One of six vacation rentals at the sprawling Jardin del Mar estate, Casa Serena is located on the ground floor with pool and ocean views. Serena comes complete with a king bed, spacious bathroom with double sinks, a fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating areas, outdoor dining and sweeping views of the bay.
Jardin del Mar was lovingly built over a 20-year period by a retired couple now living in the states. Jardin is authentically and beautifully Mexican... full of mosaics, tiles and stunning historical artifacts from all across the country. It truly is an "experience" and not just a beach house... You have to see it to believe it!
Located away from Vallarta's bustle and Nuevo's crowds, this hidden oasis is on the North Shore of the bay on the outskirts of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle...a small village known for friendly locals, delicious restaurants, live music and its fresh fish and farmer markets.
Pool and toys
Private beach access
3rd story rooftop deck
Palapa Grill/outdoor kitchen
Interaction with guests
My wife and I live onsite (in a separate house at the rear of the property)... We mostly stay indoors and keep to ourselves, but we're always available to call you a taxi, give tips and directions, help with the language, recommend restaurants, outings, etc.
Other things to note
We have two dogs who live with us (a senior black lab and an 8-year old labradoodle.) They love people and they love to sleep all day. We promise to keep them out of your hair...
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About us: My wife and I (a couple 30-somethings) decided that life is too short to waste it in rainy traffic, and working 60 hours per week, so we sold off our house, cars, and 95% of our possessions...bought a mini van, packed up our pup and drove 2,800 miles from Seattle to La Cruz, Nayarit in May of 2016 (after vacationing here several years in a row and falling in love with the area.) Best decisions of our lives! We now manage the Jardin del Mar Estate and live onsite full-time with our labradoodle, Bloo.
(For other hosts: As property managers who run a 6-unit hotel, we know what being a respectful guest means and we'll always treat your home like we would our own. We're laid back, friendly, tidy and low-maintenance.)