Eclipse House in Patzcuaro

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  •  Type: Cottage
  •  Beds: 2
  •  Baths: 1
  •  Sleeps: 6


Cozy 2-story fully furnished cottage with features 2 bedrooms, modern bath, dining/living area, a kitchen with full range of cooking utensils, tableware, stove, refrigerator and a breakfast bar. A modern, bath features wall-to-wall glass enclosure and pressurized water. While preparing meals, look out a large picture window for a view of tranquil Lake Patzcuaro. From the balcony take in the sweeping views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The town and the pre-Columbian ruins are visible from the master bedroom. Nighttime brings views of the stars overhead, the town lights along the lakeshore and of the town below. Sleep comes easy. Wake up to the chirping of birds. The visitor will say this is a magical place. Address : House is situated at the west end of Aristeo Mercado street, next to and above the bull ring and the beginning of the road around the lake. Street name and number have not yet been assigned by the town. See Google Map for geographical location in the Gallery section.

The cottage is located at the eastern edge of the town of Tzintzuntzan on a gentle slope overlooking the lake on the north side and the town on the east side. The town and the nearby pre-Columbian ruins at the eastern edge of the town are visible from the master bedroom in the second floor. The town is situated on the northern part of Lake Patzcuaro. Other towns that surround the lake are known for their crafts, each specialized in a specific craft: wood, pottery, copper, textiles, and many other crafts. Use Eclipse House as your base to explore the nearby towns and sites. In the evening return to the peace and serenity of the cottage. Catch the latest news on your cable news channel or plug into the WiFi to check your e-mail. In the evening look out from the bedroom window at the lights of the lakeshore towns and the lights of the town below. Sleeps come easy. The visitor will say this is a magical place.
For activities, drive to the historic town of Patzcuaro, a half-hour from Tzintzuntzan. Patzcuaro, together with Tzintzuntzan are world-famous for their annual celebration of the Day of the Dead. Nearby Lake Zirahuen offers lake activities, including camping and boating. An hour away is Uruapan, in the heart of avocado country that boasts Jose Ruiz National Park, renowned for its natural springs rushing river and waterfalls. The many springs are channeled into fountains and other water spectacular water displays. Not to be missed. Morelia, the state capital, is just 45 minutes away. Morelia is a colonial gem that preserves its charm and has been declared a World Heritage site. The winter home for the monarch butterflies is located in the woods just north of Morelia. A three and a-half drive along fast, modern tollways will take you to the spectacular beach resorts of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Owner info


Joe Lazaro

Retired Engineer living in Los Angeles metro area, travels to Mexico with wife, retired teacher, to our vacation home in the tranquil town of Tzintzuntzan, overlooking Lake Patzcuaro, 20 minutes from the historic town of Patzcuaro. We use this cottage as a base to explore the surrounding areas: the town of Patzcuaro itself, the island of Janitzio, the monarch butterfly winter sanctuary, the beach resorts of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo just 3 hours away, and so much more. We decided to share our cottage with visiting travelers for their enjoyment.

Additional Rate details


$40 / night 3 nights minimum
$240 / week, $420/2wks, $600/3wks.
$750/1month, $650/mo. for 2&3 months, $600/mo. for 4+ months

No high or low season rates. Single rate apply for all calendar dates. Night rate is for 3 nights minimum. Weekly and monthly rates are discounted for longer stays as shown.



Guest Reviews

Eclipse House: A piece of Paradise

Eclipse House: A piece of Paradise, far from the maddening crowd⦠Located at the western edge of town (Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan del Campo) just after the paved road becomes dirt, this delightful two-story house sits on the hillside, surrounded by cornfields and pastures. The huge terrace, overlooking the north end of Lake Pátzcuaro with an ever-changing view of the mountains, instills total peace and quiet. The house is equipped with everything one could possible need: from bed & bath linens, to a fully equipped kitchen with pots & pans, plates, bowls, cups, coffee maker, etc. (even a TV, which I never turned on once in the month that I was there. The radio was enough of a connection, with good stations.) Ideal for a retreat get-away, especially if you have a project that needs attention, focus, and few distractions (such as a writing project). The property is surrounded by stunning views, which would inspire any artist or naturalist (with an abundance of birds from dawn to dusk â not just âhummingbirdsâ (Tzintzuntzan) and butterflies, so binoculars really are a must). Although out of the way (which in my book is not a bad thing), it is just a short walk into town, and, if need be, the bustling cities of Quiroga and Pátzcuaro are within a half hour-45 minute drive. The big city of Morelia is about two hours. Eclipse House is perfectly situated for day trips around the lake, and to spots further beyond. For two people it was just right, but four would be comfortable, I\'m sure. I would give Eclipse House 5-stars (I donât think that there is a better shower in all of Mexico)! I definitely am considering returning - as soon as possible I could not imagine not having a car, for freedom & convenience sake (driving is more laid-back around the lake then in most parts of Mexico), and since the flights usually arrive late and depart early, one can be rented for a modest amount at the airport (and the Morelia Airport Hotel is a stoneâs throw from the terminals, with an exceptionally amiable staff, and good restaurant - Mr Muu â which makes coming & going quite simple). People seem to be overly concerned and afraid of the dangers that they read about in Mexico in the papers or on the news. Not once in a monthâs time was I ever concerned for my safety or well-being. The food is delicious, the people are kind, the history, culture and celebrations in this part of the country are amazing. The owners of Eclipse House have been very generous in making this spot available and giving people the opportunity to explore this area of Michoacan. With much appreciation, Hank Tusinski Tuscson, Arizona, USA


Very beautiful house with more things included than I could have imagined. I left yesterday and I already miss the place! It is fully furnished and has an excellent view of Lake Patzcuaro. Good management, very friendly, and very easy to check in and out.