We are extremely proud of what our guests have to say about villa Brisa Caribe.  Here is a sample of the rewarding comments from the pages of our guest book, emails they have sent us, and online reviews.

Our stay at the Brisa Caribe was absolutely amazing.  The house is plenty spacious and accommodated our party of 19 comfortably.  The decor throughout the house is beautiful with each bedroom with private full bath. The outside area around the pool and on the 3rd level has amazing views to enjoy.  We had a private chef named Tina.  Tina & her staff did an outstanding job and surprised each day with her fabulous dishes.  I would highly recommend the Brisa Caribe and Tina as your chef for your next won’t be disappointed!   Thanks  Leslie

ONLINE REVIEW:  Nice house.. plenty of room to either hang out together or go be alone... easy walking to nearby shopping/restaurants... fun to watch dolphins while eating a nice lunch.. definitely say yes to this one!!!   Date of arrival - March 6, 2021

Our stay was one of the best vacations I have ever been on.  We normally stay at hotels or resorts when we travel.  The house was fantastic, the staff was friendly & helpful.  My favorite part was our chef Tina.  Her & her two helpers did such a great job.  The food was so good. The service was the best!  I would recommend this house to anyone & I hope we get to come back to visit again.   Cheryl P

The trip was absolutely wonderful!!!  It made my 50th Birthday the best birthday I have ever had.  The house was just fantastic for our group, thank you for all the special accommodations you made for me.  The staff was also the best and oh my goodness chef Tina was just over the top great.  We are already planning for the next trip. Brenda D.  Sept. 2020

Brenda's 50th Birthday Bash - Sept. 2020.  Not even a COVID pandemic could keep all of us away from the sun & fun of Mexico!  Coming from WA, Alaska, & Texas we had an absolute blast!!   The house was the perfect backdrop for our festivities, but we all agreed that the best part was Chef Tina's incredibly delicious food!  We want to invite her home.  From the lazy afternoons in the pool, to the after dinner drinks on the rooftop under the sky filled with stars, we enjoyed it all.

We were part of a large birthday celebration the week of 9/18/20 at the Brisa Caribe house.  The house, the  pool and the access to the beach was amazing.  Each room was accommodating with it's own bathroom and the bed was comfy also.  Tina was also the chef for the week and I can't express enough how amazing her meals were.  Her staff and herself were professional but also very friendly and easy to work with on a few time changes for  meals.  You won't be disappointed with Brisa Caribe or Tina the chef.  Shelly P.

ONLINE REVIEW:  First of all, traveling during the Covid crisis caused so much uncertainty. But Doug and Shelly communicated as the US closed down, and up until our trip. They provided informative information on the area of Quintana Roo. We had a family meeting and decided to travel. And it was the best decision to make! Ten family members arrived from different parts of the US. Doug arranged airport transfer to/from Cancun airport, with a stop along the way at the grocery store. I definitely would recommend this service. The villa, .... what to say about the beautiful villa! The pictures are great, but they don’t truly reflect all of the attention to every detail. Everywhere you look there is some special piece of art, or Interesting item. Each bedroom has a nice theme, private bath and a story posted by the door about the room. Extra details are soft bed linens, drinking water and robes in the room. Each bedroom has it’s own air conditioning unit, so you can adjust as necessary. The common areas are well appointed and spacious. Our family ate meals together at one of three large tables; Inside, on the balcony and also breakfast on the rooftop! The kitchen was stocked well for meal preparation, with plenty of pots, pans, place settings, and dishes and serving bowls of all types and sizes. There are two coffee makers, electric tea pot, blenders, toaster, and microwave. The rooftop has plenty of seating, and a gas BBQ which we used. It has unbelievable views of the coastal area. The first floor includes a bar area with a full sized refrigerator, a blender, and lots of plastic cups for the pool area. There is also an office with a game console, a book library, and sun hats which you can use by the pool. We spent most of our days in the pool, on the lounge chairs, in the hammocks and I even took a nap or two in the covered cabana. Seriously, the amenities and beautiful view of the ocean would make this location a 10 STAR RESORT in any book! Our family of volleyball players played every night. We also were able to access the ocean and swim right in front of the villa. We opted for dinner service. Chef Marianna and Arturo were wonderful and the meals yummy! And the on-site staff were efficient and professional. Puerto Aventuras is a cute village within walking distance. And we all felt safe and secure. If I can round up my family again, we well definitely return for another dream vacation!

Doug and Shelly - It was a pleasure meeting you both, and thank you for sharing your beautiful villa with our family. I have taken that same group to Europe previously, and they know the “drill” as far as taking care of where we have been fortunate to stay. So hopefully all was “in-order” after we left. Everything was perfect! The staff, the villa, the location.... clearly you have spent the time (and money) towards all the special details. It truly is impressive!   So you know, Auturo and Mariana were an excellent choice for the weekly dinner meals. We have a couple picky eaters, as well as vegetarians and they went over and above to make sure all special requests were met. They were timely, cost effective and the dinners were wonderful!   We found a tour, Absolute Adventures Mexico and they were great as well. Since the ruins in Tulum are closed they took us by boat to see the ruins from the sea-side. We then went out to the reef and snorkeled. From there we went to lunch and then swam/snorkeled in a closed cenote. It was a wonderful day! The vans were clean, the staff professional and we felt very comfortable with only our group for the day (due to Covid 19). I would highly recommend them.  Again, thank you and if you have any questions for me please let me know! I hope to visit your part of the world again soon!  Janette P (and Dan too)!  July 2020.

WONDERFUL !!!!  It was such a joy to work with y'all & your staff before our arrival and then during the entire stay.  It was magical.  Thank you for all of the small touches that made our families feel so welcome ! The crew from Louisiana  June, 2020

Doug,  Thanks to you and your wonderful staff for another fabulous week at Brisa Caribe.  We love this place and even the threat of this virus could not ruin our week.  Best wishes from the entire extended family   Dan K.  March 21/20

Hi Doug,  I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed my week at Brisa so much, or as much as we could considering the news around the COVID-19 virus. I just wanted you to know how much we love your property. The staff is so amazing, and with our third visit, I really felt like it was like coming home. I painted this series of miniature landscapes while I was there last week, and I wanted to share them with you.  I hope with all of my heart that we will be back in the future.  Thank you so much!  Michon C.  March 24, 2020


 We absolutely LOVED the Mariachi band - they were wonderful!  And thank you to Chucho for meeting and escorting them. 

Doug, Everyone was very happy with the accommodations and the cleanliness of your home. The location was wonderful. Marianne and Arturo did an amazing job cooking. Assistance setting up transportation was much appreciated.  Some felt that there should have been a good sound system for music (inside AND for poolside). Clean beach towels everyday (or at least access to get a clean one if desired) was a request of everyone. Also, better towel service for the rooms was a desire. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your place and create wonderful memories  Janelle R.
OWNERS NOTES: Daily towel and linen changes is a situation that is difficult to keep up with. In our information. We do mention the towel & linen schedule and ask guests who need more frequent towel changes to let us know what they need so that we can calculate how much extra help and/or overtime we need to pay and what it will cost for this additional service.
We have purposefully not put a sound system out around the pool so as to not potentially disturb neighbors. That is not going to change. Early on we used to have BOSE sound systems on ground floor, upstairs and sound docks in each bedroom. Electronics don’t last more than 3 years here due to the corrosiveness of the salt air so it was expensive replacing all the time. In questioning staff they said most people listen to their personal music devices and many bring their own Bluetooth speakers so we cut back on the quality of what we were purchasing. 

We love your house and the staff.  The Mexican chefs food was outstanding as was their general friendliness- we all enjoyed ourselves.  One recommendation I’d I would have the top 20 English to Mexican questions , phrases etc — printed out with the translation right next to it - we used the app on the phone which worked but was a bit slow .  Not sure how often the Mexican chefs get requested, but they can cook anything - we had different food everyday for lunch and dinner - breakfast was always good but standard eggs, pancakes etc for the kid.  Your location is great - having access to the Dreams Hotel the day before and after enabled us to come in the day before and save a sizable amount of airfare - I would advise your guests this is an option that they can decide if the airfare trade off makes sense against the additional cost -  Their dive shop was quite good especially since my grandsons could “ test “ their desire to dive which they did and 8 of us dove all together and they were open to reducing their prices based on the volume -  My daughter arranged the photographer through your website and he was quite good though we have seen the pictures - thanks again - great house - and I have recommended your house and service highly to many of my friends that rent houses like we do !  Kevin C.  March 2020

Doug and Desiree, The house was perfect, the weather was perfect, Tina's food was amazing.  WE will write a stellar review and will hopefully see you next year.  Best, Lisa

Comments about one of our chefs from a group that visited in January 2020:  Tina and her crew were utterly fantastic: prompt, pleasant, efficient, thoughtful, and always ready to take in the various food restrictions of members of our family, to insure that all ate well. However the best thing was that the food itself was amazing – delicious, plentiful, prepared with great skill and love, and made from beautiful fresh whole foods, which made every meal time a great occasion.  I can’t recommend Tina and her team highly enough – they were a big part of the success of our stay in Mexico. ~ Evan D. 
How much did we love Tina? Let us count the ways.  First, communication before we arrived and once we were there was fantastic. We were an extended family of 14 -- vegetarians, pescatarians, some liked spicy, some did not -- Tina and her team, Nayma and Maryann (sp?), made sure everyone was taken care of. We did not arrive until 9p on our first night. Tina shopped for us and made the most beautiful meal for our arrival. Fresh salads and quesadillas, salsa and guacamole. And it got better from there. We made our own breakfast and Tina cooked lunch and dinner for us every day.  Second, the food. WOW. Fresh, beautiful, healthy, delicious. We are foodies and cooks and once home began making some of Tina's recipes. We told her she needs to publish a cookbook  Third, Tina and her helpers Nayma and Maryann -- they are all wonderful.  Fourth -- Vacations should be for relaxation and fun. Not having to worry about food shopping, cooking and cleaning was a total treat. You will not regret hiring Tina and her amazing team.  Thank you Tina!  Lisa Z.

 We had a great time!  Loved the villa!  Having the pool and the beach plus sand to play it kept all of the kids busy.  We slept in the master bedroom and the views every morning were amazing.  I hated leaving the beach.  We had plenty of rooms and the beds were comfortable. We used chef Tina two nights and she was awesome!  I also enjoyed working with Angela and Juan from the transportation company that you organized!  Terri P. Nov 2019

Doug, I hope you enjoyed your trip knowing your Villa was taken care of by an amazing staff!   Everyone was very accommodating!  Especially Desiree, she was always on top of everything, from before our trip even started, emailing me when it was time to send her the menu choices, flight info, etc., etc.! She has the patience of a Saint with last minute missed flights, delay flights; resulting in very last hour change in transfers. And attention to detail, when one of adults decided not to join us, the day before our trip, she thought to ask if I still wanted all the beds that I'd originally selected in twin form to stay as or would I like to change any to King form due to the change "who would of even thought of or offer to change"  She really takes a lot of the stress out of the planning of a large group vacationing together!   Doug we had another fabulous stay at Brisa Caribe!  Thomas, I and other family members like to travel and visit other places, but Brisa Caribe is the only one we've visited so often "Our Favorite"!  Thanking You,  Billie P. 

ONLINE  5 STAR REVIEW:  Working with the property manager and the owner has been so easy. They both were extremely helpful in getting us to and from the airport and gave us excellent references with respect to restaurants and tour guides. The house itself was fantastic but I can tell you the pictures do not do it justice. It is a true paradise and we are already planning on coming back next year!!  July 2019

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  The house was absolutely perfect in every way. Two families with college aged children and younger. We had plenty of room for privacy when needed and large common areas for visiting or eating delicious meals prepared by Chef Tina (I’m vegan and had had picky eaters... she surpassed all our expectations). The cleaning and maintenance staff was courteous and efficient. The pre-arrival work was a breeze and the help arranging transportation, chef Tina, yoga instructor, in house massages, tours to Coba and xel-ha was invaluable. We had issues narrowing down from all the great options. From the house you can easily walk to see manatees, sea lions and dolphins. The breeze resort is directly next door and was a great place for a day-pass on our arrival. Everything was handled professionally and at the prices quoted. We hope to return here soon!  June 2019

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  This was the perfect place for our family gathering. Wonderful staff and great food. We will definitely return. Puerto Aventuras is a fantastic community that has everything and feels extremely safe. Renting a golf cart is the way to get around.

We had a wonderful time and the house was perfect for us.  It’s hard to believe 19 people could share a house and get along without incident for an entire week, but we are living proof that it’s possible!  The Mayan cooks were the icing on the cake, and all of the staff were wonderful.  Maria S.  Feb. 2019

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  "Wonderful Brisa Caribe"  Our one week stay for 16 family members at Brisa Caribe far exceeded our expectations for comfort and beauty.   Every need was anticipated and handled by Doug and Shelly, including providing a wonderful candlelit atmosphere during a power outage.   If you can pull yourself away from this beautiful oceanfront property, amenities at Puerto Aventuras are an easy walk away.

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  "Amazing Property- Amazing Stay"   Our multi-generational family stayed here for my father's 80th birthday.  We rented the home for 1 week and it was just lovely!   Our family consisted of 2 Grandparents, 4 parents and 6 grand kids ranging in age from 10-18.   There were rooms for everyone to spread out, the pools were glorious, the beach volleyball was so fun and the roof deck was perfect to watch the sunsets.   We hired the Mexican Chefs - who were delightful, responsible and kept everyone well fed with the most delicious specialities.   Doug & Desiree were terrific at helping us organize the trip and made sure all of our desires were met.   The house staff made sure we were well looked after while still staying out of our way.   Truly special week at a truly special place.   Thank you again for everything!!!

I wanted to send you an email about our amazing stay. Our family was so pleased with your lovely home and we had a blast! The rooms were so beautiful, the outside pool and beach volleyball area was gorgeous and we loved the roof deck. The Mexican chefs were so delightful and cooked the most scrumptious meals. We also appreciated all your help with transportation and just organizing all of our vacation. We could not have asked for anything more. Having robes and safes in the rooms were terrific and the water jugs in each bathroom and on each floor was great too. Loved the hat rack, swim shoe basket and extra bug spray and sunscreen baskets. You guys really thought of everything!  Thank you so much! We would highly recommend your place!  Susan S. Jan 2019

5 Star Online Review: ' Amazing Birthday Celebration at Brisa Caribe'  A friend and I celebrated our 50th birthdays at Brisa Caribe with 13 other friends and we can't wait to go back!   The house is stunning, exceptionally well kept and full of unique artefacts from the owner's travels.   There was plenty of space within and outside of the house for us all to spread out and relax but also enjoy meals and time together.   While our agenda was sun and relaxation, we also took advantage of the volleyball court, pool, horseshoes and corn hole games that were provided.   The home is located in a very safe, gated community with shops, restaurants and activities and the only time we left the area was to visit the ruins at Tulum.  
We can't thank Doug, Shelly and Desiree enough for being very responsive to all our questions leading up to the trip and then providing information when we arrived.   Also, they were extremely helpful in arranging airport transfers, the Tulum tour, and a very fun celebration on the rooftop deck with a mariachi band!  
The staff at Brisa Caribe also took great care of us and kept the house and grounds immaculate!   We'd also highly recommend Chef Tina.   Not only did she do a few shopping trips for us but she and her assistant made most of our meals and they were all wonderful!!   We're a bunch of food lovers and couldn't wait to see what Tina had created for us at each meal!   This was one of those vacations that we'll never forget and leaving was very difficult but we look forward to a return visit someday!!  

Dear Doug, Shelly and Desiree,  We can’t ever thank you enough for the use of your incredible home and everything you did before and during our trip to make this a truly unforgettable experience and the best way to celebrate our birthdays. Your staff took great care of us and the house. Angela, Gus and the Supertrans team provided seamless transfers and a very informative and enjoyable tour of Tulum.  Chef Tina and Mayman completely spoiled us with amazing meals. And the mariachi was so much fun!  Everyone on the trip had a wonderful time and while we’re very sorry to leave, we look forward to a return visit someday soon. This truly is a special place and we can see why you love it so much. We hope you’ll stay in touch and if you ever visit CT, please let us know!  Take care,  Suzette & Kara.  December 2018 

Everything was fabulous.  Every day was perfect.  Our only complaint was that we were unable to convince Tina to retrun home with us!  Thank you again.  This week has been exceptional and we are so grateful to be in your lovely home. 

We had a fabulous time.    Everyone in the family agreed the house was amazing and the staff awesome.   The extra attention to detail makes everything easy. We will definitely recommend and return.   Thank you for opening your home to us.   Teresa K.  Sept 2018 

Doug, Thank you so much for sharing the villa with our family. We had a wonderful week and miss waking up to ocean views and breezes. The staff at the house were wonderful.  We were looking at your website yesterday dreaming of our next trip !!  Thank you again for everything.  Ann Marie & Sean,  August 2018

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW: 'It's Everything You Could Ask For and More'   This was my family and friends 3rd time staying at Brisa Caribe in Puerto Aventuras. The Owner/Management provides very detailed information about every aspect of your stay, from how to rent golf carts to how to dial for car service from different locations nearby. The home is immaculately maintained by happy staff who will help with anything you need from. Cooks for meals are available in the villa which I recommend, but be sure to plan on many meals out at the string of restaurants in walking distance. The ones we visited were all great! We had a big group so we occupied all 9 rooms, each with its own full bath. I highly recommend Brisa Caribe to anyone considering a trip to Puerto Aventuras!

We had an amazing time at your wonderful house!  We vacation every other year and everyone said this was the best house we have ever stayed in.  Our family is very active and spent many hours every day on the volley ball court.  The house staff was great and was such a pleasure to have Mariana and Arturo cook for us.  They worked with our diverse group, were so pleasant to everyone and made us great meals.  We Would highly recommend them!  All the van transportation drivers were reliable, friendly and all trips worked out very well.  Also I really appreciated your responsiveness to all my questions.  Also we really appreciated how well the house was stocked with what we needed.  Everything was perfect.  The villa and grounds were amazing .  The pools and views of the sea provided us with hours of fun.  The house staff were friendly and helpful.   Thanks for making our family reunion special and memorable.  Thanks so much for sharing your amazing house. We would love to visit again but we always try to go to new places and I am already on a search for a similar house somewhere else.

Hi Doug!  We had a fantastic time, thank you for allowing us into your amazing home again. We had many on this trip who had not been before who really enjoyed it. The next best thing to experiencing a stay in Brisa Caribe; is seeing someone new as they experience it for the first time!  The staff was fantastic as always, the golf cart service recommended on the fridge was superb, and the car service was perfect as well. The time and effort you've put into every detail makes everything run so smoothly. Thanks again! Thomas, June 2018

Thank you so much for everything, to Desiree too and all the staff. We had a fabulous time and the villa was beyond my expectation.  My birthday was lovely with the catamaran and the chef. Breakfast staff and rest of villas staff were all wonderful.  As we left we all talked about a future reunion. Bev S.  April 2018

ONLINE REVIEW 'Best of the Best'  You really do not need to look any further.  But I am fearful of telling too many people about this amazing home for fear it will stay booked.  17 of us gathered at this home for our spring break.  We were 3 families with children ages 5-15.  It was absolutely perfect in every way.  The house was ideal.  Rooms and beds very comfortable.  We hired Tina to cook breakfast and dinner every night and it was the BEST decision we made.  We loved having the pool and beach steps away and having the DREAMS resort next door was great!  The house staff was there during the day but they stayed out of our way completely but was there when and if we needed anything.  I can't say enough!

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  We have rented a lot of vacation homes but this was the best experience we have had.  It is not easy to find a place that meets the needs of senior citizens, older adults, younger adults, and infants but this property accomplishes all of that.  The house itself has so many places to hang out and things to do.  Between the pools, volleyball court, beaches, and so many places to relax, our 20 something kids always had something to do.  The local area also delivered with shopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin watching, and so many places to explore.  We only left the area for one day to visit the Tulum ruins.  You will want to rent the golf carts through Bruno while you are there as it is a large area.  We chose to use the service of the Mexican cooks for the week and that did not disappoint.  What a wonderful way to experience the food of the culture and to interact with the people.  The cooks and household staff became family to us.  Best family vacation we have ever done! Thank you Doug, Shelly, Desiree, and staff!!

We had an AMAZING week. Everything was just perfect. Thank you for recommending Tina. She was superb and we loved getting to know her. Your house was just perfect for our group.  Sharon D

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  Fabulous place!!  4 nurses looking for a place to get away from it all.  We found it here!! Incredible view warm breezes and absolutely gorgeous home.  Make sure you have Marianna and Arturo spoil u silly by cooking and catering to your mealtime needs!  Highly recommend both the home and the chef!  Doug thanks for sharing your gorgeous home and allowing us a space to rejuvenate!  Valerie Julie Pam and Hope, March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home was beautiful and perfectly accommodating. Tina and all the staff were amazing.  Thank you for everything.  Marci B.

Once upon a time.... There were 14 friends (7 couples) who decided to spend a week in paradise to celebrate turning 40!  With no plan, no agenda, they set forth on a journey.  Along the way there was tequila, mas tequila, and fireball, and Skip & Go Nakes, and way too much cerveza!  Throw in time by the pool playing Corn Hole, hours on the beach playing Horseshoes & Volleyball, time on the roof dancing our ass off, (or until the wigs came off) meals around the table spent laughing and reflecting on the days festivities, and walks into town to drink Dirty Pirates at the Nauti Burro..... it all added up to 7 days filled with memories too many to count, a bond more tightly woven, and 14 people whom will forever love on another and ALWAYS remember the "Friends 40th Fiesta"  Feb 24, 2018

WOW, what an incredible week!  There is 10 of us - two families staying here.  The weather has been beautiful ... a little sun, lots of humidity and a thunder, lighting, rain storm that was beautiful to watch.  Arturo and Mariana were our chefs.  We wish we could pack them in our suitcase and take them home.  They cooked a little something for everyone to enjoy ... even the pickiest of the eaters.  You need to experience the dolphins and manatees, the ruins at Tulum and any of the ziplines, cenotes, etc.  You are in for a treat.  Thank you so much -- Tone Family

Oh how we will miss this view!  This week has been just what we needed for our family spread across the country to come together, stay together and play together.  We couldn't have picked a better location for all 19 of us to spend as much time enjoying every second this beautiful property has to offer!  And the hallmark of a great vacation is all 6 kids already planning for next year!  Thank you so much!!  The Balcerzak, Beaudin and Bryko clan July 2017

Thank you very much for allowing our family to visit your beautiful home.  We felt welcome and blessed to be able to here here.   Jesus, Cesar, Mina and Isabel were just wonderful.  Always willing to accommodate and make us feel at home.  Your home is beautiful but your staff made it unique and just unforgettable for all of us!!  Thank you again and may God bless you and grand you peace, joy and prosperity !  Tony and family.

Our stay at Brisa Caribe has been absolutely perfect.  The perfect space, weather, people, care and attention to detail made this the best trip I have ever had !!!  An extra big thank you to precious Margarita and her family.  The meals were delicious.  And to Chucho for taking such good care of us.  Your coconut cracking skills are fierce !!  See you next year. June 10-17, 2017

What an amazing week.  Six couples went down to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  We arrived to homemade salsa, guacamole, and chips.  Doug gave a quick tour and directions about some do’s and don’ts, and we never saw him for the rest of the week.  He even allowed our chefs to pre-stock the house, even though it is against the rules.  The Chef’s!!!  We really lucked out when we chose Mariana and Arturo for the week.  They made breakfast and dinner for the six full days we were there.  I can’t tell you how good the food was, and how easy life was because of them.  My wife’s favorite part of the day was walking into the kitchen and hearing “Good morning Miss Debbie, would you like a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary?”  Service was that fantastic.  The food was even better.  We provided them with a list of foods we liked, and let them build the menu themselves.  Great choice on our part.  They did a fabulous job, even with our dietary and allergy restrictions.  The house is in pristine shape.  The pictures don’t do it justice.  The saltwater pool was really fun, and had a ton of fish in it.  We attempted to play volleyball, horse shoes, and cornhole.  We slept on the daybed, the hammock, and the lounge chairs.  We sang karaoke, until we lost power (think someone paid off the city to get up to stop).   It was a fabulous week, and we can’t wait to go again.  The kids have made us promise that they can go this time.  Thank you Doug, for a Epic vacation!

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW:  Villa Brisa Caribe is just 15 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, about an hour drive from Cancun airport.  The trip to the villa is almost entirely highway so it goes by quite quickly.  The Villa is located in a gated community with hotels, restaurants and a dolphin experience center, there is also a dolphin show at the hotel, go for a beer at the restaurant beside the dolphin tank and enjoy the free show.  The villa itself is very spacious, we had a group of 17 visit and no problem fitting in comfortably utilizing 8 of the 9 available bedrooms.  We hired a cook (Tina) who looked after all our meals and catered to individual tastes and desires.  The roof top patio was excellent for watching sunrises and the stars and a great place to party with a bbq there if you wanted to cook yourself.  Two pools, one a small, shallow (2-3 feet) kids pool, so great for adults and families.  Right on the water, although too rocky to swim off shore with rough waters, however the hotel beach is a quick walk, 100 feet away, so if you like ocean swimming not difficult to do.  There was a beach volleyball court at the house for the athletically inclined too.  Lots of hammocks, recliners and a great padded gazebo for relaxing.  House was equipped with wifi (if you really can't disconnect!) and had TV's and DVD players as well as a gaming system, karaoke machine and board games for entertainment and a great stereo too.  Loved our experience there and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to book a family or group vacation.  The owner accommodates smaller groups by closing off unneeded bedrooms so you can pick the sizing based on your needs.  Most bedrooms had en-suite bathrooms which was great.  The decor is really nice, a lot of rooms having travel themes as the owners have traveled extensively and brought back souvenirs from around the world to decorate.  Gives it a nice personal touch and a welcoming, homey feel. Very easy to book excursions too, many sail and fishing excursions leave right from the community so not difficult to get too.  Great way to relax, unwind and not have to deal with your typical resort type issues i.e. lineups, beach vendors, etc.  OWNER NOTE:  all 9 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers.  The 2 Master suites have showers and jacuzzi style tubs. 

ONLINE 5 Star Review:  PERFECTION   this is the perfect house and location. We rented it for family Christmas and to celebrate my mother's 80th and we were all impressed. We are plotting now when we can go back. The staff was fantastic and if you can hire chef Tina and the Mexican chefs- you won't be disappointed.

ONLINE REVIEW:  "SPECTACULAR HOME + EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION + AMAZING SERVICE + EPIC FAMILY VACATION = PERFECTION!"     We had the pleasure of staying at Brisa Caribe over Spring Break with 5 families: children ages from 3-13yrs.  We wanted to rent a home that would allow all of us to be together yet have space to go off and relax or walk to town...this house was the perfect set up for our group.   Doug was spectacular to work with as we planned our vacation and helped to answer all question quickly prior to our stay.   Everything from transportation to extended stay options (flight left late on check out day), to our daily chef services, to greeting us/walking thru the house.   Speaking of Chef Services...Tina was AMAZING!   Hiring a chef was a luxury for our families- but was the second best decision (booking Brisa Caribe was #1) and she spoiled us the entire week!!   It truly turns a vacation into a vacation for everyone when Tina is there.   Her ability to create amazing meals for the adults and then modify for "kid friendly palates" was perfect.   So here are some key take away of why this home and experience was the perfect vacation for our group:
1.) The layout of the home.   Allowed for adults to have master bedrooms with private en-suite and kids to have their own spaces plus plenty of gathering spaces inside and out.
2.) Beach Front Location with Private Pool.   The beach area in front of the home was fantastic-clean sand and though "public" you truly have your own private beach with they small retaining wall.   The pools were perfect size for our group.   Of course dominated usually by the kids it was piece of mind that we knew ALL the kids in the pool and really made it so much easier to monitor pool activity - we did not have to look far!   (We did visit an all inclusive for a few hours after leaving Brisa Caribe (due to the plane times) and within minutes of arriving pool side the relaxation we had at our home was over in the over crowded pool trying to keep track of our kids..   We did not know how good we had it!)
3.) 5 Star Accommodations & Service. The home is more beautiful than the pictures and yet very family friendly.   The beds, linens, kitchen & kitchen stock were top notch and the staff was exceptional.   I have used VRBO over the past 8 years booking vacations so I have experience with great owners/managers and less professional people.   Doug is at the top of his game.
Six months later we still talk about our amazing vacation at Brisa Caribe and hope to return once again... Doug thank you for spoiling our families with everything Mexico and Brisa Caribe has to offer!

ONLINE REVIEW: ' Perfect House in a Perfect Location'  This was my family's second visit to Brisa Caribe and this trip was as wonderful as the last. The house is large, beautiful, comfortable, and laid out in a way that is ideal for large groups. Doug and Desiree have thought of everything--from an extra refrigerator downstairs, to an extremely well-equipped kitchen, to extra snorkels to use, and on and on. The vistas from each of the three floors are breathtaking. It's an ideal place to relax, enjoy the pool and the peaceful atmosphere, or to venture out into the ocean or partake in one of the many nearby activities in the surrounding Puerto Aventuras village or beyond. Puerto Aventuras, where the house is located, is a terrific base of operations--numerous restaurants, places to rent boats or arrange excursions, convenience stores, shopping, and even a place to workout or take a yoga class are all within walking distance. It's a short trip to the active social life of Playa del Carmen, in one direction, and to the wonders of Tulum and other Mayan ruins, in the other. In addition, the staff at the house was just wonderful--friendly and helpful in all respects. We could not have been happier and will certainly return.  July 2017

Thank you Doug.  We all really enjoyed our stay at your house.  Everyone enjoyed reading about each room and looking at the beautiful decorations. 

  • The house staff couldn’t have been more helpful and great in doing their jobs. 
  • Desiree was always very responsive and helpful, especially when our flight into Cancun was delayed 5 hours and the other couple was already in flight so communication was needed and was handled very professionally—I was sorry I did not get to meet her because of our late arrival. 
  • We rented golf carts from Bruno and he was very easy to deal with and was prompt and courteous with his service.   
  • We arranged two meals with Arturo and Mariana (there was also a young man that helped but I don’t remember his name) and the food was great and they were very nice and again easy to deal with.  They also had to change the time for arrival dinner and stay later than anticipated because of our late arrival but never complained or rushed anything.
  • The two men that came by the house to work on the wifi connections were also very nice and professional (one of the named connections was not working properly). 
  • The SUPERTRANS 2000 transport company you organized worked great even with the late arrival and they were exactly on time to pick us up for departure.
  • At least two of the guests from the group left very nice comments in the visitors book so you should be able to read the comments when you return.
  • Only complaint was the weather, but even with that we enjoyed the house and the area and especially the cool weather (even though we weren’t able to enjoy the pool as much).
  • The villa has a large selection of games and cards.  We played a new card game with the cards in the house and had a great time!

Thanks again and we will certainly get in touch again should we plan another trip in the area.

We had an absolutely wonderful vacation at your Villa.  The children were never bored and the adults had a great, relaxing week.  Thank you so much for arranging the Mexican cooks.  It was so easy to have a day of adventure and not have to worry about breakfast or lunch preparations and the food was fantastic.  Even the babies had a great time playing in the pool, walking on the beach and investigating the wildlife.  All of the adventures we took were fabulous and the transport you arranged made things very easy for us to get around.  Everything was perfect and we could not have asked for better accommodations.  One opportunity for you might be to include arranging the golf cart rental.  It was very hot a couple of days and the little ones could not take too much walking.  I would definitely have arranged a couple of golf carts for the week to buzz around the compound.  This was our first family "union."  The kids want to come back in 2 or three years, so hope to use your home again when we do a "reunion." Sincerely and gratefully yours,  Karis D.  June 2017    Owners Note:  golf cart rentals are available

Everyone in our group of 15 had a fantastic time at Brisa Caribe! The villa itself was just gorgeous…it’s evident how much thought has gone into each room and area of the villa. It’s like being at a private resort with something for everyone!  We can’t thank you enough for your assistance in planning all the extras too…airport transfers, Chef Tina and crew, Charles the photographer, our day trip to Tulum…everything was excellent and worry-free for us…incredible service! The day staff at the villa were also wonderful; always friendly and very professional! Thanks again for everything!!!  Cheers,   Liz & Family, May, 2017

Dear Doug, We completely enjoyed every aspect of our trip. We were in withdrawal for weeks upon returning home to work, family schedules, missing your beautiful home and Tina's amazing cooking.  Thank you again Doug for your hospitality and your professionalism... the trip was amazing!  Warm Regards,  Jen K

Hi Doug,  We had a wonderful time at Brisa Caribe.  Everyone in the whole group misses it already as we are heading back to work and regular life today.  Thanks for all your hospitality too.  The services we received were great and everyone was friendly and kind.  And we loved the food the mexican cooks made.  We could come back in a heart beat!  Thanks again,  Joby, April 2017

Tina - on behalf of all of us, thank you once again for the fabulous meals you prepared for our family last week.  Our celebration would not have been nearly as enjoyable without you. You ensured that we spent a wonderful week in paradise!! 

ONLINE REVIEW: "Perfect House to Relax and Recharge"   After staying at a big resort in Mexico last Spring we decided to rent a house this time with another family and somehow found Brisa Caribe. It turned out to be a great choice, a few highlights:  - The information, follow-up, attention to detail and documentation is outstanding. Doug and his team arranged for transportation, provided all of the information we could have asked for in advance, and the on-site staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It felt like home the day we arrived.  Puerto Adventuras is a relaxed town with a small golf course and tennis courts available (bring your own racquet), and numerous nearby excursion opportunities. Kantun-Chi is a 5 minute cab ride away, a great public beach Ichpu-Ha (sp?) a few minutes away as well. Numerous restaurants (esp Italian) in town and fishing, snorkeling and diving excusions at the Marina a block or two away. Great proximity.  - While there is no beach directly in front of the house you can walk over to Dreams Hotel and enjoy that beach or on calm days go snorkeling right out front - lots to see.  - I highly recommend having the staff prepare meals in the home. Its very reasonable, about the cost of going out, and the food is outstanding.  - For fun at the house there are numerous games, books and a 200+ DVD collection at your disposal. All of the little things were done right and the home is very well maintained - good water pressure, lots of hot water, good A/C if you need it, bottled water, lots of ceiling fans, etc.  - The weather was very moderate for this time of year, we were never really hot and hardly ran the A/C as there is always a nice onshore breeze, and lots of hammocks and chairs for napping outside.  - We were a bit concerned about being close to the busy Dream Hotel but it was not a problem.  In summary, this is a very unique property, first rate in all respects.

Doug, we had a wonderful time at your beautiful home.  Brisa Caribe is the perfect venue for a family gathering such as the one we held.  The home not only has a spectacular setting, but is large enough to accommodate large groups in a manner that allows both privacy and community.  All 15 people in our group were able to enjoy their own quiet time  - in delightful and attractively decorated bedrooms, reading in a chair looking out to sea or having a nap in one of the many hammocks - but also mingled in one of many gathering spots, whether it was by the pools, on the balcony, in the living room or on the roof patio (with its fabulous sunsets!).  The decision to hire Tina, the international chef, ensured our gathering was especially memorable.  Tina and her staff were superb!  The food was fresh, healthy and tasty and their service, which included clean up, allowed every family member the opportunity to truly have a holiday!  Your assistance in organizing transportation to and from the airport and for local excursions was most appreciated.  We also thank you for obtaining day passes at the Dreams Hotel, and the recommendations for Charles the photographer and Barbara the massage therapist.  These "extras" contributed to an even higher level of satisfaction.  Thanks for a wonderful week!  Pamela and Doug 

Doug, in short it was a great trip for us. For a person like me that wants to know the details or know that everything has been thought of and addressed this was perfect, far exceeded my expectations for a rental home. The staff were excellent - thank you.  We will strongly consider Puerto Adventuras again for next Spring and I will be in touch Nov or Dec if we do, we may stay at Brisa or try another home in town depending on how many are in our group. I am workign to generate more interest in the Playa/PA/Akumal area among families at our school in Dallas for Spring Break. There were at least four families in the area this Spring, my hope is by word of mouth to grow that to 8-10 families next Spring. Best Wishes, Chris S. 

ONLINE 5 STAR REVIEW:  We planned this vacation with 17 of us. We had a great time. The house is beautiful. It was the perfect set up with plenty of privacy as well as large spaces including the kitchen for all of us to gather in. The staff did an amazing job!! Doug met us when we first arrived and gave us a tour of the house. Doug also arranged transportation to and from the airport which was on time both ways. There were plenty of choices for dinner within walking distance. The only regret we have is that we did not take advantage of arranging for the chef to cook us dinner at the house. We will have to do that on a return trip as this place will definitely be put on the list as a place to return to!!!!  Feb 2017

Greetings Doug and Desiree,  We had a delightful week.  We enjoyed the improvements to your lovely house.  Even the little boys noticed new art and we all appreciated the new sliding doors.  The staff was kind and usual.  And the cooks were at  their best yet.  They remember our routines and likes.  Thank you for your help with our menu requests.  We need to have everyone survey their ability to return next year.  But we will definitely get back to you.  Our best regards,  The Renna's

ONLINE REVIEW 'Amazing'   Our group of 9 women celebrating 60 years young rented this villa for a week. There was so much living space! We used 5 of the bedrooms and could not have been happier. Having so many bathrooms for all of us was wonderful! The housekeepers and groundskeepers were excellent; accommodating but not intrusive. This home is truly amazing with all of the treasures Doug has collected on his travels. The view was gorgeous and it was also nice to have a swimmable beach very nearby. There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance. No need for a car unless you plan to venture outside the gated community. This is truly a beautiful property. I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

ONLINE REVIEW: Amazing large home: 17 of us stayed for a week at Brisa Caribe to celebrate a 60th birthday and the experience couldn't have been better. The house was incredible, beautifully appointed, with every imaginable amenity. Doug and his crew arranged for massages and were very responsive to our inquiries and ever-changing plans. We hired "International Chef Tina" for 5 of the 7 nights and couldn't have been more pleased. She was so easy to work with, she kept track of who was a vegetarian and who couldn't eat gluten [yes, we're from California :-) ] and her cooking is amazing. Perfect home on the ocean for large groups or extended families who like privacy and being well tended.  Nov 2017

Everything was wonderful for our week. The few issues we had were taken care of quickly. We want to come back in a few years and will recommend your villa to friends. Thank you for a great vacation.  Kathy

Our second stay at Brisa Caribe was more than perfect!!   Our kids were quite the perfect age this time to have a blast.  I could not believe the hours they spent finding hermit crabs!!  I was sure they were going to have webbed feet they swam so much.  Margarita our cook and her family were exceptional.  The food was so good-and they were darling.  Would like to have brought them home!  Perfection perfection perfection!!!   If anyone asks for opinions on fun, the Dolphin experience in the village was too much fun.  Seeing the kids get pushed by their feet and seeing their faces was a memory I will remember!    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful property. Dan, Denise & Family.  Oct 2016

Doug and Desiree, Liz and I wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU personally today to let you know just how perfect everything was!   We ALL had the most terrific time at Brisa Caribe.  Everything was perfect down to the last detail.   The house is perfectly decorated, appointed and located.  Just perfect.  We had so much fun on the volleyball court, in the pool and in the house.  Your housekeepers, cooks and maintenance people were all fantastic - friendly and thorough.   It was so nice to have terrific meals prepared for us daily, the sand raked early each morning, the floors squeaky clean despite sunscreen sand and bare feet, our rooms cleaned, dishes washed - and the pool perfectly sparkling each day!   Truly amazing service and a great way to enjoy a vacation!!   None of us have ever experienced service to the level of detail experienced at Brisa Caribe.  Each of us left sad that it was over - but happy we experienced such a perfect vacation.  Steve & Liz,  July 2016

Dear Doug,  We had a wonderful time. Your home is magnificent and your staff was outstanding. We’ve done a number of vacation home rentals over the years, and never found a place that was not only so beautiful but also so thoughtfully organized and full of exactly the right conveniences.  Every member of our family had a wonderful time and I’m sure we’ll be back.  If there is a website or more formal way to post a review, that would be helpful, let me know. I’ll gladly write a longer one. In the meantime, yes, we enjoyed everything!  And it was also nice to get a chance to meet you in person. Best,  Craig H.  July 2016

Hello Doug and Desiree,  Our entire family enjoyed themselves immensely in your beautiful home. You have done an amazing job to organize your business in such an effective manner. Every detail was covered for both adults and children of all ages. That is a difficult achievement.  In addition the staff bent over backwards to accommodate us. Carlos, Isabelle, Jesus et al were anxious to be polite, warm, and attentive. The chef/cooks also did an outstanding job and we actually wound up used them for four evenings The rooftop area provided a wonderful environment for full family events.  You have a right to be proud of your ‘Brisa Caribe’!  Warmest Regards,  Armistead and Geil 

TRIP ADVISOR ONLINE REVIEW: I have been home just a week now and am still having withdrawal symptoms from an absolutely wonderful time at the Villa Brisa Caribe. The experience all started with great detail in planning with the assistance of Doug, and Desiree. They helped arrange the airport transfers, the Mexican, Mayan cooks we hired, and even our deep sea fishing captain. They made the planning effortless. The Villa is everything and more as presented on the web site. This was our annual family reunion and all 21 of us from ages 11/2 to let us say old. The accommodations are perfect for a family get together. With the daily house keepers and grounds keeper service, we really felt like we were staying at a 5-star resort. The hired cook service really sealed the deal. I highly recommend this for anyone renting the villa. If there are any doubts about what is offered from just looking at the description and reviews, believe me it is all that and more. The views of the ocean from the balcony with a morning cup of coffee is unbeatable. Although there is not direct access to the ocean from the beach in front, access is so close it doesn’t make any difference. All in all, we have such fond memories of our time there together due to such a spectacular environment and a gorgeous home with so many wonderful amenities!

Desiree, Doug and Shelly.  Thank you so much.  All was just about perfect as it could be.  You are the best and made every thing flow very well and not a single detail was left to chance.  Bill W.  June 2016

Hi Doug, Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful Brisa Caribe.  My family of 20 had everything they needed to have a wonderful vacation.  The things you provided to us made it very comfortable and convenient for us.  We had games and movies, play toys and floats for the pool, baby items such as high chairs and baby gates and much more.  We never lacked for something to do!  There are so many options for things to do nearby.   Some of our group did Explore which was a favorite, some went scuba diving, we went to Tulum, even a trip to Cozumel.  The local Mexican cooks were awesome!  OH MY!  I can’t even say enough about them.  Worth every penny!  What a treat it was to have tasty meals prepared for us.  We tried out some of the restaurants in the area and the kids loved going to see the dolphins, sea lions and manatees.  The staff were very helpful.  We really appreciated the cool towels and chips and salsa when we arrived.   I love your decorations and artifacts from around the world.  My husband and I travel a bit also and he always just moans and grouses when I find things I want to bring home.  One time I told him I bought an elephant and he about had a cow when I showed him said elephant.  (It was 49 pounds—wrapped in foam in a box—50 pounds exactly.)  I got it home though—no problem.  The only negative was maybe the use of a washer/dryer would be helpful.  Jenice H. May 2016

Hi Shelly and Doug.   Arrived home Sunday after a simply fabulous vacation.  Brisa Caribe is truly a magical home - well thought out and full of interesting treasures.  The family did a "Tulum Ruins" trip with Trans 2000 and we met them after at a beach club.  They loved the Dolphin Experience at Dreams, but the trip to Selvatica was the "crowd favorite" (thanks for the tip!)  Bruno's golf carts worked out really well.  We enjoyed Tina's wonderful cooking and your staff's friendliness and competence were appreciated.  Desiree bailed us out with Charlie the photographer and we are all excited to see the photos he will post next week.  He seems like a really nice guy and had good ideas.   We also want to thank you for the "chilled towels" and chips, salsa and "guac" that you so thoughtfully made.  Our stay in your beautiful home was the best 50th celebration we could have had.  The kids all said it was EPIC and we agree!!!
Dear Desiree,  Special thanks to you for all of your help since August 2015.  You always answered our questions so quickly and we certainly appreciate that.  Our family celebration was perfect.  Thanks also for contacting Charlie.  We all really liked him and are eagerly awaiting his posting of the photos next week.  Brisa Caribe is just wonderful and our family loved it and we all had a fabulous time.   Thanks again,  Liz and John M.  April 2016

ONLINE REVIEW: We traveled with several other couples to celebrate a 40th anniversary and could not have been happier. We used the seven bedrooms in the main house, but the two additional adjoining rooms looked really great also. Brisa Caribe is tastefully decorated with artifacts from Doug's travels around the world. Each room has a theme and the design and decorations are explained for each on a wall plaque outside. There is a beautiful kitchen on the second level and we used the services of The Chefs at Puerto Aventuras Catering for breakfast and dinner each evening. Francesca and Pino were fabulous, as were their preparations. They were assisted by Celine and the trio did everything possible to make our stay memorable, and it was. I would highly recommend the use of these chefs for any special occasion meal that you are planning. Better yet, use them every day! The villa was also serviced daily by a cleaning team that made the place spotless. From mopping the floors to raking the sand volleyball area on the beach behind the house, the team kept the place looking like new all the time and they did this without ever interfering with the guests. We took advantage of the advice Doug provided and enjoyed snorkeling and deep sea fishing with local vendors. All in all, everything provided reflected the time and dedication the owners put into making this a stay to remember. My thanks to Doug Wasmuth for sharing his property with us.

Doug - I can't tell you how much we enjoyed everything - from the warm staff to the seamless booking (house as well as excursions/transfers) to your beautiful home. We also appreciate your attention to details both in the home as well as the hot water issue that was dealt with so promptly (and I'm sorry at such great expense!) It was a vacation we will remember forever.  I also wanted to mention that Selvatica was a GREAT recommendation for zip lining. Though the drive was a bit longer than to XPLOR, I can't imagine a better day anywhere than at Selvatica. Their staff was amazing and the facility was great. Thank you for that!  I'm sure you will hear from us with another booking sometime sooner rather than later, I hope. In the meantime, thank you for helping to make Gary's 60th so special  Cathy R.  March 2016

ONLINE REVIEW stay in March 2016:  Our family of 17, grandparents, parents, and 9 small children, were able to come together, enjoy each other's company while having a beautiful home to stay in. We loved the space, the pools, the thoughtfulness in providing all the necessities. We enjoyed having groceries delivered, meals made for us, and staff to care for the property keeping it in top notch condition. The views were fantastic, but courtyard still protected from the wind when it came up. The closeness to the restaurants and shops (and ice cream!) made great daily excursions. Loved your home Doug and look forward to coming again!

ONLINE REVIEW: The absolute perfect spot to gather the family for a special event
Left on Feb 29, 2016 for a stay in Feb 2016
We spent a week at Brisa Caribe with most of our grandkids to celebrate special Birthdays for my wife and I. The house was the perfect place to create life long memories for our Grandkids as they thoroughly enjoyed the pools, the private beach, the tidal pool and the extraordinary location. We took advantage of the Dolphin Experience , a deep sea fishing charter and a trip to Tulum and swimming in a Cenote . Doug and his staff saw to every detail and made arrangements for us to be picked up in Cancun and made recommendations for all of the other planned events . We were extraordinarily pleased with the local Mexican chefs that Doug arranged as Marguerite and Isabella made the week even better. A top experience for us and as world travelers we place it up there with the best of the best !

ONLINE REVIEW: Beautiful Home and Location!   Left on Feb 14, 2016 for a stay in Feb 2016
Wonderful staff!  Recently returned from a week at Brisa Caribe with a family of 8 and it was wonderful! I can't say enough great things about the homeowners and staff. They were all VERY kind and attentive to anything we needed. The location in Puerto Adventuras is perfect as there are many wonderful bars and restaurants within walking distance and the marina is also within walking distance for those who like fishing and diving. The view from Brisa Caribe is absolutely beautiful and the patios and beach area are very relaxing. Highly recommend the Traditional Mexican Cooks!! The food was the best I had all week and it was very nice to enjoy the view and have an intimate relaxing dinner with the family. I highly recommend a stay at Brisa Caribe!!

ONLINE REVIEW: "Wonderful Home for our Family Vacation". Left on Jan 6, 2016 for a stay in Dec 2015
Our family of 8 adults and 7 children had a great time at this beautiful 9 bedroom villa. It is situated right on the ocean and is very well equipped, including a private beach volleyball court. The owner provides games, DVDs, Kareoke (sp?), fresh water and even slip ons for use in the ocean. Owner is very nice and easy to deal with.

Hi Doug,  Happy New Year. You have a lovely home and it is very well equipped for families like ours. We think everything is quite perfect, we had a wonderful time and have no, none, zero, nil, complaints. The service was excellent and your home suited our family perfectly.  Steve W.  New Year 2015/16

Dear Doug,  Many thanks for a wonderful experience at Brisa Caribe. It's a fabulous house for a large group and I have never seen a house so well provisioned-every detail has been taken care of by you and your staff. Chef Pino was wonderful and a delight to deal with. We ate like kings. Everyone has been incredibly kind and accommodating. We are all sad to be leaving in the am. We hope to be able to return at some point in the future. Wishing you a happy New Year. Best, Ilene G.  Christmas 2015

ONLINE REVIEW:  Fantastic accommodations.  5 STARS  Routinely, we have a 4 generation family reunion and have met up in many locations. Generally, we chose to go on cruises due to the cleaning and cooking facilities. This time, we found this beautiful location, and because it came with a crew to cook and clean, we opted for it. It was fantastic... there were 20 of us ranging in age from 89 to a few months old. The accommodations were "first class"... the kitchen and cooking facilities were worthy of a large group... there were two pools including a wading-style pool for the younger kids. The palapa was enjoyed by many... and even a few volleyball games were seen.  July 2015

Doug,  Thank you for making Brisa Caribe available for our family reunion.  This was our 6th and by far the best!!!  The Villa was perfect and you staff was great.  Please thank Desiree for all of her help with getting us setup for a perfect week prior to our arrive.  The cooks were wonderful made it a true vacation for all of us.  The only one that did much in the way of work was my sister Debbie from Oaxaca.  Seems that she made fresh lime margaritas on the 1st night and was stuck doing the same the rest of the week.  Thank you for scheduling us with SuperTrans 2000.  Angela and Jaun were very focused on our arrivals and departures which takes a huge amount of worry off the table.  Thank you!!!   Steve,  July 2015

Thank you Doug, It was another fantastic vacation, the memories we made on this trip in Brisa Caribe will be something my family will share for years to come!  I don't know how many more trips my dad will be able to make, but it meant the world to me, being able to go back to Brisa Caribe with him.  Leading up to the trip, he'd smile at me and say, "We're going Back!" and then a few times while we were there in your house, he said, "We made it, we made it back!" while he hugged me.  Thank you so much for opening your home up to us, it will always be a very special place to me.  All the best,  Thomas W.  July 2015

Hi Doug-- We had such a great time, an experience made better by your home. I always tend to underplay describing the accommodations to my family because there have been times we've been disappointed upon arrival. Fortunately or unfortunately, we've had some great travels and accommodations in the past, so the bar is set pretty high.  No one was disappointed.  Your home was perfect for a party of our size.  (13 adults, 2 teens)  We were never on top of anyone, always plenty of room for solitude, or multiple groups socializing in multiple places simultaneously.  We made many long-lasting memories.  The kitchen was nice and big and really well-stocked with plenty of storage space in the pantry area.  Again, we never felt like we were right on top of each other.  A bathroom in every bedroom was a big plus as well.  The architecture and the setting made it all the more satisfying.  For a family gathering, at least my family gatherings, some times it's not so much about the destination, as much as it is about the shared place and the memories created there.  Your home provided the perfect backdrop.  Thank you.  Regards, Tony R.  July 2015

I just wanted to share how wonderful our catering experience with chef Pino was! They made our stay at Brisa Caribe even more perfect!  -Anita M.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015 on TRIP ADVISOR
Perfect Place to Celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary”
We spent the last week at Brisa Caribe with my extended family celebrating my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. 14 of us in total, including five teenagers. We had a terrific time. Leading up to the trip, Doug and Desiree were so very helpful with all the trip details. At the house, nothing has escaped Doug's attention to detail. The house is gorgeous, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Tina cooked lunch and dinner for our entire group each day. Suffice it to say that Tina has a wonderful gift for cooking, even for our large group. We felt safe, the pools were enjoyed by all. And, the beaches were close enough for folks to use regularly throughout each day. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay and enjoy some time in the sun.

Hi Doug,  I wanted to let you know I received the security deposit refund.  Everyone had a great time at your home.  It was lovely and a terrific location.  Thank you so much, and, please tell the cooks how great their food was.  We really enjoyed our stay.  Mary

Everything couldn't have been better. Brisa Caribe,  Puerto Aventuras, restaurants, shops, market, and transfers. Doug has very interesting décor in Brisa. I do not remember paying Doug for the WIFI. All of our group at this point intend to return next year. Thanks again.  Frank S.  Mar 2015

Thank you very much Doug.  We had another wonderful stay.  And we were even more pleased with the food than ever.  The ladies seem to remember our favorites and needs.  They did a wonderful job.  The week could not have been better.  Linda R. Feb 2015

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW: We just returned from a fabulous family reunion vacation at Brisa Caribe.  The home is as beautiful as advertised – more beautiful, actually.  Our family of 14 fit comfortably, with plenty of space to do things together and yet many opportunities for couples to have alone time as well.  We played volleyball and board games together, and took meals around the dinner table which was large enough for all of us.  We used each chef for half of our week and found the food better than most restaurants at half the cost.  The house staff are superb – low key, never obtrusive, but very helpful.  A chair and a knob on the range broke during our week stay, and both were repaired within a day.   The owner Doug lives next door.  After orienting us to the house, he never came to check up on us, but the few times we needed help he came right away.  Also, he has put a lot of effort into putting information on his website and identifying good cooks and outing companies; this built-in tour advising is an advantage over most rental properties.  Through him we pre-arranged outings to Tulum, a cenote, Coba, and Akumal; each was terrific.  The Puerto Aventuras community has many restaurants, a free dolphin show, two gyms, and a very nice beach.  Jan 2015

Truly breathtaking view, comfortable beds, & friendly neighborhood.  Mi Gusta Brisa Caribe Dec 2014

Doug, Shelly & Staff  Too soon to say good-bye.  Our family of 20 ages 2 to 65 all had the most amazing vacation at Brisa Caribe.  Although we took in a couple excursions there would really have been no need to step out the front gates the entire week.  This place is so amazing in having everything to entertain all ages.  Thanks so much for your amazing attention to every detail & accommodating all of our needs & above.  The Klassens Dec. 2014

Thank you so much for making our family vacation the most memorable one.  So beautiful, so relaxing.  Your attention to detail was a appreciated.  It is a holiday we won't soon forget  THANKS  Kelly Nov 2014

Well, we are back to reality - cooking, laundry, cleaning - all those things we didn't have to do while at the Villa.  That was a WONDERFUL vacation!  Could not have asked for anything better!  I think I've finally got all the water out of my ears after snorkeling several hours every day.  Now to get used to this Wet Coast weather - the rain is certainly a lot colder and harsher.  Aah yes, we'll just have to do this again!  Thank-you for such an amazing holiday!  Sincerely, Judi K.  October 2014

Desiree, Doug, Lothar,  Thanks so much for helping to make our family celebration of our 45th wedding anniversary a great success. The communications between Desiree, Doug, Lothar and the Brisa Caribe staff was remarkable and outstanding. It seems everyone anticipated our every need and paid particularly close attention to our guests' arrival and departure needs.  The entire staff showed great respect for our privacy and did an extremely thorough and competent job. We enjoyed every aspect of our experience at Brisa Caribe. Overall I have highly recommended Brisa Caribe to other family members who were not lucky enough to have been our guests last week.   Thanks again for your close attention to all our needs!  Sam and Karen D and family  July 2014

Thank you SO MUCH for your very informative web site.  I love it...I think you cover everything.  Owning a vacation rental I have read and retread all that you provide, AWESOME.  Lee M.

We could not have been more pleased with our stay! The home is wonderful and had everything that we could have ever wanted! The chef service was amazing and incredibly affordable. Those ladies are awesome and we were blown away by the cooking and affordability. The other staff at the place was also excellent and we barely even knew they were around! Thanks for allowing us to stay. We would definitely recommend the home to others.  Thanks,  Andie, July 2014

Doug thanks for returning the security deposit so promptly.   We had a truly wonderful stay at Brisa Caribe and want to thank you and your organization for setting things up so well.  The house is fantastic and incredibly beautiful.  It was the perfect place to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary.  We are looking at returning with our family next June and perhaps with five couples in Feb of 2015.    Thanks Bob and Sue, June 204

Words can not describe what an amazing week our extended family of 17 had at your home.  This will be a memory that we will always treasure.  The Mexican cooks were very genuine and their culinary skills were superb !  We also highly recommend a tour snorkelling with the turtles, dos Ojos cenote, Tulum ruins and zip lining in the jungle.   Steve, Rachel, Carson & Tanner E.  Perland Texas March 2014

We had the most amazing time at your villa.  The staff were so friendly and helpful.  Truly a joy to have around.  The local chefs were wonderful too !  Highly recommend them to future guests.  Thank you for providing so much in the villa and the attention to details.  This has truly been a memorable 40th birthday celebration.  I can't imagine it being any better.  Angie B & Guests, March 2014

It was absolutely wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the house, the food and the service was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful stay!  Marcia B.  March 2014

Thank you for a wonderful birthday experience.  Brisa Caribe is a gem.   We had such an amazing time at the villa and I can’t think of anything that would make it better.   I really appreciate the thoughtfulness in all the rooms and travel décor.   I hope someday I will have such a wonderful collection from all my travels.   I also really appreciated the attention to detail.  The staff were very friendly and helpful.   The local chefs were amazing. The birthday cake was delicious!  Even the Iguana out front was a very welcoming sight each morning.  I have already sent the house details and recommended a stay to three people.   I hope to return again soon.  Best regards,  Angie B.  March 2014

Doug, The Brisa Caribe was a magical and perfect place for our family reunion. All of the staff and cooks were wonderful, your home is lovely (as an artist, I really appreciated all of your collections) and we loved having the seclusion provided by a private and lovely home.   As always, it was wonderful doing business with you. You are amazingly thorough in all that you do. Sincerely, Pam K.  Jan 2014 

We had a wonderful time at Brisa Caribe, it was absolutely perfect for our family, we lacked for nothing and we hope very much to be able to return again.  Thank you for offering your guests a truly spectacular place.  Cheers, Barbara O.  January 2014

The Security Deposit check arrived; as crisp and prompt and professional as the entire process was with you, Doug!  Thanks again, Jim

Doug, We had a wonderful trip!  I've attached a photo.  We were really happy with everything. In particular, we wanted to relay some info about some of the activities, most of which were really great.

Transfers and transportation - By far, our favorite company we dealt with was the transfer company you organized.  Angela was friendly, organized, flexible, and most important, punctual! She waited for my husband and I (and little kids) to arrive - and we were over 4 hours delayed. The tours you organized that they took us on to Tulum and Chichen Itza we were really pleased with.

Photographer - We really liked Charlie and his pictures were fabulous. We are really glad to have these pictures to help us remember how much fun we had!

Catamaran - The catamaran trip was a highlight for many of us. They were friendly and helpful, and the boat trip was a lot of fun!

Jungle Adventure - I didn't go on this, but I gather it was a lot of fun. My brother commented that he was really pleased that they didn't charge an arm and a leg for the pictures. Everyone had a great time!

Barbara (masseuse) - This was really relaxing and nice. She mentioned that 5 hours was a lot in one day, so perhaps in the future, if there are more than 4 people interested, you might suggest doing it over two days.

Fishing trip - This is the only area that could have been better. The trip was fun, but the boat staff didn't communicate much or ask any questions, so they drove around for over 2 hours when the group would have preferred casting lines. Once they got out the lines, it was a lot more fun. The group didn't really know what was going on, so didn't know what to ask or suggest.

Villa and Staff - The villa is BEAUTIFUL! We had so much fun in the pool and at the beach. We loved it! All the staff were very attentive and pleasant. The maids kept everything nice. Chucho was very helpful with our equipment and getting our laundry from town. The Mexican cooks were great - and the food was amazing! We were very spoiled! The only suggestion would be to allow guests to either pay a fee to use the washing machines or to pay to have the staff do some laundry. We understand there is wear-and-tear on the machines, but we'd have paid a fee to be able to use the machines. Due to Christmas, we couldn't get our laundry done until the end of the week. PS - I was amazed at all the baby stuff you provided that made our life easier! The baby gates, booster seat, diaper pail, monitor, and pool/beach toys were great! You even had a potty and a booster seat for the car (we didn't use them, but it's great to provide them).

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation! Thank you as well for being so easy to communicate with and setting everything up. We had a lot of communication and things could easily have fallen through the cracks, but everything was as we expected it to be. Thank you for making everything so smooth!  Celeste L.  Christmas 2013

We had an awesome time at Brisa Caribe.  Your place is so unique and very authentic !!  Reminds me of the true Mexico experience.   It was so nice to have all the space to accommodate all 4 of our families.  It just wouldn't be the same anywhere else !!  Location was truly amazing waking up to the beautiful ocean & palm trees and going to bed with an amazing sky full of starts.   My daughter called this truly the best trip with your swimming pool every morning and seeing all the amazing fish in the ocean all in your backyard !!!  We LOVED it.  Janice & Joey H.  November, 2013

Hi Doug and Shelly,  We would like to thank you and the staff for making our trip to Puerto Aventuras and wedding outstanding.  Everything was just great: food, cleanliness, location, beach, villa staff. We loved that the villa was kind of isolated from the crowds but yet close to the beach. The views are gorgeous.  Margarita and Isabella are not only great cooks but also wonderful, sincere and humble people, we enjoyed meeting them a lot. Please say hi to them from us. Andrea the wedding planner, her crew and vendors did a great job. She is very reasonably priced compared to some other planners we spoke to, and she met and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend her for being very proactive, responsive, flexible and working within the budget. We had a beautiful ceremony, better than we expected.  Okskan & Romain wedding November 2013

Doug & Shelly, We had an absolutely fabulous vacation and 40th birthday celebration here!!  Brisa Caribe is an absolutely amazing and beautiful home.  We had an awesome time enjoying your pool, playing volleyball, snorkelling and just relaxing in the hammocks.  This the as the PERFECT place to spend a week celebrating and playing with our friends.  Todd & Stacy H.  Sept 28/2013

Doug & Shelly - WOW!!!  this house is so much more than the internet pictures show.  Ryan and I came here with 6 of treasured friends to celebrate not 1 but 3 - 40th birthdays.... This trip has been a year in the making and the excitement has continued to build as we have able to talk of nothing else at our get togethers'.  This place does not disappoint.  The house is beautiful and large enough for privacy.  The staff are friendly and work very hard.. and you, Doug & Shelly have been so kind to share this lovely piece of paradise with this humble group of wackadoos!!  The only thing missing are our beautiful crazy children who would certainly LOVE this place as much as we do...  Thank you..  Ryan & Tina A...  Sept 25, 2013

Doug, Our expectations were so high and our experience at Villa Brisa Caribe exceeded them all.  This was the perfect escape for 13 friends celebrating our collective 40th birthday.  Relaxation was the theme and provided the perfect setting.  We all appreciated the meticulous attention to detail with respect anything a guest couple possibly want. Martina the International chef got a standing ovation at the end of our final dinner.  Barbara came back for round of the the massages after rave reviews from those who had massages the first day.  The house staff were cheerful and helpful.  Words can't express how fun and appreciated this whole visit was.  But... here is what the group is saying 'AMAZING' 'AWESOME' 'STELLAR'  'Once in a lifetime' 'We plan to Return' 'Now we Know What we were Missing'  'Beautiful house, great food, good times with friends'  'The BEST'  Juliet M.  July 2013

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to rent your beautiful home! Fabulous memories were made, friendships bonded more deeply and my husband and I had a great time with all of these kids.  Chu Cho and Carlos were totally delightful and extremely helpful. You are lucky to have such loyal and dedicated employees.  Hopefully we will return to Puerto Aventuras sooner rather then later!! Thanks again for all of your help.  Barbara F.  July 2013

Doug,  Our group could not have had more fun or been more pleased with the house or its amenities.  We only had 1 problem during our stay and it was very minor.  The guests staying in one of the pool house rooms were not able to open the safe once it was locked.  It was resolved by Carlos within about 3 hours when the battery was replaced.  Let me say that we all hope to return to Villa Brisa Caribe.  Your staff at the house is attentive and friendly.  Everything was easy.  The whole stay was super-relaxing which is just what we were after.  Tina fed us so well at breakfast and dinner and packed up any leftovers (not many!) for lunches.  She provided outstanding service and her meals were delicious.  We all looked forward to gathering over breakfast and dinner.  It's been several days since we returned home and we are still talking about huevos rancheros, spanakopita, chicken caccitore, vegetable curry, and other highlights of the menus she prepared.  My husband surprised us with mariachis the first evening and a session with a photographer one day.  Both were excellent.  More than half the group had massages with Barbara .  She is a wonderful masseuse and her rates are reasonable.  THANK YOU for organizing all of these extras.  We discovered in couple quick excursions to Latitude 20 for the best pina coladas and frozen mango drinks we've had.  We sampled their food a bit and found everything we tried absolutely fresh and prepared healthy.  Vegetable quesadillas outstanding and pizza very flavorful.  Their salsas were fabulous too.  Your pool was sparkling and we enjoyed hanging out there and watching the hermit crabs scamper and the iguanas sunbathe.  There really is jungle right next door!  Your website and photos accurately advertise the property (unfortunately for us, because we have to compete with everyone for dates of our next booking!)  I would say all was as expected, but all the details experienced in person truly exceeded our expectations.  We hope to meet you next time we visit.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa!  Best regards.  Juliet M.  July 2013

Dear Doug,  Thank you to all your staff, we had a wonderful time and were sorry to leave!!!!  Katie M. June 2013

Dear Doug,  It has been over a year since we were guests at your lovely villa. We are way overdue in sending our thank yous and our recommendations for others considering the rental. However, we have not forgotten a thing about the experience. It was such a special time for our family---we had three couples and 6 grandchildren. Everyone had their own space and privacy but loved being all together. The children had so much fun in the pools and on the beach, we had trouble getting them out of their suits. There was so much to keep them busy and happy. We even had hermit crab races. The staff was so sweet and so accommodating and the Mexican ladies who cooked for us were unbelievable! The meals were fabulous! The place was stocked with everything we could want from every kind of drinks to toys, pack n' plays and bikes. It was as though you had read our minds. You were the most organized host I have ever met and your efficiency shows in this perfectly maintained villa. No matter how good the pictures online are, they just do not do it justice. That is because you can't reproduce the warmth, the ambiance, the beautiful ocean views and sounds, and the wonderful relaxed state of mind one can't help but have there. We have been to Puerto Aventuras before but would not consider coming again without staying with you. Thanks again for the lovely memories!  Judy, March 2012

TRIP ADVISOR online review:   We were a group of 12 who stayed Apr. 20 - Apr 27, 2013. The villa was superb!! And along with all the other reviewers, the pictures do not do this villa justice. The staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was incredible. From keeping our supply of cold drinks stocked, to popping open fresh coconuts for us to enjoy & make cocktails with. The cleanliness of the villa was better than any we have ever stayed in. We chose to have the Mexican cooks, cook most of our meals. OMG!!!. That was a very wise choice! Margarita & Henrietta were always smiling & willing to serve us dinner all the way up that flight of stairs to the roof more than once. We all wanted to bring those 2 home with us. Doug & Shelly were on site & attended all our needs while there. Never once did we feel that our privacy was an issue. We made use of the bikes at the house a number of times. When 2 of the bikes needed repair, they were attended to right away & ready the next time we wanted use them. The horns were a "blast" to use while trying to keep track of our group. It would have been nice to have baskets on the bikes for bringing things back from town, but see where they wouldn't last long in the salt air. We hope to be able to enjoy this home once again in the future. Would highly recommend this home.

Doug,  We had a wonderful time at Brisa Caribe!  Our first visit to Puerto Aventuras was fantastic and certainly memorable. Your home was the perfect choice for our trip.  The staff is excellent and having the meal option was the right choice!  We will certainly be back and will spread the word on Brisa Caribe!  Michael H. March 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful and fabulous week at Brisa Caribe. The staff--in particular Margarita and Isabel--could not have been more gracious and we felt right at home. Wonderful memories were made and we hope to be back.  We will surely tell our friends about it!  Alyssa S. Jan. 2013

'50th Birthday Extravaganza'  What an awesome trip!!  We had a group of 5 couples and the house was perfect.  Brisa Caribe is extremely well maintained and appointed.  The house is beautifully decorated and has a fabulous roof top deck.  The location is excellent as it is close to Tulum, Akumal, and Playa del Carmen.  Doug was a great host and had cold drinks waiting for us on arrival.  I would recommend hiring 'Tina' to cook some meals.  She cooked 4 fabulous dinners for us.  The owner has thoughtfully taken care of ever details.  We all had an excellent time and are looking forward to coming back. Trip Advisor review, June 2012

'Better than I ever Dreamed' This villa is absolutely brilliant!  The pictures online, although beautiful, don't even do this place justice.  The staff was great and incredibly professional.  Having my friends and family with me at this wonderful villas a a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday.  Trip Advisor review May 2012

I can't think of a better venue to have hosted my own 40th birthday party! Spending quality time with friends and family from all over the U.S. at Brisa Caribe for a week will certainly go down as one of life's highlights for me. The location is perfect and your home is both gorgeous and comfortable, and having the talented cooks on hand was definitely an added bonus. Thanks again! :) Amy B. April 2012

Hi Doug, I just wanted to take a couple of moments to say thank you. I have just returned home to frozen Winnipeg from your slice of paradise and I have to say last week was one of the highlights of my 36 years. The villa was everything we hoped for and so much more. Even with our group of 13 we never felt crowded and it was easy to find a spot away from everyone for peace and quiet. The villa was immaculate and spacious and felt like a home, not some cookie cutter rental property. The staff was very warm and friendly and always had a smile for us. The food the ladies prepared for us was fantastic as well and each night was a new treat. Some of our group was concerned that Puerto Aventuras was going to be too far off the beaten path but soon found that everything we could want was within easy walking distance. I have to also recommend a few of the area attractions. My wife and 8 year old son enjoyed an afternoon they will treasure forever when they went to the Dolphin Discovery. They got to swim with dolphins, manatees, sea lion and even sharks. The facility is well run by very knowledgeable and friendly trainers. A few of us also booked a fishing charter through Capt. Rick’s and went for an afternoon of fishing. We met Leo on the docks and he looked after us like we were family. We went out with Capt. Lala and his 1st mate. As it turned out the fishing wasn’t spectacular on that day, but we still got a couple and had great fun. They also run a first class operation. I spent a few days snorkelling right in front of the villa and have to say it was simply breath-taking. A number of our group had booked snorkelling charters to various reefs in the area, but all came back and said they saw more and in greater numbers right out front. I could go on forever about all the great experiences we had at Brisa Caribe, it helped me cross many items off my life’s “bucket list”. Thank you, and hope to see you again. Feel free to use this email or parts of it for your comments page if you like, I meant every word. Sincerely, Shayne Groves

"Que Fabulosa"  Doug's vacation home is outstanding. He lives on the property in a separate guest house and keeps it in perfect shape. There are multiple dining areas with bars and grills to seat over a dozen guests. The breeze travels through the home nicely but each room has separate air conditioning. The German cook Tina is incredible. I highly recommend having her cook most your dinners as she is cheaper than most restaurants and does such a nice job. The kitchen though is well appointed for cooking yourself and there's a nearby grocery store. Make sure to play beach volleyball. And rent Doug's snorkeling gear at a fraction of the rental price elsewhere. The wifi was pretty decent allowing us to video call home. And the staff was also very good; absolutely no theft even though I left money all over the place.  Trip Advisor online review

Thanks Doug for sharing your home with us. We all had a marvelous time and would certainly come back again! I also have to acknowledge your staff. They were very professional and extremely helpful.  Best Regards, Leslie D.  Feb. 2012

"A Week of Unforgettable Memories'  The house was amazing, spacious, beautiful and very very clean.  There were people in everyday cleaning up after us which was a nice touch, especially when you have a group as large was we did.  We had people come in and prepare breakfast and dinner for us, which I highly recommend if you can, because the home cooked meals were amazing.  Every guest room had their own bathroom, which again comes in handy with a group as large as ours.  Before the trip I was a little hesitant when I found on the map the villa was a ways from the town, but in truth Puerto Aventuras is small enough that almost everything is within walking distance.  Of course a golf cart comes in handy.  I came to celebrate a friends wedding and have to say it was an absolutely perfect week.  L. Whan.  Feb. 2012

We just stayed a week at this house and had an unforgettable vacation, We had a group of 12 and had ample room. The view was spectacular as were the grounds which include a full beach volleyball court. The owner was super organized and hospitable. Everything was clean and well maintained. My only concern was the bedding wasn't very breathable (had a rubber liner) so I got sweaty as did other while trying to sleep. I would highly recommend the house and generally the Puerto Aventuras area.  Matt H.   Jan. 2012

Dear Doug, I want to thank you for renting your very wonderful villa to our extended family. All of us had a very special Thanksgiving week, one that we will remember and talk about for years. I must say, the villa is so well equipped that we did not lack for anything we needed. Especially, I do appreciate all the baby gear (pack'n'plays, highchairs, monitors, toys, strollers and gate) that you had set out for us. That made handling the little ones so much easier.  Already, family members have requested that we make a return visit. Just what I was thinking! We definitely shall be back, but probably not until 2013.   I received your refund check last week. All was fair. Just wanted you to know that it was such a pleasure doing business with you.  Thank you again,  Jan John 11/19-11/26, 2011

Dear Doug, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!  We enjoyed the beauty of the home, swimming with the dolphins and the adventure of Explor.  This vacation will be forever in our hearts.  The Schaffer & Risinger Families, August 2011

Converging from 4 continents to celebrate, anniversaries, birthdays and being together.  Walking into the ambiance of rooms reminiscent of lands many of us have been to and viewing the artefacts & decorations so thoughtfully designed for each room.  We frolicked in the swimming pool, gathered in the Jacuzzi, played volleyball on the beach and barbequed in glowing moonlight.  The God of rain blessed us by not showering us with his might till the last evening when he showed us his glory in spectacular bursts of thunder and lightening.  Our grateful acknowledgement and thanks to the staff who so efficiently and graciously made each day flow smoothly and to the cooking staff who satisfied us with tasteful cuisine of this country and introduced us to a variety of new foods.  For a vacation we will remember with heartfelt pleasure.  Prashant Bahadur, July 2011

After a few years of vacationing on the Mayan Riviera, we finally got to stay in the gem on the ocean!!  Everything was picture perfect including the meals prepared by Sera, et all.  Mary K, July 2011

Doug, Tina, Vickie & all of the other staff who made our vacation possible.  Puerto Aventuras and Brisa Caribe provided the perfect setting for our dual family vacation.  We all had a great time hanging out by the pool, eating Tina's delicious food, checking out the restaurants in town, especially Latitude 20 - (thanks Peter, Lenny & Alex), taking adventures to Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Mayan Extreme and out on the beautiful waters of the Caribbean.  Thank you for making your home available to us.  All of the special treasures are beautifully displayed.  We had a WONDERFUL time.  Tee Kendricks & Weschlers, June 2011

Thanks for sharing your wonderful villa with us.  This is our first time to Mexico and it will definitely not be our last.  My family and I would like to thank you, all of your staff for the attention they gave to our needs... bedding, cleaning, etc.  We had lots of firsts. - Deep sea fishing - Swimming with turtles - All of the great Theme Parks.  Thanks again.. Ron, Nadine D.  Kelowna BC. 

This house is so full of neat things to see.  All of the decorations you have collected is quite something.  The iguanas outside I will never tire of looking at.  There are 2 cats I've seen come through here once in awhile as well.  So many crabs too.. from small to a large one we saw in the rocks by the waterfall.  It was all so amazing.. thank you for the memory.  Lori K. Calgary AB.  May 2011

Doug thank you for the beautiful accommodations!!  The villa was more than I expected.  Everything was fantastic; food, weather, culture, scenery.  Not only was this the best vacation I've had so far, this was a time for our whole family to get together for my youngest sister's wedding.  We would definitely come back.  K. French, Waterloo ON, May 2011

We had a tremendous week. Brisa Caribe lived up to its billing and then some. You have a wonderful Villa that has obviously had a lot of energy and thought put behind it. You should be very proud. We all regretted the swiftness with which Saturday morning arrived and we had to take our leave. We will all carry very fond memories with us of the wonderful time we spent at Brisa Caribe.  B. Sharp,  May 2011.

Doug, Thank you for the beautiful accommodations.  The villa was more than I had expected.  Everything was fantastic: food, weather, culture, scenery.  Not only was this the best vacation I've had so far, this was a time for our whole family to get together for my youngest sister's wedding.  We would definitely come back.  Kimberly F. April 2011

Trip Advisor online review: Everything from beginning to end was fantastic. The villa was excellent with all the amenities necessary. Location was great for access to local establishments and the highway for 'road trips'. Getting connected with Vickie for planning activities was easy and effective. Highly recommend the local Mexican cooking services and setting up an in house massage - we only wished we'd done more of both of these things earlier in the week after we found out how incredible they were (and reasonably priced)!  Doug has a great thing going here and it was one of the better trips we've been on. And with 5 couples and one 2 year old that's saying a lot.  'An Excellent All Round Experience'

HomeAway online Review:  My husband and I rented this villa with 7 other couples to celebrate his 50th birthday. I must say it was fabulous. I researched many properties before I chose this one and we couldn't have been more pleased when we arrived on site. As nice as the website pictures are, the villa is much more amazing in person. With 8 couples on the property for a week, we found that we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves without feeling as if we were ever in anyone's space. I would suggest that you take advantage of the cook Tina that the villa owner recommends. She does a fabulous job, is very flexible, and is definitely worth the price so that you can enjoy the wonderful setting that this villa provides. We found that the best place to do grocery shopping was Wal-Mart in Playa del Carmen (don't even waste your time with the Sams Club there). There's a little taco house next to the Pemex gas station at Puerto Aventuras gated entrance where you can take very good fish tacos to go (great for lunch). One of the biggest things we were so pleased with is the location of the villa. Our entire group would have been happy to stay on the property for the entire week and not go anywhere but it is so easy to get to Tulum, Akumul, Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, and all the cenotes the area has to offer that we couldn't resist an excursion or two. You're not far from anything that you might want to do. When we got home from our trip and thought about the stay at Brisa Caribe, we couldn't think of one single thing that could have been better about this property, and we have pretty high expectations. We would definitely return to this villa and wouldn't consider staying any other place when we come back to the area.  'Outstanding Property'  March 2011

Hi Doug, We had a great time at your villa. It was the perfect choice for us in terms of accommodations and location. Brisa Caribe is even more impressive in person than in the photos on your website. The most surprising thing was the ideal location. So much is within a 20 minute drive north or south. Everyone in our group was very satisfied with our experience and would return. Tina did an excellent job taking care of us and she was very flexible with her menu choices…that was a big plus. Your staff did a very nice job as well.  Thank you for your prompt attention to returning the security deposit. Best regards, Regina J.  March 2011

This is a fabulous spot in paradise.  The location with all its beauty takes you away from reality for but a short while.  This place, Brisa Caribe, is more than a dream because you live it.  The accommodations here are top notch and the staff that takes care are excellent.  Thank you for opening your home to us, it will be a memory never forgotten !!  Brian & Kelly G, Cour d'Alene ID, Jan. 2011

Doug, One final word on our Christmas vacation to Puerto Aventuras. On your recommendation, I purchased travel insurance. On the way home, we got caught up in the Northeast snow storm and we ended up stranded in Fort Lauderdale for four days. We were living in a hotel near the airport. It was boring and expensive.  It took a little time, however, I just received confirmation that the insurance is paying about 95% of the total living expenses we incurred.  Thanks for the recommendation. Jon  P

From Trip Advisor: We stayed in this beautiful villa in January with a group of close friends and family.  Our grandson Miles (10 months) was also with us.  We have stayed at many Villas over the years and I have to say that this Villa had everything!  I still can't get over how well the kitchen was stocked with dishes, silverware and cookware.  We hired Sarah for several breakfasts and also a dinner party one evening to celebrate a birthday!  The meals were prepared to perfections and Sarah's staff was so kind to us.  The entire villa was just perfect for our large group!  And, I can't say enough about Doug's staff who went out of their way to make our stay stress free.  We loved the location of the Villa... such a fun walk into town to stroll around the Marina.  If you have never been to Puerto Aventuras, you are in for a wonderful treat!  It is just the perfect, relaxing, vacation spot and has something for everyone!  We just can't say enough about this wonderful property.  We recommend it to the highest degree and cannot wait to return next year.  The Kansas Crew, Feb 2011. 

V.R.B.O. online review:  "Great house with great staff - pictures don't showcase it enough" "The main house is a 7 bedroom house, but the whole compound is basically one house. Doug and staff really helped with our vacation. We hired cooks and had great meals. The house has a FAQ Word Document that should be read and followed - it has great advice. Great location & great house. It's in a great gated community with everything you need. They have a bunch of extras with the house that you will appreciate. The drink fridge comes stocked with cheap prices - was a nice touch! We would stay again."   Matt W. Dec. 14, 2010.  Seattle WA.

HomeAway online Review:  "We stayed at this property with 14 of our closest friends and it was a real pleasure.  The property itself is very well appointed. The staff is kind and efficient, and the location is really great. Our own private volleyball court was put to great use, as were the pools, and amazing rooftop grilling deck. Daytrips to Tulum were a snap, quality restaurants located within walking distance and more authentic fares available in the pueblo across the highway. Highly recommended."   J. Schoberg,  Panama City Panama, Dec. 4, 2011

For a large party I can't imagine a better location. The home is well laid out and comfortable. The services fantastic. The cooks were wonderful. We did not do a lot of tourist things because we simply did not want or need to leave the beautiful Brisa Caribe. Read about this place online and know that there is not one word of puff in the description. It is really as beautiful and wonderful as it is said to be.  D. Klaich November 2010

After a year of anticipation for our Dream Vacation, Brisa Caribe was everything we hoped it would be!  Everything in this wonderful place is 'AS ADVERTISED' or better.  A perfect tropical paradise to share with our family.  Thank you for thinking of everything so we did not have to think of anything..  Tyson, Michon, Daniel, Delialah, C.  November 2010

The Villa is beautiful and has all the comforts of home! The location is obviously perfect too! Tina, does an amazing job cooking each morning and evening! The housekeeping staff cleans and you don't even know they are there...thanks for a super week, again... Cathy K. October 2010

We were all ecstatic to learn of our trip to Mexico especially once we had all researched this amazing beach house that we were staying at.  Your house was even better in person, absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!  Although this house is big enough to spread out in, more often than not, we all found ourselves together by the pool or on the roof drinking coffee in the mornings --  the sunrise is unbelievable from up there !!  After spending a week here, Brisa Caribe went from being your home to becoming our home  - a place where many memories are made and much love is shared.. Muchas Gracias Merida Family Vacation, October 2010

Dear Doug: We wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing Brisa Caribe with us. The house was absolutely fabulous with an administrator, staff and cooks to match! We had an unbelievable time, everyone was so comfortable, relaxed and happy the entire week.  Thank you, Andra and Vickie for all of your patience and flexibility in working with us as we planned our 40th birthday celebration. Your recommendations were perfect, the massages, the restaurants, the cooks – Tina blew us away!!!   You truly do have a special place and we are thrilled to have been able to spend a week making unforgettable memories there. Sincerely, Joe and Jennifer Carmichael, Houston, TX.  September 23, 2010

Hi Doug, We are finally here; just wanted to let you know that we love your place and thank you for all your assistance.  Enjoy your vacation!!!  Our best, Mehret / Aug. 8/10

Hi Tina:  Oh, no!  We are back home - It's breakfast time and no fresh orange juice - no tray of fresh fruit - no delicious eggs with yummy veggies and spices.  I MISS TINA !!!!!!  I guess I'll be dishing up my own yogurt this morning but with fond memories of your wonderful cooking and beautiful presentation.  Everything was perfect at Brisa Caribe, but you were truly the "frosting on the cake" for me and the element that made it a real vacation.  A thousand thanks and best wishes for a pleasant visit in your homeland. I look forward to seeing you again.  Fondly, Judy
Hi Doug: Wow - we aren't the party people we used to be !!! This has to be one of the most affordable and certainly the most enjoyable family vacations we have ever experienced. Everything was just perfect - even the weather cooperated. And you and Tina and Jesus made everything so effortless that it was the best time ever for me. I just left the "heavy lifting" to you guys and sat back and relaxed and enjoyed my family. I couldn't ask for more. I wish a happy year ahead for you and your family and hope to see you again. Judy J.  August 2010

What a great place to have your entire family with you to celebrate 50 years of marriage.  The house was perfect for the 19 of us including our seven grand children.  Our three children and their spouses did a perfect job of arranging this trip & choosing this location.  The staff and facilities were GREAT.  Brisa Caribe far exceeded our already high expectations.  The home, Vickie, the cooks and the maids and caretakers are all wonderful.    Everyone agrees it is by far our best location ever.  Zanotti & Knight family, June 2010 

Tara's 40th Birthday Bash  May 29 - June 5, 2010 !!  Thank you for sharing this beautiful property that is rich in culture, creativity and amazing karma !!!  Speaking for myself I can tell you that the memories created this week will last a lifetime !!  I will miss Iggy the Iguana, the Mexican sunsets and the personal charm of 'Villa Caribe'  May everyone see the beauty I have seen.  Nikki, Toronto Canada

This has been a fantastic week with our family ranging in age from 3 - 75 years.  Your home 'Brisa Caribe' was the ideal place for this reunion.  It is beautiful and the staff are exceptional.  Thank you for the memories to last a lifetime!  Great Grandma & Grandpa, Ruth & Bobbie B.  Osyosos BC Canada,  May 2010

The Brisa Caribe web site described a beautiful, scrumptious villa in an idyllic setting - the reality was even better. An absolutely perfect place that has done so much for our family vacation.  Tim H.  April 2010

Doug, Sorry we didn't get to say goodbye on Saturday.  We all had early flights at different times so it did get a little hectic leaving.  Your house is truly amazing and we all 19 of us had a great time. Thanks for sharing your house with us.  It truly feels like a "home" and not a rental. I cannot believe how many incredible artefacts you have found during your many travels.  They definitely tell a tale!  Thanks again for everything and we all hope we can get back soon to stay in Brisa Caribe once again!   K Evans,  April 2010

"Brisa Caribe was more than we expected. The villa and the surroundings are simply spectacular. We didn't want to leave. This was a family vacation, from 3/20-27,2010, with our 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren; everyone had a great time. Doug has thought of everything and is very accommodating.  The meals prepared by Tina and Sera were so delicious, with plenty of food leftover. What a relaxing setting; many activities are close-by. We swam with the dolphins, went to Tulum, and sailed on a catamaran. The grandchildren enjoyed the pool and the Dreams and Omni Hotels beaches. Can't wait to come back!"  Tom C. March 2010

Fourteen dear friends from all over the country met at Villa Brisa Caribe for our yearly trip together.  Each year we pick a villa and spend a week together.  Brisa Caribe was far and away the best of all our trips.  The villa is gorgeous, clean, creative, artistic and the art is to die for!  You will feel like you are in a museum.  Everyone had a big bed with a wonderful mattress.  Each bedroom is more beautiful than the next.  The owner thought of everything.  The kitchen has every item you will ever need.  The website he put together answers every question you can imagine.  You will find everything there is to do in the area, all the great restaurants, pre-arrival detail is left to chance.  We were made to feel so welcome and there was always someone available to help us arrange tours and to suggest things to do.  I must say though, we really enjoyed chillin' and hanging around that gorgeous villa.  We were up on the roof nightly have cocktails and watching the sunset while looking at the ocean.  The cooks were fantastic.  What a joy to sit outside and eat together with cooks who are willing to make anything you'd like.  Everything you see on the website is exactly as represented.  You are taking no risk renting this villa.  We loved walking into town and dancing at Cafe Ole. There are no better pies anywhere in the world.  We went back there three times! SiSiSi  Restaurant made amazing snapper. We swam with dolphins, toured Tulum, shopped in Playa Del Carmen, went fishing and shared wonderful times with our friends.  We got home just yesterday, and we all can't wait to return.  Sandy Rose Nov. 2009.

As usual we had a wonderful time.  We sincerely enjoyed every minute ( even the couple of rainy ones) Vickie was very helpful and your staff are very friendly, attentive and hardworking.  The bar bill is what we had expected... thank you for making everything so convenient for us.  Each visit we are amazed again at your property, home, and just the total package you have created for your guests. My daughters are staying at Dreams this week and I've told them to peak over at Brisa... Somehow photos just don't do it justice. Thank you for allowing us the special price for your special home... We all feel a little bit of a personal attachment to it now that we've spent 2 weeks there.  I'm certain you will see us again. Thanks so much, Denise H. Nov 10/09

My extended family - 21 in all - enjoyed our stay at Brisa Caribe very much.  Our 2nd visit, we appreciated the additions to the pool area + other improvements since 2006 when we first came.  Your villa and those who care for it contributed to a week of pure R&R.  Everyone is friendly and helpful, eager to make our vacation a perfect one.  As before we appreciated the furnishings of the villa + the space.  We made use of the glorious rooftop for happy hours, enjoyed many hours in the salt pool or at the beach and of course poolside.  Thanks for the hospitality.  We will do our best to return.  Stefaniks, Oct. 2009

WOW! What a beautiful place.  Our first of many family vacations with 3 brothers, their wives and the kids, was a great house to accommodate our family.  A treat to all be able to sit together for meals at a different table every night.  We enjoyed ALL the activities you had to offer.  Biking with the kids, beach volleyball, golf, fishing, snorkelling in Akumal, massage & pedicures at the house.  Not to Forget ... Dreams welcomed us with open arms!!  We had an absolute blast.   The Mexican cook was a MUST!  Tina was unbelievable and first class!  Hope to be back soon!  The Yates, Aug. 1-8,2009

The house was fabulous! The family absolutely loved it. The staff were all very nice; the orientation & check-out went smoothly. Tina cooked 3 dinners and we loved them. She is a jewel. We swam with the dolphins and went fishing with the captain you recommended. My group wants to come back again and we will stay in touch with you. It would be great to meet you in person next time! I would have liked satellite TV in the master bedroom, but got more rest without one. Everything was perfect and exactly as advertised. Dale S. July 2009

Doug: We are all settled in at Brisa Caribe. Your property manager met us and gave us the orientation splendidly.  The house is magnificent and our crew is enjoying it. We put up a sign for a yard sale of all the art and rugs today <g>. What a great property. Everything is perfect here. Thanks!   Dale S.  July 25,09

Fabulous!  Your house has been the best house we have ever been on a vacation.  Your furnishings, art and decorations are all in good taste and incredible.  It is like a museum.  I enjoyed looking at every piece you have.  I liked that every bedroom has its own bathroom and story.  I was born and raised in Mexico City so I know how to appreciate the tiles you have everywhere in the house.  I had a great time.  Thank you for having us.  I will always remember this vacation as it was the place my husband surprised me with the celebration of our 20th wedding vows.  Veronica Waters July 24/09

We came to vacation in your beautiful home with our dear friends and their children.  Veronica and I thought we were having a photo shoot on the beach and it ended up being a surprise double wedding vow renewal (24 years for us)  We could not have asked for a better setting and home to share our time in.  Some of our favorites besides lounging beside the pool taking in the incredible view:
- XelHa is a must (the best park I have ever seen) Go early, leave late.  Plan on lunch and dinner there.  Tube down the river, bring a disposable water camera.
- Swim in the salt water pool
- Go to Fusion in Playa del Carmen.  Great views and breakfast
- Hire Tina to cook a meal for you
- Take time to view all of Dougs artwork..... incredible
- Enjoy your friends and family.
Thanks Doug, these memories will always be with me.  Beth Riddle July 25/09

Thank you very much....we enjoyed our stay at the villa.  We loved it for our wedding backdrop.  It was a perfect stay for our family.  Here's the website to our wedding photos if you would like to see.
Thank you again Doug please know that we appreciate all of the help and we enjoyed your home very much.  I wish we could visit every year.

Kristina Cantu, May 2009

Hi Andra & Doug-We had an AMAZING time at Brisa Caribe last week. Please feel free to use this in your outreach efforts.  We would be happy to speak to anyone with questions via e-mail (mary@xxxxxx) or phone (1-xxx-390-8615).  I can't believe how overhyped the whole swine flu thing is in the US. Our entire group was so glad we did not cancel our trip.  It's clear that Mexico is being very smart about dealing with the flu leaving Mexico completely safe for visitors. Our numerous adventures throughout the Yucatan, and our frequent interactions with the locals never posed any concern from a health standpoint or otherwise. I would STRONGLY encourage anyone with travel plans to Mexico to come without any hesitation at all, have a wonderful time in this beautiful place, and, especially, enjoy the villa and staff at Brisa Caribe.   I can't imagine a more perfect vacation in a more perfect place.  -Mary Yax, May 2-9,2009

Doug, Vickie & Staff -   We all loved the villa.  We had 13 people celebrating my 40th birthday.  It was a perfect week.  We especially loved having the Mexican cooks come in.  And the roof.  And the pool, And the volleyball!!  we played everyday.  Thank you for everything.  Mary & Friends, May 9,2009

Thank you Andra, We had a great time and had no problems on the trip home.  I hope to make it back down, maybe convince another group to take advantage of the discount.   Everyone was very nice and helpful.  I will definitely recommend the house and business to everyone.  Thanks again, Dave M. May 5/09

It's pretty tough to put into words the lifestyle we attained this past week.  The house + staff are great and always helpful.  A big thank to to the whole set up.  Look forward to a return visit in the future!.  Mark & Becky M.  May 2/09

What a fabulous place.  We all agreed it exceeded our expectations.  The staff were wonderful.  Thank you for the hospitality.   The details of the house, the stories, the memories are amazing.  All 18 of us agree.  Muchas Gracias.  McLuglin, McLansborough, Newman and Deneen families.  Easter 2009

Posted on HomeAway web site: Our family enjoyed Brisa Caribe for a week in March '09, along with 2 other families. We had children ranging from 10 years old to 20. The owner, Doug, and his staff exceeded our expectations in every way- as did the Villa.  The description here is quite accurate, it is a lovely Villa and has been well maintained. Doug has a fantastic staff, who comes each day and spends a few hours inside and out taking care of cleaning and maintenance service. We enjoyed talking to them and getting advice on how we might spend our day.  We also met Sera and Santiago, the Mexican cooks who made us some of the best dinners we have ever had.  Most in our party had stayed in this general area of Mexico on previous trips, even visited Puerto Adventuras before, but the Brisa Caribe, tucked away on the end of a short street, right on the beach was one of the best finds we have ever made. We never left PA- found everything we needed right in the Village which is a short walk past the Marina. There are lots of great shops and restaurants in the Village. Puerto Adventuras is a gated Village, so we felt safe at all times. We would definitely recommend this property, and hope to go again ourselves.  B. Fuson.

We had a great week in your beautiful home and it has been a vacation which we will remember for years to come!   Thank you so much for providing such a great staff - they worked very hard to make sure we were very comfortable.  Sera the cook was also fantastic!  We love your community of Puerto Aventuras and all it offered for our 3 families and all of our kids!  The Fuson, Larroka & Helmuth families.  March 14/09

We arrived in Brisa Caribe in late February and were able to relax as soon as we arrived. The owners were extremely accommodating and created a sense that we were truly at a home away from home. Each of the rooms in Brisa Caribe has a different theme attached to it and is adorned with authentic artifacts from the area that it is modeled after. We stayed in the "honeymoon" suite which was aptly named the "Bombay Room" and held wonderful artifacts from the area. We awoke to a beautiful ocean front view every morning and the rooms were expertly cleaned by the time we got home from our adventures in the afternoon. The property was well kept and the fridge was always full of cool drinks. We were a quick walk away from the main restaurant and shopping area of Puerto Aventuras, as well as the Dolphin Adventure and fishing expedition area. A 20 min cab ride brought us to Playa Del Carmen when we wanted more options and the local adventure sites were minutes away.  I would extremely recommend the property to others as we were able to "get away from it all" and still have all the luxuries of home in a setting that was relaxing, fun adventurous, and beautiful. Plenty of room for large groups and a ton of fun for even a couple to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful villa!  B. Korol Feb. 09

Brisa Caribe is a treasure filled with so many beautiful + interesting treasures!  We had an absolutely wonderful time full of great memoires.  the Pappas Family Feb. 26/09

Doug & Staff,  What an extraordinary place in which to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!  All 14 of us found your beautiful home and surroundings just the perfect location for our family celebration.  We ranged from 2.5 - 82 years and each of us was able to find activities to keep us happy and busy during the short week.  The Mexican cooks Isabella and her sister were great.  We ate their wonderful food and enjoyed their warmth & friendliness.  And the villa staff was also terrific - always available if anything came up.  So, all in all we are leaving we could stay longer - but the wonderful memories will always remain with us.  Thanks Sandy & Herb Rosenblum, New York City Feb. 13/09

Doug & Staff, What an incredible experience!  Thank you so much for opening your home to us!  How can we possibly describe the beauty and uniqueness of this villa - it is really more like a museum with all of the incredible artefacts and decor you have collected.  We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to visit - thank you for everything!  This truly is PARADISE !  Margarita and staff - a MUST Gracias  Nikki, Dick, Liam, Evi & Elsa K..  Iowa City Feb. 7/09

Hi Doug,  This Canadian family are so very grateful of your generous sharing of your hacienda.  This villa is definitely a piece of heaven on earth!  The architecture is only out done by your amazing world collection of artefacts, art, and furniture.  Five rascally boys and on angelic girl all got married and decided to renew their bond by holidaying in Mexico.  Brisa Caribe was the destination of the Prefontaine family.  What a marvelous week was had by all.  Snorkelling, shopping, card playing, fishing, eating, day trips filled the week with laughter and good times.  We will all walk away with our own memories to treasure.  All this was made possible thanks to the Canadian who shares his piece of heaven!  Merci Beaucoup! 
Tips for future guests:
1) Adults visit Xel-ha (all inclusive food & drinks so go early and stay all day.
2) Families with children you may want to go to Xcaret
3) Playa ....... bargain, bargain, bargain
4) Tulum Ruins ... get a guide for the full meal deal and you won't be sorry.
5) Snorkelling outside the Omni is super!
6) Fishing reasonable for this time of year
7) The staff are dream people, treat them well
8) Two cats & an iguana are yours to love
9) Use the kitchen, it is set up so very very well.  We recommend you grocery shop at Wal-Mart
10) Enjoy each sunrise and sunset! 

PS: Doug please pass on our gratitude to your administrator Marion for her caring and kindness.  Her compassion touched our hearts!  The Prefontaine Clan Jan. 2009

Dear Doug, Happy New Year! I trust this finds you well, busy and most of all - warm!  Given the timing of our family trip to PA and the holidays upon us after our stay, I regret that I am so late in sending you this note.  What a wonderful time my entire family experienced in your beautiful home - what a terrific week! As mentioned previously, it was the first time in many, many years that all of my siblings had spent any time together....we couldn't have selected a better place to get to know one another again. Your home is lovely, your local staff is helpful and responsive, and your stateside staff went above and beyond in helping me plan excursions, find photographers, schedule cooks, etc...not one detail was missed!  "Under promise and over deliver" is a great motto to live by in business, our experience met and exceeded our expectations! I look forward to visiting again soon, in either at Brisa Caribe or one of your other properties. My best, Sally Smith (and family)

Doug, Perfection!  We are grateful for all your attention to detail.  It was the best possible way to celebrate my husbands' 70th. birthday with our 4 children, their 4 spouses, and 6 grandchildren.  Andrea Garglulo Jan. 10/09

Thank you so much Doug!!  I can not express enough how much we enjoyed and loved every ounce of your place!  Truly a magical gem.  And even better my parents had a wonderful anniversary trip.  Mission accomplished!  All of us are truly depressed to be home in the cold and not in paradise.  I'm finding myself walking in circles.  Mario and Denita the Mexican cooks were fabulous!!  So sweet and accommodating.  Tina was fabulous too, you are lucky to have found great people.  All of us are afraid to get on a scale!  Many thanks to Andra for all of her help on the front side, she was GREAT!  Many Thanks and all the best !!  Liz L.  Jan. 5/09  

I have never been to a place like this and wonder when I will again.  Everything was perfect!!  Loved the views, loved the rooms, loved the breeze, the walks.. what  a gem!

What a wonderful experience you furnished. Gail T. Dec. 27/08

I cannot imagine a more perfect setting to celebrate such an important and profound event as our 50th wedding anniversary.  Everything we needed was here... I cant imagine what it takes to have everything here and ready for our weak in heaven.  Thank you and I hope we will visit again one Day!!  Jim & Susan Pierce, 12-24-08    

Dear Doug,  Five years ago, Dale and I started fantasizing about treating our family of 17 to a weeks celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary.  Luckily for me our son Dale found your informative web site complete with spectacular pictures of not only your magnificent beach front luxury villa, but also detailed information about local options - from visiting the Mayan Ruins - to snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming with the dolphins to name a few.  Tina and her staff surprised us at every meal with gourmet delights and tips as to places to go.  We can't imagine this week without her.  Vickie was a great help also as was the rest of your kind and resourceful staff..  Thank you - Thank you.  We have pledged to return for our 75th. Anniversary!!  Dodie Hruby, Nov. 29/08   follow up - Dear Doug, The Hruby family is still RAVING about your gorgeous villa and the fabulous service you so seamlessly provided for us for our Thanksgiving week stay at Brisa Caribe.  Everything was perfect, especially Tina and her helpers as well as your fine house, pools, grounds and crew.  You made us all feel so welcomed.  Thank you.  We can't imagine a more idyllic way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.  Fondly Dodie and Dale.

Dear Doug, this was the vacation of a lifetime for us and our family in your exquisite home on the Caribbean.  You wonderful collection of treasures so beautifully displayed and show cased added such a magical quality to the experience.  Your staff was wonderful and nearly invisible.  You can be sure all of our friends will be told of this wonderland and don't be surprised to have some of them contact you just to be sure we weren't exaggerating.  Our 50th Wedding Anniversary has launched our family off into the future.  Thank you so much for being the perfect Innkeeper.  "Brisa Caribe" - rough translation 'Paradise'  Dale Hruby Nov. 29/08

Dearest Doug, Thank you for giving us such a dream like setting to spend with our family as we celebrated my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary.  We will never be able to match this experience.  You home is brilliantly designed and decorated.  Thanks again. Taya C. Nov. 29/08

Doug - thanks for letting us partake in your vision of paradise.  It could not have been any better.  As one of us said about mid week 'What else could go right?"  It was 100% perfect.  Dale Jr. Nov. 29/08

Hi Andra, We had a blast at Brisa Caribe!  A wonderful week with wonderful friends in a wonderful home!  We'd love to come back next year. Please extend our warmest thanks to Doug.  I will stay in touch about next years dates. Have a great holiday season!   Patricia, Nov. 3/08

TEDS GREAT ADVENTURE to MEXICO - took boat trip to Cozumel (Fun Fun)  - took cab to Playa del Carmen (Shop Shop Shop)  - dinner at Tiramisu restaurant in town, salt water pool - GREAT!  Place Beautiful, Michele, Patricia, palmer, Brad, Chrystal, Mary, Carol, John, Erin, John, MP, Steve, Joey, Tony,  Nov. 1/08

This simply the most wonderful place!  The house is so lovely.  I wish we could stay here for another week or two.  Dolphin swim and Chichen Itza was SO good!  Hugs from Joanne, 16 years Denmark Oct. 17/08

Thanks for providing such a wonderful vacation getaway!  Your attention to detail made our stay better than we could have anticipated.  Scott & Debbie P. Ont. Canada, Oct. 11/08

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your villa for my husband's 50th.   What a beautiful home you have.  Everything was perfect!  I promise we will be back.  Debbie and Pat H. Ontario Canada, Oct. 11/08

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brisa Caribe.  Doug - you and your staff have made our week fabulous!  Thank you for allowing us to stay!   - Club Alux is a MUST see place!  - Chefs Tina and Sara were unbelievable!  - traveled to Tulum and spent a day at a wonderful beach club 'La Vita Bonita'  - dinner at the monkey cave was fabulous!  Rodney & Lori G, Dale & Jen B, Matt & Liz M, Jamey & Jana S  Texas, Oct. 4/08

Hi Doug  It was a "fabulous" week.  Just not long enough.  It was perfect starting with the villa, the weather, the entertainment, your staff and the food.  Everything looks fine concerning the deductions from the deposit. I will look forward to the check.  We would love to come back every year.  Maybe one of us will win the lottery.  Thanks again,  Sharon, August 2008

Doug,  All of us agree that is was a great family outing, and I have not heard any complaints from anyone.   If anything, it exceeded our high expectations, and the snorkelling was great everywhere we went.   My only regret is that we were too busy to use the Jacuzzi.  Vicki was a great host in your stead and Tina and her assistant provided us great meals, as we hired her for every available breakfast and dinner.  We haven’t definitely decided yet, but it is very possible that we will consider returning to Brisa Caribe on a future vacation, possibly in 2010.  Warm regards, Hal Griffin, July 2008

We had an amazing time at your house.  it was absolutely beautiful and the food was excellent.  see ya next year!  Julie Wilfliord  July 2008

Doug, I wanted to drop you a note that I had the best vacation of my life at your gorgeous house last week.  I want to send you some hot sauce to add to your collection as a token thank you.  A woman I work with (a completely fabulous woman as spicy as her sauce) makes Yellow Thunder and she will autograph them personally for you.  Let me know where to send them.  Will send some more school supplies too as our bags were just loaded down.  Vicki, I miss you and Joshie already!  Let me know if you bring him to DC for a trip and we would love to host you!  Amy Mudge, June 2008

Andra, We received the refund…thank you.   Also, please, please pass on our congratulations to Doug for creating such a superb home and environment…we truly had a great time (even though the weather was a little “iffy”) and have told many of our friends of our wonderful experience (and passed on the web site info)   An observation, the web site description of Brisa Caribe is very accurate but just doesn’t do justice to the property and the ambiance…after our visit, I went back to review it and was taken by how really descriptive and accurate it is.  We hope to come back soon.  Best  Tom and Theresa Wajnert,  June 2008

Hi Doug.  I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful vacation.  We all had a wonderful time and look forward to visiting again in the future.  Your staff was excellent and the cooks were outstanding.  We felt right at home and enjoyed every detail.  Thank you!  Tracy Pankau, May 2008

We truly enjoyed our stay at Brisa Caribe!  Your home is beautiful and made us feel very comfortable.  Plenty of room for everyone.  The weather was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed all of Tina's fabulous cooking.  We will take home some wonderful memories.  The Martinsons, The Sawyers  April 2008

This place is awesome.  1st class all the way!!   BEST EVER  Shirley Shchultz March 2008

Another FABULOUS holiday had by 9 couples.  One we will never forget.  Doug your staff are absolutely wonderful.  Did a great job.  Very hard to leave this wonderful villa.  Doug & Annette Ryles Feb. 2008

Doug our family and friends (11 total) settled in very nicely to paradise.  Thank you for the courage to build and maintain such a wonderful house.  We loved it and will come back soon I hope.  Feb. 2008

To celebrate our 40th anniversary & the New Year we came here with our 6 children, spouses and 8 grandchildren.  What a wonderful place!!  It was perfect for our needs.  This place met our expectations and more.  The Stonehockers  Jan. 2008

Doug this place was awesome for all of us to celebrate Christmas & Mom's 80th birthday.  Eddie G.  Christmas 2007

This is what a 'vacation' is all about!!  Privacy, beauty, and a complete break from our hectic lives in the USA.  Thank you for the amazing attention to detail.  We appreciated you sharing your home and treasures with us.  The boys will have some wonderful memories to take home with them.  We are leaving refreshed and relaxed beyond words!  Our favorite spot to sit was under your outdoor pergola.  Many wonderful thanks.  Jim, Cathy, Matt, & Nick   Dec. 7,2007

We really had a great time in this house.  We will keep the memories forever.  This has been the first opportunity for our families from Spain & Argentina to meet and start a good friendship.  There are not many places with these facilities where we can put together people from 11 to 81 years old.  We will recommend this place to others.  Best cook, best weather, best service and best holidays.  Nov. 2007

The 'Big Thrill' group from Gastonia NC, Blowing Rock NC, Sedona AZ, Pinehurst NC   Most of us turned 60 this year.  (12 of 16) Six couples married their high school sweethearts - still married.  Fourteen are Gastonia natives and graduated Class of 65.  We have planned this trip for over a year to celebrate our life long friendships!  It was PERFECT.  The weather, the house, the food (Tina is awesome!)  We suggest doing the Fat Cat catamaran.  What fun.  A week to Cherish!!!   Oct. 2007


Out of 17 of us not one complaint.  Everyone raved about the beauty of the house and surroundings!  Thank you for opening your home to us!  Castro & Barker 'wedding vacation' Sept. 2007

Doug, This was a wonderful way to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our 5 children and their spouses in your fabulous house.  You have thought of everything.  There was nothing we wanted that wasn't right here.  Even the weather was perfect.  I'm sure all of us will always remember this week.  Bob & Donna G. Sept. 2007

Doug, We really enjoyed our stay.  House is fabulous, your attention to detail makes all the difference.  Tina was unbelievable also.  Mullins, Williams, Jacksons August, 2007

Doug,  Thanks a lot for the information. I’ve looked at hundreds of villas all over Mexico and the Caribbean and, dollar for dollar, I think Brisa Caribe is head and shoulders above the rest.  George G. August 8, 2007

BRISA CARIBE ROCKED!!  We had a wonderful & relaxing vacation.  The home was beautiful, setting wonderful, and staff absolutely superb!  We hope to return next year. Sparks, Padgetts, Leidels July 2007

This has been the best vacation ever!  15 family members and so much fun.  Be sure to have Margarita & her sisters cook for you - Amazing!!  We could not of asked for more and we wish we could stay longer. We had a wonderful time.  The house is amazing and everyone really enjoyed themselves.  I am already trying to figure out when we can come back.   The Boenigks , July 27, 2007

WOW - need I say more -  Of course having the very best family makes my life a wow.  Wonderful, Blessed Place.  Jerry, July 27/07

It had beautiful views and great decor and great service.  17 people were on our family trip and the house catered to everyone's needs !!!  Flores & Hendersons, LA CA usa July 2007

Doug - Twyla.. What a privilege to bring our sons to this place we call our vacation 'home' - Thanks once again for sharing your home with us.  It is Magnificent!!  The Dusings June 2007

What a beautiful place to spend a week!  A gorgeous house so full of culture set in perfect scenery!  A perfect family vacation spot- we all enjoyed ourselves immensely!  The Krall Family May 18/07

Hello Doug, I've got the post Brisa Caribe blues!  We had a fabulous time. It was a vacation of a lifetime. We felt so at home in your villa. The accommodations were excellent. Thank you for the perfect spot to explore the Mayan Riviera. We had many questions and Twyla was very helpful with information.  We had a blast at Selvatica where 11 of us did the 2 mile zip line course. It was really well run, the people were all very nice and helpful, and it was great fun for our group (ages 9 - 72)!  Yes, all is in order with the security refund. I would love to return to Brisa Caribe. I hope, someday, that we can. L. Stone, April 2007

What  wonderful time.  We had a group of 11 and everyone had plenty of room.  We enjoyed our trip to Tulum and o Playa del Carmen as well as all the spots here in Puerto Aventuras.  We hope to be back again soon.  Many thanks Rich & Debbie H.   March 10/07

OMG ! Wow !  Spectacular !    What a wonderful week of fun & laughter with such an incredible group.  not to mention this little piece of heaven.  Cheers Julie & Rod S. March 2/07

Absolutely wonderful.  Deserves much more than the web site shows.  This like 'Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous'  Hope to be back one day.  John & Lisa R.  Maple Ridge BC Canada March 2/07

Doug & Twyla, I just wanted to say thanks to both of you and your crew for helping  to make my wedding week and day the best memories of my life.  Everything was absolutely perfect. We loved the villa, and want to came back for a reunion in Jan. 2012. When I think back on those days I have wonderful cozy feelings. So thanks again.  Thanks again,    Kevin & Erin Daly January 19th 2007

Doug & Twyla, I was going through our pictures again & remembering what a fantastic time we had in August 2006 at your beautiful & amazing villa.  What a blessing it was finding your information on the internet.  It truly was a trip of a lifetime.  The participants included myself, my husband, my mom & step-dad, my dad, my uncle, my father-in-law & his girlfriend, my mother-in-law & her boyfriend, my brother-in-law & his new bride, & my step-sister & her husband.  What a great place for the ultimate in family bonding!!!   I wanted to share our pics with you - they are only a portion of the memories we will have with us forever. We hope to visit you again - maybe in 2008. G. Hill

AMAZING!!!  How to describe a week in Paradise with dearest friends?!!  Absolutely spectacular.. Your lovely home was the perfect venue to make this all possible.  From epic volleyball tournaments to amazing meals on your terrace - From late night philosophical discussions to never ending margaritas.  We bonded.  We laughed together & yes we cried together.  We celebrated Life.  Nov. 11/06

Doug & Twyla,  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an amazing week!  17 of us came to celebrate a 60th Birthday, but it turned into a celebration of life - with 2 more B-days, Halloween and a 25th Wedding Anniversary!!  We cannot think of a more amazing or special place to have celebrated!  The home was gorgeous, the staff was kind & helpful, and the eclectic decor was inspiring.. we all want to travel more!  We would recommend this place to anyone!  Strazzanti Families, Doris Larson, Hughes Family, Stehno Family, DeCarlo Family, Kerrison Family from MN, CO, IL   Nov.4/06

The Stefanik family thanks you for the incredible, indelible memories.  Lightning flashes behind a pink sunrise, time to rekindle the fires of an extended family bonds.  Brilliant sunshine and breezes from the ends of the earth to wash away the stresses and worries of our everyday lives.  Love and nature to intertwine.  From all of us we thank you!

Doug  & Twyla,  What an amazing week.  This was an incredible experience and one of the best vacations to date.  The house is gorgeous, the staff incredible as well.  Thank you for this setting of wonderful memories.  Greg  & Jennifer  Denver Oct. 21/06

Doug and Twyla, Winston & I had the most wonderful week here.  Our wedding ceremony was out of a storybook & our families spend time bonding.  Thank-you for everything.  It was a time we will never forget.  Brisa is amazing.  Dolores & Winston Oct. 14/06

Doug & Twyla,  Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful house with us.  With four children 3 years and under, your house provided plenty of entertainment.  The children's pool was a huge hit, as was the tiered 'turtle' pool and the nearby beach.  The adults enjoyed the roof top terrace, the patios and..and...and...THANKS for a GREAT week. Dan, Samantha, Joe, Todd, Nicole, Reed, Jason, Kimberly, Andrew, Caroline & Baby too..  Sept. 26/06

Memories of this holiday will stay in our hearts forever.  All of our family together sharing special times, both old and young!  'La Casa es magnifico' set in paradise.  A sincere thank you to you Twyla and your staff for all of your kindness.  We hope to see you again soon.  Love & best wishes..  Jill, Mark, Kahe, Jack, Gran Joan, Gran Hilda, Nigel, Lynne, Jane, Ben, George.... Aug. 12/06

Doug & Twyla,  It is hard to find words to express the wonderful time we've had here.  The Villa is great, in a super location, and has great staff.  Your suggestion of having Tina do the cooking made it a true vacation for the ladies.  Hope to be here again.  Houston, Denver, San Antonio...  July 29/06

WOW!  Even the rainy days are beautiful.  Your house is absolutely amazing.  A great week to relax and enjoy our family.  Hope to return!  The Gelinas Family, July 21/06

Doug & Twyla,  Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to enjoy Mexico.  Everything exceeded our expectations.  To use a quote from one of our family members....'If they had any worries, they would melt away here! - We hope to have the opportunity to visit again sometime soon.  The Von Gunten Family July 7/06

Doug & Twyla,  This has been an incredible vacation mixed with rest and activities.  Your home is fantastic and well appointed.  We all enjoyed reading about your travels in each of the room descriptions. Thanks for ordering beautiful weather for us.  We hope to return!!  Florida natives... Bill & Marijane S....  John, Denise & Hudson H.... Bill, Alice, Emily & Thomas E...  Trace, Jennifer, Ashley & Blake L.... David, Jim, Daniel, Paul & Mark C  June 3/06

Doug & Twyla, Your house is absolutely amazing.  You have done such a great job with the decor, accommodations, & staff.  We are so lucky to have had such a beautiful setting for our wedding.  Thank you again for everything!  Scott & Angela Muck

Doug & Twyla,  It takes special kind of people to host and open their home to others.  We were so happy with the accommodations.  It far exceeded our expectations.  Our daughter and son-in-law now have wonderful memories of their wedding on your beach.  Again, thank you!  Dave & Denise Muck. May 20/06

Doug, Twyla & Staff,  We wanted to thank you for opening the doors to your beautiful home.  The views and experience of your home are amazing.  Our group of 13 has agreed, this is the nicest and most beautiful vacation we have taken so far.  We look forward to coming back to Puerto in the future.  This truly is a piece of paradise.  Fleischman Vacation Club,

Dear Doug & Twyla,  We all had a wonderful time.  You provided us with an amazing and beautiful home.  All of our needs were met without question.  We adventured out onto the Fat Cat and had an amazing time, thanks..  We are all leaving well rested, tanned, and a few pounds heavier.  Thank you for everything.  Ben & Patty, Matt & Mollie, Dan & Sarah, Chris & Mark, Kirk & Caroline, Jerimie & Tiffany. Columbus Ohio, May 6/2006

Doug, We received the security deposit refund check yesterday.  Thank you again for opening up your wonderful home for us to rent.  We have all talked about the week non-stop since we returned, and we all agree it was the best vacation of our lives.  Not only was your house amazing, the town of Puerto, the weather, the fishing, etc, the stars aligned.  From this point forward all vacations our travel group takes will have very large shoes to fill in comparison.  Again, our most sincere thanks go out to yourself, Twyla, and your staff for providing us with an unforgettable week.  Sincerely, Donald Fleischman  May 21/06

Dear Doug & Twyla, To express our appreciation is really beyond words.  The use of your beautiful home, the best of accommodations and services.  Every need provided.  The excellent meals - delicious - the maid service - perfect.  This celebration of our 60 years of marriage and having our children with us, so wonderful.  Thank you so very much.  Harold & Shirley Taylor 'family'  April 29,2006

Doug & Twyla,  Who would have thought you could fit 4 families into one house for a week and still have a fabulous time!  A real testament to your beautiful home and how spacious it is.  This is our 3rd year here and like always, we've had an amazing time and are sad to be heading home to cooler weather.  We'll be back sure though...  The Taylors, Oakville ON Canada March 25/06

Doug & Twyla:   Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.  This was truly a dream vacation!!  We had the Bombay room....what a gorgeous suite.  Waking up every morning to the magnificent ocean view, falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing, making ourselves at home in a beautiful home with such a relaxing atmosphere, snorkeling in the oh-so-blue water, swimming with the dolphins, learning to scuba dive with Lynn, need I go on???  We put off our honeymoon for a year but it was well worth the wait.  I can't imagine anything nicer.  Coming home was a shock to the was so COLD!!!! In the 30's and the wind was blowing.   BRRRRRRR!!!

Twyla, thank you also for driving us to Akumal.  The language barrier could have been a problem getting settled in.  The condo, Tanik (check that spelling) was fine....a bit of a let-down after the Brisa.  We all kind of looked around and said "OK, we're ready to go home."  But the next day we all decided if we had started there we would have thought it was great.  The staff was wonderful, we had a very nice beach and the condo was comfortable.  Dessa and I were trying to mentally decorate it though....definitely needs a little more atmosphere.  Anyway, it was so very nice of you to take us down.   We really didn't expect that.   We hope this finds you well.....and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Wishing you the best Christmas ever.  I'm still closing my eyes often and imagining the fantastic time spent at Brisa Caribe.  You two do an awesome job of creating paradise!!!  I only hope we can make a return trip.   Thank you again for everything!!!   Cindy & Laine Iverson  (part of the Pendleton crew) Nov. 30/05

Doug & Twyla, Thank you so much for the villa.  We had a fabulous time.  Canadian Thanksgiving and a spectacular wedding all in the same day.  The beautiful architecture and gracious staff made this the perfect destination.  Kathryn & Tyler, Calgary Canada, Oct. 15/05 

We really enjoyed your beautiful villa!  Everything was top notch, from the beautiful surroundings, lavish landscaping, to the well stocked kitchen.  Ever day I noticed a new piece of artwork that I hadn't noticed before.  It was all very interesting!  We a little apprehensive as to how things would be after the hurricane, but our concerns we put aside immediately after the 1st. day.  Puerto Aventuras is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thanks!! The  Luecks, Laris, Lutz, Waynrights, Rasmusens, & Eagelton Sept. 28/05

After the hurricane : the calm. Adversity is changed to advantage, destruction is changed to regeneration.  THANK YOU Brisa Caribe.

 Doug & Twyla - Awesome job at the preparation after the hurricane.  WoW!  Our Kudos.  Our family all had a wonderful time.  Your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.  Brisa Caribe was a respite oasis in the midst of chaos.  Thanks again. Rajcics & Andersons Aug. 13/05

Dear Doug & Twyla:  My family stayed here for a mini vacation/reunion.  Your home is beautiful!  Some day my boyfriend and I would like to open a hotel in Brazil and I find your design very inspiring.  I stayed in the Persia bedroom and felt like a princess.  Thank you for putting so much time and effort into the details in this home.  Rhonda, July 14/05

I just wanted to thank you for the wealth of information your website has given me as I stumbled across it.  Our family will be traveling to Puerto Aventuras in a few weeks and I just started researching what we should do and found your site!  We will be staying at Villa Quinta Del Mar (this trip),  but definitely will be checking your place out!   Thanks again for all of the helpful information!  Cristy Kec

lDear Doug & Twyla - Thank you so much for an amazing week at Brisa Caribe.  All week all I heard from my family and friends was - "this the the best vacation I have ever had!"  The house far exceeded our expectations - from the well equipped kitchen to the spacious bedrooms, the wonderful bathrooms and all the various nooks and crannies inside and out.  There was a space for every mood - from lounging, to reading, to napping, swimming, socializing and relaxing. I couldn't believe that 16 of us never felt cramped!  Thank you for all of your tips and help each day.  Our daily morning chats with Twyla were a highlight.  We loved hearing some of the stories about the tribal artwork and getting great tips on places to visit.  This was the perfect launching pad for trips to Xcaret & XelHa, snorkeling in YalKu, visiting cenotes and beach days in Tulum.  We felt completely taken care of.  You and your staff did an amazing job keeping up with us and we cannot thank you enough! May 28/05, Lisa & Bret, Katie, Jon & Ellen, Barbara, Patrick, Lisa & Dave, Michael, Chris, Melissa, Allison, Jay & Jessica, Lorna

Every single person in our party commented on how much they loved their room, how beautiful the villa was and how well supplied it was.  One of the things that struck us was the ability to have a lot of different activities happening at the same time - from very quiet and relaxing to more rambunctious.  The number of common and private outdoor and indoor spaces was just incredible!  Doug and Twyla were amazing hosts - Twyla in particular was at the villa every morning substituting for a sick maid.  She was incredibly gracious in giving advice, making recommendations and helping to arrange activities.  We were thrilled and hope to be back in the near future with a smaller # of adults and some of the little ones.  I loved everything about the villa and so did everyone else.  Thank you for all your help!!  Katie Hawks

Dear Doug and Twyla:   Where can I begin to describe the magnificent time we enjoyed at Brisa?  First, as beautiful as your web site is, it does not come close to depict Brisa Caribe for the fabulous estate it is.  Having 12 in our party, I was worried if we would be on top of one another.  That was not the case at all.  Our party included ages between 16 and 71, spanned 3 generations, and included 8 family members and 4 friends.  We literally had the time of our lives!  The memories that were created both at the villa and during our little excursions are priceless.  It was the fastest week of our lives and we enjoyed all the amenities offered at the villa.  We loved the guest pool house for our immediate family of 4, and it felt like we were at our own private retreat.  Some of the activities we truly enjoyed were riding the bikes at night to the center to enjoy a late night snack and nightcap (the margaritas were great), Cozumel (Mexicalitos was wonderful), Playa del Carmen, Xel Ha, parasailing, Captain Ricks Deep Sea Fishing, your volleyball set-up, and our Mexican Dinner that was prepared for us.  Our trip will never be forgotten, and will only be repeated when we book our next trip (hopefully, soon).  Your hospitality was fabulous and Twyla, you truly touched my heart in many ways.  The two of you have a beautiful home and we thank you for the unforgettable vacation.  We are blessed to have enjoyed such a wonderful time with family and friends, but we could have never dreamed that you would have provided such an amazing experience.  Thank you for everything!  John and Wendy Kozma  Novi, Michigan
P.S.  Our security deposit was promptly returned within 4 days of arriving back home.  Thanks again!

Doug & Twyla:  We can't think of a nicer way to experience our first taste of Mexico!  The villa is gorgeous, just as we'd hoped.  The upstairs sliders when completely open I called 'Our Movie Screen'  The Caribbean waters more beautiful then any we've seen.  You met our needs in every way!  I am especially fond of your love of nature & animals.  Muchos Gracias Dan & Charlene G.

Doug & Twyla:   Loved it, Loved it, Loved it....... Gary & Kathy

Doug & Twyla,  Our group of 13 found a new home on the Mayan Riviera!  Your staff and the house are top notch.  We  could not have found a more peaceful breeze and yet when we were ready to burn some calories - voila - a volleyball court!  Often we found that special touch in the design and layout of the grounds that made the next event new and refreshing.   Thanks for this special place in our memories.  Michael & Sheelah, April 23/05

Doug & Twyla:  What a perfect vacation at perfect location - Wonderful home, helpful staff - our family loved our time here.  Bill and I (Grandma & Grandpa) had lots of space to relax as well.  Your Mexican chefs were a real hit with everyone and the activities in the villa kept everyone busy. Bill & Norah M

Doug & Twyla,  Words are powerless to describe our week but suffice it to say that your home and its' spirit greatly contributed to the timeless memories that 14 best friends (7 couples) have just created.  This was a celebration of 25 years of friendship (and our 40th b-day) and a great kick off for the next 25...... Sophie, giles, Pascalo, Piel, Marie-Claude, Pete, Marie-Jo, Ti Claude, Ti Bud, Marie Claude

Dear Doug & Twyla,  This is a fabulous home and we truly had a vacation to remember.  We fed the iguanas, walked the beaches, played volleyball, ate, drank & slept.  Margarita and her family were wonderful as were your staff.  Thank you for a wonderful week. The Miltons, March 19/05

Dear Doug and Twyla:  What a wonderful wedding we had!  Everything went so well.  Thank for your help and hospitality.  The dive trips were awesome.  Love you both Roli & Naz

Doug & Twyla,  Again thanks for everything.  A house is just walls, the people make it a home and Brisa Caribe is like 'home' - of course with much better weather, diving, sunshine, et al.  Loved Cafe del Mar and Babes.  Excellent recommendations..  The shop, boat captain & helper, Mariano and Andres were awesome.  Orlandos help in finding a chiropractor for Dad was a godsend.  And the cleaning staff were so wonderful.  Thanks for being awesome people and creating such a wonderful vacation environment.  Much love.. Carol, March 12/05

Dear Doug and Twyla,  We received the refund less the money for liquor.  Thanks very much for the ease in which this was handled.  We had a wonderful visit and the villa was all you said it would be and more.  Our photos are wonderful, but none do it justice.  Hope this note finds you well and you will be hearing from us again in the future.  We loved the area and the people also.  We can't say enough about the whole experience!!   Thanks again,  A VanAltena,  March 2005

Hi Twyla,  We just wanted to say 'thanks' for having us as your guests at Brisa Caribe. Your home is gorgeous, the location is perfect and the sunrise is nothing short of breathtaking. We enjoyed every minute we spent there.  Attached are a few of the photos Tony took on our dives, and a few that we took during some early mornings. While I'm sure the images of Puerto Aventuras above and below the surface of the ocean are keenly etched in your mind, sometimes a photo may help to express that beauty to those that have yet to experience it. Feel free to pass these on to anyone who asks what there is to see there. MaryAnn & Tony Pfeiffer, Nov. 20/04

Doug & Twyla, It was tough coming back to snow after such a beautiful week. I think I speak for the whole group when I say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  It can be difficult coordinating 10 people and keeping everyone happy, but your villa made this easy. This was our fourth year doing a group trip, and although we have stayed in some great villas, your home was our favorite. You have thought of everything to make a stay perfect. The beds were like sleeping in your own, every amenity you would want was available. The computer with internet access made communication with home easy. The stocked bar was wonderful, I know it’s not easy keeping up with all the beer we consumed, but Orlando did a great job. The ocean front location is beautiful. I think I caught the sunrise every day (not sure why I was up so early on vacation, but it was worth it). The rooftop bar was a great place to gather at night before heading into town. One of the best features was the proximity to the marina area. Our group liked being able to walk to the shops and restaurants, not having to worry about driving. This allowed people to do their own thing or catch up with the group later without any hassle. We enjoyed diving with you and Twyla. You have a great set-up at the villa to make this convenient. I envy you two, to be able to go right out in front of the villa to shore dive is so cool. We had a wonderful night dive there, even if Shane was hanging on to Twyla the whole time. Our favorite dive was the turtle dive. We saw more turtles (20+) on that dive than in all previous dives combined. We hope to be back some day. Thanks for your hospitality and sharing your fantastic home.  Donna Field Nov. 15, 2004

Dear Doug & Twyla, I set the alarm to watch the sun come up this morning - our last.  It has been a magical week and we are sad to be leaving.  We could not have chosen a more perfect place to celebrate my Mom's 60th birthday.  She's a strong, beautiful woman who has worked hard to make us happy.  This week in your villa feels like exactly the right tribute to her.  As anyone who's moved around as much as we have knows, places are important, but people make the experience.  Roberto, Kim and Ali with Paradise tours are terrific - charming people who made us feel welcome and taught us a little bit about your area.  Margarita, her sister Isabela and her son Guillermo, prepared two fantastic meals for us.  Leon at Cafe del Mar entertained us with his dry humor and served us some of the best ceviche and grilled fish we've ever eaten.  And you two made us feel welcome in your home.  It's an incredibly beautiful place, but you've made it extraordinary by making each room a travel log of you adventures.  It's been a treat to go room to room and vicariously travel the world!    We will talk about this week for the rest of our lives...... thank you!  Jim & Fran, Christine, Bill, Alex & Lillian, Marty and Sara, Jay, Cathy , Kevin and uncle Jack.  Oct. 23/2004

My first visit to Mexico - What a way to go - Or should I say 'Stay'!!  Your home is beautiful and so interesting with new discoveries each day.  I will have a difficult time topping this vacation.  Relaxing here was so easy.  Gerry, Orlando and the rest of the staff added to the charm.  I also met many very nice people.  Cafe - Cafe is the place to go for the most wonderful deserts and the chicken sandwich is yummy... Taco Paco's for fish tacos.. who would of thought of fish in a tortilla?  Friday night Sara and sisters came to make Mexican dinner #3 - Wonderful tortilla soup is delicious with flan completing the most tasty chicken and rice dish.  I hope to someday return.. Pat Condor July 31/04  PS: The Omni has a great beach, pool and Pina Colada.  Snorkeling there was good as well.

We would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful week.  Words can't express the comfort and the at home feel this home has given all of us.  Jerry was outstanding as was the entire staff.  I wouldn't change anything.  We will be back.  Shawn Jenkins July 24/04

Dear Doug and Twyla,   We recently returned from our 6th annual trip and I just wanted to drop you little note about it.  We rented an amazingly beautiful villa just outside of Barcelona, Spain.  12 bedrooms, beautiful pool and a view of the Mediterranean that was unsurpassed.  Upon arrival at this beautiful house we were awestruck and thought, wow, I didn't think it was possible but this is even better than Brisa Caribe.  We were so wrong.  One of the things that we realized is that a beautiful building in a gorgeous setting is worthless if the service is not there to back it up.  At every turn we found ourselves wishing that we had chosen to go back to Brisa Caribe.  It reminded us just how wonderful of a job the two of you did and I felt you should know that a year later we are still talking about your outstanding hospitality.  I think you may have spoiled us so bad that no place else can measure up.  I have attached a link to the villa we rented this year.  As you can see, though it is beautiful, when it comes to hospitality it might as well be a shack compared to Brisa Caribe and the impeccable service that you provide.    Thanks Again  R. Cromer

Thanks for sharing your place in Paradise with all 10 of us!  This week was all about spending a relaxing fun time with 'Great Friends'  Great friends that wanted to also celebrate our great accomplishments.  Our greatest accomplishment is that we have all been married to our 'young loves' for greater than 30 years.  So we came and believe us, we celebrated!!  We left the community only once and realized we did not need to do that again.  We truly enjoyed the community and its' charm.
Cafe Cafe: Mimi is delightful.  Great sandwiches, wonderful coffee and delicious deserts.
Jones Bar: Great drinks and satellite TV
Mediterrano: Great food, Great atmosphere
Cafe Ole International: Fabulous food
Again, it was just fabulous and we want to thank you for a great chapter in our book of wonderful memories.  The Bergs, Camillis, Dixons, Toccos, Stanleys 


Doug & Twyla,  we had a WONDERFUL vacation.  I don't think in the 7 years that we have been taking an annual vacation and renting a house that we've stayed in such a beautiful house in such an excellent location.  Thanks again for your hospitality. M. Hagmann  Feb. 17/04

Twyla no question about it, we've shared in a little piece of paradise this week!  This slice of heaven on earth will remain in our memories for years to come.   Thanks so much for being a wonderful hostess and being a special part of our week.  We look forward to visiting again!!!!   Steve & Patti Brie, Jan. 31/04  

Twyla, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, and as a bonus, being so much fun!  We will think of this place often and will return when we can.  Jill & Reg Dusing, Missouri, Jan. 31/04

Dear Twyla, Thanks for all of your help during our fabulous vacation at Brisa Caribe.  Your home, the staff, the weather... wonderful in every way.  We are sorry we did not get to meet Doug.  Our first vacation in Mexico has been memorable and we hope to return with our whole family.  Your villa is just so perfect for a 'Grand Vacation'  Joan & Bob Lewis, Jan. 17/04

Doug & Twyla, we all thoroughly enjoyed our week in "Paradise"  This is a fantastic villa.  Exquisite design - the view and setting breathtaking.  We enjoyed the meals we had in also.  The design of the house made it unnecessary to use the air conditioning which was nice because we could enjoy the fresh sea air.  We'd love to come back.  Van Allens, Griffith, Jan. 10,2004

We came! We conquered! We loved it!    Brought our entire group of kids plus 3 more.  Ages 15-28.  Can't imagine a better Mayan experience!  Beautiful, beautiful mornings - gorgeous views day and night.  Partied and relaxed on every floor.  Wowed everyone with villa experience Brisa Caribe style!  Thank you for all the warm friendship and perfect hosting.  Your staff is coming home with us.  They spoiled all of us.  Plus the cook Tina was terrific - a delicious variety of meals and a perfect way to enjoy the villa as a family.  Could keep writing but sadly must go.  THANKS a Perfect 10.  The Tarant Family, Jan. 3/04

There are 3 predominant words that reflect the overall feeling this week - Paradise, Decadent, Fun!  Everything was incredible.  The staff is amazing.  The cooks are phenomenal.  (make sure to try several selections from the Mexican menu, as well as the Sourbrauten)  This incredible villa allows for such great family closeness while we played games, had amazing meals together, etc.  Thanks for the recommendation of Cafe-Cafe.  Great lattes and brownies, and make sure to try the vanilla shake.  Mimi is as gracious as everyone we have met this week.  Thank you for what has turned out to be a vacation of a lifetime!  The O'Neil & Star families.  Dec. 20/03

I don't even know how to begin to describe my 50th birthday celebration at Brisa Caribe. It was a combination of having the best of friends (eight women from around North America) together at the same time in the most spectacular location we could ever have imagined. This is a tough crowd to please (not a follower among them -- all Type A's and critical as heck). But there wasn't a single detail at Brisa Caribe that found fault. From oohs and ahhs at the quality of the bed linens, to the realization that pretty much every creature comfort had been anticipated --  even before we realized we wanted it (ie. watching a good movie together, dancing in the moonlight to the great sound system, making delicious group 'themed' meals in a fully-equipped kitchen). The layout of the space was ideal for a group as there were at least a dozen places to call one's own and no one ever felt crowded or as if they couldn't just read or enjoy alone time.  The location was perfect as well, being halfway down the coast. We were very glad we'd rented a vehicle and used it to go on adventures in the area each morning -- lagoons for snorkeling, ruins, remote beaches, little shops, out-of-the-way restaurants -- then back to the villa to relax and unwind. It was such a spectacular setting we never left the premises at night. It was too much fun to be at Brisa Caribe.   No question, we'll be back. Doug and Twyla and their wonderful staff have created an amazing home that just naturally generates a trunk load of memories. I'm selfish. I want more in the future!  Catherine Winckler Dec. 6/03

This has to be the best family vacation home in the Northern Hemisphere.  From the largest to the smallest, the details and thought  that went into making this home are incredible.  Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your home.  We wish you both continued happiness and luck.  L. & H. McCall Charlotte NC.  Sept. 6/03

Dear Doug & Twyla,  What a vacation!  Our heartfelt thanks to you both, and to your staff for making our stay at Brisa Caribe so enjoyable.   The careful considerations you made when designing the home simply blew us away.  It was obviously built to create a private oasis for relaxing and for making memories to last guests a lifetime.  We will never forget the honeymooners dancing in the moonlight to the Rolling Stones on the rooftop deck, our 76 year old Grandma Sammie getting a tattoo in Playa, or our children getting up in the morning to find 'kitty cat'   The pool is a work of art.  How about a poolside jacuzzi next year?  Our hats off to you both.   Fondly M & L Stump August 9/03 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  Our family travels from 3 states to spend a week together every summer and this has been one of our best trips yet!  Your house is gorgeous and each & every luxury was truly enjoyed.  We all felt extremely pampered! PLUS the staff was wonderful...We weren't really expecting to be treated like royalty.  All in All this has been a joyous vacation.  THANK YOU.. The Jenkin Family July 2003

Doug, thanks - your place was wonderful - sorry I didn't get to thank you but we had an early flight back on Saturday.  The pictures don't do your home justice - it is simply beautiful.  We had a great time just relaxing on the beach and by the pool - I think that it is the most relaxation that I've had since I can't remember when.........  You and Twyla thought of everything - there wasn't anything that we could have asked for that wasn't in the house.  Thanks again,   D. Lare July 15/2003

We had a super time in your wonderful house.  The attention to detail in your home shows in every room.  I know the dive trips were everything hoped for.  Our divers are really hooked.   Your house staff was always there.  The cooking arrangement and food were terrific.  We look forward to another visit.  Davis & Scott Families July 5/03

Doug & Twyla, Thank you for an absolutely 'FANTASTIC' holiday.  It was wonderful to see you both again and to see time hasn't grown us apart.  I hope we can return the favor one day soon and have you both as our guests.  Maybe in some exotic 'Hot Spot' instead of at our home in the sandy deserts of Saudi Arabia.  Once again thank you for your hospitality.  You have a fabulous villa with all and more comforts of home.  GREAT JOB/ FANTASTIC HOSTS.  The Armstrongs, Al-Khobar Saudi Arabia,  June 21/03

Hi Doug and Twyla:   Once again, I would like to say that everything was absolutely perfect.  You really do a fantastic job.  A real credit to both of you is the fact that after we left you and checked into the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, every single one of us said the exact same thing.  “This is great and the Ritz is beautiful but I would take Brisa Caribe over the Ritz Carlton any day.”  That came from all 14 people.   Anyway,  Thanks again for a fantastic vacation and for the fantastic dive trips.   Twyla, it was a real treat to have you as an instructor.  R. Cromer, NYC, May 24/03

Thanks so much for opening your beautiful Mexican villa to us this week.  There is certainly something magical about Puerto and we are glad to have discovered your web site to lead us here!   Twyla- mucho gracias from Hugh and I - you are an awesome PADI Instructor and we will leave Mexico with our diving certifications.  Thanks for the encouraging words and patience.   Doug- mucho gracias for the guided tour of Playa and sharing some of your favorite places with us.  We hope to be back again. THANK YOU....... Twyla & Doug- we enjoyed getting to know you.  You truly made our trip more enjoyable.  The villa and landscape would have been enough, but what really made the trip special was the various places you recommended and shared with us (i.e. the Cave Bar, Babe's Noodle House, the Cenotes for diving, Cafe del Mar, the little BBQ chicken place in Tulum, etc.)  You can imagine how many pictures we have- we had 3 digital cameras going at once!  We are probably going to pick the best of the best and happy to share with you as you may be able to use some on your website.  We are already thinking February or March for next year for a return visit. Tina & Hugh, Maggie & Charlie, Renee & Mike, Staci & Kase, Partick & Michelle,  May, 10/03

Doug, Twyla, & Staff:  A perfect week.  The website gives only a glimpse of your fabulous villa!  We were all really beside ourselves upon arrival.  You should be so proud of this paradise you have created.   Twyla our wedding dinner was soooooooo delicious..... the flowers beautiful..   As you know our two families had not met prior to our wedding week...the villa was absolutely the best place for a relaxing week for all of us to get to know each other.  The staff were pleasant, friendly, but also often went unnoticed.  You were excellent hosts with great recommendations.  We will return.  Don & Laura. March 29/03

Doug & Twyla, thank you so much for sharing your villa.  It exceeded all of our expectations.   Our family had a fabulous time.  The cooks were wonderful and food awesome.  We are taking so many fabulous memories back to the States with us.  The sounds, the view, the sea salt smells, our senses ore over loaded.  Brisa Caribe is the perfect place for a family and we thank you so much!  L. DeMar, 6 brothers/sisters & their spouses.  March 8/03

We seven women have had a wonderful week here.  Each of you did your part to make us feel welcome and at home here, although we can't say it is too tough to relax at this gorgeous villa!!  Your house is beautiful and we have thoroughly enjoyed all of the artifacts and history/culture that it embodies.  What an unexpected luxury!  Thanks for the great referrals for massages, tours and cooks.  Everyone could not of been more professional or delightful.  Thank you, Thank you.  J. St. Marie  March 1/03

We celebrated two 50'th Birthdays here.  What a fabulous way to greet the half century mark.  Your house is perfect - Lots of space for everyone to find their own unique little area, the view was breathtaking, watching the full moon over the water was most romantic.  The staff was very nice and the food terrific.  We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation.  Thank you for sharing your home - We'd love to visit again.  O'Connors and friends from Nebraska,  Feb. 15/03

We had a great time and the house was beautiful. I don't know what Twyla does to the staff to keep them working that diligently? Maybe she would like to take a shot at the 150 people I have working here! Larry your administrator was a real help when he found Margarita and her sister to do the cooking and shopping. I would highly recommend her.  Thank you 
p.s. This house is way too nice to rent. We would love to come back again!
  T. Markel, Feb. 22/03

Your villa is more beautiful than the pictures showed.  What a wonderful way to share your years of travel with everyone.  Your staff could not of been more helpful or friendly.  What a wonderful week to celebrate my 60th birthday with family and friends.  We hope we can return again soon.  Ron & Sherrie N.  Union Kentucky 

What a joy and pleasure to be in the most beautiful villa in Mexico!  We have had a great, memorable time with our good friends in your home.  Thanks you.  Carl & Ann H. Florence Ky.  

The Mayans said " shade is heaven".... they'd never been to Brisa Caribe!!!  Thanks for a great week - even better than I had hoped.  T. Weishaar , Jan. 25.03

Dear Doug and Twyla,  Good morning from Colorado!  Yes, it's COLD here!  Our trip home went smoothly, long, but smooth.  After the depression and disappointment of having to leave your wonderful home, we are settled in and back to normal again.  We will miss the beach and your great personality.  I wish we could have gotten to know you both better, especially maybe doing some diving.  As I mentioned when we arrived, your house is beautiful and we were all so in awe by it.  The internet does not do it justice!  I will most definitely tell my friends about it.  We all had a WONDERFUL time!  One week is not nearly enough. The Jefferson's, Nov. 29/02

I would like to go home, sell our business & move back here.  Your home is wonderful.  Every luxury is here.  We can not wait to come back this summer and bring our friends.  Thank You! Rod & Terri M., Atlanta, Nov 22/02

Twyla & Doug-you have created paradise and are absolutely fabulous at sharing it!  Your staff are amazing-Orlando is great!  Thank you for making this the best trip of our lives!  Cindy and Allan H, Beaverton Oregon, Nov. /02

The absolute BEST time I have had in my 4 visits to Mexico!  I will be back most definitely. Thank you for creating this oasis of peace, tranquility & fun (of course)  Your unending hospitality and love for this area have made this trip heads above the rest.  A big hats off to your staff.  The hardest working, nicest people I have met.  Aimee & Kris B, Banks Oregon, Nov. 16/02

Doug & Twyla, The hospitality and kindness that you love about the Latin culture, you yourselves have displayed.  All of the hard work you've put into your home shows, and it is a pure joy to stay here. Every detail we have noticed and appreciated!  It was so much fun visiting with you also!  We wish you the very best & will gladly recommend your home to our friends!  Jaime & Shelly A., Reno, NV. Nov. 9/02

Twyla and Doug, you guys have the most beautiful house ever!  Thank you so much. Dynette B, S. Carolina, Sept. 15/02

Loved it! Great Place!  Fun All Day -24x7 !  We hope to come back next year! Barb Z, Tony L, Atalanta GA. Aug. 8/02

Thanks for everything!  The house is beautiful and I really enjoyed my room (Africa)  The diving was great and I felt very comfortable & safe with Twyla as our Dive Master.  Thank you for a wonderful vacation!  I WILL see you again!!!  Ami L, New York, Aug. 8/02

Thanks for everything!  The house is gorgeous!  You guys missed your calling in design.   Love the quality linens.  Lynette M,,  Marietta Ga.   July 6/02

I can't express to you in words how wonderful the week was at Brisa Caribe.  My 50th birthday could not have been at a better place.  Doug, you really made us feel welcome.   Maybe next time we will get to meet Twyla.  The staff was great!  We fell in love with Larry and Orlando.  When you come to Atlanta, let's trade places.   Be Blessed  Brenda L,   Atlanta Ga.  July 6/02

Doug, this is a beautiful place.  I especially enjoyed the view, poolside and the roof.   I'm glad that my first experience in Mexico was at Brisa Caribe, however, I will have a hard time if I ever go back to Mexico and have to stay some place else.  Your staff was very nice and pleasant.  It was a pleasure meeting you and Larry.  You do have a paradise there.  Thank you again for everything and your patience when you took us grocery shopping.  Marie S.,   Atlanta Ga.  July 6/02

The house staff and grounds are wonderful.  Bernice Hunter   

Thank you for hosting a wonderful vacation for us.  Your place exceeded our expectations which were high to begin with.  I know you have asked for suggestions but I am having a hard time coming up with any.  You seem to have worked out the details very well.  Gary M.   June 16/2002

A lovely, comfortable place to spend a week relaxing with our friends.  Thank you for all the care and thoughtfulness you've obviously put into the villa.  Neike & Margaret B., Sierra Madre CA. 

The place is wonderfully designed, warm, comfortable and interesting.  It reflects your travels and appreciation for other cultures.  We loved the hospitality!  Graciela & Bill G.

Absolutely Fabulous.  Linda and Peter B., Pasadena CA. June 2002 

Perfect accommodations!  A wonderful vacation!  Thanks for all of the hard work and planning.  Karin and Steve M.  

Today is such a hectic and busy world.  This great villa was the perfect hide-away to relax!!  Doug and Twyla you both are the perfect hosts.  It takes people like you to make such a place a Great Success.   Good Luck to you Always.  Larry & Jennifer T., Lake Charles La.  June 9/02 

Thanks for the Honeymoon and when we get married we may be back!  We had a wonderful time @ XEL-HA snorkeling and diving.  Love the architecture of your place.  You did an excellent job.  Tim C. & Tamara B., Lake Charles La.  

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the villa.  Thanks for the wonderful hospitality!  Looking forward to returning!  Len & Julie F., Lake Charles La. 

Doug & Twyla,  Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of Heaven with us.  We thought it was wonderful and hope that one day we can come back.   Twyla, Thanks for your patience in taking me down on my first dive, it was GREAT!    Alan K. & Sheila O., Lake Charles La.  June 9/02  

This place is beautiful! You've anticipated our every need.  Thank you so much for a fantastic vacation.  Dave & Jean B.,  Lake Charles La.  June 9/02   

This is such a beautiful place.  We have had a great time.  It has been so much to discover and appreciate all of your beautiful art and furniture.   Thank you.  Bud & Helen C., Portland Oregon  May 24/02   (part of the 'cyclopath' group from CA)

Thank you so much for the amazing Wedding location and holiday!!!  We will always remember our time here and look forward to returning some day.  Judy and Brad F.,  Calgary Alberta Canada, May 5/02    

The whole package was better than ever expected.  Kids loved it.  We loved it!  We'll be back!  Good Luck and cheers to you both.  Beck & Chris F.,   Denver Colorado March 23/02      

Thanks for the great adventure. Your villa is wonderful and we all appreciated being able to share the experience. We hope to see you again. You are welcome to have anyone contact me who wants a recommendation.  Happy diving!    David Carr, President, Oak Value Capital Management Inc.  Durham North Carolina  March 16/02  

Doug & Twyla. This is by far the best vacation we have ever had. You two make it happen. The dive was great and Friday night at the party was super. We love your house. Thank you for sharing your collection of treasures. Will see you again next year. Marty & Di W. Wyoming USA. Jan. 26/02

Marvelous house, great people!   John & Pat V., Overland Park KS. Jan. 26/02    

Beautiful Place! So relaxing – we’ll be back!!   Dave & Jan C., Quitman, Texas  Jan. 26/02

Maureen & Scott G., Moscow Idaho Jan. 26.02  Doug & Twyla, The beauty of this heavenly spot was made extra special by you and your wonderful hospitality. Your are special people in a special place and we thank you for sharing it with us. Good luck in your first year and we will see you next January!. Thanks again, Maureen and Scott

Thank you, Twyla and Doug, for a wonderful holiday. I did not get to say goodbye to either of you but wanted you to know that we really appreciated your ongoing assistance, for introducing Nick and I to diving and especially for entrusting your magnificent house to us. We loved every minute of our holiday. I am sure you will be glad to have the house to yourselves again - I really hope we were not too rowdy!

I have very fond memories of the dive I took and both Nick and I look forward to diving with you again some day.  With every blessing for the New Year-   Mary, Mark, Nick and Zara K.: Atlanta Georgia, Christmas & New Year 2002

"Beyond spectacular, choice vacation destination"   Yvonne D., Vernon BC Canada, Oct. 2001, 

"Brisa Caribe is paradise beyond enjoyment! Thanks for all the great  memories"   Beau & Cindy Faust, Seattle Wa. Oct 2001, 

"What can we say. When we first arrived you asked us for feedback and any improvements we could think of. You have it covered!"   Gary & Sharon S., Edmonton AB Canada, Nov 2001, 

"A true jewel of the Mayan Riviera. Stunning view, excellent diving, wonderful place - everything is covered. You truly have done an outstanding job."     Dave G., Calgary AB Canada, Nov 2001, 


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