About this listing
Walk to everything SMA has to offer. Your private, colorful, and comfortable apt. Only 2.5 blocks to enter Centro. You are out of the noise of buses, but close to all the action. Great neighborhood, w/street art, restaurants, org. market & more!
Whole Apartment! This is a wonderful, serene, comfortable one bedroom apartment with a private yard. You can book for as long as you like if available, but just the first 30 days here on airbnb.
Minutes walk to restaurants, art supply store, organic market, streets full of street art, neighborhood stores for anything you need, including meat, chicken, fish, tortillas, hair salon, etc., etc. The Parroquia and Jardin Principal, tourist office, dozens of restaurants, Artisan Market, is all withing 15 minute walking. Don't like to walk? No Problem. Call a taxi, and it's here in 5 minutes, or whatever time you tell them to arrive. Super affordable!
Your kitchen will be stocked with your first breakfast foods and snack supplies, so you can rest after your trip. Sip your morning coffee or tea in your own tranquil (website hidden)? Wine? You chose, and it will be there.
Feel Old Mexico in the lovely colors, brick arches, and large windows, in this apartment, which is part of a large hacienda style home. Walk barefoot on your marble floors, sip your cold beer at your outdoor table.
Pleasant, private and charming, is this garden level apartment in Colonia Guadalupe.
Utilities, WiFi, are included, in short term rental. Dishes, linens, and of course, all necessary appliances are provided. Your first few day's supply of paper products, and complimentary soaps and shampoos, will be ready for your use, so just bring your art supplies, computer, clothes and a toothbrush! You can get anything else you need here in our many stores.
Most folks who come for a vacation, do little cooking, but you will have a small gas stove with oven, a microwave oven, toaster, blender, and all necessary pots and pans that you need to make meals, coffee or tea, etc. whilst you are here. Several restaurants deliver too!
There is a private, fenced yard, so if you have a pet(s) you want to bring with you, it is very possible, just please discuss this first. I have 2 dogs too.
The apartment is at one end of a large house. You share a typical Colonial entrance-way into a courtyard. The laundry room is also shared. My dogs are often in the courtyard, so if you do not like dogs, this is not for you. (They are friendly)
There is a large inexpensive gym, and a lovely yoga studio in our neighborhood, a few blocks walk.
I've already mentioned some of the convenient businesses here in Colonia Guadalupe, and will describe some of the amenities of the larger community of San Miguel.
If I am available, I am always happy to take a couple of walks around to introduce you to the sites and shops! You will have a map in your apartment, and information including menu's for take out, etc.
San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage City, with so much to recommend it, that it is hard to know where to begin. There are theaters for film, jazz, classical, Latin, music fests and performances, classes in sculpting, painting, pottery, stained glass, etc, etc. The hot springs are a short ride out of town. Many people go horse back riding nearby. There are numerous language schools and private tutors.
There is a large bi-lingual library that will issue you a card. There are house tours, walking tours, out-of-town tours that could keep you busy all year! Most people walk from here to the Center, but there is a bus about 2 blocks away, and Taxis are about $2.50 all over Centro Historico. (Buses are 5 pesos)
Smoking outside only, and no wild party animal types, (website hidden) upon request.
You may share the laundry facilities. I'll supply the soap and dryer sheets for the first load. You can usually share the large courtyard if you want to catch the sun, or take your morning coffee with company.
Interaction with Guests
You will be greeted upon arrival, and given an orientation and map, so you know where you are and how to begin your explorations of this fabulous historic town. If possible, I will take you around the town personally...(or not, if you prefer) You will share my property and courtyard entrance, because the apartment was originally part of the large house... and can ask me questions any reasonable time.
Like you, I love to travel, so when I am gone, I cannot personally show you the sights, but you will still be greeted by someone who can answer basic questions about getting around.
Conde Nast Magazine voted this World Heritage, art colony the Number One Destination to visit in 2013...and it truly is a wonderfully historic small city. April and May are warm and beautiful here, but it is "low season". Please note that my discount for those months is terrific at $550 per month, and the cleaner is every other week.
There is an organic market/restaurant, and many little tiendas/shops in our neighborhood, for fresh tortillas, meats, fish, vegetables and fruits, fresh juices, tacos, etc. In addition, we are only a few minutes walk to the very center of town. Many dozens of restaurants, wonderful shops, the artisan market, and two different huge mercados carrying almost anything you could want, are just minutes away.
If you have a clean, flea treated cat or dog you want to bring with you, talk to me first. I will collect a special cleaning fee and extra deposit, personally, outside of airbnb at the time of reservation. I retain the right to decline acceptance of your pet.
From your apartment, to get into Centro Historico, you will find it convenient to walk, as we are so close, but to get to hot springs, to the large 'Mega' food market, and other destinations farther from here, you will find buses are very regular and cheap, and taxi's are under $3 usd to almost any in-town address. For the hot springs, buses and taxis are still quite affordable.
Other Things to Note
Airbnb gives you the wrong address!! It is not number 11-12, it is out of sequence. The number is 5- B. Utilities, tap and bottled (one per week), water, electricity, gas and WiFi are all included! Beginning supplies of paper products and a complimentary bottle of shampoo, and bath soap are also included.
You may book here for up to 30 days...if you want to stay longer, that's just great, but you must make those arrangements with me directly. Rent and security deposit of $150 for the time booked directly, come to me directly.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only. This is an apartment for mature quiet living. You may bring your pet IF you talk to me beforehand and get my permission. There may be an extra charge directly, but you will know before reserving if we discuss.
Conservative use of utilities is a must if I am to provide them. No electric heaters are allowed. Use of laundry machines, no later than 9 pm. Thank you!
Wow, we were so lucky to find this amazing apartment. We loved it so much we booked an extra night.
Sharyn thought of everything when supplying and decorating this spacious one bedroom.
It is super clean, bright, and comfortable, we can't wait to return for a longer stay.
We loved the location, easy walk to Centro, access to bus station, markets, etc.
Try the Pozale place up the stret on calle la luz. Delicious!
I had an excellent experience renting this great apartment from Sharyn. She is very sweet and made me feel at home. She was always available but also "gets out of your way" so that I always felt like I was in your own home. I've lived in and visited SMA before, so I didn't need any help or advice, but I knew she would gladly and accurately offer it if needed.
The habitation itself was spacious, very nicely stocked with plenty of dishes, cookware, linens, towels, etc. It's cute, cheerful, and just like what you see in the pictures.
Don't be turned away by the fact that the house is a bit "far" from el Centro. It's a 10-15 minute walk through good neighborhoods, and there are plenty of conveniences nearby. It's also a quick, cheap taxi ride from anywhere.
And finally - it's a lot quieter than most places I've lived in SMA. :)
I would definitely stay here again! And probably will!
Sharyn is a great host and our time at her place was absolutely lovely. It started with her being super accommodating when our flight landed really late and it didn't make sense to drive to SMA she was kind enough to offer us an extra day or a refund of one night. We found that so nice. When we met the next morning she was so friendly and showed us her whole house even though we were staying only I the guest space and gave us tons of info about how to get around town, tips about things like the organic grocery and just really made us feel at home. The guest area itself is so peaceful and quiet and charming it was perfect. The bed was super comfortable. The whole experience was perfect I couldn't say enough good things.
Felt welcome as she personally greeted us at the gate and made sure we were comfortable, told us about neighborhood and local events. Looked exactly as pictured on the website.
Sharyn's home was BEAUTIFUL. I loved every minute I spent there. I didn't get to meet Sharyn but she seemed really kind and had literally thought of everything - there were even some bananas for when I arrived which after a long tiring journey were a sight for sore eyes. The apartment had everything you could possibly need and more. The location was great close to shops and nice cafes and a short walk to centro. Sharyn's two dogs were cute and friendly neighbours. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat and would definitely stay here again.
Sharyn's place was ideal for my introduction to SMA, and she is a very kind and gracious host. The apartment was very clean, spacious, and comfortable and was accurately described.
Sharyn was readily available for any questions I had, and even took me on a short tour through town, and invited me to the Tuesday market when she went. Her dogs are very nice and friendly. The apartment rates very high for value, and I'll definitely be staying there when I return in the future.
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About the Host, Sharyn
I retired to Mexico from California with a desire to re-connect to creativity and fun and adventure. It has not disappointed me! Inspiration is everywhere. I feel so fortunate to live in a thriving artist colony. I had no idea how culturally diverse and wonderful Mexico is. Come for a visit, and you just may stay forever for the lifestyle!
I have a son and daughter and two wonderful grandchildren still living in the U.S. My kids grew up in Marin County and graduated from UC Berkeley.