is a nice gentleman who opens the gate for residents and he greeted us each day. Our house was quiet and again very private. We had a wonderful upstairs terrace to hang out on and another private patio right outside our kitchen. Jack is right next door if you need him and he would usually knock around the time Delores would arrive at 9:30 and check in on meal plans, anything we needed and any tips for planning our day. He helped me get oriented to the map I had brought and we were off on many adventures. He also escorted us to Guanajuato, the capital of the state of Guanajuato. He is a very capable guide around town and he really has taken the time to know the history, the people and the culture. Barbara and I are studying Spanish and he was very patient with us. He first English speaking, but he has an incredible command of the language. In Guanajuato we went to the Casa Museum of Diego Rivera and he engaged one of the museum guides who provided the backdrop to one of Rivera's very famous murals. We also went to Teatro Juaréz and took the funicular to the top of town for stunning views, a riot of color, all the time, Jack was pointing out the sites. San Miguel, of course is magical: Bellas Artes, Biblioteca, La Fábrica Aurora, outdoor markets.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Charming, spacious home with gorgeous Mexican architecture including beautiful, private outdoor courtyard. The owner lives nearby and is attentive to your every request, making trips to the grocery store, recommending restaurants and other cultural activities. The location is ideal- easy walking distance to the Jardin and yet in a very quiet neighborhood next to a park. The cook prepared delicious lunches and dinners for us and always had fresh fruit cut up for us for our breakfast. The house was immaculate thanks to the maid who came during the weekdays. We highly recommend this exceptional property for your next vacation. There are many cultural events to keep you as busy as you want to be in this friendly, picturesque, historical town! We love San Miguel de Allende.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO

Best ever choice for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just LOVE this place. It is not only beautiful, but spacious & charming too! It is tucked back in a gated area, but close to everything. We walked to the Jardine nearly every day (or taxis are very affordable). The cook is a master at preparing tasty dishes, and breakfast on the courtyard is a real treat. The house and bedrooms are cleaned every day by a wonderful lady, and it's so nice to have our bed made for us (I could get spoiled). Just can't say enough good things about the property owner. He's a real bonus. This is our 4th year in a row, and we've already booked for 2018. Can't say that about any other place we've ever been! So if you're looking for a fabulous place to stay in San Miguel, you won't be disappointed here!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, elegant, quiet, aesthetically pleasing, wonderful abundant meals cooked by Delores, upstairs and laundry kept clean and tidy by Blanca, delightful outdoor patio, easy walk to Centro, easy walk to Instituto Allende, easy walk to Parque Juarez. The owner, Jack, is attentive, helpful, considerate, and charming. It's a place to which you will want to return.

Special amenities: Multiple TVs, multiple gas fireplaces, hot tub, pool table, dining table in the kitchen has room for six people, a separate adjacent casita is available. Gated residential area.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bullfights, Art, Language, & Cooking Schools, Numerous Cultural Festivals in English & Spanish, Great Dining Out & Music Scene, Native Festivals, Galleries, Historical Sites, & Churches, Swimming in Natural Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No damage deposit through the HomeAway Payment Service is required. But, since this is really a "full service stay", I do require a $500.00 up front "expense" and damage deposit (payable by personal check on arrival) to cover any transportation/day trips we do for you, as well as beverages and groceries purchased for the preparation of your meals. Any portion not used will be refunded to you at check out.

The weekly rate is based on occupancy by 2 persons. Rate for 2018 will be $1,200/wk for 2 persons-- with $100.00/wk for each additional guest. The main house contains 2 very spacious bedrooms--suitable for up to 4 persons. If you require a 3rd bedroom, the studio apt. (see photos) is available for an additional $200/wk. Maximum occupancy for main house and studio is 6 persons. Maximum weekly rate for 6 persons is $1,600/wk

Cancellation Policy: 90 days prior to arrival, 75% of deposit is refunded; 61-90 days, 50% refunded; 31-60 days, 25% refunded. 30 days or less, deposit is forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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