LOCATION!!!: 5 Beds/7 Baths. 200 yards to Beach, 8 mins walk to 5th Avenue!
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About DAVID BOWYER
We are a British/Mexican couple enjoying a wonderful lifestyle, here in Playa, where we have lived, mostly year-round, for the past 15 years. Casa Alma is dedicated to rental use so we are on-hand to respond to any of our guests' concerns and requests. As the ex-patriot, my love of Mexico goes back to when I travelled to Mexico, on business, from my base in Washington DC. These days I'm here to ensure that our guests have a carefree vacation and to provide them with any information or recommendations to help them achieve that. From the time you arrive at the airport, we will be in touch by text or phone to be sure that you have been met by the limo driver. We'll greet you at Casa Alma, show you around and answer your initial questions. Thereafter, we are available, from a house nearby, to help with any questions or to deal promptly with any issue that might arise in response to your text or phone call.
DAVID BOWYER purchased this Villa in 2015
Why DAVID BOWYER chose Playacar Beach
Casa Alma is the 4th villa I've built in Playacar Phase 1, each time to live in myself. Along the way I've changed many things and the best elements are incorporated into Casa Alma, e.g. all-ensuite Bedrooms, terraces with Caribbean Sea views, Lap Pool, great kitchen and the floating staircase is unique! The villa is an excellent choice for a family vacation or for a large group of friends because of it's private spaces and luxury en-suite bedrooms. And it's location is perfect: just steps to the Beach (200 yards) and less than 10 minutes to Town! But maybe the best part of staying here is that our maid Sara, who has been working for us for 11 years, so is part of our family and is trustworthy, will take care of you during your stay by cleaning the villa and making the beds, 6 days/week and ensure that supplies of towels, paper products, fresh drinking water, etc., are all available. So come and be pampered!
What makes this Villa unique
"Playa" is a fun place to be! It's all about the Mexican way of life, at the pace that suits you; and there's something for everyone! We've been living here for 16 years and love the people, area, climate and lifestyle. Our location is privileged and we treasure that above all. We've explored many towns and villages, beaches, cenotes (a must see and do!), theme parks etc along the coast and inland. Come, let us point you in the right direction......
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Casa Alma is a dream, and was perfect for my family of seven adults. Everything was clean, and the house exceeded our expectations.
The pool was perfect during the times we relaxed in the house and it was hot. The roof top was perfect for the late evening and at night time.
For our first and one of our last dinners Candy came to the house and cooked for us. She is lovely, and her cooking and services were phenomenal. Thanks for the suggestion David!
Additionally, Sarah came by the house every morning to ensure everything remained clean and organized- she is a sweetheart.
Thank you David for making our stay incredible!
The perfect house to experience all the wonders of the Mexican coast. Ideallyic views of the Caribbean coast, plenty of space for two families combined with a great pool. Daily walks to the beach, local restaurants and a few trips to swim with turtles and discover mystical cenotes made for a perfect holiday. David is an amazing host that ensures you have a relaxing and comfortable holiday.
Do yourself a favor and book a holiday in paradise.
Many thanks, Michelle, for your positive, appreciative, review. You were great guests, respectful and fun loving! I hope that you decide to return to Casa Alma, one day. We'll be ready to welcome you like old friends. Sending Sara's best wishes and mine, to you all! David
Fantastic Getaway at Casa Alma!
We had the good fortune to call Casa Alma our home for 5 glorious nights in January. The home itself is even better in real life than on the page. My group of 8 ladies had more than enough room to hang out, take in the sweeping panoramas of the Caribbean Sea and rest up for our next adventures. Having daily housekeeping was a nice touch, as we didn't have to worry about day-to-day clean up making this an extra luxurious and relaxing holiday. In terms of location, the home is PERFECT. It's a short walk to the beach and Fifth Ave and the area is truly awesome. If safety is a concern, you needn't worry - the Playacar community and the surrounding area are well kept, monitored and patrolled. All told, it was one of the best ladies trips yet - and Casa Alma was the perfect base for catching up and going out. Communication with David was amazing and he truly went the extra mile to make us feel at home - from the welcome package, to the airport transfers, and recommendations of local spots - he took it to the next level. All told, I wouldn't hesitate to come back and I would recommend Casa Alma over any other Playacar property, based on the amenities and level of hospitality and service from David and his team. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us and hope to be back someday soon :) PS - travel times from PDC to Mayan ruins (Chichen, Ek Balam, Tulum, etc) are shorter than from the hotel zone in Cancun. We loved our excursions with Make Your Own Tours and guide Gabriel, as well as Fishing with Ivan (best snorkeling of our lives). Tankah Pueblo was also amazing! Based on my previous Cancun experience and our time in here in PDC, head to PDC and stay at Casa Alma - you will be glad you did :)
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough and thoughtful review. You said that Casa Alma was a perfect house, well you and your company were the perfect guests; friendly, respectful and even tidy! Sara loved you all!
We do hope to see you all again but if your group is smaller, I’ll be happy to offer you a cost-effective rent to entice you back!
With kind regards,
David & Sara
Perfect!! Nothing to improve upon.
Casa Alma ended up being the perfect place to stay in Plays Del Carmen for our family reunion of 10. There was more than enough room in this gorgeous house. The kitchen was perfect for those that like to cook. The location of Playacar 1 was perfect in that it was quiet and surrounded by other gorgeous homes and next to the much prettier beaches that are south of town. The hustle and bustle of town was a short 5 minute walk through a jungle with ruins. David, the owner himself, is really what made this rental stand out from other great rentals that I've had. I've never checked into a house and had it stocked with 4 hot roasted chickens, a refrigerator full of beer, wine and champagne, fruits, vegetables ,rice, beans, and more. He had our rides to and from the airport arranged and was always available thru texting for any other questions. Large fresh flower bouquets were all through out the house. We couldn't have been happier.
Well, I think that's the best review yet, so maybe we're getting better!
I'm grateful and encouraged by your thoughtful review that reflects how appreciative you were of our efforts to make you feel good at Casa Alma.
We do our best to make guests feel comfortable and that you are greeted with a well-stocked fridge, with food and beverages so that you don't need to go shopping, on arrival.
You were the perfect guests, friendly as family and well-travelled to be discerning. And Sara was impressed with all of you and really appreciated your generosity. We would really love to host you all again but, depending on the time of year, you might want to come in a smaller party for a much-reduced rent. Meanwhile, thanks again and be safe and well.
Very best wishes to you all,
This house is amazing and is perfect for families or large groups! You are within steps of the beach and walking distance to town. David is a great host, providing some yummy food supplies to get you going. The top deck is fun place to sit at night, watching the cruise ships and ferries coming and going. We also had a full moon. We highly recommend this house.
Many thanks Linda, for your thoughtful and positive response.
We truly appreciate the time you took to write it because, no matter what is written about the houses by their Owners, "the truth of the pudding is in the eating" and so we rely heavily on complimentary reviews.
We're so glad that you were able to fit so much into your 6 nights at Casa Alma and that you were able to enjoy the magnificent views from the top deck, in full moonlight!
You were perfect guests, so we hope to see you all again back here, maybe for 8-9 nights, next time, with a discount for returning guests. If you do, Sara will prepare her impressive "Welcome Back" for you.
Our best wishes to you, Ron, Lori, Greg, Marlee, Casey and Nick,
Everything we hoped for and then some.
Our party of 8 were pleasantly surprised with everything about Casa Alma. David and Sara attended to our every need.
The home is beautiful and equipped with everything you need or want. David found us a wonderful chef on short notice. She prepared a tuna and 2 mahi mahi that we had caught. It was the best meal that we had the whole trip. We also enjoyed Rilandos for some italian food and steaks.
Our transportation to and from the airport and welcome food package was the cherry on top. It was extremely nice to have that in the package. We used taxis quite a bit and they worked great for us on longer trips. We got a van for 8 and sometimes a car for just a few. We consider our overall experience at Casa Alma was worth every penny. We plan on returning.
Dear Kay and Alan,
Many thanks for writing your wonderful review of your stay here at Casa Alma. It was a pleasure to host your stay. We're delighted that you had such a good time and, now that you are familiar with living here, we look forward to welcoming you back for an even more enjoyable time!
Very best wishes, David & Sara.