Casa Contenta is a SAFE and Private two-story villa with a Breathtaking Panoramic View of the ocean (as if you are at one with it), located in the Prestigious area of Conchas Chinas. For two years in a row, Casa Contenta has been awarded 'Top Vacation Rental' and 'RATED EXCELLENT' by Trip Advisor. This piece of heaven is beautifully appointed and has a new Gourmet Kitchen. Enjoy unobstructed Sunsets from more than 7000 sq. ft. of elegance and platinum class amenities. It is ideal for Couples, Reunions, Girls' Getaways, Celebrations, and Family and Friends. Each of the 4 totally private, individually controlled air-conditioned Master Suites has its own Private Bath. The large Terrace is a haven for sunning, relaxing in the Infinity Pool or enjoying cocktails at the Bar that seats 8. There is a large Library for reading or gazing at the sea, possibly catching a glimpse of a Whale or dolphins. At Casa Contenta the ocean can be viewed from most every room. It's difficult to Capture the Grandeur of the view in pictures. You simply have to experience it, the serenity and Contentment.
A Truly Classic Magnificent Home. Close to everything yet incredibly quiet. The beach, shopping and restaurants are a few minutes away. Relax on your private terrace in the sun; sit at your own bar with a margarita or your favorite wine or lounge in your own private heated infinity pool watching a sunset blending seamlessly with the ocean beyond.
The owners, Dianne & John, have created a piece of heaven at Casa Contenta by paying attention to every detail for your enjoyment. Want to create your own special ambiance? Bring your iPod and dock or favorite CDs; our stereo system has Bose speakers on the terrace for that perfect musical backdrop and be ready for the time of your life.
Includes a maid, and everything you can think of! Casa Contenta includes a maid and a gardener, Individually controlled Air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room, Local phone, free Vonage phone service provided to USA and Canada, Satellite TVs, Stereo, CD Player, High Speed Internet, Fully equipped Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Purified drinking water, Coffee pot, Vegetable steamer, Toaster Oven, Cuisinart, Juicer, Complete bakeware & cookware, 2 sets of dishes each service for 12, Washer, Dryer, New high quality linens & large fluffy towels, Hair dryers, magnifying mirrors, Jacuzzi and bidet in Master Bath, Private Heated Infinity Pool (with pool towels), Outside Wet Bar seating for eight, Built-in Gas BBQ Grill. A Chef, Mariachi Band or a Driver can be arranged for you.
Beach, Golf, Water sports, Fishing, Horseback : Beach and Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Shelling, Boating, Sailing, Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Hiking, Golf, Fitness Centers, Shopping and Gourmet Restaurants are five minutes away, Sightseeing, Tennis, Horseback riding, Cultural and Historical Tours, Art Walks, Music and Theater Festivals, and Museums all available for your entertainment.
Area: Casa Contenta is in a perfect location just 3 minutes south of the Romantic Zone with wonderful restaurants and shopping and 10 minutes from Downtown, the Malencon, Art Walk and upscale restaurants; a few minutes walk to the secluded Conchas Chinas Beach. It is a 25 minute taxi ride from the airport.
We are John and Dianne Arguelles, who used to live in Santa Barbara, CA where John was born and raised. Dianne is from Orinda, CA and Honolulu. John is a retired dentist and Dianne a retired dental hygienist and personal life coach. We have five grown children (who are spread out across the U.S.) and eleven grandchildren. We love to spend our days in the sun, boating, snorkeling, beaching, exploring, golfing, reading and relaxing. We see ourselves as adventurous and willing to stretch beyond our comfort zones, thus buying a house in a foreign country! We are happiest when we are at Casa Contenta watching the famous glorious sunsets from our infinity pool. When you stay at Contenta you get personalized service from beginning to end. Dianne is always available via phone to answer any questions whether it be about the house or where to eat. Mercedes is our administrator who you call for anything and Maury is there daily (except Sundays) to clean, maybe make some breakfasts and help in any way. She is a gem. Dianne prepares a Renters' Information Packet for you to read before arrival, which is chock full of good stuff about the house and what to do while there. If you don't have something we will do all we can to get it for you. Our goal is for you to have the time of your life!
While visiting P.V. seven years ago, we decided to look at properties all around Bandaras Bay because John felt Puerto Vallarta had 'good bones'! plus a lot of charm. We chose the quiet Conchas Chinas area, just a bit south of the Romantic Zone, because of the proximity to beaches, restaurants, boutiques and the pulse of the town. It doesn't hurt that they call the area 'the Beverly Hills' of Puerto Vallarta also! The first response we had when we stepped onto the terrace for the first time was a gasp as the view took our breaths away. We had to have it! For the last seven years that we have owned it, yearly we have done a large renovation project to make it 'ours'! We named it Casa Contenta because we wanted it to represent exactly that~CONTENTMENT.
Casa Contenta sits high on a hillside which looks down and out onto an expansive view of Bandaras Bay. You feel as if you are at one with the ocean.The house is at the apex of the bay so the famous Vallarta sunsets, a different color every night, are right n front of your eyes. The terrace boasts one of the largest in the area which in itself is a real bonus for entertaining, sitting at the bar, lounging by the pool or dining al fresco. Unlike most Mexican homes with many different levels and stairs, Contenta has just two levels. Location is everything. El Set and Lindo Mar restaurants are less than a 15 minute walk down the hill and a little more than a 20 minute walk to the Romantic Zone and Los Muertos Beach. We enjoy giving our guests a 'margarita welcome' with homemade salsa, guacamole and chips made especially by our maid, Mauri. YUM! Because it is on a hillside, hiking the area is great exercise in the morning. Then you savor the wonderful Mexican coffee sitting on the terrace while the city wakes up. In the late afternoon floating in the infinity pool with your favorite drink, waiting for the whales to appear right in front of the house. Then the last treat is watching the 'green flash' at sunset. Many nights we are given the gift of fireworks over the bay in front of the house. Nothing like it here at Casa Contenta. Many guests say it has a definite 'wow factor' and the pictures don't do it justice. You just have to experience it for yourself!