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'THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING'

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Casa de la Espiga... Intimate Gardens and Sunset Views... Centro Histórico

Step behind these understated walls and experience a different place in time. Conveniently located in the heart of the Centro Histórico Theater District, just a three minute walk from the town's main plaza, lies one of San Miguel's authentic Spanish Colonial gems. Dating back to 1717 AD, this unique home has been lovingly restored well beyond its original grandeur by its current owners . . . one of whom is an internationally renowned interior designer.

For fifty years prior, Casa de la Espiga was a local bakery . . . hence its name which translates to: House of the Grain Flower.

Once inside, two individual colonnaded courtyards with lush gardens, original stone walls, graceful arches, and trickling fountains gently lead you toward the interior rooms, designed to afford the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living reminiscent of this home's colonial past.

Relax, dine, and entertain your guests in these private patios taking full advantage of the nearly perfect climate. Or if you prefer, settle cozily indoors in the elegant yet comfortable sala in front of the hand-carved fireplace, or take your meals in the formal dining room crowned by a splendid cupola. Two well-appointed, comfortably spacious first floor bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with a queen, are accessible from the gardens as well.

This exceptional home has been tastefully furnished throughout with antiques and Mexican handicrafts. The owner's personal collection of original art and artifacts, many from the treasure trove of San Miguel's talented artists, as well as from their own extensive travels, is a visual feast.

Colorful Mexican tiles line the walls of the large, fully-equipped kitchen, where indigenous ceramics and eclectic market paintings are whimsically displayed.

The newly completed Moroccan-inspired guest suite (queen bed) with private sitting room, kitchenette, and mosaic-tiled bath is stunning, and definitely 'one-of-a-kind' in San Miguel. This guest suite is ALWAYS included with the main house rental for privacy and convenience.

The more rustic-styled separate art studio can double as a fourth bedroom as it has a double futon and large cemento pulido bath.

Both of these rooms open out onto the expansive sun-drenched roof terraces, with views of the town's stunning skyline and mountain sunsets. All bedrooms have private en suite baths, fine linens, and down/feather comforters and pillows. Cable television, surround sound, and a library of books, videos, and CD's are provided for your enjoyment.

Casa de la Espiga has a wonderful full-time staff who utterly exude the 'warmth of Mexico'. Tactfully unobtrusive, 'Josefina' is there to maintain the household and look after your every need. Best of all, her memorable Mexican recipes rival those of any restaurant in San Miguel . . . and she LOVES to cook . . . a real 'Like Water for Chocolate' experience! Our 'house boy' tends to the garden and outdoor spaces and will cheerfully help out wherever he is needed. Their job is to make sure that you feel pampered throughout your entire stay.

Casa de la Espiga is not just a home . . . it is an experience!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
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'There's Nothing Like the Real Thing'
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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'There's Nothing Like the Real Thing'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18486vb
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
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5

So full of history, style and character!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Humble apologies Timothy for waiting almost a year to post this review. Your place was spectacular. Oozing character, full of secret little places, you could feel the centuries of history and impeccably kept, all the details. Beautiful art everywhere, a real home, impeccably kept and a thing of wonder and I don't say that lightly. I literally moved through the place in awe at the opportunity to share such a home. You have done such a wonderful job of keeping the history alive, and the life and the vibrant color and glorious, distinctive style. The location itself is perfect, it's a haven close to everything. I have stayed in legendary spots around the world but this one wins hands down.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gail of Boulder, CO . . . Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy to know that you enjoyed and appreciated our very special home . . . Please come back . . . Timothy & Ann
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'There's Nothing Like the Real Thing'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18486vb
+1 4158198894
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

The Perfect Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
From the moment we entered the elegant courtyard, we were hooked. Casa de la Espiga truly does envelope you, and just makes you want to stay. The old saying " to never judge a book by its cover", is apprapriate when first entering from the street. It was our first visit to SMA, and we really did not know what to expect. The home is enchanting. One does not know where to look first, there are so many things to look at, but some how it just works. We found Josefina and Thomas to be sweet and welcoming, and somehow even with the language barrier, we managed to communicate nicely. Arrange for her to shop and cook some meals, you won't be sorry. The house is very comfortable, and using the fireplaces at night in the bedroom, was a real treat for these two native Floridians. We hope to return soon, and I think we'll have friends who will also like to come. Don't hesitate to rent this home for just two people, the convenience and surroundings were well worth it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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'There's Nothing Like the Real Thing'
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
San Diego
5

Best Place to Stay When Visiting San Miguel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This was our fifth trip to San Miguel and the Casa Espiga fit every need. There were five of us and with multiple terraces, living spaces and courtyards (yes, there are two), it was easy to "get away" for quiet time with everyone in the house. The house is large but not cavernous. It was unseasonably cold while we were in SMA and the gas fireplaces worked perfectly. My 82 year old mother in-law stayed in one of the ground floor suites and found the home to be very comfortable and easy to navigate. I asked the owners about the layout beforehand and they were very honest - - it's easy for older people. They were right. We'll be back for certain. The house is a short walk to the Jardin on a gently sloping street. If you read the other reviews that mention Josefina, they are spot on. Not only is she friendly and perusable but she is also an excellent cook.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words . . . Josefina & Tomas enjoyed your stay very much . . . and want you to come back soon! Please do . . .
Ann & Timothy
Helpful votes: 1/1
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Chapel Hill
5

Casa de la Espiga is simply an incredible oasis in San Miguel.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The moment we walked into the house we were amazed. It is so beautiful, every space was wonderful. Each of the four bedrooms is private. Josefina and Tomas were great. She cooked for us twice and the food was great -- enchiladas verde y roja, chile relleno. Only a short walk to el jardin and the center of town. San Miguel is a magical place, but all the better because of this fantastic house.

Give your self a real treat and stay in Casa de la Espiga.

Rooftop sunsets, outdoor spaces in both the main house and the casita. We just loved the house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review ! We could not have had a nicer guest group than yours . . . Love to have you back again . . . Timothy & Ann
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Concord, MA USA
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We stayed in La Espiga for one week this past July. Our party of five included myself & husband, my 81 yr. old mother-in-law, and our 16 and 10 year old daughters. All of us were blown away the moment we walked through the doors of Casa de la Espiga! To say that the house is beautiful is an understatement. La Espiga is an "experience" and a feast for the eyes. The house is quite large, EXQUISITELY decorated and very well-appointed. There was more than enough room for the five of us. We absolutely LOVED the 3-level Moroccan-themed casita. La Espiga is almost a destination in itself. There are so many comfortable places to just hang out, drink a glass of wine or read a book. We found that we spent quite a bit time at the house. The location is perfect. The main plaza is literally 3 blocks up the street. My husband's 81 yr old mother had no problems walking to/from the plaza, restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing around town. The housekeeper, Josephina, is an absolute gem. She prepared breakfast for us every morning and she made us dinner one night as well. She's a wonderful cook and a very gracious person. She helped make our stay quite special. I cannot say enough about the house. We have stayed in several beautiful casas in SMA over the years, and La Espiga is our hands-down favorite. The house is luxurious, comfortable, interesting, and spacious. We will definitely be back!

P.S. Wouldn't recommend for those with really young kids/toddlers as there are lots of steps w/o railings. Also, many antiques, pottery & such. Anyone with youngsters will be on alert 24/7!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words . . . Josefina and Tomas loved your stay and we are all looking forward to your return. You were the perfect guests ! Ann & Timothy
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Availability & Rates

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1450/wk - $4650/mo
  • US Dollars
  • From $1450/week .. $4650/month (Depending on Number of Guests)
  • $500.00 Security Deposit.
  • Guest House Available Separately . . . From $750/week.

Amenities

San Miguel de Allende House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Full Maid Service