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Fresh Breeze Inn: Ocean Views, Wi-Fi, Resident Owner, Local Information

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Fresh Breeze Inn, perched on a hill overlooking the village and the sea.

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Chacala bungalow description

The Inn is closed for this season. We reopen on November 1, 2014 and close for the season on the 15th of April. You can make reservations for next season now! We offer a 30% discount from Nov.1st to December 19th. 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. Currently #3 is only availability is from March 26 to March 29 for the discount price of $160. It generally rents biweekly or more for $60 US a night or for four weeks or more for $55 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. These apartments rent for $60 a night for three to six nights, for a week up to 4 weeks the price per night is $52. For four weeks or more the nightly price is $46.50 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.

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Property Type

      • Bungalow

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The two bottom Bungalows; wheelchair must be able to fit through 28' wide door openings...moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                      • Video Library:

                        Over 100 DVD movies available to play on your computer...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Budget
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Attractions

                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Ocean View
                      • Water View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        A custom wood and tile table that fits 4 people ...moreless

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Using my SKYPE program on my computer...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        The bungalow is cleaned and linens changed twice a week...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Including large beach towels...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Also an ethernet cable to maximize speed...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Local premium bean coffee is provided....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        I also provide regional coffee, salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar, and purified water....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        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

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Oven in all three bungalows...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        A large 11' by 25' balcony (patio) with an incredible view of the village, ocean bay and surrounding jungle-wild hillsides....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large patios with ocean views. Check out balcony specifics. Also a roof patio with night lighting and incredible views....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        A garden in back with a charcoal barbecue...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Water Sports Gear

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Dec 20 - Apr 20, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $60
                      $360 $1,300
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $60
                      $360 $1,300
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Payment can be made through Paypal, or wired in to my US or Mexican bank account. If you need to cancel your reservation the original payment is returnable less $50 or 10% of the total, whichever is less as a handling fee up to 6 weeks before your reservation. Bungalow #3 rents for $60 a night for 2 weeks min., or $55/night for 4 weeks or more for 2 people.


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                      Last updated: 11/20/2014
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                      Location

                      • Hike to Las Cuevas, a beautifyul pristine beach

                        "Lance has made maps of all the local destinations and Chacala and neighboring Las Varas busi..."

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                      80 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      PVR- Puerto Vallarta
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lots of resaraunts Lining the ocean beach
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      A five minute walk to Chacala's Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


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                      Speaks: english, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • Fresh Breeze Inn, perched on a hill overlooking the village and the sea.

                        Fresh Breeze Inn, perched on a hill overlooking the village and the sea.

                      • The roof patio available to guests and friends

                        The roof patio available to guests and friends

                      • Bungalow #1 futon-sofa on left

                        Bungalow #1 futon-sofa on left

                      • Bungalow 2

                        Bungalow 2

                      • Bungalow 2

                        Bungalow 2

                      • Each bathroom has a hand painted oval Mexican sink

                        Each bathroom has a hand painted oval Mexican sink

                      • Part of ocean view sitting on main patio in front of 1 & 2

                        Part of ocean view sitting on main patio in front of 1 & 2

                      • Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night fo

                        Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night fo

                      • Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4 weeks

                        Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4 weeks

                      • Chacala and it's picturesque bay, reached by jungle trail; ask Lance

                        Chacala and it's picturesque bay, reached by jungle trail; ask Lance

                      • The beach is usually tranquil.

                        The beach is usually tranquil.

                      • Chacala Beach; great swimming and the waves are sometimes boggie boardable.

                        Chacala Beach; great swimming and the waves are sometimes boggie boardable.

                      • Front of the Inn

                        Front of the Inn

                      • View from roof patio, the patio is available to all guests

                        View from roof patio, the patio is available to all guests

                      • Bungalow # 1 bedroom  to bathroom

                        Bungalow # 1 bedroom to bathroom

                      • Bungalow #2

                        Bungalow #2

                      • Each Apartment has a queen bed, with a quality mattress and  a ceiling fan.

                        Each Apartment has a queen bed, with a quality mattress and a ceiling fan.

                      • Main floor patio in front of patio doors leading to Apts. #1 & 2, ocean on right

                        Main floor patio in front of patio doors leading to Apts. #1 & 2, ocean on right

                      • Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4 weeks

                        Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4 weeks

                      • Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4

                        Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4

                      • The back garden includes a charcoal barbecue.

                        The back garden includes a charcoal barbecue.

                      • The petroglyphs a short drive and half hour walk; Lance can show you the way.

                        The petroglyphs a short drive and half hour walk; Lance can show you the way.

                      • The jungle adjoining the back of the Inn.

                        The jungle adjoining the back of the Inn.

                      • The Inn perched on it's retaining wall

                        The Inn perched on it's retaining wall

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                      $60 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, spanish
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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