|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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If you are looking to go back in history to the days of colonial Mexico, then Patzcuaro is your destination. Add this three bedroom home, that is a mere easy five minute stroll to the main plaza, with no hills to climb, to your vacation package. You can explore the cobble stoned streets of Patzcuaro as well as the surrounding towns that are dedicated to creating beautiful artisan textiles, copper, jewelry, furniture and art, and then return to your home for a relaxing time in the master bedroom's jacuzzi or enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop patio. This house will be exclusively yours for as long as you wish to stay.
This house in the old colonial center of Patzcuaro is a fully remodeled home that retained the old colonial design of building a house around the patio. Open the front door and walk up a staircase into what will be your home for as long as you stay in Patzcuaro. You will have the option of choosing from several patios where you can drink the first cup of coffee each morning, eat breakfast or have a glass of wine in the late afternoon or evening.
On the first floor is an outdoor patio that is bordered by two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a large kitchen with French doors opening onto the patio. The kitchen has all new appliances, cookware, a microwave, coffee maker, dishes and a large wooden table handmade in a nearby town. Off the kitchen is the furnished living room, a glass enclosed walkway that faces the patio and the open wooden staircase to the second floor master bedroom. The second floor master bedroom has a sitting area, the sleeping area, a fireplace and a full bath with a jacuzzi.
From the second floor you can take a short staircase up to the rooftop patio and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets as well as taking the time to gaze at the stars and planets against the black night time sky. In the distance you can see Lake Janitzio and the bell towers of Patzcuaro's old churches. You may even glimpse a cat or two jumping from one rooftop to another. You can look at the surrounding mountains and the gently curving colonial streets from your rooftop perch.
The house includes once a week housekeeping service, linens, towels and the fully equipped kitchen. A parking garage is located just yards away across the street for just a few dollars per week. Parking in front of the house is available during the daytime hours.
I spent a full months in this house, and got to know it very well. All in all, it was quite pleasant. Don't take all the cons I list as discouragement, I recommend staying here, but you have to be aware of a few things
The house is very big, very spacious, having all the terraces and courtyards is great. It's very nice watching the sunrise over the lake from the roof.
The hosts are easy to reach, friendly, helpful and genuinely interested in making your stay as good as possible. The local house manager is also very helpful, but can be hard to reach as she is at work during the day.
Location is excellent, right under the basilica, and Plaza Grande is three blocks away.
The kitchen is well-equipped, with good quality knives.
The house felt very secure, and so did the town in general, we had no issues coming home even late in the evening.
There is a lot of art and decoration making the house fun and quirky.
The water situation is... unique. There is no municipal water in the pipes, only for a few hours a week. The house's water is stored in an underground reservoir, which is not very sanitary. Rainwater flows into it freely and there is a bit of mud at the bottom. So don't use the tapwater for even toothbrushing. The pump pushing the water from the reservoir to the roof is a bit broken. Sometimes it doesnt start, sometimes it doesn't stop and floods the roof. It also leaks all the time, so sometimes the hallway has a pool. If you use the large bathtub in the master bedroom, which imho is one of the best features of the house, then you need to call a watertruck every 6 days, if 4 people shower, then every 10 days. A watertruck costs 500 pesos, and we were charged for it. Despite the roof tank, shower pressure is really, really low in two of the three showers, in the third one its perfectly fine.
The beds are just very narrow, much narrower than a queen sized bed. Cuddling is a must.
The house is not really clean. The housekeeper only cleans for three hours a week, and the house is huge, so she only gets to some of the surfaces, rest is dusty, with dustbunnies behind furniture.
There is a disco across the street, it is very, very loud on Friday and Saturday night, until 3-4 AM. Bring earplugs.
There are occasional scorpions. We met three during one month, which is not too bad.
If it rains, the rainwater leaks from the courtyard into the hall a bit.
The internet in the house is quite slow and unreliable
We spent 4 nights in this beautiful home with friends and our small dog.. the location is fantastic, central to everything. we all felt completely safe.. and walked home from the square every evening. When we needed something we contacted the owners and they took care of things right away... would recommend this unit for short or long term anytime... thanks so much...
We have just returned from a lovely month in charming Patzcuaro, with this pleasant property as our home base. Our large bedroom looked out on the main street of Lloreda, a few minutes' walk from the main plazas. Patzcuaro is very quiet at night, apart from a handful of cars and trucks rumbling along the cobblestones. The smaller second and third bedrooms off the central courtyard were ideal for our occasional visiting friends and family. The kitchen is practical and well-equipped. A major feature is the lovely rooftop terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails with its expansive views over the town, with lake and mountains beyond. For stays of a few weeks like ours, some cushions for comfort would be nice on the indoor and outdoor furniture. Patzcuaro remains a magical town; we were revisiting after ten years, and it is as enchanting as ever.
The house in Patzcuaro is exactly as pictured on VRBO - it's beautiful, very clean, and bigger than I thought it would be. It's location is great - an easy walk to the chica and grande plazas. The "little" market has the best produce I think I've ever seen and the bigger plaza was setup for Christmas with a big tree and lots of celebration. There were many busy evenings due to to holiday parades and religious activities. The house sits on the parade route so you're definitely going to be a part of whats going on.
The management was great. We missed our bus out of town but the owner had availability and graciously allowed us to extend our stay. The housekeeper was very cooperative as well. Great stay, super deal for the $. I highly recommend it.
We had a nice time staying at this house. It's very close to everything, though a bit noisy. The only downside was that there is no comfortable sitting because all the furniture is made from hard wood. The bed was the only place to sit. Also, we found it not too clean, even after the maid came. The tub was dirty as well as the floors. The owner was very helpful and considerate.
It's a good place for the price. May come back, don't know.
I just returned from a month in Patzcuaro and loved this home. Thank you so much for sharing it. The location is perfect. Close to everything. The home is very spacious, open and impeccably maintained. Really enjoyed the rooftop terrace and fireplace in the master bedroom. If you stay here...be sure to check out the taco and torta stand on the corner...they are delicious!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dia de los Muertos
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Rates are doubled for the Dia de los Muertos and Easter.
Cleaning once a week is included in the rent.
Utilities are included in the rent.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.