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

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french

Luxury Beachfront 4 or 5-BR Villa, Pool, Staff, CALL RE DISOUNTED SUMMER RATES

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lower Conchas Chinas Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Casa Carole has a few summer weeks still open IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 2016. Check our calendar and call about special discounted pricing.

Here are the details. The villa is 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 arches, exposed adobe brick 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 bedroom suites is located on a different level for maximum privacy and has a bathroom ensuite. 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.'

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

* Check our website with Floor Plans, a VIRTUAL TOUR and for last-minute specials.

* 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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 Puerto Vallarta

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Luxury Beachfront 4 or 5-BR Villa, Pool, Staff, CALL RE DISOUNTED SUMMER RATES
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

El Paso -Houston Family

  • 5 of 5

For Christmas we gave our parents, children and husbands this as a gift. Ages ranged from 30 to 86. We had an absolutely fabulous time. The staff is wonderful and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The sunsets and daily viewing from every room can't even be bought, it is truly priceless. I even saw a whale one morning while gazing out the balcony. The steps are a challenge but putting the elderly grandparents closest to the main dining area was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

For our 50th wedding anniversary, we invited both our two daughters and their husbands and combined children for a week in PV. Everything was perfect. The building is spectacular and housed us easily and comfortably. Pepe, Mari and Carmen are the best and made our visit even more fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, Canada
5

Beautiful luxury home with fantastic food and incredible staff

  • 5 of 5

Our week at CasaCarole was one of the best vacations we've ever had. The house is beautifully decorated, comfortable and perfect for fun or relaxation. All five couples had there own room with ensuite and incredible terrace and ocean view. The infinity pool and bar was the perfect area for gatherings and keeping cool, and watching the sea and sunsets. Coffee in the morning off the dining room terrace while watching for whales was a favourite routine. The incredible team of staff, Pepe, Mari and Carmen treated us like royalty. Pepe was our go to man for anything we needed to ask or organize, his margaritas and mojitos at happy hour were the best. Mari's food was some of the best we've ever had, fresh squeezed oj every morning, authentic Mexican dishes, incredible desserts...we couldn't help gain a little (or a lot) weight. Carmen kept the house spotless and our rooms were perfect at the end of every day. We can't say enough about how amazing they are. Everything about our stay was perfect and we have not one complaint, we recommend CasaCarole to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing vacation where you will be treated like rock stars in luxury.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA USA
5

PV: The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience! When we were talking about what were our best moments of the trip, we all agreed that Pepe and Maria made this trip especially memorable. Pepe, with his attentive service and stories and many connections; Maria, with her excellent recipes and cooking … and all done with a smile. They truly made us feel welcome.

As for Casa Carole itself, all of us felt that it was an amazing experience to stay in such beautiful surroundings in such a paradise-like setting.

Gracias para todo! Debbie & Steve W., Mike C., Donna & Steve P. and Harry B. San Jose, California

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous beach front home and amazing food and staff

  • 5 of 5

Didn't know what to expect and was worried about all those stairs but it was the most beautiful easy comfortable views views views. The best. From the food, service, Pepe helping with all your questions. We had massages at the house, vans picking 9 of us up to go to the zoo but the tide pools and the pool at the house were the best. Drinks and appetizers were always great. I would go back again and again. loved every minute. Best vacation ever and we have stayed in staffed villas in Italy and france.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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East Moriches, Long Island
5

Paradise in PV!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay at the wonderful Casa Carole and only wish we had many weeks more to spend! Of course Puerto Vallarta is a terrific destination in and of itself. It's tropical locale, the friendliness of the people and the ease of getting there make for a great vacation for most people.

But what made our particular trip outstanding was the villa and it's staff of wonderful caretakers. First, the villa. It's huge! Plenty of room for the 9 of us. Rooms tastefully decorated...views of the Pacific from each room. I've been to many VRBO locations and none has been as well cared for and maintained as Villa Carole.

Since our moment of arrival the staff made us feel welcome. Maria was in the kitchen already preparing our welcome dinner. Pepe was showing us around the villa giving us the grand tour. Shortly thereafter, he was down by the pool with a pitcher of margaritas and a happy hour assortment of delicious appetizers! All the while, Carmen was quietly making sure our rooms were spotlessly clean. This pattern continued all week as we quickly became accustomed to being totally pampered. Choosing from a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options was a daily treat. The 2 times we did eat out, we wished we hadn't. Maria's meals were that superior! ( The shrimp stuffed with manchego cheese and wrapped in bacon was a favorite).

As the week came to an end and we reluctantly had to say goodbye, we all realized that this wonderful staff had truly become a part of our family. Their exemplary service should be commended. As Pepe opened the taxi door for me on that last day, I shook his hand and gave him a big hug. As the cab pulled away, and we were heading to the airport I had to wipe a tear from my eye.

Thank you John and Carol for opening up your beautiful home to us. You were a pleasure to deal with and provided us with a week we will never forget. We will certainly not hesitate to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Lower Conchas Chinas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016 5 BR Also 4BR
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,700
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016 5 Bedrooms
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$9,100
 
 
Pre-Christmas 2016 5BR Also 4B
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,700
 
 
Christmas-New Years 2016 5BR
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,600
 
 
Winter2017 5BR or 4BR@$1100/Nt
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Summer 2017 5BR or 4BR@$850/Nt
Apr 29 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,700
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017 5 BR
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$12,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE OUR STAFF OF 4 AND THE 19% MEXICAN SALES TAXES
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.
4-BEDROOM RATES
Winter 2015 just $1,100/Night
Summer/Fall 2015 Only $800/Night

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Amenities

Lower Conchas Chinas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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