About this listing
Artistic 1 BDR 1 BATH Private entrance 30 minute walk on country road to centro Mx style kitchen 2nd fl terraza - garden views & outdoor dining for six. 3rd fl terraza - BBQ/kitchen/bar/sofa Street parking. Maid service weekly W/D available.
One important aspect that makes this casita more unique is it gives you a blend of both Centro and a more spacious, tranquil environment. You can easily get to Centro but return to a peaceful home with gardens, hummingbirds and amazing views. In addition, I LOVE San Miguel which was voted #1 Tourist Destination in the World by Conde Nast https://www.airbnb.com/manage-listing/1140160/guidebook and I want you to enjoy San Miguel too. I provide information on tours with locals that I personally know (eg horseback and ATV riding, rock climbing, day tours to Guanajuato etc). When I am going kayaking, to the hot springs, the mercado or a Mexican fiesta I will invite you to join me and/or provide transportation. You will have the opportunity to explore on your own but see more of San Miguel via the eyes of someone who lives here.
Guests will have access to Casita Danielita via a private entrance through a beautiful garden. The second floor casita and terraza has outside dining for six guests and there is a third floor terraza with outdoor kitchen & bar and sofa for reading & siestas. Wireless internet available throughout.
Interaction with Guests
I am onsite in the casa on the first floor. Thus, I can be more readily available to assist you. At the same time I respect guests' privacy.
Safe street with a blend of lovely Mexican and ex-pat neighbors who look out for each other. This colonia was started as an artist community and some of the neighbours have taken on different projects for example, building a playground for the children. You can walk on the country road to Centro and see children riding horses bareback and then 10 min later be on the bustling streets of San Miguel.
Bus runs every 10 minutes for $5 pesos (40 cents) from end of the cobblestone street directly to Luciernga Mall (Soriana supermarket, Office Depot, etc), Mega (supermarket), Tiangus Tuesday market and hospitals, etc. The same bus can drop you off where it is then approx 15 - 20 min level walk to the main jardin (garden) in Centro. If you prefer to not take the bus and walk from your casita there is a country dirt road to Centro approx 25 -30 min walk or one can take a more leisurely walk to Centro through the hills behind your casita to Charco Botanical Gardens and down through a quaint neighbourhood to Centro. Lots of options and scenery. Taxis are available 24/7 if you prefer to walk (or bus) one way and cab home. Cabs cost approx $40-60 pesos ($3.50 - 5.00 USD). In addition, I check in with guests and will drive them or drop them off near their destination and we can arrange joint trips to the mercado, supermarket etc
Other Things to Note
This is Mexico and there are more parades and cultural fiestas (versus "beach parties") than in many other areas on the coast. Thus, there are fireworks going off at times in the early morning to celebrate a family members' birthday or anniversary, music, and also roosters crowing, dogs barking etc. If you are a light sleeper please, keep this in mind although you will encounter this no matter where you stay in San Miguel. The casita, in general, is much more quiet than closer to Centro but it is important that guests know and appreciate this is Mexico. TEN Reasons People Like San Miguel de Allende (website hidden)_b(phone number hidden).html
No smoking inside casita. No disorderly conduct including excessive drinking, illegal drugs or loud noise after 12 midnight. I want to be respectful of my neighbours. No pets. No overnight extra guests not previously mentioned on contract.
We're very, very picky travelers and this place met all of our expectations. Joey was an amazing host and made the Casita feel like a home away from home. She went out of her way providing us with great links for things to do in San Miguel and was attentive to our every need, but gave us the space we needed to enjoy every minute of our stay. We could not have asked for a better host. About the place....the view, the view, the view. This place offers one of the best views in San Miguel. The layout of the casita was great, the design was perfect and the upper terrace provides and amazing place for every meal, but especially sunrise and sunset. Screaming wi-fi, wonderful hot shower and a fabulous kitchen with all the amenities. We couldn't have asked for a better stay.
The place was really nice and scenic with all the basic amenities you’d need.
Joey was a great host, she introduced me to the city and was always ready with neat suggestions for places to go, and things to eat.
Fantastic stay at the Casita! The apartment offers a true taste of life in San Miguel. It was the perfect location for us. Joey was an excellent host, helpful in every way.
Joey, our host, was great. When I told her I didn't have a definite arrival time and that it would be late, she said no problem, she would wait up for us.
Our apt was ready and inviting, complete with some fresh fruit.
She invited us to the hot springs (she drove her car) and then to one of her favorite fun restaurants on the way home.
She made sure we had info on local events and the apt had interesting reading material pertinent to our trip.
Fabulous views from her balcony, lovely garden.
A comfortable, enchanting stay for those who are willing to be a few minutes walk from San Miguel's historic center. Ditto to everything previous reviewers have written about magical views, Joey's artistic flair and wonderful hosting (she goes totally out of her way to make sure things work for you.)
Instead, let me weigh in on location. This is our favorite side of SMA (we just moved nearby, so know it pretty well - near Fabrica Aurora (the textile mill turned gallery, cafe and wandering space) Colonia Guadalupe (an emerging arts and mural district), and the road to Dolores Hidalgo (10 min. to La Gruta and a string of hotsprings). For the same price as a single bedroom in Centro, you get two floors of outdoor terraces and a much more neighborhood experience. A car would be great, but you can manage with walking, buses, and very cheap taxis. Highly recommend.
Joey's casita was beautiful and offered a true experience of a Mexican neighborhood just out of the downtown area of San Miguel de Allende, which we enjoyed. Joey was a lovely host who even invited us to her Academy Awards party when we arrived. She was helpful with calling taxis and in other ways since she is bilingual. The casita sets up on hill and affords a sunset every single night. A great Mexican experience.
This casita is a lovely refuge in SMA. It is quiet, fully appointed with 2 verandas that overlook the town and the mountains. We were very comfortable there for 8 nights.
Joey is a wonderful host. She helped us get situated when we arrived late at night and hungry - she called for a pizza and 2 beers to be delivered! She took us to the center of town on our first day, and invited us to join her on an excursion to the hot springs the next day.
The casita is about a 30 min. walk into town, but taxis are plentiful and inexpensive - about $3-$4 per trip. We hope we can return to Joey's casita some day.
About the Host, Joey
Hola! I am Canadian but lived in Seattle, WA for many years and now reside in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Previously worked at the Univ of Washington Harborview Medical Center as a nurse practitioner. I bought a casa in San Miguel in March 2009 and l completed the casita, third floor terraza and garden in late 2012. I love to be active in terms of hiking, kayaking and swimming. I am open and artistic as evidenced when you meet me or walk in my front door. Travel and photography are two of my greatest passions. I love to share San Miguel with my guests.