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Spectacular 400 Year Old Colonial

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom 3 bath home with a pool in the Historic Center of San Miguel

This beautiful 400 year old colonial home is on one of the best streets in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, just 1.5 blocks from the "Jardin" or main square. The best shops and restaurants in San Miguel are just steps from the front door.

The house includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms:

The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a king size bed and a fireplace. The master bathroom is en-suite and includes double sinks and separate tub and shower.

The guest bedrooms and bath are on the second floor. One has a queen size bed and a lovely balcony overlooking the front patio. The other has two twin beds, a desk, a balcony plus a tree-lined private terrace with two lounge chairs.

The guest bath has double sinks, a large tub/shower combination, a toilet and a bidet.

There is a central stereo system with speakers in the main entertaining areas. Just plug in your iPod or MP3 player and you are all set.

The house has a living room, library and dining room each with a fireplace. There is also a cozy morning room off the kitchen. The third bathroom is located just off the morning room and very close to the pool. This bath also includes a shower.

The kitchen is very well appointed and has a large commercial range.

There is an outdoor "sala" (living room), an outdoor kitchen with gas grill and an outdoor dining area.

The house has a heated pool located in a very private and sunny patio just a few steps away from the outdoor kitchen and dining area. This area is perfect for year-round outdoor entertaining.

The roof terrace has a comfortable seating area with spectacular views of San Miguel and the mountains beyond.

The house is staffed with a maid 6 days a week and a part time pool/garden man. In addition to keeping the house clean, the maid can cook one meal a day. Groceries are not included but she will do the shopping for you if you would like.

We have created an Owner's Guide to San Miguel for our guests which lists our favorite shops and restaurants as well as other information. It is in PDF format and is sent once a booking is confirmed. A printed copy will be in the home as well.

More Details

Owner
Rob Lewis
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Rob Lewis

I am an architect and my partner is an interior designer. We bought our first home in San Miguel in 1988, and have been living and working here full time since 1992. We have built and remodeled many homes for ourselves and clients both here and in the USA. We travel extensively and enjoy collecting art and objects from all over the world to bring back to our homes in San Miguel, San Francisco and Vermont. We also enjoy good food and wine, and spend a great deal of time cooking and entertaining.

Rob Lewis purchased this house in 1997

Why Rob Lewis chose Centro Historico

We fell with San Miguel on our first trip to visit friends in 1984. The whole town is an historical landmark, which means that even with development the colonial center could never be changed. It is such an easy walking city and so picturesque. From our first trip we fantasized about buying on the many colonial houses. Our dream came true just 3 years later and we've never looked back.

What makes this house unique

We chose this property after having lived in another colonial house just a half a block up the street. It is in the historic center but because of the long shape of the lot, we have a great deal of privacy and quiet in the back. It was a perfect place to have a nice pool with lots of sun, but still live in a historical home. The property had not been lived in for 40 years, so we were able to do all of the upgrades that we wanted while still respecting the colonial integrity of the property.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks + Separate tub and shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Large handmade tile tub + Double Sinks
    Pool/Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Stone walled space off the Morning Room, near the Pool Patio
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Sitting area & fireplace, dressing area plus en suite bath
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Private treelined terrace just off this bedroom.
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , One of the oldest rooms in the house with a private balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house includes a maid/cook that works 6 days a week from 9am -4pm. Her hours can be flexible; she start later or leave earlier if you would like. She can cook one meal per day as well as keep up with the general house keeping. She is happy to shop and cook for you, but you pay for all groceries. If you would like more, we will gladly arrange it for you.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

beyond my widest expectaions.....

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the photos do not do this villa justice. I gotta tell you that this home exceeds all expectations. #1 its in the BEST location and one of the best streets in SMA. #2 it is so lovely and just beautifully maintained. #3 the pool, gardens, decks, grill, outdoor patios are all that anyone can hope for.

The staff are all just great. We had breakfast at home then hit the road. The girls do not speak english....its all good. The home is immaculate...

I really enjoyed going to the markets with Fabiana..she knows everyone and is fun as can be. Ask the girls to make fresh ajua frescas (fruit infused waters..low in sugar), Mole enchiladas, fresh salsas, etc for breakfast. The big city market is minutes away and makes Dean and Deluca look bad!

THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR ANYONE WITH STAIR ISSUES. All over SMA there are tons of stairs and this home is like all the rest...stairs!

Internet is fast and good. Kitchen is super well stocked. Grill is hot and fast. the floors are the cleanest I have ever seen. Sterio works with Pandora. And, we just loved all the portals, patios, roof tops to hang out on. Zero issues, zero drama.

UPSIDE: everything

DOWNSIDE: leaving and coming home

W. Park Kerr

Santa FE, NM

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A slice of heaven and tranquility right in the thick of things

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through an unassuming front door we were wowed with the spectacular scene that awaited us. Beautifully maintained plants shaded and decorated the steps that led into the rooms bordering the walkway. Large ceramic vessels and an antique bench with exotic cushions added to the ambience of tasteful luxury. We were greeted by Vicky and Juan who were there to tend to all our needs during our month long stay. Vicky kept the house immaculate and made the best guacamole ever, and even took care of our laundry. Juan kept the grounds looking perfect and our pool sparkling clean. With a magnificent umbrella on the patio we were able to spend plenty of free time relaxing by the pool in the welcome shade. The house is decorated with a most amazing collection of artifacts and wall art that make the rooms exotic and welcoming. I brought home armloads of flowers from the Mercado on a regular basis, so the rooms also had the most wonderful aromas floating in the air. There are plenty of rooms and patios so people can have privacy if they desire. The steps and levels didn't take long get used to and we enjoyed thinking that we had the extra bonus of getting some exercise even before beginning our endless walking around town. We already booked for next year and look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm in the winter

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this perfectly charming house on the best street in SMA, it is just 1 1/2 blocks from the Jardin (central square), it has the most efficient and delightful housekeeper and cook Vicky, and is most importantly warm in the winter. Having spent a number of years visiting San Miguel both in houses and hotels this is the first time Judi and I can say we were pleasantly warm due to the heat and circulation of the livingroom’s Gas fireplace. When nights are in the 40F it is a joy to come home to a warm cozy house.

For all those reasons we will come back to 12 ALDAMA.

We have only one cautionary note to share; if stairs are an issue this is not the house for you. Due to the nature of the exquisite renovation of this 400 year old classic house every room has steps to the next level.

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home Base in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular property. It is very large- has three very comfortable rooms and a multitude of additional common spaces- all meticulously kept and tastefully decorated. There are a lot of Mexican decorative touches as well as a world traveler atmosphere in the decor. There is a nice sized swimming pool and multiple balconies- the rooftop has a nice balcony overlooking the town, the Cathedral spires are a few blocks away offering a nice place to sit in the evening.

Vicki, the caregiver and chef, keeps everything impeccable. The home is so nice we stayed for dinner one night. Vicki cooked for us in the afternoon and left everything ready for us to re-heat at our convenience.

The property is worth every bit of what you are paying.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Location, Elegant furnishings and very well managed

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for some family who were in town attending my wedding. We also rented 4 other homes around town. This house is lovely, well appointed and fantastically managed by Rob and his team. The staff at the house was attentive and made our guests feel very welcome in the house and in San Miguel (in general). Robs sends out a comprehensive guest manual and pre-visit order form to assure you have what need for the stay. The location is the best in town, but can be noisy due to the close proximity of the main church in town. Whether your are visiting for a weekend or staying for "the season" this home is 5-stars..

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Location!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked the place Rob was very organized and attentive to our needs. The house is perfectly located and very well appointed. While Vicki does not speak much if any english her warmth and wanting to please shined through. The meals she made us were amazing, we really had to think twice about going out to eat knowing that the meal would not be as good as eating at the house. This was our first trip to the area and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure David. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Guanajuato International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Ventanas
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Mexican Federal Highway 57
Car: not necessary

We provide our guests with our "Owner's Guide to San Miguel" which lists our favorite places as well as activities in and around San Miguel.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Day of the Dead 2018
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$4,670
 
 
Winter Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$4,670
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$584
From
C$616
Fri,Sat
C$3,114
C$10,508
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$128.43

Please note that it is the custom in San Miguel de Allende to tip the household staff. A total of 5% of the entire rental amount is considered standard however, just as in a restaurant, feel free to adjust the amount based on the service you feel that you receive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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