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Casa Selva Caribe Luxury Villa Great Location! Close to Beach and Town, Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 165 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

What a spectacular location! 'Casa Selva Caribe' is a modern, luxury 3 bedroom villa set in the exclusive gated community of Playacar, within the Playamar development. Casa Selva Caribe is the house to the left on the main photo.

Open the front door and you are steps from the stunning pool, open the back door and you have a secluded terrace with views of nature!

The private and tranquil patio leads out to the views of nature - between the villa and the golf course is only trees and plants! The front of the villa is just steps from the large shared pool and the famous Xaman-Ha bird sanctuary which is adjacent to the pool and just a few metres from the villa. Numerous tropical birds visit the pool area and with luck you may even spot a toucan while you swim.

Casa Selva Caribe is surrounded by the views of nature in a beautiful and tranquil setting, but it is still close to everything - just a few minutes walk through a small park to the beach, or a similar distance to the 5th Avenue restaurants. Few villas are so fortunate!

The villa is to the north of Playacar, close to the Playa del Carmen entrance. Set in the exclusive gated community of Playacar, this large three bedroom villa sleeps 8 and was built in 2007.

Relax on the secluded patio or the upstairs terrace and listen to the natural sounds of tropical birds. The upstairs terrace has some great sunsets over the trees. From the jacuzzi / bath you can look out over the tree tops.

We have owned Casa Selva Caribe since it was built.

Villa features:

3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, each en suite. From the front door, you are steps from the large swimming pool, whilst at the rear is the secluded and tranquil terrace. The large lounge has spectacular jungle views from full length windows which lead out to the patio.

Upstairs :

The master bedroom has a jacuzzi and also a private terrace with more great views over the trees. You can sit in the jacuzzi with the open window and enjoy views of the jungle and listen to tropical bird song, or relax on the terrace and watch the tropical birds fly by. There is a walk -in closet, king size bed and sofa.

The second bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and two double, or matrimonial beds. It looks over the fabulous swimming pool at the front. 32" modern TV in the second bedroom.


The large lounge enjoys great views to the patio and jungle from full length windows.

Satellite TV, Modern 42" Smart TV. Multi region DVD. Modern dining area has a view to the patio and jungle. The third bedroom has a queen bed and enjoys views of the jungle through full length windows. The third bathroom/shower is adjacent.

The fully equipped kitchen overlooks the swimming pool and there is an adjacent laundry room. There is a washing machine and dryer in the laundry room.

The patio has a Weber gas grill and is well stocked with furniture for outside dining.

Every room has ceiling fans and air conditioning, although the generous high ceilings give a luxurious and cool feel even on the hot days.

Throughout the villa, the modern stylish Italian and Mexican furnishings compliment the house style.

The villa is managed by professional agents who are located nearby and will be pleased to assist you. They will meet and greet you shortly after your arrival at the villa. Mid-week maid service is included and other services such as airport transfer and tours can be arranged. A local cell phone is provided for your convenience. There is a detailed welcome book with local information in the villa.

Due to the great location, a rental car is not necessary although having one will give you much more flexibility to explore all the great attractions nearby. There is easy allocated parking.

WiFi Internet access is available free of charge for guests.

Included in this listing with the photos is a short video which shows the villa, the gardens and the location.

We work with one of the best tour companies in Playa who are pleased to offer our guests a discount on any of their tours. Whether you are planning a visit to Chichen Itza, or a day trip to Xcaret, a Delux Catamaran Sailing Adventure or a visit to Coba with an authentic Mayan encounter, they will be able to offer you a great option.

Guest comments:

'I just wanted to say that our family enjoyed staying at your place, which was even nicer than we had expected'


'We had a great time in Mexico and Casa Selva Caribe more than lived up to expectations. (Your property agents) were very efficient'


Large Groups (more than 8), - It is possible to accomodate large groups, either by renting our other vacation house about 5 minutes walk away, or our neighbours vacation rental.

Keywords: Villa, swimming pool, beach,

More Details

David Roberts
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About David Roberts

We live in the U.K., but are trying to spend as much time as possible in Playa! We fell in love with Playacar - it is so relaxing, it is a short walk to the beautiful beach and it is also a short walk to the entertainment of 5th Avenue

David Roberts purchased this villa in 2007

Why David Roberts chose Playa del Carmen

We fell in love with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Playa, with its beautiful Caribbean beaches and friendly laid back lifestyle. We walk to the beach and town - it is a pleasant and 5 minute walk to either.

What makes this villa unique

As soon as we saw the house, we knew it was right for us! It is wonderful to have such a tranquil location, where the only sounds are the tropical birds, but still be within a short walk of the town, beach or beach club. At the end of a day on the Caribbean beach, return to Casa Selva Caribe to watch the sun set over the trees or swim in the large pool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an incredible time in your villa. First, the reservation process was a breeze and we received really helpful instructions before we left. The villa is gorgeous - light and spacious and very well equipped. The pictures don't do it justice. It is in a perfect location: 5 minutes walk to the beach (past very cool Mayan ruins) and 5 minutes to town. We were celebrating our birthdays with some dear friends and cooked many lovely meals on the grill, just relaxing by the pool -which was 3 steps from our door! The concierge, Juan, was super helpful; every need was cared for immediately and he even sorted out skydiving and deep-sea fishing for us. We couldn't have picked a better home for the long weekend and we will have beautiful memories forever. Thank you!
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Playa del Carmen, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 165 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bedroom 2 Ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Master bedroom en-suite bathroom - Shower, Jacuzzi etc. Second bedroom en-suite bathroom - Shower etc. Third bedroom adjacent bathroom - Shower etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • The Master bedroom has one Kingsize bed and a sofa, en-suite bathroom, walk in closet, large private terrace. Bedroom 2 has two matrimonial size Beds and an en-suite bathroom. Modern 32" TV with satellite channels. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and adjacent bathroom. Baby Cribs - Crib rental can be arranged (US$25) There is a Double Sofa in the master bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • jacuzzi ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property manager is very professional and will meet and greet you. She will be pleased to help make your vacation great. Before arrival, we provide all guests with detailed local instructions and also a website with many things to do, local maps, directions and other practical advice


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Casa Selva Caribe Luxury Villa Great Location! Close to Beach and Town, Views
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 38 reviews

Lovely villa in a lovely part of the world

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 adults who stayed for a week Dec 18-25.

David Roberts was an informative and reliable host. We had the good fortune to meet him and Louise who came by for a quick check to see that all was in order. Prior to our arrival, he responded to questions and offered generous feedback about any aspect of our trip and use of the villa. He has assembled a useful website and FB page for the unit and destination.

His property manager Angela was kind enough to give us a few extra hours to check out as our flight was not until later in the evening. This was very helpful.

The access to the Reef Club( an all-inclusive nearby) with the residents' membership card was also a bonus that we took advantage of with David's encouragement.

The unit is a nicely finished and very complete 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2- storey villa that was very functional and comfortable, lacking in nothing at all. it has a nice private back yard patio space that we used also.

It has a interesting, short walk to a beautiful beach and easy walking or short cab access to the heart beat of Playa Del Carmen for shopping, restaurants, etc. We found the location ideal.

We would rent the villa again and have no hesitation to highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debra - thank you for your comments. It is great to know that you enjoyed your vacation in Casa Selva Caribe over Christmas. It was good to meet you and your family briefly while we were there and we very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! David
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Hermosa casa

  • 5 of 5

Me encanto esta casa, muy amplia y equipada con las cosas mas esenciales, para mi es importante la seguridad y esta zona recidencial cuenta con seguridad así que nunca me sentí incómoda. Muchas gracias nos vemos pronto!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Ana, Muchas gracias por tus comentarios. Estoy encantado de saber que disfrutó de tus vacaciones en Casa Selva Caribe. Esperamos que regreses pronto! Saludos David
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great property in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three children. It was nice to have all that space! Each room has its own bathroom and one room comes with two full beds, which my daughters shared. Be sure to bring your own toiletries since only bar soap is provided in the bathrooms. The pool right outside the front door was so great and we definitely took advantage of it. We decided not to rent a car and were just fine. The walk to 5th ave is about a 10 minute walk. There are a lot of taxis driving into Playacar so you could easily catch one. The walk to the beach was only about 5 minutes and went right past Mayan ruins. Angela, the manager, was super helpful and answered any questions we had. The house was well equipped with anything you would need as far as cooking. It does get hot in the house but each room has ceiling fans as well as a wall AC unit. I would definitely return and stay here again! Close to town but far enough away to enjoy the sounds of the jungle!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Holly - Thank you very much for your comments. It is great to know that you had such a good time in Casa Selva Caribe. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Kind regards David
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Advised David that the information on Reef Club was misleading as far as the Club's policy. He will update the information in the information book.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and stay in Casa Selva Caribe. Like many properties in Playacar we offer a Reef Beach Club card but their admission policies do change frequently, especially during busy periods such as Easter during your vacation. The club limit access to a first come first served basis to avoid overcrowding. Because of these frequent policy changes, we do not mention the card in the vrbo listing and only describe it in the subsequent information - which we will be updating to reflect their latest admission policies. The beautiful Playacar beach that is closer to Casa Selva Caribe is free with easy access. We hope to welcome you back for your next visit to Playa, David
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Awesome Condo close to the beach and all the action in Playa del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, clean condo, situated minutes from the beautiful beach of PlayaCar, was perfect for our family of 6. The pool was big enough to do laps and perfect any time of day. We woke up to the sound of tropical birds in the morning, and ended our evenings with a swim in the pool to cool off before calling it a night. Lots of room for everyone, and we had everything we needed to make our stay feel like we were at home. David answered all our questions promptly and provided tons of information about the area, even a map to find our way to the beach in just a short walk. We were able to walk to many different fabulous restaurants as well as all the attractions of Fifth Avenue, including the Cozumel ferry. The property manager was always available, and made sure to address all of our needs in a timely manner. When we needed a taxi, we just walked out a couple of minutes to the main street and flagged a taxi down as there was always some driving by. The only regrets was that we did not stay longer. We would definitely recommend this unit. Thanks for making out stay in Mexico a perfect family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doris, Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to know that you had such a great vacation in Casa Selva Caribe. We are looking forward to your return sometime soon! David
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our family of 6 had plenty of room & were happy with the condo.

  • 4 of 5

The condo had plenty of room & all the amenities for our family. The beach & 5th ave were a short walk. The only downfall was we couldn’t keep the a/c on all the time because we didn’t want extra charges. We would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danny. Thank you for your review - it is good to know that you and your family enjoyed your vacation and our villa! Yes, we include 250KW per week of electricity and this is usually plenty for normal use of A/C. Any extra usage, we only charge at the cost price. It is great to know that you will recommend our villa to others and very much hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Kind regards David
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5th Avenue
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Playacar - Hard Rock Golf Course is right by villa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Cancun - Chetumal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casa Sofia near Playacar entrance
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Playacar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Beach
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Playacar Aviary
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Playacar Golf Course
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Another Playacar Beach
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Reef Beach Club
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Entrance to Playacar / Playa del Carmen
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5th Avenue
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Holiday Inn
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Large Supermarket
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Playacar Hotels
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Ferry to Cozumel
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Plaza Antigua
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Paseo del Carmen
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Casa Vela
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Playacar Shopping Arcade

Casa Selva Caribe is located within the gated community of Playacar, with the beautiful Playacar beach and the challenging golf course for golfers. The lively town of Playa del Carmen with all its bars, restaurants and street life is a short walk away. Within a few kilometres of Playacar is the famous theme park Xcaret which will keep any family occupied for a full day.

Furtehr afield, but still within a 45 minute drive are the spectacular Mayan ruins of Tulum, great beaches of the Riviera Maya and snorkelling at Puerto Morelos, Akumal, Xpu-Ha and countless other hide-aways. It is possible to visit these places by public transport, but a car will add to your enjoyment. Within a 2 hour drive you can explore the lesser known, but large Mayan ruins of Coba, or try to spot Monkeys running free in the jungle at Punta Laguna


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Playa del Carmen, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
12 Aug 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
High Season
15 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2019
18 Aug 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2019 - 8 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$475.76

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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