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4 or 5 BR Beachfront Villa, Pool, Staff, A/C, Lowest Rates On The Beach in PV

John Hethrington, Exclusive Rental Agent For Marcial Resendiz, the Owner.

Member since: 2002
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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John Hethrington, Exclusive Rental Agent For Marcial Resendiz, the Owner.

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Calendar last updated:
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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

Playas Gemelas Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

SUMMER SALE - SAVE 20% in June July & August. 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, Exclusive Rental Agent For Marcial Resendiz, the Owner. (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015

About John Hethrington, Exclusive Rental Agent For Marcial Resendiz, the Owner.

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, Exclusive Rental Agent For Marcial Resendiz, the Owner. purchased this villa in 1970

Why John Hethrington, Exclusive Rental Agent For Marcial Resendiz, the Owner. 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
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Reviews

4.2
based on 4 traveler reviews

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4 or 5 BR Beachfront Villa, Pool, Staff, A/C, Lowest Rates On The Beach in PV
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
denver co USA
4

Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent the 2015 spring break at the house and it was a wonderful experience for all. The house is set up very well with 4 nice bedrooms, 2 on the first floor and 2 on a second floor overlooking the pool. There is a 5th bedroom right next to the entry that is a little dark compared to the other bedrooms but was very useable. The heated pool was great and large enough that everyone enjoyed it. The staff is still learning English so setting the meals was a small challenge but the staff was wonderful as to their demeanor in always being available to help and the meals that were arranged from their menu were very good and filling. Every afternoon the staff prepared drinks and food of your choice. Our favorite meal was breakfast, lots of really good stuff!!!

We had a couple of problems when we arrived but the staff immediately got on it and the repairs, not major, were made. The owners son even came by and took the kids on a shopping excursion to buy various items for the pool such as floats etc. The owner also came by twice to check that everything was to our satisfaction. The staff arranged a fishing trip for the kids and they caught 4 25 pound yellow tails and we had one for dinner.

The location of the house is ideal. Right on the water with very nice sand beaches within a 5 minute walk from the house. Sunsets are beautiful!! If you want you can walk from the house into Puerto Vallarta proper in about 40 minutes, most of walk is on the beach.

Working with the rental agent takes a little patience but he was most helpful in arranging our transportation to and from the airport and responded to all my emails.

The only item of concern is that there is a condo being constructed next door to the house. We lucked out as there was no construction in process during our stay. Be certain to check the status of this before you make your reservation.

The best recommendation I can give is that we are looking forward to renting here again next year with the only caveat being the condo construction.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Corona, CA
5

Fabulous time at Casa Del Mar!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at Casa Del Mar during Easter week. Our party consisted of 6 adults and two young children. What an amazing time we had! Upon arrival, Marcial, the owner, greeted us and gave us a tour of the home and let us know that whatever we needed or any tours we wanted to book, to just give him a call and he would take care of it. And he did! The home is beautiful, open, breezy and has an old-world Mexican charm throughout, but many new upgrades exist. The bedrooms are huge! Bathrooms are equipped with lovely tile showers and and some have baths as well. Most of our time in the home was spent lounging around the pool while the children swam. If you have a non-swimmer, be sure to bring a puddle-jumper vest....the shallow end is too deep for little ones. Our daughter wore the vest and swam all over without anyone having to worry. As lovely as the home is, the absolute highlight of our stay was the ladies of the house: Rita, Maya, and Maria. They are AMAZING!! We planned our meals the night before, usually breakfast and dinner, and they arrived at the villa early the next to day to prepare. Everything is made fresh, and everything is delicious!! Whatever we asked for, they were on it, and with a smile. The rooms were cleaned daily, and their attention to detail was amazing. Every day we had new animals made from the towels on our beds and in the bathrooms. The kids loved it! Our favorite breakfast was the huevos rancheros, and our favorite dinner was the fresh lobster. We never lifted a finger the entire time we were there, and those ladies took care of us like we were their family. We enjoyed them so much, we took them out to dinner on our last night! Some of the highlights of our stay were taking the Vikingo (boat) out to sea. We got up-close views of dolphins, caught two enormous fish, snorkeled with beautiful colorful fish, and saw incredible views of the mansions along the coast. This is a must-do venture! Another highlight was walking along the boardwalk area (Malecon) in downtown. This area has such an energetic, fun, exciting vibe! Tons of shops and restaurants, live performances, all kinds of people strolling around having a good time. There is also some amazing statues and artwork to see here....we really felt connected to the culture when walking around and entering some of the stores. The people were so friendly and fun! Top restaurant: Barcelona Tapas. Wow! Also, La Dulce Vita for Italian. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and positive review of your stay at Casa del Mar. You certainly did a lot. And thank you for your kind words about our staff. I will be sure to pass them on.Your kindness to them was much appreciated. The only questions is,"When are your coming back?" John Hethrington Exclusive Agent For Casa del Mar
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway

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

From $700 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
 
Wedding Reception or Big Party
Jan 26 2015 - Dec 31 2015
340 night minimum stay
$650
Flat fee
 
 
Summer/Fall 2015 4 Bedrooms
May 2 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,900
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015 - 5 bedrooms
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Pre-Xmas - 4 Bedrooms
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,900
 
 
Xmass/New Years 2015/16 5 BR
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$9,100
 
 
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 rate applies.
5 BEDROOM RATES FOR OTHER SEASONS
Winter 2015 Jan 1 - May 2) 5 bedrooms $1,000 per night
Summer/Fall 2015(May 3 - Nov 19) 5 bedrooms $900 per night
Pre-Christmas (Nov 28 - Dec 18 2015) 5 bedrooms $900 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

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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