Simple, clean, spacious bedroom with private bathroom in a cute, contemporary Mexican home. Your room has a super-comfy 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. Your private bathroom has a roomy shower supplied with towels, soap and shampoo. (Other toiletries such as toothpaste, shaving cream, etc., can be purchased at a little shop around the corner.)
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, blender, 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 (400 pesos per phone, 200 pesos refunded when you leave, or you can take the phone with you). If you'd like to use a fan, a heater, or a hair dryer during your stay, just ask.
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 and Amigo is a British Pointing Lab and fabulous guard dog 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.
Other things to note
Many local restaurants deliver pizza, Mexican, Indian, sushi, Chinese, hamburgers or Italian food from early morning until 11pm. We provide menus and can help you place your order if you don't speak Spanish. If you need snacks, batteries, medication, or other provisions in the middle of the night, go to Farmacia Guadalajara (10 minutes by taxi or if we're up, we'll take you)—it's open 24x7x365.
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 unless we are home. Whenever you need us, we'll be downstairs in the office, or in the bedroom next to yours—just knock!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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.
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.
Aarón: 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"!