The SpaceCASITA SHELBY—
Colorful Casita in Col. San Antonio, near Instituto Allende
In our beautiful, colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, the colorful and light-filled Casita Shelby gives you access in 15-20 minutes on foot to the Jardin (central plaza) and all points central. Located in the near-in colonia (neighborhood) of San Antonio, full of its own restaurants, galleries and convenient shops, we are a pleasant flat walk of 3 blocks to the Instituto Allende, 5 blocks to the Parque Juarez, 10 blocks to the Warren Hardy school (one of most popular Spanish schools) and 12 blocks with a slight uphill incline to the Jardin. You’ll be delighted with the wide range of cultural events---lectures and readings, plays and films, Spanish classes, music of every type, fascinating and nearly constant local fiestas, and wonderful impromptu happenings in the Jardin, all in easy walking range You’ll discover beautiful colonial churches and squares, an incredible library—one of our treasured institutions along with our renowned art schools and theatres ---and our richly colonial homes, narrow, cobblestone streets and friendly people. And you’ll find fine restaurants at all levels and of many international cuisines, exercise classes and clubs, hiking and parks, including our 250+acre botanical garden, and numerous balnearios (hot springs) on the edge of town.
The casita (guest house) and its casa principal (main house) are newly built in colonial style with warm San Miguel colors, hand-painted Mexican talavera tile work and colorful folk art. The casita has a fully-equipped kitchen with colorful dishes and full-size stove and refrig, microwave, coffeemaker, all new. The separate bedroom has a queen bed, richly-tiled bath and full closet. The living room has a gas fireplace for those cool winter evenings and a pull-out sofa bed. You’ll have two terraces, one overlooking the lush central garden, with its tiled fountain, separating the casita from the main house, plus use of the rooftop terrace overlooking the churches of San Miguel. Whole-house purified water; linens included; maid service weekly; and laundry facilities downstairs. All furnishings and appliances are new and carefully chosen for style, usefulness, and comfort.
Amenities: Sleeps 1-4. Phone, full kitchen with full-size gas stove, refrigerator, whole-house purified water, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and cookware, gas fireplace, sofa bed, linens provided. Laundry facilities downstairs. 3 terraces. No smoking. No pets.
Activities: (On site or nearby) Spanish and art classes, parks, hiking, gyms and sports clubs, pools, huge selection of cultural events in English and Spanish, local tours, charitable activities. (Consult La Atencion, the weekly bilingual newspaper).
Rates (in US Dollars) Low season…April-June, Sept-Dec ……………………$500/wee(URL HIDDEN) High season Jan-Mar, Jul-Aug, December, …$600/week
1 full month low season $1500, high season $1800
Special summer 2014 June $1400 July or Aug $1600, or 3 mos for $4500.
Guest AccessGuests have 2 small terraces and 1 big roof terrace, share front door and laundry. Interaction with GuestsCasita is quite separate. We can have as much interaction as we both enjoy. We're glad to help with questions and LOTS of ideas for things to do, places to explore, restaurants etc. ( Muriel was a travel and food writer) The NeighborhoodOur street is very traditional. We're 2 blocks from San Antonio church with LOTS of fiestas, music, fireworks etc. We're 3 blocks from the Ancha San Antonio with lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, all-night pharmacy, Saturday organic market, craft markets, vegetable and flower stand. Then just a few more blocks to the Jardin. Getting AroundYou can walk almost everywhere, or there are LOTS of taxis for 30 pesos (under $2.50) within the main part of San Miguel and some buses. Pretty easy!