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CASA BELLA SAN MIGUEL, AS SEEN IN NY TIMES, 4 BR, BEAUTIFUL!

Susan Mead

Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Susan Mead

Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2014
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CASA BELLA SAN MIGUEL, AS SEEN IN NY TIMES, 4 BR, BEAUTIFUL!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

San Miguel de Allende Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Casa Bella San Miguel was recently celebrated by the 'Great Homes' section of the New York Times (see the link to owner's website below). The owner would like to have you enjoy her love of San Miguel by sharing this lovely home when she's away. Why don't you come and see what the good life is all about!!

This elegant, yet comfortable, home is located above the hustle and bustle of San Miguel, but not so far as to preclude a leisurely stroll to the central Jardin in 5 to 7 minutes. Laid out around a verdant patio, the home is designed for entertaining, either formally or informally.

Immediately upon entering, one ascends a flight of stairs to a welcoming front room with three couches before a fireplace, high beamed ceilings, and informal dining for six. Beyond the table is a bank of french doors that provide a pleasant view and, when the doors are open, a musical splashing of the fountain in the patio. Off this central room are found a large formal dining room with seating for 8 and a fireplace, a study with books and TV, a guest bath and a well-equipped kitchen. Margarita, the housekeeper/cook, has a way of turning out Mexican breakfasts with specialties that will have you raving for months after your visit.

Up the well-lit stairway, is a door to the patio, and the first of three bedrooms, containing a queen bed, an interesting 'ojo de buey' (bull's eye) window, a fireplace and bathroom with an antique tub and another fireplace and a street door. Up a few more stairs, one finds the second bedroom, done all in white, and featuring a king bed, a bathroom, a fireplace, and a small sitting room (with Internet access), which opens on to a private balcony with a view to the street and the western horizon. The third bedroom, up a few more stairs, is done in yellow with a green tiled bathroom(with bath tub/shower), and a fireplace, a queen bed with mosquito netting, and a small balcony overlooking the patio below.

Up another flight of stairs leads up to the roof garden terrace with table and chairs, potted plants, and a dyamite 360-degree view. The vista features the central cathedral (here called La Parroquia), a jumble of red tiled roofs, houses and greenery to the east, plus a vast view of the lake, rimmed by the Guanajuato mountains and the sunset to the west. The perfect place for a rendezvous of the guests to enjoy a sundowner and to discuss the doings of the day or make plans for an evening on the town.

All rooms are artfully decorated with colorful and comfortable furnishings, wall hangings, statues and paintings. The house covers some 3800 sq. ft. on 4 levels plus roof garden. In the center of the home is a gorgeous flowering patio with lounges, chairs and a coffee table. There is garage and a small bedroom and bath (with washing machine) at the main entry level.

Margarita comes every weekday (M-F) from 9 AM to 2 PM. She will perform extra chores, such as cooking for you in the evenings, if you desire, for extra pay. Margarita also is in charge of the maintenance of the house, and is on call if you need her at other hours. Cruz, the gardener, comes several times a week to tend to the plants in the patio and roof garden. There is 2 TV with basic cable, as well as a small boom box for radio and CDs, and cable internet.

Sorry: no children under 12, no smokers, no pets, Please!

Keywords: House, Villa, Casa, historic center, centro

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Mead (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish

About Susan Mead

please see the website casabellaarthomes.com for photos and the story of the restoration of the house.

Susan Mead purchased this villa in 2003

Why Susan Mead chose San Miguel de Allende

It is a beautiful, well furnished and located house in a quiet yet central location of San Miguel de Allende. The staff is uniquely qualified to assist every visitor.

What makes this villa unique

The views from the roof top balcony is wonderful, the gardens mature and lovely. The art and decor are appreciated by all who visit and the housekeeper Margarita is exceptional. Many visitors have called the house magical.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6447vb
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Casa Bella is a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed at Casa Bella for a long weekend at the end of June and it was wonderful. I had been wanting to visit San Miguel de Allende for awhile, and this house provided everything we needed with a perfect location close to Jardin and the town square. The owner helped arrange a driver to take us to and from the airport. I can't say enough about Margarita, the fabulous housekeeper who cooked my friend and I an incredible dinner Friday night and then came back Saturday morning and put together a lovely light breakfast. She was also so helpful in answering questions and suggesting great places for dinner. My recommendation for lunch or dinner: Pegaso!

The house was full of spectacular art--I could have spent all weekend looking at it. The first-level garden was so beautiful, and there was a soothing fountain that gurgled continuously. But my friend and I really loved the roof-top garden, with amazing views of the city and the churches. Best place to have coffee in the morning, and a glass of wine at night.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed Casa Bella--definitely worth the money and a place I would go back to!

This was my first experience with VRBO and it was very positive.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Jupiter, Florida
5

Our Month at Casa Bella, San Miguel de Allende

  • 5 of 5
Upon entering Casa Bella it is immediately apparent that this is a private home and not merely a property available for rental purposes. After ascending the stairs from the street and garage level to the first floor the first thing one sees and hears is the gorgeous fountain located immediately outside the door between the living room and the elevated terrace. What a pleasant sight and sound. I knew right away we would be comfortable in this house.
The first floor has an adequate living area with comfortable seating and a table with six chairs for casual dining in front of the fountain. The kitchen is large and well equipped. The more formal dining room is quite large with a dining table that seats eight people comfortably. We had eleven for dinner one night and it worked just fine. The adjacent sitting room has comfortable seating and a flat screen TV that is more than satisfactory. It receives almost all the channels I get in the U.S. so I didn't have to miss any of my favorite news programs.
The information you don't get on a vacation home's website is the size of the rooms and the proximity of the rooms, one to the other. This is particularly important for bedrooms. At Casa Bella the three principal bedrooms are all large and each has a sizable bathroom attached; no sharing. All are beautifully furnished and decorated and each bedroom is a half level from the others.
The largest has a king bed with a sitting area and desk adjacent to it. The bay window and the adjacent outside terrace provide a panoramic view of San Miguel. The other two have queen beds and one of those bedrooms has doors that open to the lower level terrace, a half level above the living area. All beds are extremely comfortable.
The top floor is occupied by a spacious terrace with the same gorgeous view of the city, perfect for an end of the day cocktail and view of the sunset. Another option is to take the stairs to still another terrace with the identical view.
I can't say enough about Margarita, the housekeeper who works five days a week from 9:00 to 2:00, takes meticulous care of the property, is charming and personable and a wonderful cook. Several times we asked her to cook things she particularly likes to do and we were never disappointed. We provided money for the food and she returned the change. Be sure to have her make her specialty, paella!
I sincerely look forward to our next trip to Casa Bella.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
California
5

Breathtaking trip!!

  • 5 of 5
What an absolutely lovely home! I loved that each bedroom had a separate "theme" which totally seemed to suit each of our personalities. We had an opportunity to chat with friendly neighbors, walk around the town day and night, enjoy great shopping and great nearby dining options. Margarita was simply amazing - she shopped daily for our deliciously prepared breakfast! She was very friendly and attentive as I enjoyed the patio and my coffee in the early morning. She would have breakfast ready at whatever time we requested and cleaned the house efficiently. She also served as our concierge and gave us delicious recommendations for bars and restaurants, had someone come to the house to do fancy hair styles for us to be ready for the wedding we were there to attend. She called drivers to take us around town and referred us nice places to shop and spas to get massages. We didn't bring our children this time but I hope to return in the near future. The town is quaint and beautiful, the house was so artistic and beautifully decorated. We can't wait to go back!!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and be visit us again.
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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Houston
2

July 2014

  • 2 of 5
You all had a different experience than I did at this house. I found Margarita to be pretty but not accommodating. She didn't have to work much as I was back and forth between home. When I was there, I asked for eggs, bacon, pan and orange juice. That would happen for one day. I had given Her plenty of money to buy what we needed but she seemed to only buy for one day. She would wash the dishes and leave them on the dish dryer. Why not put them away? She often left early which was fine had she done such things as replace the water bottle which was empty. Not a happy camper.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacy, I called Margarita as soon as I read your review and am terribly sorry you did not have a good experience with her. I wish you had contacted me during your stay. Best regards, Susan Mead, owner
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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
5

Las tres terrazas

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at las Tres Terrazas 2 weeks ago. It was a wonderful vacation. My family and I spent 5 days in San Miguel and had a great time. The house is pretty well maintained. Every single room in the house is beautiful. They took care of every single detail when they decorated this place!! The house is extreamly clean --I really pay attention to this- and the service is great. Vicky is an excellent cook and she prepared great meals for my family (party of 8) every day-- my Mom cooks great Mexican food so expections were high. I have only good things to say about this place. I will definitely stay at las Tres Terraza a if I go back to San Miguel.

What a great place!!!

Samantha
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Bella San Miguel, as Seen in NY Times, 4 BR, Beautiful!
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San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato State
Gilbert, AZ
5

Case Bella San Migkuel

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Casa Bella in San Miguel for 2 weeks...It is LOVELY. The property is about 200 years old and has the feeling of old world charm Mexico. The plumbing works good. It is walking distance down hill to the Jardin where all the locals gather and shops as well as restaurants are plentiful. The maid Margarita is a doll whose aim is to please. While there she not only made breakfast a few days but, also put together her specialty Paella (a Spanish favorite) We had a get together with friends and a few locals...The people who live there whether American or native are extremely friendly. It felt like every night was a party night. If I wanted to party which I passed. But, it's there if you want it....Some restaurants offer entertainment while dining like Spanish Guitar, etc. Oh! most importantly the crime rate is the lowest in the world...2 domestic murders in 2012. And, for those of you who like a bargain. Near San Miguel is a pewter factory which gives you low prices on pewter at most shops. And, you must visit Dolores de Hidalgo a 2-hour drive from SMA. Near Dolores is a ceramic factory where you can actually see people painting the designs by hand....all in all it offered a pleasant and interesting time while there. I plan to visit again
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Leon or Querretaro
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
La Siena
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Several
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Sienna
Car: not necessary

San Miguel de Allende, again voted onto the Conde Nast 10 most wonderful places to visit in the world, offers interesting activities for the whole family, Classical & Jazz Concerts, Live Music Clubs, Art & Language Schools, Bird Watching, 50,000 volume Bilingual Public Library with Computer Center, Classes in Creative Writing, Spanish, Arts & Crafts as well as Lectures, street fiestas, local tours to outlying areas, hot springs, ACBL Bridge

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

San Miguel de Allende Villa Rental Rates

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$3,750
 

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Refundable damage deposit $500
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Amenities

Amenities

San Miguel de Allende Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Two of the baths have separate tub and showers and one has a combination. The fourth full bath has a walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , adjoining full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Adjoining full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Adjoining full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed with adjoining bath
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom with en suite bath, Queen size Beds (2) two bedrooms with queen beds with en suite baths, Twin or Single Beds (1) a single bedroom on the entry floor, with en suite bathroom and laundry room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Folk and fine art, 6 Fireplaces, basic cable TV, wonderful kitchen and Maid Service five days a week (cooking for extra fee), Gardener, rooftop garden, central patio, views. see casabellaarthomes.com.

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