I am a retired snowbird from Vernon BC Canada. I do photography projects locally. I speak English, French and Spanish. I love to Tango with my husband Roger.
My husband and I along with my brother and his wife rented this beautiful house in Ajijic for two months. Alison and Roger greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of their lovely house. She told us about the local markets and sites we may be interested in seeing. Alison and Roger are very nice and kind people. We enjoyed the house so much we found it hard to go anywhere else. The outdoor covered patio is really beautiful and cozy. We would sit there for hours, have lunch and just enjoy the view of the property, gardens and mountains. The kitchen was well equipped and it was enjoyable to cook nice meals. The weather is always the same, always beautiful. The gardener and maid were friendly and did a good job. This was the first time my brother and his wife visited Ajijic and loved it so much, they are talking about going back but for longer than 2 months. They could not believe all the good restaurants and markets around and how friendly everyone is. We can't believe how fast time just flew and was very sad to have to leave this wonderful house.
Thank you Alison & Roger for sharing your home with us.
We had awesome 7 days at Alison's and Roger's beautiful place. The snug is very comfy and directly located on the lakeshore. We enjoyed th outside cooking at the bbq place. Alison and Roger were perfect hosts who provided great breakfast, gave us helpful tips to explore the surroundings and lent us thier canoe.
All in all we highly recommend staying at their place, you can be sure to have a great time there!
Just finished two nights at the snug for a romantic anniversary weekend, and it was just right. It is a cute little building right beside the water so you can enjoy the sounds of the lapping lake while you sleep. The bathroom is not connected to the snug but is just a short walk up the stairs to the main house. It is right beside the back door and we never saw anyone so it is still private. The bathroom was huge, bigger than the snug! All the creature comforts are there for you including fluffy bathrobes and towels. We spent our time lazing by the lake, taking a ride in the pedalboat and relaxing on their outdoor furniture in the gazebo. We were treated to gourmet breakfasts every morning with good company and had an overall wonderful time. The home is a little further from town then I expected so we had to use the car to go for lunch and outings rather than the bikes, but since we could use the BBQ we just went to the grocery store for some steaks. The place is within reasonable distance to Lake Country where you can find Ex Nihilo, Arrowleaf and Gray Monk wineries. Gray Monk had a lovely patio for dinner that you definitely need to make reservations for. Alison and Roger were wonderful hosts and I highly recommend visiting their humble abode. I heard they had a larger suite with kitchen too but for our purposes the snug was just right.
Such a lovely stop on our trip! If we were to suggest anything it would be to stay more than one night. Alison and Roger were very accommodating and friendly. Everything was as described and the breakfast was fabulous.
We had a wonderful stay with Alison and Roger. They are great hosts who make you feel welcome. The Snug was small but perfect size for us. We had excellent sleeps by the water, enjoyed a swim in the lake, and ate delicious breakfasts. The place was clean and tidy with nothing missing.
Staying with Alison is like staying with your favourite aunt. She went above and beyond to cater to our needs. Would definitely stay with this lovely family again.
What a wonderful place to stay. We stayed in the executive lakeshore suite for two weeks. Alison and Roger were so very welcoming and the place was so peaceful. I can not recommend the place or the Pickerings highly enough.
We had a great stay with Alison and roger, they were so welcoming an made us feel completely at home. The snug was cosy and although we didn't make use of the pedal boat / canoe etc, it was great knowing we were free to! Breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed getting o know our hosts, would definitely recommend them to everyone. The property is the most beautiful and the setting picturesque, we had the best stay and will absolutely be going to stay again in the near future!
Katrina and Matthew
Great hospitality and location. Very comfortable accommodations. Excellent place to enjoy the water.
Alison's Vernon Lakeshore Paradise Retreat is exactly that! Her place and location are stunning. I am giving this amazing retreat five stars even though we arrived on a VERY HOT 99-degree day to Alison's lovely (albeit very tiny) lakeside cottage, The Snug, Because of the unusually high temperature, the cottage did not cool off enough for sleeping until well after sunset. But such a high temperature is extremely unusual for this area where few homes even have air-conditioning. I am confident that on virtually any other summer day, this little retreat would be as breezy and cool as it is beautiful. There is a large, well-appointed, private bathroom in the main house for those staying in the cottage. And our gracious hostess Alison made us a delicious breakfast before we went on our way. I highly recommend this little bit of paradise.
It was incredible!! Alison is soooooo friendly and we had lots of fun. In the evenings we were sitting together with the other guests and had some beer/wine/cheese... The breakfast was delicious, waffles, pancakes, eggs, whatever you want... :) The cottage was sooo cozy and the bed is cuddly!! Alison, be sure! I will be back!!! :)
It was very nice to have Alison in Casa Erendira. THey are a very charming and beutiful couple. Would love to see you back sooooonnn, maybe this time we make a salsa workshop together....
Erendira, Casa Eréndira.
Alex was a second time guest and was very good like the first time.
One of the benefits of being an airbnb host is that the most wonderful people come and stay with me. Such were Alison and Roger. Friendly, interesting, talented and warm, they were marvelous guests. They were thoroughly comfortable in Oaxaca, communicated perfectly in Spanish, were great company over coffee and had marvelous tales to tell. They were kind to the pets and treated the house as respectfully as if it were their own. I recommend them unequivocally to any host anywhere in the world.
Allison and friend were friendly. They were very clean and tidy and quiet as well. Did a good job making up the bed. Good quests.
Already wrote a review earlier a few days ago.
Alison and Roger are nice guests. Autonomous, organised, neat, respectful and fully recommendable, we enjoyed having them stay in our home. They were the perfect guests and left the place spotless. Really hope we can meet again one day to share more stories of our collective travel experiences.
Allison photography books are amazing I could see Ajijic thru those books, thank you Alison for helping the people in need in Mexico. An please keep dancing.