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Beautiful Luxury Oceanview House, Steps to Beach and 5th Ave - Private Pool!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms 3 and 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 14

This amazing house in the gated Playacar development sits just 150 yards from the ocean, six blocks from downtown Playa Del Carmen, and one block from the golf course and day spa. Enjoy 3300 ft of airconditioned luxury including all new furniture, luxury mattresses & 500 t.c. Egyptian cotton sheets. 1200 ft of covered outdoor loggias includes a large restaurant style bar with seating. 1000 ft of tiled rooftop decks with seating has ocean views and breezes. Two huge master suites each have a king bed, sleeper sofa, walk in closet, TV/VCR and private bath. The 3rd and 4th bedroom each have a king bed and share the use of a separate full bath. There is also a 1/2 bath. Huge gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters, large great room & dining room with seating for 11. Full laundry room. Twice weekly maid service & bottled water included. Private pool and waterfall, cenote with fish and turtles under waterfall, 4 adult bicycles and a ping pong table . The community tennis court and large lagoon style community pool are 75 yards from the house. Guests may also use the pool and chairs at the adjacent Reef Club Playacar Resort for free (up to 4 adults at a time).

Patricia Watson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Patricia Watson

We live in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Patricia Watson purchased this house in 2005

Why Patricia Watson chose Playa del Carmen

We bought this house after visiting several all-inclusive resorts in the area and being seriously disappointed by the mediocre quality of the bedding and food; and by a desire to have a 'home' to stay in and enjoy with friends and family, rather than a series of cramped hotel rooms. This house allows us to take large groups of friends and family to the house, walk to dozens of restaurants in town, and have dramatically better accomodations than any resort in the area. Uniquely, we purchased the house with 'guest rights' to use the pools and beach chairs at the neighboring Reef Club Playacar Resort.

What makes this house unique

The house has the most dramatic pool area I have ever seen, constructed several feet below the grade of the house, around an existing cenote. See pix.


Playa del Carmen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • The third and fourth bedroom share a bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , memory foam mattress toppers; egyptian cotton sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , memory foam mattress toppers; egyptian cotton sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , memory foam mattress toppers; egyptian cotton sheets
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , memory foam mattress toppers; egyptian cotton sheets
  • There are also two pack and play cribs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house also has four adult size bikes, assorted board games and toys for children, a private pool with cool jacuzzi, a resort style community pool and tennis courts seventy-five yards from the house, and the use of the Reef Club Playacar Resort pool and beach chairs. Twice weekly maid service and bottled water are provided and included. There is a wonderful private chef available for hire (when he is available).


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Beautiful Luxury Oceanview House, Steps to Beach and 5th Ave - Private Pool!!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

It was great house for my family

  • 4 of 5

Love the help we got too from the housekeepers

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Needs upkeep

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful, we didn't have Wi-Fi, I'm just assuming it was because of the rain or

lack or having someone check on it before our arrival. But my Son is a programmer and was able to fix it. I asked the owner before we left for Playa del Carmen, if there were TVs, she said yes, but did not say there was no TV service at all.

but there are TVs, we connected our own Netflix, in the only TV that we could, and the DVDs from the US are not going to work in their DVD players. You have to go out to rent movies, if you want.

The Air and light was out for a day except for the living room, they said it was a short in the city part. the refrigerator went out two days before we left and we only stayed 6 nights.

The workers that maintain the front yard, are doing a great job, they are very respectful and I know they brought a refrigerator the morning we left. There was a small refrigerator with no light, made me forget some things I was bringing with me.

I lost one of my children and his fiancée to the heat on the first day we were there.

The master bedroom is beautiful and huge, and has a beautiful bathroom.

the house is sort of an antique and that's very nice.

All in all I would suggest you ask the questions about the features that you will be using.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plynouth Meeting, PA

Casa Paradiso is Awesome!

  • 4 of 5

As others have said in their reviews, the pictures don't do it justice. We stayed at the house with 10 people and we had plenty of room to spread out but still spent lots of quality family time hanging out on the front patio listening to music on the bose speaker that was there while kicking back some cold ones. The kids (adults too) loved the pool and we spent some fun time there too. We all walked to town once or twice a day, and caught cabs back easily if we were tired. The beach is a short walk away and had almost no one on it most days. Only complaint if there is one is that there were only a few not so great beach chairs there, and we could have used at least half a dozen if not one for everyone there. However, this is a minor complaint compared to all the other fantastic things you get with this house. The owner, house manager, housekeeper and private chef were all tremendous to work with and helped make our stay one we will never forget. Thanks to all! Rent this house, you won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House/Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just had the most amazing week in this beautiful house. Wish we could have stayed longer.

As other guests have mentioned, the pictures don't tell the true story. The floor plan is very unique, in that everybody can have their own suite, complete with large bathrooms. We had three couples and 2 children, everyone was happy to get their own space. The beach is no more than a 3-4 minute walk. The house is very clean, has everything you need. If you are looking at a vacation rental, BOOK THIS now! You won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland USA

Better than listing, lacking nothing

  • 5 of 5

This house is so good, I've stayed there twice. First, the location; Playcar is a safe, beautiful gated community adjacent to Playa Del Carmen shopping and dining. The community contains ancient Mayan ruins side by side with a golf course and an all inclusive resort. The majority of the area is comprised of private homes and condominiums. For those that wish to dine at home, food shopping is easy and convenient with everything you would expect to find at a US or UK food store, of course, with the flair of Mexico.

Now, the home. This is a spacious and well-kept property and features something for everyone. As other reviews have accurately noted the amenities, capabilities of the kitchen and availability of movies/books/games/TV and wi-fi...all of which are not just the owner's backup stock tossed at the beach house. The home features a water dispenser with plenty of clean, drinkable 5 gallon bottles. You will enjoy the ability to wash your clothes. This place is a home away from home lacking nothing.

Patricia is a pro and understands what you'll need every step of the way. She will prepare you for your trip by ensuring you have all of the instructions you need well before you arrive. Although there will be no surprises, she is a prepared owner who has local managers who respond to her calls quickly. In the unlikely event something doesn't function well, she takes care of it to ensure your stay is not compromised.

You may be tempted to take advantage of the all-inclusive Reef resort located very close to the home. Do this if you want a clean pool and good beach access and a change of scenery during your stay. However, be prepared for a crowded, all-inclusive style resort where they cater to their paid guests first. If you desire to stay on the property all day and take advantage of the buffet meals (side review - the food is about a 3.5 out of 5; above average), be prepared to pay. Everything will cost you here, including rental of towels and use of boats, jet skis, etc. It can also be tough to find a poolside or beach lounge chair unless you are onsite early.

Patricia and her family frequently use this home and keep a nice notebook of things they recommend (shopping, dining, activities), which the first-time visitor will find useful.

As I said, I've stayed twice and would have booked my current April visit to Play Del Carmen with Patricia at Casa Paradisus, but someone beat me to it. I hope the place we're staying in is half as good!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

The home has all the necessities one would want and it's a short walk to the beach (1 block). Town is within walking distance too. The property is well maintained and set back in a quite cul-de-sac. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The house is located one block north of the Reef Club Playacar Resort. It is at the end of a cul-de-sac on a side street called Retourno Palenque, which is just off of Paseo Xaman-Ha, the main road that runs through the Playacar area of Playa Del Carmen. It is a fifteen minute walk from 5th Avenue, and a 3 minute walk to the beach following a short path directly to the beach from the back porch of the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

50% deposit required to reserve house.
Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
$300 security deposit due prior to arrival; returned within 7 days of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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