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Beachfront Stunning Views of the Caribbean!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

If Sun and Fun is what you are looking for: Look NO further.

Casa Del Sol

Picture yourself in the exciting tropics in your own luxury villa, with sun-kissed skies and the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea nearby. Feel your body succumb to the cool ocean breeze as it gently cascades over you, draining your stresses away! It’s not a dream! It’s Casa Del Sol!

Casa Del Sol is a tropical delight, full of Caribbean color and charm located on the southern most point of the Caribbean in Mexico. The ocean front villa overlooks the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. This 3 unit villa is completely private. Wake up in the mornings to a gorgeous sunrise and fall asleep at night listening to the gentle seaside.

On the Beach level, the breezy bedrooms are located on either ends of the villa for maximum privacy for your group. The rooms are spacious with a queen size bed, single trundle bed, a 7 foot couch made from local hard woods, reading chairs and dinning room table for 4. Feel free to hang from the walls in a hammock to enjoy the flowing breezes as you take an afternoon siesta.

Take an exciting swim out front in the coral patches visiting with all the tropical fish, lobsters, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, and many more. The best way to describe the snorkeling in front is to imagine yourself looking into one of the most impressive stocked large salt water fish tanks around and next you know, you are in it. It doesn't get any better than this.

All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and have stunning seaside views. You will not find any televisions, nor will you want one since there are so many things to do at the house or nearby.

There are many miles of beach to comb searching for the largest/brightest conch shell. Kayaking out to the barrier reef, biking down the beach road, tossing horse shoes, observing many types of birds, star gazing at night, or just relaxing on the beach with a book is a great way to spend your vacation.

Luxury abounds as the living area is open and breezy and fully equipped for your relaxing enjoyment.

The patios and verandas provide panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, and spectacular Caribbean sunrises. In the mornings you will see the sun rise while looking out into the Caribbean and in the evenings looking back in the lagoon the sun will set.

Other units are available or use the entire house for your vacation. Please inquire.

Additional Amenities :

- Caretakers on site

- Bottled purified drinking water

- 4 Kayaks – 1 with a plexi glass bottom - free use for guests

- 2 Bikes – free use for guests

- Various snorkelling gear – free use for guests

- Ceiling fans

Additional Information :

The house is located in the marine park 'Arrecifes de Xcalak' which includes Chinchorro Banks (Banco Chinchorro). Upon arrival, please stop in at the park office to purchase your entry bracelet. The park office is in Xcalak, south on the beachfront.

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Othón P. Blanco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Ceiling Fans, Juicers, Blenders, 24 hour hot water, 24 hour solar electricity, Bicycles, Kayaks, Life Jackets, Floats, Snorkels, Fins, and Masks. A Grocery truck stops by house a few times a week with fresh Meats, Fruits, and Vegetables. Lounge on the Beach or Patios with Beach Furniture or just take a siesta in a Hammock. Non smoking inside.


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Beachfront Stunning Views of the Caribbean!
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Nice house, great scenery, no civilization and in the jungle... I'd always come back in a heart beat

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful!

The bed sheets great, nice mattress, nice kitchen… everything works, there was even ice in the refrigerator!

Nice it has kayaks.

Great coral and fish to view right in front of the house.

You’re out in the jungle… no civilization, I loved this.

Just remember to take your own food.

Great hosts!

Scenery… the best!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Super helpful caretakers

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time with my son at this house. Beach was fantastic and clean. The room was comfortable. Xcalak was just the right amount of quiet. Do yourself a favor and get out to dive the banco chinchorro, gorgeous!! The caretakers helped us out of a pickle when the mahahual gas station shut down for a week.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house on a beautiful beach! My family of 7 rented the upper unit, plus one of the lower units for 5 days. House was well stocked with purified water, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, clean towels, etc. We shopped in Playa del Carmen (or Tulum would have worked)for all of our food and drinks. We were so well supplied that we didn't even venture into Xcalak, but we could have tried a restaurant there - nothing fancy! We also enjoyed the delivery of the fruit truck a couple of times. We even were able to buy fresh meat off the truck. We came for the ocean, and it didn't disappoint. The beach in front of the house is kept clean and raked and is a great place to enjoy in one of the many lounge chairs. The ocean is very shallow - not a great place to just go for a swim. However, it would be very safe for young children, with water shoes on, to enjoy. We came specifically to snorkel the reef. Brought our own gear, swam out once or twice a day, and enjoyed the show. The rooftop is open to all guests (there are three different units that can be rented). The view is amazing - ocean to the east, and lagoon to the west. You can watch the sunrise or sunset over water. Rebecca and Conor, who are house-sitting for the owner and acting as caretakers, are wonderful! They were quick to greet us when we arrived, helped us unload, gave us space when we needed, but were there to chat and share stories when wanted. They let us know when the food truck was there, and even brought us home-made chips, guacamole, and salsas one evening. They are a treasure. I hope you get to meet them before they move on. This house would be a great property for a large family to rent and enjoy a vacation together. My one bit of advice, make sure you're clear on the directions for the house before you drive there, as you will lose cell service as you get close (the house does have decent internet however.) We struggled finding the beach road once we got to Xcalak. It was getting dark, we were exhausted and cranky after the long drive with 7 people in the van, and we took a wrong turn and almost made it to Belize (although we would have had to cross some water to get there!) And, speaking of cars, you definitely need to rent a car in order to be able to enjoy this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place next to coral reef

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well taking carte off, this remote villa worth the drive! I Would consider go back to this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW!!!! Is Simply Not Enough

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, Spectacular, Phenomenal.... all these words can not do justice to this property. It went far and above our expectations. We had the most relaxing vacation stay of our lives (and we travel a lot!). Our days consisted of waking around 9 am to a beautiful ocean front view and wonderful cooling breezes. After breakfast our day consisted of laying in hammocks in the shade, walking the pristine beach and snorkeling! The most amazing snorkeling in the Caribbean is literally out your front door. We saw tons, and tons of beautifully colored fish, squid, starfish, barracuda and so much more. In the evening we would relax on the roof top deck with cool drinks .. watching the gorgeous sunset and simply soaking in the tranquility of being at Casa Del Sol!

A couple of side notes / "tips". When someone makes the recommendation to shop for groceries before you get there -- do it! There is next to nothing available in town. That said, a local farmer drives by 2-3 times per week with fresh fruit and vegetables (the best you will ever get!), eggs and fish/chicken. Although, availability is never guaranteed. We purchased water and soap -- these items were provided. Be ready to relax! There are several wonderful restaurants but as far as traditional night life goes... not so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, very close to reef, nice folks

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, friendly folks, quiet and very relaxing. The places are very tastefully decorated inside and very comfortable. There is fresh produce available for quite cheap many days with farmers coming by. Also, if you're there to snorkel and see fish and corals, it's very good as there is a big, pretty reef very close to the beach (unusually close for this stretch of coast actually). Highly recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Brent A. Askins
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January 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed at the upper apartment in la Casa del Sol in December 2017. Xcalak is a place for those who like to watch stars, snorkel and go fishing. It is located off the electric grid in a world quite different of the major Cancun resorts. The house sits on a sandy beach stretching for miles and is flushed by a steady sea breeze. Very few people live here and you feel lucky when meeting anybody at the sea shore; in our opinion, the neighborhood appears more secure than any of the five boroughs of the City of New York. The coral reef is second to none (but, probably, the Great Barrier Reef), the turquoise water is crystal clean, and fishing from a kayak is fun. The house provides all essential comforts of civilization (including electric power from the solar batteries, cold and hot running water and even the Internet connection) without the obtrusive nuisance of television and cell service. The kitchen has everything required for cooking and serving meals; we stocked up on the way from the airport and then replenished food supplies from the local grocery truck and from the Mahahual bakery (~40 min drive). We found the apartment neat and well furnished; the housekeepers Aaron and Stacey live on the premises, they are very cooperative and efficient. The owner provides filtered water in 20 gallon bottles free of charge. We have never thought that there are so many pyramids in Yucatan; those of Chacchoben are within ~1.5-2 hr drive and there more archaeological sites around. The local fishermen have, apparently, started a pyramid of their own in a couple of kilometers down the beach and now their pyramid looks like a pile of rocks approximately 3 m high. At night some mosquitoes and no-see-ums show up, particularly, from the rear of the house; however, screens keep them safely out and we did not suffer any inconvenience.

We would like to come to la Casa del Sol again and strongly recommend the place for anybody tired of the routine of all-inclusive resorts and looking for a true get away.
Dec 2017
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Car: necessary

World-class Scuba Diving and Fly Fishing. Three local groups PADI, NAUI offering Resort Courses, Open Water Certification. Day trips to Belize, or arrange a 1/2 - full day of Fly Fishing or Sportfishing with guides. Snorkeling trips can be arranged, however snorkeling in front of house is the best you'll find in the area. Take day trips to ancient Mayan Ruins (Muyil, Dzibanche, Kinicha, Kohunlich, Oxtankah), Spanish Fort in Bacalar, Museums, Cave Diving, Cenote Diving/Swimming, or just a shopping day in Chetumal (Qoo-Roo's capital). Once you are back home, head to the rooftop for the best star gazing you can imagine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates for the Upper Unit are:

Low Season (May 1 - Nov. 15) $85/Night, 4 Night Minimum.
Mid Season #2 (Nov. 16 - Dec. 14) $100/Night, 4 Night Minimum.
Christmas/New Years (Dec. 15 - Jan. 10) $170/Night, 4 Night Minimum.
High Season (Jan. 11 - April 15) $140/Night, 4 Night Minimum.
Mid Season #1 (April 16 - April 30) $125/Night, 4 Night Minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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