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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Located at the western edge of town (Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan del Campo) just after the paved road becomes dirt, this delightful two-story house sits on the hillside, surrounded by cornfields and pastures.
The huge terrace, overlooking the north end of Lake Pátzcuaro with an ever-changing view of the mountains, instills peace and tranquility. The house is equiped with everything one could possible need: from bed & bath linens, to a fully equipped kitchen with pots & pans, plates, bowls, cups, coffee maker, etc (even a TV, which I never turned on once in the month that I was there. The radio was enough of a connection, with good stations.)
Ideal for a retreat get-away, especially if you have a project that needs attention, focus, and few distractions (such as a writing project). The property is surrounded by stunning views, which would inspire any artist or naturalist (with an abundance of birds from dawn to dusk, and butterflies, so binoculars really are a must). Although out of the way (which in my book is not a bad thing), it is just a short walk into town, and, if need be, the bustling cities of Quiroga and Pátzcuaro are within a half hour-45 minute drive. The big city of Morelia is about a two hour drive. Eclipse House is perfectly situated for day trips around the lake, and to spots further beyond.
For two people it was just right, but four would be comfortable, I'm sure. I don’t think that there is a better shower in all of Mexico! I definately am considering returning - as soon as possible.
I could not imagine not having a car, for freedom & convenience sake (driving is more laid-back around the lake then in most parts of Mexico), and since the flights usually arrive late and depart early, one can be rented for a modest amount at the airport (and the Morelia Airport Hotel is a stones throw from the terminals, with an exceptionally amiable staff, and good restaurant - Mr Muu – which makes coming & going quite simple).
People seem to be overly concerned and afraid of the dangers that they read about in Mexico in the papers or hear on the news. Not once in a month’s time was I ever concerned for my safety or well being. The food is delicious, the people are kind, the history, culture and celebrations in this part of the country are amazing,
The owners of Eclipse House have been very generous in making this spot available and giving people the opportunity to explore this area of Michoacan.
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.
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1 night minimum stay
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.