Casa Piña SMA steps to Jardin, shadow of Parroquia
"¡Mi Casa Piña es su Casa Piña!"
Whether you’re visiting San Miguel de Allende for a destination wedding, a week-long, winter escapade or an extended sabbatical, Casa Piña SMA is one of San Miguel’s finest homes, offering Old World splendour and a choice location— just steps from el Jardin, in the shadow of la Parroquia.
Casa Piña SMA is one of San Miguel de Allende’s colonial gems furnished with period antiques and original artwork. This three-bedroom and four-bathroom downtown villa sleeps up to six guests and is attended to by a courteous, diligent and trustworthy staff that provide personalized service for guests and the luxury of total leisure.
Experienceing the best of both worlds
Casa Piña SMA’s front door is just half a block from the center of town, offers unparalleled access to the idilic life of el Jardin and convenient strolls to all points beyond in the centro historico. Yet behind the thick adobe walls of its original facade guests will experience a rare form of peace, privacy and privilege.
Dining al fresco and sunsets from the mirador
Casa Piña SMA’s focal point is the central patio with a large stone fountain in the middle. The south-facing “outdoor” living room and dining room is a year-round favourite with all guests. It fills with warm winter sunlight and remains cool and shady in the summer as the sun travels further north. It is a lovely spot to spend the entire day, to entertain or host a comida with guests. Another table in the cactus garden at the rear of the house provides an al-fresco dining option.
At sunset, the rooftop mirador is the best spot in the house to start the evening in style or to reflect on the day’s events as the sky lights up in a coulurful display and sun disappears behind the distant mountains.
Master bedroom suite and guest bedrooms
At Casa Piña SMA, the three widely-separated bedrooms over three stories provide privacy, tranquility and rest.
The second-floor master bedroom suite has a huge boveda, or domed, ceiling and provides guests with total comfort and space. It includes a king-sized bed, an adjacent, private, outdoor sun deck, two walk-in closets, and two en-suite bathrooms. Banks of south facing french doors on either side of a fireplace keep the room toasty with direct natural light in the winter.
The second bedroom, in a separate building, is half a flight up from the patio and has it’s own veranda. It has soaring ceilings supported by original beams, twin beds, fireplace, bathroom with shower, and French doors that open on to the cactus garden.
The third bedroom sits atop the the second bedroom but is a full story up from the master bedroom suite. It has a has a double bed, bathroom with shower, and a comfortable terrace overlooking the central patio. Guests seeking higher ground will find it along with stunning views up the sprial staircase to the rooftop mirador, or lookout.
Living with a helping hand
At Casa Piña SMA, everything is provided to enable you and your family and friends to enjoy a pampered vacation.
This spacious and comfortable home is staffed by a full-time cook who shops and prepares local delicacies, as well as a houskeeper/laundress, six days per week. A gardener comes in twice-a-week to tend the banks of flowering plants and vines that grace the patios, walkways, sitting areas, and terraces.
In addition, there is an English-speaking property manager on-call at all times just in case.TripAdvisor property ID 2319885...Read more
Casa Piña SMA steps to Jardin, shadow of Parroquia San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Casa Piña SMA is at the start of Aldama this picturesque, cobblestone, residential street leads away from the back wall of the la Parroquia, San Miguel's main church located on el Jardin, the central square. The chic restaurants, bars and rooftop terraces of hotels Matilda and Rosewood are a just two blocks away, on el Parque, San Miguel's Central Park, if you will. El Centro Historico is at your doorstep, everything's within walking distance-- really.
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Additional notes from the owner
Additional fees may apply:
- Refundable Security Deposit | 50% of rent
- Mexican hotel tax | 4% of rent
- High season | 20% of rent | 20% premium to daily and weekly rates applicable during holidays: Semana Santa, Dia de los Muertos, El Grito, Christmas, New Years
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Happy visitorReviewed May 9, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
I love this house and have stayed there several times. Everything about it is charming and the location can't be better. It is literally just a few steps to the Jardin. The staff is excellent. It has a wonderful outside living space with fireplace and comfortable furniture where everyone gathers undercover and next to the fountain. the three bedrooms are quite separated and each has its own outside space. One of the bedrooms is a bit small for two people . (It has a double bed and tiny bathroom). The furniture in the livingroom is a bit gloomy but the room itself is beautiful.
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Jane WingateReviewed May 6, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
We stayed at Casa Pina for the first two weeks of april, and had a comfortable, relaxing time there. The house is full of light, lovely with all the various and varied plants, including climbing trumpet vines and bougainvillea that provide dense shelter and nectar for birds whose songs fill the air.
The house, in a perfect central location, has comfortable beds, fine linens, a well-stocked kitchen that any foodie would lust after. We explored the many corners and nooks of the house, watching the sunset from the highest spots, but in the main, after running ourselves ragged around the city, we loved to retreat to the comfortable sala, where we spent many hours reading, staring at the fine art on the walls, drifting and dreaming to the birdsong, trying to figure out the random-seeming bursts of church bells.
Tere the housekeeper and Mari the cook were cheerful and pampering, and cooked some wonderful meals for us, including the best chiles rellenos we've ever had - nothing like the pathetic versions we get in this country.
Casa Pina's owner, Aleida, could not have been more helpful, or patient with our many questions. She recommended a driver, Martin Gonzalez, who not only picked us up and drove us back to Queretaro airport, but who also took us out to Mineral de Pozos one day, and on another, hauled us around the countryside to see a couple of chapels and some other interesting things. It was great to have such a safe, courteous, bilingual driver.
Our one gripe - and it was not the fault of the place itself - was a yapper of a dog in a nearby house. Since we couldn't strangle the thing, which we'd have happily done, we had to sleep with ear plugs and a fan, which Tere provided and which was good for not only helping to mask the random, often-prolonged barking, but which also cooled off the room for more comfortable sleeping.
Left on 02/21/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | PalmettoingReviewed Feb 21, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Just spent a week in SMa with best friends under ideal circumstances, in a beautiful colonial home 2 blocks from the Jardin, with staff that catered to our every need and prepared great food. We spent a lot of time in the outdoor sala by the wood fire reliving good times and planning a return to SMa.
The home is on one of the best streets (picturesque and quiet) in town and is furnished with top quality items in neutral colors--soothing, elegant and very comfortable.
Left on 02/15/2012 for a stay in January 2011 | Susan DReviewed Feb 15, 2012Stayed Jan 2011
Of the many rental options in San Miguel de allende, this has to be one of the very best. It is right in Centro, steps from the Jardin and the Parroquia and the best shops and restaurants In fact, many of the postcards, featuring the Parroquia with a a picturesque street view in the foreground, are taken near the front door of this beautiful, colonial home.
It is built around a central courtyard garden, with a fountain. The three bedrooms each have their own terrace and private area, so it is easy for three couples to stay and not get in each other's way.
My husband and I stayed for three weeks during an unusually cold January and were extremely comfortable the whole time. The bedrooms have fireplaces and electric blankets to take the nip out of the air, should you need to. We only had to turn them on occasionally for an hour in the evening and we were toasty warm.
Evenings, when we weren't out enjoying San Miguel's nightlife, we spent in the outdoor living room - open to the courtyard, in front of the wood-burning fireplace, relaxing, reading, listening to music.
Maria, the cook, made the most delicious breakfasts and lunches. She could cook anything we wanted, but mostly, we just asked her to make whatever she found fresh at the market and were never disappointed. Theresa, the maid, kept the place spotless and did our laundry.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and comfortable home.
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