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Alejandra Terroba

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Lake Zirahuen 'El Alto Lucero' (the High Bright Star)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

THE BEST SIDE OF THE LAKE.- El 'Alto Lucero' is a new house located exactly where you want to be, up high on the west side of Lake Zirahuen in a tiny and quiet community called Copandaro de Zirahuen. The highest and most panoramic view to the lake. Real peace and quiet are among our great assets in this lovely rural area, of course the view is unparalleled.

A beautiful pink paving stone and cobblestone road shaded by trees connects this slice of paradise in a 9 minute pleasant drive to Zirahuen town. Nevertheless, we have some small convenient stores 'tienditas' in the area.

Also on this side of the lake, 'La Troje de Ala', one of the best restaurants around the Lake with a pier and row boats for rent. 'Miralago' is another great restaurant where you can enjoy an international menu.

Also happily located a few yards away, at a walking distance is 'Agua Verde', an ecological center of recreation and fun surrounded by trees. You can take a boat, ride a bike, ride a horse, play 'gotcha' and fly over the lake suspended in the air (Zip Line). Great place to have lunch and drinks after enjoying a few hours of adventure. Note: The restaurants and ' Agua Verde', are open only during Weekends and Holidays.

All in all, 'El Alto Lucero', is the greatest place in the area! ...oh, and please, do not forget to visit our website. Look for the links that appear bellow on this page!

Keywords: Mexico, Michoacan, Lago Zirahuen, Lake, Patzcuaro, Zirahuen, Lake Zirahuen, Cozy casita for rent, the best side of the lake, panoramic view, lakefront

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Alejandra Terroba (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Alejandra Terroba

Hi, my name is Alejandra and my husband´s name is Enrique, we both are from Mexico City. We used to be in the advertising business but 10 years ago we decided to run away from all the noise and stress of the big city. First we lived in Patzcuaro and lately we had the greatest opportunity in our lives to move to Lake Zirahuen, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. We just finished building this new casita for rent which is near ours. We both speak English and are ready to welcome people interested in sharing this slice of paradise with us.

Alejandra Terroba purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Alejandra Terroba chose Michoacan

Being lake Zirahuen one of the most beautiful lakes in Mexico, we decided to sell our house in Patzcuaro and relocate in this magnificent area: It is quiet, gorgeous, not polluted. The water is a show that constantly renews itself. Local people are friendly and we are near the greatest colonial cities that have all the amenities, activities and services that you can find in big cities. Patzcuaro, Morelia, Uruapan, Santa Clara del Cobre just to mention a few.

What makes this cottage unique

The greatest view to the lake, real peace and quiet, clean air, lots of trees. Among other things, you can exercise riding a bike around the lake or hiking on the beautiful trails that abound near by. By the way.... did we mention that we have the greatest view to the lake???


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)
Lake Zirahuen 'El Alto Lucero' (the High Bright Star)
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Chihuahua, Mexico


  • 4 of 5

Una vista preciosa, se respira una paz ,mucha tranquilidad, y un lugar muy seguro, la finca tiene todo lo necesario para pasar unos días muy especiales.

El trato y la atención de Los dueños (Ale y Quique) fue muy atento . Unos días inolvidables en el Alto Lucero.

Un Lugar muy recomendable.

Excelent place to enjoy , the 24 Hrs, due the great view!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent property!! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property with great views.. The hosts were fantastic. This place has everything you need... I would definitely recommend..

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, beautiful, peaceful, serene! This little space has been prepared for you to come and live as though you are home, down to the very sharp knives! The views and the morning sun greet you daily, and the Zirahuén lights sparkle during the night. Friendly people and welcoming hosts make for a feeling of security and pleasure. Not far away are some wonderful towns for shopping, the beach and Mexico City! It's a great base camp for lots of day trips and short overnight adventures. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Amazing views of a beautiful, tranquil lake!

  • 5 of 5

It was so relaxing at El Alto Lucero that it was hard to leave to visit the surrounding area. When we did, we had a great time at Patzcuaro and Santa Clara del Cobre. We also spent much of our time by the lake fishing(bring your own poles) and rented kayaks. Many times we had the lake to ourselves. Alejandra and Enrique were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome. They enjoy sharing their paradise with others. The area is rural which we enjoyed very much. The house is very comfortable and well maintained. You can see by the pictures the charm and beauty but we recommend renting it and seeing it firsthand! We look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Rochester, MN

A beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

EL Alto Lucero is the perfect place to relax and recoup. It is a delightful place with gorgeous views of Lake Zirahuen and the sunrise if you are an early riser.. Ale and Enrique are wonderful hosts who will give you as much help as you need or leave you alone as much as you need.

We enjoyed our walks on the "pink" road around the lake and in the forest (a couple of times with Enrique). We experienced rural life in Mexico up close and personal on those walks. It was eye opening and picturesque.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Redding, CA. USA

A trip to remember

  • 5 of 5

Well first of all just read the next two reviews. I agree with everything said, don't know if I could say more or say it better. What a great time we had at "El Alto Lucero"!

Chivo the dog, that gets to live full time at "El Alto Lucero" was such a sweetheart, and fulfilled my longing for dogs, we left five at home, she spent some time with us every day. The accommodations are first rate and the owners, Ale y Enrique, could not be beat. Generous, informative, and generally lots of fun. They took some of their time to show us around, we'd never been to this part of Mexico before, and introduce to the area in general. A big help and a big time saver. This part of Mexico is truly beautiful. The landscape is pine, oaks and avocado orchards on the hill sides. The towns and sites to see in this part of Mexico are extensive. We plan to stay a month next time. We felt totally comfortable driving around, going to markets and wonderful places to eat. All of the locals we met were just so nice. Would we Recommend a stay "El Alto Lucero", absolutely. That is unless it is going to conflict with the time we want to stay there. You do need a car in this area, to enjoy it to it's fullest.

The roads are good and the scenery is beautiful. I could go on but it's all been said. We had trouble not falling in love with are host, so we just went ahead and fell in love with them.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Morelia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.68 Miles
La Troje de Ala (Friday to Sunday only)
Nearest Beach
166 Miles
Troncones/Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
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Gotcha-Zipline Agua Verde
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Santa Clara del Cobre
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Car: necessary

The trails in the woods, are magnificent and ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, taking your pets for a walk or simply enjoy the scenery! ...and do not forget the nearby adventure park at a walking distance of more or less half a mile with Zip-Line over the lake, Gotcha, Horse riding, Mountain bikes, Four wheel motorcycles, Kayaking, Row boats, and two restaurants!


Rates & Availability

Copandaro Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150


We have summer rates (May 1 - Aug 31) the rest of the year we have standard rates.

Booking and Payments can be made via PayPal or International Bank Wire Transfers. If you are already living in Mexico, you can use our Mexican bank accounts.

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Copandaro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 (one) Ultimate on demand instant hot water system boiler
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Real peace and quiet , 125 yards away from the street, Great shower pressure, Mosquito screens in every window, Inter phone system with screen monitor, big, beautiful and shady avocado trees and Holm oaks, The place is safe for cats and dogs. Plenty of space for them to play and run but hard for them to escape from the property. A REAL PANORAMIC VIEW TO THE LAKE!

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