About this listing
Jewelbox in the historic centro of SMA. Easy, flat walk to the jardin. Spare, fresh, impeccable details. Two bedrooms with terraces, writer's study, gourmet kitchen. Excellent location. Maid, property manager, library, WiFi, free US & SMA phones.
Casita Laurita, built in 2008, is an architectural gem centrally located on one of San Miguel's best loved streets, Calle Loreto. Open the door to this seemingly small house in the Centro and be amazed at the gorgeous, light, airy, beautifully-appointed casita, with terrace gardens, a gourmet kitchen, and plenty of places to lounge. Two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus an extra napping couch/bed in the studio. A convenient base to explore all of San Miguel de Allende, you may never want to leave the house.
English and Spanish-speaking house manager will greet you, show you around, and help you out. Maid service 2x/week.
Casita Laurita was featured in the Great Homes and Destinations column of the New York Times.
Built on three stories with terraces on top, the 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath house is an easy and flat walk to the jardin, near language schools, and steps away from the town's famous artisan market. Great cafes nearby, as well as an organic market.
The 1000-sq-ft house is Mexican modern style, built around a central courtyard, with clean design and exquisite details. The house has up-to-date amenities (iPod docks, flat-screen TV, wireless) and dreamily comfortable beds. The top terrace has a lovely 360-degree view of San Miguel and its famous Parroquia church. A second patio with lounge chairs is private and cozy, perfect for dreaming, surrounded with lavender, jasmine, and other scented potted plants.
A sunny studio with a 13-foot wooden desk makes Casita Laurita a wonderful retreat for a writer. The gourmet kitchen is a splendid spot for a cook who wants to explore Mexico's cuisine.
Entire private house. You will get instructions to meet my property manager, who will give you keys, show you around, and get you settled.
Interaction with Guests
Only by email. There is a property manager to meet you and settle you in.
Calle Loreto is one of the oldest streets in San Miguel, filled with artisans, cafes, and central to everything. Very safe neighborhood.
Easy walking distance to everything; cabs on the corner. Property manager can arrange private cars for tours.
Other Things to Note
Designed by noted Mexican/Norwegian architect Anja Fause; appeared in NYT Homes section.
No smoking, no children under 12 (check with me). Owner not responsible for items left behind, or for conditions outside the house (parades, firecrackers, music, etc.). Absolutely no sublettors or more than 4 guests without explicit permission of the owner. Maid comes twice a week. It is customary to tip the maid as well as the property manager if you make him wait. Check in at 3 pm, check out by noon. Enjoy the books and films but leave them behind.