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Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish

Secure & Sunny Home with Rooftop Patio in Garden Courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of the Zona Centro vacation condo rental

Condo, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

“The Sanctuary” is a lovely, secure six-unit gated garden complex over which huge pepper trees spread year-round leafy branches. My condo, located on the top (3rd) floor, is flooded with sunlight and has a spacious, private rooftop patio.

Situated at the end of a double cul-de-sac in a lively family neighborhood, this condo is very safe and conveniently located. It's an easy 5-minute flat walk to the farmer's and artisan's market, and a few more to the Jardín, the central plaza of San Miguel.

My condo is especially light and airy, since the sala-comedor (living-diningroom) has two large arched glass doorways, one with southern exposure and the other facing west - the dappled afternoon sun is filtered by the delicate leaves of the pepper tree all year rouond. There are round porthole-like windows in the front room and bedroom, a large rectangular window and skylights in the well-furnished kitchen. Skylights also provide extra illumination in the bedroom which has a large arched doorway that opens directly to the plant-filled passageway, and in the adjoining bathroom, which also has a light well in the corner.

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a very comfortable Sealy Posturepedic mattress and two reading lamps on either side. There is a large closet facing the bed and a smaller one to the side; plus a little study nook with a computer desk and chair. The bathroom has a shower and large bathtub finished with hand-painted tiles from nearby Dolores Hidalgo.

The kitchen is completely equipped, with a full-sized refrigerator, stove with 4-ring range and oven, microwave, toaster-oven, blender, plenty of counter space, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and complete table settings for four.

The frontroom furnishings include traditional textiles, mostly from Chiapas and Oaxaca; a comfortable cushioned equipal sofa and chairs (pre-Hispanic indigenous wood and leather design); a hand-carved dining table and chairs; and a fold-out foam futon sofa-bed.

Plant-filled outdoor passageways run along the front (west) and side (south) of the apartment. The rooftop terrace, partially covered and protected from high winds by a row of windows on two sides, is a perfect place to catch the first rays of the morning sun, the last of the setting sun; and the starry skies all night. It is large enough for gatherings or outdoor meals.

The private outdoor spaces of this condo are especially nice, since the extensive gardens and tall trees of the Quinta Loreto, to the south, add to the sense of being surrounded by greenery.

I was a resident of San Miguel for 16 years, and I loved this home best of all the dozens of places I lived. Come and have your spirit refreshed and renewed by all that San Miguel and this condo have to offer.

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Holly (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish


Car: not necessary

Many art galleries and classes (drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, weaving, photography, sculpture, music, dance, etc.), Spanish classes, cooking classes, concerts, lectures, performance and films in English, live music and dancing in restaurants and nightclubs, Yoga, tai-chi and meditation, temazcales (indigenous sweatlodges), Nearby public library and botanical garden with many educational, cultural and recreational activities. The largest English-language book collection in Mexico Outside of Mexico City, birdwatching, hiking, nature talks. Thermal hot spring pools. Many volunteer opportunities.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The rate estimate that the VRBO/Homeaway webpage automatically generates may not be the amount I wil charge. Upon request, renters receive a Rental Agreement from me, as a Microsoft Word attachment, with an accurate rental rate, instructions on how to make payments, conditions of rental and cancellation policy.
Rates in the Rental Agreement are based on payment by PayPal.
LATE ARRIVALS - if you will be arriving to San Miguel after 8 p.m. please make arrangements to spend the night in a hotel and start your rental with me on the following day.
Thank you!

Renters pay a 50% downpayment of rent plus $100 damage deposit in order to reserve via PayPal. When the downpayment and damage deposit are received, I mark my online calendar. The balance of rent is due upon arrival in cash. The deposit is returned 2 months after the renter's stay, less any damages or long-distance telephone charges.

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large tub and shower. Skylights and light well in the corner.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Sealy Posturpedic mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold-out futon sofa in the living room area can be used for occasional overnight guests
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Once a week cleaning service and linen change; twice a week watering of plants and once-a-month gardener service; drinking water delivered upon request.