Comfortable seating with floor-to-ceiling windows Wide granite dining bar & kitchen work station, with 3 padded stools


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

In desirable Centro District, minutes away from the activity hub, but located away from street noise, this hillside comfortable 1- bedroom apt. is a great pied-a-terre for a weekend or a home-away-from home for a longer visit. SEE DISCOUNTS BELOW.


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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $103
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Description

The space

PLEASE NOTE SEASONAL PRICING DUE TO HIGHER UTILITY EXPENSE DURING COLD NIGHTS & SHORTER DAYS. IF THE AIRBNB SYSTEM REPORTS GREATER FEES (PLUS ANY 3RD GUEST FEE THAT MAY APPLY TO YOUR PARTY), THE FOLLOWING RATES CAN BE ARRANGED UPON YOUR INQUIRY FOR SPECIFIC DATES BY MEANS OF A SPECIAL OFFER, WHICH THE OWNER IS HAPPY TO DO. SEASONAL RATES ARE: April 1-October 31: $75/day; $425/week; $1,295/month and November 1-March 31: $80/day $500/week; $1,400/month. Stays greater than a discount periof of 7 days or 28 days are pro-rated at that same rate for additional days.

Casita Treetops is a getaway nestled in the tree tops overlooking the beautiful colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. Just a short 7 minute walk to the city hub at the Jardin, with coffee & restaurants seemingly every few doorways on the way and beyond. Enjoy morning coffee or sunset-watching from your own private balcony and the twinkling lights below after dark from there or from the large windows. Located away and above the street, so you can enjoy relative quiet, unlike many Centro accommodations. This 1-bedroom casita is reserved exclusively for your use and has an open floor plan giving it a feeling of spaciousness and light. The living room seating and kitchen areas face large windows and the small garden and patio areas. The wide granite dining bar and stools are perfect for casual dining and conversation with the cook. The granite kitchen contains all you'll need during your stay - toaster, microwave, toaster oven with convection option, coffee pot, blender, dishes and glassware for up to 6 guests, pots and pans, cooking utensils, etc. The bedroom also profits from views and its own smart TV with DVD player. There is a small library of DVDs and books. Of couse, you are welcome to bring your own USB device and DVDs for use with TVs located for viewing from every room and simultaneously if there is a difference of opinion as to what to watch and when.

The comfortable, King-sized bed (which can also be set up as two twin beds) is firm but sports a memory-foam mattress topper for your comfort. There is an ample supply of comforters, pillows and linens. There is an additional sofa bed in the living room that can be made up for one person. The entire home is served with wi-fi, basic service cable TV, a clock-radio ready for your classic I Pod or another model using your own adapter.

The bath is directly accessible from all areas, adjacent to but separate from the bedroom and has both shower and tub. Compact, with its own wall heater, a relaxing soak after a day's sightseeing, shopping, language or art studies cannot be beat.

Access for two to the nearby, covered swimming pool is included and workout sessions at the gym can be arranged for a modest fee. Your own stack washer/dryer is in a closet adjacent to the front entry. Professional rental manager available to assist you with your arrival, departure and any needs during your stay. Easy and inexpensive (between $3 and $4 USD per ride!) taxi service available 24/7 but also a parking pad in front of your door on private driveway, should you have a vehicle, receive visitors who drive or for taxi use. There is a landline available for local calls only. The cold faucet of the kitchen sink is served by a water purification system located underneath that sink. You know it is working because the water comes out hot, at first, and because you can see the UV light glow on the filter. Purified water is safe to drink. A bottled water dispenser is also provided and you can arrange to purchase water for delivery at a modest price on the maid's work day if you prefer to have that additional option for potable water. For your safety, all fruits and vegetables should be soaked in Microdyn or similar sanitizing solution for which the purified tap water is suitable.

Exterior entry staircase with railing of 10 steps or so, but interior is all on one level. Either use the wide, flat driveway through the complex to reach the staffed vehicular entry gate and Calle Sto. Domingo just below "Los Arcos" for the walk/ride down to Centro or employ the staircase shortcut to the lower, pedestrian-only gate to Calle Sto. Domingo, as you may prefer. Of course, door-to-door taxi service is a winner for anyone with mobility issues of any kind.

While I have never been concerned about safety, there is a 24/7 watchman at the gate to manage traffic, to direct delivery services and to identify visitors; the pedestrian gate that is closest to the apartment and the center of town requires a key, which is provided to you. After 11 p.m. the only access is through the monitored vehicular gate.

As an apartment rental, breakfast is NOT included. However, you have a kitchen with the usual appliances and there are a couple of lovely cafes, bakeries and markets just a 5-10 minute walk away from which you can gather provisions, not to mention several nearby restaurants and cafes that serve a variety of breakfasts and other meals.

Guest access

The entire apartment, the outside areas and the parking space in front of the apartment are at your exclusive disposition along with shared use of the covered swimming pool and gym, according to rules. Driving directions and manager contact information provided shortly before your arrival date. Shared and private van/taxi service to and from airports at Leon and Queretaro take about 75-90 minutes, depending on the circumstances of your travel. Road time for flights in and out of Mexico City range between 3 and 4 hours, more or less, depending on traffic. Taxis from the San Miguel bus depot may take about 15 minutes or so, depending on traffic, with a base cost of $4.00 USD, more or less. Daily pool use is complementary for two with a small fee for additional use. Workout at the gym everyday but Sunday for a modest fee. Staff available to answer any questions at pool desk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Interaction with guests

As owner, I interact through the visitor handbook at the apartment, by any dialogue you need through the Airbnb website or by phone. Please be sure to review the handbook upon arrival, as many of your questions will be answered there. It includes practical information for the apartment's operations, as well as suggestions for activities based on my personal preferences after more than a decade of visits to San Miguel de Allende. My local manager, who is fluent in Spanish, English and Japanese, will meet guests upon arrival and arrange to retrieve keys upon departure, as well as remaining available to assist with resolution of problems, should any arise during your stay. Please let Yoko know of your arrival time and manner as soon as you know, but no less than 3 days in advance of your arrival date so she can make arrangements to meet you upon your arrival. A twice-weekly maid service is calculated to relieve you of the hum-drum so you can maximize your enjoyment while in San Miguel de Allende. Note normal check-in is after 3:00 p.m. and check-out is by noon.

The neighborhood

The apartment is located within Centro and a short walk away from the Jardin, the central plaza in the downtown area. It is on a hill, which is why it profits from summer breezes and from year round views. If one does not want to walk for whatever reason, inexpensive taxis are readily available, either door-to-door (for a slight increase in price) or by hailing one from the street. Everything one needs is located within a reasonable distance and more options abound farther afield. Being on a hill and located away from the public street, the house enjoys city views and breezes while being protected from unreasonable noise. There is a "short cut" to the street down a staircase to the lower, pedestrian street gate, or there is a flat walk along the wide private driveway to the supervised, upper gate where taxis pass by, if that is as far as you care to walk. The flat route to the street may add 10 minutes to your walk to the Jardin andr 5 more minutes to the streets with more robust taxi traffic.

Getting around

San Miguel is a walking town that encourages discovery, exploration and savoring of the wide variety of shops, cafes and points of interest. If ou are participating in the craze of stepping 10,000 steps most days, you should have no trouble meeting your goal as you explore this town. However, when desired, public transportation is readily available. There are a variety of bus routes (about 30 cents USD per ride), one of which runs on the Salida de Queretaro (first cross street below the apartment complex), stops at our Sto. Domingo/Correo intersection, and goes up to stops along Salida de Queretaro, all the way to the shopping mall, cinema complex and the Tuesday Market, as well as down, into the heart of Centro, where other local bus connections can be had. Taxis are everywhere and cost about $3 or $5 per ride depending on day/night, distance and whether or not there may be a price increase after this note is entered in 2015.

Other things to note

Wi-fi is available througout the entire home. Occasionally, as everywhere, there can be an outage. In your host's experience, it is now a rarity, but it can happen. If there should be an outage and you need to be connected, there is wi-fi available at many restaurants and coffee shops, including Starbucks, located nearby, at the jardin. Internet speed may not be as fast as that to which you are accustomed in your home country. In your host's experience, the overhead fans in bedroom and living room keep the home reasonably cool when it is warm and the wall heaters in every room can take the chill off on winter nights and mornings. NOTE special instructions for successful use of the bathroom heater. Some guests are surprised by winter chill in Mexico during November-March. Buildings are built to keep heat out the rest of the year; in Winter, interiors get chilly overnight and do not warm up due to sunshine alone, no matter what the exposure of windows. Please come prepared in Winter with a sweater, bed socks, slippers, etc. as you need for your personal comfort. Warm bedding and a couple of down throws are in the apartment for you. Heaters are in every room for use when you are home and awake.

The kitchen is outfitted with standard equipment used by a typical guest; if you have special cooking or entertaining plans, please bring or purchase the equipment you require. Your rental price includes twice weekly maid service and on-call local manager assistance in English, Spanish and Japanese, with meet & greet upon arrival.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Multiple months consecutive stays may benefit from a discounted rate. Daily, weekly and one month (30 days) listed on Airbnb site. Minimum 4 night stay at all times of the year. No smoking. No pets. Have fun while respecting your neighbors. Pool use for two is included. Modest fee for other swimming pool access and another for use of exercise equipment arranged with clubhouse staff. A deposit will be required, the amount depending on the length of stay. Please provide your estimated arrival time as soon as you can along with a cell phone and number, if you have one with you, and a direct email so my local manager can more easily contact you about meeting you with a key at the apartment upon your arrival in San Miguel.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews


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Roz User Profile
December 2016
Julie was very responsive to questions and requests before and during our stay, as was Adán the local caretaker. The location is awesome, as other reviews have noted. Lots of cobblestones. Bring comfortable shoes! Unlike other locations in SMA, the condo is quiet, and you don't many dogs barking, church bells, firecrackers, nor roosters. The place could use a bit of updating, especially the towels, sofas, and barstools to make the experience even better. That said, it is a good value given the overall accommodations and location.
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
I rely on guest comments to help me keep everything ship shape, so thanks for yours. Glad you had a great time!
December 2016

Heather User Profile
December 2016
We stayed at the condo for 5 nights and it was a wonderful experience. The location is great, albeit up a very big hill. This isn't a problem when leaving as everything is downhill and we found the gate located just below the condo to be very convenient. We did walk back a few times and definitely got a workout! A cab ride from anywhere that we went was no more than 50 pesos and well worth it after a day of exploring the city. The condo was very clean and just as described. It was very quiet and had a wonderful view of the city. The location is just a few short blocks from everything you could need, but off the beaten path so you can enjoy some quiet time as well. Communication with Julie was quick and easy. We would definitely stay here again!

LaVale User Profile
November 2016
San Miguel is an amazing place and well worth the visit--we absolutely fell in love with this city! Bring sturdy walking shoes (and a flashlight!) for the rugged uphill climb to the flat and a great appetite for some of the best restaurant eating imaginable! You may want to bring warm sleepwear during the winter and some way to make coffee for those relaxed mornings when you don't want to leave the house early for a cup! Julie's place has a comfortable bed and sofa bed and is nicely decorated and well equipped with everything else imaginable! We really enjoyed our week there!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Glad it was such a positive first trip for you! You cite plenty of reasons why so many of us return to SMA again and again. I note your remark about coffee-- did you not see the drip coffee maker in the kitchen? Yes, you are right to reiterate the advice in the Airbnb listing about a flashlight and warm clothes for winter nights at home and on the town. One can be comfortable with the heaters in every room but it can take some adjustment to heat that is not always on, as is the case with central heating to which many visitors are accustomed to using in winter. Julie
November 2016

Susan User Profile
October 2016
Julie was very responsive - the listing and pictures are truly descriptive of the property. She has left a very comprehensive guide to using the condo and to the best of life in San Miguel de Allende. Casa Treetops is a bit of a downhill hike to the Centro - I have bad knees so it was a little bit of an issue for me, but my husband loved it. He also enjoyed the fact that it is near the Botanical Gardens. It is also nice to have a walk after our wonderful San Miguel meals, and some of the best restaurants are in the area closest to the condo. We enjoyed the pool as well.

Jerry User Profile
October 2016
This place requires an uphill climb on a cobblestone street whenever you return from the main square, so be prepared for some exercises. Julie made special arrangements for us so we can get faster internet, and it helped a lot. Julie was very helpful when we needed to stay an extra night due to our flight schedule. Overall a positive experience.

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2016
Everything was just as described and it was wonderful.

Ernesto User Profile
September 2016
My hotness was amazing and made sure I was well informed. She even went out of her way to find out about local wineries that I visited.
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Glad to hear you had such a good time and that my winery research paid off. Any that you particularly liked? If so, I can update the binder blurb. Sorry about the world-fi; it's Mexico...... Julie
September 2016

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Julie User Profile

I am a San Francisco native and almost retired attorney. Originally from San Francisco, California, children are grown and pets are a thing of the past to facilitate my own travel. I speak French and know France well. In between my travels elsewhere, I spend time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I rent a complete apartment located in Centro. I can provide a host of suggestions to help visitors find the best stuff to do fast and to otherwise negotiate a new place. I employ a professional rental manager in San Miguel, who is available to help visitors there. My manager, Yoko, is fluent in Japanese, Spanish and English. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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