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Casa Fortuna, Traditional Beauty in the Heart of San Antonio

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
house
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

In the heart of Colonia San Antonio, at the end of Calle Orizaba

you will discover La Fortuna; it offers a tranquil and organic environment with sunset and town views, ideally located just a 15 minute stroll to the Jardin, the heart and soul of San Miguel.

Built using traditional designs and techniques, Casa Fortuna encompasses over 2000 square feet of stone work, boveda ceilings, a cupula in the centre of the home and Sautillo tiles in a herringbone pattern. The spectacular rooftop deck is over 500 square feet of uninterrupted views in all directions.

The two ensuite bathrooms are masterpieces of tile and stone work with all of the modern conveniences. This warm and welcoming home will provide all the amenities and comforts to make your stay in San Miguel a most memorable and cherished time. Our home will be your home.

Casa Fortuna is near the end of a quiet dead-end street with very little traffic. The house is surrounded by mission style walls and is fully secure. Taking advantage of the copious sunshine, the house is now powered by solar electricity.

Rental includes maid service three times per week, if daily maid service and or cook are needed this can be arranged at very reasonable rates. Maid service includes cleaning, kitchen and dishes as well as laundry of linens and towels. If you wish personal laundry and ironing it can be arranged at an additional cost through Norma, the house manager.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY.

FAVOR LA NOTA QUE TENEMOS UNA ESTANCIA MÍNIMA DE UNA SEMANA.

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Owner
Lorne Tyczenski
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Lorne Tyczenski

I am confident that you will love our place as much as we did from the first time we saw it.

Lorne

Lorne Tyczenski purchased this house in 2009

Why Lorne Tyczenski chose San Miguel de Allende

Our house is located at the top of Orizaba in colonia San Antonio. It set on the top of a ridge with commanding views in all directions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This spacious and beautifully decorated home was very clean and comfortable. The rooftop terrace is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views of the city and surrounding areas. There are small grocers and good restaurants right outside the gates, and the town centre is just a short walk from the house. After each day of activities in San Miguel, we always looked forward to coming back to the comforts of the house. We have already started planning our return trip to Casa Fortuna!
Jan 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Casa Fortuna, Traditional Beauty in the Heart of San Antonio
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Fantastic !!!

  • 5 of 5

Its a perfect setting for a perfect holiday !!!

So well equipped and has everything one needs to enjoy one's stay

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Dorado Hills CA
5

A Dream Home. Right Out of Architectural Digest!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Fortuna, two friends, in mid-November for a week. I don’t know how to begin to describe this gorgeous property. Personally, I’ve never stayed anywhere I loved more. Right out of Architectural Digest. Every detail is a joy. I am a gardener, and the front garden, the rooftop garden, and the balcony off of my bedroom were exquisite. It was as if every tendril of every vine had been hand-placed, and was in bloom. Obviously, the owners are exceptional gardeners.

The rooftop, and the view from the rooftop was amazing. I had to keep pinching myself. I must have spent several hours taking pictures of the house, gardens and the views.

The house is VERY well equipped. Everything you might need and then some. For instance, in addition to the drip coffee maker there is a combo espresso grinder/maker and a hand juicer to make fresh squeezed orange juice or lime juice for your margaritas. There are two gorgeous bedrooms with beautiful baths. Ladies, there was even a makeup mirror in my bathroom (presumably my friend’s as well). My room had a walk-in closet that had drawers, cubbies, extra linens etc. and a safe for extra cash and your passports. There was a TV and Skype phone (which we never used--too much to do) on the second floor landing next to the Boveda ceiling. The gas fireplace in the downstairs living room was gorgeous & plenty to warm up the house; we were never cold. And when the sun came out and we saw the amazingly blue sky of San Miguel, it was magic. Colors just popped. It's a photographer’s dream.

Casa Fortuna is on a private courtyard along with 3 other lovely homes. On our first night we were invited to a party at the house of one of the neighbors on the other end, and it was so much fun! Such interesting people! There is a lovely community outdoor sitting area where neighbors often congregated with their morning coffee. But you had all the privacy you could want.

It’s about a 20 min walk to Centro along Calle Orizaba, but the bus goes by for only 5 pesos, and a taxi to just about anywhere is 40-50 pesos ($2-2.50 USD) and double that if you call for pick up, though we did that once and were only charged 50 pesos.

The water in Casa Fortuna is all potable; there is bottled water as well. We had a small party one evening: there is ample dinnerware, serving and cooking utensils. Beautiful Mexican pottery. Guides books and tourist info. A full laundry. I'm out of review space! We highly recommend Casa Fortuna!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI USA
5

It will EXCEED your expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We've been world travelers for several years, and have stayed in many types of accommodations- this was the best we've ever experienced! The home was absolutely beautiful, furnishings, architecture, flowers, hummingbirds, etc. We were greeted by Norma, who was thorough in explaining what we needed and was easy to reach in case we had any questions. Lupe, who kept the home beautifully clean, was a delight to meet and talk to. For every day/night of our 3 week stay, we never took the views from the terrace for granted. The lighting throughout the day, the hummingbirds (we made fresh nectar and replenished often- please do the same:), butterflies, rainbows, fireworks, and stunning city and countryside vistas were unforgettable. The location of the place was an easy, inexpensive cab ride to the centro, or just a simple 15-20 minute walk. We felt safe and greeted by neighbors, and also loved the friendly women at the corner store. We loved the fact that we could choose to eat out, cook at home, or order carry-out ...with wine!

If I had any suggestions at all- maybe screens so you could enjoy the cool evening breeze in the house (we figured out the first night that the mosquitoes LOVED us), and maybe handrails for the stairs. The floor-lighting was great, though.

Overall, I would highly recommend this place to any friend or family member, although I don't want it to fill up when I look to return! Casa Fortuna really is a little slice of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This beautiful San Miguel home is in a great location, we walked everywhere.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very attentive to our needs and even brought us papayas! The home has many beautiful architectural features. The home is well stocked. We loved the rooftop.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Fortuna was more than we ever imagined. A hidden gem. Attention to detail is evident as this Casa felt like it was home from the minute we arrived. If I could have stayed forever, I would have done so.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding property and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I can still recall our first reaction when we arrived at Casa Fortuna late in the evening - once behind the immense property gates, we were stunned and couldn't believe this would be our vacation home for 5 weeks! Spacious but cozy, beautifully deorated. The fireplace kept us warm during the cool evenings. The kitchen is so well equipped we were able to host a small cocktail party for other Snowbird friends. The rooftop is the real jewel and where we spent many hours reading - fireplace up there as well but we weren't successful in getting it started. The San Antonio location is perfect - flat street stones made the walk to the Jardine or any nearby site easy, or the bus stop right on our corner was a quick 10 pesos ride downtown (comes every 15 minutes)! Or just stand at the corner for a few minutes and flag down a taxi - they are always cruising the street! Terrific wine store at the end of Orizaba. Lupe, our housekeeper kept the home spotless with quiet efficiency. If you are a light sleeper the nearby roosters or neighbourhood dogs barking occassionally might wake you but after a few weeks in this glorious home we didn't even notice! One can be busy exploring the city every day and never do the same thing twice - we can't wait to return! Only suggestions I might have is a small hand rail on the stairways and a barbecue in the kitchen courtyard.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you found our house as delightful as we do and appreciate the time and care we have put into it. There is a charcoal grill at the top of the car port it may have been hidden in all the fruit trees. Thank you for the great review! Lorne
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Location

Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Colonia San Antonio, Guanajuato State

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
30 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£881
for 7 nights
£881
£2,931
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£717
for 7 nights
£717
£2,193
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Cleaning Fee £61

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Colonia San Antonio in Guanajuato State

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

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