Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 adults and 2 children)
- english, spanish
About Matt Weatherbee
We moved from Boston to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2008 and we haven't looked back since. We came originally on vacation and saw the opportunity to open a successful property management company. Within 3 months of returning from vacation we had quit our jobs, sold everything (except our condo and car) and drove 4,500 miles from Boston to Playa with our 2 miniature schnauzers. We absolutely love Mexico. The food is fantastic - we eat out often, enjoying a variety of cuisines in one of a kind establishments, most of which are within walking distance of our condo. We have formed a large circle of friends, mostly retired expats, and even host Thanksgiving with usually more than 50 attendees! For Halloween a group of 20+ friends come over, all dressed in costume and we hit 5th Avenue and hand out candy to all the children. It is the most fun day of the entire year! When we are not working, Matt enjoys working out, reading, playing bridge, cooking gourmet meals and visiting the beach. Allan enjoys watching TV, playing blackjack, eating out, going to the movies and also visiting the beach. Matt and Allan
Matt Weatherbee purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Matt Weatherbee chose Playacar Beach
This is the most popular spot in Playa - a private gated community with stand alone homes. The beach is vast with soft white sand and turquoise waters and is only about 100 steps from your front door. I also love the roof deck with ocean view and Jacuzzi (non-heated).
What makes this Villa unique
You are renting from a professional property management company located in Playa del Carmen called North American Standards. Taking care of you and the property is our full time job and it's our goal to help ensure you have as an enjoyable vacation in paradise as possible. We offer a bilingual staff (English and Spanish) and well as a full time concierge who will meet and greet you. Our concierge can help you plan anything from tours and transportation to baby sitting and restaurant recommendations.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful house with lots of room for family
The property is a gorgeous house with 4 bedrooms and its own pool just a block away from the beach. We arrived at night so it was a little tricky to find as there was a vehicle parked in front of its sign, but directions given were good. It was hot and humid the day we arrived but the AC was comfortable enough after it got going. The beach was covered in seaweed but that is an anomaly for the area. It is within walking distance (10 min walk) to shopping and restaurants. We have 4 teenagers and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own bed and plenty of bathrooms as well. The property felt really nice and clean and it's great having a full kitchen. We got groceries the first day so we wouldn't have to eat out 3 meals a day. The Mega (grocery store) and WalMart were a short drive away.
We had a rental car so we were able to drive to Xplor park one day and can't recommend that enough. Amazing time! We also drove to Chichen Itza and visited a couple of cenotes. We also took the ferry to Cozumel for a snorkeling one day. It was a great place and very convenient.
The only issues were very minor: clothes dryer was having trouble spinning with more than two towels in it, bluray player in living room wasn't connecting to tv, hair dryer in master was old and having trouble. Overall, these were minor things and didn't hamper our stay. I would highly recommend this property to anyone with a large family or group of people who need a home base for excursions.
Fabulous vacation home in Playa del Carmen.
Playa del Carmen was the perfect place for our family vacation. The ocean was great and the beaches had the most perfect sand ever! Our VRBO suited us so well; we were close to town and even closer to the beach. What a fabulous vacation!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to review my property. It was a pleasure to host your vacation and I hope to welcome you and your family again soon!
Mike and nasplaya the manager were very helpful and friendly. The home was great. Wish it was a bit closer to town, but the walk was great for my figure! LOL Thanks again. All was great.
Thank you kindly for taking the time to review my property. It was a pleasure to host your vacation.
Needs some upgrades but a great location!
It is the little things that matter. We were lucky to have someone with us who speaks Spanish because the number given for taxis did not work. Ther cutlery dishes and wine glasses need to be updated and added to. The hot tub did not work while we were here. The cleaning lady was great as were the folks who looked after the pool. The DVD player in the master bedroom did not work but that was minor. Overall it is a lovely place and we would come back if everything was in working order!
Thank you very much for taking the time to review my property. It is highly appreciated as only through your valuable comments I know how it's doing. Thank you for your feedback as I already started to make upgrades for my home.
I hope to host your vacation again in the near future.
Great Accommodations and location.
The property suited out needs well and Deborah was quite helpful. The proximity to the beach was fantastic and being away from the resorts made it a bit less crowded than further down the beach. The beach was not quite as wide as it was in the resort areas but it was still fine for us. Occasionally we noticed a slight sewer/sulfur smell depending on the way the wind was blowing but it seemed less noticeable the final days so maybe they were fixing something. House keeping was adequate but could have been a bit better. The first time they came they only took dirty towels but didn't replace some of them and I am not sure how much cleaning they actually did. The second time they came during the week they seemed to actually do a better job cleaning and put towels in the washer but I am also pretty particular. We did not have coffee filters upon arrival but Deborah got them for us the first day. I wish there would have been an actual grocery store a bit closer to us but it was still only a 15-20 minute walk away. Overall a great visit.
Dear Shelly Hines,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide me with your comments regarding your recent stay at Casa Azul Caribe. I am happy to read you enjoy the house, beach and service of my concierge. However, please accept my apologies for the cleaning aspect, any feedback from our guests is highly appreciated as it assists me in monitoring customer satisfaction as well as finding new ways in which we may improve. I appreciate your recent visit in the hopes to welcome you in the near future.
Warm regards from the Mexican Caribbean!
Muy bonita casa... pero falta el servicio de limpieza todos los dias!
Swim, snorkel or scuba in our famous Cenotes or Underground Rivers nearby, experience Eco parks like Xcaret or Xel Ha