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Lovely Casita with Views near Lake and Village

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 841 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

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
owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Guadalajara
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.

Amenities

Ajijic Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 841 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Oversized tiled bathtub and shower. Double hand painted sinks,
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

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 family...it was so fun having you here.
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5

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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5

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!

Kay

Seattle

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely gorgeous! with a very "home away from home" feel!!!

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough good things about this place. It was the perfect location, for starters...a short walk to the center of town, and all shops and restaurants, but away from the hustle and bustle, with wonderful views of the mountains and the lake. The Casitas are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The garden is a joy to sit in, as is the Mirador, with wonderful views of both the mountains and the lake! In fact, this place is so beautiful and so peaceful, it was hard to leave it each day to go site-seeing...and, the most important factor...the owner, Mary was just delightful and so very, very helpful and accommodating! Her dog, Charlie was a huge delight also, and made me feel very much at home(as I was missing my own pups)!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You both were a lot of fun for Charlie and for me. You were able to get the most out your short stay. I hope you will think about returning at some point. I know that your departure was not the best and that the hurricanes made travel delayed and difficult. Thank you for your help with my copper sink and faucets. You have set the bar very high :). Thank you, Margaret, for this great review.
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5

Beautiful Casita With Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental takes care of all the little details. We have went in to other rentals that are basically empty furnished places then we would have to go out to get all the basics just to get started. This place had salt and pepper, olive oil, dish soap, shower gel & hand soap, laundry detergent and such.

Mary the host was there to greet us and to walk us through the place. Took the time to show us how to use the tv and since she lived on the property was always around with a warm smile, a good morning and checking in to see if we needed any thing.

I would recommend this as the go to place to stay if you are going to Mexico. It is quiet and the views from the roof are beautiful!

Thanks Mary for a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have been able to supply you with a cozy place to continue your research for a more permanent stay Lakeside. Hoping that I will see you both again.
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5

Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

After a stay with Mary you haven't just had a great vacation, you've made a friend. I was sad to leave Mary and puppy Charlie. Beautiful place in the best location, walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants, the village center, and a great view of the lake from the Mirador. You're crazy if you DON'T stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for this review. It was great to see you exploring Ajijic and enjoying our other guests. I look forward to your third visit and hope it is planned soon.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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