The Palapa for shady outdoor dining.Cozy kitchen corner
Unique Cozy Eco-Friendly Casita
Hosted by Nisha
Nisha is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy stunning views and peaceful, rustic grandeur at this beautiful eco-conscious Picacho mountain retreat located just 5.7 km from Centro. A bright, airy, custom-built adobe and stone home with a wide glassed-in dining and living area.

The space

Built of adobe using traditional methods, the house sits on the hillside facing the long view to the Presa Allende in the distance. Surrounded by gardens and other adobe buildings, the setting is pastoral, with the small community of Estancia de Canal below.
The house is bright and colourful inside, with a well-equipped eat-in kitchen, a small computer “nook", one inviting bedroom featuring a traditional boveda ceiling and a large round glass-roofed shower in the bathroom. Across the width of the house and facing the “view" is a glassed in living-dining space that affords superb vistas and magnificent sunsets. An outdoor patio and Palapa provide a quiet space for reading or eating or raising a glass at the end of the day.
For anyone longing for a little peace in their lives, the soothing environment out on the mountain will be a welcome retreat. With the colour and excitement of San Miguel de Allende just a short drive away, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire home and the outdoor areas, except for a locked storage area under the terrace. There is an extensive collection of books that you are welcome to enjoy during your stay.

Interaction with guests

Homeowners live on site in another house and are reachable by cellphone or email.

Other things to note

Travellers who are independent, creative, have an appreciation of the natural environment and a sense of adventure, will love this space and location. The quiet and the night sky alone are worth the drive!
For people who prefer the daily thrum of a bustling town or city, this place may feel too isolated.

Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Check in time is 3 p.m. Check out is 12:00 noon
We ask guests to respect this beautiful space that we have worked so hard to build. No indoor smoking or parties.
Please respect the use of water because this is a rainwater collecting house. We are not on a city water supply (there is no city water in these mountains).
(Information about everything you need to know to live comfortably in Granny's Casita is in a binder that will be on the kitchen table on your arrival.)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


6 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home, view, property. Nice and helpful staff. Everything you need. Great place to hole up and work, do a thesis, or just kick back. Nisha has a great set up and interesting story of taking a life's path less traveled. Not really a kick off location for SMA as it is too remote and difficult to drive (we tore off our muffler) esp in the rainy season when the roads are thick mud. I recommend only using vehicles with higher clearance. If you are the back to the country type people Nisha's place is perfect. If you are not a fan of remoteness, bugs, braying farm animals, loose dogs, or muddy shoes it may not be your place. I

Nayelli User Profile
August 2016
Our visit to Nisha's home was a great experience. The house is beautiful, the view is breathtaking and the peace and quiet you get there are unique. Nisha is a great host, always accessible; and Fernando, her worker, is always available and ready to help. We highly recommend visiting :)

Tami User Profile
July 2016
The house was absolutely wonderful! It was exactly as the pictures had depicted. Everything you could possibly need is in the house. We loved how tranquil and relaxing the setting was, being surrounded by nature all around us. My husband and I had our truck with us, so driving up to the house was no problem at all. We preferred being a little away from town, so we felt we got the best of both worlds. We found Nisha and her employee to be absolutely helpful with everything we needed. They went above and beyond to assist us. We felt very welcomed and wished we could stay longer. Our visit was such a wonderful experience, and we hope to come back again since we aren't too far away. I highly recommend Nisha's beautiful country home, and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends.

America User Profile
October 2017
Es un lugar más lindo que como se muestra en las fotos. La casa esta llena de detalles, tiene todo lo que necesitas, la cocina súper equipada. Tiene una vista hermosa desde el comedor, siempre estuvo alguien al pendiente de que estuvieramos bien. Es recomendable para quien le gusta la naturaleza.

Alberto User Profile
July 2017
Excelente lugar para relajarse

María User Profile
July 2016
El lugar es muy agradable y tranquilo. El lugar tiene todo lo necesario como para sentirse en casa. Es un lugar perfecto para desconectarse de la rutina y el ruido. El lugar es tal cual se muestra en las fotos, el pueblo de a lado es muy tranquilo para caminar. Está lejos de San Miguel, pero si la idea es descansar está más que perfecto. Nisha muy amable y su empleado Fernando muy servicial y agradable.

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San Miguel de Allende, MexicoJoined in January 2016
Nisha User Profile
We are a family that has several guest houses on our property that belong to different members of the family. They are not always here so like to rent them out if possible
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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