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Casa Selva Caribe Luxury Villa Great Location! Close to Beach and Town, Views

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


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

What a spectacular location! 'Casa Selva Caribe' is a modern, luxury 3 bedroom villa set in the exclusive gated community of Playacar, within the Playamar development. Casa Selva Caribe is the house to the left on the main photo.

Open the front door and you are steps from the stunning pool, open the back door and you have a secluded terrace with views of nature!

The private and tranquil patio leads out to the views of nature - between the villa and the golf course is only trees and plants! The front of the villa is just steps from the large shared pool and the famous Xaman-Ha bird sanctuary which is adjacent to the pool and just a few metres from the villa. Numerous tropical birds visit the pool area and with luck you may even spot a toucan while you swim.

Casa Selva Caribe is surrounded by the views of nature in a beautiful and tranquil setting, but it is still close to everything - just a few minutes walk through a small park to the beach, or a similar distance to the 5th Avenue restaurants. Few villas are so fortunate!

The villa is to the north of Playacar, close to the Playa del Carmen entrance. Set in the exclusive gated community of Playacar, this large three bedroom villa sleeps 8 and was built in 2007.

Relax on the secluded patio or the upstairs terrace and listen to the natural sounds of tropical birds. The upstairs terrace has some great sunsets over the trees. From the jacuzzi / bath you can look out over the tree tops.

We have owned Casa Selva Caribe since it was built.

Villa features:

3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, each en suite. From the front door, you are steps from the large swimming pool, whilst at the rear is the secluded and tranquil terrace. The large lounge has spectacular jungle views from full length windows which lead out to the patio.

Upstairs :

The master bedroom has a jacuzzi and also a private terrace with more great views over the trees. You can sit in the jacuzzi with the open window and enjoy views of the jungle and listen to tropical bird song, or relax on the terrace and watch the tropical birds fly by. There is a walk -in closet, king size bed and sofa.

The second bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and two double, or matrimonial beds. It looks over the fabulous swimming pool at the front. 32" modern TV in the second bedroom.


The large lounge enjoys great views to the patio and jungle from full length windows.

Satellite TV, Modern 42" Smart TV. Multi region DVD. Modern dining area has a view to the patio and jungle. The third bedroom has a queen bed and enjoys views of the jungle through full length windows. The third bathroom/shower is adjacent.

The fully equipped kitchen overlooks the swimming pool and there is an adjacent laundry room.

The patio has a Weber gas grill and is well stocked with furniture for outside dining.

Every room has ceiling fans and air conditioning, although the generous high ceilings give a luxurious and cool feel even on the hot days.

Throughout the villa, the modern stylish Italian and Mexican furnishings compliment the house style.

The villa is managed by professional agents who are located nearby and will be pleased to assist you. They will meet and greet you shortly after your arrival at the villa. Mid-week maid service is included and other services such as airport transfer and tours can be arranged. A local cell phone is provided for your convenience. There is a detailed welcome book with local information in the villa.

Due to the great location, a rental car is not necessary although having one will give you much more flexibility to explore all the great attractions nearby. There is easy allocated parking.

WiFi Internet access is available free of charge for guests.

Included in this listing with the photos is a short video which shows the villa, the gardens and the location.

Guest comments:

'I just wanted to say that our family enjoyed staying at your place, which was even nicer than we had expected'


'We had a great time in Mexico and Casa Selva Caribe more than lived up to expectations. (Your property agents) were very efficient'


Large Groups (more than 8), - It is possible to accomodate large groups, either by renting our other vacation house about 5 minutes walk away, or our neighbours vacation rental.

Keywords: Villa, swimming pool, beach,

More Details

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About David Roberts

We live in the U.K., but are trying to spend as much time as possible in Playa! We fell in love with Playacar - it is so relaxing, it is a short walk to the beautiful beach and it is also a short walk to the entertainment of 5th Avenue

David Roberts purchased this villa in 2007

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 walk to the beach and town - it is a pleasant and 5 minute walk to either.

What makes this villa unique

As soon as we saw the house, we knew it was right for us! It is wonderful to have such a tranquil location, where the only sounds are the tropical birds, but still be within a short walk of the town, beach or beach club. At the end of a day on the Caribbean beach, return to Casa Selva Caribe to watch the sun set over the trees or swim in the large pool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an incredible time in your villa. First, the reservation process was a breeze and we received really helpful instructions before we left. The villa is gorgeous - light and spacious and very well equipped. The pictures don't do it justice. It is in a perfect location: 5 minutes walk to the beach (past very cool Mayan ruins) and 5 minutes to town. We were celebrating our birthdays with some dear friends and cooked many lovely meals on the grill, just relaxing by the pool -which was 3 steps from our door! The concierge, Juan, was super helpful; every need was cared for immediately and he even sorted out skydiving and deep-sea fishing for us. We couldn't have picked a better home for the long weekend and we will have beautiful memories forever. Thank you!
Mar 2009
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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: 3:00 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 Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • 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
  • Bedroom 2 Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Master bedroom en-suite bathroom - Shower, Jacuzzi etc. Second bedroom en-suite bathroom - Shower etc. Third bedroom adjacent bathroom - Shower etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom has one Kingsize bed and a sofa, en-suite bathroom, walk in closet, large private terrace. Bedroom 2 has two matrimonial size Beds and an en-suite bathroom. Modern 32" TV with satellite channels. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and adjacent bathroom. Baby Cribs - Crib rental can be arranged (US$25) There is a Double Sofa in the master bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property manager is very professional and will meet and greet you. She will be pleased to help make your vacation great. Before arrival, we provide all guests with detailed local instructions and also a website with many things to do, local maps, directions and other practical advice


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Casa Selva Caribe Luxury Villa Great Location! Close to Beach and Town, Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 34 reviews

Lovely villa in a lovely part of the world

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 adults who stayed for a week Dec 18-25.

David Roberts was an informative and reliable host. We had the good fortune to meet him and Louise who came by for a quick check to see that all was in order. Prior to our arrival, he responded to questions and offered generous feedback about any aspect of our trip and use of the villa. He has assembled a useful website and FB page for the unit and destination.

His property manager Angela was kind enough to give us a few extra hours to check out as our flight was not until later in the evening. This was very helpful.

The access to the Reef Club( an all-inclusive nearby) with the residents' membership card was also a bonus that we took advantage of with David's encouragement.

The unit is a nicely finished and very complete 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2- storey villa that was very functional and comfortable, lacking in nothing at all. it has a nice private back yard patio space that we used also.

It has a interesting, short walk to a beautiful beach and easy walking or short cab access to the heart beat of Playa Del Carmen for shopping, restaurants, etc. We found the location ideal.

We would rent the villa again and have no hesitation to highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debra - thank you for your comments. It is great to know that you enjoyed your vacation in Casa Selva Caribe over Christmas. It was good to meet you and your family briefly while we were there and we very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! David
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our family of 6 had plenty of room & were happy with the condo.

  • 4 of 5

The condo had plenty of room & all the amenities for our family. The beach & 5th ave were a short walk. The only downfall was we couldn’t keep the a/c on all the time because we didn’t want extra charges. We would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danny. Thank you for your review - it is good to know that you and your family enjoyed your vacation and our villa! Yes, we include 250KW per week of electricity and this is usually plenty for normal use of A/C. Any extra usage, we only charge at the cost price. It is great to know that you will recommend our villa to others and very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Kind regards David
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Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Beautiful location, loved the pool

  • 4 of 5

The house is situated in a secluded (gated) residential area, but still at walking distance from the buzz of the Playa del Carmen shops and restaurants as well as the beautiful white beach.

The walk to the beach takes you past the site with remains of original Maya ruins. A touch of history on your vacation address.

The house is well equipped for 6 people (kitchen utensils and dining room chairs) but will sleep up to 8, if 4 (kids) share one bedroom. The lovely pool is right in front of the house and used by the tennants of the approx. 15 surrounding houses, but was never crowded. At most times we would have the pool to ourselves.

Several cenotes as well as the Maya ruins at Tulum offer great daytrips at relatively low travel distance (within the hour) and can be easily reached with the collectivo busses (a great way of transportation).

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellis, Thank you for your comments. It is great to know that you enjoyed Casa Selva Caribe and its beautiful location. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! David
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La Habra, CA

great location and ample space

  • 5 of 5

The condo accommodated our varied group with everything we needed

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erica, it is great to know that you had a good vacation and enjoyed staying in Casa Selva Caribe. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon. David
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home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly what we expected upon arrival: clean, comfortable and located close enough to walk to restaurants, shopping, the beach and the ferry landing for Cozumel. We were a family of 7 adults who enjoyed cooking breakfast together every day and enjoyed lounging around the pool in the evenings. We did have a minor issue with the water while we were there but Angela responded to us immediately, offered us a solution and then sent someone over the next day to fix the problem. Thank you Angela! We would happily recommend this rental to our friends and family and would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thank you for your comments. It is great to know that you enjoyed your vacation and that you enjoyed staying in Casa Selva Caribe. It was good to know that Angela solved the water issue so fast and I am sorry for any inconvenience that it may have caused. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Kind regards David
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A wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults, two children) absolutely loved our 8-day stay at Casa Selva Caribe. The townhouse was very spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped. The property manager came to visit us the morning after we arrived to make sure everything was fine, and she was very helpful and responsive. The grounds are beautiful, and the pool is right outside the front door. It was delightful! The complex is located right next to the aviary. I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony at dusk watching and listening to the birds and other wildlife. It was so serene. We loved the proximity to the beach and town, but we also enjoyed being removed from the hustle and bustle of town center. We would definitely recommend staying at Casa Selva Caribe and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, Thank you very much for your comments. It is great to know that you had such a good time in Casa Selva Caribe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! David
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The Reef Playacar
Beach Club and resort
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
Famous Playacar golf course, designed by Robert Van Hagge
Casa Sofia
Great Italian Restaurant
Xaman Ha
The nearby Caribbean Beach stretches all along Playacar and Playa del Carmen
Xaman - Ha Aviary
Nautural bird sanctuary
Passenger Ferry - Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
The ferry to Cozumel and small plaza
Paseo del Carmen
Shopping arcade with restaurants, shops..
Plaza Playacar
Ristorante Latinos
Large supermarket, conveniently located for Casa Selva Caribe
Walmart Playa Del Carmen
Palacio Municipal
Town square, often the venue for events such as Carnival
Old Ado Bus Station
Direct bus services to Cancun, Tulum and the airport etc.
Frida Kahlo Restaurante
Fine dining on La Quinta
La Mission
La Bodeguita del Medio
Cuban restaurant with great salsa music most evenings
La Parrilla Mexican Grill
Traditional Mexican Grill, often with Mariachi bands
100% Natural
Restaurant on 5th, with organic and some vegetarian options
Como como
Fine dining on 10th Avenue, international cuisine
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant
Live music on the beach
Wah Wah Beach Bar
Beach bar on the town beach
Cheester... Es Pasta
Great value, good atmosphere pasta restaurant well away from the main tourist area
Los Aguachiles
Babe's Noodles and Bar
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5th Avenue
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Playacar - Hard Rock Golf Course is right by villa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Cancun - Chetumal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casa Sofia near Playacar entrance
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Playacar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Aviary
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Another Playacar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Reef Beach Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Playacar / Playa del Carmen
Nearest Point of Interest
5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Large Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Hotels
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Cozumel
Nearest Point of Interest
Plaza Antigua
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo del Carmen
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Vela
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Shopping Arcade

Casa Selva Caribe is located within the gated community of Playacar, with the beautiful Playacar beach and the challenging golf course for golfers. The lively town of Playa del Carmen with all its bars, restaurants and street life is a short walk away. Within a few kilometres of Playacar is the famous theme park Xcaret which will keep any family occupied for a full day.

Furtehr afield, but still within a 45 minute drive are the spectacular Mayan ruins of Tulum, great beaches of the Riviera Maya and snorkelling at Puerto Morelos, Akumal, Xpu-Ha and countless other hide-aways. It is possible to visit these places by public transport, but a car will add to your enjoyment. Within a 2 hour drive you can explore the lesser known, but large Mayan ruins of Coba, or try to spot Monkeys running free in the jungle at Punta Laguna


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund