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Chapala, Mexico

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January 05, 2018 - August 01, 2018 3 weeks

A second story 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom modern casa directly across from large park, 1 hour South of Guadalajara, 30 minutes South of GDL airport, in charming village

Birdwatching is absolutely wonderful from our covered roof, which gets the cool breezes from being high, and also from the lake! Chapala is authentic Mexican as well as being small and safe. Gorgeous and colorful, you will discover México here! Second story apartment, new modern construction. Nice living room, lovely kitchen. 2 bedrooms. Enormous covered rooftop garden patio. The covered roof patio has views of park greenery on the street side, and panoramic view of the Mexican village of Chapala on the other. Five block walk to plaza and town, and well-stocked convenience store two doors away. Short stroll to Lake Chapala and the lakeside Malecon boardwalk. At night, there is music and soccer team singing, but the bedrooms are in the back where it is muffled. The noise has never bothered us. Rather we like the Mexican music. A/C in master bedroom. New washer and dryer. Clothesline on roof patio. Maid service on Mondays: two maids clean for 1 1/2 hours starting at around 11 am, pre-paid by owners. We have taxi driver numbers to share, and the local buses are easy. Park has tennis courts and a pool. There is a wonderful hot spring spa water park a short bus drive away, San Juan Cosala Banerios; have included their Facebook website in Neighborhood Photos & Texts section! Also, have included a short video of Chapala in that section.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made


  • Retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer


  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Western Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: GDL - 30minutes

The area is typically Mexican, with a scattering of ex-pats. House is facing a large park that has great tennis courts, a pool, and edges to Lake Chapala. Quick walk to the boardwalk along the lake. The park is lively on weekends with visitors from Guadalajara. Horseman daily ride by González Gallo, the road in front of the house. Chapala has many fiestas with fireworks, church bells ring daily, there is a beautiful cathedral near the lake, and it is a safe and friendly small town environment. Although Chapala is thoroughly Mexican, this area is a well-known resort and retirement area along the North shore of Lake Chapala, which is a safe part of Jalisco.

Here is the great hot spring spa a close taxi or bus ride away from the apartment, the San Juan Cosala Balenario Facebook Page:

Video taking you around Chapala:


  • Retired


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a retired couple in our early sixties who have lived in México eight years. Two grown children living in Washington state.


More pictures of house, family, and Chapala. Mexico on my instagram

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