BEAUTIFUL TERRACED GARDENS "AWAY FROM THE MADDENING CROWDS"
Linda and Michael Martinez
- english, spanish
About Linda and Michael Martinez
Owners are native New Mexicans who fell in LOVE with San Miguel de Allende and decided to move from our beloved Northern New Mexico to a new adventure in another uniquely creative land
Linda and Michael Martinez purchased this House in 2000
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
This is a beautiful and comfortable property. The host and their help are very nice.
Excellent place and people. The property was a peaceful refuge from the noise and bustle of the town.
Spacious, walled compound filled with art and vibrant colors. Michael is a gracious, unobtrusive host. House is a half-hour walk from downtown San Miguel and you can experience the real Mexico on your way to the more touristy city center. Only caveat is you'll need a car for any grocery shopping. Be sure to have Margarita, the housekeeper, make you a meal one night. Her dinner of chili rellenos, rice, and tres leche cake is delicious and very reasonable. We'll be back!
Beautiful home, very nice pool, amazing gardens and the owners could not have been any better
This is a wonderful property about a 30 minute walk to town. The home itself is spectacular. The owners live on the property but are only around if you need anything. Great property and experience...
San Miguel Oasis
Our group of two couples thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mike & Linda’s home. It is exactly as shown in the photos. The grounds and home were lovely and spacious, inside and out. We all enjoyed the eclectic and extensive collection of Mexican artwork and handicrafts, both in the main living area and our bedrooms, as well as the wall murals, both inside and out. The diverse plant life of the gardens was a peaceful place to rest after a day spent roaming the hills of San Miguel, and the hot tub provided an extra touch of relaxation. Watching the hummingbirds enjoy the central fountain was a morning pastime. The well equipped kitchen allowed us the option of dining in when we wished. The beds were very comfortable; the linens and bath towels were changed every three days, a luxury we did not anticipate. The housekeeper and gardener visited several times a week and were both friendly and helpful. Our hosts responded to any needs, guided us to local amenities and shops, and were kind enough to arrange taxis for us when required. They genuinely made us feel “mi casa es tu casa”.
Contemporary Comfort around a Sunlit Mexican Garden
We chose to spend our two-week family Christmas and New Year's holiday in San Miguel de Allende and were very fortunate to have booked our stay at this lovely property. This is a most unusual property even by San Miguel standards. Built on a large lot surrounded by walls, it is a very contemporary with an open plan kitchen, dining and living room facing onto a large patio with a central fountain and looking down into a lovely garden filled with regional cactus, fruit trees and flowering plants. The master bedroom and bath are quite spacious. The other guest bedrooms are also quite comfortable all with their own baths and views of the garden. The accommodations are clean, beautifully decorated and most comfortable. A gardener and housekeeper visit several times a week to keep the residence and grounds in perfect condition. Mike and Linda, the owners of the property, who live in an apartment on the premises were wonderful hosts advising us on everything from how to buy tortillas and tamales from little shops on their street, to where to shop for groceries and not-to-be missed local tourist spots. Lovers of Mexican art and culture, Mike and Linda have filled the house with beautiful handicrafts from across Mexico and its walls are decorated with dramatic murals painted by a local artist, giving the house a very colorful and festive feel. There is both a pool and a hot tub in the garden that are available for use. As we were visiting for two weeks over the Christmas and New Years holidays, the temperatures were cool and we only opted to use the hot tub. The internet worked just fine and smart TVs in the guest bedrooms can provide access to Netflix and other web streaming TV programming. This property met all our expectations for a wonderful and relaxing holiday with our family in the magical city of San Miguel de Allende. We would highly recommend it.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES - San Miguel de Allende; Atotonilco
Many language and art schools; Wonderful architecture, endless arts and crafts shopping from throughout Mexico. Theatre, concerts, local street music. Botanical gardens and many many wonders