It's all yours - a walled in compound with a Mediterranean look, newly remodeled jewel of a Casa and a terrace courtyard with gardens and lawn. The best location and price in SMA for couples who want privacy, romance and quiet .
Villa Alta Dos at Calle Sierra Gorda #10 is nestled in the exclusive, quiet Atascadero neighborhood, only a 15 minute walk to the center of town. Originally constructed in the late 1980’s, the Villa was designed in an Italian Mediterranean style unique to San Miguel de Allende. The compound walls assure security and privacy and enclose a large terraced courtyard with gardens and lawn and three buildings - the renovated, fully furnished rental Casa, a smaller uninhabited Casita, and the Studio that is available on request for your guests only during your visit.
The design of the Casa is intended for a single or couples as the sleeping area is on a mezzanine without separating walls and overlooks the living room. The high ceiling living room with clerestory windows add much light and a feeling of airiness to the interior ambience.
Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, water purification system, comfortable queen size bed, large wardrobe, 32” TV with cable/HDMI connection, excellent WiFi, ceiling fans, fireplace, heater for the cold winter nights, washer and dryer and full use of the courtyard for outdoor living and entertaining. Three hours of housekeeping service once a week is included. A "House Book" is provided with important and useful information about living in the Villa.
The Casa and all exterior space. The Studio for your guests is available at extra cost. There is a Mexican queen size bed.
The final stretch of road leading to the Villa is single lane, paved with rough cobblestone and is moderately steep. Sturdy walking shoes and moderate physical fitness are a plus for a really pleasurable stay. Taxis are readily available for the uphill trip and rainy days and around 40 pesos (less than $3) to El Centro. Radio called taxi for pick up at the Villa are a little more.
No parking is provided but limited street parking is available about 250 yards downhill from the Villa. It is recommended that you do not maintain a car during your stay.
Veronica Alvarado, the Hostess and Property Manager, will greet you at the Villa when you arrive and will be there for your departure. She can arrange transfers from Leon (BJX) and Mexico City (MEX) airports and will respond to your special requests, questions, and emergencies.
The Golden Rule applies. Smoking allowed only outside the Casa; collect and dispose of butts in the garbage.
Your Hostess and the Property Manager at Villa Alta Dos is Sra. Veronica Alvarado. She is a native of San Miguel de Allende and studied Business Management at the University of Queretaro. For six years she managed some of the finest hotels in SMA. In 2001 she joined a local real estate firm and had a very successful 11 year career selling real estate. In 2012, Sra. Alvarado opened her residential management business. Combining her knowledge of local real estate, residential services and property management, she has been serving property owners of SMA with excellence, honesty and honor. Sra. Alvarado has a large network of tradesmen, vendors and service personnel and she and her team are committed to providing you with the highest level of personal service.
John Sims is the owner of Villa Alta Dos. Semiretired, he has 42 years of experience as a professional builder, contractor, and hands-on building tradesman. He spent 18 years as a Building Inspector for the City and County of San Francisco. His interests include travel, photography, general and military history, aviation, golf, art and architecture. Sims bought and renovated the Villa during the summer and fall of 2014. He resides in San Francisco, California, on Alta St on Telegraph Hill, "Alta Uno".