Updated Kitchen! 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Mexican Style Home Set in Private Locatio
Owner: Lea Cabeen
- English, Spanish and English spoken by Property Mgt. Co
About Owner: Lea Cabeen
We are former vacationers who found and fell in love with San Miguel and the area. After staying for 5 winter vacations in a nearby B&B we found this charming casita and purchased it. We immediately made some improvements- stationary gas tank, outside storage, filtered water in kitchen, new glass in windows, painting, and added 2 small gas heaters. The charm of the mexican style home with patios and rooftop deck and views from the 2nd floot livingroom have been a joy for us! From New England, we love the scenery here and the flowers year round, and no snow in the winter!
Owner: Lea Cabeen purchased this House in 2013
Why Owner: Lea Cabeen chose Atascadero
This casita is tucked back off the street with no cars passing in front and mature plantings around the home which creates a peaceful but pretty setting. It is walking distance to town and we walk almost everywhere in SMA using local busses and cabs for furthest locations. We do mention to people that it is uphill from town but we walk it every day without issue. Every morning I grab my coffee ( and pastry from the bakery on the way to town) and enjoy the weekly paper (written in Spanish and English) that tells of all local happenings while relaxing on the main patio surrounded by small garden and trees.
What makes this House unique
The setting and street location make this a special place. If friends come to visit the 2 bedrooms and baths are on separate floors giving everyone some privacy. Up the street is a great B&B in-case more friends want to visit.
the only issue
gas heaters problematic
need to be replaced
i Icould not use them..... made me nervous
Rest assured, we have the gas heaters serviced by a professional plumber and cleaned yearly. They are replaced every few years and are very typical for heaters in SMA. I am also not a proponent of leAving them on for very long and we will be installing some CO detectors when we arrive. Always let us know if you have any Qs- we take care to have those cleaned, and our water tank emptied and sterilized yearly, along with servicing our under sink triple osmosis water filtration system.
Charming Mexican home with everything you need
The house is beautiful, decorated with Mexican textiles and local artworks. It is well-stocked with extra blankets, towels, dishes, cooking tools, and just about anything else you may need. The weekly housekeeping makes it feel like a vacation even on an extended stay. The home is located in walking distance to the main attractions in Centro (though keep in mind there is no grocery right nearby and you will generally need to walk a bit to find a taxi). The property is very secure. We had a wonderful stay.
Very well appointed!
There was a little bit of confusion as to the address at first but I think that's been corrected. What I will say about the rental is that it is very well appointed! Probably the best appointed place I've stayed at in San Miguel! What you might want to know is that it is on a pedestrian walkway that your taxi won't be able to get to, but if you have them drop you off at the top of the street and are prepared to walk down or ask their help and transferring your luggage down the street all will be well. Once you're in the house it is very comfortable! And it's not a far walk from Centro. You might want to take a taxi or a uber home in the evening and you can always ask them to drop you off at Casa Puesta del Sol and walk down from there. Most taxi drivers and Uber drivers know where that is!
Perfect stay in San Miguel
Great house, great location, and a perfect place for our 3 week stay. Jessica was very responsive to any of our questions. Martina, the maid, did an excellent job. A very good experience.
Jon and Sandy, Texas
A Little Piece of Paradise in San Miguel de Allende
We stayed at Casa del Sol for 4 months in Fall of 2017 during our retirement journeys. We loved it! The house became our second home. It was beautifully decorated. The ground level kitchen was fully equipped with top-notch dishes and cookware. We enjoyed many home cooked meals. We occasionally used the outdoor charcoal BBQ. There are 2 bedrooms in the casita, which are separated by a floor, allowing plenty of privacy. Our guests loved it. Each bedroom had its own US queen-sized bed. The mattresses were comfortably supportive with a foam mattress topper. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, with large showers and plenty of hot water. The upstairs living room had lovely windows spanning the south wall, offering a gorgeous view across the valley. Sunlight poured into the living room each day to warm the room after cool nights. Gas-heaters in the living room and downstairs bedroom worked flawlessly when a little extra heat was needed in the mornings. The flatscreen TV was excellent. We connected our laptop via our HDMI cable to watch Netflix. There were numerous US-based TV stations available. The internet streamed over wifi at 10.5MB download and 1.0MB upload. From the balcony, one can access the rooftop via a steel circular staircase. The rooftop is festooned with flowers, and offers fantastic views of the valley. Note that trees block a view west to the Centro. We spent many afternoons sunning ourselves sitting in the cushioned deck chairs or working on the glass-top table under the umbrella. Downstairs, the inner courtyard is a thing of beauty! Towering trees harbor flowering shrubs, succulents, and vines. We enjoyed many morning coffees and afternoon cocktail hours there. A gardener came Mondays and Fridays. A housekeeper every Wednesday. The washing machine and dryer worked well. Be aware that the house is located on an escalera, or staircase, meaning it is not accessible by car or taxi. Visitors must be physically able to go up (about 50 feet) or down (about 100 feet) the steep walkway (25 degrees). We had no problem with taxis dropping us off at either the top or bottom. It was a 10-15 minute walk to many wonderful restaurants in Centro. Taxis were numerous for the trip back if needed. The owners and management were very responsive to any needs/issues that arose. Pictures of the house are true and fully representative. All-in-all this is fabulous house, in a fabulous town. We cannot recommend it more highly and look forward to future stays.
Great place at a great price. I got some exercise while exploring the city.
I would like to build a place about the same size on a river and was able to get a few ideas.