Hello fellow AIRBnB'ers!
Come share our beautiful new home that overlooks colonial San Miguel de Allende, central Mexico. This private queen bed-bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. Details include a tiled fireplace, french doors, and in the bathroom, elegant tile, fittings and a large polished concrete shower. This room is very cheerful, quiet and private with french doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the garden and fountain. Super comfortable bed, down pillows,quality linens and the best coffee and healthy breakfast complete this offering - all at $40 per single, $50 per couple per night!.
The house is three stories with open plan living/dining/kitchen and has wi-fi, flat screen TV, cd/dvd, library, well equipped kitchen, lovely fireplaces, ceilings, lighting and artistic detail. 2,000 square feet, filled with light, beauty and comfort and topped off with two rooftop terraces with sweeping views of the valley and mountains,overlooking the church steepled spires of the historic center. The rooftop terrace is wonderful in the mornings and for taking in the pleasure of the colorful sunsets and vivd fireworks at night.
Located in Monte de Loreto a quiet, newer, typical Mexican Colonia which is has both Mexican and International residents on an old ranching property surrounded by open green spaces. It is a 15 minute walk to the Fabrica Aurora art & design center,restaurants and shops and a further 15 minute walk to center of town. There is also a local bus that stops every 10 minutes at bottom of our street. At the top of our street there is a walking/running track that leads down to a small playground, and up the old ranch road which follows a rocky cliff face of plants and cactus. Here you have easy access to the centro of San Miguel but you are surrounded by calming green spaces, glorious bird song and exquisite views. If driving, we are not far from several hot springs,golf courses and the highway that leads to several historical churches and sites, all the shopping centers and other major towns such as Dolores Hildago.
There are small "tiendas" or stores throughout the neighborhood, and fresh tortillas and fruit and vegetables are delivered to our door daily. We can organize delivered meals and offer snacks and drinks for purchase. There is a very inexpensive but well equipped gym in walking distance and morning/nighly Zumba classes at the local playground. As a painter and sculptor we know the local art scene & where the best galleries, art events and classes are. We also offer qualified instruction in painting and sculpture in our studio here. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing our studio and our skills with us.
We can turn you on to all things on offer from quirky to elegant in this amazing town. We are great hosts who love to share our discoveries as lovers of great food, music, architecture, archaeology, history and both ancient and modern culture. We are both full time practicing artists and here working in the studio so please join us. Come for a three -night stay, a week, a month in your own private bedroom, bathroom and garden.If you are travellng with friends or family and are interested in additional rooms or renting the whole house, please look under "at same location" on the lower left of this listing to view.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you want answered or rental options you want to explore. Just tell us your dates, how many people, bed arrangements and what you have in mind for your trip and we will put together something to suit you.We are very flexible! Also be sure you click under our names and photo to learn more about us and check "directions, house manual and house rules" sections on this listing for additional information as well.
Look forward to hearing from you! Cate and Judson
I recently spent 3 nights with Cate & Judson in their lovely San Miguel de Allende home. Having read so many good reviews, I was expecting that my first Airbnb stay would go well. However, nothing prepared me for what gracious and accommodating hosts they are. I had been in Mexico City for a month prior to my San Miguel weekend and was looking for a chance to relax and leave DF's hustle and bustle behind. From the moment they met me at the bus station on Thursday to their final send off on Sunday, Cate & Judson were truly amazing. Their local knowledge is without equal and they went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. I wouldn't hesitate to return and have already recommended then to my friends. While they started as my hosts, they ended as my good friends.
Cate y Judson son encantadores. Nuestra estancia en su casa fue realmente agradable. La casa está muy bonita y el cuarto realmente muy cómodo. Recomiendo altamente su casa para todo tipo de estancia en San Miguel. Además son grandes anfitriones y realmente atentos. Un gusto conocerlos y convivir un poco con ellos!
I'm a traveler, and not a tourist. I always try to pick a location to visit and a place to stay where (as a single woman) I will feel more than just physically safe and comfortable. It is just as important that I feel this way with the people surrounding me. If my life is enhanced and enriched as a result of being with them, then my trip becomes even that much more meaningful and unforgettable. I think people come into your life when they do for a certain reason. No matter how great a place and people look online, it is somewhat luck, and an even more pleasant surprise to actually find things even BETTER than one expected them to be. Such was the case with me and Cate and Judson.
From the moment I arrived (very late - after 1 am!), I was warmly welcomed by Judson that night and by Cate (with white roses for my room) in the morning. His legendary coffee did not disappoint! This couple is the "real deal"! Their home is beautiful and tastefully decorated. Even though my room with a great bed (and ensuite) was not far upstairs from the dining room (and around the corner from their room), it felt like I had more than enough privacy and at times, even had the whole house to myself. It took me about three days to "unwind" from the hectic life I had left behind. It was lovely to come down to their kitchen, whenever I felt like it in the morning, to a great breakfast selection of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread and eggs. I was rewarded one morning for getting up early, with a hot breakfast of huevos rancheros, that they were having and which they shared with me.
Cate took me with her one day to La Gruta, a nearby hot spring, and we had a wonderful time there. Both she and Judson anticipated every need, from maps and directions and language books, to restaurant and Spanish tutor recommendations, to arranging for a massage, rides into town, and calling for taxis. They also entrusted me with their house key, so I didn't feel at all like I was inconveniencing or disturbing them with my "I'm on vacation schedule".
They are both working artists and I had the opportunity to view their artwork in their home and also, at a local gallery, where Cate gave a talk about her paintings one afternoon. This experience was even more special, since I felt I already "knew" the artist! Their studio is on the third floor of their home and has an incredible view of San Miguel. My only regret is that I didn't have time to just sit up there with a glass of vino tinto and see the beautiful sunsets!
There were many things that made this trip wonderful. Most of all, these strangers who gave so much, "got" me (immediately!), and welcomed me into their home. My new lifetime friends.
Muchas Gracias Marcia! What a lovely description of your stay with us!
We are 'just do it" type of people and don't think too much about how we personally are affecting others-so having this reflection from you is a real gift! We love sharing our home and the life we have created here! Thank you for being such a gracious guest and opening yourself to all the possibilities San Miguel offers! Hasta pronto!
We were fortunate to find Cate and Judson on airbnb and secure a room for 4 nights. From the moment we arrived, Cate and Judson welcomed us warmly and treated us like family. They epitomize, 'mi casa es tu casa', and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room is beautiful along with the ensuite, the room is quiet and I have to say, Judson makes amazing coffee in the morning. As an Australian who loves coffee, this was a bonus.
In terms of value, Cate and Judson's home is a fraction of the price of hotels and b & b's in SMA and as it is a small town, getting into Centro is quick and easy.
We loved our stay and adore Cate and Judson, they are fantastic hosts who helped us make the most of our 4 nights in SMA, directing us to all the best places to see and eat at.
We look forward to seeing our new friends again somewhere in the world and thank Cate and Judson for their kindness and generosity.