The pool is kept meticulously clean by Jose, the Pool Guy.  It can be heated to your pleasure.When you're floating in the pool...this is the view of the house

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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For a video of the house, put in my name, Joe DeCola at that famous you tube joint. It does not show the recent total renovation of the kitchen, nor new hot water system. Let me know of any questions you might have. You'll love the house.

The space

Just a fifteen minute walk to the "Jardin"(center of town), this great house in Atascadero has the charm of a country house, a spectacular view of Centro, plus extensive gardens and a great pool.

A unique, luxurious and comfortable vacation home filled with light, warmth, hospitality and privacy.

Bright, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home with two fireplaces, a luxurious heated pool (private enough for skinny dipping!), two terraces and an inviting garden where orange and pomegranate trees and a rainbow of blooms invite you in.

Fully furnished, down to the cable tv, high speed internet for your laptop, VCR, telephone, dishwasher and microwave, it looks out on the pool, the sweet sleepy town of San Miguel and the mountains off in the distance.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
- Private Vacation Home
- 3 Bedroom
- 3 1/2 Bath
- Sleeps 6 (ideal for 2-3 couples)
- Telephone
-100 channel satellite radio(Sirius)
- TV/VCR /Cable (CNN/HBO)
- Broadband internet connection
- Maid service
Perched on a hillside in the exclusive residential area of El Atascadero, you'll find Casita del Sol. After you enter the unassuming gate and walk across the pretty entry garden (grass, flowers, fruit trees) to the antique door into the compact brick bungalow, you are suddenly surprised by the spacious living/dining room, new kitchen, with it's cathedral ceiling and the bright, cheerful interior graced by equipale furniture and a wood-burning fireplace.
Through the picture windows and doors, you can enjoy forever views of 180 degrees. The terrace that runs the full length of the living/dining room overlooks the backyard garden and pool area. A table and chairs provide a great place for sundowner drinks as well as an al fresco breakfast or lunch. The new kitchen is nicely equipped granite countertops, with large and small appliances, and a pantry. There is also a half-bath for guests on this level.
You descend to the lower level via the unusual wood staircase. The master bedroom, with king bed, fireplace and en suite bath enjoys a view of the pool. The second bedroom has a queen bed, comfortable sitting area and en suite bath. Both bedrooms have a bank of closets.
Across the pool patio with its relaxing recliners, is a twin-bedded third bedroom. The bath that adjoins it also serves as a changing room for pool guests. The free-form pool is kept warm by a gas-fired furnace, and is sparkling clean, thanks to a poolman who comes several times a week.

The maid, Chila, and the gardener Trini, each come Monday, Wednesday and Friday to cater to your needs. There is also a professional manager on call, if you should need any repairs. There is off street parking, should you arrive via car
The home is furnished with many amenities: SIRIUS satellite radio with 100 commercial-free stations, cable TV, VCR, wireless high speed internet connection (for your laptop), automatic washer, chaise lounge chairs, massage table, electric mattress pad warmers as well as down comforters on all beds.

Guest access

Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, heated pool, flowered gardens, spectacular views

Other things to note

Please bring comfortable walking shoes..the cobblestoned streets of San MIguel require them. Leave the Manolo Blahniks at home.
There's no Gay bar in SanMiguel...they've tried to open them, but they become too popular with the straight folks. Friday evenings at "Berlin" Bar and "Tapas" bring like minded gay and lesbian folks together.
My favorite bar in town is just down the hill, "La Sirena Gorda" (the fat mermaid)...awesome fish tacos, steamed artichokes and martinis made with fresh grated ginger...


The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 500
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 289 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

no smoking in the house. gas for pool heating at renter's expense unless booked for weekend with heated pool, tips, please, for staff suggested ($20 to housekeeper, gardener, and pool boy EACH per each week or less) Staff comes Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings. The Gardener arrives about 8 AM and Chila, the Housekeeper at about 9...they're both there until noon or so. Please ask about pets (no cats, no pet poo in the garden - bring a leash and joing the pooch community on the street outside the gate on the street..nice people) and ask about children 2-12 (pool safety, etc.)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - bedrooms on lower (pool) level)

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

41 Reviews

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April User Profile
August 2017
Nice cozy home. Master bedroom quiet, and comfy. The pool is yummy when heated. Tip, keep the cover on. Great kitchen for cooking too.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
The house, gardens and view are beautiful, and we really enjoyed our stay. Having 4 bathrooms was great since we were a large group, and we like having all of the bedrooms downstairs. Having such a beautiful home in such a picturesque town made our stay extra special. Unfortunately for us, the pool heater was broken, so we were only able to enjoy the water if the sun was out and the day was hot. Thank you, Joe for sharing your home with us. We made many memories there that we will cherish always.
Joe User Profile
Response from Joe:
thank you very much, Susan for your generous review. Regret the less than cooperative pool boiler, an important valve of which, it seems failed. We've commissioned repairs. If you'd favor us with another visit, Susan, we would "comp" you a free night's stay as a small effort to make up for the loss of your swim time.
July 2017

Tammy User Profile
May 2017
The location is super, the pool is nice, the kitchen is up to date and fully equipped. Very nice gardens. Close to the Tuesday market which was great fun and a super place to buy fresh vegetables. Walking to town is not an easy walk, a car was totally necessary to get around the town. We enjoyed cooking and sitting out by the pool.

Cecilia User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful home, just exactly how you'd like all Air B&B properties to be. Nicely eqquiped and great location, the pool is awesome and the garden just beautiful. Joe has everything in good shape and ready so you can just relax and enjoy beautiful San Miguel. I hope to come back soon!
Joe User Profile
Response from Joe:
Thank you, Cecilia for your stay and your kind review. Appreciate you patronship, your kindness to the staff, and hope you'll come back again soon. best, Joe
April 2017

Lance User Profile
April 2017
The house and grounds are immaculate and lovely. The pool is a dream. This is one case in which the pictures didn't do the place justice. Kitchen was well-stocked, linens and beds were comfortable, bathrooms are pretty, plenty of space to stretch out and relax.
Joe User Profile
Response from Joe:
Thank you, Lance for your family's stay, and your kind review. And thank you for being kind to the staff who, along with me, want you and your gang to come back soon.
April 2017

Laura And Mike User ProfileLaura And Mike is a superhost.
March 2017
Joe and his staff were great!!! The house is so cute and well equipped to host a large group. We had 4 adults and 4 kids and were very comfortable. Negative Comments made about water pressure and cleanliness we found untrue. Chilla the housekeeper stocked us up with basic breakfast items so we could feed kids immediately
Joe User Profile
Response from Joe:
Dear Mike and Laura... Thank you so much for your stay and your kind review. Thank you for being such good guests and treating my staff and my house so well. Come back soon.
March 2017

Krista User Profile
March 2017
This house was perfect for four adults and a toddler. We thoroughly enjoyed the patios and pool. Sunsets were beautiful from the house. It was so relaxing. Joe was a great host. He arranged for us to have groceries in the house and he went out of his way to secure a crib for my daughter. We followed all his recommendations on places to go and ways to get around and we're not disappointed. We frequently walked into town but always took an easy to hail taxi back instead of hiking back uphill with our baby. We all had a wonderful time!
Joe User Profile
Response from Joe:
Thank you so much, Krista, for your visit and your kind review. Hope you will come back to San MIguel and Casita del Sol soon.
March 2017

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journalist, (NBC Nightly News, CBS 60 Minutes) documentary filmmaker, Feel free to contact me for inquiries and availability of my listing. Thank you!

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