Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Full kitchen, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
About Lance Thorne
Welcome to the Fresh Breeze Inn. Let me introduce myself: my name is Lance , and for most of my adult life I have made high-end, one-of-a-kind furniture in rural Southern Oregon. I Have been living about half of the time here in Chacala for the past 10 years, and love its laid-back, rustic charm. I look forward to sharing this very special spot with you. I hike the local trails frequently and sometimes lead hikes from Chacala to various destinations. I am really enjoying my newfound vocation as Inn Keeper. Being a jack of all trades allows me to deal with just about any problem that comes up. I really enjoy meeting new people and I get a kick out of helping visitors 'find what they are looking for'.
Lance Thorne purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Lance Thorne chose Chacala
Previously I had traveled extensively in Mexico, but until I arrived in Chacala, had no intention of buying land in the country. But when I first visited Chacala, the inexplicable happened: I fell in love with the people and the town. It immediately felt like home. Within weeks I purchased my plot and began planning to build. It's been an adventure which has resulted in the Fresh Breeze Inn! I first opened for business on January first, 2010, and enjoyed a successful first season - as well as my new role as resident inn-keeper.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Fresh Breeze Inn is unique in enjoying a breath-taking panoramic 360-degree view. The cool afternoon breeze afforded by its hilltop location is a rare luxury, and the tropical garden which lies behind the Inn, and adjoins the jungle, offers you a shady quiet spot to read or relax. Lance made the local hiking trail maps and village maps so he's the one to speak with for local information. The birding from the Inn is considered to be the some of the best in the village. The Inn is located on a hill overlooking the village in a pleasant neighborhood of beautiful houses with elegant stonework and flowering gardens.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay in a charming, authentic Mexican town.
Fresh Breeze Inn is a well-built, spotlessly clean, well run Inn in the small town of Chacala. My husband and I stayed in apartment 1 and our friends were in apartment 2. The side by side units were perfect for vacationing with another couple. We were very comfortable and everything worked well in the unit. The rooftop deck offers magnificent views and was a favourite place to laze around or watch sunsets. Maggy, who is managing the Inn, is lovely to deal with. Getting here from PV was easy using the transportation company from Chacala that was recommended by Maggy. The town is charming and the beach is the best beach I have ever seen...absolutely pristine! We really enjoyed our stay!
Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We look forward to your return!
The Fresh Breeze Inn was fabulous. Chacala was a wonderful little beach town. We'll be back!
Our room was perfect and the Inn was situated in a great part of town, only about 6 min walk to the beach. The Inn provided beach chairs and an umbrella which made beach days easy. Everything we needed in the room was provided. It was beautiful and clean. The patio and roof top space was a favorite place to hang out, with lots of sun and shade and birds to watch. The manageress, Maggie, was helpful and as nice as can be. She helped with some Telcel problems we had, which we greatly appreciated! We loved Chacala. We'll definitely be back!!
The apt was comfortable, well equipped and accessible.
Our hostess, Maggie, was sweet, thoughtful and attentive. She waited up for us even though we didn’t arrive until quite late in the evening. The kitchen was well supplied and we enjoyed cooking the majority of our meals in. The only challenges were the noise from the traffic on the road and the barking neighborhood dogs. We LOVED Chacala and will definitely go back for another visit.
Marilyn and David were perfect guests, and they even cooked delicious dinners for Maggy! Yes, the sounds of a Mexican village are difficult to mask--traffic on the unpaved roads, and dogs. You forgot to mention the chickens! We look forward to seeing you again.
We spent 2 weeks here over the Christmas Holiday Season. Mexican families were everywhere enjoying themselves. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and quiet. The roof top veranda was perfect for yoga as well as watching the sunset. We'll be back.
Fresh Breezes Inn certainly lived up to its name: A fresh breeze came up from the ocean every day, cooling us down, while we lounged on the spacious covered rooftop deck. The rooms were clean and dry with tasteful decoration. The water pressure in the shower was amazing! Lance was a great host. He is organized, on the ball, helpful and accommodating. He would check on us regularly without ever being intrusive. Lance was a great help for our non-Spanish speaking group. We didn't realize how lucky we had it until we checked in on some of the other accommodations in town. Chacala itself is full of honest and friendly locals, humble homes and new tourist accommodations under construction everywhere. We enjoyed the typical Mexican village scene with chickens, dogs, and children. The beach was clean and the food was outstanding.
First Family Trip to Mexico
First Mexican experience with family and teen girls and felt so lucky that we had chosen to stay at the Fresh Breeze Inn in Chacala. Thank you to our host, Lance for all his thoughtful consideration and attention to detail.
Whale watching, excellent bird watching right from the Inn with over 100 species identified, craft and farmers market, trail beside local lake , rentable kayaks and paddle boards for exploring the ocean, a local Mexican birding guide, trails through the jungle to remote beaches and a picturesque volcanic crater. Morning yoga is available. Van and car tours are available by Mexican locals to petroglyphs, a jungle boat ride, neighboring towns, etc. Boat tours are available for surfing at Caleta a well known left hand break, whale watching, remote beaches, fishing, etc.
The perfect half-moon beach usually has few people on it. The calm, protected bay is ideal for swimming, with invitingly warm water and no dangerous currents.