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We are currently closed. . You can make reservations for the next season now! We reopen on the first of November 2015 and close on the April 30, 2016. We offer a 30% discount from Nov. 1st to December 20. All of the water running through the Inn is now safe to drink due to a new ultraviolet and filtration system. All Apartments have digitally programmable wall safes for your valuables.
The Fresh Breeze Inn is a cool and comfortable oasis fringed by jungle. It is an easy seven-minute walk through the colorful and safe village to the beach and restaurant area. Your new Chacala home sits on the quiet hilltop catching the afternoon breeze and affording you a stunning panoramic view of the sky, jungle, mountains, bay and the ocean stretching to the horizon. From your patio watch the fishing boats come in and the occasional pods of whales playing in the bay. Your kitchen comes stocked with fresh-ground regional coffee, bottled purified drinking water, cooking supplies such as salt, pepper, oil, sugar, and a full array of utensils. Sip your favorite drink, sit back and enjoy the perfect small-town Mexican beach experience.
Many bird watchers flock to the Inn because it has some of the best habitat for birds in front of and beside the Inn to be found in this vicinity. Over 60 species were identified here in less than a week from the front patio. I have a list of Chacala birds which is available.
The third floor bungalow (#3) fills the top or third floor of the Inn with a view in every direction and has a large private balcony facing the ocean. One must book early for this unit. It was usually entirely booked before September first. Next season it is already rented from Nov. 1 through to March 20, 2016. It generally rents biweekly or more for $65 US a night or for four weeks or more for $60 a night. The two main floor bungalows (#1 & 2) have an ocean and village-jungle views with a patio in front facing the ocean and a shady garden behind the Inn. Minimum stay is for one week or more is $57 per night. For four weeks or more the nightly price is $50 per night. The roof top patio which is available to all guests has an incredible views. All apartments have full kitchens with high quality coffee provided. The Fresh Breeze Inn was completed three years ago, so it is contemporary and clean. It is invitingly decorated with colorful Mexican tiles, a hand-painted ceramic sink and has fully-screened windows and large patio doors with ocean views in every apartment. Although rarely needed during high season, there is a ventilation fan system. The beds have high-quality mattresses, so you will sleep soundly after a day of adventuring or relaxing, secluded from the bustle and dust of the town center. The bird watching from the Inn is exceptional. Sit on your patio and identify up to 70 species. The garden area adjoining the jungle is a great place to sit and enjoy the cool breeze and shade in the afternoons. It features local fruits, flowers and tropical plants. There is a terracotta barbecue and night lighting in the garden available for guests to use.
Your American host, Lance Thorne, lives on site and loves to share his extensive knowledge of the region's hiking trails, bird watching sites, local restaurants, fishing opportunities, tours, markets and shopping, banking services, and regional transportation. Maps of local trails are also available. At the Fresh Breeze Inn, you enjoy the quiet privacy and comfort of a fully-contained suite with its own entrance, as well as the assistance of a helpful English-speaking host, happy to answer your questions about the region or translate Spanish.
Just ninety minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, you turn down a winding road leading into a magical paradise of blossoming mango groves, colorful wildflowers and a misty green lake filled with exotic birds. The village of Chacala is a friendly and authentic little fishing town, a well-kept secret hidden from the outside world until the recent road. Chacala will charm you with its minstrel mariachi bands, cobblestone streets, family-run beach restaurants serving the day's catch, homemade salsa, ice-cold beer and the perfect margarita. Local people are outgoing and helpful, and it is safe to walk around at night. The half-moon bay of soft sand is fringed by a picturesque palm plantation. The water is warm, inviting and safe.
Minutes from the activity and amenities of town, the Fresh Breeze Inn is a cool, comfortable paradise in Chacala, your new favorite vacation town.
Three Apartments with Queen size Beds (1 each) The bed has a better mattress then is usually available in Chacala, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in 2 of the bungalows. A futon couch that changes into a double bed....moreless
Wall safes for valuables. Filtered water throughout. All types of local and regional information is available including local maps, trail maps, regional guide books, kayaking, whale watching info, available activities and tours, etc from in resident owner-manager. We get lots of Birders here due to the great habitat in front of and beside the Inn. Over 100 species were identified from the front patio of the Inn in less then a week. Lance has a list of over 130 species that have recently been identified in the vicinity of Chacala. Lance has 2 quality boogie boards available He also has wine available. The Fresh Breeze Inn is perched on a hill on the edge of the jungle with spectacular views of the village, bay and surrounding wild hillsides. A refreshing cooling breeze usually comes up around noon and the tropical garden provides a shady quiet place to rest and enjoy this earthly paradise! The nearest ATM is in Las Varas, 8 miles away. Transportation by colectivo a communal van...moreless
Over 100 DVD movies available to play on your computer...moreless
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Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
A custom wood and tile table that fits 4 people ...moreless
I also provide regional coffee, salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar, and purified water....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
microwave, all water in the Inn safe to drink, blender, drip coffee machine, oven, toaster oven, four burner range, large refrigerator with freezer, pots, pans, utensils, bottled purified water...moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Whale watching, excellent bird watching right from the Inn; with over 100 species identified., craft and farmers market, trail beside local lake with rentable kayaks, rentable kayaks for exploring the ocean, a local Mexican birding guide, trails through the jungle to remote beaches and a picturesque volcanic crater. Van 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.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: 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 8 years, and love its laid-back rustic charm. I live at the Fresh Breeze Inn so I am available night and day. 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 new found 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'.
Why the Owner 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow: 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 over looking the village in a pleasant neighborhood of beautiful houses with elegant stonework and flowering gardens.