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Private Pool and Backyard 3 Bdr. Casa close to beach and 5th ave

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,708 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 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, clothes rack.

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 in the backyard.

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

Guest access:

Large common pool and palapa with wifi, shared with the 25 houses in the complex. Enjoy the large pool and meet other guests if you like to socialize. Washrooms and shaded seating area. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018

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 Villas del Mayab

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villas del Mayab in Playa del Carmen

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2708 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Half bathroom on lower floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bathroom off master bedroom, large walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom on upper floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with private bathroom and walk in closet, balcony
  • 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space. Quality mattresses and linens for your comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Mariposa.It was close to all the shops, the ferry to Cozumel, and the best restaurants, and it was completely private and quiet. The house is surrounded by flowers, the back terrace with plunge pool is heavenly and the view towards the golf course in the back is beautiful and serene. The contact team, Tara and Luis are the best. So helpful, friendly and answering all questions promptly. A warm welcome with all items in the fridge as requested. The house is very comfortable and quiet with everything one could need. We recommend the restaurants close by: Lara and Luca and the Sundowner. Both wonderful. We would certainly come back again and kept saying to each other how pleased with were with our choice!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cinda. We are so happy you loved your stay! I do hope you have the opportunity to come back. We have yet to try the Sundowner but will be sure to get there. Another new restaurant getting great reviews is Tiny Tiki Hut. Always new places to try.
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A special. cozy villa

  • 4 of 5

Casa Mariposa is a cozy villa. It is priced a bit higher than others in the 25 unit Villa Mayab community, but i think worth it because of the location and special view of the golf course. The bird sanctuary and cockatoos provide more acoustical fun than you might be seeking during the day, but they sleep well at night, and you will too. My wife thought the bathrooms needed a tune-up for the price, but the beer was cold and all worked just fine for me. The owners are kind and very responsive. This villa gets a lot of love, and gives a lot of love. We would rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. We were happy to have you and your wife as guests in our vacation home. Thank you for choosing Casa Mariposa, the choices can be overwhelming and we appreciate the opportunity to host you. We do strive to price our rental competitively with the other homes in the area. You will notice most of us adjust our prices frequently. That said, we do not live in the maids quarters as one owner does, so find it hard to match her price at times. We do have plans to upgrade the shared bathroom. This year we installed the outdoor shower and retiled the pool as they were the priorities for us. We will be deciding on what project we do this year with your review in mind.( As we spend most our time outdoors I am leaning toward tiling the pool deck) We do hope you can return and stay again!
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Fabulous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Casa Mariposa! Everything was perfect when we got there, groceries already delivered along with fresh flowers and Tara gave us an excellent overview of the house and instructions for everything. The backyard was very private, which we liked, but could still look over and see the golf course, etc. We enjoyed walking to the beach, walking to town and just exploring. Overall, I would stay there again! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kellie for your wonderful review. We love starting our day watching the golfers and the birds while enjoying our morning coffee from the upper terrace. We hope you are able to return and stay at Casa Mariposa again!
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As always, an incredible stay in this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this beautiful home over 10 times, and every single time is just as amazing as the last. The second I walk through the wooden front door, I am reminded I am home and in store for a relaxing week, or two if I am lucky! Casa cinco is clean, unique, bug-free, relaxing, authentic and has a private pool for convenient dips. Staying at this home will make you feel at ease and able to unwind, leaving the chaos behind you.

I love walking to the beach which takes no longer than 5 minutes. Coffee and delicious restaurants, shopping and bars are so close to home. I love the location of this property because you can easily join the party or retreat away from it with privacy.

I would recommend this rental 10 times out of 10 regardless of what kind of vacation you are looking for, it's got it all!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janelle! So glad you were able to relax, rewind, and reset! Look forward to your next visit!
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Villas del Mayab, Quintana Roo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2018
13 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
winter 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
holiday 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Maid service £34.46
Checkout cleaning £51.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £373.31

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. Discounts will be given for 2-4 guests using only 1 or 2 bedrooms.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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