2 Units Beside Each Other in the Gated Lafloresta Village
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- Minimum stay:2-31 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ajijic condo description
Located in the quiet community of La Florresta, the newly renovated condo is close to the pool. The pool area and clubhouse are great for meeting people and socializing. Right across from the back of the clubhouse, the condo is particularly quiet, although there is a road behind the unit where traffic can be heard periodically.
Central to all of the communities amenities from shopping to restaurants and the Lake Chapala Society where you may catch lectures, tours and all manner of information regarding the area, visas, the law etc.
This 830 square foot condo was recently renovated and furnished in new traditionally hand carved furniture.
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Computer Available:
- Wireless Internet
Deck / Patio:
The condo is located 44 feet from the pool and clubhouse where there is several covered and open patios. Each unit has a portable table and light weight chairs that can be utilitized at the Friday Night get togethers....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Lake Chapala is surround by ancient volcanic mountains. The condo has a close up view of the mountains to the north. From the patios by the pool and from the clubhouse deck there is a view of the mountains to the south out over the lake....moreless
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
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Great family vacation!
Great family vacation!
We had a beautiful time in Ajijic & surrounding areas... Cozy house, in quiet neighborhood, also well located, close to convenient stores (including Wal-Mart), and downtown Ajijic. Buses run every 10 minutes, for 7 pesos it takes you to downtown Chapala or Ajijic. I recommend the "open market", Mondays in Chapala & Wednesdays in Ajijic, 1 block away in the main road, where you'd find fresh meats, fishes, flowers, vegetables & fruits, all for low prices & full of colors... I even enjoyed eating there! A Great family vacation, beautiful weather, no need of heater or ac, and the kids loved the pool & the thermal waters in nearby San Juan Cosala. Visited Jocotepec pier, Mazamitla in the Sierra with cute cabins & pine forest, both places highly recommended. Beautiful sunset from the piers of Chapala, Ajijic & Jocotepec, but watch out for transportation after 08:30pm, no late night bus services or taxis available (got stuck twice, and found late taxis in the Chapala bus terminal). Looking forward to come back another time, and hope you'll enjoy your stay as we did! Alice
- Guest Giselle & Camilla (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 04/19/10
- Review Submitted 05/31/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Alice, Thank you for the lovely review, I couldn't have stated how much we enjoy the area better ourselves. Hope to have the opportunity to meet at some point.
Unit A13 Response to Owner
Unit A13 Response to Owner
We rented unit A13 for February/March 2012 and we also felt we had been charged more than the going rate for better equipped units we saw in La Floresta Village(see comments from unit A12 J & D Burlington, Ontario ) . As the location is great and the Ajijic/ Lake Chapala area is an amazing area to spend winter months we had thought we would just count the high price as a learning experience and not complain. However reading Norah (the owner)'s comments I feel I must respond. The master bedroom had only 1 set of sheets which actually fit the bed which meant they had to be washed/reused rather than rotated. We had to borrow blankets for the second bedroom when we had guests visit. The towels were not numerous and they were thread bare with frayed ends and the hand towels were puckering where there was any embroidery.We bought some more. As Norah says, the drawers were full to capacity BUT with flimsy , one step up from plastic, utensils. A13 cupboards had 4 plastic side plate dishes (blistered from the microwave), 4 glass dishes and some plastic bowls/glasses (we bought more). There was no mixing/cooking bowl(we borrowed one), no decent frying pan (we borrowed one) no plastic food storage containers of any type (we bought some). While A13 is close to the pool area, the grass area in front is small and on a slant . so not easily usable with chairs/tables unlike other units in the complex. The view from the only windows (and the front grass area) is a communal building wall which requires repair and a paint job. Some of these problems might be grudgingly acceptable if the rental charge was not considerably more than other shot term rental units in the complex. Despite these comments, we enjoyed our stay at La Floresta. A13's bedrooms are a good size, kitchen/living area is workable although perhaps over furnished, plumbing worked great which is sometimes a problem in Mexico.The location of La Floresta in general is excellent.
- Guest Wayne (Newmarket, Ontario)
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/19/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: We are just preparing to go down to Ajijic as we do each year to do maintenance and replace items requiring attention. Some Guests replace items when they break them, while others don't mention it. We normally have tableware for 6, but rarely book our unit out to more than a couple. I have not had an opportunity to replace the towels after the previous comments, but will attend as soon as we are down just before the season. I know there is a large copper based frying pan, and a small teflon pan, but I am thinking you were looking for a large telfon pan. It is a small kitchen so the bowl to the salad spinner plus a large blue salad bowl has always been sufficient for mixing bowls. It would be great if you would correspond with me directly about some of the specifics, as two complaints tells me I need to make some changes. As to the rates, we try to cover our costs on the units by renting them out, as originally we thought the prices would jump out of our reach by the time we retire. While our rates are at $695 per month in the off-season or long term, typically in Ajijic everyone can rent out their unit a dozen times over during the peak season, but often that is the only time we can rent them out through the year. Therefore we only have a window of three months to cover the full years cost of property taxes, condo fees, utilities, special levies etc. Most of the other properties are rented for six months and do not include utilities in their rates. I have been endeavouring to have them work on the wall across from our unit, but I think they made it worse. When we go down, my husband and I are going to fix the bad repair job and paint it ourselves.
Condo in Ajijic
Condo in Ajijic
Although the location was ideal for getting around without a vehicle, our condo was not what we expected for the price we paid. We overpaid for what we received. If an owner is going to charge top dollar then the unit better be top notch. Other units in the same complex by different owners were priced very reasonable, and better equipped. And this was not hearsay as we actually viewed other units. Rather than having a fully equipped kitchen, we had the bare necessities. It was advertised as a full kitchen. There were no serving dishes, the utensils were flimsy and there was not a kettle or teapot. To add to this, the kitchen chairs were covered in plastic in which we had to cover with a towel before sitting. The bed linens and towels were below our expectations. This was noted in the entry inspection, however, at no time during our stay did we receive improved linens and towels from the owner. There were creepy crawlers and not just a few. For anyone with a weak stomach, it is not a very uncomfortable stay. They can come out from anywhere at anytime. Shoes are a must. They say that ‘it is Mexico’ and you have to live with them. We brought a number of defects to the owner’s attention and she did arrange for a handyman to make the repairs. This was fine, but if one is going to overcharge on the rent, any pre-existing defects should have been addressed before occupancy. We were disappointed with our accommodations to say the least.
- Guest J and D (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/04/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car.
Owner response: Jacque and Donna I do not have an email from you referring to the linens, but I had just had new sheets from Sam's club put in both units, as the others were looking tired. I should have thrown out the old ones. I know they are not new, but there are lots of towels, and none are thread barren. With regards to the utensils, the drawers and cupboards are full to capacity. In addition to utensils for 6, there is a salad bowl, salad spinner with a bowl, coffee maker, toaster and a Pyrex casserole dish, as well as a full set of quality pots with copper bottoms. As per the pictures, the kitchen is small, so we tend to use the microwave or a pot to heat hot water but perhaps should get a kettle. The clear plastic covering on the kitchen chairs is to protect them from food stains. I usually have yellow tie on chair covers as well. I am suspecting that they may have gotten too stained and were removed. I will make sure they are replaced. I am particularly sorry you had trouble with bugs. Why did you not mention it? We would have had our Property Manager arrange a fumigation when he arranged for the repairs? We do charge a higher rent than some. Particularly those who book their units out long term and do not include the utilities in the rent. A week is $400 to $600 depending on the season, and as low as $695/mth including utilities for a long term booking, but the months of January to March are peak season and we charge up to $1300 per month, and have numerous requests even after our calendar says we are full. We have the only 2 units in our complex that are rented out short term as well as long term, where everyone else requires a minimum of 6 months. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. Norah
lafloresta village condo #140790
lafloresta village condo #140790
furnishings beyond expectations....plumbing works perfectly (this does not always happen) washer and dryer work very well. cooking utensels are wonderful and certainly adequate in number and size. beds very comfy. living area is small but adequate and kitchen is small but functional. area is beautiful and convenient and very safe. We love Ajijic. bob and mollie from michigan
- Guest mollie (st. ignace michigan)
- Date of stay 03/01/11
- Review Submitted 03/28/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Great Relaxing Property
Great Relaxing Property
This was a great spot to spend relaxing and enjoying the lovely setting.Condo was as it appeared in the photos.Owner extremely helpful with directions to get there from GDL,things to do and see while in Ajijic,restaurant suggestions and touring ideas.Overall a great experince.
- Guest QuietGuy (Calgary,Alberta)
- Date of stay 04/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/28/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks for being a great Guest, Edna said you were a delight.
comfortable condo, walking distance to shopping...great pool, steps from the door...
- Guest Doug36 (-)
- Date of stay 07/29/08
- Review Submitted 07/29/08
Owner response: Thanks, I hope you had the opportunity to meet some good people.
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2 night min stay
Dec 15 - Mar 31
31 night min stay
Discounts: 90 nights or more: $33 Nightly
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: While I operated a country inn with a spa for many years, Bob has been building and redeveloping real estate. Recently we have trained in geothermal installations. We enjoy our condo for a month and a half each year, and rent it out while we are away. We are Team Leaders and are very involved with Habitats For Humanity, and endeavour to go on a build one or two times a year.
Why the Owner Chose Ajijic:
Not only does Ajijic have the second best climate in the world, it has a vast amount of culture, entertainment, dancing, dining, shopping and site seeing all at an affordable rate.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Highly secure, LaFlorresta Village is particularly lovely because it is a gated community within a gated community that has a great pool area for entertaining or meeting others, while the grounds are beautifully maintained. All this with in walking distance to every where for shopping, dining and playing in general.
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Club House and Pool
Beach in Chapala
View of Lake from Clubhouse
By the Clubhouse
Sight Seeing on Lake Chapala
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