Patzcuaro is one of the most charming and traditional places in Mexico. In this 'pueblo magico' the center plaza('maybe the most beautiful in Mexico') is a 5 minute walk away from the house. This center part of this pueblo is small enough to navigate on foot. The Lake of Patzcuaro and surrounding mountains covered in hues of rich green in combination with the open sky create an incredible landscape. Villages around the lake feature a variety of traditional arts and crafts.
Preservation of the original architectural structure of this colonial era home has remained intact. Modern conveniences like plumbing, electricity, gas heaters, fireplaces, etc. have been incorporated and maintain the charm of an earlier time.
The house has two independent sections with an open patio and garden between. The larger part of the house has two bedrooms (one queen and the other has two twin) with gas wall heaters, full kitchen with eating area, large living room with gas fire place and bathroom with shower. The smaller part of the house has one bedroom (with queen), living room (pull out sofa bed), kitchen with eating area and bathroom with shower. These two independent areas of the house can be rented separately. The patio and covered porch areas display a variety of potted plants and the garden holds a variety of large lush plants that surround the lawn area. It is a peaceful pleasure to sit out in the warmth of the sun reading or having a coffee or wine or maybe just to experience the ambiance of the environment.
The lady who takes care of the house Elizeth is there twice a week, she does not speak English and she is a wonderful person.
Antique furniture and Oriental rugs along with contemporary art and regional Mexican arts and crafts combine to create an interesting and comfortable home. The hand made Talavera style tiles have energized the kitchen and bathroom areas. This house was furnished as a home to be enjoyed by friends and family and now also by a few special vacationers.
These two independent areas of the house are rented separately. Please contact us for available dates and rates even if the calender is marked in red (unavailable) we might have one section of the house available.
Patzcuaro is a place of historic importance in Mexico. It is one of the few towns that has kept the flavor of 'provincia', and the charm of old Mexico. Patzcuaro is only an hour from the majestic city of Morelia and 3 to 4 hours from Mexico City, Guadalajara or the beach. Nature is spectacular in this part of the country, and still today, it a very quiet and calm little town.
You will find a place to rejuvenate your body and soul. It is close to the main plazas with all they have to offer. You might feel transported to another place and time once you pass through the thick adobe walls of the entrance to find an environment that welcomes you.
My wife and I came to Patzcuaro for the dia de los Muertos celebration in early Nov. 2014. Pedro's property was in a great location. Up a hill and down a hill and you were in the historic centro. Restaurants abound, street food available, and a community of gentle people, with amazing arts and crafts for sale. Let's not forget the amazing architecture of a 500 year old village.
The property is clean, private, and well taken care of. Pedro has a property manager Liseth who was helpful with getting us nested in. Pedro himself was incredibly helpful via phone and making sure his staff assisted us with any needs or concerns. This alone is why I gave his property 5 stars. He was there for us.
The area of Patzcuaro has so much to see. Artisan villages around the area, combined with a lot of natural beauty in the mountain countryside.
This area is a safe haven, never once did we feel the opposite.
I encourage you to consider renting either property. Casa Grande, or Chica. Each have their own benefits; we did spend time in both units. I found Casa Chica quieter from road noise, being further off the street in the property. But, Casa Grande is more spacious, beautiful kitchen, great original art. Beds in either Casa were comfortable.
This is the second time I have used HomeAway as a resource for vacation rentals and I was not disappointed. I will continue to use this avenue over hotels as you get the feeling of being at home instead of living out of a suitcase in a hotel.
Thanks again to Pedro and his staff who helped us have a great vacation in this wonderful area of Mexico.
My husband and I spent a month in the Casa Grande in March and April. The casa is attractive, well appointed with a good bed,comfortable furniture,and a spacious kitchen with everything we needed to cook many of our meals. One of the owners,Richard, was staying across from us in the smaller unit and he was always affable,helpful,and responsive if there was anything we needed. The two properties are separated by a large,pretty,well maintained garden where we spent a good deal of time reading and hanging out .The place is kept very clean by the lovely Elizeth who comes twice weekly and is also a good cook.The location is within walking distance of the central plazas,market,shopping,historical attractions,and restaurants and a car is not needed. If we return we will rent the smaller unit because we never used the living room or second bedroom and spent all of our time in the bedroom,kitchen,and garden. Also,we very much liked the open floor plan and light in the Casa Chica.
We stayed in Casa Grande last November for a month and adored it. This year we had only a week and fell in love with it all over again. This is a magnificent property. Do not hesitate. The house, the garden, the owners, the housekeeper, the amenities and the pueblo magico will work wonders with your soul and your spirit. This is a special place within a special place.
What a fabulous home !! my companion and I loved the town of Patzcuaro, its people and villages. We hired a couple of guides and we went for the Day of the Dead Celebrations. The owner Pedro, is exremely helpful with everything and a wonderful host. We used the skills of Eliseth the cook and she was marvelous. The home was kept clean and comfortable and in a great location very near the main square where all the food and crafts are. I hope to return to Patzcauro again soon and of course stay in this wonderful home !!
We spent a fantastic 8 days in Pedro's casa. Perdo was fantastic to deal with, went out of his way and beyond to help us with a few things. Also offered for us to move to the larger house but we were so comfortable in the small casa that we stayed there. We felt so at home that we didn't want to leave. Did all our cooking here as well. The home is very centrally located and very quiet. Eliseth is a very sweet lady as well. came 2x to do cleaning, we also invited her to enjoy lunch with us. Patzcuaro is a wonderful town, has everything that one needs.Cafe's, restaurants an excellent mercado, lovely little shops etc..also a film festival and symphonies. Lovely walks up the hill every morning with great vista's of the town. Reminds me of Florence..Italy.
Thank you Pedro..we look forward to returning.
We recently spent a very relaxing and creatively productive month in Patzcuaro, splitting our stay between Pedro’s two casas. We went armed with art supplies, and plastic sheets to protect the property, and worked outside. The beautiful casas and garden, and the magical pueblo of Patzcuaro inspired us to paint almost every day.
We found each of the casas comfortable, though Casa Grande has the better bed and one of the most comfortable couches we have ever relaxed on. Casa Chica has its own advantages however; we found that the open plan of the kitchen and living room suited us well. The peaceful garden, with its fountain of Koi, the birds and butterflies drawn in to a myriad of blooming flowers and the warm sunny afternoons made the place as inviting as any of the attractions in the town and the region around us.
The location worked for us as well. It is a short and easy walk to both of the plazas, the market, the basilica, museums, etc. Carrying fresh food home from the market never felt like a chore. We both feel a deep connection to Patzcuaro now, and plan to return there when we can. We would also gladly rent one of these two casas again and would recommend them to anyone who would like to spend some time exploring this fascinating area.