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ALICE'S PALACE- BEST LOCATION AND VIEW IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Alice Kimsey

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Alice Kimsey

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Speaks: english
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ALICE'S PALACE- BEST LOCATION AND VIEW IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Penthouse apartment with Private Terraces: Sleeps up to 4 adults

This home is in one of the best locations in town and has amazing views of San Miguel de Allende! The property is a restored historic grand Colonial home two blocks from the Jardin.

The Penthouse: This a large (1800 SF) apartment, with two private terraces, is light-filled so you will feel like you live here in this colonial paradise.

Also: There is a one bedroom studio apartment with private entrance at the same address that sleeps two. Please email me for more information.

Alice, the owner, has traveled all over the world, which is reflected in the decor of the penthouse, which is a combination of folkloric Mexican design with ethnic details and flourishes.

The penthouse has an open living/kitchen area with a study nook to the side. However, we know that you will spend most of your time on the adjacent covered 500-SF 'outdoor living room' with 280-degree views and lots of comfortable furniture for lounging, entertaining (or having a siesta!). Plus, there is another huge terrace atop the penthouse for sunset cocktails or sunning, with 360-degree views.

The penthouse features a luxurious bedroom with a view of San Miguel's famous churches, with a very comfortable king bed and high-quality linens. Plus, there's a queen futon in the living room. The large bathroom has beautiful locally-made Talavera tiles.

There are many other amenities: a fully-equipped kitchen, Wifi, TV with basic cable, daily maid service, Southern hospitality and parking nearby. Alice, the owner, lives onsite and will do everything possible to make your stay in San Miguel de Allende a truly memorable experience.

The guest house is located in the heart of the historical area. It has some of the best views in town, with up-close views of two of the most important historical colonial churches in San Miguel. Spectacular views also include the surrounding mountains and romantic sunsets.

The home is across the street from the town’s original plaza, Plaza Civica, and was a place for weary travelers to rest their animals and themselves for the night. It is like living in a piece of history.

Everything you need is right outside your door. Fresh-made tortillas, vegetable or fruit juices, and a grocery store are within half a block. It is an easy 2-1/2 block walk to Jardin, outdoor folk market, language schools, theaters, art galleries, bars and restaurants.

The penthouse very private. It has it's own entrance from the lovely garden, just off the main entrance to the Casa Grande. You can come and go as you please. And, as we said, you have two private decks for your exclusive use.

Everything, including coffee and juice upon arrival, daily light maid service and the 5% San Miguel lodging tax is included in your rental.

Keywords - penthouse apt

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alice Kimsey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Alice Kimsey

I am a retired American woman. If I could find a place to live that I like better than San Miguel I would move there. I have been an antique and textile dealer for years. I believe this town and my 300 year old property exhibit a strong sense of place, authenticity, sustainability ethnic and community involvement. The climate is as close to perfect that I have ever found. In the last few years, I have traveled SE Asia many times to design clothes and/or buy treasures for resale in this area. Many of these peices now grace Alice's Palaces. My four grown children always seem to enjoy visiting me here more than where I used to live in Texas!

Alice Kimsey purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Alice Kimsey chose San Miguel de Allende

Because this is my very special, beloved home... and I choose to share it with visitors. It has many personal touches that I enjoy sharing my my guests. Since I have traveled so widely, I enjoy welcoming other visitors to the home and city that I love so much.

What makes this apartment unique

My home is located in the vibrant center of this artistic, historic colonial town, with old-world charm and vast cultural offerings. I am located in the heart of the historical district back in the middle of the block where one does not normally hear street noises. The upper patios and terraces offer my guests direct views of the beautiful architectural wonders on central Mexico. This property was built 300 years ago as a Meson, which is where travelers would bed themselves and their horses down for the night. The brick and tile floors are original.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Alice's Palace- Best location and view in San Miguel de Allende
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Alice's Palace- Best location and view in San Miguel de Allende
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3484702
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

The Perfect Choice.

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our two weeks at Alice's Palace! The location is ideal, being across the street from the Plaza de Soledad and a short walk to the central Jardin. We were surrounded by beautiful churches and close to excellent restaurants and jazz clubs. Alice is a delight and our accomodations had indoor and outdoor areas furnished with her unique flair. It left us with a strong desire to come back.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes I meet people like this who are absolutely delightful respectful tenants. I am looking forward to their return. Alice
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Alice's Palace- Best location and view in San Miguel de Allende
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week at Alice's palace. It is so well located just a minutes walk to most of the sights. The apartment is set back off the street so it is a quite and peaceful retreat from the city when you need it. The furnishings are done in a fun Mexican eclectic style which we loved. The kitchen is fully equipped, the couches and outside seating area are all super comfy. We spent hours on the outside patio looking out on the fantastic views in every direction. The bed is really comfortable , something you can't always count on and we really appreciate. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and has a nice deep tub and there is hot water and great pressure! Alice and her staff are all lovely people and we hope to book there again on our next trip to San Miguel! Thank you Alice!!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for your lovely review of your visit to Alices Palace. I am pleased with my new photos on Home Away and my webpage at www.alicespalacesma.com posted just last night.. I hope to continue to upgrade so that the next time you come, there will be more surprises for your enjoyment. All best wishes. Alice
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Denver, CO and Creede, CO
5

Personality and Charm

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Alice's Palace January for a month and made a deposit for a month next year. In the apartment, Alice has blended timeless traditional/historical elements with artistic sensibility in her 300 year old colonial building filled with tropical plants and interesting collectibles; the fabrics, textures and colors are deeply satisfying, and the apartment is light, cheerful and private. The verandas are comfortably furnished with great views, and there is little street noise. The king bed is comfortable, the hot water is hot, the shower gorgeously tiled, the water pressure strong. The kitchen is small but efficient and adequately equipped including bottled water.
Alice herself is available, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There is good maid service. The location across from the Civic Plaza is excellent, close to highly recommended restaurants, just down the street from a good language school. We never took a cab, preferring to walk everywhere. And the sun shined every day.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David and Lynn were a pure delight to have in the pent house. They always seemed to be happy , complaining about nothing. I like it when someone appreciates my authentic decor as well. Becoming friends with tenants makes the whole effort worth it, although I seldom place myself in their path unless I am invited to do so.. Having to be away for a few days every now and then is not bad for my manager, Jerry, is always at hand... David shared his art with me while Lynn kept after her Spanish lessons. The Academia Spanish School is only a few doors up the street from my place. I am looking forward to their return next year. Alice
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Los Angeles
5

Great location, spacious

  • 5 of 5
We were so pleased with this apartment - perfect location - easy to walk to all the sights, and easy to return mid-day for a break before venturing out again. The bed was very comfortable, and the apartment had everything we needed. Very quiet, which is amazing since it's in the center of the old town.The covered patio is delightful, with fabulous views. Alice is very accommodating and helped us get oriented. We highly recommend this apartment for your San Miguel stay!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara and Dale were such pleasant people to have around. They were also helpful in telling me the coffee pot leaks. The pot has already been replaced. Follow up photos they took were fantastic. Tenants like this make me happy to be in this business. I like it that tenants are coming back and back for more. Alice
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5

Perfect, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Although this review is very belated, it is no less heartfelt.

We absolutely loved San Miguel and staying at Alice's Palace is a big reason why. Alice is a very gracious host/ess.

Unfortunately, we had some travel glitches and arrived hours later than planned. We'd sent an email about our travel woes, but were unable to check back for a response from Alice. Poor Alice had to let us in and show us to our penthouse at midnight. Since we were unaware of the distance from her apartment to the courtyard door, we were ringing and ringing the bell. She still greeted us warmly and with a smile, even though she was nursing an injured knee!

Alice's Palace is in a perfect location. We walked all over town for our week long visit, only taking a taxi once to go to a gallery show, which Alice had told us about. We even shared the cab with her.

The pictures are a true representation of the apartment. It is very charming and full of interesting trinkets. Every time you look around you notice another little detail. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils and equipment.

Our only complaint was that we had to leave! We wish we'd planned a longer visit.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being in this business, I get to meet people from all over the world since I live on the property..Getting to know them somewhat makes good friends on occasion. Janel was a treat for me since she appreciated all my ethnic appointments. I am always here to help with the tenant's needs but careful to stay out of their faces...
Janel, I hope you will return to Alices Palace.. most sincerely yours, Alice
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Hong Kong
5

Dream of an apartment!

  • 5 of 5
Alice's Palace is an outstanding choice if you are staying in San Miguel de Allende. The apartment is spacious and airy, filled with arts and crafts and beautiful textiles. My husband and I loved sitting in the outside living area, enjoying the view with a bit of wine while our teenagers watched TV inside. There was ample space for the four of us. The kitchen is well equipped with all that you need. Alice had stocked the refrigerator with fresh squeezed orange juice and provided fresh baked pan dulce to welcome us as well.
The king sized bed with a pillow top has luxury linens, and the bath towels are thick and soft. The large bathroom has beautiful blue tiles and strong water pressure for showers.
Alice was accommodating and gracious, the perfect hostess. The colonial building is stunning and the location ideal for exploring San Miguel de Allende on foot. You are only a few blocks from the central plaza. We attended a jazz concert at the Angela Peralta just down the street.
I really can't recommend this property highly enough. It's perfect for a short or long term stay and an incredible value.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Leon or Queretaro
Car: not necessary

This little town has more cultural events than most large cities. There are art galleries galore, theaters, music, amazing restaurants, live music, indigenous cultural events, writer's conferences, art schools, photography schools, etc.

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2015
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
$735
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
$700
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Cancellation policy: 3 months in advance with a 50% return of the deposit if I find another renter or give you a future reservation applying the full deposit. seasonal and last minute reservation discounts.
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Amenities

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Offers a wonderful view of San Francisco chuch from the king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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