House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
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,florists,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 corner home is light and airy, tastefully decorated with lots of Mexican folk art, bright colors and plenty of character with beautiful tile work though out, ideal for reading or just watching the hummingbirds in the center courtyard and garden from the L-shaped terrace.
High speed wireless internet is provided. A game cabinet, jigsaw puzzles,books, a B-B-Q grill and even art supplies are available upon request. Convenient, light and bright. Fully equipped open concept Cooks' kitchen with dishwasher and big pantry overlooking the indoor living area with fireplace as well as a view to the Creole garden courtyard with fountain living area and screened in terrace with another dining area that seats 6 there as well, in addition to a separate dining room that seats 8 off the kitchen.Master bedroom has king size bed, fireplace, huge walk-in closet and en suite bath with double sinks and tub.Guest bedroom has firm double bed, en suite private bath with shower and 2 entrances for in case someone is using the sofa bed for a few days. Ceiling fans.
The laundry room is accesible across the interior courtyard.The owner/landlord lives upstairs in this horizontal duplex and enters through her private entrance in the garage and is there to make sure everything is in top running condition.
Casa de la CRUZ
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.
4.9 based on 9 traveler reviews
Casa de la CRUZ
We absolutely loved the house. Very comfortable, wonderfully decorated, super location, and very helpful owner. We had several lovely walks around Ajijic - a lovely and friendly town, and also took in some local events such as the Tuesday Organic Market, the Wed tianguis (market), which was just down the street from our house, and a presentation at the Lake Chapala Society. We also took advantage of some tours which were very worthwhile: including to the Teuchitlan ruins and the tour around Lake Chapala. W also took the Tequila Express Train to Tequila to the town of Tequila and a tour of the Jose Cuervo tequila distillery. That was quite an experience - our train car was quite boisterous with many young (and some not so young) Mexicans thoroughly enjoying the free-flowing tequila! Ajijic is definitely a place I'll return to.
Charming, with just the right Mexican touches!
Georgette is a wonderful hostess, near enough that if there is a problem, it can be addressed. But there weren't any problems! The apartment was delightful with everything we needed and more. The location was ideal, a short walk to the Wednesday market (what fun) and easy distance from many wonderful restaurants and the Malecon. The cobblestone streets and sidewalks are tricky to walk on (so bring your sneakers) but so charming that you don't mind "watching your step." Ajijic is so full of life and has so many things to do, but we were there to "chill" in the sunshine and mostly enjoyed walking and watching the world go by. There is a great tour company if you want to see other Mexican sights. Georgette was full of suggestions, the apartment was marvelous, and Ajijic is charming.
A lovely home
We were delighted to be upgraded into Georgette's 2 bedroom home. The home was perfectly placed in Ajijic, beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. Georgette was kind and helpful. We would highly recommend a stay here!
Great Space, Lots Of Charm
My friend and I have stayed at this wonderful house several times. Apart from the great location, from which you can walk to the main plaza, the malecon, oodles of great restaurants and shops, you'll find that the house, itself, is spacious and charming. Decorated in typical Mexican style with lots of great colors and artwork, you have the feeling that you're really getting the Mexican experience. We enjoy entertaining and found the kitchen to be very well equipped. The formal dining-room, as well as the screened indoor/outdoor dining area, can accommodate a sit-down dinner for up to eight people. Georgette Richmond, the owner, has become a friend and you can always depend on her willingness to resolve any issues or situations that may arise during your stay. She also has been living in Ajijic for thirty-five years and is an excellent source of information for anything you might want to do or see.
Ajijic is a beautiful, colorful vacation destination and this house is situated in the perfect place to enjoy it on foot. Enjoy!
Great location and beautiful home. Super clean
The pictures for this place look great but it's even BETTER in person. It's a lovely home with a charming hostess. Georgette went above and beyond to accommodate us. We stayed for 11 nights and didn't want to leave! The kitchen had everything we needed as I like to cook at home. Large refrigerator with ice maker and a household filtered water system. Beautifully furnished with tons of room.
You can't beat the location. We walked to most everything in Ajijic or just up to the main road to catch the bus to any of the surrounding towns.
We will be back for another visit next year!
What a beautiful perfectly located place to stay.
The house was so lovely! We could walk to anywhere in Ajijic with ease. I would recommend staying here to everyone. I have told my friends to go to Ajijic and stay here!
From the Owner
“I LOVE this neighborhood!! I have lived all over the Village and this is just the best area. Loads of flowering plants, quick access to the Lake and great dog walking.People are friendly and there are lots of places to walk to and browse along the way.”
Activity and Interests
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 and Ukulele. Great dentists and doctors at a fraction of Stateside prices.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Non refundable maid's||$50|
|Refundable Key deposit||$100|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Nightly Rate: $100 - $140
Weekly Rate: $600 - $850
Monthly Rate:$2150 - $2400
5 day minimun. Stays of longer than one week can be prorated. SUMMER SPECIAL--20% discount with proof of Mexican residency. BEAT THE HEAT at the beach!!!!!!
Half as a deposit, half on arrival
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“This one storey is very user friendly with big rooms and several areas for indoor/outdoor living to fully enjoy this fabulous climate.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- live theater
- water parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- golf privileges optional
- mountain climbing
- roller blading
- water tubing
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Double sofa bed in living room
- Bedroom 2 - 1 double, Double sleep sofa in living room
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Maid service once a week, daily gardener who is a jack of all trades,High speed wireless internet. You'll enjoy the ambiance. Includes purified potable water and pressure system throughout the house. Plenty of hot water! Appliances: Microwave,dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffeemaker and most anything else available upon request ahead of time.Garden patio. Convenient to busline, 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 andarrange for any service (i.e. theatre tickets, spa dates, trips to Guadalajara, Tonala and Tlaquepaque) with advance notice.