"Very late in posting this review, but I stayed in the sea level unit in December, 2014, and could not have been happier with my choice! As others have mentioned, it shouldn't be described as luxury, but as a beach house owner for a lot of years on the Texas gulf coast, I know that it is difficult, if not impossible, to keep properties "pristine" or "luxury" this close to the ocean (unless you air condition the whole place, and then you've defeated the primo location and open-air feel of the house).
In this house, you are literally feet off the water - there is a rock-lined point just past the stone wall of the patio, and you'll hear a consistent soundtrack of the waves breaking onto the rocks (that is the thing I missed most when I got back home). The best sound in the world, if you ask me! I took several videos on my phone from the patio, and various points in the house - and I STILL go back to watch (and listen to) them to remember my time there. If you're adventurous, there is a good chance you'll have some surfable waves in Apple Bay (I had 3 good surf days out of the 6 I was there) - and on calm days, you can walk just over the hill to Long Bay, and enjoy a nice swim and day on the beach.
If you rent a jeep, there are tons of dinner options along the coast road toward Cane Garden Bay....but if you're feeling lazy (or had a few Caribs during happy hour), Sebastian's restaurant/bar at the bottom of the hill just 200-300 feet away is a decent eat, with an amazing view - there is also a small convenience-sized store at the bottom of the hill, where you can get basic necessities (such as the aforementioned Carib!). And Long Bay resort just over the hill has a decent restaurant as well.
I have raved about this house and its location to so many friends (and perfect strangers) since my trip, and I hope to return there in the next few months! If you'll need a jeep or vehicle while there, try Lucky Reyes at National on the West End (284-495-4877) just over Zion Hill from Casa Caribe. And if you need a cab ride at any point, try Murlise's Taxi Service (346-4711) - she lives just over the hill toward Long Bay, is very convenient to this property, and is VERY personable and reliable.....yep, I kept their contact info for my next trip!
Would emphatically recommend Casa Caribe to anyone looking for a real oceanfront (and therefore rustic) experience!"
Guest: Robert P.
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: September 23, 2015