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Luxurious Hillside Townhome

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This stunning town home lies on a terraced hillside with a spectacular view of the spires and domes of the charming Colonial town of San Miguel. Step off the cobblestone street and through the gates into a lush and secluded garden paradise, complete with pool and spa. The two upstairs bedrooms each have a private terrace, and the master suite with king size bed has a traditional boveda (domed brick) ceiling. From the master terrace, you will enjoy spectacular views of the town and amazing sunsets over the lake and mountains in the distance.

The guest suite has a queen size bed. With four guests, the downstairs bedroom with two twin day beds doubles as a den. All three bedrooms have full baths (including hair dryers) and dressing areas. The guest and downstairs suites each have a fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with gourmet cookware. To add to your enjoyment, the home is decorated in traditional colors, hand woven rugs and Mexican folk art.

Situated in the Cruz de San Jose townhouse complex (14 individually owned homes) the house is in the perfect location. From the Lower Balcones neighborhood, on the edge of Centro Historico, you'll have a short 10 minute walk to the jardin, the bustling hub of the city, yet the neighborhood is quiet and serene. An on-site manager is available to answer any questions, and offer help. Maid service three days per week is included. A cook can be arranged with adequate notice and for an extra charge. Children 13 and older are welcome. Please, no children under 13.

Keywords: Townhouse

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Carol

Tom and I live in the San Francisco Bay area, and love it here, but we have always thought about retiring in Mexico to experience a slower life. We always thought about locating in or near beach towns, but after our neighbor returned from a visit to San Miguel in the colonial heartland of Mexico, we decided to take a vacation there to see what all the fuss was about. We packed our bags and with our then 11 year old son went to spend two weeks. To say we fell in love with San Miguel is an understatement. The sky is an amazing blue, the townspeople are warm and welcoming, and the weather is always mild. But best of all San Miguel has been largely untouched by development. In fact the nearly 500 year old center of town has been declared a World Heritage Site. By the time our vacation was over we knew we had found our second home.

Carol purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Carol chose San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel is quite simply a magical town whose unique location in the country insured that it would remain unspoiled by development. (It was away from the silver mines and their transportation routes.) The center of town is a gathering place for both tourists and residents alike. Walking mariachi bands serenade, children run and laugh and old men and women sit and read the newspaper or just watch people. Many people prefer to live in the heart of the action, but we found that a short walk up the hill brings both proximity to the center and the peaceful quiet that we craved. The location is perfect!

What makes this townhome unique

While you relax and enjoy your vacation, our maid, Ana, will tend to your needs and keep the house clean. Maribel the manager is on duty during the day in case of any urgent needs, and at night, you can rest easy knowing that the night watchman, Francisco is there. Our house is steps away from the pool and hot tub, and the large common area patio. After a full day of sight seeing, gallery hopping, and exploring, you can come home, make a margarita and sit on the terrace outside of your bedroom and watch the always spectacular sunset. You'll enjoy great views of the churches and the lake beyond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful vacation here in San Miguel, and what a lovely home you have here! Everything was comfortable and well suited for the five of us. We love the pools!

Our stay included a festival on the street outside which meant fireworks and drums late into the night, but it is an unforgetable cultural treasure to be experienced! We loved the Jardin Botanica and our trip to Guanajuato. The food and music in San Miguel was great too. I particularly enjoyed Zumba class with Cesar once in the parque.

I am sure many more wonderful memories will be formed in this charming home and city.
Jun 2012
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Balcones Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King bed has memory foam pad for a comfortable and restful sleep., Queen size Beds (1) Queen sized bed in guest suite is hand carved and hand painted in local folk style. Lovely!, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin day beds in den double as sofas for evenings watching movies and television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Blender, toaster oven, hair dryers in all baths, lending library of books, games, puzzles, cards, large shopping totes, even an umbrella for those rare desert rains.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Hillside Townhome
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Delightful From Start to Finish

  • 5 of 5

After nearly a decade of hearing wonderful things about San Miguel we finally took the plunge and reserved Carol's home for a two week stay. We arrived after a long day of travel late in the evening and the night manager was there awaiting us with keys in hand. The pictures really don't do the place justice. It was everything we had hoped for and more: impeccably decorated, clean, quiet, comfortable, and fully accommodating for a couple celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We were well taken care of by the staff (Maribel and Ana) and set off each morning down to the Centro to explore, dine, relax, and take many, many photographs. Being situated on a hill above the city center allowed for amazing photos of the sunset as well as daily cardio when we returned. Coming home every evening was so much better than staying in a hotel room! We bought food at the local market and truly felt like we'd found a home away from home. Although there was a neighborhood fiesta during our stay, we were warned well ahead of time by Carol and the on-site manager, Maribel. The good people in San Miguel love a reason to celebrate and they celebrated a full weekend while we were there. There was music and fireworks and children playing from sun up to sun down, but I wouldn't have changed that experience one bit. If you are going to experience what it really feels like to be part of a community while you are vacationing, I can see no better way than to enjoy the festivities with the locals. Otherwise, the house and the complex was whisper quiet during our stay, the songs of hummingbirds notwithstanding. And even upon departure -- when our private livery arrived at 4:30 a.m. to take us to the airport in Leon -- the night manager took our keys and wished us safe travels. Truly a delight from start to finish and an experience we will cherish for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaija, I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. And I'm glad you touched on the festive nature of San Miguel and how happy and welcoming the people are. I hope you'll come back for your twentieth anniversary!
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Lovely place to stay in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to spend almost two weeks at Carol's townhouse in San Miguel. It is spacious and tastefully decorated, with a very comfortable king-size bed in the main bedroom. The condo is in a complex with well-maintained grounds and a very accommodating staff. Although it is up on a hill, we quickly learned we could easily walk down to the Centro Historico each day and then take one of the plentiful and inexpensive taxis back up when we were ready to go home. We enjoyed sitting on our downstairs balcony and having a meal or reading on the upstairs balcony from time to time. We highly recommend this place for those planning a vacation in San Miguel.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Tom and I love our home so much, and it gives us great pleasure to be able to share it with people who we know will appreciate the spirit we've tried to create there.
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Seattle WA

Superb Lodging and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I reserved a month at Carol's lovely condo and have enjoyed and SMA sufficiently that we are booking for 2 months next year and probably the same into the future.

First of all it is the building itself and the grounds that attract one--wonderful and large interior garden surround a huge pool and hot-tub. It is just an 8 minute walk from here to the main Mercado and another 5 or 6 to the Jardin or Library--in other words to the heart of Centro Historico and beyond. The walk is a great way to get a good start on one's 10,000 steps a day, but taxi's room the area for those who for whatever reason find the walk daunting.

The home itself is commodious, 2 bedrooms, 3 and 1/2 baths with a den/office/tv room that could easily serve as a third bedroom with its two comfortable daybeds and en suite bathroom. The home is nicely decorated, the furniture is of high quality and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking. The bedrooms and baths are very comfortable with plenty of storage and closet space. The building staff is top drawer and the maid, Anna Marie, who comes 3 times weekly is diligent, friendly and very accommodating. I wish that I could take her home with us for our building :) All in all this is a superb place to stay be it for a week or a month.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jack: Thanks so much for your kind words--especially about Anna Maria the maid. She's so wonderful and helpful that several of our regular guests think of her as family. She certainly reflects the welcoming and peaceful atmosphere we have tried for the house to reflect. Saludos!
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recent trip in July 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay was fantastic - this was the first time back in five years and it was great- the town home is awesome, great location and is beautiful - the neighbors are great and the hot tub was awesome and fun time getting to know everyone. One of the neighbors invited my wife to a knitting group at Starbucks that met to knit hats for the babies in the countryside. She really enjoyed meeting with everyone and getting to know them. the walk up the hill is a little tough but the exercise was good. Plus, you take a taxi for about $3-4 dollars is you don't want to walk. We did everything from shopping to a day excursion to Deloris Hildago to buy pottery and I even took a cooking class for healthy Mexican food. Restaurants are outstanding as usual and roof tops Margaritas in the afternoon is a daily adventure. would highly recommend this locations and Carol is super nice to transact with when booking.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rusty, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Santa Rosa CA

Loving Art and Quiet in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so thrilled by the house to start, it's adorable charming, and so started the mood of the town and the vacation! We didn't spend too much time at the house but it was great to relax and stay home a couple nights and read while enjoying the view and taking a hot tub. The walk to the center of town and everywhere we wanted to visit was easy and we could come and go lickedy split. Loved every moment!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fallbrook California

Great location for views and daily exercise!

  • 5 of 5

I had been to San Miguel twice before over 10 years ago arriving by car doing the colonial tour. I had been awe struck ever since. I begged my two sons to go with me to see for themselves why I was so in love with a city. Finally; 10 years later I struck a deal with one of them. I treated. We decided on this town home due to my son's criteria that it had to have a pool. This place was very colorful satisfying my requirements.I especially liked the fact you could in minutes arrive at the market place and center of artesanias. The hike back up the last blocks really did magic in 8 days for my hard to loose 5 pounds .It was a very satisfying walk.The maid service was kind of overkill. We weren't in the house that often but she still came to clean various times. It is a perfect place for a traveling group. We had so much space for just the two of us.The botanical garden is very close by and the most incredible place to visit. we wished we had discovered it earlier on. We rented a car which was not at all necessary. As a matter of fact.; we rented it on line ; arrived thinking we had a great deal only to find out Mexico does not accept rental insurance issued by travel web sites. It ended up hiking the price about 4 times. But since we thought we were in Leon near a bus stop; we found out you actually arrive in Silao and far from buses so we had to take the car. One tip; change pesos during day because the change houses close for the evening and it is hard to buy from carts at night without pesos. I highly recommend this house for anyone's vacation. I would return here again as would my son who only went in the pool 2 times!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk to San Miguel's beautiful botanical gardens as well as the center of town!


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7 night minimum stay

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Rent must be paid in full one month in advance. A refundable security of $300 must also be paid in advance. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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