This is truly the perfect getaway house for a family or larger group; it is spacious with large communal rooms for hanging out/dining as a group, and huge bedrooms (each with its own bathroom and fireplace) that feel private, and are incredibly comfortable. Our arrival at the house was magical as we entered the beautifully lit courtyard, and were greeted by the welcoming staff who were eager to accommodate us in every way. The decor is extremely tasteful (didn't feel like a rental house it was so beautiful), and is very much in keeping with the historic feel of the city, while still replete with modern comforts. In the perfect location, Casa San Miguel is within very short walking distance of the town square, restaurants and luxury hotels. Of all the places we visited in San Miguel, however, we were always happiest upon our return "home." The cooks were amazing, making fresh, local dishes that were as good as any restaurant meal that we had while there. In fact, we ended up changing plans to spend more time at the house... It was a most memorable, special family trip, thanks to this beautiful space and the charming people who work hard to keep it going. We all look forward to returning someday....in comparison with other rental houses we have experienced, I can say without hesitation, that Casa San Miguel is a real gem.
I can't think of enough superlatives to describe Casa San Miguel. Upon our arrival, we were stunned when we opened the front door, revealing the lush Shangri-la beyond -- gorgeous courtyards green with ferns, palms and citrus trees, beautiful old-world stone, ornate wood work and a jewel of a pool. We loved everything. The house was extremely comfortable and accommodating for our 9 family members (ages 6 to 70). It has 5 palatial bedrooms, including one room with two singles (perfect for the kids). The kids loved the pool, the media room, the WI-FI throughout, the orange trees and the endless space while the grown ups were captivated by the impeccable decor, old world beauty, the fireplaces in every room, dreamy bedding, the seemingly endless seating/lounging options and the overall serenity of the property. We all loved the rooftop deck (perfect for cocktails and viewing NYE fireworks as the bursts cascaded over the signature cathedral!).
The house is ideally located. It's just a short three-block walk to the town square and the Parroquia. Restaurants and shops are located within the block.
The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. The cooks prepared fresh-squeezed juice, fresh guacalmole and fabulous to-order meals and Mexican specialties such as a divine chiles en Nogada. Carlos, the property manager, was very helpful, expertly setting up drivers, a guide to nearby Atotonilco, restaurant reservations and other services. The two maids not only kept the property spotless, but kept us in clean clothes even ironing our t-shirts and undergarments.
In short, Casa San Miguel was a highlight of our trip to San Miguel and a perfect introduction to the town. We are already plotting our next trip and trying to convince our friends to share the house with us.
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This was the nicest house I have ever rented. This sprawling, indoor-outdoor manse is full of luxurious touches and authentic local charm. Each bedroom is enormous and very private, with the highest end linens and a fireplace. The staff is incredibly helpful and professional. The food is fantastic! Don't miss the chile rellenos, the tortilla soup, and the rancheros for breakfast. The location simply can not be beat. I can't say enough good things about this wonderful, idyllic property. Just perfect.
It is almost a year since we visited Casa San Miguel...and not a week has passed that we haven't yearned to return. Casa San Miguel is not only everything you could ask for in a luxury vacation rental....it epitomizes the beauty and history of San Miguel de Allende itself! The property is magnificent - as beautiful as any colonial building you will visit in San Miguel. But this one is all yours! From the moment you arrive, you feel as though you are stepping back in time, yet with all of the comforts of the 21st Century. From the luxurious bed linens to the gourmet meals, Casa San Miguel's owners ensure that their staff treats you as though you are, indeed, visiting royalty. The views from the many terraces are postcard perfect...and provide ideal spots for a read, a nap, or sunset cocktails. If you are drawn to San Miguel de Allende because of the richness of its history, its art and architecture, and the chance to experience a lifestyle that is largely lost in today's world, then you must stay at Casa San Miguel. It is like living a part of San Miguel's de Allende's story.
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