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A Grand and Gracious Mexican Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 743 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Well designed and appointed 5 bedroom 6 bath villa in the heart of San Miguel

Casa San Miguel is a grand and gracious Mexican home that resonates warmth, style and elegance. Recently featured in Architectural Digest and Casas & Gente, Casa San Miguel is the reconstruction of a 300 year old home. With its original three-foot thick adobe walls, it combines the style and charm of the colonial period with all the modern comforts and conveniences, including a heated pool, mini-kitchens and private patios for all bedrooms. The dedicated staff of seven make this a perfect place to stay when exploring San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guests enjoy a music system throughout the house, with volume controls in each room, ten fireplaces, a rooftop garden with a 360 degree view of the city, an electronic grand piano, and high speed internet access. There is beautiful landscaping, unique architectural design elements, and a series of enchanting terraces with flowing fountains. Comfortable antique and wicker furnishings combine with a collection of decorative art from many cultures to create the perfect atmosphere for enjoying your getaway in San Miguel de Allende to its fullest.

More Details

Owner
Beth James
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Beth James

We are a family from Louisiana that started travelling to San Miguel 30 years ago. Its average annual temperature of 71 degrees means the area enjoys a perpetual spring-like climate. We are happy so share our home with you in hopes that you will love this part of the world as much as we do.

Beth James purchased this villa in 2011

Why Beth James chose Centro Historico

Our property offers 5 bedrooms that are designed to give the most privacy you can have in a private home. Each room has a patio with a private bath and area for coffee and a refrigerator. The common rooms are an open Sala, a double living room, and the rooftop with views that are so beautiful you may never want to leave. There is also a breakfast room and a large dining room which can manage large groups easily. We have a maximum of 10 people, but parties are allowed if arranged prior to the stay. We have to allow for proper staffing for large groups. We have a lap pool in the back courtyard which can be heated upon request. Our staff is remarkable. They will attend to your every need and have been with the property for 10 years. This property was known previously as Casa Seis Fuentes and we have many positive reviews that you can find online.

What makes this villa unique

Wifi

Stereo System throughout house

Purified water in the entire house

In home theater

Vonage phone for free calls to the U.S. and Canada

5 king beds

Washer/Dryer

Fully equipped kitchen

Pool

Jacuzzi tub in Main Masterbedroom

Guestbook comments from the owner

My only complaint is that I wish I had stayed longer. The house was beautiful, just like the pictures, and the staff was incredible, they were so kind and attentive. The decor and design is impeccable, it is just what anyone would want for a Mexican villa. It is clear that great attention to detail was paid to every inch of the house. Booking was seamless and all communication was timely when emailing the owner and the staff. I have already told everyone I know that they should book this house when staying in San Miguel. This is a unique and special place that is sure to make a stay in San Miguel memorable.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 743 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow guests of our guests w/out prior notice to our house manager and limit the number to 10 additional people. Party needs 48 hrs notice.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • All bathrooms include bath products made from locally grown lavender. It is called the Lavender project. http://thelavenderproject.com/ We try to use as many local products as we can from the region.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has a private bath and patio.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional

Reviews

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A Grand and Gracious Mexican Home
average rating of 4.76 based on 28 reviews
5

Amazing experience in San Miguel!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this house do not do it justice. It is probably the most beautiful home I have stayed in ever. All of the amenities are fantastic and the staff is very friendly and attentive. I would definitely this home again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly our pleasure to host you and your friends for New Years. Here's to the new year!
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5

Absolutely beautiful property and staff.

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank the owner and staff for maintaining such a beautiful and welcoming place to stay in SMA. We could not have had a lovelier vacation.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaumont, texas
5

It was like opening the door to Oz!

  • 5 of 5

What a magical time we had at Casa San Miguel. I have stayed in a lot of villas and this one was by far the most beautiful and we will, definitely, be going back. There was such in incredible sense of detail given to every corner of this villa. The furnishings and art were amazing. I found things that I hadn't noticed before, everyday. The roof top sitting area was breathtaking. We had cocktails up there in the evenings and the view was amazing. I don't think any other restaurant or hotel has this view. The staff treated us like we were royalty. Anything we wanted, we got. Carlos (houseman) and his staff could not have been better, from the cooks, gardner(plants were unbelievable), to the sweet young ladies that cleaned our rooms and did our laundry. We so appreciate the opportunity for this family sharing their home with us.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to your next visit. We think the staff is remarkable, so glad you do, too. Casa San Miguel
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Tennessee
5

unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in San Miguel for son's wedding and had friends stay in this magnificent home with us. The photos do not capture how lovely it is but more importantly is the service you receive. Carlos, the house manager goes above and beyond to meet your needs and expectations. He and his staff accommodated for everything - we had lots of last minute changes due to the wedding events and he helped we each step. The entire staff was so gracious. The home is appointed very well and the many balconies provide incredible views with shade or sun depending on your desire. The guests in our group are seasoned travelers and it was unanimous that our experience here took top rating.

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

THE FINEST SAN MIGUEL HAS TO OFFER

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of home in many places, and Casa San Miguel is without question one of the finest. If you are looking for a experience comparable to a 5 star hotel, you need look no further.

Like all such properties in Mexico, the front facade gives no hint of the luxuries within. Every time we entered, we were struck by the dramatic architecture and verdant plant life of the long passage leading up to the outdoor sala and pool. Given that we were there during the Holidays, the staff had fully decorated the home, including a 12 foot Christmas tree which immediately drew the eye through a canopy of lights that gradually ascended for 100 feet.

The home is beautifully decorated with fine furnishings in a "Maximalist Mexican" sort of style. Though the decor has been assembled by former owners from around the world, the prevailing theme is "haute Mexican." It is no surprise that the house has been featured in Architectural Digest.

What really sets this home apart is the quality of the service. Carlos, the House Manager,

is efficient, attentive, professional, but also charming, quick witted, and funny. There is little need to eat out, as the cooking of Esperanza and Sandy surpasses most of the finer restaurants in town. Cecil, with his ready smile, keeps the property, the pool, and landscaping looking immaculate, which is no small task given the abundance of landscaping and plant life on all 3 levels of the house. The housekeepers with their smiling eyes are delightful, as they giggle while they keep the home tidy and neat. One of the things we appreciated most was the assurance of a staff member around the clock. Evan was there from around 7 to 7 for security, but also to build fires in the outdoor sala, and to assist with any problem or question we might have. We all very much appreciated walking into the kitchen each morning to find a freshly brewed pot of coffee awaiting us, which he had prepared immediately before leaving. What really sets this home apart is Cervantos, who arrives around 5 to serve drinks, dinner, and after dinner drinks. We had a small cocktail party one evening on the roof deck with margaritas to watch the sunset. The setting and the service were spectacular, and will be remembered by all present.

We all look forward to returning to Casa San Miguel. I can't think of a better way or better place to experience the best that San Miguel and Mexico have to offer.

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your family as well. Happy New Year and we welcome you back anytime. Thank you for the kind words about the staff, we think they are very talented and care utmost about the comfort of our guests. It is really special when it is appreciated. Casa San Miguel
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Houston, TX
5

Amazing & Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at Casa San Miguel! We celebrated our daughters wedding a year ago and Thanksgiving this year with family and friends. This is a ‘home’ unlike any rental and Carlos and the staff treat you like family and go beyond all expectations in making our stay and holiday perfect. One that we will remember for a lifetime! Thanks Beth for sharing your beautiful home and San Miguel family and Carlos please pass along to everyone our sincere thanks again for all you do and did during our stay. Feliz Navidad and look forward to seeing you again!

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro
Car: not necessary

San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. It is 274 km from Mexico City and 97 km from the state capital of Guanajuato. Historically, the town is important as being the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, whose surname was added to the town’s name in 1826, as well as the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence.

However, the town waned during and after the war, and at the beginning of the 20th century was in danger of becoming a ghost town. Its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures were 'discovered' by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes such as the Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes. This gave the town a reputation, attracting artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, who taught painting.

This attracted foreign art students, especially former U.S. soldiers studying on the G.I. Bill after the Second World War. Since then, the town has attracted a very large number of foreign retirees, artists, writers and tourists, which is shifting the area’s economy from agriculture and industry to commerce catering to outside visitors and residents.

The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. This and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco have been declared World Heritage Sites.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$1,769
 
 
Nightly Rate
Apr 5 2018 - Apr 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$1,769
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$1,453
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$125.07

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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