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Location, location, location! Gorgeous Colonial home in Centro, 2014 renovation

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 5 baths, bursting with fine arts and crafts in heart of SMA

5500 sq ft newly renovated (2014) colonial home right in the heart of the action. Steps away to dozens of great restaurants, shopping, and galleries, across the street from the Instituto Allende. Easy 10 walk to Parroquia and Jardin.

4 bedrooms, one of which boasts 2 queen sized beds, enormous well-stocked kitchen, comedor with dining table for 8, and 3 beautiful terraces resplendent and perfumed with fruit trees, herbs and flowers. Piano in library/living room, courtyard with covered lounging area.

Housekeeping provided.

Walk to everything or hail one of the taxis that cruise the avenue and return to your calm oasis between outings. Comfortable , easy going, elegant---the ultimate in bohemian colonial chic.

The kitchen offers two large farmhouse copper sinks and a complete set of copper pots and pans, as well as spices, cookbooks, and appliances.

Charming dining room seats 8, with library full of guidebooks, cookbooks, information about activities in San Miguel.

Our lighting is one feature that makes our house so special--there are over 70 light fixtures, mostly Moorish, with multicolored bulbs illuminating the exteriors.The house is spectacularly romantic at night.

Our Suites:

1st floor: Moroccan Suite--two queen beds, sitting area with Moroccan ottomans and bench seating, fine English and Asian textiles. Camel-halter and Mayan sculptures. Large new flat screen TV with full Canadian satellite programming. Sleeps 2-4. Classic, gay, original Talavera tiled bathroom.

2nd floor: Green Suite: one queen bed, sleeps two. Full tile bathroom and high ceiling.

Yellow Suite: two twin beds which can be pushed together to make king if desired. Large, bright, yellow full-tile bathroom. Sleeps 2.

Blue Suite: Over 900 sq. feet interior space, + 1000 sq ft private high walled terrace just outside the French doors from the bathroom. Has both stall tile shower and separate tile bathtub. King-size bed. Large flat screen TV with full Canadian satellite programming. Sleeps two. Perfect for romantic get-away.

Total: Three queens, two twins, one king: sleeps 8 or 10.

In addition to the unique artist's original extra bed in the library, we have a crib and extra hightop single inflatable bed for large groups.

All suites have private baths, and extensive talavera hand-made tile.

All suites have large flat screen TVs with full satellite programming (Shaw, Canadian)

NOTE: The top floor is a private casita/apartment and is available for additional price. Although it is a separate unit, access to it is from the same entrance and then from the second floor landing. It is usually used by us or our manager. If having the house exclusively to yourself is a deal breaker, please inquire as to rental ($125 night) or whether it is currently occupied. Our guests have appreciated having us or our manager on hand for trouble-shooting or travel planning. Please see listing for TECHO DEL SUENOS. Sleeps 2-3.

More Details

Chipper Roth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, Nepali
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Chipper Roth

Our family drove from Alabama to San Miguel every summer in the early Sixties, to study art and Spanish. After attending Vassar College, graduated from UC Berkeley in 1970, and returned for a graduate degree in Public Health. I taught Iyengar Yoga for many years, and practiced acupuncture, then owned an adventure travel company, guiding and outfitting expeditions and treks in Nepal, Spain, France, and Peru. Emigrated to British Columbia in the mid-nineties and built a home in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Returned to fall in love again with San Miguel in 2011.

Chipper Roth purchased this house in 2012

Why Chipper Roth chose Zona Centro

The house is across the street from the Instituto Allende, which I attended in the summers of 1962-64 and again in 1969. At the time of purchase in 2012 it was the well-known painter Keith Keller's art school, with the bedrooms used for his students. After Keith passed away, we did a complete renovation from top to bottom, retaining only the charming floors and tilework, and the courtyard. Its appeal was the incredible location and instant access to all of San Miguel, the views of the Parroquia and monumental center, and the surrounding community of artists and artisans.

What makes this house unique

The house is full of nooks and crannies for privacy and entertaining. Situated on three floors, with patios, balconies and terraces on each, and appointed with a collection of Mexican folkloric art collected for 50 years, with Moroccan and Asian touches, and textiles from Bhutan and Nepal. The enormous guest kitchen has copper farmhouse sinks and cookware, a huge selection of pottery from all over Mexico, and shelves of cookbooks. Indoor dining room seats 8. A large library plus music studio in the Sala, satellite TV with Canadian programming and DVD players. We have very romantic lighting and a wealth of flowering plants and fruit trees. Lots of rooms both for entertaining guests and finding peace and privacy. If you are attending a wedding at the Rosewood or Instituto Allende, we are the ideal location.

We have libraries in every suite, and current issues of the New Yorker, Economist, Vanity Fair, Wired, and Vogue on hand for our guests.


Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Moroccan bathroom - toilet , shower , vintage Talavera
    Blue Suite bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , enormous bathroom with sitting area, and wall of closets
    Green Bathroom - toilet , shower , high ceiling has trageluz (skylights)
    Yellow Suite - tub , high ceilings with skylights/ full tile
    Guest servicios on main floor - toilet , two guest toilets
  • two washrooms on ground floor for guests of guests
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Blue Suite - 1 king
    Yellow Suite - 2 twin/ single , portaplay crib available for any bedroom
    Green Suite - 1 queen , crib available
    Moroccan Suite - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , Moroccan lamps and ottomans, sitting area, art everywhere
  • all rooms furnished with vintage/antique Mexican art and crafts crib and high end new inflatable available large flat screen TV with full satellite service in all suites
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Location, location, location! Gorgeous Colonial home in Centro, 2014 renovation
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

This couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Chipper and Peter's house in San Miguel de Allende was a beautiful place to spend the Christmas holiday with my family (and our pets). They are gracious hosts who introduced us to the wonders of San Miguel and were very responsive to all our questions and needs. It was the most beautiful and well outfitted house I've ever rented and I'm planning to return as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property-great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this beautiful property! Mia, the house manager was wonderful and super helpful! We slept comfortably with the doors open to let the fresh air in at night. The house is situated within a short walking distance to everything. There are two markets close by for food and any essentials you may need. Great restaurants and wine stores are close by as well! We would love to return and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, had everything as stated, excellent for the 9 of us, 2 fams, would rent again.

  • 5 of 5

Chip snd Peter were very accomadating. They have a very clear house manuel plus great restaurant suggestions. Don't bother to cook. They responded to calls in a timely manner and they know SM well. Afton

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been several times in San Miguel de Allende. We usually rent a house but this time our party was larger and needed one than will accommodate all of us. As a large Mexican family we wanted to be together at all times and casa Sueños had the perfect space for family dinners and a lovely patio to play board games, chat, or just chill and enjoy the amazing weather. The rooms were spacious, clean, and lovely decorated. Everything worked well and the three terraces were perfect spots to relax with great views of the city and Mexican plants and furniture. Lupe helped us clean the house. She was discreet, well- mannered, and effective. The owners were welcoming, easy going, and polite. They made us feel just at home. Adding to this, the location was perfect! It is walking distance to El Jardin and in front of Instituto Allende and temporary markets as well as popular restaurants and small boutiques. I totally recommend it. We really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Leon and Queretaro
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
many up and down the street
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Puerta Vallarta or Zihuatenejo
Car: not necessary

Located on main street of San Miguel across from Instituto Allende and Saturday Organic farmer's market, steps from popular restaurants, health food store, gourmet deli, specialty wine and liquor stores, and boutiques. 12 minute easy walk up to the Jardin through the historic center. Walk everywhere or catch a taxi in front of the house. Most convenient location possible, yet quiet and private behind the walls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100
person/per night over 6 $30
Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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