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Loft-like, architectural, unique, comfortable home with amazing view

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house

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Property
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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5

Description

Colonia Mexiquito House Rental Photos and Description

- 5 BR, 5 BA, Sleeps 8 or ten if couples

For more information and photos check out our website, located under Further Details.

Beautiful San Miguel de Allende...Conde Nast did a recent survey of over one million travel readers on the BEST city to vacation and visit,,,,SMA came up number one in the world...My casa is in up-and-coming Mexiquito, a comfortable 20-minute walk from the Jardin. Great roof deck with a breathtaking view of San Miguel. Spacious, airy, high-ceiling rooms with wonderful light. Cool architectural details. Comfortably furnished. Near bus stops and taxi stations. Quiet, lush neighborhood. Hip, uncluttered decor with art and furniture from local artists. Perfect accommodations for cooking, fitness, shopping, and art groups. Ideal housing for photography or film crews. Extremely private. Modern conveniences and fully-working appliances. On-site laundry. High-speed wireless internet service. Telephone service. Electricity voltage comparable to U.S. voltage. Great place to hang out!

Overall design and style: Casa de las Ventanas is a 3-story, 4500-square foot house in the northwest section of San Miguel de Allende in an area called Colonial Mexiquito. The house was originally built in 2000 as the vision of an American architect and follows the style of a modern bed-and-breakfast. Comfortable and unpretentious, the overall effect of the house is of an airy, hip, international hotel. If you enjoy the Thames and Hudson series of 'Hip Hotel' books, you will appreciate the style and individuality of the Casa. For more photos, please click on the link below.

Tour of the Casa: You enter the property through a beautiful wrought-iron gate into a brick courtyard. The front door leads up a wide, inviting staircase to the guest level of the house. The guest floor features four large, well-appointed bedrooms each with their own attached bath and own private balcony with gorgeous views of the city of San Miguel. Guest bedrooms 2 and 3 have very unique bathroom setups, including open-style showers and poured-concrete, free-standing sinks. The guest floor hallway is filled with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows facing the front courtyard and the cobblestone street.

Tour of the Casa continued: Up an open staircase to the main floor, you will find a large, lofty, light-filled living room with an open kitchen on one end and a large brick-walled fireplace on the other. The entire length of the room has enormous picture windows giving you a sweeping view of the rolling hills, beautiful architecture, lush vegetation, and sometimes the midnight fireworks of the city. Fortunately you can enjoy the view without the noise, as the Casa is far enough away from the Centro to be quiet and private.

You will also find a large bedroom and adjoining large bathroom on the main floor, also with its own private balcony. Up one more open flight of stairs and you will reach the roof deck, the perfect place for margaritas at sunset. The roof terrace is a large, sun-drenched space that spans the space of the house and has the most expansive view of San Miguel to be found in the Casa. While on the roof deck at the Casa de Las Ventanas, you will feel close to the sky, the clouds, and the stars.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kate Joyce
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Kate Joyce

I am a stylist and producer for commercial photo shoots and videos.....

and I love san miguel...the house is less expensive for two people to rent....more as you add more people....i spend as much time as I can there...see roof deck....I have a great cook......so if you bring a group you can hire her to cook you and amzing mexican meal...Life is short....ENJOY!!

Kate Joyce purchased this house in 2005

Why Kate Joyce chose San Miguel de Allende

The minute I saw this casa i wanted it....i did not need a house this big but the light in the house and the loft like living room did it....many houses in san miguel are dark...not mine!!

then there was the amazing roof deck and view of the Parroquia....love at first ....sight....lol

What makes this house unique

A bit away from downtown so quieter....san miguel is a noisy place....great views....good area...close to the Aurora Fabrico!! My casa is in colonia Mexiquito..you have to be careful when looking up the street address because you have to have the correct colonia. In san migue there are three streets with this same name....all of them are in different colonia's or neighborhoods.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Loft-like, architectural, unique, comfortable home with amazing view
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Comfortable, architectural, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly amazing! Each room has its own restroom and the family room is so cozy! Highly recommend this home in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed my home and I must say I get enjoyment knowing people have had a good time at Casa de Las Ventanas. After I bought the house in 2006 I was not sure what to name it. One day when a cab driver drove me home and we were chatting I told him I was not sure what to name the house. He got out of his cab, took a look at the house and announced dramatically, Casa de las Ventanas. Yes I thought yes. The house offers dramatic views from the living room of San Miguel and a view of the Parroquia.
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4

Great space for entertaining with lots of style and charm with great views of SMA.

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully appointed guest rooms each w own bath. Great entertaining kitchen with generous dining room table to accommodate 10 guests. The local neighborhood is friendly and a short walk to the Fabrica. Roof terrace was a great spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! And thanks for being such great tenants taking good care of the casa! You are welcome back any time.
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4

Very Comfy Big Home

  • 4 of 5

Getting to the property was easy once you get a hang of it, location is outside of town, perfect for us because we needed to get a good night sleep. The home is very tastefully done. Beds and pillows were comfy. We had a family gathering and it suited us perfectly. Well stocked with the necessities. Lots of bright natural light in the house. Had coffee on the roof top terraza in the morning and soaked in some sun. I would recommend this home to a large group. Thanks Kate for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mind-blowing gem

  • 5 of 5

Kate is a great soul and her home is a unique sanctuary. One of a kind in every way possible. Words don't do justice to the off-beat coziness and breathtaking views this property has to offer. Will definitely come back and enjoy everything once again

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review means a lot to me. It is lovely that some people who come and stay are able to enjoy my casa as much as I do. xo Kate
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5

The Best "Home Away From Home" in SMA!

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to stay @ La Casa de Las Ventanas last fall. It is a very cool, loft-like home, with an amazing view to the Centro and of the La Parroquia (Main church on the Jardin) from the rooftop deck, (which is a great spot for morning coffee and yoga, or cocktails at sunset). The house is very comfortable and decorated in a cool and hip style. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. It's a great house for a group of friends and or family reunion.

The house is an easy walk down to the Jardin and the center of San Miguel.

There are nice restaurants, art galleries, a natural food store & cafe, and interesting shops within a 10-15 minute walk from the house. I can't wait to return to San Miguel and La Casa de Las Ventanas! A lovely City and a comfortable and cozy Casa!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks...the view is great and one of the reasons I bought the house. My yoga group from San Diego will be coming to visit the house in March this year and we plan to do yoga on the roof!
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5

What they do not tell you about San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Casa de la Ventanas is the Perfect distance from the center of San Miguel. Just far enough away from the traffic and noise and close enough to enjoy a delightful walk through side streets, observing the local inhabitants going about their daily lives , passing fresh fruit juice stands, bakeries, and peering through doorways to look at hidden courtyards . Exploring SMA is like opening an advent calendar each day. There seems to be some sort of law that anyone can open a business from their home , which means, that on some days a door is open and a small gallery or a sweet shop or a tailor appears. The next day, a door further down the block opens and another gem appears !

But what I did not know was just how fit and healthy I would be after a stay here ( two weeks recommended ) One forgets the time when wandering and exploring and the healthy food that abounds from the surrounding farms combined with all the walking in clean air makes for one heck of a fitness experience.

Kate is a fabulous hostess and the house has a comfortable, laid back, safe, welcoming vibe. There is plenty of space for privacy or joining friends on the roof top terrace overlooking the whole of San Miguel. If you have the opportunity ask for Teresa to come and cook for you......delicious!

Looking forward to my next visit

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Leon de Bajia
Car: not necessary

San Miguel de Allende is in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, which is in the central area of the country. San Miguel is an old colonial town with a very European feel and has long been a haven for artists and people who love great weather. The City also boasts a thriving cultural and entertainment scene, beautiful historic architecture, and the vivid colors of Mexico. San Miguel de Allende's famed Jardin in the center of town is a great place to people-watch and meet travelers and locals. Geographically, San Miguel is in the mountainous central region of Mexico where you can enjoy day trips to Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, and the numerous natural hot springs during the nearly year-round temperate weather. The people of San Miguel are warm, welcoming, and proud of their beautiful city. They make it a wonderful place to visit.

Rates & Availability

Colonia Mexiquito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$300
$1,550
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

the area is great.....you can see the centro from the windows and roof and it is a 2 minute walk to be in the historic center....the walk is pretty and there is also a bus right outside the house which costs 40 cents each way.....8 minutes from the house on foot is the Aurora Fabrica....a great place to view good art.....eat....two good restaurants....adn have a good cappucino at their coffee cafe

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Amenities

Colonia Mexiquito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    guest floor bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    guest floor bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    guest floor bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    guest floor bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • each bedroom has a full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • main floor bedroom - 2 double , private full bathroom with door and tub
    guest floor bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , private full bathroom with door
    guest floor bedroom 2 - 1 double , full bathroom
    guest floor bedroom 3 - 1 double , full bathroom
    guest floor bedroom 4 - 1 double , private full bathroom with tub
  • There are 7 beds in the house....5 double beds and two single beds Four bedrooms are on one floor. Like a hotel floor. the 5th Bedroom is on the floor with Kitchen and Living room. the double beds could accommodate a couple.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is suitable only for older children since there are open staircases which would be dangerous for young children and the elderly. Please ask if you would like more information.

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