Beautiful 300 year old Colonial

House - Entire home/apt · Terraplén, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico
Your host, Rob
5 Reviews
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Response time: within a day

The Space

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 and charged accordingly. Please let us know before you arrive if you would like it heated for your arrival. Otherwise, you can coordinate it with the house staff.

Check-in is between 3 and 5pm. If you need to check-in later than that, we can arrange for someone to meet you. We only ask that you tip the person meeting you $20 US Dollars or $250 Pesos.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1750 /week
Monthly Price: $5250 /month
Security Deposit: $1000
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a wonderful time at Rob's house in San Miguel. The place is really even more beautiful than the photos. We spend 2 weeks there. The main square is an easy and charming 2 block walk away. There are many restaurants, galleries and shops within very easy walking distance.

    The house itself is spacious and beautifully furnished. The pool is lovely. The housekeeper/cook was also amazing, and took very good care of us. She cooked us lunch every day except Sunday at our request, and that made for an amazing mid-day family experience that was unparalleled.

    I would highly recommend staying here. Rob was very easy to communicate with and responded via the AirBnB messaging system very quickly both before and during our stay. He and the staff were very responsive to our needs.

    June 2014
  • I had an incredible stay and a dream come true at this beautiful home. It was more than I could have ever asked for - much better than the cost to have stayed at an upscale hotel because it's historic, private, charming, quiet, had a pool, a great staff, etc. I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. This home is an experience. To put it into words is like trying to describe how if feels to describe joy and peace to someone. You have to experience it to know it.

    May 2014
    Response from Rob:

    Hi Greare,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in San Miguel. It is still a magical place, even though it has changed in the last 10 years.

    We would love to host you again so please let us know your dates as soon as you can. The house is already booked for the last two weeks of October.

    I know Marcelo Valenzuela and have used his services. He is a great guy; thanks for the tip.

    All the best to you,


    May 2014
  • We loved this house! The location is excellent -- really close to everything -- we stayed two weeks and did not have enough time to explore all the shops and restaurants within a two-block radius. Very close to the main square, the Rosewood (we went there for drinks on the rooftop twice, amazing view), and a beautiful park. Beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space for our family. Vicky, the maid, arrived every morning at 9am and did our laundry (bless her!!), kept everything swept and clean, and cooked delicious lunches including tortilla soup, flautas, and fajitas. The pool was wonderful to have, our kids used it every single day. Rob was quick to respond to any questions and connected us with Antonio, a wonderful driver who arranged for airport pickup and took us on a day trip to La Gruta, Atontonilco and lunch at Nirvana. Highly recommend!

    April 2014
  • Great location, amazing house with the best service!!

    April 2014
  • This is a gorgeous home, very comfortable and so geographically central. It was everything we needed and more. We loved it and plan on coming back. We felt very well taken care of while we were there.

    February 2014
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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.
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