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La Sirena--Brand New, Gorgeous Apartment In Guadalupe

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment

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

Gourmet kitchen

High Speed Wifi

Cable TV, DVD and some movies

Sound system for your ipod or computer

Local cell phone

Utilities included

Filtered water

Solar powered

Safe in bedroom for valuables

Private patio

12-15 minute flat walk to the jardin

Roof terrace for sunbathing, sunsets, reading...

Weekly cleaning

English speaking manager

Guide to favorite restaurants/shops

Cooking classes available

Laundry facilities

Portable beds available


More Details

Diane Varney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

About Diane Varney

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

Why Diane Varney chose San Miguel de Allende

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.

What makes this apartment unique

We created our dream home and property and it is unique in all San Miguel. It is tasteful, original and functional.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

La Sirena--Brand New, Gorgeous Apartment In Guadalupe
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Delightful month in La Sirena

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment near the heart of San Miguel de Allende

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Tanya, I'm SO happy that you enjoyed yourselves at Casa Caramba. Thanks so much for staying with us! We hope you'll return and tell your friends about Casa Caramba. Muchisimas gracias, Diane P.S. So sorry I didn't meet you--maybe next time?
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Wonderful stay in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado, USA

Fun, Arty, Warm

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton AB Canada

Charming cozy apartment in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK, USA

A Lovely Home Away From Home.....

  • 5 of 5

I spent three months in SMA and my time there was near perfection! The comfort and beauty of my home as well as safety and easy access to the centro area were all of primary importance. I rented the apartment "La Sirena" which is 450 square feet and frankly I was unsure how this would work. I need not have concerned myself. The space was arranged well using every inch to the maximum and the details of design were artistic and lovely. Opening my windows to the courtyard of plants and the sounds of the fountain were soothing. The furniture and bed were comfortable, the linens soft and of good quality, the kitchen fully appointed and efficient with a spigot of filtered water. There was plenty of hot water on demand. The extras worth mentioning were fresh flowers each week and the rooftop with lettuce and herbs. Colonia Guadalupe was far enough away from the centro area for lots of quietness and the property was safe and secure. Yet, if I wanted to walk to the Jardin, it was a quick 15-20 minutes at my slow pace. I think the thing I appreciated most about "La Sirena" was Eva, the wonderful property manager/housekeeper. Rob and Diane were excellent hosts, responsive to my needs without being intrusive. Thank you Rob, Diane and Eva for helping to make my stay in SMA exactly what I dreamed it could be.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a treat to have you stay with us. We miss you and hope you'll come back again. Your apartment is waiting for you! Muchisimas gracias, Diane
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Guadalupe Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan. - Mar. 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
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

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Guadalupe Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Solar heated water!
  • Tub/shower features hand painted iridescent tile.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis

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