For Sale: Was $395,000; now priced at $298,000USD

3 bedrooms    3 bathrooms    4122 Sq ft/393 Sq m    Lot Size 8.1acres/3.3 hectares  

Nestled in the hills above Lake Zirahuén, Casa Zirahuén boasts spectacular lake views and ample property to stretch out. The 'ranchito' offers privacy and tranquility, yet is a short 1 1/2km drive into town and only 20 minutes to Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.

The one story, adobe ranch style house sits on gently sloped, partially landscaped terrain, with abundant pines and oaks. It is ideally suited to full-time living or as a luxury vacation retreat. If desired, this 8 Acre/3.3 Hectare property can be transformed to include riding stables, a fruit farm, a luxury B&B or an extended family compound. There’s no limit to what you could do with this property!

You'll also appreciate the luxury finishes and amenities throughout, gourmet kitchen, expansive lake-view terrace, gym, den, office/studio, master suite wing and cozy fireplaces.

Priced below market, offering the best value in town. Come and see for yourself!

We look forward to your visit,

George and Debra

* 4122 sq.ft/393 m2 construction
* 8.1 acre/ 3.3 hectare lot
* Gourmet kitchen, all stainless steel appliances, granite counters
* Master suite with ensuite bath/walk-in closet
* Guest room with adjacent bath
* Den
* Gym
* Office/Studio
* Above rooms could be converted to extra bedrooms
* Huge terrace with outdoor kitchen
* Two-car garage, 2 electric lines, 2 water cisterns
* Solar hot water and heater back-up
* Separate 323 sq.ft. storage/bodega building
* Home comes partially furnished

Property Details

Gourmet Kitchen

The bright open space and the stunning outside view will inspire any cook. The large space features granite countertops and exquisite custom wood cabinetry for plenty of storage. with extras like deep pot drawers, pull-out spice racks and pantry. All appliances are stainless steel including: freezer-bottom fridge, dishwasher, TWO ovens, microwave and garbage disposal. A large separate island has a prep-sink and breakfast bar that provides extra counter space and room for open concept entertainment.

Living Room

Next to the kitchen, the comfy living room offers the best of both worlds....a cozy fireplace and stunning views of the lake through glass doors leading to the terrace. Always light and bright with 2 large windows flanking the fireplace and skylights, this room is made to relax and enjoy.

Master Suite

If you ever wanted a private sanctuary to call your own, this is it. A lovely sitting room opens into the bright bedroom with a door leading out to a small garden. Wake up to the full panorama of Lake Zirahuén or cozy up to a fire in the wonderful uniquely-tiled 'chimenea'. The en-suite bath is your private spa. The room is finished in tumbled-marble tiles and features two sinks, marble counter-top, make-up space,separate shower and a jacuzzi tub for two where you can relax and enjoy the garden view. The ample master suite closet has plenty of clothes storage for two people. It is fully fitted with high and low racks, clothes hooks and built-in shelving.


This colorful room is filled with masks collected throughout Mexico. Wired for TV and computer usage, you'll enjoy many hours of TV watching, video games or surfing the web. There is a built-in desk and book shelves. While this is a wonderful space for a den, an easy conversion would provide a large extra bedroom with the third bathroom located just across the hall.

Dining Room

Dine in style in this spacious dining room while listening to the soothing sounds of the fountain outside and enjoying the garden view through the picture-perfect window.

Guest Bedroom and Bath

A warm and cozy room welcomes friends and family alike. The space includes a small reading nook and a built-in worm-wood closet. The bath across the hallway features custom worm-wood vanity with marble top and large shower.


This light and airy room has a movable desk and built-in cabinets for work or hobby storage, as well as a sink and ample counter space. Designed to be an art studio/office, this space could be converted to an extra bedroom.


Landscaped gardens surround the house with plantings ranging from succulents, perennial flowers to a wide array of trees. The beautiful back garden attracts a variety of birds and butterflies to the fountain and flowers. A lovely patio area provides a great place to enjoy the garden and a wonderful lake view. A grassy area in front of the terrace gives way to a natural forest resplendent with oaks, pines and a diversity of conifers.


This big entertaining space invites you to sit down and stay awhile. A sitting area surrounds the fireplace while showcasing the spectacular forest, mountain and lake views. A comfortable dining space easily sits 4 with extra seating at the bar. The outside kitchen has a built-in stainless steel industrial-grade gas grill, bar fridge, sink,storage cabinets and lots of counter space to prepare a feast.


Conveniently located between the kitchen and master suite, the laundry room is equipped with a Maytag washer and dryer. The pantry space has shelving and a freezer for your extra food storage.

Storage/Garden Building

A large 323 sq. ft. structure houses gardening equipment and firewood, with space for anything else you might need.

Gym/Multi-use Room

Off the master bath, this room is currently used as a gym. It could just as easily be an extra closet, dressing room or an additional bedroom.


Casa Zirahuén is an idyllic place to sit on the terrace, listen to the wind whistling through the pines and enjoy the panoramic vistas of the lake and sunsets and surrounding mountains.

For more info and to schedule a showing, please contact George and Debra


We look forward to your visit! Appointments require 48hrs notice.

If calling from the U.S. or Canada, dial 011-52 prior to this Mexico phone number: (376) 766-2955. Or dial 011-52-1 prior to calling this Mexico mobile phone number: (331) 705-6708


Area Info

Lake Zirahuén, Michoacán is a little known gem about 20 minutes by highway from the colonial city of Pátzcuaro. The crystal blue waters of the pristine lake are complemented by surrounding mountains with orchards, pine and oak trees.

Zirahuén has long been a tourist destination for those interested in natural beauty and outdoor activities such as horse-back riding, kayaking, hiking and zip-lining. Vacation rentals are plentiful, ranging from economical to luxurious. The village of approximately 3000 people includes a small expat community and offers a variety of shops to provide tourists and locals alike with most basic household and food supplies. Not to be missed is the weekly 'tianguis' on Wednesdays at the square, featuring fresh farm produce, fish, flowers and more.

Zirahuén is a great place to enjoy the privacy and tranquility of country living with the convenience of larger cities with extensive goods, services and culture nearby.

Distance from Casa Zirahuén to:
  • Pátzcuaro

    20 minutes

  • Uruapan

    45 minutes

  • Morelia

    State Capital
    International Airport