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Location, Location, Location! Gorgeous Colonial Home in Centro, 2014 Renovation

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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, yet completely private and quiet. 8 minute easy walk to Parroquia and Jardin, around the corner from the Rosewood, Nena and Matilda hotels.

4 large ensuites bedrooms, enormous copper kitchen, comedor with dining table for 10, and 3 magnificent garden terraces resplendent and perfumed with fruit trees, orchids, and flowers, Piano in Sala, courtyard with covered lounging area, extensive library.
Housekeeping provided.
Walk to everything or hail one of the taxis that cruise the avenue (easier than Manhattan!) and return to your calm oasis between outings. Comfortable , easy going, elegant---the ultimate in bohemian colonial chic.

The house was restored by Juan Carlos Valdes, one of Mexico's best known Colonial architects, and is appointed with the extensive arts and crafts collection of Mayan anthropologist Eunice O'Hanna. Paintings by the best-known SMA artists.


The kitchen is enormous, with two large farmhouse copper sinks and a complete set of copper pots and pans,, as well as all spices, cookbooks, and appliances, from popcorn to ice-cream makers.

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, some equiped with Hue lights, which are operated by an iPad, so you can adjust the atmosphere in a hundred thousand ways. The house is spectacularly romantic at night.

Our Suites:

1st floor: Moroccan Suite--two queen beds, sala with Moroccan ottomans and bench seating, fireplace, 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 with skylights above shower.

Yellow Suite: two twin beds which can be pushed together to make king desired. Yellow full-tile bathroom with skylights in high ceiling over the shower. .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.

Crib and extra hightop single inflatable bed also available.

All suites have private baths, and extensive talavera hand-made tile.
All suites have large flat screen TVs with full satellite programming (Shaw, Canadian)

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish, Nepali
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered:

    we love small dogs...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking only in outside areas...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

  • Blue Suite: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Yellow Suite: 2 twin/ single

    portaplay crib available for any bedroom...moreless

  • Green Suite: 1 queen

    crib available...moreless

  • Moroccan Suite: 2 queen, 1 baby crib

    Moroccan lamps and ottomans, sitting area, art everywhere...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Moroccan bathroom: toilet, shower

    vintage Talavera...moreless

  • Blue Suite bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    enormous bathroom with sitting area, and wall of closets...moreless

  • Green Bathroom: toilet, shower

    high ceiling has trageluz (skylights)...moreless

  • Yellow Suite: tub

    high ceilings with skylights/ full tile...moreless

  • Guest servicios on main floor: toilet

    two guest toilets...moreless

  • two washrooms on ground floor for guests of guests

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a well-stocked library, + books in most rooms, plus current subscriptions to New Yorker, Wired, the Economist, Vogue, Vanity Fair...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw satellite full tilt program...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    view of Parroquia and historic center...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    landline available for guest use ...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    two complete sets of pottery dishes, wine and champagne glasses, mugs, serving dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Huge with 2 farmhouse copper sinks, full line of copper pots and pans, 2 complete sets of crockery, beautiful...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    courtyard plus 2 terraces on second floor with dining areas and lounge chairs...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,900 $7,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,800 $4,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • person/per night over 4 $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning $100
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Leon and Queretaro
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
many up and down the street
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Celaya
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Los Mezquites, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, Nepali
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • covered sitting area in courtyard

    covered sitting area in courtyard

  • Arched passageway into Moroccan Suite

    Arched passageway into Moroccan Suite

  • Sitting area of Moroccan Suite

    Sitting area of Moroccan Suite

  • Blue Suite bathroom with large  closets, stall shower and tile bathtub

    Blue Suite bathroom with large closets, stall shower and tile bathtub

  • Exclusive high-wall garden  terrace attached to Blue Suite bathroom.  Skylight.

    Exclusive high-wall garden terrace attached to Blue Suite bathroom. Skylight.

  • Cozy Green Suite  has Queen bed with hand-carved painted furniture, original art

    Cozy Green Suite has Queen bed with hand-carved painted furniture, original art

  • Yellow Suite bedroom

    Yellow Suite bedroom

  • garden terrace for alfresco dining in front of Yellow and Green Suites

    garden terrace for alfresco dining in front of Yellow and Green Suites

  • Sitting area in courtyard with Moroccan muslin drapery

    Sitting area in courtyard with Moroccan muslin drapery

  • Courtyard at night---tile fountain being built now!

    Courtyard at night---tile fountain being built now!

  • Dining room off kitchen has both guidebooks and cookbooks

    Dining room off kitchen has both guidebooks and cookbooks

  • New kitchen!

    New kitchen!

  • cozy comfortable loggia with art glass chandelier, guest bathroom

    cozy comfortable loggia with art glass chandelier, guest bathroom

  • Moroccan Suite bed alcove leather ottomans, kilims, copper headboard  and chest

    Moroccan Suite bed alcove leather ottomans, kilims, copper headboard and chest

  • Blue Suite has California King-size bed

    Blue Suite has California King-size bed

  • Blue Suite bathroom French doors opening onto private garden 1000 Sq ft terrace

    Blue Suite bathroom French doors opening onto private garden 1000 Sq ft terrace

  • Large private garden terrace of Blue Suite, orange and lemon trees

    Large private garden terrace of Blue Suite, orange and lemon trees

  • Green Suite bathroom (partial view)

    Green Suite bathroom (partial view)

  • Yellow Suite bathroom

    Yellow Suite bathroom

  • under the arches towards the east from Yellow Suite on second floor

    under the arches towards the east from Yellow Suite on second floor

  • San MIguel sculpture in courtyard

    San MIguel sculpture in courtyard

  • Kitchen with copper farmhouse sinks, pots and pans, leading out to courtyard

    Kitchen with copper farmhouse sinks, pots and pans, leading out to courtyard

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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