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villaelcerrito_15 living room with fireplace
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$  4,900 USD Weekly

$15,900 USD Monthly

$      800 USD Nightly

5 night minimum

Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.


Villa El Cerrito - A truly unique and spectacular 8,000 square foot residence, this showcase home boasts the most magnificent and magical landscape and gardens of any home in San Miguel. The authentic adobe villa was built entirely by hand over a period of five years. Villa El Cerrito masterfully combines an ancient building style with the modern conveniences and amenities expected by today's most discriminating travelers.



"Phoenix Home and Garden", January 2005, a special design issue San Miguel Style.

“Mediterranean Design” by Mary Whitesides, August 2006

“Veranda”, November 2007

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full & 2 half-baths

Pool & Jacuzzi spa

Sleeps: 8


& Bathrooms

  • Master bedroom suite: Queen bed and ensuite bath with shower.

  • Guest room 1: Queen bed and ensuite bath with shower.

  • Guest room 2: Queen bed and ensuite bath with shower.

  • Guest room 3: 2 Twin beds and ensuite bath with shower


  •     2 half baths


East of historic district.

A 10 minute walk to the Jardin.

8 – 10 minute walk to Ignacio Ramirez Market.


& Amenities

Multi-story Villa with magnificent landscaped garden grounds.

·       Living room, dining room

·       Kitchen: Fully equipped.

·       Office within a guest bedroom suite.

·       Covered outdoor salas for entertaining and dining.


Satellite TVs - Flat screen

DVD and Central music system.  

Telephone with multiple lines and fax.

Vonage (VoIP) for calls to USA and Canada.


Laundry: Washer /dryer, Iron and Ironing board

Gas fireplaces

Wood burning fireplace

Ceiling fans

Safe lock boxes in each bedroom.

Purified water whole house


Linens and towels provided

Hair dryers

Outdoors Features

  • Infinity Pool with Jacuzzi spa

  • Terraced landscaped garden grounds as if you were in your own park.

  • Roman amphitheater

  • Outdoor patios furnished with areas for entertaining.

  • Roof Terrace with panoramic view of San Miguel

  • Parking:  Garage

Staff &


Staff of 4:  5 ½ days per week.

  • A cook, maid, gardener and night watchman (velador).

  • 9 am–3 pm, Monday-Friday, 9 am- noon, Saturday.

Bilingual property manager available for household needs and emergencies. 


Entrance Portico

  • Features a reflecting pool with a beautiful stone basin and variety of lush plants, as well as a weeping stone wall.

  • An adobe staircase leads up to the roof terrace and studio guest bedroom.


Formal Living room

  • Hacienda style setting, comfortably furnished.

  • TV, DVD and stereo music system.

  • Two set of French doors lead to the outdoor sala.


Outdoor Sala (living room)

  • Covered furnished terrace just outside of the living room.

  • Fireplace and wet bar for entertaining.


Kitchen fully equipped with professional appliances.

  • A Puebla-style kitchen designed with traditional Mexican tiles lining the walls and boveda ceiling.


Formal Dining room (table seats 10-12).

  • Picture window with northwest view overlooking the landscaped garden.


Breakfast room and terrace.

  • Antique wooden table seats 8.

  • Walls decorated with hand-painted Mexican plates.

  • Adjacent covered terrace for dining outside

  • Overlooks the landscaped garden.


Extensive landscaped garden grounds.

  • Walk the cobblestone paths of the garden filled with flowering plants, lush vegetation, bamboo, pecan tree bench, pillars and cascading ponds with tropical fish.

  • Acoustically impressive Roman amphitheater.

  • Rose covered gazebo

  • A “secret garden”


Pool and Jacuzzi spa

  • Outdoor loggia with lounge chairs for sunbathing and tables for dining.

  • Private pool bathroom with shower.

  • Music sound system

  • Bar refrigerator.


4 Bedrooms

  • Master bedroom suite: (1st floor )

  • Queen bed and ensuite bath with large tub and shower.

  • Separate dressing room.  Gas fireplace and wall heater.


  • Guest room 1: (down 1 level)

  • Queen bed and ensuite bath with shower.

  • Private terrace overlooks the garden.


  • Guest room 2: (down 1 level)

  • Queen bed and ensuite bath with shower.

  • Loft setting with private sitting area.


  • Guest room 3: (at upper, roof terrace level)

  • 2 Twin beds and ensuite bath with shower

  • Small study/office with Wi-Fi

  • Access to seating on the roof terrace.


Roof terrace with sitting area, potted plants and countryside view.


Parking:  Garage single car


Note: This property has a guest casita with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. This is a separate entrance, maintaining privacy for residents in the main house. The casita is currently rented


$   4,900 USD Weekly

$ 15,900 USD Monthly

$       800 USD nightly

5 night Minimum

  • TAXES:  Additional to the rental cost:

        16% VAT (tax on services/accommodations)

          4% lodging tax (State of GTO).

  • Add 20% Holiday increase for Christmas, New Years, Easter and Day of the Dead week.


  • Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.

Included in the rental price:

  • Utilities (electricity, purified city water, one tank of propane gas)

  • Bilingual property manager, houseman, maid, cook, gardener, nightwatchman.

  • Telephone (local calls).

  • Vonage (VoIP) phone calls to USA and Canada.

  • Satellite TV and Wi-Fi

For arrival only:

  • Household items: Toilet paper, laundry and dish soap, cleaning supplies.

Additional expenses:

  • Groceries are not included.

  • Fees for overtime and/or additional staff services.

  • Tipping the staff weekly $ 100 USD per bedroom occupied.

  • Propane gas for heating the pool.

  • Telephone calls house phone: National and International plus tax 16%.

  • Propane gas beyond one tank provided for arrival.

  • Airport transfer (inquire about rates).


Check-in Noon to 6PM

Check-out 10AM

Booking: Any day Monday through Saturday, excluding a holiday date. 


Sunday arrival upon request.

Non-smoking home.

Pets: No        

Children: Not under age 12.

Maximum occupancy: 8 guests.

Entertaining: Up to 30 people including guests in residence.

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