We are happy to share a few
GUESTS COMMENTS from past guests of this
Sarah & Santiago, Thank you for
making our stay at Casablanca so special. We loved all the meals
you prepared for our group. Everything you made was delicious and
I was so impressed with your portion knowledge. We always had
plenty to eat but no leftovers - PERFECT. You were both so
pleasant and accommodating. You and your family really added to
our week. We loved meeting Diego and 10 year old Santiago Jr.
Thank you so much!!! Erin & Terry.
enjoyed our visit. We will be back some time!
Haidee S. March 2020
ONLINE 4 STAR REVIEW:
Great home for multiple families. Surrounding area is beautiful safe
with lots to do.
ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW: 'Villa Casablanca is
AMAZING' Highly recommend this beautiful villa on the ocean in
Puerto Aventuras!! This was the second time we rented it....the
first time was 5 years ago and it did not disappoint!! If you have
a group of people that want to rent a house there, this is perfect!
There are 2 master bedrooms on the ocean side with their own balconies
and priceless views as well as 2 other bedrooms street side with 2
full-size beds each and their own bathrooms. There is also a den
upstairs that can sleep 1 or 2 people. The beach there is rocky so
bring water shoes, but the snorkeling and diving right there is great!!
There’s a beautiful sandy beach just 5 minutes south.....Xpuha stay
you! We had a wonderful time! The villa was
beautiful and Sera and Henriqueta were delightful. So
helpful and the food was delicious. Looking forward to
returning next year. Nikki C. & Family.
ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW: 'Better than the Photos' If you think
the photos are amazing, you will not be disappointed when you get there.
It is absolutely beautiful. The staff that keeps the property
clean are wonderful people and the communication with management is
excellent. Thank you so much.
Doug, I want to thank you for the excellent
service you have provided. We enjoyed our stay immensely and hope
to work with you again and will take your advice and reach you directly
in the future. Muchas gracias John L.
We enjoyed our time at Casa Blanca
last week. It was very comfortable and great for all of our
family. The highlight of our week was Sera's cooking and service.
Everyone enjoyed her fabulous food. Her delightful and pleasant service
was fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy the villa.
Jim M. Dec 2018
5 STAR REVIEW: 'Wow! Couldn't be Better!! Selfishly we
really don't want to advertise how wonderful Casablanca is, but we have
to be fair. You couldn't ask for a better place for a family
vacation! We highly recommend hiring Sara as a cook because
that truly made our stay complete. We had 11 people from two
families and we managed great. Sleeping was a bit tight in the air
conditioned space because we had to have the kids share 4 double beds in
the two bedrooms. The two master suites were wonderful and
oversized. Puerto Aventuras is a beautiful community and
conveniently located to several attractions, many cenotes, eco parks,
and ruins. We recommend Cenote Azul (only $5 USD) for a
"non-tourist" beautiful cenote experience. We also enjoyed
having a rental car so we could drive to Coba and explore the ruins,
travel to Playa del Carmen, and visit Isla Mujeres. Can't do
better than Casablanca folks, go for it! July 2018
ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW: 'Very Nice'
attractive facility. We used the cook and she was great. Good
location. I would recommend.
Hi Doug, Thank you so much for our
wonderful stay at Casablanca! Sara and her family made our week!
The house and the food were terrific, and the view from the pool was
truly breathtaking. Our stay was excellent and everything we
could have hoped for! Thanks again. Rob M.
It was a very
good experience. The staff did a great job. We would certainly recommend
the villa and your service. Dan B.
Doug, We had a wonderful time with
our family. It was such a beautiful house and we couldn’t have
asked for a more perfect place! Thank you so much! We hope
to return soon! Briana L. June 2018
ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW: 'Even Better than Expected' We had
such a wonderful time and this beautiful property. The pictures do not
do the house justice, it is even nicer in person. We felt safe and very
much at home. We will have to return soon!
ONLINE FIVE STAR
REVIEW: We had an excellent time in Puerto Aventuras!! The
house was very comfortable and meet all of our expectations. Sera
and Rufino did an amazing job and were so attentive to our needs.
The dinner Sera cooked for us on Tuesday was outstanding and I would
highly recommend this to future vacationers. The airport transfers
were so easy and smooth. The drivers were timely and friendly.
Angela from the transfer company went above and beyond on our trip to
Tulum and Xel-Ha. The park was very crowded, we got
separated from the other family that was traveling with us and they had
our phones. We wanted to stay at the park longer than planned
because we weren't able to do much and she graciously waited in the
parking lot for us to be done. This meant a lot to my family!! The
excursion was a lot of money and we wanted to get our moneys worth and
she made it happen. I can't say enough about Angela and her
professionalism and kindness. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!
We would highly recommend the house and the area to anyone.
ONLINE REVIEW: Wonderful property and it worked well for 2
families with 4 children. We hired Sera to cook for us and she was
wonderful, everyone really enjoyed her authentic cuisine. Very
safe for kids to run around the marina and we rented bikes for the week
which was well worth it. Would certainly come back again
property worked out really well for our group and the staff was top
notch. Sera provided terrific dinners and kept the house looking
great daily. Rufino was on point every day and kept the grounds
looking great. Without hesitation, I will be recommending Brisa Caribe
for rentals in Mexico and we plan on visiting again. Sean C.
We loved everything
about our stay! The villa was great and Sera, the house keeper/cook was
wonderful! We would love to come back again! It was a perfect location
and it was hard to leave and come back to the snow.
Melissa C. Jan 2018
'Beautiful White House with Amazing View' We loved this property.
The house has an open floor plan and you can see the Caribbean Sea from
the entire downstairs living area and kitchen. This house is so big and
comfy with such cool local artwork and knick knacks around that you will
not want to leave!!!!! The infinity edge pool is perfect for watching
the waves crash on the rocky beach. The plants and hammock inside make
for a great tropical feel. It is only a 10-15 min walk into town
(depending on your pace) and you can walk down the streets or stroll
along the marina. There is a nice local farmers market in the town
center and you can buy freshest fish from the boats in the marina. Taxis
are easily available if you want to leave the area and tour companies
will pick you up at one of the main hotels (Dreams) on property which is
only a 2 min walk from the house. The owners left a bowl of fresh fruit,
and provided drinking water which was such a nice touch. Their
pre-arrival detailed packet left no question unanswered. The owners and
property manager were responsive and friendly. We will definitely be
back and recommend these owners!!!
Hello Doug & Desiree, We LOVE the
Puerto Aventuras area (we had visited on previous trips for excursions)
but "living" there was awesome and we could totally see ourselves there.
We bought fish from the dock, veggies from the market and a taxi trip to
Chedarui...the cost of food especially fruit and veggies was great.
This was our first ever home rental and loved the freedom and
relaxation. Thank you for the beautiful bowl of fresh fruit
and soda and beers, what an awesome touch. We loved Casa
Blanca open floor plan and the amazing rocky beach for exploring
(enjoyed the visiting raccoons, agouti and birds).
Unfortunately it rained until our last day but we made sure to jump in
the pool literally 30 mins before airport transport was there.
Transport drivers you organized were prompt and nice. Andy the
property manager is a super cool person and Gina his wife was sweet
also. Sera and Rufino the villa staff were so friendly, kind
and gracious. We are already looking at visiting over new
years and looked at some of your other properties. Tam D.
Hola Doug and Desiree, We along with our family had a great time in
Mexico. The house was perfect and fit our needs. I can't say that we
have any complaints. The setting up of the shuttles was appreciated and
made the initial arrival go smooth. We also appreciated the large fruit
basket. The house keeper and gardener were courteous and polite. Andy
the property manager checked in on the first day and gave us some good
tidbits of info that was useful. Thanks so much and if we have any
friends heading your way in the future we will direct them to your
website to see if you have a rental that fits their needs. Dan
and Melissa, April 2017
ONLINE REVIEW: Casa Blanca blew our minds
because of the stunning beauty and closeness to nature. We had 12 of us
in our group and it housed us perfectly. We were able to go to the
grocery store when we first got to Cancun because our drivers took us
there which was all planned by Doug and Desiree. When we got to the
house it was night time so we weren't able to see it until the next
morning. The next morning when we woke up we couldn't help but jump into
the pool immediately. The pool is right next to the shoreline, There's a
little trail that leads to the shore. Outside there were many animals
which amazed us and the inside was clean, spacious, and accommodating.
We had all of the necessities to stay for a week and the staff came in
daily to help us. There was even a storm that came in and they made sure
safety blinds were down . Highly recommend!
We had a fabulous time on our vacation. We had great stories to share
and everyone was jealous from the pictures we shared. I shared your
link with many of my friends and I am looking forward to planning
another vacation with you. The groundskeeper and maids were great and
the house is amazing. It was just enough rooms and bathrooms. I
loved how we could walk in to the little town but most days we just
chilled by the pool. So amazing. Thank you again for everything.
Philippa G. August 2016
Trip Advisor Review: I was so amazed
at this house. When we first got there it was in a neighborhood that
look like a master-planned community. We didn't know much about it but
quickly learned where everything was around the vicinity. The house was
stunning. It was clean, and it looked exactly like the pictures. We were
able to go to a grocery store prior to our arrival and so we filled the
kitchen with our stuff. Our transportation was booked through the family
that rented us the house. After that we spent the rest of the week in
the pool pretty much. It is a short walk to many different restaurants,
bars, and shops. The restaurants are very reasonable. In the house The
staff was amazing. We had the cleaning staff come and a man that I think
was the maintenance man. He was so friendly and even helped my son cut
coconuts. There was a storm during this day and they came to make sure
we were OK and closed safety blinds. I couldn't have imagined a better
place for our crew
Desiree, We had
a such an awesome time! The view from the villa is just so
beautiful! Our group's ages ranged from 15 years old to 77 years years
old....and we all enjoyed our trip so much. After 7 days, we still
were not ready to leave Villa Casablanca. It was wonderful to
return to the villa after our excursions and jump into the pool & just
enjoy the view. Each evening we sat outside to enjoy the stars,
watch the moon come up, watch lightning shows in the distance & even a
fireworks display from the Dreams Resort on Saturday night! As for
Cera, we cannot praise her enough! She was so sweet & wonderful.
She was always asking if there was anything we needed. We had her
cook dinner for us on 3 different evenings. The meals were
unbelievable! She even taught us how to make one of the sauces.
We all looked forward to her meals. My 15 year old nephew had a
sandwich one day for lunch so he could save his appetite for Cera's meal
Thank you for arranging our shuttle
service. The drivers were always prompt & courteous. We did
have an issue with the transfer from the airport. They originally
quoted $370 but when they dropped us off they indicated we owed $395.
My sister-in-law spoke with Angela the next day, she apologized & said
it was her mistake. We had to have 2 vans from the airport because
of the luggage so they charged us an additional $25 for a 2nd van to
stop at the grocery store. When Angela provided the quote, she did
not take that into consideration.
Thank you again & we look forward to
visiting again in the future and will definitely recommend your
Sincerely, Cris V. July, 2016
ONLINE REVIEW: Casa Blanca is a dream house! From the
moment we landed, it was pleasant surprise following wonderful
experience. The sounds of ocean waves against the lava rocks - just
incredible. The views, layout, pool and amenities all top shelf. Our
cook and cleaning team were absolutely fabulous, and the meals exquisite
Mexican fare. Puerto Adventuras offers all kinds of fun - from evening
music, to fishing excursions and morning cafe - it's all there. One of
the best vacation spots we've ever experienced
Doug and Desiree,
thanks so much for your support and efforts around our visit to
CasaBlanca / PA last week. We had an absolutely wonderful time - what a
spot, great activities and amazing services! Cera and her team were
remarkable! Friendly, easy to work with and fantastic, authentic meals
throughout the week!! Thanks for coordinating transport, meals and
end-to-end services! You did a fabulous job and we greatly appreciated
all of your help! Many thanks, The McKelveys and friends!
Doug, Thank you so much for your help. We loved Casablanca and our
stay there was very enjoyable. The place, the views, and helpers were
perfect. Sarah ended up cooking us 2 meals during our stay and they were
unbelievable. Let me know where we can send our praises online and help
spread the word about our stay. We hope to be back in the future!
Thanks, Angela S. Jan 2016
Casablanca is a great property. Spacious, well laid out and comfortable.
The location is convenient and the service from Brisa Caribe was top
notch. Great communication and easy to deal with. Definitely would stay
just got home late last night. Casablanca was fabulous. It was a great
choice for us and made it very easy to manage all of our dive gear.
Sorry we didn't get to meet you, the week seemed to fly by. We got a lot
of great diving in though and we'll definitely be back, and probably
look to rent Casablanca again. Heather H. Dec. 2015
Hello Doug &
Desiree, We had a fabulous time. The house was
gorgeous and we enjoyed hanging out at the pool all day long. It
was a great location! Thank you for all of your help. Holly
O. May 2015
We had a great time at Villa Casablanca. The house is spacious,
light and has amazing views of the ocean. We spent most of our
time out by the pool. The property was clean and well-maintained
and customer service was great. It's in a great location -
walking distance to all of the restaurants in Puerto Aventuras.
It's about a ten minute walk to the Omni. We would definitely
stay here again.
We had a great time! A lovely place with all we needed! And
Sarah is fantastic. Many thanks! Amy
Conveniently located to access all the Riviera Maya has to
offer, we had a great stay at Casablanca. Bright, airy and
comfortable with easy walking/biking access to restaurants,
shopping, beaches and dive shops. A 5 minute drive to the
grocery store for easy stocking of our fridge and a short drive
to Tulum or Playa Del Carmen for a little sight seeing. This
vacation fit all our needs! You can't go wrong here... March
ONLINE REVIEW: We spent 8 glorious days at
Casablanca with our children, their spouses, and our
grandchildren. Having all of us together under one roof was
incredible. Cera, the housekeeper, kept us well fed with her
home-cooked, authentic meals. The view was breathtaking, the
accommodations excellent, and with a variety of things to do
within walking distance we were well entertained. Feb
Hi Doug & Desiree,
Just wanted to thank you both for all your help. We have made it
home safely and had such an amazing stay at the Villa Casablanca
and also really enjoyed the Puerto Aventuras community. Your
staff was very accommodating and very nice and the Villa was
absolutely amazing! We will be definitely coming back soon!
Shiella Z. Feb 2015
Hi Desiree & Doug, We had a great time… and what a beautiful
house and area. I think the next time I would want to rent a car
though. Andy and Cera where great. Thank you for
all your help and information. Casa Blanca is absolutely on our
list of places to revisit. Tom Jan 2015
Doug & Desiree, Many thanks for all your
assistance for our absolutely wonderful week at Casa Blanca !
What a great community. Angela and her drivers were
polite, informative, punctual - they were great. Sera -
what a treat - smiling always, teaching one of us how she cooks
her amazing meals. Barbara was our masseuse - I have
massages often & she was much better than I thought we would get
- Dennie D. Feb. 2014
Conveniently located to access all the
Riviera Maya has to offer, we had a great stay at Casablanca.
Bright, airy and comfortable with easy walking/biking access to
restaurants, shopping, beaches and dive shops. A 5 minute drive
to the grocery store for easy stocking of our fridge and a short
drive to Tulum or Playa Del Carmen for a little sight seeing.
This vacation fit all our needs! You can't go wrong here...
Hi Doug, We had a fabulous time. The house was
beyond belief. Sometimes in rental houses the beds are worn and not
comfortable - not so with your place. Sera and her team were lovely to
work with and kept the house clean. Your place exceeded our
expectations and we had a terrific family week in paradise! Mary M.
Hi Doug, We
really enjoyed our stay at Casablanca. We thought the house was very
bright and airy and had great space to allow us to find a private spot
if we wanted. We loved the sky lights and plants growing inside. The
placement of the pool, with the grass area and veranda was great for our
families - we were able to find some shade when we wanted to and had
tons of fun in the pool. Also, we found the wall helped to block some
wind and made the yard even more enjoyable. We were very happy with the
location of the house - a nice walk to the restaurant area and sand
beaches and a good quiet spot for us to enjoy. The furnishings, beds,
etc were very comfortable and we appreciated both Sera and Don Rufino
for their good care of us.
Thank-you to you as well for answering all
our questions and helping us in every way - James was glad to meet
you. As far as the town itself, we have always liked Puerto Aventuras
and this time, with the kids, really enjoyed the dolphins, tennis and
vast assortment of restaurants. In short, I am sure that we will return
for another holiday in Puerto Aventuras and most likely will stay at
Casablanca again. Anna R. Feb. 2013
We had a very nice
time and were sad to have to return to the snow here in Utah! Thank you
again. Julie Dickerson, March 2009
Dear Casa Blanca- We just had
one of the most amazing weeks of our lives down here. We have you
and our friends & family to thank for that. Our wedding was
everything we hoped it would be and more. We are so sad to be
leaving today but have vowed to return again sooner than rather than
later. Thanks for making this trip possible. We are 2
very lucky people. Chandlei & Erza. Oct. 8/05
Our family had such a
memorable vacation on the Yucatan coast and found your website information
about the surrounding areas of interest to be so helpful in our travels!
Casablanca was a lovely villa. We enjoyed every moment spent there.
Sera is such a delightful person and made us feel very comfortable and
welcome during our stay. We will definitely plan another family
gathering there. Doug, thank you for the delicious "welcome dinner" ......
the chiles rellenos were a special treat! It was so nice to have met
you and we look forward to seeing you again.
K. Koehler May, 2003