This Airbnb is located in a Mexican residential area about a 15-20 minute walk to the historic center of San Miguel. If you take a taxi (inexpensive and numerous), it's more like 5-8 minutes. We walked frequently as it was good exercise and we enjoyed seeing the area. Instead of just seeing the downtown tourist area, you'll get a real feel for a local experience.
At the top of the street, you'll find a store selling roasted chickens (delicious), a tortilla place, and a small butcher shop. Walking a few blocks toward town, you'll find a small grocery store (green awning) for basic supplies. Nancy is the woman who's frequently behind the counter, and she's friendly and helpful.
Sometimes it's difficult to get a taxi. So we ended up using our Uber app on our phone and it was great. Fast and reliable and quite comparable to a taxi. We took a taxi to the local Tuesday market across town, which is a fun experience to see a huge market in full swing.
The house was a real treat to live in. It's decorated with tons of Mexican art, has a beautiful, serene outdoor garden with two fountains, and was a pleasure to come home to every night.
Three bedrooms. Master is large, comfortable bed, plenty of light. Second bedroom also has a comfortable bed with a built in desk. Both are on the second floor. Up to the third floor is a loft bedroom, quite large, with access to two decks. We called it the penthouse and our younger son was thrilled to have this space to himself.
There are two bathrooms both with showers. Lots of towels were provided. Showers were good pressure. Not fabulous, but more than adequate.
Kitchen (we did not cook as there were so many delicious food options around) was large and well stocked. Coffee maker, blender, microwave, fridge, stove/oven, plenty of dishes and cooking pots and pans. If you wished to cook, you'd be quite happy with the selection.
There is a washer and dryer next to the kitchen.
Everything worked and it was all clean on our arrival.
Enriquez, is the caretaker and lives in a separate apartment from the house. He's a gem. Extremely pleasant man who maintains the house and grounds. He would take care of the garbage for us and was there should we need him.
The neighborhood was safe and pleasant. We were out at all times of the day and night and never felt any concern to our personal safety.
We had great communication with the owner before and during our stay. He gave many suggestions of what to do in SMA.
We all loved our time here and would be very happy to return. We can highly recommend this spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable home.