About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay31 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
I'm an American who fell in love with San Miguel, so I built a second house here. My three bedroom, two and a half bath home features all the charm of colonial architecture!
The architecture includes Saltillo tile floors, wood beam and boveda ceilings, oval stone windows, stone fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, hand-painted tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms, balconies off all of the bedrooms, and a tree-filled courtyard with a cantera fountain. I personally furnished and decorated the house with folk art and pottery collected for the past 30 years.
The home also offers all the conveniences of a new home including purified water, a wet bar in the living room, modern kitchen with dishwasher and six burner gas stove with grill, remote control fans in the bedrooms, intercom system, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, High Speed Internet, phone, gas fireplaces and private off-street parking.
The rooftop terrace offers incredible views of the city and surrounding area, plus it's a great place to enjoy tequila sunsets and starry nights. The house is extremely comfortable and is a great place to relax and feel at home. Young Children and Pets are NOT allowed. No Smoking.
The home is situated in a safe and quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the center of town. The world famous Instituto Allende is just a few blocks away where classes in language, writing, and the arts are offered. A large supermarket, Mega, is just a short walk or cab trip from the house. One of the best features of my house is that it is very affordable so that all can enjoy SMA as much as I do.
San Miguel is listed as one of the ten best vacation destinations in the world for the last three years according to Conde Nast Magazine. This cosmopolitan city has first-class restaurants offering smoked salmon with capers as an appetizer as you make your selection from a gourmet menu.
The Mexican Government declared the center of town as an historical site in 1926, so as you walk the cobblestone streets, you experience a time of yesteryear. Shops that were once grand haciendas are now filled with Mexican folk art, antiques and beautiful hand-painted pottery. SMA is known as a mecca for artists and art lovers.
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- Apr 11, 2018
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Open and Airy
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming, colonial home. The home is comfortable, roomy, and airy. The outside garden/patio/living space off the living room is where we spent a lot of our time, painting, reading, eating, and entertaining. There are excellent doors, windows, and screens which allow the lovely breeze and light to flow through the house. The kitchen was well equipped and all the appliances worked well.
The construction of the house with the pillars and boveda ceilings was amazing. The Mexican folk art added a lot of enjoyment to our month in the house.
The beds and linens were very comfortable and the bathrooms were pleasant, again, with everything working well!
The location of the house is terrific. There are schools with green space all around with the kindergarten directly across the street. The children are adorable and it was fun to hear them sing and laugh and play outside. The street is somewhat of a main street. It has a fair amount of traffic and you can usually walk out the front door and get a cab in a few minutes. There is a lot less activity in the neighborhood in the evenings. You are in walking distance of a number of fruit and vegetable stores, meat stores, a grocery store, a tortilleria, and a number of taco stands and good restaurants. It’s about a 5 block walk to the main street where you can always get a cab and also have many other choices for restaurants and services.
Communication with the owner was excellent and timely. Ofelia kept our house clean. She obviously loves this home. We had fun communicating, even with the little bit of English and Spanish we knew.
We hope to be able to stay here again in one of our future trips to San Miguel.
Another Beautiful San Miguel Day
We loved our stay at Don's beautiful home. It's our second stay and we discovered some new restaurants on Cinqo de Mayo Street! All around a delightful AND function house that met our every needs.
My family just returned from a wonderful vacation in SMA, and Don's beautiful home was a huge factor in the success of the vacation. The photos don't really do it justice; the house is gorgeous, a work of art really, but also very, very comfortable. Don has obviously put a lot of effort into decorating, stocking and maintaining the property. The spacious house easily accommodates several adults, and the ground-floor terrace, balconies off the bedrooms, plus a spacious roof deck, provide numerous, lovely outdoor spaces with beautiful views. Located on a hill beyond the hustle and bustle of the central part of the city, it is quiet, and the air quality is very good. It's a pleasant walk into town. Don was a pleasure to deal with, as were the property manager and the maid. We can't wait to go back!
Relaxed Living San Miguel Style!
My husband and I have been coming to San Miguel de Allende for 6 years. This is our 3rd year in a row to Don's house and we couldn't be happier. It is by far the best home we have rented! It is roomy and beautifully appointed with Mexican folk art throughout the home. It is nestled in a quiet neighborhood with no buses passing by! There is a small nursery school across the street and the occasional sound of children's laughter is a delight to hear.
We love spending time at home listening to the soothing sounds of the fountain in the courtyard, reading on the bedroom deck overlooking the courtyard, and watching the sunset on the upper terrace. The broad landscape view of the mountains and parts of town is stunning! The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and the dining area is comfortable. The beautiful fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom provide cozy warmth when the evenings get cool. The beds and linens are very comfortable. Ofelia the maid is friendly and efficient and Sue, the manager, is very helpful.
We look forward to coming back next year!
Sun - Friends - Dinner Parties - Painting on the Terrace
I just spent a month in Don's house and I couldn't be more pleased. It's a beautiful home that feels comfortable, safe, and special - excellent layout. We cooked dinners many nights (found everything we needed) and benefited from the lovely china, big dining room table, and dishwasher! Plus cocktails on the patio or around the fireplace.
All the bedrooms have balconies and excellent beds/mattresses. My guests were extremely pleased and slept well. The master bedroom has a lovely ceiling and fireplace; the closet is huge, the shower has excellent water pressure and having two sinks in the bathroom is great. I can't say enough good things about the 3rd floor terrace. I spent hours there painting, reading and taking in the view ... listening to the sounds of SMA. Thank you.
What a wonderful, comfort...
What a wonderful, comfortable, relaxing and convenient place to stay. All modern conveniences and some of the nicest outdoor living spaces in San Miguel. A helpful and most efficient maid and delightful friendly neighbours. Many thanks Don, we will be back!
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The base rate is for four people. Additional persons will be charged at $30.00 per person/per night.