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STYLISH + SPACIOUS COLONIAL WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS -2800 SQ FT

Collette Sell

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Collette Sell

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015
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STYLISH + SPACIOUS COLONIAL WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS -2800 SQ FT

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This home is a very special place in San Miguel, and we are pleased to share it with you.

From the moment you step through the gate into the entry courtyard, you will feel the graciousness of well-tended gardens and well-planned spaces. A 2,800 sq. ft. Spanish colonial-style home, it was built by a master builder in 2006 with the greatest attention to architectural details: a handkerchief boveda ceiling in the entry, custom colonial ironwork throughout, a beamed ceiling in the living room, high ceilings and crown moldings throughout, inlaid stone floors in the entry and kitchen, specialty tile work in the bathrooms and kitchen. All rooms, with the exception of one bedroom, open onto at least one courtyard through beautiful French doors.

You have all of the conveniences of a new home - with light switches that work, modern plumbing, and a whole-house water purification system - combined with the grace of a beautiful traditional home that feels like it has always been waiting for you.

Keywords: close to center, private, terrace, garden, staff, quiet

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Collette Sell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015

About Collette Sell

From our first visit many years ago, San Miguel welcomed us with its countless charms. Then, in 2008, we found an equally welcoming and charming house there. This is it! We have traveled all over the world, but this house is truly special. And to find such a place in an historic town with artists, musicians, academicians, readers and writers, language schools, and an active volunteer community is still almost beyond our imaginations.

Our home in San Miguel is the antidote to our complicated lives back home in Mill Valley – Don with his estate planning, life, and long term care insurance business, and Collette with her event production company. We keep close at hand our memories of waking up and listening to birds singing, or standing on the roof terrace at sunset, glass of wine in hand, scanning the hills and sky. Though we return as frequently as our businesses allow, we are happy to offer this delightful house for your pleasure during the many weeks and months when we are back at our desks.

Collette Sell purchased this house in 2008

Why Collette Sell chose San Miguel de Allende

We fell in love with this street, Callejon Blanco, on an earlier visit to San Miguel. A one-way, quiet lane arched by bougainvillea, it seems miles away from the traffic of taxis and buses although it is in the Centro Historico within a few easy blocks of El Jardin and the Parroquia. On our next visit a chance meeting with a realtor (Wesley Gleason at Agave Realty) led to visiting several houses, 'just to see what the market conditions are.' After a few hours, we excused ourselves to go off for dinner with friends. Our realtor looked crestfallen and said, 'Oh dear, I have just one more house to show you, and it's on a little street called Callejon Blanco.' Of course, we postponed dinner and went to see the house in our dream location. We walked in, gasped with delight, and bought the house the next day. We named it 'Casa Bendita' - the Blessed House - from the sense of the many blessings which led us to this home. The house is very special, but the location is equally special. We cannot imagine staying anywhere else in San Miguel.

What makes this house unique

Nearby pleasures are almost too numerous to list! Great food, delightful music, a fine bookshop, and daily festivals are close-at-hand. We love to stop in at Petit Four on Mesones across from the theater for capuccino and fruit tarts. If we decide to cook at home, we head off to the Mercado Ignacio Ramirez where, beyond the beautiful booths of fruit and flowers, is an area where women from the countryside sell whatever they can bring on the bus - fresh ranchero cheese, nopale cactus, poblano chiles, and enormous bunches of herbs from their own gardens. It's always inspiring to take a cooking class (last time it was Mole!) from Paco Cardenas, owner of El Petit Four, but there are classes of every sort within a few blocks: cooking, writing, art, salsa dancing, drumming. Casa Bendita is only two blocks from the world-famous Warren Hardy language school and minutes away from other language schools. There is a yoga and meditation studio just four doors up the street. There's even a wine shop with a friendly owner at the end of the block. Best of all are the discoveries our guests make and leave in the guestbook to share with us, and with the guests who follow them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your house with use. We were here with my parents. Had a great time enjoying all of the spaces. We love the terrace and living room. Clara is a great person, and both her and Jose helped us a lot. We hope to come back.



Note: copied from the Guest Book at Casa Bendita
Jan 2012
  • 1 of 10
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Lafayette, LA.
5

Thanksgiving in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Thanksgiving Holidays at Casa Bendita. We have been to San Miguel in the past and thought we had stayed at the best until we arrived at Casa Bendita. Collette and Don have truly thought of everything to make a guest feel at home. The home is beautiful and has much more to offer than the photos and write up that enticed us to visit. Casa Bendita is on a quiet and safe street that is only minutes from anywhere you could possibly want to be in San Miguel. The house staff: Daniel, Clara and Jose were wonderful hosts and represented Casa Bendita as a true home away from home. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington
5

Exceptional In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We've rented all over the world through VRBO/Homeaway and learned to trust reviews as they're rarely wrong. This property proves the point once again. Collette is excellent to deal with, and this property reflects owners who have thought out the details at an exceptional level. There's nothing lacking here, and the property is elegant and comfortable with touches throughout that create a perfect haven in this magical town. The location is one of the best, as nothing is really more than 10 minutes walk away, and the private terrace allows a full on view of sunset with fantastic areas to relax under sunny skies. Our kids could safely and happily walk to the center of town on their own, and we rarely had to use taxis although they were readily available. Definitely use Daniel for tours and airport transportation if you want stress free and reasonable transfers, and the rest of the staff will treat you with warmth as well, very special people. Thank you so much for giving our family a Christmas and New Years to remember in a place we'll never forget and will hope to return to in the future. We're just in awe of San Miguel and Casa Bendita!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Would recommend

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home with great views from the terrace. Centrally located with an easy walk to the center of town. US free calls a plus. A wonderful housekeeper too.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Palm Desert, California
5

A Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th visit to San Miguel and because of the lovely home and perfect location it gave us our best experience. Husband had his favorite spot on the roof patio, reading and I found my sanctuary writing in the central garden. All the comforts of home and in addition Clara and Jose who were helpful and kind. We so appreciated all the information in the house. There was no question , that was not answered by reading notebooks supplied. Thank you, Collette and Don. We made ourselves at home because of your understanding of what a home implies. We are grateful, Terry and Garry

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I felt privileged to stay at Don and Collette’s gorgeous house in San Miguel de Allende.

I have traveled extensively in Mexico and this is certainly the nicest private home I have ever visited in Mexico. It is located on a narrow lane that evokes old-world charm, and the handsome narrow entryway disguises the delights that await the visitor within. It is much larger than it would appear from the exterior. Each room has a comfortable feel to it, and two verdant atrium gardens offer sunlight and refreshing breezes throughout the house (as well as charming outdoor seating areas). Skylights are cunningly placed to draw more daylight into the several of the rooms. The kitchen is state-of-the-art and the place is meticulously maintained by friendly housekeeper and gardener. The rooftop patio is really like an additional room, spanning the entire length of the house and offering beautiful views and a couple of comfortable seating areas.

We were joined by two other family members on our visit (who live in Mexico) and the four of us were perfectly comfortable – each of the three bedrooms has its own private bathroom.

The location is ideal – a very cute neighborhood; many restaurants and other features are in easy walking distance. And cabs in town are plentiful and cheap. Be sure to check out the little bakery at the bottom of the street where you can see the breads and pastries being made.

Our hosts Don and Collette are smart, efficient, warm and delightful. It is clear that they love their home-away-from-home and really want visitors to have a wonderful stay.

You’ll be sorry you every have to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Elegant Oasis in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Collette and Don's lovely home last month. We were amazed to find the photos on the site don't do it justice. The home is just exquisite! The furnishings are lovely with every attention paid to comfort and sophisticated detail. The outdoor spaces are beautifully landscaped with the sound of fountains adding to the oasis-like feel of the place. Collette is so generous with information; you are greeted by a most helpful notebook of the best of San Miguel. Callejon Blanco is a quiet, lovely block just a short walk from everything. Our choice of Casa Bendita made our stay in San Miguel so much richer—the most positive home rental experience we've ever had. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

Activities and nearby pleasures are almost too numerous to list! Two blocks from the world-famous Warren Hardy language school, and minutes away from other language schools. Yoga studio just steps away. Nearby classes of every sort: cooking, writing, art. Local artisan and vegetable markets within easy walking distance. Wine shop with friendly owner at the end of the block. Airport transfer and tours may be arranged with House Manager for a separate fee.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,400 Per week

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Oct 30 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,000
 
 
Regular Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 50% due on booking. Remaining rental fees (50%) + security deposit due 45 days before first date of rental.
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Amenities

San Miguel de Allende House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful custom tile.Private window w/view in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beautiful custom tilework.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Guest bathroom on main floor. Beautiful custom tile.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two counters+sinks.Custom tile+marble floor.Balcony..
  • 3.5 baths. All baths have custom tile work and are beautifully appointed. Each of the full baths is ensuite with a bedroom. Half bath/guest bath downstairs near living and dining rooms on main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxury linens, ensuite bath, two balconies, fireplace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Luxury linens, ensuite bath, balcony, fireplace, desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Luxury linens, ensuite bath with view, fireplace, desk.
  • All three bedrooms have ensuite baths + fireplaces, so bed and bath privacy is ensured. Beds are high quality, firm and extremely comfortable. Luxury linens and comforters. Quiet street means that you will wake to birds singing, not taxi noise!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This enchanting home is on the most charming street in San Miguel, a lane so picturesque it was featured in an article in Sunset magazine's April 2008 issue. Perfectly located, and just an easy five-minute walk to El Jardin and the Parroquia. The whole house opens up to the airy courtyards and splashing fountains. Lovely designer furnishings throughout, the equivalent of a fine hotel without the bother of other guests. Water purification system throughout the house, including all taps and showers. Complete privacy inside the front gate. Please read our 5-star reviews, and you will understand why guests love this quiet, beautiful place. It can be your sanctuary, a refuge from the lively streets of San Miguel, or you can fill it with music and friends. Casa Bendita is the perfect home for your visit to San Miguel de Allende.

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