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Contemporary, Upscale Casita in Private Compound

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This modern two-story casita with a third floor rooftop terrace (approximately 900 square feet) is housed in a separate building and walled area inside our compound in one of the most desirable and most secure areas of San Miguel de Allende, recently rated the 'Best City in Mexico' by the readers of Conde Nast. Surrounded by beautiful rock walls and lavish landscaping this casita has a private desert garden. Located in the Centro just a 12-15 minute easy walk to the Jardin and close to pastoral Juarez park, this property is always in demand.

This unit is like no other in San Miguel, built in 2006, modern, spacious, with hard to find amenities. It contains the best of everything -- stainless appliances, Bosch stove and oven, on-demand hot water heating, granite counters, high end audio system with Auky bluetooth device that allows you to play any music on your smart device or stream from any music source to which you have a subscription, cable television, high speed wireless Internet, CD changer and speakers.

This Casita is appointed with ceramic tile, granite, and maple furniture. The bedroom includes a separate sitting area, gas fireplace heater (with oxygen depletion sensor) and bathroom travertine and ceramic tile on the first floor, a large kitchen and living area on the 2nd floor furnished with leather and art by some of the best artists in San Miguel.

A circular staircase elevates you to a 3rd floor terrace with beautiful views, patio furniture, umbrella, gas grill and outdoor speakers. There are NO difficult-to-handle 5 gallon bottles needed here -- water on this property goes through a 6-stage purification system, is pressurized and softened.

Maid service once per week is included.

High-speed secure wireless Internet (fastest residential speed available).

A 37" flat panel television with cable TV sits atop the gas fireplace (complete with oxygen depletion sensor) in the bedroom and sitting area.

The full bathroom is shower only with opaque skylight. The property also has a programmable digital safe for jewelry and personal valuables.

A small, well-behaved dog, within control of the owner is welcome. Owners have several dogs in the compound (so dog-lovers only!) but the casita is separately walled and gated.

Need two bedrooms? A smaller, one-floor, one bedroom casita ( is available inside the compound if you need another bedroom for an additional fee. Rent them both -- great for two couples who want to be together but enjoy their privacy. It has a separate full kitchen, living room and a fabulous rooftop terrace and most of the same amenities. Photos and pricing of the second unit are available upon request.

**We do not accept online booking. Contact owner/manager for rental agreement and payment terms, seasonal rates and multiple month discount.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Owner

We purchased this property as part of a larger piece in 2001. In 2007, the casita was bult and the main home in the compound was begun. We have lived in SMA full time for 16 years and know the town, it's people and amenities well.

Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why Owner chose Zona Centro

Easy 12 minutes to the center of town via sidewalks and cobblestone streets.


Zona Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Travertine/ceramic tile, 2 robes provided for guest use
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized Bed (1) Beautiful, modern, maple head/foot board and chest of drawers
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Granite counters, high-end stainless appliances, three ceiling fans, whole home audio system with speakers in all rooms and and on rooftop, three terraces at different levels, view of the mountains and City from rooftop, gated desert garden, ceiling fans, in a gated family compound.


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Contemporary, Upscale Casita in Private Compound
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A picture is worth a thousand words...............

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO -- is exactly as described - each time we were entering the property we felt at home. The entrance is enough to put u at ease & not want to leave. Exceptionally clean in side & out - we enjoyed the sound system - never even turning on the TV. Coffee on the 2nd level patio was the best ever. Being from Texas & being able to sleep r nap w/doors & windows open was like a dream. The owners were more than accommodating / never intrusive / the entire compound was a delight . We will b back - thank u for opening the door !! KM

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: K and D, thank you. We truly enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to hosting you again.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paradise in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kelly and Jim's Casita was wonderful. We were in the large Casita, which is a modern & bright place. The interior is lovely & we enjoyed the 3 outdoor spaces- the patio, the second floor terrace, & the rooftop terrace at different times of day. The kitchen is easy to work in & well equipped with a good assortment of spices, teas, & coffee. The filtered water throughout the house was a luxury- we filled our water bottles each morning from the tap & took them with us for the day! We often ate breakfast outside & marveled at the hummingbirds, butterflies, and cactus garden. The whole place feels very secure and is also surprisingly quiet, given the noises of the neighborhood. We had wondered whether it would be hot, but it was mostly cool inside & we rarely used the fans.

The beautiful Casita is one thing, but the people make it a special place to stay. Kelly was always helpful, whether at home or away. She answered emails very quickly, although we didn't have much to ask, since things were mostly great. Jim was also friendly & helpful when we saw him. Artruro, who is a a gentle & considerate person, was on the property most days. He would fix anything at a moment's notice- not that there was much to fix! Betty, who cleans once a week, is also very nice & very thorough, always leaving the place spotless. Kelly invited us over for a delicious dinner, where we had the opportunity to meet our neighbors in the smaller Casita. It was a lovely evening and we finally met all of the dogs!

The Casita is so nice that we could have just stayed there for our whole visit to San Miguel. However, we were out every day, sometimes for 8 to 10 hours, mostly walking, sketching, eating, and attending a variety of events- including the pageantry of Semana Santa. On the first day, and every day after, we would step outside the gates & drink in the gorgeous views in all directions- the cobblestone roads, the luscious flowers, and the colourful architecture. We mostly tended to walk straight to the center of San Miguel, on a reasonably level route by San Miguel standards! It was a pleasant 15 minute or so walk, depending on how many times we stopped to take photos. Sometimes we would head in a different direction to the main street along picturesque side streets. There is much more to say, but one lasting memory was the fallen flower petals on the driveway many mornings. That was challenging to photograph- you have to see it yourself! What a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Comfortable, luxurious, and close!

  • 5 of 5

This lush, private compound gave us the feel of being somewhere in the country but was an easy, safe, 12 minute (as stated) walk to the center of town. The casita is inside the compound and set back from the street so was very quiet. We enjoyed listening to the birds each morning while we drank our coffee on the upper terrace. The casita was well-appointed and relaxing to be in. We were very comfortable and our hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and informed. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near perfect accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful compound, secure, good views of the area, well appointed. Easy walk into the Centro, good restaurants nearby, nearby markets, hosts very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near perfect accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful compound, secure, good views of the area, well appointed. Easy walk into the Centro, good restaurants nearby, nearby markets, hosts very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural Canada

Secure and comfortable with outstanding landlords close at hand

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a couple to settle in for an extended stay in San Miguel. We have rented 3 different homes in San Miguel and this one we’ve returned to for 3 years in a row. Upon arrival, my first reaction was that the casita’s finishes were much better than in the photos. What a treat to have your expectations exceeded. The clean contemporary architecture along with the private cacti garden was a lovely contrast to our century home back in Canada. With 2 levels plus a roof top terrace (with your own grill) there’s plenty of room to move around. I would regularly head up to the rooftop terrace to enjoy the sunshine with my morning coffee and at lunch we would always head out on the balcony that overlooked the cacti garden. As someone who likes to cook, I was thrilled to find that the kitchen was stocked with plenty of spices. An even bigger plus was the filtered water (right from the tap!) and a fridge with an automatic icemaker. Everything is within walking distance and there are no great huge hills between you and all you want to see in SMA. This place is truly a home away from home and we are hoping to return again at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Luna Bar in Rosewood Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Club de Malanquin and Las Ventanas (by taxi)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Parada
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Car: not necessary

Near Parque Juarez in most desirable and safest area of San Miguel de Allende.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rentals rates of more than one month are negotiable. Contact owner.

**We do not accept online booking. Contact owner/manager for rental agreement and payment terms and multiple month discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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