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Andrew Clay

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Cozy house, great value, location & reviews, $700wk all high season!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Centro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Welcome to Casa Blanca, a charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath house with pool, that sleeps 6 and is conveniently located just four blocks from the water and the main square. Casa Blanca is open, light and airy yet provides privacy for its guests with a locked front gate and tall privacy walls, which surround the sides, and back of the property.

Casa Blanca offers something no condo in Cozumel can offer, privacy! You will be the only ones in the house and the only ones using the pool!

The fresh water swimming pool is very refreshing and a welcomed feature of this home. The private backyard has lounge chairs, beautiful trees, bushes and plants. An outside shower is available for rinsing and maintaining your dive gear or rinsing off after the pool.

The living room has 2 large futon sofas that open to provide a comfortable sleeping area for 2 people. With air conditioning, ceiling fans, a color TV with cable stations, a DVD and VCR player and CD stereo with a music library and DVD/VHS/book library, as well as wifi internet access, you can enjoy the comforts of your own home while staying at Casa Blanca.

The large kitchen offers a newly tiled counter with 4 bar chairs for comfortable dining. The dining area has a rustic table with matching chairs for those meals you wish to enjoy at the home. A stove/oven and microwave are available in the kitchen.

Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed with decorative headboard and an extremely comfortable mattress. Air conditioning, ceiling and floor fans, as well as enormous closets, are provided for your comfort. One bedroom has a private bath with shower; the second bedroom has a full bath just off the hallway.

Casa Blanca is conveniently located 4 blocks directly up from the ocean and Aqua Safari, one of the many dive shops, and also 4 blocks to the main square with a large selection of shops, restaurants, and bars.

All linens, utensils, fresh bottled drinking water, as well as the use of a full set of golf clubs is included with the house. There is optional made service available, either everyday, every other day, or just once, please mention when inquiring if you want maid service.

The homes caretaker Miguel is available to pick you up at the airport of ferry pier. Miguel can also help you arrange tours, give recommendations for restaurants, bars, rental cars, ect. He will even help you with grocery shopping so the fridge is full when you arrive at the house.

Casablanca is a very comfortable rental property at a reasonable rate compared to most other rentals in the area and already has many yearly visitors before listing on VRBO, I look forward to your visit.

Keywords: Cozy, beautiful, pool, house, mexican, casita, A/C, wifi, cable

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Andrew Clay (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Andrew Clay

My name is Andrew and I lead a far from ordinary life. I left the retail world in 2004 to take a job with Norwegian Cruise Line and have yet to leave the Caribbean. After my first visit to Cozumel in 04 I immediately knew this is where I wanted a house. The dream of owning a home came true when I stumbled upon Casa Blanca, a charming casita in the middle of downtown Cozumel with much more personality than some of the big new condos on the island.

I work 6 month contracts at a time on the cruise ships so I am not able to be at the house except for 2 months or so out of the year, that’s why I’m here, I want to share my lovely home with everyone else.

My favorite things to do on the island are snorkeling, diving, watching the sun set with the ships leaving in the background (when I’m not on one), sitting in the main square with ice cold $1 beer watching people, going to the other side of the island and being the only one on the beach, drinking at Coconuts or Rasta Bar, snorkeling at Punta Sur, the list could go on for ever. I am in Cozumel regularly with work but unable to stay at the house as its usually just for the day, but I look forward to meeting you if you happen to be at the house while I’m in town.

Andrew Clay purchased this house in 2009

Why Andrew Clay chose Playa del Carmen

There are few houses in Cozumel that can offer you what you will find at Casa Blanca. Your own private pool in the back yard that you don't have to share like at a condo. Within a 2 block radius you will find 4 or 5 restaurants that have amazing empanadas, panuchos, pozole, tostadas, and 2 blocks to the left you will find carnitas (mexican marinated slow cooked pork) that will melt in your mouth. The house is also located 4 blocks off the water, and 4 blocks south of the main square, both places you will find unique shops selling handicrafts, tequila, high end jewelry and watches, cosmetics, and more. Inside the house there are all the comforts of home, updated appliances and kitchen utensils. High speed internet and cable as well as AC throughout the house to keep you comfortable. I have seen many of the other rental properties around the area and in my opinion very few compare to Casa Blanca. I look forward to having you as my guest.

What makes this house unique

Very short walk to the main square and waterfront. Laundromat 1 block away. Private back yard with pool, something most condos cant offer.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)
Cozy house, great value, location & reviews, $700wk all high season!
average rating of 4.6944447 based on 36 reviews
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Diving Vacation 2016

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Blanco and it was the perfect location for us. The house is very close to the city center (where the fountains are) and four blocks from the water. Andrew gave us great instructions so we had no problems getting on the shuttle bus to the house. ( Maybe a ten minute ride) the kitchen had every accommodation you could wish for, but why cook when the empanadas stand at the end of the street and the little bar two doors down are so close? We loved the little garden in the back and the swimming pool were great after a morning diving. The location felt very safe and the neighbors were always friendly. We had a great time I would definitely recommend renting this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in the middle of authentic Mexican city. Fantastic food close in all directions. Excellent café/garden centre two doors down! Rented a car on the island- made sight-seeing much easier. Nice pool-we all enjoyed cooling off! House is fully stocked with anything you could need, AC works amazing, great stereo, comfortable beds. Would definitely return here. Andrew was quick to reply to all emails and made booking/paying easy.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

It was great, the place was great. The location was great, the service from Andrew and Miguel was fantastic.

We love Cozumel but i think this trip made us have a blast which we did not expect.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa blanca was a perfeçt private house for our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at casa blanca for a few days and we really enjoyed the house and it's backyard. We were 4 adults and two childrens and there was enough room for all of us and the house is well equipped. We could easily walk with the children to the main street on the ocean (5-6 minutes walk) and there is plenty of small restaurant near rhe house (more typical than the ones on the main street). The backyard and the pool was very private si we loved it and we did use the bike to get around (thanks to e owner). Miguel was helpful and very nice. If we return in San Miguel, i would definatly return, especially for the good price/quality!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved staying in Casa Blamca

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as pictured and very nice! The pool was great! Miguel was there on our arrival to greet us and helped us rent a car at a great price! He was awesome and very helpful anytime we needed him or had a question he was very responsive! We will definitely stay at this house next time we visit. Andrew was very great helping us book the house and answered questions very promptly

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Mexican Experience

  • 3 of 5

Casa Blanca is a rustic home located in a very convenient part of Cozumel so walking from the casa to shop or dine out is not a problem. Do be aware that it is only one house away from a Siesta Cantina which sometimes plays the music extremely loud. If you plan to go back to the house for Siesta after diving or going to the "other" side, just know that it will be very difficult to nap in the afternoon. The Cantina closes by 7pm so the noise is not a problem at night. Miguel, the caretaker, was very easy to contact by texting. He gave notice when he needed to come by to check the pool chemicals and also checked with us to see if we needed more water or anything else. If you rent a car, the pre-teenage boys that live across the street will be there to open your car door, close your car door, carry any groceries, and basically try to help you with anything they can for a tip. We have stayed at many places in various price ranges in Cozumel. For the money, Casa Blanca is a bargain, especially with the private pool, but because it is on the rustic side, it is not on our list of favorite places to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
CZM
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry to Playa Del Carmen
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Los Otates
Car: not necessary

The house is located 4 blocks from the waterfront and 4 blocks from the main square where you will find many restaurants, shops, and the Cozumel museum. For more info on local restaurants check the guest information binder in the house. There are also several great local restaurants within 2 blocks where you can find tamales, panuchos, empanadas and pork carnitas that will melt in your mouth.

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Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
All seasons
Apr 12 2016 - Oct 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
 

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Amenities

Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , 2 fold out futons
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf clubs and snorkeling equipment are available in the house. Two bikes are also available for use with the house.

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