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Luxury Low-Cost Beachfront Villa, Full Staff, Pool, IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Right on the Beach - 5 bedrooms, Chef, Houseman/Concierge, Maid, Pool-man .

Rent all 5 bedrooms this winter for just $9,800 for a week of luxury, all taxes included, plus our outstanding staff of 4; chef, houseman/concierge, maid and pool-man.

Here are the details. Casa Carole is a traditional Colonial Mexican villa located right on the beach in the exclusive Lower Conchas Chinas residential area, one-and-a-half miles (5 minutes) south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. You can walk to town along the beach (about 25 minutes)

Casa Carole was built by the owners in the classical Mexican Colonial Style with exposed adobe brick arches and beamed cathedral ceilings. It's 6,500 square feet, on four levels, cascade down the hillside between the coast road and the ocean below. There is direct access to a secluded sandy beach with great snorkeling among the volcanic rocks in front of the villa. The 1,500 sq ft pool terrace features a huge, heated, infinity pool and adjacent Jacuzzi spa, plus a palapa covered wet bar with refrigerator. The Pool Deck alcove provides shade in summer.

Each of the 5 color-coded bedroom suites is located on a different level for maximum privacy and has a bathroom en-suite. Each bedroom has marble floors and a large balcony with magnificent ocean views. There are large windows and doors open to the sea breezes and elegant decor throughout, plus air conditioning in all five bedrooms. In addition, there are ceiling fans in the bedrooms, living room, dining room and in the pool deck alcove. Take a virtual tour of Casa Carole on our website with floor plans and 17 360-degree photos of every major room in the villa. (see our website address below).

Also check out our new 3 minute video that explains all about Casa Carole.

Our full-time staff of three, (that our guests rave about) come six days a week to cater to your every whim. Mari, a great chef, cooks two gourmet meals a day that you have selected from her extensive menu. Our guests say our houseman/concierge Pepe is 'the perfect host'. His margaritas, served on the pool deck at 4:30 pm, are outstanding. He is available to help you with any arrangements you may need to make your visit memorable, from fishing trips to your own fireworks display from the rocks in front of the villa. Carmen, our maid, cleans the rooms every day and can do your personal laundry as well. We also have Crispin 3 days a week to keep the pool perfect.

Visit the Casa Carole website. Use the connection below and have your speakers on to enjoy the Mariachi music. You can call us toll free about special rates and last minute availability. Our guests tell us, 'Casa Carole is the best value for a luxury villa on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.'


* Click the Links & Videos icon above to get to our website with Floor Plans, a VIRTUAL TOUR plus our new video.

* All rates include the 19% Mexican sales taxes and our staff of four.

Keywords: Private, Luxury Villa, Right On The Beach, Full Staff, chef, houseman, concierge, maid, infinity pool, air conditioning, Ideal Family home,

More Details

John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole

Carol and John Hethrington live a rural life in apple country, high on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. John (who just celebrated his 80th birthday) is a retired marketing executive, currently busy with local and federal politics and his activities as a Master Gardener. Also as a "hotel" owner. Carol is a retired political staffer, and with John, is heavily involved in their community both socially and as a volunteer. John and Carol, married over 57 years, have three children and two grown grandchildren.

John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole purchased this villa in 1980

Why John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole chose Lower Conchas Chinas

After visiting friends in Vallarta in the late ‘70s, and entranced by its colonial charm, together they built Casa Carole right on the sea. The villa was designed for them by a local architect in the traditional Mexican Colonial style. With support of a professional local manager and a wonderful staff in Vallarta, Carol and John are “hands-on” owners, overseeing all aspects of ownership and rental of their luxury villa. One of their greatest pleasures is proudly sharing their villa with family, friends and clients. Even with the many upgrades over the years, Casa Carole continues to reflect their appreciation of the classical character and charm of old Mexico.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Carole was designed as a rebtal property with each bedroom equiped with a bath en suite and balcony with ocean views.

Our staff makes Casa Carole a wonderful family home for our guests. We host many multi-generational groups and special celebrations all year long. Our staff makes them unique and memorable.

Just read the reviews. They are all about our staff.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cannot begin to describe the incredible time we had at Casa Carole. The villa was even more beautiful than I was expecting!! Absolute paradise!!

But what made it the trip of a lifetime for us was, not only the incredible villa, but Pepe, Carmen and Maria. They were awesome, and totally spoilt us rotten! Carmen is so sweet, and kept the house immaculate. Maria’s beautiful smile every morning was as magnificent as the view – but her cooking, that was worth the trip alone!! And Pepe, what a gentleman! He organized everything for us, always made sure we had the best margaritas I’ve ever tasted, and always made us laugh! When it came to tours that we wanted to do, Pepe took care of it all for us and booked us on the best ones (swimming with the dolphins will always be one of my fondest memories!!). It was our friend Fred’s birthday while we were there, and he received a cake and a wonderful birthday serenade from Carmen, Maria and Pepe.

I have to say, Carmen, Maria and Pepe are Casa Carole’s biggest assets!! We miss them every day since we’ve returned. I hope you know how wonderful they are.

The house was amazing, and in such a great location. The pool was spectacular – in fact we didn’t leave the villa at all for the first 3 days, except for dinner on Sunday night – and even that was just 1 minute walk down the beach!! Now if I didn’t know better, I would guess that you also organized the weather for us, because it was just as perfect as everything else!!!
Nov 2012
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Lower Conchas Chinas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Red Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , Green Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Blue Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Yellow Bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Orange Bath Talevera tile decor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bath en-suite with Jacuzie tub, 2 balonies, fire place, A/C
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Blue Bedroom, bath en-suite, balcony, A/C
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Yellow Bedroom Bath, bidet, garden terrace, A/C
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Orange Bedroom, pool level, bath en-suit Jacuzzi tub A/C
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Red Bedrom bath ensuite, balcony with sea views, A/C
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Rollaway Cots for Kids, Child Beds (2) PACK-N-PLAY Units , Baby Cribs (3) Three Pack-n-Play units
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full Staff, Chef, Houseman, Maid, Pool Person and Gardener, Washer and Dryer, Heated Infinity Pool, Pets and Children welcome, It's a great family villa.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Amazing! From the moment we got there we knew we had chosen the best spot for us!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Casa Carole was perfect. Each room was charming, private and with beautiful views so there was no opportunity for “jealousy” over who got the best room. Pepe was the consummate house man— attuned to our quirks and preferences, such as a pot of coffee available before breakfast for the coffee heads among us. He searched a couple of days for fresh lobster we asked for one of our delightful feasts. We are all in withdrawal missing the 4pm Margaritas (and more, as we preferred) and appetizers that he served daily with fun and good spirit. Mari made delicious food that was so fresh it seemed to nourish and delight at every bite. Carmen made sure our rooms were clean and welcoming without intrusion. I feel very blessed that I was able to share my husband’s 70th birthday with his dear friends and family in this lovely spot. Everyone had a wonderful and memorable time. Thank you to the caring staff and to John and Carol for sharing this oasis with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holidays in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was so wonderful, it is hard to know where it begin. The villa is beatutifully situated, near town, on a cliffside overlooking the blue, blue bay. The suites are lovely, each on a separate level with it's own color scheme , bath and balcony. The common areas are spacious and comfortable. What makes Casa Carole something extra special is the staff. Pepe, the house man, Mari the chef and Carmen the housekeeper are exceptional in every way. Mari's meals are gourmet with a wide variety of choices. Pepe is the go-to source for every activity, every request and anything you can think of. I doubt there is something you could want that he cannot arrange. Carmen keeps the house perfectly clean and neat. I wish I could take them all home with me. We are a family of 11 people, including 4 children and 1 teen who only want to know if we can go back again next year. Enough said!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

No words can describe the amazing vacation we had. Pepe was so hospitable and helped accommodate all our excursion requests. We even toasted him and amazing Mari with a fun dance to show how much we loved them. So many amazing memories created at Casa Carole.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An authentic Mexican beachfront villa + an outstanding STAFF = ideal Mexican famly vacation

  • 5 of 5

The setting, right on the sea, with a secluded sandy beach and lush gardens is outstanding. The exposed adobe brick arches, indigenous art and sculptures make Casa Carole a real Mexican villa, not just modern "San Diego South" in Mexico. You can enjoy views of the sea, the bird life and surrounding tropical forests from every room. They are kept impeccably clean.

But it is the outstanding staff at Casa Carole that made our stay fantastic. Mari, the chef prepared to-die-for meals from her gourmet menu. You should beware of added pounds! Pepe, the houseman/concierge is a gentleman with a sparkling personality and great Margarita's and Carmen quietly keeps everything neat, tidy and spotless.

So much to do! We enjoyed bargaining with peddlers on the beach, a full day of bird watching in the mountains, a boat trip to Los Arcos where we swim with tropical fish and a tour of the Botanical gardens with a 2-hour lunch of unique Mexican dishes.

We will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures cannot do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Case Carole was perfect. We had ten folks (ages ranging from 28-36) celebrating the big milestone birthday of 30, and I cannot say enough at how great this place is. The house is perfect for a large group, giving every bedroom a unique view and privacy, with easy access to the main gathering areas and pool deck. It was pretty warm outside when we arrived and thought that sleeping may be a challenge, but the air conditioning in each room (individually controlled) actually can get arctic like. Some folks woke up freezing, so adjustments had to be made, but that was a comforting challenge on the first night. Just know that the rooms can get really cold if needed to take the heat off from the sun kissed skin.

Now for Pepe, oh my, he is the greatest in the world. There could not be a more kind and caring host than Pepe. After 7 days, Pepe is like family. He was so helpful, entertaining, and recommended everything just perfectly. As others note, his margaritas were phenomenal. Now for Maria, her food is beyond great! Get the cheese quesadilla (and add chicken some days) for afternoon appetizer. Seriously, the best quesadilla in the world. Her quac is also perfection. All of her food was amazing, and her and Pepe know how to serve up plenty and deliciously.

Housekeeper was super friendly when we saw her, but she was like a ghost because we didn't see her cleaning or picking up much, but the rooms were perfect all the time.

Needless to say, Case Carole is a gem, accompanied by the Pepe and the staff.

Thanks for great memories and we will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! What a great review. Thank you so much. Carol and I are so glad you have a great time at our home in Vallarta. You certainly picked up on the features that our other guests enjoy. We will pass your enthusiastic comments about Pepe, Mari and Carmen on to them. They really like to please. The only question is? When are you coming back? Regards, John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole
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Our stay in "Casa Carole"

  • 5 of 5

We just left our time at Casa Carole and we want to go back! We arrived with a group of 5 couples to celebrate our "65" birthdays...from the moment we arrived to the sad moment we had to come home we were treated "Royally" (we are Canadian ). The food was wonderful, the location was spectacular; however the staff, Pepe and Mari were above and beyond expectations....cannot say enough. If you are looking for a great get away...look no further!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Marina Golf & Country
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Almost next door, + a wide selection in town
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Right in front of the villa
Car: not necessary

World Class Restaurants, Great Zoo, Wonderful Botanical Gardens, Zip Lines, Jungle ATV Rides, doon buggy rides, Swim with the fish. boat rides right from our beach, bargaining with the peddlers on the beach amd much much more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rent Casa Carole either as a 5-bedroom villa or a 4-bedroom villa to suite the size of your group. See our 4-bedroom VRBO listing #463664 for details about our LOW 4-bedrooms rates.
Winter 2015 just $1,100/Night
Summer/Fall 2015 Only $800/Night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund