Birdwatchers'Paradise. Up to 150 species are drawn by our gardens and flowers. Tranquil setting with large pool and lovely views of Lake Chapala and the mountains..
This suite features a Queen-sized bed in a "stand-up" loft overlooking the dining/living area below where a daybed/couch offers an additional sleeping option. The large south side windows feature sweeping vistas of the mountains and lake, and from your west-facing, sunset balcony you may enjoy views of the pool and garden.
A cozy kitchen with toaster and coffee-maker and microwave, a bathroom with a tub and shower and a barca-lounger for TV fans are other features of the balcony suite.
During your stay, you will waken to birds singing, donkeys braying, rockets celebrating a fiesta or saint's day, or perhaps the distinctive zeta gaaaaas of the truck selling bottled gas. Linger over a generous breakfast on the veranda with your host, Phyllis. She loves to share her and Georg's stories about 30 years of living in and loving Mexico. She'll also be happy to make suggestions for your Mexican holiday or permanent transplantation to Mexico!
Relax by the Pool:
Lounge by the pool with a good book (many available onsite), hike the mountain (a bird watcher's delight), explore the village on foot, or venture out to the surrounding countryside by car. Some of our guests enjoy hoofing it the 15 minutes into the town of Jocotepec, while others catch an occasional ride with Phyllis.
Taxis are available at the village square, and a small shuttle bus stops at the foot of the hill. Buses to other lakeside villages pass by on the highway every half hour. Some guests arrive with their own cars, or auto rentals can be arranged at the airport upon or prior to arrival.
You are welcome to bring along your small to medium sized dog. If your pets remain at home, the Rauch menagerie of dogs and cats are waiting and eager for petting or play.
Born in NE Ohio, I always yearned for distant places, exotic people and experiences. Little did I know as a youngster that I would live in an international Quaker coop at the Univ. of Michigan, later spend 18 months working at libraries in Germany and traveling all of Europe, I met and married a wonderful Austrian artist and the year after we married we moved to Mexico for the first time. Lilving in the then, much smaller of Guadalajara, I became an aide de camp for the Cultural Events of the Olympic Games of 1968, thanks to my fluency in English, Spanish and German. After 3 years in Mexico Georg and I moved to Laguna Beach California, where I worked in libraries and he continued to paint and exhibit his work in the famous Pageant of the Masters Festival. But our hearts were always turned south and in 1976 we moved to our own home overlooking Lake Chapala. It has been and continues to be a wonderful place to live. There is an amazing number of activities, theatre, concerts, sports, folk art. But many who come to stay at Los Dos appreciate the many speciies of birds on the large property, the gardens, the solalr heated pool, walking at the village boardwald, sitting at the cafe, or just kicking back with a good book. I look forward to welcoming you to my home. My hobbies are gardening, reading, films, good t imes with friends. I dream of traveling my self to Newfoundland, Cuba and other yet unknown destinations. My life motto is Gracias a la Vida (as sung so beautifullly by Mercedes Sosa. "Thanks to Life!"