Opening the door to Casa Bella will take your breath away. This is the light-filled home of an artist with a beautiful eye for detail. From the lush garden to the art adorning every wall, beauty, comfort and ease of living are the operative words. It is the perfect home for a wonderful, relaxing vacation in magical San Miguel de Allende.
Casa Bella is a charming Mexican-style home on a quiet, bougainvillea-lined cobblestone street. Daily life centers around the covered dining patio and lovely garden as you are soothed by the sounds of water from the classic cantera fountain. This recently newly remodeled home combines the light and colors of San Miguel style with modern comforts of a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, open floor plan with a comfortable living room, large master bedroom suite with ample closets, double sinks, a firm comfortable mattress, and attached office. The second bedroom is similarly equipped with a large bathroom and closet.
The kitchen, dining room and living room all open onto an outdoor dining patio. The living room solarium reveals a lush greenery of fruit trees, flowers, and bamboo. Follow the path around the garden, sit on the bench, and enjoy the sounds of birds, the sight of butterflies and hummingbirds.
A second floor patio provides a private place for reading and relaxing. From the rooftop terrace, you will enjoy views of the Parocchia and city skyline with your evening Margarita!
On the roof is a large artist's studio, with ample light (night & day), ventilation and water. Pefect for artists of all types.
A pressurized water system and large hot water tank provide an exhilarating morning shower before facing another wonderful San Miguel day! Three fireplaces give virtually instant heat for cool mornings and evenings, and ceiling fans ventilate the bedrooms, living room and office.
Within an easy walk are the town's main square (Jardin), the Instituto (art school and art fairs), restaurants, bakeries and the San Juan de Dios market for your daily shopping of fresh meat, produce and flowers.
A special bonus for your Mexican vacation is daily maid service by Mari, our housekeeper. She will wash and iron your clothes, clean the house and kitchen (imagine - no dishes to wash!). She can also shop for you and cook delicious Mexican dishes, such as chicken enchiladas, chile rellenos, sopa de verdures (vegetable soup), frijoles and arroz (rice and beans).
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- Does it have filtered and treated water throughout the house?
• Does it include maid service 5 full days a week?
• Does it have satellite TV with hundreds of stations (including US & Canadian networks,sports, music, etc), DVR, 2 flat screen TV’s, 2 DVD players and dozens of videos?
• Does it have wireless internet and Vonage for free phone calls to the US and Canada?
• Are there 10 telephones (5 local; 5 Vonage), as well as a local cellphone for your use?
• Does it include 3 players to which an iPod can be connected?
• Is the kitchen complete with...
o Good quality sharp knives?
o A dishwasher?
o A Cuisinart, mixer, toaster, microwave, juicer & blender?
o Plenty of quality attractive dishes, glasses and flatware?
o Good kitchen lighting?
• Is there a real garden or just a small courtyard?
• Is there an alarm system and a well lit, secure entrance?
• Is there a washer and dryer?
• Is there a hair dryer in each bathroom & four quilted cotton bathrobes?
• Does the master bathroom have twin sinks?
• Is there a garage?
• Is there seating for 10 in the dining room?
• Is there a private office with 2 workstations (computers not provided)?
• Is there quality artwork and good lighting throughout?
• Are there comfortable, firm king size mattresses? Quality linens?
• Are there reading lights and nightstands at all bedsides?
• Plenty of closets, drawers and storage space?
• Are there 3 separate patios?
• Are there 3 gas fireplaces?
• Are there 3 baths, with great water pressure and plenty of hot water?
• Is there a complete, up to date Renters’ Guidebook for the house, including business cards for you to give to taxi drivers, new friends, etc?
• Is there a safe for your valuables?
- Are there any "hidden" fees, such as cleaning fees, utilities, bottled water, propane gas, toilet paper
(! Yes, some rentals stick you for toilet paper, paper towels, etc.! It's hard to believe)
Our renters LOVE Casa Bella!
If the house you are considering renting does not have these advantages, think again, and contact Casa Bella right now!
And don't forget to check out our VRBO listing 128680 with more pictures and lots more reviews and recommendations!
Damage Deposit $500 per stay
Payment accepted by check, credit card, bank transfer or Paypal. No hidden or extra charges, other than late arrival or optional services (shopping, cooking, etc.)...Read more
Magical Mexican Casa-Cooks Delight-Tranquil/Secure San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Casa Bella is located on a beautiful cobblestone street in Colonia San Antonio. This neighborhood is primarily residential, but is a 5 minute walk from a large food market, and a 5 minute ($2 US) taxi ride, or 12 minute walk (1 km) from the center of town.
San Antonio is a mixed neighborhood - full of Mexicans, Americans and Canadians. It is full of small shops, neighborhood bodegas and small businesses and restaurants.
There is parking on the street or in our garage. San Miguel is easy to reach from anywhere in the world, and I will assist you in getting from the airport to Casa Bella by shared van or private car.
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 30, 2015
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Left on 11/18/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Vince BReviewed Nov 18, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
We couldn't be more pleased and happy w/ our stay at Casa Bella. It was a wonderful and luxurious house, with wonderful artistic furnishings, and in a wonderful location. Perhaps even better than Casa Bella (and it's tough to top) is the landlord Carlos, who is a wonderful and responsive and attentive host. Carlos helped us plan our stay, get us to SMA w/ his driver, and gave us great tips on what to do. The maid at CB was also terrific. My wife, myself, and our 17-year old son had a wonderful stay in SMA and much of that is due to Carlos and his attentiveness. We can't wait to return to SMA and when we do, we will def try to stay w/ Carlos again. BTW, Carlos was so gracious that he helped us find housing for the beginning of our visit before CB was available. SMA is special place, and Carlos is a special host! Read more
You are too kind! I love it when our guests enjoy Casa Bella and San Miguel as much as we do. I look forward to having you stay with us again.
"Lugar Mágico en San Miguel"
Left on 08/09/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Moni NReviewed Aug 9, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Casa Bella es un lugar excelente para llegar a vacacionar a San Miguel de Allende, la casa funciona de maravilla y tiene un lindo patio, es muy acogedora y una terraza hermosa. La calle donde esta situada es muy tranquila y rodeada de personas muy amistosas. El Señor Soberman, esta atento a cualquier necesidad que se pueda presentar. Tiene una carpeta muy detallada sobre San Miguel, Restaurants, Casa Bella y sugerencias muy organizada y bien hecha. Tiene todos los servicios y es un lugar muy bonito, estuvimos felices y esperemos regresar pronto.
Left on 07/06/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 6, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
My husband and I had a very enjoyable time at Casa Bella. The property is so charming and so well maintained we found ourselves "hanging out" there more than we would have expected. It was immaculate and the owner-provided information so detailed we felt very comfortable from the get-go. We would definitely recommend this place to others.
"Casa Bella is what I would describe is home away from home."
Left on 12/03/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Geoffrey NilsenReviewed Dec 3, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
Casa Bella is a wonderful location to stay if visiting San Miguel. Everything was as I had hoped. Contact with the owner before arrival gave me a very good impression of what to expect. On arrival we met the housekeeper who was very pleasant. Her pride in working at this home was evident and she kept it very clean during our stay. She even stocked the home with groceries before our arrival.
The house is great for a week or a month. It has the soul of a home. The house is well equipped throughout. Comfort is the best description I can provide. It is truly like being at home. The rooms are filled with art work, much of which was the work of the owners. Books fill the shelves. Music and video selections are also available. Satellite Tv is throughout the house. The kitchen is well stocked with whatever one would need.
A wonderful aspect to this home is clear from the minute one arrives at the home. Just as the street outside is alive with the colors of bougainvillea, the many indoor courtyards and patios provide a very peaceful environment. There are many places to sit and get away.
We enjoyed our stay. We would recommend it to any potential visitors who would want to live in a home away from home.
Left on 11/24/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 24, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
Our recent stay at Casa Bella was wonderful. We arrived late (1030 p.m.) and the house was prepared beautifully. The Innkeeper (Mari) was waiting for us with wine and snacks. We stayed a total of 3 weeks and it just didn't seem long enough. Carols had so much helpful information listed about San Miguel, that I finished a physical exam and my husband had dental work done as well. I just can't thank Carlos and Mari enough for their hospitality.
"Casa Bella was a totally beautiful and charming retreat near the"
Left on 11/14/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 14, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
Our experience exceeded expectations. The house was as good or better than the pictures. I would highly recommend to friends or relatives looking for a dreamy retreat close to the center of San Miguel.
I honestly can't think of a negative about Casa Bella, and my husband and I are pretty picky.
Left on 07/19/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 19, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Casa Bella es simplemente encantadora. Mi esposo y yo buscamos un lugar para pasar unos días de descanso y turismo en San Miguel de allende con nuestro bebe y mi madre y encontramos esta joya! Toda la casa está decorada con maravillosos detalles. Las fotos y la descripción ya muestran una parte, pero tienen que ver la casa, es mucho mejor. La casa es muy amplia y cómoda: las habitaciones, la sala, el comedor, el jardín y ofrece muchos espacios para relajarse y pasar un rato tranquilo. También es ideal para socializar. Por ejemplo, una de las cosas que más disfrutamos fueron las terrazas, son muy acogedoras y hay una para cada tipo de actividad, la de abajo la usamos para desayunar o comer al aire libre (pero cubiertos con el techo!) y la de arriba al atardecer, o tomar una copa de vino antes de cenar. También disfrutamos mucho la cocina, ya que nos gusta cocinar. No sólo es cómoda y práctica, sino además muy completa y permite pasar tiempo en familia. En cuanto a Carlos (Charles), el propietario, es una persona que te ayuda en todo lo que puedas necesitar, desde darte ideas de transporte del DF a San Miguel, hasta recomendaciones de lugares, o rutas para caminar al centro del SMa. Le estamos muy agradecidos por toda su ayuda y también por organizar la renta de último momento (con varios cambios también de último momento!) y por su información detallada de la casa, de la ubicación (un mercado a 5 minutos, tiendas locales a 3 cuadras o 10 minutos caminando al centro) y darnos una tarifa en pesos para no tener que hacer el cambio de dólares. Su español es excelente! Lo último que debo mencionar es que la casa tiene el valor añadido que Mari (una mujer muy servicial y amable) va todos días a hacer la limpieza de la casa (Lun-vi), y puedes pedirle que cocine, a nosotros nos hizo unos chiles rellenos. Estamos muy contentos de haber encontrado este lugar y sin duda volveremos algún día!
Left on 07/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Susan T.Reviewed Jul 13, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
A friend of mine and I wanted to travel to Mexico. San Miguel de allende came to mind because I lived there in 1978 and wanted to return. It would be a good place for my friend to learn more about Mexico and to study Spanish. But, we had questions. There were rumors about traveling safely in Mexico these days. I had never "rented” a vacation home before, or sent money off to someone who was a stranger to me except to make hotel reservations. Both of us wanted to stay healthy and safe. I found Casa Bella online and it looked to be a beautiful place. I contacted the owners and asked for more information. Every reply was friendly and informative, without impatience or condescension. We eventually signed the deal through a secure website. The rest of the story unfolded much the same as the first chapter had. Casa Bella is a truly lovely, secure, comfortable, and interesting place to stay and San Miguel is as safe a community as many of our us towns and cities. The owner helped us arrange for transportation to and from the airport in Leon. He checked in on us without being invasive and sent suggestions about where to go and what to do. He returned our security deposit within one day after our return to the States. Mari, Casa Bella's caretaker, proved one of the highlights of our experience. She was hard-working, trustworthy and helpful, with the patience of Job and the integrity of Vesta. Because I speak a passable Spanish, we were able to learn more much more through conversation, especially when she accompanied us to the marketplace and taught us how to cook various traditional dishes. In any case, she was a patient and focused listener and made a sincere effort to communicate and to attend to our requests. She kept the house and outside patios clean and orderly. Anyone who chooses Casa Bella will be absolutely delighted by their choice. Their home away from home will be an excellent vantage point from which to explore what San Miguel has to offer.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed May 2012
Casa Bella is beautiful! It has every amenity you could ask for. The rooms are comfy, the kitchen is perfect and the garden is just amazing with the sounds from the waterfountain make it so relaxing! Maribel really is an amazing cook her chilies rellenos rival my moms!!! Casa Bella is close to many tiendas for quick necesesities (beer). The walk to the jardin or into town is a nice walk passing many galleries, beautiful homes and amazing churches! You can hear the church bells from the house. There is so much to do in San Miguel our stay was not nearly long enough to see the many shops, churches, to visit the many recommended restaurants and watering holes. After a long day of shopping it felt good to come home open up a beer and sample the perfect treats left behind by Mari. Thank you charles for all the recommendations and the extremely detailed and very useful renters guide. It was our bible!!! I look forward to coming back to San Miguel and Casa Bella!
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