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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
The property was fantastic and Veronica was incredible.
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.
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.
This house provided an excellent stay for 5 women on a getaway vacation. The roof top terraces are beautifully landscaped and we enjoyed the view! Plenty of comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. The only thing missing: hair dryers, but manager agreed to provide for future visits (bring one just in case).
This house was so much more than we had hoped for. The photos in the listing do not do it justice: it is all that and much more. The view from the upper roof garden (yes, there are two roof gardens) is just fabulous.
Veronica keeps the house absolutely spotless: fresh towels and (I think) fresh sheets every day are an absolute treat. Insider tip: let her decide what to make for breakfast!
Absolutely the only downside of this place is the walk uphill back to the house: don't forget that you are at 6500 feet above sea level. Your lungs will remind you! Fortunately, it's only about 50 pesos (currently ~ 3 USD) for a taxi: highly recommended, especially in the heat of the afternoon.
Art schools, art galleries, language schools, near historic town square, chamber orchestra music.
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.