Casita del Mesquite

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Casita del Mesquite At A Glance

El Centro
Max Person:
Yes - of pool and interior garden patio
Town Distance:
4 blocks
No Telmex - Yes Vonage
Maid Service:
Yes - 3x weekly
Cook Service:
No - but can be arranged

About Casita del Mesquite

Fans of modern design: Experience the dramatic architecture and clean lines of the stylish, contemporary Casita del Mesquite! This newly completed and fully furnished one-bedroom Mexican charmer is located in the northwest section of Centro, very close to the main Mercado, and a level walk of just 4.5 blocks from the Jardin, within easy "on foot" reach of restaurants, shops, organic vendors and artisan markets.

Designed by noted San Francisco architects Cathi and Steven House, Casita del Mesquite (along with its "sister" Casita del Maguey) is an integral part of CASA, the Center for Architecture, Sustainability + Art, a new learning and retreat center. Gallery and studio spaces at the front of the property give way to this beautiful pair of separate casitas, each with its own private entrance and self-contained amenities. The whole property is a wonderful mix of terraces, courtyards, fountains and gardens, which link gallery, studios and casitas. Casita del Mesquite is nestled beneath a beautiful old mesquite tree from which it draws its name.

Windows, skylights, stone walls, steps and plantings -- all are carefully choreographed to create spaces that move in constrantly changing vistas and flow with natural light. The casitas invite pause and induce wonder with their simple palette of white lime-washed walls, floors of creamy travertine marble and a red accent wall. Tying the spaces together is a grape-colored "recinto" stone wall along the south side of the property. The architects gave careful consideration to the movement of the sun throughout the seasons in the creative use of windows and skylights that send dancing patterns of light and shadow into every corner.

Casita del Mesquite has a living/dining/kitchen area and a powder room wrapped in frosted glass on the first floor. This inviting space with its spectacular aluminum chandelier features a 20-foot ceiling, large expanses of glass and direct access to a lap pool and a quiet, shaded garden. An open steel stairway leads up to the master bedroom suite with a queen bed, ceiling fan closet and the master bathroom.

The kitchen and baths have granite counters, striking black cabinetry, modern appliances and furniture, sleek dual-flush toilets and all the cookware you need - microwave, toaster, blender, coffeemaker, plus ironing board and iron. A laundry with washer/dryer is on the premises, shared by both casitas, where you can do your personal laundry. The housekeeper, Maribel, comes to service both casitas on Mon, Wed and Fri from 9 am to 3 pm. She changes sheets once a week and towels twice a week.

The casita's special features include in-floor radiant heating, a whole-house water purification system (so it's safe to drink out of the tap), free Wi/Fi Internet connection, a flatscreen TV with cable service for more than 100 channels (including primary U.S. channels), an i-Pod music docking station, an intercom to open the front gate electronically and access to a solar-heated lap pool that's shared by both casitas. Casita del Mesquite also has a Vonage line for calling to the U.S. and Canada.

A perfect retreat for couples, conveniently located near the main Mercado (where you can buy fresh produce and flowers), and an easy walk to all the sights of Centro -- Casita del Mesquite is waiting for your next visit to San Miguel!

NOTE: The lap pool is shared by the two casitas. It is solar heated, so there is no extra charge to renters for heating.

Rental Rates for Casita del Mesquite

(in US Dollars)
Weekly: From $900
Monthly: From $2100

A 8% line item for Mexican taxes and administrative fees will be added to all rental rates.

Please note that a 20% holiday surcharge is added to all rental rates during Christmas, New Year's, Day of the Dead and Semana Santa (week before Easter).

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