2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The view to the Parroquia is unique. You will see it on postcards around town. Bed is queen size pillow top. attached bathroom is all Mexican handpainted tile. Prefer single woman but accasionally accept a couple.

The space

This a private room in a rusticbrick and stone Mexican home. You enter the downstairs which has wood beamed ceilings and tiled floors. The huge arched doors face a flower and hummingbird filled patio There is a kitchen/dining room. This is available to renters.
Taking the stairway to the second floor is where the bedroom with private bath is located. Queen size bed, Mexican handpainted tile bathroom, huge arched door faces the patio.
This is located a 10 minute walk to Centro and a 3 minute walk to the Covered and Artisan's Market. We are across the street from the famous Mask Museum.
Third floor flower filled patio is communal and has a large outdoor dining table and an indoor tejado (porch.) It is available to guests during the day and wine/dining at sunset and to watch the lights come on in the city below.
The whole house is comfortable rustic..maybe Mexican shabby chic. Purified water throughout, weekly maid service. Cable TV. wi-fi, land phone including long distance to USA, Canada and Mexico
You will be made welcome.

Guest access

May use first floor kitchen and flower filled patio with table and chairs


Extra people $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $20
Weekly Discount: 37%
Weekend Price $80 / night
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Jaclyn User Profile
July 2017
Enjoyed my month at Joyce's place. Joyce is very helpful and caring for guests. The location is good - an easy walk to the center of town. When the house is full, accommodations don't offer a ton of privacy, so if that's critical for you, might be good to look elsewhere. Very much enjoyed evening views from the roof - totally spectacular.

Jean User Profile
March 2017
Nice mixed neighborhood, safe and friendly and a lovely view of San Miguel from the roof top terrace.

Richard User Profile
February 2016
Joyce, We want ot thank you for making our stay in San Miguel so pleasant. you made us feel at home. Our hope is that someday some we will be able to return.

Gerri User Profile
May 2015
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Parroquia bedroom for a month while working on an intense project in San Miguel. We weren't in the room much, but it was cute, very similar to the photos. Joyce was warm and welcoming, and seems to get a great deal of enjoyment from her guests. I was also happy that the location of her building is well uphill from the canals, which can get a bit smelly in certain weather - the air at Joyce's was quite fresh compared to some of the other parts of town.

Ira User Profile
March 2015
What can I say? Joyce is a spectacular host with a big heart. Her dedication to the comfort and support of her guest is better than you would find in most fine hotels. That said, if you are looking for Ritz Carlton level accommodations, then stay elsewhere. But, if you are looking for RockStar accommodations, a great bed, a beautiful well-designed private bath and balcony area as well as a fantastic and unique view of the San Miguel Church at a fabulous rate, Stay Here! The room is located in a nice quaint area of town within easy walking distance to a great market and food area, many squares and San Miguel centro. The descriptions are accurate. And, Joyce is a pleasure to be around. I have traveled for many years in Mexico during my 42 years on this planet and I have to say I will be returning to stay with Joyce as soon as my schedule permits. Her hospitality cannot be beat. She knows the city, she knows the world and is an old soul type who can teach you a thing or two if you listen. Lastly, it is Mexico, that said, if you never been to Mexico bring earplugs, Immodium, and a respectful open mind. Walk in Peace.

Christiana User Profile
March 2015
Our experience at Casa Alegria was excellent. Joyce made us feel very welcome and at home. Both the facilities and the location were exactly as described in the AirBnB listing. We would definitely visit Joyce again!

Tom User Profile
January 2015
What greater recommendation than this, after spending more than 30 days with Joyce I would happily return to stay with her again. Joyce was very welcoming with us when we arrived, and I would see that quality repeated as other guests arrived. She was very interested in our comfort while we were there and in providing advice aimed at maximizing our enjoyment. When we said we were cold coming from the heat of the desert of southern California she bought an electric blanket for us, although we did not need it for long as we quickly acclimatized to our new situation. When I said that one of my major goals was to learn Spanish she introduced me to a Spanish teacher. All of her recommendations on things to do and things to see were excellent. We enjoyed our contact with the other guests as well. Everyone was very nice and very interesting, and often we would gather with Joyce on the rooftop patio at sunset to watch the lights come on in the city. The view of the city from there is not to be missed We would all discuss our adventures and discoveries for the day. Or somedays we would choose not to and would stay in our room and study Spanish, plan out the next day or simply relax. I am also thankful to Joyce for explaining the local culture to us. We were there during the Christmas season which is celebrated very differently in Mexico and which I know understand much better. If you are really interested in learning about Mexico and experiencing Mexico in an authentic way than I think you would enjoy staying with Joyce.

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San Miguel de Allende, MexicoJoined in July 2011
Joyce User Profile

I'm originally from Webster Groves Missouri. Have lived in several countries..Ecuador for 3 years, Finland for 1 year, Sweden for 3 years, Greece 8 years, now San Miguel 15 years. Have travelled in more than 100 countries.
I have 3 grown sons, 2 Japanese-American granddaughters, 1 Swedish American Grandson, and one Swedish American Albanian great granddaughter.
I have seen the world and now i enjoy having the world come to me.
You are welcome in my home.. Joyce (Alegria)

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

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