Casa Laguna
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Welcome to the heart of San Miguel, the jewel in the colonial crown. Casa Laguna is a lovely retreat from the attraction and activity of El Centro, and yet only seven short blocks to the vibrant heart, El Jardin. Located on the rise of the hill overlooking town, Casa Laguna is an easy walk down and a vigorous walk (or taxi) back. There is no need for a car, yet you have that quiet distance from the traffic and nightly firecrackers in town (see street map).
Casa Laguna is located on a magnificent property, shared with two other homes in a green, wooded setting. A safe location within a stone-walled compound, the common area includes a naturalized, lagoon-shaped pool and a 17th Century chapel.
The home consists of three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a large living room, gourmet kitchen/dining, and plentiful outdoor relaxation areas. You may enjoy your morning cuppa on the front porch, an afternoon nap in a hammock by the tranquil pool, and your sunset margarita on the Master bedroom terrace or rooftop entertainment area.
The interiors are Hacienda style, with soaring ceilings and antique wood beams. The dramatic fireplaces take the chill off winter mornings, and also provide romantic comfort. The home is a haven of luxurious appointments and quiet corners, all with direct views to La Parroquia as well as the surrounding hillsides.
The first floor includes a grand entry and large sala, with all furnishings hand-crafted in Mexico. There is a television and DVD player within a cabinet in the living area and internet available if you bring your laptop. (High speed internet, and satellite TV included. US phone number available). There is also a powder room and laundry room on this floor.
Step up to the kitchen and dining area and enjoy every gourmet accoutrement so that you may practice your cooking skills from the excellent courses offered in town! And feel free to drink from any tap as there is a state-of-the-art whole house water purification system. We provide necessary condiments, spices, and a welcome breakfast package so you can arrive ready to start the next day.
On the second floor are the three bedrooms. Each bedroom is provided with down comforters, fine linens, and lots of pillows. The master bedroom has a Moorish style fireplace, King-sized bed, outdoor sunset terrace and a modern bath en suite. It has satellite TV and DVD player in an armoire. There is one twin bedroom (two individual beds) and one Queen sized bedroom, these two sharing a Jack-and-Jill style full bath.
There is a rooftop patio with seating for friends, or for stretching out for a siesta. The sweeping views include the churches and chapels and even the local 1000-seat bullring. You will enjoy the magnificent views in this historic city!

To care for your visit you may expect Alicia to come three times a week. She will attend to the laundry, dishwashing, and house maintenance so that you can relax and live like a local. Upon request she will also prepare excellent Mexican meals. For your comida, for example, you may savor her delicious Enchiladas Verdes with Rice, Salad, and Fresh Fruit Water, or Arrachera with Guacamole and Frijoles. Que rico!
The pool, with a cascading waterfall, is like a refreshing lagoon. There is a swim-up island, and an overhanging hammock to escape to. You can light the naturalized pool areas and outdoor fountain to dramatic effect at nighttime. Invite your new amigos!
The 17th Century Chapel is a part of the commons property, right next to the pool. You can see bits of the originally painted décor within. At this time, we are still awaiting a proper restoration, but for now it is an anchor to this magical property and a subtle reminder of the spiritual nature of this ancient culture.
Come, enjoy our little corner of heaven. You will find every comfort for two to six people.

Leave the world behind and fall into the magic of San Miguel and Casa Laguna! (see street map)