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Village Home with Loads of Mexican Charm in Ajijic

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

You know Ajijic has some of the best year round weather in the world, but experiencing the 400 year old cobblestone streets of this charming Village first hand is even better! It's about location, location, location. More than climate and charm, this quaint Mexican Village has the services and amenities that you would expect in a modern luxury resort.

Only 30 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport, Ajijic is home to the largest U.S. and Canadian expat community in the world.

Why rent a room or pay the expensive rates at a B&B when you can LIVE for a little while in the most desirable part of Ajijic, in a quiet area near the center of town. There is nothing like the charm and convenience of living in the Village! One block from the Lake, one block from the Wednesday Farmers Market, (tianguis) two blocks from inexpensive bus service if you care to venture out of town. Only 4 blocks from the Lake Chapala Society and six blocks from the Plaza.

Lots of restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, cinema, live entertainment, florist, antique shops, unique galleries and artisan shops within a short walk. No car necessary! A fifteen minute stroll will get you anywhere and everywhere!

This charming 2500 square foot two story home with east and west

miradors that have spectacular views of Lake Chapala, the village, and

mountains is tastefully decorated with lots of Mexican folk art,

bright colors, plenty of Mexican character and all the modern

conveniences. With beautiful tile work throughout, this home features

a separate dining room, an open plan kitchen and downstairs living

room with fireplace. There is a guest bedroom on the ground floor with

a firm king size bed, TV, ensuite bath with tub and shower, a huge walk in

closet and a small screened in terrace.

Upstairs you will find a huge master suite with TV, firm king size

bed, fireplace, with shared ensuite bath with tub and shower with 2 doors for the connecting third bedroom with double bed, screened in terraces for each

with lake view.

Entertaining is a snap with our fully equipped modern kitchen, but

there are so many wonderful restaurants, you may wind up using nothing

more than the microwave!

There are ceiling fans on both levels.

The laundry room, with a modern stackable washer and dryer is easily

accessable across the flagstone terrace. THERE IS NO OFF STREET PARKING.

House Amenities

Maid service once a week, daily gardener who is a jack of all trades, High speed wireless internet, 2 gas/wood fireplaces, wood provided. You'll enjoy the ambianuce, although they're seldom used. Full kitchen includes purified potable water and pressure system throughout the house. Plenty of hot water! Appliances: Microwave, toaster, blender, coffeemaker. Gas, electric, and telephone local calls included. Games and art supplies available upon request. Garden patio. Convenient to bus line restaurants, shopping, Wednesday farmer's market, all within walking distance. One block from beautiful Lake Chapala. Owner/agent can provide real estate tours and Newcomers Seminars and arrange for any service (i.e. theatre tickets, spa dates, trips to Guadalajara, Tonala and Tlaquepaque) with advance notice.

activities and attractions in Ajijic Central Mexico

Tennis,golf, hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, bridge, shopping,

dining, wellness,thermal pools, spas, gyms, massage therapists,

personal services, Yoga, TaiChi, English language A.A.,

sightseeing, longest running English speaking Little Theatre in

Mexico, charity events, cinema, Art galleries, live entertainment,

classes in Art and Spanish. Great dentists and doctors at a fraction

of Stateside prices.

Keywords: house

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About The Owner

Georgette is a native Texan who lived in Yucatan. A world traveler, she learned Spanish in Holland, and German at the Volkschochschule in Berlin. She sailed down the Barrier Reef in Australia, cruised the Panama Canal, and has been to 47 countries, but Ajijic is HOME!!. She bought her first house here ten days after arriving in 1981. She has been a sales associate for Ajijic Real Estate since 1995.

She grieves her 11 1/2 year 'promo pup' Wellesley, but is busy teaching Hardwick the ropes of being a Boston Terrier Ajijic Real Estate dog. She specializes in homes in The Village and view properties. She is a Past President and very active in Lakeside Little Theatre.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Guestbook comments from the owner

They were such lovely, adventurous, bright and well traveled people that my only regret is not having spent more time with them, getting to know them better! I hope they come back!

We spent one evening seeing a National Theatre Live production from London at our outstanding Lakeside Little Theatre. They were quite capable of mingling and meeting with most of the people on the Angel Terrace before the performance and during the intermission. I think they got a real slice of what people think about living here.

So glad they liked my place. It means a lot to me. Love, Georgette
Oct 2016
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Ajijic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Village Home with Loads of Mexican Charm in Ajijic
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews

Great place and wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as viewed online. The owner was very helpful and accommodating in getting us settled. She was always available if we had questions or any needs. The rental was immaculately decorated with a fully stocked kitchen for cooking and entertaining. The lake view from the roof terrace was beautiful and a great place to get sun. The house was a short walk to Wednesday market, shops and restaurants, making it easy to get around without a car. The neighbors in the area were all friendly and welcoming. Everyone in this small town helped us get around from the friendly taxi and bus drivers to shop owners; not to mention horse owners. I hope to return again and recommend this rental to anyone looking at Ajijic or near towns. ~ Pam

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were such fun guests! Just hearing about all they did made me appreciate my little village even more. They did things I have never done (Cirque de Soleil, Chacala to whale watch) and things I still love to do and have never gotten jaded about how lucky I am that so many things are available. I got them in to the fabulous sold out run of CHICAGO at our 112 seat LAKESIDE LITTLE THEATRE and they got to meet the cast as we do on the Opening Night of a show. I felt good enough about their ability to get around and take care of themselves and my place that I was able to go to San Miguel de Allende for 6 days for a closing and to see some theatre. I am hoping they can come back! I LOVE to hear that people are having a good time. Georgette Richmond
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The perfect "home base" to learn all about Ajijic.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say that Ajijic lives in that “long moment when the past slips reluctantly into the future” as Steinbeck said of his “Forgotten Village” in 1941 – but I can say I’ve never been anywhere else in Mexico that more closely evoked that feeling for me. We just spent 2 wonderful weeks, nearly absent the din of modernity, with no Starbucks, no “fast food” chains, and only a little English language TV. It was an actual vacation.

Key to the relaxation we were desperately in need of was this lovely house we rented, right on the eastern edge of the village of Ajijic. We were a short walk from the lake to our south, a grocery and pharmacy to our north, and the village to our west. Close enough to get to everything easily on foot – just far enough away for peace and quiet. Very inexpensive buses on the “highway” to the north took us to Chapala or Jocotepec for very small fees (9-12 pesos). The truth of that old adage “location, location, location” has never been more positively true of a place I have rent than for this lovely home on the edge of Ajijic. We were two first timers in this village with no car, and did not miss having one, in any way, at all.

Perhaps the best part of our stay though, was the house itself. It’s even larger (and even nicer) then it appears in the listing. It could easily sleep 6. The two bathrooms were wonderful. All of the rooms were large and airy. There seemed to be ceiling fans everywhere. The kitchen and main living area were large and well appointed. We cooked breakfast ever morning but ate out most nights. The secure courtyard and entrance were also nice features.

The house is owned and operated by a charming, long-time American expat, who seems to know everything there is to know about Ajijic. On one hand, she was able to steer us to places and events that really helped us get to know Ajijic and the surrounding area. On the other, she was an excellent judge of when we wanted to go off on our own, exploring the little village for ourselves. She has clearly hosted many, many people over the years. We will always be grateful for her wise guidance during our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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wonderful home, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have spent January and February at Georgette's home. Georgette is very caring and looks after her renters she is helping to get guests settled and make sure that everything is just right. The house is veryclean and kept up. Nice neighborhood, everything works and the help is dependable. I can 't say enough about Georgette and we are so glad to have met her. I already want to book again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house and village were all I'd hoped for and so much more. I was there for the entire month of February and wanted to stay forever! Right from the beginning, Georgette was the perfect hostess, going over and above what was necessary. She made sure everything was in top-notch order and gave valuable advice on the best places in town. Take her restaurant suggestions. They were right-on.

This beautiful home is within walking distance of the lake, the boardwalk, restaurants, the plaza, grocery store, pharmacy, local hospital, and bus route, so the location couldn't have been better.

Inside the house, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen and pantry were more well equipped than my own home, and it had all the modern conveniences - purified water, wi-fi, American T.V. channels, a phone. The only challenge was deciding where to enjoy the outdoors - in one of several screened porches, in the courtyard, or high on one of the two terraces overlooking the lake and the mountains.

I'd stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you Georgette (and Hardwick)

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have the suspicion this renters enjoys and has a great time anywhere she goes!!!!! A wonderful traveler!!! Anxious to see and do as much as possible to get to know the area, the people, the activities all in a context of gorgeous weather. I can not wait til she comes back!!!! Georgette
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Nice place to stay and rest awhile.

  • 4 of 5

Ajijic is a delightful village. Since it appears to be more of an ex-pat area, the prices are higher. There is a distinquish separation of Gringos and locals. The locals (Mexicans) on the whole are friendly and helpful. Georgette, the landlord, was more than accomodating driving us around the first day for groceries and showing us the town. She invited us to a couple of local events as well.

The house is charming albeit dark in side especially the room off the kitchen. There were fans in all the rooms and sliding doors to the outside. The house needed to be locked up at all times for safety reasons. This was something we quickly got used to.

The bathrooms were roomy and clean. The beds comfortable. The closets more than adequate. The kichen well equipped.

The most difficult part was the barking dogs at night. They were unrelenting. Starting up their barking and howling we were often jolted out of a good sleep. Eventually they seemed to be less. I think we just got used to them and treated it as white sound. Probably what the residents do.

We chose not to have a car so there was an enormous amount of walking on cobblestones. Some had more trouble than others. Just need the right shoes.

It was disappointing that such a large lake (Lake Chapala) and the center part of the area was polluted. It was not appealing to venture to the waters edge.

The weather was good. We were in the rainy season but it only rained at night around 7 or so. It never curtailed any of our plans. The temperature was comfortable.

Overall the place and the house was a success.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The time flew by!!! Even in our off season there was still plenty to do and the renters were game to see and do as much as possible and still have the time to enjoy just resting and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the States and going on Mexican time.
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Boutiliers Point, Nova Scotia, Canada

Unsafe Rooftop Mirador

  • 1 of 5

This property has an unsafe mirador. There was a serious accident with grave results. The owner has no plans to fix it. I would not return to this house or recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In the 10 years I have rented and/or lived in this property with animals and children there have been no other incidents. While the newly arrived renters were "oohing and aahing" over how great the home is, before even bringing their suitcases in the house, and in this 15-20 minutes, their unsupervised dog jumped over a wall off the 3rd storey mirador with it's gorgeous Lake views,which is prominently featured on the site. When they finally started thinking about their dog and looked for it, the vet was unable to save it. I felt terrible, but as an animal lover and doggie owner, I would have NEVER let my dog out of sight in a strange place without showing him around as well. They chose to stay and their lack of responsibility for their actions was further demonstrated by the documented grease, solvent and paint stains on the sofa and elsewhere that were concealed so they could get their deposit back.
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, birdwatching, wellness, thermal pools, spas, massage therapists


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Key Deposit $100
Non-refundable Maid depo $50
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $50

Non smoking environment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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