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Sparkling 2 BR, 2 Bath Villa in El Dorado

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Comfy LR, flat screen TV, DVDs, CDs, surround sound, gas FP, ceilling fan

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-90 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

If you've heard of Ajijic (on Lake Chapala), you know about its near perfect climate. If you know how to pronounce it (Aheeheek), you probably know why it is a favored destination for snow birds, sunbirds and ex-pats. Here you can enjoy and afford the good life with a Mexican twist. Within walking distance to the colorful village of Ajijic, El Dorado offers the finest resort style living in the area. Although the gated community is 100% safe, there is a professional 24 hour security team. My home is a fairly large single family villa with additional outdoor living space. Streaming with sunlight on all sides, the open floor plan adds a feeling of spaciousness. The two bedrooms and marble en suite bathrooms flank each wing offering privacy should you have overnight guests. Excellent mattresses with dense foam toppers and high-quality bedding insure you comfortable sleep. The fully equipped kitchen has everything from a coffee grinder for brewing local organic coffee, to an electric juicer for the freshest oj anywhere. Of course there's a microwave for reheating the leftovers from last nights dinner at Ajijic Tango or from any of the many excellent restaurants. Clean, purified water is supplied with a six stage filtration system including reverse osmosis. The entertainment center with a large flat screen TV (Shaw premium package) and DVD player have surround sound. Dine al fresco with seating for up to six at a round table on the back covered terrace with its elegant bubbling fountain and surrounding golden hibiscus. Maybe it's time to spread out that jig saw puzzle or take a nap on the outdoor chaise lounge. Relax on the rooftop mirador reading a book with a glass of vino and catch those awesome sunsets over the lake and mountains.
Join your new friends for an evening stroll on the lushly landscaped grounds. Relax and enjoy another beautiful day in paradise.

Keywords: Villa, single family home, casa, house, casita, resort property
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Queen size Beds (1) At least 3 sets of high thread count sheets with matching blankets and coordinated bedding, Double Beds (1) Tempurpedic mattress topper in guest room. 1st quality, all cotton bed linens...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra large. Full marble suround. Dual sinks. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Walk in shower with built in seat. Full marble suround...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rooftop covered mirador with spectacular sunset views over the lake. Exterior fully painted recently Comfortable, modern Mexican décor accented with original art by Mexican artists such as Francisco Zuniga, George Rausch, Claudia Nery as well as handmade artisan crafts from other regions of Mexico. Fruit trees (lemon, orange, pomegranete, papaya avocado) and blackberries, A mini organic orchard in progress but the bounty is very limited as the birds get there first. Rental rates INCLUDE Shaw premium TV, landline telephone and wifi internet, 5 stage filtration system for drinking water and gardener. Renter pays for propane gas, electric, housekeeper....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Here and at clubhouse library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    At clubhouse not currently available...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, Mexican train, playing cards available for your use. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs for your enjoyment or bring your own. Surround sound system...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    At clubhouse not currently available ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw TV (formerly StarChoice) premium package included in rental price...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large Flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs here but readily available at various locations ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Our beautidul Lake Chapala...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the Sierra Madre Mountains as well as the mountains across the lake and even Mount Tequila...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    With the new road, the ocean and Puerto Vallarta is 21/2 hours away by car....moreless

  • Resort:

    Pool, clubhouse, hot tubs, tennis courts, ping pong, billiards. Temporarily not available....moreless

  • Village:

    The small, authentic village of San Antonio often has activities around it's square and festivals throughout the year. Bustling Ajijic is filled with quaint shops, galleries and restaurants....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Nearby San Antonio and Ajijic and Chapala each have lovely malecons where you can walk along the beach and lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Square pedestal marble topped table. Linens and place mats. Six matching chairs with uopholstered off white suede seats...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In utility room off kiitchen...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    No steps to front door. Secure as well...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    On site fabulous gym with treadmill, ellipticals, equipment, bikes, free weights. (not currently available)...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    You probably won't need this but just in case there's a chill in the air in the winter, the gas logs are nice to have...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    portable electric heater rarely needed but just in case...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of all cotton high quality linens. Some organic bamboo towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    High boveda ceiling with ceiling fan/light. Stone wall with firplace and shelving. Flat screen TV, sound system, CDs...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Mexcian cell phone avaliable for your use but charging cord is missing ...moreless

  • Parking:

    on street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    covered parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telmex landline service which now includes free calls to landlines in the US and Canada as well as calls to landline and cell phones within Mexico...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All cotton high quality matching towels for each bathroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In utility room off kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Reliable wifi included in rent. Just bring your laptop. Works well with Skype, vonage and magic jack...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee pots, French press. Coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Toaster, blender (necessary for margaritas), magic bullet. Equipment for bread baking . Gadgets galore....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 8 plus decorative serving pieces, stemware. Pitchers, serving platters. Everything from salad spinner and grapefruit knife to teapot....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Service for 8 plus many decorative serving pieces. Stainless steel upgraded appliances. six burner stove with griddle. high-end granite counters and backsplash. Breakfast bar with seating for snacks and quick meals...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Well-stocked with spices, staples, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless, freezer on the bottom...moreless

  • Toaster:

    and other small appliances....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small front patio with cozy, swinging chair. Back yard expanded covered terrace perfect for entertaining your new friends. 2 lounge chairs plus seating for 6 people....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    nearby on Lake Chapala. There is a Kayak club that welcomes newcomers....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered rooftop mirador with the best views of lake and mountains. Awesome sunsets. Sink and service bar for entertaining. Soft lighting. Casual seating (Tommy Bahama fabric cushions) with table for light meals and drinks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front cactus garden and back garden with fruit trees and regional plantings maintained by gardener....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 courts, bring your racquet although you can use mine that's here. Currently not available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Spectacular infinity, heated pool currently not available...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Your choice of two not available...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April Special Rate
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,400
Low season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,200
Winter peak season Jan-March '
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
90 night min stay

$1,800
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$1,400
November-December
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Unlike other rentals, rate INCLUDES Shaw HD premium TV, Telmex phone (landline and cell) for Mexico and U.S. , wifi internet. Also included: HOA fees, water, purified drinking water, gardener

Tenant pays for maid, propane gas, electric. Be advised, common area amenities are not currently available. Owners affected by this are in the process of restoring use of the common facilities through the Mexican legal process.

Also available year round or long term rental for reduced rental amount.

$500 security deposit to reserve. First and last months rent paid in advance.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Guadalajara, Mexico
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Adelita's,, Lake Taco, Johnny Mama's, LaTaverna
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chula Vista Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Negro, La Taverna, Tony's, Pannino's, Mario's
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Antonio, Ajijic Malecon

Car: Not Necessary

Gated community with 24 hour security.

Several excellent golf courses in the area

Express bus to and from Guadalajara runs from the front gate every hour.

Walk to best restaurants.

Nearby nail salons, yoga, pilates, massage.

Excellent dentists, doctors and spa services

30-35 minute walk to town.

Frequent local bus service to Ajijic village, Chapala, Jocotopec and everywhere in between.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: As a Real Estate Broker for over 30 years, I live and breathe real estate. Some people might consider me a collector or a real estate junkie as I own several properties but my El Dorado second home is my absolute fave.

Why the Owner Chose Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico:
Coming to visit Lake Chapala since 2002, I have learned much about the area and when ground broke for El Dorado, I knew it was the perfect spot for my dream home. In walking distance to the quaint village of Ajijic, this resort community sets a new level of excellence for the area. Its amenities are the absolute best with a heated infinity pool surrounded by panoramic views, a state of the art gym, two tennis courts and exquisitely landscaped grounds. Unfortunately, due to litigation, the common areas are not currently available. The express bus to the cosmopolitan city of Guadalajara runs every hour. Safety is a concern so the professional security is reassuring. There is plenty to do right at El Dorado but day trips to places of interest are available too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Always bright and cheery, the indoor space flows outdoors with two terraces plus the covered roof top mirador and open area. Waking up to the chirping birds and coffee with local, aromatic organic coffee beans, I might be off to a tiangus (market) to search for fresh produce, organic eggs, local honey or the latest anti-aging skin care product. Breakfast or lunch Cafe Negro is always good. Evenings are often shared with friends while we watch the majestic sunset from the mirador. A safe evening walk around the fully landscaped grounds completes some days. Then I can curl up in front of the flat screen TV or watch the latest movies on the DVD player.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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  • Comfy LR, flat screen TV, DVDs, CDs, surround sound, gas FP, ceilling fan

    Comfy LR, flat screen TV, DVDs, CDs, surround sound, gas FP, ceilling fan

  • LR stone focal wall with gas fireplace, flat screen TV, entertainment center

    LR stone focal wall with gas fireplace, flat screen TV, entertainment center

  • Fully equipped, Practical, gourmet kitchen

    Fully equipped, Practical, gourmet kitchen

  • Dining area with marble pedestal table

    Dining area with marble pedestal table

  • Front hallway with domed ceiling and artistic mural

    Front hallway with domed ceiling and artistic mural

  • 2nd bedroom and bath on wing of house. Designer linens and super comfy mattress

    2nd bedroom and bath on wing of house. Designer linens and super comfy mattress

  • Huge master bathroom with marble surround, double sinks, mega closet space.

    Huge master bathroom with marble surround, double sinks, mega closet space.

  • bubbling fountain at rear of garden

    bubbling fountain at rear of garden

  • Casual seating on the mirador to enjoy those awesome sunsets.

    Casual seating on the mirador to enjoy those awesome sunsets.

  • Front entry

    Front entry

  • Panoramic view of lake and mountains on the other side

    Panoramic view of lake and mountains on the other side

  • Corner location with multiple windows and sliding doors provide natural light

    Corner location with multiple windows and sliding doors provide natural light

  • Front terrace bordered by cactus/succulent garden. Catch the breeze here

    Front terrace bordered by cactus/succulent garden. Catch the breeze here

  • Full view of living room with domed ceiling, TV, DVD, surround sound, gas fp

    Full view of living room with domed ceiling, TV, DVD, surround sound, gas fp

  • Fully equipped kitchen with eating bar, stainless appliances

    Fully equipped kitchen with eating bar, stainless appliances

  • Filled with Mexican art and original artisan works from all regions of Mexico

    Filled with Mexican art and original artisan works from all regions of Mexico

  • Peaceful Master bedroom with agave (Aqua) tones for relaxation. Bovedo ceiling.

    Peaceful Master bedroom with agave (Aqua) tones for relaxation. Bovedo ceiling.

  • Spacious back terrace for al fresco dining and bird watching watching

    Spacious back terrace for al fresco dining and bird watching watching

  • Side of casa edged with hibiscus, lemon, orange, pomengranete and avocado trees

    Side of casa edged with hibiscus, lemon, orange, pomengranete and avocado trees

  • Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Lake Chapala and the villages on the other side.

    Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Lake Chapala and the villages on the other side.

  •  Well-lit mirador for entertaining with sink and counter space. Supplies for BBQ

    Well-lit mirador for entertaining with sink and counter space. Supplies for BBQ

  • Spectacular sunsets

    Spectacular sunsets

  • Infinity pool with views. Not available currently

    Infinity pool with views. Not available currently

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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