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.
Estuvimos muy contentas en la casa,tiene el encanto de casa antigua con corredores y pretil con macetas, y las comodidades de casa moderna, hasta con calefacción.Disfrutamos el silencio, la paz, los atardeceres y la belleza del jardín. Es una casa ideal para soñar, leer, hacer oración, y tiene además, infinidad de objetos y muebles bellos, que se necesitarían muchos días para admirarlos con calma, está a un paso del centro de Patzcuaro. Disfrutando así la ciudad y la casa. Estuvieron con nosotras dos estudiantes: una inglesa y otra francesa y la pasaron muy bien.
Carmen Elvira Quesada
It was a week of total enjoyment! Richard was in residence and showed us all over the place. He had coffee waiting for us in the morning and lots of places to show us and send us to see the sites. We walked all over the place and Richard joined us and was a fountain of information. He made sure that we hit all the special places that made the trip special. Pedro was excellent in providing us all the necessary information that made this first trip to Patzcuaro, planning our return trip before we even left the Casa. All our request were always addressed promptly and to our sanctification.
We were out early and in late and always felt very comfortable and safe. We got to try several different foods. One of the favorite places was in the Plaza for a morning late'. The entire city was amazing! Going to the market with Eliset was a very special experience. She was always very pleasant and smiling We were very happy that she was there to prepare the wonderful foods and awesome hospitality!
We were not left wanting for anything. We always felt like it was the best experience ever! this location could have not been better. We were always just a short walk to what ever we desired! It was hard to believe we walked most everywhere and thought nothing of it. That is one of the great things about this rental. everything you needed with in a short walk.
The accommodations were excellent, clean, relaxing, quiet, peaceful, and beauitful!
We are planning our next trip and will not stay anyplace else!!
La casa grande...entourée d'un petit parc intime et privé nous a permis de vivre Patzcuaro de le découvrir avec notre hôte RICHARD un artiste généreux et plein d'humour.
La casa grande est équipée d'une cuisine moderne et complète.
Une belle pièce de séjour avec foyer au gaz pour les nuits plus fraîches.
Un mois qui a passé trop vite.
La situation de la casa nous permet de marcher a la Plaza Grande (place centrale) en 10 minutes.
Nous y retournerons sûrement.
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.