About this listing
Excellent location! The condo is very pretty and well appointed - nothing beats being 3 blocks from the Jardin and 3 floors up for a PERFECT view. The thick stone walls keep it cool in the summer and the hammock on the top floor is wonderful.
The location and fantastic third floor terrace with a view make this place almost a fairytale. The 1st floor has a kitchen, living, dining room, and tiny half bath, as well as access to the shared garden. The 2nd floor has two bedrooms and a full bath with a lovely bathtub sitting below big garden windows. The 3rd floor is a tiny gem with a hammock, small desk and french doors that open to a terrace with one of the best views in San Miguel.
Sorry: No pets or children
San Miguel was recently named Best City in the World by Conde Nast Travel Magazine (on the list with previous winners Venice, Brugges, Salamanca, etc). It is truly a magical Mexican colonial town! Don't expect dirt roads and donkeys... This was built by the Spaniards and is now a playground for Mexicans from other parts of the country. As I write this I can hear church bells, mariachis, and fireworks. There's always a party!
The condo is yours to use and the pretty garden below is shared among the 6 residents.
Interaction with Guests
We're in Oregon so we don't have any personal contact with guests but you're free to email us with any questions! (email hidden)
The Centro! It's in the middle of everything and just 3 blocks from the Jardin (Garden), which is the main square. The house sits in a mostly residential area, with shops interspersed. There's a slight hill, which gives a beautiful view. It's safe to walk home at night and taxis are easy to find.
San Miguel is a magical town and you can have cocktails at an upscale rooftop bar or sip mezcal and eat fabulous tacos from a street stand.
For me, the best part of this town is sitting in the Jardin at night, with the salmon-colored Neo-Gothic cathedral in lights, listening to the mariachis with their deep voices and soaring violins. It feels very Old World Mexico.
There are plenty of taxis and they're fairly cheap... 2.50 U.S. within Centro, $3-4 elsewhere in the city. Buses are pretty easy as well and you can get information at the Visitor Office on the opposite side of the square as the main church (the Parroquia). The Centro is small enough to walk everywhere if you don't mind some cobblestones. Bring comfortable shoes, and although I'm a 3"-heel-wearing girl, I recommend flats or wedges.
Other Things to Note
Getting a KEY...
Arrangements can be made with the property manager's office, Abraham on Ancha de San Antonio. They all speak lovely English and can answer any house-related questions. His office is open 10-2pm and 4-7pm. After hours pick ups can be arranged individually.
The condo is available each year from about May - November. My parents live there in the winter but their dates are variable.
Since it's a condo our neighbors are close, we like them, and hope to keep it that way. Loud noise late night or early morning should be avoided, especially on the terraces and closing kitchen cupboards loudly after a respectable hour. Seems like a strange request but the cupboards are particularly noisy and a neighbor's bed is on the other side of the wall.