Anna Griffith

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PIED A TERRE - GUEST SUITE

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Rental Photos and Description

This is the Guest Suite of a Split Plan apartment; it is on the 2nd floor

The Guest Suite in this elegant, split plan apartment in the Historic District of San Miguel de Allende (steps from the Angela Peralta Theatre, see Map) - is a small, fully furnished bedroom, with it's own full bathroom. It has twin or king bed flexibility (see Video). It has a desk with chair, an upholstered Queen Ann chair, 2 footstools, 3 lamps, and French doors opening on a flowered balcony over a small garden. Cool in summer, cooler in winter. A heater, a fan, and a white noise machine are provided. It has a well-appointed, full bath and storage space. You will have a Vonage phone, wireless HS Internet, a flat screen TV with basic cable, and use of the washer. All linens (sheets are ironed), towels, paper products, and maid service three times a week, are included. You have keys to your bedroom, as well as the front door, street door, and roof terrace. There is purified water throughout the apartment. You enter the complex (please see the Video!) through a courtyard with flowers, trees and a lovely fountain. A doormen provides further security. There is a huge roof terrace with trees, an herb garden, and views almost to Madrid; guests enjoy it for morning coffee, to watch the hot air balloons, entertain friends, and sun bathing. The ambiance of the apartment is north African or Morrocan, so shade is valued and blackout curtains are available at many of the windows for the afternoon sun. I have original paintings and Persian carpets, and the light here is very strong. This is a home, not a hostel, B&B, or pension. Sex, age, and sexual orientation are irrelevant. The primary owner is a large, affectionate Siamese cat. Secondary owner lives in the Master Suite, rarely using the living room and not into cooking. The kitchen is available for occasional snacks. Living room privileges are negotiable. Due to it's location, around the corner from the Jardin, the Guest Suite is ideal for people wanting to get out and get to know San Miguel, the Historic District, and all they have to offer; it isn't suited to people who want to spend a lot of time in the apartment. No subletting, no pets, no smoking except on the roof terrace; overnight guests limited, with prior permission, and at the rate stipulated. NOTE: VRBO requires a 'nightly' rate, but I do not rent by the night. You can stay the days you want to, but your rate will be for a week (or a month). Please, please check the Calendar for availability, and the NOTES (scroll down to the bottom under RATES) for a clearer picture of the Rates.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Anna Griffith

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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I grew up in Michigan on the lake and graduated from the U of Michigan, flew for PanAm, taught school in Latin American, married, and lived for 17 years in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies. My son is a commercial airline captain and lives in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. I have a granddaughter who lives in Barbados. My sister, who is blind, lives here in San Miguel. I have wonderful help - almost family - here: Magdalena, who takes care of my food and the apartment, is one of the most likeable people you will ever meet. I love San Miguel and the Mexican people and feel fortunate every day I'm allowed by the Mexican government to live here.

Anna Griffith purchased this apartment in 2003

The location of the apartment, in my opinion, and for me, is unequaled. (Due to this location, the guest suite will appeal MOST to people who know San Miguel and want 'puro centro'.) I've lived in Paris and in London and this is the closest thing to that type of urban living, without the staggering cost. I'm an urban person and like to walk to most everything - safely and without sweating. I have churchbells, parades, fireworks, people who make eye contact and exchange daily greetings with me; I know my neighborhood and many of my neighbors. My yoga class, offered 3 times a week, is around the corner at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. There are 3 alternative medicine sources within a block, Starbuck's is around another corner, and if the wind is blowing just right I can hear the mariachi's playing in the Jardin on weekends. San Miguel was recently voted 'Best City in the World 2013' by Conde Nast Traveler; we may not have the Louvre or the Crown Jewels or a Formula One race track, but we've got a combination of lifestyle and climate that is exceptional. Most of the expatriate, permanent residents here literally had the world to choose from and, often, after trying many other famous places, chose San Miguel.

There are only so many rooms (B&Bs, hotels, etc.) in this prime location. Most of them start at $100 to $250USD a night - many times the price of the Guest Suite, and there's no living room, and no one to ask questions. People who value comfort, elegance, security, and location, over a slight loss of privacy, really like the Guest Suite.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479142vb
(239) 344-9917
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Phoenix, Az, USA
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
Our three weeks in San Miguel was delightful. With Anna's assistance we were able to explore the town walking from her great location right in the heart of San Miguel. She not only gave us advice as what to see and do, but great insight into the Mexican culture. No one could ask for a better hostess and would recommend her lovely condo without hesitation or reservation.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: When I conjure up the best guests for my Guest Suite, I only have to think of Vicky and Howard. Friendly, considerate, comfortable with themselves and delighted with their accommodations with me and with what they found in San Miguel. World class world travelers. Thank you, Lord.
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479142vb
(239) 344-9917
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Great location + wonderful hostess = magical vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first choice of a place to stay in SMA, and we were super happy to find it available for our planned vacation. The pictures and the video represent exactly what we found once we arrived: a lovely, comfortable guest suite and a conscientious, engaging hostess. Anna was invaluable in helping to point us to quality restaurants (and grocery stores!) and other diversions within walking distance of the apartment. Spock the Cat™ was a delightful housemate as well. We began and ended every day on the rooftop terrace, enjoying birdsong, church bells, jacaranda trees in bloom, and gorgeous shifting light. We had a magical time in San Miguel, and we are so grateful to Anna for opening her home to travelers like us in such generous and thoughtful manner. We hope to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Erika and Larry were anyone's ideal guests. They used the roof terrace extensively, which few people do (I think they forget it is there!). They were comfortable and delighted with San Miguel and the mixed ex-patriot/Mexican culture found here. They enjoyed the music scene and were lucky to also have family here for company. They had the glorious weather we are rightfully known for and took full advantage, with a trip out to the local pyramids and lots of local walking to markets and galleries. I hope their idea of returning for Day of the Dead in 2015 work out, as I would enjoy having them again.
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479142vb
(239) 344-9917
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
On, Canada
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
In November 2013 my friend Louise and I had the pleasure of staying with Anna Griffin in her lovely apartment right in the heart of San Miguel. It doesn't get any better! Anna was an extremely gracious host and very respectful of our privacy. At the same time we became fast friends and enjoyed time together socially.
Staying with a woman who lives and knows San Miguel is like having your own personal concierge. Anna generously answered all of our questions about where to go and how to get there.
A highlight for me was the opportunity to play bridge almost daily. I discovered 3 venues where I could play. I love the game and whenever I arrived to play, there was always a partner available for me.
This was my fifth trip to San Miguel but I have never stayed in such a perfect location. We were a block and a half from the central square (Jardin) dominated by an amazing Cathedral and steps from shops, restaurants and two mini movie theatres.
I went walking every day to explore the city. Those were magical experiences and at no time did I feel unsafe as a single woman wandering around. It came as no surprise to me that San Miguel was voted the number one tourist destination in the world by Condo Nast in 2013.
Thank you Anna for your warmth and generosity.
I highly recommend this rental for either couples or singles.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Barb and Louise were the sort of houseguests we all wish for, but can't realistically expect: considerate, funny, like-minded. They took full advantage of this location and expressed their appreciation for it so over and over. They were comfortable using the living room, as few people have been. Barb is a gourmet cook and she enjoyed the kitchen, even cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for me, an American, and several friends! Is it any wonder I hope they will return?!
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479142vb
(239) 344-9917
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Canada
5

Charming San Miguel

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I couldn't believe our good fortune when we found Anna's guest suite in San Miguel. From the photos and description on VRBO, it looked lovely and the price was right - almost too good to be true. So we booked the month of November.

When we finally arrived at Anna's home, I was pleased to find that not only was it as nice as described but better. Anna's home is comfortable, safe, clean and well located. The decor is charming, with thoughtful touches, like a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh flowers and extra towels, to make our stay all the more pleasant. The kitchen is well equipped, with every facility one could need during their stay. The bed (twin) was very comfortable. Except for Anna's private quarters, we had access to the whole apartment. If we wanted complete privacy, we could retreat to our guest room.

We quickly became friends with our hostess and her feline roommate, Spock. Anna is an interesting person, well-traveled, well-informed on world issues and a wellspring of information on San Miguel. If asked, she will generously share her knowledge of San Miguel and offer suggestions on what to do and see during your visit. Spock is a sweet gentle cat who will happily warm your lap if you desire.

The apartment complex itself is well maintained and safely tucked away from the busy street behind locked doors. The location is central to most activities that would interest a tourist. Good restaurants and shops are nearby. I walked to most everything though taxis are cheap and plentiful.

I should also mention Anna's cook, Magdalena, and her driver, Dante. Both are delightful, efficient and trustworthy.

This is a lovely property in a great location, with all the necessary amenities. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and hope to return one day.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: These were 10s, as guests.
Happy, satisfied, accommodating, flexible, interested in San Miguel and what it had to offer, intelligent, discerning, polite and kind.
I can't imagine better guests.
Anna
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479142vb
(239) 344-9917
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
San Mateo CA USA
5

Muy Bueno

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying with Anna at her casa. Our suite was well appointed, peaceful and private. Anna added to our enjoyment by making suggestions, filling us in on the history and culture of the community-generally being a warm and witty presence. The apartment is unique and so well located-just across the street from Petit Four, a divine French patisserie (do have a brownie for us).
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you to yet another perfect guest.
These are lovely people who would be welcome in anyone's home anywhere in the world.
Anna
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Pied A Terre - Guest Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479142vb
(239) 344-9917
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5
This was perfect for me. Anna’s home is lovely, safe and comfortable. The room is so pretty, with it’s own flowered balcony and sounds of birds (which I love). I had privacy and access to the kitchen or living area as desired. I am picky about beds and noise. The bed was very comfy, and on the few nights there was some street noise, a fan drowned it out. There were thoughtful touches, like fresh flowers and welcoming wine. Anna will give you space, but as a single traveler, I also enjoyed occasional chats, especially because we shared some common interests. When I ran into some of those travel-related glitches, Anna helped me get them resolved. The location is indeed central to everything and I walked and walked, though bus and taxi access is also easy. Bring good walking shoes, as the town is all uneven cobblestones, including the sidewalks. San Miguel de Allende is full of wonderful people and beautiful sights. Anna’s home was a great place to begin and end the day.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Dear Virginia,
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take full advantage of the location. You really got around and obtained an excellent overview of San Miguel in the short time you were here.
Thank you for your kind words.
Anna
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

Endless restaurants, films, lectures, concerts, classes in dance, art, language, cooking. Two open air food markets and an artisan's market are easy walking distance. Horseback riding to pyramids or just day rides. Day trips to Mexico City, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Pozos, Atontonilco. Sunday House and Garden tours of elegant homes. Beautiful hot springs in the European style, with gardens and lunch.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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San Miguel de Allende Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$250
$525
 
 
Winter 2014/15
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$350
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Notes April - Nov 2014...$250/week = 1 guest +$50/wk for 2nd guest; OR, $525/month =1 guest +$100/ for 2nd guest
*January through April 2015 is booked and paid for, at this point. Remember, cancellations do occur.
Less than a week is at the weekly rate.
2015.... Weekly: Apr-Nov: $250, 1 guest; $50 for 2nd guest = $300/wk
Monthly: Apr-Nov: $575, 1 guest; $100 for 2nd guest = $675
Payment in full to secure a reservation.
An exception would be a person booking for more than 3 months.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Miguel de Allende Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tub and shower. Vanity and 3 drawers. Large bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths. Upholstered bench to sit on. 2 bath mats Hand soap, bath soap, shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King or twin configuration available.
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player, HS Internet connection, Vonage phone. Two bedside tables with reading lamps, 6 drawers, a wallet and key shelf, a Safe for valuables, a screen door (in addition to the bedroom door, which locks) should you wish for cross ventilation, or to keep the cat out. There is a desk and chair and bookshelves, as well as a Queen Ann chair for reading. Each bed has 2 pillows. The walls have a well-known print, an original painting, and a poster of the Parroquia at night. I provide maps, and guide books, an atlas, a dictionary, a thesauras, Juarde of San Miguel, and an Insider's Guide to SMA.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Restaurants and cafes are ubiquitous - you'll never get through them all. There are 2 small foreign film theatres around the corner from me, on Hernandes Macias; the movies change daily. (You can get on their mailing lists or I can send you the week's movies from my email.) There are classes in most of the arts, cooking, and Spanish. The second largest English language library in Mexico is a block and a half away; it has a theatre, a cafe, and a large sunny, WiFi'd courtyard. DHL, FedEx, and UPS all operate here.
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