Sunday, June 16, 2024

Dreaming of the perfect home with a pool in San Miguel de Allende?

In San Miguel de Allende, the UNESCO World Heritage city in the heart of Mexico (voted “world’s best small city” three times by Condé Nast Traveler), the weather is pretty much perfect all year round. There’s a sense of the seasons, but the sun always shines. That means if you’re buying a home, a swimming pool is a luxury that makes complete sense. 

San Miguel’s environment, the high desert sierra, is a happy climate oasis, where international travelers flock to enjoy ideal temperatures and low humidity. More people are investing in second homes, or making the switch to residency here. Whether you’re dreaming of an 18th-century hacienda style treasure or a state of the art modern eco-home, San Miguel offers outstanding real estate opportunities for all tastes. 

San Miguel de Allende
Calle Aldama is one of the most famous and beloved streets in San Miguel. (Unsplash)

We spoke to CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties, one of the most prestigious luxury brokerages in San Miguel, about a selection of their hottest properties on the market, each with its own pool oasis. 

Casa Palikao

A few blocks away from the town’s central plaza, this majestic 7-bedroom 18th-century hacienda’s pool is the heart of the house, set in an open landscaped courtyard. Flanked by the exotic outdoor living room, a dining area with high beamed ceilings and one of several elegant guest rooms, the lush pool area is ideal for entertaining, and soaking up an ambiance of history, beauty and artistry. 

This home is one of the finest examples of a re-imagined grand hacienda in the city, with its soaring arches, original fireplaces, chandeliers and exquisitely carved wooden doors transporting you back in time, and conjuring the soul of colonial Mexico.

Casa Palikao
The peaceful pool in Casa Palikao. (CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties)

Other stand-out features are the outdoor staircases which lead to a botanical garden on the second level, overlooking the glorious skyline, and an impressively restored second house and garden that is seamlessly joined to the original house.   

This rare jewel is truly a one-off in luxury, and has been lovingly redesigned by renowned designers and architects.

Casa Camille

Located on one of the most beautiful streets in central San Miguel, this 4-bedroom property epitomizes intimacy, charm and character. The progressively leveled terrace gardens lead down to its magical pool area, bordered by classic deep red, bamboo and ivy covered walls, featuring one of the home’s delightful array of antique stone animal statues.  

Casa Camille
Poolside at Casa Camille. (CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties)

Sink into the atmosphere of the town’s Spanish colonial history, with this home’s ancient loggia, richly detailed carved woodwork throughout the house, blue and white tiled halls and walls, and abundant greenery and trees. The eye-catching entryway gate, fashioned in extravagantly patterned metal work is another notable feature. 

This light-filled, distinctively classical home embodies elegance and boasts original stone fireplaces, antique water features, and luxurious rooms, two with inner courtyards. 

Stunning views from the rooftop terrace provide just one more area in a home where space is masterfully designed to flow and to foster the perfect environment for entertaining. 

The two guest rooms’ French doors open onto this gorgeous pool terrace, inviting you to imagine a bright morning or golden evening dip!

Casa Merlot 

Experience shades of Tuscany in this exquisite farmhouse style 4-bedroom modern home, set in a secure residential community within one of the most beautiful vineyards, just 20 minutes outside San Miguel. 

The solar-heated pool is the central feature of the garden and offers panoramic views across the vineyards, cypress and olive groves, and lavender fields. Next to it is a dining area shaded by grapevines – which creates a spectacular space to hang out all day!   

Casa Merlot
The solar-heated pool at Casa Merlot. (CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties)

This luxury country lifestyle offers the opportunity to bask in the beauty of nature. The home itself boasts custom-designed wood doors and library bookcases, an impressive modern marble-topped kitchen, lofty ceilings, expansive windows that flood the rooms with natural light and top-shelf amenities throughout. 

You’ll be privy to special amenities, like tennis, billiards, a clubhouse, an event space, horse riding – and the reputable wines bottled on-site, at residents’ prices! 

Casa Alba

A feat of modern design by architect Paolo Arango, built using local stone, this 3-bedroom eco-friendly home is situated in the exclusive Malanquín Golf Club, on the edge of town. 

You can relish the lake, valley and mountain vistas from the spectacular infinity pool in the spacious backyard, which also has two large patios, outdoor dining, a grill and fire-pit. 

Modern fireplaces, custom carpentry, granite kitchen features, walk-in closets, balconies and even a bathtub, are all noteworthy features of this contemporary gem. With its impressive windows, the interior seems to blend seamlessly into the outdoors, creating an unrivaled sense of space.

Casa Alba
The infinity pool at Casa Alba. (CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties)

Rainwater recycling, drip irrigation for the garden, solar power, LED lighting and a smart home kit makes this a home that anticipates the future and displays highly creative architectural design. 

Casa Vista Picachos

Retreat into this stunning area at the foot of the picachos mountains, to discover this modern and stylish 4-bedroom home.

Only 10 minutes from town, you’ll feel like you’re in the countryside; though on the edge of La Malcontenta neighborhood, you can be assured you’re secure.

Casa Vista Picachos
Mountain views from the pool at Casa Vista Picachos. (CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties)

Here, the breathtaking aqua pool rises up towards the mountainous skyline, with a hot tub close by for cooler mornings and pleasant evenings. The entire outdoor area, including the seating round the grill and stone fire circle, is beautifully lit by night. 

Inside, this modern beauty includes the unique features of a wide walnut staircase, mezquite doors, hand-painted tiles, upstairs terraces and a sauna.  

The sense of light, space and artful modern design, like the high ceilings with contemporary beams and chandeliers, is a perfect counterpoint to the rugged, dramatic and awe-inspiring setting of the high sierra.

Post-pandemic, San Miguel de Allende is more in demand than ever before. We’re seeing an exponential increase in foreign residents and businesses, injecting this cultural hub with even more quality, variety, diversity and energy. It’s a city explosive with new creative potential, yet retaining the calm grandeur of its history and culture.

There is no doubt that if you’re looking to invest or to live here, these five truly magnificent, high-end properties, each with unique and notable pools – listed with the city’s most reputable luxury brokerage, CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties – offer that quintessential magic the city is renowned for.

Explore the creme de la creme of San Miguel’s most beautiful luxury properties at CDR San Miguel Founding Member of Forbes Global Properties.

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