#0418: Mexico, Guanajuato

Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418
Property #0418

    Description

    Our home, Casa de Reyes, lies hidden behind high rose colored walls on one of San Miguel's most picturesque lanes, which leads from the downtown area to the San Juan de Dios church and public market.  Open the huge wooden door and enter our charming hideaway.  Our home has both indoor and outdoor "salas," or living rooms.  You might choose to relax in the outdoor sala by the garden and enjoy covered alfresco dining, or choose the indoor sala, with it's soaring 13 foot ceilings and walls of bookcases.  Cuddle up by the huge stone fireplace to enjoy a movie on the big screen T.V.  The kitchen is fully equipped and the main floor also features a guest bathroom and laundry area. 

    Up the winding staircase you will find a luxurious master bedroom with a second gas fireplace to take off the chill on cool mornings.  The master bath/dressing room features lots of closet space, double sinks and large shower. While Casa de Reyes is perfect for a couple, the comfortable guest suite across the hall from the master suite offers additional accommodations with a queen size bed and adjoining full bath with double sinks and skylight over a small soaking tub. 

    Wind up one more level and you reach the rooftop mirador, with sunset views.  It is the perfect place to soak in the sun during the day, or to relax with cocktails in the evening.

    Located just a few short blocks from the central plaza, "the Jardin," our home is within minutes on foot from the Warren Hardy language school, the San Juan de Dios public market, the Belles Artes and the Angela Peralta Theater, the Instituto and Parke Juarez. 

    Casa de Reyes was architect designed and built, and has been furnished with an eclectic selection from some of San Miguel's leading interior designers.  The home is equipped with high-speed internet and cable television.  With all these modern ammenities, it continues to radiate the warmth and charm of Colonial Mexico.     

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful no
    Car available no

    San Miguel de Allende is in the colonial highlands of Mexico, about 4 hours east of Guadalajara by car and 250 miles northwest of Mexico City.  It is located just a short distance frorm the historical towns of Guanajuato and Queretaro in "El Bajio," the cradle of Mexico's movement for Independence.  Noted by Conde Nast on its list of the ten most desirable places in the world to visit, it is known for it's year round temperate climate as well as the beauty of it's picturesque lanes and stunning colonial architecture.

    Today, San Miguel, with a population of around 60,000, is well known as a cosmopolitan cultural and artistic center.  It is the home of several art institutes and language schools and is known for it's vibrant community life, outstanding dining, shopping and cultural events.  In addition, there are opportunities nearby for hiking, biking, horseback riding, tennis and swimming.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    Casa de Reyes has a beautiful Master suite with King bed and private bath. Across the hallway, there is a guest suite, which has a Queen size bed and it's own large bath/dressing area.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath, toilet

    wc 3: toilet

    Our home features 2 spacious full baths on the second floor and a half-bath on the main floor. The full bath adjoining the Master has a shower, large dressing area, and double sinks. The full bath off of the guest bedroom has a small soaking tub, double sinks and dressing area. The main floor guest bath features a toilet and sink. There is a separate half-bath reserved for the staff.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 9
    Cleaning included yes

    No Children

    No Pets

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    Services

    Casa de Reyes employes a full time maid, Salud, who is on the premises from 10-3 Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings.  In addition to her other duties, Salud is a wonderful cook, and will be happy to prepare meals for you for a small additional charge.  Her husband Jose is the gardener and will come to the property several times a week to water and care for the plants.  Please do not forget to tip the staff on your departure.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (10 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (10 minutes drive)

    Golf (15 minutes drive)

    Tennis (10 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (15 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    The closest international airport with excellent connections to the United States is the Aeropuerto del Bajio (BJX) in nearby Leon.  It is served by Continental Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines.  The BJX airport is located 170 km (about 110 miles) from San Miguel, between the cities of Leon and Guanajuato.  Arrangements can be made for a shuttle bus or personal driver to meet visitors at the Leon Airport and deliver you at your door in San Miguel starting at approximately $35.

    Romantic hideaway in Magical San Miguel de Allende

    Just a few short blocks from the Jardin, on one of San Miguel's most beguiling Colonial lanes.

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 9 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 4
    Min stay 7 days
    phone verified
    experienced exchanger