Welcome to Casa Dos Angeles, and your elegant guest suite rental located within my home that you will call paradise during your stay with me! Located on a private, gated cul-de-sac with only seven homes and 24-hour security, just steps from the Rosewood Hotel & 3 blocks from our Jardin, my two angels (the house name, of course!) greet you at the front door upon arrival, and they set the tone for the elegance you'll encounter within. As an architect, I can tell you my home doesn't fit any one description--it's a cross between European elegance and Spanish Colonial comfort. This is not the home for a family with young children--your vacation abode is furnished with European antiques, Mexican stone, and eye-catching details, perfect for evening cocktails in the courtyard or intimate dinners beneath the candlelit chandelier. Fireplaces warm the four-poster bedroom and enliven the shared grand living room, while French doors abound, allowing the entire home to flow seamlessly into the central, fountain-anchored courtyard. If you're ready for a holiday that you'll remember a lifetime, this is your temporary home!
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, en suite, with desk, fireplace, ceiling fan, courtyard
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Nov 2018
In the internet age, it's easy to check out your potential hosts on affiliated sites or About Me (check out my profile there, it's full of easy hot-links to see more about me), but let's get acquainted here first! When my AARP membership kicked in, I became a full-time expat in the Conde Nast Traveler-ranked Number One City in the World, which happens to also be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like Florence, Italy. If your visit here is simply for some experience-rich R&R, I'm great at offering suggestions and pointing out the hot spots in town, but if you're here to also explore San Miguel as a potential home, I'm an expert. I'm a top Realtor here--originally trained as an architect in undergrad--a Mexican business owner, a published novelist, have built a home here, and can share everything you might wish to know about life in Mexico. I live upstairs, so I'm around to answer your questions! I'm also an Italophile--perhaps I was Italian in another life?--and my home is very European in style. I love the indoor-outdoor lifestyle our weather here encourages, and you'll find my home flows seamlessly with the outdoors--the French doors at the foot of your bed open directly into your fountain-anchored courtyard in the main photo. You'll see from the home description that I work full time and am in-and-out with appointments or sequestered away in my upstairs office, but I certainly enjoy playing the role of host--plan on a Happy Hour that I try to host when time permits so we can chat! And remember, your living quarters here are also perfect for hosting a dinner party with new-found friends--I'm happy to provide resources to maximize your enjoyment, from groceries & catering, to in-home massage services or personal tour guides. I'm thrilled to welcome you to San Miguel, and to Casa Dos Angeles!
Greg purchased this House in 2013
Why Greg chose Zona Centro
As I mentioned, I'm a top Realtor here in San Miguel de Allende, so i know the best locations to live, the safest in terms of both lifestyle and investment, and Casa Dos Angeles tops all locations. I chose to move here because it's such a short, easy stroll to the heart of our town (called the Jardin, or garden, the town's 'city plaza'), yet it's just far enough away from the noise of the city center (think church bells and fireworks) that it's tranquil by comparison. Casa Dos Angeles sits off the city street (no bus or auto traffic noise) on its own private, gated cul-de-sac, an extremely exclusive location with only seven homes, and offers a sense of serenity rarely found here in the heart of our city. Oh, and if you're wondering why I moved to San Miguel de Allende, your visit will soon answer that question: we enjoy a Manhattan-like lifestyle on a, say, Des Moines budget. I once penned the social column for our local bilingual newspaper and can assure you that you'll never run out of activities to enjoy, be they an active day of touring the historic sites, an instructive day learning Spanish or a new artistic skill, or a lazy day lounging at the pool or at one of the nearby natural hot springs.
What makes this House unique
Unique benefits of Casa Dos Angeles? Take a look at the photos and you'll see--as they say, a photo is worth a thousand words!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Sumptuous home -- visually stunning -- delightful location -- gracious, cordial, informative host !!
Greg Gunter made us feel completely comfortable, before & during our stay in his incredibly over the top, lovely home. The arrangements & accomodations are stupendous. The decor is truly lavish. The gated enclave is visual perfection. The architecture is fascinating. This home fits perfectly with the aura of SMA's history, culture, ambiance & overall vibrations.
The location is wonderfully close to the center of everything, as well as a delightfully charming walk to the center of town. This property is next to the stunningly beautiful Parque Benito Juarez, a botanical wonderland. There is an unbelievably wonderful inner courtyard in Greg's home that is perfect for unwinding & contemplating the events of the day, as well as planning for the next wonderful experiences.
Greg was full of helpful recommendations to help us customize our sightseeing to our needs. He was genuinely interested in helping us have the best time ever. This location is just a short walk to a number of colorful, fascinating neighborhoods; each with its own flavor; as well as easily walkable to most attractions on the other side of the town center. Wonderful eating establishments, of all persuasions & prices, are close by.
It was a pleasure to come back to this extraordinary home during & at the end of each day. Having access to this magnificent home as a base of operations, added a delightful extra dimension to our time in this amazing city. We have stayed at other quite lovely homes in SMA, but this is an extraordinary experience that is the icing on the cake. Just the walk to & from Greg's home to El Jardin, in El Centro, & back, was a phenomenally stunning experience, in & of itself.
Greg has been responsive to all of our many questions & needs. I can not imagine a better host or living arrangements in this stunning city. Staying in Greg's lovely home enhanced our experience significantly. We recommend his glorious home without reservation! We can't imagine how the experience of staying at Greg's home could have been any better.
Steve & Lorraine Eisenberg.
P.S., Incidentally, we had in mind to house hunt during our stay, & Greg was an in invaluable resource in that regard. His sharing of his knowledge base re all aspects of this endeavor was amazing. He couldn't have done a better job in walking us through this process which resulted in purchasing a home here. If you are considering purchasing a home in SMA, we highly recommend considering speaking with Greg.
Thank you so much, Steve & Lorraine, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and I look forward to you being new neighbors here in San Miguel de Allende! It was a delight hosting you and a treat working with you!
I had the pleasure of staying with Greg at his magnificent residence for a month-long visit to San Miguel. Greg was a wonderful host, and his home was located in perfect proximity to the centre of town, offering a short walking distance to everything while being secluded enough to offer privacy and quiet.
I have rented many homes on VRBO, but this was the first time sharing a home with the host, and even though the common areas are shared with Greg, at no point did I ever feel a lack of privacy. I highly recommend Greg's home. Look no further, this is the place you want to stay at while visiting San Miguel.
Absolutely stunning. Perfect location. 5 stars!
First of all, the home is absolutely stunning. The decor is gorgeous, the bed is so comfortable! We loved the courtyard, waking up to the sunlight and sound of the fountain was just a dream. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring. Just a short walk to the town square, right next to the Rosewood Hotel with the best rooftop in the city! We felt completely safe with the 24 hr guard at the gate. Greg was the best host, so helpful and nice!
Awesome colonial town
Room was clean, comfortable with a great location next to park. Food music fest in park the same weekend we were there was a bonus. Greg the host was very helpful with helping us make early transportation to bus station for trip to Mexico City. SMdA was a awesome colonial town with many fine shops and markets. Would return to town and stay at gregs place in future.
Great house in great spot
We stayed here for my brothers wedding. Everything is easily within walking distance. The house was beautiful and comfortable. We look forward to coming back to San Miguel.
Always a delight staying in Casa Dos Angeles. This was our second time in two years. Beautiful central patio and great ambiance. Greg the owner ,a very charming gentleman.
Google the city "San Miguel de Allende:" you will see that we were named by Conde Nast Traveler & Travel & Leisure magazines as the #1 City in the World four times...it is easy to research our city online!
Additional pricing information
Rates may be subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. No pets and no smoking, please. Deductions for consumables (bottle of wine, for instance) or optional amenity offerings (extra laundry charges,for instance) may be withheld from the Refundable Damage Deposit noted above if not paid prior to departure.