Hummingbird House, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Hummingbird House, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
4 Bathrooms
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Our home

This spacious home is in the San Antonio neighborhood of San Miguel de Allende,a famous colonial town of about 120 thousand people, a world heritage site. It is available when the owners are not there,usually from April to October each year. It is everyone's dream of comfort, modern conveniences, garden patios and views of the city as well as easy accessibility to all the sites and attractions. There is also a house manager who can help if there are any questions.

The space

Our casa is 9 years old, with all new appliances, well equipped kitchen, with 6-burner stove and oven, large refrigerator, and dishwasher. There is also a garage with washer and dryer. We have cable TV, wi-fi connection, and a local phone. There are two levels with upper terrace and view, two lower patios and small garden, in gated community of six houses. We have very nice "gringo" and Mexican neighbors. There is a bus stop . We are located near a main highway with easy access to all local attractions and side trips.

Guest access

Guests will be able to stay in the Master bedroom upstairs which is off the beautiful terrace, a nice place for your morning coffee. If you choose twin beds you can stay in the guest room down the hall. Both bedrooms are ensuite. Each has a large bathroom with shower. There is a third bedroom and full bath on the main floor, converted to a den, which has a couch suitable for one person or a child to sleep on. There is also a half bath, sink and toilet, in entry hall.

Other things to note

The house has an extraordinary sense of peaceful ambiance, with it's garden and neighboring open meadow: great for bird watchers, artists and writers. At the same time,we are within walking distance to the center of the city and have many restaurants and shopping within 15 minutes from our front door.

Property features

Who we are

  1. We're originally from the SF Bay Area, California, and have lived in Portland, Oregon for thirty five years. We now live on the Oregon Coast each summer and in Mexico usually from October to April. I'm an artist/writer and my husband taught with the Portland Public schools. We have two daughters and four grandchildren. We are very adventuresome and love living in Mexico half the year, in San Miguel de Allende.
    We love to read, kayak, hike and travel to new places. We also love nature and can't live without regular doses of it! Birding, watching wildlife are favorite past times. Our travel preferences are Europe especially in France where I used to live and work. We also love to travel to other beautiful areas in the US, like New Mexico, Utah's national parks, and the East coast in the fall and NY. I love to cook and we both love good food with a foreign twist.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

We live in the San Antonio colonia, the largest neighborhood in San Miguel, south of but within walking distance to the Centro. There are many wonderful shops, restaurants, grocers and bakeries in this neighborhood. There is also a big church, San Antonio church with a large plaza in front of it where families gather. Lots of local color and festivals. The main beautiful tree-shaded parque in San Miguel is also within walking distance, about 20 minutes. There's a large super market with in 10 min. by nearby bus stop. Also, there's a bus stop just two blocks up Calle Tesoro on the corner which takes you into Centro in 10-15 min.

Best restaurants
Hecho in Mexico is on the Ancha San Antonio, also, Oso Azul, Paprika, La Parada, a wonderful Peruvian restaurant near the park. There's a great rooftop bar nearby and dining room at the Rosewood, within 15 minute walk.
Nightlife
Music everywhere and dancing, too. Many theatrical performances at the Teatro Santa Ana, The San Miguel Playhouse and concerts at the Angela Peralta. Pro Musica has fabulous performances of world famous musicians at St. Pauls.
Favourite cafés
Cafe Santa Ana at the Biblioteca, cafe in the patio of the Instituto Allende, quiet and peaceful setting.
Where to go shopping
La Comer, big supermarket, the Organic Saturday market each week right on San Antonio, open marketplace, many small shops along Sterling Dickenson, just up the street from us.
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
La Canada del Virgin, an archeological site, El Charco Ingenio, an amazing botanical garden and lake, historical homes throughout the city that go back to colonial times.
Local walks
If you don't mind walking on cobblestones, the whole town is a great place to walk, and sightsee.
Places you love to exercise
At the nearby Yoga Studio, Essencia (15 min. walk)
Top day trips
Atoetonilco, the Craft Museum near there and lunch at La Nirvana outdoor patio with amazing views. Another day trip near there is Las Grutas, the hot springs. Also, one can go into Delores Hidalgo, known for its wonderful potters and tile makers. The colonial city of Guanajuato is a day trip away and also the old mining town of Posos, a major historical site.

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