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FAMILY FRIENDLY, PET FRIENDLY WALLED VILLA WITH SOLAR HEATED POOL.

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Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Speaks: english, spanish
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FAMILY FRIENDLY, PET FRIENDLY WALLED VILLA WITH SOLAR HEATED POOL.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Ajijic Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Location: Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Unlock the door in the wall and step into flower filled grounds with abundant fruit trees, tropical birds, a solar heated pool, and enough space for a game of croquette or bocce ball.

This 4,800 s.f. home is nestled in the foothills of Ajijic with views of Lake Chapala. The 2 story residence is about 3/4 mile from the city center of this tranquil English-speaking town and only 40 minutes from historic Guadalajara.

The villa provides the perfect getaway and is the ideal location for lazy days of sunning, swimming, bird watching, sipping margaritas, or reading. In the evenings you can enjoy superb meals at charming nearby restaurants or create your own meals in the villa's gourmet kitchen and eat on one of the outdoor terraces. The balmy breezes and quiet nights will soothe and revive you; and when you are revived, you can work online or keep in touch with folks back home using our wi-fi and high speed internet connections and VOIP set to your USA area code.

This walled property features 2 master suites, four terraces, abundant fruit trees and a view of Lake Chapala.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

About The Owner

I am a retired lawyer and my husband is a retired teacher. We live in the E. Bay Area of Northern California and get down to Mexico about twice a year.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The Owner chose Ajijic

My husband and I visited Ajijic for 4 days in the summer of 2005. Before we left, we bought this house! It was the most impulsive thing we had ever done, especially since we were not planning to move to Mexico. However, we love having a home in the magical little town of Ajijic. And now that we are sharing it with our guests, it makes sense to keep it.

What makes this villa unique

For me it's all about the tranquility. We have the mountains in back of us, the lake down below, and tropical birds splashing in the fountain in front of the terraza. I'm a golfer so I play at Chula Vista just about every day when we're there. My husband is a computer guy so he spends most of his days online. But we eat out most nights -- so that is our together time. Also we're both readers so we bring a stack of books and magazines and catch up on our reading in Ajijic.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231381vb
-(510) 329-1911
Ajijic Lake Chapala
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
5

CELEBRATING OUR 50TH

  • 5 of 5
Hola Mimi and what a wonderful way to have spent our 50th anniversary at Rio Nazas 34 with both family and friends. Ajijic is truly a bit of paradise and your home is so accommodating and peaceful. Every day was a joy to wake up with views from the master bedroom as the sun rose over lake Chapala and the distant mountains. The memories of our family joining us for meals on one of the three patios or around the pool will stay with us forever.Watching sunsets from the upper deck while sipping some wine.....what could be better!!!. There are so many wonderful restaurants near by but our favorites would include: #4 RESTAURANT for those very special occasions, LA UNA at their new location for great food and dancing, TANGO is not to be missed on the lower part of Colon St. nor LOS TELAROS right across the street. Other favorites would include ADELITA'S for Tuesday rib night and Friday dancing, MARIA ISABEL on the beach (Malecon) for the crepes and cappacino, PRANZO on the Carretera for an excellent lunch, LA BAMBOLA in west Ajijic for the very best in wood fired Pizza and AVIVA MEXICO in near by San Juan Cosala for a truly Mexican dinner experience. Future guests can request in advance to be included on a weekly email from FRANCIS DRYDEN with all the highlights of musical entertainment going on at the local restaurants. Her contact is: francis.dryden@gmail.com We really loved everything about your beautiful Villa Mimi and would forward to coming back in the future.
Best regards, Bob & Lynn Mills, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Bob,

Thank you for copying your parting email to me to this review site. I know that our future guests will appreciate all of the restaurant information. I do, and have made a list of the places not to be missed when my husband and I get back to Ajijic. We would love to have you back for your 51st, 52nd, and/or whenever you can return. We are very proud to have been your month-long host for your 50th Anniversary. Thank you for being our guests. Feliz Festivos! Mimi JJ
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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231381vb
-(510) 329-1911
Ajijic Lake Chapala
Phoenix, AZ
5

PARADISE FOUND!!!

  • 5 of 5
'And what more will I say?' Mimi is the best & so is Rio Nazas! From the moment you walk in through the beautiful gate you feel as though you are walking into your own little piece of PARADISE - a "secret garden" to delight you every day of your stay. At every turn, beautiful flowers, birds & birdsongs. A breathtaking view of lake & mountains beyond, whenever you lift your gaze from the beauty closer at hand. Then, there is your 'home away from home'; Spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, fully-outfitted kitchen, gas BBQ grill, TV's, WiFi, FREE phone to US, games, books (including local recommendations), sound system, pool - we enjoyed them all! Quite the long-distance hostess, Mimi has her lovely property manager, Ellen, bring fresh flower arrangements to further greet you. Aah, the total ambiance of the place! We would like to keep this as our own private find, but we can't stop sharing our pictures & information about this wonderful property. From the 'great crowd' of English-speaking new 'friends' that we made, we even had a small, BBQ dinner party the last night of our stay to share the experience. We are very anxious to return to the Ajijic area & Rio Nazas. Further afield, we truly enjoyed walking around Ajijic & the malecon absorbing the fascinating collage of brightly-colored buildings, profusion of flowers, peeks into garden courtyards, sounds, & people. Just one of our highlights was the Choc-Lan in San Juan Cosala where we enjoyed drinks & a beautiful meat & cheese board appetizer under the huge, open-air palapa overlooking the most gorgeous panorama of lake & mountains. We also took advantage of Mimi's facilitated recommendation for airport pick-up & rental car from Mark. GREAT CHOICE! - Prompt pick-up; clean, reasonably priced, reliable older, insured car (no worries about possible little "dings" you may get); on top of that an honest, Englishman fluent in Spanish. What an easy, comfortable way to come & go! 'For time will fail me if I go on to relate about' the beauties of the people & the area & Rio Nazas. You must personally see to believe. Go, Enjoy, & See what we have had the privilege to experience!
MIMI - Thank you for sharing your "PARADISE FOUND".
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Patti,
How are we supposed to live up to your wonderful review? I am so glad that you had a great time and thanks for the recommendations and the feedback on Mark Turford's services. It is a pleasure to share the home we love with wonderful people like you. Hurry back.

Best,
Mimi JJ
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Ajijic Lake Chapala
Cave Creek, AZ, USA
5

Amazing home in Ajijic!

  • 5 of 5
FABULOUS, AMAZING, WONDERFUL! Yes, Rio Nazas #34 is all of those things, but it is also a home. And the minute we walked into the garden, then into the house, it felt like our home. I stopped and twirled around and said "we get to live here for 4 weeks!" Truly, we had an amazing time during our stay there.
The VRBO listing and photos don't begin to do justice to this property-it is stunning! The home itself is spotless and perfectly set up for living there. There were several 20 liter bottles of water in the pantry, plenty of dishes and wine glasses (very important), beach towels for the pool, golf clubs (which we didn't use), lots of books (also very important) and games - everything to make us feel comfortable. And fresh flowers were left for us several times during our stay! And the view...it is one of the finest features of the home. From each terrazza it is different and compelling. The lake and mountains are inspiring at any time, but sunrise and sunset are exceptional. We were there during the rainy season, and it did rain, but only at night; come morning the clouds were caught on the peaks of the green mountains and made us feel like we were in Hawai'i.
The location is excellent. We were far enough from the village that the sound of all-night roosters, church bells, rockets, and car alarms weren't so loud - but close enough that we could walk to the village and down to the malecon (and back, all uphill, of course!). We could walk to the French bakery (phenomenal croissants & brioche), several restaurants (Yves, Tabarka, Frida's), the organic tiengas on Tuesdays and the Ajijic tiengas on Wednesdays. But every time we left, we couldn't wait to return - and usually jump right in the pool!
We had guests while we were there - so we ended up with 5 adults sharing the home and it easily accommodated us all. The beds were all comfortable, everyone was able to come and go on their own schedule without disturbing the others. We did develop a ritual - whoever got up first put on the coffee, and eventually we all ended up on the front terrazza sipping coffee and tea, and watching the hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden.
Mimi (the owner) was wonderful - we had several long conversations before we traveled to Ajijic, and her love of her home and Ajijic shows through in every room. In sum, we hope to return next summer for 2 months!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Lucky & Ken,
You guys are too kind! We love that you loved it. It is people like you that inspire us to keep going. We are also excited that you will be returning for a longer stay in 2015. I will share that news with Juan, Monika & Jesus later today. Send along your tentative dates when you get a chance and I will post them on next year's calendar.

Cuidate,
Mimi JJ
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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
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-(510) 329-1911
Ajijic Lake Chapala
San Diego, California
5

Ajijic stay

  • 5 of 5
Definitely recommend this house. It's huge and can accommodate a large family. The house is located on a quiet street and the views are amazing. We decided to travel during the rainy season and the scenery is absolutely stunning. The pool is a great addition and the sound system is excellent (but please remember to bring some CDs). There are several restaurants within close proximity. Looking forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231381vb
-(510) 329-1911
Ajijic Lake Chapala
Mission BC Canada
5

Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5
After spending 30 days in Mexico,Rio Nazas was the best of all our accommodations beautiful Villa , great view,well decorated plenty of room and very nice grounds.pictures do not give the villa justice,being there is the only way to feel the Magic of the Villa good location even the walk to town was fine. great pool just the right size and very warm water,the outdoor B/Q was a great touch.The villa was so nice we spent a lot of time cooking in and enjoying all the amenities of the Villa. Sever trips in the area,Lake Chapula,Joctopec and Tequila were fun but Ajijic was our 1st pick.lot's of places to eat in town priced to fit all budget's. Tango is a must lunch or dinner. Ten days was not near enough and hope to return for a longer stay. Also any side trips you want to take Mimi has a very good contact.Once again we thank Mimi for a lovely place to stay. Wayne Darlene Debbie-Bob and Diane.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Wayne,

Reading your nice review really made me long for Rio Nazas #34. My husband and I can't get there until October this year and we are really looking forward to it. We will go to dinner at Ajijic Tango the day we arrive, so I'll remember to make reservations from here. 30 days may not be enough time to see Mexico but it is enough time to unwind in Ajijic. Check out our calendar and plan your next month long vacation at Rio Nazas #34. Best to you and the family,
Mimi JJ
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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231381vb
-(510) 329-1911
Ajijic Lake Chapala
5

Awesome Villa

  • 5 of 5
Truly a beautiful home, we spent most of our Ajijic time in Mimi's yard, simply beautiful. All our meals were outside on one patio or the other. The pool is a very nice size for cooling off and a little exercise.
The upstairs master bedroom is huge, as is the ensuite. Sunrise is spectacular right from bed. Second master is also a nice size, and very well appointed.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob & Terri,
Thank you for sharing your experience with future guests. It was our pleasure to be your host.

Saludos,
Mimi JJ

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hidalgo Airport, Guadalajara

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: There are 2 great golf courses near the house. The first is Chula Vista, a small, visually stunning nine hole course with no electric carts. The caddies, some of them English-speaking are wonderful and knowledgeable. Most golfers play this course twice. Chula Vista is about 3 miles from the house.

The Chapala Country Club also has a nine hole course, providing an 18 hole option. This course is longer than the course at Chula Vista and and has electric carts. It is a lovely place to play, about 20 minutes from the house.

There are also several world class courses in Mexico, several of which are in Guadalajara. Guadalajara is 45 - 60 minutes away from Rio Nazas #34.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,100 Per week

Ajijic Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

online booking $25
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes These rates are for a maximum of 4 adults and unlimited children. There is a surcharge of fifty dollars ($50) per adult per night for every adult above the 4 included in the rate schedule.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ajijic Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full Size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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