360 Xochi Quetzal

Announcing the new collaboration between the Villa QQ Hotel and
360 Xochi Quetzal Artist & Writers Residency.

360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writers Residency has joined forces with the historic Villa QQ, a boutique Hotel located in Chapala on a magnificent property just a few steps from Lake Chapala.  The Villa QQ (previously known as Quinta Quetzalcoatl Bed & Breakfast) is a 1920s National Cultural Heritage site was remodeled by the famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

There are six live/work spaces that are available for resident artists and writers. All residents will have access to the swimming pool and hot tub, the botanical gardens and the new Chatterley’s Restaurant on the premises.

Joining with the Villa QQ makes sense since the property has long been a mecca for artists and writers. DH Lawrence, the English poet and novelist was inspired to write “The Plumed Serpent” on these grounds. American artist Rob MacNicol also owned the property in the 1950s.

The beauty, tranquility and amenities make this an ideal environment for anyone who needs to recharge or dig into their work. Needless to say, there is great creative energy at the Villa QQ!

360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writers Residency -Villa QQ Hotel view of pool
360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writers Residency - terrace at Villa QQ Hotel artist residency space

Some of these live/work spaces are more suited to writers or artists doing small scale work. An easel and/or work table can be brought into the larger spaces or patios to accommodate visual artists. Two spaces are large enough for couples, families or collaborative teams. Several of the spaces have private patios giving residents the option to work indoors or outdoors. 

Residents will have the perfect combination of privacy but also access to other working creatives during their residency. Prices include weekly and monthly rates. For an additional fee, breakfasts can also be included. The Villa QQ is walking distance to over 20 restaurants, so residents have the option of eating at Chatterley’s restaurant on the premises, or on the lake or in the village.


Deborah Kruger, the founder and director of 360 Xochi Quetzal Residency Program lives two blocks away from the Villa QQ, where residents can enjoy monthly studio tours. Ms. Kruger will continue to offer resources and introductions for visiting artists and writers who want to connect with each other, experience the area’s cultural opportunities and meet other aritsts and writers who live and work in the Lakeside area.

Deborah Kruger founder 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist & Writers Residency

Read the room descriptions below to find a space that feels perfect for you and your work. Click on the image to see detailed description, images, pricing and availablity.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to magical Chapala, Mexico!

Mirador Suite

If you really want to spread out and make the Villa QQ your home for a month or longer, consider a residency at the Mirador Suite. This spacious, light-filled second floor one-bedroom apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Another favorite space for writers, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is located on the second floor where you can work on the private terrace overlooking the beautiful tended grounds or relax on the chaise lounges. There’s a queen size bed, armchair, walk-in

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Carriage House

If you are planning a longer residency or coming with a partner or family, the Carriage House is an excellent option. There’s room for 2 – 3 guests in this second floor apartment at the Villa QQ. The equestrian décor

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D. H. Lawrence

The Villa QQ is renowned for its most famous guest, the English poet and novelist, D.H. Lawrence, who wrote the draft of his great work  “The Plumed Serpent” in this space. There’s definitely good creative energy here! This first floor

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The Royal Palm

This may be one of the best rooms for writers. The Royal Palm is inspired by the surrounding palm trees on the grounds of the Villa QQ. The Royal Palm is located on the first floor of the Villa QQ

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Birds, Beasts & Flowers

Birds, Beasts & Flowers is another great space for writers. Named after a D.H. Lawrence collection of poems, Birds, Beasts & Flowers is on the second floor and writers will enjoy the private terrace which allows you to work inside

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