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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 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:
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Best Rate: European Elegance, Colonial Warmth In Centro
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 51 reviews
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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5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casa Dos Angeles is a stunning getaway central to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Dos Angeles was truly a magical oasis here in SMA. My wife and I have never done HomeAway before, and were spoiled by Greg's hospitality. His home is centrally located and makes it very easy to get places. Greg provides you with many resources in order to find whatever it is you are looking for while you are wandering the cobblestone streets of SMA. Once you return to your casa for the evening, there's nothing better than listening to the wonderful gurgling fountain as you drift off to sleep. We can't wait to recommend Casa Dos Angeles to our friends!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place, excellent location, fantastic host.

  • 5 of 5

I used to live in SMA so I knew when I booked Greg's place just how well situated he is. You can be almost anywhere in SMA in a 10-15 min walk. Greg is very welcoming, organized and extremely helpful with anything you want to know or do in SMA. Maid service was excellent as was the 24/hour security at the privada entrance. We'll definitely be back.

Hasta Pronto (we hope)

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A wonderful SMA getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our host, Greg Gunter, was charming and helpful. He even waited to greet us upon our very late arrival.

Our room with a canopy bed was romantic and cozy with a view of the lush patio garden. After walking on cobblestones, up and down the hilly streets, the patio offered a welcome respite with comfy chairs, a good book and a glass of wine. Song birds splashed in the fountain all the while.

We'd return in a heartbeat. Thanks Greg.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful, great location, wonderful host!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa dos Angeles in San Miguel de Allende is a property we would highly recommend. Greg the host was available and offered us great information and recommendations about the area. His home is quiet, elegant, great location and waking distance to everything. Even though you share the common areas with Greg you had plenty of privacy and quiet. We would come back and recommend to others! San Miguel de Allende is a great city.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Sep 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$658
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$99
$658
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.0%

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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