Thinking of moving to Lake Chapala? Is this your first time to Ajijic or your 5th? Not yet ready to buy but want to rent for a month or more? Then you've come to the right place.
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 and Real Estate companies in the area that do rentals. Keep in mind that these companies take a substantial cut of the rent so the prices of these rents are higher than if you can find a rental by owner.
I have not included sites that do vacation rentals such as VRBO, Airbnb, Ajijic Villas, etc.
When possible, all the links below take you directly to the 'rentals' page for each website. Due to concerns that Google might penalize this site because of to many outgoing links, I have opted to exclude direct links to the agencies. Please copy and paste the address in the address bar of a new window OR right click and 'open in a new tab' .
(last updated September 27, 2019)
Access Lake Chapala – located on Colon Street ¾ way down to the lake near Tangos
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 http://ajijicrentalsandmanagement.com/rentals/
Roma Rentals – located halfway to the lake on Javier Mina
Lakeside Rentals and Management - Located on O'Campo, just 2 1/2 blocks west of Colon Street
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
Rental Locators – online and by phone only
RC Rental Center
(Mexico) 376-765-3838 (Mexico cell) 331-669-7133
Real Estate Companies that do rentals:
Coldwell Banker – located on Colon Street halfway to the lake http://www.cb.chapala.com/index.php/rentals
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
Lori Fjelsted Realty
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.
Local Websites in Espanol
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.com.mx/search/apa?lang=en&cc=us
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
Lakeside Enterprises - https://lakesideenterprises.net/
Lake Chapala Rentals by Owner - https://www.lakechapalarentalsbyowner.com/en/rental-listings
Another great place to find rentals is on Facebook. There are currently ten 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
Ajijic & Chapala Real Estate and Rental News
P&P Property Management & Concierge
Inexpensive Rentals Chapala Town
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
Eight other sites on Facebook also have rentals scattered among their posts:
Discover Lake Chapala
Gringos Ajijic & Lakeside
Mujeres del Lago
Everything Ajijic & Lake Chapala Chat Group
Facebook Marketplace - https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/groups/?multi_permalinks=744198409258766¬if_id=1537421278595371¬if_t=commerce_interesting_product
Lake Chapala Classifieds - https://www.facebook.com/groups/158641578074790/
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
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, Wal-Mart 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.
When the time comes that you would like to start looking for a home of your own 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 even cut you a deal for homes listed by owner so give me a call today.
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!