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 dependent on the number of people and the length of the stay and includes a housekeeper once a week. Contact me with your proposed dates for a quote.
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.