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When you arrive at our charming Casa de la Luna Sonriente you will first notice the nice entry way with a unique front door which allows the top windows to swing open to catch the breeze allowing you to immerse yourself in the romance of this intriguing town. To the sides of the entry way you have the living room and dining/kitchen areas both with rustic exposed beam ceilings and either wrought iron chandeliers or Mexican style metal lighting fixtures.
The living room has a red plush, sink in and relax, sofa and loveseat. Other seating includes a lovely Mexican style carved bench covered with a plump cushion and decorative pillows. There is a TV with cable, combination dvd/vcr, ipod docking station with speakers along with several reference books about Mexico and San Miguel. The half bath is just off the living room. The dining area has a glass dining table that seats four with a charming tiled complete kitchen behind. The living room and kitchen have gas fireplaces. Purified water is available in the kitchen (cold water faucet ONLY). We have a new stove/oven for your home cooking pleasure. There is a glassed in pass-through (breezeway) that allows light to flood in from the roof through all three floors.
Going up the spiral staircase to the second floor you will find a small den area between the two bedrooms. A nice window with a small balcony gives the room character and more light. Curl up in the leather Equipale sofa to read a book. On one side is the Master bedroom with a queen bed, with memory foam topper, looking up to a boveda ceiling with a ceiling fan. The room also includes another window with a small balcony and a gas fireplace.There is a color cable TV and a DVD player. Adjoining the Master bedroom is a small walk in closet that leads to the vivid blue tiled bathroom with skylights. This bathroom has a comfortable tub and shower with a window to access the breezeway. On the other side is the other bedroom, also with a boveda ceiling and ceiling fan. There is a small TV with cable provided. There are two twins beds - also with memory foam toppers - (that could be pushed together to make a queen) and a smaller full bath with a shower only.
Up the stairwell to the top floor and you will see why this house is the Gem of Guadalupe. Enjoy the covered patio with views of the Parroquia and San Miguel in all of its glory. There is a small refrigerator/freezer provided to chill your wine and drinks. Also a propane tank gas grill can be used to prepare a nice rooftop dinner. Relax and watch the sun set over the mountains with the churches and town lights twinkling below.
The entire house has beautifully tiled counter tops and floors. The exterior and patio have been recently repainted. All bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, pots and pans are provided. Twice a week maid service is also provided. On the top floor just around the corner are the covered washer and dryer for your laundry needs. We have Vonage phone service which allows free calls to the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico (both cell and land lines) and many other Countries (LAND LINES ONLY). We provide a listing of the free calling countries in our rental information. We have wireless service for our laptop users. We have tried to make this house as livable as possible although we will be continually making upgrades. A few of the photos do not show the new furniture or updates - please contact us for more information.
The location is in Guadalupe; a flat 12-15 minute walk to the Centro. Also 5 minutes to the artisans walk and 6-7 minutes to the Fabrica Aurora There is a tienda on the next block for any late night munchies or needed supplies. Several smaller restaurants and a good local pizza joint are nearby. As always most places are reachable by a 30-45 peso cab ride.
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I love to travel and am about to have 40 countries on my list. I love sports - especially college football 'Go Hogs Go' - and dancing.
Lisa Widner purchased this house in 2007
I arrived in San Miguel the first time by accident. I was supposed to fly into Chihuahua and missed my flight. Luckily they allowed me to choose another flight so I flew into San Luis Potosi and rented a car. I spent time in San Miguel and Guanajuato. Being that it was August and I live in Houston, I immediately fell in love with the weather. I was entranced by the beauty, architecture and vivid colors. I continue to enjoy the varied restaurants, entertainment, culture, and never ending parades that typically end with fireworks. More importantly I easily slip into the calm and tranquil lifestyle once in San Miguel. I appreciate the graciousness of the Mexican people and hope in some small way I can resemble them. I plan to spend more time and enjoy this area once I retire.
Review Rating : 4/5
Stay: Jan – March, 2010
We stayed at Casa Luna Sonriente (smiling moon) January, February and March of 2010. It is situated in the barrio of Guadaloupe north of el Jardin (the center). As advertised, it is a flat walk of 10 to 15 minutes to the center which may be relevant to non mountain climbers as San Miguel is located on the side of a mountain declining from east to west. For those unfamiliar with San Miguel be advised that restaurants abound and there are many a mere 10 minutes walk south. In the immediate neighbourhood try Gombos a pizza delivery joint which also has a small dining area with a limited but excellent Italian menu. One of our favourites was Vivoli on Hernandez Macias opposite Bellas Artes. Say hola to Rita for us. There are at least three tiendas within a couple of minutes for access to those valencia oranges to squeeze for breakfast. Or if you prefer someone else to do your squeezing try Buenos Dias on Relox just north of the biblioteca (library). We found the casa to be very comfortable and well taken care of by Elena who thoroughly cleans every Monday and Friday. It is typically Mexican with boveda ceilings in both bedrooms and a center hall plan with the living room separated from the dining room and kitchen. It has all the amenities including TV’s in both bedrooms and living room. The portable Ipod station with speakers can be transported to the roof deck to provide music while you sip your margarita or cerveca while absorbing the view of sunsets or the lighted domes and steeples of chuches and cathedrals. You may reach into the fridge on the roof to replenish your beverage without having to move too far. This was our third trip to San Miguel and it didn’t disappoint. The local folks, the cultural events, the restaurants and the seemingly endless festivals and celebrations make this a special place.
Just returned from two weeks in Casa de la Luna Sonriente. The house more than met our expectations! The owner has thought of everything, including providing a kitchen with spices, games, phones, and travel books. It is a Mexican home with American conveniences. We loved our mornings and evenings on the rooftop terrace with the view and the breezes. The location is terrific. An easy walk from most places in town. Once we got oriented, we had fun taking different streets home. The neighborhood is a charming mixture of store-fronts, schools, churches, and homes. For day trips, we loved our day with AlbertCoffee tours to the pyramids outside of town and our 2 day excursion to Guanajuato. Don't miss the traditional singing musicians evening tour up into the alleyways and plazas above town. Lots of fun! We loved the house and highly recommend it for its great price, conveniences, and location.
We enjoyed the stay here. The description was accurate. There was a mix-up between the owner and the property manager that complicated our entry when we arrived, but the manager did come out to let us in after hours.
We enjoyed our stay in Casa Luna de la Sonriente so much that we are returning next year as well. It is a comfortable and roomy casa with an authentic Mexican feeling. Both of our daughters came to stay with us on separate occasions, so the second ensuite bedroom gave us our own spaces, while the communal rooms were great for joining up for conversation, games and planning. And the rooftop with its breathtaking view of the domes and Parroquia is a great place to relax together! The casa is located in one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in the city: lively with the sounds and activity of people going to and from work or school, the distant roosters and neighbourhood dogs; colourful with the wonderful murals around the neighbouring streets; behind this vibrancy there is also a very relaxed atmosphere which filled our days, while evenings and nights were quiet. Close by are tiendas and cafés and it is an easy, interesting walk to either Centro or Fabrica La Aurora. You will need good, supportive footwear for the cobbled streets. We bought fruit and vegetables across the road and at Gil’s, the busy grocery store about 3 blocks away and prepared meals at home often on the easy to use gas stove. The property manager, who is fluent in English, came by each week, attentive and ready to help with anything needed, and the maid is careful and very gracious.
We spent 8 lovely nights in this beautiful apartment and could not be happier. It was exactly, if not more than what was advertised and provided everything we needed for our stay. The location was perfect for walking to almost every where we wanted to go and the little vendor shops of fresh produce and groceries nearby made it nearly unnecessary to go any where if you wanted to stay in. I highly recommend this apartment, and hope to stay here again next year when we travel back to SMA.
This is a good option when visiting SMA- the house is comfortable and usable even if you want to cook at home instead of eating out. It is an easy 10 minute flat walk to Aurora and the artisans market area. There are inclines in town, but nothing too strenuous. I was here on a short business trip really, so didn't make full use of the facilities on offer, but they seem adequate. The beds are typical Mexican firm beds even with the foam topper. The showers were good for pressure and heat. There is a lot of street noise from the hustle and bustle you get in a typical neighbourhood, getting itself to work and school in the mornings. In the evenings it did intrude a bit on TV watching.
I can't say enough about our wonderful stay in SMA in Lisa's lovely casita. The two master suites gave us all the privacy the three of us we needed and a homey quality that is not typically found in rentals; everything is there for a pleasant stay; just bring clothes and your walking shoes. We loved having the rooftop patio and began our days there drinking coffee and planning the days' adventures. We'd enjoy it again before going out to dinner a great place for a glass of wine or beer. Lisa was wonderful throughout the rental process, and Elena was delightful and very attentive to keeping the place immaculate. There was a shop across the street that sold fresh-squeezed juices for about a dollar - my husband got one every day; the little shop around the corner was ready with impulse snack purchases.
Lisa told us about Bajio Go Shuttle, and they were super - right on time at the airport and going back and very considerate.
The city is amazing - so many sites to see and places to eat...and some of the best food any of us had ever had AND cheap, and I used to travel to NYC on business! Right in the neighborhood is Gombo's....everyone mentions the pizza, but the Italian specialties and crepes were just GREAT! Another super place was was Taco don Felix -- take a cab - out a bit, but the locals know it. Oso Azul is wonderful for breakfast -- grinds his coffee on the spot. Viejo Pueblo has a great rooftop tapas bar.
We took a tour to Dolores Hidalgo with Chris Martin and Dali at email@example.com....great guys and very knowledgeable as to the history of the area. A must-see is El Charco del Ingenio to see the native vegetation and get a bit of easy hiking in. We stayed ten days and never tired of the parades and festival activities. It was a feast for the eyes and the ears....and Lisa's casita was about a 10 minute pleasant walk from all the excitement. Wear comfy shoes -- cobblestone streets and flagstone walks. Everyone was SO friendly -- we had been to Guanajuato the prior year and wanted to see SMA -- both are magnificent, but SMA is even more special than we anticipated....AND SAFE! We couldn't have felt any better than we did during our ten days there. You will not be disappointed in any part of your stay in Lisa's wonderful rental -- even the kids going by in the early morning were delightful -- sort of an organic alarm clock. There was so much to do every day that it just gave us an impetus to get going! Thanks, Lisa, for everything.
Art galleries,live music performances, language schools, art lessons, cooking lessons, camps for children - some with language lessons. Most attractions within walking distance or short trip by bus or car.
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