Located in Colonial San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende at the top of Orizaba, this new home is only a 10 min. walk to the Instituto and then a short walk up Zacateros to Centro. You are far enough away from Centro to be out of the traffic, yet close enough to get to the restaurants and shops on foot.
Casa Madonna is a new contemporary Mexican home. The architect, Jose Garcia, is well known for his design. Most notably is his design of the hotel Casa de Aves outside of San Miguel.
This 3-story 3-bedroom home has unobstructed views of Centro and most of San Miguel from every level. You enter the property through a lovely rock garden where cactus and flowers thrive and the sound of the fountain invite you to relax and stay awhile. From this level, you begin to see why we call it the "Million Dollar View."
All bedrooms have their own bathrooms, gas log fireplaces, IPod docking stations and ceiling fans. The TV/family room has a very comfortable fold-out couch to sleep additional guests and has a full bathroom as well.
The ground floor bedroom has a queen bed with a beautiful headboard made from a 150-year-old door. This cozy room has a large armoire for your clothing and its own entrance from the patio.
The master bedroom on the second floor is decorated in blues and the king size bed with its tin starfish designed headboard reflects the owners love of the ocean. There is a beautiful view of the Parroquia through a glass door and wall of windows that lead to the 2nd floor terrace.
When you aren't looking at the view, there is a 42" LCD TV and DVD player in the room for your enjoyment. There is a large tub/shower in the master bath.
The 3rd bedroom also located on the second floor has 2 twin beds and a distictive jungle feel with ceramics of parrots and other wildlife. It also has a glass door and wall of windows for viewing the city and access to the terrace. A 32" LCD TV and DVD player is located in this room.
The living area has comfy soft cushioned Equipale furniture. There is a long cushioned bench with a cocktail table located between the fireplace area and the dining room that is great extra seating for entertaining.
In the dining area you will find a large antique door fashioned into a table that seats 8. A wall of windows overlooks the patio with its large wall fountain. Open the door and listen to the fountain or place your IPod into the sound system and listen to your favorite tunes.
A fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve meals for 8 is just off the dining area. With a whole-house water purification and ultraviolet light treatment system, it is safe to use the water from the faucet.
If cooking isn't your thing, then have Rosario prepare something for you. She is a great cook and there are many bilingual cookbooks for your review.
The family room with its full bath and sleeper sofa may be closed off and used as an extra bedroom with its own access through the patio. Or, just use it as movie central with its 52" LCD TV, IPod docking station, DVD player and surround sound.
The staff is there for your convenience 6 days per week. The house manager, Tony, speaks excellent English and is famous for his Margaritas. He can help you with any of your needs including communicating with Rosario about your meals.
Rosario will do the cooking and cleaning and Tony will look after the garden as well. For an extra fee, Tony and Rosario are available for parties and dinners.
Casa Madonna has a Vonage line with unlimited long distance to the states, high speed wireless internet connection, a computer, fax and printer.