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Art Lovers Village Retreat

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:14-60 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Lovely sunny terrace surrounded by a home. 1 King Bedroom plus a sleeper sofa.

Each room in Los Girasoles has ceiling to floor windows facing the terrace. Mature trees, fountain, exterior fireplace.
The master bedroom and bath stand alone on the east side of the terrace/garden area. Separated by the outside dining area and fountain, the rest of the house ( kitchen, dining room, living room, office area and second full bath on located on the west side of the patio/terrace. Old Mexican style of living, bedrooms completely separated from the main house.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    40 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    With a little help required. We could add wooden ramps if a tenant was planning to stay at least a month. Second bathroom allows wheelchair access....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 2 king

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has a king bed and fireplace. Completely separated from the main house for privacy and late sleeping. Sofa Bed in the Living Room sleep two (at an extra charge)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Soaking Tub and full bathroom in the west wing of the house....moreless

  • Master Bath has a shower.

Other Amenities

  • A maid and gardener take care of the property for us. The gardner can work his visits around your schedule so that he does not interrupt your privacy. The maid comes the same day every week. Her day might be able to be changed based on your needs but not changed weekly or on short notice. She washes the sheets and towels and general cleaning, she does not wash your personal clothing. She can iron for you at an extra charge. She is available more than one day a week for an extra charge, if you would like the service. A Massuer is available by phone for private appointments at the house. Subject to availability....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Mexican Cable TV has the four American networks and CNN. A few other channels in English....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose Wave Machine in bedroom....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    To the north of this home is a beautiful mountain range....moreless

  • Village:

    You can see the roof tops of the village from your roof top terrace....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    One block from the shore of Lake Chapala. Two blocks from the pier and Malecon (lake front promenade)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful 19th C. old growth Cuban Mahogany dining table and corner cabinet, seats 4. PLUS a breakfast set in the kitchen, patio table in terrace for 4 and the roof top terrace table seats 4 also....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans are all you will need in Ajijic, we provide them....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    One in master bedroom and one outside in terrace....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The Malecon (waterfront park) has a nice selection of exercise equipment free for the public to use....moreless

  • Heating:

    Space heater that you might need on a January night!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious, well lit, comfortable sectional sofa and arm chairs. Large TV in this room and library....moreless

  • Parking:

    To the east of the house, on the public street parking is allowed (at your own risk)....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land Line...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen Aid Mixer, coffee maker, toaster, two sinks, filtered water in the faucets. Microwave, etc...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Of course...moreless

  • Oven:

    Modern gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Baking molds, a well equipped kitchen for one who likes to cook and bake....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Nice modern Refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Beautiful almost new Stove top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    of course...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Roof top terrace provides a 'balcony' overlooking the entire lower patio area....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Both levels, upper terrace with wet bar, grill, umbrella table and chairs for 4. Ample space for sun bathing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    About 30 sq. feet of grass if you want to put your bare feet on grass! Terrace is well planted with potted plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Roof top terrace with wet bar....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The soaking tub in the west side of the house serves as a hot soaker, not massage jets though....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
14 night min stay

$750 $2,500
summer 2017
Apr 1 - Aug 31, 2017
14 night min stay

$700 $2,000
Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
14 night min stay

$700 $2,000
Winter 2018
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
60 night min stay

$2,400
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay

$750 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We include all utilities, gas, water, electricity & telephone, We expect you to use common sense with your use of the utilities, Be aware excessive use (waste) of water or electricity could be charged against your deposit.

For tenants staying one month or more we will provide either a pick up at the airport or drop off at airport or in Guadalajara for your departure at no extra charge. Check in time is 4pm check out is 11am. We may have to hold your security deposit for up to 30 days to make sure that no long distance calls were made on the telephone.

50% down to make reservation, full balance due 60 days prior to arrival. 25% 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.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Guadalajara
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chula Vista Golf Club
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Ajijic Tango
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach at Manzanillo, Colima

Car: Not Necessary

Casa Girasoles (Sunflowers) is located just 3 blocks from the village center (Ajijic Plaza). You can do most of your food shopping within 6 blocks of the house. There is a Catholic church on the Plaza and lots of restaurants. The bus line runs one block from Casa Girasol.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: Art lover and world traveler has returned to the USA to spend more time with those precious little grandchildren. Leaving her charming Mexican retreat available for you to rent and enjoy. You won't find a more accessible and safe house in Ajijic. Close to everything but totally private behind the high walls.

Why Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico:
VERY CLOSE to the village center but NOT IN IT! .. One block from the lake and the Lake Chapala Society grounds (google them). Quiet street. good neighbors. Parking allowed on the street to the East of the house, if you need it. You will feel like you are in your own little world once on the grounds of this Artistic retreat. Entrance is an arched custom painted door way set under the typical Mexican tiled cupola. Los Girasoles was built as a restaurant (Los Girasoles in the 1980's) and cleverly remodeled into this spacious well lit home by it's current owner in 1990.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Corner property, lovely roof top terrace with panoramic views of the village and mountains. BBQ being constructed now and will be ready by November 1. Giant gourmet kitchen. Surround yourself with high quality art and furnishings … unlike the typical vacation rental where furniture and pictures are chosen as decorations based on how 'cheap' they are.


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Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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Photos

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • View out of kitchen to fountain area

    View out of kitchen to fountain area

  • Part of the owners art collection

    Part of the owners art collection

  • View to the northern mountains and over the roof tops of Ajijic village.

    View to the northern mountains and over the roof tops of Ajijic village.

  • Living room looking across patio area towards Master Bedroom.

    Living room looking across patio area towards Master Bedroom.

  • Casa Los Girasoles at the corner of 16 de Sept and Nicolas Bravo, Ajijic.

    Casa Los Girasoles at the corner of 16 de Sept and Nicolas Bravo, Ajijic.

  • Another view of Master Bedroom looking past fireplace and out to the patio.

    Another view of Master Bedroom looking past fireplace and out to the patio.

  • Master bath sink and counter.  Shower to right.

    Master bath sink and counter. Shower to right.

  • Soaking tub and shower.

    Soaking tub and shower.

  • Kitchen detail.

    Kitchen detail.

  • Cupula Over street entrance to Casa Girasol

    Cupula Over street entrance to Casa Girasol

  • Another view of the Master Bedroom

    Another view of the Master Bedroom

  • View of some of the windows to patio/terrace

    View of some of the windows to patio/terrace

  • Dining Room with antique Cuban Furniture

    Dining Room with antique Cuban Furniture

  • Roof top gas BBQ. Sun loungers, patio table and chairs, umbrella (not in photo).

    Roof top gas BBQ. Sun loungers, patio table and chairs, umbrella (not in photo).

  • Fountain, outside dining and small grass lawn.

    Fountain, outside dining and small grass lawn.

  • Double sinks in second bathroom.

    Double sinks in second bathroom.

  • More of the owners extensive art collection.

    More of the owners extensive art collection.

  • Another view of patio outside kitchen.

    Another view of patio outside kitchen.

  • Telephone nook.

    Telephone nook.

  • Calle 16 de Septiembre towards the West.

    Calle 16 de Septiembre towards the West.

  • Shower in Master Bath

    Shower in Master Bath

  • Part of the inner patio between the main house and the master bedroom.

    Part of the inner patio between the main house and the master bedroom.

VRBO #622506

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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