This Casita is perfect for one and cozy for two. It has been rented to a couple who managed well in this smaller space. It has a kitchenette with a large refrigerator, table and dining chairs, great two-seater leather reclining sofa, bedroom with twin beds, small closet space with additional storage, and bathroom with shower. The front of the main room has sliding glass doors that looks out on to a beautiful tropical garden with fountain, orchids, avocado tree, cacti, etc. The decor is contemporary with mid-century pieces.
- Apartment490 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 22, 2018
About owner/property manager
About the owner: 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 Apartment in 2010
What makes this Apartment 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 lime trees. The rate can't be beat for what is offered. A few steps to the lake and spectacular panoramic view of both lake and mountains from the mirador. The location is perfect and walkable to shopping, Lake Chapala Society and the Plaza.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Get this straight: Charlie is the Boss. Mary is simply the feeder...
... and know that Charlie will tolerate you because Mary says so. And he loves her.
I don't think you can find a better place to stay in Ajijic; you couldn't get more even at double the price. A private and excellent location - a 10-15 minute walk to shopping, town events, the farmer's market, LCS, nice restaurants and the plaza. There is even parking available on the street, but you don't need a car at all.
You certainly cannot find a better host - Mary will drive you to the bank or the store, offer to run errands for you, make calls and open doors for you whenever and wherever you need them opened. She know everybody and everything in Ajijic. Like the best butlers, she and her son are never in your way but are always available.
This comfortable unit (with full beds) has cable, internet, leather furniture, wonderful jazzy artwork, a very modern bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen down to the heavy duty Calphalon NSF Commercial Aluminum cookware. (If you are a jazz affection ado, talk to Mary.) You also have use of a fully equipped laundry room that is probably better-appointed than yours at home.
The highly secure grounds include a soothing waterfall and are quiet and are elegantly designed.
–> With the open verandas, this complex of 3 or 4 rental units would be perfect for a family or couples group vacation, but they are not listed that way. So drop her a note and ask if you're interested in renting your own private compound. <–
FYI, take the taxi from GDL at 420 pesos (about $23 USD plus tip). Mary will arrange your return trip with the excellent and affable Samuel (500 pesos plus tip). If Sammy picks you up at the airport, he has to charge you for both ways since he lives in Ajijic.
With Mary's help, Samuel is also available to drive you around while you are in town, for very reasonable fees, but give him 1/2 to 1 day notice.
Warm and inviting experience
My casita was beautiful, comfortable, equipped with all the amenities from cooking to showering in a well appointed bathroom. There were ample windows for light and to enjoy the breeze that flows through Ajijic. The front of the casita opens with over sized sliding door to the colorful and lush gardens. It was quiet and private. Mary greeted us as we arrived and was available for assisting us throughout our stay. Mary loves what she is doing and we felt that care throughout our stay. There aren’t enough superlatives to characterize our stay.
Well, Maya what a pleasure it was to get to know you and I feel very fortunate that you shared your plans to become a resident of Ajijic. We will be neighbors and hopefully have many organic shopping trips together. You are a perfect fit for Lakeside. See you soon.
A Great Place to stay.
Art and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Casita . But more so than that , we truly loved the company of the owner Mrs Mary Bushbaum . She is really a great hostess. She met us on our arrival at 11:15 pm and saw us off on our departure at 3:00 am in the morning. Not only is she a great hostess but we now have a wonderful friend in Ajjic, Mexico . We highly recommend her Casitas as they are " 1st class " with a great location to the town center , the Malecon, restaraunts, markets and yes Walmart ( 5 min by taxi or car ). Once again Mary , Thankyou for a very memorable vacation. Lots of love , Rose and Art .
Thanks for your kind words, Rose & Art. The feeling is mutual. It was so fun spending time with you both. I think Charlie is missing you too. Welcome back anytime.
This was a great experience and we will return.
Very clean, very attractive, very friendly, great location. Thank you, Mary.
This casita is a perfect little gem of comfort and convenience in a tranquil garden setting.
As first time visitors to Ajijic, my sister and I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Mary's property exceeded our expectations with her secure, well- appointed, lovely casita with shaded lanai overlooking a garden courtyard- all within easy walking distance to the lake, plaza, shops and restaurants. Mary warmly greeted us on arrival, as she did with all her guests, and never failed to extend her hospitality throughout our stay. She remained a helpful resource and at times went above and beyond to provide information or assistance when needed. She helped us navigate initial visits to the bank and market and gave stellar recommendations for excursions, meals, and various activities. She even helped my sister arrange for horseback riding lessons! In the evenings we enjoyed the cool of her garden and the rooftop overlook with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains. We had an amazing time in Ajijic and I have no doubt it was in part because of our marvelous hostess who made sure we had all we needed to experience the best of this unique town. Ajijic is a vibrant place full of friendly people and I have already arranged a return visit to Mary's casita.
Thank your for your kind words, Shannon. It was the first time I hosted three sisters (only for one night :) You and Kelly were great. I will be happy to have you back with just a week break in between visits. I am looking forward to having you as a neighbor in the near future. Please keep in touch. BYW your kinds words meant a great deal to me.
Oasis in the tranquil village of Ajijic
The caseta was very comfortable and tastefuly decorated. All the amenities were as described and exceeded our expectations. Mary was a gracious host and made our stay a very relaxing experience. I will difininetly stay there again when I return for a stay in Ajijic.
Thank you Wes & Rufina.. It was a pleasure hosing you. I hope you choose Ajijic after your retirement research is finished. It is really a lovely, tranquil and welcoming village. All the best to you and you are welcome back any time.
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 food to traditional crafts and music. Relax after walking the length of Ajijics malacon (boardwalk) where you will see flocks of pelicans, herons and cranes.
Additional information about rental rates
Owner will provide a full refund of any funds collected in the case of a cancellation if notified prior to 60 days before reserved arrival date.