About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
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  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I am a Canadian who has settled in a quiet residential area of Chapala after a lifetime of travelling and working in the travel industry. Meeting people from all over has always been an interest.

This house has a water purification system so no need to worry about water quality. I am always available to help with any questions and the kitchen is available for your use.

Sorry, no pets.

3 night minimum stay.


2 Cats

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 90 nights

Available for given dates

The African Room
From $288 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large east facing room on the second floor.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
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About the Area

My house is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood. The train station, which is a 5 minute walk, is now a museum as there are no passenger trains left in Mexico other than the Copper Canyon, unfortunately. Cristiania Parque is a 10 minute walk, as is the bus station from where you can catch the bus to visit other lakeside towns or go into the historic centre of Guadalajara for the day. On Mondays visit the Chapala Tianguis, the biggest market in the area. The lake is a 20 minute walk as are various restaurants located along the malecon. Sample tacos from local vendors along the main street. The house is 25 minutes from the Guadalajara airport and 45 minutes from downtown Guadalajara.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Swimming
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

No smoking on the property, don't let the cats out and please don't run the ceiling fans when not in the room. 3 night minimum stay.

To secure your reservation a 3 night deposit via Paypal is required. Cancellation policy: guests are requested to give at least 14 days notice of any cancellation for a 100% refund. Cancellations later than this will not be refunded.

Sorry, no pets.

Smoking is not allowed.

6 Reviews

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    Susan was a perfect host. Knowledge in the area a great source of information. The accommodations were comfortable and her home is bright open and clean. Centrally located it made getting around town easy to navigate, of course a thoughtful map was provided. I would definitely recommend Susan as a host you don’t want to miss and I look forward until we meet next time.

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    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    July 2018

    Susan's home was exactly as described in the listing. The room was very large and pleasant, the bed was great, the neighborhood reasonably quiet, and it was a 15 minute walk to downtown Chapala. Susan was a considerate host and immediately dealt with a couple of issues I had (the issues are not relevant to other guests, but Susan's responsiveness is). I would however caution people with cat allergies that this is not an appropriate place for them. And those who are mosquito magnets like me should think twice about visiting this area during the rainy season.

    Susan's place is not in gringo land, but in an authentic Mexican settlement. There are not many English speakers around but you should be able to manage nonetheless. If you want to experience Mexican culture, then this is a good place to stay. If you're looking for a place with lots of ex-pats to hang out with, then I suggest you look closer to Ajijic.

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Susan was a wonderful host,extremely informative about the area and great basic accommodations.

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    Age 75+

    4 hearts
    March 2018

    Susan was a good host

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    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    November 2017

    Susan was very accomodating. Her place is very clean and is a wonderful host. I do reccomend her for future guests. If you like living in old Mexico, this is the place, friendly people. EW

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    United States

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Susan was a lovely host. She was helpful, pleasant and well informed. Her home is comfortable, clean and well located. My room was large with adequate closet space and a desk. The guest bathroom was mine alone as there was no one staying in the other guest bedroom.
    I had been to the Chapala area before but Susan helped me expand my horizons. She is very knowledgeable about the locale and community. I did not have a car and was able to walk or take a bus anywhere I wanted/needed to go. It was about a 20 minute walk to Chapala Centro, (main intersection) and about 10-15 minutes to the bus. I am very glad I chose Susan's for my recent trip to Lakeside and would definitely stay there again.

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How do I book?

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When do I pay?

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