The SpaceThe country home has a set of three houses in the middle of a 10 hectares property and beautiful scenery. It fits comfortably up to 10 people in different arrangements. The first house, an adobe and clay building, contains the kitchen with all the necessary utensils and electric appliances, the dining room that sits comfortably ten people, the living room with a fire place and a TV with a DVD player and a complete library with art and natural photo books, as well as three additional corners, one for playing table games, another one that we call it the observation corner, with a bar, a potent telescope and a beautiful view, which is great for reading and for having a nice glass of wine, and a third one, a small living room with another chimney and a comfy rocking chair for a good conversation. It is arranged in such a way that diverse activities can happen at the same time in the different corners of the house. On the top floor of that building we have the visitors room with two double rooms and a complete bathroom. It is the room with the best view. The second house, also made out of adobe and clay materials, is the Master Bedroom. It has one king size bed, a queen size sofa bed, a fireplace, a walking closet and a complete bathroom. The third house is an old style wood cottage using the construction style of the Purépecha Indians to the north. It has no nails and a beautiful smell. It has a ground floor with a small common area, two beds (a single and a double), and a complete bathroom. The attic has also two beds (also a single and a double).
Guest AccessGuests, if they tell me in advance, might have access to Cantalagua Hotel Services (10 minutes from the house) including its Golf course, restaurants, basketball courts, and swimming pools, as well as massage services and SPA. Interaction with GuestsWe will leave guests alone. We live 2 hours away from El Maguey. There is a guard that takes care of the property (10 hectares of land) that lives with his family in a small house by the main entrance to the premises (200 meters from the guest area). If you are staying for more than a week and you want our support for arranging and planing day travels to different nearby places and amenities I will always be available via chat or email and I might receive you at your arrival to give you important tips, information and help you plan your stay and relate to neighbors and key people in the area. . The NeighborhoodIt is one of a kind opportunity to enjoy a calm vacation with your family and friends, trying delightful Mexican food and experience diverse activities for all tastes; from walking in the woods with magnificent views, to watching the Monarch Butterfly at the protected sanctuary (only one and a half hour walk from the house), to playing Golf at Cantalaguas Golf course (only 10 minutes by car from the house), to riding horses, cross country motorcycle, to take a swim at a nearby swimming area or a Water Park, going to the market to buy fresh farm produce, or visiting several "magic" Mexican towns nearby (Tlalpujahua -30 min-, El Oro -50 min-, San Miguel de Allende -1.45 hours-, Querétaro .1.15 hours-, Coroneo -45 min-, Maravatío -45 min-, Morelia -2 hours-, Patzcuaro -3 hours-, etc..
We have nearby friendly neighbors in rural houses. They all work in their lands cultivating corn, beans and taking care of their sheep. Some of our neighbors produce the traditional Aztec alcoholic beverage called "PULQUE" which comes from the maguey plant. Thats why the name of the property is MAGUEY. You can buy from them pulque, tortillas, homemade cheese, farm eggs, chickens, turkey and other traditional foods. Getting AroundYou will need a car or even better a SUV (during the rainy season, may to september) the dirt road to get there (1 Kmt) becomes quite muddy and thus an average car might get stock in the mud.
The house is 2 and a half to 3 hours from Mexico City airport. It is on the way to Guadalajara. The closest airports are Toluca international airport (1 and a half to 2 hours) and Querétaro´s (1 and a half to 2 hours) Other Things to NoteThe nearest town, Contepec, has a clean and functional traditional market, a convenient store and several stores, a taxi stand, a very active Catholic Church and simple medical services, including a couple of dentists and veterinarians. It has pharmacies which have in stock most regular medicines and drugs and a handful of simple restaurants. Half an hour from the house by car, you will find a larger city that is Atlacomulco in the State of Mexico with big supermarkets, cinemas, hospitals and a large set of stores for any need.