About This Listing
La Pajarera is located 1/2 block from the Jardin (main square), an incredible location in San Miguel! A beautiful apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Rooftop terrace with a gorgeous view over the churches and mountains. Colorfully and comfortably decorated. Internet. WiFi. Cable TV, Fully equipped kitchen. Historic colonial design and lovely Mexican colors and charm. You can watch the events happening in the Jardin from the rooftop terrace.
You are surrounded by an incredible array of many excellent restaurants, shops, art galleries, and lovely sights right at our doorstep, as well as many other interesting and fun things to do!
The Local Markets are Ignacio Ramirez which is 3 blocks from the apartment. Bonanza is a good grocery store on Mesones, 2 blocks away. Mega is the largest grocery store a taxi ride away.
Patricia has lived here for over 30 years and is a gracious and helpful hostess. She can help you design a retreat or vacation depending on what you are looking for. Her specialty is in Wellness & Healing and Tibetan Buddhist retreats. She can also set up local sight seeing tours, hot springs outings or set up culinary, art or cultural tours.
Services available on site include therapeutic massages, manicures and pedicures.
We would love to have you come and stay with us! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Guests have access to the third floor roof terrace that is shared with one other unit.
Interaction with Guests
I live nearby and am happy to help guests with whatever they need.
La Pajarera is in the heart of San Miguel just a few steps from world class cuisine, art, crafts and endless activities.
There are taxis and buses available throughout town.
Please let us know in advance when you will be arriving so that we can figure out the best way to get you the keys. Check-in is a 3pm, but if you arrive in to town earlier we can arrange something for you. Please be respectful of others in the building. It is OK to party but do so quietly after 12 am.
We were greeted by Patricia upon our arrival in San Miguel and she most graciously showed us our apartment in the Centro complete with fresh drinking water, flowers and fruit. She gave us extra towels and suggested the wonderful La Gruta spa and mineral springs just outside of town. The little cafe downstairs offers breakfast and lunch and we could walk almost anywhere!
This is a very special apartment filled with original artwork and a rooftop garden that looks out at the church. We even adjusted to the bells of the church ringing at all hours and can't wait to come back!
Esa casa es lo mejor que puedan encontrar en San Miguel de Allende. Por su posicion a media cuadra de la plaza principal, por la decoracion y el estilo y, mas que todo por la terraza maravillosa y la vista a la catedral que deja boca abierta. Las fotos no cuentan suficientemente lo bonito que esta esa casa. Comprense un buen vino y preparense a disfrutarla. Gracias Patty
The apartment was lovely. As in other reviews you really could not get a better location. 5 minutes walking distance from the Jardin and the Centro Historico. The rooftop is shared with one other apartment but felt private. I honestly wasn't bothered by the church bells I think anywhere near the Centro you would hear the bells. Patricia is a very helpful host as well!!
Muy buen departamento! La terraza es sin dudas lo mejor. Ideal para tomar una copa de vino viendo la ciudad. Patricia es una anfitriona de primera. Muy recomendable.
Estupendo! Patricia nos vino a buscar para explicarnos todo acerca del departamento y además nos dejó estacionar el coche en su casa, así nos ahorramos pagarlo. La casa está muy birn, unas vistas preciosas y cerquísima del centro. Volveríamos a ir sin dud! Saludos Patricia!!
We loved the apartment and of couse the location!! San Miguel is a beautiful city and this is our second time here. We travelled with our newborn baby (12 weeks) and it was nice to stay so central. The apartment is beautiful and authentic. The terrace has a nice view and perfect for sunsets. We would love to come back one day, to San Miguel and La Pajarera. Patricia is a very good host!!
Let's start with the positive: This apartment is in a great location central to everything. But be aware that this location comes with noise: frequent clanging of the church bells, loud sounds from festivals in the Jardin (ex. 8 hours of drumming one day). Prospective renters should be aware that when the bells ring ALL night every 15 minutes, they sound like they are in the bedroom with you. Earplugs might not be enough to muffle the sound of the bells at 4:45am.
Patricia willingly supplied items we needed: a better heater, a toaster oven, a new frying pan, a teapot and a tray. She responded quickly to plumbing and electrical problems.
Now the negative: The following are all things Patricia had under her control.
-The apartment never looked or smelled clean:
-persistent sewer gas smell in kitchen
-some dishes & cookware were dirty & greasy upon arrival
-cutlery pulls apart from the handles
-dusty & dirty carpeting
-no housekeeping service/no extra towels for first 10 days
-dirty, moldy bathtub tile, persistently filthy floor,especially around toilet
-badly rusted faucets in kitchen & bathroom
-cracked bathroom sink
- discovered lamp plug MELTED onto extension cord
-terrace access & handrails covered in bird droppings
-maid uses one mop for interior/exterior
-On two occasions the owner Patricia brought people to see the apartment without informing/ asking us in advance. The second time we were on the terrace, but our neighbors were in bed and didn't answer the door. They were surprised when the unexpected group walked in! We felt this was extremely disrespectful of our privacy. No other owner would show us an apartment when the occupants were home or without their knowledge or permission.
-On Wednesday February 25 and also on March 4 , Patricia hosted a meeting on the rooftop terrace without prior notice to the two renters who had use of this terrace. When she arrived, Patricia posted a sign stating there was a meeting & "sorry for any inconvenience…" It was an inconvenience and disrespectful of her renters.
We informed Patricia all along of the above issues, some of which she was able to address. In the final days of our 5 week rental, she stated that she was planning to hire a new housekeeper. Patricia certainly seemed willing to work with her clients and this a hopeful sign that others will have a better experience than we did.
Christine appears to be a person that has the tendency to see the cup half empty rather than half full. No matter what I did, bought or how fast I responded to a need she could never be pleased or grateful.
I don't know if Christine did her research about San Miguel or Mexico. Most travel information talks about the sound of the bells in San Miguel. Believe it or not, that is out of my control. I have many positive reviews from this location. Most people know that if they choose to be a 1/2 block from the main square, in the heart of San Miguel, there is going to be some noise.
I have found a new housekeeper and things are improving.
I immediately bought Christine what she asked for. Obviously that didn't help her much and was not appreciated.
It is quite a job to maintain a Colonial building. I do my best but I can't keep up with everything all the time. It is impossible.
Christine often waited to inform me of something that went wrong for her in the morning until the evening when there are few people available to help then. Most people let me know when something goes wrong right away and that gives me the opportunity to fix the problem during business hours.
I did have to use use my own terrace twice unexpectedly. I would have never expected her negative and unkind of response.
She is a reminder for me that there are some people who can never be pleased...
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About the Host, Patricia
I am a co-founder of The Wellness Institute of San Miguel de Allende (WISMA), a non-profit center dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of cancer patients and others seeking healing. I lead short and long term personal retreats as well as provide end-of-life care.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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