Valle de Bravo, Mexico
LAS TEJAS LAKE HOUSE
The Valle de Brave Lake House property is one of the most exquisite homes in the Valle de Bravo/La Peña area!
This breathtaking 3 level, 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 10,000 sq ft home is situated 100 yards from the gorgeous Valle de Bravo Lake and surrounded by stunning majestic mountains views.
Relax beside the sparkling pool and wonderful hot tub! Enjoy Valle de Bravo lake and the available 12 person Ski boat! Your personal service includes a cook and a butler to ensure your every need is met.
The designated Magic Town has everything the demanding tourist could hope for, with hotels, restaurants and golf courses that offer relaxation and allow you to really make the most of your stay.
Valle de Bravo's cool weather makes it a delight to walk around: you'll find shade among white stucco houses decked out in sienna wainscoting, with wrought iron balconies, elegant porches and tile roofs. Valle is made for walking, so wear comfortable shoes and a hat for the sun. Evenings are often chilly, so don’t forget your sweater!
Life here is, in every sense, built around the lake. Its calm waters are ideal for boating, sailing, water-skiing, kayaking… you name it. For a peerless panoramic view of the town, try walking up either Monte Alto or Divisadero mountains; for an easier and faster ride, group boat rides are available at the town’s dock.
In town, you'll surely want to pay a call on the main square to take in the exquisite harmony of the surrounding buildings. Outstanding among them is the San Francisco de Asis Parish Church, named after the town's patron saint. This 16th-century structure boasts a unique belfry and a wood-carved Saint Francis of Assisi dating from the 17th century. The bandstand in the middle of the square's gardens has lovely wooden columns, and beckons you to rest a while on one of the square's many benches while enjoying a traditional ice cream.
The colorful Handcrafts Market is just a few blocks away in a typical provincial building. Here you'll find a variety of handmade products from around the region and all over Mexico. For more intrepid souls, Valle de Bravo affords many opportunities to experience the unforgettable thrill of extreme sports. Atop La Cruz Hill or Monte Alto, you can take a leap into the void either by paragliding or on delta wing for a 40-minute, adrenaline-pumping swoop over the big lake.
Another way to get close to nature is horseback riding or gently walking through the flower-scented forest around Avandaro, an even smaller town just 2 kms from Valle. The Velo de Novia Falls are among the most popular and easiest to reach, and invite you to walk alongside cascading waters and soothe your soul. Exuberant natural beauty and quaint cottages are the main attractions of this town, but it became famous in the early 1970s when the town hosted the very first rock concert in Mexico, in the style of Woodstock.
Regional cuisine is known for using local ingredients such as rainbow trout, turkey in mole sauce, pit-cooked mutton, shredded beef, artichokes and steamed beef or pork head. Local fruit gets turned into scrumptious sherbets, preserves and liqueurs. Given the vast array of typical Mexican food available here, going to a fast-food stand would really be a sin. At the other end of the spectrum, and for those who enjoy a spot of luxury, the up-market resorts out of town boast some world-class restaurants.
Local artisans, many of them ethnic Otomi, Mazahua and Mazatlinca people, excel in handcrafts like pottery, high-fired ceramics and weaving. Don’t miss their masterfully worked pieces in wrought iron. Including lamps, chandeliers and many more. Basketry is another long-established local artisan tradition, and you'll see evidence of high-quality craftsmanship all over town.
Not far from Valle de Bravo, don't miss the unique spectacle of the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries; the nearest sanctuary, Piedra Herrada, is just 20 minutes away. If you want to forget about telephones and internet.
The additional cost for the three staff is $250 per week.
Let us welcome you to Valle de Brave Lake House!
Single Family Home with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 10000 square feet
King, King, 2x Queen, and Other
14 guests maximum
Toluca International Airport - 45 minutes by car
Mexico City International Airport - 1.5 hours by car
Infamous Valle de Bravo lake and mountains
Activities of Interest
- Mountain Biking
- Flying on a delta wing
- Take a stroll through historic downtown
- Boat Rides
- Kite Flying
- Water Skiiing
- Nature Walks
Places of Interest
- Valle de Bravo Lake
- "Piedra Herrada" Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
- The "Pueblo Mágico" of Valle de Bravo
- Historic Downtown Valle de Bravo
- La Peña
Relaxing Lake Retreat
We had an amazing week at Las Tejas. The home has a spectacular view of the lake in Valle de Bravo. We hired a ski boat on several occasions and they picked us up on the dock just meters away from the entrance to the home. The staff catered to our every need. The home is very comfortable for three families with children. And the owners were very attentive before our trip making sure that we were well informed of every detail before our arrival.”
A wonderful stay
The Las Tejas Lake House is a wonderful place to stay. It is an easy 2 hour drive from Mexico City. The house is beautiful and in a stunning location overlooking the lake, about 1 mile from the centre of the town of Valle de Bravo. The owners could not have been more helpful, extending their hospitality to include arranging for transportation and the food/menus for our stay. The house staff - Carlos, Silvia and Nancy - worked so hard to make sure that we had nothing to do except to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Silvia prepared meals that were deceptively simple and delicious - the very essence of home style cooking. By the end of a week, we were speaking terrible Spanish and Carlos was responding back in English - somehow we always managed to understand each other. There is so much to do in Valle - it really is a Pueblo Magico. Our days were occupied with exploring the town, hiking up La Pena, climbing to the butterfly sanctuary, visiting areas around the lake, paragliding from Monte Alto. Our evenings were spent at the house, watching the sunset from the balcony outside our bedroom, eating dinner by the pool, counting hummingbirds in the trees. And New Year's Eve with fireworks all around the lake was a spectacular way to end the year. We had a wonderful time in this lovely house and we would recommend it to any member of 3rd Home.”
Firstly, Carlos the owner was incredibly accommodating and generous. Secondly the house and staff were far beyond our expectations and we felt totally spooky and at home. Lastly Valle de Bravo was quite wonderful and we had a magical 5 days. I would love to re-visit. Thank you Carlos! Jules”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Staffed Guard Gate
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo