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Ajijic Rentals: Where To Find Rentals in Ajijic

Updated: Sep 10

(updated September 10, 2022)

Thinking of renting in Lake Chapala? Then you've come to the right place. There are now more than 50 ways to find a rental in Lake Chapala so this blog is your #1 resource!

As a real estate agent I constantly get asked about rentals in Ajijic. Although many people who come down to Ajijic fall in love and buy within the first week, it is always a wise decision to rent first in different areas to get a feel for what it is like to live in certain communities. So to help out my prospective customers I have compiled a list of all the rental centers, Real Estate companies and every other way possible to find a rental in Lake Chapala.

Note: The Rental Agencies and Real Estate Companies that do rentals are for long term rentals of 6 months or 1 year. The Facebook Pages could be for any time frame.

For very short term rentals and vacation rentals check out VRBO, Airbnb, Ajijic Villas, and Facebook "Lake Chapala Vacation Rentals", a new Page I started to help people find short term accommodations.

When possible, all the links below take you directly to the 'rentals' page for each website.

Due to the possibility of Google penalizing me for having too many outgoing links I have chosen not to include the hyperlink. Please right click over the link and "open in new tab".

All the best in your search and when you are ready to buy please give us a call.

Rental Centers: (6 months to 1 year)

Ajijic Homes 4 Rent – located on the Carretera (highway) 4 blocks east of Colon Street beside Mr. Bull Meat Shop


Ajijic Rentals and Management – located on Colon Street halfway to the lake in the Continental Real Estate Building


Roma Rentals – located halfway to the lake on Javier Mina


Chapala Property Management & Concierge – located in mall behind the Pemex Gas Station on the libramiento


Cosala Home - Home rentals and administration in San Juan Cosala


BauerHouse Properties - FSBO, rentals and property management.


Rental Locators – online and by phone only


Integra Property Services & Rentals




Real Estate Companies that do rentals: (6 months to 1 year)

Access Lake Chapala – located on Colon Street ¾ way down to the lake near Tangos


Coldwell Banker – located on Colon Street halfway to the lake


Hernandez Real Estate – located just west of Walmart


Century 21 Real Estate – located on the Carretera east of San Antonio


Four Seasons Homes – located in San Antonio


Lake Chapala Realty – located on the Carretera east of San Antonio


Biencom International – located just west of El Torito Supermarket halfway between Ajijic and San Antonio


Trinity Real Estate - located two blocks down from the Carretera on Colon Street in Ajijijc


Mi Casa Real Estate - located in San Antonio on the Carretera right beside Panino's Restaurant.


Lakeside Rentals & Management (M&A Rentals)


Lori Fjelsted Realty


Lago Montana - located on the corner of the Carretera and Aquilies Sherdan in West Ajijic.


Houseinmo Real Estate - located in Chapala


Note: A Mexican trait is not returning phone calls or emails so take things in stride and keep phoning or emailing if they are not getting back to you. It's nothing personal.

Chapala MLS - The Chapala MLS now has rentals! Go to Chapalamls.net and then click on the "search" tab. Once the "search" page opens go to the "property status" bar and select "for rent".

Local Websites in Espanol: (could be any time frame)

Vivanuncios - https://www.vivanuncios.com.mx/s-renta-inmuebles/v1c1098p1?gclid=CjwKCAjw04vpBRB3EiwA0Iieaml6GGKTEHnM1npPQIUR2A69IDrSj5X11UamhhP5_AaSe605QwNiiRoC1mMQAvD_BwE

Inmuebles24 - http://www.inmuebles24.com/casas-en-renta-en-chapala.html

Lamudi - https://www.lamudi.com.mx/jalisco/chapala/for-rent/

Trovit - https://casas.trovit.com.mx/index.php/cod.search_homes/type.2/what_d.casa%20ajijic/sug.0/isUserSearch.1/origin.2/order_by.relevance/city.Chapala/

Casas y Terrenos - http://www.casasyterrenos.com/jalisco/chapala/casas/renta/1

Craigslist - https://guadalajara.craigslist.org/search/apa?

Propiedades - https://propiedades.com/chapala/casas-renta#

Mercado Libre - https://listado.mercadolibre.com.mx/casas-en-renta-chapala-jalisco

Nuroa - https://www.nuroa.com.mx/renta-departamentos/casa-chapala-ajijic

RentamosYa - http://www.rentamosya.com.mx/casas-renta/jalisco/chapala

Mercado Libre - https://listado.mercadolibre.com.mx/renta-casa-ajijic#D%5BR:casa%20ajijic,P:5,Q:5%5D



Other Sites: (could be any time frame)

Lakeside Enterprises - https://lakesideenterprises.net/

Chapala Properties - https://chapalaproperties.easybroker.com/rentals

Camino al Lago - https://www.facebook.com/caminoallagorealty/

Ajijic-Rentals - http://ajijic-rentals.com/

Local Gated Community Websites: (could be any time frame)

Birds of Paradise Condominiums


Riviera Alta


Local Facebook Pages: (could be any time frame)

Another great place to find rentals is on Facebook. There are currently 16 Facebook Pages dedicated to rentals. Just type the name in the Facebook search bar. They are:

Lake Chapala Rentals

Lake Chapala Rentals by Owner

Ajijic Rentals Chapala

Lakeside Real Estate and Rentals (Lake Chapala)

Chapala Properties for Sale and Rent

P&P Property Management & Concierge

Inexpensive Rentals Chapala Town

Vacation Rentals ChapalaTown

Lake Chapala Vacation Rentals

Pet Friendly Rentals lake Chapala

Todo Bienes Inmuebles - Lago de Chapala

Casas en renta y venta Chapala, Ixtlahuacan y Ajijic

Venta y Renta Casas Ajijic/Sale and Rental Homes Ajijic

Renta y Venta De Casas En Chapala

Cosalahomes Cosalahomes

Chapala to Mezcala FSBO FRBO

Facebook Marketplace - https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/106142666084683/propertyrentals/?sort=BEST_MATCH

Eight other sites on Facebook also have rentals scattered among their posts:

Discover Lake Chapala

Gringos Ajijic & Lakeside

Premier Concierge

Mujeres del Lago (Ajijic and Lake Chapala)

Everything Ajijic & Lake Chapala Chat Group

Facebook Marketplace - https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/groups/?multi_permalinks=744198409258766&notif_id=1537421278595371&notif_t=commerce_interesting_product

Lake Chapala Classifieds - https://www.facebook.com/groups/158641578074790/

Craigslist Chapala - https://www.facebook.com/groups/212237179244276

Retire In Lake Chapala - https://www.facebook.com/michaelasirbu.LCRE/

They are well worth checking. All of these except mine and Facebook Marketplace are closed groups but easy to join and are very active with postings.

Also check out the local web board forum "Inside Lakeside". The direct URL to the rental section is: http://www.insidelakeside.com/f27-for-rent

Private Rental People - (Some people who do rentals but do not have a formal company)

Call and ask what they have available

Kat 612-140-4935

Ana Kabande 331-862-2820

If You Have Feet On The Ground

If you are lucky enough to have someone on the ground in Ajijic, then have them check the bulletin board at the Lake Chapala Society, Dona Donuts, SuperLake Grocery (San Antonio) , Wal-Mart, Papeleria Trinidad (San Antonio), Panchos Deli & Grocery and El Torito Market. Then once you've arrived in town watch for the 'se renta' signs posted in windows and doors around town in order to make your best deal for future rentals.

Don't forget the local publications.

Guadalajara Reporter comes out weekly on Saturdays and has a good classified section. Ojo del Lago is a free publication easily found throughout town and comes out at the beginning of each month.

Points South also has a few rentals sprinkled in among the sales listing. The Publication comes out at the first of every month.

When the time comes that you would like to start looking for a home of your own for purchase then Give Me Call and we can sit down together and find the home that's right for you! Remember, I can show you any listing on the MLS and represent you in the purchase.

I know you will find this blog a valuable resource for finding a rental, so please, share with your friends!!

Hasta luego and thanks for reading!

Michaela & Ricardo are your FULL SERVICE Real Estate Agents. Along with our Retirement Seminars, our over 20 years of combined experience Lakeside, and our network of area Professionals, we help guide you to from beginning to forever in your Retirement Journey to Lake Chapala, Mexico.

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