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Sweet house on best street in lovely neighborhood!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms + sofabed (sleeps 2-8), 3 Full Baths

The street is quiet and picturesque – bougainvillea accrent tree-shaded colonial entrances that open onto charming courtyards. Some people say it's the prettiest street in San Miguel! A peaceful morning is enjoyed among the flowers with the gurgling of the old-world fountain providing a soothing melody.

The bright turquoise door gives this house its name - Casa Turquesa. It's easy to spot!

Only 2 blocks from the San Juan de Dios market, and a short (12-15 minute) walk to the Jardin (town square). You can't beat this location!

The residence includes a one bedroom, two bath ground level home and a one bedroom apartment above with its own entrance. The lower bedroom has french doors opening onto the patio for delightful afternoon breezes. Upstairs, a modern casita with a private terrace offers a view overlooking the city for early or late musings.

The living areas are warm and inviting, with a variety of art pieces illuminating San Miguel's creative spirit. Your guests will enjoy lingering in the cozy spaces, warming themselves by the fireplace.

Our housekeeper Rocio works three days a week, and for a slight additional charge, she can shop for you and prepare authentic and delicious Mexican meals.

Neighborhood restaurants and shops are handy when the urge for a delicious pastry or huevos rancheros strike you. Colonia San Antonio is a short walk or inexpensive taxi ride along cobblestone streets to the town square, El Jardin.

Although we prefer to rent both the upstairs and downstairs to a single tenant, occasionally the two residences are offered separately. Contact us for separate pricing. Each residence can accommodate up to four guests (additional cost over 2) and has its own kitchen. Amenities include house cleaning service, high-speed internet and free calls to the United States and Canada.

The house is perfect for two couples or a family of 4. There are two sofa beds (one upstairs and one downstairs) that can accommodate up to 8 guests at additional cost (upon request).

More Details

Owner
Carlos Soberman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Carlos Soberman

We are retired New Yorkers now living in Florida. We have owned and loved our home in San Miguel for almost 20 years.

Carlos Soberman purchased this house in 1995

Why Carlos Soberman chose San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel is a wonderful community with a year round climate. Any time is good to visit!

What makes this house unique

It's in a terrific neighborhood...near a large food market...not far from the center of town, but far enough to be tranquil and secure. Short walk to Centro.

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Leon (BJX)
Car: not necessary

Art Galleries, Concerts, Famous Instituto de Allende, Interesting Day trips to neighboring cities

Amenities

Colonia San Raphael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - This bathroom is upstairs, in the 'casita'
    Bathroom 1 - Part of the master downstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Downstairs - for guests or 'sofabedders'
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bed is in the upstairs casita, available separate
    Other (See Description) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two sleep sofas - one upstairs and one downstairs
  • There are also two sleep sofas available - one upstairs and one downstairs. Especially suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fully Furnished, High Speed Internet. Included housekeeper (Rocio) works three times a week, and can also cook and market for slight additional charge.

Reviews

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Sweet house on best street in lovely neighborhood!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

An easy place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

As a single traveler, I stayed in the casita on the second floor for the month of November.

Casa Turquesa is simply a very easy place to stay. Charles was extremely helpful with email communication and making arrangements. The on-site staff is outstanding. The apartment is simple yet elegant with lots of windows and an excellent kitchen. There are three gas heaters, including one in the bathroom, which definitely helped in this cold month! The internet service is very reliable.

The apartment is located in a beautiful section of San Antonio with its eye-catching houses. Nearby is mercado San Juan de Dios which has fruit stands and excellent small family counter restaurants. It did take me longer to walk to the Jardin than the other reviewers, although it's a beautiful walk. And city buses to Centro stop nearby.

Overall my time at Casa Turquesa passed very quickly and enjoyably.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place to stay for our family of 5

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks with our three kids (age 3, 8, and 10). The kids liked it. We liked it. The kids stayed upstairs in the second floor casita that had its own bedroom, living room w/ sleeper sofa, bathroom, and kitchen. They could go up there during the day for some quiet time as needed. At night, after they went to bed, the adults had the whole downstairs main house to ourselves. Very relaxing. There's also a living room and den downstairs, so I could sneak off and read for a bit in relative silence while the kids played in the main living room downstairs.

Overall, there was plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen was decently equipped with plenty of cooking gear. Full size fridge that was COLD! Washer/dryer in upstairs casita works great.

We stayed in June where the daytime temps sometimes hit 85 F or so. It never got hot in the downstairs house, and just a bit warm in the upstairs. I worried about not having air conditioning but we didn't need it at all.

Only downside was the fireworks at weird hours of the early morning and late evening. Some crazy festival was going on (which included an awesome parade on a Sunday!), but the fireworks at 6 am weren't that fun. Not a problem with the house itself, just a quirk of staying in San Miguel de Allende apparently. We could, however, usually see the fireworks from the rooftop terrace above the 2nd floor casita. Pretty cool overall!

Location was pretty good, though it's a 10 minute walk or so to get into the downtown centro area. The local market is only <5 minutes away and offers tons of fresh fruits and vegetables and a few "comedores" with great local cuisine for just a few USD per meal (50 pesos I think). Taxis were plentiful from the main street maybe 2 minutes from the house. We walked to the main bus station multiple times for day trips out of town - maybe 10 minutes or so from the house. On the way to the bus station is a nice discount grocery store called Neto that is dirt cheap and clean and offers most of the staples (just no produce and no fresh meat).

We enjoyed the location being a little bit away from the "touristy" downtown area because it's probably quieter at Casa Turquesa that way. And the local restaurants and market that caters to local Mexicans seemed more authentic and less expensive than the more touristy restaurants in the centro that cater more toward tourists and ex-pats.

Overall, a great place to stay in San Miguel de Allende.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ajijic,Jalisco, Mexico
5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We (3 women) spent 6 days at Casa Turquesa and enjoyed our stay. It was a delightful setting and a very well equipped house. There was a slight miscommunication in the beginning about getting the key, but the agency was so sweet as to give us a bottle of wine for any inconvenience caused. There was a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers on the dining room table upon our arrival. It's a sunny house with various seating possibilities outside and indoors so that we could each enjoy our own private space if desired. The house is in a quiet neighborhood and we could walk to the center in about 20 minutes and to the Ancha in about 10. I felt safe at all times. We didn't cook our meals, but the kitchen had everything needed if we had decided to do so. I slept on the couch that converts to a bed upstairs and the mattress was too soft to my liking, but may be perfect for someone else. There are 3 TVs downstairs and one upstairs so it would be possible to watch different programs if desired. The maid is very friendly and helpful. I would gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sainte-Adele Quebec canada
5

Cannot expect better

  • 5 of 5

Excellent,many contacts with renter. All very good and pleasant.Was making sure everything was Ok.very pleasant stay. excellent.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA L.A. County
5

Casa Turquesa is a excellent place to stay while in San Miguel!

  • 5 of 5

The four of us stayed at Casa Turquesa in April 2014 for one week. The house is a perfect place for 2 couples or family with teenagers, because of the the two separate apartments. Each equipped with it s own kitchen, living room and bedroom. Very comfortable place, we enjoyed our breakfast out on the beautiful patio and we loved the fact that you can walk everywhere. The house had everything we needed, a well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, good speed internet and English speaking TV channels.

We felt welcome the moment we arrived, Carlos and his wife Linda ( property managers) who live two doors down were extremely helpful and very nice. Rosio the housekeeper is a great cook and keeps the place very tidy.

We are definitely coming back to stay at Casa Turquesa! Thank you for everything and see you hopefully soon again.

Andrea, Hector, Gaby and Klaus

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great San Miguel Home!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I greatly enjoyed Casa Turqesa during our recent stay in San Miguel. The house is warm and welcoming, very tastefully decorated with colorful Mexican tiles and ceramics throughout, very comfortable, and perfect for a larger family or two couples. The main house as well as the casita upstairs are very well appointed with everything you could possibly need during your stay.

I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a comfortable family home to stay in while in San Miguel that is close to El Centro or El Jardin (about a 15 minute walk). We greatly enjoyed Casa Turquesa!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

HOLIDAY WEEKS - US AND MEXICAN - MINIMUM 1 WEEK RENTAL - $700
Note: Bookings are not confirmed until deposit is received. Deposit can be paid by check, credit card, bank transfer or Paypal. No hidden or additional charges for rental, other than for bottled water, late arrivals or optional services (shopping, cooking, etc.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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