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Stylish and Chic Retreat on Sollano in Historic Centro - 2 1/2 Blocks to Jardin!

Bedrooms 3
Space 320 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely Remodeled in 2015 - Like Staying in the Best San Miguel Hotels!

Casa Zenaida combines a wonderful, prime Centro Historico location with the stunning remodel of a late 18th century home. A complete renovation and addition in 2015 by the Santa Fe design team of Solterra Design Build, collaborating with the best builder in San Miguel, has produced a wonderful 3500 square foot home which evokes a cool Mexican vibe with a Mid-Century modern aesthetic. Completely done in a neutral palette, Casa Zenaida invites you to relax in elegant textures and stylish touches throughout this beautiful home. The entire house is shaded by a huge Jacaranda tree which blooms twice a year and provides a gorgeous, cooling canopy over everything.

Casa Zenaida is located on Diez de Sollanoin the city's "Golden Corridor". From the cobblestoned street, enter into the original "Sala", with its 15 foot ceiling, tiled floors, plaster walls and high fireplace. An antique Moroccan Beni Ourain rug, down filled linen sofas and leather lounge chairs invite you to escape the hustle and bustle of a day on the town. The Sala also has large flat screen TV and Sonos sound system for playing your own music, or ours. A french door leads out to the courtyard, featuring olive trees, nichos, a water feature and a pretty powder room. A stairway leads to the second floor Master Suite and Rooftop Patio.

Continue through another set of french doors into the Dining Room with seating for 8. This room features an 18th century Cantera arch, original to the house. Through this arch is the gourmet kitchen, which features a fireplace, a center island, thick mesquite and concrete countertops and some very cool cement tile from Mexico City on the backsplash. Amenities include a 36" cook top, stainless oven and refrigerator, as well as a food processor, blender, toaster, coffee maker and Nespresso Machine with capsules. A large window over the sink, as well as another set of french doors open to the plant filled dining courtyard with a stone topped steel table which seats 8. There is also a Weber gas grill.

Continue through this courtyard up a few steps to the 2 guest bedrooms. The first bedroom has a Boveda ceiling with ceiling fan and stone flooring. A Queen Canopy bed with a memory foam mattress, high thread count cotton sheets and linen covered down comforters, plus German brushed cotton blankets guarantees a wonderful night's sleep. A desk, seating area and nice sized closet complete the room. There is an en-suite bath with marble counters, double sinks and a shower, a large skylight to let the sunshine in, and thick white towels. This bath and all the others feature fluffy bathrobes and hairdryers.

The second bedroom, also with a Boveda ceiling, ceiling fan and stone flooring, has a Linen upholstered Queen bed and the same luxurious bedding. This room has a small desk and also a separate chair. There is ample closet space. Through a set of antique Mexican double doors is the bright bath, with a double trough sink, marble counters and a shower.

Upstairs is the exquisite Master Suite, newly constructed with a lovely stone accent wall, beamed ceiling and a Cantera fireplace. We call it the "Treehouse Suite" because it has large french doors on opposite ends which open all the way to their 7' width. The Jacaranda shades the room and can be seen from every window. The focal point of this bedroom is the Teak four-poster bed, and there is a comfortable seating area and a desk. A walk in closet has plenty of space for a longer term rental, and a wonderful balcony with great seating and romantic lighting is the perfect space for a glass of wine before bed, The Master Bath has vein cut limestone counters, double sinks, a large soaking tub framed by a beautiful window and a shower. There are skylights to let the sunshine in, and french doors leading out to the balcony.

A walkway leads over the first courtyard to the plant filled 700sf rooftop patio, with comfortable seating for 6 and two chaises. A retractable white canvas awning provides shade, and everywhere there are plants and trees: Large Ficus Trees, Oleanders, Lime, Oranges and Figs, plus many other pots of plants. From the patio there are 360 degree views of the city and mountains, and the top of the Parrochia spires just a couple of blocks away. This is a lovely spot to catch sunsets, fireworks and hot air balloons of San Miguel!

Casa Zenaida is located 1/2 block from the Parque Juarez and its many activities, exercise classes and lovely villas. Another block from the park is the Rosewood Hotel and the great rooftop bar La Luna. Three more blocks away is the Saturday Organic Market, which is a must for health conscious San Miguel visitors and locals. Around the corner from us on Aldama is the Hotel Matilda. The Fat Mermaid is our neighborhood bar and is a 5 minute walk. Top-Rated La Parada is a one street over on Recreo. Finally, the glorious Jardin is just 2 1/2 blocks away, with its non stop activity and fantastic people watching. For a perfect, romantic dinner, try The Restaurant just a block and a half away, and don’t forget to pick up a little something luxurious at the adjacent shop, Sollano 16.

Our wonderful housekeeper Paty will take care of your every need 5 days a week from 9-2, including cooking fabulous Mexican breakfasts (you pay for groceries). Extra time is available for an additional charge. It's like staying at the best hotel at a fraction of the price!

Amenities Include:

Purified and Softened Water with UV throughout the house

Wi-fi throughout the house

Sonos sound system

3 Flat Screen Smart TV’s with Shaw cable, Netflix and Apple TV

3 Fireplaces

High Quality Bedding and Towels

Safes in All Bedrooms

Gas fireplaces or Heaters in Every Room

Kitchen Nicely Equipped for Gourmet Meals

Maid service up to 5 times/week included, if desired

Cook for breakfast up to 5 times/week included, if desired. (Guests provide groceries).

Cook for additional meals available for an extra charge.

Gardener 3 Times a Week

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath has Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath has Double Trough Sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite Bath has Soaking Tub ,Shower and Double Sinks
  • Heaters, Hairdryers, Bathrobes
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Boveda Ceiling, Linen Bed, Quality Mattress, Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Beamed Ceiling, 4 Poster Bed, Quality Mattress, Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Boveda Ceiling, 4 Poster Bed, Quality Mattress, Ceiling Fan
  • Bedrooms Include: Ensuite full bathrooms Heat Ceiling fan WiFi
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Housekeeping provided 6 days/week between the hours of 9am and 2pm. Additional cleaning and cooking services beyond these hours will be charged at a rate of $100 pesos/hour.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
QRO (Queretaro) or BJX (Leon)
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
La Serena Gorda; The Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4.2 Kilometres
Club de Golf Malanquin
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
The Restaurant; La Parada
Car: not necessary

A block or two away from San Miguel de Allende's most exclusive hotels: The Rosewood, The Matilda and the Casa de Sierra Nevada, we are a half a block away from the Parque Juarez and two blocks to the Jardin.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Regular Season 2018
Apr 2 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
In Season 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Oct 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Day of the Dead
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
in Season 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
In Season 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
In Season 2019
Jan 3 2019 - Apr 12 2019
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2019
Apr 13 2019 - Apr 21 2019
7 night minimum stay
Regular Season 2019
Apr 22 2019 - Jun 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
In Season 2019
Jul 1 2019 - Oct 18 2019
4 night minimum stay
Day of The Dead 2019
Oct 26 2019 - Nov 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
In Season 2019
Nov 4 2019 - Nov 26 2019
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 27 2019 - Dec 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
In Season 2019
Dec 2 2019 - Dec 18 2019
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2019
Dec 19 2019 - Jan 2 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$624.65

Last Minute 10% discount for booking less than 15 days before arrival date.
10% discount for repeat renters, 15% for last minute repeat renters.
Discounts do not apply during holidays, special events, and rentals stays longer than 30 days.

Credit Card, Paypal, Check, Cash (5% discount for check or cash)

Payment Terms and Conditions:
Deposit Payment - 25% of total rental amount is due upon booking.
Final Rental Payment and security deposit is due 45 days prior to the arrival date.
If reservation is made within 50 days of arrival, full payment and security deposit will be charged at time of booking.
If the reservation is cancelled 60 days or more before the arrival date, you will receive a full refund less a $50 Admin fee.
If the reservation is cancelled 45 days or more before the arrival date, you will forfeit the deposit.
If the reservation is cancelled less than 45 days before the arrival date, no refund will be available. You will have the option to re-book within one year of the original reservation based on availability. We will apply 75% of your original rental amount to the cost of the re-booking. If you don’t choose to re-book and we are able to re-book the house for your rental period, we will refund the amount of rent collected for the re-booking, less the 25% deposit.

Damage Policy:
We require a $500 security deposit and do not anticipate any problems and believe that all our guests will respect the property as if it were their own. If the house is in good order with no damage, your security deposit will be refunded within 7 days of departure.

Manager'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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