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Luxurious downtown villa with colonial Mexican charm

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs3
Space 9,999 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, sleeps 14

**Please note that this house is for rental guests only - it is NOT rented for EVENTS (NO Weddings, ceremonies, parties, etc)

Located three blocks from the Jardin in downtown San Miguel. This huge property has a heated pool and multiple beautifully landscaped rooftop decks with a view of the Parroquia. It has a staff of 7 to meet the needs of any sized party. Breakfast, lunch, and laundry all offered, but food is not provided - the guest pays for the food, and the staff will buy it. Overtime is available for special needs. This property has been featured in Southern Accents (March-April 2005) and is filled with exquisite interior designs. There are two courtyard areas with fountains. The property has a special, separate internet phone, a computer room with internet access, and a living room with DVD and cable TV. There is a library, formal dining area, sitting rooms, multiple outside dining areas. The property also features lush, carefully maintained and manicured gardens. The location and quality of this property is superb.

**Please note that this house is for rental guests only - it is NOT rented for EVENTS (NO Weddings, ceremonies, parties, etc)

More Details

Property Manager
Katharine Hibberts
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Centro Historico around the Zona Centro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9999 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WCs
  • La Fuente - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Huge stone tiled tub with overhead rain can shower head
    La Cruz - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge tiled shower
    La Ventana - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Huge Mexican tiled tub
    Las Ninas - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Round tiled tub with overhead rain can shower head
    Los Arcos - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Opio - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Pool House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom area with toilet, sinks, and shower
    Living room bath - Toilet , Just off the living room
    Dining room area - Toilet , Just outside the dining room area
    Deck bathroom - Toilet , Half bath on the roof top decks
  • The stone and tile tubs in La Fuente and Las Ninas are amazing. They have overhead rain can shower heads if you just want a shower. The La Cruz bathroom is a very large tiled shower area. The bathroom next to the pool is very large and can serve as a changing room as well.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • La Fuente - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    La Cruz - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    La Ventana - 2 Single Bed
    Las Ninas #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Las Ninas #2 - 2 Single Bed
    Los Arcos - 1 Large Double Bed
    Opio - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
There are multiple garden areas to dine or relax. The pool area has numerous lounge chairs. The roof top decks / terraces also have multiple lounge chairs. The highest terrace has sofas, chairs, and a bar / grill area. The roof top decks are enormous.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Unbelieveably magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

This gem of a place is fantastic! We were a group of 6 couples. Plenty of room, many separate rooms/living spaces, beautiful gardens maintained by a great full time gardener, the cleaning ladies washed our clothes daily (if we left them on the floor) and straightened our rooms daily. The cook and kitchen help did an excellent job on some delicious meals (the salmon with mango sauce was incredible!) Such a treat to be served breakfast and lunch daily. Be sure and request guacamole and chips for the afternoon! The view from the roof-top is phenominal! Such a beautiful place to relax! The location is only 3 blocks from Centro Historico. We found several delicious eating places and shopping within walking distance. We were able to get a taxi easily on the corner or call Uber and they will pick you up at the door. We felt very safe on our entire trip. We flew in to Leon at BJX on American Airlines. We had a driver (you can get his name from the property manager) to pick us up and take us to Casa Tortugas. Well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Tortuga is like having your own personal Boutique Hotel! The setting is beyond description. We took our extended family of 13 and it was wonderful. So many beautiful areas to explore with views of the city, or you could tuck away in a secluded spot and read, or meet in a central area for afternoon happy hour as a group. Our only snafu was a language problem to be able to communicate properly. We had a few surprises for meals and feeding 13 was difficult to make sure food was hot when served. But the staff did their best with our limited Spanish and their limited English. But they certainly tried and succeeded in making our stay glorious beyond our expectations. The owners of the house probably needs to be made aware of a few maintence problems such as the ice maker in the bar area doesn’t work, the bar refrigerator needs replacing as it freezes the beverages, the kitchen dishwasher doesn’t work and one of the bedroom ceiling fans wasn’t working. The bedrooms are warm at night so that was unfortunate for the couple in that room. Also when we had the pool heated, the cold water in the master bedroom became hot as well, making the shower uncomfortably hot and and even the toilet water was hot. We weren’t able to get an understanding of that so decided to only have the pool heated two of the days. But, I certainly don’t want to complain because for those few inconveniences, the overall stay was, as I previously stated, all and more than we ever could have expected. I just think the owner of the villa should be made aware of some of the maintenance issues. The grounds keepers, maids and entire staff were extraordinary. We would definitely love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

The best hotel/villa/VRBO experience I've ever had.

  • 5 of 5

Casa de las Tortugas is the best VRBO or hotel experience I’ve ever had – and I’ve had many. It is like having the worlds greatest boutique hotel/villa for just you and your friends. I'm astounded that such a property is on VRBO. The interior spaces are filled with art and antiques, yet are incredibly warm and welcoming. Definitely the product of someone with an incredible eye for design. The property itself is huge, with gardens and outdoor spaces that create a tropical paradise inside the unassuming outside walls. So many courtyards, terraces and outdoor dining spots. The staff is talented, passionate and so incredibly accommodating. Let them cook breakfast, snacks and even some dinners for you. The best mole I've ever had is Maria Rosa's. And her "flor de jamaica" (hibiscus flower) empanadas are unreal! The property is managed by the most professional management company I've ever dealt with. They helped me organize every detail, from the transportation to and from Mexico City to several magical experiences at the villa (including a special birthday dinner and a private classical guitar concert). It is as if the owner took the best property in San Miguel, then hired the best gardener, the best interior designer, cooks and managers to create a slice of heaven on earth. Sound a little over-the-top? Just go stay there and then tell me if I'm over exaggerating (I'm not). I went to Casa de las Torgugas with high expectations and left having those expectations vastly exceeded by a reality that was magnitudes better. One final thing. We ran into a group of really nice folks from New York who were staying up the street from us. They claimed that they were staying at the best house in San Miguel. So... I took them on a tour of Casa Tortugas. They turned to me and said "Oh my God - our house is beautiful, but this blows it away". So my deepest gratitude goes to the property owner and all of the staff for making a dream trip a reality for me, my husband and our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large group of family or friends.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Excellent and accommodating staff. Lovely pool. Multiple roofs and patios are ideal for a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel, California

Beautiful home in a great location. Staff was polite, thoughtful and very pleasant. We loved Mikey

  • 5 of 5

Great house for multiple couples. Plenty of space for privacy and plenty of opportunities for casual or even formal dinners and gatherings. While we did not use the pool it looked very inviting. It is a 300 year old house coupled with another to make a beautiful compound. We would definitely do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and great location.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home if you're looking for a large property in a great location. Booking through Katharine gave us a great resource for our trip. The staff at the property is first rate. Make sure that you have them prepare a Mexican breakfast each morning. Fantastic way to start the day!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO)
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of downtown San Miguel de Allende. The property is three blocks away from the Jardin (square on the Parroquia). The town of San Miguel de Allende is at 6,000' MSL and has a high desert climate.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Centro Historico,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Years Week 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,519.4

Rental rates are determined by the number of bedrooms needed. Prices above are quoted for 7 bedrooms. Please contact us for specific rates.

Other fees:
Tips for staff - $10/renter/day
Groceries - groceries are the responsibility of the renter. STAFF WILL CHARGE AN ADDITIONAL 20% ON COST OF GROCERIES.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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