Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Walk to Everything from This Charming Mexican Hacienda

You sent a message to this owner.

Our Little Hotel as seen from the street

Calendar

Last updated: 11/11/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chapala hotel description

OUR CALENDAR IS NOT ACTIVATED PLEASE E-MAIL FOR AVAILABILITY.
El Pequeño Hotel (The Little Hotel) is a grand 75 year old Mexican home that has been completely modernized into a cute little hotel/guesthouse located in the most convenient part of Chapala. With only four guest rooms, and the English speaking owners' apartment on the third floor it feels like home. We offer accommodations per night, week, month, and multiple months to the adult traveler.
All of our rooms are decorated in bright, vibrant Mexican colors and decor. They all are furnished with one double bed, end tables, a table and two chairs suitable for use as a desk or to eat at, a wardrobe, and have adjoining private bathrooms with walk-in showers, endless hot and cold pressurized water.

We have two rooms on the second floor that are furnished for extended stays with a sleeping area and a sitting area containing a couch or soft chair, and a private refrigerator. Just outside these rooms on the second
floor we have a fully furnished kitchen for these guests to use, providing everything needed for a multi-month stay. This in conjunction with offering discount pricing in the low season presents the perfect solution to those who are considering retirement in the area and wish to stay for months and become
familiar with lakeside before investing here.

We keep the two rooms on the first floor for our guests that are here for only a few nights. 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.

For those arriving on motorcycles we offer secure indoor parking in our single car garage.

We are located in the downtown core a block from the lake shore and in the heart of all the tourist facilities. 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.

We have helped a lot of people looking to this area for possible retirement make that most important decision and become friends to many
along the way.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

      • Hotel

      Accommodation Type

      • Hotel
      • Hotel

      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 in the hotel rooms- loss of deposit money if smoking in rooms occurs, smoking allowed in courtyard and on roof Mirador...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            We are a two story hotel 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

              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 hotel for each room....moreless

              • Kitchen:

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

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $52
                  $285 $585
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $52
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  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.


                  Please wait... Travel with confidence

                  Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/11/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  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 recently 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 twenty minute drive from the airport of Guadalajara. The airport is easily reached by taxi, bus or personal drivers. 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 Melacon and have an evening cocktail, watch the sun go down and then enjoy a short walk home.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our Little Hotel as seen from the street

                    Our Little Hotel as seen from the street

                  • Our welcoming front entrance

                    Our welcoming front entrance

                  • En-suite #1 walk in shower with seat

                    En-suite #1 walk in shower with seat

                  • Room #3 - sleeping area with pillow topped mattress

                    Room #3 - sleeping area with pillow topped mattress

                  • Room #4 - room for long term stay

                    Room #4 - room for long term stay

                  • Room #4 - sitting area

                    Room #4 - sitting area

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

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

                  • roof top mirador to enjoy the sun or the views

                    roof top mirador to enjoy the sun or the views

                  • 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

                  • Welcome to our lobby

                    Welcome to our lobby

                  • Room #1 a short stay room on the first floor

                    Room #1 a short stay room on the first floor

                  • Room #2 a short stay room on the ground floor

                    Room #2 a short stay room on the ground floor

                  • Room #3 - sitting area

                    Room #3 - sitting area

                  • Room #4 - for long term stays , sitting area

                    Room #4 - for long term stays , sitting area

                  • Tables and chairs for each room

                    Tables and chairs for each room

                  • Only two rooms share this kitchen and it is fully equipted

                    Only two rooms share this kitchen and it is fully equipted

                  • 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.

                  VRBO #407709

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                  $52 per night (USD)
                  5

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english, spanish
                  • Response time: Within 12 hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
                  Email owner

                  +52 cel:331-353-3857
                  For Service in English

                  Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property via Email

                  Walk to Everything from This Charming Mexican Hacienda

                  Chapala #407709

                  1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 2

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.