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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Centro Historico Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Property Manager
Sandra Ippolite
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, very little Spanish and French; TEXT MESSAGES
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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

This is the most luxurious home for rent in Centro. 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.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Full STAFF including COOK; Walk Everywhere - No taxi needed.
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 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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Boulder, CO

Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family group (14 adults, 2 young children and a baby) in San Miguel for a family wedding. The house is gorgeous and accommodated everyone perfectly. One nice touch is that there are glass doors that allow you to lock off the pool area so you don't have to worry about young children accessing it without supervision. The terrace has a fantastic view of the Parroquia Cathedral and is huge - fabulous for entertaining , drinking margaritas or taking morning coffee. The staff of 3 ladies bent over backwards to meet our needs. We arranged for dinner twice for a very large group and the food they prepared was outstanding. The best margaritas I have ever had! Two of the bedroom fireplaces were not working and the weather was quite cold in the evening one night but the ladies brought in an extra blanket. There is also a garage for one car at the house and a very inexpensive parking lot a few doors down. House is withing walking distance of everywhere downtown.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Cruces, New Mexico


  • 5 of 5 was amazing. Beautiful indoor gardens and pool area and the lounging rooms and bedrooms were comfortable and cozy when we all gathered together in small or large groups. The rooftop view was outstanding and having it as another entertaining lounge that we used for a birthday celebration...the rooftop view was a perfect backdrop to the festivities. The friendly staff if 3-ladies and young gardener were superior in making us comfortable during the entire stay. The delicious cooking by the 3-ladies was the best in fact we enjoyed it more than any of the food in the restaurants. Because of the wonderful we would go back and stay in this accommodation again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special house.

  • 5 of 5

This was a first time trip to Mexico for most of our group of 12. It is because of the owners communication that we decided to celebrate a birthday in San Miguel. Our arrival at this beautiful home was met with a warm reception by the staff of 3 lovely caretakers who immediately made us feel welcome by serving delicious margaritas and appetizers, all were very eager to please. We only ate out twice since we chose to enjoy the gorgeous home with all the wonderful meals that were prepared. We were a group of 12, the home was so spacious, 9,000 sf, we never felt crowded. The home is very well maintained, we all loved the variety of rooms with private baths, all were warm and inviting for such a large home. The bedrooms had heavenly beds, 4 king and 2 queen. We had dinner on the terrace serveral times, which had the most amazing views. We especially loved the location with such close proximity to the center of town, no need to rent a vehicle. We were impressed that the Rosewood is directly behind the home, the best location! We had no need for Wifi as we were there on vacation and we all had our own cell phones for service. The staff was constantly attentive to our needs and requests. The staff went above and beyond to make our celebration very special. Friendly people all around the town. We highly recommend this impeccable and beautiful home, we certainly plan to return in 2016.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place. Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I (16 in total) just finished a four night stay at the property for a wedding in San Miguel. We rented both the apartment and the main house and, simply put, this property is breath-taking.

The house is laid out in a traditional hacienda style, with an open air plaza, a pristine pool, several seating areas for large groups and a gigantic rooftop terrace overlooking all San Miguel has to offer. The kitchen and dining room have great tables that we kept finding ourselves around, whether for delicious breakfast made by the friendly and helpful staff or for a drink together at the end of the night.

Additionally, the location is on a quiet, cobble stoned street only minutes from a beautiful city park, the Rosewood Hotel and the Plaza Principal. We we're never more than a 10 minute walk from any place we wanted to be.

I recommend this whole-heartedly.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Fantastic stay for 8 ladies!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this house for a girls birthday trip! The house was spacious, staff attentive to all requests and in a perfect location!

Upon a late arrival, we were greeted with margaritas and guacamole and cut up veggies and fruit. ( our request) Breakfast was wonderful each day- prepared to our request.

There was some deferred maintenance and wifi limited to 2 rooms in the house. It would have been nice to have the pool heated.

Location was very close to all activities and restaurants! It was a great stay and we recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owner's comment. They are correct on the "deferred maintenance". We had a very heavy rain and had leaks. We had to totally re-surface the roof before painting inside and have just completed that. Our crew is starting to paint now.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All restaurants walkable
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Car: not necessary

5 - STAR Vila for 3-STAR PRICE!. Gigantic ensuite bedrooms!. Price is for 4 bedrooms..5, 6 and 7 ensuite bedrooms available for $180/night. 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. 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.


Rates & Availability

Centro Historico Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.

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Centro Historico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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.

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