San Miguel de Allende Vacation Rental Living Room


4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath


4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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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.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge

Description

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

PERFECT! Commercial market district - lively during the day, quiet at night, SAFE.

Getting around

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.

Getting Here
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".

Keys
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.

Arrival
I recommend book wtih BajioGo, our exclusive transportation provider. They are the MOST experienced in transporting guests at night.

BAJIOGO

Please tell them you were referred by VisitSanMiguel.

CHECK IN
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.

WIFI
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.

Occupancy
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.

Housekeeping
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.

Parking
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
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.

Groceries
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.

Books
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.

Television
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.

Trash
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.

Leo
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. :)

Electric
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.

Mail/Bills
If a utility bill arrives, simply leave it for the housekeeper, who will collect it and deliver it for payment.

Gas
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.

Water
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.

Laundry
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.

Real Estate
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.

Departure
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!


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
7 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Synthia  & User Profile
March 2017
Great location. Lovely helpful host

Michael User Profile
March 2017
Loved this place, great place to stay that take in all san miguel has to offer!
Kimberly User Profile
Response from Kimberly:
Thank you, Michael! Enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you in San Miguel de Allende again soon!
March 2017

Paul User Profile
March 2017
The apartment was second to none in terms of location, quality and price. Kimberly was a wonderful host. I would definitely recommend this abode.
Kimberly User Profile
Response from Kimberly:
Thank you so much! You are welcome back anytime. Thank you for being such good guests! Happy travels!
March 2017

Lorraine User Profile
February 2017
Staying at Kimberly's lovely apartment was a treat, perfect for a 2-week stay in an art and music-filled jewel of a city. Kimberly welcomed us personally and checked in to see that all was well. Thanks ever so much!
Kimberly User Profile
Response from Kimberly:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in San Miguel de Allende! Thank you for being wonderful guests!
February 2017

Bonita User Profile
January 2017
Our Airbnb rental we found to be inexpensive, but lacking in so many ways. The apartment located on the second floor of a 3 story building has a cave-like atmosphere. There is only one exterior wall to the outside with one small in the bedroom and in the office room. The windows are about 10 feet off the floor, making it impossible to see anything but the sky. Although there are 2 light-shafts the lack of direct sunlight makes the apartment cold and dimly lit. This cave-like inviornment gave rise to a sense of claustrophobia. The upstairs tenants kept late hours, featuring unabashed love-making sessions, slamming door sounds and dogs barking. There were several deferred maintenance issues. The bathroom sink faucet wasn't connected to the sink, the shower valves were worn out and difficult to adjust and couldn't be shut off. The bathroom door dragged on the floor, the closet doors, accordion type, flopped and jammed and didn't stay closed. The kitchen had a variety of dishes and utensils, which could be characterized as used Goodwill. There were several assorted dishes, two coffee cups of different types and sizes and 2 porcelain cook pots, enamel over tin. There was a large pot for cooking spaghetti, but no colander and 3 scratched Teflon frying pans. In short, a well worn kitchen. Although the living room furniture looks good, it was uncomfortable to sit in. The terrace, as advertised, had minimum shade, 1 dusty bench and scattered piles of dog poop. If you're planning to visit San Miguel for more than a few days. I would NOT recommend renting this cave-like dwelling. Spend a little more money and get a lot more beauty. This is a classic example of "you get what you pay for." We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful city, but found it difficult to deal with the absentee management style.
Kimberly User Profile
Response from Kimberly:
This reservation was terminated early due to insults and household rule violations on the part of the guest. Being elderly does not entitle you to be abusive to your host, the household staff, and the neighbors. We offer a lovely apartment in the center for a good price. These guests are not the type of guests any hosts would want to have in their home.
January 2017

Darci User Profile
January 2017
Great location. Quiet! Even though in the middle of "all the action". Comfortable beds. Nice kitchen. Wonderful neighbors. Kimberly is very accommodating and really made an effort to see our trip was great. Thank you!

Luzelena User Profile
December 2016
The house was very comfortable. The house accommodated us very well. We loved how the rooms were very spacious. We loved the location right in the center of the city. 5 minute walk to the church and restaurants. Awesome house! We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. Perfect location in the city.
Kimberly User Profile
Response from Kimberly:
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in San Miguel de Allende!
December 2016

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I build travel and tourism websites about my favorite places in the world. VisitSanMiguel is a website that recommends the best of this town! Come enjoy the beauty and charm of San Miguel. I want you to enjoy your visit here!

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