About this listing
We have a full time staff of cook, chamber maid and gardener...they will take care of most all your needs...you can arrange to hire the gardener for airport pick up and drives to near by sights and cities...
4 bedroom, 5 bath Spanish Colonial Villa, multi levels of patios & gardens w pool & Spa..has full time staff, gourmet cook, chamber maid and handyman/gardner and all amenities incl. multiple satellite TV's w VCR's & wireless internet....there is rooftop dining & media rooms w views...comes w Property mgr. to assure your stay is trouble free...safe, colorful centro neighborhood a few blocks to Jardin of one of the most beautiful & cultural towns in Mexico..located at nearly 7000 ft., the weather is ideal w warm days and cool nights and mountain hot springs on its outskirts
just about everything....staff will advise guests on workings of amenities...
heating of pool is $15 (196 pesos) a day paid to cook before heating is turned on-utilities are quite high in Mexico....jacuzzi has very inexpensive heater so there is no charge....
Interaction with Guests
We are always available by email to answer any of your concerns and we have a property manager to deal immediately with any problem in the house..our cook will contact the property manager for you....
there is no need for a car in San Miguel..the taxi's are plentiful and inexpensive (35 pesos to go anywhere with in city limits)..our gardener can be hired for airport pick up and trips to nearby sights and cities....
Other Things to Note
no children under 11
no more than 7 persons in rental group...if arrive with more rental is immediately canceled
treat the house and the staff well so that my review of you as renters will be glorious.....
FABULOUS and COMFORTABLE villa! Three lovely outside seating/lounge areas on 3 levels meant that all 6 of us could be outside all day without running into each other (unless we wanted to!). The house is beautifully appointed but super comfortable - it feels like home, only nicer. The pool and fountains kept us cool even in the afternoon heat. It is an easy 8-minute walk to the main plaza with its cafes, cathedral, museum, shopping, and entertainment, and a 15-minute walk to the artesania markets and just about everything else. We stayed for 2 weeks but will stay longer on our next visit - it was hard to leave this amazing home and town.
The owner, Jod, was over-the-top helpful the whole time and always responsive by text and email. Besides answering my questions, she arranged to have Hector, the gardener/driver, pick us up at the airport; the housekeeper and cook to greet us and show us around when we arrived; and the cook, Juanita, to fix breakfast for us on our first morning. Jod has the house running so smoothly that you don't lack for anything while you are there. The internet runs flawlessly (hard to do in Mexico!) with two different routers, and the Vonage phone at the house meant I was able to work even when my cell signal gave out from time to time.
The full household staff is a luxury well worth the cost. The three-person team (housekeeper, cook and gardener/driver) kept us well-fed and well-cared-for, so we actually focused on enjoying San Miguel! Instead of grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, I walked 6+ miles a day around town with the kids and lost weight to boot from Juanita's healthy & beautifully prepared meals. Juanita is an excellent cook: her Mexican food was delicious and creative, and her European meals were equally as good. I asked her to prepare breakfasts for us each day, and then to prep an evening meal and leave it on the stove for us to heat up after she left each day. My elderly father ate delicious leftovers for lunch each day (the rest of us ate lunch while out and about), while my teenagers finished off the rest as midnight snacks. We saved money and hassle by not eating out every night, no one got sick, and the food was SO good!
The house accommodated our age-blended group perfectly: 3 adults & 3 teenagers. I had worried about stairs and bringing my 86-yr-old father. But he had no trouble at all - there were inside & outside staircase options with handrails on most, and he wandered up and down all day. The bedrooms are large, bathrooms gorgeous (several with walk-in showers), and sleeping with the windows open and no A/C was a treat for us escaping NC's oppressive heat. I used the upstairs office as a bedroom & office and fell in love with it - great vibes there!
Mil gracias, Jod y Rich - we'll be back :)
We loved our stay here! The house was beautiful and had so much space we found ourselves laughing over which sitting room or terrace we would hang out in each day to make sure we tried them all. The staff could not have been better. Juanita made us delicious breakfasts & lunches and Leti kept everything sparkling. Our favorite spot was hanging around the pool and in the hot tub. It was also a very easy walk to the Jardin and the market. Jod was really helpful will all of our questions prior to arrival and she leaves a great book at the front door that explains everything. This place has really spoiled us for future trips!
Beneficiencia 42 is an absolutely gorgeous home. The photos do not do justice to this breathtaking property. The staff is outstanding and worked well beyond our expectations. The location is prime; just a few minutes walk from the Jardin, the Parroquia, and the Mercado de Artesanias. We were in town for a wedding and had lots of friends staying at Airbnbs. Our home was by far the most beautiful. We fell in love with San Miguel de Allende, and are already planning our return visit. We will certainly rent this charming home during our future stays in SMA.
The hacienda was impeccably maintained, magnificent gardens, devine chef, housekeeper that made our stay heavenly.
I can't wait to return. I extended my stay 10 days.
Mi familia y yo tuvimos una estadía muy placentera en casa de Jod. El personal fué muy amable y atento a nuestras solicitudes. La casa es una maravilla de arte colonial, y mucho más amplia y cómoda de lo que imaginábamos.
La localidad es excelente, a solo unas cuadras del jardín principal de la ciudad.
Recomiendo ampliamente esta opción de alojamiento en esta bella ciudad.
Denis y Gina
Jod & Richard's house has quite likely ruined it for all other vacation rentals from this point on. As amazing as it looks in photos, they do not do it justice. They layout is perfect for families, with plenty of shared space and bedrooms...also perfect for groups that want a little more privacy. There are no less than three beautiful dining areas that can accomodate 8 or more people. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. More showers than you could use in one trip, full bathtub for those who like a soak. Rooftop dining, views of the valley, pool, hotub all impeccably maintained. Where do I stop?
The staff was warm and helpful. We hated to say goodbye to them! Lettie did our laundry and made up all the rooms every day - we actually started to feel a little guilty at the royal treatment. Juana cooked beautiful breakfasts and lunches, and treated us to surprises of homemade limeade and jamaica punches when we arrived home from long days of walking. Hector took us on some wonderful driving tours of the local area, and was johnny on the spot when we had questions about the property.
Finally - Jod was a wonderful hostess. She was forthcoming with all the information we needed, so there were no lingering concerns or questions by the time we departed the states for Mexico. Would not HESITATE to rent from them again.