In the private, gated community of Playacar Phase II, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, stands Villa Perla Blanca, a unique vacation villa featuring the ultimate in refinement: stunning nine-feet domed ceilings, marble floors, natural stone counters, and outstanding handcrafted mahogany carpentry. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, the house normally accommodates eight persons but two sofa beds raise the occupancy to twelve.
Upon entering Villa Perla Blanca, you will be awed by the sight of a 17-feet window across the first living room area, leading directly to a patio and the lovely garden. The ground level also harbors one master bedroom, two guest rooms and a laundry room. Each room has a full bathroom and opens onto a private balcony. Furthermore, the elegant master bedroom includes stained glass French doors and a luxurious Jacuzzi-style tub.
An open-plan dining and living area with complete entertainment center occupies most of the second level. The fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor terrace are accessible from the dining area, which seats eight persons. A staircase leads to a rooftop terrace. Across the gallery overlooking the ground level living room, a second master bedroom includes amenities similar to the one downstairs.
Overall the experience at La Perla Blanca was great. During the booking process, I had multiple questions and Giorgio the owner answered all of them. The booking process was very easy, online and Giorgio provided very timely confirmation.
The house is exactly as pictured, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. The house is very modern, with a washer and driver, clean sheets, and fully outfitted kitchen and grill. The private pool was wonderful and clean, and we spent a lot of time there. The pool has multi-colored party lights that kick on after dark, but they weren't too bright and didn't disturb our sleep. The location of the house was great too; about 5-10 minutes from downtown and 5-10 minutes from the beach. The only negative is that because Playacar is a residential area, there are no nearby beach clubs. But we were happy to walk into town to find those. The house is equipped with beach chairs and a cooler. The kitchen has most necessary equipment and basics, but there were a few staples that we ended up buying for the house including a corkscrew, cooking oil, etc and left there. The wifi and hot water worked great while we were there.
Sergio, the house manager, was very responsive and answered all our questions. He also helped coordinate transportation and day trips via his contact. He also helped us arrange for a homecooked meal one night, cooked by his mother Laura. She is an AMAZING cook, and you should definitely ask for the chicken mole and her specialty pork dish, if you have time. If her chicken mole were packaged and available for international shipment, we would be her first customers!
Absolutely no complaints. Thanks Giorgio for providing a great setting for a birthday celebration!
This property is beautifully appointed, modern, bright, spacious, and absolutely spotless. Located in Playacar Phase II, it is a two-minute walk to the beach and 10-minute walk to 5th Avenue.
The villa is very large, with 4 bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bath. In addition to the kitchen, there are three living rooms, and two large balconies with outdoor furniture, not to mention the rooftop deck with daybed! There is a washing machine and dryer in the house. There are also many beach chairs, two large umbrellas and beach mats available for guests to bring to the beautiful Playacar beach. The pool is a two-minute walk from the house and it is shared by a handful of homes, although rarely busy. It is partially shaded by beautiful mature tropical trees.
Giorgio, the owner, is very nice and really wants his guests to be comfortable and have a great time. This villa is his vacation home, not just a rental property, and it is beautifully furnished and decorated. Sergio, the property manager, comes by every day to answer questions. He speaks perfect English and is very helpful. The cleaning lady, Maria, comes by pretty much every other day and does a great job.
There is a new shopping plaza on 10th Avenue right outside the Playacar Phase II gate (about a 5-minute walk from the house), with two excellent restaurants, Casa Miguel (a Spanish restaurant with amazing seafood paella) and Fruta Madre (great breakfasts, fresh salads, and juices), and a really nice shop that sells authentic Mexican art, textiles and pottery (Casa Ines). And 5th Avenue is just a few blocks further.
Overall, this property is perfect and we would definitely return.
Ten of us traveled down together and we all fit very comfortably. The fact that each room had its own king sized bed was a first for me that I had never seen and I am still dreaming about those beds, I have never slept so good in my whole life! The kitchen was great, dining room, both living rooms, etc... The boss's kids LOVED the huge day bed/futon things in the den area. The roof was a blast to hang out on, and the yard was green with huge trees and beautiful white & pink flowers. We had a bananna tree and a coconut tree, and little geckos runnin around outside. The house was a perfect distance to 5th ave, and the other shops. We walked to the Blue Parrot bar 3 nights in a row and enjoyed great food and gelato on the way there. The Beach takes 3 minutes to walk to, and the sand is the softest sand I have ever felt, and I've been all over the place. The water is a gorgeous clear blue and green, and there are tons of watersports going on. Sergio and the maid (forgive me, I never got her name) were both just wonderful and very accomodating, one of the remotes for the TV ran out of batteries and they refilled them for us! The only thing that I looked forward to and only received one of was a hot shower :( The pilot light kept going out, but we made Sergio aware and hopefully is fixed by now. Other than that, it was the best vacation we've ever been on hands down!
As soon as we pulled up to this house we were impressed. Two couples shared this home for one week in February 2008. The bedrooms were remarkable and the adjoining bathrooms were very large. The outdoor terraces were great to have a before dinner cocktail. The large roof-top terrace was fun for sun-tanning and watching the sun set late in the afternoon. The amenities were top notch. The fridge, stove, air-conditioner, washer-dryer, and tv's all worked well. It was only a 2 minute walk to the beach and a 30 second walk to the pool. Linens, towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and a cooler were supplied. We will definately go back to La Villa Perla Blanca.