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Stunningly Unique Custom-Built Villa! Lots of Privacy! 3 Min walk to beach!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Alcazar De Playa, ' The Fortress,' is a custom-built home located in Playacar, a resort community adjacent to the Village of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Playacar development is 800 acres of elegant, all-inclusive hotels, condominiums, private residences, golf course, beaches, and Mayan Ruins. From Alcazar, it is a short 15 minute walk to the Village of Playa del Carmen.

You will find five bedrooms, each with its own balcony, bath, and powder room. Each uniquely decorated. On the second-floor, the master bedroom has a spiral stair leading to a private rooftop patio with partial views of the ocean. Also on the second-floor is a common open air sitting/recreation area with a palapa roof and ceiling fan where everyone can gather. The entire house is air conditioned.

Downstairs you will find the kitchen, dining room, and living room furnished with antique hacienda furniture as well as the foyer. The large courtyard patio, which can be accessed from either the foyer, the dining room or kitchen provides privacy amidst lush tropical landscaping. Meals can be taken in the dining room or on the patio as there are two outdoor tables with seating for 12 as well as a gas barbeque and marble serving station.

From here one can enjoy the adjacent swimming pool or the tennis court within 20 yards of the house. It's only a three minute walk to the beach or a three wood shot to the golf course. 'Alcazar' is truly an elegant and spectacular villa with a combination of old world hacienda charm with modern touches. It is very suitable for large family gatherings including small children. For the very small we have a high chair and crib available. The pool is divided into a section for adults and a section for children and only steps from the patio.

Our property manager speaks English and Spanish and can address all of your needs including transportation, meals, shopping, sports activities and tourist information.

Keywords: Villa, vacation rental, rental, home, house, casa, Playa Del Carmen, Yucatán, luxury rental, Playacar, Riviera Maya, Tulum, Cancun

More Details

Property Manager
Bernard Stover
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Bernard Stover

MY wife and I are in our 70's and reside in Traverse City, MI. She is a retired special ed teacher and I am actively involved in the oil and gas exploration business

Bernard Stover purchased this villa in 1999

Why Bernard Stover chose Playa del Carmen

We chose Playa Del Carmen for four reasons

1. Short travel time from the US

2. Unique Mayan culture

3. Diving in Cozumel

4. Terrific ambiance of Playa Del Carmen

What makes this villa unique

Our home provides several private outdoor areas for those times when privacy is desired. the unique design and layout provides access to all of the bedrooms without having to go through central areas. The patio/courtyard with its talavera fountain has complete privacy from neighboring villas. There are hamacks on the patio and crows nest as well as lounge chairs.

The crows nest provides complete privacy for reading, sunning and lounging with a breeze and a birds eye view of the surrounding area.. the villa has several pieces of unique indiginous artwork and furnishings. All of the doors and windows are custom made from Honduran mahogany to give a unique look and ambience.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Bernard,

I have just written our review. Sorry for the delay but a return from vacation is always a hard dose of reality! I wanted to send you a personal email to thank you myself for our wonderful stay. Indeed, when Luca cancelled our villa rental on us 3 weeks before our arrival, our family vacation could have been a disaster. We are so thankful to have found your place. The grand-parents LOVED your outdoor space (it took us 3 days to lure them from there to the beach!!!). The rooms were perfect, beach accessories a great plus. Rasa was so nice. We couldn't have asked for more.

Thanks again and hoping to return some day again!

Mar 2018
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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
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 6
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • King size beds (2)Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Futon sofa (1) Twin beds can be joined for king size.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
a Main Full Kitchen, Charcoal Grill (BBQ, Each Bedroom has private bath, balcony & powder room. Several common or private gathering areas. Chef available for Mexican and international meals as well as a masseuse. High chair and crib available. Alcazar is ideal for family vacations.


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A fantastic property.

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning to travel to Playa del Carmen, you should strongly consider this property. My whole family enjoyed two full weeks at this incredible home. The house is very well appointed with everything you need to feel right at home. The bedrooms are all very spacious with their own private baths and the furnishings are perfect. The living area and kitchen are setup to relax and enjoy your travel companions. We cooked in nearly every day and the kitchen had plenty of cookware, plates, etc. to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beach, restaurants, bars, shopping and nightlife are all very close. Walk a block to the beach, three blocks to a restaurant and about a half mile walk to downtown Playa del Carmen. The owners took great care of us and communication was very easy.

There is plenty to do in the area. We spent time fishing, snorkeling, walking the beach and biking. You can hire a taxi or rent a car to travel to a host of nearby beaches that all are unique with great food and reefs to snorkel on.

If you like to eat out, Playa has a bountiful amount of restaurants to choose from. We didn't have a bad meal anywhere, and the locals were very nice and the overall service was exceptional.

We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Arriving via Gilles transportation (excellent) our Family was stunned at the beauty of this home. This was their first trip to Playa and had no idea what to expect... Alcazar surpassed all of their expectations with nine family members all thrilled..... the Pool -Grounds - and the homes accommodations were perfect. Each bedroom with private en-suites ... Close to Akumal for snorkeling and a walk to downtown Playa for entertainment and restaurants. All in all ---- we all want to return and thank Bernie & Pam for the memories we will allshare forever.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bernard and Pamela for our wonderful stay in your beautiful villa! We were a group of 10 ranging in age from 9 to 78 years old. The home had the unique ability to offer spaces where we could all gather together, as well as cozy areas where one could feel more secluded when desired. The backyard filled with foliage was a haven and the pool and tennis grounds were a hit with the kids. Pamela and Bernard were great in answering our questions and even providing contacts for private tours (Gilles was superb! Our tour to Coba then a cenote & open beach resto was one of our highlights). An easy walk to the beach and access to downtown and a closer market made it easy for everyone to do as they please. Rosa, the manager, was very attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed. Thanks again for the memories.


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  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful 5 bed 6 bath

  • 5 of 5

We went down with 4 couples and the house worked out great, 1 couple dropped out. The place is HUGE and all the bedrooms are are amazing! Rasa the manager was at the front door waiting to greet us and show us some of the hidden amenities the place holds. Rasa was a big help through out the week. 1 quick call or text(whatsapp) and she was there for us. Rasa is the best! I would recommend this place to anyone. I've been down to Playa several times and this place by far was the best. Great location, walking distance to everything you need! 5 stars in my book!!!!! Thanks guys!

  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property with so much Mexican character! The home is very well maintained and the attention to detail did not go unnoticed. We were welcomed by Rasa, the property manager, who was the most gracious hostess who really tended to our needs throughout our entire stay. The other staff who came to cook and clean were equally as lovely and professional. The house was clean and safe (each room had its own separate key) and the temperature throughout the house was perfect. We would highly recommend this property to larger groups (for us, there were 4 couples and a single person and we all fit very comfortably). You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flavor of Mexican Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable, very welcoming upon arrival. I found myself actually wondering if there was a need to leave or could I just spend the day on the property at the pool. Great evening breeze in the crow's nest.

Loved walking to town either by beach or walkway. We would certainly consider returning as well as recommending to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cozumel Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
HardRock Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles

Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico (40 minutes from Cancun Airport) --- Alcazar De Playa, ' The Fortress,' is a custom-built home located in Playacar, a resort community adjacent to the Village of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Playacar development is 800 acres of elegant, all-inclusive hotels, condominiums, private residences, golf course, beaches, and Mayan Ruins. From Alcazar, it is a short 15 minute walk to the Village of Playa del Carmen.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, health/beauty spa, kayaking, parasailing, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
High season
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas week
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Years week
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$78.57
departure cleaning AU$53.27 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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