Magical Garden House and/or Guest House in Centro(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Beautiful 1 large bedroom+ den w/bed + separate Casita. 12 min walk to town
The property is situated in Centro and it takes between 10- 15 min. to walk to the heart of town. All of my guests have enjoyed the walk down as it's fascinating to meander on the many and different, small, winding streets while appreciating the flowers cascading from terraces and balconies. Many guests also look forward to the aerobic exercise coming home! However, it’s easy to catch a $2.50 ( U.S.) taxi for a 5 minute ride in either direction.
PLEASE READ 'TRAVELER REVIEWS' on the link above as that will give you a good idea of what other guests have felt about both houses and their visit in general. They say far more than I ever could!
Experience luxury and privacy in one of the most beautiful gardens in San Miguel. Both the casita and the main house are within a walled and secure complex and there is a good deal of separation between the two homes.
The main house is a truly a “home” with many exceptional features …. it has sophistication and charm, but is also warm and cozy due to the unique bamboo and wood beam ceilings, warm terracotta walls and polished tile floors. It has one very large master bedroom with fire place as well as a combination den/bedroom. There is a very large bathroom upstairs and a half bath downstairs.
The first floor is an open floor plan with a lipstick red kitchen which looks out onto the garden and the casita in the distance. There is a dining room/living room combination and a half bath. Naturally, the fireplace is the focal point especially on nippy evenings.
Upstairs the master bedroom is amazingly large with fireplace and again the high ceilings with the bamboo and wood beams which make it cozy as well as elegant. The custom-made queen size bed with its delicious pillow-top mattress guarantees a good night’s sleep. The den/bedroom with a twin bed is just off the large dressing room from the master bedroom.
The adjoining bathroom is quite a luxury due to its large size, beautiful tile work and the fact that there is a lot of natural light from a window looking out onto the garden. It includes both a shower and extra long bath. Women certainly appreciate and take notice when they see it ...we ladies like light and this bathroom has it as well as lots of counter and drawer space. Off the dressing area, there is an office/bed combination for an additional guest or child. The room is full of brilliant colors and overlooks the garden and fountain. Going outside from this room there is a washer/dryer. From that point, there are stairs leading to the crow’s nest terrace with a spectacular view of the Parroquia, city and surrounding countryside.
The casita is charming! It has an open floor plan which echoes the main house in design and décor. Warm terracotta walls and polished tile floors coupled with a most comfortable queen-size bed with pillow-top mattress, mini-kitchen, a beautifully tiled bath with shower, living area, dining nook, and a lovely view of the fountain and garden.
For both properties there is high speed wireless internet. Most of my guests have downloaded skype and can sit outside under the shade of the outdoor sala/living room while listening to the fountain, catching up on emails and having chats with friends at home.
Cable television, netflix, etc. is available in both homes and there are many movies with Spanish sub-titles (a great way to practice Spanish!) as well as American news stations, Discovery, etc. Plus the Main house has a DVD and C.D. player with many C.D's and some DVD's.
From both homes one enjoys the antique Cantera stone fountain, lush lawn, flowering garden and vine covered high walls which surround the property. Each has its own front porch which face the lovely and most comfortable outside sala.
The outdoor living room (sala) has a dining area, and comfortable cushioned sofa and table and chairs. This is the perfect place for using your lap-top or simply reading while listening to the fountain. A charcoal barbecue makes it the ideal spot for entertaining and eating outdoors. Above the sala is a very large roof-top garden with a large table with umbrella for morning coffee or watching the sunset in the evenings.
The wonderful housekeeper and gardener live right across the street and keep an eagle's eye on the property. She cleans twice a week and deals with water, trash and oversees all other details. For a small, additional fee she would do your personal laundry when you wish. Her husband is a talented gardener who treats the garden as his own. Their weekly work hours are included in the rent, but if you wished to have them for more time, I could make arrangements with them.
There is off-street parking for one large vehicle behind the walls for you or for your friends and additional space in front of the house.
Please there is no smoking inside either home.
It's a lush, fragrant year round retreat.
Keywords: Charming garden house with casita within secure vine covered walls. Enjoy peace and beauty at home while the heart beat of the town's plaza is only a 15 min. walk. Maid Service and gardener.
Member since: 2006
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Queen size Beds (2). One in Main House and the other in Casita. We have top-quality matress's and extremely comfortable furniture, a twin bed (1) is in the office off the master bedroom and (1) Air mattress available for extra guest The Master bedroom is VERY large ... I often refer to it as my personal roller skating rink!...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
There is not an air conditioning system as the house is built in such a way that even in the hot season, it stays quite comfortable. If needed, I turn on the overhead fans and enjoy the fresh air....moreless
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Pet Fee $125
*Fireplace is provided with one full container of propane. Additional charge for subsequent tanks needed, approximately $35 per tank.
*$75 refundable pet security deposit
*Refundable damage deposit of $200
*Until reservation is confirmed, prices can change without notice.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Excellent restaurants & entertainment, Language, Cooking & Art Classes available in San Miguel' spas, horse back riding, hot air balloons, salsa classes, language classes, organic markets, hot springs and so forth! Most of these things are 15 min to 45 minutes away. A little farther and visit Guanajuato. Pozoz and Dolores, etc., etc.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I would like to share a bit about myself in relationship to my home. I had been a frequent visitor to San Miguel and each time I returned, I felt more and more drawn to the town and the people. Finally, I decided to rent for a year and determine if I wanted to make a move and experience a dramatic change of life style. Like you, I found this property on VRBO and I rented it for a year, but since it was sight unseen, I had great trepidation as I approached the entrance. However, once I unlocked the door I knew that the only way I would ever move from this house was being carried out feet first!!!! Thankfully, the former owners decided to sell and I've been happy there ever since. Normally, I rent out the casita while I live in the main house, but now and then I'm required to return to my other beautiful town of Carmel, California and then I rent out my main house as well. I never like my home to be vacant because I think it is such a gracious and beautiful spot that I want to share it with others. If it's not rented, I invite my close friends as my guests for a couple weeks vacation. I have found that over the years, I have met the most wonderful guests and many of them have become dear friends. I consider myself a very fortunate lady for having taken the risk and made the move to San Miguel de Allende! It's been an ongoing adventure! I hope you will also be a guest and enjoy it as I have.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Italian trained chef available upon advance request.
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Garden view towards Casita
Main House Living Room
Living Room Fireplace
Outdoor Sala/Living Area with Roof Top Terrace
View from Crow's Nest over countryside
Casita Kitchen Eating Nook
Luz, Gregorio and sweet Paloma, keep Casa Sabrina houses and grounds lovely
View of Crow's Nest and Casita Sabrina from Casa Sabrina
View from Crow's Nest of Parroquia (main church)
Dining room, Bar and Kitchen
Main House Bar off Dining Room
Corner view, den/2nd bedroom
Stairway to upper terrace
View of Casita from main house
Casita Sitting Room/Bedroom
View of casita with fountain
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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