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La Sirena--Brand New, Gorgeous Apartment In Guadalupe

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment

La Sirena is our stunning 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment located in Casa Caramba, our compound which includes the owner's home (La Calaca), a 2/2 apartment (El Nido), Diane's art studio, plus rooftop gardens filled with herbs, veggies, flowers and incredible sunset views.

The property was transformed from a hovel in 2012 to an imaginative, inspiring, and artfully green home away from home. With it's gorgeous colors and finishes, guests say it is like living in Diane's paintings.

La Sirena is perfect for a single person or couple with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with private patio adjacent to courtyard. Includes access to roof top garden with fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers. Has solar electricity, solar hot water, rainwater harvesting and green features.??The bedroom has a comfortable Queen bed with and original hand painted furniture with the adjacent bath is featuring iridescent hand painted tiles.

The great room has an open plan with kitchen, dining area and living area. Living area has large TV with DVD, sound system for your iPod, cable TV. The patio is off the great room is set up for dining al fresco and has a beautiful courtyard with mosaic fountain.

Includes access to incredible green roof garden with fruit trees, herbs, veggies and flowers, all available for your use. We have guava, pomegranate, limes, lemons, mandarins, papaya, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, figs, and grapes, plus mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, and a seasonal assortment of veggies.

Casa Caramba and La Sirena are located in the desirable neighborhood of Guadalupe--The Arts District, with fabulous murals...about 5 blocks to Via Organica and 12 min. flat walk to the Jardin. There are two tiny markets within a 1/2 block.


1 BR/1 BA

Comfy Queen bed with mattress warmer

Gourmet kitchen

High Speed Wifi

Cable TV, DVD and some movies

Sound system for your ipod or computer

Local cell phone

Utilities included

Filtered water

Solar powered

Safe in bedroom for valuables

Private patio

12-15 minute flat walk to the jardin

Roof terrace for sunbathing, sunsets, reading...

Weekly cleaning

English speaking manager

Guide to favorite restaurants/shops

Cooking classes available

Laundry facilities

Portable beds available


More Details

Diane Varney
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2018

About Diane Varney

Diane Varney and Rob Lerner have designed and built 3 artfully functional homes in Mexico. They have complementary skills with Diane's whimsical, colorful style and attention to finishes, and Rob's focus on eco-functionality and space utilization.

Diane Varney purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Diane Varney chose Colonia Guadalupe

We are delighted to finally have a home base in San Miguel de Allende. It captivated us on our first visit in 2001 and is still captivating us now. This property was a wreck and now has everything new except a few original walls and ceilings. It's great because it is only a few blocks from Via Organica (with store and restaurant), plus it's only a 12 minute flat walk to the jardin. The neighborhood has been designated as the Arts District and has over 25 murals to discover.

What makes this apartment unique

We created our dream home and property and it is unique in all San Miguel. It is tasteful, original and functional.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Colonia Guadalupe, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Solar heated water!
  • Tub/shower features hand painted iridescent tile.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis


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(8 traveler reviews)

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La Sirena--Brand New, Gorgeous Apartment In Guadalupe
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at La Sirena in SMA. We enjoyed our stay, the apartment is just as the pictures show - clean, comfortable, and inviting. We did not have any problems parking our car on the street. Our car was safe and we were never worried about it's safety. It's only about a 15 minute walk to center of the city, passing by many great restaurants and shops. The apartment was clean and well appointed. The only downside was the construction going on next door which the owners of the VRBO were very apologetic about. It should be finished soon. Thanks Diane for welcoming us to San Miguel.

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary, Thank you so much for your great review. You were terrific guests and we'd love to have you come back again and experience Casa Caramba in its normal state--that is without construction next door. It's much quieter now and they'll be done by next month. Please come back and tell your friends about Casa Caramba! Warmest saludos, Diane
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Beautiful little apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in La Sirena for 4 months. It was comfortable and beautiful. Diane is a lovely host, available and non-intrusive. Eva, our housekeeeper, was willing to help in any way we needed including teaching us how to make her family's Mole!

The only thing one should be aware of is that the apartment is located along a hallway the others use, so there is some noise and people in the hall can hear you as well. As this is an infrequent occurrence it was more amusing than anything else.

The apt is located in Guadalupe, near both Frabrica Aurora and Via Organica in a traditional Mexican neighborhood. We enjoyed it thoroughly!

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful month in La Sirena

  • 5 of 5

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, La Sirena is an easy walk to the artists' galleries in the Fabrica, the San Juan de Dios marketplace, the Biblioteca Publica, and the center of town. This unit is the smaller of two rental apartments within a beautifully renovated and furnished owner-occupied house. Owners Diane and Rob are personable and helpful, and most willing to go the extra mile to make guests feel at home--for example, we were the recipients (twice) of Diane's delicious home-baked bread! Although the apartment itself gets limited direct sunlight (none in the bedroom and primarily afternoon light in the livingroom), a small private patio and a shared roof garden afford some opportunities to enjoy the sun without leaving the house. Due to its first-floor location on the resonant entrance corridor, guests in La Sirena are aware of the comings and goings of other occupants of the house, but we did not consider this a serious noise issue (certainly not comparable to those we have encountered in other San Miguel rentals, such as roosters, roof dogs, early morning firecrackers and late night youth parties). The attractions of the apartment also include an excellently equipped modern kitchen with potable tap water; access to a washer and dryer (and alternately, to an inexpensive laundry service a few blocks away); and of course the wonderful bilingual housekeeper Eva, with whom guests from abroad are encouraged to practice their rudimentary Spanish. This was a very enjoyable one month stay, and we highly recommend La Sirena to other visitors to San Miguel.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment near the heart of San Miguel de Allende

  • 5 of 5

We loved our apartment, I spent an hour just looking around the apartment. So much attention to detail, spacious and welcoming. The apartment is a 10 minute walk away from the heart of San Miguel. The owner Diane was very helpful, the transaction was quick and easy. She sent us a list of suggestions (places to eat, visit, etc) that were spot on. Also, Sr. Eva, was wonderful, very helpful, she made us delicious pancakes and was always available to answer questions. The apartment is very clean, high quality linen. I highly recommend this place, not just because of it's proximity to the el centro, but because it is a lovely experience in itself.

  • Submitted: 11-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Tanya, I'm SO happy that you enjoyed yourselves at Casa Caramba. Thanks so much for staying with us! We hope you'll return and tell your friends about Casa Caramba. Muchisimas gracias, Diane P.S. So sorry I didn't meet you--maybe next time?
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Wonderful stay in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a one bedroom apartment. The apartment has been lovely updated and has all the conveniences of home. Great 6 burner stove which I did not use 😏 because I wanted a break from dally cooking. My husband is handicapped and the unit served us beautifully. Unfortunately, the owner was on vacation herself but her housekeeper was in touch with us every day to see if we needed anything. I highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants to enjoy San Miguel for any length of time.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, Arty, Warm

  • 5 of 5

What a great place the owners have made for a truly remarkable visit in San Miguel. We just left and wish we could return tomorrow. Diane, with her unique artistic flair, has created a fun and interesting place to stay. We loved everything about our great apartment. I kept taking pictures because she had done so many cute things to the place. Everything was clean and neat and well designed and the bed was so comfortable we had trouble getting out of it every morning. It was fun to get to explore the Guadalupe area and discover some yummy places to eat. It was a very quick walk up to Centro. Beautiful flowers and warm and welcoming Eva awaited us on our arrival and Diane even left a yummy loaf of sour dough bread, just made, for a special treat. In all our rentals we never had that happen before. Fantastic!!

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: not necessary

Colonia Guadalupe is a safe, desirable neighborhood, designated as 'The Arts District,' with over 25 murals. It's a 12 min. flat walk to the centro/jardin and 5 min. to Fabrica Aurora with its many galleries and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Colonia Guadalupe, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Jan 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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