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Casa Contenta, 3BR 3BA Surf Retreat with Fantastic Gardens and Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

North of the busy tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, San Pancho, and Sayulita, Chacala is a quiet fishing village. Visitors will find a warm, friendly, spectacular beach retreat for a quiet vacation, surfing adventure or cultural holiday. At the North end of Playa Chacala sits the gated vacation community of Marina Chacala and in it, Casa Contenta.

Located 1.5 hours North of Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Casa Contenta is the perfect place for a family vacation. The beach at Marina Chacala is calm and great for children. Come and enjoy the perfect combination of comfort and convenience from which to experience the exceptional setting of Mexico’s Nayarit Riviera.

More Details

Property Manager
Javier Rangel
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Chacala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We believe that once you find our home, Casa Contenta, in the quaint village of Chacala, that you will want to return again.


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Casa Contenta, 3BR 3BA Surf Retreat with Fantastic Gardens and Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

One if the most relaxing vacations of my life.....and perfect for safe family relaxation and fun.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three spent 7 glorious days at Casa Contenta. Admittedly we were a little skeptical going into this, due to the fact it was a new listing and there were no reviews at the time we booked....but our skepticism quickly turned into excitement when we entered the property and were greeted by multiple people who could not have been more receptive or nice.

The house itself is great, the outdoor living area is where we spent 90% of our time when we weren't down at the beautiful safe clean beach, or the pool area. We felt like celebrities at our own private hideaway.....many days we were the only family on the beach (which was safe and swimmable for or 6 year old). The luxury of being alone in the tropical paradise, was also the only we craved seeing other people, especially our daughter who could have used some playmates....not a bad problem to have I would say. We spent hours upon hours at the beach each day, swimming, catching hermit crabs, walking, making sand castles.

The town of Chacala is only minutes away from the house ( which is in a gated and secured community), and offered a few places to eat and buy some simple groceries....street tacos were our favorite especially with a nice cold cerveza. There is a local fish market in town where we bought fresh fish, shrimp, and lagostina...all awesome and very inexpensive.

Javier the house manager is AWESOME!!!! He was always around if you needed him, he helped plan and book horse back riding, fishing, whale watching etc. he was so nice, and cared about his guests....did I mention he was AWESOME!!!

Like I said the house was great....clean and comfortable....there is plenty of room and infact we didn't even use the second floor which has a stunning bedroom.

The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden that is maintained daily by a local gardener who was really sweet and always looked out for us.

I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Reesa, Thank you for your kind words and for taking a chance on our home. Your remarks sum up many of our feelings about Marina Chacala. We have owned the house since 2006 and we continue to marvel at the friendliness of the local people and the beauty of the coast and ocean. Javier is a good friend and always goes above and beyond. I know he will appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will find some time to come back again. Sincerely, Brown
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This is The Life!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Casa Contenta. Kids, parents and grandparents. The house is smack in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by the most beautiful garden imaginable. It's just stunning. Down the road there's a chill beach club on a small crescent bay surrounded by hundreds of palms. The ocean faces north, so it's dead calm, great for kids. There are three pools, lap, kiddie and family, plus a Chac Mool outpost serving only passable food, breakfast and lunch. When there are swells there is great surfing at Chacalilla; and for body surfers and wave-jumpers, the ocean in town is just perfect. Grab a table at Chico's, order a pescado zarandeado (best ever, grilled on a mezquite fire) and head for the ocean. Then come home to the beauty and tranquility of Casa Contenta. It just doesn't get any better than this!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Contenta. The house is beautiful and very well taken care of. We were very impressed with Marina and Javier and how attentive they were to us during our short stay. The beach club at Marina Chacala is really amazing. Our kids had so much fun at the pools which are warm and beautiful. The beach is also very peaceful and calm. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to stay near Chacala.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed Chacala as much as we do! Thank you for choosing Casa Contenta. We hope you come again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Contente was incredible. The beach in Marina Chacala was the most pristine I've experienced in Mexico, it was perfect for Boogie boarding and swimming with a toddler. The pools were well maintained, the tennis courts were immaculate and we were pleasantly surprised to find a small restaurant and the beach club. The house was exactly as it shows in the photos. The outdoor living room was where we spent most of our time and overlooked a beautiful garden. The whole house is surrounded by the jungle, it gives it so much privacy it feels like you have your own exclusive sanctuary. It was clean, the beds were comfortable and Javier was super attentive and helpful. Marina Chacala is large property and the house is located only 50m up the hill from the beach which made it really convenient, I'd recommend Casa Contente to anyone but especially to families with small children and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Chacalia Beach
Car: not necessary

Want to fish, surf or have a massage? Our house manager Javier will help you set this up.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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