Many people come down to the lakeside area for their first time to rent to see if they will like it. That’s normal and a good idea. There are a wide array of rentals available here from nice studio apartments, casitas, condos, single family homes to million dollar homes.
If your single the market has wonderful options for you to choose from. There are many developments around Ajijic that have studio to one bedroom fully furnished units that can range from $350-$500 a month with swimming pools, outdoor entertaining areas and possibly a clubhouse with exercise area. These have their own social life within the gated community as well.
Moving into the second group are 2-3 bedrooms condo’s, homes or casitas again fully furnished. The price range is from $400 to over $1,000 a month, most places you pay for most utilities except water. Rental range from whether their in the village or spread out up the hillside or within a 3-4 mile range in both directions. Brand new condos or custom built homes are available for rent. Their is more competition during high season as many owners come down during the winter months and use their own places but their are plenty of choices.
Most folks get started looking before they come down using the Internet which is great but the local market has many hidden gems that are posted on the various bulletin boards around town or you just have to drive around looking for signs and then call. We found our place this way we did go thru 2-3 property managers but we kept looking ourselves and frankly the more we drove around the more we saw for rent.
Utilities are cheap here, typical electricity runs $60 a month, gas $30, Water $10, many people report spending around $100 or less a month this of course depends upon your lifestyle.
You can walk to most places here which is one of the big draws. If you want a great lake or mountain view no problem. This community has one of the best price points to meet everyone’s needs that I have seen in a long time. If your looking to buy again there is something here for everyone.
We rent a 3 bedroom 3 bath home in a nice mixed neighbor for $600 US, for us we wanted a home with a fenced yard for our lab and I wanted to be able to grow my own herbs. Our house is over 2,400 sq. feet and is a typical Mexican home. We have security at night within the subdivision and our house has a double carport that is fully secure with electric gates this is pretty normal here. Crime is not much of a worry here at the lake, petty crime is always something you plan against just like you would up north.
If you are thinking about coming down for a visit and why wouldn’t you, we have many wonderful hotels , B&B’s and private daily or weekly rentals available. We will always be happy to assist you in finding that perfect place to help you discover your own paradise here in Ajijic.