About this listing
Beautifully decorated with quality furnishings, Casa Azteca is a great two-bedroom home on the boundary of San Miguel's Historical Center. This sunny, bright and charming house offers all the amenities for today's discerning travelers.
Casa Azteca is a gorgeous Mexican influenced two-bedroom house for people who want to be able to walk into town, but be located somewhat out of the hustle and bustle of el Centro. Situated partway up the hill above the main Mercado, yet still within the boundaries of San Miguel's Historical Center, this sunny and bright charming house is constructed on three levels and offers all the amenities of a home away from home.
From the entryway, the ground floor level of the house features the master bedroom and its cozy sitting area with a fireplace, described by one of our guests as the most beautiful and comfortable bedrooms she has ever slept in. The queen size bed has a pillowtop mattress, fine sheets and comforters. A large walk-in closet is next door to the double-sink bathroom with its colorful tilework, polished cement counter tops and large bath- shower.
At the end of the entryway, framed by a beautiful arch is an oasis garden area with a large date palm and plants open to the sky, bringing lots of light into the master bedroom.
Up the staircase, you come to the main living floor of the house, complete with a second fireplace, flatscreen TV, a built-in DVD player and a CD player with iPod docking station. The well-outfitted kitchen with its polished cement counter tops and center island includes everything you will need for the most simplest meal to hosting the most elaborate dinner party. This then opens onto a sunny terrace with chairs and table along with a barbecue station. A dining area and half-bath are also on this level. This great room has wonderful light throughout the day, which is not all that common in most San Miguel homes.
One more level up and you find the second guest bedroom, as well as a sunny roof terrace with vistas across San Miguel's historic Centro toward the western sunset. Five of San Miguel's famous churches are visible from the terrace, but you may prefer simply to relax with a good book on the lounge chairs and enjoy the afternoon sun. This bedroom has another queen size bed, also with pillowtop mattress and fine bed linens, plus an en-suite bathroom.
The house rental includes the maid services of Angelica 3 times a week, wireless Internet connection for your own laptop, cable TV , and local Telmex phone service. A Vonage line is also included in the house, which guests can use for free calls back to the States.
Casa Azteca comfortably can sleep four but there is a self inflating mattress bed available at no extra charge that can accommodate two more people.
Guests have access to Vonage, local telephone, wireless internet and cable T.V. and will be given a security code for the alarm system upon check in.
Interaction with Guests
We will be at the house on all arrivals and departures, and on call for any issues regarding the house that the guests may have. We are extremely knowledgeable about the San Miguel area and will be happy to help our guests find what ever they need - from restaurants to doctors, and everything in between!
The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and only a few blocks from El Centro and the famous San Miguel Mercado. It has a variety of interesting local stores and one of the most comprehensive Mexican Mask Museums in Mexico right around the corner.
Getting around in San Miguel is easy. There are an abundance of inexpensive Taxis and buses available. There is safe, on street parking in front of the house, or paid parking lots nearby. Getting to us is also very easy, we can arrange transportation for you to and from our three airports. Mexico City, Leon and Queretaro
Other Things to Note
You must be 25 years old to rent Casa Azteca Families with children are of course welcome. Check in no later than 6pm.
We expect people to treat our house with respect and the dignity that a beautiful Mexican home deserves. There is a strict no smoking policy inside the house, but there are plenty of outside areas that smokers can use. We do allow well behaved pets, however we do ask for a $75.00 USD fee per animal per stay.
To rent and stay at Casa Azteca you must be 25 years old or older. Families with children of all ages are of course welcome.
I could not have had a better AirBNB experience than I did at Casa Azteca. The house is wonderful, and even more attractive in person than in the photos. The neighborhood is relatively quiet (it is Mexico, after all) and the walk down to el centro only takes 5 minutes. As long as you are in reasonable physical shape, the one steep hill going up to the house should not be a problem - it's actually a plus after a day or night of eating and imbibing! Lastly, Andy and Dorothy and the housekeeper Angelica are all nice, funny, wonderful people. I really appreciated A&D taking the time to be there when I arrived and also to see me off yesterday morning - a very nice personal touch. You will not regret going to San Miguel and staying at this casa hermosa.
I had a wonderful stay at Casa Azteca. The house is beautiful (just as it appears in the photos), clean, and comfortable and the views are spectacular. Dorothy and Andy were great hosts. I would definitely recommend this location.
We spent two weeks in San Miguel de Allende, one of them at Andy and Dorothy’s house. The house is situated a short walk above the city center and the Jardín offering great views over the old part of the town and the countryside to the west. It is in a safe Mexican neighborhood with lovely friendly people and little shops where the locals buy their daily needs, including a place where one can get fresh handmade tortillas in the morning, the freshest and tastiest tortilla we ever had. The house has a great ambiance and is full of colors, comfortable. It is discreetly decorated in the local style and shows the owners love for details. It is a perfect place and has about everything what a ‘gringo’ needs while away from home. We appreciated the well equipped and functioning kitchen giving us alternatives from eating out after a strenuous day touring the city. Angelica the lovely housekeeper looks very well after the house, working in the background and keeping it clean and tidy. We enjoyed the spectacular sunsets from the roof terrace and slept very well in the comfortable beds. Andy and Dorothy are wonderful hosts, giving us the information we needed to stay well in the house. The contacts with them were open and heartily, we really felt like staying with friends. All this made our stay in San Miguel de Allende and unforgettable experience. Time and circumstances permit we will be back in San Miguel de Allende and Andy and Dorothy’s house.
Carole and Nick
We very much enjoyed our stay in Casa Azteca. Dorothy and Andy were perfect hosts, who welcomed us with flowers, brewed coffee and much friendliness. We communicated with them throughout our stay and they were super responsive to our needs and to share their vast local knowledge. The house is well designed, plenty of light and all the facilities we required. For some of the time our adult children joined us and we could comfortably relax in the lounge or the terrace with its nice view. The BBQ was used to good effect. The wifi was very good. The only possible drawback is the location. It's not super far from Centro, and it is close to the market, but it is at the top of a rather step hill. Great for exercise.
We LOVE Casa Azteca! Andy & Dorothy were incredibly accommodating. Bottled water in each room, coffee and even a lovely bottle of wine. Very comfortable, clean with everything we needed and working great! The maid even spoiled us! The neighborhood is a great location very close to El Centro. It made for a perfect spot for us to experience beautiful, special San Miguel. Thank YOU!
Words cannot describe the fabulous experience I had at casa Azteca. Not only is the house even better than the photos and better equipped than any rental I've ever stayed in but the owners, Andy and Dorothy are some of the nicest people I've ever met and by far the kindest most attentive landlords I've dealt with by far. An example of this is the first night I could not get the fireplace to work which was no big deal because it was spring time and not that cold, I mentioned it to them and they drove in to town over an hour the very next day to fix it as well as bring me space heaters and extra blankets! They were truly concerned with my well being and always went above and beyond to fulfill any request, no matter how small. The bedrooms are absolutely sumptuous havens with really high quality linens and pillowtop mattresses, I've had some of the best sleeps of my life here. the upper terrace is to die for and offers expansive views to all of San Miguel and beyond. The kitchen is a cooks dream and is outfitted with every gadget including a top notch knife set and chef quality pots and pans. O and I can't forget Angelica, the housekeeper who comes 3 days a week ( and apart from being the nicest lady ) is literally the best and most thorough housekeeper I've ever come across. I can't say enough about this beautiful property except that you don't meet hosts like this everyday, and they really made my stay one of the most magical experiences I've ever had in San Miguel.
About the Host, Andy And Dorothy
We have lived in San Miguel de Allende for the past 13 years. We are travelers at heart and have lived in Germany, California, Kyoto, Osaka and India. We understand how important it is to feel at home when you are traveling, ie comfortable beds, great cooking facilities and a hot,hot shower. Dorothy and I started our lives together 33 years ago, we had no money but we did have an old yellow Datsun, a tent and a somewhat sketchy camping stove.
We graduated then to youth hostels and backpacks to hotels that only Kérouac in his Dharma Bum days could love (as did we) to the style of living that we would now like to offer you. This then, is our new adventure, providing a comfortable beautiful home away from home, for other travelers.