|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Walk into this apartment and you will be swept away by the panoramic (180 degrees) views of the turquoise sea, blue skies, white coral sands, distant waves crashing over the barrier reef, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and pelicans and gulls sailing by your third-floor balcony. Standing on the balcony, you will almost believe you are on a cruise ship on the Caribbean Sea. This is Casita Blanca’s prized apartment, thanks to its third-floor corner location, unparalleled views, and spacious 3-bedroom layout!
This condo has been renovated, painted, and furnished with furnishings native to the Yucatán. It is the only apartment in Casita Blanca offering a direct ocean view from the master bedroom, so you can fall asleep listening to the gentle surf or wake up to the rising sun. There is a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a double bed in the second bedroom, and a double futon in the third bed/TV room. The bedrooms have abundant closet space and a safe for your valuables. The renovated kitchen is fully equipped (with filtered water, coffee maker, microwave, tiled countertops, stools, etc.), and the dining area can easily seat six people around the teak table. Step out onto the large balcony, nap in the lounge chair, or just drink in the view. The apartment has Wi-Fi, a CD and DVD player, as well as quality linens and towels, including extra beach towels.
Casita Blanca is a small family-owned complex located directly on the ocean in the charming Mexican fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Enjoy Casita Blanca's beautiful gardens, tiled swimming pool, lounge chairs, palapas, and the fabulous beach where you can swim, kayak, and snorkel. Casita Blanca’s managers, Roberto and Selene, are charming and friendly Spanish- and English-speaking hosts who will assist you with your vacation needs.
A few blocks away is the town of Puerto Morelos, a hidden jewel-of-a-town unspoiled by over-development. You can watch the fishermen come in with their catches at the end of each day, or arrange for first-class diving or snorkeling along the coral reef, a few hundred yards offshore. The town also has very good local restaurants, a grocery store, an English-language bookstore, artisan markets, local spas and yoga classes. Need more action? Its an easy drive north to Cancún or south to Playa del Carmén for shops, crowds, and nightlife. Or, head south along the Riviera Maya to see its famed archaeological sites and ecological parks. There is no end to the delights that await you in this beautiful part of the world!
My wife and I are both academics, living in the New York City area on Long Island. In 2010, we rented another condo in Casita Blanca, and liked it and Puerto Morelos so much that we bought our present condo there (see more below).
Carter Bancroft purchased this condo in 2010
We rented another unit at Casita Blanca early in 2010, and loved both the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos (only a 20 minute drive from Cancun International Airport), and the beautiful, quiet Casita Blanca situated right at the ocean beach. We liked the location of Casita Blanca- only a 10 minute walk to the center of town, but far enough to be on a very quiet part of the beach. While staying at Casita Blanca, we were shown a lovely spacious apartment on the third floor, with its gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean. We fell instantly in love with the apartment, bought it, and renovated and furnished it. We think that you and your family would very much enjoy a stay in our place.
This is indeed a unique apartment- located on the third (top) floor, sunny and spacious with its three bedrooms, bathed by a constant sea breeze, and possessing a gorgeous panoramic ocean view that is the best in Casita Blanca.
This was easily the best vacation place I have ever been to. You will wake up, open the sliding doors to the balcony and wonder why you live in a city. The perfect breeze all day long, the perfect beach to soak up some rays (with private section for privacy and nice umbrellas), and the perfect town to grab drinks and great food. This town is untouched by obnoxious corporations on every corner -- it's the real deal. If you go into the town, there is a man named Jesus at a travel center that will give you a great deal on fun adventures -- Isla de Mujeres is supposed to be incredible, but they also have ziplines, RV's, etc.
Do yourself a favor -- BOOK NOW.
This gorgeous condo was the perfect place to unwind and warm up after a long New York winter. Nothing beats waking up to the beautiful view of the ocean and hearing the rustling of the palm trees just outside of our window. The condo was immaculately kept and was cleaned multiple times during our stay by the condo's cleaning staff. The unit easily fit our 4 guests and could have accommodated an additional 5th guest on the futon in the 3rd bedroom if needed. Casita Blanca boasts a pool as well as private beach chairs and cabanas that are reserved for guests. This was very convenient as we were always able to find free chairs to lounge in during our time at the condo.
The locations was also great as it is right next door to a trendy beach bar and restaurant call the Unico Beach Club. In addition to the food, which was fantastic and well priced, they also offered snorkeling equipment rentals, outdoor massage services and live music. We typically stopped by most days to grab a drink or a snack and enjoy the atmosphere.
In addition to the beauty and the amenities of this condo, the location, just a ten minute walk to the town centre, was incredibly convenient. The town boasts numerous restaurants, bars, convenience stores, pharmacies and a grocery store that has most of the basic food staples.
All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casita Blanca Condo A5 and are looking forward to coming back again next year.
The condo was in a great location - walking distance from the town and very quiet. Friendly neighbors, excellent view and location with pool and beach. The unit was just what I wanted. Separate quiet bedrooms, bathrooms, with adequate kitchen equipment and comfortable living room for sitting and reading. the place was very clean with periodic additional cleaning. I spent much time on the porch which was a real treat for view and sunshine. I would definitely go there again.
The previous reviews pretty much cover the many good aspects about Casita Blanca condos, unit A5 and its owner. The complex's buildings, grounds, pool and beach areas were all well maintained. We found it an easy walk (about 8 Mexican blocks) down a sandy beach to PM's town square where most restaurants, shops, ATMs, money exchange, etc are located. Also a local grocery store, Super Casa Martin, where you can purchase about all your food and drink needs. The property manager Roberto while kept very busy maintaining the complex; was always friendly and responded to any issues in a timely manner.
The condos are individually owned so the décor, amenities, updates, etc. can vary widely depending upon which unit you rent. I recommend a 3rd floor unit for the best views of the beach during the day and for moonlight shimmering on the ocean at night. The ground floor units view of the shoreline are blocked by a hedge along the property's front and the coconut trees have grown to the height where some 2nd floor balcony views may be partially blocked by their palms. Our 3rd floor condo had spectacular views as shown in the photos. The unit was adequately furnished and housekeeping came thru about every other day or so to clean. Roberto and his crew were swapping out our water heater when we arrived; after a couple tries we had muy caliente agua (alotta hot water). The rest of the appliances and utilities worked fine. The WiFi worked best out on the balcony. The safe in the back smaller bedroom with the double bed works fine if you follow Roberto's instructions. There is no real 'wall' between the bedrooms, just a large sliding wood-paneled door. We're a well-traveled crew, so this was not a privacy issue for us. Both bedrooms only have sheers for curtains. So if you get the king-sized bedroom with east ocean-facing windows; plan on being an early-riser as you awaken to the brilliant morning sunrises illuminating the room. We did not find out until after we arrived that while A5 had a large HD TV, there was no satellite/cable/local TV reception? Which pretty much made our decision to watch the Superbowl at a local cantina vs in our condo. Which while more expensive, was mas fun. Another slight glitch, the knob on our dead bolt broke off? Luckily we'd packed a of pair of needle nose pliers with us so we could grab and slide the bolt open to avoid the quandary of being locked in a 3rd floor condo. We info'd Roberto about it. He said Don't use it. Wise advice.
The condo was ideal for catching the breezes! The coast was quite windy while we were there and we opened all the windows and let the breezes keep us cool at night... The master bedroom has wonderful windows that allow the air to come right through-- we fell asleep listening to the waves crash and the palm trees rustle. In the mornings, the sunrise over the ocean greeted us from the bed. I couldn't have asked for more! Everything was very easy. Despite being on opposite sides of the world, working with the owner was very easy. And Roberto, the manager, was wonderful as well. I appreciate everything. We would love to return!
Just wanted to write a quick review about our visit. We had a fantastic stay at Casita Blanca. Roberto was amazingly helpful. The view from our unit was breathtaking. The walk to town for supper in the evenings was so beatiful. We loved our stay and can not wait to visit next year.
Kite surfing, diving and snorkeling along the second longest reef in the world (Mesoamerican Barrier Reef) 500 meters offshore from Casita Blanca. Available nearby are Eco Parks (Xcaret, etc. with native flora, fauna, surface and underground rivers and natural pools), pre-Columbian Mayan ruins (e.g., Tulum, Chichen Itza), a reptile/crocodile zoo. Also found throughout the area are the cenotes, fresh water swimming holes formed by collision of an ancient meteor, and the foundation of the Mayan civilization.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Discount given for stay of 10 days or more. For Canadian guests: If your bank also operates in the US (i.e., if there is a routing number on your check), you just need to write USD in large legible letters after the amount you write with letters (e.g., one hundred... USD). If your bank does not also operate in the US, it is best to get a bank check denominated in US dollars for the amount due.
Payment schedule: 50% due to establish the reservation, the other 50% due two months before arrival.
Payment by check is preferred. PayPal is accepted, but a service fee is added: 2.9% (US or Canada) or 3.9% (other countries).
Listed price is for 4 or fewer guests. For a 5th guest, there is an extra charge of $75 per day, unless the extra guest is a small child.