|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Villa D' Acqua
Tzintzuntzan, Lake Patzcuaro, 50 minutes from Morelia.
The suite contains fireplaces on each floor, a full kitchen an
opened bath and cozy entertaining mini hall with amazing sunset
views and wine bar.
Glass windows establish the overall and defining indoor-outdoor
The feeling you are a cosseted guest in a quiet country house rather
than a sojourner at a heavily trafficked hotel is exactly what the owners
have in mind.
Completing the plan, a flight of flagstone steps lead down among the lush
gardens to the main house which commands the main living space as it
visually balances when seen from the lakeside the similary scaled buildings
and it is the beating heart and social center of the household.
The unique full martini -wine bar made out of 18th century church doors
open up for the guests of Villa D' Acqua in time to admire the sunset and relax by the lake side.
Intended to be both practical and beautiful, a working laboratory as well as a living and dining room, in the proper kitchen, cooking utensils become decorative objects, all carefully orchestrated, all witnessing the delights specially prepared to please the guest's palates, full meals and bar are available for our guests upon request at an extra charge
The accommodation is a lovely casita - a small house on two floors with a view of Lake Patzcuaro - separate from the main house where we joined our host, Ladimer, for breakfast each day. It is a lovely space with all sorts of charming architectural features including its own kitchen, sitting room, spacious bedroom and bathroom with a shower leading onto its own balcony. There was a fireplace and heaters; a great asset because in early November it can be a bit cool at night. The property is right on the lake and has a lovely garden from which to watch the fishermen and egrets. My husband remarked that it was like being in a Tuscan villa on lake Como.
Ladimer has a housekeeper and cook, the very talented Martha, so we arranged to have home cooked meals at the house for the whole week of our stay. Every dish she served was made fresh and from 'scratch'. Delicious!
We chose Tzintzuntzan as our destination because we came expressly to experience the Day of the Dead celebrations and it is the epicentre of this extraordinary pre-Columbian ritual. Ladimer was our attentive, knowledgeable guide, translator and driver throughout the week and showed us all the sights both around the lake and in Morelia. He was also kind enough to introduce us to a number of his very charming friends and it was a delight to meet both young Mexican artists and an interesting array of residents hailing from around the world.
The location is rural and Tzintzuntzan is a small village, though it was hopping with visitors for the celebrations. It is also close to many communities including the large town of Patzcuaro and the even larger city of Morelia.
The Casita has a spiral staircase and the garden is on a hillside with stairs so travellers should have no mobility issues.
Staying here for a week was the highlight of our 3 weeks in the Colonial heartland of Mexico, we highly recommend it.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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Pricing for Easter week and Night of the Dead upon request and availability
The property is not available for the Month of August
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.