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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Casa Borealis

Next Door to the Instituto Allende

3 Bedrooms; 4 Baths; Beautiful Pool and Patios
$2,100 per week; $7,500 per month

Dining Room

Casa Borealis is a masterpiece of 18th century colonial style and décor, built with native stone touches giving this beautiful home a special San Miguel flavor. The home (originally part of the c. 1734 De La Canal home that is now the Instituto Allende) has been recently renovated by new owners (a dynamic design team of two architects/art collectors) who have added their personal touches to the home. This home is a harmonious symphony of perfect design decisions. It features fabulous furnishings and art. Each room is a showcase of wonderful architecture, rich Mexican color and interior design.

The most special feature of Casa Borealis is its proximity to the Instituto Allende, which is less than 100 ft. door to door. For any group, family or individual studying at the Instituto, there is not a more convenient home in all of San Miguel.

This home offers a Centro location on the Ancha De San Antonio, just 4 blocks to the Jardín. It is within steps to San Miguel's best restaurants, art galleries, language schools, shopping and parks, making the location even more desirable notwithstanding its relationship to the Instituto.

Upon entering this home through the Zaguan, you encounter two sumptuous indoor/outdoor patios that include a beautiful pool with the utmost privacy for your sunning/swimming comfort -complete with a covered outdoor seating area with wet bar and fireplace. The outdoor portion of the patio is filled with comfortable furniture, lush landscaping (lemon and lime trees, bougainvilleas, pomegranates and hibiscus) and an ancient stone wall as a backdrop. These picturesque courtyards perfectly capture the feeling of old colonial masterpieces.

Living room
Bed room

The living room features a beautiful space complete with original art, plenty of comfortable furniture and a game table. This room also has TV, Hi Speed Internet, VCR, DVD and Stereo (with an eclectic collection of music from classics to latin favorites). This "sala" has soaring 18 foot beamed ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. It is a one of a kind room in San Miguel and gives the visitor a second to none feeling of spaciousness that is unparalleled. The adjoining dining room seats eight people and is joined by the lovely kitchen with traditional Mexican tile work. In the 1950's, well known artist James Pinto (faculty member at the art school next door) created the unique tile mosaics that line the Powder Room walls.

Each bedroom suite is unique, with the master suite (Mariposa), complete with a cozy sitting area and a four poster king bed with an attached custom tiled his/hers bathroom. The master bedroom has a canterra stone fireplace with gas logs that will create a toasty warm paradise on winter evenings when you are nestled into the lovely bed with the down comforter pulled up. The master also has its own TV and direct access to the fabulous roof top terrace.

The second bedroom (Papagayo) offers an antique brass queen bed and brick boveda ceiling, with private bath with shower overlooking the pool courtyard. The large third bedroom (Golondrinas -- conveniently located on the first floor) has twins that can be pushed together to make a king, a desk and sitting area and sumptuous, exotic bath. All bedrooms have heaters for winter use.

The roof terrace has a magnificent view of the western panorama of San Miguel and the Guanajuato mountains -- with amazing views of the Parroquia and Immaculate Conception (Las Monjas) churches.

Bed room
Bed room

The home is staffed with a cook/maid and gardener. The cook/maid is a lovely and accommodating lady and can prepare delicious desayunos (breakfasts), making your stay a memorable experience.

This historic colonial home is magnificent in all of its details as well as its desirable location. Originally built by San Miguel's most renowned founding family, Casa Borealis is perfect for the person that appreciates colonial history, art and interior design in a Centro location.