Casita Opal offers comfort and privacy. It is a true getaway.
From the moment you enter the "Jewels" through the entry way, you are transported from the colorful streets of San Miguel through the manicured garden - lush with evergreens, flowers and a trickling fountain...all sheltered by an overhanging 100+ year old Mesquite tree. The gardens and fountains are beautifully illuminated at night!
This gem was designed and built with wonderful architectural details. The craftsmanship, by talented Mexican artisans, is unquestionably brilliant.
Casita Opal is a gracious apartment that integrates modern style with thoughtful artistic design. Within these walls you will be enchanted by the serene beauty and comfort of this apartment. The interior of Casita Opal features a neutral color palette, enlivened by splashes of color in the carefully chosen furnishings, vintage rugs, accessories, sculptures and folk art.
The spacious bedroom with it's new Sealy Posturpedic King size bed, with a coffee bar in the bedroom (fridge, coffee maker & microwave) and large fireplace is perfect for lounging with cocktails in the evening. The glass doors lead from your bedroom into your secluded courtyard with a “weeping wall fountain.” Beautiful dreams are inevitable while Casita Opal envelopes you in this peaceful atmosphere!
Additionally, Opal has the fully equipped kitchen, it has the full sized refrigerator and full stove with oven. (See photo)
The ground-floor exterior patio (adjacent to the living area), brings sunlight into the Casita, but its huge Mesquite tree also offers shade from the mid-day sun. The natural warmth of the sun keep interior temperatures quite pleasant, even in winter. The fireplace keeps the home toasty on those cooler mornings and evenings. As temperatures rise in late winter and spring, the thick walls and courtyard keep the Casita cool and comfortable.
Your (private) rooftop loggia is a tree-top perch living room with a spectacular view of the Historic Centro. Relax on the loggia to the sound of the church bells tolling and splashing fountains, while watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower. Its a wonderful place to sunbathe, read a good book or sip a Margarita in the evening while admiring the sunset in the perfect climate. An added feature of the rooftop loggia is the newly built wet-bar with refrigerator.
In the land of vast blue skies and forever reaching sunsets, Casita Opal is a perfect balance of comfort and elegance that defines a true retreat.
NOTE: If you love to cook, then Casita OPAL would be the best option with its fully equipped kitchen.
Our Casitas have all the modern amenities of home:
40 in. flatscreen Samsung Smart Televisions with tons of Apps as well as traditional Mexican cable
Complementary Netflix Acct for your enjoyment
Local phone line
Free USA line to phone anywhere in the US.
Location: In Centro, above but just less than 4 blocks away away from the Jardin and Juarez Park, across the street from the home built by Actor/Comedian "Cantiflas" and next door to famed Mexican Tenor Pedro Vargas' estate.
Topaz - Kitchenette (coffee maker/sink/fridge/2 stovetop burners/microwave oven/toaster/dishes)
Ruby - Coffee bar (coffee maker/fridge/microwave oven/toaster oven/toaster)
Opal - Full size kitchen (stove/oven, Full fridge, everything you need in a kitchen)
Opal offers a spacious terrace, stone floors, antiques, ample work space (office desk), luxury bath/bed linens, down pillows/comforter, a hair dryer, (two) guests bathrobes, decorative sculptures by local artisans, along with other desired amenities required by today’s sophisticated traveler.
FAMILY REUNIONS and LARGE GROUPS: For large family vacations or reunions the Jewels (Topaz, Ruby and Opal) may be rented together or separately.
HOUSEKEEPER and GARDENER: The Gardener and Housekeeper cleans each Casita once a week and will do light laundry along with your bed linens.
Once inside the property and off the street, there is a central courtyard that is the heart of the property, all three casitas surround it. Each casita is its own separate space and each terrace is designated for that particular casita. What you see in the picture is what you will have, each casita is private and separate. All casitas share the front entry to the property but once in, you have separate suites.
The Jewels of San Miguel are quiet refuges, a place to get away from your busy life at home. Yet the excitement of the town of San Miguel is just blocks away. We are looking for guests that are considerate of the property and others that share the property. Guests that are mindful of the property's security so everyone can feel safe and secure. Our casitas are appointed with fine decor and accents and antique furnishings, we would like guests that respect the quality and appearance of the casitas. We only allow smoking on the terraces and only the guests which have been approved may stay in the casitas. We will consider pets on a case by case basis.
If there is a major violation of these house rules and steps must be taken to evict, then the guest forfeits their payment as the casita was taken off the market for that time period. We have been fortunate so far....
The "Jewels of San Miguel" is a joint partnership between myself and two other very active co-owners. One owner, Beth, is retired, the second, my sister Gay, works in the Oil Industry and I work for United Airlines as a Flight Attendant. We love the Jewels and hope to spend our retirement years going back and forth from the USA and Mexico, but in the meantime, we invite you to share our lovely casitas.