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Location can't be beat!

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About the property

There are two suites. Each is a great room with a bed, kitchenette, private bath

LOCATION, location, location. This location can't be beat! We are in "el centro." It is a short 5-6 minute level walk to the "jardin," the absolute middle of town.

We have two very beautiful private suites (actually they are studio apartments) that overlook a flower-filled garden. Both suites have incredible bathrooms made of Mexican tile.

Suite #1 has a King bed, or it can be changed to accommodate 2 twin

beds. This suite has a small fridge, a microwave and 2 burners for

light cooking. Electric coffee pot. Purified water in the pipes! Luxurious bathroom with blue and white Mexican tiles.

Wirelss internet. Mexican cable TV. DVD with large collection of DVDs. Spacious and filled with light. Two full walls of glass windows overlook a flower-filled garden. People describe the garden as "Giverny comes to Mexico."

In the vacation rentals site that you are now on, there is no option for "suite." Thus I choose "apartment." The two suites could be used as apartments but a better description is "suite."

Suite #2 has a Queen bed. Small kitchenette area with a microwave, bar-size fridge, two burners, electric coffee maker, purified water. Wireless internet. Small TV with Mexican cable and a DVD player with a large library of DVDs.

Suite #2 also overlooks the flower-filed garden. Lovely bathroom with spacious shower of green and white Mexican tiles.

High quality linens and down comforters.

Both Suite #1 and Suite #2 have a small sofa and a comfortable chair as well as a small dining table for light meals and sipping coffee. Excellent

reading lamps by bed. Both suites have their own outdoor patios for sipping morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset. Comfortable lounge chairs for outdoor reading and relaxing.

Location! We are a 20 second walk to the main mercado where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables and flowers. And at 8:30 in the morning, freshly baked bread.

A minute away is the beginning of the artisans market where Mexicans sell their jewelry, crafts, native clothes, etc.

We are within an 8 minute walk to 90% of the restaurants that one would frequent.

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caren gordon
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

About caren gordon

My husband and I visited San Miguel de Allende for ten days, went back to our home on the U.S. east coast, and couldn't get San Miguel out of our minds. We've now been here for 18 years. So we know the town well and can help you, should you desire, design your time here. We are serious about we have a long, detailed list with our subjective opinions. And we can help you choose cooking classes, horseback excursions, night life activities, massages, spas, hotsprings, etc

caren gordon purchased this apartment in 1998

Why caren gordon chose San Miguel de Allende

Our suites overlook a beautiful garden. You have lots of light and privacy. We are a FLAT walk to most places that you will visit. The suites are private with outdoor seating.

We live on the second and third floor.

You enter our compound and walk through the entrance way to the garden in the back of the property.

Should you want any help, we are close and can aid you. BUT, we leave guests all the privacy they desire.

What makes this apartment unique

You have at your fingertips our 18 years of experience in San Miguel. We are always willing to share our secrets of San Miguel.


Zona Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautifully tiled with Mexican tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • We have two suites. One has a king bed that can be divided into two twins. The other suite has a queen,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hosts will provide information about the best restaurants and shopping in town. (In fact, we supply a 4 page list for you - a very subjective list based on our tastes and having lived here for 14 years.) Hosts also will arrange masseuse who will come to your suite for a mere $35 for a one hour session. (She is EXCELLENT!) Purified water system throughout the property. Wireless internet connection in each suite and in the garden. Pressurized water system. Cable TV with American channels. Guests have full use of the garden and each suite has its own patio with a table and chairs for dining and a lounge chair for reading outside. Use of our long distance phone to call the states and Canada for free. Gas heater for the winter months. Fan for the summer months. Maid service 6 days per week. DVD player and many dvds provided in each suite.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)


Lovely place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Suite #1 of this lovely rental and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The suite was clean and well–appointed with a very comfortable king size bed. The gardens and courtyard were beautiful and we enjoyed both reading and sipping wine in the courtyard. The owners, Caren and David, were welcoming and friendly and easily reachable for any questions. Caren has compiled a detailed folder of local restaurant descriptions/recommendations that we relied on when selecting restaurants and we were never disappointed. As noted, the location of this rental is perfect for exploring San Miguel, with the mercado and the central plaza just a short walk away. Overall, this rental, with its lovely courtyard, is a welcome oasis after exploring the city and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to host you both!
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Charming accomodations in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely suite for nine nights. It was a wonderful place in which to wake up in the morning; hang out during the day; and return after a tiring day of sightseeing/shopping. It had all of the essential comforts, was spotlessly clean and the location was absolutely ideal. As a single female traveling alone, these accommodations were perfect – quiet and safe. Moreover, Caren was the ideal hostess. She offered spot-on advice/tips/recommendations, was patient with answering tons of questions and was quick to respond to requests. Caren’s warm personality and thoughtfulness made my stay all the better. I look forward to returning to San Miguel and staying in this charming place again … and again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Gem in the Heart of Centro'

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is located in the heart of Centro. The stunning courtyard is a delight to wake up to every morning. It's the perfect location to get a feel for the day-to-day life of the people of San Miguel de Allende. It's within walking distance to restaurants, The Jardin, shops. Or you can walk one block and sit on a park bench; read, write, people watching. Caren and David are wonderful hosts and they know 'everything' about San Miguel de Allende.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular, inviting little gem

  • 5 of 5

So - really, we stayed in June of 2014 but I have had on my "to-do list" to write this review for 18 months!! Normally I would have let this go but I just had to speak to the fantastic little gem this spot is! The accommodations were just what we hoped for our first visit to Mexico: beautifully authentic architecture, stunning grounds (flowers everywhere !) and absolutely charming, attentive hosts. Caren seemed to know everything about everything: the best places for a quick bite or luxurious dining, artisan shops in the market with anything from fresh flowers or food to hand made art or fine gifts of every type. She can even recommend a great place for a great morning hike and have a massage scheduled for your return! You will be delighted you took my advice and booked your stay in San Miguel de Allende with Caren & David!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Please tell me who you are? We had a lot of guests that month 1 1/2 years ago. Caren
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Hidden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal, walking distance to restaurants, theater and market. Our suite was beautiful and bright and the gardens were truly magnificent. Most of all, our host and hostess, David and Caren were extremely warm, welcoming and helpful......they were the best!!!! Thank you for a wonderful time!

Arthur and Yvonne


  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful, Convenient and Delightful

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely delightful place to stay in San Miguel de Allende! The courtyard, upon which one looks out, is beautiful, and exudes a peaceful presence that belies its wonderful location in the center of town. The location makes it a very short walk to markets, stores, restaurants, museums, galleries, historical buildings, and the life of the wonderful town of San Miguel.

Caren and David are wonderful hosts, being available and attentive, but never intrusive. To them, we are grateful.

I would, without reservation, heartily recommend it to anyone who would like to get to know Mexico, and San Miguel.

Michael and Kaisa

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $95 - $105

Weekly Rate: $665 - $735

Monthly Rate: $2660 - $2940

Suite #1 rents for $105 per night. Three night minimum. Full week is $735.
Suite #2 rents for $95 per night. Three nigh minimum. Full week is $665.
There is one tiny room with a double bed on the property. That is only available to renters of either Suite 1 or Suite2 and the cost is $60 per night. This is for additional guests who are friends or family or renters in Suite 1 or Suite 2.
All guests have use of the entire garden area.
The location of this property cannot be beat! Only a 5 to 6 minute
FLAT walk to the jardin --the absolute center of town around which
everything happens.
Located on a charming street near the main market of town and next
door to the main craft vendors of San Miguel.
The calendar option on this website is a little deceiving in that we have two suites and the calendar only reflects when both suites are occupied. Please contact us for availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.

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