5 STAR VILLA - 3 STAR PRICE! ; FULL STAFF/COOK; 10% DISCOUNT

Sandra Ippolite

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5 STAR VILLA - 3 STAR PRICE! ; FULL STAFF/COOK; 10% DISCOUNT

San Miguel de Allende House Rental Photos and Description

Solar Heater Pool; Sleeps 18; SMA Signature Property!

Grab this incredible deal for your family in SMA's most Distintive Property. This is a RARE home that few people have had the opportunity to experience. These kind of homes just aren't on the rental market. This is a several million dollar home! All furnishings were custom made for the home. HUGE bedroom suites ensuite and with fireplaces. This is located in the 5 Star hotel district by Parque Juarez and Casa Alhambra is the ONLY 5 Star Villa for rent in this area. No need of car or even a taxi as all is withing walking distance. You can rent this home with as little as 4 bedrooms (8-9 people) and you get the home and staff all to yourself. We are offering a 20% DISCOUNT - $160/night/room for $128/night/room for the following dates ONLY- July 28- July 4, July 6-11, July 13-16, July 20-25. Full staff of housekeepers, gardner and COOK pampers you You can't even get this price at a regular hotel, much less a luxury 1000 sq. ft. villa. Comparable prices per room in the luxury hotels are over $600/room per night. This is a vacation your group will remember always. This home is in top condition and even thought it looks 300 years old, it was built in 1997. So it has all the latet conceniences. That is the reason the rooms are so large; it was a vacant lot in Centro so we didn't have to stay within the confines of the walls that are protected by San Miguel's historic committee. There are 2 grills; 2 wetbars; a wine cellar, etc. etc. At 9500 sq. ft., it is large enough for tons of private space plus tons of gathering rooms when you are ready to rejoin the group. Really nothing else like it on the rental market in Centro.

Keywords: CENTRO - No need for car or even taxi. Solar heated pool, Showcase home featured in design books and magazines; Most luxurious home in Centro. FULL STAFF INCLUDING COOK; Spectacular rooftop views of Perroquia and all of San Miguel, 2 BBQ's, wine cellar, formal dining, indoor and outdoor salas. You can rent and have the privacy of the entire Villa for as little as renting 4 bedrooms. Look at room capacity for maximum capacity.

HUGE bedrooms and many gathering places so you have the best of private space and common areas. Perfect for large group of friends or family without getting on each other's nerves. This is a multi-million dollar home in the 'high rent' district of SMA.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Sandra Ippolite

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
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I have been doing this with VRBO with various properties for 25

years.

Sandra Ippolite purchased this house in 2008

This is the most luxurious home for rent in Centro. It is also located in the 'high rent' district of Parque Juarez, where all the 5-Star hotels are located. Comprable prices for this home in these hotels run at over $600 per night per room and is not comprable in size of rooms, privacy of whole house and staff and luxury! Pamper yourself and come to Casa Alhambra. You will love it.

The home here makes you happy with all the light and features. It is not dark and drab like most of the homes in SMA.

LIGHT, BRIGHT, 9,500 SQ. FT. OF LUXURIOUS LIVING.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5 STAR Villa - 3 STAR Price! ; FULL STAFF/COOK; 10% Discount
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
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5 STAR Villa - 3 STAR Price! ; FULL STAFF/COOK; 10% Discount
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385896vb
+1 3214397098
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE, WILL DEFINETELY COME BACK!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the house one weekend for a friend's wedding.
Since there were 7 couples planning our weekend, a lot of questions were answered by the owner in the process. I have to tell that the owner was very kind in answering all our questions which were quite a lot and the best way to communicate with her is by email (she might not answer right away but the next day you'll receive an accurate response).
Before arrival I was contacted by the local house administrator and we were able to plan every detail for the weekend (breakfast menu, internet password, cable tv instructions, etc) so therefore if you are an obsessive planning person you'll get the corresponding attention for your needs.
The house is beautiful just as you can see the pictures and all the comments in the reviews. The location is perfect to walk everywhere in San Miguel downtown. It has a one car garage and a 24 hour parking lot 50 meters away. TV, pool, internet and all services worked perfectly among with the house staff which was very kind. Too bad that our stay was so short because we couldn´t find the time to use the outdoor terrace at night which is great.
I made a lot of research to select a good property for the weekend and believe me that this experience was the best I could think of. I truly recommend this house for a great weekend.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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BUYER BEWARE: DISHONEST SELLER

  • 1 of 5
The worst vacation I ever had! The house was filthy when we arrived and we discovered cockroaches in the kitchen and bedrooms. We also found large amounts of hair in the bathroom showers. We arrived on a Friday night Dec 13th 2013. After we discovered the Cockroaches, we immediately notified the house manager the following morning. We wanted to leave the property ASAP. I called both the seller and the house manager multiple times to discuss this. After my many calls and emails to her and the house manager, (from Starbucks in town because the wifi was not working in the house) the seller agreed on Sunday Dec 15th 2013 in the evening to give us our money back for the remaining days unused. We left the next day first thing in the morning to try and salvage the remaining days of our vacation. As of today, she still has not returned the money back nor answered our phone call attempts. In addition after emailing her, she replied back to me with a nasty email accusing me of making up the situation and trying to get the rooming for free. I was not expecting this answer! She was extremely rude. I paid a large amount to rent this house for 5 nights and supposedly she was doing me a "huge favor" because she gave me a discounted rate. Now we have to get an attorney to take legal action because she refuses to honor her agreement. I have pictures of the house showing the issues and all the emails from the seller.
I do not recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Something very strange happened with this client. She was enormously sweet on the phone when I first talked with her.
On the third day of her five day stay, she called me to tell me she saw cockroaches in the kitchen - something neither myself or any other tenant has ever seen. In fact, the previous week and the following week groups both wrote wonderful reviews and never mentioned a cockroach! The previous week, we did have a leak in one of the pumps in the garage (which is next to the kitchen) so I thought perhaps the former leak could possibly have brought some in. I immediately called my house manager and she arranged to have it sprayed saying that she didn't see any cockroaches when she was there. This client was still being very sweet, so I apologized and told her that I would give her monies back if she indeed wanted to leave.She didn't leave as she said she would, but stayed another night. The fact is that she didn't leave means the supposed cockroaches could not have been that bad.. When she returned home, her demeanor was totally different and antagonistic. She still wanted two nights re-imbursement including the extra night she stayed. I told her I couldn't pay for the nights she stayed, only the night she didn't.
So her husband started a suit with her credit card company demanding the entire sum back. All they had as "proof" was a pix of a cockroach, which they could have gotten anywhere. They ended up getting a FULL refund! So this review is full of lies. I have proof from Pay Pal that the entire monies for the stay were refunded to them. I have the evidence from Pay Pal. It's yet another instance of someone trying to get something for nothing. I strongly suspect this person is a scam artist and not only stayed 3 nights FREE with me, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is how she gets free accomodations everywhere. I appreciate the fact that VRBO gives an outlet for tenant reviews, but we owners need an outlet as well for scam artists. This is really lopsided. My staff breaks their backs making sure every vacationer has a wonderful time. The villa is a Signature Property in SMA and featured in many, many design books and magazines. The good reviews speak for themselves. But I am learning that this apparently is "business", putting up with a few malcontents who make an art out of getting free vacations - and then lying about it on top of it.
I am shocked and don't understand how this is possible.
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EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE, WILL DEFINETELY COME BACK!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the house one weekend for a friend's wedding.
Since there were 7 couples planning our weekend, a lot of questions were answered by the owner in the process. I have to tell that the owner was very kind in answering all our questions which were quite a lot and the best way to communicate with her is by email (she might not answer right away but the next day you'll receive an accurate response).
Before arrival I was contacted by the local house administrator and we were able to plan every detail for the weekend (breakfast menu, internet password, cable tv instructions, etc) so therefore if you are an obsessive planning person you'll get the corresponding attention for your needs.
The house is beautiful just as you can see the pictures and all the comments in the reviews. The location is perfect to walk everywhere in San Miguel downtown. It has a one car garage and a 24 hour parking lot 50 meters away. TV, pool, internet and all services worked perfectly among with the house staff which was very kind. Too bad that our stay was so short because we couldn´t find the time to use the outdoor terrace at night which is great.
I made a lot of research to select a good property for the weekend and believe me that this experience was the best I could think of. I truly recommend this house for a great weekend.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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WARNING! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

  • 1 of 5
Warning! Avoid At All Costs!
The property is beautiful, but the owner is totally irresponsible and dishonest.
I reserved an apartment that is part of the property for December 30, 2013. The owner signed a contract including the agreed-upon arrival date, which I confirmed in a subsequent email.
When I arrived in San Miguel on December 30, the owner’s agent informed me that the property was still rented, and I would have to stay someplace else until January 2. When I finally moved into the apartment on January 2, there were no light bulbs in the light fixtures, no towels in the bathroom, no TV, a broken refrigerator and, worst of all, no Wifi.
From January 3 to January 8, I had the entire property to myself. On January 8, a party of approximately six people moved in. The understanding was that I would remain in the apartment during the time they were there. However, on that same day, I was notified that the owner had made a mistake, and that I would need to vacate the apartment, leaving me with no place to stay.
In addition, despite several requests, I was not ever reimbursed for the three days I was not able to move into the apartment when I first arrived.
At this point I am filing a formal complaint against the owner with VRBO for misrepresentation of availability and with Paypal for illegal holding of funds. I am also contemplating legal action against the owner for twice violating the terms of the contract.
Needless to say, I do not recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a man who has been threatening to write a bad review unless I sent him MORE money! I decided not to respond to his extortion any more.

I have been using VRBO since 1995 and only have gotten the best reviews (see reviews).

I find that 99% of my guest are lovely people who almost always thank
me for letting them use my villa.

He wanted to rent a room at the last minute for the month of Jan.
I never just rent a room, but the whole house. However, I told him when my apartment was NOT being used and that he could stay there at that time. I was trying to do him a favor and accommodate him because he seemd like a very nice man. I told him from the get go that it was rented until Jan. 2.
He decided to change our agreement to Dec. 30 "because he was invited to a New Year's party." When he arrived after 10 p.m. at night
(my house manager only greets guests before 6 p.m.) she bent over backwards and met him and found another property for him.

He was just renting ONE room, my apartment, that has a separate entrance so could come and go as he pleased without disturbing other guests when they were staying there. He amazingly walked into he house his first night and used the kitchen when guests were there and scared them. When no guests were in the house, he took the liberty of using the ENTIRE house AND inviting other guests to sleep there. I never agreed to that and that was truly taking advantage of the situation. I accommodated him with a TV in his room, a small refrigerator, internet re-wired so he could use it on that end of the house, maid service, etc. etc. etc. It soon became clear that there was
no way to please this man as he always asked for more.

I did pay him for a week's stay when he told me that "I can't stay in the apartment because I don't like the stairs" even though the stairs to the second floor are quite spacious, especially for an apartment, and pictures were looked at by him before the rental. In other words, it he couldn't have the whole house for the price of ONE ROOM, he didn't want to stay there.

I so regret dealing with this man. He made everyone's life involved with the villa miserable. He was never happy and complained constantly. He is truly the rare exception. I wish there was a site
where Owner's could publish the names of renters to stay away from.
His name would be on the top.
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WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
Sandra
We had an incredible weekend on your property, it was amazing to have the opportunity to be there!
Thank you so much for all the attention
I don't hesitate on recommend you!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH
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EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY OF OLD MEXICO

  • 5 of 5
If you like the ambiance of Parador de Granada at the Alhambra, the Museum Hotel in Cappadocia or Inkaterra at Machu Picchu, you'll love Casa Alhambra! The furnishings and folk art transport you to another world. The terrace gives you a completely different view of SMA. We enjoyed exchanging greetings and stories with the locals on adjacent terraces.
Centro location was everything we hoped for and more - delicious restaurants (try Monet Cafe for a leisurely lunch, favorite dinner was The Restaurant), fabulous shopping and Sense spa at the Rosewood. The staff was devoted to our comfort. Lupe whipped up interesting and scrumptious breakfasts.
All in all it was a magical experience. Our 20 month old granddaughter went around the gardens and kissed all the frog planters goodbye on our last day.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Queretero/Leon
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All restaurants walkable
Car: not necessary

5 - Star Villa for 3-Star Price! 10% discount off room rate until July 1, 2014. This villa is in the middle of the Centro Historico near Parque Juarez. You can walk EVERYWEHRE. There is no need for a car or taxi. Flat walk. This is the area of SMA with all the 5 Star hotels and restaurants within a block. Centro's Most Luxurious Villa - featured internationally. 10% Discount. $145/room per night when hotel rates in area are over $600/night!

Truely a rare find. 1000 sq. meters of space.

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San Miguel de Allende House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,060
$4,530
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes 4% tax
50% upon reservation; 50% 60 days before occupancy.
Notes Christmas and New Year's rate is $1250/night.
You can rent the home with as little as 4 bedrooms or $580/night.
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Amenities

San Miguel de Allende House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
Notes:
10,000 sq, ft, of pure luxury. Nothing in Centro compares to this property! It has been featured in many design books and magazines and is considered to be SMA's Premier property in Centro.
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