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Bright Casita in Historic Center, Unique City and Sunset Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Casita Piedras Vistas, a new sunny flat in the historic centro of San Miguel will charm you.

Panoramic views of the old church tops around the central square and the countryside are especially rich at sunset. Located in the very safe oldest part of town, a warren of narrow cobblestone streets. Walk only 4 1/2 blocks from the main square or 'jardin' as the locals call it, and the Instituto Allende and the Plaza Civica with its open air artesian and vegetable markets are also only 4 blocks away.

Private entrance on a quiet cobblestoned street. You will enjoy the modern Mexican tiled, full kitchen with French doors open to the view. The garden rooftop vistas are breathtaking in all directions, with a private eating area and chaise lounge and a shared gazebo with table for dining or wireless internet use.

Gas fireplaces in living room and bedroom provide warmth. Maid and garden service provided. Within a block you will find several Mexican mini groceries, vegetable markets and the friendly oldest cantina in town.

It is also a short walk to the Jardin Botanico canyon and nature preserve, the beautiful Parque Juarez, and 1 block to the Casa de Cultura. You won't want to leave this beautiful place.

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Megan and Gordon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Megan and Gordon

We live in Olympia, Washington, but we lived with our youngest son in San Miguel for a year in 2008/2009. Our son went to a Mexican school for his 8th grade year.

Megan and Gordon purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Megan and Gordon chose Zona Centro

We purchased this casita for its easy access the rich culture of San Miguel, the friendliness of the people and the opportunity to be part of this unique community.

What makes this apartment unique

We especially enjoy the nightly sunsets over the sierra from the french door windows in the kitchen/dining room. We enjoy being close to the central square, the open market, the Institute Allende and language schools. We enjoy moutain biking with the 'Bici-Burro' bike shop just two blocks away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved Day of the Dead in San Miguel. It was sunny and warm. There were so many parades and so much art. The casita had beautiful views of the sunsets and the fireworks at night. We loved the friendly old bar, El Manantial, just around th corner.
Oct 2009
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Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
El Manantial (the spring here where SMA founded)
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
El Manantial
Car: not necessary

Language schools and Arts/crafts/cooking schools


Zona Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Bright Casita in Historic Center, Unique City and Sunset Views
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
Shreveport, Louisiana

High, cool and comfy

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is on the third floor and normally I would not even attempt such a thing. But I figured ok, try it, even with my knees which are sometimes challenged. But it was a great, airy one bedroom...just what I needed. The cross ventilation and cool nights were perfect. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom very nice. The whole place is very clean and the cleaner who came twice in the week I was there was friendly and did a very good job and was very helpful with laundry. Downside: San Miguel is on the side of a mountain and the cobblestone streets and narrow sidewalks can be a challenge but if you've done your research you know what you're getting into. The people I met along the way were cordial. I even lost weight because I walked every where and only restored to the easy to get and use taxis three times the whole week. The apartment is at the bottom of a very narrow street so it is not a real challenge and it is indeed close to the center (the Jardin Allende). I enjoyed my stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great price, perfect location and the terrace for morning and evening enjoyment was "tops"!!

  • 5 of 5

First, let me say that when we return to SMA it will be in Apt. 3 (top apt) of Gordon and Meg's lovely "home" away from home. The BdRm was large with a view of the city. All the comforts were afforded us including a very well stocked kitchen.

The location was in walking distance to "Everything and everywhere".

The top outside terrace had a fantastic view of the city and many of its beautiful churches and of giant air balloons floating gracefully over the city early every morning with the sun catching their beautiful bright multicolored markings. In the late afternoon it was a perfect place to chill out with a Ginger Margarita and watch the sun descend behind our location.

Thank you Meg and Gordon!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great!

Clean and neat, it had everything.

Location was fine for me but for older folks it may be a bit far form centro.

Taxis are cheap and easy to get.

I would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this casita. It was comfortable with a nice view and lots of afternoon sun. The location was perfect and only a 10 minute walk to the Jardin or in the other direction to the Parque Juarez. The rooftop patio was a highlight with a lovely view over the town.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay in SMA

  • 5 of 5

It was our third trip to San Miguel de Allende. We choose the area of Chorro because of its vicinity and easy accessibility to downtown. The apartment where we stayed this time for almost six weeks was so far the best place we had during our vacations in SMA. Besides of the location it has great features which make life easy: the well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, the washer/dryer, the well working internet and the TV with a DVD. The queen size bed is comfortable. It is suitable for a longer time to stay for two people. The apartment is well kept and clean, the house cleaner service perfect. It has a great roof top terrace offering spectacular views of sunsets and over the city, only one flight up from the apartment. The house is in rather quiet neighborhood. Sleeping is never a problem, even the cars passing on Pedras Chinas sometimes may be a bit annoying. The walk to downtown is an easy 10 minutes. Back up might be a bit more strenuous, but there are inexpensive taxis. The people in the neighborhood are friendly and there are little stores offering the basics for the daily life for little money. The description on VRBO is accurate, there were no surprises. I only can recommend this apartment. We will rent it again on our next trip to SMA.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Megan and Gordon's for 3 weeks and really liked it. It has all of the comforts of home, is nicely decorated with a very comfortable bed. It is located in a great area of San Miguel, on a very quaint and narrow cobblestone street. You can walk to the Centro in about 10 minutes and the Park is just a few minutes walk away. Megan and Gordon were very helpful with everything I needed. Would recommend it, and also would stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Monthly rate is for any four week period or longer, and not by the calendar month. Rates are negotiable May through September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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