CASA CHRISTINA - SPACIOUS HOME FILLED WITH ART AND GARDENS

Craig Lovell

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
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CASA CHRISTINA - SPACIOUS HOME FILLED WITH ART AND GARDENS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, Daily Maid Service, Breakfast Option

Casa Christina is an authentic experience of real Mexico, San Miguel de Allende style. Set in the quiet district of San Antonio, it is only 2 blocks from the world famous Instituto which offers a wide range of Spanish and art classes. The Jardin at the center of town, is an easy 15 minute walk. Stepping into Casa Christina’s walled-courtyard with its pre-Columbian sculptures in the fountain, immediately sets the relaxed pace of your visit. The spacious 3200 square foot house sits on a large lot and is furnished with antiques and the beautiful art collection of Robert Somerlot, a well known author who lived in San Miguel for 35 years. The living room is graced with 18th century carved chapel doors from a historical hacienda in the local area. Maid and gardening service are included three days a week. The fountain courtyard or lower garden are ideal for outdoor meals.

The second story terrace is shared by the 2 upstairs bedrooms and has a view of the countryside. The rooftop garden with its incredible close-up view of San Antonio Church, is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset, practice yoga or relax in a lounge chair with a good book. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own attached bath. The Master Suite and Lower Bedroom Suite have King-sized beds and a twin bed in their sitting rooms. The third Bedroom has a Queen-sized bed. The Lower Bedroom Suite has a separate entrance and kitchenette.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Craig Lovell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to our new home. We are the excited new owners of this beautiful

home which once belonged to long time San Miguel resident Robert Somerlot.

He was a prolific author, director of plays and collector of art. His collection

still resides within the house including an 18th Century Chapel door and

paintings by Pinto and others.



We have just completed remodeling this beautiful property while maintaining

the integrity of Robert Somerlot's vision. Welcome to Casa Christina which

has been nicknamed Casa des Artes.
Sep 2005
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Casa Christina - Spacious Home Filled with Art and Gardens
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
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Casa Christina - Spacious Home Filled with Art and Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152793
-831 659-4445
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Huntsville, Alabama
5

Guestbook Comment

Casa Christina is a beautiful and spacious house and was an absolute delight for the month we stayed there. The décor is lovely with an extensive art...
  • 5 of 5
Casa Christina is a beautiful and spacious house and was an absolute delight for the month we stayed there. The décor is lovely with an extensive art collection. The many paintings, pieces of sculpture and Folk Art pieces all lend a wonderful ambiance of old Mexico. There is a beautiful garden and good-sized yard adjoining the loggia downstairs that was a favorite spot for us to enjoy afternoon Margaritas. Flowers are everywhere and well tended by Aurelio, the gardener, who also makes sure there is plenty of bottled water on all three levels. There are lovely vistas from both the roof garden and the second floor terrace. From the roof garden you can see San Antonio Church, the mountains to the west (beautiful sunsets!) and the colorful and varied views of Col. San Antonio everyday life. The roof garden is a great spot to get a suntan, read or just completely relax.

The kitchen is bright and cheerful with windows on two sides and well appointed with good cookware and a beautiful collection of Talavera dinnerware. We had fun shopping in the local markets on Ancha de San Antonio for food and the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables is incredible. There are also little stores just a couple blocks away that sell roasted chickens and others that have home made ice cream. Other shops and markets that are a little further away have even better bargains, such as Tuesday Market where we bought a kilo (2.2 lbs.) of magnificent strawberries for $1.00! Also, Miriam is a wonderful cook and we really enjoyed her breakfasts.

There is a large and comfortable sofa in the living room where we spent several evenings enjoying movies from the owner’s extensive collection of DVDs. There is a surround sound system that really works, perhaps due to the large volume of space in the living room. Dominos Pizza also delivers if you want to become a true American couch potato and have a “Movie Night”.

The bedrooms are large and airy with beautiful Tibetan silks. The beds are extremely comfortable with good mattresses and those carved headboards are magnificent! There is good closet space to tuck away those big suitcases as well as hang your clothes. We set up the laptop in the sunroom off the Master bedroom on the second floor and the wireless DSL connection was seamless.

We just can’t say enough good about Casa Christina. We have been to San Miguel many times over the past 22 years and this was our best vacation ever! We would definitely stay here again and we thank the owners for providing such a beautiful and gracious home.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2006
  • Stayed: Feb 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Atlanta, GA
4

Spacious, comfortable, great location!

  • 4 of 5
I stayed at Casa Christina with some friends for two weeks in April. We all had a great time there. The home is well-represented by the photos. The three bedrooms (including the casita on the lower level) are comfy and nicely-separated so you don't feel cramped and can have some privacy if you wish. The kitchen is well-equipped and the outside courtyard/terraces are great for dining and just hanging out. The original owner's art collection is a great addition to the ambiance.

Maria, the housekeeper, was terrific - you MUST opt for the breakfast option and enjoy her huevos rancheros and salsa fresca. (We had a couple of plumbing issues, but Maria and the local management company resolved those quickly.)

The home is located in a residential area a little away from the center of town, but it's quiet and only about a 15-minute walk to the Jardin and two blocks from the Instituto Allende.

This is an older home with an authentic Mexican feel. Don't expect the Rosewood Hotel, but we found it to be a really good value for the price, size and location.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Casa Christina - Spacious Home Filled with Art and Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152793
-831 659-4445
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Casa Christina

  • 5 of 5
This very well appointed house is a pleasure to stay in. I and my visitors had a wonderful time last February. The place is so spacious that no one gets in each others way. The location is wonderful - near lots of restaurants and shops and not too far from el jardin, but without the noise of traffic. The kitchen is perfect for preparation of large meals and we loved the fact that the maid was willing to cook dinners now and then (for a reasonable fee.) She is also a wonderful housekeeper: the place was always spotless.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Beryl,
So glad you enjoyed staying at Casa Christina. It is always a treat for us when we go down to the house and we so enjoy sharing it with others.
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Casa Christina - Spacious Home Filled with Art and Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152793
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Arlington, Tx
5

Lovely and Serene house

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful two weeks in SMA and in Casa Christina last fall, during Halloween and Day of the Dead festivities. The house was immaculate and filled with interesting artwork. We were pleased with the location near the Instituto and good restaurants. We particularly liked the nearby restaurant Dilas - great food and wonderful hosts. While we were not new to SMA, one of the couples with us had never visited and we had a great time showing them around. The margueritas and tacos in Milagros restaurant were a big favorite, we returned there several times., There were three couples in our group, and the house accommodated us nicely. The housekeeper was friendly and efficient, and cooked several meals for us, all delicious. The garden in the back of the house was our favorite place to congregate for happy hour and conversation. The front garden lime tree provided us with all the limes we needed for margueritas and guacamole. While the weather was cool in the evenings, the fireplaces in the house were very pleasant to have, as well as the lovely woolen throws which were thoughtfully provided for our use. We parrticularly enjoyed the internet connection and direct phone to the US.
Craig and Christina were cheerful and helpful in answering all our questions, and we will gladly recommend the house to our friends.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Dear Sandy,
Thank you for the kind review. Christina and I take pleasure in providing a wonderful environment and great service to make our guests vacation experience and exceptional one.
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Casa Christina - Spacious Home Filled with Art and Gardens
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-831 659-4445
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Mexico City
5

Great property and superb location!

  • 5 of 5
I spent New year´s Holiday with my family at Casa Christina and it was one of the bests ever! The house is perfectly located, far enough from the city centre to allow you to discover the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende.
We enjoyed our breakfasts prepared every morning by Maria, the garden and the terrace where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
The house is very cozy and comfortable and welcomes you from the very start, you can detach from the busy world outside and at the same time enjoy a funny, entertaining and cosmopolitan mexican town full of cafes, restaurants, bars, art and culture.
Thanks for sharing your house!!! We can´t wait to go back soon.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Ana,
Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Casa Christina. It took me awhile to see your review but I am posting it now. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you return for another stay sometime.

All the best,

Craig Lovell
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Casa Christina - Spacious Home Filled with Art and Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152793
-831 659-4445
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Alexandria, VA
5

Guestbook Comment

Casa Christina is a spacious, well-equipped home in a charming neighborhood. We went in the Fall when all the flowers and trees on the property were ...
  • 5 of 5
Casa Christina is a spacious, well-equipped home in a charming neighborhood. We went in the Fall when all the flowers and trees on the property were in full bloom. It was a 10 minute walk to the center of town but there were many good places to eat and shop that were even closer.
Our laptop worked great with the WIFI which was a very nice amenity. The place was spotlessly clean and quiet. For the price, I don't think you could find a nicer accommodation in San Miguel.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Leon, Mexico
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles

Casa Christina is located in San Antonio district of the city at, a friendly neighborhood conveniently located only 5 minutes from the world famous Instituto (see below) and only 10-15 minutes walk from the center of town. Unlike many areas of the city, it is not a steep climb from San Antonio to the center. Everything you need is available right here in the neighborhood. On the steps of San Antonio Church is a small grocery store. Be sure to spend some time in the San Antonio Church Plaza to get the feel of this unique area. Ancha San Antonio (the main street 2 minutes east of the Casa) has a multitude of stores with everything from ice cream parlors, to pharmacies, to video rental stores, to restaurants.

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball

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Availability & Rates

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San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Casa Christina rents for $2975 per month or $975 per week for the entire house.
  • WHOLE HOUSE: $975/week or $2975/month
    December 15 - January 15 - Add 15% to normal rates.
    Credit Cards - Add 2%

    **SUMMER SPECIAL** AUG & SEPT 2012 - 25% DISCOUNT, MINIMUM 10 DAYS
  • 50% Non-refundable Deposit - Balance due 45 days before rental.

    High-speed internet is provided for $30 a month extra.

    Breakfast Option: $25 a week for up to 4 or $35 for up to 8. Customer buys the food.

    Please email for details and availability.

Amenities

Amenities

San Miguel de Allende House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The main floor also has a convenient bathroom so guests do not have to go up or down the stairs. There are 4 bathrooms in all, 1 being a half bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Lovely sitting room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Lovely sitting room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Balcony views
  • The master bedroom suite and additional upstairs bedroom share a common outdoor patio with a magnificent view of the surrounding country side. High ceilings and spacious rooms are filled with wonderful furniture and the Art collection of Robert Somerlot who lived in San Miguel for 35 years. Easy access to the rooftop garden makes this a wonderful place to hang out. Sunset on the rooftop garden is magnificent as we are the highest house in the neighborhood.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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