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Gorgeous Villa, Rooftop Jacuzzi, Cascading Waterfall, Steps to Beach & Town

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

steps to beach - 5 BR, 4.5 BA, sleeps 6-12 in Mayan Riviera Vacation Rentals

Newly built luxury villa with 5 large bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6-12 comfortably in Playa del Carmen in Mayan Riviera, located near the entrance of exclusive gated community of Playacar Phase 1. Our villa is a 4 story, 3500 sf home with a stunning ocean view, which sets a relaxing atmosphere with its charming Caribbean theme. Custom-built Infinity jacuzzi with cascading waterfall captures the beauty of the lush green tropics and turquoise blue sea. There are quality finishes and furnishings throughout the house including marble floors, beautiful handcrafted stone 'Tikul' countertops, all new appliances, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. Upon entering Villa Passalacqua, you will be impressed by the large picture window near the front entrance which showcases an enormous old tree in the garden outside. At night, carefully placed lighting enhances the magical look of this work of nature. The villa is only about 3 houses from the beach. Stunning Views! Can be rented as a 3 bedroom.

Description of Vacation Rental- House: On the 1st floor are the living and dining area, the kitchen which is equipped with top of the line appliances, as well as a half bath and the den/bedroom. There are 3 guest bedrooms on the 2nd floor, all of which have a private full bath, ceiling fans and a thermostatically controlled central AC unit with remote. One bedroom has a private terrace and offers a glimpse of the magnificent Caribbean. The third floor is a master suite with a king bed (which can also be separated to make 2 singles), a sitting area with 3 piece sofa and extra large bathroom. Just outside of the ample master suite, you will find a large-size Jacuzzi with Infinity waterfall. A caracol stairs leads you up to the rooftop solarium which has a built in BBQ, plenty of seating and boasts an impressive 360 degree view. This beautiful villa is located on the Mayan Riviera in Playa del Carmen. We offer wireless internet.

Location of Vacation Rental- Villa: Villa Passalacqua vacation rental is located in a exclusive, private, gated resort area, Playacar Phase 1. The villa is only about 3 houses from the beach. The view is just amazing! Take a five minute walk with panoramic views and you are at the famed Fifth Ave. of Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera. Packed into a few kilometers limited to pedestrians you will find shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, all the fun activities; money exchange booths, coffee shops, internet cafes, and kiosks to get information and make reservations for tours and area activities. Close to the Xaman Ha Aviary condominiums. Within view of the terrace is the 18 hole Playacar Golf Club designed by Robert von Hagge.

Guest Book:: Message dated 8/9/2006 11:53 AM Central Daylight Time: Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had at your wonderful, wonderful Villa – Casa Passalacqua -- we spent a wk there and it wasn’t enough for me – We had a group of nine and all accommodations were excellent – very private. The pool area is exactly as described – which was perfect for us and very clean, maintained daily. The maid service was also excellent – very prompt and friendly. There is nothing we can say except we had a most wonderful family vacation – exactly what we were looking for – just to sit, relax and enjoy each others company, Location is good very easy access and seemed to be safe area – walking distance to beach and main avenue. Again, it was fabulous and we will definitely return to Casa Passalacqua – hopefully in the very near future. Thank you --- Belinda Santos

Reviewer: Oscar Seibel Madison Wisconsin

March, 2007. My wife and I from Wisconsin were joined by our children

More Details

Eleonora Passalacqua
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Eleonora Passalacqua

We have vacationed all over the world, and like Playa the best.

Eleonora Passalacqua purchased this villa in 2004

Why Eleonora Passalacqua chose Quintana Roo

It is very relaxing in the day, and very dynamic in the night. A very beautiful Place where you can have fun even if you are not doing much, just observing your surroundings..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Eleonora, What a wonderful house you shared with our family. Thank you so much! The weather was perfect and Carlos was wonderful. He planned and served a great Mexican meal for our family, including the birthday cake with candles! We had an incredible time and will think about coming back next year! Again Thank you! Please let Carlos know how much we appreciated his care for us!
Jan 2017
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Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read the rental agreement concerning the cancellation and refund policy
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Outdoor Shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Additional Sleeping - 1 queen , (good quality air mattress available upon request)
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 2 double
  • Spacious, beautiful and bright bedrooms with marble floors.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Transportation from and to the airport for a fee (if requested). Chef available for a fee (if requested). Housekeeping service available Monday through Saturday (No Sundays). Safe; waterfront; balcony; patio; garden; parking; bottled water provided.Jacuzzi/Pool (not heated) (Great for lounging 4 1/2 deep; accommodate 8 people comfortably) on the third floor with cascading waterfall in this villa on the Mayan Riviera in Playa del Carmen. Air conditioning has individual controls for every room. Ceiling fan in every room. Wireless broadband available.


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Gorgeous Villa, Rooftop Jacuzzi, Cascading Waterfall, Steps to Beach & Town
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Very nice area.

  • 4 of 5

It was a very nice location near everything in town close to the beach, beautiful scenery..

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Carlos was very attentive and easy to reach. He arranged taxis for us with no problem!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Los Angeles, CA

Amazing Stay in the Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay! This was a reunion for a group of nine friends and Casa Passalacqua was the ideal set up for us. The house was very comfortable and the pool was perfect for morning and evening dips. The house is a block from the beach, which is much less crowded than the beaches further north. The house is also a quick walk into town - truly the perfect location. Eleanora was incredibly helpful when planning our stay and the property manager Carlos was available for any issues or questions that came up while we were there. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided that on our first trip to Mexico, we would bring our 4 kids (ages 10-14). We were nervous - 4 restless kids while traveling to an unfamiliar place where we don't speak much of the language. Once we arrived at the house, all of our fears were put to rest. We were all completely overwhelmed with the beauty and elegance of the home while the kids ran floor to floor claiming their bedrooms.

The beach is about 100 yards from the house and is clean, electric blue, and beautiful. The area is quiet, safe, private, and friendly. The bedrooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, and the air conditioning is cool. We bbq'd on the rooftop balcony, cooked great meals in the kitchen, even had the cook prepare us a wonderful meal one night.

The lady who cleans the house (I didn't get her name) was absolutely amazing - she was always on top of things - towels, sheets, making sure everything was perfect. She was really sweet and I always enjoyed her smile.

Eleanora is very thorough and accommodating. Carlos was always able to answer questions and help out. I would love nothing more that to come back again! (Even the moody tweens said it was the best vacation EVER!)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay with entire family. Manager was very helpful and responsive to air conditioner didn't work, fridge didn't work, bathroom lights burned out....all were fixed shortly after calls (but would have been nice if these things had been checked before our arrival). All in all, house was in good condition and clean. One suggestion would be to put together a welcome book with notes on house and area; (i.e.: wifi password, tv channel guide, number to call for pizza delivery, etc.). Enjoyed our stay. Would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am very happy you enjoyed the time with your family in my beautiful villa. It is very important to me that guest have a good time, and do not encounter any problems. Our property manager, checks the house before the guest arrives to ensure that all is working well.This time, either some thing broke or he overloocked it, I am sorry for the inconvinience, according to Carlos, all was working OK. We have a welcome book,(great suggestion), it has been misplaced, but I can ensure you it will be there, you will see it on your next visit, I hope you will return. Thank you. ELeonora
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Perfect home for larger parties!

  • 5 of 5

Eleonora's home ended being perfect for our party of 10, while celebrating my 40th birthday in lovely Playa del Carmen! Four of us were delayed about 10 hours getting into Cancun, and Eleonora arranged transportation to pick up my friends at the Cancun Airport, since we were all supposed to have ridden together. (I need to say that I called VERY early in the morning, and she even helped us while she was under the weather).

The home was less than two blocks from the beach, about a 5-8 min walk to 5th Street, 10 mins to the ADO bus station. It IS in a gated community, and there was a little confusion with trying to get the taxi drivers to trust us that the home was in Playacar Phase I and not II, but all worked out!

A couple of us rented bikes through Ian at Playa Rida (, which were delivered right to the home by Ian, the owner. Highly recommend to get off the beaten path in Playa.

We left some restaurant recs in the visitor ledger, but here are a few we enjoyed:

La Coronela (VERY small, but well worth eating here. So nice and wonderful food. Two ladies in the kitchen cranked out my bday dinner with 12 of us there).

Bio Natural - great place for salads, vegan and veggie food. Also a small market.

La Brocherie - I know, who goes to Mexico to eat French food? Trust me, it was amazing, and it's obviously a hit with the locals. Best roasted chicken.

Anyway, the house exceeded our expectations, the wifi worked great, and everyone had their own space. What more can one ask for. Oh, and that rooftop deck! Gah!

Thanks, Eleonora and Carlos! I hope to get back one day soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Car: not necessary

Villa Passalacqua is a short walk to the Ferry to Cozumel & to town. The famous pedestrian 5th Avenue is 5 minutes away, with its international fine dining, boutique shopping, nightlife, bars with live music (Mariachis will serenade you in Playa Del Carmen, Mayan Riviera). The beach is less than a block away - virtually at your doorstep! The best of Playa del Carmen is at your fingertips! Also nearby is an 18-hole championship golf course, Mayan Ruins, snorkeling/scuba diving locations, sailing, jet skiing, para sailing, tennis courts and to the Xaman Ha Aviary. Nearby you can visit Xel-ha, Xcaret, Tres Rios and other attractions of the Mayan Riviera and Playa Del Carmen. Cozumel is a 25-minute ride away. Casa Passalacqua is in an ideal location near so many popular places and activities, yet still feels tranquil and secluded. It offers plenty of space and privacy for small or large groups, and is ideal for families with children or adults who seek a truly relaxing vacation.

Other Activities: Parasailing, shopping, night clubs, cenotes, eco-parks, aviary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

$350 Security deposit plus 50% of rental to reserve.
Balance due 60 days prior your arrival.

$200 per person above normal occupancy of 8. Please contact owner for details.

* CANCELLATION TERMS: Guest agree that if the reservation is cancelled 60 days or more prior to arrival, a 1 (one) night’s fee will be deducted from the deposit paid. The entire deposit forfeited for cancellations made between 30-60 days prior to arrival or for Holiday bookings at anytime. The entire rental amount will be forfeited for cancellations made 30 days or less prior to arrival. No refunds for Christmas/New Year.

Check-In: 3pm.

Please inquire for Wedding plans and accommodations.

Rental arrangements are flexible.
*We can rent it as a 3 bedroom house for

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund