About this listing
For a video of the house, put in my name, Joe DeCola at that famous you 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 pool is kept meticulously clean by Jose, the Pool Guy. It can be heated to your pleasure.
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)
-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.
Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, heated pool, flowered gardens, spectacular views
Atascadero, the neighborhood just above the center of San MIguel is a quiet, tranquil place.
While some prefer the hurly-burly of the downtown, it's gotten a bit too noisy for some, too congested, and too touristy. The air, the noise level and the views from Atascadero are ideal. You'll appreciate being able to walk downhill along shady cobblestoned streets to be in The Jardin, the main plaza, in 12- 15 minutes. Walking back up is a good daily cardio, but when you have groceries, etc., you might appreciate the easily found 35 peso taxi (about US$2.30)
Radio taxis come to the house and take you anywhere in town for US$3.00.
Other Things to Note
please bring comfortable walking shoes..the cobblestoned streets of San MIguel require them.
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...
no smoking in the house. gas for pool heating at renter's expense unless booked for weekend with heated pool, tips 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.
We had a lovely stay! The neighborhood was nice and quiet and it was an easy 15 minute walk down to the center. The house was very beautiful and comfortable-- the showers were hot, towels and bedding lovely, the kitchen was stocked with a good supply of pots/pans and dishes, the gounds were lush and full of flowers, the view was incredible, and the pool was perfect! We were so sad to leave!
What a beautiful way to enjoy San Miguel de Allende! Casita del Sol is the most charming and comfortably authentic place to stay. The lush landscaping, perfect pool, and friendly house staff are added bonuses. The neighborhood offers easy access to everything downtown with the benefit of being in a beautiful and quiet residential enclave with views of the city and beyond. Joe was easily reachable and his local staff helped make for a great stay. I highly recommend!
We had a wonderful stay in San Miguel and Joe was very helpful with details about transportation and questions about the house. He responded promptly to our questions. The house is beautiful and accurately described. The pool was particularly nice as we were there when weather was very warm. I would return again in a minute.
The best part of the day was the morning walk down the cobblestone streets into town. This walk would be difficult for some people and suggest renting a car if that might be a problem. We always took a cab back up the hill which was easy to get and cheap.
The House is so beautiful. It was everything ready and clean. The kitchen has all the things and appliances that you will need is incredible. We have a very good time there.
La Casa de Sol is wonderful. There is everything one needs in the kitchen...and more....as well as an abundance of all linens.
The gardens and views are stupendous and the house is very beautiful as well as comfortable...exactly as pictured but even better in real life. The gardner does a great job and he and the housekeeper are responsive to any need....immediately.
This house has everything, I spent three wonderful months there.
The reservation was canceled 110 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Joe was a great host. He depicts the listing accurately, and was responsive within a few days. He called me a few weeks before our trip to give me the lay of the land, and offered to heat the pool and stock the kitchen with breakfast foods so that we wouldn't have to run to the grocery store immediately upon arriving. Chila was extremely nice and helpful, as was the rest of the staff.
The house itself is beautiful. The garden is well tended, and everything was clean and neat when we arrived. The pool was warm and relaxing, and we felt very much at home.
The neighborhood is residential and serene, but only about a 4-5 minute drive into the main part of San Miguel de Allende. It was very convenient.
My family and I will be sure to keep Joe's place in mind the next time we visit SMA! Thanks Joe!
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About the Host, Joe
journalist, (NBC Nightly News, CBS 60 Minutes) documentary filmmaker, Feel free to contact me for inquiries and availability of my listing. Thank you!