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A Splendid Sanctuary in San Miguel's Centro - serenity, privacy, security

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bed, 3.5 bath European luxury home in the heart of Centro w/ panoramic view

Casa Amor a la Vida offers a unique opportunity to experience the pulse of San Miguel in the heart of Centro (the city center) while you rest comfortably in a secure, private home behind a gated doorway. Step through the large wooden doors and stroll to the best restaurants, gourmet groceries, attractions, and shopping. At the end of the day, leave the city center and its cares behind as you enter into a luxury home with carved stone fireplaces, high bóveda* ceilings, and colonial-style architecture. Experience the true joy of indoor/outdoor living with al fresco dining off the dining room, curl up with a book on the balcony off the living room and take the private elevator to the colorful rooftop terrace to relax under the stars with a panoramic view of all the iconic structures of San Miguel de Allende.

*Bóveda is the Spanish word for an arch. It is also the word in Mexican and ancient Spanish architecture and construction, for a long, narrow section of arched brickwork. The living room ceiling is constructed without the brick but with the arch.


Casa Amor a la Vida is located in the historic center of San Miguel and a comfortable stroll to the best dining around whether quaint local cuisine or premium continental fare. Walk four blocks to the Jardin, the city plaza where everyone shows up and everything happens. A few steps from the doorway is the Instituto with its murals, gorgeous views, and Gil Guitterez's Mi Casa restaurant. Art galleries, spa facilities, and shopping are also nearby. Stay in and enjoy a peaceful dip in the pool and relax in the jacuzzi.


Casa Amor a la Vida is a respite from San Miguel's busy Centro. Designed by one of the region's leading architects, Pedro Urquiza, the gated entry opens to soaring archways, colorful flowers, and privacy with security and daytime concierge. This luxury home was designed in the colonial style with travertine counters, stone and iron details, modern appliances including a state of the art water purification system throughout the home. There are stone working fireplaces in the living and dining rooms and also in each bedroom. There is a balcony off the living room and a terrace off of the dining room to extend your living to the beautiful outdoors, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the entire city as well as the flowering roofs of San Miguel. The third floor ensuite bedroom has its own private balcony. Off street parking. A lovely path leads to a courtyard and tranquil pool with poolhouse.

There are romantic chandeliers, working fireplaces, walk in closets and ensuite bathrooms in each bedroom. Each has its own climate control and television. Outside of the master bedroom in the den/family/TV room there is a writing desk. There is another desk on the landing between the 2nd and 3rd floor, a perfect place to write, read, draft your novel, and clear your mind.


We suggest flying into the airport in Leon and a driver could pick you up for ~$80 US plus tip. The housekeeper, Miguelina, comes three times a week and for a nominal extra fee will shop and cook breakfast and lunch. There is a concierge on site who is available for your needs and information during the day. Although we do not anticipate you will have any problems, the management company is right around the corner and available immediately to address whatever arises. There is also secure parking and the home is handicap accessible except for a small step from the driveway. There is WIFI, air conditioning and heat, a laundry room, a state of the art kitchen, and a heated pool in a courtyard with a cabana.


Everything is within walking distance of Casa Amor a la Vida. Take a stroll to gourmet foodie shops, art galleries, clothing and furniture stores. Flower markets and public gardens are also nearby. Restaurants of every type whether coffee shops or five-star dining, are all just a stroll away. The Rosewood Hotel is three blocks away and offers day rates for spa and pool as well as first class restaurants. The Jardin, a thriving public square is four blocks away while iconic buildings such as the Instituto are steps from the front door. Take in a movie at the Pocket Theater where for the price of a ticket you get a movie, popcorn and a cocktail! Schedule a drive with Salvador out to Zanduga to hear world class musicians and yummy local fare served up in a outdoor ranch setting. There are also a pyramid 500AD tour and day trips to Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, and Querétaro.

More Details

Property Manager
Rachel Dangermond
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Rachel Dangermond

Rachel Dangermond is the Property Manager for Casa Amor a la Vida and she speaks English and Spanish.

Rachel Dangermond purchased this house in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zona Centro in San Miguel de Allende

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Guest bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor en suite bath with tub.
    Guest bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3rd floor private suite with walk in shower.
    Half bath - Toilet , Half bathroom off entry foyer
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge walk in shower, double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor master bedroom with fireplace, en suite bath
    Guest bedroom #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd flr private guest ensuite bath, balcony, fireplace
    Guest bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor guest suite, queen, chandelier, fireplace
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(23 traveller reviews)

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A Splendid Sanctuary in San Miguel's Centro - serenity, privacy, security
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was well equipped and maintained. San Miguel is a great place to relax, walk and participate in various cultural activities

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing in every way

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in SMA many times i am aware of the pitfalls of even the nicest homes. Things like constant fireworks, barking dogs all night etc.

This property was elegant ,spacious, beautifully furnished and equipped with a wonderful, modern kitchen stocked with the basic necessities. The roof garden had a great view and was accessible by elevator from every floor. But most of all the subtle things were paramount. Two decks that were entirely private and quiet. A very quiet and secluded location. Yet so close to everything you want in SMA. This was a perfect property for up to six people.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One week of bliss

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! what an extraordinary and beautiful home!! We have stayed at several HomeAway properties in the past, this property excelled in all areas above and beyond any of the others. Clean, airy, lots of windows, large open spaces, fireplaces, multiple patios and roof top patio with excellent views of the "Parroquia." The provision of utensils, kitchen appliances, pots/pans, bar set up, BBQ grill, outside patio furniture were high end - we even had a portable ice maker to take up to the rooftop patio! The grounds are manicured with beautiful flowers and trees. The pool and spa are inviting and readily accessible - ample furniture as well as covered porch for shade. The home came with a housekeeper by the name of Miguelina. They should clone this lovely woman - what a delight! She greeted us upon arrival, she toured the home with us pointing out all items, went shopping with us and provide guidance as to where to shop, eat and most importantly enjoy the flavor of San Miguel.. The initial booking via Rachel Dangermond was also quick and easy. Prior to our stay, Ms. Dangermond responded immediately and attended to all our needs. All vacations should be so easy. Without any doubt, we will return to San Miguel and staying at Casa Amor A La Vida!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week, just the two of us. It was a lot of space for two, but we needed space to get a lot of paperwork done and the condo allowed us to spread out.

Spacious, Beautifully decorated condo, very, very centrally located, in a fairly flat area (for SMDA, not a big uphill hike to get home), safe, well equipped and maintained, great outdoor decks with good views. Housekeeper (Miguelina) was amazing.

Would most definitely stay here again, in an instant. Already trying to find a time to return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was an enchanting rental home in a great location !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3 bedroom / 3 bath home with lovely decor, every necessary amenity and wonderful staff ! We would definitely recommend this rental to our friends and return again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true sanctuary as the description says!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amor was absolutely wonderful. This was my 9th visit to San Miguel so I can compare to many other rental properties there. It is in a perfect central location. This house is one of 7 in a development called La Fuente. It is located on a very popular street with many shops, restaurants and bars. Once you come through the main doorof the complex, it is completely quiet. The house is absolutely immaculate. Beds and bedding are wonderful. Beautiful bathrooms and sumptuous towels. The maid, Miguelina (who only speaks Spanish), is a treasure. She will make you breakfast, fresh chips, guacamole and pico de gallo. The local property management team was super easy to communicate with. So many excellent places to eat: Cafe Rama, Zumo, Hecho in Mexico, Solano 16 and Cumpanio. 10 minutes out of town is Nirvana and El Vergel. Both not to be missed. Also don't miss the Fabrica Aurora or La Gruta Hot Springs. Note: As you come out onto sthe street head right go down about 4 blocks to El Sano, a wonderful organic market with everything you need, They also have a wonderful farmers market on Saturdays with live music!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Del Bajio Intl Airport, Leon, Guanajuato (BJX)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Berlin Bar around the corner (favorite bar)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ventanas de San Miguel Golf & Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mediterranean, Italian, & Thai steps away
Car: not necessary

When you enter through the large wooden doors of La Fuente, you leave behind the hustle bustle of San Miguel de Allende's Centro. Inside is your privacy, security, and peace of mind. Casa Amor a la Vida is a haven and luxurious sanctuary in Mexico's most coveted destination.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Zona Centro, Guanajuato State

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £38.41
Refundable Damage Deposit £768.3

Monthly rates are available at $5882/month. 7 nights or more $257.14 avg nightly; 30 nights or more ~$190.00 avg nightly.

This property is not suited for children 14 years of age and younger.

There is a $1000 security deposit that is due with the 2nd installment 60 days before arrival. This is fully refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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