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Casa de la Paz. Our charming + welcoming House of Peace !

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A charming master studio Casita with stunning views, terraces, & gracious hosts

Welcome! You will LOVE this comfortable, charming, impeccably clean, casita/guest-house. It is separate from the main house with its own entrances, terrace, outdoor dining & gorgeous views. It is only a 15-20 minute walk from the center of town (Exactly 1.05 mi.) Close to everything but just far enough to avoid the noisy evenings that are typical of our wonderful town. PLEASE NOTE: This casita is intimate and cozy and only available for a maximum stay of 14 days. Minimum stay during December 23-January 2 is 7 nights. Gracias!

The property features

*a master suite studio, with a king bed,

*a charming bathroom/shower,

*writing desk,

*large closets,

*it's own outdoor dining area,

*access to a lower terrace with chaises and hammock for your siestas,

*views of the city and a separate healing arts space.

We are happy to schedule sessions for massage, hypnotherapy, reiki, etc. And yes, your casita is dog-friendly! (We have three lovable dogs on-site).

We love living in this 'hood! We have lived here for nearly 5 years and couldn't be happier. Caracol neighborhood is a 20-minute walk into Centro, slightly downhill. Safe area, with amazing views, friendly neighbors and small grocery stores and produce markets. Parque Juarez, the 111 year old french-inspired park, is a 10 minute walk. Here you will find weekend art shows, running/walking track, basketball courts, zumba classes, outdoor concerts and more! Also, the property offers a healing arts space on-site for your private massage, life coaching, hypnotherapy or past life regression session. There is also an artist's studio and 28 seat theatre on the property - if you would like to offer a workshop or a performance while you are visiting, please let us know and we can help you schedule that.

Lastly, Eli is a chef who specializes in healthy, organic, vegetarian cooking classes....So we offer Casa de la Paz as a Home Away space for you to rest and relax, and also as a holistic retreat space where you can come to create a healthier lifestyle - eating well, quitting smoking, developing new habits, losing weight and more!

The master suite includes a small fridge, microwave and coffee-maker. (Not a full kitchen.)

We LOVE being hosts and will gladly point you in the right direction regarding restaurants, galleries, hot springs, shopping, and local activities.

We LOVE San Miguel, our house, and having guests. Hope to see you soon!

Peace, Eli + Joseph

More Details

Owner
Eli and Joseph
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Eli and Joseph

We have lived in SMA for approx 7 years and have loved every minute of it! We are both interior designers, artists and actors. We are founders of a comedy improv troupe in SMA and enjoy performing 2-3 shows per year.

Eli is bilingual (born in Mexico) and has taught Spanish for many years. He also has a passion for healthy, delicious food and offers cooking classes. Joseph is an assemblage artist and has his art studio on the property. Perhaps during your stay you'll catch an art workshop or see a show while you're here!

Eli and Joseph purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Eli and Joseph chose Colonia Caracol

We LOVE this house for many reasons! From it's curved stone entranceway, to several terraces, the amazing views, a healing arts space (for your massage, hypnotherapy or reiki treatment) the arts studio/theater below, and it's "energy" which is hard to describe. Location is great! Within walking distance of shops, Parque Juarez, and Centro yet away from festival noise and fireworks!

What makes this cottage unique

The property has a very special feeling. The ceilings are brick domes (called bovedas) there is a lot of stonework, foliage, and charming decor. The terraces and garden are amazing, with stunning views of the city, mountains and reservoir. It is a quiet neighborhood with small fruit/vegetable shops nearby for those last-minute cravings...You will love it. The neighborhood is close enough to town to enjoy it all, yet far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle and noise of the city at night (especially on weekends!) Also, our property is DOG FRIENDLY - 1 well-trained adult dog. (A $25 pet fee will be applied to your bill.) Gracias!

Amenities

Colonia Caracol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:30 AM / Check-out: 1:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Curved shower has boveda (domed) brick ceiling!
  • Mexican decor, wonderful shower with domed ceiling, plenty of cabinets for storage. Sink and counter area are outside bath/shower area and are crafted with local hand-painted talavera sink and tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite King Bed is super comfortable
  • Charming, romantic with bed canopy. Tucked away in a lush garden setting, the casita is a master studio with bathroom/shower and adjacent patio with outdoor dining and built-in banquette. There is a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee and tea bar, and purified drinking water. Maid service M-F available, Saturdays by request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Baltimore, MD
5

A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We loved our first visit to San Miguel, in large part due to this welcoming, beautiful casita awaiting us on the hillside after a full day in town. Other reviewers have already captured the essence of this lovely accommodation and the genuine hospitality of our hosts, Eli and Joseph. We heartily concur with their comments. You will not find more gracious hosts or a more exquisitely decorated space. But the true magic of the place is that amongst the beauty and romance, all your travelers' needs are met with conscientious attention and detail. The king size bed is incredibly comfortable and the shower is a full force spray with plenty of hot water. All the little touches have been thoughtfully provided by Eli and Joseph -- good coffee and filters for the coffeemaker, fresh mango juice and milk in the fridge, soft bed linens and luxurious plush towels, a nice Malbec (for a very reasonable price) with a corkscrew and heavy Mexican glass wine glasses at the ready, Kleenex, nice shampoo and conditioner, a small space heater for a cool morning, screens on the door and all windows to allow the fresh breezes through with no concern for bugs, lovely terraces for lounging and relaxing surrounded by huge pots of bougainvillea and lavender -- honestly, the list could go on and on. Every detail has been considered and attended to with incredible care and creativity. The casita is about a mile from centro, but don't let that put you off. It's a beautiful walk on a picturesque cobbled lane (make sure you have comfy flat soled shoes -- this is not a heels or flip-flop walk). If you prefer, take a taxi. They are very reasonable -- about $2.50 US each way. You can easily flag down a cab in centro or call one to the casita. The dispatchers speak English and drivers arrive on time. We used several and had no difficulty at all. We can hardly wait for a return visit to San Miguel and another stay at the paradise that is Casa de la Paz.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review, Nicole. So, so glad that you and Mark enjoyed your trip here. It was awesome hosting you both and we wish you all the best in your new endeavors in Baltimore Harbour! Blessings, Eli & Joseph SanMiguelRetreats.com
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5

The most magical place!

  • 5 of 5

Where to even begin?! It’s an understatement to call Eli and Joseph great hosts. They are so knowledgeable of San Miguel and provided us with amazing recommendations! They are also kind, easy-going and their positivity and energy is contagious! This beautiful casita is even dreamier than the pictures! It is a fifteen minute, leisurely walk into the city where you can marvel at all of the gorgeous homes along the way. The casita is stocked with extra, thoughtful amenities- you’ll want for nothing! You’ll just have to make yourself get on with your day in San Miguel because you could easily get lost in the hammock and outside breakfast nook and never want to leave this magical home! Thanks so much for such a fabulous stay, Eli and Joseph! Do yourself a favor and book now!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review, Lauren! We're so happy that you and Adam enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for visiting and nos vemos pronto:) Eli + Joseph
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5

Peaceful and Picturesque!

  • 5 of 5

Eli and Joseph are welcoming hosts and wonderful people who are kind in many ways. Their passion for San Miguel is evident in the many ways they help the people of San Miguel and take care of their beautiful home. Curious about the city and people? Who better to ask than Eli and Joseph? Curious about how to give back to the city? Ask Eli and Joseph. My wife and I celebrated her 50th birthday in SMA and it was an awesome few days. There are so many places to experience in SMA; the hot springs, the museums, the concerts, the people and of course, the farmers market (on Saturdays). Try the empanadas at the farmers market; great little treat. We will be back to visit SMA and hope to see Eli and Joseph.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this lovely casita. Pleasingly decorated with art on the walls and homey touches. Big comfortable bed. We loved the shower with good hot water, Mexican tile and a real domed brick roof (boveda). The outdoor spaces were comfortable with nice plantings, good views over SMA and 3 friendly dogs for company if you wish. The walk into town took about 20 minutes through a friendly neighborhood and we had no trouble getting a taxi back at night.

Eli and Joseph are interesting and very welcoming hosts, and had lots of good suggestions for places to visit, restaurants, etc.

One thing to note - this is set on a hill - there are stairs, and the walk into town is on cobbled streets/sidewalks, steep in places, but this is typical of SMA anyhow.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting with us, Lorraine! We appreciate it! Nos vemos pronto~ Eli + Joseph
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5

“Comfortable, private guest cottage on the grounds of a beautiful, hillside home. ”

  • 5 of 5

The one-bedroom, “Casita” was beautifully decorated with all the necessary amenities. It is located across a small patio from the main house, affording guests a quiet, peaceful and private location. The patio includes an outdoor dining alcove for breakfast or for evening cocktails. The Casita's kitchen area included a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and toaster, everything necessary for preparing a light breakfast. The hosts provided coffee, a variety of teas, and other breakfast items. On arrival, we found a tray of beautiful fresh fruit. The property is maintained daily by a friendly, efficient staff of two.

The hosts, Joseph and Eli, were helpful in suggesting places to go, things to see and restaurant recommendations. The beautiful photos in the listing are exactly what you'll find when you get there.

Although it is about a mile from El Jardin (central plaza), it is a pleasant, downhill walk. This also means that it is away from the noise of downtown. For those who don’t want to walk, taxis are quite inexpensive and plentiful all over the city.

All in all, Casa de la Paz is a great place to relax and retreat to in San Miguel, a magical city in the mountains of Mexico.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Que amables! Thank you so much for your lovely review, Stephen! We so appreciate it, and you! Blessings, Eli and Joseph
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5

Quiet, relaxing, clean, well-decorated property

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my week stay at Casa de la Paz. Joseph and Eli couldn't be more warm or lovely as hosts--sharing ideas of where to go and what to see. A large fresh fruit basket awaits your arrival. It's a 15 minute walk to the main street downhill, which is quite easy. Taxis are quite cheap so I took a taxi when returning late at night. I definitely would like to come back again! Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Bev! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and all the wonderful activities of the San Miguel Writer's Conference too! See you next year! Joseph
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Leon, Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Rama
Car: not necessary

The property address is Camino al Caracol 12 (also know as Subida al Caracol 12) And we love living in this 'hood! We have lived here for nearly 5 years and couldn't be happier. Caracol neighborhood is a 15-minute walk into Centro, slightly downhill. Safe area, with amazing views, friendly neighbors and small grocery stores and produce markets. Parque Juarez, the 111 year old french-inspired park, is a 10 minute walk. Here you will find weekend art shows, running/walking track, basketball courts, zumba classes, outdoor concerts and more! Also, the property boasts a healing arts space on-site for your private massage, life coaching, hypnotherapy or past life regression session. There is also an artist's studio and 28 seat theatre on the property - if you would like to offer a workshop or a performance while you are visiting, please let us know and we can help you schedule that. Lastly, Eli is a chef who specializes in healthy, organic, vegetarian cooking classes....So we offer Casa de la Paz as a Home Away space for you to rest and relax, and also as a holistic retreat space where you can come to create a healthier lifestyle - eating well, quitting smoking, developing new habits, losing weight and more!

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $25

This amazing property features your own private GUEST HOUSE with:
*serene casita with king bed (or two twins) and two nightstands
*writing desk with wifi
*private bath with walk in shower
*large closets
*small refrigerator, coffee pot, complimentary coffee and tea, microwave, space heater, circulating fan. Sorry, no full kitchen.
*lots of light with views of the sky + mountains
*adjacent terrace with banquette and table
*access to a lovely lower terrace (shared with owners and 3 friendly doggies) with lounge chairs, hammock and charming garden. Plenty of space to schedule your private yoga classes too!
*access to an on-site healing arts space for massage, acupuncture, reiki, hypnotherapy, etc
*amazing views of the city, mountains and nearby presa
*close enough to centro (15 minute walk) and far enough to avoid the noise!
*Ask us about private spanish classes and cooking classes on site!

We look forward to sharing all of this with you! Eli + Joseph
www.sublimedesigner.com/

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.