Casa el Quijote - Outstanding Home/Colonial Feel
Casa el Quijote - Outstanding Home/Colonial Feel
This lovely 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house including casita, has just been redone with influences from India, Thailand and of course, Mexico. The owners have traveled the world to decorate this house with a colonial feel. The house also includes art and folk art by local San Miguel and other Mexican artists.
The house is located in Ojo de Agua, just south of Juarez Park and is a 15 minute, flat walk into town. You get the luxury of being close, but the serenity of being removed from the hustle and bustle of the historical district.
The house has a lovely garden with fountain and an interior light well with a second fountain that fills the entire house with its peaceful sound.
There are 3 bedrooms in the main house with 3 king beds. One of the kings can convert into 2 twins for flexibility. 2 bedrooms share a bathroom. The master suite has a king bed with a daybed. There is a large bathroom and superior closet space. You can catch some sun on the private balcony off of the master suite on one of the chaise lounges set up for you.
The kitchen is well equipped with all new cookware, dishes, flatware and glassware. There is a small breakfast table that seats 4 guests. You can enjoy the garden not only from the dining room, but also from the kitchen. So wherever you are, you feel like you are always part of the action.
There is a large living room that has 2 seating areas. You can take advantage of the TV with DVD player, while relaxing in one of the the ultra suede chairs or you can sit on one of the sofas on the other side of the room and enjoy a fire in the gas fireplace or cocktails before dinner. There are french doors that lead to the patio, where you can enjoy the serenity of the fountain and the garden.
The casita has its own small patio area and fountain plus separate bath. There is one Queen bed and a Queen size sleeper sofa on the upstairs loft. This is a great option for 2 families, because it adds more space with it's own seating area equipped with fireplace, TV with DVD and CD player.
This house has all of the amenities and comforts of home with the best of the best. There is Vonage phone that you can use to call the states for free and receive calls from a US area code. There is also high-speed internet, if you want to bring down your computer and still be connected to reality.
The housekeeper/cook who comes 6 days a week, can prepare 1-2 meals a day, if you desire. No pets, no smoking and no children under 10 years of age, please.
We do not rent to adult groups under the age of 26 and prefer no children under the age of 10.
Founded in 1541, San Miguel de Allende with its spires and cupolas, centuries-old churches, steep cobblestone streets and stuccoed walls painted in bright tones of terra-cotta and sienna has a very old-world flavor. The March 7, 2005, issue of New York Magazine described this 16th century city as "the closest thing Mexico has to Florence."
Since 1947, when it was established as an art colony, the town has attracted many foreign artists as well as fine Mexican artists. Today, the town of approximately 75,000 people is home to at least 7,000 to 10,000 foreigners from Canada, the United States and Europe. In addition, it is a major tourist destination with Travel and Leisure Magazine listing it as number four in the top ten destinations in Mexico, Central, and South America in its 2009 World's Best Awards.
On May 22, 2005, The New York Times reported that "Americas searching for vacation homes are increasingly buying up property in the old section of town. But all this investment has not altered the bones of the place: the 300 year-old architecture from Spain, the heavy, carved wooden doors along narrow sidewalks, the explosion of bougainvillea over compound walls surrounding meticulous courtyards. Unlike Cancun or Acapulco, where American fast food joints and discos rule, San Miguel de Allende still feels like Mexico."
The most recent Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards for 2008 ranked San Miguel as the number five city in the Americas as a destination which included Canada, Latin and South America.
Getting to San Miguel
San Miguel is approximately a one hour and 20 minute drive from the Leon, Mexico Airport. We can arrange transportation for you. This international airport is served by Mexicana Airlines with flights from Chicago and Los Angeles, American Airlines with flights from Dallas and Continental with flights from Houston. There are also numerous flights from Mexico City and other cities within Mexico. The colonial city of Queretaro is an hour away and has a newly expanded airport. Continental has just started service there from Houston and American should follow suit in the near future.TripAdvisor property ID 3981966...Read more
“like living inside of an "Architectural Digest" magazine!”
Left on 08/06/2010 for a stay in March 2008 | Dar JohnsonReviewed Aug 6, 2010Stayed Mar 2008
this beautiful home is perfectly located with the interior spacious and beautifully decorated for comfort and elegance. Each room is designed with care to details and pleasing the eye - but is relaxing and inviting. The multiple garden/balconies with flowers and fine landscape welcome you as an extension of the home. Staff is gracious and helpful - caring for your needs and when requested preparing a Mexican gourmet meal. The only regret is leaving! I have stayed here many times and have loved each visit.
Left on 07/25/2010 for a stay in February 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 25, 2010Stayed Feb 2009
To actually find a place which turns out to exceed all expectations and is actually more beautiful than the pictures convey! Our San Miguel experience would have been wonderful even if we had never stepped outside of the house and its lush garden where we often had a sunny lunch prepared for us by our housekeeper. We've stayed twice, and look forward to returning again next winter to the comfort and charm of this beautiful colonial home, obviously loved and cared for by an owner of great good taste. His wonderful housekeeper maintains the house spotlessly, and cheerfully did all she could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Left on 07/07/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 7, 2010Stayed Jan 2010
You know that feeling you get when you have the perfect vacation accommodations...the "oh my gosh, this is fabulous" feeling? That's the feeling we get when we walk into Casa Quijote! This was our second stay at this home, and we loved it just as much this time as we did the first time. It is beautifully appointed, with all sorts of special touches from local artisans, so one really feels a part of the San Miguel community. It is spotlessly clean, and wonderfully comfortable. And Francisca prepares a great breakfast, with local dishes and delicacies. I love having my morning coffee on the patio. We like that it's not right in town, so it's quiet, but it's only about 15 minutes walk to get to the center of town.
Left on 07/06/2010 for a stay in January 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 6, 2010Stayed Jan 2009
The house is absolutely beautiful. Every room is unique and full of local arts and crafts. It is a wonderful place for a family stay or retreat. It has a wonderful terrace off the dining room which is delightful for having coffee in the morning or drinks in the afternoon. The house staff was very friendly. The town is lovely and there is so much to do there. Beautiful architecture and scenery.
Left on 06/23/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | JSGReviewed Jun 23, 2010Stayed Nov 2009
I spent a very relaxing week in San Miguel with good friends. We were guided to some wonderful shopping experiences and enjoyed the culinary talents of the staff. It was a five star experience in a lovely, well cared for private home. The staff was helpful and the stay was exceptional.
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