Casa Helga has been renting vacation villas on behalf of owners for over 25 years, dating back to the days when the only way to relay villa information was by describing the villas by phone, or mailing photo brochures via US mail. Since that time, Casa Helga has built a solid reputation representing high-end villa owners and high-expectation clients, and delivering on both ends, striving to make the process of vacation rentals a pleasure for everyone involved.
Founded originally by Helga Farrill, Casa Helga began its journey as a Puerto Vallarta Mexico focused rental agency. Helga, being a pioneer in many ways, took on the bold venture of buying the very first lot and building the very first villa on the Lomas de Mismaloya hillside. There was no promised water service for many years, so the required method was to bring in a truckload of water as needed. The trucks were open bed trucks at the time, and when they made it all the way up the steep hillside, they were already half empty, lol!
Helga began offering her Casa Helga villa for rent to friends and travellers. Soon she began offering some of her neighboring villas for rent, and so began the building of a vacation rental agency. As the internet age developed, her son Alex built the first version Casa Helga website at the ripe age of 17! The property offerings and rentals continued to grow, with a high amount of repeat clients.
In August, 2013, Ken Sale, a major Puerto Vallarta villa owner, acquired the Casa Helga agency, to carry on and expand the tradition. Ken has been hosting vacation groups at his largest property, Casa La Vista, for over 10 years. After Ken purchased his first villa in the Mismaloya area, and became a huge fan of Puerto Vallarta, he added other properties, either by buying or building them, and now has 6 personally-owned vacation rental properties in the Mismaloya area. (See all of Ken's personally owned properties).
Knowing the business from both the perspective of a villa owner and what the renting client expects, has been a plus in working with both the villa owners and the clients.
Helga continues to be a key part of the agency, primarily working with clients in the Puerto Vallarta destination. Helga's son Alex continues to support the agency with technical assistance and the creation and launching of the new website.
Ken's sister-in-law, Monica Sale, joined the agency as its Vacation Rental Manager, supported by Jim Manson, our Website Manager. Today, Casa Helga offers the personal attention and efficiency of a small family-run agency, with the considerable business experience and financial resources of the new owner, to grow the agency into other destinations, to meet client needs.
Vacations are such an important part of all of our lives, that it is our pleasure to have your confidence in allowing us to promote, assist with, and hear about your great vacations!