About this listing
Perfectly located, you cannot get any closer than this! Just steps out the door to the Mercado, 1/2 block to Plaza Civica, 1 block to the library, 4 blocks to the Jardin and Parroquia. Walking distance to everything 0 yet dead quiet when you are indoors, so you can relax. No roosters, bus or traffic noise.
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. QUIET. King sized bed in the master, twin sized bed in the office and comfortable American-sized couch. Well equipped kitchen, original art throughout the apartment. Access to our roof-top deck for yoga or Tai Chi in the mornings.
Rooftop deck with spectacular 360 degree view, views of Parroquia, Plaza Civica, and other churches.
Interaction with guests
I live in the country but I or my assistant will be there to personally check you in/out. I am available via the Airbnb messaging interface while you are here.
PERFECT! Commercial market district - lively during the day, quiet at night, SAFE.
Taxis on every corner, including right out the front door.
Other things to note
This is my home, not a hotel. I am happy to have you as my guest here, and ask that you please be respectful. We offer low rates to adventurous travelers who are willing to stay in homes vs hotels. Please be a gracious and respectful guest.
From Leon (bjx) or Queretero (qro) airports, I recommend you book a shared shuttle from Bajiogo. Look them up online. They are very experienced with the drive at night, and they are our exclusive transportation provider. If you are a single traveler, worry not, It is still ok to book the shared shuttle.
From Mexico city get a shuttle (above) or take the ETN direct bus from "Norte".
2 sets of keys will be made available to you. You are responsible for these keys. Duplicating keys or leaving them with ANYONE who is not authorized is not permitted.
I recommend book wtih BajioGo, our exclusive transportation provider. They are the MOST experienced in transporting guests at night.
Please tell them you were referred by VisitSanMiguel.
You will be met at the apartment to check in. I will walk you through the apartment and get you settled.
On the morning of your arrival, Ceci, the housekeeper, will have been here and will have cleaned, put fresh sheets on the beds and fresh towels in the bathroom.
The apartment has reliable WIFI (5mbps). It is located in the second bedroom where there is a spacious desk to work from. The WIFI key is available cards located in the office, kitchen and bedroom.
The apartment accommodates 2 people comfortably, 3 cozily, and 4 people in a pinch. The couch is over 6’ long and is comfortable. Please let me know if you will have more than 2 people in the apartment.
No additional guests are allowed without approval, however a reasonable number of guests are allowed between 8:00 A.M. and 10pm.
General Behavior and Courtesy
This is a private apartment. If you are looking for hotel-like accommodations or have a detailed list of requirements it may not be the place for you. I care very much about your comfort and have tried to provide everything possible for your comfort, but it is not for everyone. This apartment is ideal for someone who appreciates peace and quiet and privacy.
The housekeeper comes once a week, usually on Wednesdays from 9-11. She has her own key and will knock, and then will let herself in. She has worked for me for many years and is honest. She will change towels and sheets once a week.
There is no off-street parking available and having a car in San Miguel isn't necessary or pleasant. The traffic is ridiculous. However, if you do have the burden of 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). I recommend that you find a parking place right in front late at night and then do not move it or use it. Taxi’s are plentiful and much, much less frustrating.
Taxi’s are right out the door. The fare is 35 pesos in centro during the day. If you call a taxi, double that. If it is after dark they sometimes charge more. If you are going to the hot springs or out of town, negotiate the price before you get in the cab. If you are going to Mega Commercial, the big grocery store, the fare is 50 pesos.
Shop locally, if you can. There is a store just below the apartment, run by Leo, who speaks English and is very grateful when you shop there.
The books are provided for your enjoyment. However, I'm disappointed to report that many books have been stolen. Read all the books you want, and leave as many books as you can, but please don’t take my books (or sheets, towels, dishes, hair dryer etc) home with you.
The apartment has cable - ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CNN and more. The English language channels start at 85. A cable guide has been provided near the TV.
We are bug-free and want it yo stay that way. Please remove trash daily. Simply bag it up, and drop it on the curb on your way out. Leo, in the store below, will see that the trash folks collect it.
A word about Leo. He is fabulous! Leo runs the store below the apartment and is an excellent concierge. Anything you need, he is there to help! He speaks English well.
Please note though, he has had a brain injury and can sometimes be very inclined to touch you, hug you, etc. A lot. Don’t worry. It isn’t him being inappropriate, he just is like that. It doesn't mean anything. He is harmless and a very good guy. :)
Electricity is expensive in SMA, so please be careful to turn off fans and heaters when not in use. Use common sense and do not run heaters or fans all night or when you are not in the apartment.
If a utility bill arrives, simply leave it for the housekeeper, who will collect it and deliver it for payment.
I do my best to be sure you have sufficient gas for your stay, and it has never gone out on anyone yet, but it can be difficult to judge so I always tell guests that if for some reason you run out of hot water, you will know that the gas is out. If you will give 1000 pesos to Leo, in the store below, he will have gas delivered immediately, and i will reimburse you at check out.
The water in the apartment is not filtered, so I recommend you purchase drinking water downstairs in the store. I supply a gallon of drinking water to start you out..
A/C and Heat
There is no A/C or heat, however this apartment generally stays cool in the summer and warm during the winter. There is a box fan in the closet for your use and a small space heater, too. Please be courteous and use common sense and do not run heaters or fans all night or when you are not in the apartment.
There is a laundry in the breezeway just 4 doors or so up from the apartment (in the direction away from the mercado). Drop it off, and pick it up the next day.
Thinking of buying a property in San Miguel? My real estate team would be happy to show you any house you see on any real estate website in San Miguel. Please contact us to set up a home tour.
To check out, please lock the apartment and deposit the keys under the planter just outside the apartment door. The housekeeper will generally be there within a few hours.
I sincerely hope you have a wonderful time here!
DISRESPECT OR ABUSIVE MESSAGES OR LANGUAGE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE EVICTION WITH NO REFUND.
NO PARTIES. NO EVENTS.
NO UNAUTHORIZED OVERNIGHT GUESTS.
NO DRINKING TEENAGERS. NO LOUD MUSIC.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.
QUIET TIME ENFORCED 10pm - 8am.
THIS APARTMENT IS IDEAL FOR 2 PEOPLE. In a pinch, we will authorize up to 4 as long as it is very short term and pre-authorized. Your reservation will be cancelled and your deposit will be fully charged by us for the additional people if more we learn you are planning to bring or have brought more than the authorized number of people. Any more than 4 people is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
DOGS We love them. Your rental of this apartment goes, in part, to support KimmyCare, our local non-profit which rescues and shelters homeless and abused dog. Well behaved, potty trained dogs under 10lbs are gladly accepted, with approval prior to arrival and a cash $2000 peso donation to KimmyCare. Sorry, no cats.
YOU MUST PROVIDE AN ACCURATE CHECK IN TIME TO WITHIN AN HOUR. We are not on site. Please call, text, or email when you are within 1 hour of your arrival in order to allow us to meet you there.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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