Big shout out to brunch hostess Kathy Schroeder and volunteer 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 do welcome. I’m really appreciative.
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, unfortunately, I was the only client! I did see a lovely, stately mansion close to the Rosewood, about a 10 minute walk to el jardin. The house is spectacular but I can’t manage it on my own. Am looking for two roommates. Non-smokers, quiet roommates! If anyone is interested we should meet for coffee! 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.
Commitment to service.
I’ve worked for Kimberly “Ava” Kubalek 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.
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. Definitely recommendable !
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
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.
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.
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 is in incredible person, she received us on Christmas and helped us with a little situation we had. We had a perfect staying.
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 !!
Excellent location and the apartment as in the photos. Highly recommended
A very good location… near everything
It is a spacious and functional space. Late at night he’s very lonely outside
Great apartment located near the Ignacio market, four blocks from the main garden and the cathedral
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
Nice apartment and excellent hostess. 100% recommendable.
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 !!!
Great location, fast response and clear communication with host ! Exactly same with the pics and descriptions on website
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!
We stayed in an apartment 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 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 Goss & Tom Jogodka Minneapolis
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.
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!!
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!
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
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!
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.
The location is very good and close to everything we recommend below there is a store also that helps you solve
Problems with the hot water for three days. The refrigerator never worked. It was a good location and neat and clean.
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!!!!
Fantastic location. Great value. Clean. Great communication with host. Recommended.
The apartment was in a great location, close to downtown. Kimberly was responsive and eager to ensure we had a good experience. Thanks!
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!
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
It’s a spacious place right in the heart of the city. Kimberly Kubalek was helpful with everything.
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.
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!
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.
Great location. Lovely helpful host
Loved this place, great place to stay that take in all san miguel has to offer!
The apartment was second to none in terms of location, quality and price. Kimberly was a wonderful host. I would definitely recommend this abode.
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!
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!
Excellent host. The place in optimal conditions, well located and contains absolutely everything one needs. Widely recommended.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 !!
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 !!
We stayed at Kimberlys for nearly a month. The location etc are great….safe and lose to everything. Everything is within walking distance.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
I would say it was an eventful experience. First of all, when we arrived there was no electricity so Kimberley had to ask Pedro to turn it on after the electricity company had turned it off. On the 2nd night after coming back at around 7 pm, there was no running water so we had to go to work without a shower the next day. She had to sort that out again. It was a nice place to stay when everything else worked. Kimberley did turn up. Will I stay there again? Yes if you’re out and about all day long.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kimberly’s place 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!
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!
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.
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
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, 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 😊!!!
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.
Thanks to you, Ava, we had an amazing weekend! We loved the hot air balloon ride! Thank you!
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