Airy, quiet, close. This is a classic Mexican house, stone floors, funky tiles on the walls. Feel free to play the guitar or the keyboard there. Lime and fig trees in the garden. Off-street parking with locking metal gate. Centro is a 10 min walk away. Tiendas (stores), a liquor store, a juice/breakfast place and an elegant restaurant within blocks. Fully-stocked kitchen and bathrooms. There's a kids' Art Room that can serve as fourth bedroom. The street, Xaltocan, is pronounced 'salTOEcun'
Airy, quiet, close. This is a classic Mexican house, stone floors, funky tiles on the walls. Feel free to play the guitar or the keyboard there. We have have a lime and fig tree in the garden. Off street parking with locking metal gate. The neighborhood has very little traffic with cobblestone road in front. Kids play around all the time, it is a family neighborhood. At the same time the Centro is a ten minute walk away. There are small tiendas, a liquor store, a juice/breakfast place and an elegant restaurant within blocks. The main market, San Juan Dios, is just down the road five minutes away. Taxis cost around 2 bucks (40 pesos).
There are three proper bedrooms with a queen in the Master, and doubles - couples can stay comfortably . One room is sunny in the morning, the other dark most of the day. We have a fourth bedroom that is an Art/School Room for my kids, but a bed/futon could be arranged for bigger groups. There is a washing machine - there's no dryer, because it's actually faster to dry on the clothesline in the back. TBH I bring my laundry to the lavanderia because I love it coming back all folded and perfect. LOL
A fully-stocked, beautifully tiled kitchen with a nook, perfect to socialize. Including coffee machine, blender, cast iron cookware, mixer anything you'd need.
The bathrooms have linens, toiletries and the BEST shower in Mexico! Powerful and hot.
The Master Bedroom has it's own desk, and there is another desk in the colorful living room. We have WiFi, but no TV - Mexican television is pretty lame anyway. The pictures provided on this post were before I hung local art on the walls. It is a very happy space.
The plant-filled Garden is quiet and lit with little white Christmas lights. My smoking friends enjoy sitting out there under the sprawling bougainvilleas where I keep an ash tray. We even have a Mexican doghouse out there.
Finally, I'm a travel professional and can supply you with any suggestions for enhancing your stay - whether it's local attractions, restaurants, where to get a massage, or anything, in magical San Miguel de Allende.
All, except one locked storage room.
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2) Please lock the property when going out and remember your keys! There is a key for the gate and another for the front door.
3) If you need the maid, contact me.
4) The WiFi password is written on the modem upstairs in the Art Room. I will include it here when I get back to the house next week. =P
5) Please don't smoke in the house.
6) Please be moderate with gas and electric.
7) Please do NOT use soap on the cast ironware - scrub with rock salt (it's on the spice rack) and water - then dry over a flame on the stove and apply a touch of oil - thank you!
8) Plumbing is an adventure in Mexico - toilet tissue is bad for sewage systems. A convenient trash bucket is nearby. I forget sometimes too ...
9) Most things you'll need are on premises, however there is a tienda (little store) out the door and to the left one block.
10) IF YOU LOCK YOURSELF OUT IN THE BACKYARD DON'T WORRY I keep a back door key on the hanging shelf over the sink.
11) There is a cool hanging screen thing that fits like a shower curtain in the front door so you can leave it open during the day. We keep it under the stairs.
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