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Member since: 2005
Speaks english, spanish

Tranquil & Elegant Condo with Charming Private Terrace

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the Colonia San Raphael vacation condo rental

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Santuario #2, my charming condo in 'The Sanctuary”, a private, secure garden complex, green and leafy, accessed by electronic gated pedestrian entry. Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac, in a safe family neighborhood in the historic “el centro” district of San Miguel, it is a block away from the Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market, and a flat and pleasant 10 minute stroll to the main square, “el jardin”, the main cathedral, “la parroquia”, excellent restaurants, art galleries, cultural activities and classes, and the visual charms of one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the world.

You enter your sanctuary from a private plant-filled terrace. Tranquility awaits you in an elegant and airy environment. Sunlight from floor-to-ceiling glassed-in arches bathes the living room and dining areas. There is a sideboard/table suitable for a desk. Traditional dining room furniture to seat 4-6 and charming whitewashed kitchen cabinets adds to the country charm. The living room is elegant with tall Paris-style balcony windows and locally crafted furniture, a lovely spot for watching tv or reading. A gas heater keeps you cozy and the living room area also includes an extra sofa bed for visitors.

While restaurants abound in this area, your kitchen is fully equipped with everything to make your culinary adventures rewarding. The famous local market will inspire you! Avocados and mangos are the best you have ever eaten! The flower stall will tempt you to keep fresh blooms - a dozen roses are 80 pesos! The dining room table seats six and there is a round table which is handy as a serving table. There are plenty of wine glasses and enough dishes and flatware for a group of 6 people. In warm weather, the terrace is pleasant for breakfast and lunch and for evening drinks. It is very private- a perfect place to watch the hummingbirds and other lovely bird creatures who like to perch.

There is a powder room with a walk-in shower, light décor, and charming country tiles. This room is useful for a second bathroom, and as a powder room away from the main bathroom which is ensuite to the master bedroom.

Exquisitely carved and arched wooden doors are your portals to the gracious master bedroom, generous enough to be a second sitting room. It is spacious with twin beds (or these beds made up into a very comfortable king,) carved dresser and telephone/writing table. The views to gardens outside add to the ambiance. There is a large armoire for your use. It is keyed to lock up valuables and offers lots of storage space. A walk-in closet with 2 hanging rods and lots of hangers are as nice as any hotel room. An iron, ironing board, and an electric broom are housed in this closet. The ensuite 4-piece bathroom has a deep bath tub and the same country tiles as in the kitchen and powder room. It all goes to give a self-contained feeling to this large room.

But perhaps the best feature of the master bedroom is the Paris window feature! They are true French windows, with double doors opening to a view of the lush and charming gardens of Quinta Loreto Hotel. All of these windows have been screened, so that the doors can be pushed open for a cross breeze. The base of the window ledge is large enough to put a chair on! Attractive ironwork ensures your security and Hunter-Douglas blinds guarantee a good night's sleep as do the mattresses, which are very good quality.

As one of our renters put it: 'The photos of this lovely sanctuary do not do it justice. It is tucked away in the most perfect spot for anyone who wants to be near the center of town, but in a quiet neighborhood. The privacy coupled with the centrality is just perfect. The apartment is architecturally stunning and decorated so tastefully. We were looked after and felt like we had truly hit the jackpot. I still can not believe how inexpensive this little bit of paradise was. This sanctuary of an apartment made our first trip to San Miguel truly perfect!'

You will enjoy easy access to both the bustle and ambiance of the historic center of town, and the exciting newer attraction, la Fabrica de la Aurora, a charming complex of artist's galleries and studios, antique shops, the very best interior design, jewelry and one- of-a kind clothing shops. Art, sculpture, and print-making classes will interest even the novice, and there are several excellent restaurants in the complex. La Fabrica is well known for it's Friday evening Art Walk, a chance to attend gallery openings, mingle with the artists and even arrange to purchase a treasure!

For your comfort and security, the property management team for Casa Tranquila is second to none. From the moment you make inquiries about this property, you will be given full attention, with any questions about either the property, the rental procedure, or San Miguel answered promptly to help you make an informed decision. Once here, you will be greeted by one of the management team who will provide a full orientation of the property and give you advice and contact numbers for their 24/7 service. CHECK OUT the reviews on Casa Tranquila and you will read many testimonials of the great attention given by this team while you are in San Miguel. You will never feel that anything is too much to ask! As well, we value your feelings of security and comfort which makes the name "Casa Tranquila" ( Tranquil House) most apropriate!

WHEN CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS - PLEASE NOTE: VRBO offers a instant rate estimate that we will be pleased to apply ONLY to rentals of a month or longer. This would happen be in the event of a few extra days tagged on to the end of a month. For rentals of a week (5 day minimum, as noted,) the Instant Rate option will NOT apply as our posted rates are kept very reasonable for your benefit! Thank you!

Keywords: Condominium,

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Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, spanish

Location

Car: not necessary

Art galleries and classes (drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture, dance, etc.), Spanish classes, cooking classes, concerts and lectures in English, live music and dancing in restaurants and nightclubs, yoga, tai-chi, temazcales (sweatlodges) at nearby botanical garden, thermal hot springs, many volunteer opportunities, the largest English-language library in Mexico outside of Mexico City. This condo is in a prime location of San Miguel de Allende.

It is situated between the bustle and excitement of the Jardin and Centro on one side, and the tranquility and refinement of

the galleries, art classes, shops, and restaurants of la Fabrica de la Aurora on the other. It is a flat walk to both locations, and

taxis, which are extremely reasonable in San Miguel are easy to hail at any time of the day or night.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Colonia San Raphael, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
C$764
C$2,080
 
 
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
C$658
C$1,817
 

Additional information about rental rates

PLEASE NOTE: VRBO offers a instant rate estimate that we will be pleased to apply ONLY to rentals of a month or longer. This would happen be in the event of a few extra days tagged on to the end of a month. For rentals of a week (5 day minimum, as noted,) the Instant Rate option will NOT apply as our posted rates are kept very reasonable for your benefit! Thank you!

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED
A contract will be sent to you for your persusal. Two payment options are available, PayPal, or cheque which will be for the specified amount, (depending on length of booking) and which includes the telephone/damage deposit Your damage deposit will be held and returned to you in a reasonable length of time following your stay.

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Colonia San Raphael, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite to the master bedroom and has a tub and shower. Bathroom 2 has shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) The twin beds are designed to convert to a king sized bed if that would be preferable. Just let us know. Double Beds (1) A queen sized sofa bed is available as required., Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
once-weekly maid service, drinking water delivered.

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