On the southern edge of Centro within a 5 minute walk to Parque Juarez , and a 9 minute walk to the center of San Miguel de Allende, sits Casa de Mariposas. It is situated in a very quiet and private area with no road traffic and a large, lush beautiful garden and courtyard. The furnishings are primarily contemporary with antique counterpoints and fine art. The property could accommodate a couple in the main house alone, or 6 people using the entire property. There are 3 separate structures, each sleeping 2 people.
Upon entering the property, you enter a serene and magical world. There is a large courtyard and garden with 3 ancient trees which provide respite from the almost year round sunshine in San Miguel. The courtyard offers a Jacuzzi, a meditation area surrounded by foliage and flowers, and a hammock for reading and watching the birds and butterflies flit in and out of the overhead trees. A fountain surrounded by lush plantings and a sitting area provides soothing water music.
There are 2 structures accessible from the court-yard, the main house, as well as another building containing a large, light filled studio and a well decorated separate bedroom and bath.This bedroom and bath with limited kitchen facilities can be rented separately from the main house for $500US per month.
There is also a veranda overlooking the garden which has a dining area which seats 8, along with a sitting area for enjoying drinks and looking out to the garden.
The main house has a very large living room with 3 couches, many pieces of art and sculpture and is a perfect place for large scale entertaining. There is also a bath with shower, a dining area, a kitchen and TV room as well as an office with Internet and Vonage phone, all on the lower level. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the TV room as well as an adjacent flower-filled patio for your morning coffee.
On the second level is a very large bedroom suite with king sized bed, and down comforter, with a dressing room, a separate reading area and large luxurious “his and her” bathrooms. The womans bathroom has a tub and the mens bath contains a shower. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the bedroom for romantic, winter nights.
Also on the second level is a separate casita (small house) with a large main living area with full kitchen , living area, dining area and a bedroom and bath. There is a private patio adjoining the casita which looks down into the courtyard below. There is Internet service here as well as a Vonage phone. Additionally, the casita has a separate entrance allowing the occupants to come and go without disturbing the occupants in the main house. This lovely and well appointed casita is available for rent separately from the main house. The cost for the casita alone is $1000.US per month and includes a housekeeper once a week.
On the roof accessible from the main house is a patio looking out onto all of San Miguel. It faces southwest, so the sunsets are quite remarkable. There is a sitting area surrounded by bougainvillias, the perfect place to have your evening wine or margaritas. And if you are planning to prepare your dinner at home, there is a garden from which you can pick your organic lettuce for a salad!
The very friendly housekeeper, Lillia, comes twice weekly on Monday and Thursday and will also do your laundry and any ironing at that time. Should you desire her more often for an additional fee, that can be discussed with her.
The calendar for the property makes the assumption that the entire house is rented when it is shown as reserved…..if you are interested in either the casita or the separate bedroom and bath, you are welcome to contact me to find out about availability.
I moved to San Miguel almost 19 years ago and have happily called it my home since then. I am an artist and have my studio on my property and share it with my 2 dogs, Maggie and Mister, who delight in keeping me company while I am working.
My husband (now deceased) and I built this house 14 years ago after much time spent searching for the perfect piece of land. We wanted something that was in the Centro area of town and at the same time, very private and this property satisfied that criteria.
I believe that this property is unique in that it is primarily my home and not simply a rental. Because of that, it is filled with treasures from all over the world, providing the guests who do come here with a very personalized space for their vacation.
Like many others, we originally came to San Miguel for a vacation and immediately fell in love with the town and its ambiance. I am still enchanted with it after almost 19 years.
The sounds of the birds in the trees in the early morning, the incredible view of the entire town from the rooftop area, the 'hacienda' type architecture, the sounds of nearby church bells, the massive old trees in the main courtyard, the hammock where happy reading time is spent and much, much more.
My property is located in a prestigious area of the city and is a 9 minute walk to the center of town. The largest and very beautiful park is a 5 minute walk from the house. The property is very private with high walls and a quiet contemplative atmosphere and yet only steps away from the excitement of San Miguel.
Aside from the listed attractions in San Miguel, there is a multitude of activities to suit most any interest. Numerous art galleries with openings on several nights of the week, local tours as well as tours outside the town, remarkable musical events with performers from all over the world, live theatre, horseback riding in the nearby mountains, cooking classes and much more. You will not have time to do all that you want!!! The local English newspaper has all the events listed for the week, so it is easy to plan your stay here.
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