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Casa Vela - Deluxe Handcrafted 4 Bedroom Oceanfront Treehouse

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes villa description

Casa Vela is a handcrafted, all hardwood home accommodating four couples in luxurious privacy in four master suites, each with unobstructed views of the ocean on one side and the forest on the other. The white sand beach is at your feet. Hammocks and private lounge chairs downstairs, along with kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, ping-pong, bocce and your own beach bar make this your private club for the week you are in residence.

One suite has a king size bed, living area, enormous dressing area, full bath with standalone marble tub, separate shower and toilet rooms, and outdoor deck with chaise lounges.

Another suite has a king size bed, living area, full bath with separate shower and toilet rooms, and a sleeping loft with two single beds for families with children.

Two additional oversized bedrooms each feature two queen size beds (four queen beds in total) and ensuite bathrooms. One bedroom has a private deck with chaise lounges.

We have wireless Internet, Satellite TV, and large flat panel televisions in every suite.

This is a gourmet vacation with three meals per day prepared by our talented chef.

You may dine outside under the romantic three story palapa, or take a quick snack at the eat-in kitchen table.

As noted above, the bedrooms and the palapa are graced with lovely hardwood furniture custom-made in our workshops. Because of our preference and the fire hazard, we are strictly non-smoking throughout the villa, inside and out. Please do not book the villa if you are a smoker (or if you have pets).

As an ecological resort, we collect rainwater for washing and operate off solar panels, and encourage guests to conserve water and energy, turning off the ceiling fans, A/C, televisions, and lights when not in use. Our connection to the power grid ensures power around-the-clock if the batteries did not charge due to a rare cloudy day.

The house is sited on our 100 acre property, with walking and biking trails, where you will pass through diverse eco systems of forest, jungle, and mangrove, home to more than 20 deer.

To our north, fresh water spring-fed rivers (“cenotes”) are lovely for snorkeling and provide refreshing exercise, swimming against the current. After you make it upstream, you can float back down, Indiana Jones style.

It is also a lot of fun to walk in the other direction up the endless, white sand beach. Once you pass a few hotels you arrive at our favorite beach in the area, in front of the Fairmont MayaKoba golf course. Bring your beach towel, and take a swim in the gentle surf.

Part of the experience at Casa Vela is the interaction with my partner and property manager, a noted breeder of rare birds, and his wife, a licensed biologist who works full-time as a consultant to various hotels and developers on environmental matters. You can reserve some time with them for a fishing trip or a snorkeling tour to the nearby reef on our fishing boat, or just invite them over for a beer and chat about the local flora and fauna, including our spider monkeys, parrots, iguanas, tejones and butterflies.

They can suggest visits to the Mayan pyramids: Tulum less than an hour south, Coba an hour and a half southwest or Chichen-Itza under three hours west, as well as an enjoyable excursion by boat through the canals of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, with the starting point just south of Tulum.

Casa Vela is completely unlike any house you can rent in Playa del Carmen or a suite at the Four Seasons or Fairmont – much more fun! All of the amenities with none of the crowds. We look forward to hosting you if you are the right match for this experience.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Included In Price
      • Dinner - Included In Price

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Staff


      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        two twin beds in sleeping loft accessible via built-in ladde...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


      • Bedroom 3: 2 queen


      • Bedroom 4: 2 queen


      • lovely hardwood and marble floors in each bedroom

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 5: toilet


      • Bathroom 7: outdoor shower


      • Bathroom 6: toilet


      • all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with separate shower and toilet rooms; two additional half-baths are adjacent to kitchen and palapa, and usually used by guests or as a changing room when coming from the beach....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Coffee Maker:

        2 Coffee grinders, electric kettle for boiling water; small and large French presses, Japanese Hario drip filters & cone for afficionados; boring Mr. Coffee for fans of cup o' joe...moreless

      • Dining:

        outdoor dining under palapa roof; also, eat-in kitchen in case of inclement weather...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:


      • Kitchen
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Microwave
      • Dishwasher
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Pantry Items
      • Toaster
      • Seating for 12 people


      • Babysitter
      • Air Conditioning
      • Linens Provided
      • Towels Provided
      • Parking
      • Living Room


      • Television
      • Satellite / Cable
      • DVD Player
      • Games
      • Ping Pong Table


          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            four kayaks and five stand-up paddleboards...moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            snorkeling gear...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lanai / Gazebo


          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities

          Location & View

          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront


          • Ruins
          • Sailing
          • Kayaking
          • Golf
          • Snorkeling
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Fly Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fitness Center
          • Massage Therapist
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Boating
          • Photography
          • Paddle Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Water Parks
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing


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          from 5 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Apr 8 - Dec 18, 2014
          5 night min stay
          Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
          5 night min stay
          Jan 5 - Dec 18, 2015
          5 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,300
          • Taxes Included


          Rates include daily maid service and 3 meals prepared by a talented chef; wine/beer/liquor are extra; you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages or we can shop for you at cost plus 20%

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          Last updated: 08/14/2014
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          25 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Cancun International Airport
          8 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Playa del Carmen
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 307 (Carretera Cancun-Tulum)
          2 Metres
          Nearest Beach
          on the beach
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          El Camaleon at MayaKoba

          Car: Recommended

          Mayan archeological sites like Tulum, Coba and Chichen-Itza are a short drive from our property


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          • Casa Vela

            Casa Vela

          • second changing room for guests

            second changing room for guests

          • ping pong, beach bar and lounge chairs

            ping pong, beach bar and lounge chairs

          • eat-in kitchen and pass-through to bar

            eat-in kitchen and pass-through to bar

          • enormous king bedded suite

            enormous king bedded suite

          • king suite with upstairs sleeping loft for children

            king suite with upstairs sleeping loft for children

          • changing room for guests coming from the beach

            changing room for guests coming from the beach

          • private deck off of master suite

            private deck off of master suite

          VRBO #576741

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Monday, August 04, 2014

          $2,000 - $3,500 per night (USD)

          4 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
          Sleeps 13

          View calendar: Updated 08/14/14
          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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