San Miguel de Allende rental home Casa del Canto (House of Song) offers a peaceful and unique environment in a beautiful neighborhood. The vibrant produce and crafts market is a short walk downhill and the Jardin, the epicenter of life in San Miguel de Allende, is about a 12-15 minute walk from the casa. Nearby, you will discover a wealth of colonial architecture, courtyard restaurants, intriguing shops, and language/art schools. San Miguel's acclaimed Botanical Garden is also a short walk from the casa. There you will find a visitors center, a self-guided nature trail showcasing native plants, lakeside strolling, acres of hiking trails and birds galore.

Our fully furnished, light filled, and private 8 year old Colonial home was architect-designed with a modern sensibility. Its 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths on two levels comfortably accommodate five adults. We renovated the interior design and repainted the house using rich Mexican colors. Large terracotta floor tiles provide rustic charm, and Latin-flavored artwork graces the walls throughout the home.

On the main level is a spacious great room that combines living, dining, and kitchen areas. The classic equipale sofas and chairs surround a large coffee table. The colorful dining room table seats six. An additional four guests can sit at the adjacent breakfast bar. The spacious kitchen is equipped for your cooking needs.

There is a lovely landscaped front yard which boasts a huge lime tree - perfect for making margaritas! Two arched cast iron and glass doors lead from the living room to a shaded backyard patio where you can enjoy an al fresco lunch or barbecue. The grassy lawn in the backyard is the perfect spot for an impromptu picnic.

Also on the first level is the master bedroom, outfitted with a new Sealy pillowtop king bed with high quality cotton linens, ceiling fan, dresser, entertainment center (with TV, DVD, CD/tape player and stereo) and a cozy rocking chair. The large master bath has a colorful talavera tiled bathtub and built-in closets. The half bath on the first floor has a traditional tile design and quatrefoil window.

Ascend the staircase that is sheltered by a tall rectangular boveda (or curved brick) ceiling with arched windows. The two bedrooms on the second floor each have a soaring boveda ceiling with overhead fan and lighting, built-in closets, and an attached balcony. The larger balcony overlooks the distinctive neighborhood and botanical garden and has a cast iron and tile patio set. The smaller balcony offers a chaise lounge and a view of the neighbors’ extensive garden.

One of the bedrooms has two twin beds, an attractive desk and an original oil painting by a Mexican artist. The other room is set up as a studio/guest bedroom with a hand-carved daybed and sitting area, featuring a new pillowtop mattress,rocking chair and talavera-tiled table, and a desk with handcarved chair. All beds have cozy fine cotton linens, plump pillows, duvets, quilts and lightweight blankets. The bathroom sports a cheery tiled shower and dark terracotta walls with another quatrefoil window.

The secure gated parking area accommodates one medium-sized car. Weekly maid and garden service is included in the rental. Utilities included except for cell and long distance phone calls and excessive gas/electricity use. Children ten (10) years and older welcome. Younger children and/or pet possible with owner's approval. No smoking allowed.

This wonderful home is in excellent condition, with delightful areas to relax in both indoors and outdoors, and a superb staff. Please consider visiting outside of the high season - the climate is temperate, traffic is lighter and there is always something interesting going on. (It is said that there are only 11 days in San Miguel when there is NOT a festival.)