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Mexican Sunrise House ..... A wonderful Mexican experience (Just see the Reviews

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Mexican Sunrise House...Hola! Your hosts are the Gutman's who reside in Ajijic.

Wake up every morning to a Mexican sunrise in a Brand New Home. Why not rent your very own two-story Mexican designed home? The Mexican Sunrise House is located in the most desirable area of Ajijic-Las Salvias area. This exquisite home is in walking distance to everything and set into the hills with a lake and mountain-view. Did you know that Ajijic has some of the best year round climates in the world? No wonder it is called 'the land of eternal spring' and hosts 'the' largest number of U.S. and Canadian ex-pats in the world!

Are you considering retirement? This home will certainly give you the true flavor of our village. Ajijic is an excellent getaway to a mild climate and a chance to experience the authentic Mexican life. Enjoy a brilliant sunrise, church bells, fragrant flowers and be peaceful in the hills of this village. This BRAND NEW home is secured and located in a very safe area where you can walk the village streets- Ajijic is a 500 year old romantic cobblestone village.

Centrally located, the Mexican Sunrise House is a charming two story home with two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the upper level. The downstairs includes a large living room with French doors and large windows, open concept kitchen, breakfast bar, half-bathroom and covered terrassa for outdoor dining. There is secure parking if you choose to bring or rent a car during your stay in Ajijic. Our guests tell us it is a home away from home.

The spectacular terrace off the master bedroom has exceptional views of the lake and mountains. Don't be surprised if it calls you to sip your first cup of coffee in the morning while watching the sun rise over the village. The master bedroom has an American queen-size pillow top bed, custom built in closets and high 'cupola' ceiling. All linens and towels are quality fabrics, understanding the needs of spoiling our guests. All the rustic furniture is hand painted by a local artist. The master bathroom includes: Mexican tiled sink, shower with a built in tiled sitting bench, and stained glass windows.

The second bedroom has a high-riser(day bed) that sleeps two, feather beds for that European comfort, as well as an elegant hand painted rustic desk to set up your laptop computer. High speed internet access is already set up for you. A large window with views of the mountain creates a quiet charm and rustic beauty.

As you descend the staircase an artistic stained glass window allows light into the home and adds more Mexican charm. The downstairs area has lots of windows and French doors to create a bright and airy feeling. Mexican arches and nooks are set off by dramatic lighting and 'boveda' Mexican styled ceilings. Relax and watch your favorite TV programs or listen to your favorite music on the satellite TV with hundreds of stations: sports, CNN, BBC, movies, music, etc. (we have Canadian and U.S. programs)

The Mexican crafted kitchen has all the modern appliances and designed for easy living. You can prepare meals while still being part of the living area. The kitchen includes a large pantry, gas oven and stove top, microwave oven and triple filtered water.

Protected from the sun you can enjoy the downstairs terrace and enjoy dining out in the evening. A Mexican tiled fountain provides you with a quiet Zen moment and you will understand why you are in paradise as the tropical ceiling fans provide cool breezes.

For your convenience: US washer and dryer, storage room for golf clubs and sports equipment, secured off street parking.

We also like to remind you that we have another home, The Mexican Jewel House-VRBO #104029 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 as are gas, electric and local phone calls. There are absolutely no hidden charges!

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. Just three streets away you will find a variety of small fruit and vegetable markets, 2 fish markets and a small grocery store. You can stock up on our local produce and enjoy the fresh foods.

Only 3 minutes from The Mexican Sunrise House, 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, baguettes, 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. A complete dental cleaning is just $40, hour-long massages are $28 and you can choose from more 'spoiling' during your stay.

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.

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More Details

Leo Gutman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Guadalajara 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


Ajijic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Trundle bed (one bed pulls from under the other) (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • 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 biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ceiling fans in every room, Mexican crafted ceilings, stained glass windows, hand painted furniture


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Mexican Sunrise House ..... A wonderful Mexican experience (Just see the Reviews
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 88 reviews

Terrific Central House - Walk to Everything

  • 5 of 5

Just spent two weeks there to escape Nov. blah's. Accommodation is delightful. Leo is a superb host -- provided everything you need. Clean, comfortable -- you could easily live in this little casita for six months. It is only a 15 minute walk to the town square, the shops, the restaurants. Also, taxi's are cheap and reliable if you take Leo's advice and use his fav. company. There is safe parking if you have a car and want to do some exploring. Restaurant food in Ajijic is really good. Beef , in particular, was a pleasure. We were encouraged by Leo to attend the Day of the Dead festival and it was fascinating! Do ask about it if you are here when it is not happening. The streets are made from a very rough cobblestone, so, expect walking to be very different . Not good for handicapped. This is a noisy town -- be prepared to rise early due to roosters, dogs or bells. And, as they often tell you, this is not a touristy town. There is little to do after one week of seeing the town. Come to read and relax on the deck facing the lake (as we did) or rent a car and explore the area. Great weather, a superb host, good food everywhere -- what more could we have asked.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is a gem! We had an amazing time at the Sunrise house.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home does not fall short of the great photos. The terrace offers fresh air and a wonderful view within one's private space. The rooms are well appointed, clean and have character. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances. The home offers great touch of artistic imagination. I was treated very well by Leo & Gaby. They were even helpful with me practicing my Spanish. As I am quite fit I took advantage of the various trails in the mountain behind the house with some stunning views of Ajijic and Lake Chapala. I also took advantage of the thermal baths in adjacent San Juan Cosala, just 5 miles away. Make time for a spa day – what a treat.

There is convenient transportation, restaurants available nearby. The town center is just 5 minutes by foot. I recommend staying at the Sunrise house because you will not have a better experience anywhere at anytime - it just makes you feel great.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience, host and location

  • 5 of 5

Leo was a phenomenal host. The Mexican Sunrise house met every one of your needs including being in a great location. We did not need a car the entire 2 weeks we were in Ajijic. We were able to walk everywhere we needed. Now with that said we are walkers.

We did take a bus to Chapala and a bus to a couple of other locations. 8^))

I would highly recommend to anyone to stay at the Mexican Sunrise house for your next stay in Ajijic.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderfully memorable experience - we loved

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We really enjoyed our stay...The mountain and lake views were so amazing.  We definitely felt we were in paradise.  We really enjoyed the outdoor living in this tropical place, with the palm trees swaying in the breeze next to us while we are enjoying a nice cup of coffee for breakfast, and enjoying the views at sunrise, of the lake in front, and mountains behind.  The bedrooms were just right, and lots of hot water in the shower.  The kitchen was fully stocked, and the living room comfortable, with a TV with hundreds of channels in English.  Leo & Gaby were so helpful in planning our stay and also during. They were available to answer questions and we enjoyed a visit with them. Wonderful, relaxing, memorable!

Would definitely recommend. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was great! The hosts were amazing! The Vibe was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

I so enjoyed my time in Ajijic and staying at the Sunrise House. I needed some down time to just chill and do some activity. Wow, I had no idea how much I would be able to do it, and absorb the lake and surroundings. A typical day started with coffee and sitting in the upstairs terrace, watching the town wake up. Leo & Gaby were very accommodating and helpful. One fantastic benefit is their knowledge of the town and activities you can pursue during your stay. I highly recommend you take the time and explore their recommendations and they can help organize your experiences for you. The kitchen was fully stocked and as I do love cooking I did not feel like I was missing anything. Having said that, there are lots and lots of great restaurants, walking distance from the house. There was a small problem with one of the fixtures, and Leo fixed it immediately. The house was great! The hosts were amazing! The Vibe was fantastic! Remember you are in a small village in Mexico, so enjoy the experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy casita really is a jewel of a house.

  • 5 of 5

This was a Perfect location(with a toddler). Charming host. And it may be possible that I ate too many tacos, while in Mexico. (Maybe!)

This is our second visit to Ajijic, Mexico and it remains such a lovely place. This time we were traveling with our 2-year old. A few weeks before we arrived we spoke to Leo (the host) via email and Skype. He was very attentive, and was able to get ahold of a car seat and have a driver waiting for us at the airport with a car seat already installed (If you’re a parent—you already know what it means to be able to leave your car seat at home!).

The Jewel house is lovely. With a private entrance and a small front patio with a fountain, you are really welcomed in. Of course, Leo actually welcomes you in. He’s fluent in Spanish and English (and a few other languages!), and welcomed my husband, daughter, and I with a bottle of wine (none for the 2 year old, of course) and a quick lay of the land, all the great places that are walking distance, and some good reconditions on what to see, where to eat, etc.

Leo was also able to get us a Pack and Play for our kiddo. (Yet another thing we didn’t have to travel with!).

The 2-bedroom casita is very comfy. Not luxurious, but a cute blend of Mexican accents and creature comforts. It has a small, but very functional kitchen, so that we could buy foods for breakfast (ask Leo for directions to the hidden baker—and go!) and snacks (Happy Hour on our patio!).

Each of the two bedrooms is very comfortable and has a Queen sized bed and huge closets. There are even 2 bathrooms. One with a large shower stall, the other is more of a powder room.

There’s American TV (actually, I think it’s Canadian, based on the volume of hockey choices), lots of books and magazines to read. But we really didn’t spend that much time at the Jewel house during the day. Too much to do. Don’t miss a trip to Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tu-lock-aye-Pac-aye). It’s a funky, artsy, shopping, touristy-yet-still-Mexican place near Guadalajara. Leo was able to hire us the same driver (with the car seat).

Overall, we had a blast in Ajijic. The Jewel house was the perfect home base. Leo wa able to add all the extra touches, and make traveling with a toddler so much easier. Our 2-year-old ate at least 22 tacos over the course of the week (no comment on how many I ate!)

Gracias Leo! I assure you we will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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: $2,000/month. ( From May 1st. to Oct. 31st.)
Peak Season Rates: $2,400/month. (From Nov. 1st. to Apr. 30th.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund