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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

[Yes - that's right; Allan Fotheringham, the famous Canadian writer & journalist (magazines, newspapers, and books), stayed here while visiting Ajijic.]

Hola!

Your hosts are The Gutman's who reside in Ajijic.

The Mexican Jewel Home was built only a few years ago and everything is fresh, fresh, fresh!

This charming Mexican Jewel House is located in the most desirable area of Ajijic- Las Salvias area. Walking distance to EVERYTHING!!!

Set into the hills, with a lake view,why not rent your very own one story Mexican style house?

Are you considering retirement? The Mexican Jewel home will give you a true flavor of life in our village. An excellent getaway to a warm climate and a chance to experience the authentic Mexican life -enjoy the morning church bells, smell the fragrant flowers and be peaceful in the hills of Mexico. Some of the best weather in the world is enjoyed by folks from all over the world! This well designed home is located in a very safe and secure area and you can feel comfortable to walk the village streets in the evening.

The Mexican Jewel home has two spacious bedrooms-styled for comfort and charm with dramatic domed ceilings (cupula)in a large living room dining area. The terazza (terrace) provide space for outside dining and the lull of the fountain will make you understand why you are in paradise. Protected from the sun, you can enjoy the terazza all day long and dine out in the evening.

The master bedroom has an American queen size pillow-top bed with built-in spacious closets. We've taken the liberty to have all the rustic furniture hand painted by a well known local artist. This Mexican style room is light, airy and over-sized for your comfort with brick ceiling and tropical fan. The master bathroom is steps away with a Mexican tiled sink, dramatic shower with an actual built-in tiled sitting bench and sky lights to show off the hand painted wall mural.

The second bedroom has French doors to a small terrace, an American sized queen size bed, as well as an elegant rustic desk to set up your laptop - high speed internet access is already set up for you. Just step outside to another half bathroom with stained glass windows, Mexican tiled sink and all the comforts of home.

Mexican arches and nooks allow for a very open and spacious flow in this jewel of a home. Dramatic lighting sets off the hues and colors used on the walls. The Mexican kitchen was designed for easy living - with its array of bright colors and original tiles- has all modern appliances, large pantry, gas oven and stove-top. There is a triple filtered water system as well as bottled water.

All linens and towels are quality fabrics, understanding the needs of spoiling visitors. The TV, with 600 satellite stations from Canada to United States, includes movies,sports and a host of music stations for your listening pleasure.

For your convenience: there is a US washer and US dryer, a storage room for folks with golf clubs and sports equipment.

We've taken the pleasure to supply you with a list of our favorite restaurants, shops, village outdoor market days and full day outings to artistic and historical cities. We enjoy stocking the fridge with a few goodies to get you going the first day you arrive and you can certainly pop down the street for some fill- ins. This home is so well located that many visitors never use their cars. There are a variety of small fruit and vegetable markets 3 streets away, 2 fish markets and a small grocery store. This will give you a chance to stock up on our local produce and enjoy the quality foods.

Only 3 minutes from home,we have our very own baker (Pan). Walk down the cobblestones to the original rustic bakery and buy warm fresh rolls every morning, croissants, sweet rolls (pan dulce) and have an authentic experience with our local baker who speaks English! Once inside this amazing bakery-you can special order: bagels, baguetes whole wheat croissants and cactus bread.

If you are here for affordable plastic surgery, dental work or medical treatments - this home is a perfect place to be peaceful.

With everything on one floor, you can be mobile and enjoy the house.

Remember – location, location, location! Just a short stroll away and you are at the main plaza with over 40 international restaurants, local artist galleries, shops and the true Mexico, at your feet. Walk the cobblestone streets, get caught in the local sights and sounds of the village, and enjoy what over 7,000 North Americans call home.

We would also like to remind you that we have another home, The Mexican Sunrise House (VRBO #143099),that is close by for families and friends that want to enjoy their visits together, but maintain their privacy and comfort. Just ask for both homes if you are considering multi- family/friend visits to our village.

Maid and gardener services are included once a week as are gas, electric and local phone calls. There are absolutely no hidden charges!

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More Details

Owner
Leo Gutman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Amenities

Ajijic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) American Queen size bed in both bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ceiling fans in every room, Mexican crafted ceilings, stained glass windows, hand painted furniture

Reviews

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5

Fabulous time at Mexican Sunset House!

  • 5 of 5

Leo's Mexican Sunset House was even more than we expected!

Very classic Mexican flavor and look. Mexican tile floors, sinks, showers, furniture! All beautiful, furniture functional and comfortable. The upstairs terrace was great for cooling off and relaxing, especially on the first few warmer days. The downstairs patio was perfect anytime. Rooms are all spacious and the big beautiful windows brought the tropical feel and cool air in. Leo has provided plenty of info on the house, the area, restaurants and things to do, both before we even arrived, and once we got there. He is a knowledgeable, warm, welcoming and responsive host. He clearly loves his homes and the beautiful area! The location was great, close to the Plaza, the malacon and many excellent restaurants . Be sure to get the terrific rotisserie chicken, and all the sides, at Faby's just down the hill. Better than any similar chicken in US! The Plaza at Chapala was one of our favorite places! Lots to do and see. We definitely plan to return and may ultimately move to this beautiful area permanently! We highly recommend Leo and both his homes, the Mexican Sunset House and the Mexican Jewel House (where my sister and hubby stayed). It was great having them right next door! Perfect set-up for 2 couples!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Leo's Jewel House was the perfect answer to our trip to Ajijic. The anbience of the decor set the tone. and the well-done binder on the coffee table gave us guidance. We got to know Francisco at his corner store, taking advantage of his English-speaking taxi service. Gaby at the corner of Juarez and Carretera provided rotisserie chicken for more than one meal. The bakery across the street from Francisco lured us for hot bread every morning. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

For the first time ever I stayed in one place for 2 weeks. The Jewel house was perfect for a long stay. There is drawer and closet space so we did not have to live out of a suitcase. There was some fresh food in the refrigerator that helped with the first day. We felt very safe and cozy here. I especially liked having a washer and dryer we could use whenever we needed it. Made it easier to pack light. The decor is very Mexican and tastefully done. Tile trim and sinks are lovely. Leo and his staff do a great job of keeping the property clean and attractive. All the windows have screens which do keep out the mosquitos. We saw no bugs inside. Since the house and garden are inside a walled area it was fine to sleep with the windows open. We were close enough to the plaza and most restaurants that walking was not a problem. Leo has a binder full of useful information. He has thought of everything. Enjoy your stay at the Jewel house. There is a locked garage if you have a car and if you want to rent his other home at the same time, it shares the garage area behind the locked gates. Perfect for a large group.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Jewell House in July

  • 5 of 5

We have included the Jewel House into our vacation schedule for the last few years but this is our first time visiting in the rainy season, what a delight! During our stay, it only rained in the evenings, making for green, lush days with that clean, after rain smell. We hiked on the numerous paths that are a short distance from the house that provided amazing views of the city, lake and waterfalls.

The casita is always ready upon arrival, clean and well appointed, (even providing Mexican coffee for your first morning). I love the Mexican tile work throughout the house. Our favorite Jewell House activity is sitting outside on the patio, with a book, enjoying the garden and fountain.

Leo and Gaby are exceptional hosts, sending you lots of valuable information on the Jewell House, Ajijic and tips before your visit. Once you have arrived, there is detailed information in the guest book and they are happy to answer any questions and recommend current activities in Ajijic. This time, their recommendations included a lecture, concert, and excellent restaurants to try, all within walking distance.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, Sharon and I, made our first time visit to "Lakeside", and Leo was our host. Couldn't have wished for better! Leo helped me from the moment I booked our visit. He provided extensive , online information, WAY above and beyond the norm. He made our experiences from the airport to his home a "piece of cake", and that to us, is half the battle-stress free from the onset. The home was beautiful, modern, with all that one would require within , to prepare food, and be totally self sufficient. He has this lovely friendly dog, Cali, who is the there only if you want him there!.....great to have a visit from him!!...all in all, a great place to be, particularly if you are a first time visitor, as there's a ton of great information provided for you to explore...

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House & Host

  • 5 of 5

The Jewel House was an excellent choice for our visit to Lake Chapala. The home is conveniently located within easy walking distance of central Ajijic stores and restaurants. If we weren’t going out to eat, the kitchen had all we needed to prepare our meals. The home itself is nicely decorated and had everything you could want for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation stay. It also has a very front nice porch and garden area which was an especially nice place to eat meals or read.

Finally, what really stood out for us was our experience with the owner of the property, Leo. If you have never visited Ajijic, you couldn’t ask for a better host. Leo is very organized and will provide you with all the information you need to feel comfortable about your entire trip. This includes sending you instructions of how to take a taxi from the airport to this vacation home. We have rented a number of homes before, but never have we had a host as informative and welcoming as Leo.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Gudalajara Int'l Airport (GDL)
Nearest Point of Interest
Ajijic's Main Square
Car: not necessary

Spanish classes, tours of Guadalajara, trips to Tequila, San Miguel Allende, Mexico City and other cities in the vicinity

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Rates & Availability

Ajijic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2018 Peak Season rate
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$650
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$600
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

Price includes everything. You will not pay for anything else.

For extended rentals of 3 months stay or more, a further discount is provided:
Off-Peak Season Rates: $1,800/month. ( From May 1st. to Oct. 31st.)
Peak Season Rates: $2,200/month. (From Nov. 1st. to Apr. 30th.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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