Long term rental in San Miguel de Allende

Looking to rent a furnished house in San Miguel de Allende for a minimum of a year. At least a 2/2 w/ outdoor terrace. Moving to SMA late fall 2019/early 2020.

Hi Bereid,

Here are some tips for Long-term rentals in SMA.

1. Get a vacation rental for 4-6 weeks before committing to a long-term contract.
2. While in the vacation rental - 

Visit different colonias/ neighborhoods
Meet local expats - preferably bilingual/ bicultural professionals.
Find out about the pros & cons of the neighborhoods
Identify what things are important to you ( security, distance to Centro, noise, etc )
Find agents that rent in pesos - they do exist.
Learn about how rental contracts work - Mexican law is unique.

Interested in more tips, feel free to PM me.

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Hi Melanie and thank you for your reply.

We are here in SMA right now doing just what you recommended and will return for a petsit in September, staying in the neighborhood of San Rafael. (We are currently in Guadalupe.)

We will be driving down with our 50lb dog and realize this will limit our choices somewhat but I think we have identified the colonies we are most interested in living.

I see you are in insurance so, with your permission, we will contact you for further assistance when the time comes.

Thanks again,


Hi Barbara,
I saw your conversation with Melanie and wanted to ask a couple questions if you don't mind.
We have similar situation, a dog and 2 cats that we would bring for short term winter rental in SMA so need a fenced yard. Wondering, is there a neighborhood or real estate agent you can refer me to? We are willing to pay more and don't need to be near Centro. Thanks much!

Hi Stephanie,
This is the realtor I have been in contact with recently:

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Thank you so much Barbara!

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