Recently-renovated, tastefully-furnished, well-appointed second-floor apartment with large windows facing south and north. Living room, with dining and office areas, has gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, mini stereo and library of DVDs and books. Brand-new, well-equipped kitchen with custom wood cabinets. Large sky-lit bedroom with matrimonial bed and generous closets. New tiled bath with large walk-in shower, vanity and linen closet.
Two beautiful, private outdoor spaces with robust tropical plants: patio, just off kitchen, is ideal for al fresco dining; roof terrace offers a quiet spot for sunbathing, stargazing and viewing San Miguel's landmark churches and colorful skies filled with hot air balloons, birds, sunsets and fireworks.
Centrally located on a quiet, cobblestoned callejón in desirable southeast San Antonio, a half-block from Ancha de San Antonio (San Miguel's "restaurant row" and main transportation artery), Instituto Allende, Natura organic grocery, Tianguis Organico and several fitness options, including Weber Tennis Courts (clay), Wolf Gym, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, tai chi and swimming; a few blocks from parques Juárez and Guadiana; 10-minute, flat walk to el Jardin (Centro).
Short- and long-term tenants considered. Rent includes maid (3x wk), laundry (1x wk), gardener (2x wk), WiFi, cable TV with American channels and BBC World News, local land-line telephone (shared) and all utilities (gas, water, electric). Additional amenities include pressurized, filtered, softened and UV-light-purified water system and on-demand hot water. Screened windows and doors; ceiling fans; portable electric heater; safe; and hair dryer. Security deposit and references required. No smoking inside or out; no pets. Guests are asked to tip maid $100 MXN per week or per stay, if less then a week. Owners occupy the first-floor apartment and are available to offer assistance and guidance.
Following are guest reviews:
"Nido de Pájaros is my answer to the perfect rental in San Miguel. I have rented many places here and liked them all. The difference is that Nido has every one of my requirements: perfect location, abundance of light, outdoor space, charming decor and all the comforts of home. More important, the owners are personable and helpful." --G. Rachor, Santa Fe, NM, guest March 2015
"The brighter side of San Miguel: Nido de Pájaros is an airy, sunny, well-decorated-and-appointed apartment on a quiet cul-de-sac at the edge of Centro, steps from the action, yet at a slight and welcome remove. Part of the fun of being in San Miguel is making new friends, and, while the restaurants are fabulous, we found it a boon during our month-long stay to also have a charming place to invite people in for cocktails and/or a light supper. And, not least of the joys of staying in this apartment are its owners, who were always right there when needed, then magically evaporated, or so it seemed." --M. Bethany, Malden Bridge, NY, guest February 2015, returning February-March 2016
“I have delighted in staying in such a bright space; it really is a 'light box'. I've been looking at apartments for my next rental and everything I see is dark in comparison. Nido de Pájaros is a mood elevator each time I walk in.” --A. Holtzman, Philadelphia, PA, guest May-September 2014
"Centrally located in the heart of San Miguel, this newly renovated contemporary 'artsy' space has lots of light overlooking a lovely rooftop garden. This immaculate, one bedroom apartment is extremely well appointed . The bed and sofas were comfortable, and the towels and linens soft and plentiful. Useful, well-planed kitchen with dishes, wine glasses and enough pots and pans to cook a gourmet meal. A wonderful location within walking distance to all attractions San Miguel has to offer. I plan to return soon and highly recommend Nido de Pájaros to anyone who enjoys a well-designed, light-filled, open lay-out." --H. Shur, Craryville, NY, guest April 2015
"We really enjoyed our six-week stay at Nido de Pájaros. Its location is ideal, on a very quiet passageway in a wonderful part of town--centrally located near delicious restaurants and a natural food store. The apartment is immaculate (its cleaned several times a week), and is updated with top-notch appliances. There's lots of natural light, a lovely outdoor roof space, and the hosts are wonderful. I highly recommend Nido de Pájaros for your stay in San Miguel!" --J. Toth, New York, NY, guest in December 2014-January 2015
"I'm a 'foodie' and Nido de Pájaros is just steps from really good grocery shopping, including fresh produce and meats, wine/liquor stores, flowers, roast chickens, good cheeses, great bakeries, the weekly organic market -- and Juan, who comes to the door twice a week with a wheelbarrow full of prepackaged bags of fruits and vegetables for 10 pesos each. There's nowhere else in San Miguel that has such handy shopping: while others have to constantly think about their next trip to big-box supermarkets Mega or Soriano, the variety of nearby food shopping in this location offers guests minimal schlepping and maximum quality." --C. Reynolds, North Carolina, guest January 2015
"Spacious, beautifully appointed, light-filled apartment with patio in great central location. Private entrance, closed no-traffic street. Perfect." --A. Davidson, Spencertown, NY, guest January 2015