|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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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Craig Lovell purchased this house in 2005
We fell in love with the property and the incredible art collection of Robert Sommerlot who was the previous owner. He lived in San Miguel for over 35 years, was an author, gallery owner and director of plays. We feel as if we are the curators of his art and furniture collections which graces the property.
The house is located in the wonderful neighborhood of San Antonio very close to the San Antonio Church, the heart of the bario. We are far enough off of the main drag to have less traffic yet close enough to be close to the action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Casa Christina rents for $3200 per month or $1075 per week
October 1st - March 31st - $3400 per month or $1175 per week
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Breakfast Option: $25 a week for up to 4 people and $35 a week for 5 or more. (does not include groceries)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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