“This is the second time we’ve stayed with Thelma/Jaime. They are the most gracious hosts and want to ensure all needs are met while adding the element of San Miguel history from a Spanish/NAmerican perspective. Always a treat to be in their charming apartment with the spectacular sunset views! Armed with a good pair of ear plugs will help on the weekend music nights from bars in the neighbourhood. A great place to call home! Muchas gracias!! ”
Jaime's reviewsAs a host (8)
“San Miguel de Allende is a magical place and so was the apt. The lovely garden and antique decor fit in perfectly with the town. The easy 2 block walk to the center let us take advantage of all the activites in the main square , walk to galleries and restaurants. Jaime has wonderful caretakers always ready to assist. And they even brought us coffee and sweet breads in the mornings. The only draw back was on weekends we heard the music from some nightclubs 'til early AM. It would be better to stay out later on those nights and enjoy the music in person.”
“We had the most wonderful time at Jaime’s beautiful casita in the heart of cento historico. We lived like locals for the week! Comfortable beds, clean, authentic, and gorgeous! Our favorite spot was the rooftop each night for rooftop pre-dinner drinks. I agree with another review that the pictures don’t do this home justice. And the location! Could not be better! We were well-cared for by the lovely Celia all week, coffee and pastries in the charming jardin each morning. Jaime and his mother both called to welcome us as well. If you’re lucky enough to stay here, you’ll have a lifetime memory of SMA and this charming home. Thank you so much!”
“I can not even say enough positive things about my (3 seperate) stays here! First, I will begin with the property itself: - it is extremely centrally located and safe -the grounds and gardens are so beautiful and gardener is very friendly and helfpul (he helped me bring in firewood, etc) -the home itself is super cosy and charming and the fireplace is not only a nice touch but very helpful during cold winter nights. Yet what made this stay extra wonderful were all the people that were a part of it! The host (Jaime and his mother Thelma) were incredibly accomodating with my requests and extending my stays, etc. She even let me stay in her personal home the second night when I had no accomodation for the one night in-between stays. And then there is the housekeeper Celia (that word is so insufficient for who she is--she is much more like a fairy godmother)--she is what made this stay extra magickal!!! She is so sweet, caring and kind and went out of her way to literally make me feel like a princess. By the time I left, (after 3 weeks), it felt like I was leaving family. This place is an incredible value and if you yourself value friendly kind hosts and staff as well as beautiful grounds and a super charming, conveneint, comfortable, walkable, location, book this place (if its available!). As side notes to make your stay more comfortable, (as in many SMA homes, it can get a little chilly at night so bring layers and colder weather clothes and warm socks or slippers). Also on some evenings and weekends, you will hear music from neighboring venues but as long as you bring earplugs, it will be fine--and that's coming from someone who needs extreme quiet to sleep. Jaime, Celia, Thelma and Chavo--Thank you again for a wonderful stay and being a valuable part of my book writing expereince!! :) In Immense Gratitude, Carolina ”
“It is impossible to describe with true accuracy the sublime beauty of San Miguel or imagine a centrally located residence more seamlessly reflective of this historic and vibrant town. Jaime and Thelma's historic home and meticulous garden is just a few cobblestone blocks away from El Jardin with all the culinary, artistic, and musical delights of San Miguel. I was fortunate to stay on multiple occasions, with this home offering easy journeys to nearby Guanajuato, Queretaro, Morelia, and even CDMX. I highly recommend San Miguel as a stage for seeing the most breathtaking cities in central Mexico. But even more, I cherished this chance to share a jardin with such accommodating and hospitable hosts. Thelma is a wealth of information, a knowledgeable guide, and a compassionate human being. She and her friends helped my daughter and I make lasting memories here and gave me an essential sense of "home" after a long and distant journey. We are forever grateful and hope to be back again.”
“We had a wonderful time in Jaime's apartment. It was such a charming and comfortable place, the location could not have been better, a short walk to the plaza, with amazing views of the city from the rooftop deck. The apartment was nice and cool on warms days and perfect for our visit to San Miguel. It was easy to find and the housekeeper took good care of us while we were there, bringing coffee and pastries in the morning. A real treat !”
“Esta fué mi primera experiencia con Love Home Swap. Conozco San Miguel de Allende. Como tenia programado un viaje para Querétaro una bella ciudad cercana, decidí probar este Swap con esta Casa. Solo debo decir que todo fue mas que excelente, desde el principio hasta el final. La comunicación con Jaime, rapida y buena, nos ayudó mucho. Luego al llegar a la casa que esta preciosa, hasta el ultimo detalle todo muy bien. Ademas como me gusta mucho la arquitectura mejicana la aprecié mucho. En el Sitio todos fueron muy amables y prontos a ayudar. Celia y José el jardinero excelentes personas. . La Sra, Thelma madre de Jaime, nos llamó desde el primer dia, con mucha voluntad de hacer nuestra estadía muy buena como fué. Nos comunicó que era su deseo tuviéramos una buena estancia, Igual hablamos con ella al momento de partir. Creemos se inició una buena amistad. Inclusive Mateo el gato de la casa fue muy allegado y amable. Recomiendo ampliamente este destino por todo lo antes explicado. No dudaríamos en volver a ir, si se da la oportunidad.”
“This wonderful place is situated near centro and is so much prettier than the pictures indicate. The energy is alive near the center of town and we were right in the midst of it! The owners were wonderful to communicate with, responded immediately and even called us a couple of time to make sure everything was to our liking. Pretty gardens, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and we didn't lack for anything. We would stay here again! Easy commute from the airport and someone was there to meet us at the door when we arrived later than expected. Such a wonderful experience! Thank you Thelma, Jaimie and Cherise!!!!”
Where is it?
Centro - in the middle of it all. Walking distance to everything and close to shuttles, tours, etc ...
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