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Casa Whitley...An Elegant Mexican Villa

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Amid the warm Mexican Caribbean climate, spectacular natural beauty and stunning Mayan culture, Casa Whitley inspires relaxation, tranquility and a true retreat from everyday life. Located on the Riviera Maya, in the exclusive gated resort community of Playacar (40 minutes south of the Cancun airport), Casa Whitley is an exquisite hideaway for only the most discriminating guests. The sun-drenched ambiance is reflected through the simple yet elegant architecture of the Spanish Colonial design by architect Angel Eslea. Interiors were designed by the owner, renowned Connecticut interior decorator, Carol Whitley.

Double height ceilings, rough-sewn wood beams, skylights and custom Talavera tiles add to the home's unique style. A Mayan waterfall spills into the sparkling swimming pools reflecting a lush landscape of tropical plants and palms. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen awaits the amateur chef. The large living room has a 18-foot wrap around sofa, 2 large rattan arm chairs and antique coffee table. The center piece of the dining room is a massive 9-foot mahogany table and rattan arm chairs to encourage hours of dining pleasure. All the main rooms spill out onto the terra cotta tiled terrace and the pools beyond. The Casa is perfectly situated on the 4th hole of the beautiful and challenging Robert Von Hagge Golf Course. The Spa at Playacar Golf Club, within easy walking distance, offers luxurious and relaxing treatments.

Three bedrooms and a master suite sleep a total of 10 guests. (The fifth bedroom is off the laundry room and is very small with bunk beds and a private bath. It sleeps 2. Perfect for kids!) Four and a half bathrooms, some with double sinks, a sky-lit tub and showers, are each enhanced with hand-made blue and white tiles. Each upstairs bedroom has its own terrace. The Casa is fully air conditioned with individual room controls.

Our concierge will check on you daily. He will arrange transportation, private chef service, reservations for spa, restaurant, golf and sightseeing. Every detail to make your vacation truly memorable.

Only a short walk away (less than a mile) is the beach, ferry boat to Cozumel and Playa's famed 'La Quinta' (5th Ave). The pedestrian street is lined with many shops and international cafes. La Quinta comes alive at night with strolling musicians and lively international conversations. But the best of Playa is the miles of silky white beaches kissed by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

The friendly atmosphere of Casa Whitley, its romantic nights, myriad of daytime activities and its location in the heart of the Mexican Riviera Maya, make it the perfect place to spend your vacation.

More Details

Carol Whitley Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again, our stay at Casa Whitley was fantastic.  As previously, Maria kept on top of everything, responded to all our requests and made everything run smoothly and effectively.  Arturo doubled as driver and thoroughly knowledgeable guide, not only getting us safely to every location but helping us with entry requirements and patiently waiting while we enjoyed every manner of vacation activity.  And, of course, we can't say enough about Blanca, a superb chef who accommodated all our requests...everything was absolutely delicious.  I once again found myself trying to figure out how we might get her through customs and immigration on our return to the States!  Casa Whitley itself was just as we remembered it from our previous visit...a beautiful home in a location that truly is close to paradise!  We all thank you for allowing us to create some wonderful family memories by sharing Casa Whitley with us!

          Our warmest regards and we look forward to another visit at, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Mar 2014
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Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Whitley...An Elegant Mexican Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Three letters...... W O W!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin?!

Casa Whitley exceeded our expectations. We were a group of 10 girls on a girls trip (bachelorette party). Half of us were able to arrive early and, with the help of concierge, our transportation was graciously awaiting us at the airport. As soon as we pulled into Playacar Phase II (the community) we were "ooohhingh and aahhhhing"! From the vibrant landscaping, to the amenities, and native wildlife...Casa Whitley felt immediately like home. We set up decorations to welcome the other group and the bride-to-be. Needless to say, when she arrived, our guest of honor was beaming with excitement and surprise!

We spent the first day just relaxing by the private pool, ordering pizza delivery, and unwinding after our flight. The beach was within walking distance and between that, shopping, and grazing on delicious food we thoroughly enjoyed all Playa del Carmen had to offer.

Monica and her husband Chema were lovely, polite, and the of utmost help. She was able to arrange us extra transportation for our big night out on the town. Blanca served us the most exquisite traditional Mexican Breakfast on the day of our departure which included Migas with freshly made salsa, eggs with queso, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, milk, and freshly squeezed orange juice..."QUE RICA!" She was the sweetest and cutest ever throughout her morning with us. The owner, Carol, was able to walk us through every step of the process and made the trip for our large group go off without a hitch.

I cannot express enough how much fun we had, how safe and comfortable we all felt, and how enjoyable our stay was at Casa Whitley...but don't take my word for it. You MUST see this little piece of Heaven on Earth for yourselves.

God Bless & Thank you Carol again for your hospitality!

Chelsea & las Chicas

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you was indeed a pleasure to host your party. We look forward to having each of you as our treasured guests in the future! Carol
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Slidell, LA

Wonderful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Casa Whitley while visiting Playa del Carmen in celebration of our 30th birthdays. We had a wonderful time! The home was clean and well maintained. The kitchen and common areas were spacious, and allowed all of us to enjoy each other comfortably, and the bedrooms were spacious and numerous enough to allow solitude when desired.

Carol, the owner, was helpful during every step of the process from making the reservation, to our arrival, to check-out and returning our refund. She and Maria, her concierge, provided several recommendations concerning dining, activities, and even the best spots on the beach. Yet I must say, as far as the excursions and airport transport, I found that we were able to save money by arranging them on our own.

The house is about a 10-15 min walk from the beach. Most times though we caught a cab as it was crazy hot to get into town (cabs were $9 USD). 5th Avenue had lots of shopping and dining, and most were reasonably priced.

Overall, we had a fabulous time. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer! I would highly recommended Casa Whitley to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I spent the week at Casa Whitley with my best friends celebrating my 40th birthday. The house is beautifully decorated and was perfect for us! Great neighborhood, easy access to beach and Playa. The concierge and chef services were brilliant. Huge recommendation from me as well as my friends. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends. Regards...Carol
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 19.0%

Slightly higher daily rate for less than 7 days. Rates do not include 19 % IVA tax.
Rates are in US dollars and subject to change without notice.
Reservations require a 50 percent deposit within 7 days of booking for
confirmation. The balance of rental plus security deposit (1000 US)
must be received 31 days prior to the arrival date. Holiday rentals
(Christmas, New Years) are NOT refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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