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Stunning home on Callejón Blanco, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome


About the property

2 bedroom centric townhouse, beautiful terrace with jacuzzi and grill

Mariposa México está situada en el centro de San Miguel de Allende sobre Callejón Blanco, uno de las más prestigiados zonas del centro de la ciudad. Es una casa muy hermosa, que ha sido profesionalmente decorada por Holly Howard, con accesorios originales antiguos, arte y muebles especialmente seleccionados. Esta casa ha sido publicada en revistas especilizadas de arquitectura y decoración cómo la Utah Style Magazine.

Mariposa México está a 5 minutos a pie de todos los restaurantes y tiendas. La terraza tiene una vista de 360 grados de la parroquia de la ciudad y la hermosa campiña con un pequeño jacuzzi y comedor en la terraza. Es considerado uno de los mejores alquileres en San Miguel.

Nuestro Gerente José puede ayudarle con lo que se necesite, incluyendo reservas en restaurantes u otras solicitudes que podrían surgir durante su estancia. Nuestra ama de llaves viene 3 horas al día 3 veces por semana y es excelente. Podemos proporcionarle alimentos en la casa por un precio muy raonable. También tenemos un libro de consejos de la Mariposa que se encuentra en la mesa de café donde encontrará una lista de los mejores restaurantes, servicio de lavandería, sitios para ver, guías, calles comerciales y cualquier otras necesidades que podría tener durante su estancia con nosotros en San Miguel.


'Colorfully artsy' appropriately depicts Mariposa Mexico! This is evident in the delightful character of the gated entrance, the painted antique door covered in bugambilia and in the dreamy view down the lane to the church spire and local market. A hidden arbor path just behind the street entrance leads you seductively along toward days filled with local charm. It is a colorful artist’s 'get away' with its own special magic that exudes from within.

The Arbor and Courtyard

Leafy green vines grow in abundance along the arbor walls and overhead arches. A row of central lanterns light the path at night while a succession of niches spot dramatic stone carvings along the walk way. This path ends in front of a stone stair case that leads to a small, cozy front courtyard. Peeking through the gate across the courtyard, one is treated to the first dramatic view of the Colonial facade. High arched glass doors lead to the ground floor bedrooms off the courtyard while a second set of windows balance the symmetry of the building from the second living room level. A large stone fountain occupies a central position between the gridded doors in the courtyard. It gives a splash of freshness to the privacy of this cozy open area. Directly overhead is the bell tower and rooftop terrace of this artistic Colonial town house (And, yes, the bell can be rung). A small seating area is directly across from the fountain in the courtyard. This provides a likely spot for morning coffee. Directly behind the seating is the stairway leading up to the second floor entrance and antique wooden door that accesses the living room and kitchen level.

Rooftop Terrace

This spectacular top floor has a 360° view of the town of San Miguel, the Parroquia and the entire valley and surrounding area. It overlooks one of the most charming Mexican residential streets and has a lovely view of the prestigious and fun rooftops of the area. There is a dipping pool with a fountain and lounge chairs for relaxation and sunning. The stereo speakers that are also placed on the rooftop are a perfect addition. A comfortable dining table seats ten and the delightful, 'all-glass' green house is decorated with shelves so it can serve as a buffet area for outdoor dining. The top shelves of the green house have jars of peach blossoms that reach the ceiling. The entire area is lush with plants and pots of flowers. Candlelight gives it a magical feel at night, and it has comfortable air conditioning during the day. The stairs accessing this floor arrive in the green house from the living room/kitchen floor. The powder room is a convenient part of the green house space.

There is a large Mexican barbecue and cupboards stocked with plates and glasses that can be easily accessed for the rooftop table setting. An ice machine is available here so that the white wine is always chilled and the margaritas always ready for a 'fiesta!'

Ground Floor Master Bedroom - colors beige, gold and white.

This smart colonial bedroom has light walls and an interesting checkerboard floor pattern that adds real charm. The focal point is the romantic king size canopy bed with white piquet curtains that flutter softly due to the overhead fans. The high mattresses on the beds and super soft pillows and linens of the bedding are divinely comfortable. Everywhere there are tasty things to see and all have a story of their own. The arched gridded mirrors reflect the accessories and give the room an airy, spacious feel. The large St. Peter sculpture, gilded capitols and vingins with airoles all decorate the room with their ageless presence. The 'built in' closet has lights that turn on when you open the doors. Comfortable cool mats are 'cozy' and the washed beam ceilings give a restful feel to the room. A lovely antique stone fireplace has a carved mantel with assorted gilded candlesticks and a tall overhead mirror that reflects the room in general.

Master Bath

The master bath has a large tub and central 'large head' shower outlet. The bath looks out on a tiny private garden complete with a small fountain and romantic lantern. Niches decorate the walls. There are stacks of soft towels and interesting antique accessories. Porcelain bowls are attractively placed inside an antique Mexican table, and a large arched mirror occupies the entire back wall for convenient grooming.

San Miguel is a 450-year-old Colonial town. It began as an Indian mission and was later drawn to the silver mining era with the mines that were being developed in Guanajuato. Today it is being protected as a national monument due to its historical importance in Mexico's fight for independence. It is for this reason that there are no neon signs, no bill boards, no fire hydrants and no traffic lights.

It is widely considered one of the prettiest and cleanest towns in Mexico. The narrow cobblestone streets remain much as they have for centuries. There is a mixture of 16th and 17th century architecture, old churches and elegant haciendas. All of these have sun baked, multi hued walls varying in the spectrum of colors from okra to pastels, faded pink, green and blue.

Keywords: Townhouse

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My 26-year-old son and I stayed here over Mother's Day, extending for a seven-day stay. Perfect in every way. Because I like adventure, sometimes I forget how important it is for me to have comfortable/luxurious bed and linens and a welcoming, no-sweat home. Oh, this home has it all. Jose the house manager attends to everything but leaves you alone when you need the solitude. The location can't be beat. Minutes to everything in El Centro. View extraordinaire. Plus hot tub/rooftop patio. The decor is superb. Artful, respectful, loving welcome. You'll get this here.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Zona Centro in San Miguel de Allende

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff


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Stunning home on Callejón Blanco, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
portsmouth RI

We will gladly return to Mariposa on our next visit

  • 5 of 5

We had the great pleasure of visiting SMA for the first time and our experience could not have been better. We always wonder if the accommodations will actually live up to the photographs and reviews, but Mariposa certainly did - and more. The design of the house, the décor and proximity to the centro were all you could ask for. Add a rooftop terrace with a hot tub and beautiful views and you will be happy to call this place home for your visit. Other reviews have covered the bases as to how comfortable and aesthetically pleasing Mariposa is, and I absolutely agree. And it is quiet, tucked away on a street with very little traffic. Jose the manager, made sure we were well taken care of, with margaritas and a relaxing hot tub on arrival. Esmeralda, visited several times a week and kept the house in order. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Tom! We will be happy to have you back soon!
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El Paso, Tx. USA

Simply excellent stay, the place, the house, the staff....

  • 5 of 5

A great house in a great place with great people to assist. No hassles at all so we had an excellent experience. I really recommend with my eyes closed to visit San Miguel and stay in this house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Yiris, thank you so much for your review we really appreciate you took the time! Thank you for choosing Casa Mariposa, we hope you visit us again soon.
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The house decoration is amazing. The help from José and his margaritas were lovely. I would like to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review María! We hope to have you back sometime! Our best,
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Beautiful , sophisticated old home

  • 5 of 5

The house and the location are amazing. The house is filled with antiques and art. Meticulous thought was given to every detail. The beds are very high quality. The views from the roof top is breath taking. Very helpful staff. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Christine. We hope to have you back at the house soon.
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Brooklyn, New York

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I am impressed by this house. This house is beautifully decorated and super clean.

-The beds are comfortable you will sleep well.

- House is very close to the main square

-I am still dreaming about the bathtub in the main bathroom.

- I am so happy I stayed in this house and I will definetley will go back.

I can't thank enough Jose the house manager for his help and how accommodating he is.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diana, your review makes us very happy!
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Wonderful Home in Heart of SMA

  • 5 of 5

I posted a message three days ago stating my frustration with the construction noise next door and lack of response. The owner was traveling for the holidays and did reach out to me as soon as he was made aware. He was apologetic for the situation and assured me this was not the case two weeks prior when he was in town. This was bad luck on my part as construction has just started and the owner is reaching out to the neighor concerning the construction hours. The problem will be fixed and the owner was professional and has been in continuous contact with me. I would highly recommend this house as it sits in the perfect location to walk anywhere in SMA and it sits on a side street hiding from street noise. The decor and architecture are wonderful. Jose, the management staff, is incredibly friendly and took our family to Guanajuato for the day showing us all the sites and history. Fantastic trip and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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