"If there is an award for being the friendliest and most hospitable vacation rental owners – Donna and Perry Pratt would be deserving recipients!
For two weeks in February 2010, Bob and I stayed at the newly constructed (Perry Pratt designed) casita, “Casa Donna Maria”. We arrived after midnight but were nonetheless welcomed by our charming hosts, Donna and Perry. We were shown into a beautiful two-level house, comfortably furnished with everything that we would need for our stay….including food items for breakfast! As well, Donna has a flair for decorating, so the casita was full of artifacts, pictures and furnishings which introduced us to local Mexican arts and culture.
We were very impressed by the Pratts’ hospitality on many occasions. For instance, on our first day, after we settled in a bit, Donna and Perry took me to the local super-store so I could stock up on additional groceries and to explain “how things worked”. Very helpful to a newcomer! Donna and Perry provided us with a lot of good information about the various goings-on in SMA, where to find the best shops, restaurants, how much to pay for things, etc. And on more than one occasion, we were invited to join them and their visiting friends at informal patio cocktail parties or to go out for a meal. They were very attentive hosts….we were so well taken care of throughout our two weeks’ stay.
Of course, San Miguel de Allende is an intriguing and interesting World Heritage city to visit – the “Paris of Mexico” has a lot to offer in the way of a 200-year-old history, many churches, excellent restaurants, galleries, museums, etc. Primarily because of Donna and Perry Pratt’s warmth and hospitality last February, we will be returning for two weeks at the Casa Donna Maria in March 2011, and very much looking forward to it!"
Bob Esson and Alma McDonald
“Casa las Fuentes is located on top of the hill in the lovely Trucadero neighborhood which overlooks the city below and is within easy walking distance (about 10 minutes) to the Paroccia (Centro) area of San Miguel. Once entering through the ancient stone gate into the neighborhood, one walks over beautifully worn cobblestones, twisting and turning through the maze of ancient streets, gazing at very old homes mixed in with extremely contemporary ones all done in a rich mix of colors and stonework. Each one seems to be more gorgeous than the next. Soon one comes to the gate of Casa las Fuentes and rings the bell. Out come the hosts, Donna and Perry Pratt to greet us. They've taken three period buildings and completely transformed them into cozy homes with lovely gardens and private outdoor seating areas. When my husband and I look for places to rent, our number one requirement is to have a peaceful outdoor area to sit and relax from the day's activities and enjoy a cocktail; the Pratts have succeeded! We've only stayed in one of the homes but it could not have been prettier or a more comfortable place to stay. And most important of all, the Pratts are the very most perfect hosts one could possibly wish for; they are there for you! They do everything they possibly can to make one feel comfortable and they treated us like family. They even invited us to join in with them, their other renters, and their personal guests for a drink out on their patio. We love it so much at Casa las Fuentes that we've already made plans to return and stay again with them this winter.”
Danna and Alex Dearborn
Kittery Point, ME
"Our trip to San Miguel could not have been more special thanks to Donna and Perry Pratt. Our accommodations were perfect in every way- comfortable, authentic, tasteful, convenient and beautifully maintained.
We look forward to a return visit in the very near future."
Bob and Debbie