Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Casa del Encanto

At a Glance

Stay in this “charming” wooden caravan tucked into the secret garden of a French painter living in Mexico.

More Info

Casa del Encanto — the House of Charm — is a unique way to make your stay in Ajijic extra special: in a wooden garden caravan half a block from the lakeshore.

Artist Cathy Chalvignac, who lives on the property, will attend to all your needs. There is a comfortable front porch to unwind after a day out, plus the patio area outside the caravan.

Street View

Address

16 de Septiembre #22 Ajijic

Phone

331-341-7836

Photos of Casa del Encanto

The way to the wooden caravan starts with a verdant hidden pathway.

The way to the wooden caravan starts with a verdant hidden pathway.

Garden area leading to the caravan.

The garden area leading to the caravan.

A place to relax and take in the sun.

A place to relax and take in the sun.

The entryway to the caravan.

The entryway to the caravan.

Comfortable outdoor seating for two on the front patio.

Comfortable outdoor seating for two on the front patio.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Aztec dancers at the Virgin of Zapopan procession

Aztec Dancers

Aztec dancers, also known as concheros, lead the procession for the annual arrival of the Virgin of Zapopan in Chapala.

Purchase This Fine Art Print
Purchase This Fine Art Print
Inside the wooden caravan.

Inside the wooden caravan.

A comfortable queen-sized bed.

A comfortable queen-sized bed.

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

San Cristóbal de las Casas: Mexico’s Rebellious State in the South

See this Photo Essay
See this Photo Essay
A kitchenette with a microwave and coffeemaker.

A kitchenette with a microwave and coffeemaker.

Plants surround the caravan.

Plants surround the caravan.

Details on the caravan.

Details on the caravan.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Kids pose as marionettes on a moving float during the New Year's Day parade in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

The Puppetmaster Adjusts His Sombrero

Kids pretend to be living marionettes while riding on a moving float during the New Year’s Day parade in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

Purchase This Fine Art Print
Purchase This Fine Art Print
Outside Casa del Encanto at 16 de Septiembre #22.

Outside Casa del Encanto at 16 de Septiembre #22.