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Curt Henderson

Member since: 2001
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Speaks English

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

120 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Playa del Carmen - Casa Blanca

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 08-10)

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.

SONOS Sound System and WIFI

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 swimming pool and deck overlooking the ocean. The 4 bedrooms are large and comfortable as are the four-and-one-half bathrooms. You will have the comforts of home with the sparkling blue Caribbean just steps away. Go to sleep at night with he 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 huge, roof-top decks and pool. Gourmet kitchen. All granite counter tops. Nicest rental home in Playa Car Phase 1. Maid Service Monday to Saturday.

Keywords: Custom Home

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Curt Henderson (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks English

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. We hope you will stay with us.

Curt Henderson purchased this house in 2003

Why Curt Henderson chose Playa del Carmen

Playa is so multi cultural. It is the least Mexican town in Mexico. I only say that because Spanish is just one of many languages spoken here. The cuisine is incredible diverse also. The pedestrian mall really slows things down and keeps downtown more like a village.

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have added this guest book on 1-29-06 in the hopes of sharing in the good memories of our guests and to gain feed back on thier experiences in order to continue to assure that everyones visit is a wonderfull one.



hasta lauego
Jan 2006
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Reviews

5
based on 120 holidaymaker reviews

50 Steps to Beach 5 Min. Walk to Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 121 reviews
Colorado
5

Girls Week at Casa Blanca

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a girls getaway! The house was great and was truly 50 steps from the beach. We were able to walk downtown to shop, eat, and drink. It was especially nice to have a maid and someone to get our groceries--we loved the fact that we didn't have to think about all those things like we do at home. It was a perfect getaway for us and I know we would love to do it again next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love staying at Casa Blanca

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Casa Blanca and we absolutely love it. There is enough room for everyone and the beach does not get any better. The concierge, Julian and his wife are amazing. They maintain the home and around if you need anything. Do not hesitate this home is close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Beautiful private neighborhood beach home in Playa close to everything

  • 5 of 5

It has been almost a month since we stayed at Casa Blanca in Playa Car Phase I during Spring Break.

For those who have not rented this beautiful beach home please don't worry about the exact address transportation folks know where it is. It has views of the beach from 2 rooms and it is a 2 house barefoot walk

to the beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas are provided. Playa del Carmen is located 40 minutes from the Cancun airport and 2 1/2 hour nonstop flight from Austin, Texas.

My multi generational family of thirties, forties, fifties, sixties and teens really

enjoyed ourselves. It was the perfect beach break we all needed.

I appreciated Curt the owner accommodating us by preparing an extra room for

the teenage boys once our numbers grew with the addition of my daughter and son in law.

Judy, the housekeeper was very good. A beach house can get sandy and in disarray rather quickly

even though we always tidied up after ourselves and she was there everyday to clean. Julian the house manager was also attentive to our needs. We did not rent a car. 7 minute walk out of the gated community into town, 5 minutes if you go by beach.

I am so glad we had the cook prepare lunch for us on the day of our arrival. We were

all travel weary and it was wonderful to be dropped off by the transportation guy, Felipe, who by the way

is great, and walk into a home taking in all the delicious smells of lunch being prepared. We just had

to get situated, unpack, freshen up and go down for a lovely lunch we had requested.

We also followed some of Curt's food suggestions including H.C. Meats one day. Their meats and salsa are great. Good call. Honestly, we enjoyed staying at the house for 90% of our meals. We always had leftovers

at the ready and fresh fruits and yogurt for breakfast. Some in our group had never had

Oaxaca cheese and it was like discovering apple pie. We had it everyday in one day or another,

melted on nachos, inside a warm tortilla, etc. We grilled hamburgers one night by the pool. Walmart will be your best friend and about a $6 cab drive away. We also enjoyed our own private rooftop bar where we would congregate every evening after dinner for star gazing and enjoying the ocean breeze.

We hope to get back to Casa Blanca again soon as it was a bit hit for everyone in my family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greeley Co, USA
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Blanca for week in mid Feb. Cannot say enough good about our stay. Location was prime, service was outstanding from Julian and the maid. We followed Curts recommendation on restaurant Carbonicias, and found some others off 5th Ave. We had two granddaughters with us and they were disappointed in pool being cold. The beach was wonderful, as nice as Secrets M aroma Beach, which is very highly rated. This was our 14th year in Mexico, stayed in all inclusive resorts prior to Casa Blanca and my wife and I agreed that our stay at Casa Blanca was much more relaxing. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Casa Blanca in Playa Del Carmen. It is exactly as shown! The house even had beach chairs and umbrellas for us to use. Absolutely gorgeous area. We've been all over Mexico and this is the best beach we've been to. No car needed at this perfect location. Walk anywhere within minutes. Having Judy doing the dishes and laundry was key for relaxation! We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a family

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Casa Blanca was really enjoyable. The house is very spacious and is really a five bedroom/six bath house as opposed to the four bedrooms advertised. The upstairs master area has a separate bedroom that is perfect for younger kids. The rooms have three king beds, one queen bed and two twin beds. Each includes an en-suite full bathroom with showers (no tubs). There is also a pack-and-play crib available if you have young ones and all the rooms have extra space to have a crib or blowup bed for a kid. Eating facilities are great with an large dining table inside and another one outside - under cover. The location is terrific. It really is 50 steps to the beach but it is actually about 10 minutes to town, not 5 - obviously not a big deal. The town has many, many restaurants of all types.

I would actually give this 4 1/2 stars if I could but I took a little away because the house needs a little updating. The dishwasher falls out of the cabinet and the kitchen accessories like plates, glasses and silver could use a little refreshing. The pool was the biggest disappointment as it was too cold for us to use, especially for the kids. This is a function of a winter visit as the winter sun is blocked by the house most of the time and the pool gets insufficient sunlight to warm it up. This shouldn't be a problem in other times of the year. The pool is also not as private as we would have liked because the hedges are too low and there is a lot of foot traffic on the street heading for the beach.

The service was fantastic. Curt made all the arrangements in advance and Felipe for transportation, Julian for assistance around the house and with errands and the maid service were all perfect. The house is exceptionally clean and has everything you need for a great stay. Drinking water is provided in unlimited 5-gallon jugs and all necessary paper products are included. We hired a chef for one night's dinner and it was the highlight of the week as Constantina and Jasmine made a fabulous Mexican feast for us including guacamole, enchiladas and fajitas. Definitely give that a try if you can.

Casa Blanca is a great house in a great location. We would stay there again on another trip to Playa del Carmen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
5 min walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Blnca
Car: not necessary

The accommodations in the house are 'turn key' (you just need to show up); Swimming Pool with a view of the Caribbean Sea (with built in hot tub), 300 + count/cotton sheets, down feather pillows, beach towels, beach chairs, blow dryer, iron, satellite TV's, DVD player, CD payer, VCR, 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 balcony or huge rooftop deck, barbecue from your rooftop 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Season
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,348
for 5 nights
From
£670
£4,375
 
 
Fall Season
1 Aug 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£2,240
for 5 nights
From
£448
£2,831
 
 
High Season
16 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,474
for 7 nights
£4,474
 
 
Christmas & New Years
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£9,857
for 7 nights
£9,857
 
 
High Season
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,872
for 7 nights
£4,872
 
 
Spring Break
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,923
for 7 nights
£5,923
 
 
Late High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,873
for 7 nights
£4,873
 
 
Mid Low Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,923
for 5 nights
From
£585
£3,776
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,715
for 5 nights
From
£543
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 19.0%

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Front Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Room/Pool Entry - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upstairs Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs Master
    Downstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs Master
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
High Speed Wireless Internet, Computer on site or bring your Lap Top, Full Gourmet Kitchen, SONOS Sound System

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