Thursday, June 2, 2011

La Casa de la Luz

The house of light is located about 6 blocks from Lake Chapala. All that has been gleened from surfing has been saved herein under HOT LINKS. On May 27, 2011 the Builder Michel joyfully greeted me and gave me the keys. Savoring all that my soul soars with; the people, the climate, and the central location of Villa Santa Paula! With over 300 pictures taken on this trip and then having them all erased thru the airport xray...again, I praise God for His ways! He has me trusting Him by faith and not sight. This is the master bedroom in which guests will rest and awaken to birds singing! It is now furnished with a matrimonial bed and a bit of local art. Arise and walk to the Lake and enjoy the vista of children laughing, fishermen casting their nets and great talks with the locals. Next door in unit #8 is Stan, a retiree from New Mexico. In Unit #9 you will find Jack and Albert from San Francisco/Puerta Vallarta. Unit #2 is Susan from Colorado and another grand casa was completed in 2010 on two lots for a mother and daughter! Villa Santa Paula, is a small gated sub-division of 11 lots. The masterbedroom is cheerfully painted with a slider to the half covered patio and waterfall! Click any photo to enlarge. The cocina and shiny new appliances are lit up by a sky light! The boveda ceiling in the living and dining area has a Mexican chandelier which drops down from inside a huge domed sky light. My delight will be to share this blessed casa with those that God puts in my path! WONDERS never cease! Lake Chapala was listed in 2010 as the #1 place for EXPATS to live in all of MEXICO! It is the largest lake in Mexico and it is surrounded with trees and a fascinating history of local Indians. After speaking with Jeff and Paul at their hacienda in Loreto Thanksgiving 2009, I was compelled from within to travel to Chapala for my Christmas furlough 2009. The depth, width and height of God's love and provision for me is absoulutely AMAZING! Adventuristas are welcome to stay and enjoy the bromide, the low tide, each encounter, every moment, a hike, a bike, a kayak, a pause, a leisure stroll through the cobbled streets of Chapala. Share your light and laughter, a happy smile all the while in Chapala, a spot of heaven! Barb and her son Jason - Easter 2010 on Meadow Lake in Stockton. I look forward to your pictures of Casa De La Luz!


  1. Hola Barbara, April 11, 2010
    I hope you are well, having a good time and enjoying Spring, my favorite season. "La Casa De La Luz" is now completed the way you requested. I hope you will like the mirrors and the colours. I am not good at taking pictures so I shall ask your realtor DON to update you with new pictures on your home.

    All worked out perfectly and I look forward to your next visit to Chapala.
    All my best,
    Michel Bureau

  2. FMM - 6 month temporary visa. You can pick one up when yuou cross the border. Needed only when transferring land ownership.

    FM3 - Permananet visa. Needed if you own and rent a condo or are in some type of business (I would think this is what you have). Renew each 1year. Now they have a visa card rather than the old pamphlet type FM3. They need new photo and you must renew proving revenue taxes have been paid and with a fingerprint.

    FM2 - Resident visa. If you permanently reside in Mexico. After 5 years you are granted Immigrado for permanent status.

    Check with your local Mexico Consulate to see if they can do. Ajijic Attorney:
    Luis Enrique Ramos Bustillos
    Carr Cgaoaka - Jocotepec #268-4
    Ajijic, Jalisco CP45920
    In Mexico 376-766-0190
    VONAGE 713-429-4719

  3. AnonymousMay 25, 2011

    $25.00 USA DOLLARS.

    1) Copy of passport
    2) Copy of tourist visa (FMM)
    3) A utility bill showing your address in Lake Chapala: electricity, water or phone bill, not older than 2 months old. It does not have to be under your name.