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Newly Renovated - San Miguel Luxury

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The condo is located in El Centro, an easy walk to the jardin, restaurants, shopping and everything you need. Great location and best view in town. It is spacious, private, quiet, beautifully decorated, and has incredible sunsets with a view of El Centro. Wonderful hand made furniture and great art work throughout. The roof garden is exceptionally quiet and private with chairs and a small table. A nice space for a private dinner or entertaining new friends. Called the "best small, luxury condo in San Miguel" by Archie Dean.

Time Magazine names San Miguel de Allende the best city in the world to visit:

Keywords: Condominium

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Frank Young
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Frank Young

My parents died when I was in my 20s, and my mother asked my uncle to take over her parenting responsibilities. He was very artistic and in the 1950s, became very involved in the Instituto Allende. I never got to San Miguel, though. I was a young lawyer, always working.

When my uncle died, he left me his paintings. Seeing them opened up a longing in my heart. I took my family to San Miguel, and the connection was instantaneous. Four days later, I bought a house there.

Our furniture had to be constructed off site and then assembled inside. Another great feature is the roof garden. When the sun comes up, you hear the church bells toll, dogs bark, and roosters crow. Squealing with delight, kids burst from their houses to play or go to school. And a golden light spills over the buildings. It is in those moments that my uncle is so alive to me. I hear what he heard and see what he saw. In short, I understand.

Frank Young purchased this condo in 1997


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
Queen-size Bed, maid service twice a week included in rental. Private Roof Garden with a Beautiful Panoramic View of the Sunset & Overlooking El Centro.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Newly Renovated - San Miguel Luxury
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Kingston, Ontario

San Miguel gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our third winter stay at 11C Barranca and we loved it--particularly the view. Sunsets are sometimes fantastic although on a clear afternoon the glare into the living room is uncomfortable: a moveable opaque curtain panel would help. The recent redecoration has vastly improved the look and as always the bedroom is very comfortable and the kitchen more than adequate but it needs a new gas stove. In early February the heat isn't enough: a gas fireplace would be a great improvement. Magdalena our housekeeper is wonderful and thoughtful and Paula and Pedro the property management and Mario the plumber were very helpful and prompt. We will be back next winter for February and March and are looking forward to it

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We plan to purchase a new stove shortly. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Amazing location! Day of the Dead festivities.

  • 5 of 5

The place was very pretty, the location PERFECT! We felt at home almost immediately. The location allowed us to be in the middle of all the festivities yet run home for a rest or drop things of several times during the day. The rooftop terrace gave us some of the most beautiful sights of San Miguel as well as breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. I cannot say enough of Magdalena de maid who is so much more than that. She was wonderful and made us feel welcomed and taken care of. I look forward to our return and we hope to return to stay at Barranca.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One must live the experience of watching sunset from the balcony or rooftop. In keeping with nature and the outstanding panoramic views leads only to bright and positive thoughts. This one-bedroom unit feels much larger than what it is due to tasteful staging without over-crowding the living space. Yet every amenity is at your fingertips. As Mr. Hilton so wisely stated: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION is one of the features of a successful holiday; this one is in TRUE CENTRO and very safe. Housekeeping at its best while pre and post customer service deserve a 5 star mention. Have already recommended this property to potential renters and only wish I could be there year-long.

Margot Langendorf, Mont-Tremblant, Que. Canada

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome VIEW, Best Location & Value for the Price!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 months from Feb 1st - May 30th, 2014, & it's certainly an experience that we'll never forget! Waking in the morning & sitting on the balcony with our tea & coffee as the Hummingbirds on our balcony put on a show for us, was absolutely wonderful! Looking out of the floor to ceiling windows in the living room, the whole town is spread out before you - the view (to the west) is enchanting. Every sunset was different & in the evening the skies were illuminated by thousands of crystalline lights as the sounds of the city drifted upwards to our ears. Giant Great Egrets flew by us in the mornings almost within reach, as they made their way to the Presa. We counted 41 different species of Birds that we saw from our balcony or the Roof-Top. The condo is comfortable, clean & very Mexican in character, with a sunken living room & a kitchen that was out-fitted much better than our own is back-home! Sunlight streams in through skylights that are strategically placed in all-the-right places through-out the condo, giving the place a bright & cheery feel. The bed was cosy & comfy as well! We would be there still if we had not found a full-time rental! The photos really do show the place as-it-is. And what is really great, is that it's not even a 5 minute walk to the Jardin! You just can't lose on this one! It's a perfect little Gem!

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Campbell River, BC Canada

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this apartment for a month not knowing exactly what we were getting into. We were very pleasantly surprised. It is everything it is advertised to be. We found the kitchen well equiped as we cooked most of our meals. The view, as everyone else says is unbelievable. You can even see the large stage in the Jardine from the patio. We walked into the downtown area at least twice a day which kept our fitness level up as it is a bit of a hill. The housekeeper is a very friendly and hard working. My husband kept trying to make her work less. We would recommend the Sicilian resturant at the Miridor on Sal Real a Oro. The manager is english speaking and very helpful if you have questions. The Sazon Cooking school is also a treat where I learned to make tortillas. All in all a great place to stay while exploring the area.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2012
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham Alabama


  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Barranca location on 3 occaisions. The view from the balcony and rooftop are the best I have ever experienced in all my traveling. San Miguel is beautiful ,inexpensive, safe, and friendly to Americans and foreign visitors. I want to emphasize SAFE!!!!!!! The condo is located only 4 blocks from the Jardin or town square. It is located on a hill overlooking the entire city. Our trips to San Miguel have been the most spiritual ,enjoyable, and affordable of all the trips we have ever taken. Due to the altitude the weather is lovely year round. The food and cooking classes were superb. The condo is colorfully decorated with local furniture and art work. The kitchen has a gas stove and is fully stocked. We were within 4 blocks of 6 wonderful restaurants. This area of Mexico is safer than my home town in the USA.

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December to April
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May & June
May 1 2018 - Aug 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
December to March
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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