About this listing
RELAX, or Not. Retreat to the peaceful delights of a passive-solar house with mountain and city views set in organic gardens 4 miles from World Heritage San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Take an easy bus or taxi to/from city Centro. Safe and nurturing.
The home is spacious and intimate - filled with air and light. The only interior wall and door separates the bathroom. When the black-out draperies are pulled back your senses expand into the garden and mountains beyond. Since there is no Internet or TV, your peace and quiet is enhanced. A stereo is provided for CD or Ipod. Desire to make art? Use the wooden floor easel and the long dining table for creativity!
A new 8ft.block wall with points on top has replaced the old fence! More privacy and beauty.
I designed the space for grey water to plumb directly into the garden. Water is potable from the spigots, although you can enjoy spring-like, mineralized water in the Nikken Tank in the kitchen. (black water from the toilet is the only water going to the septic system)
Relaxation is yours. The longer you stay, the more serenity you will experience. I seek long term rentals only - 4 weeks or more.
Country aspects: hot springs, Atotonilco, bike riding or explore by foot,
City: San Miguel Fiestas and fireworks....seemingly nonstop. Activities, parades, classes, concerts, art shows, shopping, organic markets, Mexican mercados,etc.Most are listed in the bilingual periodical Atencion. (pickup in town Fridays) The week's activities are listed in the Que Pasa pullout.
Interaction with Guests
It is difficult to describe ones self. One of my keynotes is 'Caring' - for self and others. Although you will be staying in my casa, you will notice my caring presence. I will make every effort to provide you with a memorable, safe, even unforgettable experience. My gardener / fixit man is always available to you. He only lives a stone's throw from the house. I provide a booklet of emergency contacts, details like taxi numbers, maps, etc to make your stay easy. Of course, you can contact me as well by cell phone.
Don't Forget: San Miguel took the Reader's Choice #1Travel Destination in the World!! -"great restaurants, atmosphere, traditional culture...with few stop lights and billboards; romantic, historic, Beautiful."
Entrance is the double parking gate on the privada, just left past my house. Clean air, Light, Mexican neighbors, Farm Animals, Country Sounds, Green with Trees, Agriculture, Hot Springs (a little far for a bike ride and after a long soak you won't want to peddle back!)
You are close to transportation options if you so choose. I will provide you with taxi numbers. Taxis cost about $80 MN to/from Centro (4 miles). The Cieneguita #111 bus stops 1 block from my casa. I will provide you with the schedule when you arrive. The bus uses the San Juan de Dios Market bus station, which is 4-5 blocks from Centro district. My neighborhood is on the Salida de Guanajuato-direct route to the Leon Airport. Our Central de Autobus is on Canal St, which becomes Estacion, which becomes Salida de Guanajuato. Buses arrive from nearby Queretero, Mexico City, and from all over Mexico. Usually buses change in Queretero to get you to San Miguel.
Other Things to Note
Kitchen: refridgerator, baking stove, 4 burner stove top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and the rest. Bathroom: shower, tub with a sky view. For your enjoyment: 2 bicycles, 4 patio chairs & bench, fire pit in the patio, grill. Accessible rooftop: for viewing the sunrise/sunset, yoga, qi gong, meditation, stargazing.
No children or pets are permitted in the house. Please do not smoke in the house, but, incense is permitted on my Buddhist alter. You are permitted to entertain, but, please no large loud parties. My neighbors are considerate of me, and I wish to give them the same consideration. Housekeeping is 1xweek, although you are responsible for your own dishes, and laundry. Lockup the bathroom closet, guest keypad safe, all windows, doors, gates when you are not on the property.
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