Casa del Obispo

Historical Elegance centro Oasis

  10 guests
  5 bedrooms
  5 full / 2 half bathrooms
  Has Pool

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Property Features


Built in the 1770s and meticulously restored and revived in 2017-2019, Casa del Obispo
is located in the heart of the historic center of San Miguel de Allende. The house’s name
(“obispo” means bishop in Spanish) comes from its famous 19 th century resident, José
de María Jesús Díez de Sollano y Dávalos, who was the first native-born bishop in
Mexico and also commissioned the flamboyant and beloved neogothic façade of the
Parroquia de San Miguel Archángel in the town’s main square. The Parrochia, whose
distinctive towers are visible from the house, is one of the most photographed churches
in Mexico and has become a symbol of this UNESCO World Heritage City.

Casa del Obispo, designed in collaboration with renown interior design firm Fisher-
is a colorful, comfortable home that faithfully honors its colonial past but
embraces the life of a modern family who loves to entertain.

Nearly all of the building
materials –its terra cotta flooring, the extensive Talavera tile, windows, doors, wrought
iron railings, reclaimed wood cabinetry, its 10 stone fireplaces, door hardware, plumbing
fixtures, lighting fixtures— were made by artisans in San Miguel or nearby. Much of the
furniture too was either made locally or purchased from local dealers or auction houses
in Mexico City.

The house showcases a collection of modern art, but the pictures in the
dining room are a tribute to the house’s famous resident bishop and feature images of
bishops from the 18 th century to the present day –some formal and serious, some
whimsical and irreverent.

The landscape features palms, jacarandas, oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats, figs,
specimen agaves, and herbs for cooking. The sala abierta (outdoor living room)
overlooks the handset tiled pool and has a cocktail terrace above with panoramic views
that include the towers of the Parroquia and the countryside. Now shaded by trees and
refreshed by fountains, the terraces are perfect for morning coffees and evening dinners
under the stars.




5 bedrooms, each with a king-size bed, custom 100% cotton linens, down
pillows, air conditioning/heat split units in each bedroom, fireplace, and en suite bathroom (two with copper
7 bathrooms
10 fireplaces; 2 woodburning, 1 for cooking
Sonos and wifi throughout
Chefs kitchen
Media room
Heated swimming pool - at extra cost to client
Abundant light and terraces
Spectacular views
Security system

Staff / Services
2 housekeepers and a cook, M-Sa, 9am – 3pm. Night support upon request.
Daily laundry service
1 gardener, M-F
Private Chef and waiters upon advance request - at extra cost to client
Masseur upon request - at extra cost to client.  Massage table in house.


* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing   Weekly   Min Nights
Low Season   $14,000   7
Mid Season   $14,000   7
Peak Season   $14,000   7
Holiday Season   $16,800   7

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