WALK TO EVERYTHING FROM THIS CHARMING MEXICAN HACIENDA

Murray

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Ajijic Hotel Rental Photos and Description

Hotel, rooms and suites - one double bed per room

El Pequeño Hotel (The Little Hotel) is a grand 75 year old Mexican home that has been completely modernized into a cute little hotel/guesthouse located in the most convenient part of Chapala. With only four guest rooms, and the English speaking owners' apartment on the third floor it feels like home. We offer accommodations per night, week, month, and multiple months to the adult traveler.

All of our rooms are decorated in bright, vibrant Mexican colors and decor. They all are furnished with one double bed, end tables, a table and two chairs suitable for use as a desk or to eat at, a wardrobe, and have adjoining private bathrooms with walk-in showers, endless hot and cold pressurized water.

We have two rooms on the second floor that are furnished for extended stays with a sleeping area and a sitting area containing a couch or soft chair, and a private refrigerator. Just outside these rooms on the second

floor we have a fully furnished kitchen for these guests to use, providing everything needed for a multi-month stay. This in conjunction with offering discount pricing in the low season presents the perfect solution to those who are considering retirement in the area and wish to stay for months and become

familiar with lakeside before investing here.

We keep the two rooms on the first floor for our guests that are here for only a few nights. You can also enjoy the common areas such as the courtyard, with it's relaxing water feature or the rooftop patio with it's incredible views and greenery. Here you can watch the sunrise while enjoying a cup of coffee, or dine on a meal you prepared in the kitchen, or watch the sunset, perhaps with an evening cocktail.

For those arriving on motorcycles we offer secure indoor parking in our single car garage.

We are located in the downtown core a block from the lake shore and in the heart of all the tourist facilities. A short walk of a block or two will take you to almost all attractions and services. All the streets in the area are

paved with sidewalks, which provides well lit secure walking to the Malecón,

local shopping, banks, restaurants, bars, bus and taxi, and almost all the attractions Chapala is known for. NO NEED FOR A CAR HERE.

We have helped a lot of people looking to this area for possible retirement make that most important decision and become friends to many

along the way.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Murray (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Murray

We are a husband and wife team who have recently moved from Canada to Lake Chapala and are pursuing a dream of ours to operate a guesthouse in a paradise setting.

From the moment we came to Lakeside we fell in love with the year round summer weather which wasn't hard to do after spending years in Canadian winters. We hope that many of you will come and spend time with us in our home enjoying the people, weather, location and activities of the Lake Chapala area.

Murray purchased this hotel in 2012

Why Murray chose Ajijic

Centrally located in Chapala, a twenty minute drive from the airport of Guadalajara. The airport is easily reached by taxi, bus or personal drivers. All the attractions around Lakeside can easily be accessed from here by starting with a short walk to the bus stop, and an incredible Mexican experience on the local buses.

We have been coming to Mexico for many years and have found Lake Chapala to be our place in the sun.

What makes this hotel unique

Location, location, location. We can not say enough about where we are located. There is no need for a car here, an aspect we love. We enjoy the experience of the local bus rides with the unexpected entertainment that gives it it's unique Mexican flavor. We offer secure indoor parking for motorcycles, and getting around the area does not require a car. Whether it be bus, taxi, private vehicle or just on foot you can easily reach shopping, the beach, restaurants and other activities from here, and the walking is easy here.

One of our favorite rituals is to sit in an open air restaurant at the Melacon and have an evening cocktail, watch the sun go down and then enjoy a short walk home.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Walk to Everything from This Charming Mexican Hacienda
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Ajijic Lake Chapala
5

Great little place

  • 5 of 5
This is a small but very nice hotel located just where you want to be in Chapala, Mexico. If your thinking of checking out Chapala or Ajijic this would be the place. There is no need for a car as everything in Chapala is a short walk away and Ajijic is accessible by the local bus (8 pesos) which can be found within a 5 minute walk.
The owners are very nice and helpful and the rooms are tastefully decorated. The mattress, bedding, bath towels, security, and lighting all exceed the room rates at this hotel. There is also a community kitchen with all of the utensils, cookware etc. that one would need should the desire to prepare food arise. The variety of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops within a short walk of the hotel kept the use of the kitchen down to a minimum for this traveler. The wifi is reasonably fast, reliable and included as well. I stayed one week here and was completely satisfied. 'The El Pequeno' is a great value.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes you can leave your car at home no need for one here.
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Ajijic Lake Chapala
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5

Happy Traveler

  • 5 of 5
Amazing small hotel in the center of all the activies. Service is excellent and the beds are
comfortable! I would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, location is a great asset here at our little hotel
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Ajijic Lake Chapala
Saltair, B.C. Canads
5

Very Safe, Clean & Great location

Very Safe, Clean & Great location
  • 5 of 5
When it is said that location is everything you will find at this little gem it is not just the location that is everything. Hospitality from the owners, Lynne & Murray was warm and friendly. The rooms are new and like the rest of the hotel spotless. Bed linens are good quality and being able to wrapper yourself up in one of the big bath sheets stepping out of the beautifully tiled walk in shower was wonderful.

Step out the door into the best location in Chapala. Just a block from the Melacon and two blocks from the Plaza. On your walk to beautiful Christina park just a few streets away you will pass the American Legion. Restaurants are in abundance along the Melacon but watch out for the free Margaritas with your meals, they are strong. Dessert is easy to find everywhere anytime of day if you are looking for ice cream or gelato.

My stay was in February 2012 for the month, female, age 60’s traveling alone, while at the hotel I made friends with other guests we hope to reunite again next winter. Very safe location for women travelers.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, always a pleasure to host good guests.
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Map

Map

Plaza/Mercado
"The local market and town center"
La Cristiania park
"A beautiful green area with water front, trees, tennis, water slides, picnic areas, bandstan..."
Bus Depot
"Local bus depot for travel to all points via Guadalajara"
American Legion
"Local American Legion, bar and restaurant open seven days a week, with special events on wee..."
Chapala Malecon (Boardwalk)
Taxi Stand
"Local taxi stand"
Lake Chapala
police station
"police station located across the road from our home"
Walmart
Soriana Mercado
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Guadalajara (GDL)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Chapala
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
several
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chula Visa
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
several
Car: not necessary

In the heart of the city and still walking distance to boats for hire and water tours of Lake Chapala, and islands. A short walk to everything on good roads and sidewalks.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ajijic Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
$52
$285
$485
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$52
$285
$585
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$52
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We require a minimum 50% deposit to secure a reservation, the balance is due upon arrival. Payment options are: direct deposit into our Mexican bank account, direct deposit into our Canadian bank account, deposit into our PayPal account. PayPal also accepts credit cards or electronic transfers for us, and cash. We do NOT accept credit cards directly, only through PayPal.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ajijic Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 beautifully decorated in Mexican colors and themes, each private bathroom contains a tiled walk in shower with plenty of hot pressurized water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One Double Bed (1) pillow top mattresses in all rooms maximum occupancy in one room is two people
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Each room contains a fan, a table and two chairs suitable for use as a desk or to eat at, WI-FI reception in every room, purified bottled water supplied, maid services are provided twice per week for our customers here for a week or more, and daily for those who are here less then a week.
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