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.
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.