About this listing
Our beautifully restored colonial home has been decorated with objects from all over the world. It consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and is comfortable for 6 guests, with plenty larger spaces to be together as well as intimate spaces to be alone.
This beautiful 400 year old colonial home is on one of the best streets in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, just 1.5 blocks from the "Jardin" or main square.
The house includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms:
The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a king size bed and a fireplace. The master bathroom is en-suite and includes double sinks and separate tub and shower.
The guest bedrooms and bath are on the second floor. One has a queen size bed and a lovely balcony overlooking the front patio. The other has two twin beds, a desk, a balcony plus a tree-lined private terrace with two lounge chairs.
The guest bath has double sinks, a large tub/shower combination, a toilet and a bidet.
There is a central stereo system with speakers in the main entertaining areas. Just plug in your iPod or MP3 player and you are all set.
The house has a living room, library and dining room each with a fireplace. There is also a morning room off the kitchen. The third bathroom is located just off the morning room and very close to the pool. This bath also includes a shower.
The kitchen is very well appointed and has a large commercial range.
There is an outdoor "sala" (living room), an outdoor kitchen with gas grill and an outdoor dining area.
The house has a heated pool located in a very private and sunny patio just a few steps away from the outdoor kitchen and dining area. This area is perfect for year-round outdoor entertaining.
The roof terrace has spectacular views of San Miguel and the mountains beyond.
The house is staffed with a maid 6 days a week and a part time pool/garden man. 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.
The entire house with the exception of the staff and storage areas.
Interaction with Guests
We are not normally in San Miguel when our house is rented, so our personal interaction with guests will be minimal. However our household staff works six days a week and our manager is always available by cell phone to answer questions. I am also available by email or phone, should a guest need additional help.
The house is located in the colonial center, just 1.5 blocks from the "Jardin" or main square. The best shops and restaurants in San Miguel are just steps from the front door.
We have created an Owner's Guide to San Miguel for our guests which lists our favorite shops and restaurants as well as other information. It is in PDF format and is sent once a booking is confirmed. A printed copy will be in the home as well.
This is mostly a walking town. Taxis are also available at a very reasonable rate.
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.
Our complete house manual is included on this listing. We also send a PDF version after a booking is confirmed. 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.
Rob's place is even more amazing than it looks in the pictures. The home has one of the best locations in the whole town and Rob's communication upon arrival had excellent timing and there was no need to make any changes. Vicky and Ignacio make you feel right at home during the entire stay, and Vicky's cooking is just amazing.
I highly recommend considering this home upon your next visit to San Miguel de Allende and let the whole experience amaze you by itself.
I thank Rob for the opportunity of letting me use his home. I really hope to be back soon.
We really enjoyed staying in Rob's beautiful house. It is in a great location central to anything you want to do in San Miguel. Rob sent me a detailed house manuel before our arrival so I was familiar with all the points on living in the property. We were very late arriving but the manager was there to greet us and make us welcome.
The house has been meticulously restored and is beautifully furnished and very well equipped.
Rob's staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable
This is a great Villa.
Attendance to all arrival details was seamless and when we were locked out ( our fault ) the owner and property manager responded promptly.
This is a class Villa in all aspects and renovated to a very high standard.
The location is as good as it can get in San Miguel. 4 minutes walk to the square yet still in a less hectic street.
The stand out feature is the beautiful and intimate swimming pool. World Class ! and just the right size. Not too big not too small.
I can only say but good things about our experience at Casa Allende.
The House is spectacular, decorated with an impeccable taste;Every corner is fill with charm.
From the Driver , to the cook, gardner and manager, we only received but a great service and attention.
I highly recommend this place, which is perfectly located in the heart of San Miguel close to every attraction in the Town.
Would love to come back and stay a longer period of time.
Six ladies had the time of their life in San Miguel de Allende. What a wonderful town and what a fantastic home. Everything was clearly laid out for our visit. All the details that made it a perfect trip were outlined by Rob. The home was so luxurious. It must have taken years to acquire all the lovely items in the home. Our housekeeper, Viki, was a joy. Imagine a yummy brunch by the pool. If one must turn 70. This is the place to do it. Thanks all for a great time....
Excelente!! Increíble casa y servicio... Me volvería a quedar ahí!!
Ignacio y viki muy serviciales y amables
Terrific renovation of an older shell in the center of town, just as close as you can be to the Jardin, or main square. Fantastic rooftop views. The house is beautifully decorated and planned and all mod cons considered. The kitchen is particularly well equipped and you can really cook here. Very firm mattresses. Staff friendly and very thorough. Very quiet despite its central location.
Probably not the best house for folks with limited mobility, excessive drinkers, or small children as there are a ton of steps and some very narrow doorways and stairs. Then again San Miguel is a very challenging town for mobility-impaired people regardless - the cobblestones will kill you, lol.
Owner (Rob) very accommodating, communicative, and helpful. The house has been planned and equipped to make a house party in SMA very easy. Lots of nooks and crannies for people to hide away in to read or chat.
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About the Host, Rob
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.