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DESIGNER RESTORED COLONIAL JEWEL IN MORELIA'S CENTRO HISTORICO

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Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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DESIGNER RESTORED COLONIAL JEWEL IN MORELIA'S CENTRO HISTORICO

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Morelia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Experience Morelia, the “Aristocrat of Colonial Cities,” from the privacy of an historic antique home in the Centro Histórico. Just behind the massive wooden entry doors is a place of peace, imagination, comfort and simple luxury. Cuarenta y Ocho is the rebirth of a 17th-century stone house in the heart of this extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site. The house, which has just undergone a complete three-year restoration, guarantees a special guest experience with fresh, modern design ideas.

This privately owned house conceived and professionally decorated by Wisecracker Design is offered as an exclusive vacation rental in Morelia to those seeking privacy, unstructured days and independent adventures in travel. This is not your typical B&B or hotel experience but an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, color and richness of this undiscovered colonial Mexican city. Cuarenta y Ocho, like Morelia itself, is a special small secret.

The restoration of Cuarenta y Ocho, a 17th-century house, was a collaboration between Wisecracker Design and Francisco Bribiesca, an accomplished local architect known for his sensitive renovations of churches and other antique buildings. We wanted to remain respectful of the local architecture and details while bringing the building into the 21st century and making it a place where we could recognize our personal tastes and showcase our ideas as international interior designers. Offering guests a place of comfort and style was paramount. It is in this spirit that the whole house has a chalky monochromatic palette with an occasional shot of saturated color. Large windows, doors, skylights and a center patio fill the house with natural light and fresh air. The lines between indoors and outdoors are blurred thanks to the openness of the architecture. Furnishings include Wisecracker Design custom-upholstered pieces, and iconic modernist reproductions blended with carefully chosen antiques. Textiles, accessories, artwork and lighting were gathered from travels around the globe. Cuarenta y Ocho is a fusion of classic Mexican colonial bones and modern, elegant details.

Cuarenta y Ocho includes plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing in the elegant sala with an antique fireplace, a small comedor that seats six, and a sparkling new kitchen. The compact and efficient cocina has polished concrete counters, typical handmade pasta tile and modern stainless steel appliances. It is equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare meals at home if you wish.

The master suite is tucked into the far corner of the house to create a quiet and secluded ambience. Light filters in through a discreet skylight, and a contemporary gas fireplace sparkles in the space. The room has a comfortable queen-size platform bed centered on a natural stone wall. A second room doubles as an office/studio and comfortable second bedroom with a queen-size sofa bed.

The master bath is luxurious in its scale, design and amenities. The entire ceiling is glass, which floods the space with light during the day and starlight at night. There is a deep, two-person soaking tub and separate shower. Local stone walls and floors add a rustic authenticity to this spa-like space.

The living room, studio, master bedroom and bathroom are all accessed through tall glass and iron doors that lead to a covered pasillo (walkway). The centerpiece of the house is a traditional patio paved with antique cantera stone. A polished black cement infinity-edge water feature is a modern alternative to the baroque-style fountains found in most colonial houses in Morelia. Casual exterior furniture groupings are there for relaxing. A narrow stone staircase leads to the roof terrace. On the upper terrace is a small bodega housing a half bath and laundry area. The roof patio is covered in local terracotta tile and has spectacular nighttime views of the cathedral and the distant hills of Santa Maria and beyond.

The sum of these elements is a soothing, serene, uncluttered and comfortable home that you may find difficult to leave.

Keywords: Colonial house, elegant, comfortable, designer details, perfect location, vacation rental in Morelia, professionally decorated, best location, ideal location, hictorical center

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Property Manager
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

My partner and I purchased this antique house in Morelia because we love the city and it's European flavor. The house was a ruin when purchased but having restored other colonial houses in Mexico we saw the potential. We worked with a local architect to restore the property. As professional designers the project was very interesting.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Morelia

We love the energy in Morelia, the climate, the architecture and history, the European-style sidewalk cafe scene and most of all it's people.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our house allows our guests the opportunity to live in an elegant 17th century house and to emerse themselves into a local neighborhood in the Historic Center of Morelia.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Designer Restored Colonial Jewel in Morelia's Centro Historico
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Designer Restored Colonial Jewel in Morelia's Centro Historico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384314vb
-707 486 0290
Morelia Michoacan
Tacoma, WA
5

Exceptional Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
A true masterpiece created with love. Convenient, practical and pleasing. I could live here.

Making arrangments was easy and the property manager was extremely helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Designer Restored Colonial Jewel in Morelia's Centro Historico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384314vb
-707 486 0290
Morelia Michoacan
New York
5

Beautiful, peaceful and convenient

  • 5 of 5
The house is even more stunning than it appears in the pictures. Check-in and check-out were effortless. The local building manager is kind, efficient and punctual. I look forward to my next stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Restored Colonial Jewel in Morelia's Centro Historico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384314vb
-707 486 0290
Morelia Michoacan
Colorado USA
5

A fantastic value in the heart of Morelia

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 3 nights over President's Day weekend. Plenty of space at a very reasonable rate, especially when compared to Morelia's finest hotels. We appreciated the peace and quiet, a well designed restoration, the wi-fi, and a great location within walking distance of the Cathedral and other main sites. There was a small tienda just a block away for our daily groceries. The owner and local manager were very welcoming, efficient, and made sure we had everything we needed. We highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Restored Colonial Jewel in Morelia's Centro Historico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384314vb
-707 486 0290
Morelia Michoacan
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
5

A Mexican Marvel

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect house from which to explore this magical city. The decor is tasteful, and incredibly inventive. It had luxurious touches like plush bathrobes and a fully equipped kitchen. It is close to the cathedral square and all of the tourist spots. In my many years of renting houses and apartments around the world, I have seldom been as impressed and pleased as I was by this delightful house. I look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

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Walking distance to venues for Festival de Música de Morelia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia and Zapata Vive Morelia Festival, Block to Morelia's historic sites including the acqueduct, 1 hour drives to the colonial town Patzcuaro and its picturesque lake, El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary and the little known craft towns of Quiroga, Santa Clara del Cobre and Tzintzuntzán.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Morelia House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $160/nt $1000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • 2011-2012 RATES
  • $160/night with a three-night minimum stay
  • Holidays: $240/night with a one-week minimum stay. Holidays include:
  • Easter, Morelia International Film Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years,
  • including one week before and one week following the calendar date of the holiday.
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Amenities

Amenities

Morelia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen size bed in master bedroom. 1 Queen size sofa bed in Studio/Office
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Notes:
Restored 17th century colonial home, Cathedral views from roof terrace, Professionally decorated, Antiques with contemporary furniture, Gas fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, Spa-like bathroom with 2 person soaking tub, Infinity edge fountain in patio, Local manager, 4 block walk to Main Plaza

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