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.
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.
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)
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1 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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.