The Garden Casita is very whimsical, colourful and artistic. It is an open plan with sofa, chair, kitchen with full oven, fridge, blender, coffee pot, BBQ, private patio and entrance. The bathroom has an open shower. There is a European king size bed (or two twins) with hand-woven bedspreads.
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 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.
The home also a one bedroom suite with a 180 degree view of the ocean, the beautiful Vista Suite and one studio suitie 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.
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.
Please close all gates
Respect the property as if it were your own and
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