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Full STAFF including COOK; Walk Everywhere - No taxi needed.

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 9,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 18 Comfortably;; 10% Discount for 4 DAY STAYS AND LONGER.

SMA'S MOST LUXURIOUS VILLA IN CENTRO. Price is for 4 bedrooms. 5, 6 and 7 bedrooms available for an additional $180/room per night. 10% discount for stays more than 3 nights. Grab this incredible deal for your family in SMA's most DISTINCTIVE PROPERTY. This is a RARE home that few people have had the opportunity to experience. These kind of homes just aren't on the rental market. This is a several million dollar home! All furnishings were custom made for the home. HUGE bedroom suites ensuite and with fireplaces. This is located in the 5 Star hotel district by Parque Juarez and Casa Alhambra is the ONLY 5 Star Villa for rent in this area. No need of car or even a taxi as all is withing walking distance. You can rent this home with as little as 4 bedrooms (8-9 people) and you get the home and staff all to yourself. INQUIRE BY EMAIL . Full staff of housekeepers, gardner and COOK pampers you You can't even get this price at a regular small hotel, much less a luxury 9500 sq. ft. villa. Comparable prices per room in the luxury hotels are over $600/room per night and these rooms are much larger. This is a vacation your group will remember always. This home is in top condition and even thought it looks 300 years old, it was built in 1997. So it has all the latet conceniences. That is the reason the rooms are so large; it was a vacant lot in Centro so we didn't have to stay within the confines of the walls that are protected by San Miguel's historic committee. There are 2 grills; 2 wetbars; a wine cellar, etc. etc. Huge bedrooms for tons of private space plus tons of gathering rooms when you are ready to rejoin the group. Really nothing else like it on the rental market in Centro.

Keywords: CENTRO - No need for car or even taxi. Magnificent pool area. Showcase home featured in design books and magazines; Most luxurious home in Centro. FULL STAFF INCLUDING COOK; Spectacular rooftop views of Perroquia and all of San Miguel, 2 BBQ's, wine cellar, formal dining, indoor and outdoor salas. You can rent and have the privacy of the entire Villa for as little as renting 4 bedrooms. Look at room capacity for maximum capacity.

HUGE bedrooms and many gathering places so you have the best of private space and common areas. Perfect for large group of friends or family without getting on each other's nerves. This is a multi-million dollar home in the 'high rent' district of SMA.

More Details

Property Manager
Sandra Ippolite
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, very little Spanish and French; TEXT MESSAGES
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Sandra Ippolite

I have been doing this with VRBO with various properties for 25

years. I love this business because you come in contact with so many wonderful people. I enjoy meeting and exceeding their expectations! My staff does the same.

Sandra Ippolite purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sandra Ippolite chose San Miguel de Allende

5 STAR HOME FOR 3 STAR PRICE! It is also located in the 'high rent' district of Parque Juarez, where all the 5-Star hotels are located. Comprable prices for this home in these hotels run at over $600 per night per room and is not comprable in size of rooms, privacy of whole house and staff and luxury! Pamper yourself and come to Casa Alhambra. You will love it. Over 3 days stay, only $160/room/night!


What makes this villa unique


3 housekeepers, cook and gardener


RATE. $160/room/night - weekday rate- or for 4 to 7 nights

$180/room/night - weekend rate - 3 night minimum

Comparable rents in hotels immediately nearby are over $600/room per night

and these rooms are much, much bigger, just as luxurious and have a full staff

to wait on you hand and foot.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All restaurants walkable
Car: not necessary

5 - STAR Vila for 3-STAR PRICE!. Gigantic ensuite bedrooms!. Price is for 4 bedrooms (or 8 people)..5, 6 and 7 ensuite bedrooms available for $180/night/room.. 10% Discount for more than 3 nights.

!Near Parque Juarez, it is a FLAT walk and. there is no need for a car or taxi. This is the area of SMA with all the 5 Star hotels and restaurants within a block. Centro's Most Luxurious Villa - featured internationally in Design books and magazines featuring the 'Mexican Colonial architecture. One of ONLY two homes in SMA that has an extensive water softening system second to none! FULL STAFF INCLUDING COOK who love to spoil you. DISCOUNTS FOR 4 BEDROOMS, 5 BEDROOMS AND 6 BEDROOMS. It is also a Signature Property in SMA. Nothing else like it.

Truly a rare find. 1000 sq. meters of space . HUGE bedroom suites, all with baths and fireplaces.

Magnificent pool. Unbelievable views atop the rooftop terrace of 360 degree SMA with all it lighted churches with in-your-face views for the Perroquia.


Zona Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Pool bath.
  • Three Master Suites have both shower and tub.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge Master Suite with seperate office area on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - Identical suite to first floor suite with adjacent office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 3rd Master Suite with views of pool and garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , On beautiful balcony overlooking the garden
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Also on same balcony overlooking garden; sunshine filled
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Located at front of villa with views of Perroquia
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , Seperate 2 story apartment; 3 total rooms; 2 fireplaces
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
9,500 sq, ft, of pure luxury. Nothing in Centro compares to this property! It has been featured in many design books and magazines and is considered to be SMA's Premier property in Centro.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews

Excellent experience, will definetely come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house one weekend for a friend's wedding.

Since there were 7 couples planning our weekend, a lot of questions were answered by the owner in the process. I have to tell that the owner was very kind in answering all our questions which were quite a lot and the best way to communicate with her is by email (she might not answer right away but the next day you'll receive an accurate response).

Before arrival I was contacted by the local house administrator and we were able to plan every detail for the weekend (breakfast menu, internet password, cable tv instructions, etc) so therefore if you are an obsessive planning person you'll get the corresponding attention for your needs.

The house is beautiful just as you can see the pictures and all the comments in the reviews. The location is perfect to walk everywhere in San Miguel downtown. It has a one car garage and a 24 hour parking lot 50 meters away. TV, pool, internet and all services worked perfectly among with the house staff which was very kind. Too bad that our stay was so short because we couldn´t find the time to use the outdoor terrace at night which is great.

I made a lot of research to select a good property for the weekend and believe me that this experience was the best I could think of. I truly recommend this house for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We came to San Miguel de Alende to attend afamily member's wedding. Our lodging was an unbelievable experience for a family needing 7 rooms (4ks, 1qs, 2 twins and an apartment with 3 twins). Our initial contact was Sandra Ippolite who was very helpful through the whole process of acquiring the house. Prior to departure from the states she put us in contact with the house manager, Raul. His English was excellent so we didn't need to embarrass ourselves-although we did use our poor Spanish whenever we could. We couldn't believe the house upon arrival. Magnificent doesn't do it justice. And just when you think it can't get any better we meet Vianey, Beatriz, and Angelica (mucha linda) who took care of us. They were gracious, helpful, and their cooking ability was 5-star! We left with wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Besides being a lovely home in a great location, the staff is the icing on the cake.

This house is a sanctuary in the middle of San Miguel which can be quite stimulating!

Thanks for letting us stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, awesome staff, would stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect for our party of eight. The location is fantiasic in terms of walking everywhere. The staff was very attentive to our every need and desire! We hosted a cocktail party one night and Viene and her helpers not only prepared an incredible dinner but did it on their day off! My only very small complaint is internet was not available in bedrooms or the main living area. The house could use an extra router or two! Overall GREAT EXPERIENCE!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful authentic Mexico home with lots of

  • 5 of 5

Our painting group arrived at the Casa Alhambra on March 6, 2017, and we were immediately thrilled to see how beautiful the Casa Alhambra is.

Every room was nicely decorated with vintage artifacts and authentic furniture and the vista from the roof top terrace was amazing. We conducted a few painting sessions up there in the mornings when it was cool and we had many enjoyable cocktail hours there before heading out for dinner. The three lovely ladies who looked after us at the Casa were wonderful cooks and extremely accommodating. Their breakfasts and lunches were fresh and tasty (especially the soups at lunchtime and their salsa and guacamole) and they cleaned and tidied the house non stop. The Casa is an easy walk to the Jardin and a number of very nice restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend this property for a large group or family reunion. Thanks to the owner, Sandra, who is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Very accomodating staff.

  • 4 of 5

Overall this home is very nice and well-located in central SMA. The staff is very nice and always available to help. They do not speak English, though, so someone in your group needs to speak Spanish. We stayed in June and while the nights were cool, the bedrooms did not cool off very much. So we scrambled for some fans to help lower the temps.

Our interaction with the owner was not as good as we have experienced with other (many) VRBO rentals. We reserved the home in February for a June wedding and made all payments that were called for. Then, two weeks before we were set to arrive and host 32 people for our wedding, she e mailed me and said she charges "more for people who are having a wedding". Even though she knew this for several months, she claimed we owed her another $788.00. We had no choice but to agree and pay the money or lose the home to "someone who requested a full week rental" for the same dates. We thought this was underhanded and unfair. So just be sure you fully understand her rental terms before you book this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This client was having a wedding at my house on the cheap. He only rented 4 bedrooms! Then he asked to use the 5th bedroom. When I charged him for that bedroom, he got furious. He used my house manager to help him with the wedding, I am amazed that some people want everything for nothing!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%


5 Bedrooms - $800 per night
6 Bedrooms - $960 per night
7 Bedrooms - $1100 per night (up to 18 people)

4 Bedrooms have an additional Twin in them and are designed for children to sleep in room with parents or singles sharing a room. All other beds are either Kings or Queens.
There are 3 Master Suites each with King. All bedrooms are ensuite and have fireplaces.
The configuration sleeps up to 18 people comfortably.

Tips to staff who kill themselves to please you are expected at end of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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