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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, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2017

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 San Miguel de Allende

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 8 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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 -
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Light-filled Contemporary on Quiet Cul-De-Sac in Centro
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

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: Jun 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the Perfect Spot in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

After the long trip from New England we were greeted by Jose, the wonderful, earnest property manager letting us know upon arrival that we were in good hands. He introduced us to the space complete with fresh flowers, fruit and wine. This was our first trip to San Miguel. We've already planned our return and will come back to Casa de la Puerta Rosa because I can't imagine a more perfect setting. It's very well and tastefully appointed with an open, sunny living space, a fireplace in the master bedroom, comfy beds and a great rooftop patio. The space is not hotel-like or formal, but rather inviting and comfortable, making it really feel like a home away from home. It's located on the level and close to the Jardin and all the action, yet secluded on this sweet little street with friendly neighbors and no traffic. There are also nice neighborhood shops right there, like a bakery and a great little breakfast spot as well as the vast Mercado de Artisanias, an indoor market place with tons of food stalls and local crafts. This spot struck just the right balance for us, letting us experience living in a local neighborhood like a resident while feeling safe and competent to come and go easily. Laurie, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with--very responsive and helpful as we worked out our plans. We look forward to our return and would recommend this location to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Location, location, location.....and not uphill....

  • 4 of 5

This was our fourth trip to San Miguel.

My husband and I have rented casas in all four points. This is the most convenient location to the Jardin and City Centre. As well as being on mostly level ground.

Casa de la Puera Rosa is bright and well appointed.

You immediately get the feel of welcome by neighbouring families on the street with warm and friendly greetings every day. We felt as safe there as at home in Canada.

We found our favourite butcher, shopped at our local grocer and made ourselves at home.

We were welcome by Jose, of San Miguel Home Management Company, who showed us around the Casa. We cannot say enough about Jose. If you have any questions or concerns, Jose is there to answer all.

Knowing we would be arriving late afternoon, Jose offered to do some shopping before our arrival - for which we were so grateful. But to our added surprise was a bowl of fresh fruit, a bouquet of flowers and a much welcomed bottle of vino upon our arrival by the owner, Laurie. After travelling all day from Toronto to San Miguel, we can't express how much we enjoyed this added touch.

We would not hesitate to recommend Casa de la Puerta Rosa to any of our amigos

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern and Mexican all under one roof!

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting San Miguel de Allende for 9 years now with my family and have stayed in a variety of different homes in the centro....Casa de la Puerta Rosa is by far my favourite. From the moment we arrived my daughter and I felt right at home. The house itself is located down a oneway, dead end street. This is a real neighbourhood, with children playing and neighbours who know and look out for each other. The perk of this location is not only did we feel safe, it was quite from regular street noise, chickens and dogs!

This little Mexican gem is much bigger than it appears. The layout of the house is fantastic and well planned. It presents more as a loft as it is open, airy and full of light. Bedrooms are located on the bottom floor separated by an open office. Full bathroom at the end of the hall. Beds are comfortable, and towels and linens are excellent quality. Open Kitchen, living room and dining room are located on the second floor. Skylights and a wall of windows allow the light in. Guests can either dine at the large family table that seats 8 or have a snack at the breakfast bar with seating for 4. All appliances and amenities are new and there is a good supply of basic things like coffee, salt, sugar etc. There is another full bathroom on this floor as well. The top floor is where the laundry is located and an outdoor seating area, perfect place to watch the sun set with a drink in your hand. As with any property, part of the experience is the people you interact with. The owner Laurie was a pleasure to work with. Easily accessible and quick to respond to emails Laurie made the booking process very easy. The property manager, Jose Luis met us when we the late hour of 1am and gave us the full tour of the house. He made sure we could connect to the internet before he left and that that we were comfortable with working the locks on the door. We were welcomed with a big bowl of fresh fruit, bottle of wine and flowers from the market up the road. Estella is the young lady who came throughout our stay to clean and tidy up. She was lovely and very accommodating and helpful with whatever we needed. I simply love this house. Our experience and time spent there will always stand out in my mind. Need a well appointed, beautiful house to stay in centro area of SMA....look no further. You've found it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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