CASA PRICE: Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-6). $1,750 Per Week.
- english, french, german, spanish
My mother built this home in 1993 and lived in it for about 7 years before returning to the US to be closer to her grandchildren. The home has stayed in the family and has been rented when family is not there.
Darryl purchased this House in 1993
Why Darryl chose Playacar Beach
Playa Del Carmen was known as a small fishing village in the 90s' and has become a popular place to vacation with all of the conveniences we're used to but still has a quaint feel to it because of the restrictions on big hotels or other high rise buildings. The neighborhood, known as Playacar -fase 1 is the only single family oceanfront neighborhood in Playa del Carmen. A short walk to many shops, restaurants, coffee shops, etc...but once entering the gates of the neighborhood, you are in a quiet, secluded neighborhood. Beach activities are available on the beach including parasailing and jet skiing and skydiving! The home itself has a very authentic Mexican feel and is comfortable and charming.
What makes this House unique
Rosa! You will enjoy her kindness and hospitality. She is truly a gem!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice family trip
Good time in Playa del Carmen and thanks to owner for being great host. Rosa was excellent as reported by many guests. Thank you for the nice accommodations. Our family enjoyed our stay.
Beautiful Family Vacation in Playacar
Our whole family loved our relaxing beach vacation!!
The house was great: spacious enough for all seven in our family, very clean, well-equipped and is located only one block to the beach. We went daily - even on days when we did tours because it was a great way to end the evening. This was our third trip to this area of Mexico and we chose this specific location based on the closeness to shopping/restaurants of 5th Avenue (it was about 15 minute walk), clean beaches and the quiet neighborhood (where the house was situated). Our planning paid off - the house was everything we hoped for!
Rosa is a beautiful and wonderful lady. She is very welcoming and it is clear that she truly loves and takes great pride in being the caretaker of the home. We looked forward to talking with her every morning, learning what we could about local information and things to do, and discussing what delicious meal she would be making. It was soooo nice to come home after a tour/day out to fresh meal and SUPER clean house. I told Rosa she could come back to live with us but she didn't take us up on the offer :)
The owner Darryl was also great to deal with. Although we only met through technology - he was very responsive to my questions.
We hope to come back again next year!
A Gem in Playa
This is our third time at Casa Price. We stayed here in 2014 and 2015, 6 adults. This time my husband and I took our 2 grown sons, one girlfriend and one neice. They just loved it! The house is just so comfortable. Rosa is the true gem!! Both boys are fluent in spanish although Rosa is very capable with the English language. She came to the grocery store with us and shopped for all the ingredients for the breakfasts and lunches we requested.
Her meals are fabulous, Rosa is always extremely accomodating and just so, so sweet. The proximity to the beach is fabulous, nice to be able to jump up to the house for whatever one might need. My husband and I actually discussed staying at Casa Price for 4 to 6 weeks in the winter months when he retires in 5 years. We love Fifth Avenue and all the restaurant choices, one better than the next. The Playacar gaited community is beautiful and very safe, nice for a morning walk. My only issue is with the pillows on the beds. They could be a lot softer. Other than that, I have nothing but rave reviews for this property. Thank you Rosa and Darryl for a wonderful 10 days. We will be back!
No good, do not book
We were excited to go to Playa for a birthday celebration but our rental situation was not good at all. First of all, although we booked weeks in advance, when we got to the property they were not expecting us which cause some confusion and trouble when trying to get into the property. Once we finally got into the place, the housekeeper had time off that week so only was available for half of the time.
Additionally, once we were in the property you can tell the owner had not spent much money making the place nice or comfortable. The beds were hard as rocks, the internet didn't work and the kitchen supplies were old and limited. I also hated the fact he didn't accept electronic payments as I had to pay with checks and cash which is inconvenient.
After our trip I reached out to the owner explaining the issues and he offered be 1/2 off my next rental, but I told him I had no plans to come back to Playa anytime soon and asked him to refund part of my money...unfortunately he never responded to my request. In the end, if I came back to Playa, I would for sure not rent from this owner again.
Needless to say, I was very shocked when this negative review came thru because this guest never communicated any of these issues to me. If you look at all of the reviews we have received over years, I think they reflect the true experience of our guests. To respond to the guests points or comments: access to the casa - all guests receive a brochure on the house prior to visit which includes the combination to Master brand key safe bolted to the wall located directly beside entrance for guests that arrive after hours. We have never had a guest unable to put in the 4 digit code to operate the key safe - it's not very complicated. Rosa who comes in daily to cook and clean wasn't able to arrive at the Casa the first day of guests visit. I emailed the guests to let them know that Rosa was not there that day due to having to take her husband to the hospital in Cancun the night before due to an unexpected medical issue. I always pro-actively communicate any potential issue to guests as was the case here. She was at the house for the remainder of guest visit. Relative to other comments, guests never communicated any of these comments to me because they simply are not true. Rosa comes in daily to keep the casa spotless whether we have guests or not. Internet is always up and running - never an issue as long as you put in the password - again in the brochure (and posted in the house) sent to guests prior to visit. I replace all mattresses on a rotating schedule once every three years with the master (Serta brand) being replaced in 2017. Mattresses may be firmer that what guests prefer or have at home but certainly not "hard as a rock". We constantly maintain and upgrade our property such as replacing all sliding glass doors in 2017. All kitchen utensils are replaced on a regular basis including silverware, plates and Tervis Tumblers that are replaced when they "fog-up". As far as not accepting electronic payment, we have been accepting PayPal on the VRBO site for many years. I do accept checks for guests that prefer it but don't accept cash thru the mail. Our preferred method of payment is PayPal. Again, I think all of our other reviews speak to the true experiences of our guests.
ROSA MADE THE WHOLE STAY PERFECT!!!!
We loved our stay!!! Having Rosa cook and clean was the best EVER!!!! We would come back here hands down!! Oh my heavens, I can't even describe how wonderful it was to have authentic meals every day!!! Great location, so close to the beach! We definitely want to stay here again!!!
Owner was very easy to deal with. Loved everything about Casa Price!!!
Clean & near the beach
Great time. Very nice place. Taxis easily available @ Fishermen Village. Went to Reef Club for a day. Good time. $53/person. Plan on walking a lot. Took ferry to Cozumel for a day trip. $15/person RT. Went to Playa del Corona. Great place to get away from cruise crowd. Very relaxing. Bring snorkel gear. Good food and drinks @ reasonable prices.
Rosa is awsome. There to help with anything. Suggest going to grocery store 1st day to get food and drinks. She makes Great guacamole & enchiladas. Morning is French toast fresh OJ if you buy oranges. Darryl is very easy to work with. Thanks for a great family vacation. 😎�😎�😎�
Located in a gated and secure neighborhood. Guards on duty 24/7. House is within a 15 minute walk to the 5th Avenue shops and restaurants. The beach is behind the home accessed by walking a very short distance. View to beach is visible from balcony of the house. You can hear the ocean.