Ruth Hayward

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN LUSH WALLED GARDEN

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This light filled, two bedroom villa, in the large walled garden of our 200 year old historic home in the center of San Miguel awaits you. A bubbling fountain will soothe away your cares as you read and relax in the shade of our 100 year old mesquite tree. Pomegranate, avocado, orange and lime trees compliment the property and the butterflies and hummingbirds visit daily.

Newly renovated with skylights and glass paneled French doors,the villa has spacious, bright and sunny rooms to enhance your holiday enjoyment. The living room, incorporates the original stone garden wall, and is beautifully decorated in bright Mexican colors. A gas fireplace adds a romantic touch and takes the chill off cool winter evenings. Dining can be enjoyed indoors or alfresco on the villa veranda beside the fountain. Kitchen is fully equipped with full sized fridge and stove, microwave oven and other small appliances. Our large master-suite has a king size bed, which can be converted into two twins if you prefer, TV, fireplace, walk in closet and ensuite bathroom The second bedroom has a queen size bed, fireplace and ensuite bathroom Both bathrooms are decorated with colorful Mexican hand painted sinks and tiles. In the traditional Mexican style all rooms have glass paneled doors that open to a peaceful garden area. In the main house,a queen sized bedroom with en-suite bath and fireplace can be reserved at reasonable nightly rates for overflow guests of villa occupants. A one bedroom casita on the same property is also available for rent. www.vrbo.com/181896. Total sleeping accommodations could number 9 with the use of the casita and the guest suite in the main house, making this a perfect location for family reunions or a group gathering. Maid service is provided daily and is included in the rental price.

Located in the historic center of town, we are a short 3 block level walk to the main square,(El Jardin). Historical landmarks, fine restaurants, laundry services, cinemas, pharmacies, food and artisans markets, theaters, art galleries and supermarkets are all within easy walking distance.

The Canadian owner lives on site and can assist you to arrange transportation to and from any of the area airports.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Ruth Hayward

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, portuguese, italian, spanish, english
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After traveling the world and living in many countries - Canada, England, France, Italy, India and Brazil, I discovered San Miguel de Allende in Mexico in 2006 and decided to unpack my suitcases and settle down. The Spanish colonial architecture delights my eyes as I walk the cobblestone streets. The sun shines daily and the climate suits me to a T. There is an incredible expat community in this town, many are travelers like myself, artists and writers. I enjoy the banquet of cultural activities the town has to offer, live theater, music festivals and art openings. And San Miguel has one of the largest English libraries in Latin America. As an avid reader this is a big bonus for me. It took two years to convert my old adobe house with large garden into a guest house with three units. Renovating and decorating is my passion. The main house, which is my home, is an old adobe hacienda style house. The villa is newly constructed using part of an old construction in the garden and the casita has been converted from a wing of the original house.

Ruth Hayward purchased this house in 2007

The property is right in the heart of the historical center I love the challenge of rescuing an old neglected place and making it beautiful. It was located in the part of town where I wanted to make my own home and had potential for a good rental site. Location, Location, Location. Everything is just a few minutes walk away. Yet the large garden in the historical center provides a quiet respite from the busy town.

Right in the historical heart of San Miguel, I can be in the Jardin in a few minutes. There is no need to have a car since everything is close by. Walking the quiet cobblestone streets, lined with flowers on the way to my favorite cafe reminds me always to be grateful that I chose San Miguel as home. Magic happens here on a daily basis, and at Casa Mandu you are right in the center of it all, but our garden oasis is the perfect place to relax with a book or just sit and watch the butterflies flit from flower to flower.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181940vb
+52 415 152 0695 (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

WONDERFUL PLACE IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

  • 5 of 5
We completely enjoyed our time at Casa Mandu. Beautiful villa with lovely garden courtyard. Quiet and peaceful. Easy walk to pretty much everywhere in SMA. We plan on coming back.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181940vb
+52 415 152 0695 (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

ENCHANTING OASIS

  • 5 of 5
We arrived late at night and were greeted by a magical almost surreal landscape of Casa Mandu brightly lighted perched above a beautiful landscaped garden with a water feature burbling in the background. Our beds were inviting and the spacious Casa was everything and more than we had expected from the posted pictures. Our holiday was made that much better to be able to return at the end of each day to our wonderful oasis in the middle of the city. The location being so close to the Jardin and all the attractions was only surpassed by the great advice and local knowledge Ruth and her folks provided.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181940vb
+52 415 152 0695 (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Atlanta ga
5

CASA MANDU A PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Our two week stay at Casa Mandu was perfect. From the moment Ruth, the owner, opened the door to her lovely hacienda, my husband and I felt at home. Only two blocks from town center, the location was perfect, within easy walking distance to San Miguel's wonderful restaurants, attractions and the always lively Jardin. Saying goodbye to everyone at Casita Mandu was made easy only because we plan on making a return trip in April.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181940vb
+52 415 152 0695 (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Honolulu, HI
5

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY!

  • 5 of 5
Simple; sophisticated; green; and lush. The first four words that come to mind when thinking of Casa Mandu. What a wonderful space--decorated perfectly; clean as a whistle; great location; and a joy to open the front gate and see "home". We were enchanted from beginning to end. The owner was very helpful with suggestions. The grounds are maintained daily by a gardner & a maid. There are two fountains and the yard in front of the casa is lush & private. The house is comfortable; modern and decorated with a Mexican motif. We loved the town and there is so much to do--or nothing to do! This is centerally located; a short walk to the Jardin and to most of the restaurants. We would higly recommend this property to friends & family and we will be renting this property again
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181940vb
+52 415 152 0695 (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Murrells Inlet, SC, USA
5

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK

Can't Wait to Come Back
  • 5 of 5
I feel so fortunate to have found this wonderful rental for the 12 days my family and I visited beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Though we arrived late at night, from the moment we walked into the courtyard of Casa Mandu we were enchanted and warmly welcomed by Ruth and Rufina. The villa was even more vibrant and cozy than the photographs convey, and we couldn't believe the beautiful bouquet of white roses. We fell into comfortable beds with crisp linens and down comforters. The
next morning we were delighted to wake up to the soothing sounds of the fountain mingling with
birdsong, and we were totally in love when Rufina delivered a beautiful tray of fresh pastries, fruit and yogurt.

Like many folks we had some initial reservations about traveling to San Miguel, but I had visited once
30 years ago and had totally fallen in love with this beautiful city. I had longed to share it with others ins in my family, particularly my mother, who had just turned 85 and needed to have this experience
while she could still relish it. Ruth and I corresponded about my safety concerns, and she was most reassuring. Thank goodness we came! We all had a terrific time, and I can't imagine a better hostess than Ruth. She was ever helpful, but always respectful of our privacy.

It's hard to say what our favorite activity was. We enjoyed hot-air ballooning with Globo San Miguel,
horseback riding at Xotolar Ranch, swimming and dining at the hot springs with massages to end the day, the library's Sunday home tour, hiking at the preserve, golfing, yoga, a musical performance at
the bull ring, listening to the mariachis in the jardin, endless shopping and great dining. But one of the most amazing experiences was our visit to Casa de las Ranas and the Chapel of Jimmy Ray. You can read all about this wonderful excursion at the web site for Anado McLauchlin.

The location was perfect for all of us, so central to everything. I was concerned about my mom being able to get around easily, but the taxis were cheap and plentiful--as promised. And October is a beautiful month to be in San Miguel. My whole family thanks Ruth for an extraordinary stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Villa in Lush Walled Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181940vb
+52 415 152 0695 (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Sarasota, Florida
5

A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This is our second extended stay in San Miguel within the last 12 months, and I thank my lucky stars that we found Ruth and Casa Mandu for our recent visit. It has made a world of difference in so many ways. First, the location is absolutely ideal for seeing the town, exploring the mercado, hanging out at El Jardin or attending a concert up the street at the main teatro.
Thank goodness Ruth's VRBO site includes so many pictures because words can't accurately describe the beauty and tranquility of the gardens, the villa and the entire setting. It is everything you would want and expect a Mexican villa to be. But, most importantly, it is comfortable, exceptionally clean and every need is met. The beds are comfortable, the chairs are great for lounging and reading, plus everything is so bright and cheerful.
The setting matches the personality of Ruth and her great staff. Rufina always has a smile and quietly, yet efficiently spoils you. It always feels great to "come home" after a day on the town. Ruth is the anchor, and is there to help in any way she can. After this visit, I consider her a friend and one of the joys of staying at Casa Mandu was getting to know Ruth and Cat Mandu, her beautiful Siamese.
This will be our villa of choice and place of choice for any and all future visits to San Miguel. In my opinion,there's no better place, so look no farther.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Reviews like this one help us to realize that all efforts we make to provide the accommodation and service our guests require, make it all worthwhile. We hope that Laurie and Rick will join the growing list of returning guests that keep Casa Mandu's calendar full. Many guests fall in love with Cat Mandu our Himalayan persian cat, whose big blue eyes conquer even devoted dog lovers.
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Car: not necessary

Colonial town in the center of Mexico. Conde Naste travel magazine awarded San Miguel best city in the world in 2013. Cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, Mayan Pyramids, Hot Springs, Unesco World Heritage site

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San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
$2,950
 
 
Low season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$950
$2,800
 
 
High season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Please contact the owner for rates of less than one month. The price that vrbo gives for weekly rates are incorrect.
High Season rates apply Decmber to April and July and August.
50% deposit is required to reserve. Balance due on arrival
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Amenities

San Miguel de Allende House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) King bed can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom available in main house on same property
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
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