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Cory Gray

Member since: 1998
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Speaks: english

Favorite of the Famous House & Garden Tour - Private and Comfortable

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 9 nights

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Overview

Centro Villa Rental Photos and Description

Very Private and Quiet - 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

'VILLA FELIZ' If you enjoy privacy, serenity and comforts this is the house for you. Rent this wonderful San Miguel Villa where you can enjoy a fabulous vacation relaxing and having fun in this very private, charming, tranquil designer home. Ideal space for two, four, six, eight or ten people.

Whether you are a couple or a group this villa is designed so visitors can have their own 'space'. Not just a bedroom door to close for privacy but two actual efficiency apartments in addition to the main house; a real retreat for an afternoon nap or an early morning cup of coffee.

Free Vonage phone service to and from the US and Canada. Broadband internet. Enjoy a free Mexican Cooking Lesson with daily cook; Guadalupe.

This house is described as four bedrooms but two of the “bedrooms” are separate apartments (only used in conjunction with the main house to provide additional privacy).

However at no time are the apartments used or rented separately from the main house. You will not share this property with other guests. The efficiency apartments could be entered from a private walkway from the front entrance of the main house.

All beds have very comfortable bedding. Good natured cook with a wonderful disposition loves to cook and will gladly teach you Mexican recipes. Relax on the rooftop garden and marvel at the panoramic views and lovely sunsets while sipping a margarita. This is paradise! Visit the web site listed below to see what other guests have said about their vacation at Villa Feliz.

Villa Feliz is located in a safe neighborhood; Enjoy concerts, lectures, plays, readings, dance performances and art openings held on a regular basis. The most popular restaurants, tennis, golf, gym, galleries and the Instituto Allende are within a short walk from Villa Feliz (no hills to climb).

San Miguel sits at 6300 feet altitude providing warm sunny days and cool nights.

Villa Feliz sleeps 2 to 10 comfortably and rates depend on the time of the year and/or the number of persons - there is also a loft that sleeps four. Well behaved children are welcome.

Both Guadalupe and Rosie (bilingual helper) are anxious for you to be comfortable and help you in any way they can. .

The cook and the maid have the unique ability to 'spoil' guests and they really please everyone who walks through the front door. They both have a wonderful disposition and always a smile and helpful nature. If you desire privacy you can easily change their work schedules.

There are many different areas to sit peacefully and relax or the grand sala and outdoor dining area where guests can meet together. The connecting apartments are a big plus in this environment where everyone in your vacation group can have their separate 'space' when desired. Guests continue to be surprised at the lovely outdoor ambiance where the weather is fabulous year round.

Holiday and Fiesta rates are posted under 'Rates'

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Parties: Guests at Villa Feliz can also take advantage of our in house catering service, authentic Mexican cuisine, prices to fit every budget. Plan a cocktail gathering or a Mexican dinner party .. a fun and inexpensive way to entertain the "Mexican" way.

"Louise did a fabulous job with our wonderful dinner party for 10. What fun, great appetizers, food and drink. Well planned and fun ... she even had a Mexican guitar player. This event was the highlight of our week"

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Cory Gray (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cory Gray

Grew up in the northeast. Graduated from Bucknell in Lewisburg, PA. Former school teacher and real estate broker. Retired to San Miguel from Florida. Still spend time in Vero Beach where I have family. Truly enjoy all that magical San Miguel and Vero Beach have to offer.

Cory Gray purchased this villa in 1997

Why Cory Gray chose San Miguel de Allende

The owner built this designer villa from scratch: This house has the charm, comfort and convenience which she enjoys when in residence. She says, 'I can live anywhere in the world and my choice for the past 30 years has been to live in this delightful haven; San Miguel is perfect for me with the activities and culture galore. Gives me great pleasure to share this special place with visitors from near and far.

I truly love the location and neighborhood and feel fortunate to have friendly Mexican neighbors.

What makes this villa unique

It is important that my guests enjoy their special vacation in this lovely, very private and comfortable home. The peaceful and very private ambiance of the entire house will entice guests to return to Villa Feliz. The house is located in a very safe neighborhood with very friendly and helpful Mexican and Gringo neighbors. Two minute walk to the well known and friendly San Miguel Bridge Club where guests are always welcome.

Guadalupe the cook/maid has the ability to 'spoil' guests and she really pleases everyone who walks through the front door. She has a wonderful disposition and always a smile and helpful nature. Rosie my bi-lingual assistant will greet you upon arrival and serve you a welcoming meal and make certain you are in comfortable surroundings with choice of sleeping areas.

There are so many different spots to sit peacefully and relax or the grand sala and outdoor dining area where couples or individuals can meet together. The connecting apartments are a big plus in this environment where everyone in your vacation group can have their separate 'space' when needed or if you are a couple this house offers total privacy, seclusion and comfort.

Parties: Guests at Villa Feliz can also take advantage of our in house catering service, authentic Mexican cuisine, prices to fit every budget. Plan a cocktail gathering or a Mexican dinner party .. a fun and inexpensive way to entertain the "Mexican" way.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing home! I was a little nervous when I pulled up to the front door but it was typical of SMDA colonial architecture. Understated entry opening to a beautiful courtyard and over the top home. We loved living in an authentic neighborhood but feeling completely pampered by the beautiful aesthetic and great staff. Corey was very accessible and helpful and the staff that cleaned and cooked for us went out of their way to make us comfortable. My friends and I were so pleased with the layout. They took the master, I took the upstairs apartment. All of us thought we got the better deal. There are no bad areas of the house. I never wanted to leave! The house is so clean! I really noticed it when I wore white socks one day and walked around with my shoes off. They were still clean and white when I took them off for bed. Everything was walking distance. We found a great yoga studio/spa just three blocks away and went every day. This was my first experience in San Miguel de Allende. I loved the town and my friends and I couldn't wait to get back to our beautiful home every night!
Apr 2016
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4.9
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Favorite of the Famous House & Garden Tour - Private and Comfortable
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Boston, Mass, USA
5

Wonderful week at Villa Feliz!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us—an 88 year old woman, three middle-aged women, and a 20-something woman—just returned from a week at one of the most beautiful spots in San Miguel. Villa Feliz is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The staff members are incredibly helpful about what to do and see. The owner, Cory, suggested a guide who took us to Guanajuato and Dolores Hidalgo as well as the Tuesday market in town. The house manager, Holly, was always available to suggest activities and give us advice. You can't go wrong staying here. I'd return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

The best of San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a surprise. Walking in to the entrance courtyard is bliss. We loved the cooing of doves and the sound of the water in the courtyard fountain. And, a pot of soup awaiting our arrival! This location is perfect - not only can you easily access (20 min walk) the downtown/heavy expat area, but best of all you are staying in the "real" neighborhood where you very quickly feel as if you live there. We loved the little restaurant a couple of blocks from the house which I think was called "Rinconcita". If you go, have the Mexican stew! We also quickly fell in love with Lupe who brought us her mother's freshly made tortilla. Pure delight.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati,Ohio
5

wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Villa Feliz is everything we expected and more. Three couples plus a single spent two weeks there this year. From

the courtyard to the main house, to the two individual apartments all tastefully decorated we never felt crowded. The household staff was also great. Lupita fixed wonderful meals for us. Always had a smile for everyone and even though she could not speak any English and we no Spanish communication was not a problem. Rosie was also a real jewel and made our stay most pleasant. Yalee the other housekeeper, although very shy, was also always keeping the place spotless. The owner Cory was very easy to work with and gave us much useful info about the home and the city. We truly hope we can return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston Il
5

The gift!

  • 5 of 5

We gave ourselves the gift of a week in San Miguel,not knowing how challenging the winter of 2013/14 in Chicago was going to be. We arrived at Casa Feliz to be greeted with hot soup and a wonderful home. We relaxed for the week ,with trips to the market,hot springs, nearby cities and many good meals eaten out and at home. Guadalupe and Jackie spoiled us and it was wonderful! Thank you so much to you Cory,for providing such a welcoming home and all your suggestions re transportation and places to visit. We plan on returning .

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay In San Miguel was excellent, and one of the best things was where we stayed. The house is lovely, very comfortable and an easy walk or cab ride to everything. The staff is friendly and efficient. They helped us out several times and were a great resourse for us. We liked them a lot. We hope to stay there again when we return. The one problem we had was that we liked it so much, we wanted to stay at the house, on the roof terrace or in the front courtyard, rather than venture out.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Houston, Tx
5

San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Cory,

The town of San Miguel was amazing and your house blew away our expectations! We are really looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you for accommodating us at the last minute.

Marcelo was also great in providing a lot of my friends and family transportation to and from QRO airport.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
QRO (45 miles) BJX (115 miles)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Club de Golf Malaquein
Car: not necessary

Less than 8 minute walk to Instituto Allende with classes galore. 5 minutes to clay tennis courts. Two miles to golf with caddies. Free on-site Mexican cooking lesson with Guadalupe.

Hot springs are a 17 to 20 minute drive or taxi

Taxi's cost under $3.00 almost anywhere in San Miguel.

Come share the colors, sights, sounds, charm, excitement, and classes in this artist/cultural town maintained as a historic, colonial landmark in Mexico with a large population of both visiting and residential Americans, Canadians and European folks. Conde Nast in 2014 voted San Miguel as the #5 city in the World!

Culture galore!

Take classes: Spanish, dance, yoga, art, music, acting, painting, jewelry, weaving, sculptor, painting, cooking and many, many more.

Attend: Music festivals, jazz festivals, live theater, wine tasting, fabulous restaurants, tours, Botanical gardens, bird watching, etc.

HOLIDAY RATES:

CHRISTMAS WEEK: December 21, 2015 to December 28, 2016 $3200 up to 10 persons

NEW YEARS WEEK: December 28, 2015 to January 4, 2017 $3500 up to 10 persons.

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Rates & Availability

Centro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Independence Sept 12-19 6 pers
Sep 12 2016 - Sep 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Oct 16-25 6 persons
Oct 16 2016 - Oct 25 2016
9 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Christmas Week 8 persons
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
New Years - 8 persons
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300
Late arrive w/o notice $50

Holiday&Fiesta 7 day stay $1700-4 persons+$100 each extra pers. Limit 9 persons
High Seas: Jan-Feb-Mar-July-August
$1500 weekly rate - 4 persons-$200 each addl pers per week
Low Seas:$900 wk rate: 2 persons-$100 each addl pers per wk
Holidays & Fiestas: Add 25%
Christmas Wk-$3200 Dec 20-27
New Years Wk- $3500 Dec 27-Jan 3
Winter wks: Add gas Allowance
Excessive Gas Use: If over $100
Dog deposit $500
Late night arrival: After 9:30 PM ... $35.00 fee paid in cash to greeter

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Amenities

Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Small full bathroom in efficiency apartment
  • There are four full unique bathrooms with four full showers and one jetted bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft for young folks over penthouse apartment - 1 king , 1 double , For large groups with young folks .. ladder to loft
    Separate attached Efficiency Apartment - 2 twin/ single , Private Attached apartment - twin beds can become a King
    Rooftop Penthouse Attached Apartment - 1 queen , Full attached penthouse apartment, full bath and kitchen
    bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) There is a King Bed in the Master Bedroom .. guest bedroom has twin beds There are also twin beds in the studio apartment that can convert to a King if guests prefer a King. There is a King and double mattress in the Penthouse Loft, Queen size Beds For large groups the house and two attached/connecting apartments (one with a loft that can sleep 4 persons) the entire house can sleep 8 to 10 comfortably. These apartments are never rented separately but offer privacy for individuals or couples. Secluded and quiet atmosphere., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1) This is a Queen Size bed in the penthouse apartment
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Free Phone to USA & Canada, Major English channel TVs, Well stocked kitchen, Linens, hairdryers. Full-time maid and gourmet cook included, A light meal will be waiting day of arrival. After your welcome meal just pay for the food you select and consume. Amelia will gladly shop, cook and serve, She can call for an 'in house' massage which you will truly enjoy. Guadalupe will pamper you and keep the house sparkling clean. 'This home has everything, just bring your toothbrush!. 'What a wonderful surprise to have found such a perfect vacation spot on the internet, Villa Feliz is all your description stated and more, Guadalupe spoiled us with her shopping, cooking and Mexican cooking lesson. Your suggestion to use a 'driver' from the airport was perfect and it was wonderful to have him there to greet our family. Thanks ever so much for all the helpful information you provided prior to our trip - an added bonus to our enjoyable visit' Justin Wakefield, Fort Worth,

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