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Casa Piña SMA: Steps To El Jardin, In The Shadow of La Parroquia

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Centro Historico Villa Rental Photos and Description

Amazing Downtown Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 6, Unparalleled Location

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¿Que es?

Casa Piña SMA is one of San Miguel de Allende’s finest colonial homes furnished with period antiques and original artwork. This three-bedroom and four-bathroom downtown villa sleeps up to six guests and is attended to by a courteous, diligent and trustworthy staff that provide personalized service for guests and the luxury of total leisure.

Experienceing the best of both worlds

Casa Piña SMA’s front door is just half a block from the center of town, offers unparalleled access to the idilic life of el Jardin and convenient strolls to all points beyond in the centro historico. Yet behind the thick adobe walls of its original facade guests will experience a rare form of peace, privacy and privilege.

Dining al fresco and sunsets from the mirador

Casa Piña SMA’s focal point is the central patio with a large stone fountain in the middle. The south-facing “outdoor” living room and dining room is a year-round favourite with all guests. It fills with warm winter sunlight and remains cool and shady in the summer as the sun travels further north. It is a lovely spot to spend the entire day, to entertain or host a comida with guests. Another table in the cactus garden at the rear of the house provides an al-fresco dining option.

At sunset, the rooftop mirador is the best spot in the house to start the evening in style or to reflect on the day’s events as the sky lights up in a colourful display and sun disappears behind the distant mountains.

Master bedroom suite and guest bedrooms

At Casa Piña SMA, the three widely-separated bedrooms over three stories provide privacy, tranquility and rest.

The second-floor master bedroom suite has a huge boveda, or domed, ceiling and provides guests with total comfort and space. It includes a king-sized bed, an adjacent, private, outdoor sun deck, two walk-in closets, and two en-suite bathrooms. Banks of south facing french doors on either side of a fireplace keep the room toasty with direct natural light in the winter.

The second bedroom, in a separate building, is half a flight up from the patio and has it’s own veranda. It has soaring ceilings supported by original beams, twin beds, fireplace, bathroom with shower, and French doors that open on to the cactus garden.

The third bedroom sits atop the the second bedroom but is a full story up from the master bedroom suite. It has a has a Queensize bed, bathroom with shower, and a comfortable terrace overlooking the central patio. Guests seeking higher ground will find it along with stunning views up the spiral staircase to the rooftop mirador, or lookout.

Keywords: casa, villa, house, townhouse

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Aleida Waque
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Casa Piña SMA: Steps To El Jardin, In The Shadow of La Parroquia
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Austin, Texas

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed in Casa Pina twice in the last few years; the house and the location are remarkable. We have stayed in other homes in San Miguel but the house on Aldama has been the best, it makes the SMA experience even more memorable.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2004
  • Stayed: Apr 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN

Beautiful, Art-Filled and Perfectly Located

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned to San Miguel after our first trip in 2012. This time we were with two couples who had not been to the City. On our recommendation, we stayed again at Casa Pina, where we had stayed in 2012. The other four were seasoned travelers, and so we held our breath, hoping that they would love Casa Pina as much as we had the first time we were there. We needn't have worried. They were as charmed as we were, and thanked us many times for bringing them to this magical home.

Maria and Theresa, the cook and housekeeper, were there again, and were again attentive to our needs . . . and patient with our lack of Spanish speaking skills. Again, we did not take advantage of the lunches that they would have provided, but enjoyed their wonderful breakfasts every morning, as well as one dinner prepared at our request. The house was also beautifully maintained and picked up for our return each late afternoon or evening. Aleida, the owner, was also available to answer any questions that we had, as was the English speaking property manager.

The location of the house is without peer. Within 1 1/2 blocks of the Jardin, and very near to the action while being very quiet and secluded. The design and decoration of the house are also very special. Three very private bedroom areas gave each couple all the privacy that they might want, while the common areas (particularly the living/dining room that is open to the courtyard, gave ample space for our time together. A second living room and dining room are available, but seldom used because we didn't want to leave the open air living area and large fireplace - perfect for eliminating any early morning or evening chill.

In addition to the ample private areas, the Wi-Fi helped those of us who had to do a little work while we were there.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, luxury

  • 5 of 5

Look no further. This is the place to stay. This 250 year old villa is perfect. Indoor/outdoor living in an historic setting, 1 block from the square, with helpful staff. Elegantly furnished with comfortable beds. Private.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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estancia excepcional

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Pina was a wonderful experience! We were so pleased with the attention that staff members Theresa, and Guadalupe gave us throughout our stay - wonderful breakfasts, attention to gluten-free requests, delicious guacamole on the spur of the moment and well-maintained living spaces.

And, thanks to owner Aleida for being available and making sense of our requests throughout our stay. We all appreciated her excellent restaurant and shopping recommendations.

The authentic Mexican property worked beautifully for our needs. We loved spending time together in the outdoor living room and beautifully maintained interior gardens. And, each of us enjoyed the privacy of our personal living spaces.

Proximity to the Jardin and Parroquia was another major plus since our party included a couple of ”not so mobile” guests. And, a special early morning treat was the view of the Jardin and the ever-present hot air balloon (at 7:15 am) from the Casa Pina rooftop!

We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

The Three Amigas

  • 5 of 5

For charm, serenity and location, Casa Piña exceeds all expectations. It is in the heart of the Centro, 2 blocks from the luxury Rosewood hotel where one is welcome to use pool and spa on a daily basis. The interior gardens and outdoor living room are magical. The owner has created an elegant, comfortable and authentic home for visitors. The cook and housekeeper are wonderful. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guadalajara, México

Muy buena estadía

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos en Casa Piña el puente de noviembre, nuestra estadía fue de lo mejor. Es un lugar muy cálido, tanto en lo hermoso de la vegetación que es excelente y muy bien cuidada, y nos hicieron sentir como en casa, las atenciones de la Sra Teresa y Guadalupe de lo mejor. Claro que regresamos!!'


  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
leon, guanajuato or queretaro, queretaro
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
queretaro/hwy 57
Car: not necessary

Casa Piña SMA is at the start of Aldama, a picturesque, cobblestone, residential street that leads away from the back wall of la Parroquia, San Miguel's main church located on el Jardin, the town's central square. The chic restaurants, bars and rooftop terraces of hotels Matilda and Rosewood are a just two blocks away, on el Parque Benito Juarez, San Miguel's Central Park, if you will. El Centro Historico is at your doorstep, everything's within walking distance-- really.

Other Activities: hot springs, bridge, arts & crafts


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Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 4.0%

Samana Santa, Independence Day, Day of the Dead, CAN Thanksgiving, US Thanksgiving, Christmas Week or New Years Week have a 20% surcharge.

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Centro Historico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom 1st ensuite bathroom. - toilet , tub , shower , Tri-view cabinet mirrors
    Master bedroom 2nd ensuite bathroom. - toilet , shower , Tri-view cabinet mirrors
    Bathroom 3 ensuite to guest bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 ensuite to guest bedroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bathrooms in the Master bedroom. Ensuite bathrooms in both guest rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Two ensuite bathrooms, and two walk-in closets, sundeck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom, terrace & walk-out to cactus garden.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom, balcony, rooftop mirador.
  • King size beds (1), Queen Bed (1), Twin Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
At Casa Piña SMA, everything is provided to enable you and your family and friends to enjoy a pampered vacation. READ ON! This spacious and comfortable home is staffed by a full-time cook who shops and prepares local delicacies, as well as a houskeeper/laundress, six days per week. A gardener comes in twice-a-week to tend the banks of flowering plants and vines that grace the patios, walkways, sitting areas, and terraces. In addition, there is an English-speaking property manager on-call at all times just in case.

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