We have been happily spending the month of February in San Miguel for the past six years in many fine apartments but this home is surely among the best. Located a few blocks up the hill from the Jardin (main square) it does require a one and half block walk on a cobblestone street but of course if you prefer, taxis are cheap and readily available. The first floor features an inner court with a beautiful waterfall, a master bedroom with king size bed and bath plus an additional bedroom with queen bed. There’s also a small tv room/den on the first floor and an additional bathroom. Upstairs, on what we thought of as the main floor, is a large and lovely living room with a boveda ceiling. We loved this room as it’s bright and spacious - perfect for relaxing or entertaining. A small terrace adjoins the living room. The contiguous dining room is pretty and bright as is the kitchen. We really enjoyed the sunlight streaming into the kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped with most anything you'd need although we didn't' do a great deal of cooking. There are plentiful windows on this main floor for excellent cross ventilation. Most of all we loved that this main floor was so bright and inviting and comfortable. Up one last spiral staircase and one is in the charming sunny small bedroom with a single bed and additional bath. There’s an easel in this room and we used it for painting. It has an inviting small terrace which leads to yet another spiral staircase to a roof deck with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and town.
We were very happy in this house. It’s beautifully and simply furnished. The maid and gardener are friendly and professional. The only slight downside was that the bedrooms on the first floor were a bit dark. But we quickly learned that there is a huge compensation for this: on occasion San Miguel can be a very noisy town. A couple of times while we were in this house there was a wedding on the roof of a nearby hotel. The noise of the band was quite loud and carried for blocks and blocks. We were afraid that it would be a sleepless night. But as soon as we got into our bedroom and closed the door, we enjoyed utter and complete silence! This was ample compensation for the lack of sunlight in the room. And, in fact, we were rarely in the bedroom except to sleep. Finally, Norma, the house manager, was so helpful and warm. The few small issues that arose were dealt with quickly and effectively.