The small guest room has either a king-size bed or two twin beds.The small bed room with the twin bed configuration (they can become a king-size bed).
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Children
Ages 2 - 12
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Have an authentic Mexican Experience in the home and studio of an author/illustrator of children's books. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and furry friends (pets).

The space

We have been staying in this magical house for six weeks now. The house is on a privada, a cul-de-sac, in Colonia San Rafael, which means you're living among the Mexican population (who will greet you cordially every time they see you on the street). Taxis can be summoned to the door or often just met on the street.

We've been staying in the downstairs quarters, just off the exuberantly planted courtyard that greets you as you pass through the blue door at the end of a private passageway. We have a comfortable king-size bed and lots of storage space with a private bathroom with shower just next door. There are amazing things to look at everywhere, from the tile work to the garden sculptures to the handmade privacy wall of wine bottles on one of the upstairs terraces.

Breakfast is delectable vegetarian, and the host is not only amusing but full of ideas: where to go and what to do and what not to miss.. The WIFI is perfect, the extensive collection of CDs and DVDs will keep you entertained, and you'll have a uniquely untouristy experience with all the mod cons you could wish for.
–Frances McCullough, Hillsborough, North Carolina


Amenities
Breakfast
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Cancellations

7 Reviews

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Neto User Profile
July 2017
Merle is the type of person you wont spect to find. He is kind and open minded, clean and has a lot to tell, is an artist. His house is full of love, paintings made by himself is super green and quite. I really enjoy with him... And on top he make a great breakfast!
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
You and Alexis were such Great Guests that, instead of being work, it was ALL fun!
July 2017

Javier User Profile
June 2017
This was an incredible place! Very beautiful, we really enjoyed it. Merle is a great host who took care of us very well! One of the best AirBNB we've used! Would strongly recommend!
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
Javier, you are un buen hombre, muy buen. It was a great pleasure meeting you. And I hope to see you again and again.
June 2017

Aaron User Profile
October 2017
La estancia fue muy placentera, Merle se esforzó por satisfacer todas nuestras necesidades, estuvo al pendiente de nuestra llegada, nos dio toda la información necesaria, nos llevó hasta donde podíamos estacionar el auto, Merle es una persona con gran sentido del humor y una gran persona, la habitación muy cómoda, limpia y con una decoración muy especial, solo hubo un pequeño detalle con un ruido en la tubería al momento de ducharnos, pero nada que pudiera molestar, cosa que ya lo está arreglado Merle, volvería sin ninguna duda
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
Muchas gracias, Aarón, por tus palabras amables. Usted y su esposa encantadora eran huéspedes excelentes y un placer de recibir. Usted ambos será siempre agradable en mi hogar y en mi corazón. Vuelto pronto.
October 2017

Mario User Profile
September 2017
Excelente ubicación y servicio, Merle es una gran persona
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
¡Muchas gracias, Mario, tu eres una gran persona tambien!
September 2017

Ingrid Pamela User Profile
April 2017
Merle es muy hospitalario, al día siguiente se despertó temprano a limpiar la casa y a prepararnos el desayuno, su casa es muy tranquila y pintoresca, esta ubicada en un callejon a 10 minutos caminando del centro, sin embargo el bullicio del centro no se escucha, pese a que esta algo escondida el barrio no es peligroso.
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
Ingrid, sus palabras amables son un regalo para mi. Muchas gracias y regresar pronto.
April 2017

Claudia User Profile
April 2017
Magnífico!! Merle es un gran anfitrión, la atención muy buena, el desayuno delicioso acompañado de buena platica, la casa está a 5 cuadras de la iglesia principal, a simple vista podrá parecer una colonia fea porque son callejoncitos y algunos vecinos se reúnen en su callejón a fuera de sus casas a tomar cerveza, de entrada eso puede generar desconfianza , pero son super amables y amistosos y no se meten con nadie y no te molestan, incluso muchos son educados porque pasas y te saludan,, incluso puedes caminar ahí a la media noche y es seguro.. caminando de la casa de Merle a la iglesia son 8 min de hecho la casa de Merle esta enfrente de la Iglesia y si no quieres caminar un taxi te cobra 40 pesos, hay una pensión bajando un callejón en la esquina que cobra por día 80 pesos.
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
Muchas gracias, Claudia querida, por sus palabras muy amables. Se toca mi corazón. Por favor, espero que tu y Hugo van a regresar pronto y con frecuencia.
April 2017

Lizeth User Profile
March 2017
El lugar es tal y como se ve en las fotos, Merle cuida demasiado los detalles de todas las habitaciones, toda la casa es muy acogedora. El desayuno fue increíble así como la atención de Merle, respondiéndo de la mejor forma a todas las dudas. El único problema que veo es la ubicación. El barrio parece un poco peligroso, no sé si es recomendable para viajeros que gustan de llegar de madrugada y bajo los efectos del alcohol. Pero si llegas antes de media noche o eres de la ciudad de México (ya estas acostumbrado a los brayan) no creo que tengan problemas.
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
Response from Merle:
Forgive me for not responding en español. Muchas gracias, Lizeth, for your kind words. I enjoyed your group very much. I wish you had voiced your concerns about the safety of the neighborhood when you were here. Whether the neighborhood is "safe" or "not safe" I believe it's mostly about "attitude." When I moved here, I chose to take the attitude that these young men who hang out on the street and look tough are, in fact, my neighbors. And so I treated them as neighbors. I approached them openly and with friendliness, and I got that back many times over. This is very much a family-oriented neighborhood, and as such I feel very safe here. And those tough-looking young men are indeed the Watchdogs of the neighborhood. They keep us safe. I hope that this allays any fears that anyone might have who is considering staying (EMAIL HIDDEN)e, see for yourself, my Authentic Mexican Neighborhood. Warm and delightful.
March 2017

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San Miguel de Allende, MexicoJoined in October 2016
Merle User ProfileMerle is a superhost.
I am a retired Author/Illustrator of children's books. I am also a retired teacher of graphic design. I have fallen in love with Mexico, the Mexican People and the Mexican Culture. ¡Viva Mexico! One of the Best Decisions I ever made was to move to San Miguel de Allende. My mind, …
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