About This Listing
Simple, clean, spacious bedroom with private bathroom in a cute, contemporary Mexican home. Your room has a queen bed, TV/DVD player with movies, and a Romeo & Juliet balcony. Enjoy use of the kitchen, rooftop terrace, and charcoal grill.
Our guest room will make you say, "Ahhhhh!" The bed is super-comfortable...and after a long day of soaking up the sights of San Miguel, you will relish relaxing in the uncluttered space, under high "boveda" ceilings, a fresh breeze wafting through the room...perfect for taking a nap! We live in a safe, quiet Mexican neighborhood with cobblestone streets, not a gated community. Our house is a great home base for your time in San Miguel. One queen bed sleeps two.
The rooftop terrace is a favorite spot for our guests, especially those who need to use the Internet because you'll get a wireless connection up there and throughout the house. We offer a large kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, stovetop, coffee maker, and citrus juicer. Fix a meal and use the dining room table at your leisure. You may have all the drinking water you want from two large dispensers, one upstairs outside your room and one in the kitchen. (Use this for cooking, as well.) You're welcome to make coffee or tea any time, and we ask for a donation to replace that. Local phone calls are free to land lines only. If you'd like a Mexican cell phone to use while you're in San Miguel, we'll get one for you and set it up with emergency phone numbers (350 pesos per phone, 200 pesos refunded when you leave, or you can take the phone with you).
Interaction with Guests
You'll be staying with a musician who's on the go, especially in the evenings, and a freelance writer who works at home by day and loves to go out at night. We can tell you anything you want to know about sight-seeing, restaurants and nightlife. Wherever we go for the evening, you're invited! We have two rescue dogs: Salsa is a fluffy Maltese who loves attention but sticks by her "momma" most of the time; Amigo is a guard dog (golden lab) who is very protective and needs time to get accustomed to guests in the house. For that reason, we will restrain him when you are coming and going, and we ask that our guests do not bring children or pets.
Two blocks from the house is a park with a basketball court, soccer field and playground. There is a popular restaurant called Tacos Don Felix within walking distance, and small stores called "tiendas" where you'll find fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, tortillas, beer, and other staples. And the all-night pharmacy is just a 10-minute taxi ride away.
Taxis are a great option but you can also walk downtown in 20 minutes, along the famous Avenida Independencia, where patriotic and religious parades and festivals are held. The bus downtown is 5 pesos and stops 2 blocks from the house. For a bus to the shopping mall, the grocery store, or the Tuesday morning market, walk 5 blocks to the ring road (Libramiento). Also, we have a car, and depending on our schedules, we'll be happy to let you hitch a ride wherever we're going.
Other Things to Note
Many local restaurants deliver Mexican, Indian, Chinese or Italian food! We provide menus and can help you place your order if you don't speak Spanish. If you'd like to use a fan, a heater, or a hair dryer during your stay, just ask.
No smokers and no smoking anywhere on the premises. Only registered guests allowed in the house. Please lock the doors from the outside when you leave and from the inside when you arrive. Whenever you need us, we'll be downstairs in the office, or in the bedroom next to yours—just knock!
A Romeo & Juliet balcony off your room looks over the entrance to the house, and you can also see the park from here.
What a great experience! Anne and Aaron made us feel like we were staying with old friends. The only bad thing I have to say is that we won't be neighbors! The neighborhood is quiet with easy access to the center of town (we had our own car). The house is beautiful, the bed is comfy and the bathroom is sparkling clean with plenty of hot water. Anne is full of good info on local happenings and restaurants and Aaron's band was worth the wait til the midnight opening.
Annie and Aaron are such great hosts! I coud never expect to find better hots for my first week in San Miguel. They have been very kind, showing me the best places and giving me good advices about the city and the life in Mexico.
The house and the guest room are very comfy (especially the bed) and if you wake up early enough you should definitely go up on the terraza to see the amazing sun rising over San Miguel.
Their kindness and their hospitality is something everybody should experience. I am so grateful for their help and their advices.
Of course I highly recommend them as host if you went to discover San Miguel!!
We loved San Miguel de Allende, and Anne and Aaron were great hosts! Very welcoming, giving us ideas of what to see, and we even got to see Aaron perform with his salsa band at the Aurora Fabrica, which was very cool. Anne was even so lovely to drive us into town to walk around the gardens when we first arrived, and offered on other occasions as well. The room is nice and clean, with a comfy and warm bed. The neighbourhood is quiet and felt safe. We didn't end up walking from the house into town, but it doesn't seem too bad of a walk. All in all lovely hosts and a nice town to wander around.
La casa es muy agradable, la cama super comoda y la regadera excelente. Anne y Aaron nos pusieron una t.v. con varias peliculas y cada noche veiamos una.
La celebracion de año nuevo super divertida, nos hicieron sentir en confianza y en todo momento se preocuparon porque la pasaramos bien, comida, bebidas, karaoke etc...
La casa no esta justo en el centro de la ciudad, pero está realmente cerca, a unos minutos caminando y en coche llegas rapidisimo.
Una buena opcion para descansar!
About the Host, Anne
I'm a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and have been living in San Miguel de Allende since 2008. My career has included freelance writing and book editing, public relations consulting, sponsorship marketing, several entrepreneurial ventures, hosting three different radio talk shows, teaching at a university, corporate speechwriting, and business development. In San Miguel I work at home as a book editor and I host a bilingual karaoke show twice a week.
I enjoy hosting travelers to San Miguel de Allende because I love living here and want to show off my little town! My own travel destinations and long-term stays have included almost every U.S. state; Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; several parts of Mexico; China; Australia; and all of Western Europe. I have traveled by air, train, bus, car, freighter, hovercraft, donkey cart and sampan.
My housemate and partner, Aarón Romo, moved to San Miguel from Mexico City in 1997. He is a professional bass player (both electric and upright), singer, and occasional percussionist in a salsa band, a Latin jazz trio, and two rock bands. Most nights of the week you'll find him performing somewhere in San Miguel, sometimes at two different locations in one night. Aarón is fluent in English and teaches both Spanish and English part time. If you're looking for a private tutor while you're here, he's your man!
In our off hours, we enjoy lolling about on the rooftop terrace with a glass of wine, dining out at a favorite restaurant, reading, or watching movies. Occasionally we go to the hot springs for the day, head to the park for a pickup basketball game (Aarón) or get up early and go mountain biking (Anne).
Aarón and I work together to find long-term rental homes for people moving to San Miguel, so let us know if you decide to stay (it happens often here!) and we'll make sure you've got a great place to live.
While you're staying with us, we'll do our best to help you find your way around and have a wonderful time in San Miguel de Allende, "El Corazón de México"!