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Laurie Sandefer

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Laurie Sandefer

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


San Miguel de Allende House Rental Photos and Description

Stunning Home (with Pool) in Prestigious Neighborhood, sleeps 8 (

Serene & beautiful. Luxurious & sophisticated.

It’s like having a boutique hotel all to yourself.


The house wraps around a courtyard anchored by a shimmering turquoise swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical greenery. Just past the pool, the majestic “Spinning Bonnet” fountain slowly sheets water into a pond.

The architecture is spectacular.

Massive cantera columns, covered archways and soaring rock walls circle the courtyard. The architecture conforms to San Miguel’s old-world style, but the house is decorated with a contemporary flair.

Casa GGG was featured in Vacation Rental Travels magazine in 2014. The editor wrote, “Casa GGG is ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood, a short walk from the center of town. Enter the iron gate and wooden door, and the plain façade reveals a design so sumptuous it’s near perfection…Each opened doorway had us gasping like delighted 3-year olds, pointing out the personal touches – the lounging chairs, the reading nooks, the fireplaces.”


Unlike so many other homes, our bedroom suites are not all lined up in a row - they're strategically located in the corners of the property - ensuring maximum privacy for guests.

Each has a luxurious bed (3 Kings and 1 Queen) with fine Egyptian cotton linens, of course - but our Suites are much more than just places to sleep. Each spacious Suite has at least one indoor sitting area, a flat screen TV with cable and DVD player, a beautifully concealed refrigerator, glassware, and a Cuisinart thermal coffee maker (we provide the coffee). Enjoy your morning coffee in the privacy of your Suite if you like – or an evening nightcap.

When your group is spending time together, you’ll enjoy the main sala, downstairs. It’s one undivided indoor space for cooking, eating and relaxing. You can make the space seem even bigger – and create a flowing indoor/outdoor space – by opening the huge glass doors that connect the main sala to the pool area.

In addition to a fully-equipped kitchen (including a gas grill just outside the kitchen), the main sala features a wet bar, a large cantera fireplace with gas logs, heated floors, ceiling fans, a half bath, a flat screen TV (with cable and an internet connection), a baby grand piano and beautiful contemporary art.

If you prefer outdoor living, you’ll love lounging in the courtyard pool area. There’s a covered seating area with a cantera fireplace – so it’s comfortable year round. There’s also a large sunbed on an island in the pool – big enough for at least two people, and close enough to the covered seating area for easy conversation between guests in both areas.

You can also sit IN our heated pool. It’s a 4- foot deep “party pool” with four underwater barstools and two other submerged seating areas.

Rather spend some time soaking in San Miguel’s cityscape? Then head to the rooftop! The views are spectacular. And the accommodations? Divine. There is a covered seating area with a table that seats 8 to 9, and various open-air seating areas, including a table for 6 (covered by a large umbrella), a lounge area for 6, and 4 chaise lounges.


Each Suite has:

a gas log fireplace,

air conditioning (a rare amenity indeed),


an air filter/white noise machine,

Vonage and local phones,

a hairdryer,

full-length and make-up mirrors,

spa robes,

a digital safe,

wireless internet (free of course),

an executive charging station (for your iPod, phone, etc.),

and a private bathroom, of course.


Our extremely well-trained staff of 4 is dedicated to making sure that our guests are comfortable and happy, and that the house is always pristine. They'll shop for you (before your arrival, and during your stay), cook for you - and work hard to make sure that your vacation is truly special. You’ll have everything you need, and then some.

Our cook and 2 housekeepers generally work from 9 to 3, but we can adjust their hours to fit your schedule. If your group wants breakfast at 8, for example, our staff will arrive at 7 to begin preparations.

Our gardener/handyman works 6 days a week, usually from 8 to 4. He is available to assist with any maintenance or operational issues that may arise – no matter how small. He begins each day by cleaning our sparkling pool.

Nightly turn-down service, every day from 7 to 9 p.m., is also included in the rental price. Our turn-down maid will prepare your room for a wonderful night’s sleep, refresh your bathroom, and also clean the kitchen before she leaves.

AND YOU'LL BE IN A WONDERFUL (AND PRESTIGIOUS) LOCATION... just steps away from the frenzy of Centro, in beautiful Colonia Guadiana, across from Guadiana Park. We’re a short 5 minute walk either to the new Rosewood Hotel or to the Instituto Allende, and a pleasant, scenic (flat!)12 minute walk to the town center.

Casa GGG is a special place for special guests - a magnificent oasis for creating magical memories. It’s where your ultimate San Miguel vacation begins.

To help ensure that your trip is everything you want it to be, we provide complimentary pre-arrival concierge services. We’ll make your ground transfer reservations, recommend restaurants and activities based on your desires, and then make your reservations. Whatever you want to do, we’ll help you make it happen.

For more information and photos, please go to!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurie Sandefer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Laurie Sandefer

We are Laurie Sandefer and Lisa Tyson Sandefer. 'At Home' hospitality is our business.

We have been full-time residents of San Miguel de Allende since 2006. We built Casa GGG from the ground up, meticulously tending to every detail during several years of construction, which was completed in 2009.

We love art of all kinds – visual, performance, music, and design. We have widely diverse backgrounds that have brought us to this point in our lives. Laurie is an artist and scholar with a PhD in Humanities (Aesthetics). In pursuit of related passions, she owned two arts-related restaurants, one in Dallas and one in Manhattan, both named Cafe Society. Lisa is a recovered corporate attorney, a writer, a musician, an amateur foodie, and a lover of all things beautiful, fun, and challenging.

We put our hearts and souls, and diverse backgrounds, into creating environments for enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

What makes this house unique

There are so many beautiful rental properties in San Miguel that choosing the one that's right for you can feel like a daunting task.

We know – San Miguel used to be our favorite vacation spot until we moved here full time in 2006. When we visited San Miguel, we always rented houses rather than hotel rooms, because homes are indeed a better value. And not just because they're less expensive - they're also more spacious, and they allow for privacy.

Unfortunately, we had a few disappointing experiences with some of the homes we selected. As owners of Casa GGG, we now look at those disappointing experiences as learning experiences.

Owning and managing vacation rentals is now our business, and we take it seriously. We have committed ourselves to doing everything we can to make sure that our renters have outstanding experiences in our homes. With no disappointing surprises! We work very hard to ensure that our guests have the dream vacation that will send them running to tell their friends!

Casa GGG is a fully-functioning home with amazing employees. We live in Casa GGG when it's not rented, and we delight in its beauty every day. We know you will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Laurie and Lisa,

Our family had a great week in San Miquel Allende,Mexico at Casa GGG!

Casa GGG is an incredibly luxurious home-- well appointed, beautifully decorated (loved all the art!), comfortably furnished and laid out well for both gathering together and enjoying privacy. And your staff could not have been more attentive and helpful.

We were also very grateful for all your suggestions and arrangements for airport transportation, restaurants and local activities. We especially enjoyed the Archeological Pyramid Tour, and would highly recommend that to all of your guests who can walk a bit.
Dec 2013
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Casa Experience You Won't Want to Miss!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Casa Experience You Won't Want to Miss!
+001 -2142954643
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State

Fabulous House: Luxury and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
This is a spectacular and comfortable house, appointed with care and managed as well as any five-star luxury hotel. The description is entirely accurate and everything was in excellent working order. All questions and needs were answered without delay. All rooms are beautifully appointed. Request to heat the pool as it is a lovely feature among the many water features and beautiful art that adorn this gracious palace. House staff are also helpful and well-trained. For a relaxing vacation in an interesting Mexican town, I cannot imagine a better place to stay and would now never stay elsewhere in San Miguel de Allende.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Vanessa! We truly appreciate your feedback!
Casa Experience You Won't Want to Miss!
+001 -2142954643
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State


  • 5 of 5 a second time visitor, I was stunned. Casa GGG is better than any Four Seasons I have visited. Absolutely perfect. Off the charts. The courtyard pool is awesome and inviting (love the underwater bar stools). The staff is fantastic. Every one of your smallest needs have already been attended to. Perfect planning. Coffee makers, bottled waters, fine linens, handy books explaining (even with arrows in the pictures) how to operate everything, etc. The utmost in hospitality. I could go on and on. The house is absolutely it's own piece of art. The location is perfect. Easy walking access to everything and located directly across the cobblestone street from a public park. Truly a Four Season experience. I cannot wait to go back for my THIRD time. Helpful Hints: turn off the water features and music and listen to the, easily, 20 bird nests located within the courtyard. Have the liquor store deliver your alcohol. Definitely ask Odelia to cook for you (OMG...Chili extremely difficult all day cooking affair and she pulled it off like a champ!). Bring really good walking shoes (cobblestone streets are crazy but fantastic). We LOVED using the rooftop at Casa GGG for dinner and drinks. OR walking five minutes to Hotel Matilda and using their rooftop bar. AND, I should mention...every suite is super private at Casa GGG...private baths, lots of distance between the suites. Extremely private and protected. It is truly a boutique hotel but feels like a super glamorous yet cozy home. The owners are absolutely amazing and really, really take the hospitality thing seriously. Very accommodating and available. By far and away the best travel experience I have ever had.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Casa Experience You Won't Want to Miss!
+001 -2142954643
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State

Even BETTER than our first visit!

  • 5 of 5
Wow. Wow. Wow. FOUR SEASONS all the way. I loved Casa GGG from our first visit in 2012 but, somehow, loved it more on this second one. We are return guests to Casa GGG and just landed back in the States and I am already planning our THIRD visit. I think it is the most beautiful home I have ever stayed in and that is saying a LOT because we live on Maui in a pretty outstanding house ourselves. Something about the whole experience of Casa GGG sets it apart. The pool, the art, the architecture, the staff, the hospitality, the perfect location within San Miguel, the park directly out your kitchen window, the Hotel Matilda for cocktails at night, the romantic rooftop bar at Casa GGG if you were too tired to walk the five minutes to the Hotel Matilda. Everything. But...most of all...the hospitality. Fine linens, bottled water, coffee, FANTASTIC instruction booklets about, well, everything regarding the house, available staff to cook (great cooking Odelia!), again...the complete over the top hospitality. Everything is Four Seasons quality.
Helpful hints: turn off the water features during some part of your stay...and listen to the birds. There are at least 20 bird nests located within the courtyard but we didn't even notice them until the last day when we finally stopped playing perpetual music. Ask for the Liquor store to deliver (they do). Make sure you bring really good walking shoes. The cobblestone streets are crazy but charming. Try Chili Nogales!! Anywhere!!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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+001 -2142954643
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Berkeley, California


  • 5 of 5
Our first impression was wow! Our second impression was wow, wow! And that was just the beginning. The architecture of the home is beautiful and it has been enhanced by thoughtfully placed, interesting and surprising artwork. Every visual detail has been considered without sacrificing comfort and accessability. We didn't want to leave the house but, of course, had to because of the wonderful things that San Miguel and the surroundings had to offer. We walked and walked, ate and ate, and needless to say, drank and drank. We were 3 couples staying in the house, all in beautiful suites. The staff was friendly, helpful and ever smiling. Laurie and Lisa were very responsive and generous with excellent suggestions and advice. We will return.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys!! I'm so glad our suggestions were helpful. We really do want to help our guests plan their dream trip. We hope you DO return!
Casa Experience You Won't Want to Miss!
+001 -2142954643
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State

Magnificent stay in Casa GGG!

  • 5 of 5
The only way our get-away to SMA and Casa GGG could have been better would be if we had stayed longer! The house, the attention to every detail, the staff - all were at the top of the scale. Never have we rented a house in which things were so organized and efficient. Laurie and Lisa thought of everything, and were always available to help more. Obviously we loved our stay!!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeannie! That is quite a compliment coming from someone who travels so much!! We and our staff truly appreciate your kind words!!
Casa Experience You Won't Want to Miss!
+001 -2142954643
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State

Casa GGG is a dream house!!!

  • 5 of 5
The way I can describe Casa GGG is a "dream house". The entire staff is amazing and everything is just unreal!! The owners are very nice people that are extremely easy to work with, they really try their best to accommodate your needs!! I highly recommend it!! We would love to go back soon and enjoy beautiful San Miguel and all the beautiful people!! Thanks again Lisa for everything and for making our stay amazing!!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love telling our staff about how much our guests appreciate them - so thank YOU! And please do come back!


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La Posadita
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Cafe Rama
"Calle Nueva 7 (this street is called Nemesio Diez on some maps), 8 a.m. to midnight, Tues to..."
Restaurante Cumpanio
"Correo 29 (corner of Recreo), 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Tuesdays (open til 4) and Sundays (8..."
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"Fray Jose Guadalupe Mojica 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays. When we have company in tow..."
La Felguera Restaurant - Posada Carmina
"La Felguera (the restaurant inside Hotel Carmina Posada). Cuna de Allende 7. This is another..."
"Lolita's is a fairly new restaurant just a short walk south of Casa GGG. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p...."
La Mesa Grande
"8 to 7 weekdays, 9 to 7 Saturday, closed Sunday. This small indoor (and hipster-ish) café is..."
Cafe De La Parroquia.
"Tues-Sat 8 to 4, Sun 8-2. A very casual restaurant in a tranquil and shaded courtyard. It’s ..."
El Cafe
"Ancha de San Antonio 20, inside the Instituto Allende. This small, casual courtyard café off..."
El Pegaso
"8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed Wednesdays. This cheerful indoor café is a San Miguel fixture, ..."
Moxi Restaurant
"Hotel Matilda - which is less than 5 minutes from Casa GGG - has a lovely indoor/outdoor res..."
Ten Ten Pie
"Open 9 a.m. to midnight. This unpretentious café has tables with large colorful umbrellas st..."
La Parada
"Wed-Sat noon-10, Sun noon-4. Owned by a Cordon-Bleu trained chef who hails from Peru, this p..."
Socialitte Restaurant Gourmet
"This restaurant serves very good, upscale, modern Italian fare (definitely much more than ju..."
The Restaurant
"American hipster chef Donnie Masterson apprenticed under chef David Bouley at New York’s Mon..."
1826 Restaurant
"Nemesio Diaz 11. 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. We really enjoy this restaurant. Chef Victor Manual Palma,..."
"Nemesio Diaz 10 (inside Nena Boutique Hotel). 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Closed Mondays. Chef Mateo Sa..."
Dos Casas
"Calle Quebrada #101. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day. Chef Dina Butterfield, an American chef who..."
De temporada farm restaurant
"Tues-Sat, noon to 5:00. Closed Sundays and Mondays. This tiny outdoor restaurant is located ..."
Nirvana Restaurant and Retreat
"Noon - 8pm. Nirvana Restaurant & Retreat is located a few miles west of San Miguel on the ba..."
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Leon or Queretaro
Car: not necessary

We are located in Colonia Guadiana, one of the most desirable locations in town. The house is on a corner across from Parque Guadiana - one block east of Ancha de San Antonio, which is a bustling avenue teeming with restaurants, bars, galleries & shops. The house is a 5 minute walk to the Instituto or to the new Rosewood Hotel, and a pleasant 12 minute walk to the Jardin (the city center). It's a wonderful location - just steps away from the frenzy of Centro, but close enough to experience all that this magical town has to offer. Please see our web site at


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San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

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Notes Rates INCLUDE staff service 7 days a week (including evening turn-down service), pre-arrival shopping to stock the pantry & bar, preparation of breakfast, lunch and snacks (guests pay the cost of groceries), comprehensive pre-arrival concierge services, air conditioning in bedrooms, damage protection insurance, and all taxes.
Pool heating and hot tub heating is $50 - $75 dollars per day.
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San Miguel de Allende House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Jardin Suite - toilet , shower
    Milagros Suite - toilet , shower
    Gustos Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Cielo Suite - toilet , shower
    Main Sala -
    Half Bathroom -
  • The Jardin Suite bathroom is divided into two rooms – one with a toilet and sink, the other with double sinks and a beautiful rock and marble shower with two shower heads. The Milagros Suite bathroom, which is accessed through the bedroom, has a polished concrete countertop, an over-sized sink with a skylight overhead, lush linens, and a shower. The Gustos Suite bathroom has a long granite countertop with two sinks. It also has a shower, a bathtub with massage jets and a cantera fireplace. There is a walk-in closet with built in shelves and drawers, and off the closet is a small outdoor shower. The Cielo Suite bathroom features a hand-carved cantera sink, a beautiful Italian-tiled shower framed by cantera columns and a small garden nook.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Jardin Suite - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Milagros Suite - 1 king
    Cielo Suite - 1 queen
    Gustos Suite - 1 king
  • The Jardin Suite is a spacious one-room haven located on the first floor, just off the courtyard garden. The Milagros Suite is a beautiful “retreat-within-a-retreat” brimming with elegant touches. The Cielo Suite is a large one-room Suite filled with romance – and light, airy elegance. The Gustos Suite is a three-room refuge. Please go to our web site at for more details and photos of each Suite!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 19 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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