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Stunning Rooftop View and Garden, Quiet Street, Beloved Staff

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come share the colors, sights, sounds, charm, excitement, and classes in this artist town maintained as a historic, colonial landmark in Mexico with a large population of both visiting and residential Americans.

Five Bedrooms, a den with an inside table and cable TV in English and cable internet, outside dining room with a fountain, corner garden with a card table, rooftop garden with a view of the neighborhood, and a spectacular rooftop terrace with a view of La Parroquia.

Sleeps ten (five couples).

Four full baths, two half baths.

There are five bedrooms on different levels for privacy, each with screened windows, ceiling fans, dark curtains for summer, and heaters for winter, as well as American-sized beds with down pillows.

The inside den has cable internet, cable TV, American DVD player, VCR, fireplace, table for breakfast and games, and Sony music system. Wifi is included from ground to rooftop.

Next to that is the picturesque outside covered dining room with fireplace, fountain, and garden of its own.

Up a short stair is the corner garden with a card table. Above that is the rooftop garden with mandarin and orange trees, roses and other flowers you can pick to grace your table, and places to sit, walk, and dream. The corner garden especially attracts hummingbirds.

Finally, via a conch-shell spiral staircase from the corner garden, and with a private entrance to the master bedroom, there is a study with doors opening onto the corner and rooftop gardens and a view of La Parroquia Church. A great place for reading and writing. There is a sound system in this room as well as the sofa bed and a large shower.

The uppermost rooftop terrace, up the second section of the spiral staircase, has one of the most spectacular views of San Miguel, La Parroquia Church, surrounding plains and mountains. Great location to watch the sunset. Has a table for evening meals and high chairs to kick back and watch the sun set.

The housekeeper is Veronica and is much loved by the regular visitors. She manages the assisting housekeeper and gardener and is available M-F and 1/2 day on Saturday. Clothes can be washed daily, except Sundays.

She loves to cook and will provide breakfast and lunch, with enough food for the evening, if desired (you provide the funds for food, Veronica will shop on her own or even take you along to see the markets). There is a Spanish-English cookbook, with the same recipes in each language, should you like. There are also classes on gourmet and Mexican cooking at the San Miguel schools.

The kitchen was recently remodeled with marble countertops, dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas oven and range, microwave, blender, and juicer. We have many appliances not available in other homes such as the pressurized water system, new water heater, and clothes washer and dryer.

The House is a five minute walk from El Jardin (the center of town for all the San Miguel activities) and is situated on a quiet residential street so you do not have to put up with late night revelers (bars do not close in San Miguel at night). While in San Miguel de Allende, you can go to the Tuesday market to see a Mexican bazaar, attend wine receptions in art galleries, take art classes at the Instituto or Belles Artes, hear classical music in the historic Angela Peralta Theatre, or go on the Famous Home Tour on Sunday mornings from the Biblioteca library to help other Americans raise funds for medical care for impoverished ranch children. People come from around the world for the art classes. There are also 8-9 Spanish language schools.

Or just stay in Casa DeMarco and read and relax. Restaurants in town are excellent, silver jewelry costs one-third less than in the United States, and getting a pair of the San Miguel women shoes is a must!

The in-town manager, Martha Hernandez, is a neighbor that can respond to your needs and provide information that can be helpful during your stay.

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More Details

Property Manager
Bill East
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Bill East

We, the owners, are a Dallas couple that have enjoyed our time off and treasure being able to visit areas that offer historical as well as cultural events.

My name is Bill, the manager and I will handle your reservations and contract request.

Bill East purchased this house in 2000

Why Bill East chose San Miguel de Allende

We fell in love with San Miguel when we first visited it, and like many others, bought our house on our first trip there. Spanish schools, art schools, art galleries, photographers, writers, and a lovely population of hard-working people who treasure their kids, churches, and their friends. There is so much to do and so, in a town that was founded in 1826. All local children learn both English and Spanish in school.

What makes this house unique

Breakfast in the covered dining room by the kitchen but outside is delightful. Dinner in the same place with a fire going in the fireplace. Drinks and appetizers on the top roof while watching the sunset each night. An average low of 55 degrees and an average high of 75 degrees in the spot called perpetual spring. We continue to update the casa and encourage your suggestions on how to make it better for you and others return visits.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Bill, We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to San Miguel and our stay at your house! It's beautiful, in a great location, and Veronica is wonderful. I already have another friend asking about renting your house in the future. I will be passing them your contact information. I am happy to fill out the review on VBRO.
Oct 2016
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Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) In the Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) In the second bedroom., Double Beds (1) In a downstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in the upstairs kids room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A combination safe is located in the master bedroom.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Stunning Rooftop View and Garden, Quiet Street, Beloved Staff
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 28 reviews
Acton, Massachusetts

4th visit

  • 5 of 5

We recently finished our fourth stay at Casa de Marco. As always we enjoyed our stay.

A welcome surprise was the absence of the neighborhood rooster this year: a not insignificant

plus in SMA.

Veronica and Augustine keep the house in great shape, and we look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having repeat clients. They keep us informed about any needed changes.
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Lovely home in Centro

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a month's stay here, and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was large enough for all our guests or more, yet we felt quite comfortable with just two of us. The kitchen is well equipped should you want to cook. However, the housekeeper provided meals when we asked and made wonderful fruit salads and other dishes for breakfast. She also washed our clothes on occasion as well as regularly cleaning the house. It's a good location to walk to all the SMA attractions, yet it provided terrific views and sunsets from the outdoor roof gardens. It's on a hill but walkable and a taxi is easy to get, and very inexpensive from town. We had a few requests for management and they responded promptly. Couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Marco is beautiful! It is multi-level and at the top of the hill with the most fabulous views of the city and churches. Everything is within walking distance but make sure that you bring GOOD rubber-soled walking shoes with you. The 'cobblestone' is really more like river rocks but there are narrow sidewalks on most streets. Veronica, the cook/maid is fantastic. She and I were both thankful for iTranslate app on our phones so we could communicate. Ask her to make HER favorite breakfasts and you will eat like royalty!

Make sure that you visit Fabrica Aurora, a very nice working artists gallery where you can actually meet many of the artists. The Botanical Gardens were a nice break from the city and very close. Don's Tacos and Tequila had the best, unique tacos we've ever had and too many other restaurants to list (there is a list at the house). This was truly the most relaxing trip we've taken in a long time. This is a home that we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great Christmas in SMA

  • 4 of 5

The property was fantastic and Veronica was incredible.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John
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Acton, Massachusetts

Carl and Barbara and quests

  • 5 of 5

This was our third prolonged stay at this wonderful house in SMA, and we are already reserved for eight weeks next year.

The house is very well outfitted and is extremely comfortable. When we are not out enjoying the charms of San Miguel the gardens and outdoor spaces are a relaxing haven. Watching the sunset from the upper deck is

truly spectacular. Veronica takes very good care of us and laughs (in a good way} at our attempts at Spanish.

We look forward to our return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carl...We welcome you anytime.
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Los Angeles

The charm of old Mexico in Mexico's most charming destination.

  • 5 of 5

This home was far more than what we expected. Unlike many rentals, this home has all the little personal touches of a family that loves it. It's spacious with glorious light that streams in from every window. The house incorporates the outside as part of the living space which is what we love so much about homes in Mexico.

The rooftop gardens are spectacular and beautifully maintained by a full time gardener. The home sits on a hillside overlooking the entire city, you view the sunset every night and see the lake in the distance.

As removed and peaceful as the location is, it's no more than a ten minute downhill walk to the famous Jardin square. For those of you who don't like hills, a $3.00 or 35 peso cab ride is all it is from anywhere in the city to make your way home.

The staff is warm and very sweet and they are also great cooks as well. We had a wonderful cocktail party for 15 friends, Veronica and Guadalupe spent the entire day making the appetizers from scratch. Evenings this is the most quiet and siren place in the city, I've never slept so well. I could go on, but I end by saying it was difficult to leave. We'll do it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate our staff as well as our guest. Thank you both. Bill
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Parque Juárez
Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel
Fábrica La Aurora
Mercado de Artesanías
Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Queretara International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
go west 1 block
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Demarco
Nearest Point of Interest

Art schools, art galleries, language schools, near historic town square, chamber orchestra music.


Rates & Availability

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit is required and will be returned no later than 45 days after visit is concluded and when there is no evidence of damage and when telephone bill has been obtained.

We accept checks and electronic deposits.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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