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Casa Caracol Fabulous Views, Sunny, Lovely Decor, Close

Bedrooms 3
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House that can sleep from 2 - 4 people.

Casa Caracol is nestled on the side of the mountain in a delightful neighborhood a short walk to the city center. The house itself will accommodate 2 - 6 people. The apartment sleeps 2 - 4. The view from the house is spectacular including the mountains and sunset. There is a large roof terrace with a 360 degree view, said by many to be one of the best in town, and small garden with fountain. Large sunny windows, beautiful painted details, and a unique circular interior stairway filled with plants make Casa Caracol a delight to the eye. Queen size bed, cotton sheets, and down comforters make it a comfortable place to live. Plus there is heat a must in the winter months. Weekly maid service is included. Additional services can be arranged.

San Miguel is noted for its art schools as well as many private teachers. Casa Caracol is an easy walk to the Instituto Allende.

Keywords: House with a view

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About charlotte

Charlotte and Wolf designed and built their house in San Miguel in 1995. Wolf is a fine furniture maker and Charlotte is a photographer. Their unique style is reflected throughout the house. The house is built around a curved central stairway ending in a roof terrace with a spectacular view. People who stay in the house comment on how inviting, safe and comfortable they feel. Plus they love all the color.

charlotte purchased this apartment in 1974

Why charlotte chose Colonia Caracol

The house is built around a curved central stairway ending in a roof terrace with a spectacular view. Many feel we have the best view in town from our roof terrace. People who stay in the house comment on how inviting, safe and comfortable they feel. Plus they love all the color. And who doesn't want a house in San Miguel de Allende? Not only is it beautiful and have a climate that cannot be beat year round it is also full of interesting people. We especially like to be in SMA in the summer to get out of the Texas heat where we live the rest of the year.

What makes this apartment unique

Our neighborhood is special. It is a mix of middle class Mexicans, Canadian and people from the US. Everyone if friendly. If you should visit when we are in San Miguel we will give you many tips on places to see and will also bring you to visit some of the neighboring villages if you so desire. And a trip to the hot springs is always fun.


Colonia Caracol Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • no parties
  • no pets
  • children are not allowed on roof terrace or stairway without an adult
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Detached Unit - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) roll-away bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fabulous Roof Terrace with a 360 view.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

View from the top

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the street level apartment for four weeks in San Miguel de Allende. There was a guest room close next to the apartment for our guests to come a stay. The place is well equipped and comfortable. Our apartment even had a small balcony over looking the city. The roof top patio is a wonderful place to watch the sunset or just to relax. The walk down is all downhill . Some days we were ambitious and walked up to the casa. But most days we took a cab. ( about 3 dollars).

The owner kept us very informed. We felt very safe here. I would highly

recommend casa Caracol.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review Jennifer. I just hope one day when you return to SMA we can spend a little more time together. You were delightful guests.
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An Interesting San Miguel Place

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property several times. It has some pluses, such as the incredible rooftop view of town (and partial views from Apt #2), and really neat design features. It is in a quiet neighborhood (by San Miguel standards). It is a beautiful (if long) downhill walk to center. For most folks, it would be a taxi ride home. While there is a small tienda store just steps away for drinks and some supplies, most shopping will require a taxi or hike to larger stores.

The kitchen in apt 2 is adequate, and well stocked with implements. The furnishings are simple and usable, and the full size bed is better than many in Mexico.

The owners (who may not be on property when you are there) are great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Randall. Glad to have you back again
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San Diego, CA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent five nights at Apartment 2 in Casa Caracol at the end of 2012. It was a beautiful, clean, well-maintained apartment, and we would stay there again in a heartbeat. The kitchen was well equipped, and even though the bathroom was kind of small, it was fine for two people. Thanks, Charlotte, for such a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review.
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Corvallis, Org

Soar with the Eagles!

  • 5 of 5

We spent most of April in Apt #1 at Casa Caracol. I had chosen this Casa from the website

pictures. They beckoned me upward. Wow! What glorious views--180° from inside; 360°

from the rooftop terrace. Truly incredible! We even got to meet the gracious owners,

just before our stay.

My husband uses a cane, but he remained a willing and able walker, inspite of the upward approaches

from Centro. Buses and taxis easily filled in the spaces between longer walks.

The apartment was tastefully and artistically decorated. The open floor plan added a spacious feeling

to the apartment. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom roomy.

I was able to find tennis and swimming right down the hill, on Ancho de San Antonio,

along witb good restaurants.

Maria, the plant tender , did our laundry (for a fee). She even ironed everything!

We loved Casa Caracol. It added to the Magic of San Miguel!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Carolyn, I only wish we could have stayed longer to get to know you. So glad you enjoyed our Eagles Nest. Charlotte
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This home was an incredib...

  • 5 of 5

This home was an incredible experience. The positive energy of the home set into motion a calm and relaxed atmosphere that lasted the entire month we were there. Great location and great views.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2007
  • Stayed: March 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Bill. Hope you come again. Charlotte
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This coming winter (2007)...

  • 5 of 5

This coming winter (2007) will be our 3rd stay at Casa Caracol. We find it a perfect base for exploring San Miguel. Close enough to town to walk but far enough to feel as if we're in one of the town's many unique neighborhoods.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2006
  • Stayed: August 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And now you are our neighbors. What a deal
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Leon BJX
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fat Boy
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Fat Boy
Car: not necessary

There are many hot springs in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

The apartment has one bedroom with a queen bed. You may add on an additional guest room for 2 more people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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