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Eleanor Gray

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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San Miguel de Allende Villa Rental Photos and Description

Very Private and Quiet - 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

'VILLA FELIZ' If you enjoy privacy, serenity and space...this is the house for you. Rent this wonderful San Miguel Villa where you can enjoy a fabulous vacation relaxing and having fun in this very private, charming, tranquil designer home. Ideal space for two, four, six, eight or ten people.

Whether you are a couple or a group this villa is designed so visitors can have their own 'space'. Not just a bedroom door to close for privacy but two actual efficiency apartments in addition to the main house; a real retreat for an afternoon nap or an early morning cup of coffee.

Free Vonage phone service to and from the US and Canada. Broadband internet. Great Mexican Cooking Lessons with Chef Manuel.

This house is described as four bedrooms but two of the “bedrooms” are separate apartments (only used in conjunction with the main house to provide additional privacy).

However at no time are the apartments used or rented separately from the main house. You will not share this house with other guests. The efficiency apartments could be entered from a private walkway from the front entrance of the main house.

All beds have down pillows and comforters. Good natured bi-lingual cook with a wonderful disposition loves to cook and will gladly teach you Mexican recipes. Relax on the rooftop garden and marvel at the panoramic views and lovely sunsets while sipping a margarita. This is paradise! Visit the web site listed below to see what other guests have said about their vacation at Villa Feliz.

Villa Feliz is located in a safe neighborhood; Enjoy concerts, lectures, plays, readings, dance performances and art openings held on a regular basis. The most popular restaurants, tennis, golf, gym, galleries and the Instituto Allende are within a short walk from Villa Feliz (no hills to climb).

San Miguel sits at 6300 feet altitude providing warm sunny days and cool nights.

Villa Feliz sleeps 2 to 10 comfortably and rates depend on the time of the year and/or the number of persons - there is also a loft that sleeps four. Well behaved children are welcome.

Both Guadalupe and Manuel are anxious for you to be comfortable and help you in any way they can. If requested Manuel, who speaks English, will take you to the super market where he can assist you with your original shopping trip.

The cook and the maid have the unique ability to 'spoil' guests and they really please everyone who walks through the front door. They both have a wonderful disposition and always a smile and helpful nature.

There are many different areas to sit peacefully and relax or the grand sala and outdoor dining area where couples or individuals can meet together. The connecting apartments are a big plus in this environment where everyone in your vacation group can have their separate 'space' when desired.

Holiday and Fiesta rates are posted under 'Rates'

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
Eleanor Gray (Owner)
Advertiser since 1998
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About Eleanor Gray

Grew up in the northeast. Graduated from Bucknell in Lewisburg, PA. Former school teacher and real estate broker. Retired to San Miguel from Florida. Still spend time in Vero Beach where I have family. Truly enjoy all that San Miguel and Vero Beach have to offer.

Eleanor Gray purchased this villa in 1997

Why Eleanor Gray chose San Miguel de Allende

The owner built this designer villa from scratch: This house has the charm, comfort and convenience which she enjoys when in residence. She says, 'I can live anywhere in the world and my choice for the past 30 years has been to live in this delightful haven; San Miguel is perfect for me with the activities and culture available'

What makes this villa unique

It is important that my guests enjoy their vacation time in this lovely home. The peaceful and very private ambiance of the entire house will entice guests to return to Villa Feliz. The house is located in a very safe neighborhood with very friendly Mexican and Gringo neighbors.

Guadalupe the cook/maid has the ability to 'spoil' guests and she really pleases anyone who walks through the front door. She has a wonderful disposition and always a smile and helpful nature.

There are so many different areas to sit peacefully and relax or the grand sala and outdoor dining area where couples or individuals can meet together. The connecting apartments are a big plus in this environment where everyone in your vacation group can have their separate 'space' when needed or if you are a couple this house offers total privacy, seclusion and comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes we had a GREAT time! Villa Feliz is absolutely gorgeous, it was very hard to leave the comforts of the house. Guadalupe and Manuel were very gracious and patient with our lack of speaking Spanish. We felt like queens eating our breakfast in the wonderful courtyard. Angela walked a couple of blocks to yoga classes which she enjoyed and felt very safe doing. We had fun visiting the organic market, La Gruta, Fabrica La Aurora and shopping around San Miguel. We met many friendly and interesting people during our stay. Manuel suggested a great restaurant, El Pegaso, which we fell in love with. I think one of the staff fell in love with Angela, it was kind of cute.



I have been raving to my family and friends about Villa Feliz and San Miguel. I hope to plan a future trip to include a couple of people who I know would love your beautiful home just as much as we did. We are brushing up on our Spanish now so that we will be prepared for the next visit.



Villa Feliz and San Miguel were unforgettable and I can't wait to visit again!



Sincerely,

Rita
Apr 2014
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Reviews

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Favorite of the Famous House & Garden Tour - Free Mexican Cooking Lessons
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Evanston Il
5

The gift!

  • 5 of 5
We gave ourselves the gift of a week in San Miguel,not knowing how challenging the winter of 2013/14 in Chicago was going to be. We arrived at Casa Feliz to be greeted with hot soup and a wonderful home. We relaxed for the week ,with trips to the market,hot springs, nearby cities and many good meals eaten out and at home. Guadalupe and Jackie spoiled us and it was wonderful! Thank you so much to you Cory,for providing such a welcoming home and all your suggestions re transportation and places to visit. We plan on returning .
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay In San Miguel was excellent, and one of the best things was where we stayed. The house is lovely, very comfortable and an easy walk or cab ride to everything. The staff is friendly and efficient. They helped us out several times and were a great resourse for us. We liked them a lot. We hope to stay there again when we return. The one problem we had was that we liked it so much, we wanted to stay at the house, on the roof terrace or in the front courtyard, rather than venture out.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Houston, Tx
5

San Miguel

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Cory,

The town of San Miguel was amazing and your house blew away our expectations! We are really looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you for accommodating us at the last minute.

Marcelo was also great in providing a lot of my friends and family transportation to and from QRO airport.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Southern California
5

Great Rental Home - Quiet Close-In Location - Lots of Comfortable Surroundings

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to San Miguel in the last 3 years. We loved every minute of it and know we will be back again and again. Villa Feliz was perfect for us and ideally located with a short walk to the town center. The house has been lovingly built and provides all the modern amenities we are all used to but has all the charm of a lovely colonial casita, complete with courtyard, outside sala and privacy galore which means so much to us. The sunsets were AMAZING! San Miguel de Allende offers so much, it is hard to say all in a short review. Suffice to say that it has restaurants, culture, art, color, music, sports, and a carefree relaxed environment. My husband and I are not artists but it is easy to see why writers and artists of all kinds would find inspiration in such a lovely place. The Mexican people are a joy to be with if you are interested in imbedding yourselves in their rich culture. Can't wait to go back next year! Malena the full time maid/cook spoiled us and taught me several of her wonderful Mexican recipes. We are just a couple but loved the feeling of the large home rather than a small casita or hotel room. Hopefully we will be able to come back to this perfect San Miguel vacation home soon.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Los Angeles, Ca
4

Charming hacienda property!

  • 4 of 5
Wow! What a beautifully decorated home! Totally charming with no detail left untouched! Love the outdoor covered dining area / sitting area with beautiful garden. The penthouse suite was a separate apt! The wi- fi worked perfectly, too. The only drawback was that it's not a close walk to main square in town. The good news.. It was only 30 pesos in a taxi. Look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Tahoe
5

We Will Return

  • 5 of 5
Arrived late in the evening and when the doors opened to the house/courtyard it was a delight after a long, long day of traveling. The lights were on and Miguel was there to greet us. It was lovely....and the pot of soup in the refrigerator was very much appreciated.

The house is everything we had hoped for and we settled in very quickly to a relaxed lifestyle. The courtyard was a joy and we probably spent 80% of our waking 'at home' hours there., There is nothing glitzy about this house, but a warmth and charm of a colonial style adobe that is most inviting.

Malena was always willing to help us and was eager to cook and serve us breakfast. I believe she was feeling bad because we are not big breakfast eaters, and my husband had a slight flu bug while there, so eating wasn't at the top of our priorities. She loves to make eggs Mexican style...delicious.

San Miguel is a delight to visit and during the two weeks we made the city our home we didn't begin to see or experience what there is to do. However, we did find that the area is well worth the visit and we are already trying to work up a date to return...to San Miguel and especially to Casa Feliz.

We thank Cory for her hospitality...and look forward to not only another stay in her home, but of course another visit over a cup of coffee (Cafe Monet).
  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Map

Map

Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
QRO (45 miles) BJX (115 miles)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Club de Golf Malaquein
Car: not necessary

Less than 8 minute walk to Instituto Allende with classes galore. 5 minutes to clay tennis courts. Two miles to golf with caddies. Free on-site Mexican cooking lessons with Chef Manuel.

Hot springs are a 17 to 20 minute drive.

Taxi's cost under $3.00 almost anywhere in San Miguel.

Come share the colors, sights, sounds, charm, excitement, and classes in this artist town maintained as a historic, colonial landmark in Mexico with a large population of both visiting and residential Americans. Conde Nast voted San Miguel as the #1 city in the World!

Culture galore!

Take classes: Spanish, dance, yoga, jewelry, art, music, acting, painting, jewelry, weaving, sculptor, painting, cooking and many more.

Attend: Music festivals, live theater, wine tasting, fabulous restaurants, tours, Botanical gardens, bird watching, etc.

San Miguel Rated #1 City 2013: http://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards?intcid=subheader

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Availability & Rates

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San Miguel de Allende Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Mex Independence Week
Sep 11 2014 - Sep 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Day of the Dead - 4persons
Oct 28 2014 - Nov 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Christman week 8 persons
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
New Years Week - 8 persons
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Winter High Season - 4 persons
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Late arrive w/o notice $50
Pet Fee $300
Notes Holiday&Fiesta Weeks-7 day stay $1750-4 persons+$100 each extra person. Limit 9 persons
High Seas: Jan-Feb-Mar-July-August
$1500 weekly rate - 4 persons-$200 each addl person per week
Low Seas:$900 wk rate: 2 persons-$100 each addl person per wk
Holidays & Fiestas: Add 25%
Christmas Wk-$3500 Dec 21-27
New Years Wk-$3200 Dec 27-Jan 3
Winter wks: Add gas
Excessive Gas Use: If over $100

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Miguel de Allende Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Small full bathroom in efficiency apartment
  • There are four full unique bathrooms with four full showers and one jetted bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft for young folks over penthouse apartment - 1 king , 1 double , For large groups with young folks .. ladder to loft
    Separate attached Efficiency Apartment - 2 twin/ single , Private Attached apartment - twin beds can become a King
    Rooftop Penthouse Attached Apartment - 1 queen , Full attached penthouse apartment, full bath and kitchen
  • King size beds (2) There is a King Bed in the Master Bedroom .. guest bedroom has twin beds There are also twin beds in the studio apartment that can convert to a King if guests prefer a King. There is a King and double mattress in the Penthouse Loft, Queen size Beds For large groups the house and two attached/connecting apartments (one with a loft that can sleep 4 persons) the entire house can sleep 8 to 10 comfortably. These apartments are never rented separately but offer privacy for individuals or couples. Secluded and quiet atmosphere., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1) This is a Queen Size bed in the penthouse apartment
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Free Phone to USA & Canada, English channel TVs, Well stocked kitchen, Linens, hairdryers. Full-time maid/gourmet cook included, A light meal will be waiting day of arrival. After your welcome meal just pay for the food you select and consume. english speaking Manuel will gladly shop, cook and serve, He can call for an 'in house' massage which you will truly enjoy. Manuel, the houseman can drive you to the grocery store. 'This home has everything, just bring your toothbrush!, 'What a wonderful surprise to have found such a perfect vacation spot on the internet, Villa Feliz is all your description stated and more, Manuel spoiled us with his shopping, cooking and Mexican cooking lessons, Your suggestion to use a 'driver' from the airport was perfect and it was wonderful to have him there to greet our family, Thanks ever so much for all the helpful information you provided prior to our trip - an added bonus to our enjoyable visit' Justin Wakefield, Fort Worth,
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