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Casa Fortuna, Traditional Beauty in the Heart of San Antonio

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

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Colonia San Antonio

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.




More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Lorne Tyczenski
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016

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 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 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Casa Fortuna, Traditional Beauty in the Heart of San Antonio
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Royal Oak, MI USA

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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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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  • 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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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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Gorgeous house, felt very safe .....loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The walk to the town center was longer than expected but the 30-40 minute walk there was doable and the cab rides home were cheap enough. The house manager was not there to meet us so we were very lucky that expats who lived next door happened to be home with s set of keys for #2. We would have been stranded outside the gate with all our luggage if it weren't for those wonderful neighbors. Once the manager arrived and we got our orientation everything was great. Decor like out of Archecture Digest....and fabulous roof terrace.

We loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you enjoyed our house as much as we do. I apologise for the arrival mix up. It was completely my fault as I told our house manager that the guests would be arriving in the evening. I blame it on a rapidly aging brain. We pride ourselves on always having someone at the house before the arrival time of our guests. So any one booking in the future, there will be an agent to meet you at the door. We look forward to having you as guests in the future. Thank you.
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Casa Fortuna is a delightful property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in San Miguel de Allende. The house was immaculately clean and very well supplied. The house is one of four in an enclosed, locked courtyard. The agent meeting us to open the house was perfectly prompt. As one will be arriving by car from the airport, the specific arrival vs predicted time may be divergent, so we suggest when arranging your stay, ask for a contact number for the agent. This is important especially if you are arriving after dark and before your anticipated arrival time, as there is no where to "hang out" while waiting for the agent. The neighborhood appeared very safe to us, and the locals are very friendly.

There were more than sufficient kitchen tools for any cooking one might wish to do. Coffee bean grinder, brewer, toaster and microwave also available, but one needs to bring his own supplies like coffee, and seasonings.

It was a perfect spot for two couples, and the rooftop patio provided a spectacular view of the city and surroundings. The two bedroom suites were roomy and provide ample closet storage. The main square of the town is a comfortable walk from the house (about 1 mile), but bus and taxi are readily available from the adjacent corner, and very inexpensive. Cleaning staff provide service three times weekly, and change bed linens once weekly. Cleaning staff were very accommodating and unobtrusive.

We met one of the owners, who was adding some planting to the landscape, and he was very helpful regarding local sights, things to do, and places to eat. There is detailed information regarding the property on site, and many guidebooks from which to gather suggestions for places to go and see. There is also a library of cookbooks if you are inclined to want to cook. While we enjoy cooking very much, there are so many great nearby restaurants that we did not use the kitchen much. Restaurant prices are very reasonable.

Overall, this is a very clean, well-located place to stay for your trip to San Miguel de Allende, and we highly recommend Casa Fortuna.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Prices & Availability

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

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High Season
30 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Cleaning Fee £59

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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