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MAYTO'S PRIVATE HOME BEACHFRONT GETAWAY!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Please Read the Description below for Summary, Rental Information and more!

Mayto's La Casa Jardin is a remote vacation rental on the Pacific coast of Mexico, located 1 hr. southeast of Puerto Vallarta to El Tuito and 45 minutes west to Mayto, Jalisco.

With its brilliant sandy beach that seems to go on and on, this 3 bedroom, 3-bath home, overlooking some of the most pristine waters in Mexico, accommodates 2-7 people.

One of Mexico's lesser known oceanside havens is for the traveler looking to unwind in a more private and serene setting, while experiencing Mexico at its heart.

****(Please clearly read the NOTES under the Rates section and this full description before booking. The fee per night listed below is for 2 guests only. Thanks.)

RENTALS:

***** Main House consists of 3 bedrooms (1 double bed, 1 Queen bed and a set of twin beds; 3 bathrooms; fully-equipped kitchen; indoor & outdoor living/dining areas; views of the ocean and gardens to the west and ducks to the east! (*** When there are 4 or more guests, you have use of the upstairs---private entrance/bed/bath, which is where the queen bed is located.)

WINTER RATES (Nov. 1st through May 31st) 2 nights minimum.

--Main House: 2 guests/130.00 per night. Each additional guest $25.00 per night. (When 4 or more guests, you have use of the upstairs (private entrance) bed/bath, which is where the queen bed is located.

-Rates for 5 yrs to 12 years = 15.00 USD per night—under 5 years of age no charge.

-Monthly Rate during the High Season $3500 for up to 4 adults and $4000.00 for up to 6 adults.

SUMMER RATES (June 1st through Oct. 31st)

-Main House: 2 guests/60.00 per night. Each additional 20.00 per night --Main House: 2 guests/120.00 per night. Each additional guest $25.00 per night. (When 4 or more guests, you have use of the upstairs (private entrance) bed/bath where the queen bed is located.)

-Rates for 5 yrs to 12 years = 10.00 USD per night—under 5 years of age no charge.

**** CANCELLATION POLICY: On HomeAway it shows NO REFUND, but that is not accurate. When your space is filled by another party, you will receive a full refund OR you are welcome to make a reservation for another date within the year of your current reservation. The second reservation needs to be made prior to your current booked arrival date. Questions: contact Camille through this site.

BELOW IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING LA CASA JARDIN & SURROUNDING AREA:

Casa Jardin located in the Municipio (or county) of Cabo Corrientes, population 9,000 people scattered over its entire 2,000 square kilometers, at a density of 4.5 persons per square kilometer or 247.1 acres. This is one of the last undeveloped coastal regions in Mexico. The beaches and water are virtually untouched, unspoiled and unpolluted.

As you begin to enjoy and unwind in this exquisite environment by the sea, your experience will be one of tranquility, serenity, beauty as well, as lots of fun enjoying the wonderful and very colorful Mexican culture with its many flavors.

We hope the following information will help make your stay all the more enjoyable through answering in advance any potential questions and informing you of the surrounding area!

CARETAKERS

We are very fortunate to have Efren and Estela as our caretakers. They are absolutely wonderful and will do anything to help make your stay all the more pleasurable and comfortable. Efren will gladly cut open coconuts for agua de coco, pickup fresh drinking water, purchase fresh fish, do his best to repair anything that may need attention and answer questions regarding the local area including providing directions. Estella prepares the interior prior to your arrival and would be delighted to cook delicious Mexican cuisine, clean and launder clothing, as well, for an extra fee. Efren and Estela appreciate knowing that your needs and comfort are met by them which is usually acknowledged with a propina (tip).

THE BEACH

On the weekends you may be enjoying this glorious beach with local families and music. It is all a part of the Mexico experience. There are 2 palapas (ramadas) at the edge of the property directly in front of the beach for shade and relaxation. Hammocks & lounge chairs are provided. Make sure you take all your garbage with you back to the house and PLEASE DO NOT take bath towels or blankets or bedspreads to the beach. (Please bring your own beach towel from home with you or you can purchase one next door at Hotel Mayto!)

THE GARDENS

We ask that you tread kindly on this fragile landscape. We have numerous flowers and are growing herbs right out the backdoor, e.g., cilantro, oregano, mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, lemon verbena, etc., some fruit and occasionally a few vegetables. The salt air as well as the ants and crabs have a tendency to thwart our best efforts! Our intention is to cohabitate peacefully and therefore choose not to use poisons on them or the earth.

THE ANIMALS

We love our ducks. They are very much a part of our home and are cared for well. Please enjoy them. It is great fun to watch the ducks dip into their pond, splash about, live a ducks life from the kitchen window. Mid afternoon, they tend to swim more, play and bathe. The ducks love to eat papaya, bananas, LEAFY GREENS, tomatoes, cucumbers or the peel, fish & more. See the list posted on the refrigerator for more delectables.

THE POND

We have a small pond on the grounds in which we grow lidrios which in turn are fed to the ducks, as they need and love to consume greens. (We have even been known to buy lettuce off the produce truck to add to the birds fare!)

INSECTS

**There are times you may see parades of ants going up and over walls, through garden beds, down the steps and there can be literally hundreds. They are just passing through as they migrate to a new location. If you just leave them alone, they will be gone as fast as they came.

**At night you may witness lines of leaf cutter ants taking down an entire shrub, e.g., hibiscus, by cutting off the leaves and letting them drop to the ground. They then cut them up into small bits and carry them off piece by piece to their underground nest where they process the shards of leaves into edible food. They move back and forth all night long. It is quite a remarkable feat of nature. This deep pruning does not seem to hurt the plants unless its done over and over to the same plant before it can fully recuperate. It is one of the many creatures we contend with to help this garden grow. We are committed to only using natural methods to work and live in harmony with these forces, which includes not doing anything, i.e. the hibiscus will leaf-out once again healthy and beautiful as ever. It seems to be a natural thinning process.

**The alacron or scorpian does live in Mexico. They are poisonous and can be deadly. Though you are likely to never see one, they are here. It is a good idea to shake out your clothes and shoes in the morning and check your bed at night. Also when playing outside be sure to turn over pieces of wood, brick, tile or cardboard boxes with caution, as this is where they often hide out by day. Children and the elderly are at greatest risk from a sting. If need be, there is an anti-venom in Mayto at the home of Rosa, Efren's sister. None of the guests have reported seeing a scorpion in quite a while, but be assured they are around.

WATER

The water in the faucets comes from a well on the other side of Mayto. We use it to cook with, but we suggest you use the bottled water to brush your teeth and to drink. Efren is happy to drive over to Mayto and purchase 5 gallon size purified water when needed.

COMPOST

We compost and if you are so inclined to add to the "pile" simply put any kitchen scraps, i.e. egg shells, vegetable waste, scraping from ones plate, etc. (no meat or dairy products) into the small plastic container to the right of the sink. When it is full, place it into the white plastic bucket located outside, straight ahead to the other side and left of the back garden gate. If you do not want to compost, place everything in the plastic garbage bags provided for all of your trash. Give it to Efren and he will dispose of it.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT

There are numerous car rental companies, which you can check on-line from Budget to Avis to Carrentals on line.

There are buses to El Tuito from Puerto Vallarta. From Tuito to Mayto one would need to take a taxi for approximately $600.00 pesos or $38 to $40.00 USD one way (at an exchange rate of 18 pesos on the dollar). A taxi from Vallarta to El Tuito is also approximately $600.00 pesos as well.

Efren, the caretaker, has a transport business as well. Round-trip to and from the airport, stopping for groceries and supplies or wherever you may need to go for $200.00 USD round trip for up to 4 adults. (One way---$100.00 USD. The gasoline is included in fee.

LOCAL FOOD/RESTAURANTS/PLACES TO GO

There are produce trucks in the general vicinity one to three times a week. They stop at the restaurants on either side of the house. They briefly play very loud music to hail their arrival. Providing fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, as well as other dairy products and at times eggs and meat. In Mayto there are a few small tiendas for snack foods and basics.

Estela: is happy to provide a meal from her home or cook right there at La Casa Jardin. A menu is provided. Some of her specialities are Chicken Mole, Flan, Cheese Cake, Ceviche.

Rinconcito: (next door) Fernando and Maricela will make your dining experience not only delicious, but also lots of fun! They need advance notice, if you care to join them.

Hotel Mayto (next door) Offers a restaurant and bar to the public. Should non-guests desire to utilize the pool and beach chairs, they charge a 100 pesos Daily Use Fee.

Las Brisas, located on the other side of Hotel Mayto, but before the Turtle Sanctuary, has a restaurant situated next to an estuary.

More Details

Property Manager
Camille Massie
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Camille Massie

Greetings!

A bit about me:

I love laughing, walking, relating to/being with friends & family, organic gardening, watching/observing birds and other creatures of the wild, reading,, as well as living/being in natural settings such as the Rocky mountains or by the Pacific ocean. One of my greatest joys is to create beauty and comfort for those I am hosting!

I co-owned and taught at a Montessori School in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then began doing Hospice Care, helping others to not only make the transition with as much dignity, grace and comfort as possible, but equally to live the highest quality of life until their time to say goodbye.

I have a very strong connection with the people and culture of Mexico! The generosity of spirit that is displayed over and over again; the priority for quality time with family and friends; their hard working and fun loving demeanor; as well as welcoming me, a foreigner, with open arms has been a tremendous gift in my life.

I moved back to Mayto in Nov. 2015 to live full time. I have a casita in the back corner of the back lot and am available, most of the time, if you need anything other than what Efren, the caretaker, is able to provide.

If you would like to reserve a time to enjoy Casa Jardin, I would be delighted to host you.

Camille

Camille Massie purchased this house in 1997

Why Camille Massie chose Cabo Corrientes

Case Jardin is located in the municipio (or county) of Cabo Corrientes, population 9,000 people scattered over its entire 2,000 square kilometers, at a density of 4.5 persons per square kilometer This is one of the last undeveloped coastal regions in Mexico. The beaches and water are virtually untouched, unspoiled and unpolluted.

The perpetual sound of the ebb and flow of the waves lulls one into a calm, soothing, relaxed state of being.

What makes this house unique

The sea, the beach, the front yard are all exquisitely beautiful! The house is clean, attractive and very comfortable. The kitchen is ample and has most any utensil you might need. One of the best benefits of staying at Case Jardin is that it offers privacy and quiet when desired, otherwise one may join in the social activities of Rinconcito on one side and/or Hotel Mayto on the other. You are welcomed in both places. To utilize Hotel Mayto's swimming pool and the lounge chairs, there is a Daily Use Fee of $100 pesos or 5.40 USD.

Look down the beach to the north and you will notice an encampment where there is a biologist initially from the University. of Guadalajara, who has been studying the variety of sea turtles, as well as insuring their continued life on the planet through preserving and protecting the eggs until they are ready to hatch. He is happy to show you around and answer questions. If there eggs in the process of hatching, he will let you know the best time to return so as to witness the baby turtles being released and watch them wind their way back to the sea.

There are festivities, sports and adventures in nearby and far away villaages in which you can participate.

Tehuamixtle or Tehua (pronounced tewa) is a small fishing village approximately 10 minutes by car. There are two restaurants right by the water and both are good. You have to drive all the way down into the village to the edge of the sea. Find Antonio at Adriana's Restaurant and for a fee per hour, he can take you out in his panga to great places for snorkling, fishing or simply a tour.

If you want to venture further, there is a village called Corrales with a couple of restaurants about 30 to 45 minutes away. You pass through 2 or 3 other small villages with tiendas, which sell snacks and drinks.

Getting to know at least a few of the locals, those that originally settled Mayto in the 60's, as well as getting away from the hustle and bustle of ones daily life is a big plus!

Amenities

Cabo Corrientes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Casa Jardin provides: 3 Bathrooms, two with a shower and the second one with shower and tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Casa Jardin provides: 1 Double Bed 1 Set of twin beds 1 Queen Bed w/ 1 single bed when 4 or more (adult) guests are renting the entire house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While primarily for those that want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life and city vacations, La Casa Jardin is also for the environmentally minded. The University of Guadalajara set up a small station for monitoring turtles that lay their eggs on this long stretch of beach all but 3 months of the year. They guard the nest until the babies hatch and wind their way back to the ocean. It is quite a celebratory hands-on event. From iguanas to Pelicans there are many wonderful & varied creatures to observe in their natural habitat along with an extreme diversity of plant life. Swimming, Fishing, Snorkling, LONG Beach Walks, Shell Hunting, are some of the local activities. There are also many small villages in the outlying areas. One of the better known is the fishing village, Tehuamixtle less than 10 minutes away in which one can rent a guide and his flat-bottomed boat, w/ fishing gear for an hour or more to fish or simply go for a ride.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

We will return!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a restful getaway on a secluded beach that stretches for more than 4 kilometers, you’ve found it. This three-bedroom home sits in a glorious garden of coconut trees and bougainvillea. Camila, US expat and owner, built and maintains this home and provides a presence that makes you feel like you are visiting a friend. Rent the whole place, kick back on the veranda, and don’t even worry about meals. You can order all meals in-house, from a menu like that of a restaurant. All for a very reasonable price. We enjoyed the room on the second floor with a comfy queen bed. The rooms on the first floor just off the salon come one with a full bed and another with two singles. We were two couples and each slept like royalty. Casa Jardin is a great alternative to a hotel and still has the amenities. If you want a pool, Camila can get you admitted to the nearby hotel. If you want to eat out, take a short ride to Cande’s seafood restaurant or walk over to the hotel for a simple meal. We loved beach walks at dawn and sunset — often alone on a 4 kilometer beach! Don’t miss the turtle release at the nearby hatchery. Reserve early… not many people know this place, but it fills very early especially in the winter season.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maurice, Maurice, Maurice, so very wonderful to meet you and to know that you will indeed return! Thank you for this most eloquent review; it is graciously received. Happy Holidays, Camille
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5

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Jardín and it was just as great as the first.

Camille is a wonderful host, making sure we have everything we need. Casa Jardín is the only place my partner and I can agree that we want to come back to.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Too cute! Love it Megan----that this is one place you can both agree upon for a return respite. I look immensely forward to hosting you again-----sooner than later. Remember-----even though most of the next 4 months are marked as reserved, it is always possible that the Ocean View Bed/Bath is available. Simply inquire. All the best and stay warm! Camille
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5

Beautiful house and garden

  • 5 of 5

The garden and the house are beautiful, we loved the beach chairs with the view on the ocean and various seatings throughout. The blooming flowers and palms in the bright sun will be hard to forget!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Iwona, I hope you are one day able to make it down our way again. Thank you for your review and may you be well, happy and peaceful, Camille
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5

An Artist's Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing prepared me for my stay at Casa Jardin, not even the beautiful photos, because it is knockout gorgeous and a peaceful, true home.

Flowers and fruit abound in abundance, along with elegant coconut palms and the lulling sounds of the Pacific, literally steps away.

This is just the place for an artist or writer to capture the sheer beauty of nature, which I did with watercolors and a personal journal.

Tasteful and comfortable furniture are complemented by colorful tilework, and fresh, clean rooms, linens and textiles.

This was an idyllic experience to which I plan to return, and I would recommend this to any and all my friends and family.

They will leave reluctantly, as I did.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love how you loved it here, Jody. The paintings and sketches you shared with me were absolutely wonderful! We look ever so forward to your return. Wishing you all the best, Camille
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Toronto Ontario
5

My paradise

  • 5 of 5

Mayto and Casa Jardín it's one the most beautiful places to be .

We have been going there for the past few years and each time we love it more ....

The owner is amazing and makes as feel as family member...

Can't wait to be back again

You must check it out ....

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Miss Dora, Thank you for your review and kind words. We look forward to hosting you once again, as soon as you are able to wind yourself back down south! p.s. Even though its June 13th, I have been wearing a sweater most of today!
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5

Priceless

  • 5 of 5

I've never written an online review for anything ever before but our trip to Camille's house was such a great experience that it's the least I could do. If you are looking for a beach house off the beaten path in Jalisco, this place would be the perfect choice. This house has a ton of character, great porch with an epic view. The house really stayed the perfect temperature all day with its shade and ocean breeze. We enjoyed exploring around, releasing baby sea turtles, and surf fishing but primarily this place is for relaxing. My favorite thing was definitely all the great people that we met.

Don't tell camille but I would pay double to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
42 Kilometres
El Tuito
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * Turtle Releasing. * Horseback Riding. * Fishing. * Boat and Guide rental in Tehua. * Long beach walks.Top Thing to do in Budget: * All of the above.....Top Thing to do in Family: * All of the above.....

Case Jardin is located in the municipio (or county) of Cabo Corrientes, population 9,000 people scattered over its entire 2,000 square kilometers, at a density of 4.5 persons per square kilometer This is one of the last undeveloped coastal regions in Mexico. The beaches and water are virtually untouched, unspoiled and unpolluted.

While primarily for those that want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life and city vacations, La Casa Jardin de Mayto is also for the environmentally minded.

The University of Guadalajara set up a small station, which year-by-year continues to grow, for monitoring and protecting the many turtles that lay their eggs on this long stretch of beach all but 3 months of the year. They guard the nest until the babies hatch and wind their way back to the ocean. It is quite a celebratory pastime to witness.

From iguanas to Pelicans there are many wonderful and varied creatures to observe in their natural habitat along with an extreme diversity of plant life.

Swimming, Fishing, Snorkling, LONG Beach Walks, Shell Hunting, are some of the local activities.

There are also many small villages in the outlying areas where one can meet locals still living in many of the traditional ways. One of the better known is the fishing village, Tehuamixtle less than 10 minutes away.

Visitors can rent a guide and his panga, or flat-bottomed boat in Tehuamixtle (Tehua for short) to catch their own dinner or enjoy local fisherman's catch of the day, As of summer 2017, the approx. fee for 3 or 4 people is $400.00 pesos per hour.

El Tuito, only an hour away, has festivals for every occasion, shops and restaurants. Mass is offered daily.

You will have to experience it for yourself to understand the beauty and wonder of this remote hideaway.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

**** CANCELLATION POLICY: On HomeAway it shows NO REFUND, but that is not accurate. When your space is filled by another party, you will receive a full refund OR you are welcome to make a reservation for another date within the year of your current reservation. The second reservation needs to be made prior to your current booked arrival date. Questions: contact Camille through this site.

RENTALS:

***** Main House consists of 3 bedrooms (1 double bed, 1 Queen bed and a set of twin beds; 3 bathrooms; fully-equipped kitchen; indoor & outdoor living/dining areas; views of the ocean to the west and the ducks to the east! (To utilize the room with the queen bed room, which is upstairs/private entrance, there must be 4 or more adults renting the house. Thank you.)
WINTER RATES (Nov. 1 through May 31st) 2 nights minimum.
--Main House: 2 guests/130.00 per night. Each additional guest $25.00 per night.
-Rates for 5 yrs to 12 years = 15.00 USD per night—under 5 years of age no charge.
-Monthly Rate during the High Season $3500 for up to 4 adults and $4,000 up to 6 adults.

SUMMER RATES (June 1st through Oct. 31st)
-Main House: 2 guests/60.00 per night. Each additional 20.00 per night
-Rates for 5 yrs to 12 years = 10.00 USD per night—under 5 years of age no charge.

***1/2 of the total is required to secure your dates. The balance is due 2 months in advance of your arrival date. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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