The Villa Real
Stunning 16,000 square feet of construction on two manicured acres in Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico. The property is lakefront on Mexico's largest lake, Lake Chapala. The newly constructed Mediterranean style villa offers lake views and spectacular mountain views.
Dramatic formal entry has 30 foot ceiling and two sweeping marble staircases, cupola with crystal chandelier with a gallery overlooking the enormous grand salon. All floors, including pavilions have marble floors.
High ceilings, artisan custom plaster moldings and dramatic lighting complement the residence.
The main residence consists of four bedrooms and four and one half baths. The master suite has spacious walk-in closet and two large bathrooms.
The pool pavilion boasts a tiled steam room that is very comfortable for six+, a marble bathroom, and an covered loggia facing the saline pool.
The pergola offers not only a delightful shaded garden area and one of many focal points of the grounds, but also a convenient open-air multi purpose area for entertaining.
Wet bar has access to the formal dining room and offers exterior service to the loggia and poolside, the perfect spot for entertaining morning to evening.
The tennis pavilion has a tennis equipment storage/changing room, a spacious bathroom and an ample loggia for spectators - or ideal for a tennis themed brunch or luncheon (by special arrangement).
Two phone lines, DishNetwork satellite TV service from the USA with extensive programming, VCR, audio, DVD & CD players. You will enjoy an amazing gourmet kitchen & separate butler's pantry with 2 microwave ovens, double convection ovens, 6 burner gas cook top, 2 Subzero refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, warming drawer. Appliances: Subzero, Dacor and Bosch. Top of the line outdoor grill & rotisserie. Four fireplaces (two gas & two gas start wood burning, one located on main loggia).
Yes, all the amenities that one would expect, including 50" television and five other sets around the house, DVD and CD collections. Speakers in all rooms on first floor and pavilions for your audio enjoyment. Library, baby grand piano, all the essentials, all the extras! Specific questions or requests? just ask!
Area Activities (on site or nearby):
Weekly street markets with regional artisans & exotic fruits, vegetables & flowers. Hiking, biking, golf, tennis, fitness center, English-language AA, beauty salons, massage therapists, gym, personal fitness trainer, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, English-language churches, live theater, movie theaters, art classes and galleries, sightseeing, swimming & more!
About the Ajijic Area
Thinking about Mexico? Consider Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest lake, 30 minutes from Guadalajara. With a community of more than 8,000 seasonal and full time foreign residents who call "Lakeside" home, Ajijic (Ah-hee-heek) has one of the world's best climates. This pre-colonial village on the sunny northern shore of Lake Chapala in Western Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains makes for an unparalleled experience of life in a quaint Mexican village with all the services and amenities of a nearby metropolitan city, lovely Guadalajara, with a population of 8 million. The internationally famous Pacific Coast resort towns of Puerta Vallarta and Manzanillo are less than 200 miles to the West.
The Lake Chapala area of Mexico has one of the finest year-round climates in the world. People from many countries have retired to enjoy the warm days and cool nights along the shores of this 55-mile-long body of water.
After the dry month of May, the rainy season is welcomed. It lasts from mid-June to mid-October and brings rains most evenings. During this season, the weather is warm, yet it is much less humid than Mexican coastal destinations. Because the lake is a mile above sea level, you may need a sweater in the cooler evenings. For many visitors and residents, this is the preferred time of year. Their enjoyment is heightened by the crimson sunrises and golden sunsets that start and finish each majestic day.
According to historians, the first American came to the area in 1885, but it wasn't until 1955 that the larger influx of foreigners began. Now it is estimated that more than 8,000 foreigners, mostly Americans and Canadians, live on the north shore. The area is now one of the most popular retirement colonies in North America.
A multi-lane highway connects Lakeside's north shore to Guadalajara, less than 40 minutes away. The international airport is located midway, about 25 minutes from lakeside.
Property accommodates up to four couples. Weekly rental fee has been established based on a three room, six person occupancy.
Normally, adults only please, and regretfully, no pets.
Daily breakfast is included. Available: Lunch and dinner preparation and service: This would include the cook and a service person for each meal. $1,000. for the week plus food at cost. We will provide sample menus.
Guest laundry two times per week for personal items. High speed wireless internet access is available 24/7. There is free unlimited USA & Canada phone service utilizing VoIP (voice over internet protocol). Daily maid is attending. Gardener/ night watchman on property, major domo, and access to a bilingual property manager.
Special services can be arranged with advance notice and payment and include, but are not limited to: tennis instruction, on premise professional massage, personal fitness trainer, manicure & pedicure. Local shopping and area sightseeing including day trips to Tlaquepaque, Tonala and Guadalajara. Special dinners, special events, Mexican cooking classes at the Villa Real, almost any service can be arranged with advance.