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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
"My fiance and I wanted to check out the Lake Chapala area because we're considering retiring somewhere in Ajijic or nearby. Our host, Bob, made everything easy, even helped arrange our transportation to and from the Guadalajara airport, helped us rent a car, and made sure we had enough groceries to get started! He pointed out the best areas in which to rent when we relocate, made sure we knew about the organic market and a nearby farmer's market, and advised us about restaurants. (Our only "bad" meal was when we decided to try a nearby restaurant that he didn't recommend!)
The casita is beautiful and comfortable, the grounds and mirador captured the gorgeous colors and flowers of Mexico, and the pool was a lovely bonus. The views from the mirador are great, and, one of the best parts of the whole experience, Bob's little Shih Tzu, Lula, who was endlessly entertaining and cuddly! Bob graciously provides knowledge and support as well as delightful conversation by the pool while still affording all the privacy we wanted. Not only did we have a delightful stay, we have made two new friends in Bob and Lula! We would highly recommend this experience to our family and friends."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
"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
"This spacious, comfortable home was great when we stayed for the month of July 2014. Located in a quiet area on the west side of Ajijic, we enjoyed morning walks with our dog along the lakeshore. Having a car with us was convenient, but there is a local bus stop on the corner a block away and for 4 pesos, it's a quick ride to the town plaza. We had most of our meals at local restaurants (amazing choices here for a small town), but cooked breakfast every morning and most lunches here in the well-equipped kitchen. Filtered water system was a big plus. We never got sick and used tap water for coffee, brushing teeth, drinking, etc. We spent most of our time in the upstairs area, bright and airy, feeling almost like we were in a treehouse. The well-maintained garden provided beautiful flowers, soft grass, and lush green views, both of the steep mountains that rise behind the house to the partial views of Lake Chapala. The friendly cleaning lady came 3 times a week, patiently helping us with our Spanish. There are 3 very nice restaurants and a small art gallery within a 5 or 10 minute walk. We have rented many times through either VRBO or AirBnb and have always enjoyed the rental home choice more than a hotel. This place was unique in that it felt so much like home so quickly. Oh, strong Wi-Fi and brand new flatscreen TV too. Highly recommended."
Guest: Brian S.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
"Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! We had an incredible stay and are looking forward to a return visit. The property is very well maintained, has all the comforts of home and the staff was very helpful. We loved the fact that we didn't need a car and could walk to all our desired destinations - great location."
Guest: BarbaraDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 16, 2014