The outdoors comes in through floor to ceiling windows that fill the spaces with light and give views of the lush gardens. Terraces, living room, TV room, bedrooms with queen beds, the location in a gated community, private, secure, comfortable and helpful hosts that are fluent in Spanish and English as well as very basic French ensure that you enjoy your stay in our lovely city.
Local folk art brightens the interior and the terraces are furnished for outdoor living. The kitchen is more than adequate for cooking a meal if you wish, and whatever it lacks you can borrow from our own kitchen.
The curtains provide privacy, shade and insulation, or can be opened for light, a better view or to let the warming rays of the sun into the apartment.
With the exception of a few antique pieces, all of the furniture is new and guests remark that it is comfortable, especially the beds. There are plenty of towels and a solar hot water supply that never fails, but because San Miguel is short of water, so please do not overdo your showers. However water from showers, washers and sinks is used to irrigate the garden no water is actually wasted.
Guests have access to the garden where there are benches where they can sit and watch the birds in the aviary or the fish in their pond. The terrace is just outside the door, convenient to the kitchen if one is tempted by al fresco dining. The common area of the condos is paved and a because there is no traffic, is a safe place for children to play. There is plenty of secure parking there too and the gates are closed at night for an extra layer of protection
Interaction with guests
Of course we always greet arrivals and wish a safe journey to those departing. For those who want to chat, need help or who want to learn more about San Miguel we are always available but otherwise we leave guests to relax without interruption.
Breakfast fixing are available for those who do not want to eat out and also we offer another option. By previous arrangement the hosts will prepare and serve an outstanding homemade breakfast. A few of our specialties are: Swedish waffles with whipped cream and fresh fruit, eggs Benedict prepared with our own hollandaise sauce, Danish, our special jam or marmalade and for those who want a sustaining breakfast there is granola made from Adele Davis's original formula served with fresh fruit and yoghurt.
Naturally authentic Mexican breakfasts are available too. Chilaquiles made according to Emma's recipe are the best! Huevos rancheros, Mexicanos or molletes with homemade salsa will start the day right. You choose.
Other things to note
We love our new house, and it is ironic that after years in the business of buying and selling antiques, after 40 plus years living in a 200 year old home, that we opted to build a modern home with no architectural frills or decorations, with floor to ceiling glass on many sides. Unlike so many places in San Miguel, especially the colonial and pseudo colonial buildings, it is warmer in winter and cooler in summer. It is never damp or stuffy because open doors and windows let the breezes in. And being below street level, many noises are filtered out or muffled.
Carmen and her helper Mati are compulsive cleaners so the apartment is always spotless.
We respect our guests privacy, comfort and peace and expect that they will do the same for us and our other tenants. One can smoke outdoors on the terraces or in the garden.
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We are a Mexican/American couple who live in San Miguel full time, time that is spent as a volunteer guide for the walking tour, gardening, cooking and enjoying the social and cultural life of this lovely town.