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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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 San Miguel de Allende

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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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: Jul 2017
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Greg's place for three nights. His home is absolutely gorgeous. Greg was very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed for a fantastic stay in San Miguel. We will recommend his place to our friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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originally from Berlin, Germany
5

A little piece of paradise in San Miguel de Allende

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited the lovely colonial city of San Miguel de Allende.....so much charm, very good selection of restaurants and the weather was great for those of us who live in Puerto Vallarta. A nice break from the humidity! A great walkable city but you still need good shoes since there are many streets that are cobblestoned and sidewalks are pretty narrow. We enjoyed our stay at Casa Dos Angeles an elegant old world home. Our host Greg Gunter was there for us when we needed any assistance but mostly we did our own thing spending our entire days roaming the city, seeing the sites. Shopping is fabulous!! A definite must see city and a wonderful home in a very peaceful neighbourhood.....not even a barking dog!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tuscan Charm meets San Miguel, Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, perfect home, perfect host, Greg Gunter has built a charming villa just a few blocks from the Jardin, the center of San Miguel. Greg is very detail oriented and from initial reservation throughout your stay, you will be well informed and connected as much or as little as you need to be. Accommodations are beautiful and comfortable. Very comfy bed, we slept so well! Ideal location, just a few short blocks to the Jardin and half a block from the Parque Juarez and around the corner from the Rosewood hotel which has a spectacular rooftop view bar with awesome drinks and tapas.

The host Greg Gunter is also a very popular Realtor in town and if by chance you are looking for a home in San Miguel, he is your go to man! Let him know in advance and he can pinpoint your needs and help you find your dream home! With his background in architecture, building and design, he is the perfect professional for the job!

Quiet, comfortable, elegant, charming and spacious, so hard to say goodbye! Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Property was wonderful, we can not say enough about the house. Location is perfect and exactly what is described. Greg the owner does a wonderful job in keeping us informed of all the things to do in SMA.....from restaurants to massages, just perfect. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Zona Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$99
$658
 

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.
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