Finding a home or apartment to rent in San Miguel de Allende can be challenging, especially if you are looking for someplace to live long term. As San Miguel de Allende continues to receive recognition for being a great city to visit, many homes that once rented long term have been converted to vacation rentals. Finding an affordable long term rental can be a real challenge.
Before choosing a long-term rental, we recommend you visit San Miguel de Allende and familiarize yourself with the different neighborhoods. Prices for rentals vary dramatically depending on the neighborhood. A small home in Centro may rent for more than $2,000 US monthly, but for that money, you can find a spacious home with gardens, pool, and views just a ten-minute drive or bus away. So knowing your neighborhoods is important.
Most real estate websites have information about rentals, and some agencies have agents who specialize in rental homes and apartments. Typically you won’t find the best bargains working through real estate agencies, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t check out their inventory. Experience tells us the best way to find an affordable rental in San Miguel de Allende is through word of mouth and reaching out to friends and neighbors. The well-priced gems are rarely advertised through agencies and it takes some work to find them. I was talking to a gentleman who found a great Centro rental on Craig’s List. The advertisement had no pictures and the description didn’t provide many details about the home. He called on the property and found a beautiful spacious casita in Centro Historico with garden and view for $700.00 US. It turns out the landlord didn’t know how to upload photos of her property and never works with agencies.
When searching for a rental in San Miguel de Allende explore all of your options. We’d be happy to assist you if we can. Even though Ernesto and Glenn SMA doesn’t generally handle rentals, we can refer you to agents that do or share information about the market, neighborhoods, and San Miguel de Allende.