La Peña Rock House
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
La Peña Rock House
This luxury new 4 bedroom, 5 full bathrooms, 4,500 sq. ft. villa built in Modern Mexican architecture style, is situated at the top of a mountain on the side of a rock formation that has pre-hispanic significance and is a spectacle by itself. Some religious rituals were performed at this unique original site called "La Peña". The villa is just a few meters from this huge rock that is really impressive and also works as a private central heating system for our home. It absorbs the sun's heat during the day and expels it during the night, so the villa is always warm and comfortable, as if it had central heating. So there is no humidity, even in the winter.
The colourful house has four large bedrooms: one master bedroom with balcony, two more with king size beds, one with a balcony, one with an extra full bed; each one with full view to the lake, mountains and the pitoresque town, and with full baths with showers. This 3 are on the second floor and the fourth is on the first floor (queen bed) with full bathroom with shower.
There is a double height living room with a beautiful chimney and an indoor dining room for 12. There is also a large second family media/game room, independent of the sitting room and has its own complete bathroom with shower. It also has a sofa bed and queen size futon convertible into a queen bed if necessary. All dining, living, and media/game family rooms have folding glass/wood doors that give complete access to a wide long corridor/terrace. The view from every room is outstanding. The big kitchen is fully equipped.
The outside corridor connects to a covered terrace with sitting and dining areas (for eight) with a brand new grill, where you can spend long afternoons enjoying family meals and watching beautiful sunsets. The villa has a huge terrace with another dining square table for 8 with its big umbrella on the side of the private pool, hot tub (heated with solar energy) and 4 sun loungers with umbrellas. From all terraces and house spaces you have magnificent views of the lake, mountains, and the old town.
Housekeeping is included (with suggested tip). Depending on the number of guests more help can be arranged if needed.
The house is part of a 5 house compound, each one with its own private terraces, pool area, garden and parking space for two cars; in addition, there is a common huge garden, automatic doors, etc.
This comfortable and beautiful luxury villa, because of its location, surroundings, breathtaking views, big open spaces, calm atmosphere and mild weather, will be an unforgettable experience for all of your family members and friends.
The town of Valle de Bravo is a unique landmark, because of its beauty, its people, its weather and all the different activities you can choose from. You can decide to stay at home away from everything or enjoy 3 splendid golf courses (18 holes each) with Spas, swimming pools and tennis court. At the town center there are nice restaurants, excellent shopping, local arts & crafts, art galleries, furniture, candles, gifts for everyone. If you like sports you can rent a boat, water ski, a kayak, go sailing, mountain hiking, practice mountain bicycle and more. Valle de Bravo is a world recognized site for hang-gliders.
During the months of November - February you can visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, and experience the incredible presence of the Monarch Butterflies migrating all the way from Canada, during the cold season. The exact location varies every year but is about half an hour from the town center. It is a marvelous experience, you can walk or visit it on horseback.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4500 square feet
King, King, King, and Queen
9 guests maximum
Flights to Toluca or to Mexico City
45 mins by car from Toluca; 1 hr 45 min. from Mexico City
Breathtaking view of the lake, mountains, and old town. Attached to a unique impressive rock formation called "La Peña".
Activities of Interest
- 3 excellent golf courses
- Equestrian activities
- Sailing, water skiing, hang-gliding
- Cross country mountain bike excursions
- A variety of interesting shops and gallerias
- Walking trails near the lake and mountains
- Arts and crafts local market
- Head into town to sample regional cuisine
- Step aboard the 3 story ship 'Fiesta Valle' and set sail for a 3 hour yacht ride with buffet service and live music
Places of Interest
- Lake Avandaro- Valle de Bravo's most precious attraction!
- La Peña- a huge rock on top of the mountain just a few steps from the house
- The extraordinary Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, that every year receives millions of them migrating from Canada
- Cascadas Velo de Novia (Bridal Veil Falls)
- Handicrafts and arts market of Valle de Bravo
- San Francisco de Asis Parish Church
- Los Pericos, the dam's first floating restaurant-bar. Enjoy the delicious fish tacos while taking in the marvelous view!
- Valle de Bravo Archeological Museum (admission is free!)
- Buddhist Grand Stupa for World Peace, which rests in the middle of the forest approx. 30 mins away
Back Again and Just as good the Second Time!
We visited La Pena for the second year in a row and loved it as much if not more this time! Martha is a great host, and Hilda, Nico and Fernando did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Hard to beat sitting in the hot tub overlooking the lake with the nightly spectacular sunsets!”
Beautiful view, elegant interior design
We stayed a week in mid Janaury 2020 in this lovely house. It was very relaxing after a hectic but fulfilling 6 days in Mexico City. The two make a great combination. The owners are very helpful, we even met for a glass of wine prior to our stay, in Mexico City. We drove in a rental car quite easily in about 2 hours from Mexico City. The town is small and attractive, mostly the tourists are local, so it felt like an authentic experience. We enjoyed a boat ride on the lake, and especially the trip to the butterfly sanctuary to see the Monarchs. In January the daily high was 25 to 26 Celsius, so very comfortable. pleasantly cool at night. Hilda, the housekeeper was very helpful, and would prepare dinners for when we didn't want to go out. Mostly we enjoyed relaxing poolside enjoying the view. The owners' attention to interior design was exemplified by their collection of architecture books we enjoyed perusing. Highly recommended.”
My wife and I and two friends stayed at the magnificent La Pena Rock House for two amazing weeks. The pictures do not do this house justice. The weather was perfect and our host Martha was very helpful and responded immediately to questions we had. We were pampered by Hilda's cooking and housekeeping and Nico took care of the pool, hot tub and grounds. Valle de Bravo is a wonderful small town with several great restaurants. All Martha's recommendations were excellent. The only glitch we had was the gas shortage but Nico somehow found us gas! Oh and I should mention that none of us speak Spanish so we had a lot of fun trying to communicate with Martha but she was delightful and we managed beautifully. ”
Lovely Villa with Wonderful Staff
We enjoyed our stay at the villa. The home has stunning views of the lake and is well equipped. Hilda, the housekeeper was so nice and made us delicious breakfasts and dinners. We explored the charming town of Valle de Bravo, golfed all three of the area courses thanks to the owners assistance. And went to the monarch butterfly sanctuary, Piedra Herrera. The owner was very communicative and helpful in making our vacation a wonderful experience.”
LA PEÑA ROCK HOUSE a 10+
Without exception, everything was a 10!… Owner Martha bilingual and an excellent communicator, Housekeeper/cook Hilda a sweetheart and prepared healthy and delicious Mexican specialties. Panoramic lake views from all bedrooms, Gardner/pool man Nico set up fireplace for us nightly. Charming villages to visit and great restaurants made this a great trip!”
Everything about my stay was absolutely amazing. With its mexican contemporary decor, the house itself is lovely and the view is simply breathtaking. I dont know how old the house is but its maintenance is excellent in every aspect. You sort of get the feeling of staying at a Four Seasons resort but with the cousiness of a house. The cherry on top was the service we received; 2 ladies that provided cleaning and cooking and another person that helped us with whatever other aspect of the house we needed. In a nutshell, everything about our stay was perfect, thank you very much Martha!”
Authentic beautiful Mexican getaway !!
For an authentic Mexican getaway this is the home ! Spacious home with gorgeous views! Appreciated homes decor and all high end furnishings home is very well maintained and clean. Staff also available as needed , we really enjoyed having an authentic Mexican meal cooked for us ! Valle de Bravo is a cute town and we felt very safe and people are very nice. Though other activities are available in town as described in property information but we wanted a quiet relaxing vacation from our busy life and we enjoyed the view and relaxing atmosphere . ”
- 40"+ TV
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Laundry Service
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Staffed Guard Gate
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo