Perfectly located right in the Center! Enjoy an easy walk everywhere, no hills, no loud bus/street noise. Safe, friendly neighborhood, 1/2 block to Mercado, 1/2 block to Plaza Civica, 1 block to Bibliotecha, 1 block to world-class Spanish schools,
The PERFECT location in the historic center! Enjoy an easy walk everywhere, no hills, no loud bus/street noise. Safe, friendly neighborhood, 1/2 block to Mercado, 1/2 block to Plaza Civica, 1 block to Bibliotecha. Even closer isn't better - this is QUIET.
Rooftop deck with spectacular 360 degree view, views of Parroquia, Plaza Civica, and other churches.
Interaction with Guests
Very little. I live across town. I will meet you to check you in/out.
PERFECT! Commercial market district - lively during the day, quiet at night, SAFE.
Taxis on every corner, including right out the front door.
If you are taking the shuttle you MUST consider letting me hire my driver to pick you up. With 2 people, the rate is so close to what you will pay anyway and it is SO much nicer to have a luxury car and private, English-speaking driver. Eduardo, my driver, has a new car with wifi, ipads for both passengers, and it is a much smoother, more comfortable ride than with the shuttle - plus it is straight to the door, so you don't have to go through having everyone else let off before you.
The rate is $70 for 2 people, $90 for 3 people. If you want to use him, just let me know, and I'll arrange to have him pick you up. Eduardo is GREAT, speaks fluent English, plays nice classical music the whole way (or whatever you prefer). Very nice way to start your vacation! :)
He is available for tours, too!
Other Things to Note
This is my apartment and I travel when guests are here and am not present to order gas or pay utilities for you. Therefore, for all stays over 30 days, utilities are not included (approx $75/usd per month) and weekly housekeeper (200p per 1/2 day, 1x per week) are not included.
This is my apartment and I travel when guests are here and am not present to order gas or pay utilities for you. Therefore, for all stays over 30 days, utilities are not included (less than $75/usd per month) and weekly housekeeper (150p per 1/2 day, 1x per week) are not included.
One set of keys will be made available to you per arrangement. There is a 300 pesos fee if you lose/need replacement keys.
On the morning of your arrival, my housekeeper will have been here and will have cleaned, put fresh sheets on the beds and fresh towels in the bathroom.
No more than two (2) persons in total. A reasonable number of additional guests are allowed only between 8:00 A.M. and midnight. No other guests are allowed between midnight and 8:00 A.M. Additional guests will cause the loss of your deposit.
General Behavior and Courtesy
This is a private apartment. If you are the type of person who has a long list of requirements. it may not be the place for you. This apartment is ideal for someone who appreciates peace and quiet and privacy. I care very much about your comfort and have honestly tried to provide everything possible for your comfort, but I am likely to be traveling and not able to provide all kinds of hotel/concierge services, so please know that is not available.
Orderly, peaceful and lawful behavior is required at all times. At no time can any type of activity disturb the neighbors. Sound equipment volume must not be heard outside of the apartment. Guests occupying the apartment are responsible for any damages caused by the individual or their guests, to the property or its contents during their visit. Cost of damage will be limited to repairs or replacement value of the items damaged. NO pets or children under 10 permitted unless specific permission has been given. If these policies are not adhered to you will be asked to leave immediately, no refund will be given and your deposit will be forfeited.
To reduce potential rodent and insect problems, please take trash out each day to the bottom of stairs where it where it will be removed.
The house has wireless internet and the password is located on the bedside table and on the back of the router in the office. Should you have a problem with the internet router, for instance, if it goes down for more than a few hours and won't come back on, simple unplug the modem, wait 10 seconds, then turn it back on. This will reset the modem and you will be back in business. The internet and television cable is provided through MegaCable and any taxi can take you to them in the case this doesn't work.
This house is strictly no smoking. Please do not allow guests to smoke.
The trash truck comes every evening around 7pm. Leave the trash down at the bottom of the stairs or the curb and Leo will see that it is taken away. (It would be a courtesy to tip him at the end of your stay for this service, if you feel so inclined.)
The housekeeper, Laura, comes once a week, usually on Wednesdays from 9-11. Please leave her 150 pesos per visit. She and her family depend on this weekly income, so this is not negotiable. You may use her more, but not less.
Please don't leave money laying out. Put your money and other valuables in a drawer. If you want the linens changed, just set out a fresh set out on the bed and Laura will understand to change them for you. There is an extra set of sheets and towels for each bed in the closet.
There is no off-street parking available and having a car in San Miguel isn't necessary. However, if you have a car, there is parking directly in front of the apartment on the street. The street is very crowded during the day, but there is lots of parking at night and it is quiet safe (day and night).
There is a wash basin and drying lines available on the roof-top terrace for your use. To have your laundry done professionally (this is what I do), put it in a pillowcase and call the Lavanderia Franc(phone number hidden)). They'll come over to pick it up. They'll deliver it back the next day, around the time they picked it up. It is based on weight, but it is very reasonable (around 70 pesos for a very full pillowcase). They know me well and are good and honest. Please do NOT use the washing machine. It belongs to the tenant upstairs.
The building is occupied by the grocery store downstairs which is a huge plus! Leo, the owner, speaks English and will help you with whatever you need.
The apartment has cable - ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CNN and more.
Although the plumbing in the apartment is new and strong, the building it hundreds of years old. Please be careful not to throw tampons or anything inappropriate in the toilet. Doing so will not only cause a problem in the apartment, but has been known to flood the grocery store downstairs with sewage.
You are responsible for your own gas for cooking and the hot water heater. If you run out of hot water, check the gas hot water heater, located on the roof. It is the first one on the right, as you go in the cage. If the pilot won't light, and you don't know how to do it, you can ask Leo to help you. Leo in the store downstairs is happy to order the gas, supervise them and pay them on your behalf. You will need to give him (phone number hidden) pesos to fill it. Utilities are your responsibility and are not included in the rent. This is part of this agreement and it is not negotiable.
This apartment is quite secure. Just remember to always lock up when you leave. I only use the top lock - the slider, and that is the key you will be given.
Don't worry about closing the windows - they are high, and you it would be nearly impossible for anyone to get in that way. I leave them open all the time.
Never allow taxi drivers or strangers to accompany you into the apartment. To avoid theft of personal property and apartment contents, take every reasonable precaution. • Use care with candles.
There is no local phone here, but there is a TelCel store across the street and I recommend you pick up a 300 pesos "Amigo" phone. You can buy minutes there, too.
Tap water is fine for brushing your teeth, but not for drinking. The water in the apartment is not purified. I recommend you purchase bottled water in the store downstairs.
You will have access to a small space heater or fan, depending on the season. These are rarely needed - the apartment is cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
If you run out of gas and for whatever reason you cannot locate Leo to do it for you, here is how to order more. Using your cell, dial (phone number hidden) and say "necessito gas, por favor," then give them the address and they will come out the same day. Please follow them up to the roof and watch them put the gas in to avoid misunderstandings. You will need to put in a minimum of 1000 pesos in order for there to be enough pressure for it to work properly. See above - Leo can take care of all of this for you.
I generally pay the electric bill way in advance, and most tenants are pleased to find they do not need to pay an electric bill. If, however, you find that you have to pay an electric bill, here is how to do it. The electric company is located on Loreto street - just walk through the Mercado, all the way until you come out on Calle Loreto, then go left. You will see CFE right away, and they have machines that you can use to pay the electric bill. You just scan the statement and then insert the pesos into the machine. Utilities are your responsibility and are not included in the rent. This is part of this agreement and it is not (website hidden)/Internet Bill
I also normally pay this way in advance, but just in case - The internet needs to be paid by the 20th of each month. You take a taxi to MegaCable, give them the address, then confirm the name and pay. The Internet/Cable is 399 pesos per month. Utilities are your responsibility and are not included in the rent. This is part of this agreement and it is not negotiable.
We'll handle the cleaning - you will just drop off your keys as arranged. I usually ask that you simply leave them under the plant in front of the door if you are leaving early. Please leave any information, receipts, notes that you want me to have on the kitchen counter.
NO PETS, SORRY. NO PARTIES. NO TEENAGERS. NO LOUD MUSIC. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.
My fiancé and I had a lovely experience in San Miguel de Allende and at Kimberly's place. Kimberly is delightful and has great recommendations-- definitely check out Bagel Cafe! Also, we loved the proximity to El Mercado and the wonderfully friendly grocery store owner next door. We would definitely stay here again.
We enjoyed Kimberly's apartment for a full week during Independencia in September. It is absolutely in a great location, just a couple blocks from El Jardín, in a local, commercial district. You are a few steps away from any number of local shops, from groceries and sundries to tortilla shops, meat vendors and a huge covered marketplace with vendors and artesanías selling everything you can imagine. Despite the central location, it is remarkably quiet at night into the morning. The neighbors are very nice, quiet and considerate. The rooftop offers 360 degree views, including all the major churches and fancy homes in the foothills. It is wonderful in the morning, for sunset and later at night - grab a plastic chair and a michelada, and soak in the energy of San Miguel. The apartment itself has all the amenities, the bed is very comfortable, linens and towels are clean and there is plenty of hot water. One small note would be that the apartment is a little less modern than the photos show. If you are looking for great access to San Miguel, easy, flat walking to everything, a sense of immersion in the local culture, and a comfortable, clean place to rest your head, Kimberly's place is an easy positive recommendation.
Kimberly's place in San Miguel is really great. Very comfortable, everything one might need for a short or long stay. Plenty of space and nicely furnished with a ton of great books as well. Super location in the heart of San Miguel but really quite inside, also there are great skylights that let in the light but allow for privacy. I will be back for sure!
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