About this listing
Hi! Please drop me a line with your dates and something about you before you request a booking. Casa Colina is a lovely single-family home in colonial San Miguel de Allende. Light, bright with original art. Housekeeping included, cook available.
Relax and enjoy your elegant home in San Miguel, a beautiful colonial city in the heart of Mexico. At Casa Colina (the House on the Hill), you will enjoy light and bright open areas, original artwork, a colonial ambiance and all the modern conveniences. Casa Colina has been featured on the popular House and Garden Tour to benefit the Biblioteca Publica.
Casa Colina is in the Ojo de Agua neighborhood of San Miguel, named for the ancient church and spring. Your old and new friends will clamor (trust us - we know!) to visit you at this lovely home, and both young and young-at-heart will ride the waterslide from the outdoor living area into the pool!
Enter the home through the walled garden and POOL area, and climb the gracious staircase to the airy outdoor living room with a fireplace. Stop, lounge, relax and enjoy the views, or enter the interior of the home. From the outdoor sala, you may enter the kitchen and dining area or the elegant living room featuring a hand-carved cantera fireplace with gas logs.
You are above the town, with the convenience of a garage, but still only a fifteen-minute downhill walk to Centro (less to the Instituto). When you want to go back home, grab a cab for $2, or get a workout and walk home. We also have a SCOOTER available for an additional fee.
At bedtime, you will enjoy the cool bedrooms on the first level. We built the bedrooms on the ground floor to enjoy both cool bedrooms and a better view from the main living areas. You will love the new, comfortable, American-sized Sealy mattresses and the Egyptian cotton sheets on the hand-crafted beds. Each bedroom boasts a unique boveda ceiling romantically lighted from the hand-cast mouldings.
The home has an open floor plan, but still is equipped with separate areas if groups of guests would like some privacy. Find your favorite spot on the rooftop terrace, the main living floor, the outdoor living room or in the cozy 'Mexican Modern' television room.
You can enjoy your holiday without everyday cares, as Amalia comes each day to clean the home and do the laundry. She is a VERY talented cook, and will also cook breakfast and the midday dinner for a small additional fee. Just let us know!
Let's take a moment to talk about WATER. First, there is the pool with its thrilling water slide. Second, all the water in the house is purified, so you can drink without worry. Third, the showers in the house are fabulous Rainfall showerheads, including the outdoor shower. You'll have the best showers of your life. Fourth, there is a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.
The bedrooms comfortably sleep five, but trundle beds and a futon in the television room will accommodate occasional overnight guests. Cable television, cable internet, wifi plus a security system complete the modern conveniences in this colonial treasure.
We have a competent and friendly staff. Amalia, the maid, comes daily to keep the house sparkling. Fernando, our gardener, comes three times per week. Best of all Norma, our house manager, is authorized to solve any problems that may arise. You will be carefree, except for balancing all of the marvelous activities available in San Miguel de Allende.
I have a webpage you can visit for more information. Drop me a line and I'll send you the link.
Casa Colina boasts a solar-heated pool with a waterslide, rain showerheads and wifi. You will have maid service Monday-Friday, plus cooking for a moderate additional fee. The whole house will be yours.
Interaction with Guests
You will be looked after by the staff of the house. I will not be present.
Ojo de Agua is close to Centro, yet above the fray. Noise and mosquitoes are reduced, and views are enhanced. You can easily walk into town, or grab a taxi.
You will walk a lot in San Miguel, or take taxis. You can also rent our scooter if you choose. If you have your own car, you can park it at the house.
We can help with transportation from the airport.
Other Things to Note
The house is equipped with WiFi, a US/Canada phone line and many other conveniences.
My minimum stay over the Christmas and New Year Holidays is five (5) days. I was unable to set that in the calendar.
Please have fun, respectfully! No smoking. Your small, well-behaved pets are welcome. 45 pound combined total limit. Additional security deposit for pets.
From Dec 17, 2015 - Jan 04, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
We all had a great time at Alex's lovely home in San Miguel de Allende! The views were wonderful, the house was beautifully decorated and the pool was most welcome after a long day of seeing the sights of this great town. Alex was always helpful with suggestions and instructions about the house, transportation options and recommendations of where to eat and what to see. The house has a maid and cook who is gracious and makes the best guacamole as well as fabulous breakfasts and lunches. Alex's recommendation of a driver worked very well for us as we hired him to take us for a tour of Guanajuato which was informative and fun. While there were only three of us, the house would work well for larger parties as there are plenty of private nooks to escape to read or relax.
We were all sad to leave and can't wait to return!
We used Alex's recommended driver who greeted us at the airport. He was very professional and courteous. Amalia greeted us and gave us a tour of the house. She is a lovely lady. We paid extra to enjoy her cooking at breakfast and dinner. What a treat! Our kids had lots of fun in the pool. The house has amazing patios and is beautifully decorated. Very relaxing stay for 13 nights. What a wonderful place to visit!
We had a wonderful time in San Miguel. The house was lovely and offered many beautiful and comfortable places to unwind, relax, take in the view and enjoy the sunsets. We appreciated all the amenities and the esthetic choices in the design of the house. Even with our late evening arrival, Amalia, the house keeper had a delicious prearranged meal waiting for us when we arrived. Salvador, the driver you recommended, took me on a memorable trip to Guanajuato and served as guide to experience the cities many historical sites and museums. There were only three of us but the house could easily accommodate a family comfortably and was just a short walk to the town center.
I rented this house to spend Xmas with my family coming to visit me in Mexico. House is beautiful at a steep 10min walk from the city center. The help of the house Amalia is very nice and cooked us some delicious tamales and possole for Xmas eve which we thoroughly enjoyed. It is however worth noting that the house is rather close from the main road and one can notice the sound of the trucks breaking on the hill behind the road. The numerous dogs of the local neighbourgh did not go unoticed either. Overall, our stay was pleasant and enabled us to spend a lovely Xmas alltogether.
The pictures of Alex's house cannot begin to describe the experience of staying here. We were met by the lovely Amelia and Fernando (even though we were late), and they are just a telephone call away if you need anything. Alex has created a beautiful environment to stay in, and it contains everything that you could possibly think of. There are three bedrooms, and three relaxation áreas so that you can spend time with your friends or get away from them when you feel like it. The pool was fabulous and the slide great fun. I will definitely be back...
There was good communication prior to arrival. The homemaker Amalia was very welcoming. The spacious home was well decorated and well provided for (kitchen items etc) A lovely vista of San Miguel. The road to the villa is treacherous and must be taken slowly. There is considerable neighbourhood noise that one gets used to. We were able to walk to town 15 mins. and a good workout walking back up the hill. Loved the internet and TV reception and some English speaking channels. Overall a good experience. The pool was lovely.
We loved our trip to San Miguel Allende! The house was a wonderful retreat on the hill. It was even more lovely than the pictures. From the rain showers in the morning, to relaxing on the deck at sunset, everything was perfect. We chose to have breakfast at the house most mornings, and truly felt spoiled by the household staff. Alex was great! She introduced us to a great driver who took us on a tour all over the area, and had no problem picking us up at 4 a.m. for our early departure for the states. I wish we could have stayed longer...a week just wasn't enough!
About the Host, Alex
I fell in love with San Miguel de Allende on my first visit in 2000. I came with my very young children to learn Spanish, and we had a wonderful adventure.
Since then I have made it my second home. We love the climate, the beauty, the cultural offerings, the adventure and especially the warm and welcoming Mexican people.