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Light-filled Contemporary on Quiet Cul-De-Sac in Centro

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Located On A Private Lane , Yet A Short, Flat Walk To All Of Centro

Casa de la Puerta Rosa, located in the historic Centro district of San Miguel de Allende, is a spacious and light-filled home just a short, flat walk from any of the city's sights and activities. Yet its location at the end of a private callejon or lane, insulates this property from the traffic noise typically associated with a Centro location.

The house has a fabulous layout. The first floor includes the entry hall, two bedrooms, separated by a study, and a full bath, with large walk-in shower.. On the bright, airy second floor, you will find another full bath with soaking tub and shower, and an inviting open floor plan with a large kitchen, roomy dining area, and cozy living room with french doors overlooking the privada. On the third level is the rooftop terrace, the perfect spot for al fresco dining, evening cocktails, or just relaxing on the chaise lounge to read or nap. The many potted trees and flowers make the rooftop a perfect private oasis.

Preparing meals is a joy in this chef's kitchen, equipped with high quality kitchen tools and appliances, including a coffee maker, juicer, toaster, cappuccino maker, microwave, and a KitchenAid blender,

Recent upgrades include double thickness, privacy glass in the master bedroom, a whole-house water purification system, custom made furniture, and new linens, towels, and kitchenware.

This property is managed by San Miguel Doors and includes at no extra cost, assistance making ground transportation arrangements in Mexico, meet and greet service upon your arrival, no matter what day or time, housekeeping twice a week and a 24/7 number you can call for information or assistance. You will be welcomed with fresh fruit and flowers, and a bottle of wine; we can also stock the fridge as you request for a small additional fee.

So come be our guest! Casa de la Puerta Rosa awaits you!

Previously listed on HomeAway under rental number 985780.

More Details

Property Manager
Laurie McIntosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Laurie McIntosh

I first visited San Miguel de Allende for a week in January 2015 and fell head over heels in love with this charming city. I returned in March to spend an entire month and found this beautiful house and knew I had found a home away from home - I think you will feel the same here.

Laurie McIntosh purchased this house in 2015

Why Laurie McIntosh chose Zona Centro

This spacious, light-filled, beautiful home is ideally situated at the end of a small callejón or lane, which eliminates the noise of downtown traffic so common with other Centro locations, yet you are just a short walk to any of San Miguel's delightful restaurants, churches, shops, and theaters.

What makes this house unique

The rooftop terrace is truly an oasis in this downtown location. Potted trees and flowers bring color and nature to the terra cotta tiled terrace that looks out to the nearby hills surrounding the city.


Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
You will be greeted by the Casa de La Puerta Rosa manager, no matter what time you arrive; and you will be provided with a local number in case you need information or assistance at anytime during your stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Light-filled Contemporary on Quiet Cul-De-Sac in Centro
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful casa, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a wonderful month at this casa. The house itself, which is perfect for a couple or family, is comfortable and beautifully appointed and the kitchen is well-equipped and a delight for cooking. We especially enjoyed the second floor with its great light and windows to the street and open floor plan (living, dining, and kitchen), and the terrazzo. Communications with the owner and house manager were effortless (and personal - we felt that they became friends) and the staff great. We also absolutely loved the location - close to El Centro but on the north, less touristy side and at the end of a sweet essentially dead-end callejon in a primarily Mexico neighborhood. It was very real (and friendly) - people in the house a couple of doors down loved to sing, we heard others practicing the piano and guitar, kids played up and down the callejon (occasionally a bit noisy but they'd generally settle down by 9) - it seemed that something interesting and different happened every day. We've stayed in various neighborhoods during the past decades of travel to SMA, and this is our favorite - we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you too fell in love with the neighborhood and the house; it truly is a special place! We hope to host you again on your next visit to SMA:-)
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Wonderful house, great location

  • 4 of 5

“Puerta Rosa” is a charming, well equipped house on a “privada” (cul-de-sac), walking distance from the center of San Miguel. The neighbors are primarily Mexican giving a stay there more of an authentic feel than in other areas. Laurie, the owner, and Jose, the property manager, were responsive and easy to deal with. The “capper” for me was purified water throughout the house. The only thing that kept me from awarding a fifth star was a problem with the hot water in the upstairs shower and tub. When we had friends staying with us,, this was an inconvenience. That said, I would definitely stay there again. Only a week after arriving home, I’m already thinking about returning next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We have done many renovations and upgrades to the house in the few years we’ve had it, including the whole house water purification system. Next up is renovating both bathrooms, which will nclude tearing out the tiled wall in the bath and replacing the mixer valve, which should solve the intermittent problem of a generous hot water supply in the upstairs bathroom with other simultaneous demands on hot water. Thanks again for choosing Casa de la Puerta Rosa and hope to welcome you back next year!
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beautiful home, fully equipped kitchen and well decorated

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in San Miguel de Allende very much. The property is located close to the centre of town. Staff are very helpful and accommodating too. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, perfect neighborhood, perfect town

  • 5 of 5

I almost hesitate to write so glowingly about this house because it may mean it will be booked next time we want to rent it! But I have to say: this house is phenomenal. It has everything you need—including drinkable tap water, a luxury in Mexico!—and is just absolutely gorgeous. And the location is superb: on a little cul de sac at edge of the Centro so you're away from the hustle and bustle of San Miguel streets, but still an easy flat walk to almost everywhere you need to go. Our daughter loved playing in the evenings with the kids on the street. We loved finding our favorite little cafes nearby. It was just a dream. We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you chose Casa de la Puerta Rosa! We strive to make everyone's stay as comfortable, welcoming, and memorable as possible. We fell in love with the neighborhood as soon as we saw the house and love that you appreciate our wonderful neighbors and perfect location. We look forward to having you again next year!
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This charming place exceeded my expectations. Loved la Casa de la Puerta Rosa!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this home for 3 weeks and it felt like home away from home from the moment we walked in. Jose Luis, the manager was waiting for our arrival and showed us the property. The house is in top condition and everything in it is good quality which contributes to the overall feel of the home. Beds and linens are clean and comfy (thank you Estela...wonderful cleaning lady) kitchen well equipped, seating area well appointed and tons of natural light on the second story but less in the bedrooms which helped with sleeping. Being able to drink tap water definitely a plus in my book. The neighbors are mostly local people and very nice. The produce market, Mercado de artesanias and El Jardin are very close but my favorite was Fabrica La Aurora...we went there a few times for breakfast, lunch and to shop and visit the galleries. ... walking distance from this house. Would definitely come back to stay here. Thank you Laurie (owner) for the wine and fruit bowl and for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oslo, Norway

Casa de la Puerta Rosa is a hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

On the 2nd of two dead-end streets in a typical Mexican neighborhood, there is a purple house with a pink door. Inside the simplicity of Scandinavian architecture meets the charm of Mexico. We have stayed here once before, with the previous owner, and we were pleased to see the improvements that Laurie has made. Everything is so well taken care of by her and her staff. Jose, the manager is wonderful, reliable, competent and professional. But most importantly a warm and kind person. Estela, who comes in twice a week to clean, is a lovely and hard working young woman. She only speaks Spanish but is a wizard on Google translate. As culinary professionals our favorite features in the house are the well equipped kitchen and the rooftop terrace with its many herbs and citrus plants. We've heard you become the best version of yourself in San Miguel de Allende. In this charming house we started our days with tai chi at sunrise and finished off with rooftop cocktails after exploring this wonderful city. It's a long trip from Norway, but definitely worth it! We will be back :-)

Tone & Lisa, Oslo Norway

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Querétaro, México
Car: not necessary

With a perfect Centro location, you will have easy access to all of San Miguel de Allende's treasures! A short, flat walk brings you to Mercado Ignacio Ramirez, where you can buy fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables, as well as gorgeous fresh cut flowers. Steps away from the fruit and vegetable market is the entrance to the city's famous artisan market that stretches across the Centro area offering traditional Mexican handicrafts including clothing, jewelry, pottery, and many other decorative arts. Head south past the markets and a five minute walk will bring you to the Jardin, where day and night offer the best spot for a cappuccino or an ice cream and the best place to see and hear music and dancing, as well as street vendors, or just meet up with friends.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

While children and guests of all ages are welcome, please be advised that open stairwells, concrete floors, and multi-story layout could be a problem for infants, toddlers, and guests with limited mobility.

A deposit of 50% of the total rent is due upon reserving this property, the balance of the rent and the refundable damage deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival. Payment may be made by check from U S bank account or by bank wire transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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