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Luxury Accommodations, Fantastic Location...See Video

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Location, Location, Location!

Located in a gated enclave of ten luxury homes, Casa Grande’s private residence is an exquisite 3 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath secure retreat, just minutes from the activity of downtown San Miguel. Be sure and watch our video. The main house covers over 3200 square feet of livable space including stone work, boveda ceilings, outdoor fountains, cupulas, Sautillo tile, outdoor gardens and terraces that make this designer home gorgeous. All our beds are super comfy with luxurious linens and plush bathroom towels.

Please also see our four separate casitas located on the adjacent property. Each is listed separately on VRBO at the following links:

Mayan Riviera Grand Casita https://www.vrbo.com/874793

Jacaranda Casita https://www.vrbo.com/875903

Bougainvillea Casita https://www.vrbo.com/875959

Margarita Casita https://www.vrbo.com/875934

The spectacular rooftop garden is over 3,500 square feet of uninterrupted views in all directions. It includes a full gourmet kitchen enclosed with all glass doors & windows for use in any weather conditions. It is complete with GE Profile appliances (refrigerator, gas fired stove top, oven, dishwasher, microwave and two sinks both with garbage disposals), a professionally-designed gas-fired wood burning pizza oven, a circular bar with 10 custom made leather-padded bar chairs, a hot tub for eight people, and a full bathroom complete with glass topped shower. All counter tops are granite, cabinetry is mesquite wood curved to match the curved granite bar and the entire roof has slate tile flooring.

The balance of the roof is open air with custom made cushioned loungers, tables and chairs, gas-fire pit, gorgeous planters and potted plants; excellent for dining outside, entertaining a large party…or for a more intimate evening after a day of touring the many places to explore here in San Miguel.

This Mexican Colonial property is located in one of San Miguel's most distinguished, gated communities. Casa Grande is located 0.4 miles from Parque Juarez, 0.5 miles from the world famous Instituto Allende and 0.7 miles from the Parroquia and El Jardin (the town square), both are the center of the city. The walk to these areas are gently downhill (you can walk home or a taxi is $3 USD from anywhere in town). Juarez Park is also only a short walk as are many restaurants, shops, galleries and the famous historic Instituto Allende on Ancha de San Antonio Street.

The designer home is furnished with Mexican folk art, antiques, fine linens and other plush textiles. The home has a large, beautifully appointed living room, sunny dining room for eight with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors opening to an open air atrium complete with water fountain, loungers, table and chairs and the sounds of birds chirping daylong.

The large kitchen features stainless steel GE appliances and a heavy duty Viking industrial gas stove complete with grill and griddle. The kitchen includes wonderful cabinetry and hand-painted Mexican tile with plenty of prep areas and includes a separate maid’s sink, additional prep area and pantry space; truly a gourmets delight!!!

A laundry room with full size washer and dryer is located in the home immediately beyond the maid's kitchen.

The main house can sleep six with a king master suite and two bedrooms with queen beds. An additional inflatable queen size air mattress is available for 2 extra guests if needed. The sofas in the living room can also sleep 2 others.

A 4th bedroom and additional casitas are located on the property as described at the bottom of this section. (See VRBO links below to the other adjacent properties offered by the owner).

The home includes four additional items of importance:

•Purified, pressurized water treatment systems so that there are no problems with drinking the water or having adequate water pressure to all users.

•Internet and TV access. Because all homes and hotels in SMA are built with stone and brick walls, such services can be spotty at best. To alleviate such problems, we have installed hard wire to each room and then broadcast Wi-Fi from that point forward in each room. We have three services coming into the property from the cable company divided by five servers in the house so that each user will receive at least 14 mbs on their devices.

•48” Samsung Smart TVs are provided to keep you tuned to your favorite streaming sites be it Netflix, YouTube or other providers.

•A monitored burglar alarm and perimeter security cameras are provided for your peace of mind.

Maid service is included twice per week. Additional service can be provided at additional cost and availability.

All rooms include ceiling fans and gas fire places. A US Vonage phone is available so you can call anywhere in the world free of charge…and your friends and family can reach you, too, free of charge.

As an added benefit, Lawnie & Michelle Sturdevant (the owners) live in a separate house located next door and are available at any time to assist you.

We look forward to meeting you and hosting your incredible stay in San Miguel de Allende.

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SPECIAL NOTE:

If you require additional space for visiting guests or friends, we have 4 additional luxury one-bedroom casitas located on the property next door. You can review a description of each of the casitas, rates and availability at the following locations/links:

- Mayan Riviera Grand Casita: VRBO #874793

- Jacaranda Casita: VRBO #875903

- Margarita Casita: VRBO #875934

- Bougainvillea Suite: VRBO #875959

More Details

Owner
Michelle & Lawnie Sturdevant
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Michelle & Lawnie Sturdevant

Lawnie & I (Michelle) lived and worked in Houston, Texas for many years. In 2014, we bought a vacation home in San Miguel and built an additional home on the adjacent lot next door allowing us to rent this beautiful home and still be accessible to our guests. We are a very social couple who love traveling and meeting new people. We love good restaurants, good wine and spending time entertaining with friends.

We love the weather here in San Miguel and being so accessible to excellent restaurants, art, culture and shopping makes this place hard to beat. We know that you'll have a fantastic time here in what many people call "the magical city of San Miguel."

We provide our guests with many amenities including hairdryers, robes, slippers, magnifying mirrors in all bathrooms, make-up remover kits, suntan lotions, umbrellas, bathing suits, sewing kits, and a host of other things too numerous to mention. Our motto, "Forget it, we got it" means you don't have to worry about forgetting to pack anything.

In addition, we can offer an English-speaking and certified guide at his direct cost to show you around the city and surrounding areas whether by foot or car.

Michelle & Lawnie Sturdevant purchased this house in 2014

Why Michelle & Lawnie Sturdevant chose Allende

Casa Grande is an amazing, newly built luxury property consisting of both a 3 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath main house and four separate casitas. The property encompasses multiple gardens and terraces...an oasis of tranquility in a town that brims with creative energy! Casa Grande is close to the center of everything, yet quiet, safe and with great neighbors. You can walk everywhere from Casa Grande!

If you just want to get away and relax or mediate in a tranquil setting, Casa Grande's 3,000 sq. ft. roof top garden is the place to be. Tropical gardens with bougainvillea and other tropical plants, more than 1,000 sq. ft. under cover with full Chef's kitchen (GE Profile appliances), curved bar with 10 custom made bar stools, hot tub and full bathroom...all under cover... amazing, unobstructed 360 degree views of the city including the Parroquia and the San Antonio Church.

What makes this house unique

Located in one of San Miguel's most distinguished gated communities. Casa Grande is located 0.4 miles from Parque Juarez, 0.5 miles from the world famous Instituto Allende and 0.7 miles from the Parroquia and El Jardin (the town square), both are the center of the city. The walk to these areas are gently downhill (you can walk home or a taxi is $3 USD from anywhere in town). Juarez Park is also only a short walk as are many restaurants, shops, galleries and the historic Instituto Allende on Ancha de San Antonio Street.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Allende in Zona Centro

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bdrm exquisitely tiled shower/tub with double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Gorgeous Mexican tile work and all amenities provided.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stunning full bathroom on rooftop with glass top shower.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Main floor guest bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have boveda ceilings, top line mattresses with comfy linens, comforters and electric blankets, ceiling fans and glass doors to private patios with gorgeous planters. The master bedroom has a luxurious king size mattress in a high-end wooden bed with two matching nightstands, 48" Samsung Smart TV, gas log fireplace, and a huge walk-through closet with plenty of drawers and hanging space. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have similarly luxurious queen size mattresses with luxury linens, comforters and electric blankets. Bedroom 2 has a high-end triple dresser with matching nightstands, wrap around sitting/storage area and a walk-in closet. Bedroom 3 is the smallest of the three and has nightstand, chair and large closet. All three bedrooms have floor to ceiling glass doors and windows, custom window coverings and balconies/terraces.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
If you are interested in exploring, Alfredo, our house manager and licensed tour guide, can provide or arrange transportation, side trips to the Shrine at Atotonico (a must-see), historic Delores Hidalgo (known for its beautiful Talavera pottery), a relaxing afternoon at the Hot Springs, a trip to Queretaro with a beautiful town square and five Franciscan Missions, a tour of Guanajuato with its European influence, master potters, historic buildings, tunnels and mines or to the recently opened Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site and Pyramid.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Romantic and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Our two adult sons with their girl friends and my husband and I stayed at Casa Grande (3 BDRM) for 5 days and everyone had ample space, privacy and comfort. The rooftop kitchen and lounge area, the large rooms with terraces and the spacious kitchen were a major plus. We liked being somewhat away from the center of town, which can be crowded and noisy. Lawnie and Michelle are friendly and easy going and offered to help in many ways with tours, restaurants and grocery shopping.The fact that they live next door is a major plus. They have drivers who are reliable, friendly and full of information. One of our sons proposed to his girlfriend just before our dinner on the roof for New Year's Eve. Then we all soaked in the sublime view of the fireworks in town seated in front of the fire pit! Casa Grande will always be remembered in our family for being a special place – it had everything we needed and is a luxurious, romantic accommodation. It's hard to imagine anyone who experiences this venue being disappointed!! We'd all love to go back to Casa Grande and San Miguel.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Robin, for your gracious comments. You have an absolutely lovely family and we are so proud that you son proposed to his wife-to-be on our rooftop on New Years Eve under a full moon in perfect weather in SMA. It can't get any better than that!!! We look forward to seeing y'all really soon and, hopefully, hosting their wedding!!! Cheers, Lawnie & Michelle
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Signal Hill, California
5

“Stunning luxury villa with fantastic views"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in late November for 2 days and the villa is exquisite. It is extremely comfortable and luxurious with fantastic views over the city from the rooftop deck. Enjoyed sundowners up there with Michelle and the sunset was spectacular. The villa is on the outskirts of town, so is quieter and has good privacy but is an easy walk from the center. The owners really are great hosts and ambassadors for San Miguel and made sure we went to all the best places for dining and entertainment. Michelle also went to the French bakery for us one morning and brought us the best pastries etc. I cannot imagine anywhere better in San Miguel. Totally top notch and we will be back for sure for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marian, for your gracious comments. Y'all were perfect guests and we look forward to the return on all of you pilots (and co-pilots)!!! We have lots more to show you! Cheers, Lawnie & Michelle
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5

San Miguel De Allende Villa

  • 5 of 5

If you are traveling to San Miguel de Allende and want to stay at a 5-Star property with outstanding panoramic views like the Rosewood Hotel, look to stay at Casa Grande . It will be your home-away-from-home at half the cost. Casa de Grande owners Michelle and Lawnie Sturdevant have created a luxurious retreat in San Miguel De Allende with meticulous attention paid to every detail for your comfort. The location is perfect, offering a quiet retreat that is walking distance to the Old Town .

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, I cannot thank you enough, you guys are the most fun :). We cannot wait to host you and your friends again!!! Until next time...Michelle
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5

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

A lot of care and thoughtfulness went into the layout of things and the amenities. With details such as earplugs, make up remover, and fresh towels and cozy blankets this is your dream home away from home. The spa on the terrace has a spectacular view. We enjoyed dinner and wine with friends, then soaked in the tub while enjoying the glow of the city in the background. In additional to being knowledgeable about the city, our host and hostess were very welcoming and warm. We absolutely plan to come back and visit.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, we so enjoyed everyone in your group. Please do come back, we look forward to hosting your stay again here at Casa Grande.
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5

We highly recommend Casa Grande

  • 5 of 5

We came to San Miguel with two other couples for a wedding and fell in love with Casa Grande the moment we walked in the door. The villa has a true Mexican feel which is exactly what we were looking for with all the conveniences of home. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Lawnie and Michelle who couldn’t have been better hosts. They were always nearby to help us with anything we needed, from dinner reservations to happy meals. I don’t think they know the word “no”. The villa was amazing with all the touches of a first class hotel. The bedrooms were very comfortable but my favorite part of the villa was the roof top with amazing views of the city. We started each day with a delicious breakfast in the gourmet kitchen and ended the day in the hot tub with a glass of wine. We highly recommend Casa Grande.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Judy, for your kind comments. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of y'all!!! you were perfect guests and much fun. We look forward to hosting your return trip very soon. Cheers, Lawnie & Michelle
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Wedding trip to San Miguel.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went to San Miguel de Allende for a wedding with two other couples. As this was our first trip to San Miguel, we did not know what to expect. The accommodations were booked by the wife of one of the other couples. She indicated that Lawnie and Michelle were very easy to work with to book the property. Our first contact came via the use of their recommended driver from the airport to their property. He greeted us with a margarita. This made the drive very pleasant.

Upon arrival, we met Lawnie and Michelle. Rather than like meeting the "property owners" it was like meeting old friends. Both Lawnie and Michelle both gave us attention but also at the same time gave us all the time we needed as just guests as well. We contracted with them to provide breakfast. This is a must, as Michelle cooked wonderful food. This time also allowed us to continue to get to know them. During these conversations, they shared some of their favorite places to eat in San Miguel. One such place was Zumo, which could be placed in any US metro area and be successful.

As there were six of us, we booked the self contained three bedroom part of the house. It had its own kitchen and living area. The property also had a tremendous roof top patio to view the town. The roof top also had an enclosed area where breakfast was served.

My wife and I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Grande. We would recommend to all our friends.

Don and Suzanne

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Parque Juárez
The Saturday Organica Market and Parque Juárez are just a few minutes away by foot. Parque J...
Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel
Center of town, excellent for people watching, walking, shopping and eating
Mercado de Artesanías
Several blocks, filled with all kinds of local Mexican artisans selling arts and crafts, foo...
Fábrica La Aurora
Several blocks, filled with all kinds of local Mexican artisans selling arts and crafts, foo...
La Posadita
Coyote Canyon Adventures, San Miguel de Allende
Cafe Rama
Fantastic breakfast & evening, excellent atmosphere, located next to the Rosewood. outdoor a...
El Pegaso
Instituto Allende
For many, San Miguel may be a tourist town, but what continues to attract tourists is the at...
Escondido Hot Springs near San Miguel
Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar
La Felguera
Hecho en Mexico
Jardín Botánico el Charco del Ingenio
Nearby Botanical Garden, hundreds of various types of Cactus
Teatro Angela Peralta
Excellent live plays, just a short walk or cab ride
La Mesa Grande
Excellent Coffee shop and place to hang out. Great pizza made in Pizza oven.
Cafe Monet
Excellent anytime, great food and daily specials.
Tio Lucas Restaurant Bar
One of our personal favorites. Max the owner is usually there and will come around to each t...
Aperi Restaurant
A must for eating experiences. Must book well in advance.
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Airport codes QRO or BJX
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
many
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ventanas de San Miguel
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
many
Car: not necessary

San Miguel de Allende is a fun, safe, friendly and vibrant city. The city is renowned for its arts...not only visual, but performing. It is also a "foodie" city and is named the No. 2 city in Mexico for culinary arts...2nd only to the world famous restaurants of Mexico City.

San Miguel is also a World Heritage Site with its unparalleled Spanish influenced architecture, ancient buildings and churches, cobblestoned streets and gardens. In fact, Conde Nest magazine named San Miguel the No. 1 city in the world to visit in 2014.

At 6,200 ft. elevation, San Miguel claims to have the 2nd best climate in the world. Outdoor living in the homes, hotels, restaurants and other businesses is the order of the day year round! Rarely do you need to wear anything but a nice pair of shorts, a Polo shirt and, on rare occasions, a light jacket for evening.

Come visit San Miguel...many people say it is like Santa Fe, New Mexico but with more charm and much lower prices. When you do come, we would love to host you and your party at Casa Grande! Lawnie & Michelle Sturdevant

Although the city was founded in the 1500's, its population is only about 140,000 people of which 13,000 are expats from the U.S., Canada, Europe and other places of the world.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Allende, Guanajuato State

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£795
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£1,590
£4,922
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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