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Casa Heloc - Lovely home/360degree view

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

The ultra comfortable house features 2 bedrooms and an office with house-wide WIFI. House is available in 2014 we have openings from mid-April 2015 on. See the Calendar in the upper right hand corner of this page for exact dates..

For many more pictures, go to www.casahelocintheheartofmexico%5Bdot%5Dshutterfly%5Bdot%5Dcom.

-- FIRST FLOOR: Combo living/dining/kitchen/Powder room

- Living Room: stereo system, cable television with dvd/vhs combo player & many videos & cds and IPod dock.

-Kitchen amenities: We like to cook! Kitchen is fully stocked with dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder,blender, bottled-water dispenser, all pots, pans, dishes, glassware, silverware.

-Large plant filled side patio with outdoor dining, seating and a Webber gas grill. Secure place for pets to wander.

-Washing machine/dryer on back terrace

-- SECOND FLOOR: 2 bedrooms, each with private bath (King-size bed in master BR, queen-size bed in guest room). Beds are comfortable American-made beds with great pillows and linens. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms, 2 hair dryers. Master bath has twin sinks and bathtub/shower combo.

Also an office on second floor, between the bedrooms. Two desks. Housewide wireless internet for your laptop, pda or IPhone/Blackberry. Office also has a private bath and ceiling fan.

-- ROOF: Lovely 360-degree view of San Miguel, includes views of La Parrochia and San Miguel Centro from the large roof terrace, dining and seating areas, hammock, clay chimnea and many flowering plants.

-- Internet phone - free calls to the USA, Canada, most of Europe (although there are extra charges to cell phones in Europe)

-- Local land-line phone

-- High speed DSL internet connection, wireless enabled for your laptop or pda.

-- Mexicanbasic cable television inluded. English language channels available for an additional fee. Many dvds of movies, also cds.

-- Rent includes maid service two afternoons a week. ( Maid tips not included in rental fee)

More Details

Janis Martin-Hughes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Heloc is everything we hoped for and more. It's beautiful and

full of conveniences which we really really appreciate. This rental

house is just a perfect spot for visiting San Miguel! We've really

enjoyed the patios, art, kitchen and beautiful furniture.

Dec 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

N. Ft. Myers, FL

N & M

  • 5 of 5

Janis......I know it is lazy of me, but just take everything good ever written about Casa Heloc and at least double it. This, our fourth year renting in SMA, (3 months) sped by without a single negative issue. Your management company, Lupe and Vincente, even Walter were just great. For what it is worth, having been in the vacation business at one time, after our visit I usually write or phone the owner off the record with any suggestions for improvement we might have. You will not be hearing from us. We have no suggestions. Dont change a thing. We would recommend Casa Heloc without reservation. Sincerely, N & M.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Noel & Marilyn, It was a real pleasure having you as our guests - please return when you are able. Janis
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This is it!!

  • 5 of 5

Once in awhile when traveling, you come across a place that grabs your heart and spirit so completely, that you know you will return there again and again. Casa Heloc is one of those places that from the moment you open the door, until you close it with reluctant goodbyes, you know you will never forget your stay. So what sets it apart? There are the obvious things: the 360 degree view from the rooftop deck looking down onto the centro of San Miguel, watching the morning sunrise, the art work beautifully displayed throughout the house, the magnificent and fully stocked kitchen, the courtyard off the living room for starlit dinners, and Lupe, housekeeper extraordinaire, who kept the place spotless! But what really struck us about Casa Heloc was that it really felt like a home to us, that kind of cozy ambiance of a place where you actually want to spend time just enjoying the space. We loved our exploring of San Miguel and outlying areas, but we were always delighted to come home again. We really felt like we were part of the community that surrounded us, always greeted with friendly Hola's, hearing the local music at night, the kids playing in the street, the occasional braying of the neighbors donkey or rooster, mothers walking their children to school, the calls of a street vendor passing buy. All of it, made it so special. And then there is Walter, the street dog...affectionately known as "The Mayor of Santa Julia", who completely stole our hearts. Thank You Janis for opening the doors of Casa Heloc to his very welcomed visits. So if you are looking for that special place to hang your hat while taking in the beauty and charm of San Miguel, then We absolutely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doris it was our pleasure to have you and Jan as our guests. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Rgards, Janis
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Memphis, TN

Lovely home and gardens!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned home from our second visit to San Miguel and we chose to stay at Casa Heloc both visits. We will do so again and again. The house is lovely and immediately feels like home. We love the gardens, the art, and the wonderful rooftop with views of the mountains and La Parroquia. Erika, the house manager and her staff as well as Lupe, the maid, were professional and responsive. Thank you Janis for making your home so inviting.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you both as our guests once again. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Regards, Janis
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San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

Perfect welcoming home!

  • 5 of 5

I can vouch for this amazing vaca rental- we stayed at Casa Heloc for 3 months a few years ago and LOVED IT! Peaceful, tranquil and full of folk art and beautiful plants... views of the Parroquia and downtown churches too.

Property manager, Erika, was on top of everything and the owner, too.

(We then bought a house in SMA so you might say Casa Heloc inspired us!)

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias Ms. Lizz - It was a joy to have you as a guest and now as a neighbor! Janis
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Lovely Bright Airy House in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with Milo our 2 year old Schnauzer loved our stay at Casa Heloc. The main floor is very comfortable with two sitting areas , a nice dining room, and convenient kitchen. We loved how bright and airy the house was especially as some of the houses in San Miguel are a little dark and crowded. The master bedroom had a very comfortable king bed and beside it an office with WIFi and two desks which we loved .

The house is only a 15 minute down hill walk to the Juan Dios market and 20 minutes to town center. The bus stop is only 3 block away and the buses run regularly or you can take a taxi for only 35 pesos.

Outside is a small courtyard and there is also a roof top deck.

Would we go back again next year? Yes , but it is already rented for the period we want

The staff ( gardener and Maid) and the property manager Ericka are all fantastic. Erick will really go out of her way to make you feel comfortable

Thanks Janis

Robi and Dan

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robi, Dan & Milo - So happy to have us as our guests at Casa Heloc and thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We do tend to fill up with repeat visitors but perhaps you might find another time of they ear to come back and stay with us - you are always welcome! Janis
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Casa Mexican Magic!

  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune to stay at Casa Heloc in May 2015 and its magic is still with me.

In summary, Casa Heloc is a beautiful, gracious home in a vibrant small city. This is no bland, vanilla gated community rental – Casa Heloc captures the imagination, fills you with life, and resides in your heart.

First, the basics: Casa Heloc appears just as pictured. The home is colorful, airy, comfortable, very clean, and has an excellent flow. The kitchen is well-appointed and there is a washer and dryer/laundry area outside the kitchen. There is a good television and wifi. Bedrooms are on the second floor, and each bedroom and the office has a full bath. The gardens are beautifully well maintained. The courtyard teems with life and color, and the rooftop patio has a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and mountains.

The location sits just above the center of town and it is very easy to walk, taxi, or bus to town and beyond. We used the water cooler for drinking, cooking, and brushing our teeth, and the restaurants in town use filtered water, so dining was safe.

The extras: Casa Heloc is full of authentic Mexican art, crafts, and pottery. Each bathroom has a different talavera pottery sink. The hutch has an ample variety of talavera dishes and bowls.

The art is a mix of traditional crafts, such as Huichol string art, and modern paintings by local artists. The homeowners are attentive to client needs and are very keen on providing a gracious experience, such as greeting us with a gorgeous fresh flower display, and my arrival happened to be timed with the arrival of new, extremely soft, luxury towels.

The magic: Casa Heloc is a vacation destination unto itself... The vibrant art, extensive book selection, and Mexican décor keep the vacation rich and interesting when you are inside the house... Hummingbirds live in the trees in the courtyard and visit feeders in planters next to the French doors – we spent many early mornings and lazy late afternoons in the livingroom, watching "hummingbird TV" just outside the window… Casa Heloc is located in town, so the sounds of church bells and family pick-up soccer games sweeten the air… Firework displays on the rooftop patio… Parades...

The people of San Miguel de Allende are courteous and friendly. The taxi drivers navigate the steep, narrow, hilly streets with adroit patience and humor.

Casa Heloc far exceeded our expectations and we fell in love with San Miguel de Allende. We intend to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Casa Heloc - we would welcome your return visit in the future! Janis
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Additions days can be added to a one month stay

Monthly Rate: $1200 - $1400

One week minimum stay plus $300 security deposit required.
Regular rates by the week for 1-2 people
$600 - $800 per week.
$1,200 - $1,400 month (based on 28 nights)
$75 - $125 per person per night for extra nights after a one week rental

Pets welcome. Smoking is not permitted inside the house.

$300 refundable security deposit for up to one month rental, $500 for longer term rentals. Additonal pet fee of $100 per pet. Full rental amount due 30 days prior to rental.
The security deposit is due with the signed rental agreement Full rental amount due 30 days prior to rental. Upon property inspection, if there are no damages or excessive phone or utilities charges, deposit will be returned minus household gas usage, approximately $25/wk, depending on how much hot water and gas oven is used. Tips for the maid are not included in the rental fee.
Standard vacation rental contract must be signed.
This is not a slapdash rental house. It is our home part of the year and we like luxury!
Until rental is confirmed all rates subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Colonia Santa Julia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Internet
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located on a corner lot, 1.2 miles from El Centro (Jardin) in Colonia Santa Julia Colonia Santa Julia has a great mix of neighbors: Mexican, American,Canadian, European. Rent a home where the residents of San Miguel live! -English speaking property manager on call 24 hours a day, and will stock groceries and bar for an additional fee -Secure off street parking -Bus service into Centro (the Santa Julia bus) three blocks away (no bus fumes on our calle!). Easy walk from the house to Centro and back. Taxis are 25 pesos (about $2 U.S.) flat rate every daytime trip, 30 pesos at night. - This is typical San Miguel house and as with most private homes in San Miguel there is NO central heat or air conditioning. Only restaurants and hotels have heat and ac in San Miguel. We have rolling propane heaters, one for upstairs and one for downstairs, a down blanket, flannel sheets and an electric blanket for winter months. The upstairs rooms have ceiling fans and the entire house has wide French doors and windows for summer cross breezes. If you require central heat and air this is not the house for you. - Throughout Mexico tap water can be of questionable quality. Purified bottled water is available, please drink and cook only with bottled water and not water from the tap.

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