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Luxurious downtown villa with colonial Mexican charm

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths3
Space 9,999 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, sleeps 14

Located three blocks from the Jardin in downtown San Miguel. This huge property has a heated pool and multiple beautifully landscaped rooftop decks with a view of the Parroquia. It has a staff of 7 to meet the needs of any sized party. Breakfast, lunch, and laundry all offered, but food is not provided - the guest pays for the food, and the staff will buy it. Overtime is available for special needs. This property has been featured in Southern Accents (March-April 2005) and is filled with exquisite interior designs. There are two courtyard areas with fountains. The property has a special, separate internet phone, a computer room with internet access, and a living room with DVD and cable TV. There is a library, formal dining area, sitting rooms, multiple outside dining areas. The property also features lush, carefully maintained and manicured gardens. The location and quality of this property is superb.

**Please note that this house is for rental guests only - it is NOT rented for event spaces!!

More Details

Property Manager
Katharine Hibberts
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017


Centro Historico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9999 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • La Fuente - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge stone tiled tub with overhead rain can shower head
    La Cruz - toilet , shower , Huge tiled shower
    La Ventana - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge Mexican tiled tub
    Las Ninas - toilet , combination tub/shower , Round tiled tub with overhead rain can shower head
    Los Arcos - toilet , shower
    Opio - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool House - toilet , shower , Large bathroom area with toilet, sinks, and shower
    Living room bath - toilet , Just off the living room
    Dining room area - toilet , Just outside the dining room area
    Deck bathroom - toilet , Half bath on the roof top decks
  • The stone and tile tubs in La Fuente and Las Ninas are amazing. They have overhead rain can shower heads if you just want a shower. The La Cruz bathroom is a very large tiled shower area. The bathroom next to the pool is very large and can serve as a changing room as well.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • La Fuente - 1 king
    La Cruz - 1 king
    La Ventana - 2 twin/ single
    Las Ninas #1 - 1 queen
    Las Ninas #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Los Arcos - 1 queen
    Opio - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
There are multiple garden areas to dine or relax. The pool area has numerous lounge chairs. The roof top decks / terraces also have multiple lounge chairs. The highest terrace has sofas, chairs, and a bar / grill area. The roof top decks are enormous.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxurious downtown villa with colonial Mexican charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Incredibly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Casa Las Tortugas is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen, let alone had the pleasure of staying in. There are so many different areas to explore, and they are all beautiful! We had a party of 13, and it still felt almost empty, considering how much space there is. Oscar, the manager of the house, was incredibly accommodating and helped us with every aspect of our stay. We couldn't have been happier, and will definitely try to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Tortugas is truly the most stunning home/property is San Miguel and made the perfect vacation home for my family and friends!

Everything, from the decor to the upkeep of the gardens and grounds was dialed in. There was no detailed forgotten. Our stay was so enjoyable we barely left the home to see the sights of San Miguel.

AND to make it even harder to leave was Oscar and the staff. They are an incredible team and so thoughtful and attentive and kind and pleasant and talented and warm and helpful... I could go on and on! Oscar helped with organizing grocery shopping, meal planning, calling taxis and Maria Rosa cooked delicious meals everyday.

On the days we were actually able to pull ourselves from the villa we walked toward the jardin which is a 5 minute stroll away from our favorite bakery, restaurants, and the new concept house Doce18. The only regret we have is that we didn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living the Dream!

  • 5 of 5

This property is INCREDIBLE! We brought 14 people and there wasn't a single complaint about anything! Oscar the house manager is absolutely amazing. And don't get me stated on our chef and the rest of the staff...their all awesome! Everybody was so friendly and accommodating to us.

The house itself is breathtaking. It's over 200 years old and the charm is out of this world. It's like you're staying in a museum with it's perfectly manicured gardens. You're literally a 6 minute walk from the jardin, so the location is exactly what you're looking for. I would recommend this property to everyone.

The property was immaculate the entire time we were there. But it's not like someone is walking behind you cleaning up. It was all done privately. We really enjoyed that.

We seriously cannot wait to get back to San Miguel and stay at this house again. Worth every dollar (or Peso)!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was impeccable!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay along with family and friends at casa tortuga. The home was beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was amazing. Thanks you Oscar and the rest of the staff!! We can't wait to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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More than expected

  • 5 of 5

We used Casa de las Tortugas as our home base for a family gathering of 13. We'd seen the photos on the web site but gorgeous as they are, they didn't do justice to the whole compound. A great feature of the property is the number of gathering places available and at the same time plenty of areas to get away from the crowd when needed.

We felt at home the entire week and rather coddled by the staff. Kudos to Oscar for his organization and the personal service he provided and to Miss Rosa for all the wonderful meals she cooked. Luckily we had my Spanish-fluent niece along to explain to Rosa that we needed considerably less food than she was preparing for us. And the work by the gardeners and housekeepers was unobtrusive and perfectly done.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super house and staff

  • 5 of 5

We used this as a family retreat for ages 3-91 and found it ideal as a place to relax, paint and enjoy SMA. Several blocks from the main square, it has bedrooms to accommodate almost any situation. Even with 10 of us in residence, it was spacious and comfortable. The mature trees and well tended gardens provide great beauty, dappled sunlight and fresh flowers. The house is very comfortable but not overwrought, and the staff are outstanding including the gardeners. Our special thanks to Oscar for your attentiveness and to Elvia for superb meals and chiles nogadas beyond great, and for their special attention to our children! We had a great retreat - thank you! We look forward to returning to SMA and Las Tortugas!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Centro Historico Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rental rates are determined by the number of bedrooms needed. Prices above are quoted for 7 bedrooms. Please contact us for specific rates.

Other fees:
Tips for staff - $10/renter/day
Groceries - groceries are the responsibility of the renter. STAFF WILL CHARGE AN ADDITIONAL 20% ON COST OF GROCERIES.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO)
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of downtown San Miguel de Allende. The property is three blocks away from the Jardin (square on the Parroquia). The town of San Miguel de Allende is at 6,000' MSL and has a high desert climate.


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