Light and airy, doors open to your plant-filled terrace.Handwoven bedspreads from Ecuador when the beds are twins.
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $25
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules

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.
No late arrivals unless cleared with host.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Devanshi User Profile
September 2017
Lena's place is incredible! Beautifully decorated and colorful and comfortable. Lena is so helpful and was a delight to spend time with in San Miguel de Allende. The neighborhood is filled with colorful murals and is beautiful to walk around in the morning or evening. It is about a 15 minute walk from El Centro, but was quiet and safe at night. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend to all my friends!

Courtney User Profile
August 2017
Very safe, clean, nicely designed with beautiful colored tile work, lovely rooftop patio, shared kitchenette. Really nice host ! Walking distance from historical district. Lots of murals throughout the neighborhood and a nice organic cafe and market close by. Wonderful, affordable alternative to staying in a hotel!

Léone User Profile
August 2017
Lena's casita is like a condense foretaste of Mexicana before heading out exploring the cultural riches of San Miguel. Then, in turn, a safe haven at the end of the day. The accommodation and facilities are perfect, stylish and practical, the kitchenette is suitably equipped, Wi-Fi excellent if not out of order, but promptly fixed in case of break down which happened during my week-long stay. The breezy upper terrace is a gift from heaven after long days of walking in the din from where you can watch the town slowly light up including a fair view of San Miguel Parroquia in its nightly glory.

David User Profile
July 2017
Wow! Lena's place is like a colorful mosaic fantasy in Mexican Talavera design. She took an old building and renovated it with a charming rooftop palapa and a 2nd floor courtyard and open-air kitchen. The rental rooms open out to the courtyard which shelters the place from the noise of the street. So the room itself is wonderfully quiet. FYI - the dogs and bells and screaming kids in the streets of San Miguel take some getting used to. A little white noise in the room covers it all up except for the round of fireworks that started at 6 am one Sunday. Nothing would drown that out. One must just have patience in Mexico as dogs are just allowed to bark as long as they want. BUT, overall, Lena's place is so charming that it brings a smile to your face to open the door. It's cool when it's hot out and warm enough on cool nights. Her attention to detail and hospitality covers every possible need or want in the place. Surely she must have lived in the room she rented us at one point bc nothing has been forgotten to make it a livable space for guests. She even provided breakfast food for us and a yoga mat. Her wifi is fast and reliable. There are some great food stores and restaurants just a block or 2 away. The pizza at Querencia is excellent and the produce at Tienda Gils and Via Organica are great. Just avoid the overdressed guy who plays Spanish guitar at Via Organica...he's a grumpy old fart. (Fruncido is the word in Spanish!) Thanks so much to Lena - though we never met her as she was out of town - for everything. We will definitely return!

Nicole User Profile
July 2017
Lena was a fabulous host, very thoughtful and attentive. The location was in a nice neighborhood close enough to walk to almost anything you would want to do but enough outside the center to feel like you were going home at the end of the day. I would definitely recommend!

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.

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San Miguel de Allende, MexicoJoined 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!"

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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