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Bright Casita in Historic Center, Unique City and Sunset Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 13 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:
March 15, 2018

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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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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(13 traveler reviews)

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Bright Casita in Historic Center, Unique City and Sunset Views
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews

San Miguel is the best!!

  • 5 of 5

San Miguel is the best and this apartment is clean, nicely equipped and well maintained . The view of the city and surrounding countryside is astounding. This property is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Historical area, lots to offer!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this apt.( Jan 17-31, 2018). Apt tastefully decorated Mexican style, beautiful Mexican artwork and pottery and ceramics. Bed very comfortable, bathroom newly tiled, very clean. Maid and gardener lovely ladies, friendly, kept apt and patio very clean.Abraham ( apt mgr) and his office staff very helpful.During our stay it was quite cool in the mornings and evenings, definitely needed the extra layers at that time of day. In contrast though, our rooftop terrace was very warm mid day until the sun set. And the terrace was very spacious, comfortable furniture and spectacular views of the city.

We ( seniors aged 70 and 81) walked everywhere, despite my husbands bad hip, he managed the hills just fine ( used a cane and glad he did).Three flights of stairs were not really a problem.

Parque Juarez close by was beautiful, quite a gem..visit on weekends to enjoy the local artists and their displays.

Easy walk to Centro and all the activities it provided daily.

You have to visit the oldest cantina in SM, El Manantial, few doors down the street from this apt. Great place to enjoy Happy Hour, or dinner and drinks, staff and locals are most friendly.

Only downside ( and this is minor): have to agree with previous guest ( Nick H Dec 2017) who said he would have preferred a comfortable sofa for relaxing in the evening..the twin bed and pillows looked great but not cosy enough.

All in all we loved our stay, apt is in a great location, being able to walk everywhere a real plus!!

SMA is a beautiful city with so much to offer..

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay for longer

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay at this apartment and we loved as we did the first time a year ago. Again we stayed for a whole month. It is conveniently located near the town center, only minutes to walk to the jardin. Its roof top terrace offers great views over the city and colorful sunsets.The apartment has all you need when you are a way from home: a well equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, great internet reception. The maid service is perfect and lovely. Only thing I would wish: a comfortable couch to sit in the evenings. Who knows, maybe next time it is there.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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


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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