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Lance Thorne

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english, spanish

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

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of the Marina Chacala vacation bungalow rental

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

There are three separate bungalows at the Inn. We offer a 30% discount from Nov. 1st to December 20. There are well maintained mosquito screens on all doors and windows. All of the water running through the Inn is now safe to drink due to an ultraviolet light and filtration system. All Apartments have digitally programmable wall safes for your valuables. Fully functional kitchens and comfortable bed mattresses make you feel right at home. Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards are provided. You're in house host Lance is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We close for the season on on the first of May, and reopen on the first of November.

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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  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Lance Thorne (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish


Nearest Airport
80 Miles
PVR- Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lots of resaraunts Lining the ocean beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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 , 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Marina Chacala, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$7 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 23 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Marina Chacala, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
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