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Walk to Everything from This Charming Mexican Hacienda

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

El Pequeño Suites is a grand 75 year old Mexican home that has been completely modernized into a cute little guesthouse with four guest rooms, located in the most convenient part of Chapala. With only four guest rooms, a guest’s kitchen, common areas, and the English speaking owners' apartment on the third floor it feels comfortable like home. As one guest put it in one of many amazing reviews of our property - “just like home only cleaner”.

We offer private rooms with adjoining bathrooms in a smoke free environment to the adult traveler.

On the first floor there are two hotel rooms with one double bed each (max.occ.2) best suited for stays of less then two weeks. On the second floor next to the kitchen there are two suites, these rooms are large enough to have a sleeping area with one double bed (max.occ.2), a sitting area, and a private refrigerator, they also include use of the shared kitchen, and rooftop patio(mirador). Together, the shared kitchen for our long term guest’s exclusive use and the neighboring comfortable rooms provides everything needed for a multi-month stay. Presenting an affordable solution to those who are considering retirement in the area and wish to stay long enough to become familiar with lakeside before investing here.

All of our spacious rooms are decorated in bright, vibrant Mexican colors, traditional ceramic tiles, and decor. The rooms are all furnished with pillow topped double beds, end tables, a table and two chairs suitable for use as a desk or to eat at, a wardrobe, in room Wi-Fi, adjoining bathrooms, and walk-in showers with endless hot and cold pressurized water.

We provide all utilities, maid service is twice a week, complete linen change once a week or as needed, in room Wi-Fi, bottled drinking water, and lots of advise on local attractions and services. You can also enjoy the common areas such as the courtyard, with it's relaxing water feature or the rooftop patio with it's incredible views and greenery. Here you can watch the sunrise while enjoying a cup of coffee, or dine on a meal you prepared in the kitchen, or watch the sunset, perhaps with an evening cocktail. A short walk of a block or two will take you to almost everything you will need, including amazing fresh produce at the local Mercado, just two blocks away.
We are located in the main tourist area of town, a short walk of a block or two will take you to almost all attractions and services. All the streets in the area are paved with sidewalks, which provides well lit secure walking to the Malecón, local shopping, banks, restaurants, bars, bus and taxi, and almost all the attractions Chapala is known for.

NO NEED FOR A CAR HERE.

For those arriving on motorcycles we offer secure indoor parking in our single car garage only steps from the rooms.
We have helped many guests looking to this area for possible retirement make that most important decision and become friends to many along the way.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Hotel

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking on the premisses, not allowed anywhere in the hotel or on the hotel premisses. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    adult facility, one double bed per room only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are a two story suites with the shared kitchen on the second floor, the bathrooms have original doors with less then 24' openings. Not suitable for wheelchair use. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • One Double Bed (1) pillow top mattresses in all rooms maximum occupancy in one room is two people...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 1 beautifully decorated in Mexican colors and themes, each private bathroom contains a tiled walk in shower with plenty of hot pressurized water. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Each room contains a fan, a table and two chairs suitable for use as a desk or to eat at, WI-FI reception in every room, purified bottled water supplied, maid services are provided twice per week for our customers here for a week or more, and daily for those who are here less then a week. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Televisions are not supplied in the owners, instead we recommend using Wi-Fi....moreless

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Just one city block away from the lake, rooftop views are stellar....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the rooftop views of the hills and mountains surrounding the lake can be seen, the lights of the distant shore are visible after dark....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining at the counter in the kitchen, on the rooftop mirador with great views, or in your rooms at a table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    air conditioners are not required in Chapala, year round. Every room has a fan which makes it comfortable even in summer....moreless

  • Garage:

    single car garage for secure motorcycle storage for our guests...moreless

  • Internet:

    great reception...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens, and bath sheets for your comfort and enjoyment...moreless

  • Living Room:

    our two long stay rooms are arranged with a living room area and a sleeping area...moreless

  • Parking:

    on street parking only - very secure with police station a few meters away....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    clean towels provided on demand...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    reception in each room - WI FI throughout the hotel, allows our customers complete internet access and for those die-hard television fans, you can watch TV over the internet from your room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    the guests are supplied with a coffee maker in the shared kitchen....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    our shared kitchen is fully equipped for your meal preparation...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    supplied by the El Pequeno suites, for each room....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We offer a shared kitchen for our guests who are with us for more then 4 nights stay. It is located on the second floor in between our two long stay rooms....moreless

  • Microwave:

    in our shared kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    propane oven available for guest use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    a 4 cu. foot refrigerator in each room...moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    lockable dry storage in kitchen for utensils and food. Refrigerators in each bedroom for food security....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stove and oven in our shared kitchen...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    can be rented a few blocks from the hotel and stored in our garage at night...moreless

  • Boat:

    located a block away - boat tours and boats for hire....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    we have a rooftop mirador, with remarkable views of the city, lake, mountains, and vegetation. Equipted with a gazebo and table and chairs...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    located on the rooftop mirador...moreless

  • Golf:

    located approximately five minute drive from hotel...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available on weekends a block away...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small propane bar-b-que located on the back patio for our guests to use...moreless

  • Tennis:

    the best tennis courts in the area are located at Cristiana Park a four block walk from the hotel...moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$48
$285 $585

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $41 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $20 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation Policy - We require a minimum 50% deposit at the time your reservation is made. If a

cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to your arrival date, we will

refund your deposit, less a 10% processing fee and any commissions we may

have incurred, only if we can rent the room to another customer. There will be

no refunds for reservations cancelled fewer than 30 days before your

arrival date or if we can not re-rent to another party. Payment is due in

full upon check-in. No refunds given for early departures. Thank you for

your understanding.

We require a minimum 50% deposit to secure a reservation, the balance is due upon arrival. Payment options are: direct deposit into our Mexican bank account, direct deposit into our Canadian bank account, deposit into our PayPal account. PayPal also accepts credit cards or electronic transfers for us, and cash. We do NOT accept credit cards directly, only through PayPal.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Guadalajara (GDL)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
several
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chula Visa
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
several
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chapala

Car: Not Necessary

In the heart of the city and still walking distance to boats for hire and water tours of Lake Chapala, and islands. A short walk to everything on good roads and sidewalks.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are a husband and wife team who have moved from Canada to Lake Chapala and are pursuing a dream of ours to operate a guesthouse in a paradise setting. From the moment we came to Lakeside we fell in love with the year round summer weather which wasn't hard to do after spending years in Canadian winters. We hope that many of you will come and spend time with us in our home enjoying the people, weather, location and activities of the Lake Chapala area.

Why the Owner Chose Chapala:
Centrally located in Chapala, a thirty minute drive from the airport of Guadalajara. The airport is easily reached by taxi, or personal driver. All the attractions around Lakeside can easily be accessed from here by starting with a short walk to the bus stop, and an incredible Mexican experience on the local buses. We have been coming to Mexico for many years and have found Lake Chapala to be our place in the sun.

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
Location, location, location. We can not say enough about where we are located. There is no need for a car here, an aspect we love. We enjoy the experience of the local bus rides with the unexpected entertainment that gives it it's unique Mexican flavor. We offer secure indoor parking for motorcycles, and getting around the area does not require a car. Whether it be bus, taxi, private vehicle or just on foot you can easily reach shopping, the beach, restaurants and other activities from here, and the walking is easy here. One of our favorite rituals is to sit in an open air restaurant at the Malecon and have an evening cocktail, watch the sun go down and then enjoy a short walk home.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Our home - the one with parrots and palm trees on it

    Our home - the one with parrots and palm trees on it

  • Our welcoming front entrance

    Our welcoming front entrance

  • Room #2 on the ground floor, very quiet

    Room #2 on the ground floor, very quiet

  • En-suite #1 walk in shower with seat

    En-suite #1 walk in shower with seat

  • room #3 seating area of suite

    room #3 seating area of suite

  • Room #4 sleeping area of suite

    Room #4 sleeping area of suite

  • Fully equipped kitchen for guest use

    Fully equipped kitchen for guest use

  • Rooftop sunset view almost every night

    Rooftop sunset view almost every night

  • Lake view from the rooftop patio.

    Lake view from the rooftop patio.

  • San Fransisco celebrations

    San Fransisco celebrations

  • rooftop views and places to rest

    rooftop views and places to rest

  • Welcome to our lobby

    Welcome to our lobby

  • Room #1 first floor

    Room #1 first floor

  • room #2 ground floor

    room #2 ground floor

  • room#3 sleeping area of suite

    room#3 sleeping area of suite

  • Room #4 - seating area of suite

    Room #4 - seating area of suite

  • Individual lockable cabinets for your dry food storage in the shared kitchen.

    Individual lockable cabinets for your dry food storage in the shared kitchen.

  • the police station is right across the street from our hotel.

    the police station is right across the street from our hotel.

  • Enjoy a stroll along the beach and melacon a block  away.

    Enjoy a stroll along the beach and melacon a block away.

  • At the church two blocks away

    At the church two blocks away

  • A short walk of two blocks to all the entertainment you could want.

    A short walk of two blocks to all the entertainment you could want.

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