Magical Garden House and/or Guest House in Centro

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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

$2,000/month main house; $875/month guest house (VRBO#592969).

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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    10 years old due to stairs...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Older children would be welcome, but there are too many stairs leading to the terraces which could be dangerous for young children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Some guests have smoked outside and used ash trays....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Casita: 1 queen


  • Den: 1 twin/ single


  • Main house: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    There is a fireplace ...moreless

  • 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

  • Casita bath: toilet, shower

    Beautifully tiled ...moreless

  • Half bath: toilet

    This is off the main house living room...moreless

  • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower

    The Master bedroom is light, airy and very pretty!...moreless

  • All bathrooms are nice, but when people walk in to the Master bathroom all the women take notice! We ladies like light and this bathroom has it. Light, beautiful tile work, lots of counter and drawer space....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    There is a nice collection of c.d.'s...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Many U.S. channels and movies with Spanish sub-titles...moreless

  • Television:


  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    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
  • Fireplace:

    There is a large fireplace in the Living room and also in the bedroom...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (1) large fireplace in Living Room (1) fireplace in Main house bedroom...moreless

  • Heating:

    Heaters provided...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell is complimentary and renter is responsible for purchasing credit. To be replaced if lost or damaged....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is secure parking inside the walls for one large vehicle and there is available outside parking as well for guests....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking inside the enclosed walls and on street parking as well....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Guests tend to use skype when calling long distance. There is a land line in the main house for local calls ....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The entire property, including outdoor living room and casita offer excellent, fast wireless connection....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Both the downstairs and upstairs fireplaces have been converted to gas....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    From nearby restaurants. I have a great Chef who studied in Italy who would prepare meals or cater a party for you...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Full kitchen in main house and a kitchenette in the casita...moreless

  • Microwave:



  • Balcony:

    Master bedroom has a balcony overlooking garden, fountain and casita...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    In addition to much deck and patio space there is a large terrace above the outdoor sala which is great for coffee time or cocktails. there is another private terrace in main house...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    The separate outdoor living room features a dining area, built-in sofas, tiled buffet table, chandeliers. Pure lounging comfort! This outdoor living room is topped by a rooftop balcony...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The outdoor sala is between the two properties...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The garden which has a beautifully manicured lawn could be award winning. The gardener lives across the street and has landscaped it and treats it as a piece of art....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a small moveable grill....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Both the main house as well as the casita have a porch which overlooks the garden and fountain...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

High Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$725 $1,997

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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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.


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 'Bienvenido!'


  • Garden view towards Casita

    Garden view towards Casita

  • Main House Living Room

    Main House Living Room

  • Living Room Fireplace

    Living Room Fireplace

  • Den/2nd Bedroom

    Den/2nd Bedroom

  • Outdoor Sala/Living Area with Roof Top Terrace

    Outdoor Sala/Living Area with Roof Top Terrace

  • View from Crow's Nest over countryside

    View from Crow's Nest over countryside

  • Casita Kitchen Eating Nook

    Casita Kitchen Eating Nook

  • Casita Bathroom

    Casita Bathroom

  • Luz, Gregorio and sweet Paloma, keep Casa Sabrina houses and grounds lovely

    Luz, Gregorio and sweet Paloma, keep Casa Sabrina houses and grounds lovely

  • Garden Nook

    Garden Nook

  • View of Crow's Nest and Casita Sabrina from Casa Sabrina

    View of Crow's Nest and Casita Sabrina from Casa Sabrina

  • View from Crow's Nest of Parroquia (main church)

    View from Crow's Nest of Parroquia (main church)

  • Dining room, Bar and Kitchen

    Dining room, Bar and Kitchen

  • Main House Bar off Dining Room

    Main House Bar off Dining Room

  • Corner view, den/2nd bedroom

    Corner view, den/2nd bedroom

  • Stairway to upper terrace

    Stairway to upper terrace

  • View of Casita from main house

    View of Casita from main house

  • Casita Sitting Room/Bedroom

    Casita Sitting Room/Bedroom

  • View of casita with fountain

    View of casita with fountain

  • Gregorio's Art

    Gregorio's Art

VRBO #88178

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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