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Ranch,exotic gardens,walking distance to town and lake

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Rancho del Oro Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Artistic 1 story home with exotic plants, fruit trees,herb garden.. 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. Beautiful lynn 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.There is a sprinkler system that runs automatically. 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Randy Greene
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 Ajijic

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 .


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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Ranch,exotic gardens,walking distance to town and lake
average rating of 4.85 based on 22 reviews


  • 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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New York City

My own little paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I recently returned from a wonderful--but way too short--vacation in Ajijic. My cousin and her spouse had rented a house for the month belonging to the Mundis in Mexici and had invited me to join them. They stayed in the beautiful main house and I got to stay in my own lovely and private casita on the grounds. It was a charming setting decorated with traditional Nexican rugs and beautiful artwork and had the most fabulous shower encased in wonderful blue Mexican tilework...and oh, the shower head was absolutely heavenly! I hated leaving it, especially after days of walking everywhere on the cobblestone street, doing intensely wonderful Zumba classes followed by nightly dancing at welcoming clubs( all just a few steps away from the property!), I then got to lounge and luxuriate under the most amazingly soothing shower! I guess I probably luxuriated under it a bit too long but I simply could not resist it's soothing powers and the relaxed way it made me feel! Then when I stepped out of my casita which had its own little veranda and seating I would begin my day sitting and reading and marveling at the exquisite greenery and flowers with lemon and papayas growing right outside. But the best for me was viewing my favorite--the bird of paradise flowers just beyond my door--a vision that began each day for me as a magical one.

The privacy afforded me by staying in my very own casita made me feel like I was on my very own vacation and not a shared one with my cousins, it was just like being in my own little paradise!

I could not have asked for more and I do plan to return.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I worked hard this year to enhance the Casita. We are happy you enjoyed it. This year a new fan was put in and the inside freshly painted. There is now a working fireplace and a new screen door. Thanks for the lovely review.
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Beautiful Home A Lovely Village

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about this house! The open space in the backyard was the highlight--a pool, big area to lounge with couches, tables to eat, a grill to BBQ and a bar to drink! It was in a great location, there were several restaurants, shops and a beautiful lakefront boardwalk all in walking distance. There is a adorable casita in the back which offers additional room for guests and some privacy from the main house. Washer and dryer in unit was super convenient. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Saugatuck, MI

Great house, perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful home for 10 days back in October and we found it to be the perfect location for our visit to Lakeside. Located just a few blocks from the village square, it was a short walk to restaurants and shopping and with the malecon only two minutes away it was very easy to take a morning walk or enjoy the sunset before dinner.

The house its self was great, with cozy sitting areas both inside and out and a very comfortable king size bed in the master suite, (having his and hers bathrooms was a nice touch). The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you would need to fix a full meal or just an afternoon snack. With that being said I think our favorite part of the house was the outdoor living area. It was the perfect location to sit and read or soak in the pool.

Randy has done a great job making sure her guests have everything they need for a relaxing stay and we look forward to the opportunity of being her guests again the next time we are in Ajijic.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

A wonderful experience.

  • 4 of 5

We spent 5 wonderful weeks in this comfortable one home. Location is handy to the best restaurants, the village Plaza, and the lake is a short block away. The outdoor areas are beautifully landscaped with numerous flowering vegetation. We virtually lived in the walled back gardens with comfortable upholstered furniture with a heated small swimming pool. The kitchen is bright and well equipped. The King sized bed assured that we slept well. The house is full of interesting and eclectic art and decorations. We have many memories of our stay in Ajijic which has been a favored destination for over 50 years.

Mel & Tina

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Safety Harbor, Florida, USA

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

My roommate and I spent a wonderful month in Ajijic in this spacious house with all kinds of places to sit and enjoy the gorgeously maintained gardens. It was lovely to have maid service twice a week and someone who maintained the pool. This property is in one of the best areas in the village, especially if you are not looking for the gated, golf club type of property. We felt safe here and out of the noisy parts of the village but just a quick 10 minutes into the heart of the village. Also, there is access to the malecon right around the corner, where we walked often but also where Zumba classes are offered outside 5 nights a week for a mere 20 pesos. Also, right around the corner is the area called 6 corners that is totally Mexican but offers some small shops where you can pick up produce or water or other sundries you might need.

The management company was responsive to our needs, including arranging for someone to pick us up from the Guadalajara airport for a reasonable price. We lived a totally car-free life for a month, walked everywhere easily and even lost a couple of pounds!

It was the Mexican independence celebration of September 16 while we were there and the festivities went on and on with lots of family-friendly activities. We were active in the Lake Chapala Society, including Spanish lessons, line dancing, foreign films, an opera class and a great one-day bus ride to Tonala and Tlaquepaque, places to buy great Mexican crafts. Joining the Society for a month was a really good value.

We each expect to return to Ajijic. It was difficult to return home after feeling pampered for a month and not responsible for much of anything!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
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

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Rates & Availability

Rancho del Oro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring?summer rate
Jul 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
early summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

***** SPECIAL RATE*****
My managing agent also 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.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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Rancho del Oro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , in casita
  • Four people in the main house/ 2 in the Casita with separate bathroom/ fireplace and A/C in master bedroom. Sleep 6 Adults and 2 Children.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Steam Shower
  • 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
Please note **pool is heated ** 1/2 block from the lake, a few blocks to the center of town

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