Casa Del Mar Bonito is located in Playa Del Secreto which is about 25 minutes south of The Cancun Airport. Playa Del Secreto (secret beach in Spanish) is a gated community and has the most beautiful white sand beach in the Rivera Maya and the Caribbean Sea is crystal clear and is the most beautiful tones of aqua and blue. The beach stretches about 1 mile with about 15 private villas lining the beach.
Casa Del Mar Bonito (“house of the beautiful sea”) is a luxury house of unparalleled beauty. The owners travelled worldwide before settling on the most beautiful spot on earth to build their dream house. The house can best be described... as “laid back lux” since it is grand in appearance, furnishings and views while at the same time designed in such a way to create a feeling of relaxation, solitude and seclusion. The villa is an eclectic blend of various styles including, Italian, English, Mexican, and American.
The owners designed all the architectural details and specific furniture for the villa. Every detail was designed and custom made. They then commissioned master craftsmen in many countries to execute their designs. All the marble sculptures and fountains were sculpted in Beijing, China, of Egyptian and Italian marble. The mosaic marble floors, walls and tables were hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia. The doors and furniture were hand carved In Indonesia from mahogany to fit in specific locations within the house. All the outdoor furniture including tables, chairs and loungers were hand carved from teakwood in Indonesia. The detailing of the house and the dramatic conservatory brick domed ceiling were completed by Mexican artisans. The marble floors and counters are from Indonesia and China. The pool tile was produced in Japan. The glass shower doors were hand etched in Java, Indonesia.
The villa is surrounded by a 10 foot wall that provides maximum security and privacy. Upon entering, there are beautiful gardens that generate a feeling of being lost in a sea of flowers and greenery. There is another walled courtyard inside the exterior walls where the pool and additional gardens are located for maximum privacy. The 45 foot pool is surrounded by fountains, gardens, lounges, tables and an “in pool” lounge. It is located on the opposite side from the ocean in a private unobservable courtyard off the pool side terrace to provide maximum privacy.
Upon entering the villa there is a dramatic conservatory with a custom sculpted dolphin fountain and cafe table. The ceiling of the conservatory is a red brick dome (cupola) that stretches 40 feet above the floor. There is a beautiful balcony that leads to the master bedroom suite complex.
The villa was designed so that a maximum amount of privacy could be maintained while being located directly on the beach. It was designed in such a way that all 4 bedrooms have an unobstructed view of the Caribbean Sea. The master suite takes up the entire second floor. To reach the master suite there is a marble stairway that leads to a balcony overlooking the conservatory floor. On this balcony are mosaic marble floors, a cafe table and an etched glass double door entrance to the master suite.
The living room contains a 62” TV, and an entertainment center which includes a DVD player, an I-pod docking station, surround sound theater system, and a satellite TV. There is also a beautiful bar and Subzero wine cooler adjacent to a 6 chair game table. The room is open and there is a view of both the ocean and the pool.
The Chef’s kitchen has the most modern of appliances, granite counter tops and includes 2 dishwashers and 2 sinks. The appliances include a professional Chef Viking gas stove and a Subzero refrigerator.
The dining room has a beautiful mosaic marble table top and has an unobstructed view of the ocean for an unforgettable dining experience. A ruby red crystal Indian chandelier adds beauty and atmosphere to each meal. Enjoy your favorite wine or champagne in the hand cut crystal stemware provided.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom1- MASTER SUITE
Hand carved mahogany California king bed, “His” bathroom with a hand sculpted solid marble footed lion themed bathtub, shower, toilet, bidet and mosaic marble floors and walls, Mahogany vanity and marble sink, “Hers" bathroom with a hand sculpted solid marble dolphin themed bathtub, shower, toilet, bidet and mosaic marble floors and walls, Mahogany vanity and dressing table, Study decorated with original art and contains a desk, TV, DVD player, Day bed, Coffee bar with mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, Air-conditioning, Ceiling Fan, terrace with views of the sea and beach
Hand carved mahogany California king bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Hand carved mahogany vanity with double sink, toilet, bidet, TV, DVD player, Safe, Café table with mosaic marble top and 2 chairs, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan, Outdoor Balinese styled shower and foot wash, Private entrance to the beach
Hand carved mahogany California king bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity, TV, DVD player, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan, Coffee bar with sink, mini refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, dishes and cutlery, Private patio with hand sculpted marble table and 2 chairs, Outdoor Balinese styled shower and foot wash, Private entrance to the beach and pool
Mahogany California king bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and vanity, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan, Coffee bar with a sink, mini refrigerator, coffee pot, and microwave, dishes and cutlery, Private patio with hand sculpted marble and 2 chairs, Outdoor Balinese styled shower and foot wash, Private entrance to the beach and pool
Features & Amenities
Ipod docking system
Cellular phone for local calls and receipt of international calls
Pool fountains lining the inside walls of the pool
Pool side covered terrace with a sofa, 4 chairs, a dining table and 6 chairs
Pool courtyard with gardens and fountains
BBQ grill (gas)
Parking available for 2 vehicles
Staff & Services
Daily housekeeping between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during the week and half day on weekends
Daily change of linens
Cook service for lunch OR dinner
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Maximum 8 guests
Smoking not allowed
No pets allowed
Security deposit required
5-10% gratuities payable to staff
Wedding/Social events accepted
Rental car recommended. Transport available
15 minute drive to restaurant and church
25 minute drive to town at Playa del Carmen
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Casa Del Mar Bonito - Stately Villa of Unparalleled Beauty on White Sandy Beach! Riviera Maya, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
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The home and house staff was absolutely fantastic! Proximity to nearby towns and sites was perfect. Craftmanship of the home was spectacular. Beachfront was awesome. Courtyard pool was incredible. Luxury Retreat Concierge was ZERO help to us. Left messages and emails that went unreturned by concierge. Driving directions given to us by concierge were incorrect. Arrival dinner menu provided to concierge was never given to cook. - Bret B., ,
This was the most beautiful home with the most amazing staff.
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | Tammie .
This home takes your breath away from the moment you step through the gates. Everything was top of the line. The staff headed up by Betty took care of our every need, even washed our clothes daily. She had a menu from which we could choose breakfast and lunch and she would not only have it prepared for us, serve us but go to the store and purchase the items. Of course we paid for all groceries. This was one of the best top notch villa vacations we have taken and we have taken many around the world. We will definitely be going back and visiting Betty and the beautiful villa. - Tammie D., Texas, USA
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in February 2012 | Don .
Our week at case del mar bonito was way more than we expected. everything was perfect and very comfortable. Betty was great and her cooking blew us away. It was truly a relaxing vacation. - Don J., California, USA
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in January 2012 | Nick .
A fantastic holiday overall. Very high quality villa, great location, helpful villa staff, safe and secure, easy booking process. The only small criticism was not having a villa manager in the end (see below), though this was not a big issue. - Nick B., , Australia
Left on 03/02/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Tanya. G
Our trip was fabulous. Everyone loved the location and the villa and there is nothing we would have done differently. I\'m glad we got the rental car. Marilu was very helpful when we arrived at Thrifty rental and they told us they don\'t have the car we reserved. I called her right away and I don\'t know what she did but we got our Suburban the following morning. :) That car worked so much better for us that I would\'ve been really upset if we had to keep the van. \n\nWe ended up driving to Cancun and Playa del Carmen couple of times. We found Costco and all the nearby stores. The owners of the house had a binder on the coffee table with all the neat suggestions about the house and the area. We followed couple of their restaurant suggestions and loved them. \n\nThere was definitely that initial wow factor when we arrived at the villa. It\'s gorgeous! They\'ve done such a good job building that house. All the rooms of the house are designed so well! The staff in the house were very helpful. T
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