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Eclipse House / Casa Eclipse

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Charming 2-story cottage with balcony on a gentle slope overlooking Lake Patzcuaro located at the edge of the historic town of Tzintzuntzan within walking distance to center of town, 20 minute drive to famed Patzcuaro, 45 minute drive to Morelia capitol of the state and colonial jewel designated a World Heritage Site. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6: couple in a double bed in main bedroom, bunkbeds in second bedroom suitable for 2 children or adults, sofa bed in living room accomodates 2 additional guests.

Minimum stay is 3 nights. Single rate regardless of season, so book early for special events. Managed by local property manager who is fully bilingual, English/Spanish.

More Details

Joe Lazaro
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Tzintzuntzan, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern, wall-to-wall enclosed, pressure flow.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 bedrooms share a balcony overlooking the lake.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Combined Dining / Living area. Fully equipped kitchen with all utensils, gas range, refrigerator. satellite TV and broadband internet for work or staying in touch with friends and family at home. Radio CD player, flat screen TV. Spiral staircase leads to hallway with a modern bathroom with wall-to-wall enclosed shower. 2 bedrooms with shared balcony overlooking the lake. Large picture window in kitchen allows view of lake while cooking. Pressurized water system. Relax in the covered patio and large terrace overlooking the lake. A barbecue grill is available on the terrace. Accordion gates accomodates 2 parked vehicles in front. Property it totally fenced in for security.


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Eclipse House / Casa Eclipse
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Lake Vista from every room.

  • 4 of 5

The Casa Eclipse is on a lot set on the slopes above the Lake Patzcuaro. It is very rural and about a block from the paved road on a dead end trail. There is only one neighbor (he speaks English) and he is also very private. The house is a compact two bedrooms with the bath on the second level, with the bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with a toaster oven and a microwave. The coffeemaker is a single serve like a Keurig, so bring some pods you like, they are not available in Mexico. There are mini supers in Tzintzuntzan that carry most essentials and several large supercenter stores in Patzcuaro. Patzcuaro also has good restaurants while the local offerings in Tzintzuntzan are pretty basic; grilled chicken, tacos, etc.

The beds in the house are very comfortable and there is cable TV and a good wi-fi router with strong signal throughout the house and on the giant patio. The patio is great for just kicking back and watching the neighbor's cows and the vari-colored birds. It also has a grill for charcoal (available mesquite, cheap and good).

The road to the house is not paved or well graded but the neighbor said the town will fix it in 2018, with streetlights. If you just take it slow, it is no problem and it keeps the amateurs out.

In summary, it is a relaxing, cool and scenic house to use as a base to explore central Michoacan and experience the rich history of the area. The ruins of the prehispanic Tarascan central governing site overlook the church complex in Tzintzuntzan founded by Bishop Vasco Quiroga, where the olive trees are over 450 years old, oldest in the Americas.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple had been traveling through Mexico and enjoying the many sights this wonderful country has to offer. The writer has a gift with words and describes Eclipse house very well.
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Elkhart, In USA

3 star

  • 2 of 5

Home was as advertised , good price for value . Debroahs help was greatly needed and appreciated. Cons, very remote, no coffee maker, drive to home very rough need 4 wheel drive.

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

It is second time we rented Casa Eclipse. And we could not have been happier, the house was perfectly clean, everything was ready for us and our short vacation.

The owner Joe is fantastic and a goes beyond possible to meet our needs.

Location and views are amazing, I walked the village , enjoyed a couple of hours peace and zen at the monastery and the oldest Olive Garden in the state.

We will definitely be back and I almost hate recommending this house to others because it might not now be available on the dates we want it.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

location is great, view is lovely, property is fenced, it was exactly what we were looking for. Joe is a wonderful host and very accommodating, pleasure to deal with. we are going back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Great smaller town near Patzcuaro

  • 4 of 5

A nice sweet little home on the edge of town: a longish walk to the main part of Tzintzunzan but only a short drive. It's worth noting that the road up to the house practically requires a 4-wheel drive, so I'd suggest inquiring about the condition. Aside from the internet not working and a persistent smell of cat spray in the downstairs living room, it worked out pretty ideal for us as a base to explore the nearby places. It has a lovely patio with a view out to Lago Patzcuaro and is very rural. The owner was very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lacombe, AB Canada

Vacation at Eclipse House

  • 4 of 5

Eclipse House was very comfortable. The home was well stocked for cooking, the view was amazing and the large patio was lovely to enjoy the local wildlife and lake view. The bedrooms were nice, an excellent bathroom. The location was a bit isolated, but no problem if you have a car rental.

The property was kept clean, well maintained and the property manager was most helpful.

Owner provided excellent customer service and information given was accurate, except for the internet service that was expensive to use with an air card. The local town had 3 public internet places for 5-10 pesos per hour.

Owner will be installing laundry facilities which will be very nice.

Pull out couch worked well, so house could sleep 6 comfortably.

Attractions: ruins & market in Tzinztunztin, Patzuaro: (20 minutes away by vehicle) market (excellent), plaza shops were great, Once Patios, Cathedral - all worth seeing. Janitizo Island - excellent (20 minute boat ride from Patzuaro embarcadaro) had great shoppings and view from the top of the hill in the statue. Quirgo - nice town with good shopping and plaza. Morelia (1 hour) excellent cathedral, plaza and aquaduct.

Santa Clara del Cobre - wonderful copperwares, well worth seeing. (45 minutes)

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house has cable TV and internet connection. Reviewer is correct regarding internet: if the user is connecting a laptop to the internet, the user will have to purchase air time cards, as the cost to provide broadband is prohibitive. Hotels and motels can justify the monthly cost as this is spread over several guests in a month, whereas Eclipse House will have only one tenant at a time for a short duration, 1-4 weeks. The towns have an abundance of cyber cafes that offer broadband for a nominal fee (typically $5 pesos, about 40 cents USD for a few minutes checking your e-mail. For a long-term stay, broadband can be provided at an additional cost. Eclipse House anticipates providing laundry facilities in-house in late Fall to Winter of 2012 after an addition to the house is built. For now, several Laundromats and laundry services are available in nearby Patzcuaro to meet the guests’ needs.
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Take a ferry to island of Janitzio.

* visit the many shops that showcase local artisans.

* Enjoy the fine dining. This area is renowned for its gastronomy.

* visit the towns that dot the lake..

* Visit Zirahuen, Uruapan and Morelia.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Stroll the towns' many plazas.

* Drive through the contryside and enjoy the changing landscape.

* vist the neighboring towns and visit their shops.

* explore the archeological sites at Ihatzio and Tzintzuntzan..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* All the activies mentioned.....

Patzcuaro is a year-round destination for many visitors from around the world. The town preserves its past, with its early colonial flavor. Attractions include its 4 plaza, all within walking distance of each other. Frequent ferries to the famed island of Janitzio. Pre-Columbian archeological sites throughout the region, with Ihuatzio and Tzintsuntzan nearby. Towns around the lake specializing in different crafts: wood, pottery, copper, textiles, and many other crafts. Nearby Lake Zirahuen offers lake activities, including camping and boating. An hour away is Uruapan, in the heart of avocado country that boasts renowned Jose Ruiz National Park, with natural springs gushing from the canyon walls forming a strong rushing river. The many springs are channeled into fountains and other water spectacular water displays. Not to be missed. Driving farther South to the pacific Coast takes you to the resorts of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. A place to relax and dine at the beach.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Tzintzuntzan, Central Mexico / Colonial Circuit

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are the the same regardless of season, so first come first serve. Book early for those special events. Rate is progressively discounted for longer stays: 3-6 night - $55/night; 2 weeks - $550; 3 weeks - $750; 3 months - $750/mo; 4+ months - $650/mo.

Property is managed by local property manager who is English/Spanish bilingual. Contact owner through this website for additional information or questions you might have regarding local area weather, transportation, and other other questions. Owner's and Property manager's e-mail and phone contact information will be provided with booking confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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