One of six vacation rentals at the sprawling Jardin del Mar estate, Casa Delfin is located on the second floor overlooking the Bay of Banderas and is a favorite of honeymooners and couples wanting a relaxing getaway. It comes complete with king-size bed, fully-equipped kitchen including a breakfast bar and dining area, a comfortable living room with ocean views, and a spacious bathroom with his and hers sinks.
Jardin del Mar was created by a retired American couple who lived here for 20 years before moving back to the states to be closer to family. They purchased the beachfront property in the 90s and it was nothing but a patch of dirt at the time. They built their dream retirement home and then, with their large extended family in mind, they kept adding more and more "Casas" to house visitors, until they realized they had accidentally built a charming boutique hotel.
The six Casas each sleep between 2-4 people and they all have a kitchen so we rent them out individually as well as rent out the entire Estate to large groups. So, whether there are 2 or 20 people in your group, we can accommodate you! (You can view the individual listings under our profile.)
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!
All guests have access to: Private beach access, outdoor shower, lounge chairs and umbrellas, pool and toys, large barbecue area/entertaining space, sea kayaks, rooftop terrace, hammock porch, secure parking, all courtyards and gardens, etc.
Also included throughout your stay: Complimentary purified water, coffee, non-dairy creamer, sugar, cooking oil, salt and pepper, paper products, etc.
We also provide housekeeping on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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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. We're really laid back and just want you to enjoy yourselves.
None of the Casas at Jardin del Mar have TVs, but the WiFi works well throughout the property.
Although we are directly on the beach, it's not a great beach for swimming because it starts to get rocky about 20 feet from our sea wall, but you can walk 10 minutes towards either La Cruz or Bucerias to find sandier beaches. (Our favorite swimming beach is called Destiladeras and it's about a 10-15 minute drive from Jardin and we have beach equipment you can borrow.)
The Banderas Bay is not known for snorkeling or diving either. You'll have to do a boating excursion out to the Marietas Islands or hire a water taxi out of Punta de Mita if you want to snorkel. Also, the nearest surfing beaches are in Punta de Mita or Sayulita - each about a 20 minute car ride from here.
- Please lock the front gate when you're coming or going after dark and don't let the dogs out onto the beach, as they will wander off
- If you're traveling with small children, you'll be required to sign a waiver upon arrival. There are a lot of steps and balconies around the property and no barrier around the pool.
- We have no cribs, baths, cots or other equipment you may need for kids or infants, but we can refer you to a baby equipment rental company in the area.
- Please be respectful of other guests staying at Jardin