Testimonials

Ava [Kimberly Kubalek] es un servicio excelente

Ava [Kimberly Kubalek] es un servicio excelente, una calidad excepcional en la atención, los mejores lugares y eventos, nunca quedarás insatisfecho con esta experiencia

Jesús Lozada Rivera

Ava Kimberly has been absolutely instrumental

Ava Kimberly (Kimberly Kubalek) has been absolutely instrumental to helping us get settled in SMA. Between her fantastic and informative facebook group and her wonderful direct advice and consults we felt we had the perfect trustworthy comrade to make the big move. Ava is also really well connected with the community and has a lot of experience with the local customs. Her tips are so valuable!!! She even showed us a place to rent and when we were back in the US went to look at a place to rent on our behalf. Ava Kimberly is the US to SMA transition QUEEN! 🙏🙏🙏

Laria S

Ava’s Group WORKS!

[Kimberly Kubalek] Ava’s group works! I arrived SMA under rather unusual circumstances and have Ava [Kimberly Kubalek] to thank. My Dallas-Leon flight was delayed 4 hours and I arrived at nearly 2am. Ava [Kimberly Kubalek] recommended BajioGo Airport Shuttle, and despite the delay, they were there! A delightful driver Marco, a fine young man and driver that both delivered me safely to a difficult address and figured out how to contact my hostess when phones didn’t seem to work. At the most ungodly hour. Next up was a rec on a fine internist Dr Grace Lem. Prompt, gracious and wise..she most likely saved my hosts life 8 hours later. These groups may get frustrating, even infuriating at times but folks AVA’S NEWCOMER GROUP WORKS. Don’t give up. I can’t tell you how valuable it’s been for me🙏🏻 What a welcome to SMA indeed.
Johnny Phillips June 30, 2021.

I highly recommend Ava Kimberly’s Brunch!

I highly recommend Ava Kimberly’s Newcomer’s Brunches held on Sundays. It is a very pleasant way to be introduced to San Miguel de Allende by sampling restaurants in San Miguel and meeting other expats. Ava [Kimberly “Ava” Kubalek] is a pleasure. She is warm and welcoming and genuinely wants to help newcomers get settled and find their way!

Mary Lenahan

Ava Kimberly Kubalek helped us find our rental home

Amid San Miguel’s cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, a group of people makes it their mission to welcome newcomers, whether they intend to relocate to San Miguel de Allende or only stay a short while. Kimberly Kubalek drives this mission at Visit San Miguel, and we found her to have a wealth of information about the city and surrounding area. She is passionate about San Miguel, and it shows whenever she talks about the town she’s called home for the past 16 years. The information we’ve gotten from her is extensive and has helped us with our rental property, utilities, lease, festival information, local customs, and so much more. She’s kind, giving, and works at making people feel comfortable. She and her team host wonderful events that bring people together and, in some cases, clues us in to the secrets of San Miguel that can only be gotten as an insider. We highly recommend connecting with Kimberly and her team whether you plan to stay for a week or forever. It’s worked brilliantly for us.

Lori L

Kathy did a great job of showing the homes

Hello Everyone! I finally arrived in San Miguel and went on the tour of rental homes today. Kathy did a great job of showing the homes! I saw a lovely, stately mansion close to the Rosewood, about a 10 minute walk to el jardin. There are two living rooms, a study, each huge bedroom has it’s own bath, a huge kitchen, spectacular views on two patios….I could go on and on…it’s quite something.

Cindy Kidd, May 12, 2021

Ava (Kimberly Kubalek) has been a good friend

Kimberly Kubalek has been a good friend to me, I met her during the pandemic and I worked for her briefly, which helped me enormously while I was struggling like many others in this thought times. We continued to have a good relationship afterwards and I appreciate her friendship very much.

Angie Ruiz

Kathy has been invaluable in helping me

A SHOUTOUT FOR GREAT SERVICE.
I’ve been searching for a rental and wanted to give credit where it is due.
Kathy Schroeder , member of this group, has been invaluable in helping me secure a new rental. She is responsive, on time and calls to confirm appointments. These seem like simple things but for me they are important. And…Kathy is cool!!
Thanks my friend!
It was fun!
Skip Beltz, May 26, 2021

Kathy’s tour really helps

I’d like to give a great big hug and a shout out to Kathy Schroeder for giving me a comprehensive neighborhood tour of SMA yesterday afternoon!!!
I’m currently visiting for 10 days (first time here) and every day I’m more in love with this city. I’m 3 years away from retiring from my city job for the City of New York and have been researching places to retire abroad. SMA keeps climbing up the list, and after opting into Kathy’s tour, SMA has climbed up even more.
It’s so good to get a sense of the different colonias and their unique demographics and personalities, one more charming than the next. We drove through Atascadero, El Paraiso, La Lejona, San Antonio, Guadalupe and Fábrica Aurora. Her tour also gave me insight as to what I might be able to afford to rent/buy when the time comes.
As a city person who has never needed or owned a car in my life, Kathy demonstrated for me that this is definitely a walkable city with easy access to services like Uber and the city buses to get around, many markets deliver (yay!!!) and some of my favorite products sold in the health food markets back home are available here.
Kathy shared with me some stories of her time here in SMA and how very easy it is to meet people and make new friends (and I’m the type to show up at any meetup!) so that’s another huge plus. With her encouragement I’ve joined the upcoming Sunday brunch event on May 30, and hope to hear about some of your experiences living here.
We also pulled over at La Fábrica to take a brief stroll through the galleries, 🤩 amazing.
Today, I’m doing Kathy’s recommended exploratory walk down La Ancha towards el Centro. Looks like there’s no shortage of good restaurants and shops here. I’m having lunch right now at Rústica at her recommendation (the Pizzette with figs/jamon Serrano/arugula is wonderful) and then I’ll continue strolling and taking in this colorful city.
For anyone new to SMA (or just visiting) who is thinking of eventually moving here as I am, Kathy’s tour really helps because she takes you by car driving around to help you get the “lay of the land”. I wouldn’t feel confident trying to do this on my own.
Thank you so much, Kathy!
Alex Jiménez May 27,2021

Ava Kimberly is committed to service

I’ve worked for Kimberly Kubalek (we all call her Ava) in the past and I’m amazed at how much she cares for giving an excellent service to the people and how good she treats her work crew. I’ve learned a lot from her. She’s an excellent person, kind and honest.

Eduardo Argüello

We spent a whole week and everything was perfect

Ava Kimberly Kubalek hosted us in one of her lovely rental properties. Really a great place to stay. We spent a whole week there and everything was perfect. Stylish, clean, near everything, quite and homey. Kimberly was a great hostess. Definitely recommended!

Robert, Victoriaville, Canada

Nicely Decorated

I fully recommend this place in San Miguel. Its really comfortable and well located, evrything its close to the place. The house inside its so beautiful and good decoration. The host always answering and willing to help. For sure booking this place on my next time in San Miguel

Abraham, Merida, Mexico Joined in 2015

Short stay location is good

This place has pros and cons-for a short stay location is good, apartment quite spacious. Kitchen amenities quite basic but adequate. But in a very busy area, lots of traffic and bus fumes, yielding lots of outside dust. We had trouble breathing both inside and outside. Thus we had to leave early. Would definitely stay at a quieter, brighter, cleaner location next time.

Liza, Petaluma, CA Joined in 2015

I especially appreciated Kimberly’s knowledge of the area

Although I ended up staying at one of the host’s different properties (she gave me the choice to upgrade to a better location due to a cancellation), I’m sure her high standards apply here, too. I especially appreciated her knowledge of the area, and access to further services, including drivers and guides.

Thomas, Saint Paul, MN Joined in 2018

Ava Kimberly (Kubalek) was a wonderful hostess

The place is very near from San Miguel’s downtown, only a few blocks away so one can enjoy most of the town by walking. Our host, Kimberly Kubalek, was wonderful. She received us on Christmas and helped us to have a perfect visit. San Miguel is wonderful and Kimberly is an asset to the city. Her company, VisitSanMiguel.com, made sure we had a great Christmas.

Miguel Angel, Mexico City, Mexico

Ava Kimberly’s place is very cozy

Excellent location ! A very cozy place, a few steps from the market where you can eat and buy handicrafts !! In general everything is close and very safe !! Thank you for your hospitality !!

Adriana, Ensenada, Mexico Joined in 2017

Ava Kimberly’s apartment is great!

Excellent location and the apartment as in the photos. Highly recommended

Carlos Omar, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2016

Ava’s apartment is in a very good location

A very good location… near everything

Francisco, Plano, TX Joined in 2015

Ava Kimberly (kubalek) rented me a great space

It is a spacious and functional space. Late at night he’s very lonely outside

Alberto, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2018

Ava Kimberly Kubalek’s place is just blocks from the main garden

, Kimberly Kubalek was an ideal host. Great apartment located near the Ignacio market, four blocks from the main garden and the cathedral.

Reynold, McAllen, TX

Ava Kimberly was very friendly & hospitable

Very friendly & hospitable, fast responses through messages, located really close to the main plaza, and a very at home atmosphere. I can’t wait to come back to visit and reserve here again. 5 stars and definitely recommend

Mirla, Donna, TX Joined in 2018

Ava Kimberly Kubalek is 100% recommended

Nice apartment and excellent hostess. 100% recommendable.

Daniel, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico Joined in 2018

I would definitely return to Ava’s Place

There cannot be a better location, a couple of blocks from the main attraction of San Miguel, an Oxxo opposite that makes things much easier, a block from the Market where you find all kinds of food or souvenirs, the house with a lot of space and a very nice terrace. comfortable, I would definitely return !!!

Edgar, Brownsville, TX Joined in 2016

Exactly same with the pics and descriptions on website

Great location, fast response and clear communication with host ! Exactly same with the pics and descriptions on website

지영, Seoul, South Korea Joined in 2016

Recommendations for local activities

Kimberly Kubalek was a great host. She had recommendations for local activities and was very helpful. The apartment is very nice and is in an excellent location, 5 min walk from El Jardin. Great hot shower, comfortable bed. Highly recommended!

Stephen, Red Deer, Canada Joined in 2017

Ava Kimberly Kublaek is an attentive host, passionate about promoting San Miguel de Allende

We stayed in one of Kimberly Kubalek’s rental properties in SMA for 5 weeks and had a wonderful time! The quiet apartment had everything we needed and very comfortable beds. The location is THE BEST! Only a 3 block level walk to the Centro Historico/Jardin. The store below us was very convenient and we LOVED Leo, the store owner. There is a liquor store right next door, the wonderful market across the street and the laundry gals are fours doors away. They do a beautiful job for around $3.00 US. You just drop off your laundry and pick it up the next day, neatly folded and packed in plastic. Kimberly is a very attentive host who is passionate about San Miguel de Allende and saw to all our needs in a timely fashion. She would arrange any transportation we wanted and she is a great source on the best restaurants, things to do and sights to see. We look forward to visiting beautiful San Miguel de Allende and Kimberly again soon!

Linda, Minneapolis, MN

My son and I stayed in the apartment for one month

My son and I stayed in the apartment for one month. The location was perfect for us. Kimberley Kubalek was very attentive although nothing needed her attention. We especially loved the shop keepers down below. They truly added to our wonderful stay.

Libby, Steamboat Springs, CO Joined in 2016

Rooftop is amazing

Had a great stay! Love how central this space is to all the shops and restaurants. Rooftop is amazing. Plenty of room and lots of natural light. Top bedroom can get a little noisy when trying to sleep, bring some air plugs if you’re sensitive to noise thanks kimberly Kubalek!!

Tadas, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2016

Ava Kimberly made it an excellent experience

It was an excellent experience, Kimberly is a great host. Her house it’s beautiful with a lot of illumination, it’s a big house and so fresh. I enjoy staying with her. Thank you so much for everything. I’ll see you very soon!

Sarahi, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2016

Ava Kimberly’s Place is easily walkable

The room is spacious and the large window to the backyard was a plus. The room and bathroom were clean with plenty of towels. The bathroom was only shared with the host and it is very conveniently located right next to the room. Plenty of hot water. The area is safe and very easy to catch a cab. Located 2.5 km from the heart of town, easily walkable if you are a walker and don’t mind the uneven cobblestone streets. Not so practical to go back and forth on foot but taxis are only 50 pesos. The host went above and beyond to make me welcome and accommodate my needs. She offered lots of good tips and her communication prior to my stay was frequent and precise. Her description of the place is accurate. She takes care of several stray dogs ( a noble cause). The room does not have outside noise from the street, but the dogs can get too excited at times and noisy and there is a bit of dog smell in the house, although the host does her best to keep it clean and a maid comes twice a week. Kimberley- thank you so much for everything! Marisa

Marisa, Sacramento, CA Joined in 2015

Ava Kimberly helped with lot of great tips

Kathy is a fantastic host! Very quick communication and had a lot of great tips on staying in San Miguel. The location is excellent and it was very easy to walk to everywhere we wanted to go. The bedrooms are very quiet at night which was a huge plus for us because we brought our nine month old. Felt very safe- again a huge plus with baby. Definitely would stay again!

Rita, New Orleans, LA Joined in 2014

The apartment is cute

This location is good for getting around by walking, to most areas worth seeing in San Miguel. It’s not in the safest feeling area. I wouldn’t have wanted to stay there alone. The apartment is cute, and the master bed was large and comfortable, but the second bed extremely uncomfortable. There was no drinking water, so stay well supplied with your own. There were plenty of clean towels and linens, but no soap. Communication with the host was unclear for check in arrangements. If there can’t be a small window allowed for time of check in (we are on vacation after all), I suggest a method of self check-in, or an alternate co-host to allow guests in if Kim is not available.

Sabre, Fort Collins, CO Joined in 2014

Close to everything

The location is very good and close to everything we recommend below there is a store also that helps you solve

Rafael, Atlixco, Mexico Joined in 2017

Neat and clean

Problems with the hot water for three days. The refrigerator never worked. It was a good location and neat and clean.

Tess And Roger, Waterford Township, MI Joined in 2013

A little loud at night but great value

It was a great place to stay. Close to city center, scenic. A little loud at night but great value. Very clean and friendly host/staff. Thank you for everything!!!!

Mayra, Richland, MO Joined in 2017

Great value

Fantastic location. Great value. Clean. Great communication with host. Recommended.

Lars, Woodinville, WA Joined in 2014

Close to downtown

The apartment was in a great location, close to downtown. Kimberly was responsive and eager to ensure we had a good experience. Thanks!

Sherry, San Francisco, CA Joined in 2015

Thanks for hosting us!

We loved our stay at Kimberly’s place. The place is very nice and charming! It is well lit and walkable to all the restaurants and places that we wanted to visit during our stay. Thanks for hosting us!

Maria Angelica Diana, Singapore Joined in 2015

I liked the apartment a lot

I liked the apartment a lot, very close to the main square, to the market, in fact we did not have to take transport for a single day to get around, the apartment was clean, it has all the amenities, the safe neighborhood, and the neighbors were very friendly, the hostess was very kind and friendly too, highly recommended the place

Anabel, Tijuana, Mexico Joined in 2017

Ava Kimberly Kubalek’s apartment is spacious

It’s a spacious place right in the heart of the city. Kimberly Kubalek was helpful with everything.

Pritish, Bournemouth, United Kingdom Joined in 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Ava’s

Kimberly Kubalek was a great host and was very helpful and kind when it came to introducing us to San Miguel. We enjoyed our stay with her a great deal.

Janie, Lisbon, Portugal Joined in 2016

It has been a great stay at Ava’s

This is my second time coming back to Kimberlys home. It has been a great stay. Kimberly Kubalek is a great host and the home is very clean and in a great safe location! Highly recommend for anyone staying in SMA!

Pedro, College Station, TX Joined in 2016

It felt like home

wonderful stay at this casita, it felt like home! I stayed for 2 months to focus on creative projects and this location was perfect without distraction. the studio is spacious and set up minimal but all basic amenities are provided. all else you can buy around the corner or at the nearby big-box store. the family is caring and welcoming. I’m very happy to have found this place.

Carrie, New York, United States Joined in 2012

Kimberly Kubalek is a lovely and helpful host

Great location. Lovely helpful host

Synthia &, Bali, Indonesia Joined in 2015

Loved this place

Loved this place, great place to stay that take in all san miguel has to offer!

Michael, Seattle, WA Joined in 2011

I would definitely recommend Kimberly Kubalek’s abode.

The apartment was second to none in terms of location, quality and price. Kimberly was a wonderful host. I would definitely recommend this abode.

Paul, Toronto, Canada Joined in 2016

Perfect for a 2-week stay.

Staying at Kimberly’s lovely apartment was a treat, perfect for a 2-week stay in art and music-filled jewel of a city. Kimberly Kubalek welcomed us personally and checked in to see that all was well. Thanks ever so much!

Lorraine, Newton, MA Joined in 2012

Quiet! Even though in the middle of “all the action”

Great location. Quiet! Even though in the middle of “all the action”. Comfortable beds. Nice kitchen. Wonderful neighbors. Kimberly is very accommodating and really made an effort to see our trip was great. Thank you!

Darci, San Francisco, CA Joined in 2015

Kimberly Kubalek is an excellent host

Excellent host. The place in optimal conditions, well located and contains absolutely everything one needs. Widely recommended.

Mario, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2016

Ava’s house was very comfortable

The house was very comfortable. The house accommodated us very well. We loved how the rooms were very spacious. We loved the location right in the center of the city. 5 minute walk to the church and restaurants. Awesome house! We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. Perfect location in the city

Luzelena, Zapopan, Mexico Joined in 2015

Great location

Great location

Glenn, United States Joined in 2015

I hope to return to Ava’s apartment in the future.

The title “Location, Location, Location” is a great description of Kimberly’s place in San Miguel de Allende. We stayed two weeks and enjoyed our stay there. Her place was in a very convenient and safe area. It was great to have a nice kitchen to fix our breakfasts and a few evening meals. The market right outside the front door made getting food and water supplies easy to shop and to carry back to the apartment. There was plenty of hot water and the shower was powerful. The internet connection was speedy and reliable. Kimberly said that she was soon going to replace the mattress on the single bed, which will be good thing to do. The maid service did an excellent job of cleaning the apartment. It was convenient to have a place to take our laundry close by. Overall, I hope to return to the apartment in the future.

Janice, San Francisco, CA Joined in 2015

Kimberly Kubalek was very friendly and informative

Kimberly’s place was just as she described it, very clean with ample room. She was very friendly and informative! I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to family & friends.

We had an amazing trip

Kubalek arrived on time to meet us and gave us a quick update on the house and neighborhood. We had no reason to reach out to her during out stay. We traveled with our 22 month old, so I needed to move a few items out of his reach (including a mirror that was just sitting on top of a nail). We spent most of our time exploring the neighborhood and came back for naps and bedtime. There is a market across the street and we were able to get amazing tacos for the family for under $5 dollars. I agree that the home and linens can use updating but you can’t beat the location. Robert, the next door neighbor was so welcoming. He invited us over several nights and even took us out to lunch our last day. Overall, we had an amazing trip.

Susan, Philadelphia, PA Joined in 2014

It’s a nice apartment

It’s a nice apartment, cleanly and convenient, near to the center. only suggestion: it’s better to have a hair dryer in the room

Jianfeng Joined in 2016

Ava Kimberly Kubalek’s city and apartment is great!

The fact of the city and the holiday is already incredible in itself, now … regarding the stay with Kim, what the description says is real, Kim is an excellent host who makes your stay even more pleasant !!

Santiago, State of Mexico, Mexico Joined in 2015

The shuttle was fast and was on time!

Kimberly Kubalek was a great host! So far the best Airbnb host that I have met! I was flying into the Bajio airport and I told her I was planning to take bus to San Miguel. She recommend me to take a shuttle instead. I don’t regret the decision. The price would have been about the same if I had taken a taxi to Saltillo to Guanajuato and then to San Miguel and then a taxi to the place. The shuttle was fast and was on time! After I got to San Miguel she drove me to the apartment and showed me around the house. She was very nice and told me to email her if I had any questions. During my stay she kept in contact asking me if everything was good. I think the location is perfect! The house is super near the mercado and the city center is only a couple of block away! The walk to the city center is very peaceful and pleasant. The location is also very safe and the neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful at night! Overall this place was great. When I return back to San Miguel I will surely book another time with Kimberly !!

Pedro, College Station, TX Joined in 2016

Everything is within walking distance

We stayed at Kimberlys for nearly a month. The location etc are great….safe and lose to everything. Everything is within walking distance.

Merilyn, Queensland, Australia Joined in 2014

Ava immediately made me feel at home

My hostess, Ava Kimberly, immediately made me feel at home. he house is very beautiful and the room is light and airy during the day … from the terrace of your room at night you can see the beautiful illuminated San Miguel parish in the distance. Near the house there is a large supermarket, a small shop 10 meters away, cafes, restaurants, a gym, a beauty salon and banks within walking distance. The area is very quiet and is very close to the center with the tranquility of a comfortable residential area. Kimberly is an excellent hostess and a great person I am happy to have met her and to now call her my friend! The canine companions are the best! I really enjoyed walking the dogs and exercising in the nearby streets!

Majo, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico Joined in 2016

Very pleasant and comfortable stay

We had a very pleasant and comfortable stay at Kimberly’s apartment. We were met, on time, by her assistant who explained everything in detail to us. The apartment was very clean, well equipped, and was as described in the listing. It is conveniently located close to centro and lots of shopping so all is within easy walking distance. Kimberly was a great host and kept in touch with us to make sure everything was OK. We would recommend Kimberly’s apartment for a pleasant, comfortable vacation in San Miguel de Allende. Thank-you Kimberly Kubalek!

Meg, Santa Barbara, CA Joined in 2014

Easy to access

A spacious very well located appartment which was easy to access for a siesta middle of a busy day. Having a spare room was great . The fittings are tired but overall good value for money . Pleasant neighbours and surrounds. All correspondence with Kimberly was excellent.

Rosemary, Auckland, New Zealand Joined in 2013

Everything was in order by the time

The place is very nice, comfortable and central. He does not lack anything. Kimberly Kubalek kindly made sure that everything was in order by the time I arrived. It is a highly recommended accommodation.

Claudia, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2013

We had a real good connect

Kimberly was a great host and fun to be with. We had a real good connect with her while staying at her casa with her rescue dogs. She was a great source for information on where to go and places to see while staying in San Miguel and surrounding area. We were constantly on the go there and also enjoyed meeting some of her friends at a dinner party she hosted one night before we left. I would highly recommend staying at any of her Airbnb rentals.

Margie, Bozeman, MT Joined in 2014

Thanks, Kimberly Kubalek, for a lovely stay!

My husband and I truly enjoyed Kimberly Kubalek’s apartment. It was quite spacious and had great natural light. Everything was as ideal. The location is very convenient to the markets and the library and the main points in town. A great find for us. It could easily accommodate three people since it has a second bedroom.

Patricia, Pittsburgh, PA Joined in 2010

Kimberly Kubalek’s Place is ideal

Nice place and very good location. Not the Ritz but for someone who’s in a budget it is ideal. Kimberly, the host, is very friendly and very nice person.

Ricardo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Kimberly Kubalek’s place is lovely

This is a lovely space to stay in while visiting iSan Miguel. Beautiful bedroom with a bathroom right off the bedroom, shared with our generous and respectful host, Kimberly. We enjoyed making our breakfasts in the well equipped kitchen and relaxing at the dining table in the courtyard or in front of the fire in one of the many sitting rooms. Always lots of privacy and also friendly conversation when we wanted to chat. Kimberly is helpful and is interested in her guests having a pleasant time in San Miguel and in her home. The house is very near the large Mega supermarket, a gym, yoga, and busses and taxis make it easy to get into el Centro. We would stay with Kimberly again. Thanks for everything.

Deborah, British Columbia, Canada Joined in 2015

This place felt like home

Great apartment in a great location! This place felt like home with it’s cozy atmosphere and nice decorations. A great selection of books to browse as well!

Pierre, Montreal, Canada Joined in 2011

In the heart of San Miguel

Kimberly is awesome! So welcoming and gracious. Her place is in the heart of San Miguel near the markets and just a few blocks from the center. So you are right near everything but also just far enough away from the nightly noise of the main square. Wonderful rooftop with a great view of the city. Amazing at sunset.

John, San Francisco, CA Joined in 2015

The location was fantastic

The apartment was really great. The location was fantastic – right next to the market and the Plaza Civica, and there was a wonderful view from the roof. Despite the central location, it was very quiet (unless there were fireworks going on in the square). The kitchen had enough pots, pans, containers, etc. to make food if I wanted to. The wifi signal was strong, the water pressure was good, and the apartment was very clean and nicely arranged. Kimberly was super helpful and friendly – very responsive to any questions, and had lots of good suggestions and tips. Thank you to the former tenant who left the hypoallergenic/no-perfume laundry detergent! (n.b. – laundry stuff is under the sink. Clothes will dry in a few hours if you hang them out on the roof.) I was there for a month, and the apartment had everything I needed.

Ellen, Somerville, MA Joined in 2011

Was a comfortable place to come back

We stayed in the apartment for almost 3 months during the summer, so this review reflects a long-term stay. Kimberly was a very responsive host. There were a few minor glitches with the place when we first arrived, and she was diligent in getting them resolved quickly. The “fit and finish” of the apartment was generally fine for us, probably a little below what Americans are used to but very nice by Mexican standards. The location is great if you want to be in the thick of things – a hundred feet from the entrance to the main market, and a five minute walk to the central Jardin. That said, because of the location, when you leave the building, you step directly into busy street life, and my wife would have preferred a place with more of a “buffer zone.” But I thought it was great. There are still a lot of people on the street in the area after dark, so I was never worried walking home late. Despite all the activity down on the street the place really is quiet inside. When there are concerts in the nearby Plaza Civica you’ll hear that distant noise through the windows, but ordinarily it’s pretty peaceful in the apartment. You can watch sunsets on the roof, and I enjoyed doing T’ai Chi up there in the morning before the sun rose over the hill to the east. You should know that the apartment is smaller and darker than it looks in the photos. But it didn’t feel cramped or dark, it’s more cozy. The one real downside to it for us was that the only windows were the ones in each bedroom right up at the ceiling, and the ones in the kitchen and bathroom that open into an air shaft. So you don’t have any views of the outside world, something we missed by the end our stay, though we didn’t notice it as much in the beginning. Bottom line for me was that the location was great, right in the heart of day to day San Miguel life instead of isolated in a bedroom community or tourist hotel, and the apartment was a comfortable place to come back to.

Margaret, Los Angeles, CA Joined in 2014

I moved to San Miguel

I moved to San Miguel October 2020 and joined the New Comers group after I arrived. There were many questions that I have had over the months I have been here and have found Ava as a tremendous resource of help and willingness to assist me in all areas. ie: every Sunday she organizes a brunch for new comers and not so new comers that can immediately meet others to help you meet people and feel as part of the community. I would state that Ava is the single most important contact that you can make to assist you in your travel to San Miguel. Whether you are just visiting or moving here permanently.

Lance S

Everything went smoothly

Good place to stay. Lots of room and right near the local market so if you get tired of eating tacos..you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables and prepare them in the kitchen. Everything went smoothly. The house is also just minutes from the center of town so no need to rely on public transportation to get around. Good speedy reliable internet

Ernest, Minneapolis, MN

When I moved to SMA

When I moved to SMA last year, I was so grateful to have connected with Visit San Miguel.com and Kimberly (Ava) Kubalek. She offered a wealth of knowledge about making my new home in SMA and I have met so many new friends through the organized events Kimberly leads. Kimberly has many years of experience and truly knows San Miguel. She is a strong reference and guide.

Rebecca B. San Miguel de Allende

Rebecca B.

Extremely helpful getting me set up

Kimberly was a wonderful host – she was extremely helpful getting me set up, drove me out to the house, we even had dinner together! Highly recommend any of her properties 🙂

Allen, New York, NY Joined in 2012

Kimberly Kubalek is a very thoughtful and generous hostess

Kimberly is a very thoughtful and generous host as well as being a fascinating person and it was worth being there just to get to know her. The place has an exquisite 360 degree terrace vista of the waters of La Presa and the city of San Miguel. Though the place is lovely it is situated in a dusty ranchero, but I found the juxtaposition rather intriguing. Many arbolas, animales, flores y ninos. Incredible amount of noise after dark from the burros roosters turkeys horses fireworks train music and packs of dogs. Butl I doubled up on the melatonin and all was well. If you are a dog lover come here. I spent my days caring for dogs and nights dancing salsa. With Kimberly’s can do manner we got 4 dogs spade, free gratis. Kimberly is the dog whisperer of Presa de la Cantera and those pobrecitos need help desperately. Last bus from town leaves at 9 pm so most of the time I left from Centro to home at that time and just splurged on a taxi once in a while. from 800 to 100 Mex.$ So if you don’t mind roughing it a little, want a slightly different experience and especially if you want to help out with the very needy dogs there then please come. and if you do, please give my beloved Luna. the neighbor’s dog, a hug and a bit of play outside her cage and if you can manage, a bit of food. Tell Estripe she will have a new home soon and say hi to Camarino. If you like to Salsa dance , then Fernando at 17 Homobono is a great teacher. I found bit by bit that I was safe, a woman alone walking home in the dark along a dusty path, as long as it wasn’t too too late. and I didn’t make an overt show of myself or of having possessions. The vecinos slowly but surely befriended me. So, calling all animal lovers. I really found that I could help change the lives of some dogs for the better in just one month of staying there. Kimberly has already saved at least 8 dogs and is in need of help. So for any travel volunteer types, this is the perfect set up. Not only that, but the darling neighborhood kids, who although they have next to nothing are always ready with a smile , are very eager to learn English. So work hard and give during the day, and reward yourself with a trip to centro at night This is not for everyone, but just what someone like myself needed. Clean water is supplied and there are wonderful restaurants in town. Mega, a short bus ride is a clean source of groceries. I didn’t get sick. Kimberly is a unique character and La Presa a unique experience. It wasn’t always easy, but I think I saw a very real version of an integral part of Mexico.

Denise, Roberts Creek, Canada Joined in 2014

My fiancé and I had a lovely experience in San Miguel de Allende

My fiancé and I had a lovely experience in San Miguel de Allende and at Kimberly’s place. Kimberly is delightful and has great recommendations– definitely check out Bagel Cafe! Also, we loved the proximity to El Mercado and the wonderfully friendly grocery store owner next door. We would definitely stay here again.

Rose, Flushing, MI Joined in 2014

Full week during Independencia in September

We enjoyed Kimberly’s apartment for a full week during Independencia in September. It is absolutely in a great location, just a couple blocks from El Jardín, in a local, commercial district. You are a few steps away from any number of local shops, from groceries and sundries to tortilla shops, meat vendors and a huge covered marketplace with vendors and artesanías selling everything you can imagine. Despite the central location, it is remarkably quiet at night into the morning. The neighbors are very nice, quiet and considerate. The rooftop offers 360 degree views, including all the major churches and fancy homes in the foothills. It is wonderful in the morning, for sunset and later at night – grab a plastic chair and a michelada, and soak in the energy of San Miguel. The apartment itself has all the amenities, the bed is very comfortable, linens and towels are clean and there is plenty of hot water. One small note would be that the apartment is a little less modern than the photos show. If you are looking for great access to San Miguel, easy, flat walking to everything, a sense of immersion in the local culture, and a comfortable, clean place to rest your head, Kimberly’s place is an easy positive recommendation.

Tyler, Ojai, CA Joined in 2010

We had a great experience

Our stay with kim was great! Her directions Were excellent and ut was very easy to find the house. The lication was a little further than I expected but we had no issues getting to and from town. It was great to be in the country Nd gt to know another side of San Miguel. Over all we had a great experience and Kim was very accomodating and super helpful.

Melissa, Mexico City, Mexico Joined in 2014

Amazing Host

Kim was an amazing host. I felt at home from the moment I crossed the threshold of this lovely Casita. Kim’s hospitality and friendliness is outstanding. She’s also a wealth of knowledge regarding the “must sees and dos” in San Miguel de Allende. My month long stay has been comfortable and exactly what I was looking for. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Tamara, San Francisco, Mexico Joined in 2011

Kimberly Kubalek helped me get settled in

Kimberly Kubalek’s rental apartment in San Miguel is really great. Very comfortable, everything one might need for a short or long stay. Plenty of space and nicely furnished with a ton of great books as well. Super location in the heart of San Miguel but really quite inside, also there are great skylights that let in the light but allow for privacy. I will be back for sure!

Bruce, Santa Fe, NM

My friend and I have

My friend and I have been in town for a week, and have attended two events: Sunday brunch and Wednesday dinner. We were made to feel very comfortable by Mike, a wonderful host. We interacted with several other newcomers, and felt we could develop friendships! I’m looking forward to upcoming meetings, and hope to become more involved!

Sheree Rose

Recomiendo totalmente los servicios brindados

Recomiendo totalmente los servicios brindados por Kimberly Ava Kubalek exelente atención, es una persona en quien puedes confiar en que tú fin de semana será increíble, seguro y divertido.

Nancy Rubalcava

Ava (Kimberly Kubalek) helped so much!

Kimberly “Ava” Kubalek is a very nice person and awesome human. She has referred business to me because I just start my own business vet mobil, also I have seen the warm heart she has with animals.
She gives us something new to learn and is a good option for all the foreigners

Ruben Torres

So much good advice from Ava

Ava Kimberly gave us a neighborhood tour and lots of guidance to help us prepare for the big move. She even arranged for an escort from the border to make sure we felt safe the whole way. We’ve already recommended her to others.

Very happy!

Very happy, as Ava Kimberly ( Kubalek ) has been helping us with a lot of information and support about our projects and client contact since a fair time already. if you need help in San Miguel, here you get help 😊!!!

Matthias Heyer

Big shout out to the San Miguel de Allende Newcomers Group!

Big shout out to brunch hostess Kathy Schroeder and photographer, Michael Solof for the great group photos today at the Sunday Newcomers brunch! Thanks to Kookaburra for the beautiful location and good food. This group makes everyone feel welcome and I’m really proud of our team. Thank you for all you have done over the last 12 years! – Ava Kimberly Kubalek

Ava Kimberly Kubalek

I Fully Recommend

I fully recommend this place in San Miguel. Its really comfortable and well located, evrything its close to the place. The house is beautiful and good decoration. Kimberly “Ava” Kubalek, the hostess, was answered questions and was always willing to help. For sure booking this place on my next time in San Miguel.

Abraham, San Miguel de Allende Rentals

Really a great place to stay

We spent a whole week there and everything was perfect. It is like having a whole house to yourself: stylish, clean, near everything, quite and homey. The host, Kimberly Kubalek, was very helpful.  Definitely recommended!
Robert, Victoriaville, Canada

We had an amazing weekend, thanks to you!

Thanks to you, Ava, we had an amazing weekend! We loved the hot air balloon ride! Thank you!

Harry & Lisa Mitchell
Dallas TX

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