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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


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 4.9565215 based on 92 reviews

Great Location, Comfortable Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

As I mentioned in my review of the Jewel House, we couldn’t have asked for nicer accommodations. Leo, the owner, is a fabulous host. Our two groups occupied both houses for our 1 week stay. As with the Jewel House, the Sunrise House is equally darling; it was terrific watching the sun rise over the lake every morning from our upstairs bedroom and veranda. Our family occupied both houses; a perfect set up for adults of all ages. Stairs weren’t a problem, but if that had been an issue my husband and I would have stayed in the Jewel House since it is all on one level. The location of the properties is perfect for getting around Ajijic. Lots of fun places to explore and endless restaurant options. Such a charming town with friendly locals and expats alike. Thank you Leo, Gaby and staff for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, location and host

  • 5 of 5

The Mexican Sunrise House was perfect. Very comfortable, all the necessities, a great host and wonderful dog. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, ecelent location

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, with all needed facilities to turn it into a "home away from home". Owner is always ready to help with any questions. Beautiful sunrise from master bedroom!

We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Mexican Sunrise House was an excellent experience and a lovely get-a-way for us..Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival (after 6 PM) on Nov 15, 2017, we were pleasantly greeted and presented a bottle of wine by the owner, Mr Leo Gutman. Wow! What a wonderful beginning to our vacation. Mr Gutman is a perfect host and the home is beautiful! The patio area and 2nd floor terrace were graced with palm trees, indigenous shrubs and Bougainvillea of various, intensely bright colors. We took so many videos & photos! He made sure that fresh food (to include eggs, bread, fruit juice, butter, jelly etc) was available on our first night"s stay. He made sure all our concerns and needs were met. His attention to detail and the information provided about the home, area, and Ajijic was outstanding! Leo provided free wireless internet, Satellite TV, and free phone service for calling the States. We felt very safe in the home. Leo has a security cameras that alert him if there is any suspicious activity or presence out/inside the property. The neighborhood was always friendly and we often walked around the village in the late evening.

Our host and his home combined to give us the most wonderful experience for life in Ajijic, Mexico. We highly recommend this home for anyone visiting this area. 5-Star home, 5-Star Host, and a 5-Star Vacation! This was surely one of our BEST VACATIONS EVER!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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


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

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