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The Most Beautiful House in Valle De Bravo

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Set in a valley, surrounded by pine covered mountains leading down to the eastern shore of spectacular Lake Avandaro, Valle de Bravo is known as one of the most beautiful towns in Mexico. With natural beauty, authentic Mexican architecture, a thriving artistic community, and many outdoor activities (boat trips, sailing, swimming, paragliding, water skiing, golf, horseback riding, hiking trails, Monarch butterfly sanctuary) Valle de Bravo has attracted visitors from around the world.

One of the most beautiful homes in Valle, this property is located in an exclusive area of town (just 4 blocks from the main plaza and a 10 minute walk to the lake). From the house you have spectacular views of the lake, mountains and the rooftops of the town.

The house was built by Francis Kalnay, a Hungarian writer who came to Valle de Bravo many years ago and immediately fell in love with it. Combining his Hungarian and Mexican sensitivities, he created this unique custom-made home and made it his own. Each corner of this unique and very specially decorated and well kept home, offers breathtaking views. Through the beauty of its exquisite and well chosen décor and calming sunsets, this is the place for relaxation.

The house has two levels. The living room, dining room, kitchen and well apointed terraces on the ground/entrance level. And on the lower level, two exquisite master bedrooms, (one king size and one queen size bed). Both master bedrooms feature a fireplace and one also has a private terrace. In addition there is one smaller bedroom with two single beds. Each bedroom has a full bathroom and closet. A full kitchen and charcoal grill on the terrace make cooking very easy. The house is on a dead-end street and has off street parking.

The house intentionally does not have a TV, or video. You are invited to bring your iPod, a speaker is availble. The sound of your own selected music plus the church bells at a distance will accompany you during your stay. You will enjoy complete privacy. These beautiful surroundings will enrich your personal creativity.

Activities on site and nearby: two golf courses, sailing, jet skiing, biking, hiking, tennis, boating, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, waterskiing, windsurfing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, paragliding, hang-gliding, health beauty spa, shopping, art galleries, handcraft market, regional products market, and lovely walks through the woods.

During the summer months, mornings are sunny and warm and the afternoon rain will invite you to light a fire. After the downpour, be ready to enjoy one of the many beautiful sunsets.

If you choose to have our cook pamper you, she will present you with various menu possibilities. The town also has excellent prepared food (gourmet take-out), a lovely market with fresh produce, health oriented shops and a range of restaurants. Some of these will be closed during week days. These days in Valle are the most peaceful and quiet. Although some fancy places will be closed, the many smaller shops and restaurants will be open.

The night of September 15 is the celebration of Mexican Independence. From each of our terraces you will have a firsthand view of the incredible fireworks all through the town and on the lake. Music festivities continue through the long weekend.

Christmas is spectacular with cool evenings and beautiful sun and sky during the day. Various concerts and cultural activities are scheduled throughout the week. The fireworks on New Year´s eve are something to be seen! From our terraces you will have a front row seat!

For your comfort, taxi service from the Toluca airport can be arranged.

Keywords: Beautiful house, Great view, Private, Terrace, Valle de Bravo
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    on open areas...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The terraces are very high up. The house is not suitable for young children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Full Bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Full Bathroom - Fireplace - Outside Patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Full Bathroom - Fireplace ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful covered terrace with fireplace and a panoramic view. One of the unique Kalnay houses decorated with exquisite style and taste....moreless



  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Excelent 180 degrees lake view with full sunset...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    180 degrees view of the mountains after the lake ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    4 fire places...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Deadend street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (4) each suite, including terrace and living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    With advance notice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Kitchen service per day $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Toluca Int'l
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Valle de Bravo Toluca Mexico City
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Club de Golf Avandaro
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Paragliding, Hang-gliding, Handcraft market, regional products market.

Airport Transportation, Mexico city or Toluca (Extra fee)

Laundry service if needed.


Manager info

About: Like the Hungarian who built the house, the previous owners came from Europe. The fell in love with Valle de Bravo, the first town they visited outside Mexico City and spent ten years trying to buy this house. Now the house belongs to their daughter, an artist/photographer, who finds it a restful place which inspires her own creativity.

Why Santa María Ahuacatlán, Valle de Bravo, Méx., Mexico:
When we arrive to Mexico, my father was advised by the European Community to come to Valle, as one of the two most beatiful towns in the country.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the most outstanding sights of the whole town in Valle, in a hill just four streets from the center of town. Five minutes walk to the charming streets of the pueblo and market. No need to use the car to go to galleries, museums, restaurants, etc.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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  • Living room 2

    Living room 2

  • Dinning Room

    Dinning Room

  • Covered terrace

    Covered terrace

  • Kitchen


  • Lake at night from the terrace

    Lake at night from the terrace

  • Festivities in Valle as seen from the terrace

    Festivities in Valle as seen from the terrace

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living room 5

    Living room 5

  • Suite 2

    Suite 2

  • Suite 1

    Suite 1

  • Terrace


  • Covered terrace 3

    Covered terrace 3

  • Night view from the terrace

    Night view from the terrace

  • View from the terrace

    View from the terrace

VRBO #291108

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017

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