The private terraza for the Playa Suite with its outdoor ‘Flower Shower’ set amidst a lush garden in front of the ocean.The kingsize bed (or two twin beds.
Beachfront Suite with Private Patio

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bed
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The space

The Playa Suite has an open plan with kitchen with full oven, fridge, blender, coffee pot, BBQ, sofa, European kingsize bed (or two twins), private patio and entrance. The bathroom has an open shower. The 3.5 meter high ceiling with a herringbone brick design along with the huancaxtle wood shutters, original works of art make this suite beautiful.

Hand carved furniture and hand painted bathroom fixtures (even the toilette!) add to the charm of this suite.

The beach in front is a very sandy, safe, swimming beach. Kayaks, a SUB (stand up paddle board) and bicycles are available for guest use as are beach umbrellas, chairs and beach towels. The beach is a great place to eat! Fresh muffins, cookies, oysters, fish prawns, pineapple filled with fruit, empanadas, nuts, etc. are all available to add to your total enjoyment of our little Mexican pueblo. One cannot go hungry here!

A massage therapist is available at our guests' request for a private in-suite massage at a very reasonable rate and yoga classes nearby.

There are a number of very good restaurants just steps away on our beach specializing in fresh fish, large prawns, tacos, margaritas, piña colladas, and fresh coconuts. In addition, the pueblo of Los Ayala has numerous shops for groceries and souvenirs.

The towns of Rincon de Guayabitos and La Peñita are within walking distance or via collective taxis only 4 blocks away. Puerto Vallarta is an hour distance and the buses leave from La Peñita every 30 minutes. The surfing towns of Sayulita and San Francisco (San Poncho) are 30 minutes away. Taxis are also plentiful and inexpensive.

There are many interesting places to explore like historic San Blas, Tepic, and the Petroglyphs,

We have three friendly dogs on our premises and are proud sponsors of Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Pet lovers most welcome!

Smoking is allowed on our outside patios or in designated areas.

The home also a one bedroom suite with a 180 degree view of the ocean, the beautiful 2 bedroom Vista Suite and another studio suite available, all with full kitchens, bathrooms, private entrances and terraces.

There are kayaks, bicycles, tennis racquets and golf clubs available along with beach chairs and umbrellas. More information is available upon request.

Come and enjoy our little Mexican puebla of Los Ayala located 60 km. north of Puerta Vallarta and within walking distance of Rincon de Guayabitos and La Peñita), all part of Jaltemba Bay located on the beautiful coast of Riviera Nayarit! Come and enjoy the warmth of its climate but more importantly, the warmth of its people.

Monthly rates are available from April to October. All rates include all hospitality taxes are are based on double occupancy.

Interaction with guests

Jim and I are always pleased to interact with our guests and help them enjoy our little area of paradise. When available, we are happy to take our guests on a tour of our area as an orientation to local services, shopping and points of interest.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Wireless Internet

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM


3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Danny User Profile
September 2017
Their place was a real treasure. It was incredibly romantic and it also offered many options of playing on the beach, hiking, or just sitting back and relaxing. Thanks so much for the experience. Danny and Sandy
Lin And Jim User ProfileLin And Jim is a superhost.
Response from Lin And Jim:
Thank you so much , Danny and Sandy. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time in the Terraza Suite. I appreciate your feedback.
September 2017

Steve User Profile
April 2017
Lin and Jim were amazing hosts. Their place is incredible. It is very well decorated and kept very clean. You have easy access to the beach directly in front of the beach or you can enjoy sitting in a hammock or chair in their garden. There are also some nice small beaches a small walk down the beach. We can't wait to go back.

Cheryl User ProfileCheryl is a superhost.
December 2016
Great place with an amazing beach!!! Would come back again.

Bryan User Profile
October 2016
Excellent spot directly on an excellent beach. It was very quiet during the time I went (it is busier during peak times and holidays I gather). Nice apartment(s) with charm & character. Super bonus was the 'extra' amenities that other places would either not have or would cost you extra to rent (bicycles, kayaks, beach chairs & toys). Dogs were a bonus - they have a couple very friendly, cool and quiet ones if you miss your own.

Barb User Profile
December 2015
Great hosts, personable and helpful

Garry User Profile
October 2015
The host canceled this reservation 142 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Robert User Profile
October 2013
The support from Lin was great. She was prompt and made everything easy to get to the place. Also, the tips she provides are great for someone new to the area. I really felt comfortable staying here and loved the family style atmosphere. I am sorry to not connect with the owners but that was not a problem at all. One thing I would do differently is rent a car, I found getting out of the town of Los Ayala I sat around waiting for some time to get a cab. I found, as Lin says, going to the mini mart and have them call for one worked best. But it took at least 20 to 30 minutes for them to show up. They are not regularly in this town in my experience. I was not at peak season so that may make a difference. From Rincon, the nearby town or La Penita cabs are not a problem to come back to Los Ayala.

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Nanoose Bay, CanadaJoined in January 2013
Lin And Jim User ProfileLin And Jim is a superhost.

From humble and spontaneous beginnings, Casa Contenta first began as a dream for the loving owners who stumbled upon the location while traveling through Mexico. It was love at first sight. Though the original house bears almost no resemblance to Casa Contenta as it exists today, much effort was put in to maintain the original character, charm and cultural elements. This distinctly Mexican home highlights many of the local architectural design styles, materials and artwork. We know you will enjoy it.

And as we say in Mexico, “Mi casa es su casa”.

Lin Chimes: Retired from being a college professor. Well versed in Mexican culture and always happy to share stories and experiences. Founder of Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue and a lover of the arts. Enjoys painting, yoga, walks, dancing, culture and animals

Jim Stewart: Always willing to join you for a hike, bike ride or take you on an excursion to any number of local adventures. Enjoys kayaking, biking, socializing and making margaritas for our guests

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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