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Heart of Village 2 Bdr 2 Bath Authentic Mexican Casa - Lovely

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Excellent central village location, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, authentic Mexican casa steps from lake, square and Chapala society. Stunning kitchen, spacious dining and living rms, large bdrms (queen size and twins) with attached bath, laundry, courtyard, balconies, lovely views of lake and mountains. Best restaurants and boutique shops steps away. Bus to everywhere 5 min. walk from door. No need for a vehicle. House has upper balconies off bdrms and indoor courtyard with fountain and barbecue. You will love this charming home!!

Keywords: very central, completely furnished, 1 blk from lake, close to square and Chapala society, authentic Mexican features

More Details

Jackie Evans
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About Jackie Evans

60 year old single Canadian female who lives in home when vacant and maintains meticulously.

Jackie Evans purchased this house in 2010

Why Jackie Evans chose Lake Chapala

Many friends here who absolutely love the area as do I. Have not met anyone who had a negative comment on the area. Divine year round climate, safer than anywhere I have been, artisan village with much to offer and lovely people who warmly welcome us 'gringos' eager for us to appreciate their beautiful country. Short bus ride to stunning Guadalajara with all its cultural offerings. You will be happy here!!!

What makes this house unique

Restaurants, boutique artisan crafts, artworks and clothing, Delightful climate, wonderful walking hikes along lakeside malecon, cobblestone roads, seafood/steak dinners with drinks in beautiful restaurants for $15!!! Local Chapala society with library, large gardens, Spanish, yoga, cultural lectures etc free with low cost membership run by volunteers. Extremely welcoming community in quiet unspoiled village.


Ajijic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Heart of Village 2 Bdr 2 Bath Authentic Mexican Casa - Lovely
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

Darn Near Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Comfortable and charming quarters, very convenient to Lakeside and Ajijic village. Don't really need a car, although we did rent one day to go to other side of lake and up to Mazamitla. Things to keep in mind: This is a small village in Mexico, not Manhattan. The home is well over a hundred years old and has quirks. The landing at the top of the stairs is awkward and requires some caution. Probably not a good situation for a disabled person. Mexico is noisy in general. There are roosters, bands playing, bells ringing, and firecrackers all night on any given night. If you can accept those things as part of the local charm, then you'll have a great time. Way different from the typical Mexico tourist resort experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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15 0
Grants Pass,OR

Location, location , and charm

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we walked in this place it felt like home. The brightly colored walls decorated with Mexican pottery and original artwork, a very well equipped kitchen, hot water and plenty of it ! It's a 5 minute walk to the lake ( a popular place for bird watching in the morning) and just around the corner from restaurants, shops, and the plaza which is popular in the evenings for families and ice cream. It's about a 10 minute walk to catch the bus to Chapala or Guadalajara. You can also walk to the Tues. street market.The top of the stairs is a little awkward and you have to be careful. Mexican architecture seems to put an extra step into every room. Is there an occasional rooster crowing ? dog barking ? fireworks or a strolling group of locals singing to the Virgin Mary at 5am ?? Yes ! This is Mexico. They have a passion for their culture and fiestas. A perfect choice for those who don't want a car, like to walk, and want to experience the charming village of Ajijic.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 0
Venice, FL

The half of it.

  • 1 of 5

Smart people can be duped by sizzle and assume that all landlords are as trustworthy as Mother Teresa. "Are there any roosters close by?" Owner: “No roosters.” Off goes our hard earned money to a total stranger. That's dumb.

Lucky (?) me: ”August is open due to an emergency cancellation.” I'm 89. I travel alone. I do not lie. I'm not a whiner. Arrival July 31: Manager doesn't show. Cars rumble on cobblestones. “Cock a doodle oo” serenades from neighbor's yard below “mountain view.” I see no lake. No water pressure! My photos show trash, soap scum, scary staircase, complaints from tenants, views, 100 containers of unappetizing food stashed in refrigerator, cabinet. Medicines. Toiletries. Drawers loaded.

I reel at top of stairs. Landing is about 18” to 20” to step-up bath door 16-18” wide. One doorway drops directly into stairwell. Beware children, elderly, and groggy midnight piddler! Manager email: “I very pointedly called your attention to the short landing at the top of the stairs.” Too late. Listing: “Wheelchair accessible!?” I drag my aching body to hotel: email: “There will be no refund!” I will brush my teeth with drinking water, eat out until repairs on Aug 4.

Excerpts: Fri, Aug 1. “Pobrecita” (translation: Poor thing—poking fun).... I am fully aware of your complaints, especially that every new sound in the village creates havoc with your sensitivities. {In response to my ordeal on arrival. She hasn't met me or my “sensitivities.”}

Aug. 2. “ is customary to leave non-perishable items behind for the next tenant.”

{ I respond: “ I shall not leave food. Buy your own.”}

Aug 8. ”...As in the States, it is a federal offense in Mexico to write a check that bounces. Banks in Mexico are very quick to file charges.”

{Why this? Indimidation?}

“.......(owner) is out of the country.” “I'm your sole contact. “ “She's at a retreat.”

Aug 14—

“I will arrive with the locksmith who will change the locks ...”

“I am certain you are aware that all service staff are permitted entry at the discretion of the manager or owner...”

Sleep deprived from two weeks of street noise, roosters, loud music and relentless psycho badgering, I require medical attention. Too demoralized to enjoy my vacation. I move to lovely casita and gardens far back from road. I sleep but still taunted. Again-- “There can be no refund of rent!”' A few hours later: “there will be no refund of rental fees.”

I've learned my lesson the hard way.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was disappointed to read this review but not at all surprised. Both myself and my property manager went to great lengths to address the concerns of this tenant. I am located in the centre of the village and cannot control for roosters crowing, horses clip clopping on the cobblestone street or the odd musical parade that comes along. It is typically colorful Mexico and most tenants enjoy the liveliness of village life. The non-perishable items (salt, sugar, flour, coffee etc) left behind were removed at the tenants request. There was a water pressure problem that required attention and was repaired promptly once the part was purchased. I store a few personal items at the house but they are kept out of sight. Cupboards and drawers in the bedrooms are left empty. After receiving multiple angry bordering on abusive daily calls over a number days and given that I was out of the country, I suggested the tenant direct all concerns to the local property manager who was also receiving these calls. The complaints continued well after the problem was addressed. I did not see that a refund was warranted given that the problems were easily addressed and/or realities of Mexican village life that I not heard complaints about in the past. I do feel badly that my home was not a good fit for this elderly tenant. I hope she has success finding alternate accommodations in future more suited to her specific needs. I also hope this review does not discourage future potential tenants. I am pleased that I often receive many requests from return tenants.
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12 4

Enjoys Ajijic!!!

  • 5 of 5

I've rented several locations in Ajijic over five years. This is the best so far - location, household appointments and colour!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 2
United States

Exactly as described,

  • 4 of 5

Location allows you to explore the village very easily. The casa has Mexican decor, very comfy. Owner answered all questions before hand and the property manager was available and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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16 0
Bucerias Nayarit Mexico

Cozy home close to everything

  • 4 of 5

My spouse and our goldens needed a get away from our busy lives in Bucerias, and had friends who

live in Ajijic/Chapala. The restaurants were so reasonable, food quality excellent, location of the house great. All in all a great week away.

Shopping was great, many bazzars to choose from. We bought awesome Oaxacan rugs and spent an afternoon in Tonala. Don't miss Tango for an incredible steak dinner.

Visit Magana's inbetween Ajijac and Chapala for great ribs and English style fish and chips. I would stay at the home again

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reasonable rates with all included Great location and available for a week or several months.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Puerta Vallerta
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Ajijic House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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