Luxury Chapala Hacienda Lake in Ajijic - Celebrate Mexico!

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Luxury Chapala Hacienda Lake in Ajijic - Celebrate Mexico!

Entire home

Luxury Chapala Hacienda Lake in Ajijic - Celebrate Mexico!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot Tub
Ajijic, JAL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSierra De San Juan Cosala14 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Juan Cosala Boardwalk5 min drive
  • Popular LocationAjijic Malecon5 min drive
  • AirportGuadalajara, Jalisco (GDL-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl.)37 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bathroom 1
    No shower or bathtub
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area


Located in Ajijic, this resort is in a rural area and on a lake. Ajijic Malecon and San Juan Cosala Boardwalk are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Chapala and Sierra De San Juan Cosala. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Sierra De San Juan Cosala - 14 min walk
  • Church of San Juan Cosala - 4 min drive
  • San Juan Cosala Boardwalk - 5 min drive
  • Ajijic Malecon - 5 min drive
  • Church of Ajijic - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl. Airport (GDL) - 37 min drive


  • Los Molletes — 4 min drive
  • Roberto's Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • Bruno's Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • Gosha's Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • Gossips Kitchen — 5 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury Chapala Hacienda Lake in Ajijic - Celebrate Mexico!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
True Mexican Colonial design in a U-shape with courtyard and fountain. Boveda vaulted ceilings. Private gate. Huge areas for entertaining. Quiet cobblestone street. Cleaning service twice weekly.

1 mile from shops and entertainment. Thermal Hot Springs nearby. Excellent restaurants in a friendly community. Horseback riding, golf, tennis, shopping, dining, art galleries, Guadalajara, hiking and relaxation. A bird and botanical haven. Wonderful Wednesday open market. Picturesque views!

Besides the attractions of its climate, scenery and the ever-changing light on the lake, Chapala today has a wide range of tourist facilities including more sports facilities than any other lakeside town.

But you don't have to be an active or sports-minded person to enjoy Chapala. There are numerous restaurants, open-air cafes and ice-cream parlors in which to while away the siesta-time. A walk around the town should include the parish church, San Francisco, which while not particularly old, has a literary distinction, having been immortalized by D. H. Lawrence in the last pages of his novel, "The Plumed Serpent", written during Lawrence's brief stay in Chapala at number 307 on Zaragoza street. Across from the church, it is worth stepping inside the dining room of the Nido Hotel to look at a collection of old photographs of Chapala. These include some thought-provoking pictures of when the lake threatened to overwhelm the town, for several weeks people preferred canoes to bicycles!

The origins of tourism in Chapala go back to the mid nineteenth century when only a simple guest-house existed in the town. Later, Mexican national Railways began to offer daily trips by train to Ocotlan, with connecting lake steamer service to Chapala. In the early years of this century, President Porfirio Diaz stayed with friends in Chapala. With the presidential seal of approval, the popularity of Chapala grew. One very distinctive, European-style building became the home of Alberto Braniff, a member of the famous airline family. Today, his house is a restaurant, the Cazadores.

On the pier, boatmen, competing fiercely with each other, will try to convince you to visit Scorpion Island and its restaurants. A longer, but more interesting, boat trip is to Mezcala Island, and the remains of a fortress dating from Independence times. East of the pier, past the well-kept lakeshore gardens and a small children's park1 the Chapala Yacht club is an attractive building, often used for art exhibitions and cocktail parties.

A row of small fish restaurants is next to the Yacht club. At weekends, this area, like the lakefront Beergarden restaurant, near the pier, is a cacophony of mariachi sound. Just across from the Yacht Club is the Chapala handicrafts market, an excellent place to shop for inexpensive gifts - ranging from leather jackets, wooden furniture, and hand-embroidered dresses to decorated glassware, ceramics and trinkets.

Keywords: Colonial Hacienda
Guest accommodations at this resort offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the resort include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Beach sun loungers


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Spices


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6


  • Casino
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness center access
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Mountain climbing
  • Outlet shopping
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Luxury Lake Chapala Hacienda Ajijic Celebrate Mexico
Chapala Hacienda Ajijic Celeb
Luxury Lake Chapala Hacienda in Ajijic- Celebrate Mexico! Ajijic
Luxury Lake Chapala Hacienda in Ajijic Celebrate Mexico!

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Incredibly Wonderful Stay!
We had a short four day stay that could not have been better! Thank you Margaret and Jorge for doing everything possible to make our stay as perfect as possible! It was an honor to stay there!!

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
This was a fantastic find. What you can get for your money in Mexico is simply beyond belief. Rent it you will love it! It's decorated in a Moroccan style. Very large hacienda With formal living room. gorgeous bed and bathrooms. fully equipped kitchen. This made for a perfect stay.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Wonderfully Artistic Home, Great Host
This has to be the most instagramable home ever ! The attention to detail is over the top and the resulting ambiance is a wonder to behold. We spent about 2 months and really made ourselves at home in this delightful hacienda. Our two pups thought it was a grand way to spend a winter ! Margaret was attentive to any need we had and texted me occasionally to see if all was well. The shower is wonderfully hot and the beds are a great night's sleep. Mexico has plenty of roosters and dogs but this house is really restful. A short drive down a picturesque lane and you are on the main drag into Ajijic. Bike or drive to town. But right up near the corner are several really good restaurants and even a chocolate shop ! Treat yourself to a delightful stay in this courtyard-centric masterpiece.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a beautiful Spanish colonial style home. The courtyard and fountain were lovely. The attention to detail in the décor and in possible needs of the guests was commendable. Beautiful vintage china (I'm a collector) and local glassware and many extras available for the guest's use. The owner, Margaret, is very personable. Our transport from the Guadalahara airport took us first to her own home before we headed to the hacienda. In her home I mentioned how much I loved the freshly cut gardenias on her table. She brought some out to the hacienda for me to enjoy during our stay. This was really too large a home for just the two of us, we didn't really use the whole house but it was lovely. We kept imagining all of our children and grands being with us here. I'd recommend without hesitation.
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Could not ask for more.
The Hacienda was stunning and Margaret went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. Definitely will rent from her again.