About this listing
Charming furnished apt. on 2 floors, fully furnished. Wonderful open-air kitchen, queen size beds, 1 1/2 bthrms, greenery everywhere, in one of the most sought-after districts of colonial San Miguel de Allende, easy walking distance to the main plaza and all the principal sites and places of interest. Wireless internet, basic cable, central purified water throughout, weekly use of washer/dryer, very large private terrace, pet-friendly - a dog and a cat live on the property. You will enjoy tranquility and privacy from the moment you walk through the door into the walled garden and up the path to the steps that lead to your apartment, which is where "your space" begins ..... with the romantic roof-top bedroom and a view of all the church spires and domes that San Miguel is famous for. Housekeeping service once weekly.
There is a small, cozy restaurant a block away, if you don't feel like cooking in your fully furnished open air kitchen. And ... an easy ten minute walk will take you to a variety of San Miguel's restaurants to choose from.
Those who love the outdoors, lots of light and Nature, will be very happy here!
You will have access through the main garden to your apartment, which includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bthrms, sitting room, open-air kitchen, and large roof terrace with outdoor furniture. You will also have access to the laundry area on the ground floor and use of the washer and dryer one day a week.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests in general is minimal and easy. I live and work on the property and am available when the occasional concern that requires my input arises, which when possible, will be solved immediately. I will receive and orient guests and be happy to answer questions during the first days. If you are staying for more than just a few days, I expect that you enjoy discovering new places on your own and will make use of the many sources of information available to you both in the apartment and around town. And of course, I am always reachable in an emergency, since you will have my cell phone number.
The neighbourhood is mixed Mexican with both "snowbird", seasonal and permanent international residents. When the weather is right, the street is a riot of vivid flowering bougainvillea bushes, especially during the rainy season. There are dogs that bark - some more than others - and "environmental music" often spills over from neighbouring houses.. .you don't get to pick the play list or the volume.... the San Antonio district is no stranger to fireworks, cohetes at odd hours of the day and night, and many of the traditional fiestas originate in or pass through this part of San Miguel, albeit generally at a distance of a few blocks away. If you are adventurous, you can stand on the street corner and eat hot, charred elotes straight off the coals, sprinkled with lime, salt and red hot pepper. Or try your luck and your Spanish in the fruits and vegetables city market, a 5-minute walk from home, and also have fresh produce in your frig every day! A freshly-made quesadilla, taco or torta at the market is also a possibility. In other words, the neighbourhood will give you "the full Mexican experience" if you open your eyes and your senses, slow your steps, query differences instead of judging them, maybe try some on, smile a lot, buy hand-made tortillas around the corner on Canal St, and fill them with rajas y champiñones for breakfast, walk slowly, breathe deeply, listen for the church bells, and smile a lot.
There is public bus service around town, as well as inexpensive taxis, and also "cuatri-moto" rentals. There is a new car rental service. relatively expensive. Excellent transportation to/from the airports is provided by BajioGo shuttle service, among others. There is street parking - sometimes you have to struggle for it! - and if you plan to walk most of the time, it is recommendable to place your vehicle in one of the parking lots around, for a moderate fee.
No smoking, please. No loud parties. We are energy savers, so have invested in LED bulbs, and we turn off lights that aren't being used, etc.
In order to respect others on the property, use of the clothes washer and dryer is restricted to the hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day of the week pre-assigned to you.
Enjoy and care for this delightful home as if it were your own .... but also relax in it, and feel as free and comfortable in it as if it truly were your own. Most of all, it is a place of harmony and of mutual respect, where guests can leave to enjoy the wonderful attractions of San Miguel and engage in all its festivities, frenetic or otherwise - or a hard day of shopping - then come back home to relax and breathe in the feel of peace, beauty and one's own space.
Heather was lovely and did what she could to make me feel welcome. What I had come for was unobstructed work time, and that was available in a very beautiful outdoorsy bright surroundings.
What a wonderful experience! My daughter and I stayed for 7 nights in Heather's 2-bedroom apartment. It's a wonderful space - we especially enjoyed the garden setting and the open-air kitchen. Heather welcomed us with some eggs and other ingredients so that we could make a snack after our late night arrival. She is friendly and willing to offer suggestions for enjoying San Miguel de Allende. The neighborhood is about a 10-15 minute walk, much of it uphill, to the Jardin, and is also walking distance to other popular spots. We highly recommend Heather's place for your stay in San Miguel de Allende.
We loved our 2nd floor apartment, especially our "open air" kitchen. Heather was so kind as we were greeted with fresh fruit, artisan bread and all the fixings for breakfast our first morning. The grounds of this beautiful Hacienda were just spectacular and we enjoyed our stay and appreciate all that Heather did to truly make this "our home" for a week.
Thank you Heather!
Joan and Alan
This place is amazing and Heather is a great host. She made us feel very welcome and even left us with some food upon arrival. She gave us a great intro and then left us to do our own thing, which we appreciate. The garden is soooo beautiful and the inside of the house is great too. We loved the outdoor kitchen and the symphony of birds in the morning.
As many have said Heather has created a very special oasis for the San Miguel de Allende traveler. As a solo traveler she was especially helpful with orientation and basic needs in a new environment. Loved the rooftop experience, the view of the city and church spires, sunrise and sunset, and yes all the sounds of life including the short lived but unforgettable morning avian symphony in the trees. Loved the outdoor kichen and beautiful view of the garden. And los animalitos:) Felt very safe both in the compound as well as in the neighborhood and walking back and forth from the center and markets, a daily exploration in itself. Her description is very accurate and held new relevance rereading it upon my return. Ah, yes... that's where I was!
Heather was an excellent host, and we had a great stay in her beautiful home. The bedrooms were very comfortable and quiet (except for the chorus of birds in the mornings!). Only 10-15 minutes' walk to the center, the house is well-situated within the city. Heather was very thorough in explaining the workings of the house and was readily available to answer our questions as they arose. We especially appreciated her advice on bus service back to the airport, and the helpful city maps she gave us upon our arrival. I highly recommend staying with Heather on your next visit to San Miguel!
Our stay with Heather was pretty much perfect. The apartment and garden are even more wonderful than the pictures. Location was great and we felt perfectly safe the entire trip anywhere we went.
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