San MIguel, San Miguel»San Miguel Villa #3
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 9
- Sleeps: 14
Dramatically sited atop a small hill above the Centro of town, San Miguel Villa #3 encompasses a main house with four spacious bedrooms as well as a separate casita that has two main bedrooms and an additional third single room. The Vill was entirely hand-built over a five-year period. Considered the signature work of one of San Miguel's most prominent architects, this authentic adobe estate masterfully combines an ancient building style with all the modern conveniences and amenities expected by today's most discriminating travelers.
Inside the villa, every room received the utmost attention to create an elegant, comforting, luxurious and authentically Colonial Mexican environment. When one enters the main house through a lovely courtyard that features a small pond lushly accented with papyrus and palms, including a stone fountain. The foyer leads you to the elegant formal dining room and the grand sunken living room. Both rooms have picture windows overlooking the gardens and high beamed ceilings. This level of the house also has the wonderful tiled, dome-ceiling kitchen (the domain of your professional chef) and a bright and sunny breakfast room with adjoining open-air dining terrace. A larger covered terrace is off the living room, comfortably appointed with cozy chairs and a fireplace for leisurely outdoor living.
A most gracious powder room is off the entry foyer, and one also enters the master suite across a small bridge from the living room. This wonderful retreat includes a queen bed outfitted with the finest linens, a fireplace, a large tiled bathroom with circle tub, and a separate dressing room with plenty of closet space.
From the covered terrace, you can continue down one level to the pool terrace, complete with its dramatic infinity edge and an adjoining spa. The outdoor loggia alongside the pool includes both comfortable seating and sunning areas, a sound system and a wet bar with refrigerator. The location of the pool along the hillside allows you to literally swim among the treetops while overlooking dramatic gardens, ponds and fountains below.
Downstairs in the main house, you have two other spacious queen bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. One of these guest rooms has a loft area for sleeping with sunken sitting room below. The other features a lovely terrace with cushioned reading nook overlooking the gardens below. At the upper, rooftop level of the main house, there is a roof terrace with potted plants and outdoor furniture, plus access to another bedroom with two twin beds, its own bathroom, and a small study with Internet connection.
Across a Venetian-style bridge from the pool terrace is the separate casita, a world unto itself. This charming cottage has a living room with its own TV and DVD player, a small kitchen, and two bedrooms with queen beds and en-suite bathrooms. There are numerous outdoor balconies, terraces and patios, affording the indoor/outdoor living for which San Miguel is so famous. The casita also has access to a third single bedroom with twin bed and its own bathroom.
The magic of the villa is brought to life by an extremely professional, friendly and able staff trained to make your stay as pleasurable and fulfilling as it can possibly be. English- and Spanish-speaking Felipe, the mayordomo (butler), oversees the other staff members and serves as your primary contact for all your needs. In addition, he is happy to arrange dinner reservations, in-villa massages, manicures, pedicures or any other services you desire. Felipe also can shop at the local markets for you to seek out the freshest foods and ingredients, should you desire a home-cooked meal prepared by Leticia. Her cooking service for breakfast and mid-day comida is included in your rental fee, but you pay extra for food and beverages, depending on what you want her to prepare. Felipe then will serve the meals and also mix your drinks - beware: he makes a mean margarita!
The other staff members include a veladore (security/night watchman), two household maids who clean and do laundry, and a gardener.
The terraced grounds integrate a cornucopia of gardens, fountains, walking paths, seating areas, meditation spots, ponds, pillars, vegetation and other natural and man-made wonders. Perhaps the home's most exceptional outdoor feature is a acoustically impressive Roman amphitheater where performers, singers, musicians and mariachis can serenade you from below the villa. Conceived by a master New England landscape designer and created by San Miguel's premier landscape architect, the garden setting of San Miguel Villa is a work of art onto itself, a true luxury to be explored and enjoyed at your leisure.
$7,800 per week
Event fee: $10 per person attending the event, excluding the wedding party
- Main Villa (4 bedrooms)
- Main Casita (2 bedrooms)
- Smaller Casita (1 bedroom)
- Living Rooms
- Dining room
- Breakfast room
- Swimming pool
- Multiple Terraces
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor lounge area
- Satellite TV with U.S. channels
- High-speed Internet access provided free of charge
- CD and DVD players
- State-of-the-art sound system
- In-room safe deposit boxes
- Indoor garage for parking one vehicle
- Daily housekeeping and laundry service
- Whole-house water purification system
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback riding
- Leon (BJX) airport: 90 minutes
- 3 within walking distance
- Dozens more within 10 minute car ride
- 3 night minimum stay
- A 6% line item for Mexican taxes and administrative fees will be added to all rental rates. Please note that a 20% holiday surcharge is added to all rental rates during Christmas, New Year's and Semana Santa (week before Easter).
- Villa does not offer wedding packages, however they can advise you or your planner on local resources.