About this listing
Mellow private terrace room features a traditional boveda ceiling, queen bed with colorful handwoven bedspread & pillows, computer desk, closet & shelves for your belongings, private bath with shower & Mexican handmade tiles. Terrace kitchen with all you'll need to settle in and enjoy your stay. Above it, an outdoor rooftop living room with 360 deg. views. All in beautiful Colonia Guadalupe, the Arts District of SMA. 6 block easy walk to the Jardin. Come fall in love with our spectacular town!
Conde Nast named it the Best City in the World. Beautiful San Miguel de Allende, colonial gem in the heart of Mexico. At Casa Lenita, your guestroom offers your own bath,a community terrace with kitchen and dining area, trees and plants, privacy and tranquility. We share the street entrance, but your space is upstairs and separate. Stairs to the azotea living room provide 360 views of the Parroquia and surrounding hills, church domes and gorgeous star-filled night skies.
Terrace Dreaming includes a comfortable queen size bed, tastefully decorated with Guatemalan and Mexican textiles and art by your host. Always plenty of filtered water for your use. Traditional boveda ceiling, computer desk, shelves and closet, lots of windows, you just might never want to leave. But leave you must, if you want to see San Miguel and it's shops, galleries, museums, jardines, cobblestone streets, parades, dancers, musicians, all the things that make this the best destination in colonial Mexico.
This is a safe and lively neighborhood in Colonia Guadalupe, where kids play in the street and everyone greets you with a smile. Recently we were officially designated as The Arts District, and you will find beautiful colorful murals on the walls as you stroll around the streets. If you like, I can book you a full or half day tour of the studios of our artists in this Arts District. I will also find you a workshop or class to fit your needs, be they art, yoga, or meditation. Need a good masseuse, acupuncture, or something else? Just let me know and I'll get you the info.
We're a flat 5 to 7 min. walk to both Centro and Fabrica Aurora, 2 min. walk to Via Organica market, restaurant and El Pato art store. The tienda on our corner has produce, and just about anything you need.
My home is smoke-free, pet-free and scent-free; if you have allergies, this is a healthy and perfect environment for you. Sorry, no handicap access.
For more reasons why you will love San Miguel:
In addition to your room: The terrace offers an outdoor kitchen. And above all that, the rooftop offers views of the city, a table for dining outdoors, comfortable sofas and wifi, all shaded from the sun and surrounded by plants.
Please try to check-in is before 6 pm. If your flight doesn't allow for that, please let me know in advance and I'll either make arrangements or recommend a hotel for your first overnight.
In addition to your room: The terrace offers a mini- kitchen with coffee pot and toaster oven, microwave, electric tea kettle, plus table for dining and internet access. Above all that, the rooftop living room offers views of the city, super sofa and chairs, a dining table, covered from the sun and surrounded by plants. And wi-fi!
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes I'm here, sometimes not. House manager is on duty if I'm not. When I am here, interaction with guests only as they wish. Guests have entire second floor, with as much privacy as they desire. As for me personally, I'm usually downstairs in the studio working, so have less time to hang out than those who are on vacation.
Our neighborhood, Colonia Guadalupe, has been officially designated The Arts District. This means there is a large number of artists living and working here, there are street murals and street festivals happening and changing the face and feeling of the community. And last but not least, there is an art store, an organic market and restaurant, and other necessities like hardware stores, tiendas for any kinds of groceries, and we're close to the galleries and stores in the Fabrica Aurora.
Urban bus stops 2 blocks from my house, taxis easy to find. First class bus terminal for other cities in Mexico is about a mile away. From airports, you can come to San Miguel via this terminal, on either ETN or Primera Plus, both luxury buses. Or, you can schedule an airport shuttle with BajioGo, whether you fly into Mexico City, Leon, or Queretaro.
Parking on the street at your own risk.
No smoking, no pets, no children. There might not be a lot of places in San Miguel where you can stop worrying about your allergies to pet dander and cigarette smoke. Your consideration of perfume-free is greatly appreciated. Your little corner of the world here does not include a party house, i.e. hosting your friends here is not permitted. Please keep noise levels to a minimum in the early morning and at night after 10 pm. for the sake of my sanity, other guests and my neighbors. I prefer quiet tenants; artists, writers, filmmakers love it here.
About the Host, Lena
Artist for many years, expat from Santa Fe, N.M. living full time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I'm an easy guest and some people say a great host. I love meeting new people from all over the world. I don't love big groups, don't party, non-smoker, no drugs, nice radical grandmotherly cosmic space-explorer artist type. I'm happy to show you my San Miguel if you are new to the scene.
Sagittarian, feminist, flexitarian, borderline Buddhist / spiritual being just being here now, I love galleries, museums, cultural experiences of any kind. I know the art scene in San Miguel and will happily give you a tour of our neighborhood, the newly designated Arts District of Colonia Guadalupe. My rooms are like your own private artist residencies, so come and explore, create, let San Miguel inspire you. "All art, all the time!"