Jewelbox in the historic Centro. Easy, flat walk to the jardin. Spare, beautiful, clean, impeccable details. Mexican modern with historic materials. Private 2-bdrm house with 2.5 baths, writer's study, gourmet kitchen. Two terraces. Excellent location. Housekeeper 2x/week, property manager, library, WiFi, free US & SMA phones. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has a double bed.
Maximum of four adults, and no small children. Absolutely no smoking, no pets. Not a party house.
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. Cook and grocery service available upon request for an extra fee.
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 (flat-screen TV, wireless) and dreamily comfortable beds. The covered 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
I will interact only by email. This is your private house. There is a property manager to meet you and settle you in, and he is available when you need him. There is also a maid two mornings a week.
Other things to note
Designed by noted Mexican/Norwegian architect Anja Fauske; appeared in NYT Homes section, also featured in owner's memoir, All Over the Map. Tall and narrow with lots of spaces to sit, read, dream. Kitchen with everything you need, from sharp knives to Le Creuset. Excellent linens, attention to detail throughout, book and film libraries. Parking lots nearby.
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. This is a quiet neighborhood, so please entertain guests for drinks or dinner, but no parties. The property manager can help you arrange a private car service for transportation to and from the airport, but we are not responsible for any shuttle services, which you should book on your own and confirm. Enjoy the books and films but leave them behind. Thanks!
Freelance writer and traveler. Most recent book is All Over the Map, which features my Mexico house.