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Lovely Casita with Views near Lake and Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 841 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath Casita with tropical garden, lake and mountain views.

Spacious one-bedroom, one-bath casita in a traditionally decorated hacienda. The large bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed, sitting couch and ample closet space, while the open living room is furnished with sofas, coffee table, armchairs, original artwork, TV and bookcase. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dining area that seats four; the bathroom, two sinks and a colorful oversized tiled tub with shower. The furnished patio is accessed from both the living room and bedroom. Your casita adjoins a beautiful garden of orchids, ferns, cacti, avocado, lime trees and fountain. A staircase adjacent to the kitchen leads to a rooftop sitting area with stunning views of Lake Chapala and the mountains perfect for enjoying a margarita, warm breezes and sunsets.

Amenities include off-street parking for a small vehicle, free WIFI, CD/DVD player, 42" flat screen TV, and a shared laundry room. Casa de Colores is ideally located, just one 1 min walk from the Lake, 5 min to Ajijic's Wednesday market. and pleasant 15 minutes walk along cobblestone streets to Ajijic Plaza where you'll find a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and galleries.

The rate includes electricity, gas, and a purified water system. A Telephone available for international calls.

We hope we've made this a comfortable, relaxing space for you to enjoy Ajijic.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 September, 2018

About owner/property manager

Mary is a retired business woman from Washington. She has travelled to several countries and when deciding on a place to retire visited Ajijic and like many others fell in love with the warmer, more colorful, and slower pace of life here. She has remodeled the house to include a main house and three casitas which she enjoys sharing with people from around the world.

owner/property manager purchased this estate in 2010

What makes this estate unique

As you enter the property you are met with a view of a lush tropical garden and a lovely fountain, a large avocado tree and a lime tree. Each casita has it's own unique decor, one Mexican, one Mid-Century Modern and one on the second floor that has a panoramic view of the lake and mountains.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate around the Ajijic around the Chapala

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 841 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Oversized tiled bathtub and shower. Double hand painted sinks,
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Slightly bigger than a California King
  • Mexican Decor, Large closet, Sitting couch, Carved cupboard, Door leading to private patio. Ensuite bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Lovely Casita with Views near Lake and Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Excellent location, very picturesque garden and Casitas

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated Casita with modern amenities such as purified water throughout and upgraded plumbing and excellent wifi reception. We enjoyed the views from the Mirador and convenient location with short walks into town, grocery store, busses, weekly farmers market and restaurants. Mary went out of her way to ensure that all of our needs were met and was a lovely hostess along with co-host Charlie. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoping your next visit will be longer and looking forward to meeting your mom. All the best to the whole was so fun having you here.
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Could have stayed another week and we hope to be back.

  • 5 of 5

Good location, away from street noise, well appointed, owner on site, clean as a whistle, English TV, Apple Play, and comfortable inside and out.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona United States

Charming and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This 3-casita property is a treasure we’d reccommend enthusiastically to anyone. The complete charm of the place and every beautiful touch made us feel truly at home every day.

We stayed in the most Mexican-styled of the 3 casitas on this property; spacious and warmly decorated with bright colors and tiles. The host Mary’s residence is there on site. The patio photo of the lush lawn, cascades of flowers and rounded mountains reflects exactly what you will see every day. The huge bathroom gave unequalled space and the bedroom features an entire wall of storage closets. On the first floor, coming and going was easy; large washer & dryer were convenient. The casita was fully equipped with every housekeeping item we needed. The home felt peaceful, quiet and secure. We appreciated the opportunity for off-street parking. The good location was a short (10 min) walk to the town center.

But the capstone was Mary’s personal presence - warm and real, available as much and when you wish, offering her own local advice and personal experience as an ex-pat. We were grateful Mary drove us to the Mercado on arrival day to facilitate the return with multiple bags of first-trip groceries. (Any other day, it’s an easy walk). We also appreciated Mary’s initial car tour of the Ajijic area which helped us get our immediate bearings. She explained she regularly offers these courtesies to her arriving guests; even above and beyond the helpfulness of other hosts we’ve considered generous in so many countries.

This clean, spacious lovely casita with gorgeous grounds and gracious host is not to be passed up!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron and Beth....My goal as a host is to provide a good experience for you on my end. After reading your over the top review it looks like that was accomplished. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I remember asking you why you had chosen my listing from all the others that were available on VRBO and you answered that you read the reviews. I am sure yours will influence others and I am grateful. Please come back and visit when you get another opportunity.
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Wonderful place in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The place was just what we needed. Many areas are within walking distance (i.e. Wednesday's farmers' market, grocery store, hair salon, Lake Chapala, restaurants, bars, etc.). The casita is very well appointed with comfortable furnishings, good flat screen TV, comfortable bed. Mary is such a good host as is her adorable dog, Charlie. We would come here again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Mexican Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My intention was to take a break from my business in San Diego and investigate the possibility of an early "semi-retirement", to see for myself all of the great things I was learning about the area of Ajijic/Lake Chapala. When I asked, Mary said that her place would be perfect for this, and she was right!

Mary was a very gracious hostess. Not only did she ensure that I found her place and show me around when I got there, she even took me to the local grocery store in her car (it's a 5 min. walk), to see that I had food in the fridge for the following day. Her little terrier Charlie came with us.....he's soooooo adorable, he made me feel less homesick for my own doggies!

The casita itself was prisitine and very spacious- loved the decor, extra tall ceilings and have to admit, watched my share of Netflix & YouTube on the large smart TV at night. The kitchen was supplied with everything I needed to make my bulletproof coffee/ smoothies & cook light meals. I especially loved the tropical feel and sounds of the large courtyard garden. There are four other living spaces in the hacienda, including Mary's. I felt that I had my privacy, yet comforting to know there were others around. If I had a question about where to go, etc., Mary was always there and very helpful. Her son David was visiting from Japan and staying in one of the casitas and he was very cordial and helpful, as was the other visitor, Shannon.

As for visiting the towns of Ajijic/Chapala, well that's another story, but suffice it to say I had a fantastic time, so many things to do and see.....Iike Mary said, I should have booked more than 1 week!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kim, for taking the time to write this lovely review. Hopefully, others will read this and know that they will be welcome here. It is a good place to walk to most everything and explore the area. Let me know if you can get away for a longer visit anytime in the future. There will be a light in the window.
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Guelph, On, Canada

A bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The casita is a perfect spot from which to enjoy Ajijic. It is very attractive and open to a lovely courtyard garden full of birds. The kitchen is well supplied and as the grocery store is just a few blocks away, we cooked most of our meals there . From the mirador you get a wonderful view of the lake and the mountains. Mary is very helpful and accommodating. I would gladly return for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It makes my day when I know that my guests have had a positive experience. April is a great time of the year to experience Ajijic. All the best and hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Bodega
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Alex's Pasta (Exceptional Italian food!)
Car: not necessary

Ajijic has it all: Galleries, restaurants, cafes, lake and mountains. Stroll the treelined cobblestoned streets. Visit the open market on Wednesdays and get a real flavor of Mexico from foods to traditional crafts. Relax after walking the length of Ajijic's malacon ( boardwalk) where you will see flocks of pelicans, herons and cranes. It is just a 10 minute walk to the Lake Chapala Society which offers a wealth of information about the area and its activities. There is a reason why this area is so popular with visitors from around the world. Yes, National Geographic gave it the distinction of the second best climate in the world, but there is so much more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate around the Ajijic,

Rental Basis:
per property
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning (optional) £11.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.08

There will be a $300 (refundable) booking/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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