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Luxury Beachfront 4 or 5-BR Villa, Full Staff, Pool, PVs Best Rates On The Beach

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


About the property

Best Winter Rates for a luxury villa right on the beach - Ideal For Families

Welcome to our 4-bedroom VRBO listing with 4-bedroom rates from just $7,700 for a winter week of luxury away from the snow and cold.. It's ideal for families. To suit the size of your group, Casa Carole can be rented either as a four or as a five-bedroom, private luxury villa. If you have more than 8 adults in your group, please check VRBO listing #13339 for our special 5-bedroom rates. The regular winter 5-bedroom rate is only $9,800 for a week of luxury at Casa Carole including our staff of 4 and all taxes.

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 classic 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 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 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 LINKS & VIDEO icon above to see our own website and our new video. On the website, have your speakers on to enjoy the Mariachi music. You can call us toll free to 1-800-839-4913 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.

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

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 Lower Conchas Chinas

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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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Most epic vacation ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carole's property, location, owners, and staff are absolutely wonderful! Every aspect of this rental exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return. Do yourself a favor and book it! Pepe, Mari, and Carmen are amazing! The house is gorgeous, view breath-taking. Five stars all around.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! In 4 short lines you encapsulated all the virtues of Casa Carole that our guests have raved about for years. Thank you so much. So, when are you coming back? John & Carol Hethrington (Who built Casa Carole in 1980)
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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Surpassed already high expectations

  • 5 of 5

A very practical and beautiful property with every guest enjoying their own spacious room with a spectacular view from private balcony and bathroom. It is clear that a lot of care and consideration has gone into the design and ongoing running of this property - it has glamour and heart.

The onsite team of staff were a delight and immensely capable. We ate like kings and the cost was kept well in hand by the onsite staff. The onsite team also organised some outings direct from our property - all too easy! Having a local contact definitely greases the wheels for a better and more trustworthy experience from external suppliers.

As Aussies we like a more familiar, less formal service style and the staff picked up on this whilst maintaining a respectful and indulgent experience for us.

We really didn't want to leave!

Defintiely recommend this property. It'll feel like home about 5 minutes after you check-in :)

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beachfront Villa with Amazing Staff

  • 5 of 5

We booked a family trip to Casa Carole for my wife's parents 50th wedding anniversary and my sister in law's 50th birthday. That said, we wanted this trip to be something very special and a time that none of us would ever forget.

Casa Carole exceeded our expectations. As soon as we arrived I was blown away by how beautiful the property was. There was 13 in our group and I thought we would be fighting for the best room but every room was awesome. Each room has a balcony overlooking the water with a terrific view. The rooms are big with good size bathrooms. We also liked the fact that each room was on a different level so delivered a sense of privacy.

Pepe greeted us with unreal margaritas and fresh salsa and guacamole. This was a godsend after our day of travelling. Everyone jumped in the pool as fast as we could and spent our first afternoon basking in the sun.

The service was all around top notch. Carmen kept the Villa spotless and comfortable and Mari made the most delicious meals. Pepe made the best cocktails, arranged outings for us including zip lining and a boat tour. He made an afternoon of fun by making water balloons and throwing them into the pool from the upper deck which started a family water balloon fight. Ton of fun! For our last night there, we had a celebration and Pepe went over the top with providing decorations, a cake, a piñata and our own fireworks on the beach. All the staff really made this trip special.

I know I can speak for our whole family and say that felt spoiled everyday. I have never been able to relax on vacation and I found my sanctuary at Casa Carole.

We wish we had stayed for two weeks, miss it already.

I can honestly say there isn't one negative thing I can say and would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hola - This Villa Really Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted luxury, privacy, elegance and a fun time for the kids - we got it all.

First of all the staff are amazing - They greeted us when we arrived took care of our every need to get settled in the Villa. We went down a spiral staircase and each bedroom had it's own level, beautifully appointed traditional elegant Mexican decor.

Once we were settled in Pepe welcomed us with margaritas and hors d'oeuvres on the pool deck that has all these fruit trees, an infinity pool and amazing view of the Pacific.

We were two couples and 2 kids. The kids had a ball on the beach - there are masks and flippers for snorkelling and the ocean is sheltered by the rocks. And the food was wonderfully prepared - even my fussy eaters loved it. There were magic things that happened like on the 3rd night there was a 20 minute fire works display over the ocean - a little north from where we were.

A great day trip was the Sea Turtle eco tour where our kids got to release sea turtle hatchlings into the ocean. They loved it.

And I brought my laptop just in case I had to make some changes to a project I was working on - the WIFI was fast and accessible and the small office space was a nice quiet place to work.

All I can say is that - if we had the opportunity we'd return in a heartbeat - real value for our money!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Samantha, Carol and I are so glad you and the kids had such a good time. We will pass your kind comments about the staff on to them. Aren't they terrific? We hope to have you back in the summer when our rates are much lower. Thanks again for your generous comments. The Owners, John & Carol Hethrington
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West Sacramento, California

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 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: December 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 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: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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