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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch

Secluded Luxury Villa with Wide Private Beachfront

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

El Placer Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Looking for that special vacation villa with all the ingredients for the ideal Caribbean holiday, away from it all? Then choose Villa Casona Palms. It is one of Costa Maya's newest secluded luxury properties with its private beach and all rooms facing the sea.

Enter the main house and step into the open great room that has all-round wooden latticed windows. You gaze immediately onto the palm beach and ocean and feel the cool breezes. Then step through double doors out onto an enormous covered terrace where you can dine or simply relax facing the ocean. Or, take a few steps to the covered BBQ area to cook the day’s catch ... and have a siesta in a hammock afterwards!

The villa has been beautifully furnished and decorated, striking a wonderful balance between rustic charm and modern eco-elegance. The master bedroom and guest casita (third bedroom) have king size beds, and there are two full size beds in the second bedroom. Each bedroom has its own balcony overlooking the ocean.

The villa is fully self-contained and services (cleaning, linens, bottled water, electricity, propane gas, internet, use of kayaks, etc.) are included in the rental rate.

The remote property has an exceptionally wide beach front (55 metres, 183 feet), lined with mature coconut -bearing palm trees. It offers great views and seclusion. The sea in front, protected by the coral reef 500 yards offshore, is always calm, affording safe swimming for all ages. You can swim out to the reef and snorkel and, if you are into scuba-diving, there are several dive centres in the nearby village of Mahahual.

Mahahual has a number of restaurants and souvenir shops, particularly busy on cruise-ship days, after which you might want to retire to your bit of tranquil paradise. This is a complete home that can be rented either as a 2-bedroom villa for 4-6 persons (2 on convertible couches), or with an additional double-bedroom casita. Be sure to view all the photos – they’ll give you a true impression of this idyllic property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch

About Owner/Property Manager

Our villa is located on a secluded part of the coast, about 35 km. (35-40 minutes drive) north of Mahahual which, in turn, is about a 4 hour drive south of Cancun. For those wanting to get out and about while at the villa - highly recommended - renting a car is best. It is a very simple drive, mainly on the excellent highway 307, through Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Felipe Carillo Puerto and Limones. Because the villa is secluded, we recommend guests to stock up on groceries on the way. The local village has a number of food & beverage shops but, as an alternative, there is an F&B concierge service available. All these are described in the Guest Book that is available at the villa and mailed to you before you leave home.

What is there to do once you are at Casona Palms?

- Relax, sunbathe on our private beach!

- swim, snorkel or kayak in the calm sea;

- eat lobsters (in season) and delicious fish caught daily by fishermen along the coast;

- if you don’t feel like cooking, enjoy one of the many restaurants in Mahahual;

- scuba dive with one of the centers in Mahahual (35-40 minutes away);

- visit the many Mayan ruins in the area, some only 1 hour's drive away.

- explore the Sian Ka'an Biosphere coast up the road.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this villa in 2011

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Quintana Roo

After retiring, we looked worldwide for a truly idyllic location for a second home where we could get away from the often harsh European winters. It is within easy reach of North America and Europe. We chose this spot for its beauty, seclusion, tranquillity, ideal swimming waters, year-round warm weather and friendly community. We also wanted a plot of beachfront land on which to build our dream vacation house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Michael,

We have had an incredible holiday here and will be recommending it wholeheartedly to anyone who asks. Your guest book has asked for comments and, while it is easy to nick pick little things for making life a bit easier when you compare to life styles at home or other holidays, the reality is that after 2 days or so you realise that you actually have everything you could really need for such a beautiful location and all you need to do is step back, breathe in the air, look at the view and begin enjoying your time here. So on reflection, what you have here is perfection - please don't change it. Mario [caretaker] is lovely and welcoming, the accommodation, the sea, the house layout and sea breezes fabulous and your help with the car, plus the emailed directions and things to see and do, simply top off what we had hoped to be our first trip to Mexico and holiday as a family of five.

The only shortfall of this place is that the internet photos don't do it justice – perhaps, in this way, we were lucky, as it ensured it was free for when we wanted it especially at short notice.

Thanks again

Gary, Jo, and 3 small children.

PS. I found the numerous small reefs by kayak - they are stunning and the kids loved snorkelling around them.
Apr 2012
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Secluded Luxury Villa with Wide Private Beachfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Beautiful Getaway From the Crowd

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet oasis away from the crowds with space to ourselves where we could watch our children while making meals and not worry about them getting lost or disappearing. The location and spacious house fit our every need. The caretakers were fantastic and very thoughtful about our experience. The fridge was a good size and was able to hold the food we brought from Playa for our family of four. It was everything we were looking for and expected based on the pictures. The sound of the waves crashing on the reef at night was the icing on the cake. It was a beautiful and restful place and we can't wait to go back one day.

Michael also spent a great amount of time providing as much information as possible on the location and it all came in very handy. We have stayed at other locations and have not received nearly half of the useful information.

Would recommend for anyone wanting to get away from it all. Literally.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galveston, TX
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations were high since all of the previous reviews rated this Villa as excellent and the pictures looked great. We agree with the other reviews - this place is paradise and our expectations were greatly exceeded. We were a little apprehensive about renting a car in Mexico and driving this far from Cancun - a little over 4 hours if you obey the speed limit. The car rental process was easy and the directions to the Villa were very detailed so there were no issues at all. We stopped in Tulum at the Chedraui Grocery store and bought our supplies for the week. Great selection and very reasonable prices.

When we arrived at the Villa we were met in the driveway by Alfonso and Patricia. Both were very helpful and courteous throughout the week. The Villa itself is fabulous. We had some concern about no air conditioning but due to the design and constant breeze this was not an issue. The setting of the Villa reminded me of the Corona Beer commercial with the couple sitting on the beach - could not have been better.

By far this was the most relaxing vacation we've ever taken. We only left the Villa on 3 occasions to have dinner at the Mayan Beach Garden which was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it. This is a destination that we plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado
5

DaNelle

  • 5 of 5

It is obvious from the online pictures that this is a lovely home....but, WOW! We were kind of blown away when we first walked in by just how beautiful and spacious the house really is.

Beyond the aesthetics, the house was well stocked with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. It was fantastic having a full size stove, refrigerator/freezer (even had ice cube trays!), and every cooking utensil you could possibly need.

The house provides amazing views of the Caribbean Sea from every room. Quiet location.

The beach directly in front of the house is wide - plenty of outdoor seating, hammocks - very comfortable.

As most of the reviewers have mentioned, Michael (the owner), was so incredibly helpful and gracious about anything and everything. I really appreciated the time he spent answering questions and providing great information! He is the perfect host.

Alfonso and Patrice (the caretakers) were gems as well. Very welcoming and helpful but in an unobtrusive way. We hardly knew they were there until we stepped out the side door to ask them for something - before we could cross the grounds to make an inquiry, they were there to assist us.

As for the geographic location of the house, you definitely want to rent a car. It's a bit of a jaunt to town - or anywhere else for that matter without one.

If you enjoy snorkeling, you may want to have lunch/dinner at the Mayan Beach Gardens (just a few kilometers to the south of Michael's house). One of the owners, Marcia, is an avid snorkeler. She had some tips on a couple of really awesome spots near the house. She can also tell you where to snorkel a cool little shipwreck in the biosphere.

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Casona Palms. I highly recommend this property and the area to anyone who enjoys a little in adventure and natural beauty!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing 7 days here in February, and I don't know how to describe our experience any better than the other reviews. Everything is true, just book it. Its family friendly, it has fantastic amenities, the house is perfectly designed to keep everything cool, and the caretakers are wonderful, available, responsive, and unobtrusive. The natural environment is amazing, we could spend hours beachcombing, snorkeling, kayaking, or birdwatching. Michael was amazingly helpful, giving us great tips on logistics and activities; and had a fantastic guest book that had everything you need to know before you arrive, and after. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a “get away from it all” experience with your own bit of paradise this is the place to go!

We stayed here for 2 blissful weeks with our 2 teenage daughters who had just finished their exams and needed to “chill out”.

If you like the beach you cannot beat the stunning location of this property. Step off the veranda onto the white sand and its a few steps to the Caribbean Sea. The views from every room in the house are breath taking. It doesn’t get much more relaxing than lying in your bed listening to the sea lapping onto the beach!

The house surpassed all our expectations. The photos do not do it justice – it is very tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need. It is cleverly designed to capture the slightest of breezes which kept it cool during the day.

We spent hours beach combing the natural beauty of the shoreline and finding some amazing shells, and observing the many native birds (pelicans are my favourite). This area is completely unspoilt by commercialism (save the waste that sadly washes up from South America). The caretaker clears the beach directly in front of the property every morning.

The 2 kayaks were great for going out to the reef where we spent many hours snorkelling – enjoying the marine life (octopus, lobsters a huge variety of tropical fish - we found Nemo!). The highlight of our 16 year old daughter’s holiday was watching a turtle swim passed her in the sea.

The sea is completely safe (no tides), clear blue and very warm.

The communication we had with Michael, the owner prior to our visit was outstanding. On finding out that we had 2 teenage daughters he even called us to find out if the property would meet all our needs in terms of it being so remote and the area undeveloped. The information Michael provides in his “Guest book” is very comprehensive and covered everything we needed to know. Do take his advice and get groceries on the way as this property is VERY isolated.

The caretaker and his wife were available if required. Nothing was too much trouble but they kept a low profile throughout our stay. They kept the property immaculately clean.

If you want to see a bit more of this part of Mexico there is plenty of places to visit (see Guest book).

We cannot rate this property and its location highly enough. Our 18 year old daughter summed it up as our “own little piece of heaven”.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven… Absolute Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from staying here. It was perfect in every single way! I don't even know where to start. The home is gorgeous, cool and comfortable even with no ac. The breeze flows thru the house so it is always comfortable. It is well stocked with everything you need.

I could sit for hours just looking at the sea. We went for a snorkel almost every day. There are several small coral reefs right in front of the home. Each time I saw something different; octopus, lobster, barracuda, snapper, blue tang, conch, star fish, sea anemones…. the list goes on and on!

The care takers were very nice. Angelina keep the house clean and tidy and kept the beds made every day. They were always there if we needed them, but never really in the way. Most times we didn't even know they were home.

We ventured to see ruins, and the lake, and swam in cenotes, ate tamales from the street vendors. We had a BLAST!

I highly recommend this home if you are looking for paradise. It is heavenly!

We are a family of 4, my husband and myself, and two kids, 12 & 14. Everyone loved it!

If there is one recommendation that I can give you, is that you should follow Michaels instructions and stop for groceries in Cancun or Talum. The groceries stores are quite small in town. They have the basics, but it would have been easier to get them at the big store up in town.

Also there is a new drive thru beverage mart store just past the Pemex on the way to Mahahual. This is not on his list, I think it must be new, but they stock a good selection of beer and drinks very cheap. Even had imports like Heineken.

LOVE, LOVE this home. We will definitely be back!

PS: Michael, if you ever need a caretaker for this property, call me! Talk about a dream job! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our villa is located on a secluded part of the coast, about 35 km. (35-40 minutes drive) north of Mahahual which, in turn, is about a 4 hour drive south of Cancun. For those wanting to get out and about while at the villa - highly recommended - renting a car is best. It is a very simple drive, mainly on the excellent highway 307, through Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Felipe Carillo Puerto and Limones. But do you prefer not to drive? There is a Cancun Airport to Mahahual valet service for groups of up to 8 passengers, with stops on the way for a meal and shopping and combined with taxi support at the villa. Ask us for more information.

Because the villa is secluded, we recommend guests to stock up on groceries on the way. The local village has a number of food & beverage shops but, as an alternative, there is an F&B concierge service available. All these are described in the Guest Book that is available at the villa and mailed to you before you leave home.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:Our villa combines the style of white Mediterranean villas with Mayan touches (see photos). From the villa, you walk straight to your private beach and the warm waters of the Caribbean! All rooms face the Caribbean Sea, enjoy marvellous views, are very light and have the sea breeze constantly flowing through wooden louvered shutters and doors. The villa is spacious (4000 sq. ft.) yet easy to keep clean! Whilst the interior is delightful, you will find yourself constantly enjoying the unique outdoor features of the property and exploring the near deserted coastline. Be sure to view all the photos – they’ll give you a true impression of this idyllic property.

More Leisure Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Surfing.

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Rates & Availability

El Placer Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season (main house)
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$158
$980
$3,550
 
 
Mid Season 2 (main house)
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$177
$1,098
$4,004
 
 
Holiday Season (main house)
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,830
 
 
High Season (main house)
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$221
$1,383
$5,005
 
 
Mid Season 1 (main house)
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$177
$1,098
$4,005
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 16.0%

From $980 to $1830/wk
Rates are for the main house. For the additional cabaña room, add approx. 33% to above rates;
Stays of 2 weeks: 5% discount on weekly rate; 3 weeks 10% discount on weekly rate;
Rates do not include 16% Federal Sales Tax and 3% State Lodging Tax;
Security deposit of $300 is refunded within 15 days of departure.
Dates Available: Year round

.50% at reservation, balance 60 days before arrival.

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Amenities

El Placer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Oceanfront : all rooms face the Caribbean. Balcony : Every bedrooms has its own balcony/terrace (see photo). 2 Sofa/futons (1 in B/R 2, 1 in the living room) suitable for children/adolescents.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Minimum Age Limit for Renters; On-site caretakers with own separate housing providing 24/7 security and support, 2 built-in safes, board games, books. Other Activities: Swim, snorkel, dive, fish or kayak right in front of the property - the calm sea and tide pools make it ideal for all ages. Or just relax and sunbathe on our private beach!, If you want to scuba dive, there are several centers in Mahahual (30 minutes away) where there is also deep sea and fly fishing, as well as sailing. Visit the many Mayan ruins in the area, some only 1 hour's drive away. Excellent eco-tours available. Explore the Sian Ka'an Biosphere coast up the road, ideal for bird watching and photography. Order daily-caught lobsters and delicious fish at reasonable prices from the fishermen along the coast!, For cinemas, museums, shopping malls, etc., go to Chetumal (2 hours' drive away). Attractions: Eco-tourism, Mayan ruins and Sian Kaan Biosphere.

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