About this listing
An Elegant Environmentally Benevolent Studio/Casita.
Vigilante en Español means many things - watchful, keeper, guardian, observant, attentive to details. And there are many details to observe in this unique studio guest house that is only 4 1/2 easy blocks from the Parroquia, the center of San Miguel. Along the way you can stroll through Parque Juarez and pause to enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture. Walking 10 minutes the other direction will lead you to fine dining, world class musicians, the Saturday Organic Farmer's Market and other small tiendas (stores) for groceries .
Lovely light streams through the thoughtfully appointed ground level Casita/studio apartment with private entrance. A set of French doors open onto your private patio leading to the surrounding garden/courtyard. It is furnished with a Very Comfortable Queen size bed, full closet and set of four built in drawers, a cozy sitting area with a fireplace (gas logs) and desk area, beautiful bathroom and a well equipped full kitchen with a counter and stool area for eating.
Always available: purified water; FREE WiFi, a limited amount of free local calls and unlimited long distance to the States.
Not available: cable TV
Other amenities include:
A welcome basket of fresh fruits, and snacks;
Fridge will have a starter supply of local/organic yogurt, butter, jam, a couple eggs, bread for toasting, coffee, juice;
Use of ecologically sensitive cleaning products;
For month or more stays - first four rolls of toilet paper;
I am happy to help you arrange for tours of the area, massages, available workshops, reservations for dining, show you where to hail a taxi (they are prolific and inexpensive);
Provide ideas about where to find work of local artisans and local attractions/festivals;
Bus/public transportation easily available - buses run continuously on Ancha de San Antonio to main destinations and transfer points - for about 5 pesos - see map for Ancha de San Antonio/Salida de Celaya. (Seems like a taxi is always driving by the house. They run about 30 pesos in town.)
Housekeeping arrangements vary depending on length of stay - see "extra details" /"house rules" for more info.
Guest Room in my home… Sometimes I make the guest room in my home available for short stays (no more than 5 nights). For example if there are 3 people coming in your party and two are staying in one of the casitas (there is only room for 2 in the casita), and they would like the third friend to stay on the same property. My home is on the same property with a small patio between the two buildings. As mentioned before, this is ONLY for short stays (5 or less nights) and as a convenience to you. The guests will have limited use of my kitchen and will need to clean up after themselves if they use dishes, etc. Please check it's availability, photos and other info by clicking on my photo, then click on photo again and "view full profile". Scroll down and you will see my other listings. The listing for this room should be there - it is named English Country Guest Room.
The Casita's space is basically all in one big room - like a studio apartment. When I took the photos of the Casita (not the Guest Room), I stood in one spot and turned around to take the photos of the kitchen, desk area, sitting area with fireplace, and the bed.
My home is on the back half of the property so I am usually there for anything that comes up (or I have a house sitter if I am not here). There is a garden that needs work so once a week or so there is a gardener on the property. But your space is private and your privacy will be respected.
Generally this casita is available for stays of no longer than 45 nights but please inquire about this and the cost.
Guests have access to the main garden/courtyard and the portico in front of my house. They also have their own private patio.
Guests have access to a phone for local calls and limited calls to the U.S. on this land line. But you are welcome to use my Magic Jack line that "lives" on the porch.
Here is what I love about my neighborhood. Everything. The (Mexican) people are full of content and joy (especially with their children/families) and it has a ripple effect. The colors of the buildings with the sun reflecting on them (especially at sunset). The views (but when walking or moving about one needs to stop and look/be aware of your surroundings or you might step where a cobblestone may be missing or a window sill juts out). Rather like a practice in attention.
Parque Juarez is a block away. It is a lovely, well used and well maintained park with lots of activity -happy families, children's laughter, zumba, Tai Chi, basketball, joggers, couples strolling, dog walkers, plant and art shows.
Getting here. From Leon/BJX the very best way is to check out the shuttle called Bajiogo. They have a number you can call from the states and you can also use a credit card to book a reservation on line. They also have a shuttle to and from Queretaro and Mexico City. When you book I will send you a guest guide with all this information and how to get around town. It is a walking city and taxis are plentiful and not very expensive.
smoking off premises only
sorry no pets
a "guest guide" will be sent before arrival and again provided upon arrival for the "how to's and what's and where's and when's and why's.
Weekly and monthly prices may vary depending on season. E.G May, June, Dec. Jan. Feb.
*The cleaning fee listed is for a month's stay so it will need to be altered if your stay is for less than a month. (cleaning fee per week is $57 - this includes taxes). If you are staying for longer than 2 weeks we can negotiate if you want to do your own house keeping.
Provided by me are the first 4 rolls of toilet paper.
Since this is Mexico, sometimes appliances do not work the way they do in other places (eg the U. S). For example -the knob on for the oven -PLEASE read instructions.
Please let me know Immediately if you have no hot water (usually it is the pilot light that has, for some mysterious reason, gone out).
PLEASE remember to turn off the lights when leaving the room(s).
And if you are using the fireplace PLEASE remember to turn it off COMPLETELY (the black knob clockwise and the yellow lever behind the logs to the right - at right angles to the gas pipe) when you leave the room AND when not necessary.