|Space||450 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
La Sirena is our stunning 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment located in Casa Caramba, our compound which includes the owner's home (La Calaca), a 2/2 apartment (El Nido), Diane's art studio, plus rooftop gardens filled with herbs, veggies, flowers and incredible sunset views.
The property was transformed from a hovel in 2012 to an imaginative, inspiring, and artfully green home away from home. With it's gorgeous colors and finishes, guests say it is like living in Diane's paintings.
La Sirena is perfect for a single person or couple with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with private patio adjacent to courtyard. Includes access to roof top garden with fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers. Has solar electricity, solar hot water, rainwater harvesting and green features.??The bedroom has a comfortable Queen bed with and original hand painted furniture with the adjacent bath is featuring iridescent hand painted tiles.
The great room has an open plan with kitchen, dining area and living area. Living area has large TV with DVD, sound system for your iPod, cable TV. The patio is off the great room is set up for dining al fresco and has a beautiful courtyard with mosaic fountain.
Includes access to incredible green roof garden with fruit trees, herbs, veggies and flowers, all available for your use. We have guava, pomegranate, limes, lemons, mandarins, papaya, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, figs, and grapes, plus mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, and a seasonal assortment of veggies.
Casa Caramba and La Sirena are located in the desirable neighborhood of Guadalupe--The Arts District, with fabulous murals...about 5 blocks to Via Organica and 12 min. flat walk to the Jardin. There are two tiny markets within a 1/2 block.
1 BR/1 BA
Comfy Queen bed with mattress warmer
High Speed Wifi
Cable TV, DVD and some movies
Sound system for your ipod or computer
Local cell phone
Safe in bedroom for valuables
12-15 minute flat walk to the jardin
Roof terrace for sunbathing, sunsets, reading...
English speaking manager
Guide to favorite restaurants/shops
Cooking classes available
Portable beds available
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Diane Varney and Rob Lerner have designed and built 3 artfully functional homes in Mexico. They have complementary skills with Diane's whimsical, colorful style and attention to finishes, and Rob's focus on eco-functionality and space utilization.
Diane Varney purchased this apartment in 2012
We are delighted to finally have a home base in San Miguel de Allende. It captivated us on our first visit in 2001 and is still captivating us now. This property was a wreck and now has everything new except a few original walls and ceilings. It's great because it is only a few blocks from Via Organica (with store and restaurant), plus it's only a 12 minute flat walk to the jardin. The neighborhood has been designated as the Arts District and has over 25 murals to discover.
We created our dream home and property and it is unique in all San Miguel. It is tasteful, original and functional.
My wife and I stayed in La Sirena for 4 months. It was comfortable and beautiful. Diane is a lovely host, available and non-intrusive. Eva, our housekeeeper, was willing to help in any way we needed including teaching us how to make her family's Mole!
The only thing one should be aware of is that the apartment is located along a hallway the others use, so there is some noise and people in the hall can hear you as well. As this is an infrequent occurrence it was more amusing than anything else.
The apt is located in Guadalupe, near both Frabrica Aurora and Via Organica in a traditional Mexican neighborhood. We enjoyed it thoroughly!
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, La Sirena is an easy walk to the artists' galleries in the Fabrica, the San Juan de Dios marketplace, the Biblioteca Publica, and the center of town. This unit is the smaller of two rental apartments within a beautifully renovated and furnished owner-occupied house. Owners Diane and Rob are personable and helpful, and most willing to go the extra mile to make guests feel at home--for example, we were the recipients (twice) of Diane's delicious home-baked bread! Although the apartment itself gets limited direct sunlight (none in the bedroom and primarily afternoon light in the livingroom), a small private patio and a shared roof garden afford some opportunities to enjoy the sun without leaving the house. Due to its first-floor location on the resonant entrance corridor, guests in La Sirena are aware of the comings and goings of other occupants of the house, but we did not consider this a serious noise issue (certainly not comparable to those we have encountered in other San Miguel rentals, such as roosters, roof dogs, early morning firecrackers and late night youth parties). The attractions of the apartment also include an excellently equipped modern kitchen with potable tap water; access to a washer and dryer (and alternately, to an inexpensive laundry service a few blocks away); and of course the wonderful bilingual housekeeper Eva, with whom guests from abroad are encouraged to practice their rudimentary Spanish. This was a very enjoyable one month stay, and we highly recommend La Sirena to other visitors to San Miguel.
We loved our apartment, I spent an hour just looking around the apartment. So much attention to detail, spacious and welcoming. The apartment is a 10 minute walk away from the heart of San Miguel. The owner Diane was very helpful, the transaction was quick and easy. She sent us a list of suggestions (places to eat, visit, etc) that were spot on. Also, Sr. Eva, was wonderful, very helpful, she made us delicious pancakes and was always available to answer questions. The apartment is very clean, high quality linen. I highly recommend this place, not just because of it's proximity to the el centro, but because it is a lovely experience in itself.
Wonderful stay in a one bedroom apartment. The apartment has been lovely updated and has all the conveniences of home. Great 6 burner stove which I did not use 😏 because I wanted a break from dally cooking. My husband is handicapped and the unit served us beautifully. Unfortunately, the owner was on vacation herself but her housekeeper was in touch with us every day to see if we needed anything. I highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants to enjoy San Miguel for any length of time.
What a great place the owners have made for a truly remarkable visit in San Miguel. We just left and wish we could return tomorrow. Diane, with her unique artistic flair, has created a fun and interesting place to stay. We loved everything about our great apartment. I kept taking pictures because she had done so many cute things to the place. Everything was clean and neat and well designed and the bed was so comfortable we had trouble getting out of it every morning. It was fun to get to explore the Guadalupe area and discover some yummy places to eat. It was a very quick walk up to Centro. Beautiful flowers and warm and welcoming Eva awaited us on our arrival and Diane even left a yummy loaf of sour dough bread, just made, for a special treat. In all our rentals we never had that happen before. Fantastic!!
We're retirees, familiar with San Miguel. We found Diane's apartment to be very comfortable. It was cozy, well equipped, beautifully decorated. The bed warmer kept us warm at night and we didn't need to turn on the fireplace or the electric heater. We've lived in several different places in SMA, and have never had a kitchen as well equipped--everything you need for meal preparation. The location is convenient and it's an easy walk to everything you'd need. And the wonderful Eva takes care of you.
Colonia Guadalupe is a safe, desirable neighborhood, designated as 'The Arts District,' with over 25 murals. It's a 12 min. flat walk to the centro/jardin and 5 min. to Fabrica Aurora with its many galleries and restaurants.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.