Fully self-contained one room casita with a compact but fully equipped kitchenette and a private bathroom. The stove is a two burner electric hot plate. There is a solar heated swimming pool , outdoor covered kitchen/BBQ and a large beautiful garden. Lots of places to relax and have coffee, breakfast etc. There is a laundry facility for guests use. This is a large private secure home with three detached casitas
Fully self-contained, secure, private suite with a private bathroom. Queen bed (Softer Canadian mattress). Please ask questions if you have any concerns. Everything you need to relax and enjoy Ajijic is here.
Full access to a huge and beautiful garden as well as a covered outdoor kitchen/BBQ which will easily accommodate 15 to 20 guests (or more).The swimming pool is solar heated. It can still be a little cool when the days are cloudy.
There are many places to sit and relax either in the sun or shade, to have coffee, breakfast, dinner, or a refreshment.
Interaction with guests
We became permanent residents of Ajijic over 6 years ago and love living here. Sharing our experiences and helping are one of the things we do naturally. This is a good place to discover and learn about Ajijic's customs and way of life. We are immersed in our local culture and neighbourhood. Come let us share some with you.
Each of our three casitas are private and detached from the main house, so privacy is easily respected as well.
Other things to note
We welcome small pets.
Bus stop is right across the street.
1 block from the lake. 2 blocks from the Malecon.
A great grocery store across the street, as well as, many many stores and shops within a one block radius .
Small pets are welcome.
No smoking in the casita.
Smoking is allowed outside in the garden or pool area.
This is a reasonably active household that has lots of contact with both other Expats and local neighbors. We allow up to 6 local kids in the pool for a couple of hours about once a week. We also host a poker game once or twice a week during the afternoons. We invite the young adult football team (or they invite themselves) to a fiesta at our home about once every two months. Mexico is VERY family oriented, so we can have as many as 30 to 40 family members at a fiesta. Although it can be "occasionally) busy, we recognize the need to be respectful of others needs as well. We ask our guests to respond accordingly.
We have a very welcoming home and have fun, but, this is not a continuous party house. Once in a while is welcome.
My wife, Paula, and I retired to Ajijic in early 2012 after a long career in finance & administration. Mostly in the Oil and Gas industry in Calgary. We also spent the last 5 years, before moving to Ajijic, as owner/managers of a mental health care facility with 26 residents in Cranbrook BC.
We live in the heart of our community and are very involved with our local culture and our Mexican neighbors. We support our local, young adult, football team, our local sewing and knitting club, host two Texas Holdem games a week as well as getting involved in way too many other local events and activities. We love it, however sometimes is sure doesn't feel like retirement.
In spite of our slow Spanish language progress, we likely have 10 local Mexican friends to every 1 of our Expat friends. Both of us are animal lovers who have rescued a number of friends in the past. Currently we have 3 small dogs, 3 cats, two parrots, three aquariums and 1 iguana. The iguana is not very friendly. We also love our huge incredible garden with well over 50 varieties of plants and 16 different fruit trees.