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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, Full Staff, Pool, Best Rates On The Beach

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

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Overview

Los Muertos Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

NOV/DEC 2016 SALE Save 25% Off Already Discounted Rates - Book 4 or 5 bedrooms.

Welcome to our 4-bedroom VRBO listing with 4-bedroom rates. Casa Carole can be rented either as a four or as a five bedroom, private luxury villa to suit the size of your group. If you have more than 8 adults in your group, please check VRBO listing #13339 for special 5-bedroom rates.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 SALE - 25% OFF! We still have a few weeks open this November and December. Now you can rent 4 bedrooms at our fully staffed, luxury villa right on the beach for JUST $637 a night. That's a week of luxury for only $4,460, you save $1,490 over the already low, low fall rate. All taxes and our staff of 4 are included.

If you have more than 8 in your group, you will need all 5 bedrooms. See our VRBO 5-bedroom VRBO/HomeAway listing # 13339. The regular 5-bedroom rate is only $7,700 for a week of luxury at Casa Carole. This fall, five bedrooms are now on sale for just $5,775 US a week including taxes and full staff.

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. It takes about 25 minutes, or take a cab from the taxi stand 100 feet from our front door.

Casa Carole was built by the owners in the clasical 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 deck features a huge (25' x 12'), heated, infinity pool and adjacent Jacuzzi spa, plus a palapa-covered wet bar with refrigerator and gas BBQ.There is an alcove that provides shade in the summer months.

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 individually controlled mini-split air conditioning in each of the five bedrooms. There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms, living room, dining room and in the pool deck alcove. Take a virtual tour of Casa Carole with floor plans and 17 360-degree photos of every major room in the villa by going to our website (see address below).

Click on the video button on this listing to see our new video all about Casa Carole

Our full time staff of four, (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, are outstanding. He is available to help you with any arrangements you need to make your visit memorable, from fishing trips to fireworks. Carmen our maid, cleans the rooms every day and can do your personal laundry as well. We also have Crispin 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 bargain on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.'

Additional Rental Information:

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

Full Staff; chef, houseman/concierge, maid, infinity pool, air conditioning, Ideal Family home.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french

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

Carol and John Hethrington live a rural life in ski and apple country, high on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. John is a retired marketing executive, currently busy with Provincial and Federal politics and his activities as a Master Gardener. 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 56 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 Puerto Vallarta in the late ‘70s, and entranced by its colonial charm, together they built Casa Carole right on the sea in 1980. The villa was designed for them by a local architect in the traditional Mexican Colonial style, but designed as a rental property with each bedroom on a different level for maximum privacy. With the support of our professional local manager and a wonderful staff in Vallarta, Carol and John are “hands-on” owners, overseeing all aspects of the 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 for the classical character and charm of 'Old Mexico'.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Carole was designed as a rental property with each bedroom equipped with a bath en suite and balcony with ocean views. But it is our staff that makes Casa Carole a wonderful family home for our guests. We host many multi-generational groups and special celebrations all year long. It is our staff that will make your visit unique and memorable.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’ve never eaten & drunk so well (or so much) in our lives. The views and the house are incredible & the staff has been wonderful! Samuel clearly went above and beyond the call of duty arranging for my partner’s 49th birthday.

We hope to be back soon…
Feb 2009
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Luxury Beachfront 4 or 5-BR Villa, Full Staff, Pool, Best Rates On The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
West Sacramento, California
5

Awesome Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

Hola! Casa Carole is absolutely spectacular...the view is awesome! My husband and I went with 4 other couples to celebrate his 50th birthday. No disappointments other than we didn't stay long enough! Pepe is the best houseman. He was outside to greet us when we arrived, took our bags to our rooms, and had margaritas ready! A delight to have around all week, tending to every request! And, he's fun!! Mari is the best cook...no complaints about any meal (cheezy eggs are yummy!). And, thanks to Carmen for keeping the villa tidy. A great location...5 minute walk to bus stop (no car needed), 8 pesos (50 cents US) to ride, and it lets you off where you can walk to shopping, the beach, restaurants (Los Muertos Brewing has a great deal...slice of pizza, salad or fries, and a beer or soda for 60 pesos (about $3.75US). Activities...we went zip lining south of the villa at Canopy Indio...not crowded, beautiful, 10 zip lines for $60...the best! We rented a private boat...took us to Los Arcos for snorkeling, then putted around the bay finding turtles and swimming with dolphins. We also just hung around the villa...highly recommended for relaxation! I worried a bit about making villa payment exchange between the US, Canada, and Mexico, but it all went very smooth. We exchanged money before leaving US, but ATMs in PV were a better rate, and bank fees were minimal. Overall, a fabulous trip! Everyone in our group would return to Casa Carole. Friends we've shared our experience with want to go, too! Hopefully, someday soon! Gracias!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and complete comments about your stay at Casa Carole. You certainly were busy with all your activities. And thanks for your comments about Pepe, Mari and Carmen which we will pas on to our staff. Now to your only disappointment, for which I have a solution: "We didn't stay long enough." Next time BOOK TWO WEEKS! Best regards, John Hethrington Co-Owner (with my wife Carol) of Casa Carole You
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Minot, ND
5

DREAM 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5

This was my very first experience at booking with owners - sending cashier's checks instead of using credit cards - the whole gambit - and what an amazing experience it was. The villa is absolutely spectacular - and there are no words to describe Pepe and Mari - we could not have had a more wonderful time. Our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren at this villa will always be remembered as the best ever. We hope to return again. I will be the very best advertisement here in North Dakota - have tons of friends waiting to hear how the trip went - was so excited to share that it was everything I hoped for and more. You will never regret choosing Casa Carole!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
5

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family to Casa Carole to celebrate a 50th Anniversary and what a wonderful time we had. Pepe, Mari and Carmen made us feel like Kings and Queens. Each day we had a wonderful breakfast, cocktails and appetizers by the pool and a lovely dinner, prepared and served by the amazing staff here at Casa Carole. The food was delicious and since it was all done for us, we could play with the kids, swim and snorkel – all we wanted. It was just amazing. Thank you for everything.

Mari’s cooking was Fabulous! We are fat and happy after our week of feasting. The kids thought the pool was the best. I enjoyed the views from the rooms. Pepe and Carmen provided wonderful service which made our stay truly memorable. Thank you for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I can't wait to Return!

  • 5 of 5

It had been 20 years since I visited Mexico and Puerto Vallarta – so the changes I expected were present but the town retains its charm and enchanting character … and staying at Casa Carole made this trip truly magnificent. Our flight was through a Dallas a connection, which was delayed – we arrived late and harried from the travelling but when we got to Casa Carole the staff we so welcoming, they took care of everything, brought us to our rooms to get settled and then Pepe gave us the grand tour. Then calming margaritas and appetizers on the pool deck to “decompress.”

Casa Carole was amazing – it’s huge, it’s elegant, dripping with Mexican charm and a wonderful private garden – the four of us felt like we were in our own private spa/resort. We did our yoga practice in the morning in the garden facing out to the bay, and then we went into the ocean to swim, rinsed off and had a dip in the pool - all before breakfast.

Maria made wonderful spreads for breakfast. We can’t say enough about it. I explained “no wheat” and she made warm tortillas, fruit and scrambled eggs and amazing beans. Breakfast was usually enough for the day until dinner – in town we went to cheap taco stands or grabbed grilled fish on a stick … then home for dinner – always grand!

The private beach is really exciting – the under toe is a little bit stronger than the beach next door at the Lindomar. We were welcomed to use the Lindomar beach when we went there in the afternoons to snorkel and swim out to the rocks and look up at the mountains – a great view from the ocean. The water is super safe – but watch out for the sea urchins. The Lindomar has a beach front bar and happy hour from 4 – 6 pm.

This trip was both for work and play – work in the morning and play later, and the weather cooperated – cool in the morning and quiet except for the birds and the WIFI is robust and it was easy to work on the pool deck, in the media room and dinning room. Pepe was really helpful when it came to organizing outings and when we needed to buy an external hard drive – he gave us map to figure out our route (we had a car – highly recommend it) and told us where we could find Radio Shack.

The villa was magnificent, the location exclusive and the staff made us feel so at home!

One last note - two people in our group are vegetarians and we never ran out of choices on the menu and Maria was mindful of our needs.

We’re planning to return soon – off-season is great!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

OMG! What an AMAZING WEEK!

  • 5 of 5

It had been 20 years since I visited Mexico and Puerto Vallarta – so the changes I expected were present but the town retains its charm and enchanting character … and staying at Casa Carole made this trip truly magnificent. Our flight was through a Dallas a connection, which was delayed – we arrived late and harried from the travelling but when we got to Casa Carole the staff we so welcoming, they took care of everything, brought us to our rooms to get settled and then Pepe gave us the grand tour. Then calming margaritas and appetizers on the pool deck to “decompress.”

Casa Carole was amazing – it’s huge, it’s elegant, dripping with Mexican charm and a wonderful private garden – the four of us felt like we were in our own private spa/resort. We did our yoga practice in the morning in the garden facing out to the bay, and then we went into the ocean to swim, rinsed off and had a dip in the pool - all before breakfast.

Maria made wonderful spreads for breakfast. We can’t say enough about it. I explained “no wheat” and she made warm tortillas, fruit and scrambled eggs and amazing beans. Breakfast was usually enough for the day until dinner – in town we went to cheap taco stands or grabbed grilled fish on a stick … then home for dinner – always grand!

This trip was both for work and play – work in the morning and play later, and the weather cooperated – cool in the morning and quiet except for the birds and the WIFI is robust and it was easy to work on the pool deck, in the media room and dinning room. Pepe was really helpful when it came to organizing outings and when we needed to buy an external hard drive – he gave us map to figure out our route (we had a car – highly recommend it) and told us where we could find Radio Shack.

The villa was magnificent, the location exclusive and the staff made us feel so at home!

One last note - two people in our group are vegetarians and we never ran out of choices on the menu and Maria was mindful of our needs.

We’re planning to return soon – off-season is great!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland OR
5

Amazing Adventure Once Again!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to this beautiful villa. Last year I went during September and this year during December but it was just as nice. The water is excellent both in the pool and in the ocean below. Walking up and down the beach, snorkeling and hanging out around the pool proved to be such a relaxing time. This place is recommended for basically anyone looking to stay luxuriously in Puerto Vallarta. The cab rides into town are affordable and it's only a few minutes away. But on the way out of town towards El Eden you still feel so removed that it is a private setting anyone would enjoy. I can't wait to go back again next year :-) P.S. - The staff is amazing and so easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
PVR Puerto Vallarta Intrenational Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The famous restaurant El Set is almost next door
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Five championship golf courses are available
Nearest Motorway
2 Metres
Casa Carole is right below Mexico 200 south of PV
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The famous restaurant El Set is almost next door
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Secluded almost private Sandy Beach with snorkelin
Car: not necessary

Puerto Vallarta is now a world class vacation destination with all of the activities you could ask for. Pepe, our houseman/concierge can arrange a wide range of activities including private boat rides, ATV or doon-buggy jungle adventures, zip-lining, swimming with the dolphins, horseback rides in the jungle up to a hidden water fall restaurant, pirate ship cruses. There are so many things to do at Casa Carole, you should book at least 2 weeks!

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Rates & Availability

Los Muertos Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer2016 4BR or 5BR@$1000/Nt
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$850
$5,950
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016 5 BR Only
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,100
 
 
Pre-Christmas 4BR + 5BR$1,100
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$850
$5,950
 
 
Christmas/New Years-5 Br
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,600
 
 
Winter2017 4BR or 5BR@$1300/nt
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,700
 
 
Summer2017 4BR or 5BR@$1100/Nt
Apr 29 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$850
$5,950
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017 5 BR
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$12,600
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$850
$5,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Payments are made in US dollare by domestic wire transfer to our bank in New York City, or by certified (official) check sent by priority post or courrier to our home in Canada

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Amenities

Los Muertos Beach 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 View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Red Bedroom - toilet , shower , Marble floors and counter with vessel sink.
    Bathroom 2 Green Bedroom - toilet , tub , jetted tub , bidet , Marble floors, terrace, tiled Jacuzzi tub & shower.
    Bathroom 3 Blue Bedrom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Marble floor, Blue Talaver tiled counter & tub
    Bathroom 4 Yellow Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , Marble floor, garden window, yellow Talavera tiled counter
    Bathroom 5 Orange Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Marble floor, orange Talavera tiled counter, stained glass
    Bathroom 7 Below The Pool Deck - toilet , shower , Designed for those that need to go, don't in the pool.
    Bathroom 8 Outdoor Beach Shower - shower , Inside the gate to the beach to shower off the sand.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , The Medio Banjo is located just off the living room. It has
  • Four of the 5 bedroom baths feature color-coded traditional Talavera tiles, marble floors and deep tiled tubs with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 Green Bedroom - 1 king , Marble Floors, balcony with ocean views, fireplace, fan, A/C
    Bedroom 2 Blue Bedroom - 1 king , Marble Floors, Balcony with ocean views, Ceiling Fan & A/C
    Bedroom 3 Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , Marble Floors, Large Terrace with ocean views, Fan & A/C
    Bedroom 4 Orange Bedroom - 1 king , Marble Floors, On the Pool Deck, Ceiling Fan & A/C
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , The Red Bedroom features a large balcony with ocean views
  • We in fact, have 5 bedrooms available. For a 4-bedroom booking you may choose any 4 of our 5 color coded bedrooms. If you rent only 4 bedrooms, we do not rent the 5th bedroom to others. Each bedroom is on a different level for maximum privacy, each with a bathroom ensuite, each with individually controlled mini-split Air conditioning. Also Available - 2 cots + 3 Pac-N-Play units
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Casa Carole comes with a full staff who will cater to your every need. Mari our chef prepares 2 meals a day you have chosen from her gourmet menu. Pepe, our houseman/concierge serves, breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning, drinks and hor d'oeurves on the Pool Deck at 4 and dinner at 7, or when you want it. You will be surprised at the low cost of food and drink in Mexico. Carmen our housemaid makes up the rooms and cleans the villa from top to bottom every day. Personal laundry service is available.

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