This lovely home is in a small and safe neighborhood of San Miguel de Allende is everyone's dream of comfort, modern conveniences, garden patios and views of the city as well as easy accessibility to all the sites and amenities of the town.
Our casa is only six years old, with all new appliances, well equipped kitchen, with 6-burner stove and oven, large refrigerator, and dishwasher. Also, garage with washer and dryer. We have cable TV, wi-fi connection, local phone. Two levels with upper terrace and view, two lower patios and small garden, in gated community of six houses. Great "gringo" and Mexican neighbors. Plenty of parking space.Twice weekly housekeeping service. Our housekeeper will even do your wash and ironing for a very small fee, in house.
City bus just five minutes away, near shopping, small markets, Art Institute and weekly organic market, natural food store,great restaurants and bakeries in the Colonia San Antonio. Taxis also frequent the neighborhood.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be greeted by our charming Mexican house manager who will help familiarize you with both the house and the city. He will provide you with local guidebooks, maps and restaurant guides and be accessible if you have any questions. Owners will not be present during your stay but can be reached by phone or email.
Our house is in the neighborhood called "Colonia San Antonio" near a beautiful park, good shopping and restaurants. We are close to to both small family owned grocers and a large supermarket called Mega. There is a beautiful Church and open plaza a few blocks away.
We are 30 minutes walking distance from the "Centro," or ten minutes by local bus, which is just five minutes away and runs about every 15 minutes (cost:5 pesos or 30 cents). . There are plenty of taxis that can take you to the center in 10 minutes for a mere 30 pesos($2.50). The Central bus station for trips to Mexico City and other side trips is only five minutes away by Taxi.
Other Things to Note
The house has an extraordinary sense of peaceful ambiance, with it's garden and neighboring open meadow: great for bird watchers, artists and writers.
Guests should respect our neighbors by not making excessive noise after 10 PM. Additional house rules regarding lights, gas stove and fireplace are provided by our house manager in written from. No smoking is allowed.
We recently enjoyed a three week stay at Sher and Gary's beautiful Hummimgbird House of Charm. Sher and Gary ensured that the house was ready for us and emailed soon after our arrival to make sure that all was well. Hummingbird House lived up to our expectations and more. Benjamin, the house manager, is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Hummingbird House comes equipped with all needed the amenities, kitchen supplies, and comfortable beds. A bonus was the beautiful artwork throughout the house. It's in a great location with a 30 minute walk to the Jardin as well as easy access to local buses or taxis. We had a great time during our first trip to San Miguel and hope to return for another stay at Sher and Gary's Hummingbird House of Charm.
Hummingbird House! We had a wonderful, cozy experience here. Sher was responsive and helpful from the moment we first contacted her. Their property manager was warm, helpful, and available. The house was as beautiful and comfortable as it looks in the photos - full of natural light, paintings, and folk art - and obviously loved. And in the gardens there are actually guess what - hummingbirds!
San Miguel de Allende is a wonderful place, and Sher & Gary's Hummingbird House makes San Miguel even more so. The house is picture perfect. It was a delight for us. It has a full kitchen with all the amenities. We were so happy that we had all the tools required to cook "chiles en nogada" on the second night that we were there (except for the raw ingredients, of course, which we bought at the central mercado) and "chiles verde" on the third night. The house also has a washer and dryer, which makes life a whole lot easier if you try to travel as light as we do. Moreover, Sher & Gary were delightful and attentive hosts from the very start. In addition, Benjamin, their house manager, was gracious and helpful at all times. He made certain that all of our essential needs were satisfied from the moment that we arrived. The house is about a 20 or 30 minute walk from downtown, or, if you prefer, a 10 minute taxi ride at a cost of about 35 Mexican pesos ($2.75, give or take, depending on the current exchange rate). Because Hummingbird House is outside the historical center of San Miguel, it is quiet and secure. There is also a nearby supermarket if you have any special dietary needs that the local mercados do not accommodate.
We're originally from the SF Bay Area, California, lived in Portland for thirty five years. I'm an artist/writer and my husband taught with the Portland Public schools. We have two daughters and four grandchildren. We are very adventuresom and now live half the year in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.