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Ranch,exotic gardens,walking distance to town and lake

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 15 nights

Overview

About the property

King size bed,2 full master baths, 3rd bath with soak tub,den,computer room

Artistic 1 story home with exotic plants and fruit trees, Indoor area has huge master bedroom with A/C, office with Internet access, den with large screen TV. Separate casita with 2 single beds and full bath. Beautifully furnished with 2 fireplaces and spacious gourmet kitchen. Separate dining room.

. Indoor and outdoor living areas surrounded by a unique courtyard with outdoor living room,multiple dining areas, bar and cooking facilities adjacent to the solar heated dipping pool.

. Filtered drinking water, Circular driveway with 2 entrances and garage . Maid service and gardener weekly. Pool maintenance included.Utilities and services are included in the rental price. A managing agent will assist in your needs including getting you the key and showing you around.

Car not necessary. Walking distance to lake and town.. Cabs are plentiful and inexpensive..

*** Please note the house sleeps 5, not 6 max. Call for details. Check in is preferred during business house, weekdays and Saturday. Other times could work however an extra 25.00 will need to be charged.

More Details

Property Manager
Randy Greene
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Randy Greene

My husband Andrew and I retired a few years ago and fell in love with the wonderful community of Ajijic. We enjoy the outside living and terrific friendly people. We prefer to leave the driving to others so a walkable location in town is perfect for us. We are fortunate to have an apartment in NYC, a country home on the Hudson River 2 hours north of NYC and now a beautiful mexican home.

I was a NYC school teacher for 30 years and Andrew was in real estate banking and a private consultant. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Randy Greene purchased this villa in 2009

Why Randy Greene chose Lake Chapala

This house is quite unique, not only due to it's location in the village which contains restaurants, stores and financial services but also because it's only one block from the largest lake in Mexico. Although there is a circular driveway with two automatic garage doors, a car is not necessary.A taxi stand is only a few blocks from the house although drivers will pick you up right in front of the house if you call in advance.The local bus, 7 pesos, is 1 block away going towards the town of Chapala, the Wednesday market and many shops and restaurants, including Wal-Mart.

We just completed an entire paint job, in and outside although with the construction of a mirador to get sunset,lake and mountain views. This is located right outside of the kitchen door for easy access.

What makes this villa unique

Immaculate home with beautiful artwork. Huge fully equipped gourmet kitchen with center counter .

Pool

Mirador with sunset and lake views

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location, the setting,the decor was all great. The house and gardens are very relaxing.The kitchen has every thing you would need including a blender.The house is located on a quiet street 1 block from the lake and a few blocks from fabulous restaurants. I traveled with my 20 year old son and his friend and we were all completely taken with this home, the area and the people. I am hoping I can stay again.
May 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Guadalajara
Car: not necessary

Unique cobble stone village 1/2 a block from Lake Chapala/ walking distance to town/restaurants/shopping/spas.

****** Please note*****.House phone is 011 52 376 766 0043 may be used for locals as well as calls to the USA and Canada

Maid and gardener 2-3 times a week. Pool service 1 time a week

House has solar

You will hear chickens, horses hoofs and an occasional dog barking

Other Activities: playhouse, lectures, yoga, crafts at Lake Chapala Society

Thermal baths nearby

Boating activity

Golf courses nearby

Tennis courts nearby

***Now accepting Paypal

Amenities

Ajijic Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , off master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , guest hallway
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , maid/gardeners
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Casita
    Bathroom 3 - tub , jacuzzi tub***** use as a soaking tub***** jets DO NOT work
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , in casita
  • Two or 3 people in the main house/ 2 in the Casita with separate bathroom/ fireplace and A/C in master bedroom. Sleep 4 to 5 people.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note **pool is heated ** 1/2 block from the lake, a few blocks to the center of town near spas, restaurants and shops

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ranch,exotic gardens,walking distance to town and lake
average rating of 4.88 based on 27 reviews
Memphis, TN
5

Perfect-Look no further

  • 5 of 5

The Home--Perfect. We felt at home the minute we walked in the door; the artwork, the furniture, the bedrooms and bathrooms all give the feel of a very welcoming place to spend a relaxing visit in Ajijic. The kitchen has any and every culinary instrument you could ever want or need for meal preparation. And, the patio and gardens are unbelievable! Once again, the furniture, the artwork, the plants and fountains are very relaxing and accommodating.

The Location--Perfect. Located on a quiet street about 1/2 block from the lake and just a couple of blocks from the center of Ajijic, we never felt the need for a car; our strolls about town became part of our daily ritual.

The Owner--Perfect. Randy was in constant communication with us from the time we expressed interest in the property, throughout our stay and even after our return. No question went unanswered, no request unmet.

In short, if you are looking for a perfect property for a visit to Ajijic, look no further, you've found it.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that glorious review. We agree with you. We love living in the village close enough, yet far enough away to enjoy the quiet in the backyard, the close proximate to tjhe lake, and all the amenities Ajijic village has to offer. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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San Diego, Ca.
5

Great house in great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming house in an excellent location, walkable to everything. The property is beautiful with fruit trees, palms, orchids, and roses. The description of the property is accurate and the property is clean and well maintained. The owner was great to deal with. We would definitely recommend this property as the place to stay in Ajijic. Don't miss the Wednesday tianguis (farmers market). Try M & J Pizza at Donato Guerra #17. Fun atmosphere & great pizza.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

July 31, 2017

Just completed a wonderful two month vacation at this spacious and delightful compound/hacienda in Ajijic. Enjoyed its great indoor-outdoor layout, wonderful use of color, amazing eclectic decor, comfortable furniture, beautiful grounds, and a great location close to all that Ajijic has to offer.

This was such a heartwarming home to be in. Especially appreciated the wonderful artifacts that were abundantly displayed throughout, adding so much to its unique Mexican flavor. For those who love to cook, you'll find the kitchen supplied with every utensil you could possibly need. However, if you'd rather not cook, like me, there are plenty of fine restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutey beautiful home in lovely town

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely. The house is perfectly decorated in Mexican style. It is spacious with beautiful gardens and a small pool. The main house has several bedrooms and baths all well appointed with areas for privacy and entertaining. The kitchen is large and easy to work in complete with all needed appliances. Out the kitchen door (check out the mural!)is a staircase that leads to a new mirador (roof deck for you gringos) with views of Lake Chappala. The living room is very large with doors and windows opening to the well kept grounds. The outdoor space oustide the living room is U-shaped and covered to allow for ample seating and entertaining any weather. Its beautiful. There is also a small casita guest house that is very private and has access to a private entrance. Nicely furnished as well.

The house is located right in town one block from the lake allowing for close access to shops and restaurants. Try Adelitas for good food and great music. Or a walk on the malecon. The house is secluded and very safe but there is no need to worry in Ajijic.

Id give this place 10 stars............but I cant.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxurious and Central Stay

  • 5 of 5

Most pleasant and easy time communicating with the owner. The description is very accurate. The staff are wonderful and hardworking. The property manager is delightful and very informative.

Our stay was heavenly. I have a very equipped kitchen at home and never felt I was missing anything. Even knives were sharp - but still a sharpener was there in case.

The pool is dreamy. Perfect size. The grounds are exotic. The furnishings complement the home, so you are always comfortable. Inside and outside have many options for dining and relaxing.

There is a very nice grill for outdoor cooking. We dined on fabulous steak one night and another we prepared a whole fresh fish.

The casita is private and most comfortable for one or two persons.

There are enough bathrooms with dressing areas that each person could take up one and call it their own!

The town and stores are very nearby. Remember, this is Mexico and part of the charm includes cobblestone streets, clip-clopping horses, roosters and sometimes a parade with fireworks and marching bands.

So do be careful as you stroll around. So much to see, but be sure you watch your step. The Malecon is expansive and easy walking only a couple of blocks away.

Also included in the charm: beautiful sunsets, friendly people, bustling markets, excellent restaurants, happy bars! You will be made to feel at home. The saying goes "my house is your house" in Mexico and I think the owners and the town live by that kind phrase.

We will be back!

PS. We spent a fun day with 'Abuelinda' touring through the market and meeting her friends and favorite vendors.You will learn so much about various local foods and culture.We prepared the most delicious green mole. She is so sweet and her class cost was more than reasonable. (abuelindacuisine@gmail.com)

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased that you enjoyed our home and the incrediable town of Ajijic. It is definately unique. I'm glad the kitchen , grounds and staff were to your liking. We agree, they work hard and keep the place beautiful. It was a pleasure to have you and hope you'll return next year.
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5

A STUNNING HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Ajijic during the summer rainy season. After years of drought and an occasional cold winter rain here in California, we really enjoyed the weather. The house was clean and everything worked. Hector the property manager shuttled us to and from the airport. The maid Maria was nice and friendly. She doesn't speak English but it was a good time to practice my Spanish. The other couple couldn't come with us so we had plenty of room. The master bedroom is air-conditioned but the fans were enough to keep us cool. We needed a light blanket at night. It really does rain at night in Ajijic. Great displays of thunder and lightning, too. We only used our rain gear once to go out for lunch. The sun was out again when we left the restaurant. Speaking of restaurants we really enjoyed a new place called Cocinart. Great Eggs Benedict and the best Reuben sandwich I've had outside of New York. Gossips was also excellent. The other new restaurant we tried was Pasta Trenta. My wife had a pasta dish with prosciutto and apples. I had a pesto pasta dish. Both were excellent. I tried a beer called AJIJIC. It was a stout and was excellent. Made locally. It seems the craft brewers are branching out. We tried to rent a golf cart to drive around the village but there was a 10 day waiting list. Will rent in advance next time. There is a liquor store on the Carretera just north of the property. W discovered Chamucos Anejo tequila which is smooth but doesn't have any oakey after taste. Iit's not available in the United States so it was a real treat. My wife retires at the end of the year and we are looking forward to spending more time at Randi's beautiful villa in Ajijic.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our home and appreciated the fantastic location to the restaurants and shops. We are glad our staff was helpful .
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

***** SPECIAL RATE*****
My managing agent sometimes picks people up at the airport for 500 pesos. He will have the keys and show you around the property. This is optional.If you have a late check in there is an additional fee of 25.00 US dollars.There are many cabs in town for a reasonable fee. Sunday check ins may be available . This is based on Managing Agents schedule.driver Ricardo cell 331 217 8725 He will pick you up at the house and do local errands with you.**** You must contact the managing agent and arrange to pick up keys*** information furnished once you are booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.