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Charming Mexican Style Living in the Village; 50 Feet from Lake Chapala

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-60 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bdrm, Mountain & Lake Views, Rooftop Terrace, Balcony Off Master Bdrm

Casa Tonatiuh is the creation of two local businessmen with a love for the traditional Mexican style. Their design utilizes antique Mexican architectural features like the immense wooden doors that greet you at the street, ornamental iron detailing and hand crafted 'mosaico' floors on the lower lever and beautiful tropical wood floors in both bedrooms. The decorative use of Mexican talavera tile combined with inlaid antique mesquite wood planks gives a very warm feeling of old Mexico. We do offer special rates for stays 6 months and longer. Please write us for those rates
Even though this is a brand new three level Mexican home you will get the feeling you are stepping into the colonial Mexican period.
Casa Tonatiuh (named after the Aztec Sun God) is located in the heart of Ajijic Village just 50 ft. from the Lakefront park. The rooftop terrace includes a wet bar, coffee maker, gas BBQ, TV and a rooftop garden planted with organically grown veggies and herbs for your consumption.
Two light airy bedrooms (one with balcony), large living room, fully equipped kitchen, lower level interior patio with fountain, separate laundry and a half bath on ground level.
Tastefully decorated with original Mexican art, quality furniture, excellent beds and bedding. Wi-Fi and cell phone provided. All utilities included.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Maid service twice a week included in the rent, more frequent service available at an extra charge. Gardener once a week or as needed by season....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV with a few Channels in English including the 4 major US networks, CNN and FOX. Satellite Radio. For rentals of one month or more, we can arrange for Canadian Satellite TV at an extra charge....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Dining area, living room, master bedroom and on the roof top terrace. 4 tv's in all....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Our roof top terrace provides a lovely view of Lake Chapala and Mount Garcia to the south and the majestic mountains that fill the northern sky of Ajijic....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Full mountain views from the Master Bedroom balcony and the roof top terrace....moreless

  • Village:

    The church steeple and a beautiful panoramic view of the village of Ajijic....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining for 4 on lower level and a separate dining area for 6 on rooftop terrace with BBQ grill, refrigerator, wet bar, coffee maker and TV upstairs too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling Fans only, screened windows allow fresh air day and night in the bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand New...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Available a block away at the lakefront park, no charge for use....moreless

  • Heating:

    Space heaters...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, two easy chairs, flat screen TV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cellphone provided, you add service time equal to your usage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand New...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped for cooking and serving...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Overlooking street off master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two patios, interior lower level with fountain, roof top with table & chairs, lounge chairs, wet/coffee bar, gas BBQ, refrigerator, fresh greens in roof top garden...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
14 night min stay

$800 $2,400
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$750 $2,200
Fall 2017
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
14 night min stay

$750 $2,400
Winter 2018
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2018
60 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$800 $2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Taxes Not included


Refundable rental deposit under conditions outlined above.

$25 charge for check-ins after 9pm or before 8am (when allowed).

Surcharge of $15 per occupant per night on reservations for more than 2 people or for temporary guests arriving during your stay.

50% down to make reservation, full balance due 60 days prior to arrival. 10% cancellation fee if canceled at least 60 days before arrival. 50% between 60 and 30 days. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival, no refund.

Paypal is one of our payment options,wire or direct bank deposit with Wells Fargo Bank NA. Damage deposit can be paid on arrival, in cash or by Paypal a few days before arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Ajijic Tango

Car: Not Necessary

Casa Tonatiuh is located just 50 feet from Ajijic's beautiful pier and waterfront park (El Malecon). The tree lined cobblestone route from your home in Ajijic to Lake Chapala is a breathtaking 1 minute walk. Start each day in Ajijic like the locals do walking along the lake front at sunrise, using the public fitness equipment (free) and meet lots of interesting people.

Casa Tonatiuh is located just around the corner from Barbara's Bazaar, one of Ajijic's must see stores for 28 years! Follow that up with lunch at one of several restaurants within 2 blocks of your casa and on Weds. you can peruse the weekly street market (about 8 blocks to the east).

As night falls, enjoy a BBQ and a cocktail on the roof top terrace of Casa Tonatiuh.

We have other, lower priced rentals in Ajijic. Write us for more information.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Well known Ajijic businessmen Ricardo and Tom built this house over a period of 2 years. Ricardo was born in Guadalajara and Tom is an immigrant to Mexico from San Diego, 32 years ago. They have enjoyed renting homes in Europe and decided to try to offer the same level of comfort they have experienced when they travel to visitors to Ajijic. Tom loves cooking and thus the well equipped kitchen. Ricardo is a certified civil engineer and loves to design and construct, his creative 'touches' are apparent throughout Casa Tonatiuh from the hand made floors on the first level, the artistic talavera tiles in the bathrooms, the tropical hardwood floors in the bedrooms and the one of a kind handrails in the stairs.

Why the Owner Chose Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico:
There is nothing comparable in Ajijic, this close to Lake Chapala, we offer fresh greens on the rooftop, proximity to Ajijic's greatest restaurants, a quiet pedestrian neighborhood, comfortable accommodations in a warm Mexican style. We have tried to think of everything you will need while visiting Ajijic. We have 1 other lower priced rental and one higher end home for rent in Ajijic also, write for more information.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wi-Fi, Cellphone, Fresh Vegetable Garden, Ice Maker (purified water throughout the house), Laundry, Sirius Satellite Radio, Canadian Satellite TV will be offered in the 2016-17 rental season at an extra charge. Pick-up or return to Airport included in monthly rentals in 2016-17.

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Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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  • Rooftop view of Church spire, mountains and Ajijic Village.

    Rooftop view of Church spire, mountains and Ajijic Village.

VRBO #498759

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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