Entire home/apt
2 Guests
0 Bedrooms
1 Bed
Per Night
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This is "A Room of One's Own" overlooking a magical garden. Quiet, simple, abundant light, private, and conducive to writing, reading, creating. It is a block from Parque Juarez, and a "famous" (well photographed) 4 block walk to the center of town

entering the upstairs casita from the stone stairwell

entering the upstairs casita from the stone stairwell

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $171
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Price: $324 /week
Monthly Price: $792 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Enter through the arched stone stairwell up into this sensorial “studio" room with two diminutive French doored balconies and a grand bank of North and West windows overlooking the garden ~ great light all day long! It is completely separate from the downstairs casita studio apartment. It has it's own private entrance and is basically a one room studio apartment with it's own bathroom.
It boasts of having “THE Most Comfortable Chair I Ever Sat In" chair and a VERY COMFORTABLE bed. The bed needs an explanation. It is a trundle bed (twin size beds - one pulls out from under the other and the space would need re-arranging for it to work and it is a bit of an awkward situation). The studio can work for two but it is, as I said, awkward - or VERY cozy. It is really more of a "Room of One's Own". Free WiFi, a DVD player and Purified Water are included.
The space is perfectly suited for reading, relaxing, writing, painting, collage work and other creativity. Setting in front of the wall of windows is a six-foot long work table, stools, an easel (easel not shown in photos). There is an adequate hanging closet, a four drawer dresser and lots of shelf space. The very small kitchen area includes a compact refrigerator, sink, a stainless steel electric skillet, electric tea kettle, small French press, a crockpot, Cuisinart Toaster Oven, dishes and other necessary items to allow the preparation of small scale meals. The bathroom has a shower with great pressure. You may be able to see a small portion of the wall of it in the bathroom mirror.
A sweet retreat.
I am located a block south of Parque Juarez. One of the photos shows a lady with a bucket of flowers on her head - she is headed down Prolongacion de Aldama (my street) toward the Parque. It is an easy level (as level as San Miguel gets - a slight incline for the last 200 feet) 4 1/2 block walk to the Parroquia/Jardin/Center of town. It is very close walk to shops/markets/great restaurants and taxi's are readily available (and unbelievably inexpensive).

For location, nearby attractions/tiendas (shops/markets), more photos of the garden and other details, see my other listing on same property -" El Jardin del Ciervo Vigilante". There are two maps below which you should be able to zoom in and out to get a good idea of where you would be located. The two spaces (upstairs and downstairs) can be rented together depending on availability - contact me for working out those logistics.

Guest Access

See listing for my other properties - El Jardin del Ciervo Vigilante and English Country Guest Room (max 5 night stay in this Guest Room) - see description by clicking on my photo, which will take you to another page with my photo, click on that photo and you should see the other properties on the left of the screen (sorry this is so difficult - Airbnb changed their format and it is now quite difficult to navigate). All three of my listings are on the same property. We all use the same main gate off the street but all three have separate private entrances (not totally accurate - with the Guest Room, we - you and I share that entrance). Please ask if you are confused.

Interaction with Guests

I live on the property - the Guest Room is actually in my home which is at the back of the property, therefore I am usually available at some point most every day if some problem or questions were to come up. I do work in the garden, and do go in and out of the main gate but I respect your privacy always.

The Neighborhood

Here is what I love about my neighborhood/neighbors - 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 Around

Taxis: are readily available for a reasonable price. There are local buses for about 8 pesos.
Buses: about 3 blocks away - an adventure
Walking is the usual way of getting around. More on this in the guest guide which I send after booking.
Mi coche - If I am available and "going your way", I can sometimes give you a lift to the hot springs or the Tuesday Market (Tiangus). Depending on your destination (and mine), I may ask for a little gas money.

Other Things to Note

Purified water from the tap
Free UNlimited calls to the U.S. (free local calls - 50 minute limit per month)
NOT AVAILABLE - Cable TV - see my other listing about this.
Please check house rules for more info.

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House Rules

smoking off premises only
sorry no pets

Rates -
Rate per month is $723 which includes gas, electric, water (purified from the tap), linens, and for one month or longer stays the first four rolls of toilet paper are provided. Rates per week (7 nights) are $324 up to 3 weeks then the rates fall going into the 3rd week. If you are staying 10 days for example the rates are the weekly rate plus the number of days and that would work out to be $46.29 a night. These rates per night would NOT include the cleaning/tax fee nor the Airbnb fee. WITH the cleaning/tax fee the rate would be $53.71 - again not including the Airbnb fee.
*The cleaning fee listed is for a month's stay- absorbed in this fee is the hotel tax, so it will need to be altered if your stay is for less than a month. For the longer stay- cleaning fee is negotiable if you wish to take care of the space on your own. If this is your choice, there will still be a fee of $51 for the final cleaning after your stay is over. Otherwise it is $51 a week (remember this includes taxes). When you book with Air B n B they will charge you the fee for the month even if you are only booking for a week so I will alter (reimburse) the appropriate/discounted amounts to you AFTER you have booked the space. If you are staying for longer than 2 weeks we can negotiate if you want to do your own house keeping.
I can be flexible about check in/check out times - just let me know.

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3 nights minimum stay
drop leaf work table (stools and easel not shown)

drop leaf work table (stools and easel not shown)

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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