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25% DISCOUNT MAY/JUNE Elegant 2 BR Condo at the Historic Center

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 925 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Enjoy the magic of San Miguel in romantic, light-filled Casita Lirio ('Iris') with open plan living spaces, gas fireplace, loft office, wireless internet access, heater in bathroom and gorgeous private terrace with eating and seating areas. Located in Cinco Flores, our secure, walled Colonial compound with fountains and plants in the heart of the historical center, you can walk everywhere. Furnishings are modern, elegant, with warm Mexican colors and many examples of Mexican arts and crafts.

Please see the Notes in the "Rates" section for information about the rental agreement and payment and cancelation policies; the language of the VRBO.COM site does not accurately state the terms of the actual agreement for the rental.

Light housekeeping service is included twice weekly. Additional support services are available on request (airport pick-up and drop-off, cooking as needed, cooking classes): Let us know what you need to make your time in San Miguel the perfect vacation!

Keywords: Casita, Centro Historico, Secure, Security, Wireless internet, On site management, Housekeeping, cable tv.

More Details

Robert Merchasin
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Robert Merchasin

Robert and I have always loved Mexico -- so, no surpise when we visited San Miguel we knew immediately that this was the place we wanted to be! We had owned and developed many other properties in the US, but that did not necessarily prepare us for the construction process in Mexico. But, when all was said and done, we managed to take a small run-down residential compound in the heart of the historic center of town and make it an oasis of calm and beauty, where we love to be and where we love to greet others coming to San Miguel. Whether you are tourist or are considering moving to Mexico, we would love to have you as our guests. Move the view of the map to HYBID view to see where we are!

Robert Merchasin purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Robert Merchasin chose Centro Historico

San Miguel is magical - a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage site with cobblestone streets and the occasional donkey side by side with modern restaurants and art galleries in a perfect year-round moderate climate. A Mexican friend of ours calls San Miguel '2nd world' - that is, a combination of the 3rd and 1st worlds. And that seems about right. Our house and our apartments are in the best possible location in San Miguel. Many other rental possibilities will tell you that they are some number of minutes (10, 15 sometimes 20 minues) walking distance to the Centro - but that often translates into how long it takes to get to the outskirts of the Centro. Here is why we bought where we did -- we are 1 level block from the Jardin. Period. Could hardly be closer...

What makes this townhome unique

Because the weather here is mild year round, we enjoy being outdoors daily on our patios and roof terraces. Just breathing in the air, listening to the fountains and enjoying a cup of coffee outside seems to create a peaceful beginning to every day. We enjoy walking to the Jardin, sitting on the park benches and 'people-watching.' For more sophisticated pleasures, there are hot springs for swimming, 1st class restaurants to walk to, shops, museums, artisan markets or hiking in the nearby hills. Maybe Spanish classes. At the end of the day, back to the terrace to watch the sun go down over the valley -- perhaps with a glass of wine or a margarita. What could be better?


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Centro Historico, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large modern shower with gorgeous antique Mexican tile
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Custom, comfortable mattress., Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Secure compound on cobblestone street in heart of Centro, fountains and plant-filled entry, newly remodeled modern kitchen and appliances, elegant and comfortable furniture, art, crafts and antiques (with a special emphasis on Mexican artisans), IPod-ready speakers, maid service. A rental agreement will be provided with complete details about how to finalize the reservation plus payment and cancelation policy.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Oak Park, Illinois,USA (Chicago area)

Location,Location,Location and a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was very nice- well equipped and clean. I highly recommend it. Any minor issues were addressed quickly by an email to Robert who then advised the onsite staff. It was a close almost everything a visitor wants to see. Cafes and restaurants all close by. We only took a cab once and that was to the Charco del Ingenio botanical garden and Fabrica La Aurora. Otherwise everything within 10 minute or less walk. We used Google maps to navigate and were truly surprised how close everything was. You will not be disappointed

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to San Miguel de Allende and we absolutely loved it! Everything about the city was magical. Casita Lirio was beautiful and the location was great. Everything was walking distance. The property manager was very attentive and asked us daily if everything was going well.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This three story/two bedroom is a gem. We would never stay anyplace else in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Located just a block from the magnificent church and jardin, Cinco Flores is beautifully art directed and designed. The management and staff are helpful and competent. Kitchen is modern and plumbing is good. Maybe the best shower in Mexico.

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great value

  • 3 of 5

The casita is located in the perfect location, on a charming street in the center of town. The staff is very friendly, professional and accommodating. The casita is a very nice size for two or three. The bedrooms are a good size with generous storage space. The larger bathroom, upstairs, has a nice shower and also lots of space for storage.

The kitchen is minimally stocked, with more limited utensils, pots, condiments, etc. than most rentals. The sheets and towels could use an update but were adequate. I would have paid more for a few upgrades (stocked kitchen, better linens, bath soap, a few amenities.) However, the modest price makes this an excellent value.

  • Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate constructive feedback from our guests. I have been in the States and overseas quite a bit over the past year, and so have had perhaps too little oversight of some finer details at the property. I will be returning shortly to San Miguel but I have already instructed our property manager to investigate this visitor’s observations and make the necessary corrections promptly. This guest pointed to some of our important strengths, which I appreciate. However, I am troubled by even minor complaints; I have already begun to address the issues raised here. A look at our many reviews shows that over the past ten years our guests (many of whom return) have been completely satisfied; yet we have succeeded in keeping our prices “modest” and providing “an excellent value.” Let us prove it to you! Robert Merchasin I
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Excellent all around

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and well managed. Great location!

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cinco Flores is Cinco Estrellas - Best Location in SMA

  • 5 of 5

This was property was beautiful, comfortable and impeccably clean. The location could not have been any more convenient, just a half block from the main plaza as advertised. This property had everything. The kitchen was very well equipped, thick luxurious bath towels, high speed internet that really worked and a washer & dryer. All the little things that count and make your stay special. The owners, who live on the property were quite friendly and very accommodating when we asked for an extra fan due to an unusual heat wave. They were genuinely interested in making sure our stay was pleasant and that we were comfortable.The housekeeper Magali was also very pleasant and helpful, providing us with information about where to find things in San Miguel. My wife, two daughters and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting San Miguel who is looking for a charming and comfortable abode with an incredibly convenient location.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Cinco Flores - One block from town center
Car: not necessary

Hot Springs, Cooking lessons, Bird-watching, Home tours, Walking tours, Musical events, Local crafts and artisans.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Centro Historico, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Our property is called Cinco Flores. Our rental agreement and our Welcome Book provide all the information you will need for a comfortable stay. The VRBO site does not reflect the actual payment terms. A deposit of about 1/3 is required to make the reservation, with a $500 minimum; the balance is due 60 days prior to check-in. Weekly rates apply from January 1 - March 31. The rates shown are for the current year, 2018. The Cinco Flores rental agreement will be sent for your approval and signature to finalize of the reservation; it includes the payment information and cancelation policy. Our rental agreement expresses the actual terms of the rental contract and supersedes anything stated on the VRBO.COM site. The VRBO site does not express the actual terms of the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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