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Extraordinary Penthouse with Magnificent Views-Perfect Centro Location

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Entire top floor of three story building with drop dead views yet total privacy!

Penthouse with full window wall has outstanding views and complete privacy.

This new Contemporary Luxury penthouse was recently designed by the owner, a well known interior designer from NYC ; therefore it is unique and personal. This desirable, very private suite has windows galore, skylights and natural materials offering lots of light and the best location in San Miguel. Furnishings are a mix of custom and vintage with beautiful original artwork.

The galley kitchen is equipped for light meals and cocktails on the terrace. Two ceiling fans and a romantic gas fireplace. Full contemporary bath designed with laja stone and several skylights .

Queen size bed facing glorious views of San Miguel's famous churches. For winter comfort there is a gas fireplace and for warmer weather a ceiling fan and windows with screens.

Covered outdoor living area with seating and napping space and, if needed, a ceiling fan. You will enjoy an additional open outside area for early morning coffee or enjoy the famous sunsets with margarita in hand while listening to the sounds of San Miguel.

Free Cable TV and WiFi are available.

From all locations in and outdoors you will enjoy the view of the rooftops, the treetops, and the spires of the local cathedrals which are famous and close by.

The penthouse is on a quiet, charming walkway half a block from the main street where you will find wonderful shops. restaurants, The Instituto (with classes galore) and Parque Juarez all within a two block walk. Clay tennis courts are five minutes away. Golf course a two mile taxi ride.

You will have your own private stairway to your lovely Penthouse Suite on the third level.

Feel free to check the recent reviews to see what recent visitors have said.

More Details

Suzy Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Suzy Taylor

I am an interior designer/magazine editor and worked in NYC. When I started to paint seriously I moved to CT in order to have time and space to paint. I moved to SMA in 2007 to put it all together in my gallery which has my paintings and my custom furniture. I have always designed every aspect of the place which was an interesting challenge in Mexico. I used to own the property next door but I recently decided to go 'up' to get the light and views so divided the property and built my house above the gallery and the penthouse with its terraces above that.

Suzy Taylor purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Suzy Taylor chose Zona Centro

When I bought this property it was a vacant lot. I liked the location though admittedly it is better for living than for the gallery since it is a bit off the beaten path. The first level is a gallery and studio. The gallery (named the Arroyo Gallery) contains my original paintings, custom furniture and some clothing. My house is the second level and the penthouse is the third. The light and views improve as you go further up. It has everything I need all in one space and it is an extremely pleasant place to live!

The area is quiet since it is on a walkway. The view goes to the churches with mainly trees between here and there. The walkway itself is now called the 'Pasada de la Paz' or 'The walkway of peace.' and has gardens, murals, mosaics, etc all along it. but half a block away past this walkway is the major street with taxis, restaurants and shops. The center of town is four blocks away. The Instituto is a block in the other direction. It's all here and you don't need to drive.

What makes this apartment unique

My walkway is so close to everything but it is quiet. This is a noisy town with fireworks, church bells, traffic, etc. I get the sound of many singing birds in the early morning. I do get the church bells but they are not close enough to be a bother. They are lovely. The fireworks can be seen but are rarely close enough to be considered noisy. Again, being by an open area, many hot air balloons go overhead in the early morning. You can hear their 'whoosh' and go outside and look up into them. In the mornings and evenings you can watch flocks of birds coming and going. Some circle the Parroquia on their way.

Since there are only trees between here and the churches, there is no need for curtains. Privacy is not an issue. It is unusual to get a private view and quiet while being close to everything.

With the windows and skylights it does get morning light which I personally adore. (I do provide eyeshades for those who don't love it or have the occasional late night out and want to avoid it the next day.)

Lifepath, a wellness center, is next door and provides health services and classes. The only noise from there is an occasional 'ohmmmmm' from the yoga instructor.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stone enclosure and five skylights. Plush bathrobes provided for the crisp temperatures in the mornings
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • It is the main room and includes seating, fireplace, ceiling fan, tv.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
Easel and painting equipment can be provided. Large studio on ground floor behind gallery.


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Extraordinary Penthouse with Magnificent Views-Perfect Centro Location
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  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about our stay with Suzy in San Miguel de Allende. She welcomed us into her home and led us up to a fabulous apartment overlooking the city. There is not one amenity that she has not considered and our stay was perfect in every way. The apartment is located on a quiet lane that is open only to pedestrian traffic and well lit at night. Electric blankets kept us warm as we sat outside on the patio and a gas fireplace inside provided ambiance and warmth! The apartment was cleaned every day and fluffy towels and water replenished as well. Although the space is a studio, the outdoor area beyond big glass windows opens the space completely. Suzy was always ready to share tips on where to go giving us one of our favorite nights in the city. Live music, great food, and friendly people will greet you in San Miguel de Allende. Staying with Suzy was the icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed having you here! I'm so glad you had a great time!
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Suzy’s apartment is a magical hideaway right in the centre of town yet hidden in the trees.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and with all the comforts you could want. The only drawback is the unreliable Internet connection despite Suzy’s best efforts to assist.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well appointed, great location, lovely view

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful Christmas week visit to San Miguel. Loved this studio, may be too small for some but very comfortable for two of us. If it was not winter the well appointed covered outdoor seating would of added more to the feeling of space. However the lovely view added so much and the location was convenient and quiet. For a winter day the sunny open patio was a lovely place to sit in the sun for a siesta. The interior and whole building was very appealing with a tasteful decor and rooms thoughtfully appointed. The location was excellent for walking to all nearby attractions and restaurants. The owner on site Suzy, a painter with gallery below us was more than helpful before our arrival and during our stay. An excellent option for a memorable holiday. Certainly we would go back to this HomeAway from home.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you and hope you do come back! Granted winter is not the best season for the covered terrace, but I do supply fluffy fleece robes and electric throws so that it can be used in relative comfort.
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Lovely modern space w/ a view and private patio on a quiet street.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay with Suzy. She has opened up the top floor of her home/property/gallery for guests who are looking for a private home experience that is charming and has uninterrupted views of the churches in downtown San Miguel.

Suzy has thought of everything. There is a well stocked tiny kitchen, lots of fluffy new towels, and a TV (which we never turned on). The closet even has plenty of good hangers, a small umbrella and 2 fluffy robes to use.

We especially loved our amazing view and private patio with lovely potted plants and lounge chairs to enjoy. We could see the sunrise over the hill and watch any rain clouds roll in.

Everything is within walking distance of this property. And we discovered lots of great restaurants all just steps from the end of the street. Anytime we went into town, we knew Suzy's property was going to be a quick 10 minute walk downhill home.

We ran into Suzy one day on our way out to dinner. We discussed the weather and she kindly loaded us her umbrella. Very sweet!

I would recommend this property to couples who want to get away from it all but be close enough to everything!

Thank you Suzy for opening up your little slice of heaven with us! I look forward to visiting your gallery again in October with girlfriends.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Excellent location. Very quiet area , but close enough to walk everywhere.

  • 5 of 5

The host was very helpful . Excellent restaurant recommendations. The view from the terrace is spectacular. You can see two of the cathedrals. Nice place to stay and great place to relax.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, CA USA

Great outdoor spaces with view

  • 4 of 5

We chose this place as we wanted to be able to relax outside in the nice SMA weather. The private outdoor spaces were great, a large covered patio with fan, and also another area partially under the shade of a tree, both with nice views of the main church. Interior space was small for two people, though just as pictured, with one tiny closet, and a mini kitchen perfect for morning coffee and storing cool drinks. The building is finished with high quality fixtures, and the towels/sheets and drapes were also surprisingly high quality. The double bed was super comfortable, not hard. I was worried the location was a bit far out, but really, SMA is so small it was fine, and only about a block from the Rosewood. And on a small pedestrian alley, so fairly quiet. A nice choice in SMA if you value outdoor spaces!!

  • Submitted: 8-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Yes it is small but given the lack of the extra star I feel the need to add a bit. As stated what is shown in the photos is accurate and I do not pretend it is a large interior space. I tend to think of the space as the ultimate hotel room. Not many hotel rooms have the view, the private covered and open terraces and a kitchen. I do not recommend it for couples for over 10 days. At that point you'd probably want a house or apartment, not a hotel. It tends to be fine for singles. The kitchen is not for serious cooking but it does have an under-counter refrigerator, a microwave, 2 burner hotplate and utensils. Most of these don't show in the photo. It's not for real cooking but great for drinks and snacks, coffee and breakfast and reheating the inevitable leftovers from the great restaurants nearby. The bed is a queen, not a double. Yes, it s very near the Rosewood where the smallest room (no view, terraces or kitchen) costs more than twice as much.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Leon, Queretro
Car: not necessary

SMA has many festivals and most are accompanied by fireworks displays in the jardin. The view of the fireworks from here is spectacular- and no crowds!


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No smoking inside. There are private outside areas available. I have cats so if you don't want them around keep door to stairway closed at all times.
Enter through gallery on ground floor. Private home is on second floor next to stairs to third, penthouse level.
Keypad lock on front door with your own code.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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