Two Bedroom Villa in Historic Center
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
About Ruth Hayward
After traveling the world and living in many countries - Canada, England, France, Italy, India and Brazil, - I discovered the Unesco World Heritage town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 2006 . It was an easy decision to unpack my suitcases and settle down. The Spanish colonial architecture delights my eyes as I walk the cobblestone streets. The sun shines daily and the climate suits me to a T. There is an incredible expat community in this town, many are travelers like myself, artists and writers. San Miguel offers a banquet of cultural activities, live theater, music festivals and art openings. And we have one of the largest English libraries in Latin America. As an avid reader this is a big bonus for me. It took two years to convert my old adobe house with large garden into a guest house with, my own home, a two bedroom villa (181940), a one bedroom casita (181896)and a studio apartment. Renovating and decorating is my passion. The main house, which is my home, is an old adobe hacienda style house. The villa is newly constructed using part of an old construction in the garden and the casita has been converted from a wing of the original house.
Ruth Hayward purchased this House in 2007
Why Ruth Hayward chose Zona Centro
The property's great location and the challenge of rescuing an old neglected place and making it beautiful motivated me to buy. Located in the historic center of town where I wanted to make my own home, and it had potential to renovate part of the old historic construction into comfortable rental accommodations Location, Location, Location. Everything within a few minutes walk away. Yet the large garden in the historical center provides a quiet respite from the busy town.
What makes this House unique
Right in the historical heart of San Miguel, you can be in the Jardin, the main square, in a few minutes. There is no need to have a car since everything is close by. Walk the cobblestone streets, lined with flowers on the way to your favorite restaurant. Magic happens here on a daily basis, and at Casa Mandu you are right in the center of it all, but our garden oasis is the perfect place to relax with a book or just sit and watch the butterflies and hummingbirds flit from flower to flower.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
No parties/events - small parties of under 10 people are oksmall parties of under 10 people are ok
Max guests: 5 - Surcharge of $15 US per person per night over two Surcharge of $15 US per person per night over two
Minimum age of primary renter: 12
- No check in after 10 p.m.
Secret Gardens of San Miguel
We booked this amazing villa because of the wonderful photos of the gardens and we were not disappointed. We stayed for a week which was not long enough and will definitely return. The property is perfectly located, easy walks to sights, groceries, restaurants and shopping.
Ruth is a wonderful host and gave us great tips on getting around as well as answering our many questions. Debra was also a terrific host and we loved our daily chats and the evening sharing wine and appetizers on the patio.
There are 3 separate quarters on the property and every guest has all the privacy they could desire. This is a wonderful option for friends who would like to travel together but still have their space.The wifii worked well and there was also satellite TV if we desired, however just soaking up the sights and sounds of the garden and SMA filled our days completely. Thank-you Ruth for sharing your beautiful and amazing home with us!
Thank you Michelle for your kind words. It was wonderful having you stay with us. You were the last guests before the Coronavirus hit our part of the world. Stay well and hope one day you might return to San Miguel when the world returns to normal.
Casa Mandu was exactly as expected...and we expected a lot!
Our host, Ruth, could not have been more helpful and gracious. The gardens were absolutely gorgeous and we loved waking up to the sounds of the fountain. The accommodations were lovely, beautifully decorated. Maid service from Rufina was excellent. We hope to return! Jan & Rich
We are so glad tht you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your kind words
Close to the church!
This is a beautiful property has 3 little villas. We walked through a beautiful garden to our 2 bedroom villa at the back of the property. It was perfect for the 4 of us. We had a short 4 block walk to the main garden and church. The owner was very helpful!
Greatest Experience We Have Had
I can't say enough about Ruth, her property and the on-site staff (Rufina was so good to us!!) and San Miguel was wonderful!!!
We felt very safe at the Villa and in town both day and night. The provisions and amenities available when we arrived were the best we have ever experienced. The grounds were refreshing and a delight to our senses. Ruth meet us at check-in and made sure we knew the features and operation of the TV, Cable, etc. The slight uphill walk to the center of town was easily managed, 2 blocks to our favorite outdoor cafe' and the slight downhill very convenient. The location to restaurants, bakeries and the Artistry Market were very close. We will definately be back!! Thank you Ruth.
So happy that our accommodation and San Miguel lived up to your expectations. It was great having you two stay with us and we are glad to hear that you plan on returning.
Thank you for choosing Casa Mandu
Perfect place in San Miguel
Exactly as described, very comfortable, great location, beautiful grounds, great beds, very private. Ruth is extremely helpful and easy to communicate with before and during your stay. Best VRBO we’ve ever stayed at.
Thank you so much for your kind comments We work hard to keep the quality of our guest's rating at 5 stars. We appreciate that it worked for you.
Colonial town in the center of Mexico. Conde Naste travel magazine awarded San Miguel "Best City in the World" in 2013, and again by Travel and Leisure magazine in 2017. Cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, Mayan Pyramids, Hot Springs, Unesco World Heritage site
Transportation to casa Mandu from Airport:
Leon airport (BJX) is about 2 hours away. Queretaro Airport (QRO) about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and Mexico city (MEX) is 4 hours. You can book a direct shuttle from any of these airports on line at: email@example.com They will need the name of your arrival airport, your flight number, and scheduled arrival time. Our address in San Miguel is: Casa Mandu, Hernandez Macias 24, San Miguel Most shuttle drivers know our property and they will bring you right to our front door.