About this listing
New apartment within a stone's throw to all San Miguel sights! Lovely, comfortable design with natural toned interior, modern kitchen, excellent king bed or two twin beds. Roof deck, TV with 175 channels, DVD player and lightning fast WIFI!
LOFT 1 IS THE BEST RENTAL IN SMA FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1. LOCATION IS WALKING DISTANCE TO ATTRACTIONS
2. PEACEFUL + SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD
3. FRESH DESIGN - BOUTIQUE HOTEL STYLE
5. COMFORTS OF HOME: HD TV, CABLE, WIFI...
6. WARM IN WINTER
7. KITCHEN FOR COOKING
8. ROOF TOP DECK WITH VIEWS
9. RAIN SHOWER
10. WELL MANAGED + MAINTAINED PROPERTY
OVERVIEW of your perfect home away from home:
THIS SMALL STUDIO APARTMENT is within walking distance to everything. This gorgeous white and wood, modern-rustic apartment is a wonderful alternative to pricey boutique hotel rooms. Located in an EXCELLENT location, the apartment is a 5 minute walk from the JARDIN, where many of the historic monuments in San Miguel, including the world famous Parroquia, are located. An array of good restaurants, cafes and shopping are also located within a few blocks. Hotels within a stone's throw of this special apartment start at $350 USD per night. At the LOFT, you have complete privacy in a thoughtfully designed, lovely space.
LOFT 1 has a new, designer ivory colored polished concrete kitchen. You will find a fridge, counter top stove, nice pottery, drinking/wine glasses, coffee mugs, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, and all the cooking utensils you will need for your stay - including pots, pans. The kitchen is always stocked with the most divine sea salt (hand carried from the ocean in Ixtapa), Chiapas coffee + key Mexican spices. Industrial chef's faucet and industrial lighting lends a warm and elegant feeling to the space. There is as a nice counter for eating or hooking up your computer as well.
The living area/bedroom is a loft style room with a new King sized bed or two twin beds, down duvet(s), Belgian linen duvet cover, crisp and soft cotton sheets and wonderfully comfortable medium/firm mattress. You will also enjoy a flat screen HD TV with 175+ channels (including US channels) (website hidden)3 speakers can be hooked up to your music device. A custom ivory sofa and colonial wooden coffee table are perfect for relaxing and reading. This room is outfitted with gorgeous modern lighting and an excellent space heater for chilly nights. A window allows sunlight to stream in during the day.
Off of the bedroom is the bathroom which has a new, ivory colored polished concrete rain shower, designer Turkish towels, brand new toilet and lovely rustic wooden sink from India. A brushed nickel sink faucet adds simplicity and style. The water pressure is extremely strong and very hot.
This apartment is one of two identical apartments in this two story building. If you are traveling with another couple, friends or want a separate space for your kids, you may wish to rent the entire building and have the amount of privacy you each require.
ROOF TOP DECK:
A few steps up the common staircase, you arrive at the rooftop deck where the sunset views over the Sierra Madre mountain range are unobstructed. Lounge in a lounge chair, roll out a yoga mat, or have your morning coffee overlooking hilltops with small pastel colored houses dotting them. A relaxing and private spot. Flowering plants add a lovely touch of green.
WHY LOFT 1 is DIFFERENT THAN OTHER APARTMENTS OR RENTALS IN SAN MIGUEL?
SAFETY: On a safe block in the heart of Centro Historico. Friendly neighbors. Inside doors lock and are made from steel. Bedroom door locks for extra security. Totally safe for single female travelers. Walk to and from safely. The LOCATION IS EXCELLENT.
WARMTH: Houses and larger apartments can be very cold in the winter in San Miguel as the evening temperatures drop into the 30's and 40's. LOFT 1 is a perfect small size that heats quickly with an efficient heater and natural sunlight throughout. BEware of larger rentals that are difficult to heat!
STYLE: Simple, non-cluttered, stylish, comfortable space is unique to San Miguel design-wise.
LOCATION: Walk everywhere! You can not beat this location! Plenty of safe street parking at all times of day or night. One way street that does not allow buses and trucks makes for quiet.
This apartment is a totally unique concept for San Miguel. It's a way to stay in a designer suite with the ability to cook and have peace and quiet. It is the BEST alternative to the expensive hotels in the area. It's simply a peaceful retreat in the heart of San Miguel. Perfect for a couple or a solo traveler.
Guest cell phone provided for duration of stay. Guest may add credit to the phone as needed.
Interaction with Guests
Our local Guest Services Manager checks guests in and out and is available at all times for needs of guests.
It's the perfect location for discovering San Miguel by foot. It's also very safe, very quiet at night, has a neighborhood feel, lovely architecture and the traditional pastel colors of Centro.
Walking is the best option because you are very close to everything. However, taxis are readily available on the street for 30 pesos (a flat rate anywhere in town.)
Other Things to Note
No Smoking, no parties, no loud noise. This is a quiet building.
No Smoking, no parties, no loud noise. This is a quiet building.
Lisa's place was just lovely - very chic - comfortable, and with everything needed to enjoy the stay. She had invaluable tips in her "Lofts" handbook, and great San Miguel tourist info in the loft. Thanks to the info she had there, I was able to find a great doctor about a block away when I needed one. The location of this little apartment is great, 4 blocks to the Jardin; however, it's not the best walking location for those not youngish and strong or who are mobility challenged. A tip: to leave from the apartment turn right, walk around the corner to Canal and turn right up to the Jardin - not as steep and narrow as Umaran.
Unfortunately, Lisa was sick so we never met her but Gaby, her housekeeper met us at the door and was very helpful.
Great place just like all the other reviews said. The apartment is located on the western edge of town and was quiet and walkable to almost everything we wanted to do. Lisa was very responsive when we the pilot on the water heater went out. The bed was very comfortable and it was great to have a daybed as well. My husband liked having a TV with cable. Great spot, great host.
The place was great, Lisa makes things very easy. The location is ideal in that it is easy walking distance to everything in town. It was very clean and we felt very safe. The rooftop deck was really nice!
We had a great time at Lisa's apartment. It is a small, but well appointed apartment within easy walking distance of the Jardin and town center. We loved being able to easily walk everywhere and duck back in for a siesta. Had breakfast every morning on the roof deck. Lisa was easy to work with and check in etc. was easy. Would definitely recommend this place.
This is a small lil apartment that felt huge and roomy. Lots of places to dump your luggage out if the way to get to the "at home" feel. Everything is white and the bed was perfect after eating and drinking my way to nirvana. The shower is awesome. A few blocks walk from everything, be prepared it's rough cobble stone walking but easy.
Great experience. Lisa is a great host.
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About the Host, Lisa
I am a traveler at heart and have settled (for now) in San Miguel De Allende after working in nearby villages with leather Artisans. I have been a fashion designer and worked in different cultures to preserve hand-crafting and support skilled people. My eyes are peeled for new discoveries. Keeping it simple and living with beauty and inspiration is what I look forward to each day. I am a regular meditator, a decent cook, have a dog named Tickles, and love to spend peaceful time in nature. The beach and the mountains are my refuge. I am originally from Chicago.
As far as hosting goes:
I really want happy travelers! My philosophy is that being as communicative and descriptive as possible is the most fair way to enter into a booking. I also like to leave some snacks for guests when they arrive. Providing local insider tips is really helpful for visitors. I also try to respond to questions ASAP from guests. Also, a great mattress, luxury linens, and clean, cozy place are key.
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That's a little bit about me. Hope it's helpful!