Introducing Dream Team Member Judy Martin at

August 11, 2010

Hi Everyone, As promised.. Here’s an introduction to another of the www.ChapalaClub Dream Team to serve you as an Exclusive Buyers Only Realtor. The latest to join us is a former Coldwell Banker Realtor from Sacremento, California. Judy found Lake Chapala when a friend told her about the kind, compassionate local people who live here. She was looking for a care facility for her Mom that they could afford and still give quality care. So, Judy scheduled a trip here and found the care givers here so loving and competent, that she moved here So, as they say in show biz “Without further adieu Heeeeeeeers Judy” . As you can see, Judy is a personable, smart, and full of experience all of which is ready to serve you. If you'd like to get in touch with Judy just send me an e mail to and put …JUDY… in the subject line so your e mail will stand out so I can give it priority attention. All for now, Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Arleen Cooney

    For Judy Martin

    Hi Judy – your story is so familiar to mine – my mother developed Alzheimer’s in 1995 as well and she was with with us for 7 years and I became very ill and had to put mom in a home – luckily the home was supplemented by our Government so she only pays $825.00 a month while those with money are paying $5000.00 a month – but I so wish she was well enough to transfer her to lovely Floresta – your mom has been blessed.

    Mine has gotten fairly good care but it is more like an institution – I go every day with a hot meal, snacks and I feed her but she doesn’t know who I am anymore. It is a nasty disease for both our moms and for us to see the deterioration.

    It is so frustrating – I wish all daughters and particularly sons would take care of their aging parents the way you do – so much love. I wish you all the best in your life and career in Lake Chapala!

    Arleen Cooney

  • Pam Moore

    Hi Judy ( and Sid) !!

    GREAT intoduction video. My husband and I (we’ve sent Sid some emails from time to time) will be there some where around May 1 2011 & we are looking forward to meeting ALLL of you great people. This trip will be “getting educated” and to look at properties ( see whats in the budget) ammenities,etc.

    Can you make any suggestions as to some short term rental properties that we could rent for a 1-2 weeks while we are there. We are hoping to stay in a home as a 1st option rather than a hotel or B & B if at all possible. We want to experience what it would be like to actually live there while on vacation- if that makes any sense.

    Again we very much look forward to meeting the “dream team” gang.

    Talk to you soon !!
    Pam Moore
    Denver Co

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Pam, Thanks for the nice comments. We look forward to meeting you as well.

    Not easy to find a place for a couple of weeks other than a B and B. I think your best bet would be to just search on line.

    Some of the agencies from time to time have a rental that would rent for just a couple of weeks. YOu might expect to pay about $360 or so per week or perhaps more depending upon the size and what’s included and where it’s located.

    Ajijic Suites is a small hotel which has received good marks from my clients. Some of the rooms have mini kitchen facilities.

    So, if you don’t find a regular apartment I’d consider this hotel.

    Let me know how you make out. All for now, Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Arelene, Thanks for your bitter sweet comments. I’ll pass your nice comments on to Judy. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Sunny

    Hi Pam…

    I have a one bedroom place in San Juan Cosala and I’ll be there through March 2011. You might be interested in renting it for a reasonable rate (a lot less than $350 a week)–no dogs as it has a beautiful garden and small pool (which you will want in May). the bus is a down hill walk for a long block and the buses go everywhere around lakeside. Sid sold me the place, so you might talk to him about it. He knows how to reach me. I can send you photos. Sunny

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Sunny, Good to hear from you. You hit a real home run with your house. Have you added the studio yet.

    I’ll be happy to pass along e mails to you. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Ruth Hill

    I have a question. If Chapala/Ajijic boasts the second best climate in the world, where is the first best climate. I see this reference frequently and always wondered where the first best climate was. Can’t wait to visit your area again!

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Gypsy Ruth

    Nairobi Kenya is reported to have the best. You’ll note from the below description that it’s very similar to the Lake Chapala climate.

    Check the weather link on to compare… but be sure to hit your back button to come back to the main site. Here’s what the climate Nairobi is like.

    At 1,795 metres (5,889 ft) above sea level, Nairobi enjoys a moderate climate. Under the Köppen climate classification, Nairobi has a Subtropical highland climate. The altitude makes for some chilly evenings, especially in the June/July season when the temperature can drop to 10 °C (50 °F). The sunniest and warmest part of the year are from December to March, when temperatures average the mid-twenties during the day. The mean maximum temperature for this period is 24 °C (75 °F).[18]

    There are two rainy seasons but rainfall can be moderate. The cloudiest part of the year is just after the first rainy season, when, until September, conditions are usually overcast with drizzle. As Nairobi is situated close to the equator, the differences between the seasons are minimal. The seasons are referred to as the wet season and dry season. The timing of sunrise and sunset varies little throughout the year, due to Nairobi’s close proximity to the equator.[19]

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