|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Clean and up to date 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Complete remodel in 2006. All newer appliances including a dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Casa de la Vista
Classy Living in a Fairy-Tale Town
3 bedrooms, den, 2 ½ baths...fabulous setting
—Totally remodeled from top to bottom in 2006. Designer’s own home shows quality and beautiful decor throughout; antique crystal chandelier and sconces, custom designed beds, marble walls and floors in the powder room, impressive stone fountain in the entry courtyard. This is a very cheerful, light filled home. You’ll enjoy the spectacular panoramic vista of San Miguel. Take in the view of the Parroquia (the famous cathedral in the town square), Allende Lake and the mountain range. This wonderful view is seen from both the second and third floors.
The layout of the rooms…
—Main floor: Entry courtyard with fountain, living room and dining room with gas fireplace, kitchen and powder room. Washer/dryer area.
—Second floor: Two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds, bathroom. And a Study ,with balcony and gas fireplace—the perfect place to start writing your memoirs.
—Third floor: Bedroom suite with queen size bed, gas fireplace, full bath, mini bar area, large view terrace with tables and chairs.
Every convenience has been taken into account to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Insulated windows throughout make for a quiet environment. Security alarm system and hidden safe. There are three gas fireplaces and a water purification system for the whole house, mini bar with refrigerator on the third floor. You’ll have wi-fi internet, cable TV, a DVD player with some movies provided. Washer and dryer. This home is professionally managed so someone is available to solve problems and answer questions. Twice weekly maid service is provided.
Conveniently located in downtown Centro, just an 8-10 minute downhill walk to the Jardin, the town square. Remember, it is an uphill walk back home. Safe location with activity and street lights.
Salida a Queretaro #44
I have always loved to fix and design. When I began my real estate career at 24, I soon realized that the best part of the job was meeting with architects and interior designers and watching as the more artistic elements of construction fell into place. After 13 years in real estate, I built two homes, vacation rentals on magical Orcas Island in Washington State. Then I undertook a major remodel of a cabin on the water. Something clicked during that process of transforming the cabin into a unique work of art; I knew I had found my purpose in life.
Through the next several years, I transformed some 30 rather decrepit homes into fresh, beautiful residences, working tirelessly at the rate of two or three a year. Then I decided to turn my creative attention to designing and constructing very special vacation accommodations. I moved to Mexico, the land of color and craft, and began working there.
The most exciting phase of building a new place is when everything gets pulled together. I love the details, making sure that one thing plays with another in perfect harmony. During the process, I'm absolutely consumed. Each project takes every ounce of my imaginative life -- and I love it.
I enjoy being able to see the possibilities in a wreck of a dwelling. When I first set eyes on a place in need of a make-over, I see what it could be. I can envision how the finished place will look...and that vision guides me.
I work an average of six to eight months on each project, directing a local architect and construction team, supervising every step along the way to make certain my vision is embodied in bricks and mortar, paint and plaster.
Be my guest at one of four different and individually unique accommodations in San Miguel de Allende.
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
San Miguel is a beautiful old colonial town. The importance of the arts scene is very alluring. I chose this particular house because it's in centro and just a short downhill walk to the Jardin (main town square) and also for it's panoramic view that's seen from two floors.
I loved watching all the pageantry and parades that passed right in front of the house. The vantage point for watching firework displays was the best in town. It's like I had gotten the best view seat money could buy.
Our party of 5 very much enjoyed staying in your lovely home for 8 days in April, 2015. The kitchen was much enjoyed and we found the full-sized W/D very useful! The view from the rooftop terrace was gorgeous...it was definitely a favorite part of the house.
We had a car but t remained parked most of our trip. The bus that stops right outside the door was also helpful in getting home after a day of shopping. We will definitely be back!
Stayed for a week in November 2014 and it was a pleasant stay! We were five people in my family and everyone was comfortable and everything was easy for meals and occasional laundry etc...must be in good shape to go up and down stairs especially if in master bedroom and rental property is located up higher on the hill and actually right near the famous lookout so going down to the main square by foot is fine but usually needed to take either the bus or taxi back up the hill when going back home especially for my retired parents but we all absolutely loved staying here!
We were fortunate to stay here for 4 lovely months, May through August. The house is exactly as described - clean, up to date, well maintained. I appreciate finding a pet friendly rental in such a great location. We did not have a car.
Communication - superb communication between both the owner and the management company when the occasional issue arose. Lynn responded immediately to our questions. The management company responded immediately to check out concerns - which were usually minor.
Location - spectacular view of the Parroquia, the city, and the lake from the third floor. Easy walk to the Jardin downhill. If walking uphill is too much, bus routes 7, 8, 9 stop right across the street. Taxis are readily available if buses are not.
Noise - the house is very soundproofed, the neighbors are quiet and friendly. You can hear the buses until about 9:30 at night but then the street is surprisingly quiet. This is Mexico - you will hear church bells, fireworks, and the occasional happy person in the middle of the night. We found it charming.
Overall design - Lynn has made maximum usage of the available space and put a lot of thought into arranging and decorating.
Housekeeping - regular, prompt, and considerate. Azucena is a jewel.
Activities - are everywhere you look! The best approach is to get out and walk. Pick up the local paper, Atencion and use the insert, Que Pasa for activities. Talk to others in the Jardin or restaurants. We especially enjoyed La Parroquia, Mare Nostrum, Los Milagros, Hecho in Mexico and Lolita's. For nightlife both Mi Casa/Gil Gutierrez and La Noche were our favorites.
We absolutely recommend this property - enjoy!
Beds - comfortable queen size beds. We had guests who also said the beds were amazing.
Purified water - you can drink the tap water safely, not always available here in SMA.
The only negatives to be aware of - laundry is on the first floor, master is on the third. For longer stays, be aware that you will carry laundry upstairs afterwards. The master bathroom only has one sink so a couple should be prepared to share space. Finally, when two couples stay here, the terrace is outside the master. So guests have to wait until it's convenient. These are extremely minor and also mentioned in the description.
While we stayed here, we met several other couples who had also stayed in this location. Everyone had a positive experience.
We recently spent three weeks at Casa de la Vista. We especially enjoyed the view from the upper terrace and walking a short distance up the hill for the view from the Mirador. Accommodations were comfortable and management company very responsive to any issues. There were plenty of fireplaces for the very few days it was chilly. Bus service was easily available directly across street, if needed, however, it was less than 15 minute walk to Jardin. Lots of steps in the three story home, so would not recommend for anyone with disabilities. On the other hand, climbing steps several times daily was great exercise!
The house was very well equipped and beautifully appointed.
It was an easy walk to centro and a less easy walk back because if the hill, but very do- able.
The roof deck had an amazing sunset view over the city.
I would definitely return.
Thanks Lynn for sharing your lovely and well-appointed home with us! We enjoyed the sweeping views from the master bedroom and terrace, the cozy gas fireplaces in the early mornings and the terrific location! We caught the bus in front of your home and the buses dropped us off at our doorstep, incredibly convenient and fun! San Miguel de Allende was the perfect respite for the holidays with the winding cobblestone streets, beautiful gardens, cathedral and churches, shopping and best of all.... the warm friendly locals!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
Longer term discounts on rates:
For 2 week stays, take 5% off the weekly rate
For 3 week stays, take 10% off the weekly rate
For 4 weeks or longer stays, take 15% off the weekly rate
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