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Historic Centro, Pets Okay, Colonial Home, Garden Courtyard, One Story, Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Historic Centro, Colonial House, Garden Courtyard, Views Of La Parroquia!

The location of this house could not be better. Located within the triangle of the Jardin (2 blocks), the Instituto (2 blocks) and the gorgeous Parque Juarez (1 block), it is surrounded by restaurants, gourmet shops, galleries, local tiendas, a grocery store, a 24 hour pharmacy, and arguably the best taco stand in all of San Miguel de Allende. No car is necessary, but if you have one, there is a secure parking lot diagonally across the street. I like to describe the neighborhood as the Greenwich Village of San Miguel!

In addition, I cannot think of a safer location in all of San Miguel. Hotels must agree, as The Rosewood and the Posada de la Aldea are within a block. A heated swimming pool is available at La Aldea for a nominal fee. And, a spa and swimming pool are available at The Rosewood. Hot springs (Las Grutas) are a taxi ride away.

Some of the best restaurants in San Miguel are a block away. Caferama, Hecho en Mexico, the Rosewood Rooftop Tapas Bar, Rosewood 1826, Cafe Monet, Antigua Trattoria, Paprika and Provecho are among them. Walk two or three blocks and you can reach almost every restaurant in San Miguel!

There are 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. There are King beds in both of the large bedrooms. There is an additional bedroom with twin bunk beds, but I'd suggest this room only for children as the closets and drawers are being used. There is wifi and two flat screen televisions with English cable channels and an Amazon Fire. Through Amazon Fire, you can access US Netflix, ShoTime, HBOgo, Hulu and Amazon Prime. There is a bathroom with tub. The house sleeps 6 total.

Gas and electric heaters are available for chilly nights.

The kitchen is full. Consuelo, our housekeeper, comes to the house on Mondays, Wednesday's and Fridays. She is an amazing cook and will prepare breakfast and a hearty, healthy comida. She will wash and iron your clothes. Her hours are flexible and she is happy to adjust them to suit your schedule. Carlos is our house manager and he will let you in and address any problems you might have. He can fix anything! He works regularly at the house on Tuesdays and Fridays. You will be provided with all necessary phone numbers, delivery menus, wifi passwords, etc. contained in guestbook to be found on coffee table in MBR #1.

Please come visit San Miguel, no matter where you choose to stay. I have been coming here my entire life and my enthusiasm for the place has never waned. I would be happy to direct you to any sites, answer any questions or simply suggest restaurants!

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Shelley
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About Carol Shelley

My great uncle came to San Miguel in 1969 and my love affair with the place started shortly after. My love of horseback riding, hiking, antiquing all began here. My family owned a house for 35 years just a block from where this house is located. I wouldn't live anywhere else in San Miguel. We have another house South Florida (312196) and an apartment in Nashville (685902) which we rent out to rave reviews. We are VERY guest-oriented and your concerns and any issues which arise during your stay come first with us.

Carol Shelley purchased this house in 2012

Why Carol Shelley chose Centro Historico

The location of this house is unbeatable. You can literally walk to anywhere in town. The Jardin, Parque Juarez, a 24 hour pharmacy, late night tacos, and every restaurant and gallery in town. The house is 400 years old!

What makes this house unique

Open the door and you are greeted by a warm garden and the steeple of La Parroquia. You have arrived in San Miguel!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Carol! We loved Consuelo, Carlos, the property and your fast responses to any problems. The place is perfect for a family with a dog. We really hope we can rent from you again, maybe this summer or next Christmas. As soon as we can make tentative plans I'll reach out to you. Please thank Michael for us as well.All the best,Jenny
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Centro Historico in Zona Centro

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • 2 MBRs with King beds. 3rd bedroom with twin bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
San Miguel de Allende was selected the number one place to visit in the WORLD by Conde Nast travelers in 2014! It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. San Miguel de Allende is simply a marvel to behold.


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Historic Centro, Pets Okay, Colonial Home, Garden Courtyard, One Story, Views!
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful home, and garden. Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, and garden. Wonderful location!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will Stay There Again

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, loved having small back yard and clothesline. Property is comfortable and Carlos, the handyman and Consuelo, the housekeeper are the nicest, most responsive people. We had problems with no hot water one day and Carlos took care of it immediately. Consuelo made us amazing green chili enchiladas. Carol, the owner, is easy to work with and is also very responsive to questions. The property is very comfortable and a 5 minute walk to the Plaza. I love San Miguel and enjoyed every minute of my 2 weeks. So many amazing restaurants, art, music... a beautiful, historic city. Stayed at this same house last year and hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location, but we did not feel that this property was conducive to renters.

  • 2 of 5

Good location, but we did not feel that this property was conducive to renters.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a pleasure to stay here

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect family house with a gorgeous, large backyard. Very comfortable and Consuelo, the housekeeper, is simply the best cook and kindest person you could meet. The hosts are very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location, great staff

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 enjoyed staying here for over a month starting mid-January, 2017. The location was so incredibly convenient – everything we could want within just a few minutes walk. Consuelo was very sweet and made us many delicious meals both for breakfast and lunch. Carlos was also very responsive, helping whenever we needing anything, whether it was to replace the water, fix the Internet, or get the hot water working again.

We did have some problems with the Internet during our stay, with it reporting as fast, but then going very slow or shutting off completely. The owners worked with us to upgrade the Internet and the router, fixing the problem, for which we were grateful.

The only other downsides to the house in general include that it's right next to the road and the windows are not sound proof, so it can be quite noisy sometimes, even in the middle of the night. There are a few other things we could be picky about from a design perspective (no closet in one of the bedrooms, only one bathroom, too small indoor dining area for those cold mornings/nights), but overall, it was a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at this lovely situated house. A wonderful place for our dog and children with such a lovely outdoor space and fantastic cook Consuelo. Carol and Michael are always very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: not necessary

In the center of all San Miguel de Allende has to offer!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £174.9

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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