Casa Carmelina is a very private Mexican Colonial-style house with ocean views, located 150 yards from the beach and is one mile south of the town of Puerto Vallarta in the Conchas Chinas neighborhood, making it an easy walk to town via the beach or coastal road.
Casa Carmelina has four bedrooms with king sized beds, all opening onto the large terrace where the tiled pool is located. There are four and one half bathrooms. It is ideal for up to eight people. The house has marble and tile floors throughout and it has approximately 5000 square feet of total living space. It has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, and bar area. The house has open ventilation, and each bedroom has a ceiling fan, no air conditioning. The house has cable TV with English channels, VCR, DVD CD and stereo.
The staff of three is what keeps satisfied customers coming back! Lucio does the shopping, cooking, and everything else you could imagine. Margarita cleans the whole house everyday, changes the linen, and helps in the meal service and general happiness of the guests. The price of the rental includes their services, preparation of two meals per day plus afternoon appetizers (Botanas), six days per week (Sundays off). At the end of the stay, the guests are presented with a detailed bill from the store(s) of the food and beverage cost for payment. The quality preparation of the food along with the modest cost of the fresh ingredients makes staying at Casa Carmelina a bargain when compared to the alternative cost of eating at restaurants is taken into consideration. Staff tips are up to the guests and are much appreciated.
Keep in mind that check-in is at 3:00 PM and check out is at 12:00 noon. This can be flexible if other guests are not checking in or out on the same day.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Casa Carmelina, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Deb and I just wanted to send a personal thank you for allowing our family to utilize Casa Carmelina as the setting for our daughter's wedding on January 5. Our time at Casa Carmelina was extraordinary, and Lindsey commented that it was the wedding of her dreams.
Poolside became our sanctuary, and a flight of pelicans encircled the altar as Lindsey and Jason said their vows--and our photographer even caught that moment on film!!! The house was just wonderful, and Margarita and Olivia kept it and the grounds spotless.
As extraordinary as the house was--it was Lucio, Margarita, and Olivia who made our experience unforgettable. We cannot say enough about their hospitality, their kindness, and their attention to meeting our every need. Also, how do I say this? My step-dad is a high maintenance person, but Lucio, Margarita, and Olivia never batted an eye, and met his demands with seeming ease--they must be saints!
The food was fabulous, and I would recommend Lucio's cooking to anyone. Olivia was so engaging, and she was bound and determined that I would be able to communicate with her in Spanish--what a good teacher. Margarita was everywhere, and really paid attention to the details in our rooms. Lucio went above and beyond and took care of everything--from various illnesses, to taxi reservations, and even saw to the wedding cake. We had things almost before we asked for them. Kelly, you are blessed with a superb staff!
We feel so blessed to have enjoyed Casa Carmelina for our daughter's special event. It will exist in our memories forever--however Deb and I hope to book it again with some special friends. We know it will be a class experience for everyone. Thanks again for all that you did for our family.
Dan and Deb Austin