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3 Bdr. Casa With Private Pool and backyard The best location in Playacar 2

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

An Exquisite 3 Bdr Home, in Playacar with private pool, close to beach and 5th!

Casa Mariposa, is an exquisite 3 bedroom home, situated in Villas del Maya, Playacar, Playa del Carmen. A 5 minute walk from the beach and famous 5th avenue, it is the ultimate in Mexican charm. This perfectly located home features a large secluded backyard, with private plunge pool. Two second floor terraces provide beautiful vistas of the turtle pond and 2nd green of the famous Robert von Hagge designed Playacar golf course, now Hard Rock Cafe Golf Course. Von Hagge, the original owner of Casa Mariposa, ensured he had a one of a kind home and best location in the area. Morning coffee on the terrace, glimpses of exotic birds and animals, and the evening sunsets are breathtaking and inspiring.

The indoor living, flowing seamlessly to the exterior, is truly Mexican. Beautiful mahogany woodwork, Mexican tiles, and original decor will provide a uniquely Mexican sanctuary. Come and experience Mexico. The privacy of home, golf, tennis, and Caribbean sea awaits.


Master Bedroom- Features king size bed, private bathroom with walk in shower, walk through closet area and air conditioning. And of course the private terrace to sit and enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sunset with a cool refreshment.

2nd Bedroom- King size bed, shared bathroom, private terrace, air conditioning. Lots of closet space.

3rd Bedroom- Two twin beds (can be pushed together to make a king), shared bathroom, air conditioning, large closet.

Main Floor:

Fully equipped kitchen, granite countertop, with large stainless steel fridge. Coffee pot, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, crockpot, rice maker, blender.

Living room with smart tv, Canadian satellite, dvd player

Laundry room with new front loading washer, dryer

Outdoor space:

Your own private pool! Deck chairs and towels are provided, seating area with table, gas barbecue. Enjoy our new poolside shower! The only house in the complex with true privacy.

Check out our video that a previous guest made for us.

Guest access:

Large shared common pool and palapa with wifi. Enjoy the large pool and meet other guests if you like to socialize. Washrooms and shaded seating area. Newly surfaced tennis court exclusive for residents of Villas del Mayab

The Neighbourhood

Villas del Mayab is a quiet neighbourhood but only a short walk to 5th Ave and it's many shops, restaurants, and nightlife. A 5 minute walk through the ruins to the beach. We provide beach chairs as well as coolers so you can enjoy Playa del Carmens' quietest beach. Walk up the beach to the ferry dock and access Playa del Carmens' many beach bars and restaurants. The Hard Rock golf course, formerly Playacar Golf Course, is down the street.

Provisioning service can be arranged to make your vacation relaxing from the moment you enter our home. Inquire at time of booking.

More Details

Property Manager
Vanda Weldon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Vanda Weldon

We love our home in Playacar and are happy to be able to share it with others when we are back in Canada or travelling elsewhere on this wonderful planet.

Vanda Weldon purchased this villa in 2005

Why Vanda Weldon chose Playacar

The location is perfect. Easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shops. We love the quiet community of Playacar, while being close to the vibrant areas of Playa del Carmen is a safe, quiet gated community. Our group of homes, Villas del Mayab, are beautifully situated with golf course views and plenty of green space. This is truly the best location in Playacar Fase2. Our home is the only home in VDM that offers true privacy. Walk through the palms to the backyard and feel like you are in a jungle!

What makes this villa unique

Our home has a wonderful Mexican feel to it. We selected beautiful artwork by Mexican artists to enhance the decor and quality furniture. When we walk up to the house and enter into the foyer we truly feel "at home". Opening the doors to the backyard we know we are in paradise.

We are always making improvements but nothing takes away from the homey feel of our Mexican house. Our morning coffee on the terrace is a wonderful way to start your day. We watch the early morning golfers across the pond. The orioles will sing and we love to spot the parrots as they start they day. We have been lucky enough to view a toucan flying by at eye level.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nick said...

Mar 3, 2017

Date of Stay

Dec 15, 2016

Hi Vanda, Happy New Year! Just wanted to let you know that we had great time at your villa. As you said, location is just about perfect and having a small private pool makes a lot of difference. Tara was very helpful as well. Best Regards Nick
Dec 2016
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Villas del Mayab Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bathroom on lower floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full bathroom off master bedroom, large walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large bathroom on upper floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with private bathroom and walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space. Quality mattresses and linens for your comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

3 Bdr. Casa With Private Pool and backyard The best location in Playacar 2
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 glorious days at this property. It was perfect for a relaxing vacation. Most days we took the beach chairs and walked down to the beach to while away the day. Beautiful beach and being able to bring our own refreshments was great. Coming back to the house, showering off in the outdoor shower and we were ready to lounge by the pool in the backyard. What a life! Will come back again and maybe explore the area more. This vacation was for relaxing and visiting family.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed your time at our property. We are happy with the new outdoor shower and glad you enjoyed it. Always looking to improve, we have now added more outdoor lighting by the pool. Come back again!
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Greatest Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home in an awesome location, close to the beach and a short walk to town. My wife and I, along with two other couples, spent a week in this beautiful home with plenty of space, an awesome private pool and terrace, and an incredible view of the golf course and lake. Every day was spectacular and our time in Playa could not have been spent in a better place. Every aspect of this experience, booking the house, billing, travel arrangements, shopping services, cold beer in the fridge, and amazing house managers Tara and Jose Luis, were excellent. We will visit again soon. Thank you thank you for a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your vacation at our place was great. You are the perfect guests and we look forward to having you again! Hasta pronto!
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This house is wonderful and fit all our needs

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had such a fantastic vacation. This house is close to everything yet provides privacy and security. Tara was terrific, providing great information when we needed it. I would highly recommend this house to my family and friends. I would recommend it to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home and Location!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of 6. We loved the Mexican decor and overall feel of the home. The location and view is beautiful. It's an easy walk to town or the beach. The owner was great to work with and I appreciated her regular contact leading up to our stay. A week before our arrival the managers contacted us with all the info we needed. Once we arrived the managers greeted us and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The 6 beach chairs, beach towels and coolers were a great bonus. We would highly recommend this home! We hope to return to Playa del Carmen and stay at Casa Mariposa in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home & vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time in Playa del Carmen and this place is my favourite one to stay at! The house is beautiful, clean and spacious with a Mexican feel. The owners and property manager are excellent to deal with - they truly care about each and every one of your questions and requests. I loved waking up in the mornings and having a coffee on the balcony off the master bedroom overlooking the golf course. The quiet, private backyard with a pool is the perfect place to lounge during the day or evenings. The house is only a 5 minute walk to the white sand beach for an ocean swim. It is also a short walk to the popular street "5th Ave" which has all the shops, restaurants and bars. The kitchen was well-equipped if we felt like preparing our own meals and the property manager was able to bring in groceries or direct us to the markets and grocery stores. For the days we felt like going out for lunch or dinner, there were a variety of delicious restaurants close by. I always felt very safe walking around the neighbourhood in Playa Car and around "5th Ave". I truly enjoyed my stay and I hope to return for another excellent vacation in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Calee, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do think it is the best location to visit Playa from. We look forward to your return!
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely stunning and the perfect place for a vacation in Mexico. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in Playa. From the moment we booked the rental to the moment we left we had wonderful service. The property manager was there to greet us upon arrival and showed us where everything was located and gave us a tour of the home. I had informed the owner prior to our departure that we had just finished our Masters and she had a bottle of champagne waiting for us. The house has a beautiful private backyard which allowed us privacy but is also near a large communal pool which was great for socializing with others. The house is also at a perfect location, only a 5 minute walk from 5th avenue which is filled with restaurants, shopping and bars. In the morning we were able to sit on the balcony and watch the golfers on the gold course. In the afternoon it was only a short walk about 7min to the beach. This house is wonderful and a great place to stay, I will definitely be returning here in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. So pleasant and easy to deal with, you were the perfect guest. The house was left in mint condition, almost like you were never here. Looking forward to your next stay which hopefully will be for a longer visit, you feel like family!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Hard Rock Golf Course
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playacar Beach
Car: not necessary

The beach is a 5 minute walk through Xaman-ha ruins to Playacar Beach. We provide 6 beach chairs and small coolers so you can enjoy this stunning beach in comfort. There are no sales people hassling you at this beach. Pack some cool drinks, a little lunch and enjoy the beautiful turquoise ocean! A short walk north up the beach takes you to Señor Frogs and the Cozumel ferry dock where you can access many beach bars and restaurants in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy live entertainment while you while away the afternoon.

A short walk out through Playacar gates takes you to lively 5th avenue, with it's many shops and restaurants. 10 and 15th avenues have many great restaurants with generally lower prices than you will find on 5th. Our manager can tell you where to shop for groceries and give you directions to the vegetable market. Enjoy yourselves exploring the town.

There are many tours available or venture out on your own. Explore the cenotes, take a tour bus to Chichen Itza, spend a day on Cozumel, snorkel, scuba dive, host a mexican cooking course, there is something for everyone. Our manager is full of information to help you with your vacation.


Rates & Availability

Villas del Mayab Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Maid service $40
Refundable damage deposit $500
Checkout cleaning $60

Rates are subject to change until confirmation of reservation. Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to check-in, except for Christmas season which must be cancelled 90 days in advance for full refund. Partial refund if cancelled 35 days prior to check-in. If we are successful in securing another rental for the period, partial to full refund will be given. No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days.
Christmas Season 1 week rentals may only include Christmas Day or New Years Eve, not both, to allow for full two week bookings in this prime time.
Summer season, June to September, an additional electricity levy will be charged to cover increased air conditioning use. If air-conditioning use is low the cost will be minimal to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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