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Spectacular Lake View, Family and Pet Friendly Eco Architecturally Unique Houses

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Encinal is a site of natural beauty that is located on top of a mountain, just 12 minutes from Valle de Bravo.

Located as it is at the top and one side of a cliff we have a beautiful view. Mountains are in the distance and the lake is below.

It is a quiet place, full of vegetation, with a rich warm climate, cooled by wind blowing in from the lake. At the Encinal we work with the principles of perma-culture. We are developing our own organic vegetable garden, fruit trees, and herb and spice garden.
Occupy up to 15 people comfortably, with three houses with bedrooms of double occupancy, or individual rentals. One house has a small pool.
Common gardens, a Tilapia fish pond, Sat.TV, washing machine, separate internet in all houses.
10-15 minutes from Valle de Bravo. Pickup at airport can be arranged.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    we have a tree house and a small pool quite suitable for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking not permitted in the houses...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 15-18

  • Bedroom 1: 6 queen, 2 double, 3 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double


  • Bedroom 6: 1 double


  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single


  • Main bedroom with a queen size bed, with a bathroom and private garden. Is part of a house that has a studio, kitchen, living room small kitchen and small pool. The furniture and design is quite unique, integrating the natural stone of the area with work in ferro cement and wood sculpture and furniture...moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower


  • We have water bathrooms and 3 dry toilets. Each bedroom has a bathroom with hot showers and handmade ceramic or stained cement sinks...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Spectacular view of the Valle de Bravo Lake from the property...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view of the mountains arround the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toluca international
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Valle de Bravo-Toluca
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

You can enjoy of spectacular views, make sports in the lake and mountains, visit museums and art galleries.

There are excellent bars and restaurants in the city.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I am a Canadian and have been living in Valle de Bravo for more then 30 years. My work is as wood worker, sculptor, painter and writer. Practise and lead courses in Tai Chi and Meditation. Studied in different universities such as Goshen College, University of Nigeria, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Currently live on the property except when travelling.

Why the Owner Chose Valle De Bravo:
This property was an abandoned stone quarry when I acquired it. I wanted to develop an architecturally unique ecological living arrangement using to best advantage the materials at hand, and the lay of the land. The project was greatly aided by the view the area has, with one side overlooking the lake and another has a an escarpment on the edge. We capture our rain water, and recycle our grey water and the septic tanks are designed to recycle wastes. We have three operating dry toilets and all our hot water needs are supplied by solar energy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have spectacular views and if you have artistic sensibilities the houses have been enjoyed by many for their unique forms. Most of the structures are built in a combination of stone and cement construction. We have a sweat bath as well as a small pool and a large fish pond. The area is generally sunny and in the winter we have few days of cloud. Valle de Bravo has one of the most even temperatures on the planet as it never gets too cold or too warm.

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Speaks: english, spanish



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VRBO #590634

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Date last modified - Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Speaks: english, spanish
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