Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Casa Vela at Rancho el Porvenir
This is a magnificent, 4500 sq foot beachfront tree-house on our 100 acre oceanfront property, a nature preserve nestled among some of the Mayan Riviera's leading hotels. You will wake up to the sunrise with the ocean at your feet! The house has 2 lovely master suites each with king bed and sitting area, plus 2 large queen bedrooms each with two queen beds. Each bedroom has a limestone, wood, and glass enclosed shower and separate toilet room. The living area is under a high palapa-style thatched roof, open to the ocean, and features all hand-hewn tables and chairs, built by our craftsmen on-site using sections from the 24 enormous tree trunks that support the home above the beach. The house exhibits lovely workmanship, with all furniture, floors, walls and ceilings designed and fabricated by our team using sustainably harvested hardwoods.
My partners, Alberto and Gloria Bache, live at the entrance to the ranch and are fluent in English. They are available to advise you on your adventures in the region, from hiking the Mayan pyramids to zip-lining through the treetops, or can escort you in walks through the property, home to a wide variety of parrots, monkeys, deer, tejones, and jabali.
Adjacent freshwater springs ("cenotes") are just 100 yards away and offer fabulous swimming and snorkeling. You may also arrange for the nearby dive shop to take you on their launch to the reef just 1 km offshore for snorkeling or diving, or enroll in their PADI course.
There is a $500 per day fee which covers daily maid service, over-night security guard, and a chef preparing three gourmet meals daily for up to 8 people. Add $100 per day for each additional person up to 11 people.
Single Family Home with 1 level
4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4500 square feet
King, King, 2x Queen, and 2x Queen
11 guests maximum
35 minutes by car or we pick you up
Caribbean Sea - on the beach
Additional FeesThere is a $500 per day fee which covers daily maid service, over-night security guard, and a chef preparing three gourmet meals daily for up to 8 people. Add $100 per day for each additional person up to 11 people.
Activities of Interest
- swimming in the ocean and adjacent fresh water river
- snorkeling and scuba diving
- Mayan pyramids
Places of Interest
- Playa del Carmen
Do yourself a favor
If reconnecting with your children, rekindling the romance with your wife, or just rebooting your mind and body from the noise and stress of an executive's reality, is your goal, this is the place for you. My wife and I, run multiple businesses, and were in desperate need of a mental and physical recovery. We realized that sitting around a pool at a resort for a week, just wasn't going to give us what we needed. Detaching, unplugging, refocusing, and getting our energy and intimacy back, had become more important than any other type of entertainment than we could think of. Honestly, I'd forgotten the serentity of simply being still and quiet, hearing nothing but the gentle, rhythmic sound of the waves. Casa Vela sits on 100 acres accessed only through a security gate down a long scenic drive. The house sits on a private beach, with the ocean literally 20 yards away. My wife and I found ourselves just sitting and holding each other for hours talking. Guys, let me tell you, the communication thing that our wives talk about, start listening, trust me on this, your love life will DRAMATICALLY improve:) This place is like swallowing a bottle of Viagra. Completely private, very sexy, and stunningly gorgeous. We had a chance to meet the owner Bruce while we were there. He was absolutely charming, and made our comfort and enjoyment of the property a priority. He surprised us by hosting a dinner with the chefs that are available with the property. The meal was a six course mexican masterpiece. I would highly recommend taking advantage of the chef option that Bruce offers. We both agreed that the meal was the best that we had on the trip. As, isolated as you feel while you are at the property, there is an al inclusive resort about 200 yards down the beach with a fully equiped dive shop. My wife, had been interested in learning to dive for years and we had her fully certified in 3 days and enjoyed 4 dives together, on the reef which is just a short distance from the resort. Playa Del Carman is only 20 minutes away, and is clean, friendly, and a joy to walk. Paddle boards, and kayaks are included in the property, and if you are as lucky as I was, your I Phone will get wet the first day you are here;) Chris ”
I loved this property so much . His owners are amazing . The staff was so helpful and friendly . My family loved this vacation . It's a must . One of the most beautiful places I've ever been .We will defenitely go back . Patricia Velasquez ”
Rancho el Porvenir
Our October stay at Rancho el Porvenir was indescribable! The property is located directly on the beach & allows you experience Playa del Carmen a la Swiss Family Robinson with the open air house allowing you unobscured views of the Mexican Caribbean with all the amenities of home with a gourmet kitchen, internet, & Sky TV. The caretaker, Alberto, also a sailing instructor & breeder of rare birds, helped to arrange for us housekeeping, security, grocery delivery, and was gracious enough to take us out on his own boat snorkeling, as well as to teach us all about all of the native wildlife that reside on the property. A truly unique & amazing property!”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- Espresso Machine
- Handicap Accessible
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Staffed Guard Gate
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo