Location, Location, Location! Gorgeous Colonial Home in Centro, 2014 Renovation(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- 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
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.
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.
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)
Member since: 2015
- 5500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- two washrooms on ground floor for guests of guests
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 - Apr 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
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.
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covered sitting area in courtyard
Arched passageway into Moroccan Suite
Sitting area of Moroccan Suite
Blue Suite bathroom with large closets, stall shower and tile bathtub
Exclusive high-wall garden terrace attached to Blue Suite bathroom. Skylight.
Cozy Green Suite has Queen bed with hand-carved painted furniture, original art
Yellow Suite bedroom
garden terrace for alfresco dining in front of Yellow and Green Suites
Sitting area in courtyard with Moroccan muslin drapery
Courtyard at night---tile fountain being built now!
Dining room off kitchen has both guidebooks and cookbooks
cozy comfortable loggia with art glass chandelier, guest bathroom
Moroccan Suite bed alcove leather ottomans, kilims, copper headboard and chest
Blue Suite has California King-size bed
Blue Suite bathroom French doors opening onto private garden 1000 Sq ft terrace
Large private garden terrace of Blue Suite, orange and lemon trees
Green Suite bathroom (partial view)
Yellow Suite bathroom
under the arches towards the east from Yellow Suite on second floor
San MIguel sculpture in courtyard
Kitchen with copper farmhouse sinks, pots and pans, leading out to courtyard
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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