Step into this beautiful, light filled, spacious loft style Casita you will know you have made the perfect choice for your vacation in the spectacular City of San Miguel de Allende. Located in a safe and friendly neighborhood, close to the Center.
This Studio/Loft has a very spacious feeling because of the double heights ceiling, a stunning design . It is cheerful, sunny and bright from morning until night. Tastefully furnished and decorated. It also includes a small terrace garden.
The Studio is totally self contained and separate from the main house.
Interaction with Guests
I try to be available for my guest at any time and especially at the time of arrival.
We live in a friendly, vibrant Mexican /American neighborhood. Little Tiendas on every corner and close to a very large Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market.
Walking distance to town is just 15 min.
Bus service to the center of San Miguel is available every 10 minutes, as well as Taxis.
We are less than 5 min away from the main Bus Terminal (by Taxi).
Walking distance to the Center is not more than 15 min.
Smoking is permitted only in the patio garden and absolutely not in the apartment.
Pets are welcome.
Ilse has to be the best host I have ever had! She welcomed me into her home with such consideration and care, I felt like I was part of her family.
First off, the apartment is beautiful! The yard is adorable, layout open yet private, tons of modern amenities, cable, and a nice hot shower. The photos just don't do the space justice, it is stunning. The city central is a $3 taxi ride or 20 min walk, and I know there is a bus just steps from the front door. The area is a nice mix of locals and expats. I think this a great spot if you are staying more than a few days, it really feels like a home. And there is a private entrance so you don't have to feel like you are bothering Ilse if you arrive home late.
Also impressive is Isle's knack for hospitality. She was having a personal emergency when I arrived, yet she made time to provide me with snacks, wine and was never out of communication. When I was having a series of bad luck experiences, she stayed up late talking and drinking with me, despite her own worries.
Thank you so much! I had such an amazing time :)
Dear Elena , I very much enjoyed having you stay with me in San Miguel. You were so understanding of my difficult circumstances during your visit. I hope you had a safe return to Chicago. You and your beautiful dog are most welcome to stay with me any time in the future and I really do hope you will return. I am so sorry to have missed the cut- off date for my Review. You were a Great Guest! Best Wishes - Ilse
I had a delightful stay at Casa Colobri. Ilse and her husband have created an amazing, bright, authentically decorated space.
Special treats including the individual bottles of wine and coffee made the apartment feel like home. The kitchen has everything you could want and we often made meals here during our four night stay. A highlight of our time in San Miguel was talking about Mexican art and travels with Ilse. This is what airbnb is about.
The location is an easy 10 minute walk to the center, mas o menos; being from NYC, I enjoy walking.
We will certainly be back!
Isle is a gracious and accommodating host. The apartment is just as it looks in the photos. It's bright and clean. There is an additional bed in the loft area upstairs. Ilse made sure to have my favorite tea stocked and even asked if there were any other special requests for my first nights there. She provided maps and publications that offered info on the town, restaurants and things to do. It really feels like you have your own place and you are living in a neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende. Be advised...The apartment is right on the street and you will get noise at certain times of the day. Some of the noise I experienced happened very early in the morning during the week and there was some neighborhood partying late at night on the weekends. There was also an issue with the water pump when I was there so every time water was used there was a repetitive thumping noise that lasted for a few minutes. Ilse was working on getting that fixed. The location is about a 15-20 minutes walk to the center of town. And there are a few hills involved. If you are fit, it's a great walk. If you are not fit there is a bus stop at the end f the street. It's a very mixed neighborhood with ALL levels of income. Walking to and from town during the day is fine. I was advised to always take a cab back to the apartment at night when it's dark.
Everything was perfect! It was very clean and the host was very nice and kind. The treatment was incredibly kind. When we arrived, she recieved us with some snacks and drinks and we loved that. I love the artwork at the apartment. It is mexican art. The perfect place to stay in San Miguel.
Ilse is an amazing host. Wine, Coffee was available. She gave us expert advice on the town and where to go. She was warm and welcoming to ourselves and our dog. The apartment is artfully decorated and perfect for those who do not mind a 15 minute walk to the downtown.
I have lived in San Miguel de Allende for 16 years. Have a special interest and passion for Mexican Folk Art. Opened one of the first Folk Art Galleries, Galeria Mariposa, which I closed in 2013 after 15 exciting years. Originally from Muenster, Germany but lived in Atlanta GA for over 30 years, before moving to San Miguel. I am married to a wonderful Southern Gentleman. and we have Children and Grandchildren in the Bay Area and Germany. We both love animals and have collected a few from the streets of San Miguel.