About This Listing
Beautiful house with lush garden and two fountains. Enjoy all the birds that frequent the garden early morning or late afternoon. Brightly painted 3 bedroom/ 2 bath artist home. Located in Colonia Linda Vista ( beautiful view ) at the crest of a hill with views of the city from the west. In a friendly Mexican neighborhood enjoy the local tiendas and thriving market at the bottom of the main street. Cabs and buses are available at the top of our street and the local bus marked Santa Julia can be boarded on Umaran st. and Zacateros drops you at the top of our short street. There is a gym down the main street and you can sign up daily or weekly if inclined. This stay offers a unique experience of living in a Mexican neighborhood. Our wonderful handyman Enrique lives in a separate apt. on the property but has no access or window views to the main property. He is there to help you in any way and you can make arrangements with him for any kind of transportation. We can arrange maid service at an additional charge if requested. Please note that weekend charges are slightly higher.
Interaction with Guests
on by email
This is a mexican colonia and you are privy to daily life here in Mexico.
bus and cab service at top of street
We expect our guests to enjoy the property and treat it as they would their own. There is no smoking in the house. The house will only accommodate 6 people maximum.
La casa esta muy bonita decorada con un estilo muy mexicano , enrique el cuidador es sumamente amable e incluso nos llevo en su camioneta a la iglesia , lo unico es que la calle en la que se encuentra la casa no es tan linda pero en 10 mins estas en el centro! Gracias gary y katia la pasamos muy bien !
We rented Gary & Katia's gem of a casa this past weekend to use as a base for visiting family in nearby Dolores Hidalgo and the stay was excellent. Gary was very helpful with staying in contact via email and answering all of our pre-arrival questions. The house itself was perfect for our needs, and the size and comfort of the patio made it possible for us to have several large family gatherings. An added bonus to the house is Enrique, the caretaker, who is incredible helpful and personable. The neighborhood is a bit removed from the center of SMA, but it's not too far, walkable for those who like to walk and easy cab ride otherwise. There's also a tortillaria at the top of the street which was super convenient.
La cosa nos encantó!! Es exactamente igual a la fotos !
Enrique nos atendió súper bien , es muy amable. Estuvo al pendiente de nosotros en todo momento.
El lugar donde esta situada la casa no es muy bonito. la ventaja es q estábamos a 10 minutos del centro en coche
Definitivamente si recomendaría esta casa
We were lucky to spend four months in Gary's and Katia's casa and were very sorry to leave. In short, it's something of a paradise of birds, flowers, and art. The courtyard is large and meticulously maintained by the caretaker Enrique (who is himself the soul of kindness). Hummingbirds, exotic succulents, fountains--and at night all of it lit beautifully. The house is wonderfully curated, every cranny and corner filled with art. That said, it is simultaneously cozy enough that we never felt worried that our children (6 and 3) would break anything. The casa sits behind high walls in a Mexican neighborhood overlooking the city (the views are incredible, especially at night). One of the pleasures of our stay was walking out to the local produce stand and tortilleria and then walking down the hill to the centro. Which means you can have the best of both worlds--live in a total comfort in a Mexican neighborhood. Over our four months we visited at least a dozen homes of expats and a few locals. If there is a lovelier casa in all of SMA, we didn't see it. This is a stunning home, and we can't wait to go back.
Las fotos de la casa corresponden 100% es una preciosa casa estilo mexicano, con detalles en cada rincón.
Es espaciosa y con un patio grandisimo y muy bien cuidado, esta muy comoda, tiene de todo.
Enrique es muy servicial y siempre esta dispuesto a atenderte.
Muy muy recomendable!
Nosotros seguro repetimos.
This house was perfect, thank you very much!
We wanted a house to host my family on my wedding weekend in San Miguel. The patio area is amazing and really spacious. But the most important value here is Enrique's help. We had his help all the time! what a wonderful and helpgul person. Thank you Gary and Katia, I hope to meet you one day.
I really recommend this house.
Our San Miguel visit was made all the more fantasti due to our place of residence. It truly is a "gem," as advertised, with all the comforts of home (they thought of everything). My husband and I stayed for three weeks, and felt right at home after the first day and after our 21st day we hated to leave. It was thrilling to listen to the many birds in the morning and evening and gratifying to pick oranges for breakfast and mandarins for a quick snack. The touch of the artist was evident throughout the house and was enjoyed anew each time we entered a room. Definitely a return visit is in order.