Amazing Stay in the Perfect Vacation Home!
- Lisa J.
- Nov 01,2017
- Feb 12,2017
We had an amazing stay! This was a reunion for a group of nine friends and Casa Passalacqua was the ideal set up for us. The house was very comfortable and the pool was perfect for morning and evening dips. The house is a block from the beach, which is much less crowded than the beaches further north. The house is also a quick walk into town - truly the perfect location. Eleanora was incredibly helpful when planning our stay and the property manager Carlos was available for any issues or questions that came up while we were there. We can\'t wait to return!
Beautiful Home and Beautiful Location
- Kevin W.
- Nov 01,2017
- Mar 16,2017
My husband and I decided that on our first trip to Mexico, we would bring our 4 kids (ages 10-14). We were nervous - 4 restless kids while traveling to an unfamiliar place where we don\'t speak much of the language. Once we arrived at the house, all of our fears were put to rest. We were all completely overwhelmed with the beauty and elegance of the home while the kids ran floor to floor claiming their bedrooms.
The beach is about 100 yards from the house and is clean, electric blue, and beautiful. The area is quiet, safe, private, and friendly. The bedrooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, and the air conditioning is cool. We bbq\'d on the rooftop balcony, cooked great meals in the kitchen, even had the cook prepare us a wonderful meal one night.
The lady who cleans the house (I didn\'t get her name) was absolutely amazing - she was always on top of things - towels, sheets, making sure everything was perfect. She was really sweet and I always enjoyed her smile.
Eleanora is very thorough and accommodating. Carlos was always able to answer questions and help out. I would love nothing more that to come back again! (Even the moody tweens said it was the best vacation EVER!)
Perfect home for larger parties!
- Will S.
- Nov 01,2017
- Feb 24,2017
Eleonora\'s home ended being perfect for our party of 10, while celebrating my 40th birthday in lovely Playa del Carmen! Four of us were delayed about 10 hours getting into Cancun, and Eleonora arranged transportation to pick up my friends at the Cancun Airport, since we were all supposed to have ridden together. (I need to say that I called VERY early in the morning, and she even helped us while she was under the weather).
The home was less than two blocks from the beach, about a 5-8 min walk to 5th Street, 10 mins to the ADO bus station. It IS in a gated community, and there was a little confusion with trying to get the taxi drivers to trust us that the home was in Playacar Phase I and not II, but all worked out!
A couple of us rented bikes through Ian at Playa Rida (http://www.playarida.com), which were delivered right to the home by Ian, the owner. Highly recommend to get off the beaten path in Playa.
We left some restaurant recs in the visitor ledger, but here are a few we enjoyed:
La Coronela (VERY small, but well worth eating here. So nice and wonderful food. Two ladies in the kitchen cranked out my bday dinner with 12 of us there).
Bio Natural - great place for salads, vegan and veggie food. Also a small market.
La Brocherie - I know, who goes to Mexico to eat French food? Trust me, it was amazing, and it\'s obviously a hit with the locals. Best roasted chicken.
Anyway, the house exceeded our expectations, the wifi worked great, and everyone had their own space. What more can one ask for. Oh, and that rooftop deck! Gah!
Bucket list dream come true!!!! Gorgeous home, perfect location. What more could anyone hope for??!!
- Susan N.
- Nov 01,2017
- Nov 16,2016
Our blended family with 5 kids and their significant others have never had the chance to vacation together. This was truly the trip of a lifetime for our family with kids ranging in age from 17-30. Easily accommodated all of us! Everyone had their own space yet also perfect space to all come together. Clean, gorgeous, incredibly maintained. Eleonora and Carlos were extremely helpful and responsive. If you\'ve never booked a place like this on line, there is a risk because you truly never know until you see it - this home was more than we could have ever dreamt of!!! We would go back in a heartbeat and hated to leave. Went to an all-inclusive resort the following week and all of us agreed we had a far better time in this house. The beach is gorgeous and so close to town - yet far enough away to have privacy. Perfect location as we walked to town and had late night fun at the bars yet felt perfectly safe walking home on the beach at night which was also very beautiful. Spent tons of time on the beach boogie boarding and just relaxing and swimming. Perfect beach for all of us and no need to go elsewhere, though we did take the water taxi to Cozumel one day and visited Xcaret another day. Great, close excursions and Carlos helped us figure everything out. Had a great dinner the first night on the top deck grilling out and an incredible authentic dinner cooked for us later in the week with so many leftovers we didn\'t need to cook again - delicious!! Extremely comfortable beds and loved that each room had individual temperature controls. Loved having our room more isolated so our adult kids could have space without feeling like we were on top of them...and vice versa! The ride from the airport with the stop at Walmart was very helpful however it was also a bit overwhelming as you can only spend $250 USD there and our bill was $272 - thankfully the kind lady behind is exchanged USD for pesos. We loved every minute in this gorgeous place and the accommodations were far greater than we imagined. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and hope we can come back someday.Thank you so much, Eleonora and Carlos!!!
- Luis L.
- Nov 01,2017
- Jun 16,2016
Eleonora, thank you for letting us use your home in playa Del Carmen . All of my family was very pleased and thrilled to stay in your beautiful home. The house was exceptionally located and the staff was very accommodating. The beach, shopping, and restaurants were so close that our group was able go around as they needed, without the need of a taxi. Thanks again.