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50 Steps to Beach 5 Min. Walk to Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 08-12) Paradise

This Playa del Carmen, luxury two-story home is conveniently located in the private gated community of Playacar Phase 1. Just 55 steps from the beach and only a five-minute walk to town and the famous Fifth Street or the ferry to Cozumel. High Speed Wireless Internet, SONOS speaker system.


ENGLISH language Satellite TV with hundreds of channels

SONOS Sound System

The accommodations in the house are 'turn key' (you just need to show up); maid to do dishes, maid to wash your clothes, house manager to run errands. Casa Blanca has a large private swimming pool and roof top deck overlooking the ocean. The 4 bedrooms are large and comfortable as are the four-and-one-half bathrooms (Totally remodeled in 2016). You will have the comforts of home with the sparkling blue Caribbean just steps away. Go to sleep at night with the sound of the ocean or enjoy the air conditioning in EVERY room with separate room controls. Enjoy the views and night lights from the island of Cozumel from the huge, roof-top decks and pool. Gourmet kitchen. All granite counter tops. Nicest rental home in Playa Car Phase 1. Full Maid Service Monday to Saturday.

Keep in mind that our home is NOT managed by a large non-responsive property management company, we have our own full time bi-lingual house staff that take care of you and the house. The maid will even do your laundry for you daily if you like. You can email us your Grocery and Liquor shopping list prior to your arrival and the house will be stocked and waiting for you. If the house, just runs low on ice you need only ask the house manager and he will go get it for you. After all, it’s your vacation. The house staff are full time employees that are at your service. You can call or text them or me the owner with any questions or needs anytime or as often as you want during your stay. Take a moment to read through our “guest reviews” We have more 5-star guest reviews than any other home in Playa. That didn’t happen by accident. Your satisfaction is our number one goal.

Keywords: Playa's Best Beach House Rental

More Details

Curt Henderson
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Curt Henderson

I have owned and rented out homes in Mexico for the last 20 plus years. I have a passion for the country and the people and one-day plan on spending a large part of my retired time there. I have never had a guest show up at Casa Blanca that was not blown away at just how nice it is and how friendly the staff is.

Your complete mind blown 100% satisfaction is our mission statement. We have a 20 year in a row of 5-star guest reviews with more 5-star guest reviews than any other home in Playa. That does not happen by accident. I understand the leap of faith involved with renting a vacation home in a foreign country from a person you have never met. That combined with the pressure the person designated with the responsibility of finding the vacation home for the family or group of friends is under. So, we have done everything we can think of to remove the stress and help with this leap of faith.

When you request info about Casa Blanca Beach House you will receive a 16-page guest book with not only information about the house and neighborhood but it includes info about Playa del Carmen, restaurants, dive shops, transportation, local attractions, emergency phone numbers, local medical offices and pharmacies, photographers, wedding planners and pretty much everything else that has come up over the last 15 years.

You will be provided with the cell phone numbers of the house manager an me so you can call or text anytime and as often as you need if you have questions or need something. We put you first and are responsive at your convenience not ours.

We hope you will stay with us.

Curt Henderson purchased this house in 2003

Why Curt Henderson chose Playa del Carmen

For the quality of the property and the convenience of the location.

This house was dramatically remodeled in 2016 and has USA/Canada custom quality accommodations and bathrooms. Every room of the house has air conditioning; this is not typical of most of the other homes available for rent in Playa.

The house is just 55 steps to the soft white sands of the Caribbean ocean and only a 5-minute walk to the famous 5th street in downtown Playa del Carmen.

What makes this house unique

Privacy and luxury come to mind first. It is a gated guarded neighborhood so you do not have the normal beach traffic. People cannot get into our neighborhood unless they belong there. The staff will make you feel like you are rich and famous. They do your Grocery shopping for you and laundry etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have added this guest book on 1-29-06 in the hopes of sharing in the good memories of our guests and to gain feed back on thier experiences in order to continue to assure that everyones visit is a wonderfull one.

hasta lauego
Jan 2006
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Avenida 5 (Fifth Avenue)
La Cueva del Chango
"Awesome food"
Xplor Park - Cancun
Casa Blanca beach house
"50 steps to the beach"
Rolandi's Pizzeria
"Great for the family"
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
5 min walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Blnca
Car: not necessary

The accommodations in the house are 'turn key' (you just need to show up); Swimming Pool with a view of the Caribbean Sea just 50 steps away, 300 + count/cotton sheets, down feather pillows, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, blow dryer, iron, satellite TV's, DVD player, SONOS sound system, DVD Players, Full Kitchen, coffee pot, maid to do dishes, maid to wash your clothes, house manager to run errands, watch the cruise ships in Cozumel from your roof top balcony or huge rooftop deck, barbecue from your rooftop or pool side grill, watch the sunrise, walk to the 'Ruins', walk to town (less than 5 minutes), and the list goes on. We will even help you set up the transportation to and from the airport or any other excursions you may wish to plan. Relax and have our chef cook for you. Email us your shopping list a week prior to your arrival and have the house stocked and waiting for you so you can get right to having fun. Take a moment to read through our “guest reviews” We have more 5-star guest reviews then any other home in Playa. That didn’t happen by accident. Your satisfaction is our number one goal. Casa Blanca is not managed by a big faceless, non-responsive management company. The house staff are full time employees that are at your service. You can call or text them or me the owner with any questions or needs anytime or as often as you want.


Playa del Carmen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Suite - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Master - toilet , shower
    Front Bath - toilet , shower
    Family Room/Pool Entry - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Suite - 1 queen
    Upstairs Master - 1 king , Upstairs Master
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , Downstairs Master
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
High Speed Wireless Internet, Computer on site or bring your Lap Top, Full Gourmet Kitchen, SONOS Sound System


Casa Blanca is stunning and just steps away from the beach!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 28, 2017

This VRBO bear stayed at the Casa Blanca beach house with family and friends to celebrate a special birthday. Everything about our stay was exceptional, and if I could rate the house and staff with more than 5 stars, I would! Casa Blanca itself is a stunning house, with 4 well-decorated, large bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a spacious living room and an updated kitchen. It is located in a private, safe and ideal location—right next to a semi-private beach, the Cozumel ferry port and all the 5th street action (food and bars). The house was truly incredible, but what made our stay extra special, was the staff. Curt, the owner of the house, was so accommodating, friendly and easy to communicate with and Alberto, the house manager was incredibly hospitable as well. We had arranged to have a chef come in the first night to cook a traditional Mexican meal, and the food and fresh margaritas were prepared when we arrived! We felt like celebrities as the staff welcomed us with open arms, served us in the house and provided us with such an incredible first impression of Mexico. There were also maids that came to the house every day to help clean and do our laundry, which was great considering we had such a large group! The remaining time at the house was perfect, as we frequently swam in the ocean, the private pool and BBQ’d in the backyard. Overall, I could not have wished for a better stay in Playa del Carmen—Curt, Alberto and the rest of the staff really went above and beyond to help plan the perfect vacation for my husband and our friends—and they succeeded. I would HIGHLY recommend Casa Blanca to anyone that is interested in a beautiful home with exceptional service.

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50 Steps to Beach 5 Min. Walk to Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House
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The best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

There should be an option for 10 stars!! What a special place this home is. First class with all the peacefulness of home. The location, the people, the accommodations were more then we could have imagined. Loved the space and set up of the home and enjoyed the private pool so much. It is true 52 steps to crystal blue waters with pure white warm sandy beach. A unknown slice of heaven I can't wait to go back too. Wow!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such kind words. Your always welcome back.. Curt Henderson
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Girls Week at Casa Blanca

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a girls getaway! The house was great and was truly 50 steps from the beach. We were able to walk downtown to shop, eat, and drink. It was especially nice to have a maid and someone to get our groceries--we loved the fact that we didn't have to think about all those things like we do at home. It was a perfect getaway for us and I know we would love to do it again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Jewel - Wonderful Property in Playacar

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely incredible stay at this perfect jewel of a home in a wonderful neighborhood in Playacar! The location is unbeatable. The only disappointment was having to leave! Before we left, we were already planning our return -- it's that good! Make sure to take advantage of the owner's recommendations for transportation, tours, and the best of local shops & restaurants. They were all phenomenal (especially the H&C arrachera). Julian helped us coordinate to have a few meals cooked in-house for us as well as securing an amazing birthday cake. Completely stress-free. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious house with great amenities

  • 4 of 5

Drivers provided are great sources of information

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Playa del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this resort house for 7 days with 8 people and it was the most amazing ever have ever had in Mexico. Definitely need more time at this house! Our driver Felipe with Rhino Tours picked us up at the airport first thing getting in the van he had servesas ready for us. He planned out days out to what we will be doing every day and picked us up in the am and drop us of at night. While we are gone we had the maid come and clean our house which was amazing, because we were parting so hard cleaning was not on our priority list. The house had everything we needed, pool, hot tub, AC in every room. Every room felt like a master bedroom because there was a huge bathroom attached to each and one of them, rooms had satellite TV. The house is next to the beach and next to downtown area, everything is within walking distance. We walked everywhere and just our own things, Starbucks near by, yes we needed lots of coffee in the AM. One thing make sure don't miss out is contacting Felipe the driver from Rhino Tours for this house and set up the initial pick up at the airport, this guy was so amazing we set up some tours for 5 days out the week that we were staying and he knew everyone around the area, we only did the things we wanted to do, like swim in the cenote,go see the old chichnitza ruins, adventure in the jungles such as riding four wheelers, zip lining, swimming. One day he took us to Cancun to go take these speed boats out to the ocean where we would swim and snorkel with the fish! It was so much fun, of coarse the weather was also super nice that day we got lucky!! Everyday it was a new adventure for us with Felipe always having his cooler full of water and beer! Just have to say the best part of this trip is getting to know our driver Felipe as he would take us to different places, share information about Hispanic culture and just shows us where the best taco stands are! We will definitely come back, I paid Felipe via PayPal which was nice for us because we didn't have to worry about bringing a lot of cash with us to Mexico.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Blanca = Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to staff and Curt for providing me and my family the best vacation we’ve had in decades! Rhino Transportation Company that was recommended to us was totally reliable. We stayed a week at Casa Blanca and could not say enough about the home, staff, location, etc. Everything about the home was a dream, a/c systems in each room kept the house very comfortable, rooms and beds were amazing, the living area was perfect for all 8 adults to relax. The pool was amazing as well, spent most days by the pool relaxing and chilling. The house provided everything we needed so we really didn’t (or want to) leave the house. We rented bikes to ride into town, really no needed because the stroll into town was easy and quick. We had a meal prepared upon arrival, best meal ever, so we thought, each meal prepared for us in the house was beyond words, highly recommend utilizing the chef(s) for at the very least one meal a day….AMAZING! Alberto, what can we say, he was amazing…took care of all of our requests and grocery deliveries. We were completely pampered beyond believe. I could go on and on and on, but believe me you will not be disappointed if you stay at Casa Blanca, you will only wish you had discovered it sooner. We will definitely make a return visit next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much enjoyed reading your review this morning. It makes me so happy to hear when a group or family has such a great time at Casa Blanca. You were a great guest, the house staff had a great time with you. You are always welcome back at Casa Blanca Playa del Carmen, thanks Curt Henderson, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 19.0%

Email us your Grocery and Liquor shopping list a week prior to your arrival and the house will be stocked and waiting for you, no additional fee. Maid will do your laundry for you daily if you want. Cook provided for $100 a day for two meals and $60 a day for one meal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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