We rented this gorgeous home for 10 days in late July/early August 2016. As many of the other guests have already said, it is much better and more beautiful than the photos depict. It is packed full of beautiful art and rugs and the hand rails on the stairs are shaped like serpents and made of what appears to be bronze. That is just one of the many, many details that make it better than any art gallery in the area.
The rooms are very spacious, all with their own bathrooms, and there are patios and fireplaces everywhere.
It's located on top of a hill above downtown San Miguel and the surrounding homes are all multi-million dollar homes, as this one must be. Just think Mount Soledad in La Jolla and you'll have the picture.
It's a short walk to town, but we took a cab, as it is a steep walk on cobblestones. The cabs cost all of about $2 to $3 dollars--like almost free. The beds and linens are of the utmost quality and the pool area is gorgeous. I didn't swim ( my favorite type of exercise as I have aged) because the pool was a bit cold for me, but I later read for a price they'll heat it for your visit. I think that's what I'll do next time.
Oh yes, assuming Paula the owner let's us return, we will definitely be back. I own 6 luxury VRBO rentals in Colorado, and have been using VRBO all over the world, and as my husband said..."This is by far the best place we have ever rented".
Even better than the home--which you can probably tell I loved, was the housekeeper/cook. Her name is Elvie and she kept the place immaculate. She also cooked breakfast and lunch for us, and while we tried 9 different highly recommended restaurants in town, no one had food as good as Elvie's. I would note for your convenience that you bring a blow dryer. They did not provide one or shampoo or bathrobes. Personally I just went to the Rosewood spa daily for a massage and fixed my hair there. This is a very minor point, but I figured if you knew ahead of time, you could bring one with you.
Thank you Elvie and Paula. What a great trip we had, and in great part it was due to your lovely home and service and attention to detail. BTW--we loved the town of San Miguel.Travel and Leisure got it right when they rated it the most beautiful town in Latin America. It felt safe and adorable; great shops and restaurants, and amenities you'd find in a city, but in a charming old, cobblestone town. What a find!!!