Casita Opal - Centro with a View

Villa - Entire home/apt · Real Salida a Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico
Elizabeth
Your host, Elizabeth
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The Space

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 (Queen) bedroom with a kitchenette (fridge, coffee maker) 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!

The fully equipped kitchen in Casita Opal is spacious and well equipped. (See photo)

The ground-floor exterior patio (adjacent to the living area), brings ample 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.
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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
DVD player
WIFI
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.
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $660 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Our host was very accommodating. If we needed something, we
    got it. The casitas are very lovely, well decorated and appointed.
    The location is near El Mirador, so we had a great view of San
    Miguel, but the hill was very steep so we had to take the bus or a
    taxi to and from town which were both readily available outside of
    the casita.

    February 2014
  • My husband and I had a fabulous vacation at The Opal. We spent considerable time on the terrace with a beautiful view overlooking San Miguel. Elizabeth Gordan had left every type of information about the specifics of the casita, transportation, and lots of suggestions about entertainment and restaurants.
    We had talked to her at length when we needed anything or needed some information. She was always immediately available to us and responsive to our needs. We found her to be friendly, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

    November 2013
  • San Miguel de Allende offers a lot of interesting things to do, shopping, art galleries, nightlife, but for us, this first visit was more relaxing and casita topaz helped us to do so. It is a well equipped apartment 10 minutes walking from downtown, , with a wonderful view of San Miguel, our stay was wonderful and Bebe was very helpful. I definitively recommend this casita if you are thinking spend some time resting,

    June 2013
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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.
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