WHEN YOU STEP INTO THIS PRIVATE, TRANQUIL OASIS of manicured lawns, fountains and flowers, fed by a natural spring and sheltered by two-hundred-year-old Pirules (pepper trees), you will know you are in an environment where you can truly relax.
Our elegant, colonial-style hillside casa with three bedrooms and 3 l/2 baths, is just a ten minute walk from San Miguel's historic center. The property includes a separate, self-contained casita with its own fully-equipped kitchen and three piece bath.
Casa Los Pirules was carefully constructed in 1989 with an eye to retaining some of an old hacienda's original stonework as well as to provide comfortable, usable, light-filled rooms decorated with thoughtful artistic detail.
Even before you unpack, we suggest you pour a refreshing cold drink and wander out onto one of the flower-filled patios to admire the view. (You'll probably spend a lot of time doing this during your stay--whether it's watching the special play of light on the spires and domes of San Miguel, viewing flocks of birds at sunset, or admiring spectacular fireworks displays that celebrate Mexican holidays).
In the main house, marble floors, Persian and Mexican carpets, carefully selected furniture, and original paintings and sculptures, add to the elegance and charm of every room. In the living room, with it's soaring boveda ceiling, you can curl up on the cozy sofa to watch a movie on the Plasma flat screen, play music from the CD library, or just light some candles and socialize with family and friends.
The open-concept dining room seats six to eight people and Beatriz, our very helpful maid, will provide you with fresh, clean table linens.
Casa Los Pirules has two bedrooms in the main house, both with king size beds and private ensuites. We provide top quality bed linens, down duvets, pillows and towels, bath soap, toilet tissue and kleenex for your comfort. Each bedroom looks out onto a different part of the lovely garden.
The casita has one queen size bed and one single bed. It can sleep three people and has its own bath and fully equipped kitchen. From the casita, one can view the green fields and the Santa Rosa mountains in the distance.
Many of our guests appreciate the private office just off the rooftop patio. Wireless service is provided.
Beatriz and Miguel, our maid and gardener will ensure that your stay in our home is comfortable and relaxing. They have been in our employ for the past twenty-one years. Needless to say, we don't know what we would do without them. Beatriz will provide you with laundry and cleaning services six days a week. This is included in your rental fee. For a small additional charge, Beatriz can prepare an authentic Mexican breakfast (she is an excellent Mexican cook). Special arrangements can be made through our house manager. Of course our guests are always impressed with Miguel's gardening skills. We can honestly say he has created one of the finest gardens in San Miguel.
We love our beautiful Mexican home and are delighted at the possibility of sharing it with you. We'll do our best to ensure that your stay in San Miguel de Allende ranks as one of your best holiday experiences ever.
'We spent our honeymoon in Casa los Pirules. We were so happy your casa was recommended to us--it exceeded our every expectation. We were so pleased with the kindness and hospitality of Beatriz and Miguel as well. We'll be back next year!' (Ronald and Tiffani Lewis, Texas).
'We loved the care, thought, and choices of everything in your casa and jardin. '( Eleanor and Mark Irving, Ma.)
'Los Pirules was a joy to wake up to in the morning, and a spot of quiet relaxation to return to at the end of a full day. Thank you for sharing your lovely casa and special thanks to Beatriz and Miguel for taking such tender loving care.' (Dick and Eleanor Knott, Virginia)
'We will long remember the sunsets, breakfasts on the roof patio, and the beautiful gardens of this casa' (Barbara and Mickey Vergara, Georgia)
'We were overwhelmed upon entering the front door, as the website cannot convey the loveliness and grandeur of your home. Thank you. And thanks to Beatriz and Miguel for their help.' (Bob and Sue Erzen, WA)
'We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this comfortable, beautiful home. While we were within easy walking of the Jardin and all things central. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Los Balcones neighbourhood. The staff at the casa is exceptional, the view--during the day or night--is magical, and the gardens are lovely. We can recommend this property for either a short or long stay.'
(Vicki Sharp and John Klassen, Canada and Bucerias)
'The house is lovely, as are the gardens surrounding it. We loved our rooftop breakfasts and sunset cocktails, conversations around the fireplace, and walks to the cactus reserve and to el centro. Vic, of course, loved that there was a golf course nearby. We're looking forward to returning soon.'
(Muffy and Vic, Kookatsoon Lake, Yukon, Canada).
'What a wonderful place! I thoroughly enjoyed the balconies and sitting arrangements, using them according to the sunshine of the moment. ' (Helena Voth, Alberta, Canada)
'My stay in San Miguel was enhanced by the time in your casa. Following a day of exploring or shopping, it was a pleasure to enter the cool, perfumed garden. I felt totally cared for by Beatriz and Miguel.' (Laverna Armstrong, Yukon, Canada)
'One of the more comfortable places we've yet experienced. An indoor-outdoor delight. Miguel and Beatriz are wonders. You should be pleased with their attention to detail.'
(Richard Cutler, Oregon)
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My husband and I are both retired. He is a retired lawyer, and I am retired from owning and operating an advertising agency. We enjoy gardening, growing our own vegetables, hiking, biking and travelling.
We can't believe that it has been twenty-one years since we first fell in love with San Miguel and bought Casa Los Pirules. From the first moment we stepped into the lovely garden, we knew we just had to own the property. We made arrangements to buy it that very day! We knew that the property would have sold quickly due to its unique aspects (the natural spring, mature pepper trees, beautiful gardens and artistic architectural detail).
We chose San Miguel as our second home because of its pleasant mix of old world and new world charm and its multitude of attractions : traditional mariachis, street entertainments, colourful rituals and fiestas, along with a plethora of art exhibitions, musical concerts and live theatre.
We have taken full advantage of the fine Spanish language schools in San Miguel and many of our friends and guests have enrolled in arts, crafts, music and language courses. We have discovered that San Miguel is a safe environment in which to enjoy rich cultural diversity.
One of our favourite rituals is to walk through the nearby Botanitcal Gardens, a scenic cactus reserve just a five-minute stroll from Casa los Pirules. Here, we can walk along the spectacular canyon and watch swooping swallows, call out to hear our voices echo, witness dozens of species of waterfowl and see the thousands of indigenous and imported cacti that are grown and protected in this special reserve. All that, and we also get our morning exercise! Afterwards, we generally walk to the city centre for a delicious Mexican breakfast accompanied by fresh fruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Because my husband loves to bike, he has discovered a number of small nearby villages where he can try out his Spanish as the locals always have time to stop and chat.