MEXICAN JEWEL HOUSE ....... ALLAN FOTHERINGHAM STAYED HERE !

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Bedrooms 2
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MEXICAN JEWEL HOUSE ....... ALLAN FOTHERINGHAM STAYED HERE !

Ajijic House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

[Yes - that's right; Allan Fotheringham, the famous Canadian writer & journalist (magazines, newspapers, and books), stayed here while visiting Ajijic.]

Hola!

Your hosts are The Gutman's who reside in Ajijic.

The Mexican Jewel Home was built only a few years ago and everything is fresh, fresh, fresh!

This charming Mexican Jewel House is located in the most desirable area of Ajijic- Las Salvias area. Walking distance to EVERYTHING!!!

Set into the hills, with a lake view,why not rent your very own one story Mexican style house?

Are you considering retirement? The Mexican Jewel home will give you a true flavor of life in our village. An excellent getaway to a warm climate and a chance to experience the authentic Mexican life -enjoy the morning church bells, smell the fragrant flowers and be peaceful in the hills of Mexico. Some of the best weather in the world is enjoyed by folks from all over the world! This well designed home is located in a very safe and secure area and you can feel comfortable to walk the village streets in the evening.

The Mexican Jewel home has two spacious bedrooms-styled for comfort and charm with dramatic domed ceilings (cupula)in a large living room dining area. The terazza (terrace) provide space for outside dining and the lull of the fountain will make you understand why you are in paradise. Protected from the sun, you can enjoy the terazza all day long and dine out in the evening.

The master bedroom has an American queen size pillow-top bed with built-in spacious closets. We've taken the liberty to have all the rustic furniture hand painted by a well known local artist. This Mexican style room is light, airy and over-sized for your comfort with brick ceiling and tropical fan. The master bathroom is steps away with a Mexican tiled sink, dramatic shower with an actual built-in tiled sitting bench and sky lights to show off the hand painted wall mural.

The second bedroom has French doors to a small terrace, an American sized queen size bed, as well as an elegant rustic desk to set up your laptop - high speed internet access is already set up for you. Just step outside to another half bathroom with stained glass windows, Mexican tiled sink and all the comforts of home.

Mexican arches and nooks allow for a very open and spacious flow in this jewel of a home. Dramatic lighting sets off the hues and colors used on the walls. The Mexican kitchen was designed for easy living - with its array of bright colors and original tiles- has all modern appliances, large pantry, gas oven and stove-top. There is a triple filtered water system as well as bottled water.

All linens and towels are quality fabrics, understanding the needs of spoiling visitors. The TV, with 600 satellite stations from Canada to United States, includes movies,sports and a host of music stations for your listening pleasure.

For your convenience: there is a US washer and US dryer, a storage room for folks with golf clubs and sports equipment.

We've taken the pleasure to supply you with a list of our favorite restaurants, shops, village outdoor market days and full day outings to artistic and historical cities. We enjoy stocking the fridge with a few goodies to get you going the first day you arrive and you can certainly pop down the street for some fill- ins. This home is so well located that many visitors never use their cars. There are a variety of small fruit and vegetable markets 3 streets away, 2 fish markets and a small grocery store. This will give you a chance to stock up on our local produce and enjoy the quality foods.

Only 3 minutes from home,we have our very own baker (Pan). Walk down the cobblestones to the original rustic bakery and buy warm fresh rolls every morning, croissants, sweet rolls (pan dulce) and have an authentic experience with our local baker who speaks English! Once inside this amazing bakery-you can special order: bagels, baguetes whole wheat croissants and cactus bread.

If you are here for affordable plastic surgery, dental work or medical treatments - this home is a perfect place to be peaceful.

With everything on one floor, you can be mobile and enjoy the house.

Remember – location, location, location! Just a short stroll away and you are at the main plaza with over 40 international restaurants, local artist galleries, shops and the true Mexico, at your feet. Walk the cobblestone streets, get caught in the local sights and sounds of the village, and enjoy what over 7,000 North Americans call home.

We would also like to remind you that we have another home, The Mexican Sunrise House (VRBO #143099),that is close by for families and friends that want to enjoy their visits together, but maintain their privacy and comfort. Just ask for both homes if you are considering multi- family/friend visits to our village.

Maid and gardener services are included once a week as are gas, electric and local phone calls. There are absolutely no hidden charges!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 64 traveler reviews

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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104029vb
+52 3767-665170 (Mexico)
Ajijic Lake Chapala
Canada
5

CHARMING

  • 5 of 5
The jewel house is really that - a cozy, charming and comfortable place to relax and experience the culture of Mexico. Everything works well and Leo is a most helpful host.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104029vb
+52 3767-665170 (Mexico)
Ajijic Lake Chapala
Boonville,CA.
5

FANTASTIC HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
The Jewel house in Ajijic is appropriately named. This clean, comfortable, well stocked home was more than the four of us expected ! It is tastefully decorated and nestled into a nice neighborhood with walking access to small markets, bus stops, through town and to the lakeside park. There is an information book in the house with detailed descriptions of local highlights, taxi info, car rentals, restaurants and galleries. Leo will also greet you to make sure you are comfortable and tell you about any special craft fairs, or farmers markets that might be happening. I recommend a bus ride to the hot mineral pools at Hotel Balneario. We loved our week in the Jewel House and will tell others about its comfort and location.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104029vb
+52 3767-665170 (Mexico)
Ajijic Lake Chapala
5

WONDERFUL CASITA, WONDERFUL HOSTS!

  • 5 of 5
First of all, Leo sent us extensive information on Ajijic in general and on the Casita specifically, before our arrival. We had great directions in both English and Spanish for the taxi driver from the airport. Getting into the house at night was simple and safe....and then we were overjoyed at how lovely the Casita was!! Beautiful hand painted Mexican tiles, Mexican paver flooring, arches and domed ceiling, but best of all is the little front patio with lots of plants and a lovely area to have our meals. The home is fully set up for an easy stay. We could walk everywhere, and did! Leo came to explain things about the house, answer questions. He was available to us and attentive. We would highly recommend the Mexican Jewel House to anyone coming to Ajijic.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104029vb
+52 3767-665170 (Mexico)
Ajijic Lake Chapala
5

IN GOOD HANDS

  • 5 of 5
With Leo, you are in good hands! He is very conscientious and looks after every detail. We found the Jewel House very comfortable. And we liked the location –
a bit noisy at times – but close to almost everything. And with the information Leo passes on, you get to know how things work in Ajijic. You get the feel of the town.
And it all felt very good. We enjoyed our stay - anybody would.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
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+52 3767-665170 (Mexico)
Ajijic Lake Chapala
portland oregon
4

MEXICAN JEWEL HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
very nice casita. Ajijic is high up and difficult for people with breathing problems.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: This is the second visit in two years by these guests - I love it when guests return. Their comment is true - Ajijic is at 5,000 feet above sea level, and it takes a day or two to acclimate to this altitude. Having said that, it is this altitude in the tropics, that helps create one of the best climates in the world - year around (It is Feb. as I write this, and all the trees are blooming with beautiful flowers). They don't call Ajijic "The land of eternal spring" for nothing.
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Mexican Jewel House ....... Allan Fotheringham Stayed Here !
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Ajijic Lake Chapala
Reno, Nevada
4

A TRUE TASTE OF MEXICO...

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I arrived here and were greeted by the owner, Leo. He gave us a short but helpful talk on the house and living in Ajijic. He let us know that living in Mexico was not to be a quiet experience. That proved to be very true over the next week. There was a celebration going on all week and between the skyrockets going off at 6 AM and the rooster across the street beginning to crow each morning at 4 am, we found out quickly that we didn't need an alarm clock!
Leo and Gabby were the most wonderful hosts. They never bothered us but were always available if we needed anything. We would happily recommend this rental as a way to begin your experience of living in the downtown village of Ajijic.Mexico.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our guests came during the noisiest week of the year - the celebration of the patron saint of Ajijic - San Andres. During this week, there are celebrations all day and into the night in the main town square. It is a major annual cultural event, and lot's of fun for the whole village. However ..... it is a noisy week in the second half of November.

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Ajijic's Main Square

Spanish classes, tours of Guadalajara, trips to Tequila, San Miguel Allende, Mexico City and other cities in the vicinity

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Availability & Rates

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Ajijic House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $500 - $650/wk or $1,700 - $2,200/mo
  • US Dollars
  • May 1st - Oct. 31st $500 per week $1,700 per month
  • Nov.1st - Apr. 30th $650 per week $2,200 per month
  • Any guests in addition to first 2 are $50 per week (or fraction therof) per person
  • Any additional night is $100 per night

Amenities

Ajijic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) American Queen size bed in both bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
Notes:
Ceiling fans in every room, Mexican crafted ceilings, stained glass windows, hand painted furniture

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