About this listing
Casa Christina is an authentic experience of real Mexico, San Miguel de Allende style. Set in the quiet district of San Antonio, it is only 2 blocks from the world famous Instituto which offers a wide range of Spanish and art classes. The Jardin at the center of town, is an easy 15 minute walk.
Stepping into Casa Christina’s walled-courtyard with its pre-Columbian sculptures in the fountain, immediately sets the relaxed pace of your visit. The spacious 3200 square foot house sits on a large lot and is furnished with antiques and the beautiful art collection of Robert Somerlot, a well known author who lived in San Miguel for 35 years. The living room is graced with 18th century carved chapel doors from a historical hacienda in the local area.
MAID & GARDEN SERVICE are included five days a week. We now have a breakfast option. Maria will prepare and serve breakfast for up to 4 people for $25 a week and for 5 to 8 people for $35 a week extra. You provide the groceries. She can also cook dinners for 200 pesos (she can shop for the food if you give her the pesos) or 300 pesos if she stays and serves the meal. The fountain courtyard or lower garden are ideal for outdoor meals.
The second story terrace is shared by the 2 upstairs bedrooms and has a view of the countryside. The rooftop garden with its incredible close-up view of San Antonio Church, is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset, practice yoga or relax in a lounge chair with a good book.
Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own attached bath. The Master Suite and Lower Bedroom Suite have King-sized beds and a twin bed in thier sitting rooms. The third Bedroom has a Queen-sized bed. The Lower Bedroom Suite has a separate entrance and kitchenette.
While Casa Christina has thick cement walls the house is located in a city and we can not be responsible for noise in the neighborhood.
We do not allow pets. Smoking is allowed outside only. We ask that you be considerate of the neighbors regarding noise late at night. Please respect the art work and furniture, the collection of Robert Sommerlot and enjoy your stay at Casa Christina. Please contact our house manager in San Miguel if you have any problems or need assistance while in San Miguel. We offer an optional breakfast for $25 a week for up to 4 people and $35 a week for more than 4 (you purchase the food and Maria cooks and serves).
About the Host, Craig
My wife Christine and I bought our home in San Miguel in 2005. We spent 7 weeks remodeling the house and have enjoyed it ever since. I am a photographer and am teaching a workshop in San Miguel for Day of the Dead, October 29 - November 4th, 2013. You can go to this website and learn all about it (website hidden) if you are interested in attending. Christina is a yoga instructor and owner of Cheppu from Himalaya, a clothing and import store in Carmel Valley, California.