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.
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 10, 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
One of the best VRBO stays ever!
Mary is the most accommodating hostess we have ever had. The place was just as pictured, even better actually. Beds were comfortable , the space was beautifully decorated and maintained. The location was perfect for walking to town but far enough away for it to be quiet ( except the local celebration had some loud music but even that was great to be a part of) All in all it was truly one of the best experiences with a VRBO that we have had. Thanks Mary!!!
Comfortable and Welcoming
We enjoyed our week long stay at Mary's casita. Mary is very kind and welcoming. She greeted us when we arrived, drove us to the grocery store, offered to drop us off for dinner, and she even saw us off when our driver picked us up at 5am for our departure. Mary has the sweetest little dog named Charlie. We loved playing with him when he was hanging out in the garden and he happily accepted our belly rubs. We miss Charlie!
She had family staying in her other casitas while we were there, we got to talk with them also, and they are just as nice and personable as her. There is a shared garden space, but plenty of privacy in your own apartment, and Mary is available to answer questions and offer suggestions on things to do.
The casita itself was the perfect size for 2 people. It is very clean, nice furniture (we loved the reclining sofa!), the kitchen was ideal for cooking breakfast in the morning. We were close walking distance to a grocery store, gym, restaurants, and the bus stop. It was a 10-15 minute casual stroll to the center of town. We would happily stay here again the next time we are in town. Thank you to Mary, Charlie, and her family for leaving us with a wonderful impression of life in Ajijic!
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.
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.