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Luxury Modern Villa Great Location 5 min Walk to Beach and 5th Avenue Free Wi-F

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Casa Vela' is a modern luxury, three bedroom villa and has a great location within the exclusive Playacar gated community. Walk to the beautiful Caribbean beaches which are just a few minutes walk through a small park past some small Mayan ruins. It is also a short walk to the famous 5th Avenue restaurants and shops via Paseo del Carmen.

The famous Playacar aviary is 2 - 3 minutes walk away and the Robert van Hagg designed golf course is just across the street. Reef Beach club is also nearby.

Casa Vela has a great location within Playacar - it is close to the town entrance, so everything is so convenient.

The open plan lounge leads to the large patio which is just steps to the spectacular swimming pool. The spacious patio is well furnished with sunloungers, dining furniture and a high quality Webber gas grill - ideal for dining by the pool, maybe watching others in your group enjoying the pool.

Stylish, modern furnishings suit the house style. With large rooms and high ceilings, the villa feels very spacious. Ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout.

One bedroom is downstairs with direct access to the pool, with two large bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has its own jacuzzi as well as private terrace where you can relax in your hammock, overlooking the pool.

This privately owned villa is maintained to a high standard and managed by professional management agents. They will ensure that the villa is perfectly presented and will assist you with any activities that you may require during your vacation. They will meet and greet you shortly after your arrival at the villa and they can assist with anything from arranging tours, baby sitting services to cook in chefs. Airport transfer can also be arranged. There is a welcome book with detailed local information in the villa and a digital version will be sent to you before arrival to help you plan your vacation. A local cell phone will be provided for your convenience. Mid week maid service is included.

Wi-Fi Internet access is free of charge for guests.

With such a great location, a rental car is not necessary but having one will enable you to conveniently explore all the fabulous attractions nearby. There is parking on the drive.

Included in this listing with the photos is a video which helps show the villa and immediate location.

Guest comments:

'Everything went flawlessly, we had a FANTASTIC time and the accommodations were perfect! We couldn't have been happier with the villa and the staff at (your property agents), were very helpful' AW USA

'Your house is well equipped and maintained and it is one of the best rentals we have ever had (we have been using vrbo for many years). The guys at (your property agents) do a very good job and are very quick to respond to the needs of your tenants'


' We had a great time and loved the villa...Your internet photos do not do the pool justice, it is much larger than it appears in the photos. We were very happy with the accommodations'

BA Canada

'Wanted to tell you how nice our stay was. The accommodations fit our need to a tee! Thought you might like to know that (your property agents) did check on us and the maids did a fine job.'

LW Canada

Upstairs, there is a very large Master Bedroom which has a private terrace overlooking the pool. There is a King size bed, TV, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and even a Jacuzzi.

The second bedroom upstairs overlooks the attractive street at the front and has two double beds and an en-suite bathroom.

The kitchen is fully stocked for catering and was recently re-furbished with granite counter tops, new 6 ring gas stove. There is a separate laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.

It is a short walk to a variety of great restaurants and also a convenience store. This is a great location and there is no need to rent a car.

Keywords: Villa Playacar, Casa Vela,

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David Roberts
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About David Roberts

We live in the U.K. but are trying to spend as much time as possible in Playa!

David Roberts purchased this villa in 2005

Why David Roberts chose Playa del Carmen

We fell in love with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Playa, with its beautiful Caribbean beaches and friendly laid back lifestyle. We chose Casa Vela because it is a large modern house, within easy walking distance of the town and beach, and has such a great pool. Few houses within Playacar enjoy such a convenient location.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Vela has a great location, just a short walk to the beach or town and everything that Playa has to offer. We love sitting on the patio, just steps from the large swimming pool, or going for a late afternoon walk around Playacar, or to the beach. There are some great local restaurants a few minutes walk from the house and even small convenience store is just 5 minutes walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vacances inoubliables!

Nous sommes retournées à la Casa Vela en mars dernier et encore une fois, nous avons adoré l’endroit. Nous avons retrouvé la même qualité d’hébergement, la même facilité de transiger avec David et Louise et le même accueil chaleureux et attentionné de la part d’Ulla. L’endroit est vraiment idéal pour se reposer, prendre du soleil, se baigner et faire de longues promenades sur la plage.

La villa est propre, confortable et bien équipée, ce qui fait en sorte qu’on a le goût d’y revenir. En ce qui nous concerne, aucune formule tout inclus en hôtel ne peut rivaliser avec cet endroit.

Nous avons eu de merveilleuses vacances et nous espérons grandement avoir la possibilité de répéter l’expérience l’an prochain.
Mar 2012
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Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large shower, jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom - en-suite bathroom has shower, Jacuzzi etc. Second bedroom - en-suite bathroom has shower, etc. Third bedroom - en-suite bathroom has shower etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 matrimonial beds. ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds, bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed, en-suite bathroom, terrace walk-in closet, TV
  • Master bedroom has one king size bed, large private terrace overlooking the pool, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower. Bedroom 2 has two double, or matrimonial size beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower. Bedroom 3 (downstairs) has two single beds, an adjacent bathroom with shower and views of the pool
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The great location of Casa Vela allows guests to walk to most attractions - beach, restaurants, small grocery store, 5yh Avenue etc. Our professional property manager will meet and greet you and will be pleased to help make your vacation great. We also provide all guests with full local information before arrival and have a website with local maps, things to do, places to visit etc.


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Luxury Modern Villa Great Location 5 min Walk to Beach and 5th Avenue Free Wi-F
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Farmington, MN, USA

Relaxed in Playa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Vela is a great place to stay, when visiting Playa del Carmen! The information and photos provided are an accurate representation of this property. Spacious, clean, well cared for, appropriately furnished for your stay. Easy walk to town & beaches. Grocery, Restaurants, Entertainment all reasonably close.

Spent many hours by the pool. Nice balance of sun and shade. Seemed as like we had it to ourselves nearly the entire stay.

Owner, David Roberts, and the local property management team were very prompt and helpful when responding to inquiries. Recommend coordinating airport transportation through these folks.

We truly enjoyed our stay! Would reserve again in a heartbeat!

Thanks to David, Angela & Ileana.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oroville, California

Nice house, pool, but don’t recommend the area

  • 4 of 5

Nice home, great pool right out the back door. It’s in a gated community but was quite noisy. Lots of traffic out front and town/night club noises from the rear. If you’re a light sleeper it’s a bit tough.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brad - Thank you for your comments and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed the house and pool. We are sorry to hear that you did not like the area of Playacar and that there was some night club noise during your stay. We think you were very unlucky to experience this noise and it was probably worse than usual because your visit was during the Spring Break week. The night clubs in Playa del Carmen are located in Calle 12 / Avenida 1 - Avenida 10 - which is over 1 mile from Casa Vela in a direct line. Most guests find that the house is far enough from the town to enjoy a quiet stay, but close enough to enjoy the convenience of walking into town or to the beach.
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The place was very clean, meet and exceeded our needs and was as described

  • 5 of 5

We meet the owners and they were very nice and helpful with local suggestions. The cell phone was unavailable but we figured it out as most restaurants booked online. The property manager and concierge were both available by email and very responsive and helpful. A few issues arose during our stay but they were immediately rectified by Angela the property manager. Susan the concierge was very helpful as well with suggestions for day trips. The pool was fantastic. Almost a private pool. We spent a lot of time on the patio relaxing and BBQing and at the pool. The reef club was nice. The beach chairs and umbrellas were nice but you were unable to bring or buy food and drink, although you could buy a all inclusive day pass. We really enjoyed the condo. It more than meet our expectations. We forgot our computer there and the owners and property manager were very helpful in getting it back to us. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Glenda - thank you very much for your comments; it is great to know that you had such a good time in Casa Vela. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! David
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect location - easy walking distance to grocery stores, 5th Avenue and the ocean! Quiet condo complex - pool right outside the patio doors. Some traffic noise in the morning in the one bedroom but with air conditioner running did not impact sleeping. Prompt attention/responses by property manager and owners on a few problems that we encountered. Very clean property. Pictures are accurate. Located inside Playacar - a safe, gated community. Could use blow dryers in each bedroom. Only one at the condo which we shared with the other couple. We would consider renting this property again. Enjoyed meeting and visiting with the owners! Thanks, David and Louise! Hope the weather is nice for the remainder of your stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorraine, Thank you very much for your comments - it is good to know that you had such a good time in Casa Vela and made the most of the location being close to the beach and town. We will be adding more hair dryers. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon! David
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Pefect for families

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Vela last week. It was well equipped and a perfect set up for our family. It is well located: it was close to the main shopping and restaurant zone. Even our 3.5 year old walked there and back a number of times. The aviary on site is small but nice -- make sure you don't pay full price by bringing the Reef membership card. The house is also well located for the many possible day trips. Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rose Marie - Thank you for your comments and it is great to know that you enjoyed Casa Vela and its location, close to the beach and town. Pleased that you took advantage of the discount card at the small aviary. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon. David
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family at Casa Vela and we loved the place, is fully equiped with everything you need and very well maintained. The location couldn’t be better, inside the upscale gated community of Playacar, near the beach and the 5ta avenue. David is an excellent host, he will assist immediately with anything you need, he was always reachable, also Angela was of great help. The price is excellent, you definitely get more for your money when staying in Casa Vela, thanks for everything David, hopefully we’ll go back!


Me quede con mi familia en Casa Vela y nos encanto el lugar, equipada con todo lo que necesites y en muy buen estado. La ubicación es perfecta, dentro del prestigioso residencial Playacar, muy cerca de la playa y a escasos 200 mts de la 5ta avenida. David es un excelente anfitrión, siempre disponible en asistirte al instante en lo que sea que necesites, Angela la administradora de la casa también es de gran ayuda y muy amable. El precio es excelente, definitivamente obtienes más por tu dinero al hospedarte en Casa Vela, gracias por todo David! Esperamos volver pronto! Pura Vida desde Costa Rica :)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sabrina - thank you very much for your kind words and it is great to know that you had such a good vacation in Casa Vela and we are already looking forward to your return! Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras. Esperamos que regreses pronto! Pura Vida! David
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5th Avenue
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cozumel - Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Playacar Hard Rock Golf Course: across the street
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
305 - Cancun - Chetumal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casa Sofia near Playacar entrance
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Casa Vela is within Playacar - a large exclusive gated community with its own beach, golf course, restaurant, villas and hotels. Our house is close to the town entrance, so it is a short walk to Playa del Carmen's 5th Avenue with hundreds of restaurants, shops, bars and also the town beach.

Just 3 - 4 miles south of Playacar is the famous theme park Xcaret and Xplor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

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Maximum 8 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund