Get to know the real Mexico, in a unique lakefront Chapala home located 5,000 feet up and within walking or biking distance of shopping, tourist attractions, parks, trails, and more. You can’t beat the view from this convenient yet quiet location—an uninterrupted view of sunsets, wading birds, mountains, and fishing boats. It’s like living in “National Geographic Live”!
Our 3-bedroom, two-story home features a beautifully-furnished living/dining room, a private balcony overlooking Lake Chapala, and the most amazing wild fig tree you’ve ever seen. The downstairs patio includes a fountain, outdoor eating area, and a wonderful assortment of tropical potted plants—along with an herb garden for gourmet cooking pleasures. The house is perfect for entertaining indoors or on the adjoining outdoor terrace, featuring a full kitchen, guest restrooms, and a nice garden area.
All bedrooms face south, are bright and sunny, and have gorgeous lakefront vistas. The master suite upstairs features its own private bath, a king-side bed and built-in office space with internet connection and landline . The first-floor guest suite, with king-size bed, includes an adjoining bathroom. The second-floor guest suite, with a queen-side bed, features a private terrace as well as direct access to the balcony overlooking the lake. The upstairs den includes a twin bed, along with comfortable furniture for reading, TV viewing, and visiting.
Chapala is a Mexican town with frequent weekend day-trippers from the surrounding area. It is very helpful to know some Spanish. A very popular (and more expensive) ex-pat community is located seven miles away in Ajijic. Big-city activities are available an hour away in Guadalajara, and there are unlimited opportunities nearby to explore Mexico's unending attractions.
We do not need pet or gardening care and ask our house sitters to help cover our overhead costs (for part-time gardener, housekeeper and utilities). A draft contract is available if you are interested.
Amenities of our home include:
-- Two-person kayak
-- Three bicycles
-- Ford Explorer SUV
-- Landline telephone
-- Satellite TV with Shaw hook-up
-- High-speed internet connection throughout the house
-- Master bedroom suite with private bath
-- Two guest suites with private baths
-- Den with twin bed
-- Sleeps 7
-- Linens supplied
-- Fully-equipped kitchen, with microwave, food processor, dishwasher, and other appliances
-- Tile floors throughout
-- Clothes washer and dryer
-- Cleaning and gardening help, each 10 hours/week
-- One-car detached garage