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Affordable Home in Best Location in Best City in the World!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Large house can accomodate 11 guests in Historic Centro location!

Casa Relox is a family/pet friendly home, located at the entrance of the vibrant San Miguel Artesan Mercada, perfect for large family gatherings. One of the most affordable homes that can accommodate large parties in the historic Centro location, Casa Relox is within walking distance of everything there is to see and do in San Miguel: great restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, gyms and spas, exhibits and galleries, cultural centers and museums. We are one block from the Biblioteca Pública, or Public Library, that serves as a community center, lecture hall and performing arts venue and just 3 level blocks from the splendid Jardin Principal (the main square in the historic center), where you'll find daily/nightly music, art events and various local food vendor carts.

Steps from our front door you can stroll down the colorful Artesan Mercada to admire hand-crafted items. Here you can purchase paper-mache, tin lanterns, ceramics, blown glass, silver jewelry, embroidered textiles and hand woven rugs, as well as fruits and vegetables in the city's main market. The merchandise in the Mercada is more authentic and cheaper that that found around the main square. While bustling in the day, the Mercada is quite tranquil after sunset.

In addition to Casa Relox's superb location, you will also appreciate its casual charm. To support the community, all art in the house was created by local street artists and the wooden furnishings were crafted by local woodworkers in their family shops.

Casa Relox sleeps up to eleven: 2 on each full-sized futon on the ground floor; 2 on each queen-sized bed in the two second floor bedrooms; 2 on a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom and 1 on the twin bed in the studio on the 3rd floor. Note: Casa Relox has stairs! All stairways are about 12-14 steps.

On the ground floor living room, enjoy watching the large flat screen TV or playing one of our many boardgames. A large wardrobe for clothing, a 1/2 bath, two double futons and a warm fireplace also make this room especially popular with teens and young adults. It transforms into a sleeping area that can accommodate up to 4 people willing to share the double futons.

On the second floor, in addition to a dining room with a fireplace and a well equipped, brightly tiled kitchen, there are two queen bedrooms. One has a fireplace and both share the full bath.

On the third floor is the spacious master bedroom with a flat screen TV, a full bath and a walk-in closet. On the third floor there is also a cozy studio with a twin bed and computer desk.

Outside the master suite is a terrace with small table and chairs. On the roof level is a larger terrace with a palapa and comfortable sitting area. Both terraces are perfect for relaxing with your favorite book and beverage. Sit outside and enjoy lovely views of sunsets behind the grand La Parroquia, the tallest building in the city, inspired by Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

This old world house has been modernized with high speed wireless internet in most rooms and a pressurized water purification/treatment system. Bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans for the hot summer days and fireplaces or heaters for the cooler nights. Sheets are 100% cotton with high thread counts and duvets are soft and sumptuous. All bedrooms have thick double curtains to keep the rooms dark should you want to sleep in. The kitchen includes every necessary appliance--a fridge, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender--and is stocked with dishes, glasses, cutlery, and all necessary utensils. There is also a washer/dryer unit on the property.

Professional Management is included. Upon your arrival, someone will be at the house waiting for you, hand you keys and show you around. Management will also be on call 24 hours should you have an emergency.

Greeting hours are from 12 to 5 pm Monday-Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm.

Arrivals after the hours above or on Sundays or holidays are subject to a concierge fee of 200 pesos. ($13 USD)

If the greeter is kept waiting for more than hour without a phone call, the fee is an additional 100 pesos. ($6.50 USD)

There are no concierge fees for arrivals during greeting hours. There are also no concierge fees for departures.

The house is cleaned before arrivals and after departures.

Please note if you are driving: Casa Relox does not have a garage. There is a parking lot around the corner on Palmar, but they do not always have availability. Especially on festival weekends we recommend leaving your car in a parking lot in the outskirts.

Taxis are extremely inexpensive and reliable. They charge only 50-80 pesos (approx. $2.25 - $3.75 USD) to go from the house to anywhere in town. Additionally, San Miguel has its own pleasant and reliable bus system that serves the entire town, including out-of-the-way areas like Gigante and the bus depot.

Come to Casa Relox and see why San Miguel de Allende was named a UNESCO World Heritage City in 2008 and was voted 'Best City in the World' by Conde Nast Travel in 2013!

Please EMAIL to check availability. We check this email at least once per day and would love to hear from you!

More Details

Travis Darcy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, All languages accepted (we use Google translate!)
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Travis Darcy

I grew up in rural New Mexico, where a childhood full of outdoor adventure launched my appreciation for wildlife and nature. My early memories include tubing on the muddy Animas River, climbing rattlesnake infested cliffs and building elaborate forts with secret leafy entrances. As a young woman, I moved to San Francisco where I discovered a fantastic array of street art, theater, dance and music. Upon my first visit to San Miguel de Allende I fell in love. This unique town is a perfect merge of the exquisite beauty of the high desert and the wonderful creativity of humanity. While establishing a home for myself I also had the goal of creating a space welcoming to families and large groups. I want to share the lovely festivity of San Miguel de Allende. This magical town should be appreciated by all!

PS My profile picture is one I took of a couple of tulle elk dancing in California. I thought you would enjoy it more than a picture of me!

Travis Darcy purchased this house in 2014


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Affordable Home in Best Location in Best City in the World!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect place. Superb location. Highly recommendable

  • 5 of 5

This was amazingly easy, and perfect for our needs! Great place, less than 5 minute walk to any downtown area, literally right on top of the craftsman's market. Could not have done better in San Miguel. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our house! So glad you enjoyed it. You are welcome back any time Fernando!
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Charming and wonderful place to stay. Ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy every step of the process and the stay at this place: the owner very helpful with providing all the information we needed, the property manager on time at our arrival, the house had all the amenities and perfect location. We were at walking distance of all mayor attractions. We parked our car around the corner at a parking lot during our stay for $200 pesos for each 24 hours. There are two tiny family owned convenient grocery stores across the street which were very convenient for all basic food stuff. San Miguel de Allende is a magic lovely place and Casa Relox was a perfect fit for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Relox. You are most welcome to come back any time!
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Great property and great location.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Reloj for a month and it was wonderful. The location could not have been better--an easy walk to the Jardin, and really everywhere. The house itself was fully functional and there were no problems. Martha, the contact person, was tremendous. Helped in any way she could. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay in SM!

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of space and was very comfortable for our group of eight adults who came to San Miguel de Allende for a wedding! The house is well decorated and furnished-it had everything we needed for our time there. The beds were comfortable and the heaters/fireplaces kept us warm during the chilly nights. We also appreciated the roof top terrace and its views. The location is great and we found it very easy to get around town on foot. I'd highly recommend this place for groups or families.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at our house, Emerald!
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Awesome place !!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay, has everything you need in you own house, close to all the town, restaurants (one little block), main church plaza (3 blocks), coffee (1 Block), market (next door), these is a typical house from the town, and the town is incredible, i want to go back very soon, and Tracy the owner is gentile.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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These are some of the many special activities in San Miguel or close by:

Horseback riding through ancient ruins of Mexico

Mayan Baths and hot springs.

Cooking Classes

Tequilla and Wine Tours



Air Ballooning

Theater, Museum and Art Gallery Tours

Carriage rides through the city

Tours of local villages, markets and historic landmarks of San Miguel de Allende

Famous toy and mask museum

Live music on the streets by various local musicians and mariachi players while you stroll through Centro

Fine Dining at historic and top rated restaurants

Breathtaking sunsets enjoyed while you relax on our rooftop


Rates & Availability

Centro Historico House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Easter Weel
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Centro Historico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath on ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tiled full bath on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Tiled full bath off master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom #1 has a fireplace.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 connects to full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, walk-in closet and full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Comfortable single bed, desk and wifi
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
Upon your arrival, someone will be at the house waiting for you, hand you keys and show you around. Management will also be on call 24 hours should you have an emergency. Greeting hours are from 11 am to 5 pm Monday through Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm. Arrivals after the hours above or on holidays are subject to a concierge fee of 200 pesos. ($13 USD) If the greeter is kept waiting for more than hour without a phone call, the fee is an additional 100 pesos. ($6.50 USD) There are no concierge fees for arrivals during greeting hours. There are also no concierge fees for departures.

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