House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Incredible, spacious home filled with so many “extras” in a safe part of town.
Poor Mark. I asked him SO many questions prior to our departure, and not only did he reply to every single one, but he did so promptly and in a respectful manner, always ending his reply with, “do you have any more questions?” Why yes, yes I did!
The information Mark and Yvonne provide their guests upon booking is extremely detailed and thorough, from directions to their home as well as information guests may need about the house during their stay, to the names and locations of recommended restaurants and excursions nearby. Some of my questions related to safety in and around Playacar, and though they both assured me it was safe, I still felt a little anxious... until we arrived in Playacar and drove through the secured gates. Any anxiety that possibly remained was alleviated as soon as we walked into their gorgeous home.
I say home, not house, because Casa Alegria truly feels like a home from the moment you walk in. We have rented several condos over the years, and this is the first one that truly has a welcoming feel to it, most likely due to all the local, decorative touches throughout. The home is spacious, the kitchen is FULLY stocked, there are enough bathrooms for everyone, and it comes with everything you may need for a trip to the beach: a cooler, freezer packs, beach towels, and an umbrella!
Upon the suggestion of the hosts, our family of 4 had planned an excursion to Xel-ha one day in the middle of our stay. (Tip: pre-book and pay at least a week before the day you plan on visiting Xel-ha, and you’ll save between 10-15% on your tickets). Our family (2 adults, a 15yo and a 12yo) loved absolutely every second of it! So much fun, lots to do (cliff jumping and zip lining were firsts for us!) and the food was delicious! We didn’t rent a car during our stay, so upon the recommendation of Mark and Yvonne, as well as assurances that the public method of transportation would be safe, we took a Collectivo to get to Xel-ha. Super easy, quick, and economical. If there are more than a couple of you, and you want the assurance of staying together on the drive back into town, I’d suggest pre-paying the return tickets on the ADO bus in Playa del Carmen a day or two before your adventure. Costs a few dollars more pp than the Collectivo, but for the assurance and convenience, we thought it was worth it.
Mark and Yvonne, thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home, and for being a part of our family’s unforgettable memories.
A beautiful home, well maintained, and close to many great activities
Our stay in this beautiful home was wonderful. The location is great in that it is close to fun activities like xel-ha, xcaret, and fifth avenue, but also close to relaxing options as well. Access to the Reef club meant we could go use their beach front and chairs, or we could choose to lay around in the pool in the backyard. The house was impeccably clean thanks to the twice weekly maid service, and the backyard was well maintained thanks to the grounds crew. Overall, it was a very carefree stay and we look forward to returning as soon as we can.
We had the pleasure of enjoying 10 days at Casa Alegria. The house is beautiful and has all the comforts of home however the well maintained pool was our favorite place to spend time.
There is lots to see and do in the area. The beach and a shopping plaza are just a short walk away. We also visited 5th ave nightly and tried some of the restaurants that were recommended.
Having wi-fi is an added perk and makes it so easy to reach out to Mark or the staff of Playa Paradise if you have any questions.
A wonderful vacation was had by all.
What a great trip we had at Casa Alegria! Mark was fantastic at communicating and answering questions for me prior to the trip. Everything was exactly as described. Beautiful house in a gated community. All the amenities we needed. The Reef beach club was a nice perk to have access to. A short 5 minute walk to beach. A short 10 minute walk to downtown Playa also. We loved the pool outside the house. Met great Canadian neighbors! The air conditioning worked great and we always were supplied with water jugs. Very comfortable beds and plenty of room for my family of 7. We took Mark's suggestions and visited Xel-Ha water park. Lots of fun! Could not ask for anything more. Thank you Mark! We will be back!
Christmas in Paradise
Our family enjoyed the Christmas season at this beautiful house with its great location.
The property has all of the amenities that we required and if we needed something out of the ordinary a multitude of shops and restaurants are close by.
The property owners are great to deal with and assist with all the steps along the way.
Fantastic vacation Home
What a beautiful home! our group of 6 were more than comfortable, lot's of space, really comfy beds a fantastic pool and very clean. It was very well equipped and the pool was fantastic! we spent most of our time there and wandered in to town for dinner and shopping. The beach is nice and close and the sand is amazing! Loved the neighbors, they were so helpful with direction to shopping and restaurant recommendations. Thank-you Mark for making our vacation perfect! We will be back!
Xel-Ha and Xacaret theme/ocean parks a short drive away, Cenote caves and caverns for exploring or scuba diving (ocean or cenote diving available nearby), skydiving, deep sea fishing, banana boat rides, Mayan archaeological site across the street, tours to Coba, Tulum and Chichen Itza available