"I've just returned with my wife from a few days in Mexico City, followed by a week at this house in San Miguel de Allende (SMA), my best vacation in many years. I'll start by noting that the house is perfectly located under a gorgeous canyon that's part of the Charco del Ingenio, the coolest ''urban'' botanical garden I've ever seen. (You must, too, and go into the canyon!) The house is in a cul de sac not far from anywhere in the old city (Jardin), but quiet, with a lovely roof for gaining Vitamin D while seeing the city and hills (and canyon). Fruit and veggies are nearby at the market, restaurants plentiful! The city is gorgeous and colorful, full of people from all over the world. The house is romantic and cool. I love the master bedroom ceiling! My wife and I loved having our own bathrooms on the same floor, and we loved two things the owner does not mention: the Wi-Fi and a clothes washing machine! We did not cook hot food but we made great yogurt breakfasts every day, stuffed with fruits and nuts (a blessing after too many eggs in Mexico City). Lots of snacks and drinks, too. You should know that the Bonanza food store on nearby Mesones has loads of great provisions.... We never took a taxi, walked all over SMA, both lost weight eating amazing food, drinking very nice wines from all over, including Mexico's Baja California (such as a Nebbiolo at La Virundela, a delightful Argentine restaurant near the Instituto Allende). My wife loved doing yoga in the morning in the azoteca, using the house yoga mat. We made friends around the city during our visit. The property manager, Javier, was readily accessible and responsive. The maid was very nice on her two visits. Baijogo car service quite perfectly got us there from Mexico City and later to the airport. We can't wait to return to SMA!"
Guest: Newly Relaxed New Yorker
Date of Stay: November 2015
Review Submitted: December 9, 2015