New, very cozy mattresses.
Sunny, friendly Apartment in Artist Home

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

The Apartment is full of light and colours. It has lovely domed "Boveda" ceilings. The kitchen has all our guests need to cook a wonderful meal and sit outside in their own covered patio and read a book in their private daybed and sitting area.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $15
Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 8%


The space

A wonderful, sunny, one bedroom apartment in an artist's house in San Migue de Allende, Mexico. fantastic view of the town and valley from a sunny terrace. private patio. Wi-fi internet. quiet neighborhood and close to historical center. Fully stocked kitchen. full washroom with shower. Private shady day bed and sitting area just outside kitchen area. Sunny common patio with outdoor charcoal grill. Apartment has balconies to the street and a Juliet balcony overlooking house's patio. The common areas include a great patio with sitting area overlooking the town and the valley. Great sunsets and storms approaching. A lookout rooftop above the art studio, great for hanging out in the shade of the bamboo dome and read a book and feel the breezes. Large grocery store half a block away. Close to everything San Miguel has to offer. The Santa Julia bus stops at the corner of our street.

Guest access

Our guests can enjoy wonderful sunsets from the terrace, where we often join them for a glass of wine and music. The nest (see photos of bamboo structure) is also a wonderful place to sit and read book and watch the entire town below. It has a 360 degree view.

Interaction with guests

We want our guests to enjoy their privacy while they stay at Casa las Palomas, but we find that since Joyce and I love to meet all the wonderful people that come to stay with us; we often gather at the terrace in the evenings , for the spectacular sunsets. We also love staying and and cooking simple but tasty meals from great local food and we often invite our guests to join us. Cooking is best when shared with friends, a glass of wine and good conversation.
Also, first time visitors to San Miguel join us in our daily walks to the centro and sometimes sit with us at the cafes, where we can talk about the many wonderful things to see and visit.

The neighborhood

We love our neighbourhood !
It has a vibrant community feeling. Children playing on the streets, lots of grocery stores, butchers, and bakers at hands reach. Our immediate neighbours are both Mexican and American and they are all lovely and friendly people. There is even a 50 seat run theatre called The Shelter Theatre, run by a Canadian and Mexican couplewhere every tuesday there is an open mike evening.

Getting around

The Santa Julia bus comes from the Jardin (the main plaza), passes by at the corner of the street. I take it home sometimes, when I have been walking all day and my feet are screaming at me. I like the bus, because each driver is always playing their own taste in music, and most times the bus has great friendly energy.

Other things to note

Some guests have asked us about the fountain in our courtyard. They ask about how much noise it makes. It is just a trickle.
It is set up on a timer and it shuts off at 10 pm.

House Rules
Check out by 2PM

Everyone who has enjoyed our house has been wonderful, friendly and very respectful of our Casa las Palomas. The house has various common areas where guests often find themselves sitting down and getting to know each other. My wife and I find this very charming and love getting to know our guests when we are there.



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7 nights minimum stay

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John User Profile
April 2017
A lovely apartment. I especially enjoyed the private porch area. A nice space to drink my morning coffee in! Alecia, was wonderful. In addition to her duties taking care of the property, she also helped me with my spanish. When there was a minor plumbing problem, it was immediately taken care of. I look forward to staying there again.

Raymond User Profile
March 2017
The place is charming and very delightful. It's location away from the heavy tourist areas is much appreciated. The barking of the neighbor's dogs takes some getting use to but ignoring them helps.

Susan User Profile
February 2017
This is a real find. Everything you need for a short or extended stay is provided. On arriving one finds beautiful flowers to greet you and basic provisions to get you started. The beds are super comfortable and everything spotlessly clean. The maid is delightful. Shops are nearby. The patio/gardens are peaceful and lovely. We loved being in an essentially all Mexican neighbourhood. For us the 15 minute walk to the centre was a plus and we walked everywhere in SannMiguel and used the bus home only when we were very tired. It's great, however, having that option. Lucky you if you stay here.
Ricardo And Joyce User Profile
Response from Ricardo And Joyce:
Thank you Susan and Jim, Joyce and I are ecstatic you like our house. We are super happy you are returning next year ! Saludos !! Ricardo
February 2017

Amanda User Profile
December 2016
I would recommend to everyone...

Kimberly User Profile
September 2016
Casa Las Palomas is FABULOUS! My best airnbnb renting experience ever! The apartment is so much more beautiful than the pictures, and the courtyard it overlooks is like a painting full of the most gorgeous colors. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Ricardo or Joyce in person, but the communication with them was fantastic, and Alicia, their house manager and housekeeper, did an incredible job of both making me feel at home from the moment of my arrival to keeping the whole place spotless. The mixed neighborhood is charming and quirky, and not far from the historical center. I can't say enough about this place--it's absolute heaven in every way!

Michael User Profile
August 2016
We stayed two months in "The Apartment" between May and August but did not get to meet Ricardo and Joyce. Please note we are not vacationers but long term travelers who write and plan "on the road", so our comments are from that vantage point. The description and photos are fairly accurate. The gardens are more mature now making for a stunningly beautiful garden setting. We were greeted by Alicia, an excellent property manager, who left us some food for our first few mornings which was very much appreciated. She accommodated an early check-in, brought an umbrella for us to use, cleaned once a week and checked in often. We loved the neighborhood which is mostly local working class families, with several small grocery stores, produce stands, and tortillerias nearby making it convenient for food shopping and keeping it very local. The views from the Veranda and the Nest are beautiful especially early morning when you may catch sight of a hot air balloon, and evenings. The Apartment is about a 20 minute walk from the central Jardin, buses and taxis are plentiful and affordable if you don't feel like making the walk. If you're there for an extended period, take advantage of the numerous routes into town and you'll encounter amazing murals. For us the location was the best we could have hoped for. Additional information: The private outdoor "living room" was very nice, but since we were there during the rainy season we were unable to utilize it as much as we had hoped. The space took in water during downpours, so we were sweeping water away from that area and with the combination of heat and wet there were mosquitoes. Mosquitoes were also an issue indoors since there are no screens on the windows/doors, which meant we didn't open them so we were grateful we had a fan. We did purchased mosquito coils for outside and the small electric vapor pellets for indoor use which helped. The doors/windows do not seal so when it rains/downpours and the wind is blowing you can end up with water in the kitchen and bedroom, so if you're there during rainy season just plan to request extra towels, then sopping up the wter is no real issue. The kitchen is very well equipped: full size fridge, oven, stove, nice cookware, dishes etc... but items such as oil and a few spices would have been nice. The wifi speed was okay much of the time but only seemed to work in the bedroom and with writing and trip planning it was a bit less convenient. Lighting in the bedroom at night was not real good for working or reading. The water pressure in "The Apartment" shower was low, however the bathroom sink and kitchen sink were fine. We loved having the washing machine and clothes line. Alicia was a great contact. The price for this length of stay was very good.

Karen User Profile
April 2016
We were happy with our "casita" The Apartemento. Upon arrival we were met by Alicia, the manager. She showed us around and made us feel very welcome, providing us with us some amenities so we didn't have to go out immediately to shop. Although a little small, it met our needs for a 30 day stay and the price was very fair. Besides a large bedroom, kitchen/dining area, it has a nice private outdoor space with a daybed and chairs, a BIG plus! There are several other public outdoor areas in the compound to relax in. Another amenity was a washer and clothes lines to hang out the laundry, which dries very fast in the open air. We also enjoyed meeting and getting to know the other guests. We liked living in the mixed, mostly Mexican neighborhood and could easily walk to Centro in 15-20 minutes. We would recommend this rental.

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Ricardo And Joyce User Profile

Make sure you check out all three listings for our house !
I am an artist. I am a production designer in the film industry.
I speak English, Spanish, French and Italian. I love to cook.
Joyce is a landscape designer and a wonderful friend.

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