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Beautiful San Miguel de Allende...Conde Nast did a recent survey of over one million travel readers on the BEST city to vacation and visit,,,,SMA came up number one in the world...My casa is in up-and-coming Mexiquito, a comfortable 20-minute walk from the Jardin. Great roof deck with a breathtaking view of San Miguel. Spacious, airy, high-ceiling rooms with wonderful light. Cool architectural details. Comfortably furnished. Near bus stops and taxi stations. Quiet, lush neighborhood. Hip, uncluttered decor with art and furniture from local artists. Perfect accommodations for cooking, fitness, shopping, and art groups. Ideal housing for photography or film crews. Extremely private. Modern conveniences and fully-working appliances. On-site laundry. High-speed wireless internet service. Telephone service. Electricity voltage comparable to U.S. voltage. Great place to hang out!
Overall design and style: Casa de las Ventanas is a 3-story, 4500-square foot house in the northwest section of San Miguel de Allende in an area called Colonial Mexiquito. The house was originally built in 2000 as the vision of an American architect and follows the style of a modern bed-and-breakfast. Comfortable and unpretentious, the overall effect of the house is of an airy, hip, international hotel. If you enjoy the Thames and Hudson series of 'Hip Hotel' books, you will appreciate the style and individuality of the Casa. For more photos, please click on the link below.
Tour of the Casa: You enter the property through a beautiful wrought-iron gate into a brick courtyard. The front door leads up a wide, inviting staircase to the guest level of the house. The guest floor features four large, well-appointed bedrooms each with their own attached bath and own private balcony with gorgeous views of the city of San Miguel. Guest bedrooms 2 and 3 have very unique bathroom setups, including open-style showers and poured-concrete, free-standing sinks. The guest floor hallway is filled with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows facing the front courtyard and the cobblestone street.
Tour of the Casa continued: Up an open staircase to the main floor, you will find a large, lofty, light-filled living room with an open kitchen on one end and a large brick-walled fireplace on the other. The entire length of the room has enormous picture windows giving you a sweeping view of the rolling hills, beautiful architecture, lush vegetation, and sometimes the midnight fireworks of the city. Fortunately you can enjoy the view without the noise, as the Casa is far enough away from the Centro to be quiet and private.
You will also find a large bedroom and adjoining large bathroom on the main floor, also with its own private balcony. Up one more open flight of stairs and you will reach the roof deck, the perfect place for margaritas at sunset. The roof terrace is a large, sun-drenched space that spans the space of the house and has the most expansive view of San Miguel to be found in the Casa. While on the roof deck at the Casa de Las Ventanas, you will feel close to the sky, the clouds, and the stars.
I am a stylist and producer for commercial photo shoots and videos.....www.katejoyceproductions.com
and I love san miguel...the house is less expensive for two people to rent....more as you add more people....i spend as much time as I can there...see roof deck....I have a great cook......so if you bring a group you can hire her to cook you and amzing mexican meal...Life is short....ENJOY!!
Kate Joyce purchased this house in 2005
The minute I saw this casa i wanted it....i did not need a house this big but the light in the house and the loft like living room did it....many houses in san miguel are dark...not mine!!
then there was the amazing roof deck and view of the Parroquia....love at first site....sight....lol
A bit away from downtown so quieter....san miguel is a noisy place....great views....good area...close to the Aurora Fabrico!!
I had the opportunity to stay @ La Casa de Las Ventanas last fall. It is a very cool, loft-like home, with an amazing view to the Centro and of the La Parroquia (Main church on the Jardin) from the rooftop deck, (which is a great spot for morning coffee and yoga, or cocktails at sunset). The house is very comfortable and decorated in a cool and hip style. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. It's a great house for a group of friends and or family reunion.
The house is an easy walk down to the Jardin and the center of San Miguel.
There are nice restaurants, art galleries, a natural food store & cafe, and interesting shops within a 10-15 minute walk from the house. I can't wait to return to San Miguel and La Casa de Las Ventanas! A lovely City and a comfortable and cozy Casa!
Casa de la Ventanas is the Perfect distance from the center of San Miguel. Just far enough away from the traffic and noise and close enough to enjoy a delightful walk through side streets, observing the local inhabitants going about their daily lives , passing fresh fruit juice stands, bakeries, and peering through doorways to look at hidden courtyards . Exploring SMA is like opening an advent calendar each day. There seems to be some sort of law that anyone can open a business from their home , which means, that on some days a door is open and a small gallery or a sweet shop or a tailor appears. The next day, a door further down the block opens and another gem appears !
But what I did not know was just how fit and healthy I would be after a stay here ( two weeks recommended ) One forgets the time when wandering and exploring and the healthy food that abounds from the surrounding farms combined with all the walking in clean air makes for one heck of a fitness experience.
Kate is a fabulous hostess and the house has a comfortable, laid back, safe, welcoming vibe. There is plenty of space for privacy or joining friends on the roof top terrace overlooking the whole of San Miguel. If you have the opportunity ask for Teresa to come and cook for you......delicious!
Looking forward to my next visit
Our neighbor recommended this delightful vacation base for our October trip to San Miguel de Allende. The owner, Kate Joyce, was very helpful in every way and was even at the site when we arrived. There were just two of us but she definitely has room for 3 to 6 more people. It's like staying at a friend's home. No need for a car because so much is within walking distance or taxi's and buses are easy and abundant. The food choices throughout the city and local neighbor are clearly discussed in the "Home Journal" Kate has for folks to write comments/suggestions. Just go and enjoy a relaxing week in SMA!
The house was so comfortable that I loved being home we had a group of 6 women and we loved just hanging out and cooking together on the main part of the house! The housekeeper was an amazing cook and we hired her for two of our nights to cook for us and ended up having fabulous dinner parties both nights! The view from the rooftop patio is spectacular and a wonderful spot for morning coffee or happy hour at sunset! The house is well maintained, has everything you could want in the kitchen, great music, wonderful books and every bedroom is self contained with their own bathroom! I loved the neighborhood and found some great coffee shops for breakfast!
The walk to the main part of town is about 25 minutes and I enjoyed the exercise each day and did lots of exploring!
I highly recommend staying in this house and would come again!
We spent a excellent week in this beautiful home with friends and had a wonderful time. The house is located in a very safe neighborhood with very friendly Mexican and Gringo neighbors.
Beautiful and spacious example of a Mexican villa; Teresa kept it clean and tidy not to mention was a great cook. The house was nicely decorated throughout with everything being unique and different with lots of light and color. There is a lot of space and privacy for larger group with 5 bedrooms. The rooftop garden is a great spot to relax with the two lounge beds or to have morning coffee or an afternoon margarita to take in the view of the town.
An easy15 minutes walk to El Jardin, shopping, restaurants along with a special organic market just a 10 minute walk away where you can shop for food & get a great organic meal. On occasion we took cabs into town in the evenings or when we didn’t feeling like walking and they are cheap and easy to find. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Casita with us it was very comfortable and private and Kate was a very accommodating host !
Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed staying in your Casa last February. I really enjoyed the comfort and quietness of my bedroom with its private bathroom and absolutely loved the upstairs living room with its huge windows overlooking San Miguel. The sunsets and view of the Parroquia from your rooftop terrace were to die for. I loved the artistic decor too, the warm colors, fabrics, art, and furniture. I wished I had stayed much longer than a week and made use of your wonderful kitchen too but there were so many restaurants to sample in San Miguel I didn't get to use a single one of your hanging pots. Talking about cooking, I certainly plan to make good use of the wonderful health food market/restaurant (forgot the name) around the corner from your place next time. It was great meeting Teresa too who is obviously taking great care of the place while you are away. I can't wait to come back.
San Miguel de Allende is in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, which is in the central area of the country. San Miguel is an old colonial town with a very European feel and has long been a haven for artists and people who love great weather. The City also boasts a thriving cultural and entertainment scene, beautiful historic architecture, and the vivid colors of Mexico. San Miguel de Allende's famed Jardin in the center of town is a great place to people-watch and meet travelers and locals. Geographically, San Miguel is in the mountainous central region of Mexico where you can enjoy day trips to Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, and the numerous natural hot springs during the nearly year-round temperate weather. The people of San Miguel are warm, welcoming, and proud of their beautiful city. They make it a wonderful place to visit.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 3 2015 - Jun 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
|Notes||the area is great.....you can see the centro from the windows and roof and it is a 2 minute walk to be in the historic center....the walk is pretty and there is also a bus right outside the house which costs 40 cents each way.....8 minutes from the house on foot is the Aurora Fabrica....a great place to view good art.....eat....two good restaurants....adn have a good cappucino at their coffee cafe|
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