Peaceful country home retreat

Peaceful country home retreat


Apr 2017

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 15
5 Bathrooms
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About our home

Pleasant country house located in the outsides of the charming town of San Miguel de Allende, 15 minutes by car, an ideal destination awarded by Conde Nast traveler Readers choice awards at the top of the "Small cities in the world" list in 2020.
Breathtaking view and great weather all year in a big and spacious house, with lovely designed spaces. Perfect for families with children. Also enjoying all the commodities and comfort of a city home plus a maid. You can enjoy a traditional mexican breakfast in a cozy kitchen and a barbecue on the terrace overlooking native birds.
A Natural pool by the house and a garden were we harvest organic fruit and vegetables.

Main house.
Master bedroom with a king size bed and a complete bathroom.
Second bedroom with a king size bed, day bed and the bathroom is shared with the third bedroom (two twin beds)
Cozy living room with tv, dinning room for 8 people. Full equipped kitchen with another dinning room for 8.
Great terrace with another living room and another dinning room for 12.

Guest house has three bedrooms; master bedroom at the second floor with a king size bed and a day bed (two twin beds) and a complete bathroom.
second bedroom in ground floor with 2 queen beds and a complete bathroom.
Third bedroom in ground floor with a king size bed , twin bed and complete bathroom.

Google maps location:

20°50'04.0"N 100°50'13.7"W

Things to do in San Miguel.

El Jardin (Zocalo)
El Jardin is San Miguel's main plaza, located in the heart of the city. At the Zocalo, as El Jardin is often called, you can spend time people-watching, perusing the nearby shops and restaurants and reorienting yourself should the town's winding roads lead you astray.
Depending on when you find yourself in El Jardin, you may witness a political rally or have the chance to listen in on a live concert. According to one TripAdvisor reviewer, there's always something happening in El Jardin: "You'll hear mariachi bands, you'll see dance performances, you'll find arts and artisans, and religious ceremonies and every other possible entertainment experience here in the center of San Miguel." Early evenings and weekend afternoons are particularly busy times in the plaza; this is when you'll find expats and locals catching up with friends or simply relaxing on the wrought-iron benches.
To help visitors get oriented with the area, local children's charity Patronato Pro Ninos hosts a popular city walking tour that meets in El Jardin on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and includes a stop at the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel (on the south side of the main plaza). A tour fee of 150 MXN (about $12 USD) is donated to the nonprofit.
Parroquia San Miguel Arcangel.
Intricate, pink pinnacles poking through the skyline will help you locate the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, a towering parish church overlooking El Jardin from the southern side of the plaza. The prominent church's Neo-Gothic design is the vision of the self-taught stonemason and architect Zeferino Gutiérrez, who is rumored to have used European lithographs of Belgian and German churches for artistic inspiration.
Visitors often use the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel as a point of reference when navigating the city's winding streets. But when you're not relying on the church for navigation, travelers recommend spending extra time gazing at the castle-like structure. "What's really great is how it changes throughout the day from the moving sun. It changes colors and illuminations," one TripAdvisor reviewer said.
You may even get the chance to peek into the church's crypt, where several Mexican war heroes have been laid to rest. Entry into the church is free.
Fabrica La Aurora
A textile mill from 1902 to 1991, Fabrica La Aurora has since become an art-lover's paradise in northern San Miguel. Just a short walk north from El Jardin, the converted factory shows evidence of the site's history, including oil-stained floors and traces of cotton tucked into crevices. If you're looking to shop, you'll be satisfied by the diverse selection at furniture, jewelry and contemporary art stores that pepper the complex. After you've spent plenty of time eyeing paintings and sculptures, switch your focus from palette to palate with a stop at one of Fabrica La Aurora's restaurants like the Food Factory or Café de la Aurora.
You'll find plenty of ways to experience La Aurora: observe artists during their creative process, attend an evening party or take a class in fine arts technique. Recent visitors recommend heading over on Open Studio day; held each Thursday, Open Studio day is your best chance to spot artists at work. And according to one TripAdvisor reviewer: "You might be lucky enough to be in town for one of the Aurora's renowned fiestas, attracting several thousand partygoers for an evening of art, design, music, food and drink." Luckily, you can find something to do at La Aurora every day; some artists offer classes in watercolor, painting and sculpture. More information can be found on Fabrica La Aurora's website.
You can stop by the complex Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when most of the galleries and shops are open for business.
Instituto Allende
The picturesque Instituto Allende has been drawing art students to San Miguel de Allende for more than 50 years. Originally built in 1736 as the home of the noble Condes de la Canal family, the sprawling campus became an art and language school more than two centuries later. When the institute opened in 1951, American veterans flocked to the mountainside town after learning that the Instituto Allende qualified for study under the GI Bill. It wasn't long before word of the beautiful aesthetics spread and aspiring artists were heading to the school in droves.
Located less than half a mile southwest of the city center, the Instituto Allende is open to all travelers looking to take workshops, explore the property and peer into galleries. You'll find plenty of open space on campus in the form of parks and gardens, as well as artsy cafes and restaurants. One recent TripAdvisor reviewer described the atmosphere as full of "beautiful architecture, meandering passages, galleries, a nice cafe, and an amazing view of the Parroquia from the back patio."
The campus is open to visitors on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visiting the school is free, but art workshops can cost up to 3,800 MXN (about $290 USD) for three- or four-week courses. One-day workshops in things like clay modeling, photography and painting are available for $95 to $105 USD, depending on the course. For more information, visit the school's website.

El charco del ingenio botanical garden
Much of San Miguel's splendor can be discovered in its abundance of manmade beauty, but at El Charco del Ingenio, nature is the aesthetic draw. At this more than 170-acre botanical garden set in an ecological preserve, you'll have the chance to spot wildlife, walk along greenery-lined trails and learn about various species of local cacti. Meanwhile, the San Miguel community often gathers in the garden to watch performances, partake in ceremonies and attend environmental education programs. Recent travelers recommend enjoying a hike through the park, picnicking alongside the waterfalls or spending an evening at a concert in the outdoor amphitheater.
Located just a mile northeast of central San Miguel, El Charco del Ingenio can be reached on foot (it's about a 30-minute walk from the municipal market) or by taxi. The reserve is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Led by English-speaking guides, two-hour tours of the conservation area operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.; tours cost 80 MXN (about $6 USD). If you'd like to forego a tour, entry is 40 MXN (about $3 USD); children younger than 10 can enter for free. For more information, visit the garden's website.
Escondido place
When the buzz of the city's nearly countless cafes and shops leaves you in need of some quiet time, travel 7 miles northwest from San Miguel's center to Escondido Place. This retreat boasts 10 indoor and outdoor thermal pools fed by natural hot springs, and lush vegetation and colorful flowers surround the grounds. Decompress in grottos containing water that reaches up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Recent travelers suggest adjusting to the water temperatures by working your way from the least warm pools to the warmest and then back again when you're ready to leave.
If the pools aren't enough to bring on your Zen, head to Escondido's Nativa spa where you can add a massage or body treatment to your relaxing itinerary. When you work up an appetite, you'll find a restaurant on site and picnic areas with grills for use by guests. Bathrooms and changing rooms are also available. Escondido Place is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and general admission is 100 MXN (about $8 USD) per person.
Cañada de La virgen
Home to a 40-acre archaeological site, Cañada de La Virgen is a sprawling nature preserve located just 15 miles west of San Miguel de Allende. Explore the site and you'll find seven pyramid structures across four complexes: House of the Thirteen Heavens, House of the Longest Night, House of the Wind, and a fourth complex that has yet to be excavated. These complexes at the basin of the Laja River were occupied by the Otomí and Toltec Indians from 540 to 1050 A.D. Cañada's archaeological zone is preserved by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico's National Institute of History and Anthropology).
Even if you're not interested in seeing the archaeological sites, there's still plenty to do at the surrounding preserve. Cañada offers countryside horseback riding suitable for first-time riders and equestrian experts alike (although children must be 11 years or older to ride). The reserve is also suitable for a weekend camping trip. But keep in mind that you'll be roughing it — the campsite is a 45 minute hike from Cañada's busier areas. Expert-led astronomy tours are also available. To reserve any of these activities, contact the team at Cañada de La Virgen here.
Although visitors can tour the sites without a guide, travelers recommend booking a tour of the archaeological site with Coyote Canyon Adventures, which offers several pyramid tour options Tuesday through Sunday. Pyramid tour prices start at $50 USD per person and can last from four to eight hours. The cost of your tour includes transportation to and from Cañada from San Miguel provided by Coyote Canyon (you will meet your guide at the intersection of Hidalgo and Canal streets in San Miguel's city center).

"Everything else is just a trail ride..."

Coyote Canyon Adventures invites you to discover the most exclusive horseback riding adventures, enjoying incredible views from the main canyon of the State of Guanajuato for the nature lovers, or exploring the streets of San Miguel on horseback for those who are looking for a unique experience.
They offer half day horseback riding as well as full day excursions and camping adventures as well as a romantic horseback ride through town - and for experts and amateurs also a weekly route from Guanajuato to San Miguel capital for those who are looking for an authentic cowboy experience .
There horseback riding adventures are one of the most recommended activities for corporate groups - do not hesitate to check out more options for companies and special events.


Hot air balloon flights
Perhaps the most unique way to see San Miguel is from the air. This adventure of flight is available any day of the week. At times you may find yourselves just a few feet from the ground, and at other times you will be flying clear above the clouds. It is quite an exciting feeling - definitely an unforgettable experience.
Breakfast is included after the flight, once we are back in San Miguel. The total experience takes about 3 hours, from 6am to 9am (approx).

Wine experiences
Live the experience, visit our winery and get to know the value of our wines
Cuna de Tierra invites you to live a very unique experience where you will pamper your senses with our wine, architecture and gastronomy that uses regional products.
(Wednesday to Sunday, reservation exclusively) All our tours include a horse carriage ride through the vineyard, as well as an in-depth explanation of the production methods of the wine making process.


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More about us

  1. We have been married for 16 years, with two daughters of 14 and 12 years old.
    We live in México and love traveling with our kids.

  2. My husband works on real state and I´m a freelance fashion designer.

  3. We love design, architecture, music, good food and traveling!

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Bovine, Zibu Allende (Live aqua Hotel) , Jacinto 1930, The Restaurant, La parada, Pescau, Quince Rooftop.
Cool bars
Quince Rooftop, Casa Dragones (Live aqua Hotel), Lunas Rooftop tapas bar.
Cozy cafés
Cumpanio (best bread in town), Café Rama (Jaime the owner is a wonderful artist and has some of his art at the café, also they have great breakfast)
Retail therapy
1218 Concept House, Fabrica la Aurora, Trinitate, Casa Armida, Namuh, Casa R concept store, El nuevo mundo, Mixta,
Bit of culture
Cañada de la virgen (pyramids)
Walks in the park
Charco del ingenio
Spot of exercise
Float Sano (Yoga)
Day tripping
Guanajuato city, Queretaro city, Mineral de Pozos.

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