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

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • House4800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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

Completely renovated and redecorated in fall 2017. 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


Curt Henderson

Member Since 2001
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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 2017 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 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

        Location Type

          • Beach
            You are 50 steps to the best beach in the world. Views of the beach from 4 of the 5 bedrooms.
          • Beach View
            You are 50 steps to the best beach in the world. Views of the beach from 4 of the 5 bedrooms.
          • Downtown
            5 minute walk from downtown
          • Near The Ocean
            You are 50 steps to the best beach in the world. Views of the beach from 4 of the 5 bedrooms.
          • Ocean View
            You are 50 steps to the best beach in the world. Views of the beach from 4 of the 5 bedrooms.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        full private laundry room
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Hi Speed WIFI
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Air Conditioning
                        In every room. Each room has control over a split system for maximum comfort
                      • Living Room
                        Large living room or family room easily seats 10
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        off street driveway
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Safe
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and beach/pool towels provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        full private laundry room
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            Large gourmet kitchen, well equipped
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you could possibly need
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Everything you could possibly need
                          • Dishwasher
                            Yep, we have a very nice dishwasher. Not common at all in Mexico :-)
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Catering Available
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    TV’s in the family room and all of the bedrooms. All TV’s are smart TV’s with access to the internet and Netflix
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        We have an amazing roof top deck with view of ocean and the island of Cozumel
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        Covered ocean view porch. My favorite place for morning coffee
                                      • Tennis
                                        Our neighborhood has a community use tennis court
                                      • Tennis Court
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water


                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            The house is equipped with a motorized mobility chair if a guest needs one.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Daily Maid Service
                                                  • Housekeeper
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • playground
                                                      • bay/sound
                                                      • caves
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • marina
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • reefs
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • waterfalls

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • 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

                                                                        147 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Perfect place in perfect location

                                                                        Elaine K.

                                                                        This is our 2nd time staying at Casa Blanca and highly recommend for others. Each trip, we had 3 families. It's daunting choosing a place in a foreign country from a stranger. No danger with this stranger though! Here are some of the highlights:

                                                                        - Curt is easy to work with and very responsive. It set-up for your vacation to be a great one.

                                                                        - The house is comfortable for multiple families. With 6 adults and 5 kids (ages 9-11), no one felt cramped. And it's NICE - not a converted frat house. It was well taken care of before the remodel and certainly is today as well.

                                                                        - It's close to the beach. Literally 50 steps to the sand and usually we didn't wear shoes getting there. Plus, Curt has beach chairs, umbrellas and bucket of sand toys to use.

                                                                        - It's close to town. You can walk to 5th avenue in about 4-5 minutes.

                                                                        - The support staff is terrific. They even found a kid's retainer after we got to the airport to return home. Now the retainer is on it's own flight home.

                                                                        Two thumbs up!

                                                                        Excellent location, very clean, extra beach items.

                                                                        Nancy A.Phoenix, AZ

                                                                        The owner, Curt was extremely helpful prior to our arrival with all of our questions and vacation planning. He thought of everything! The house was walking distance to lots of shopping, restaurants, the pier to Cozumel and of course steps away from the beach. The house has plenty of sand toys, chairs, towels and umbrellas which was super nice. House was stocked with all of the necessities and very clean. All of the staff was super nice and helpful, I highly recommend the "Cookers," dinner was amazing! They even do the grocery shopping for you. I would recommend being very specific on your grocery list. :) We felt safe in the neighborhood, lots of security patrolling the area late into the night. The pool was a little chilly for my liking and the Jacuzzi is not a hot tub, that may have been my bad by not reading all of the details on the VRBO listing. Highly recommend Casa Sofia for Italian Food, it is within walking distance also.

                                                                        Overall very nice. Could have used a little loving care but about what I expect from a rental.

                                                                        Ross A.Minnesota USA

                                                                        Location was good. Enjoyed the walk to the main shopping area and eating areas. Convenient for the ferry. Very close to the beach but the road was very busy with foot traffic that is heading to the beach. There was a lot of seaweed but talking to people that are there for extended stays said that is unusual. There is no heat in the pool or spa. That would be a nice addition. Bedrooms and ensure bathrooms were also good. Overall a very good spot to enjoy a week of vacation.

                                                                        Wonderful Vacation Experience!

                                                                        Lisa F.

                                                                        We had an amazing stay at Casa Blanca! We were fortunate to have a weeklong stay there and we loved every minute of it. The house was exactly as described, it had everything we needed from a full kitchen, pool, hot tub, and AC in all the rooms. Every bedroom was beautifully decorated and felt like a master bedroom because there was a sizable bathroom connected to each. The staff was wonderful. Judy cleaned the kitchen and bedrooms so we could just relax.

                                                                        The location of Casa Blanca could not be better. It is a very close walk to 5th Ave where all the shops and restaurants are located. It truly is 50 footsteps from the beach! My favorite part about our time spent there was waking up early and watching the sunrise over the ocean, such a peaceful a beautiful experience!

                                                                        We are looking forward to our next stay at Casa Blanca!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Lisa, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Casa Blanca. We are so happy you had such a great time. You are always welcome back. Thanks Curt Henderson

                                                                        Best Beach House

                                                                        Sandy J.

                                                                        We did have a great time at Cash Blanca house. Your property lived up to our expectations and the information you sent in advance was very helpful (I did not rent /need a car). We used Rhino Transportation for transportation to/from the airport and a day trip and they provided excellent service. Jairo was of particular value around the house because of his ability to speak some English. The stars of the trip were the mother/daughter team that we hired to cook dinner on two different nights. The quality of the meals, the level of service and their personalities made for two great evening at the house. Thanks for all your help. Casa Blanca is a great place for FUN in the SUN, WHITE SAND and SEA.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you Very Much for this wonderful review of Casa Blanca Vacation Rental Home. I am always so proud of our house staff when we receive a guest review that spends so much time pointing the staff out rather than sharing how amazing the house is or how beautiful the beach is etc. That is our goal for sure. We have used Rhino Transportation for 15 years. Jairo (our pool and yard person’s) father Julian has worked for me for 17 years, I have watched Jairo grow up from a baby, when he was old enough, he joined our team at Casa Blanca. Judith our maid has been with us for 17 years as well. Casa Blanca, an amazing home sitting in the perfect spot in paradise with a stable, seasoned house staff that cares. You are always welcome Back to Casa Blanca, we hope to see you again.

                                                                        First Time VRBO renters - Amazing Experience!

                                                                        Lauren M.

                                                                        I would highly recommend renting Casablanca beach house! This was my first time renting a home instead of doing an all inclusive in Mexico. We used Rhino transport and he got us to the home without any complications. Upon arrival everything looked just like the pictures - but better! There has been a few updates since we first looked at the home. Large sectional couch, big dining table indoors and outdoors. The kitchen had everything that we needed! Large fridge, extra pantry space, dishwasher, water cooler, gas stove etc. Its hard to imagine what 50 steps to the beach feels like but its super close and this part of the beach is amazing!! Soft sand, no weeds like many other beaches in the Cancun / Mayan area. We loved morning walks to Starbucks on the pier. I cannot say enough good things about this property. The icing on the cake was having a wonderful cleaner and pool boy who were there everyday but Sunday. They did an exceptional job along with Veronica the property manager. I would rent this property again in a heart beat.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        What a great review of our home. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy with the remodel and all the new furnishings and it makes me very happy that you noticed. You were the first family to enjoy all the new finishes. Crazy thing is the contractors were working to get it all ready for you up until the day before you arrived, LOL. Thank you for taking such great care of the house, Judith the maid commented on what great guests you all were. You are always welcome back at Casa Blanca Beach House, thanks Curt Henderson, Colorado


                                                                        Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

                                                                        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.


                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        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.

                                                                        147 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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