SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO. DISCOVER 18TH CENTURY LIVING IN MOUNTAINS. VIEWS.

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SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO. DISCOVER 18TH CENTURY LIVING IN MOUNTAINS. VIEWS.

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 2 to 8

Casita de Las Golodrinas is one of San Miguel's most popular apartments. It has ambiance: a great room with living/dining/kitchen with wood-burning fireplace. The sunny, south-facing room has an arched brick ceiling and French doors that give out to a private balcony with umbrella table and fabulous city/country views! The comfy bedroom has a king-size bed, a walk-in closet, and gas heater. The tiled bathroom has a tub and shower. The apartment is furnished is local craftsmen and artisans style, with original folk art paintings, dishes and textiles... Everything is providing: cable TV with US stations, private telephone, wireless internet, twice weekly maid service (personal laundry, extra charge), radio/CD player, every kitchen appliance, linens, towels, dishes, etc. Come and see a good life is all about. San Miguel was voted one of the top ten places in the world to visit, by Conde-Nast Travel Magazine!

History of Calle Sierra Gorda: Casita Las Golondrinas, Casita Los Colibris and La Mariposita are on the second floor (the owners live on the first floor) on old and narrow one-block long street named Sierra Gorda. During the early 18th century the Spanish army, who over-saw the transhipment of silver to Spain from the mines of Guanajuato, was bivouracked here, because the spot provided an excellent viewpoint of the Camino Real (the road leading to Queretaro and Mexico City beyond). One of the oldest 'capillas' in San Miguel (at the end of Sierra Gorda) has a map detailing the encampment.

Later on in the 18th century, the Spanish had immense flocks of cattle and sheep in the state of Guanajuato, among which was the Rancho Atascadero, in the outskirts of San Miguel (now known as a hotel). A tannery was developed at the western gate (still standing...Calle Santo Domingo passes through it 2 blocks from the house) and our house was originally a caretaker's casita for the tannery. See photo of stairs

Immediate surroundings: I bought the property in 1985 (for slightly over 2,000,000 Old Pesos--the equivalent of US $7100--See picture), because of the excellent view. Later that year, David Hernandez, from an old San Miguel family of builders ('abaniles'), and I got married in Santa Fe. In 1990, David and I moved from Santa Fe down to San Miguel and started to build house... In the 25 years since I bought the property, many fine homes (worth up to a million US dollars or more) have been biult around us!

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Judy Arnold

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Discover 18th century living in mountains. Views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
business
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Discover 18th century living in mountains. Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157906
773 326-2236
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Florida
5

Light, Bright, Safe and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
I spent several months in this airy casita belonging to Judy Arnold and David Hernandez. It is a gorgeous property with incredible views from the many windows, and fine gardens filled with flowers. I enjoyed being in a safe home, with dogs and friendly people around. The huge bed is comfortable, towels fluffy, and the kitchen with a view, was well equipped. I appreciated having a blender to make Mexican sauces. There is a new TV, a floor fan for warm nights, plenty of hot water. You walk a steep, but picturesque hill to get up to the house or downtown, but the distance is really not far. Many rentals I looked at were further out... The covered patio overlooking the city was wonderful regardless of time of day. I loved waking up to a view of San Miguel. A recommendation for next time: Use extra bedside table, in living room to bring TV down to eye level...and maybe put high cupboard someplace else. Thank you Judy for a wonderful visit. I hope to return. San Miguel from your hilltop vantage point never looked better.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
business
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Discover 18th century living in mountains. Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157906
773 326-2236
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
San Miguel; previously Saratoga Spgs,NY
5

Pleasant Surprise!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
When my wife informed me I was retiring and we would be moving to San Miguel, I said: "Don't you think we should go there first?"; through the internet, she found Las Golandrinas. !What a pleasant surprise!; we could not have had a better first visit; Judy Arnold and Golandrinas lived up to (if not surpassed) all expectations. Spacious, bright, all the amenities and conveniences (phone, TV, internet); Great place at a reasonable price. We fell in love with the town and now make San Miguel our home. We continue to stay in touch with Judy.. Definitely check it out!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 11/12
business
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Discover 18th century living in mountains. Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157906
773 326-2236
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
New Haven, CT
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
I have found the perfect hideaway in San Miguel
de Allende. It is called Las Golondrinas , rented to
me by Judy Arnold and David Hernandez. I
definitely lucked out, and had no idea that the
reality here is even better than the photos. This
lovely flat is good for one to two
persons, and I was delighted by my hours spent at
the table on the balcony that overlooks the city. I
sat in the early morning sipping tea, or doing
sketches. I sat in the afternoon while sunbathing
and I sat in the evening as I looked out over San
Miguel and caught the tiniest of refreshing breezes.
I also loved the kitchen and sitting room and
cooked a few simple meals that were eaten either
on the balcony or at the lovely long table that looks
out over the city from the inside of the flat. This
spot is a gem, and if you are lucky, and the force is
with you, you will not hesitate one minute to rent it.
An added plus is a quick ten minute walk downhill
to the center of town, and an even shorter walk of
five minutes to a lovely lap pool and gym. I don't
think it gets any better than this. Judy and David
are lovely and generous hosts, and I had the
opportunity to become friends with Roja, their
gentle dog (whom I took for a walk) and Kako, their
occasionally wolf whistling green parrot.
Evita (Evie) Lindemann
Helpful votes: 9/10
business
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Discover 18th century living in mountains. Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157906
773 326-2236
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
Hi Judy,

Patricia and I plan to leave Sunday morning, as previously arranged. We have truly enjoyed our stay in your little casita. I hope we can return soon. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in San Miguel. Las Golondrinas is simply perfect.

Oh, I wanted to tell you that Roja has willingly agreed to go with us to the U.S. I told her how lovely Kentucky is and how many rabbits she can chase there. Just kidding, but I do like Roja a lot. She is a great dog, who will miss my daily treats.

Please let us know what we can do to leave the casita as you prefer.

Until later,

John and Patricia
Helpful votes: 4/5
business
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Discover 18th century living in mountains. Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157906
773 326-2236
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Rio Rico AZ
5

Guestbook Comment

We found Las Golondrians to be a very peaceful relaxing place to be. The view is particularly nice. It is a nice healthy walk downhill into town, w...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
We found Las Golondrians to be a very peaceful relaxing place to be. The view is particularly nice. It is a nice healthy walk downhill into town, which gives you the benefit of being high enough above Centro to be out of the automobile pollution. The casita is very comfortable and private. Judy and David were very accommodating hosts.
Helpful votes: 9/10

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QTO)
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

San Miguel de Allende is the keystone in the historic Colonial Cities route between Mexico City and the silver mines of Guanajuato. It, along with Queretaro and Dolores Hidalgo, played an outstanding role in the 1810 Revolution from Spanish. San Miguel lies, also, on the fabled Santa Fe Trail that went north to the U.S. In the 20th century, the city was declared an historic monument by Mexico, and it is being considered for World Heritage Site status by the UN. After WWII, many GI from the US came to San Miguel to go to the Instituto Allende (still an active language and art school) and artists, musicians and craftsmen from all over the world continue to come here. San Miguel was chosen by Conde-Nast Traveler Magazine one of the top ten cities worldwide to visit. An active community of ex-pats from US, Canada and Europe, as well as South America, enjoys San Miguel's temperate climate and unparalleled ambiance... Why don't to come and see for yourself?

Other Activities: local fiestas, touring near-by historic towns, concerts, lectures, art galleries

Golf: There is a golf course (La Malaguin) on the southern edge of San Miguel... Green fees start at US $35 to $50...

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Availability & Rates

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Notes

  • Holiday rates (Christmas, New Years, the week before Easter), add 20% to weekly rates.
  • * Refundable phone/damage deposit required
    * Rates apply to Casita de Las Golodrinas only. Contract us from other rental rates.
    * This listing, Casita de Las Golodrinas, is adjoined to another one-bedroom apartment, Casita de Los Colibris, as well as La Mariposa, a separate bedroom and bath. Contract us about renting one, two or all of the apartments.
  • * If you need more room, the other apartment, Los Colibris ('The Hummingbirds'), has a king-sized bedroom plus a double hide-a-bed in the living room. It has a separate entrance, kitchen, private phone, wireless internet, TV, and bath(soaking tub), a dining terrace with umbrella table, and a dynamite roof top terrace with 360 degree views.
    * Also, La Mariposa is a separate bedroom and bath.
    The whole upper floor sleeps 6 to 8 people, in 3 king-size bedrooms with en suite baths, plus a double hide-a-bed in one living room, and a balony, and two terraces!! Views, views, view, but only a 10 minute walk to downtown!!

Amenities

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Bottled Water
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Golondrinas
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , +Colibris
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , +Colibris+Mariposta
  • Tiled tub/shower, tiled vanity, tiled floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Golodrinas
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , +Colibris
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , +Colibris,Mariposita
  • Casita Las Golodrinas ('Little House of the Swallows') is a second-floor, one bedroom apartment with a private entrance and private balcony with umbrella table to enjoy the view. It has many amenities, such as fire-burning fireplace, private phone line, wireless internet for your laptop, cable TV with US stations and CNN, fully-equipped kitchen, all towels, linens, etc, and twice weekly maid service. The apartment is bright and sunny, with a domed-brick ceiling, french doors, gas heater, fan, Mexican folk-art, paintings, pottery and textiles. Casita Las Golondrinas may be combined with Casita Los Colibris ('Hummingbirds') or with La Mariposita to sleep four people. The entire second floor (Golodrinas, Colibris and La Mariposita) to sleep 6 people (plus a hide-a-bed for 2 extra people in the living room of Los Colibris) may be rented. The are two outside staircases, but the three apartments connect together via balcony or terraces.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Initial soap, toilet paper, Kleenex, are provided... Afterwards, tenant has to provide replacements... Smoking outside or in the balcony or terraces, only. We ask tenant use the waste paper basket to dispose of toilet paper. The maid will empty it.