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Adults-only Ajijic vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Ajijic, JAL, Mexico
9.8.Exceptional.
  • This place had everything you would need. There was nothing you had to buy. The owners…

    Mar 25, 2020

  • Newly painted and decorated with all the modern appliances. Nice courtyard to sit outside…

    Jan 16, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Lake Chapala - 3 min walk
  • Ajijic Malecon - 14 min walk
  • Tobolandia - 17 min walk
  • Sierra De San Juan Cosala - 19 min walk
  • Chula Vista Country Club - 34 min walk
  • Chapala Malecon - 4.3 mi / 6.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 King Bed

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About this home

-Maid service twice a week(Monday and Wednesday)
-Weather perfect all year! Cooler in Winter, warmer in Summer

-One block from the lake!

-125 outstanding restaurants...most within walking distance; Great meal with margarita around $10!

-Airport pickup can be arranged



Ajijic, on the shores of Lake Chapala, offers some of the best weather in the world, along with the charm of 400 year old cobblestone streets, and the vibrancy of one of the largest expat communities in the world.



Start with location, location, location. As the new owners of Casa Felicidad, we invite you to an oasis only one block from the shores of Lake Chapala.

Newly painted, newly-installed iron work, and luxury amenities will welcome you "home." Why rent a room or pay expensive B&B rates when you can LIVE for awhile in the most desirable part of Ajijic.



There is nothing like the charm and convenience of living in the Village! Casa Felicidad is:



-One block from the Lake,

-One block from the Wednesday Farmers Market (Tianguis)

-Two blocks from the grocery store

-Three blocks from the Lake Chapala Society, and

-A short five-minute walk to the Plaza, the center of Ajijic.



Restaurants, bakeries, cinemas, live entertainment, antique shops, art galleries and artisan shops are all a short stroll away.



No car is necessary...a 15 minute stroll will get you everywhere, including a sunset stroll along the Malecon.



About Casa Felicidad: This charming 2500 square foot, three bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story home has rooftop mirador with views of Lake Chapala and the mountains that surround Ajijic. The home is entirely repainted, with all of the modern conveniences you would expect. You enter into an enclosed courtyard with secure off-street parking if you require a car. With beautiful tile work throughout, this home features an open-plan kitchen, large dining room with fireplace, and a fully-screened living room to allow you to enjoy some of the world's best weather. The ground floor also includes a large king bedroom with new TV, an ensuite bath with tub and shower, a huge walk-in closet, and small screened terrace. Upstairs you will find an even larger king master suite with TV, fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, and a fully-screened patio to enjoy the great weather. The third queen bedroom has a large walk-in closet and a fully-screened patio as well, and the two bedrooms share a tiled ensuite bath with tub and shower.

One floor above you will find two open-air miradors (patios) with amazing lake and mountain views, and a wonderful place to enjoy your beverage of choice while watching the sun rise, or set.



About Ajijic: If you are not familiar with Ajijic (ah-hee-HEEK), a Travel and Leisure article, written by Ellie Storck and Nicole Mlakar in December 2016, offers a glimpse the the town. Their article was entitled:



You Probably Haven't Heard of it, but Ajijic Should Be On Your Radar.



"Tucked within the striking Sierra Madre Mountain range on Lake Chapala, the town of Ajijic is at once charmingly reminiscent of decades past and quickly becoming a sought-after vacation getaway. Between the beautiful mountain peaks, the clear waters of Lake Chapala, and the mild temperatures from the town’s high elevation, those who travel to this Mexican paradise will want for nothing.



“It’s hard to imagine that in the ‘60s, this now lively little town had only one main paved road

and a single shared telephone,” said Austin-based photographer Nicole Mlakar. “While you’ll still see horses being ridden on in the cobblestone streets, today Ajijic is home to over 10,000 people, a quarter of whom are retired expats from the U.S. and Canada.”


Once an undiscovered refuge for artists and bohemians, this charming Mexican town 34 miles from Guadalajara has risen into its own authentic cultural moment. The town’s center plaza and colorful streets offer countless galleries, boutiques, and restaurants that have drawn travelers from around the world—the town has even become a popular choice for retirees, who have made the stunning remodeled adobe dwellings their new homes.



On Wednesdays, locals flock to town for the Tianguis shopping market, where locally sourced foods and gifts can be purchased. And for those who love the outdoors, there is no shortage of hiking in the surrounding mountains or enjoy waterfront adventure by the lake.



While many may think to first travel to one of Mexico’s lively cities when visiting the country, this lakeside town is well deserving of a spot on any Mexico itinerary."



And a recent USA Today article published on January 2018 added another description:



"Ajijic is in the state of Jalisco on the shores of Lake Chapala, which at 417 square miles is the largest lake in Mexico. Ajijic is about a half-hour drive from Guadalajara’s international airport. This positions the town close enough to the big city benefits of Guadalajara, while still being tucked away from the urban sprawl in a unique natural setting. Imagine a huge lake with fisherman out on the water in pangas (small boats) casting for carp. At the shoreline are snowy egrets doing their own fishing. Someone in Ajijic must have made a concerted effort to protect the town’s trees since the streets are lined with huge specimens, including palm trees mixed in with pines and flowering jacarandas."



"The compact town of Ajijic has narrow streets with rough cobblestones. Strolling through the town, there are hints of past hippy glory, such as a Volkswagen Beetle festooned with stuck-on flowers, or a distant sound system playing Creedence or the Stones. Many of the walls of the town are decorated with colorful murals in a range of styles, from figurative to whimsical to abstract."



"The streets are lined with colorful houses and small boutiques and galleries. Since expats make up about 50% of the population during the winter season, visitors will find a greater variety of shops and restaurants than they would in a typical small Mexican town. For example, there’s the Simply Thai restaurant; Pasta Trenta; Ajijic Tango, featuring Argentinian steaks; and Tabarka Restaurante, serving Basque/Spanish cuisine."



"Drop into Ajijic on a Wednesday to experience the weekly tianguis, or farmer’s market. There’s a variety of vendors, with some selling fresh produce, while others hawk household goods, curios and crafts. There’s also a mix of food vendors selling traditional Mexican food at rock-bottom prices."

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Lake Chapala - 3 min walk
  • Ajijic Malecon - 14 min walk
  • Tobolandia - 17 min walk
  • Sierra De San Juan Cosala - 19 min walk
  • Chula Vista Country Club - 34 min walk
  • Chapala Malecon - 4.3 mi / 6.8 km
  • San Juan Cosala Boardwalk - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Church of San Juan Cosala - 6.1 mi / 9.7 km
  • Parroquia del Senor del Monte - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Arena VFG - 22.4 mi / 36 km
  • San Pedro Parish - 31.6 mi / 50.8 km

Getting around

  • Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl. Airport (GDL) - 32 min drive
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Ajijic, JAL, Mexico

The manager

Rex Gale, and Property Manager is Roma Property Management

Speaks: English, Spanish

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (2500 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Pool/spa

  • Water park access

Outside

  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Lakeside Location Views Charm Quiet Case Felicidad Has It All
  • Lakeside Location Views Charm Quiet Case Felicidad Has It All

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chopsticks (4-min walk), Alex's Pasta Bar (5-min walk), and La Nueva Posada Ajijic (6-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Ajijic Lakeside: Location, Views, Charm, and Quiet: Case Felicidad Has It All also has a water park.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Spacious bedrooms, small living room

    This house was built as a vacation rental and it mostly works as such. The two second floor bedrooms with balconies and shared bath are fine. There's also a rooftop "mirador." Downstairs MBR and bath also fine. Large dining room table will accommodate 6 guests, but the screened in veranda-like TV room is cramped (can seat 3-4 people at most) and quite chilly in January. Owner says he will glass it in. There are several chimneys but they were not hooked up and would have been most welcome evenings and/or mornings. The kitchen is modern and user-friendly, but the glass hood is dangerous for anyone over 5ft 10. It's almost invisible walking by and I bumped into it several times, That was most irritating. Communication with owner was good. Took a little longer to reach the property manager

    Gerry H., Other trip, Feb 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love Casa Felicidad

    We had a fantastic time in Casa Felicidad! The home was perfect for our stay. We had everything we needed and more. The location is great for exploring around the Lake Chapala area. The property owner, Rex, was very thoughtful with providing information about the home and was quick to respond to our questions. Thank you!

    Kimberly S., Other trip, Apr 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We enjoyed this well appointed home!

    Loved it!! The property manager was responsive to our arrival timeframe. The house was spotless on arrival and the maid service was an added plus! The house is well laid out, comfortable and secure. Off-street parking and garage door opener! The kitchen has everything needed for meal prep! Thank you for having dishwashing, laundry and miscellaneous cleaning supplies available. Plenty of room for extended family. Nice roof top decks and courtyard for enjoying Ajijic's eternal spring! We will return!

    Lawrence U., Other trip, Dec 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spectacular views

    Rec and his wife were so charming and friendly! They are eager to make Casa Felicidad a perfect getaway.

    Lynn L., Other trip, Jan 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Casa Felicidad made our family very happy

    From the time we arrived, and through our stay, our 6 person family were comfortable. There was plenty of room for all of us, and the accommodations were pleasant. Having a washer and dryer were a plus, as was the view from the mirador,(upstairs balconey) and the near vicinity to the tinguas (market) and other amenities. As a big group, we were challlenged by the water pressure (take only 1 shower at a time). It was comfortable sleeping under the fans, and we had lots of storage space too. The full kitchen allowed us to prepare meals, and it was a wonderful stay.

    David Z., Other trip, Aug 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic home and location

    We loved, loved, loved everything about this home! It is located in a beautiful neighborhood, close enough to town to enjoy the walk to the plaza and just a few blocks away from the weekly farmers market. We enjoyed the rooftop patios with gorgeous vistas and the enclose patios off of each bedroom. The kitchen was well stocked and fun to cook in! It even has a walk in pantry! The bedrooms had huge built in closets that I am envious of! In short, we lived this home and would love to rent it again! Tricia

    Paul H., Other trip, Aug 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Home and Great Owners

    We had the pleasure of spending 26 days at Casa Felicidad and we had a wonderful time. Rex and his wife have a great home with a fantastic location just as described. The house is close to everything and really no need to have a car, you can walk to the bus stop, restaurants, shopping etc..I highly recommend this property and we will rent this property again

    Richard C., Other trip, Dec 13, 2018

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