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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Casa Heyne

San Miguel Masterpiece

6 Bedrooms; 6 Baths
Every Amenity Imaginable
$9,500 per week, $35,000 per month


Casa Heyne is a colonial hacienda style home built in 2000 of adobe in the Lavanderia area. It has been featured in two books on Mexico homes: Traditional Mexican Style Interiors and Traditional Mexican Style Exteriors - A Schiffer Design Book by McMenamin and Loper. Local workmen, wood workers, stonemasons, ironworkers and decorative painters handcrafted this 16,000 square foot plus Casa.

Set on a hillside on the edge of the Historical district on a rock wall amid bougainvilleas and extensive gardens, it is only a 12-minute walk to the Jardin.

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The cathedral-like entry takes you up the mountain from the front door to the main living areas. There are 8 different patios and a central courtyard filled with palms and citrus trees beside the fishpond, waterfall and heated dipping pool. The pool is hidden from view by layers of boulders and landscaping. There are 8 different stairways leading to different gardens and patios with hammocks for sunbathing, reading or for sitting and enjoying the view.

In this essentially two-story home there are eleven fireplaces, a central sound system, four fountains, an indoor dining room that seats twelve and a patio dining area that also seats twelve.

Dining Room

The water purification plant treats all of the water coming into the house.

Bird cages resembling the different churches are filled with parakeets and canaries. There is a 50 foot-long beamed ceiling great room with pool table and bar as well as a half dozen outdoor seating areas, two with wood burning fireplaces. The traditional kitchen has domed ceilings covered with blue and white tiles. There is a kitchen garden on the roof with fresh herbs for your enjoyment. There are two TV areas with satellite, an extensive reading library, fax machine and internet access available.

A staff of 6 includes Raul, an English speaking man who runs the house and will take care of your every need; Irene, an experienced cook, and four others that take care of the garden, the laundry, the cleaning of the house and serving the meals. Breakfast is served each day Monday through Saturday. Lunch or dinner is available Monday through Friday. Arrangements can be made for alternative eating programs.

Living Room
Bed Room

There are 6 bedrooms with different decors all having King size beds (some covert to twin beds), lock boxes and four with their own patios. Each bathroom has both tub and shower and all but the Cactus Bedroom have double sinks. There are two powder rooms for your convenience.

The "Master" bedroom has a king-size bed, three patios, a large sitting room, three fire places and a large bathroom/dressing room area.

The "Vista" bedroom has a king size bed, a fireplace and a view of San Miguel and a private patio with fountain -- it has an old world religious décor.

The "Privada" bedroom has a private patio with seating and fountain, king size or twin beds, a large dressing room with space for a baby bed, fireplace and is filled with local art and different local talavera tiles.

The "Moroccan" bedroom has a Moroccan boveda ceiling, a king size bed, a Moroccan style fireplace and is filled with fabrics and treasures from Morocco.

The "Adobe" bedroom feature unplastered adobe walls, a king size or twin beds, a fireplace and is filled with folk art from around Mexico.

The "Cactus" bedroom has a king size bed and Mexican cowboy art from the 1940's, boveda ceiling and cactus tiles in the bath.

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