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Recent Lake Chapala reviews

  • Ajijic Casita Stay

    "The casita was quiet and tidy and close to restaurants, shopping. Plenty of kitchen stuff for doing your own cooking. A good place to relax and not do much of anything."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
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  • Paradise indeed behind the walls!

    "There is a tour in Ajijic called "Behind the Walls" which allows visitors to see the magnificent homes that are hidden behind the high walls typical of the area. This home is not on the tour or else it may be booked year round with a waiting list! It is a wonderful place highlighted by the open living room facing the lush garden, a large kitchen and four bedrooms each with its own full bathroom and shower. Centrally located only two blocks from the Lake Chapala Society grounds and a five minute walk from the Malecon, it is ideally suited for those who enjoy walking to all parts of the village and beyond. The large collection of artwork complements the comfortable furniture and several terraces on the upper levels are ideal for activities ranging from breakfast to star gazing. All in all, this is a great place to use as a home base while visiting the Lake Chapala area and we have already booked for both January and February in 2016!"
    Guest: Brenda & Gabi Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • Mexican Idyll

    "My husband and sister and I stayed for January and February of 2015. It was so pleasant that I can't do it justice with a few words. The architecture of the house, the garden, and the plentiful artwork were enough to keep me happy for 2 months, reading and trying to paint. Photography is too easy there, there is so much life and color. My husband loves to cook, bike, and hike, and he had a great time, he even joined a hiking group out of Ajijic and went there twice a week. He found the kitchen very well equipped and with the help of the Mexican cookbooks there, had a lot of fun learning Mexican cooking. Sometimes we drove to neighboring towns, sometimes we took the bus, and often we walked down the hill to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, or to have some birria (a delicious local specialty made of slow cooked goat). For us, it was a big plus that we were forced to study some Spanish because not everyone understood English. If it was deemed necessary, shopkeepers would dig up a young person who did speak english to translate for us, so we were never totally shut out. Our neighbors were uniformly gracious about our ignorance. We had read a negative review about barking dogs and mariachi music, but that was part of the adventure. We were prepared to be a bit out of our comfort zone and were very well rewarded. Inside the walls we were in a luxurious garden paradise, and directly outside the walls we were in a foreign, somewhat adventurous environment. I would recommend this place to those looking for a tranquil escape from stress with a beautiful climate, but not for those looking for surfing, beachcombing, or nightlife. I can see a family with small children having a great time, but teens might not be too enthused. The owner and employees all were pleasant, responsive and accomadating. We went on excursions to the round pyramids, the "Mexican Alps" (Mazamitla), the Pacific Coast (Manzanillo), an art crawl in Ajijic and a boat ride from Chapala. Our friends took a day trip to the artisans around Guadalajara. There is much to see and do if you leave the premises, but you may not want to. We were 100% pleased with our stay and eager to go back."
    Guest: Maureen Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • 60th Wedding Anniversary Trip

    "My family stayed at the Jewel House in August, Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. We love the home, all one level, and large bedrooms. The Mexican details in the home are beautiful. Leo our host was very helpful. We took the family to the American legion in Chapala for a barbeque and the markets in Chapala and Ajijic. And of course Tango(our favorite restaurant) to celebrate with a big dinner with friends and family. A great trip.. We are repeat guests at this home and will be back.."
    Guest: g p. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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