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Environmentally friendly home and your own beachfront to the Caribbean

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom plus loft with full size Futon - Sleeps: 6

Charming modern concrete home nestled into the palms with tile floors, granite counters, and deep mahogany woodwork. Master, living, and modern kitchen open to the Carribean with large sliding doors to the large deck, plus screened porch for night time enjoyment. 2nd bedroom view is beautiful coconut palms. Loft sleeping room is open to the roof deck and its sweeping views of the ocean and jungle. Two in-home bathrooms are stylish w/ over sized showers. There is a beach bathroom and outdoor shower also.

Casa Blanca Caribe was designed as a stilt home to provide amazing views and cooling breezes year round. It is a new home with a clean uncluttered feeling. The lot is deep and full of huge coconut palms, so there is no noise from the beach road, only the sounds of the surf, breeze, and birds on Sapphire Beach. The sea in front of the home is a gradual drop to the reef system. Free of turtle grass, the sandy bottom and waves are perfect for playing in the water

The property has a beautiful beach with only a few beach combers passing by each day.. You'll have the beachfront and the reef nearly to yourself. Casa Blanca Caribe is located on Sapphire Beach - arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Maya with wide sandy beaches. Walk for miles or visit the tidal pools and discover all the shells.

Tired of diving, snorkeling, or fishing? Within an easy and safe couple of hours of driving, visit numerous Mayan archeological sites scattered throughout the countryside, the famous Bacalar Lagoon, Cenote Azul, and Spanish fort. Drive to the Belize border, or visit the museums in Chetumal, or hire a small boat to take you on sea cruise thru the reefs from Xcalak to Chetumal Bay’s Bird Island. Drive north to take a guided tour into the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, or visit the bustling area of Tulum. Or just drive 20 minutes into our quaint town of Mahahual for relaxing fun and food.

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Rick and Jeri Scott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


El Placer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Two in-home bathrooms are stylish w/ over-sized showers. There is a beach bathroom and outdoor shower also for guest convenience.while out on the beach enjoying the surf and sand.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Separate Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom opens to the large deck and includes a separate Master bath. 2nd bedroom view is beautiful coconut palms. Loft sleeping room is open to the roof deck.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
This is an environmentally friendly home with the main source of power coming from solar panel array and wind turbine. Water is captured from the rains and used for washing and shower. Water and power conservation is a part of your experience at Casa Blanca Caribe. There is a back up generator should an additional charge to the storage batteries be required.


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Environmentally friendly home and your own beachfront to the Caribbean
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Great get away in a special location !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Blanca Caribe. Rick was responsive and helpful in answering our questions before our trip and went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. The house itself is beautiful and is located on a stretch of hard white sand beach.

Although the house is "off the grid" you'd never know it. The solar power never failed us, there was ample bottle water for drinking and the WiFi worked great. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well appointed and the common areas are comfortable - including a great deck that's perfect to watch the sun come up with a cup of coffee in the morning and the cruise ships sail off into the distance in the evening with a cold beer.

The coral reef is within swimming distance from shore and offers good snorkeling. We took a day trip to the ruins at Kohunlich near the Belize border and stopped in Bacalar for on the way back. All in all, a great experience for our family

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Perfect place to unwind and just relax.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 very enjoyable nights. Visited Mahahual twice (best to go late afternoon when the cruise ships are in) and ate dinner each night at the Mayan Beach Garden Inn. Wonderful food and great conversation with the guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Wonderful, Remote Modern Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful home in Mahahual!

This quiet, beautiful beach house just north of Mahahual town is exactly what the two of us needed: A relaxing place to disconnect, get some sunshine, snorkel, and relax. The solar power system is impressive! We never needed the use of the generator, and always had hot water.

The owners and property manager really out did themselves, answering our questions, and assisting us prior to and during our stay. We loved the remoteness of this home, though felt secure having the property manager just a kilometer down the beach. The house had all the basic supplies we needed, and was extremely spacious for just the two of us.

Pro tip: do all the shopping you think you'll need in Tulum, before you head in. Basic groceries and sundries are available in Mahahual, but we were always eager to return to our slice of paradise after a trip to "the city." Also, have a few meals down the road at Mayan Beach Garden. The meals are wonderful, and a great place to meet other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice and peaceful place to be. Great vacations!

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable house, with many peaceful places to be. Great vacations!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birth Place: Heidelberg Germany, US citizen, US Army Brat, lived everywhere

Great Stay on the Maya Riviera

  • 5 of 5

We recent had an excellent stay at "Casa Blanca" on Mexico's East coast in Quitana Roo just north of the small, (but growing) town of Mahahual - about 120 miles north of Belize. The owners, Rick & Jeri Scott were quick to respond to questions and have a detailed list of things too do in area that was very valuable. The water was clear, the beaches are white sand, the reef is 700-800 feet from shore and the house is elevated on stilts which allows the trade winds to keep the main living area on the 2nd floor cool. There are 2 Sea Kyacks, which our 2 teenager, (15 & 17) used daily and the downstairs bathroom & shower were super convenient.

The property is locally managed Marcia at the Mayan Beach Garden Inn a few kilometers south of the house. She is more than accommodating and made sure everything was as advertised, great food for your first night if arriving from Cancun and you haven't gone into Mahahual for supplies yet, (let her know you'll be eating there when pick-up the keys).

Mahahual has a cruise ship port and can become pretty crowded for the few hours that passengers are allowed to disembark. Prices are through the roof during theses times, so always ask for the Spanish or non-tourist menu's at the restaurants. Do this even if the cruise ships aren't in port - you'll save between 40% to 50% on your meals and drinks. Also, wait to buy any trinkets or souvenirs until the last of crews ships have departed, again you'll save a lot of $$ and don't forget to negotiate!

The nightly price for Casa Blanca is very reasonable considering the location, amenities and the house itself. Simply put, "It's a good deal".

Thanks Rick & Jeri for the relaxed fun Va-Ca!

Dan, Pam, Madison & Nicholas M.

Austin, TX.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was better than anticipated and perfect for our family. The owners were good about checking in with us before our trip to make sure we had everything we needed and answering any questions we had. Also, the rental manager, who operates the Mayan Beach Garden Hotel just down the road, was extremely helpful and gave good suggestions for fun activities and sights to see.

The house is on a lovely beach in a quiet area with snorkeling and fishing close by. We enjoyed a delicious Christmas eve dinner at the Mayan Beach Garden Hotel as well as paddle boarding there.

I would recommend this property to friend and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
320 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This area is tropical Mexico at its finest. Sitting on the warm blue Caribbean, and protected by a large reef system, the water and sandy beaches are excellent for all water sports. 20 minutes from our home is the town of Mahahual. A charming Mexican beach town with a very laid back Caribbean feel. Or visit while the cruise ships are in town and visit the pier for a little shopping. Tired of snorkeling, diving, eating and drinking? Within two hours of us, adventures await you with many Mayan archeological ruins, zip line tours, excursions into the remote Sian Kaan Biosphere, the country of Belize, and quaint Mayan villages.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

$15 per day per guest for more than 4 Guests

Monthly Rate can be Negotiated.

Payment Terms:
50% of the fee required hold the rental time. All but $200 'holding fee' refundable prior to 30 days from the rental date.
The remaining 50% and the security deposit must be received 30days from the planned date of arrival.
Pet fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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