STYLISH + SPACIOUS COLONIAL WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS -2800 SQ FT

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Collette Sell

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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STYLISH + SPACIOUS COLONIAL WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS -2800 SQ FT

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

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Collette Sell

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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

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.

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.

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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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
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(415) 381-1445 (California, USA)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Seattle
5

A blessed place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
After a grueling day of travel, begun at 4am and made worse by missing my connecting flight, I arrived late at night at Casa Bendita and was met at the door by Clara whose quiet presence graced the house 3x/week during my stay. From the moment I stepped inside it felt like home. It was such a sanctuary that I didn't go to the jardin for 3 days! I loved waking to soothing sounds of mourning doves and distant church bells, walking barefoot on smooth tiles, seeing stars from the roof at night. I loved how clean, quiet, and safe it was, its tasteful design/decor, aesthetically pleasing ambiance, comfortable furnishings, and attention to detail. I loved bringing coffee beans home from Buen Dia and grinding a fresh cup every morning in the grinder provided in the kitchen. The location is perfect, close to all the action (and the best bakeries in town) but on a beautiful side street that was a pleasure to walk home to. Interior courtyards provided intimate outdoor spaces while the expansive roof terrace offered unobstructed views of the city. And the owners couldn't have been more thoughtful and responsive to questions both before and during my stay. They have indeed created a blessed place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
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(415) 381-1445 (California, USA)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Great property, good location, everything works

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We spent the month of January at this house. It was very close to the Warren Hardy language school, where we took Spanish classes every morning. Loved the house. A fireplace in every room kept the house very comfortable and everything worked well. Great staff, very friendly and efficient. We have been renting houses in San Miguel for the past 15 years and this is the best so far.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you, Roger! Don and I take great pride in the house, the furnishings, and the extraordinary staff. I'm so glad it shows. We know that, when you take a chance on a vacation home, you never know if it is going to live up to your expectations, not to mention, your hopes. We make every effort to take the uncertainty out of the process and to offer our guests a home that truly welcomes them.
With kind regards,
Collette
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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Port Washington, Long Island, NY
5

Centrally-located luxury residence with beautiful rooftop garden & views.

Centrally-located luxury residence with beautiful rooftop garden & views.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We had a lovely time at Casa Bendita. It reflects the care and attention the owners have devoted to it, and we were comfortable in every way. Clara the housekeeper and Jose the gardener took excellent care of us throughout our stay. The house has high-end furnishings and all the personal touches and details that raise it above the level of a typical rental house. The central location also gave us easy walking access to all the nice restaurants and other attractions around the historic town center. The owners were especially responsive to all our questions and inquiries.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for commenting on our responsiveness, John. We have had experiences in other faraway places where nothing worked and where we could get no one's attention, and we don't want any of our guests to be troubled in this way. So, even from afar, we do make every effort to communicate this attitude to our marvelous staff and to our guests. We are so pleased that you felt the welcoming ease of Casa Bendita. We hope that you find time to return one day. Kindly, Collette and Don
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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
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(415) 381-1445 (California, USA)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Michigan
5

2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
I was lucky enough to have a 3 year work assignment in Mexico and live in San Miguel de Allende, 9 months of which I spent at this great house! Not only was it centrally located in a great area, but it was also very comfortable, well decorated, clean and well taken care of by a great staff. During my 3 years in SMA I lived in 3 different houses and looked at many others during the renting process. This one tops the list! If you rent this house, you will also be dealing with good, honest people.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: And we were lucky to have you love Casa Bendita and care for it so carefully while you were there, Dan. Every guest we've ever had has had the same respect for the house, the furnishings, and the staff. Thanks to that, it still feels new to each guest who enters. We will welcome you whenever you want to return!
Warmly,
Collette
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Stylish + Spacious Colonial with Panoramic Views -2800 Sq Ft
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(415) 381-1445 (California, USA)
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Boise, Idaho
5

Z

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
This wonderful home in San Miguel is more than we expected, and our expectations were very high. the photos did not do it full justice. So beautiful, spacious, calming and relaxing with the most helpful and friendly house staff. There was so much to do and see in this fine city; but we decided to forgo some outings just to stay in and enjoy this lovely house, Five stars all the way!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stan. We are pleased that you, like so many of our guests, have taken the time to write about our San Miguel home. It's especially heartening to know that - as a first-time visitor to San Miguel and a first-time visitor to Casa Bendita - you felt so comfortable and so welcome. We make every effort to ensure this feeling, both in the house and with the staff. We hope that you'll return some day soon!
All good wishes,
Collette
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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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Availability & Rates

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Regular Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$1,400
$4,770
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$1,600
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,400
$5,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

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:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • 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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