This special two-hundred year old, carefully restored B&B, two short blocks from the central plaza, is only surpassed by its gracious and charming owner Michael. Behind an unassuming garage door is a delightful oasis – a garden of gorgeous plants and flowers – nice to sit with a book, but beware of an occasional falling avocado!-- a beautiful atrium fountain with rooms bordering it, and the entire home filled with local art and artisan crafts. Friends and I stayed in the front bedroom, with its own working fireplace (it was chilly in February); a large king bed and separate single, each with its own mattress warmer; a large tiled bathroom with copper sink and large soaking tub; and, like throughout the house, decorated with a variety of local crafts. Wooden shutters kept the sun out in the early morning and the street lights at night, and the cowskin rug kept the tiled floor warm. Michael, an architect by training, seems to delight in providing a special experience to his guests, in the surroundings of his home, in fascinating conversations about almost any topic and his ability to make you feel truly special, welcomed and comfortable. When we visited, he had 5 other guests, but still each day at late afternoon he was on the patio engaging with his guests on a wide variety of interesting topics, later he might join you for dinner at one of the local restaurants, and at breakfast he was there also. Breakfast is special – guests are invited to arrive early to enjoy coffee (or tea) and the warmth of the fireplace, and take in so many of the interesting crafts in the cosy living room. Breakfast is truly gourmet – each morning included a pureed juice mixture of fresh fruit (each morning different) – often from the garden, a fresh fruit compote (ALL fresh) with yogurt and granola, and a tasty Mexican-style egg-based dish, baked or with a sauce. There we talked about what to see during the day. We felt very lucky that Michael offered to show us some of the local nearby towns specializing in copper, pottery, textiles and other local specialties. Another day he recommended Marcia, a wonderful bilingual guide, whose private tour included a visit to one of the indigenous communities, local lunch (canitas, chicken mole or chicken soup) at an outdoor stall on the town square, and visits to galleries (in their home) of some of the most talented and respected artists in Mexico. My stay at Villa Victoria ranks as one of the best B&B experiences ever and the top of all my stays in Mexico.