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Walk to Everything from This Charming Mexican Hacienda

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
hotel
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Chapala Centro Hotel Rental Photos and Description

4 Rooms with one queen bed per room

El Pequeño Suites is a grand 75 year old Mexican home that has been completely modernized into a cute little guesthouse with four guest rooms, located in the most convenient part of Chapala. With only four guest rooms, a guest’s kitchen on the 2nd floor, a newly added guest kitchen on the first floor, common areas, and the English speaking owners' apartment on the third floor it feels as comfortable home.

We offer private rooms with in room bathrooms in a smoke free environment to the adult traveler.

On the first floor there are two rooms with one queen bed each (max.occ.2) suitable for longer stays, 1 months to 3 months,each room has a coffee pot, compact fridge and supplied bottled water. We are currently remodeling and adding a shared guest kitchen for the 1st floor rooms. It will be ready May 15th 2016.

On the second floor there are two suites, these rooms are larger, for even longer stays, sleeping area with one queen bed (max.occ.2), a sitting area, and a private refrigerator, coffee pots in each room as well as bottled water in each room. A second shared guest kitchen, and rooftop patio(mirador). Presenting an affordable solution to those who are considering retirement in the area and wish to stay long enough to become familiar with lakeside before investing here.

All of our spacious rooms are decorated in bright, vibrant Mexican colors, traditional ceramic tiles, and decor. Two rooms are all furnished with pillow topped double beds, 2 rooms are furnished with pillow top beds, end tables, a table and two chairs suitable for use as a desk or to enjoy meals. A wardrobe, in room Wi-Fi, in room private bathrooms, and walk-in showers with endless hot and cold pressurized water.

We provide all utilities, maid service once a week, complete linen change once a week or as needed, in room Wi-Fi, bottled drinking water, and lots of advise on local attractions and services. You can also enjoy the common areas such as the reading nook on the 2nd floor, 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. A short walk of a block or two will take you to almost everything you will need, including amazing fresh produce at the local Mercado, just two blocks away.

We are located in the main tourist area of town, 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.

For those arriving on motorcycles we offer secure indoor parking in our single car garage only steps from the rooms.

We have helped many guests looking to this area for possible retirement make that most important decision and become friends to many along the way.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Buz and Christie Hazen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Poquito Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2016
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About Buz and Christie Hazen

We are a husband and wife team who have moved from Oregon to Lake Chapala and are living our dream of retirement in a paradise setting and are enjoying our new love of having a guest house, welcoming travelers from all over the world.

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 Oregon 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.

We now have 2 rescue cats, they were kennel mates for 3 years; they adapted to us immediately. They are curious and can be rascals. If you'd rather not be around the cats or have allergies, please let us know, the cats will be out of site. If you have a pet you'd like to join you; please ask first so we can talk about your needs and see if it's a good fit.

Buz and Christie Hazen purchased this hotel in 2015

Why Buz and Christie Hazen chose Jalisco

Centrally located in Chapala, a forty minute drive from the airport of Guadalajara. The airport is easily reached by taxi, or personal driver. 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 Malecon and have an evening cocktail, watch the sun go down and then enjoy a short walk home.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Walk to Everything from This Charming Mexican Hacienda
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Amazing, Wonderful,

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough good things about the couple who own and run this unique property. Buzz and Christie are warm friendly, and they absolutely do everything humanly possible to make your stay with them the best experience. The location is great you can walk to everything needed and the Melecon is beautiful. We did have a car and street parking is no problem. Restaurants are plentiful, so good and reasonably priced. I feel safer here than I do on Vancouver Island. We have made so many new friends. Christie and Buzz at the top of the list. We would like to move to the area and when we come back to scout it out, We are afraid this jewel of a place will be booked up, it's just great

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy! In spite of the trials you had getting here; you were in great spirits and such a pleasure to have with us. We're glad we will see you again; and are happy to know you will settle nearby. Christie & Buz
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2 0
Edmonton, Alberta
5

Perfect Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Everything about El Pequeno is great. The rooms are colourful, comfortable,, and clean, the location is excellent, and the new owners, Buzz and Christie, are amazing. They were so accommodating and made our stay such a pleasure. There is a lovely shared kitchen and a beautiful roof-top patio where we relaxed in the sun and watched amazing sunsets. We enjoyed using the local busses and had no trouble finding our way to Ajijic, where we found beautiful shops and restaurants. The whole experience was relaxing and enjoyable. We plan to stay at El Pequeno again and again. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new mexico
5

bob and kayla

  • 5 of 5

what a wonderful time staying with Lynn and Murray at their newly renovated hotel one block from the beach and center of town and across the street from the local police. I enjoyed the view from the rooftop patio the local flora N fauna is amazing. no need for a vehicle cuz everything was in with walking distance

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review, we enjoyed having you as guests and telling you all about the area. Many people appreciate, as you do, the location of the hotel and that a vehicle is not needed. We hope to see you back one day.
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5 0
Queretaro
5

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We are really pleased with our stay at the Pequeño Hotel, the price is right and the location is amazing, we had our car with us and always found street parking available, while in Chapala we did not used our car at all, everything its at walking distance, restaurants with great views are really close. We went to Ajijic and San Juan Cosala, driving back in the night is easy and safe. I really recommend El Pequeño Hotel.

Estamos muy contentos con nuestra estancia en el Pequeño Hotel, el precio es justo y la ubicacion es magnifica, llevamos nuestro carro y siempre encontramos estacionamiento en frente del cuarto, mientras estuvimos en Chapala ni siquiera lo usamos, todo esta cerca, los restaurantes del malecon estan a dos cuadras. Fuimos a Ajijic y a San Juan Cosala, y el regreso manejando en la noche es super sencillo y seguro. Realmente recomiendo El Pequeño Hotel.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we often hear how convenient our location is and we also feel a vehicle is not required here. Come back any time, nice having you.
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4 0
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
Owner's Response: Yes you can leave your car at home no need for one here.
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8 0
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: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, location is a great asset here at our little hotel
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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 Barpub
0.1 Miles
several
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chula Vista
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.

Rates & Availability

Chapala Centro Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$60
$325
$625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Cancellation Policy - We require a minimum 50% deposit at the time your reservation is made. If a
cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to your arrival date, we will
refund your deposit, less a 10% processing fee and any commissions we may
have incurred, only if we can rent the room to another customer. There will be
no refunds for reservations cancelled fewer than 30 days before your
arrival date or if we can not re-rent to another party. Payment is due in
full upon check-in. No refunds given for early departures. Thank you for
your understanding.

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Amenities

Chapala Centro Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , All rooms have private in room bathroom and shower
  • 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
  • Bedrooms 4 - 4 queen , 1 ea queen in 4 rooms
  • One pillow top queen mattress in each of the 4 rooms, maximum occupancy in each room is 2 adults. In room compact refrigerator, coffee maker, supplied bottled water, access to in room WI-FI, and table for 2
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Each room contains a ceiling 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 in each room, sheets and towels are changed once a week.

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