Built in the Barrigan style, our house is located in Atascadero above the center of town in the peaceful garden district of San Miguel. On either side there are neighboring gardens with trees, no traffic or fumes, and you can hear the birds singing.
The house has 3 floors counting the roof terrace which has extensive views across the Laja Valley and town – a wonderful place to have margaritas and watch the spectacular sunsets.
The lush garden patio with a 23' x 8' foot pool has an outdoor covered livingroom area under the Casita.
From the garden one enters the living room/dining room with its warm Mexican colors, sunken built-in seating and a widescreen wall TV hidden by a sliding painting. There is a powder room and fully equipped kitchen with breakfast nook.
On the second floor there is a large bovida (domed) guest room (with twin beds or king size bed) overlooking the pool, garden and mountain views. It has its adjoining bathroom (with shower). The spacious master bedroom (with king bed) plus an office nook, has a large colorful bathroom with a tiled bathtub and shower.
An important advantage with these rooms is that they have French doors on both sides which allow a through breeze.
From the master bedroom, stairs lead up to a studio mezzanine which can be used as an office or art studio. This leads to the roof terrace and views over the town.
The Casita, our third bedroom (with queen bed), is reached through the garden and above the outdoor livingroom area. It overlooks the garden patio and fountain, and has an adjoining bathroom with shower.
Our maid, Ofelia, comes 5 days a week for 4 hours and on Saturdays for 3 hours. She house cleans, makes the beds, washes and irons but if you require more hours or babysitting (at your own risk as she does not swim) then she should be paid extra. A cook can be hired through our house manager. A gardener comes twice a week and a pool maintenance man comes once a week.
The house is rented with a full tank of gas. Any additional gas is at the renters expense and should the pool heating be used then a charge will be added. The pool and house both run on gas.
A striking feature of our house is the abundance of art work from various parts of the world including Mexico and the owner’s paintings.
From Atascadero it is an easy and pleasant 15 minute walk down to the central square (El Jardin). Or if you prefer, taxis respond within 10 minutes to take you down the hill. There are an many taxis roaming the town and that is the easiest way back to the house
Owner: Ingrid Wheeler -
House manager: Paula Ramirez
Well behaved children over 10 years of age are accepted, with adult supervision. No pets are allowed.