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Colima, Colima, Mexico

Host: Hector H.
Published January 11, 2019

General description

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  • Main home
It's a three bedroom, three bath house with an enclosed back yard for our pups to play in. It's in a newer, more exclusive community on the northern outskirts of Colima, with lots of professionals and expats. The best part - we have a private pool in our backyard! The whole reason we moved to this wonderful city.

Just five minutes east of the house is the Plaza Zentralia, a large shopping mall that has several department stores, lots of boutiques, a great food court, and a nice movie theatre. A Walmart is just ten minutes south, and along the main road outside the neighborhood there are numerous restaurants, all within walking distance.

Our dogs are a 9 year old shepherd-husky mix, a 4 year old yorkie-maltese mix, and a brother-sister pair of Chihuahuas. They're all very laid back, but the husky mix tends to get anxiety and requires someone who can be at home a lot with her.

Practical life

  • City
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • 20 - 200 m² (210 - 2110 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping mall
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The neighborhood is very peaceful and quiet, and every neighbor I've interacted with has been friendly and polite. We're on the outskirts of Colima, so it's a very calm area, very green and lush, but just a drive away to the TEC school, where there's lots of bustling activity and restaurants. We recently found out the Governor of the state of Colima lives in our neighborhood!

Our home itself has three bedrooms, all of which have A/C. One is an office, but there is a queen sized air mattress that can be used in it. The master and guest room have king sized beds. We've been living in Mexico for a year and a half, and just moved to Colima in January, so every piece of furniture is new and in great condition. The house was designed to get the most shade and the best breezes, so it stays nice and cool on most days.

My favorite feature of our home is the private swimming pool. It's not large, but it's deep, with built in bench seating and a cut out in the kitchen wall to give easy access from the yard. It's perfect for the hot Colima days and mild nights. The yard is where we spend most of our time, just hanging out or swimming or barbecuing or playing with the dogs.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 7 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Contemporary
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Swimming pool
  • Sports equipment
We have a 75" smart television in our living room - Netflix, YouTube, Amazon are all just a button press away. The master bedroom has a 65" smart tv, and the guest room a 55" smart tv.

We have a large bookshelf with lots of books for people to choose from. Hector is pursuing photography and his photos can be seen in the office. Jennifer is a writer, her books are scattered about the house, as well.

The master bedroom and guest room both have king sized beds, and all rooms A/C units. The home has high ceilings and a great design, so it stays relatively cool throughout the day and night. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge with an ice maker and water filter, as well as a dishwasher and pantry.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
  • Beach
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Cinema
Colima is - in my opinion - one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. It's got the amenities of a big city, but feels like a small town, with lots of cobble stone roads and so much greenery, there are parks EVERYWHERE. Fresh seafood is also available everywhere you turn, with a bevy of local fare mixed with newer sushi restaurants.

Downtown in the historical center are great restaurants, boutiques, old buildings, several large churches, as well as a couple museums and a small zoo.

Comala is a small town about twenty minutes north, a designated "Pueblo Magico" - it's a great place to go to buy authentic Mexican goods and walk around all the white washed buildings and the gorgeous square. A hot tourist spot and easy to get to.

If you like history, it's right at your doorstep - there's a 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima, called "La Campana", and it dates back to 1500 BC. It was discovered in 1574, and features shaft tombs, ceramics offerings, storm drain systems, avenues and an administrative and religious center with numerous monuments. It's a fun way to spend the day. Or you can drive half an hour away and go to the Gruta de San Gabriel, an awesome cave system, owned and maintained by a private family deep in the farm land.

The small town of Cuyutlan and its fantastic beaches and the amazing Tortugario - a wildlife sanctuary where you can see the natural wet lands, turtles, crocodiles, and even release baby turtles back to the ocean! - are only an hour away, and the tourist spot of Manzanillo is one and a half hours away, so spending a day at the beach is just a short drive.

Colima, Colima, Mexico

Colima, Mexico

Nomador Stopover

We have a large three bedroom home and are always open to meeting new people and showing them around Mexico. We gladly welcome anyone, but we only speak English and Spanish. We have two dogs.

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Hector H.

Registered since 03/10/2017

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