Perfect Blend Of Colonial Style With Modern Function And Comfort
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About Janan MacDonald
We are a family of four that decided to flee Chicago for a "one year" experiment in San Miguel de Allende. That was in 2009! We still spend a fair amount of time in Chicago, but it's a toss up as to which place we can really call home anymore! For now we are spending the school year in Mexico and the summers and holidays in Chicago - and squeezing in any other travels whenever we can.
Janan MacDonald purchased this House in 2011
Why Janan MacDonald chose Zona Centro
After a few years here in San Miguel, we finally decided to take the plunge and build a home here. We found the perfect architect for us, who was able to make a home that works with the climate and surroundings as best as possible. We designed and orientated the home in order to take advantage of passive solar, wind patterns, and even taking into consideration the neighboring home styles. We also incorporated a water reclamation system and solar panels for both electricity and hot water. Our goal was to make a beautiful and comfortable house with a minimal impact on the earth and resources. We were thrilled to find this particular lot because, in our opinion, it is the perfect location for getting into the center of town, as well as enjoying some tranquility. We also have an "arroyo" (stream) that runs through the front of the property. This can be a real sight to behold during the big downpours of the rainy season - literally becoming a rushing river. In the dry season, it is just a stone ravine, separating a small garden at the front of the property.
What makes this House unique
Our home offers so many places to relax, enjoy, depending on what you are feeling. You can be shooting baskets on the small court in the front, reading on the roof top, swimming in the pool, or just dozing off on a chaise lounge. There are public and private spaces - something for everyone, and every mood.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Casa del Toro Feb 2020
Great house. Well designed and decorated. Modern and very up to date bathrooms and kitchen.
A perfect Christmas stay.
Our stay was pretty close to perfect at this amazing home in San Miguel. Every detail has been attended to, making this a wonderful holiday rental. The home is gorgeous, very well located not far from the square (the hills and altitude gave us some good exercise), Jonathan the manager is very helpful, and Janan the owner was fabulous in providing so many suggestions of restaurants and things to do. All the communal hang out spaces and private spaces combined nicely to give everyone what they were looking for. More than enough room for our party of 6. Preparing meals in the luxury kitchen after shopping in the various markets was fun. If and when we come back to SM, we will want to stay here again.
Great Place to Stay While in San Miguel
We were in town for a quick trip visiting relatives for Thanksgiving. We booked Casa de Toro for my family as well as my brother’s family. The house was beautiful inside and out. There was plenty of space for the 7 of us, with each bedroom having its own en suite bathroom. And the common areas, including the kitchen, dining area and outside patio were large enough to include our large group at once, so there was plenty of opportunity to be together. Everyone enjoyed the pool during the daytime, and the weather was perfect, Communication from the owners was excellent and they had great suggestions for places around town. The house was a more economical choice than a hotel for all of us and much more comfortable given the use of the kitchen and private pool. We highly recommend Casa de Toro and hope to be back in 2020.
Perfect home in the most perfect town in Mexico!
This beautiful hillside home in one of SMA's top neighborhoods (centrally located to the town center) was a dream. Perfect for our group of 6, wonderfully appointed and immaculately maintained. Super comfortable with wonderful indoor/outdoor spaces for our group to gather. The home owner, house manager and all staff were lovely - even when we requested extras! All the amenities were appreciated. Comfortable beds, fully appointed bathrooms, all the comforts of home plus much, much more. San Miguel never disappoints and Casa del Torro is one more reason why. It's a wonderful opportunity to live like a (very special) local. Highly recommended.
The perfect place
This is a stunning retreat! The kitchen/dining room leading to the outside patio next to the pool was a perfect place for our group to congregate. The house is kept in excellent shape; the lovely housekeeper came in three times during the week to clean and do the laundry. The property manager was very responsive to texts and followedthrough on all our requests in a very professional manner. The house is a 10 minute walk in to the Jardin and cabs are easily found in the area and it is close to The Rosewood Hotel.
A great experience!