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Elegant Vacation Rentals
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Villa Glenville

Movie Set Magnificence

4 Bedrooms with Pool

$4,000 per week, $14,500 per month

Living Room

Just a five-minute walk from the center of town, this estate belonged to the late British film and theatrical producer Peter Glenville.

The house and gardens are located on over an acre and include a main house, guest house, pool cabana, outdoor living room and numerous outdoor dining areas.

Mature gardens surround this truly one of a kind estate.


On entering the main house, the first floor contains a queen bedded bedroom with bath and fireplace, a well-stocked library and dining room that can seat from six to eighteen people with Spanish colonial stenciled walls and fireplace. There is a large adjoining kitchen and the villa has a great cook for either Mexican or Continental cuisine.

Living Room

The second floor contains a charming bedroom. The spacious master king bedded bedroom has a fireplace and private bathroom. The large living room has two seating areas, a large fireplace and leads into a beautifully landscaped garden with a fountain and outdoor dining loggia. There is also a twin bedded bedroom with bath in the main house as well.

From the main house and gardens, one passes through antique doors to view the seventy-foot long pool with its fountains, which were inspired, by the reflectory pools and fountains in the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Towering Italian Cypress trees and lush gardens border the pool. There is an outdoor living area with two trellises and dining areas on the pool level. Above the pool there is another outdoor entertaining area adjacent to the pool cabana and adjacent guesthouse.


The lower level has a large living room with adjacent kitchenette and a separate full guest bath/pool cabana. Up the winding staircase is a fabulous round guest king bedded bedroom with domed brick and ceiling and private bathroom.

Both houses are furnished with a mixture of European antiques with a Spanish Colonial touch.


This well known property has been featured in House and Garden, Elle Décor, Mexico Casa Gente and Kelly Kleins "Pools" book written about San Miguel. The villa was also described in and has hosted many famous actors and celebrities.

Both houses on the property have stereo/CD players and there are four televisions. The maximum number of guests is eight with two king size beds, one queen size and two twin beds that can be combined for a king. There is garage space for two cars and the full time staff includes one house manager who is also the cook, one maid and one gardener/houseman. There is Vonnage Phone and high-speed internet.

Children accepted with the approval of the owners.

Dining Room