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Steve and Jane Cutler

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

La Chaya, Stunning 3BR Beach Villa w/Pool

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 bedroom, 3 bath, private garden with pool, short walk to beach

Villa la Chaya is a splendid three-story, three bedroom newly renovated French style beach retreat situated on a quiet block in the exclusive enclave of Playacar Fase I. This tropical oasis offers rare privacy as you step beyond the charming wooden gate set in a palm-fringed stone wall. La Chaya is just steps from the best beach in Playa del Carmen – one of the most beautiful in the world. A blend of modern and traditional sensibilities, the home was designed to capture the Caribbean breeze with French doors and windows that invite the outside in.

The third floor master seduces with stunning sea views from both the bed and master veranda. The second floor bedrooms boast gorgeous green views and the gallery opens onto a terrace high in the trees. Take a seat and watch the resident iguana climb to his sunny perch as parrots cackle and zoom overhead.

Cooking with the wide array of fresh, local ingredients is inspirational. The fully-equipped kitchen opens onto its own patio for al fresco dining and barbequing on the handmade ceramic tile grill.

Stay in touch with high speed WIFI, plug in your iPod to enjoy your tunes or enjoy a SKY TV, Netflix or a Bluray film on the new 50' screen.

Stroll or ride a house bike to town though the verdant archeological parks of Fase I. Playa del Carmen, long an international hub, is replete with world-class restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Playa is also a great jumping off point for exploring all the Yucatan has to offer. Whether you travel further afield or blissfully lounge on the beach, it’s all good. At the end of the day, at the end of the road, you’ll come home to your Mexican Shangri-La.

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  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve and Jane Cutler (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 11 traveler reviews

La Chaya, Stunning 3BR Beach Villa w/Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fun Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

2 families flew into Cancun from Denver in late October. Ricardo (the driver) was waiting for us outside if the airport and took the 7 of us Villa La Chaya with a stop at the Walmart for food and liquor. What a perfect vacation home! The interior is beautifully decorated. The house is tucked away in a lush garden in a gated neighborhood just steps from the beach. The kids immediately jumped into the private pool. Here is a bonus.. You can watch the kids swim from the living room and relax in the air conditioning and watch satellite TV. Loved it! The house is stocked with all the utensils you might need to cook a meal, hang out at the beach, listen to your music, or just lounge around. Plus, we hired a private chef to cook us a meal at the house one evening. It was delicious and well worth it to dine in. The restaurants in Playa are great as well. It takes about 15 minutes to get to town by foot. We walked in numerous times with 3 kids under 9. They only complained a little. :) Just outside the main gate is a Hertz, we rented a van for a few days and went to Akumal to swim with the turtles. It was amazing. There is a welcoming committee of kitties who keep the bugs away and love attention and treats. The male kitty followed us to the beach one afternoon and watched us as we walked on the beach toward town. I would definitely recommend this house to anybody wanting to get away to the beautiful beaches of Playa Del Carmen. We had such a good time. Thanks Steve and Jane for renting us your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maequon Wi

La Chaya the perfect Playa home base

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to stay at Villa La Chaya on a wonderful vacation/reuniting with college girl friends and their spouses. I see other reviews cover Ricardo he is perfect.From the charming front gate of La Chaya, to the perfect plunge pool, I found the decor so clean and calming, I wish I could have stayed more than the week. Beautiful, gardens, fabulous bed rooms, a block from the beach. I felt so safe everywhere we went. We all love to cook and found the fish market and grocery store, the well equipt kitchen was a pleasure to work in and the fresh seafood and fruit and veg were inspiring as ingredients. One night we had the grilled chickens that can be bought in town, it was delicious, and an easy alternative to going out. We did two day trips, one to Cozumel, we did rent a car there and drove to the beautiful far side of the island, we like to explore. The ferry price and the car were reasonable and all the vendors were friendly and gave us good information. Another day we rented a car and drove to the maya ruin Ek Balam, and stopped in the quaint town of Valladolid, where we had a wonderful lunch of local specialties. A bit of night life in town, the Cuban dance club is vibrant and fun to watch even if you don't dance. One friend bought a wonderful painting from an artist on the main drag. Everyday sunrise walks on the beach, a cooler of snacks and beer under the umbrella on the beach till sun set. Villa La Chaya, is the perfect setting,tropical outside, sleek and sophisticated interiors. In a development of beautiful homes. A quick walk to beach or into town, I highly recommend. Villa La Chaya is a Playa gem to be savored.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frozen North

A great place to experience Playa

  • 5 of 5

My family (kids 21 and 17) were met by Ricardo at the airport. He runs a car service recommended by the owners and is a great way to get there and back. There is a Hertz within walking distance for the one day we rented a car to go to Tulum. Loved the house and decor, the proximity to the beach and the quiet, safe streets. The beach is managed so that there are no vendors or salespeople to bother you. Very peacefull and a perfect beach for kids. The kitchen was great for preparing the wonderful produce available in town. Need another kilo of limes? of course you do! take a bike and run to the fruit shop, or stuff your backpack with some of the best grilled whole chickens I have had and bring them back still piping hot. You can chose your own adventure or just relax on the beach. This was our first trip to this part of Mexico and we will be back. If it is available, we will return to Villa la Chaya and would recommend it to you.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

From the time that Ricardo picked us up at the till our departure we had a great time. Ricardo even took us grocery shopping on the way to the house. It was my wife, myself, 21 year old daughter and her friend. The girls felt very safe at the clubs and running about town. Very safe place. One block to a stunning beach that stretches for miles. Fifteen minute walk into town or take the bikes provided with the house. We very seldom went out to eat, as it was more fun to make wonderfully fresh meals in the well appointed kitchen. Great staff. Will return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"One Kings Lane" in Playa Del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

Very well decorated home in Playa del Carmen, a block from private beach in Playcar and a bike ride a way (house has bikes) from town, yoga and adventuring. Loved the house, great for families.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Junction, CO

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at La Chaya for a week in October. The home is beautiful, very clean, has all of the everyday essentials. The housekeeper, Jo was wonderful, keeping the home beautiful, she even did our laundry and for a family of 6 that is no small task. The gardener and the pool guy maintained the outdoor area every other day. Ricardo our driver to and from the airport was prompt and full of information about the area. Claudia, the property manager kept in regular contact with us, making sure that we had everything that we needed. Claudia arranged for a chef to come and cook us a meal one night which was absolutely fabulous. The beach is a block away. The beach has white sand, blue water that is 80 degrees. The beach is very shallow for a long ways out which was very nice for our 10, 7 and two 5 year old children. The market is probably a mile away the kids walked it with no problem. We visited xcaret while there, which is only a 10 minute taxi ride. Xcaret was very impressive, the whole family had fun. Our vacation was wonderful. Thank you Steve for being available and answering any questions that I had and thank you for your wonderful staff of people that maintain the beautiful La Chaya!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Playacar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Quintana Roo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Third floor full bath en suite. Second floor full bath. Ground floor full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Third floor master suite with queen and additional single bed. Second floor bedrooms one queen and one double bed. Single fold out possible on first floor living room area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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