Light and airy, doors open to your plant-filled terrace.Handwoven bedspreads from Ecuador when the beds are twins.
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About this listing

This colorful terrace room features a traditional Mexican fireplace for winter, ceiling fan for summer, twin beds that can be a king, computer desk, private bath w/shower, closet& shelves for your stuff. Terrace kitchen with coffee maker,microwave, toaster oven, electric tea kettle & hotplate. Above it, an outdoor rooftop living room with 360 deg. views. All in beautiful Colonia Guadalupe, the Arts District of SMA. 6 block easy walk to the Jardin. Come fall in love with our spectacular town!

The space

Heavenly Hideaway includes your own private bath, a community terrace with outdoor kitchen, surrounded by trees and plants, comfy furniture, privacy and tranquility. We share the street entrance, but your space is upstairs and separate. (sorry, no handicap access) Stairs to the azotea provide 360 views of the Parroquia and surrounding hills, church domes and gorgeous star-filled night skies. Azotea is spanish for rooftop, where you'll find a comfortable sofa, dining table, shade – it’s a sweet spot for the first morning coffee, yoga, reading, cocktails and fireworks watching.

Your room includes a king size bed that can be made up as two twins. (let us know which you prefer at least a week before arrival) Tastefully decorated with Guatemalan and Mexican textiles and art by your host, it also features a large and lively collection of Virgen de Guadalupe images. Traditional hand-built Mexican fireplace, computer desk, closet, bed-side lamps and plenty of books to read.

Heavenly hideaway has glass doors on two sides, for fresh air and just might never want to leave. But leave you must, if you want to see San Miguel and it's shops, galleries, museums, jardines, cobblestone streets, parades, dancers, musicians, all the things that make this the best destination in colonial Mexico.

Conde Nast named it the Best City in the World. Beautiful San Miguel de Allende, colonial gem in the heart of Mexico. My home is in a safe and lively neighborhood, Colonia Guadalupe, where kids play in the street and everyone greets you with a smile. We have been officially designated The Arts District, and you will find beautiful colorful murals on the walls as you stroll around the streets. If you like, I can book you a full or half day tour of the studios of our artists in this Arts District. I can find you a workshop or class to fit your needs, be they art, yoga, or meditation. Need a massage, acupuncture, dentist, or something else? Just let me know and I'll get you the info.

We're a flat walk to both Centro and Fabrica Aurora, 2 min. and just around the corner is Mi Bistrock, Via Organica market, restaurant, and El Pato art store. The tienda on our corner has produce, and just about anything you need in a pinch. Two blocks away you can catch a bus or a taxi if you wish to venture further. You also have use of my telephone for calling taxis, making reservations or for emergencies.

My home is smoke-free, pet-free and scent-free; if you have allergies, this is a healthy and perfect environment for you.

Guest access

In addition to your room: The terrace offers a mini- kitchen with coffee pot, microwave, and toaster oven, plus comfy furniture for dining and lounging. And above all that, the rooftop offers views of the city, super sofa and chairs, a dining table, covered from the sun and surrounded by plants.

Interaction with guests

Sometimes I'm here, sometimes not. House manager is on duty if I'm not. When I am here, nteraction with guests only as they wish. Guests have entire second floor, with as much privacy as they desire. As for me personally, I'm usually in the studio working, so have less time to hang out than those who are on vacation.

Other things to note

Please try to check-in before 6 pm. If your flight doesn't allow for that, please let me know in advance and I'll try to make arrangements or recommend a hotel for your first overnight.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $26
Security Deposit: $206
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 5PM

No smoking, no pets, no children. There might not be a lot of places in San Miguel where you can stop worrying about your allergies to pet dander and cigarette smoke. Your consideration of perfume-free is greatly appreciated. Your little corner of the world here does not include a party house, i.e. hosting friends here is not permitted. Please keep noise levels to a minimum, early mornings and at night after 10, for the sake of my sanity and the other guests. I prefer quiet tenants; artists, writers, filmmakers love it here.



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

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Janet User Profile
June 2017
My new home in Mexico! Everything was perfect... Comfortable, friendly, helpful. Great location. Great communication. And the art!! Thank you Lena for your time and sharing your home. I will be back!

Dan User Profile
May 2017
A Beautiful home in a convenient neighborhood of SMA. Close to restaurants and local bus line. Lena is an Artist whose home is a Joy to stay at while enjoying SMA. Beautiful room with outdoor terrace and rooftop areas to enjoy your stay. Looking forward to a return stay soon.

Rodolfo User Profile
May 2017
Excellent stay. Very quaint and comfortable. A star find!

MaryJane User Profile
April 2017
Lena's place is just the best in every way - beautiful, artful, close to the Centro, close to organic food shopping, friendly, great assistance from Lena as to where to do/see/find everything. She is a wonderful host and makes your stay better than being at home!!! Both rooms have Mexican-style, colorful furnishings, the terrace kitchen is perfect for breakfast (or other meals), and the third floor overlooking San Miguel is the perfect spot for a late afternoon vino/cocktail/beer (or for early morning meditation). I wouldn't stay anywhere else in San Miguel de Allende!!!

Jan User Profile
March 2017
Lena's home is in a great location-- close to the center by a 10 minute walk and yet very private and restful behind the walls. You know you're in an artist's home by the design, colors, and details; the indoor/outdoor kitchen was wonderful and thoughtfully stocked with everything I needed for breakfast. Lena also provided a guidebook of suggestions and maps-- I think I went everywhere on her list! All in all, a wonderful two weeks-- I am so looking forward to coming back next time and staying longer.
Lena User ProfileLena is a superhost.
Response from Lena:
Jan, I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your stay, and hope to be in town next time so I can meet you. Thanks again for choosing Casa Lenita!
March 2017

François User Profile
March 2017
Great Mexican neighborhood with quaint small restaurants and markets. Very confortable king size bed in well decorated house, very Mexican. Quiet room.

Brian User Profile
February 2017
Casa Lenita is in the "arts district" of the Guadalupe district of SMA. It is a short walk down interesting streets to the Jardin, the centre of town. The Bibliotecka is on the way and a great place to see what's happening around town. Close by to Lena's is a resto that initially was a food truck prior to moving off the street to a secluded courtyard where neighbours and new comers alike meet for great food in a friendly atmosphere at attractive prices. There are many places to visit dependinng on one's interest. We enjoyed browsing the art galleries, catching a country blues concert and the many restos serving up a variety of fare. Coing back to Casa Lenita was a delight. This was our second visit. Lena has decorated her home beautifully and is ready to give guests a helping hand in plannning their stay. You can't beat Casa Lenita!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico · Joined in February 2012
Lena User ProfileLena is a superhost.

Artist for many years, expat from Santa Fe, N.M. living full time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I'm an easy guest and some people say a great host. I love meeting new people from all over the world. I don't love big groups, don't party, non-smoker, no drugs, nice radical grandmotherly cosmic space-explorer artist type. I'm happy to show you my San Miguel if you are new to the scene.
Sagittarian, feminist, flexitarian, borderline Buddhist / spiritual being just being here now, I love galleries, museums, cultural experiences of any kind. I know the art scene in San Miguel and will happily give you a tour of our neighborhood, the newly designated Arts District of Colonia Guadalupe. My rooms are like your own private artist residencies, so come and explore, create, let San Miguel inspire you. "All art, all the time!"

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