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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"From the minute we walked in this place it felt like home. The brightly colored walls decorated with Mexican pottery and original artwork, a very well equipped kitchen, hot water and plenty of it ! It's a 5 minute walk to the lake ( a popular place for bird watching in the morning) and just around the corner from restaurants, shops, and the plaza which is popular in the evenings for families and ice cream. It's about a 10 minute walk to catch the bus to Chapala or Guadalajara. You can also walk to the Tues. street market.The top of the stairs is a little awkward and you have to be careful. Mexican architecture seems to put an extra step into every room. Is there an occasional rooster crowing ? dog barking ? fireworks or a strolling group of locals singing to the Virgin Mary at 5am ?? Yes ! This is Mexico. They have a passion for their culture and fiestas. A perfect choice for those who don't want a car, like to walk, and want to experience the charming village of Ajijic."
Guest: SitovDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
"This was our 5th year visiting Amy and Aivars in Ajijic, and our first two month vacation ever. It was also our first time driving from Ontario Canada to Ajijic. We had a wonderful time. Amy and Aivars are the perfect hosts, and are always ready to assist with anything that may be needed. When we needed to call home on a land-line phone, they made their personal phone available to us, which was so greatly appreciated. When the weather turned cold in March for three days, firewood was made available for the chiminea to keep us warm in the evenings as we sat outside on the covered patio. The off street parking for the car was also appreciated. Amy makes the best Paella in the village, which we enjoyed for dinner one evening with friends. Aivars is the author of some of the best homemade limoncello jam and beverages you will enjoy anywhere. Lucy and Mona, the two resident Golden Labs, visited with us for every meal which we ate on the covered patio. Should you choose this casita for your vacation, you will not be disappointed. The gardens and beautiful, and songbirds and humming birds are abundant. There are fiestas in the plaza, hiking in the mountains, tianguis market days in Chapala, Ajijic and Jocotopec, trips to Guadalajara and so much more to keep you involved. You can walk anywhere...it is very safe, or take local buses as very reasonable rates. We have booked again for yet another vacation next year."
Guest: Classical GasDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
"When my wife and I arrived at the casita, we expected something nice...what we got was over-the-top wonderful. The casita was beautiful. It was large, well furnished and included everything a person needed to live. Our host, Hal, treated us as if we were family. He showed us the area and even took us to a couple of parties...which we enjoyed thoroughly.
The only negative is the long hill leading up to the house. If you don't have a car, and are in good shape, you'll have no problem. Otherwise, be ready to take a taxi back from the village which is about a mile away.
The owners two little dogs, Teddy and Dottie, were delightful and not at all bothersome.
Though this vacation rental is excellent for anyone of any age...I would say that it is most perfect for a younger couple that want a private, romantic getaway."
Guest: NoneDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
Beautiful Garden Pool and Oasis with Warm and Inviting Villa Attached!
"I recently stayed at this Rio Nazas hacienda as part of an exploration of Ajijic in which I rented several villas to experience different areas of Chapala. This is a serene and wonderful place in which to relax and enjoy everything that's good about life in Ajijic. You have the intoxicating gardens, meticulously maintained and surrounding a beautiful swimming pool and sun deck area. There are several patio areas for dining al fresco, or just to enjoy the sunset view of the lake. The villa is very nicely appointed, and clearly the owner and staff have thought of the little details that make your time there special. It is the most well organized rental property I have ever stayed at -- I wish others would think of the guest experience like they have. Little things like labels on the light switches, and plentiful supplies of backup towels and paper products make a huge difference. The creature comforts are generous, and if you stay here, I recommend you throw a party to share this incredible home with your friends. I can't wait to return!"
Guest: Evan C.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 24, 2015