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Lovely Casita with Views near Lake and Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 841 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath Casita with tropical garden, lake and mountain views.

Spacious one-bedroom, one-bath casita in a traditionally decorated hacienda. The large bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed, sitting couch and ample closet space, while the open living room is furnished with sofas, coffee table, armchairs, original artwork, TV and bookcase. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dining area that seats four; the bathroom, two sinks and a colorful oversized tiled tub with shower. The furnished patio is accessed from both the living room and bedroom. Your casita adjoins a beautiful garden of orchids, ferns, cacti, avocado, lime trees and fountain. A staircase adjacent to the kitchen leads to a rooftop sitting area with stunning views of Lake Chapala and the mountains perfect for enjoying a margarita, warm breezes and sunsets.

Amenities include off-street parking for a small vehicle, free WIFI, CD/DVD player, 42" flat screen TV, and a shared laundry room. Casa de Colores is ideally located, just one 1 min walk from the Lake, 5 min to Ajijic's Wednesday market. and pleasant 15 minutes walk along cobblestone streets to Ajijic Plaza where you'll find a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and galleries.

The rate includes electricity, gas, and a purified water system. A Telephone available for international calls.

We hope we've made this a comfortable, relaxing space for you to enjoy Ajijic.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About owner/property manager

Mary is a retired business woman from Washington. She has travelled to several countries and when deciding on a place to retire visited Ajijic and like many others fell in love with the warmer, more colorful, and slower pace of life here. She has remodeled the house to include a main house and three casitas which she enjoys sharing with people from around the world.

owner/property manager purchased this estate in 2010

What makes this estate unique

As you enter the property you are met with a view of a lush tropical garden and a lovely fountain, a large avocado tree and a lime tree. Each casita has it's own unique decor, one Mexican, one Mid-Century Modern and one on the second floor that has a panoramic view of the lake and mountains.


Ajijic Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 841 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Oversized tiled bathtub and shower. Double hand painted sinks,
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Slightly bigger than a California King
  • Mexican Decor, Large closet, Sitting couch, Carved cupboard, Door leading to private patio. Ensuite bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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Lovely Casita with Views near Lake and Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Excellent location, very picturesque garden and Casitas

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated Casita with modern amenities such as purified water throughout and upgraded plumbing and excellent wifi reception. We enjoyed the views from the Mirador and convenient location with short walks into town, grocery store, busses, weekly farmers market and restaurants. Mary went out of her way to ensure that all of our needs were met and was a lovely hostess along with co-host Charlie. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoping your next visit will be longer and looking forward to meeting your mom. All the best to the whole was so fun having you here.
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  • 5 of 5

We Stayed at the beautiful Casa de Colores Feb 20th-feb 27th. What a gem it is. It is beautifully decorated and maintained. No better hosts than Mary & Charlie. Great location too. My husband and I enjoyed the garden and sunbathing up on the Mirador with lake/mountain views and the horses trotting along the cobblestone streets with Mexican The whole community is very helpful and kind. Every day we did some kind of excursion and took advantage of the affordable taxi services. Went to the hotel Balmeario in San Juan Cosala for the day and used the thermal spa and hot springs therapy. Another day we went to Tonala for the market. I suggest going on a thursday instead of Sunday so U can it the shops too since we love unique Mexican pieces. We went to Chapala for a day too and our cab driver stopped even along the way so we could buy some talavera tiles. We spent a lot of time too walking through Ajijic. They have an awesome farmers market in wednesays with beautiful unique affordable treasures. Wonderful places to eat at affordable prices.

I can only hope/dream and pray that one day we will be as blessed as Mary has for this been for an opportunity such as this. She manages it effortlessly. Thank u Mary for being so marvelous. We miss u, Charlie and Ajijic and plan on returning sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to know that you enjoyed your stay in Casa de Colores and that Ajijic is on your list for a return visit. It was a pleasure meeting you and Harry and I hope we can keep in touch. Thank you again for the little soaps. The fragrances are wonderful. Hasta Pronto
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Wonderful apartment with a very helpful owner in residence

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Well equipped & managed.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both and hope to see you on your next trip to Ajijic. Hope it won’t take another 30 years :)
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Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Mary...Jack & I would love to Thank You so much for allowing us to share your beautiful property. We felt so welcomed and were comfortable from the time we arrived. You helped us with any and all questions or concerns. We gained not only a wonderful experience, but also a a new dear friend. We miss you and Charlie and hopefully will get the opportunity to get that way again!!!! If you're going to Ajijic...look no further...stay at this lovely Casita!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rhoda & Jack for this review. It I was great having you visit Casa de los Sueños. I enjoyed our trip to Viva Mexico. Our weather has changed now and the days are in the high 70’s. You are always welcome back. Happy Valentines Day :)
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing week staying with Mary and Charlie, in this beautifully decorated casita, in a quiet area of town yet in walking distance to everything! Fully equipped kitchen, beautiful yard, spacious rooms, there was nothing missing. Hoping to return to Ajijic soon and staying in this beautiful casita again! Thx again Mary, Monik and Daniel

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed Casa de Colores and your time in Ajijic. Your mother was counting the minutes until your arrival. Take care and the doors are open for you both anytime.
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Even Better Than The Pictures.

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to a enjoy a whole month at Casa de Colores, delighting in its décor, comfort, and quality. It's larger than it looks in the photos. Each area has a ceiling fan (that's four in all). With super-high ceilings and many screened windows, Casa de Colores is designed for tropical comfort. And the garden. Ah, the garden! When I first arrived it was almost midnight. Mary opened the gate and I gazed, transfixed, at the impeccable and artistically lit, lavish and secluded garden-world that would be my Mexican home. Mary was unfailingly generous with information and hints, all of which enriched my Ajiic experience. As a single woman in her seventies, I always felt safe. Everywhere, and any time. Of course I want to return. To explore the region in its winter season. I only hope hope HOPE that Casa de Colores will be available to welcome me again!



  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Bodega
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Alex's Pasta (Exceptional Italian food!)
Car: not necessary

Ajijic has it all: Galleries, restaurants, cafes, lake and mountains. Stroll the treelined cobblestoned streets. Visit the open market on Wednesdays and get a real flavor of Mexico from foods to traditional crafts. Relax after walking the length of Ajijic's malacon ( boardwalk) where you will see flocks of pelicans, herons and cranes. It is just a 10 minute walk to the Lake Chapala Society which offers a wealth of information about the area and its activities. There is a reason why this area is so popular with visitors from around the world. Yes, National Geographic gave it the distinction of the second best climate in the world, but there is so much more.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

There will be a $300 (refundable) booking/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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