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Environmentally friendly home and your own beachfront to the Caribbean

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


El Placer House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom plus loft with full size Futon - Sleeps: 6

Charming modern concrete home nestled into the palms with tile floors, granite counters, and deep mahogany woodwork. Master, living, and modern kitchen open to the Carribean with large sliding doors to the large deck, plus screened porch for night time enjoyment. 2nd bedroom view is beautiful coconut palms. Loft sleeping room is open to the roof deck and its sweeping views of the ocean and jungle. Two in-home bathrooms are stylish w/ over sized showers. There is a beach bathroom and outdoor shower also.

Casa Blanca Caribe was designed as a stilt home to provide amazing views and cooling breezes year round. It is a new home with a clean uncluttered feeling. The lot is deep and full of huge coconut palms, so there is no noise from the beach road, only the sounds of the surf, breeze, and birds on Sapphire Beach. The sea in front of the home is a gradual drop to the reef system. Free of turtle grass, the sandy bottom and waves are perfect for playing in the water

The property has a beautiful beach with only a few beach combers passing by each day.. You'll have the beachfront and the reef nearly to yourself. Casa Blanca Caribe is located on Sapphire Beach - arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Maya with wide sandy beaches. Walk for miles or visit the tidal pools and discover all the shells.

Tired of diving, snorkeling, or fishing? Within an easy and safe couple of hours of driving, visit numerous Mayan archeological sites scattered throughout the countryside, the famous Bacalar Lagoon, Cenote Azul, and Spanish fort. Drive to the Belize border, or visit the museums in Chetumal, or hire a small boat to take you on sea cruise thru the reefs from Xcalak to Chetumal Bay’s Bird Island. Drive north to take a guided tour into the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, or visit the bustling area of Tulum. Or just drive 20 minutes into our quaint town of Mahahual for relaxing fun and food.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Rick and Jeri Scott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Environmentally friendly home and your own beachfront to the Caribbean
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
México city

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, very comfortable, with a beautiful ocean view and spectacular night sky to watch at the top roof.

Powder sand and lots of fun with the kayaks. in 10 days, we probably saw only 4 or 5 people walking by.

Marcia was, very helpful and her food was great. In town, you can find supplies and delicious local and some intenacional restaurants.

R & J, answer the mails right away.

Very good experience. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place to holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend your holiday. The only complaint I have is the one week we were there is not enough. The house is great but the beach is even better. We went snorkeling and kayaking right out the front door. Long walks on the beach in the morning and evening were almost always by yourself. I think the most people we saw in a day on the beach was 6 and that was only once. I wish I could describe what it is like to sit under the cabana sipping your drink as the wave come in and the only sound is the waves and the birds. The roof top patio is a great place to sit and look at a sky full of stars. Marcia was very helpful and even organized massage in the breezeway of the house. Highly recommended. We found that the town of Mahahual had all the basics you needed and the food was fresher than in the bigger stores. The people were great even though our Spanish is very limited. The owners Rick and Jeri were always quick to answer questions and help. Thank you for sharing your amazing place with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Qualicum Beach British Columbia

Great trip, accommodation exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time, the house was as described, very nice to see both sunrises and sunsets. Rick and Jerri, were very quick to respond to any questions. The snorleling was very good 15 min walk to the right facing ocean, one coral head after another, with all the coloured fish you could dream up. Bring food and booze from either Playa del carmen or chetumal. You can get things in Mahahual, but will pay more and have to make several different stops.

We had no electrical or any other problems due to being off the grid. We were able to walk the beach for a long way north or south.

Very good overall choice, but it is remote, however mahahual is about 40 Kilometeres away and on cruise ship days is crazy, otherwise nice and quiet. Interesting to people watch when the ships are in.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Dallas, Tx

Amazing Home and an amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our family vacation in Casa Blanca. The house was amazing everything about the home was perfect, it's the perfect Eco beach home, the elevation ensures the ocean breezes keep the house comfortable all the time. The beach and sea were amazing. Our young daughter enjoyed the beach and kayaking. The owners did everything to make our stay perfect from recommendations for dinner to the details of the best rock pools to explore. I would highly recommend the home to anyone and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Everything you would need for a great stay was provided: a beautiful beach, tranquility, comfy beds, coconuts, and most important, no alarm clock! The ocean breeze swept through the house keeping temps perfect and the view from the rooftop deck made it hard to leave. The house felt very safe and the few neighbors in the area were friendly and helpful. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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A wonderful vacation.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Casa Blanca Caribe for one month and laying in the warm crystal clear waters was a wonderful daily routine. The owners were extremely attentive to our needs and the communications before and during our stay couldn't have been better.

The house is very comfortable and we were occasionally greeted by local fishermen who would sell us part of their daily catch (including Caribbean lobsters). The property surrounding the house is very clean and the trees are loaded with coconuts which we regularly opened. The sea is only steps away so we were in heaven for the month we stayed here. (our dog loved it too.)

There is only one downside, they say they have internet service, and yes they do have the equipment but.... it seldom communicates with the Internet in any meaningful, useful way! Very frustrating

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate this guest had problems with the internet service. While it is a limited service, we have not had serious concerns expressed in the past. We are however, looking into the internet service performance and will take steps necessary to fix any service malfunction. We take all concerns from our guests very seriously.
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Nearest Airport
320 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This area is tropical Mexico at its finest. Sitting on the warm blue Caribbean, and protected by a large reef system, the water and sandy beaches are excellent for all water sports. 20 minutes from our home is the town of Mahahual. A charming Mexican beach town with a very laid back Caribbean feel. Or visit while the cruise ships are in town and visit the pier for a little shopping. Tired of snorkeling, diving, eating and drinking? Within two hours of us, adventures await you with many Mayan archeological ruins, zip line tours, excursions into the remote Sian Kaan Biosphere, the country of Belize, and quaint Mayan villages.

Rates & Availability

El Placer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Monthly Rate can be Negotiated.

Payment Terms:
50% of the fee required hold the rental time. All but $200 'holding fee' refundable prior to 30 days from the rental date.
The remaining 50% and the security deposit must be received 30days from the planned date of arrival.
Pet fee $100

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El Placer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Two in-home bathrooms are stylish w/ over-sized showers. There is a beach bathroom and outdoor shower also for guest convenience.while out on the beach enjoying the surf and sand.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Separate Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom opens to the large deck and includes a separate Master bath. 2nd bedroom view is beautiful coconut palms. Loft sleeping room is open to the roof deck.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
This is an environmentally friendly home with the main source of power coming from solar panel array and wind turbine. Water is captured from the rains and used for washing and shower. Water and power conservation is a part of your experience at Casa Blanca Caribe. There is a back up generator should an additional charge to the storage batteries be required.

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