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Charming 4 BR House Near Centro with Garden and Roof Terrace

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Yerbabuena sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in Colonia San Antonio, a 20-minute walk from the center of San Miguel. It's a traditional, Mexican-style house, decorated with art and Latin American textiles and handicrafts, and the former home of famed Mexican folksinger Tehua--Maria del Rosario Rayas Trejo (1943-2014).

The property includes a large patio garden with a fountain and seating for six, as well as a spacious roof terrace with views of the Parroquia and the mountains to the north and east.

The house has four bedrooms. On the second floor, three bedrooms--with two queen-sized beds and two singles--share a bathroom with shower and tub. These bedrooms open onto a window-lined sun room and a balcony that overlooks the garden. A fourth bedroom on the first floor, has a queen-sized bed and its own bathroom with shower.

The first floor includes a spacious living room/dining area with a gas fireplace. The table in the dining area seats six. The fully-equipped kitchen has with a gas stove, oven, microwave and large refrigerator. The study has a flatscreen TV, a cable connection and wifi. The premises are maintained by a housekeeper and gardener.

San Antonio is a lively neighborhood where Mexicans, expatriates and vacationers live side-by-side. Small shops and restaurants line the cobbled streets. There are language schools and art schools, including the famous Instituto Allende, all within a 10-minute walk from the house, over non-hilly terrain.

Casa Yerbabuena is perfect for families, couples, singles and for anyone who enjoys living in-town and wants to take an active part in the life of San Miguel. It's not necessary to have a car to get around town, since you can walk or catch a taxi.

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Del Bajío International Airport (BJX)
Car: not necessary

Art classes and Spanish language classes available nearby. A variety of beautiful hot springs are located just outside of town.


Colonia San Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen-size Beds (3) one in bedroom on first floor, two in bedrooms on second floor; Twin Beds (2) two in bedroom on second floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming 4 BR House Near Centro with Garden and Roof Terrace
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Lovely House with Incredible Views

  • 4 of 5

Casa Yerbabuena is a lovely Mexican home in the vibrant and convenient neighborhood of San Antonio. We just returned from a six week stay in this home and were overall very pleased. We have been to San Miguel many times and have rented many beautiful homes in various neighborhoods. San Antonio is one of our favorite locations, and Casa Yerbabuena will be remembered as one of our favorite homes. It is large, authentically Mexican, filled with original art and artifacts, and has beautiful gardens and views. The owners, Mona and Frank, were excellent to deal with and couldn't have been nicer. The property manager was responsive and helpful, and the housekeepers and gardener were very friendly and capable.

The only problem we had with the house is that the master bedroom upstairs (the only one with a queen size bed) shares a wall with the house next door. Although the family there were generally quiet, they often stayed up late and always got up quite early. The downstairs bedroom was by far the loveliest and quietest, but it had only a full size bed which is not ideal for a couple. We worked it out; but again, it wasn't an ideal situation.

The most preferable places to be at this home are the two gorgeous patios. The patio downstairs has lovely plants, a lime tree, and a wonderful fountain. This is the perfect spot to have coffee, eat a meal, or just relax. On the rooftop terrace the views are breathtaking, and this became a favorite place to take in a little sun and to enjoy the sunsets and cool evenings. The plants and flowers on both patios are gorgeous and well taken care of.

As I mentioned, we were overall very pleased with our stay at Casa Yerbabuena (once we figured out the sleeping situation), would definitely consider staying here again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you loved our house and enjoyed the new rooftop terrace. You were certainly excellent guests. Our neighbors are lovely people and usually pretty quiet. If we'd known about the issue, we would have tried to resolve it. Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you again.
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Couldn't ask for better!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Yerbabuena is a gem!! It is obvious that the owners sometimes stay in the house because they have thought of everything! The house is very spacious and comfortable. Everything you could think of needing is in place. We especially loved the interior patio and roof top terrace...there is a spectacular Parroquia view and we enjoyed going up there for Happy Hour wine and cheese and sunsets! We also hosted a few parties and the house is great for that as well. Tho we generally didn't need all the space we had, it was very nice to have spare bedrooms available when we had guests for a few weeks. The neighborhood was great...easy to walk everywhere and friendly neighbors, etc. No noise issues as we had in our rental the winter before. The staff were also friendly, kind and helpful.

We highly recommend Casa Yerbabuena to all!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastopol, California

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our two-month stay in this house. It was our first time, though we've been to San Miguel half-a-dozen times over the last seven or eight years, always renting a house. We like the idea of feeling at a 'home', and this place has it in spades. Spacious, comfortable, clean, and just a delight to be in (kitchen gets special mention -- Diane's a cocinera and knows whatof she speaks!). There was just the two of us for most of our stay (it was fun switching bedrooms every now and then just to enjoy the house's various senses of ambiance), but we did have our daughter and her two children (5 and 9) with us for a couple of weeks. They really enjoyed themselves, for the house and the patio and the terrace are wonderful to kick around and hang out in. Ditto for the neighborhood. So much to see and do -- close in (just north of Orizaba, one of the main east-west streets leading west off of the Ancha), we walked everywhere we needed/wanted to go, and ate ourselves silly in the various restaurants, cafes, storefronts, butcher shops, front stoops and hand-carts. San Antonio is a wonderful section of town, with warm, friendly people everywhere and streets just made for walking around and exploring. Erica, the housekeeper, is an absolute jewel, as is Arcadio, the gardener. Always welcoming and courteous, we never found them intrusive at all (actually looked forward to their arriving). The manager is just a few blocks away, and although we didn't have an occasion to see him much much when we did he was friendly and warm as well. Just a great stay at a great house in a great area in one of the best towns in Mexico -- must say we'll be back...

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa Ontario Canada

Lovely Home in Charming Neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

A well equipped home with a lovely sunny garden in a quiet convenient neighbourhood. Lots of restaurants closely as well as a gym and yoga studio. It is a comfortable walk to El Jardin, in the centre of town. The house had a well equipped kitchen, four spacious bedrooms, a den and comfortable living/dining room. Everything worked well. The owners, Frank and Mona, could not have been more accommodating. Special thanks to Erica, the wonderful housekeeper.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec Canada


  • 5 of 5

We were 6 people travelling in my family and we were all pleasantly accommodated. We discovered that San Miguel de Allende was the number one rated town according to Conde Nast 2013 and decided this is where my parents will be moving for their retirement!! We found this rental property to be especially well located and easy to walk to the town main square especially for my parents that are over 65. It is a very safe neighborhood with so many delicious restaurants especially Hecho en Mexico near the Institute and the restaurant located in the famous Rosewood Hotel as well as their rooftop tapas bar!! This review must not go without a special mention for the maid Ericka, she is outstandingly meticulous and a real gem to go along with this beautifully authentically decorated home! Communication with the owner was beyond satisfactory and even with a little booking hiccup they went beyond what was expected which made our stay even more special!! Even of my parents don't end up here permanently this rental property will be on top of our list!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mazatlan, Sin Mexico

Second Stay even better than the first

  • 5 of 5

Our stay this year was five very enjoyable and relaxing weeks. We had also stayed here in 2013 and this year the house was even more pleasant with the garden having matured more (everyday a dozen or two limes from the tree) and has been kept in great condition by the gardener. The neighborhood is a great mix of young and old, nationals and foreigners. A quiet dead end street made for relaxing times. One truly great addition this year is Erica, she'd just begun as the maid at the time of our trip and Frank and Mona have really stuck gold with her. She kept the house spotless, organized things for us, and went above and beyond in her attention to details and cleanliness. Many nice little restaurants within a couple blocks especially the little Italian restaurant on Orizaba three blocks away toward the Institute. Easy walking to Juarez Park and from there just a slight incline walk to the central jardine. We enjoyed our stay and would return again if we'd not bought a house in SMA during our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Taxes are included. Tipping of staff is customary and recommended. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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