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This private, light-filled, stylish 3-level house is furnished with antiques and located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the San Antonio neighborhood; it is an easy walk to the center of town (El Jardin), the Instituto de Allende, and beautiful Juarez Park (Parque Juarez). The neighborhood has a village ambience and is filled with family-owned shops, including corner-type stores for basics (e.g., milk, beer, sugar, flour), a butcher, green grocer, tortillas made by hand and a tortilla 'factory', and good restaurants.
The sleeping arrangements are very comfortable: the master bedroom has a queen-size bed while the casita includes a double bed suitable for one adult or two (small) adults. The dressing room is furnished with a single bed.
The kitchen is fully equipped and the courtyard garden is mature, providing a lush, indoor/outdoor garden connection and an outdoor eating area accessible through French doors off the kitchen.
1st Floor Living, Dining, Kitchen: The first floor is laid out in an open plan and includes living, dining and kitchen areas. The cheerful living area is furnished with antique furniture, artisan lighting, paintings, and a classic Mexican long built-in sofa decorated with down-filled pillows. The adjoining dining area seats 4 and has windows overlooking the plant-filled garden entry. The fully equipped kitchen includes a George Forman grill and an outdoor grill. The kitchen has two very large windows, filling the kitchen with natural light and providing great views of the garden. French doors open onto an outdoor table with umbrella and seating for 4 that overlooks the garden trees, flowering vines, and terraced planters. One can hear the sound of water from all floors from the wall fountain in the garden.
1st Floor Casita: The casita (with private entrance) includes a comfortable, double bed (suitable for one adult or two small adults), two closets, and antique furniture. The full bathroom has a tiled shower and tub and is filled with soft, natural light emanating from a bank of private, translucent windows that extend the full width of one wall.
2nd Floor Study, Terrace, Master Bdr, Dressing Rm: An outdoor (covered) tiled staircase leads from the kitchen to the second floor.
The second-floor entrance has a window seat and French doors that open onto a plant-filled terrace. The second level also includes a study, the master bedroom and its large adjoining alcove, and a dressing room/extra bedroom and bathroom. The study has very comfortable seating, a gas fireplace, antique furniture, bookcases, and views of the garden terrace.
The spacious master bedroom is filled with natural light from a bank of large windows that extend the full width of the bedroom alcove and overlook the garden. The bedroom includes a very comfortable (European Sleepworks) queen-sized bed. The adjoining large alcove is furnished with tables and chairs that can be used as a work area or for reading.
Adjoining the master bedroom is a large dressing room/extra bedroom with single bed, two closets, and ample mirrors. The full bathroom adjoins the dressing room and has a very large mirror and large tiled tub and shower.
A tiled staircase leads from the kitchen to the third floor rooftop garden (azotea). This spacious azotea includes a tile-roofed seating area with couch, chairs, and Moroccan and Oaxacan lighting, potted plants, and wonderful views of the mountains.
My husband Glenn and I are the new owners of this magical house in gorgeous San Miguel de Allende. The house has been listed on HomeAway since 2009 with the previous owners and has always been a popular rental property. We are excited to have you visit our home and fall in love with this place and it's people. We live in Pennsylvania with 3 of our 6 children (the other 3 have flown the nest). We love to travel to Mexico and SMA and fell in love with this house the first time we saw it.
Sarah and Glenn Bergenfield purchased this house in 2015
This house is special. Located in a mainly Mexican neighborhood, on a quiet cul-de-sac, the area is vibrant and filled with small stores and restaurants. Children play on the streets and you are just far enough away from the busy Centro to enjoy peace and quiet. The house is completely private, with the downstairs rooms all opening onto the courtyard. You can enjoy having the windows open all day, and sit in one of the three outdoor spaces surrounded by lush plants and flowers. If you want to experience Mexico with it's warmth and color, this is where you want to be.
The courtyard is the heart of our home. Offering complete privacy, you can enjoy the roof terrace with it's gorgeous views of the mountains, read quietly on the study terrace, or have your morning coffee on the main patio and watch the birds feed. It truly is a magical house.
Casa Magica was exactly as represented- beautiful, light-filled, spacious, charming. I stayed for a month and had various friends and family coming and going the whole time. We all enjoyed it completely! The inside/outside layout is fun and refreshing with the gorgeous gardens. We loved having coffee in front of the fireplace on chilly mornings, browsing through the books upstairs. When warm and sunny, the garden was a beautiful place to sit for breakfast or read and relax.
The management company caring for the property was pretty unusual. They anticipated every need, having bottled water at the ready, arriving in 10 minutes when my daughter and I locked ourselves onto the balcony by accident, and staying in touch to see if we needed anything. Maria is simply the most wonderful and although we truly did not need a cleaning person 3 times a week, we got to enjoy her and appreciate her visits. Antonio takes care of the garden and makes sure all is running smoothly outside. He, too, is charming.
We loved the neighborhood with its many "tiendas" and restaurants. The neighbors were friendly and we always felt safe. Walking into El Centro was a pleasant 20 minutes of enjoying the architecture and color of San Miguel. Do take earplugs! There are always barking dogs, and few mufflers on cars, it seems.
I would return to this house in a heartbeat and I am certain any other renter would feel the same!
The home was just as pictured with beautiful plants and immaculately maintained. We had an issue with one of the toilets and the management company took care of it immediately. When they say "light-filled" however, that means there are no window treatments in the main bedroom so you are up with the sun. Also, one of us got bitten by a spider after killing several of them. The house may need a bug bomb. The housekeeper, Maria, was very sweet but it seemed a bit much to have her come every other day. At first, it seemed like a long walk to the main square, El Jardin, but we quickly adjusted and enjoyed the exercise. Overall, I would highly recommend San Miguel and La Casa Magica.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Deposits are refundable if the the reservation is canceled at least 30 days prior.
A deposit of 50% to be paid immediately by cheque, with the balance paid one week prior to reservation.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.