Before we moved to Mexico, we spent two weeks in the Lakeside area looking for a house to rent and were lucky to find this place the day before we returned to the States. We found it through a real estate agent in Ajijic. She knew we both lived in the countryside in San Diego. She wanted us to see this house in San Nicolas. The house was almost too big for us, but we loved the area, so we said we would take it. The house is 750 U. S. per month. It is a four bedroom, three bath, two story home, built in the last year. We pay phone, internet, electricity, gas, and cable t.v. These utilities cost us 150 U. S. per month. Our lease is up in two months. I re-negotiated the rent down to 450 U.S. per month. I did sign a five year lease, but, keep in mind, if I have to terminate the lease, I only pay a $450 fee. My landlord came down on the rent because she knew that it would be very difficult to find Gringos willing to live in the village. Most want to live in the Ajijic area. The Mexicans like Gringos as tenants because, they keep the houses nice.