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Full STAFF including COOK; Walk Everywhere - No taxi needed.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Space 9,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to 18 Comfortably;; 10% Discount for 4 DAY STAYS AND LONGER.

Price quoted is for the minimum of 4 bedrooms. Each additional room is $180/nite. There is a 10% discount off this price for 4 or more nites. Thiis home with as little as 4 bedrooms (8-9 people) and you get the home and staff all to yourself. INQUIRE BY EMAIL . Full staff of housekeepers, gardner and COOK pampers you You can't even get this price at a regular small hotel, much less a luxury 9500 sq. ft. villa. Comparable prices per room in the luxury hotels are over $600/room per night and these rooms are much larger. This is a vacation your group will remember always. This home is in top condition and even thought it looks 300 years old, it was built in 1997. So it has all the latest conveniences. That is the reason the rooms are so HUGE.; it was a vacant lot in Centro so we didn't have to stay within the confines of the walls that are protected by San Miguel's historic committee. There are 2 grills; 2 wetbars; a wine cellar, etc. etc. Huge bedrooms for tons of private space plus tons of gathering rooms when you are ready to rejoin the group. Really nothing else like it on the rental market in Centro.

Keywords: CENTRO - No need for car or even taxi. Magnificent pool area. Showcase home featured in design books and magazines; Most luxurious home in Centro. FULL STAFF INCLUDING COOK; Spectacular rooftop views of Perroquia and all of San Miguel, 2 BBQ's, wine cellar, formal dining, indoor and outdoor salas. You can rent and have the privacy of the entire Villa for as little as renting 4 bedrooms. Look at room capacity for maximum capacity.

HUGE bedrooms and many gathering places so you have the best of private space and common areas. Perfect for large group of friends or family without getting on each other's nerves. This is a multi-million dollar home in the 'high rent' district of SMA.SMA'S MOST LUXURIOUS VILLA IN CENTRO. Price is for 4 bedrooms. 5, 6 and 7 bedrooms available for an additional $180/room per night. 10% discount for stays more than 3 nights. Grab this incredible deal for your family in SMA's most DISTINCTIVE PROPERTY. This is a RARE home that few people have had the opportunity to experience. These kind of homes just aren't on the rental market. This is a several million dollar home! All furnishings were custom made for the home.

This is a home few people have had the luxury of experiencing! ONE OF A KIND.

CHRISTMAS WEEK AND NEW YEAR'S WEEK (7 DAY MINIMUM) IS $9500/WEEK.

HUGE bedroom suites ensuite and with fireplaces. This is located in the 5 Star hotel district by Parque Juarez and Casa Alhambra is the ONLY 5 Star Villa for rent in this area. No need of car or even a taxi as all is withing walking distance. You can rent th

More Details

Property Manager
Sandra Ippolite
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, very little Spanish and French; TEXT MESSAGES
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Sandra Ippolite

I have been doing this with VRBO with various properties for 25

years. I love this business because you come in contact with so many wonderful people. I enjoy meeting and exceeding their expectations! My staff does the same.

Sandra Ippolite purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sandra Ippolite chose Zona Centro

5 STAR HOME FOR 3 STAR PRICE! It is also located in the 'high rent' district of Parque Juarez, where all the 5-Star hotels are located. Comprable prices for this home in these hotels run at over $600 per night per room and is not comprable in size of rooms, privacy of whole house and staff and luxury! Pamper yourself and come to Casa Alhambra. You will love it. Over 3 days stay, only $160/room/night!

IT IS POSSIBLE TO RENT WHOLE HOUSE WITH AS LITTLE AS 4, 5 OR 6 BEDROOMS. INQUIRE ABOUT THOSE REDUCED RATES.

What makes this villa unique

LIGHT, BRIGHT, 9,500 SQ. FT. OF LUXURIOUS LIVING.

2 housekeepers, cook and gardener, manager

RATE. $160/room/night - weekday rate- or for 4 to 7 nights

$180/room/night - weekend rate - 3 night minimum

Comparable rents in hotels immediately nearby are over $600/room per night

and these rooms are much, much bigger, just as luxurious and have a full staff

to wait on you hand and foot.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Zona Centro, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Pool bath.
  • Three Master Suites have both shower and tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge Master Suite with seperate office area on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - Identical suite to first floor suite with adjacent office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 3rd Master Suite with views of pool and garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , On beautiful balcony overlooking the garden
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Also on same balcony overlooking garden; sunshine filled
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Located at front of villa with views of Perroquia
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , Seperate 2 story apartment; 3 total rooms; 2 fireplaces
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
Notes:
9,500 sq, ft, of pure luxury. Nothing in Centro compares to this property! It has been featured in many design books and magazines and is considered to be SMA's Premier property in Centro.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Full STAFF including COOK; Walk Everywhere - No taxi needed.
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews
5

Excellent experience, will definetely come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house one weekend for a friend's wedding.

Since there were 7 couples planning our weekend, a lot of questions were answered by the owner in the process. I have to tell that the owner was very kind in answering all our questions which were quite a lot and the best way to communicate with her is by email (she might not answer right away but the next day you'll receive an accurate response).

Before arrival I was contacted by the local house administrator and we were able to plan every detail for the weekend (breakfast menu, internet password, cable tv instructions, etc) so therefore if you are an obsessive planning person you'll get the corresponding attention for your needs.

The house is beautiful just as you can see the pictures and all the comments in the reviews. The location is perfect to walk everywhere in San Miguel downtown. It has a one car garage and a 24 hour parking lot 50 meters away. TV, pool, internet and all services worked perfectly among with the house staff which was very kind. Too bad that our stay was so short because we couldn´t find the time to use the outdoor terrace at night which is great.

I made a lot of research to select a good property for the weekend and believe me that this experience was the best I could think of. I truly recommend this house for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful birthday week at Casa Alhambra

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful - in some ways the pictures do not do it justice. The staff was excellent and accommodating. We were 10, and it was a big birthday for the host. The staff was a huge help in planning a party, helping us fine a mariachi band, planning the menu for the celebration dinner, and executing it flawlessly. It started on the beautiful rooftop deck overlooking the City for appetizers, moved to the dining room for dinner, then out to the courtyard for dessert and the mariachi band.

The house is well situated and close to everything - and the town feels very safe at night. If you go, don't miss the Luna Tapas Bar, which is only a few blocks away with excellent food, some of the best we had.

The owner was responsive and easy to deal with - - one little hiccup was handled quickly and graciously. I highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Second Visit to San Miguel

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the staff was very accomidating and so so cooks. We were never offered any mexican breakfast like our cooks from the last visit. The faucet's in the bathrooms didn't work. The cold water required a towel to turn off and on in 2 of the bathrooms. Cold water for showers was more prominent then hot water. If you wanted a hot shower then you needed to get up early. We love coming to San Miguel and the homes are all beautiful. There are many choices, this home is pretty but a few problems didn't stop us from having a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

We came to San Miguel de Alende to attend afamily member's wedding. Our lodging was an unbelievable experience for a family needing 7 rooms (4ks, 1qs, 2 twins and an apartment with 3 twins). Our initial contact was Sandra Ippolite who was very helpful through the whole process of acquiring the house. Prior to departure from the states she put us in contact with the house manager, Raul. His English was excellent so we didn't need to embarrass ourselves-although we did use our poor Spanish whenever we could. We couldn't believe the house upon arrival. Magnificent doesn't do it justice. And just when you think it can't get any better we meet Vianey, Beatriz, and Angelica (mucha linda) who took care of us. They were gracious, helpful, and their cooking ability was 5-star! We left with wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great House Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Besides being a lovely home in a great location, the staff is the icing on the cake.

This house is a sanctuary in the middle of San Miguel which can be quite stimulating!

Thanks for letting us stay in your home.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, awesome staff, would stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect for our party of eight. The location is fantiasic in terms of walking everywhere. The staff was very attentive to our every need and desire! We hosted a cocktail party one night and Viene and her helpers not only prepared an incredible dinner but did it on their day off! My only very small complaint is internet was not available in bedrooms or the main living area. The house could use an extra router or two! Overall GREAT EXPERIENCE!

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Queretero/Leon
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All restaurants walkable
Car: not necessary

5 - STAR Vila for 3-STAR PRICE!. Gigantic ensuite bedrooms!. Price is for 4 bedrooms (or 8 people)..5, 6 and 7 ensuite bedrooms available for $180/night/room.. 10% Discount for more than 3 nights.

!Near Parque Juarez, it is a FLAT walk and. there is no need for a car or taxi. This is the area of SMA with all the 5 Star hotels and restaurants within a block. Centro's Most Luxurious Villa - featured internationally in Design books and magazines featuring the 'Mexican Colonial architecture. One of ONLY two homes in SMA that has an extensive water softening system second to none! FULL STAFF INCLUDING COOK who love to spoil you. DISCOUNTS FOR 4 BEDROOMS, 5 BEDROOMS AND 6 BEDROOMS. It is also a Signature Property in SMA. Nothing else like it.

Truly a rare find. 1000 sq. meters of space . HUGE bedroom suites, all with baths and fireplaces.

Magnificent pool. Unbelievable views atop the rooftop terrace of 360 degree SMA with all it lighted churches with in-your-face views for the Perroquia.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Zona Centro, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
C$925
C$6,473
 

Additional information about rental rates

THE ABOVE PRICE IS FOR THE MINUMUM OF 4 BEDROOMS (4 COUPLES).

5 Bedrooms - $900 per night
6 Bedrooms - $1080 per night
7 Bedrooms - $1250 per night (up to 18 people)

10% discount for stays of 4 nites or more.

4 Bedrooms have an additional Twin in them and are designed for children to sleep in room with parents or singles sharing a room. All other beds are either Kings or Queens.
There are 3 Master Suites each with King. All bedrooms are ensuite and have fireplaces.
The configuration sleeps up to 18 people comfortably.

Tips to staff who kill themselves to please you are expected at end of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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