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BEAUTIFUL WALLED GARDEN PARADISE WITH BREATHTAKING VISTA

Harvey

Advertiser since: 1999
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 1999
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL WALLED GARDEN PARADISE WITH BREATHTAKING VISTA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Jocotepec House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is an amazing opportunity to be in real Mexico with all the beauty and comfort one would want. The home is surrounded by a ten-foot high stone wall covered with bougainvillea and the property has plumaria, avacado, grapefruit, tangerine, banana, guava, orange,guava, lemon, and lime trees. The property is fully enclosed and safe and totally secure for your pets.

We now have high speed wifi internet access at the home, and a hi-def 22in. flat panel DVD player in the master bedroom.

Also, dozens of roses, birds of paradise, and others too numerous to mention. We go often to the home, but are flexible as to time. Housekeeper and gardener are long time employees who are very friendly and very helpful.

This vacation rental home is just fifteen minutes from Ajijic, where there are numerous restaurants, shopping, medical facilities, and art centers (Mexican crafts are everywhere), and the Guadalajara Airport is just 40 minutes to the north.

The town of Jocotepec has local markets (with all fresh produce) every day and large markets twice a week. Jocotepec has numerous fine shops and restaurants, some with the local specialty called 'Berreria,' a unique goat stew. The home is a short 3 block walk to the center of town.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Harvey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2014

What makes this house unique

The home is on a fully enclosed acre of land within the town which provides beauty, serenity and security for you and your pets.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Walled Garden Paradise with Breathtaking Vista
average rating of 3.6 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful Walled Garden Paradise with Breathtaking Vista
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Jocotepec Lake Chapala
Sonora, CA
5

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this home for 10 days in November, 2010. It truly is a garden of Eden! Very tasteful decorating, interesting artwork and masks, lovely outdoor and indoor settings for lounging, playing games, visiting, or dining. The gurgling fountain in the center of the yard, church bells, and local celebrations provide a wonderful foreign sound track to the experience of the home. Jocotepec is a true Mexican town with virtually no tourism and few ex-pats. Come prepared to walk the cobblestone streets to downtown and pick up fresh fish from the lake, chickens, beef, and a cornucopia of fresh local produce each morning. Cooking is a joy in the well-equipped kitchen. The 2 resident cats kept us from being too homesick for our own pets.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Walled Garden Paradise with Breathtaking Vista
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Jocotepec Lake Chapala
Mexico City Mexico
5

Muy bueno

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed 1 month and it was fantastico¡ We live in Mexico City and have 2 ninos.
The home was gorgeous inside and out. Our children played with the neighbors kids and they had a blast
The staff who has been at the house for years were wonderful people and helped us a lot.
We loved everything about the home
It could not have been better
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
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Jocotepec Lake Chapala
1

misrepresented, unreliable amenities, lousy customer service, untrustworthy owner

  • 1 of 5
Rented 16 days 12/13 for a research trip to live in Ajijic. I chose here because the photos were stunning & it looked like a "rural" retreat, which i wanted for holidays & 60th birthday. Traveled all over MX before.

Could write a book of complaints & i just stumbled upon this last review while looking for another rental & HAD to comment to protect future renters.

Owner responded to them: "Not everyone is suited to be in Mexico & these folks clearly were not. We have rented for 17 years and THIS IS THE FIRST RENTER WHO WAS UNHAPPY." One of MANY lies. I was highly stressed & outraged & wrote him numerous detailed accounts. He is arrogant & uncooperative, & an American lawyer!

I was VERY clear with him that i wanted a quiet, serene setting & i had to be on the phone a lot locally & the internet for research & for my ONLINE business. Also told him i was concerned about the distance from Ajijic- he assured me that it was only 20 minutes away, & it was easy to get to public transportation & the internet was fast & dependable. It actually takes 30 minutes even on the Express bus after you walked 20 to the the station or found a cab, and no one speaks much English. I'm fit & active but walking up those steep hills on cobblestones everyday with groceries, etc was a chore, especially since it rained & was unseasonably cold & windy for 7 days. Cab to Ajijic was $12 & $22+ after 10pm to return & buses quit then.

Internet/phone continually out for hours at a time, hot water intermittent, tub didn't have any & i specified i needed it for back problems. TV is tiny & no heat. Fireplace in totally separate room at corner of house & found small space heater in closet, which no one informed me of before arriving even though i expressed concern over being chilly at night. He DOES ask you not to use it much. Windows don't shut completely & are everywhere so it is drafty! No microwave. The neighbors played LOUD music outside all hours, even until dawn, mangy dogs & trash everywhere.

Charged $50 extra for housekeeper to come on Jan 1 but informed them i was staying in Ajijic 12/31 because of noise & no phone to call cab to airport. Had to pay expensive rate for late reservation on NewYr's eve but got no refund for the $50 & for 1 day less stay, & i gave cleaner 2 days off week before! After he accused me of damages to rooms i didn't even use!

Rental agent very unhelpful, even with arrival. Setting lovely, house charming but NOT worth the hassle!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is very sad. All of the emails that I received from this woman were rude, and misstated so many things it's hard to know where to start.
She complainded about the staff. They have been with the home for 17 years and are spectacular in every respect. The fact that she didn't like them speaks way more to her personality than it does to them.
After reading her angry, negative and pointless review, I have concluded that she is a very sad person. I wish her well and I will be more discrinating when renting. I hope she can get over her anger and agressiveness.
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Beautiful Walled Garden Paradise with Breathtaking Vista
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Jocotepec Lake Chapala
4

Irma & Ernie

Irma & Ernie
  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 9 days. We had wanted to live in a neighborhood of Mexican locals area. As such, there are children and pets--the dogs are a distraction sometimes, but at least are capable of letting you know that the Mexicans are more patient with their neighbours than you likely are at home. The house itself was perfect. We had no need of a third bedroom, nor of 3 bathrooms. But it was true luxury to have a bath on each of the 3 bedrooms, and the master bedroom was so special with open windows, and an occasional use of the overhead fan, we were very comfortable even during what we're told is a hot month in Jocotepec. The mirador was remarkable. I love the shade; my husband likes the sun--we were both able to find comfort up there. And the sunsets and sunrises are really quite spectacular. We did rent a car, and also did some walking. The cobblestone streets are hard for some folk, but didn't cause any concerns for us--there's a numerous small stores just around the corner with basics, the town's central square is less than a 15 minute easy walk. The kitchen was fine. Wifi worked well In short, it was a comfortable and very relaxing stay with a lovely garden, the owner, was responsive when asked something, the only hitch was our dealings w/the real estate person could use a bit of improvement.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Walled Garden Paradise with Breathtaking Vista
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3106vb
Jocotepec Lake Chapala
3

Note as totally stated

  • 3 of 5
First off, the grounds around the home are beautiful. The neighborhood is fairly poor with dogs running around barking, horns honking and a vendor running around all day selling gas via loudspeaker from his truck. The place is not handicap friendly and we were told that people do speak some English and restaurants and stores were just a few blocks away and you didn't need a car. Well, everything wasn't easy access and to get back to the house it was a steep incline and we never did find a taxi driver that spoke some English. The tourist area was 30 minutes by taxi and airport an hour. We were going to spend 30 days but the kitchen didn't have a microwave, one frying pan to cook with and a super small TV in the master bedroom. The house is overpriced for the area especially if staying more than a week. We asked for a refund as we felt the house and area were not as explained to us. The owner refused to refund any of our money and two months later still have not received our deposit back. We paid to have the house clean twice and we were only there 3 days. Hot water was iffy and we used the shower in another room that was warmer as there wasn't any heat and they didn't want us turning on the space heater for long. Please buy shower curtains to keep water off the floor and comfortable furniture in the living room and outside and some pans and microwave. The house is well maintained and garden were lovely but I didn't feel safe (though it was a bit of a prison but this is standard in Mexico) and comfortable. Would recommend for a short stay but you must have a car and speak passable Spanish. For more activities, recommend staying closer to Chapala.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well to say the least, this person's stay was 3 days and found Mexico uncomfortable.
They misstated numerous facts.
First we have a housekeeper come twice a week at no cost to the guest who is a joy to be around.
The kitchen is fully equipted including a capichino maker and has many pots and pans.
Their deposit was fully refunded once the phone bill was received for the time they were there.
I received numous inqiries for the time they rented and turned them all away therefore there was no reason to refund money to someone who chose on their own to leave early because they weren't happy.
I was never asked if the home was handicap accessable and correctly stated, it isn't. They did not have have anyone who was handicap though.
I could go on and on but the fact remains, not everyone is suited to be in Mexico and these folks clearly were not. We have rented for 17 years and THIS IS THE FIRST RENTER WHO WAS UNHAPPY.
I am sorry they didn't fit in.

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Car: recommended

Natural hot thermal pools and beautiful spas. This is real Mexico with beauty & comfort! The crafts of Talaquepaque & Tonala are only 30 minutes away

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per week

Jocotepec House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes One half of the rental fee is due at time of reservation and the balance is due 60 days before the rental begins
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Amenities

Jocotepec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
IPod speaker dock,22in.flat panel DVD player in the master bedroom with up to date DVDs, Washer/Dryer, New decorator open shower in master bathroom with 4 stained glass windows, Garden fountain, Maid & gardener included in rental cost, Property within walled 1 acre, Interior is painted in bold, but tastefull Mexican color motif, There is beautiful Mexican folk art from numerous master crafts artists in every room

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