Fresh Breeze Inn: Ocean Views, Wi-Fi, Resident Owner, Local Information(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
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. 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 and a gas barbeque. Sip your favorite drink, sit back and enjoy the perfect small-town Mexican beach experience.
Many bird watchers come to the Inn because it borders good habitat for birds. 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. Currently there is only an opening from from March 21 to May 1. It has a 2 week minimum rental period of two weeks. It rents bi-weekly or more for $65 US a night or for four weeks or more for $60 a night for 2 guests. The two main floor bungalows (#1 & 2) have an ocean and village-jungle view 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. Prices increase by $7 a night for each additional guest. The rooftop patio now has a shade roof over it and is available to all guests. There are great views in all directions. All apartments have full kitchens, including a gas barbeque and high quality coffee is provided. It is invitingly decorated with colorful Mexican tiles, a hand-painted ceramic sink and has fully-screened windows and large screened glass patio doors. 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.
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 and shopping guides to Chacala and neighboring Las Varas were researched and created by Lance , with copies in your apartment. Kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent next to the beach at Surfer's pizza. 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 quiet comfortable paradise in Chacala, quite possibly your new favorite vacation village.
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
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Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
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- 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
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
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 $65 a night for 2 weeks min., or $60/night for 4 weeks or more for 2 people.
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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 , rentable kayaks and paddle boards 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 9 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 Marina Chacala (Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico):
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 overlooking the village in a pleasant neighborhood of beautiful houses with elegant stonework and flowering gardens.
- Primary: (541) 767-8305 (Oregon, USA)
- Secondary: +011 521 327 103 0662 (Mexico)
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The Fresh Breeze Inn perched on a hill overlooks the village and sea
With the new shade roof , the top patio stays cool in the shade and breezes
View from roof patio, the patio is available to all guests
The new garden fountain creates gentle water sounds and a place that birds dip
Bungalow # 1 bedroom to bathroom
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
Bungalow #3 private has large front patio facing the sea the sea .
Bungalow #3 it rents for $60/ night for 2 weeks min. or $55/night for 4 weeks
The petroglyphs a short drive and half hour walk; Lance can show you the way.
The jungle adjoining the back of the Inn.
The Inn is in a beautiful stone wall and plant filled neighborhood.
The roof patio available to guests and friends
Garden behind the Inn is shady in the afternoon
Bungalow #1 futon-sofa on left: $57 a night one week min. for two people
Bungalow 2: $57 a night, one week minimum for two people
Bungalow 2: Bathroom accross from day bed in hall hall
Each bathroom has a hand painted oval Mexican sink
Bungalow #3 it rents for $65/ night for 2 weeks min. or $60/night for 4 weeks
Bungalow #3 front patio
Chacala and it's picturesque bay, reached by jungle trail; ask Lance
The beach is usually tranquil.
Chacala Beach; great swimming and the waves are sometimes boggie boardable.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017
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