Real Estate in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
From La Floresta we moved into a 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom ex drug dealer’s house in Lower Chula Vista which did give the home a certain cachet. In the large kitchen there was a small TV monitor which let you know who was at the front door when the doorbell rang. A convenience I certainly have missed in subsequent houses.
This was a magnificent home. It had a casita with separate living room, bedroom and bath.
Four other large bedrooms and three baths completed the sleeping quarters. Three of these four bedrooms looked out onto a patio with mature trees and a beautiful stone wall. The master suite, of course, had a Jacuzzi and a solarium filled with plants in the bathroom. The walls in the master suite, guest bath and casita were fabric lined which was a very elegant touch.
There was a large dining/living room area with a stone fireplace and a central atrium with skylights and an indoor fountain. Very posh indeed. There was a paneled den/TV room with a bar. The only view of the lake was from the front sunroom inside the front door but as the property contained three lots the view of the garden, mountains, and Upper Chula Vista from the master bedroom window was spectacular.
There was an outdoor covered entertainment area with two more bathrooms, built in BBQ, swimming pool and a five car covered car port was at the end of the garden. Simply but nice.
The rent for this amazing property was $800.00 US per month but sadly those days are gone.
There was an outdoor laundry area and maid’s room where 2 days a week our girl did the ironing. We subsequently found out she was also carrying on a courtship with the gardener’s son and is now happily married to him with two beautiful daughters.
We like Lower Chula Vista and are very happy here. Although the views from Upper Chula Vista are magnificent the long climb up to them is not for me. I imagine being in the middle of cooking dinner and not having any basil.
In Chula Vista there is a wonderful and very pretty Golf Course with two tennis courts. The services are excellent and the staff at the office are very pleasant and helpful. We are also close to Superlake, Tony’s Butcher Shop, La Paz Liquor and Wine Store, Mail Boxes Etc. a splendid little bakery beside Superlake, dry cleaners and a wrought iron store. What else could you possibly want?
We are also on the east end of Ajijic close to Maskaras Clinic, Puritan Poultry, The Animal Shelter and our wonderful vet, Antonio Ladrone.
Chula Vista is quiet most of the time with the possible exception of when the local church, in the village of San Antonio Tlayacapan, set off rockets for several days at 5:00 am. Fireworks are big in this part of the world but I must admit where else could you lie in your bed and watch them through your window.