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Stunning Home and Views: Casa O'Leary

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

The vistas from this dream home defy description. The western evening panorama of rose and purple sunsets against craggy mountains plays nightly from the terrace. In the foreground of this spectacular display is the enchanting town of San Miguel with a perfect view of all the churches and their magnificent domes and steeples. To the north is a fabulous view of the original lake that supplied water to San Miguel and includes the picturesque ruins of a 16th century tannery. Payment by check or credit card accepted (check preferable).

Decorated in the rich colors that are the hallmark of Mexico with lots of fabulous architectural and decorative accents, the home was designed for comfortable and casual living while always retaining an air of colonial luxury. There are four lushly furnished outdoor living areas and the main outdoor area has a wood-burning fireplace, an indoor living room, a formal dining room and a cozy kitchen. The house wraps-around a central patio filled with flowers and the wonderfully soothing sounds of water falling from stone fountains.

The master suite ia a fairy tale room with a king bed as well as his and hers bathrooms. The other three bedrooms are charmingly decorated and have their own baths. The guest room bed sizes are a king and two queens. There is a lap pool surrounded by bougainvillea and Birds of Paradise.

Our outstanding staff is friendly and helpful. Sra. Trini, our house manager and marvelous cook, can create dishes ranging from traditional, authentic Mexican, Italian, Chinese, kid friendly, or light healthy. We also have many menus and cook books from which you can choose your own dishes. Sra. Trini will give guests free cooking lessons if they ask (we only ask that you tip her for the lesson). Sra. Andrea keeps the house beautifully clean and is professional and very experienced with your laundry. Sr. Sergio and Sr. Hugo keep the grounds, gardens and pool immaculate. Sr. Sergio is also a wonderful musician and has been known to serenade guests that are interested and can help you with many other requests. Sra. Trini, Sr. Sergio and Sr. Hugo speak some English.

Children are welcome, but we require additional security deposit, $1500 instead of $1000 if no children. No pets please.

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Cavanaugh O'Leary
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Balcones, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • First half of rent paid on contract signing is nonrefundable security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom Her Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom His Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Bedroom Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Guest Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Guest Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Pool Area Bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Powder Room Off Main Patio
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Pool Area Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom and downstairs bedroom have kings., Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs bedrooms have queens., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Study has day bed but not to be used for extra guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
High Speed Internet Connection; excellent cook, housekeeper and gardener included 5 1/2 days/week.


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Stunning Home and Views: Casa O'Leary
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The most amazing property I ever seen.

  • 5 of 5

Love the location and the impressing art found all over the house.

The service us tip of the line, Trini, Sergio, Andrea, and every one else were so amazing and personal.

Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind remarks regarding our home. We strive to make the home comfortable but intricately decorated, and our staff will do their best to make your stay memorable. Of course, we are always looking for ways to improve if you have any suggestions. Again, thanks for your comments and for taking the time to write them.
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Fabulous House with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all. Beautiful accommodations, living room, study, private dining room, gymnasium, swimming pool, and beautiful outdoor entertaining areas. Fabulous collections of art and folk art. The staff is very attentive and helpful. The house is in a quiet neighborhood. Yet the house is very close to the center of San Miguel. It is a super house to enjoy San Miguel with friends and family.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful home and views in a very Mexican style

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes in San Miguel a number of times, and this house is easily our favorite. It is a very comfortable Mexican style oriented around beautiful outdoor spaces. The focus is around the west-facing terrace that provides a 30-mile view. The location is high on the hillside in Balcones.

The staff is wonderful and helpful, and Trini is a really great cook. Anything you ask, they'll happily take care of.

Separate bathrooms in the master suite, US/Canada TV, wifi, very nice workout room, purified water. Check the pictures.

Downstairs is another complete outdoor area by the pool, including a bar. Fantastic place to entertain. The entire house is full of beautiful artwork and Mexican folk art. Ten minute downhill walk to the Jardin.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Aside from being a stunning home with artwork everywhere and stunning views - the real gem of this house is the staff. The chef and her assistant are angels in the kitchen.

The lap pool is pretty special - and the rooms are spacious, the place is perfect for a family or group of friends. It is a long walk to town -- but scenic all the way. That's if you decide to leave at all - the views from the open air living space offer enough visual treats to fill the day.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX USA

Spectacular Home

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to San Miguel since 1995 and this is by far the best location, extraordinary staff and comfortable home I have ever stayed in. The staff made us feel so welcomed and were always attentive to any request no matter how minor. The home itself is a visual gift. The pictures on the website don't do the home justice.....there is so much more to include wifi and cable. When I return to San Miguel, and I hope it will be soon, I hope to be able to again enjoy this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, just outside Houston

Over the Top!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! From the moment the driver left and we walked down into the entry of the Casa O'Leary this house far exceeded our expectations! The house is so full of beautiful art and magic just like the city of San Miguel. Every time you turn a corner there is something special to see and something else to adorn. From the outdoor views and fountains to the magnificent paintings and sculptures inside this home is the best museum in town ~ yet it is so warm and comfortable. The views from the balcony are amazing and the best sunsets ever ~ especially with the homemade guacamole and margaritas which welcomed us in! It didn't take us long to realize that Senora Trini was one of the best cooks in town! There's nothing better than waking up to the smell of fresh salsa cooking or the taste of Snapper Veracruz ~ whatever your request! It's an even better treat when her husband plays the guitar and sings to you over dessert! One day she heard us trying to make cooking class reservations ~ lucky for us she taught us some of her secrets which were priceless!

The city of San Miguel was such a treat as well ~ almost as if you mixed Spain, Italy and Mexico together for an amazing mix of old world, class, and culture into to one small city full of art, music and beautiful charming people and artisans. San Miguel is very clean and so full of art & history. We enjoyed great shopping and wonderful dining and always felt very safe.

This was truly one of our favorite trips and absolutely one of the most spectacular homes ever! We can't wait to go visit the Casa O'Leary again! Hasta Luego Amigos!

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Balcones, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$1,320.4

Security Deposit: No exceptions to security deposit; refunded within 60 days less any deductions. Normally $1000 no matter the length of stay; If children are in group, the security deposit is $1500, and if any parties are planned, the security deposit is $2000. If pool is heated, cost of gas to heat pool deducted from security deposit. The initial half of the rent payment is nonrefundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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