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Property Details

Updated: Mar 21, 2015
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Eclipse House / Casa Eclipse
+1 -818-314-7880
Patzcuaro Michoacan

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.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Eclipse House / Casa Eclipse
+1 -818-314-7880
Patzcuaro Michoacan
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Eclipse House / Casa Eclipse
+1 -818-314-7880
Patzcuaro Michoacan
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)
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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.
Eclipse House / Casa Eclipse
+1 -818-314-7880
Patzcuaro Michoacan
Tucson, Az, USA

A piece of Paradise, far from the maddening crowd…

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: This guests' review pretty well sums up the reason we purchased this property in the first place, as a vacation home and, eventually, a retirement home. After years having the cottage shuttered while we were away, my realtor persuaded me to turn it into a vacation home for others to enjoy this beautiful site. Following her advise, the writer of this review is my first guest and I am grateful for the time he took to write and post his thoughtful review. I hope others, anxious to find a place where they can rest, relax and leave their cares behind will follow this first guest's example and come to this beautiful part of Mexico. Eclipse House will be here to be your home away from home.
Your host, Joe Lazaro


Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $40 - $40

Weekly Rate: $240 - $240

Monthly Rate: $600 - $700

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: 1 week is $240, 2 weeks is $420, 3 weeks is $600, 4 weeks = 1 month is $700, 2&3 months is $650/mo, for longer stays, 4 months and up is $600/mo. Night rate is for 3 nights minimum. Sleeps up to 6 persons. Property is managed by local property manager who is English/Spanish bilingual. Contact owner thrugh this website for 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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 21, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Modern, wall-to-wall enclosed, pressure flow.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 2 bedrooms share a balcony overlooking the lake.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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