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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Keywords: Villa

More Details

Mimi Johnson-Jacobs
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Mimi Johnson-Jacobs

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.

Mimi Johnson-Jacobs purchased this villa in 2005

Why Mimi Johnson-Jacobs chose Rancho del Oro

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.


Rancho del Oro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • 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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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Walled Villa with Solar Heated Pool.
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews

Another wonderful stay in Ajijic

  • 5 of 5

Loved our two weeks in this beautiful home. As return guests, we appreciated the upgrades made to the lighting and loved the new bannister leading to the master bedroom. Thank you Mimi for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorinda, Please forgive the long delay in responding to your very kind review. The website has undergone some changes, and I'm not all that tech-y. So, it has taken me a minute to get it together to say how very much I appreciate your re-booking with us and taking the time to write a review. I am so glad that you like the changes. I also added disabled access in the bathrooms and ramped the outside for wheelchair access so that you and I and other lovers of Ajijic can keep returning to Rio Nazas #34 for a very long time. .
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Fabulous first class Mexican villa.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Pictures don’t even do the property justice. Veronica was very helpful and responsive. Exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen, Thanks for the kind words. We live for positive guest feedback and are happy when you're happy! Hope 2018 is your best year yet and that we will see you later this year at Rio Nazas #34. Best, Mimi JJ
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Extraordinary! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Words can't do justice to describe this Casa! As a world traveler, I must say this was by far one of the best vacations. My only regret is that it was too short! Casa Rio Nazas #34 is ideally located in Ajijic with incredible views from every room. We enjoyed the garden with its' many fruit trees and singing birds. The local staff are wonderful - Veronica, the property manager was extremely helpful in responding to questions and giving us a lay of the land. Juan, the gardener is a delight and does an excellent job of maintaining the gardens (not to mention, he is a great teacher as well!). As foodies, we loved the kitchen where we prepared many meals and then enjoyed eating on the various terraces. This is a slice of heaven on earth! Highly recommend! Mimi - thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We will be back. Muchas Gracias, Nancy

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, Basking in your praise at the moment. LOL. Thank you for sharing such a complimentary vacation review. You can be sure that I will forward it with Veronica and the Ajijic staff. Happy New Year. Come back soon. Hasta pronto, Mimi JJ
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Portland, OR

Paradise in Ajijic!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe adequately enough how wonderful this villa is. Charming, relaxing, flora-fabulous, high end, fully appointed... We felt like we were staying in a 5 star resort that we had all to ourselves. Thank you Mimi for sharing your beautiful home and the ability to experience Lakeside and all it's wonders!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and for being our guest(s), Julie. It was our pleasure. Now is a good time to book for 2018! Feliz Festivos, Mimi JJ
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Oakley, CA


  • 5 of 5

Mimi's Ajijic home is absolutely stunning! This is our third visit and again no regrets. We invited two friends to stay with us who also very much enjoyed their stay. The staff is wonderful and helpful. The property is very spacious, nicely decorated, and has a lovely garden/pool area. Lots of songbirds !

Through Veronica, Mimi's property manager, we hired a cook (Consuelo) to prepare our breakfasts and a driver (Dago) to take us to Herradura Tequila (Amatitan) for a private tour and to Zapopan for a late lunch at one of my favorite restaurants .

Truly we had a great time relaxing and enjoying Mimi's home!

Many thanks Mimi!!!

Delia and Jose

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias y Delia y José. Nos encanta tenerte como nuestros huéspedes cada año. Tuve una cancelación en octubre, así que ahora tengo que ir por 9 días. Voy a contratar a Consuelo para que cocine. Aprecio tan su amistad sobre los años. Besos y abrazos, Mimi JJ
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Arlington, TX

Beautiful property and views in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is truly beautiful, large and tastefully furnished. It was perfect for us to have what are essentially two master suites. The various terraces were perfect for beginning and ending your days. There are mosquitoes, but they didn't seem to bother us. The birds and foliage were great to enjoy. We all slept comfortably except for a couple of nights dogs barked way too much. Veronica was very helpful arranging transportation to and from the airport in Guadalajara which is on average a 45" drive. We were a little surprised by the traffic from Guadalajara coming into Ajijic on Sat. and leaving on Ajijic on Sunday! We enjoyed the house, the scenery, the weather and the people! Thank you for sharing your home, Mimi!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen, Just saw your review and, as always, I will share it with the staff. Thank you for the kind words and for being our guests. However, I can't let you mislead our future visitors into thinking that mosquitoes in Ajijic are friendlier than in other places! At least I don't find that to be the case and take my repellent with me everywhere in the world. But, it good to hear that Ajijic's little pests left you alone. Please plan to visit them, and us, again in 2018. Mimi JJ
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

online booking $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Additional guests $50

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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