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Best Rate: European Elegance, Colonial Warmth In Centro

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, en suite, with desk, fireplace, ceiling fan, courtyard

Welcome to Casa Dos Angeles, and the elegant guest suite you will call home during your stay with me! Located on a private, gated cul-de-sac with only seven homes and 24-hour security, just steps from the Rosewood Hotel & 3 blocks from our Jardin, my two angels (the house name, of course!) greet you at the front door upon arrival, and they set the tone for the elegance you'll encounter within. As an architect, I can tell you my home doesn't fit any one description--it's a cross between European elegance and Spanish Colonial comfort. This is not the home for a family with young children--your vacation abode is furnished with European antiques, Mexican stone, and eye-catching details, perfect for evening cocktails in the courtyard or intimate dinners beneath the candlelit chandelier. Fireplaces warm the four-poster bedroom and enliven the grand living room, while French doors abound, allowing the entire home to flow seamlessly into the central, fountain-anchored courtyard. If you're ready for a holiday that you'll remember a lifetime, this is your temporary home!


Owner
Gregory Gunter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Gregory Gunter

In the internet age, it's easy to check out your potential hosts on affiliated sites or About Me (check out my profile there, it's full of easy hot-links to see more about me), but let's get acquainted here first!

When my AARP membership kicked in (just over five years now), I became a full-time expat in the Conde Nast Traveler-ranked Number One City in the World, which happens to also be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like Florence, Italy. If your visit here is simply for some experience-rich R&R, I'm great at offering suggestions and pointing out the hot spots in town (I'm the social columnist for our local bilingual newspaper, so I get out once in a while!), but if you're here to also explore San Miguel as a potential home, I'm an expert. I'm a top Realtor here--originally trained as an architect in undergrad--a Mexican business owner, a published novelist, have built a home here, and can share everything you might wish to know about life in Mexico. I live upstairs, so I'm around to answer your questions!

I'm also an Italophile--perhaps I was Italian in another life?--and my home is very European in style. I love the indoor-outdoor lifestyle our weather here encourages, and you'll find my home flows seamlessly with the outdoors--the French doors at the foot of your bed open directly into your fountain-anchored courtyard in the main photo.

You'll see from the home description that I work full time and am in-and-out with appointments or sequestered away in my upstairs office, but I certainly enjoy playing the role of host--plan on a Happy Hour that I try to host when time permits so we can chat! And remember, your living quarters here are also perfect for hosting a dinner party with new-found friends--I'm happy to provide resources to maximize your enjoyment, from groceries & catering, to in-home massage services or personal tour guides.

I'm thrilled to welcome you to San Miguel, and to Casa Dos Angeles!

Gregory Gunter purchased this house in 2013

Why Gregory Gunter chose Zona Centro

As I mentioned, I'm a top Realtor here in San Miguel de Allende, so i know the best locations to live, the safest in terms of both lifestyle and investment, and Casa Dos Angeles tops all locations. I chose to move here because it's such a short, easy stroll to the heart of our town (called the Jardin, or garden, the town's 'city plaza'), yet it's just far enough away from the noise of the city center (think church bells and fireworks) that it's tranquil by comparison. Casa Dos Angeles sits off the city street (no bus or auto traffic noise) on its own private, gated cul-de-sac, an extremely exclusive location with only seven homes, and offers a sense of serenity rarely found here in the heart of our city. Oh, and if you're wondering why I moved to San Miguel de Allende, your visit will soon answer that question: we enjoy a Manhattan-like lifestyle on a, say, Des Moines budget. I pen the social column for our local bilingual newspaper and can assure you that you'll never run out of activities to enjoy, be they an active day of touring the historic sites, an instructive day learning Spanish or a new artistic skill, or a lazy day lounging at the pool or at one of the nearby natural hot springs.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits of Casa Dos Angeles? Take a look at the photos and you'll see--as they say, a photo is worth a thousand words!

Amenities

Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Your en suite bathroom - toilet , shower , Oversized, luxurious wrap-around mirrored bathroom!
  • Passing through the dressing area, you'll find the door-private en suite bathroom, which boasts wrap-around mirrors, one sink, and plentiful extra counter space for two or more people, with six drawers and under-sink storage, all in Spanish-colonial tile design and whitewashed cabinetry. Three frosted glass windows enliven the bathroom, and a skylight brightens the oversized shower. You'll enjoy custom-crafted lavender soap and shampoo and Ralph Lauren towels, laundered weekly (more often upon request).
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Your four-poster bedroom! - 1 queen , A private en suite bedroom with fireplace & dressing room!
  • Your private en suite bedroom also opens to the outdoor courtyard with French doors just one step away from the foot of your bed, boasting a view of the gorgeous stone fountain and your own private tree garden and sitting area. From the luxury of your curtained four-poster bed you can enjoy the soothing sound of the fountain and awaken to bird song each morning, or close off the shutters and blinds for those morning you want to sleep in. Your bedroom boasts gas fireplace for romantic evenings, an old Spanish Colonial desk that folds up to hide your electronics when not in use, and a dressing room with plentiful closets and built-in drawers behind doors (plentiful additional closet space is available in the adjacent living room). WiFi is strongest at your desk (but available through most of the house) and allows for Skype or MagicJack calls back home, and you'll enjoy streaming music and an iPod dock, alarm...in short, just like home!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Your in-room information notebook will describe all the amenities available within a two-block walk in my little micro-neighborhood, from three luxury hotels (with their pools, spa, gym, bars, and multiple restaurants), numerous independent restaurants, specialty grocery & natural food shops, flower vendor, the best ice cream in town, and specialty shopping...and remember, the entire town is at most a 20 minute walk from your front door. Enjoy no-charge amenities like my hosted Happy Hour chat when time allows, and I'm happy to offer abundant advice on the tours, trips and in-town amenities available. Your in-home extra-charge amenities can range from ordering an at-home massage (al fresco or indoors) to catering services for an intimate dinner at home. And remember that while most all other rentals offer no security or watchman services, it's nice to know that there is someone to greet you and ensure a safe arrival, no matter the hour of your return.

Reviews

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5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

San Miguel de Allende is a wonderful place and Greg is a very good host. We had everything we needed and this location is a very easy 10 minute walk to everything. We love SMdA so much that we bought a house.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark & Nikol, that's a great review of the city, that you loved it so much you bought a home here! I was happy to be your host and thrilled to be the Realtor who found you that perfect home, too! Thanks for your visit, see you again soon! Saludos, Greg
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, convenient, and great host! Thank you!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport, OR
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was a first trip to San Miguel, and Greg's property was very welcoming and a perfect location for us. Situated close to the fabulous Rosewood Hotel and Juarez Park, and easy walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants. Our trip was only 5 days, and we tried recommended restaurants provided by Greg, all good. We particularly likes the rooftop at the Rosewood, Casa Rama, and Posada San Francisco at the Jardin in the center. We also recommend the Historical Walking Tour (easy walking) by Patronato Pro Ninos, a highlight of our trip. Do it early on to get a sense of the history that made San Miguel come alive for us. Walking can be challenging with large cobblestone streets and uneven sidewalks with large curbs, but I was surprised at how well we adapted and were able to get around even with somewhat physical limitations. Bring sturdy walking shoes, and be cautious of slippery surfaces when wet. Cabs are easy and inexpensive, always available at the Rosewood or call. We felt very safe in this location and enjoyed the private suite and courtyard, and shared living and kitchen areas of the main house. It was a lot of space for us to enjoy. Greg is very personable and responsive, and looked out for our every need. This was a perfect location and property for us and our introduction to San Miguel, and we can highly recommend. One thing to note is there is no TV. Although we were prepared with iPads to stream, the wi-fi was a bit sketchy and streaming was not really a reliable option.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, California
5

Beautiful house in a charming town

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be in a beautiful part of town, and stay in an authentic Spanish villa, this is the place for you. Greg, the owner, has exquisite taste and has decorated it in a way that combines rustic charm with a refined elegance, and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. The bedroom looks out into peaceful courtyard filled with plants, sculptures, and a fountain. The kitchen is clean and well-equipped, though there are too many excellent restaurants in town to bother cooking. Greg, gives you complete access to the downstairs, and he makes himself scarce, yet is very gracious to answer any questions and provide recommendations when asked. Overall, this rental was an excellent value!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville Tn
5

Five star quality and location

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in a luxurious home in San Miguel de Allende, look no further. Beautuful first floor bedroom en suite with gorgeous courtyard. High ceilings and high quality thru out. Greg lives on the second floor and creates a friendly atmosphere. The location is excellent -next to a large botanical garden and one block from the Rosewood Hotel.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect place to stay in San Miguel!

  • 5 of 5

Greg's house is located in an upscale neighborhood - safe, central and right next to a park. The guest room has an attached bathroom and opens to a quaint courtyard. It is very quiet and you will sleep well. There is so much to explore in San Miguel and we walked everywhere. Greg is very easy going and always available to answer questions and provide you with anything that you need. He provides filtered water, some breakfast goodies and use of his kitchen which was very convenient. You won't go wrong staying at Greg's place!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Leon or Queretaro, Mexico
Car: not necessary

Google the city "San Miguel de Allende:" you will see that we were named by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as the #1 City in the World and it is easy to research our city online!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Rates may be subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. No pets and no smoking, please. Deductions for consumables (bottle of wine, for instance) or optional amenity offerings (extra laundry charges,for instance) may be withheld from the Refundable Damage Deposit noted above if not paid prior to departure.

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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