About this listing
Nestled above San Miguel, minutes from the Jardin, are three amazing "Jewels". Three very different casitas staggered on the hillside offering privacy and a town view from inside the casita, no walking up a spiral staircase with a tray of Margaritas to go and sit on an exposed rooftop. Within this Casita, Ruby, you can view the town from your BED or from the sunken BATHTUB/SHOWER. You can sit in the living room area and watch the evening fireworks or the frolicking birds are at eye level in the afternoons from the "Jewels". These are Boutique Casitas and each has its own style, Ruby is woodsy and has the most amazing terrace, it's for people who love the "al fresco" lifestyle, love to sit and read, and dine outdoors under the stars. The glassed in, sunken tub bathroom is a luxury soak and soothes the aching muscles from sightseeing all day. These casitas are for the visitor that wants quiet serenity, a refuge from the hustle and bustle that can be San Miguel, when they return home. Our Casitas have all the modern amenities of home:
40 in. flatscreen Samsung Smart Televisions with tons of Apps as well as traditional Mexican cable
Complementary Netflix Acct for your enjoyment
Local phone line
Free USA line to phone anywhere in the US.
Location: In Centro, above but just less than 4 blocks away away from the Jardin and Juarez Park, across the street from the home built by Actor/Comedian "Cantiflas" and next door to famed Mexican Tenor Pedro Vargas' estate.
Topaz - Kitchenette (coffee maker/sink/fridge/2 stovetop burners/microwave oven/toaster/dishes)
Ruby - Coffee bar (coffee maker/fridge/microwave oven/toaster oven/toaster)
Opal - Full size kitchen (stove/oven, Full fridge, everything you need in a kitchen)
We do prefer weeky rentals, even in the high season, and try and work with our guests to insure their stay with us is a memorable experience, not just a bed for the night.
The Jewels of San Miguel are quiet refuges, a place to get away from your busy life at home. Yet the excitement of the town of San Miguel is just blocks away. We are looking for guests that are considerate of the property and others that share the property. Guests that are mindful of the property's security so everyone can feel safe and secure. Our casitas are appointed with fine decor and accents and antique furnishings, we would like guests that respect the quality and appearance of the casitas. We only allow smoking on the terraces and only the guests which have been approved may stay in the casitas. We will consider pets on a case by case basis.
If there is a major violation of these house rules and steps must be taken to evict, then the guest forfeits their payment as the casita was taken off the market for that time period. We have been fortunate so far....
Truly a jewel! The views were spectacular, not too far out of town, and Lupe who cares for the place was a dream. The ample drinking water they leave is a special bonus. Tub was amazing and Netflix for rainy nights in! Will definitely come back. Bebe was very responsive and helpful all the way through- what a wonderful city to visit!!
Bebe was a great host. Everything was taken care of and the view from the casitas was to die for! I can't wait to head back to SMA and when I do I'll definitely be making a reservation with Bebe.
Whereas the Parroquia and its immediate radius is the axis of San Miguel de Allende, Bebe's Jewels grants you a bird's eye view of the landscape. Casita Ruby is perched on top of a hill, which is rather convenient to travelers looking to indulge in Mexico's gastronomy without feeling like a total lardo at the end of the day. The 10-20 (depending if you decide to get lost in the alleys) down to the center is totally worth it because it forces you to explore. Casita Ruby truly is a retreat. The sun rises behind the bed and sets in front of you. The details in the furnishings are quite delicate, but that just adds to the feel of a different time and place.
There's wifi; it's spotty but who cares, unless you are on a deadline. Casita Ruby is great for kicking back and drawing. Pack a only a few clothes and leave lots of space for artisanal fare, there's laundry at the house. We were in town for a wedding and Bebe's house is such a sanctuary. We cannot wait to come back and book the whole place with our families. Thanks so much Bebe and staff!
Walking into Casita Ruby was even more wonderful than we had dreamed! Greeted promptly and warmly by Lupe as soon as we arrived, we were shown our room with the gorgeous overlook of San Miguel. The home sits at the top of a hill which provides a stunning view, privacy and the ability to walk the city. Cabs are plentiful if you need them but we loved to walk and with the plentiful and delicious restaurants, it is a necessity to keep fit! Casita Ruby provides you all the comforts you could want. A sitting area outside with umbrella or lounge chairs to soak up the sun while you watch the birds fly around the jacaranda tree. A couch to watch television if you have the time and a wonderfully comfortable bed to rest at night. The bathroom is gorgeous with many windows and beautiful tile. Fill up the tub for a cool-down on the warm evenings! The provisions of coffee, fresh daily drinking water, microwave and fridge were more than we had hoped and came in handy many times. Lupe was so incredibly helpful and kind - she made the experience comfortable and warm, thank you Lupe! If you have the chance to stay here - you should, it truly is a special gem!
Had a lovely stay at casita ruby. Lovely studio apt with a fabulous terrace overlooking San Miguel. Elizabeth was a great host and the women overseeing the apt came in daily to clean and freshen up. Would definitely stay here again. San Miguel is a real retreat!
Fue espectacular la estadía en la casa de Elizabeth! El lugar es precioso y su atención impecable. Una gran anfitriona!!! Recomiendo una y mil veces este hospedaje.
I can't say enough good things about this location. We picked Casita Ruby based on its great reviews and beautiful pictures. It did not disappoint! The views are incredible and we enjoyed laying out in the sun after mornings of exploring San Miguel de Allende. There are great michelada places around the corner! The space was perfect - it was clean, well maintained, and it felt like a home.
Lupe checked us in and she was wonderful! Super friendly and welcoming. Bebe was great with communication and helpful in every way. She had great recommendations for everything from a shuttle company to restaurants.
I will say that view comes at a cost - you are located up by the mirador and it's a hike to get back up from the city center. It's not a long hike, but it is a steep one! We enjoyed the workout and there is always the option of taking a taxi (they're easy to find). I would recommend this location to anyone and would love to stay here again!
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About the Host, Bebe
The "Jewels of San Miguel" is a joint partnership between myself and two other very active co-owners. One owner, Beth, is retired, the second, my sister Gay, works in the Oil Industry and I work for United Airlines as a Flight Attendant. We love the Jewels and hope to spend our retirement years going back and forth from the USA and Mexico, but in the meantime, we invite you to share our lovely casitas.