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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 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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Leo Gutman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A Return to this Little Piece of Paradise - RA, Toronto, Canada

  • 5 of 5

For the 3rd consecutive year, I returned to stay in the lovely Mexican Sunrise House in Ajijic.

This clean, well cared for, private, and charming house was my home away from home for the month of March. As a single woman on vacation it is important that I stay in a safe and secure place. Centrally located, it is a short stroll to La Plaza, the centre of town. There is no need for a car and in fact that is part of the charm of Ajijic. You can walk everywhere from this location. The Mexican people are friendly and the children polite. Say hola and you will get a smile and a hola back.

Upon arrival at the Sunrise House you will find a bottle of wine waiting for you along with breakfast supplies for the next morning. The house is well equipped with every convenience you can think of. An added bonus, if you enjoy eating out, are the many great restaurants with very reasonable prices. The house is bright and cheery because of the well placed windows on both floors, and the Mexican décor. The master bedroom has a view of Lake Chapala and the mountains, and at night there is a lovely breeze with the windows open. In the evening you might hear the odd firecracker or a dog barking, but by 10 p.m. it is usually quiet. But the best feature for me was the second floor balcony terrace off the master bedroom. This was the perfect spot for morning coffee, reading a book, drinking a glass of wine or...while looking at the bougainvillea, the lake, and the mountains.

Leo is a most attentive, but not intrusive, landlord. He lives next door and if there is any problem, he is always helpful and attends to it immediately. He wants you to thoroughly enjoy your visit, and I have so much that I am returning for my 4th time next March.

The weather is perfect in Ajijic and you will find that both Ajijic, and the Sunrise House, are special places.

Leo, Gaby and Cali - muchas gracias and see you next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House - We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Sunrise House has been a beautiful experience! Perfect location, walking distance to town, and a perfect oasis to return to after a day of exploring! This house has great energy, clean and comfortable. You walk in and you immediately feel right at home! The house has a Mexican feeling, yet with every amenity you could possible want, to make your stay perfect! The owners, Leo & Gaby are very helpful and a joy to work with. They provide you with all kind of information about the house and Ajijic; and being they live next door, are immediately available to answer your questions, and give you suggestions of places to visit and eat. The pictures cannot truly depict how beautifully constructed the house is. Ajijic is a magical place, and the Sunrise house is a remarkable place to stay. The worst thing about this trip is that we had to leave. We will probably return again next year, and without hesitation, I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unmatched Hospitality at a Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

I was here last year, and had to return. What a cozy home, with both mountain and lake views.. For me though the hospitality of Leo & Gaby really pushed this rental over the top.

The house is exactly as advertised. It’s gorgeous with classy and tasteful yet comfortable furnishings and all amenities. The bedrooms are bright; the beds are firm and comfortable. The whole place is spotless. The hosts live next door, and were readily available (but not intrusive) to answer any question, and fix any problem right away. What warm hosts! They made me feel so welcome and they were prepared to take care of any of my needs.

A typical day started with coffee and sitting in the upstairs terrace, watching the town wake up. Leo & Gaby provide one with tons of info about the house and the town. 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.

In short: The house was great! The hosts were amazing!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, colorful & cordial host!

  • 5 of 5

Waking up in the upstairs master bedroom of the aptly-named Sunrise House is a delight, beginning with layers upon layers of bird song preceding the sun peeking over the mountains. I'm not an early riser at home but I loved hearing the village waking up while watching the lake and the mountains gradually emerge into view. The bedroom also has a lovely palm-tree shaded patio and a high-domed ceiling with attractive recessed lighting and a strong fan to keep us cool. Even though it was late May we were never uncomfortable or too hot inside the house.

Our overnight flight from Sacramento got us into Ajijic at 5:45 am. Our host, Leo, had emailed directions to the house; in English for us and in Spanish for the cab driver. Leo had also emailed us careful instructions for retrieving the keys from a combination lock box outside the gate.

When we let ourselves in we found that he had also kindly stocked the refrigerator with eggs, milk, bread, butter, jam and coffee so we could rest up from our flight and have a light breakfast before we ventured out into the village to get our bearings and buy our own supplies. A bottle of wine and two glasses also awaited us on the kitchen counter. I've never seen a kitchen in a rental property so well-stocked with every utensil and appliance you could need, including a full gas stove. The rest of the house was equally lovely and well-stocked for all our needs.

Any time we had questions we knew we could just pick up the phone, but I found that if I emailed Leo, a response was always forthcoming within mere minutes. He was always on hand to help us find our way around the property or the village. The property was well-secured, clean and safe-feeling, with beautiful gardens and artistic local indoor furnishings and gorgeous stained glass. The WiFi was excellent, and the property even included a phone with direct dial to the U.S.

Leo provided us with a comprehensive list of restaurants, and the mediterranean-themed Pale was just excellent and a short walk away. If you enjoy outdoor restaurants try Yves down the highway, with its outdoor fountain and browsing white burros, or the Peacock Garden in the heart of the village.

I'll be raving about The sunrise House to my friends, as it was a terrific value for the price and a beautiful property. We're looking forward to coming back and hope this property is available.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could have been better for the price.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful home for two weeks. It could not have been a better experience with the furnishings, views and the hospitality shown by Leo, the owner. We definitely look forward to coming again and enjoying the people, serenity and the Lake and surrounding pueblos.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quebec, Canada

Fantastic Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent nine nights at the Mexican Sunrise House. Leo, our very gracious host, is extremely organized and has thought of everything his guests may need or want. Before our departure to Mexico Leo sent an informative package about the house and the area, including maps and instructions in Spanish and English for the taxi driver.

Upon entering the gorgeous casita, we were greeted by a bottle of wine and some basic provisions for the morning. The house was spacious, well appointed, clean and very comfortable. We very much enjoyed the patio by the garden as well as the lovely views of the lake and village from the mirador.

The casita was within an easy walking distance to central Ajijic. We were able to get fresh bread, fish, groceries, water, wine and beer all within a few minutes walk.

I highly recommend the Mexican Sunrise House!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • 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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