4 OR 5 BR BEACHFRONT VILLA, POOL, STAFF, A/C, LOWEST RATES ON THE BEACH IN PV

John Hethrington

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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4 OR 5 BR BEACHFRONT VILLA, POOL, STAFF, A/C, LOWEST RATES ON THE BEACH IN PV

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Playas Gemelas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Rent either 4 or 5 Bedrooms, (Sleeps up to 12)

Casa del Mar is one of the original beachfront villas built on the Conchas Chinas beach. Now completely renovated and up-graded with marble floors and all the modern conveniences, it still retains all its Colonial Mexican charm. On the main floor, up a few steps from the street, there is a just completed new master bedroom, with a king bed and beautiful marble bathroom ensuite. This master suite’s French doors open onto the spacious pool terrace with views of the gardens and the sea. It also has a single bed which can be moved to any bedroom where you might need it. On the same level there is a large second bedroom with a king bed and a huge marble bath en-suite. At the rear of the pool terrace, up a short flight of stairs, there are two more large bedrooms, each with a king bed, beamed cathedral ceilings and a bathroom en-suite. Each of the 4 bedrooms has individually controlled air conditioning. The street level 'Studio', with its separate entrance, is available as a 5th bedroom. It has a king bed and an additional single bed. The villa can sleep 12.

The imposing living room is under a huge dome that lets the light shine in. Rita, you chef and her assistant prepare 2 delicious meals a day that you have selected from her gourmet menu. They are served in the open dining room.

Satellite TV, DVD, free WiFi Internet connection are all available.

Enjoy the heated pool, with it's magical water fall and many lounge chairs. In addition, Casa del Mar offers access to your own personal palapa and chaise long on the safe and sandy beach plus food and drink service from the beachfront La Playita restaurant.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
John Hethrington (Property Manager)
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About John Hethrington

Marcial Resendiz (right) owner of Casa del Mar, is a semi-retired business executive born and raised in Puerto Vallarta. He and his family have an extensive background in hotel and restaurant ownership in PV.

John Hethrington, his neighbour, is the owner of Casa Carole just along the beach from Casa del Mar. He has been successfully renting his villa for over 30 years with an outstanding occupancy record. Marcial has asked John to manage the rentals at Casa del Mar with marketing ideas and rental management.

John Hethrington purchased this villa in 1970

Why John Hethrington chose Playas Gemelas

Marcial Resendiz's father built Casa del Mar as one of the first beachfront villas in Puerto Vallarta. He then developed the property up the hill behind to villa all the way to the main road which goes south from Puerto Vallarta. He built and operated the Conchas Chinas Hotel and the famous restaurant El Set, as well as the beachfront restaurant La Playita. Over the years, these properties have been sold. Marcial inherited Casa del Mar which he has completely renovated, still retaining all its original Colonial charm.

What makes this villa unique

Casa del Mar is right on the beach. It is a traditional Colonial style Mexican beachfront villa, retaining the charm and ambiance of Old Mexico with the addition of all the first class modern conveniences. While off the beaten track at the end of Easy Street, it is right next to the Lindomar timeshare resort with 24 hour security. The fulltime staff of cook, assistant and maid cater to your every need six days a week.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4 or 5 BR Beachfront Villa, Pool, Staff, A/C, Lowest Rates On The Beach in PV
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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4 or 5 BR Beachfront Villa, Pool, Staff, A/C, Lowest Rates On The Beach in PV
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Playas Gemelas Jalisco
San Francisco, CA
3

Mixed Review - Some highlights, but definite down sides in the near term

  • 3 of 5
Our reviews of Casa Del Mar are mixed. The positives are obvious: the location in South PV is fantastic, and the sunset and proximity to the beach are great. The 4 main bedrooms are spacious and bright and have wonderful en suite bathrooms. The house is open and sunny. While the staff are not bilingual and ordering some days was difficult because of the language barrier, they do a fine job keeping the house and taking care of meals for you. The pool is nice, but be aware, not for small children because it is very deep.

The downside of Casa Del Mar is that there is currently a LARGE construction project happening right next door. The week we were there, the noise was so loud, and construction started at 8:00 AM and ended often after 6 PM. No one who wanted to sleep later was able, and we had to abandon the house during the daytime hours to get away from the noise. Unfortunately, I was not made aware of this before our stay (and certainly not before I paid the second half of my CASH deposit), so I feel it's important for everyone to know that this project is ongoing, large, and disrupting the neighborhood.

What would have made the experience excellent (putting aside the construction, which I know is out of the owner's control)? The rental agent, John, was wonderful while we were in the decision making process, but once we wired the money to him, he was very slow to respond to email and even phone messages & calls. When we got to PV, we received a call from John asking us to place a note on the studio door so that the local owner wouldn't come by at 2:00 AM with his girlfriend. EEK! Apparently, he forgot to inform him that we were using all the rooms we paid for.

The studio itself was not like the pictures when we were there - more cave-like, and the bathroom is much smaller than the main rooms. It is very dark (which is nice when it's hot), and there were not the extra beds, so if you're counting on those, make sure to ask for them. The house could use some minor maintenance, light bulbs were out, exposed wood damage, broken & leaking refrigerator, one AC not working. Many of these items were addressed after the fact, but it makes a difference. It's not luxurious, but it has the potential to be. I wouldn't recommend the property at this time, but perhaps when the construction is completed and some of these maintenance issues are addressed, I would reconsider.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Dallas, TX
5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5
Unimaginable views, secluded beach, private pool, perfect location, incredible staff.....there's nothing not to love about this gem prefectly located just far enough from the craziness but close enough to walk or take the bus.

We arrived on a Thursday and our staff had an amazing Mexican dinner prepared for me, my wife and our 3 kids (5, 8, 9). Laura and Marisol prepared our meals, snacks, mid-morning and afternoon fresh juices, and anything we could ask for the entire week.

There are no private beaches in Mexico, but there are secluded beaches that are very hard to get to, and Casa del Mar has access to at least 3 secluded areas that my kids loved.

The restaurant next door was great too, because even though we only occasionaly ordered a dessert or drink from them, they were able to assist us with private snorkleing tours and other info we needed for our trip without the need to go down to the public area with 1,000's of other people. Miguel, at the Conchas Chinas Hotel next door to our home, booked a snorkleing trip for my family that we will never forget....my kids described it as being in The Little Mermaid movie due to the amount of colorful fish we swam with for 2 hours.

John H was our first contact, and he did an amazing job of explaining the house, the history of the house, and the location. John's only shortcoming was not accurately describing the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets, but Hemmingway would have struggled as well, because words can't describe waking up and going to sleep with those sights and sounds.

If you want to stay down in the Hotel Zone, save your money and go to Miami Beach or San Diego.....if you want an experience that you will never forget, stay in Casa del Mar or Casa Carole (the house next door, also amazing).

Cheers!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
PVR Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
La Playita Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
7 Courses to Chose From
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Mexico 200 South of Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Playita Restaurant & El Set
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Playa Lindomar Beach
Car: not necessary

Casa del Mar is one of the original beachfront villas in Puerto Vallarta, completely renovated and remodeled with all the modern conveniences. It is nestled right on the beach, below the Conchas Chinas hotel and the el set restaurant further up the hill toward the main road south of Puerto Vallarta. It is the second last villa at the end of Easy Street, a cobblestone drive that descends down for the main road and runs along the beach in front of other million dollar private villas.

Casa del Mar is just a few feet from the Lindomar timeshare resort that has 24 hours security patrols.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

Playas Gemelas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall 2014 - 4 bedrooms
May 3 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Wedding Receptions or Large Pa
May 3 2014 - Dec 19 2014
231 night minimum stay
$650
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014 - 5 bedrooms
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
Pre-Xmas - 4 Bedrooms
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
6 night minimum stay
$650
$4,900
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2013/14
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,100
 
 
Winter 2015 4 bedrooms
Jan 3 2015 - May 1 2015
6 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
Summer/Fall 2015 4 Bedrooms Al
May 2 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$700
$6,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The above rates are for 4 bedrooms, except for Thanksgiving and Christnmas/New Years where the 5-bedroom applies.
5 BEDROOM RATES FOR OTHER SEASONS
Winter 2015 Jan 1 - May 2) 5 bedrooms $1,000 per night
Summer/Fall 2014 (May 3 - Nov 19) 5 bedrooms $800 per night
Rates include all sales taxes and fees.
Reservations are secured with a 50% deposit of the full rental fee with the balance due 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival. There is no refund in case of a cancellation, unless your dates can be re-rented at the same rate. We recommend that you take out travel interuption insurance.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playas Gemelas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , French doors open on a secluded terrace with fountain.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Mable throughout
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lovely spacious marble bahroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Up 1 flight from the pool deck. Beamed cathedral ceiling.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Up one level from the pool deck. Private with ocean views
    Bedroom 5 New Master with French doors to pool terrace - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Dramatic bedroom on main level with bath ensuite.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The large Studio at street level with a separate entrance.
  • Large bathroom with walk-in shower, colorful Talavera sink and marble floors and walls.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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