Cozy & Tranquil Central Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Santo Domingo, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico

Located in the desirable Centro District, just minutes away from the hub of activity, but located away from street noise, this comfortable one bedroom apartment serves as a great pied-a-terre for a weekend or a home-away-from home for a longer visit.

Your host, Julie
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Located in the desirable Centro District, just minutes away from the hub of activity, but located away from street noise, this comfortable one bedroom apartment serves as a great pied-a-terre for a weekend or a home-away-from home for a longer visit.

The Space

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. Enjoy morning coffee or sunset watching from your own private balcony. Away and above the street, so you can enjoy relative quiet. This 1 bedroom cozy casita is reserved exclusively for your use and has an open floor plan giving a feeling of spaciousness and light. Twin colorful sofas flank the french window overlooking the small terraced garden and patio areas. The round leather table and chairs in the dining area are perfect for casual dining, and the shining Mexican tilework kitchen contains all you'll need during your stay - small appliances, toaster, microwave, coffee pot, dishes and glassware for up to 6 guests, cooking utensils, etc.

The comfortable King-sized bedroom (which can also be set up as two twin beds) has down comforters and ample pillows and bedding. There is an additional bed for one that can be made up in the lviing room. The bedroom has full service Cable TV, CD player and DVD with a modest DVD, CD and print library for your enjoyment. Internet connection for your laptop is also provided. The adjoining bath has both shower and tub, great for relaxing after a day's sightseeing, shopping, language or art studies. Complimentary passes to the adjacent covered swimming pool. Workout sessions at the gym for small fee. Your own washer/dryer in the unit. Professional rental manager available to assist you with your arrival, departure and any needs during your stay. Easy and inexpensive(between $3 and $4 per ride!) taxi service available 24/7 but also a parking pad in front of your door, should you elect to rent a car or have visitors who drive.

Exterior entry staircase of 12-15 steps or so, but interior is all on one level.

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.

As an apartment rental, breakfast is NOT included. However, you have a kitchen with the usual appliances and there are a couple of lovely bakeries and markets just a 10 minute walk away from which you can gather provisions, not to mention several nearby restaurants 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 according to pool rules. For small fee, the exercise equipment may also be available by arrangement with the poolhouse staff.

Interaction with Guests

As owner, I interact through the visitor handbook at the apartment and through my local manager, who will meet guests upon arrival and arrage to retrieve keys upon departure, as well as being available to assist with resolution of problems.

The Neighborhood

The apartment is located within a short walk of the jardin, which is the central plaza in the downtown area. If one does not want to walk for whatever reasons, inexpensive taxis are readily available. Everything one needs is located within a reasonable distance. Being on a hill and located away from the public street, the house enjoys city views and breezes while being protected from unreasonable noise.

Getting around

There are a variety of bus routes, one of which runs on the Salida de Queretaro (first cross street below the apartment complex) and goes up to the shopping mall and the Tuesday Market as well as into town. Taxis are everywhere and cost about $3 or $4 per ride depending on day/night, distance and whether or not there may be a price increase after this note is entered in 2014.

Other Things to Note

Wi-fi is available at the house. However, visitors should understand that the service is occasionally unreliable and it can take a day or two to get repairs accomplished. There are several places to access wi-fi at coffee houses, including the Starbucks located at the jardin.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • It was an incredible Trip!
    The condo is immaculate, location is great. I wish we would have stayed another night.
    Yoko was on time to meet us.
    Hope to go back soon.
    Becky and Willie

    April 2014
  • This was such a great apartment to stay in. It was very comfortable. The building is very beautiful and nestled in a woodsy area. There was every convenience. It's a super short walk into town and great food nearby. I didn't meet Julie but I did meet Yoko and other staff at the complex. Everybody was really nice and helpful. I'd happily stay there again.

    October 2013
  • It was a great stay in a LOVELY apartment. Local manager Yokohama was great, very helpful and communicative, prior to and during the trip. Same goes to the apartment owner Julie.

    October 2013
  • We absolutely loved our stay in SMA at Julie's apartment. The location was wonderful- right in town but away from all the activity and noise of the plaza principal. The apartment itself was lovely with plenty of space, a washer/dryer, books to read, well-equipped kitchen with filtered water, and cozy bedroom. We also enjoyed reading on the porch outside. We would highly recommend Julie's apartment to anyone visit SMA!

    October 2013
  • Julie's place was absolutely lovely! We highly recommend it to any travelers to SMA. The condo complex is well designed and secure within easy distance from downtown. There is a little hill to climb to get up to the condo but you can get a good workout. The condo itself is spotlessly clean with maid service twice a week. It is tastefully furnished and well stocked with linens and towels and great cable TV! Communication with Julie and her property manager, Yoko, was seamless. Both are very responsible and responsive. The lap pool in the complex was great as well! Thanks, Julie. A lovely time was had.

    August 2013
    Response from Julie:

    Of course, Deborah, I am thrilled that you enjoyed my place so well! Come back anytime! Julie

    August 2013
  • Julie's apartment was exactly as advertised and her manager was very helpful and attentive. A quiet, lovely place to stay in San Miguel.

    July 2013
    Response from Julie:

    Thanks for writing, Lisa. I arrived on the heels of your departure. Yoko said she really enjoyed meeting you and that she hopes to see you again. I, of course, am thrilled you enjoyed my place. I am redoing the bathroom this month so it will be even better than ever when you return. Julie

    July 2013
  • Great place in a great and placid area, lots of fresh air and nice little details in the apartment.

    Its got a lovely view, surrounded by lots of trees and the condo is very near town. It all went smooth, the hosts were really kind and helpful.

    We loved it and would gladly stay there again!

    May 2013
    Response from Julie:

    Thanks, Sofia. You already know from the review I posted about you that the feeling is mutual. We look forward to seeing you again. Julie

    May 2013
  • We stayed at Julie's place for our night in San Miguel. The apartment is really nice and big and greatly located. We had such a great time that we can only highly recommend! ;)

    April 2013
    Response from Julie:

    Thanks so much. I only wish I had a way to capture the dancing sombrero routine from the terrace tableside to include in the guest book at the apartment! Julie

    April 2013
  • It was a great experience to stay at Julie´s apartment. The location is great, it has an amazing view and it has everything you may need to be comfortable and feel at home. Yoko and her husband were really nice and explained everything very clearly, not to mention that they were there to greet us with a smile on their faces even though we arrived later than anticipated. 100% recommended!!

    April 2013
    Response from Julie:

    Moy and Angela - we are so happy that you are happy and look forward to seeing you again when you have time for a getaway to lovely San Miguel

    April 2013
  • Julie and her accommodation manager, Yoko, went out of their way to ensure that everything was perfect for our stay. And it was! The condo was tidy, comfortable and more spacious than the photos show. We had a fantastic weekend exploring the beautiful town of San Miguel from such a lovely base. We stayed 5 nights, but would have loved to stay longer. We will definitely be back someday and Julie's condo will be our first choice.

    February 2013
    Response from Julie:

    Thanks so much for confirming your satisfaction both with your accommodations and, of course, with San Miguel as a fun, fun place. Happy travels!

    February 2013
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University of California (Berkeley and Davis)
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I am a San Francisco native and practicing attorney residing in Marin County, California. Children are grown and pets are a thing of the past to facilitate my own travel. I speak French and know France well. I also spend significant 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 personally greet and host Marin County visitors. 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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