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Casa Fortuna, Traditional Beauty in the Heart of San Antonio

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Colonia San Antonio in San Miguel de Allende

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Casa Fortuna, Traditional Beauty in the Heart of San Antonio
average rating of 4.965517 based on 31 reviews
Royal Oak, MI USA
5

Our return was just as delightful as the first visit.

  • 5 of 5

Once again, Casa Fortuna did not disappoint. It is such a beautiful 'castle-house'. The design and comfort of the home, the great kitchen for cooking, and the rooftop terrace are hard to beat. Because it's so beautiful and comfortable, we found ourselves alternating meals out, with meals in, just to enjoy being there more. The neighbors, Jane and David, are lovely people and very helpful as well. The hummingbirds greeted us every morning and throughout the day (we kept the feeders full). I loved that there were screens installed in the bedroom double-doors. It was nice to have fresh air without the mosquitoes. Casa Fortuna is heaven on earth!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful house, well situated in San Miguel.

  • 4 of 5

Would recommend to others for short and long stays in San Miguel.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

excellent. beautiful house in beautiful city with magnificent non-vancouver weather. i.e no rain

  • 5 of 5

we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely casa. a wonderful relaxing and peaceful home. lovely roof deck, garden, patio. no complaints. thank you. i hope we can return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wutta GEM!!!

  • 5 of 5

I always wondered what it would be like to actually live (if only for one week in our case) in a home out of the pages of Architectural Digest. NOW I KNOW...fabu!!

Having been through a few remodels myself, I can only imagine the headaches that must have come with ALL of the design decisions made in creating the perfect home base environment to enjoy a stay in San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende.

The amenities are, to understate, too many to enumerate but, suffice to say, everything you need to accomplish on your visit...you WILL be able to!

Casa Fortuna is positioned in a residential area outside the central zone and is a healthy hike or a short AND cheeeeep taxi ride away from shopping, restaurants and all attractions.

We are told that SMA is usually a fairly sleepy little town made even milder by the super laid back attitudes of the locals. We arrived on Christmas Eve eve and stayed until New Years Day...& honestly it was bedlam (in a pretty good way, I guess) although, it might be nice to return when it's not such a celebration. Really, people came into town from ALL over, and it was basically mobbed...Times Square in NYC has nuthin' on this place during a holiday week!!! Casa Fortuna is on the edge of a very active community in San Antonio...people out at all hours (except mornings), dogs barking through the night, roosters crowing at dawn through mid-morning, fireworks, parties, loud bangs (???) proliferated while we were there. Luckily, we brought earplugs and used them!

Norma & Lupe were just great...going above & beyond. Norma even arranged to have the rooftop terrace fireplace working a couple of days before departure and we REALLY enjoyed it up there. In December you need a fire to take the chill off the morning and evening temps which are coolish.

Totally in the spirit of aiming for perfection we aren't fans of the solar water heating system. We could operate it well enough on our end, but it's hardly efficient from a user standpoint. It takes 3-5 minutes to actually get hot water out of the shower, wasting a LOT of precious Mexican filtered water. The pressure isn't great but passable AND, the lovely bathtubs are clearly for show ONLY. With no hot tub on the amenities list when we booked, I was deliriously happy to see two big soaking tubs for my daily, lengthy bath with book & wine. Soooo sad when it became obvious that baths were not on the agenda due to extremely slow water flow & non-working drain plugs.

A memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that you loved our house as much as we do. I am a little perplexed about the hot water. Our water heater is not solar, it's gas and on demand. What this means is there is endless hot water and due to the strange plumbing configuration in the house it does take a minute for it to reach the showers. Also, we have a pressurized water system so water pressure should not be a problem.
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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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Location

Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£679
for 7 nights
£679
£2,074
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.16
Damage Deposit £193.87

Rates are subject to changed until deposit is paid. Please check our calendar before contacting us, as it is always up to date.

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