About this listing
This lovely 300 year old colonial Mexican home is is well located in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, just two blocks from the "Jardin" or main square. It includes a swimming pool and daily maid/cook service.
This lovely 300 year old colonial Mexican home is is well located in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, just two blocks from the "Jardin" or main square.
The single story home wraps around a traditional Mexican patio with a heated swimming pool as its focal point. All rooms open to a covered walkway that circles the patio.
The property includes three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and fireplace. There is also a powder bath just off the patio. The first bedroom has a king size bed, the second has two twin beds and the third has a queen size bed.
The dramatic indoor living area has 16 foot ceilings and consist of a large great room with dining and living areas and a fireplace. This space opens to a spacious library with a partners desk and sitting area with a TV, plus another wood burning fireplace.
There is an outdoor "sala" or living room with a wood burning fireplace. This space opens to the outdoor dining area in the central patio.
The kitchen is well appointed and has a breakfast table for informal meals.
The house is staffed with a maid 6 days a week and a part time pool/garden boy. In addition to keeping the house clean, the maid can cook one meal a day. Groceries are not included but she will do the shopping for you if you would like.
Other Things to Note
It is the custom in San Miguel de Allende to tip the maid 5% of the total rental amount a guest pays. Just as you would do in a restaurant, you can adjust this based on the service you receive.
The pool can be heated, but it is an extra $175 US Dollars per week to cover the cost of the gas. You can decide to heat it only certain days, and the rate will be prorated at $25 US Dollars per day and charged accordingly. Please let us know before you arrive if you would like it heated for your arrival. Otherwise, you can coordinate with the house staff.
Check-in is between 3 and 5pm. If you need to check-in later, we can arrange to have someone to meet you. If you need to check out before 9am, we would need to arrange to have someone meet you at the house to get the keys, lock up, and set the alarm. Whether it is a late check-in or early check-out, we ask that you tip the person meeting you $20 US Dollars or $250 Pesos.
While we allow pets, we do need to approve their size and number. We charge an additional pet deposit and renters are responsible for any damage caused by their animals.
Smoking is only allowed in the outdoor entertaining areas. Please do not smoke inside the house.
Our complete house manual is included on this listing. Please refer to it for further information about the house or feel free to send a message through this site and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
I am an architect who has lived and worked in Mexico for the last 20 years. I enjoy travel all over the world, and normally rent houses almost where ever I go. My favorite destinations are Buenos Aires and Spain. I also enjoy food, wine and entertaining.