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CasaCaracol -50steps to Beach, 5min walk to downtown 5thAve.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms 4 ensuite bathrooms, Sleeps up to 10

This newly Constructed, Playa del Carmen, luxury two-story home is conveniently located in the private gated community of Playacar Phase One. Just 50 steps from the beach and a short walk to town and the famous Fifth Avenue or the ferry to Cozumel.

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 Caracol has a large swimming pool and deck overlooking the ocean. The four bedrooms are large and comfortable as are the four bathrooms. 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 with separate room controls. Enjoy the views and night lights from the island of Cozumel from the decks and pool. Gourmet kitchen. All Travertine counter tops. A Bose stereo iPod docking station was recently added and a Bose bluetooth speaker. One of the nicest rental homes in Playacar Phase One. Maid Service Monday to Saturday.

Keywords: Private Home, Villa, Villas, Casa, Vacation Rental, Beach Rental, Beach Home, Beach Rental

More Details

Ed Landau/Nancy Mandel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Ed Landau/Nancy Mandel

Ronnie, Ed, Nancy and Bob - Caribbean Souls

Ed Landau/Nancy Mandel purchased this villa in 2008


Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • 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 Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sinks
  • This is a newly constructed home with all new furnishings. It will exceed everyone's expectations
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , King or 2 Twin + Trundle
  • This is a newly constructed home with all new furnishings. It will exceed everyone's expectations
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pack N Play for infants and Highchair available. Recommendations for private chef, airport transfer and babysitting available.


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CasaCaracol -50steps to Beach, 5min walk to downtown 5thAve.
average rating of 4.9425287 based on 87 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

The home is beautiful. There’s plenty of room for 8-10 people. The kitchen was useful to avoid eating out every meal. We didn’t make use of the recommended cook. Even with the beach being close, it was nice to have a pool. The beach was FILLED with seaweed which sucked. Filled meaning tractors scooping and burying it throughout the beaches. Veronica left a card the morning after we arrived, but we never saw her. We had some issues with two bedrooms AC units not working. The upstairs unit was leaking fairly heavily two of the nights. One of the downstairs AC units wasn’t working at all; so we avoided staying in that room. But ultimately did use the room one night because the leaking one was annoying more than anything. A downstairs closet was open when we arrived and there were bikes and paddles with balls. Considering the walk to the security gate is half a mile and then town is beyond it, the bikes were a huge help. The paddles were great also. Apparently the closet wasn’t to be used by guests. Understandable some personal items are for owners, but having to put these simple yet fun items back and buying our own paddles was disappointing. We went to Cozumel and rented scooters. Do NOT rent from the Playa side. Wait till you’re to Cozumel. It’s cheaper and you can see what you’re actually using before renting. The locals are PUSHY pushy pushy. Way more than any of us had experienced in other parts of Mexico. The home recommended transport was perfect. Carlos was awesome and took us to the store upon arrival and was early when we needed a ride to the airport. We rented a car to go to Tulum. Every price (aside from food items) was negotiable; so don’t settle on the first. Overall the home felt safe and clean. We cleaned up after ourselves and did dishes, so the cleaner wasn’t necessary but was helpful. This was a groupthink review: Had we not needed to deal with leaking/broken AC units on three of the five days and still been allowed to use recreational equipment from the house we would have given 5 stars.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant stay and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything! Nancy was a dream to Deal with and we all had a great time! So nice being just steps away from the beach and nice to be able to walk to 5th Ave from the beach or through the estate. Great base, we hired a car and went all over, highlight was swimming with turtles at Akumal, also the beautiful cenotes. Had a day pass to one of the AI hotels in playa car, lovely for the day but pleased to get back to Casa Caracol...Loved 5th ave shops and bars, had Constantina cook for us one night, fabulous and a lovely treat! Great margaritas too!! Hopefully be back one day soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern California, USA

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed this place so much. I'm actually finally writing this review because I was thinking of reaching out to the owner to see if I can rent her property again. Anyway, this house is located in the perfect place. I have stayed throughout the Riviera Maya and this house by far is the best house I've stayed at. Moreover, the owners are so easy to deal with, and try to resolve any issues immediately! I don't like writing reviews because I love great places like these to stay a secret.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Casa Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults and 3 teenage girls were squealing with delight as we wondered every room! Casa Caracol was prettier than the pictures made it look, was the best appointed home we've ever rented with all the cooking items you need, not just 6 forks and knives, all the linens you can use- I think over 20 beach towels that were routinely cleaned, folded and replaced, and places for everyone to sit whether out on the covered patio or at the dining room table. There were beach chairs and umbrellas for the us, chaise lounges for the pool area- just awesome! We've been going to PDC for many years but this was the first time we'd stayed in Playcar, it was close enough to town, yet quiet and the location to the beach was perfect. The beach was often windy so the private backyard with pool was perfect for us to enjoy. You'll get a lot of helpful hints from the owners on eating, etc. They recommended several restaurants we haven't tried and HC mets was the best!

You will walk a lot to the gate- a tip is to get your taxi's outside the gate coming and going to save 100 peso's each time- only about 10 more steps than at the Playcar hotel.

We hope to be back next year- a great time was had by all!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spartanburg, SC

Beautiful home, great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Caracol in mid-March shortly after the travel warning to this area was issued. Fortunately the neighborhood is gated and patrolled during the day and throughout the night as well. We felt very safe and had no issues in Playacar or Playa del Carmen.

The house is spacious and tastefully decorated. All bedrooms have a private bath, air conditioning, and a tv. The outdoor area has ceiling fans, lounge chairs and a quaint little pool. The beach is a very short walk, and we enjoyed the (new) comfortable beach chairs, umbrellas, and large towels.

An extra bonus was having Veronica purchase groceries prior to our arrival and Constantina cooking dinner two nights. As suggested we coordinated our airport transportation with Felipe, as well as a day trip to Coba and Tulum. (We had three different drivers but all were timely and very friendly.)

It was a great vacation, and I would definitely recommend this house and area to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sag Harbor, NY

Perfection for families

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 rd year in Playa with our family of 9 and it couldn’t have been better. The staff here is wonderful and the owners are concerned and caring. The Casa is perfect, beach is beautiful, shopping fun, people are friendly and great restaurants. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Cancun Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
10 min walk, 800 meters
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Ferry to Cozumel is 10 min walk, 800 meters
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Hwy 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
10 min walk, 800 meters
Nearest Beach
50 steps
Car: not necessary

Casa Caracol is located 800 meters south of the main square and 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Casa Caracol is in the gated community of Playacar Phase One and only 50 steps from a beautiful white sand beach. Playa del Carmen is located about 30 miles south of the Cancun Airport. The town has many wonderful restaurants. The warm Caribbean water is beautiful and the Playa del Carmen white sand beaches are second to none. The beaches are uninterrupted for miles north and south of town. The beaches are child friendly and European sunbathing friendly. 5th Avenue is a pedestrian mall and evening dining and strolls along 5th Avenue makes for great people watching. Many Mayan ruins day tours are available to Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. The world’s second largest barrier reef is located just off the coast. Snorkeling and Scuba are easily accessible. Many family oriented amusement parks with zip-lines, cenotes and swimming with dolphins are located within minutes of Playa del Carmen. Sailing, wake boarding, kite boarding, wave runners and other water sport activities are available within a 10 min walk (800 meters) of Casa Caracol.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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