Garden Casita’s front entrance with its private patio on the right set amidst a lush tropical garden.  The beach is located directly in front of the terrace.The Interior of the suite either a kingsize bed or two twin beds plus dining table.
Delightful Beachfront/Private Patio
Delightful Beachfront/Private Patio
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

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.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Washer
Wireless Internet

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Please close all gates
Respect the property as if it were your own and
to Enjoy!

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Samantha User Profile
July 2017
My wife and I really liked our stay. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever experienced. The artwork was incredible! We loved that it was right on the beach and the gated yard was like an oasis. The wifi was a bit of struggle as I am an avid reader and had a hard time downloading books, so if that's you as well, download before. We went during the off season and it was HOT, but the fan that the family that lives on the property brought us was super helpful at keeping us cool. The beach restaurants closed at 5 which was a bit of a bummer but there were several smaller places to grab tacos or something more traditional for a really great price. The family on location were super friendly and helpful with all our questions. I felt very safe and I would recommend the area for same sex couples as we never felt unsafe because of our identity. If we go back to the area I would stay in the same house, it was a vacation dream!
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Response from Lin And Jim:
Thank you for such a wonderful review, Samantha! I will certainly pass on your praise to our family who live full time on the property. They will so pleased to hear you were happy. It means a lot to them. We would love to have you back!
July 2017

André User Profile
July 2017
Everything was awesome. The house and the colours are amazing and the entrance to the beach is great. Moreover there are a few restaurants nearby. We stayed there for a weekend and didn't want to leave. We can definitely recommend it. Lena and André
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Response from Lin And Jim:
Thank you, so much, Andre and Lena. We would love to have you back. Thank you also for your hint! Lin
July 2017

Mel User Profile
June 2017
The place is a work of art. Very clean and has everything you need. The time of year I went the low season had most of the towns higher end restaurants shut down, but the locals provide more then enough. Would come back again.
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Response from Lin And Jim:
Thank you for your heart warming comments, Mel! We are so very pleased that you enjoyed being with us and wish to return. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
June 2017

Joan User Profile
May 2017
Great place, good location, beautiful beach. Very high end attention to detail, done in a colorful, over the top style. Very nice caretakers. We would stay again and hope to next year!
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Response from Lin And Jim:
Thank you so much for being our guests, Joan. Your review is appreciated! We look forward to having you stay with us next year! Lin
May 2017

Dean User ProfileDean is a superhost.
May 2017
Lin and Jim were away so we did not have a chance to meet them but they communicated with us very well. Instead we were greeted by their caretakers, Samuel and Marislea, a lovely couple that immediately made us welcome. Everywhere you look are beautiful, artistic enhancements that Samuel has painted and built in to the casitas. It is better than the pictures they have posted. Lin and Jim have done a wonderful job of decorating and accessorizing the place. The place is maintained perfectly. The place is very quiet and overlooks the beach that can be full of families or quiet at different times. We loved walking down the beach and eating at the different food vendors, such a safe, happy environment, during the day or at night. Don't miss out on this treasure, you will be surprised in many ways! We would definitely come back!
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Response from Lin And Jim:
Hello Dean, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you so much for your very positive review. I do wish we had been there personally to welcome you but also know that Maricela and Samuel do a wonderful job of making our guests feel at home. Jim and I look forward to having you back again in the near future! Lin
May 2017

Jesi User Profile
December 2016
Lin & Jim were fantastic hosts! Super friendly couple and a fun gorgeous Mexican oceanfront casa! We would definitely stay there again.

Barb User Profile
December 2015
Lin and Jim were extremely warm and helpful. We felt very welcome from the moment we met them. Lin took us to the big market and she helped us with the language when we needed it. Jim came with us golfing, which was really a great time. They were always available for any questions and had lots of local information and suggestions. Very relaxing and comfortable environment.

Nanoose Bay, CanadaJoined in January 2013
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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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