House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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Breathtaking stay in San Miguel de Allende
The home was perfect for our time in Mexico, SMA is a place we have fallen in love with. Our Host was gracious and took the time to take us the the best spokes and point out the history so we could get to know SME he took on on day trips to the surrounding towns, which we very much enjoyed. This home was perfect for us we had two teenage boys who used the adjacent bedroom they enjoyed staying up late watching moving and felt like that had their own space., the primary house was very spacious we loved the layout. The kind cook was perfect, she had the experience to prepare excellent meals for us and went above and beyond. The house was immaculate and I felt the love for the home and its beautiful gardens. I will return there is so much more to experience.
"I feel like a Spanish Contessa"
These were my wife's first words after our host Jack showed us around our living quarters. The VRBO photos are fine, but do not convey the astonishing beauty of the place. We had originally planned to stay only a few days, but Jack said most people find you need 10 days to do it justice. We stayed 10 days. He was right!
What made this trip so unique for us was the personal service we received. Our host picked us up at the airport and took us back to the airport. Although an American by birth, he has lived in Mexico over 40 years and is totally bilingual. He took us on tours in San Miguel and several surrounding towns and areas. He took me kayaking in a close-by lake. His cook Dolores and housekeeper Blanca were warm and friendly. The menu choices were many. We followed Jack's recommendations most of the time.
My wife is a prolific amateur artist, looking to learn more. The art scene there fascinated her. I was more interested in the history and culture. We went on home tours and walking historical tours. Jack took us on some, and recommended others. There is certainly some truth in one You Tube video we watched pre-trip which described San Miguel de Allende as the "Paris of Mexico". We encourage you to have Jack take you to the near-by city of Guanajuato. See the Diego Rivera Museum, and the hacienda outside the city built in the 1600's by the Spaniards.
It is also a perfect place to relax and recuperate from the fast-paced life many of us lead. The 6,500' mountainous altitude makes for low humidity and cool days and nights. What says it all is that this is the only trip we have taken that we were not ready to leave when it was time to go.
Amazing yet again!
For the 5th time in 5 years, we had a fabulous stay! We wouldn't keep coming back if that was not the case. Our host was so accommodating, as always, and helped us whenever the need arose. He is well read, and knows a lot of history about the area, and can make many recommendations. The cook made some really delicious recipes for us, and we will be requesting some of the very same next year. The house is clean and very inviting. Thanks to the maid for all she did for us. It's all appreciated. We try to tell all our friends about this place, and hope they will try it out and love it just as we do. Thanks again for a very special vacation & we'll see you next year!
Lovely, charming and perfect location!
We were a group of 3 couples - all of whom had a wonderful time. The location was ideal. The owner was an outstanding host (in addition to being a great guy) - always available when we had a question. He had terrific tips, information, stories, and the best margaritas either side of the border.
We took a couple of side trips with him, which were informative, efficient, colorful and enjoyable. Having a wonderful cook available was a great plus, as well. The property was well kept. My husband and I stayed in the second bedroom in the main house, which suited our needs just fine. Of course, because we were in town, there were church bells and firecrackers at some unusual hours, but this is true of any place in town. This place is a bit more private and tucked away than most in-town spots. I would go there again in a heartbeat and definitely recommend it to others.
Casa Mi Bistro
Our stay at this lovely property was all that I hoped for. I wanted to arrive and be able to walk everywhere and we did. And when we were done for the day, we were ferried home by one of the many available and inexpensive cabs. We arranged be picked up at the airport. Very good idea. He was waiting for us, grabbed our bags and we were safely off. Jack has made it a point to become familiar with the geography, history and social mores of the area. A wonderfull cooked meal was waiting for us when we got to the casa. Delores, la concinera, has a wonderful repertoire which we perused before our arrival. Chicken enchiladas with chile verde, a wonderfully fresh salad, guacamole all topped off by her famous, yes just as good as my mom's apple pie. My traveling companion and I like a slow start in the morning, with plenty of good Mexican coffee. A fresh fruit plate awaited us every morning. Delores made us breakfast most days and served us. Quite special. And the house, we each had our own bedroom. The master is huge, but I was quite happy in the guest bedroom. Lots of privacy, I would open the floor to ceiling windows and a gentle breeze would float in at night. La casa is off the street a couple of blocks in. There is a nice gentleman who opens the gate for residents and he greeted us each day. Our house was quiet and again very private. We had a wonderful upstairs terrace to hang out on and another private patio right outside our kitchen. Jack is right next door if you need him and he would usually knock around the time Delores would arrive at 9:30 and check in on meal plans, anything we needed and any tips for planning our day. He helped me get oriented to the map I had brought and we were off on many adventures. He also escorted us to Guanajuato, the capital of the state of Guanajuato. He is a very capable guide around town and he really has taken the time to know the history, the people and the culture. Barbara and I are studying Spanish and he was very patient with us. He first English speaking, but he has an incredible command of the language. In Guanajuato we went to the Casa Museum of Diego Rivera and he engaged one of the museum guides who provided the backdrop to one of Rivera's very famous murals. We also went to Teatro Juaréz and took the funicular to the top of town for stunning views, a riot of color, all the time, Jack was pointing out the sites. San Miguel, of course is magical: Bellas Artes, Biblioteca, La Fábrica Aurora, outdoor markets.
Wonderful house in a perfect location
Charming, spacious home with gorgeous Mexican architecture including beautiful, private outdoor courtyard. The owner lives nearby and is attentive to your every request, making trips to the grocery store, recommending restaurants and other cultural activities. The location is ideal- easy walking distance to the Jardin and yet in a very quiet neighborhood next to a park. The cook prepared delicious lunches and dinners for us and always had fresh fruit cut up for us for our breakfast. The house was immaculate thanks to the maid who came during the weekdays. We highly recommend this exceptional property for your next vacation. There are many cultural events to keep you as busy as you want to be in this friendly, picturesque, historical town! We love San Miguel de Allende.
Bullfights, Art, Language, & Cooking Schools, Numerous Cultural Festivals in English & Spanish, Great Dining Out & Music Scene, Native Festivals, Galleries, Historical Sites, & Churches, Swimming in Natural Hot Springs