Castillo de' Arena (translated means: Sandcastle) is our Dream Beach Vacation Home. We decorated it as a home, not a daily rental unit. We purchased only the best and you will benefit from the quality. Each
and every room was decorated with love and care. Each piece hand selected. All the rooms are floored with beautiful tile. If you are looking for an UPSCALE retreat, to relax and enjoy, then we welcome you to our Sandcastle on the beach.
Natural, undisturbed beaches stretch for miles. Rarely will you come across another person. The pace is slow and your days and nights are totally up to you. We are constantly adding new t...hings to the house with every visit. While we wish we could be there full time, we can't and we decided to share our dream with you.
This luxurious home, with over 6500 square feet, is located on 5 private acres. Included in the 5 acres are 30 meters of private beachfront. The lot is planted with over 100 young, coconut palm trees and various native vegetation. Many of the coconut trees have begun producing delicious coconuts. The house is built to American specifications.
When you arrive to Castillo de' Arena, you will immediately be greeted by the wonderful beach breezes blowing through the palms and the sound of the tranquil ocean. Depending on what time you arrive, you will see and hear different things. You will also get a wonderful first glimpse of the beach path and the gorgeous blue, green waters of the gulf of Mexico. You may have seen the wild, bright, pink flamingos that are across the road from the house. If not, you will have many opportunities to experience this wonderful, rare moment during your stay.
Open the door and enter the marble foyer and the beginning of the BEST VACATION OF YOUR LIFE!!!!
The living room has 2 very comfortable couches and an over sized comfy chair. The kitchen is oversized and has all the conveniences of home. There is an abundance of counter space and cupboard space. Plenty of room in the kitchen for more than one person without tripping over one another. The perfect place to try your hand with the local cuisine of fish and fruits and vegetables. While in the kitchen, you have beautiful views of the ocean, breathtaking sunsets through the coconut groves, various Yucatan Audubon recognized birds and the constant intoxicating breezes of the ocean.
The large, marble dining room table seats up to 8 people comfortably. There are very large windows to not obstruct the beautiful outdoor view while you eat. They overlook the soapstone terrace, beach, path
to beach, and native plants and of course, the coconut trees. There is also an island/bar off the kitchen with stools.
The downstairs covered patio has several lounge chairs and 4 different choices to place a hammock. The view is hard to describe as anything less than perfect. The beautiful gulf waters, the vegetation, the various birds (flamingos, humming birds, pelicans, seagulls, cranes, sandpipers, mocking birds, grackles, owls, etc...). Fishing boats, sail boats, and dolphins will occasionally pass by in the distance.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed, dresser, hand made armoire wardrobe, built in nightstands with three drawers each, a ceiling fan, built in corner cabinet, and a large window that faces
east. Spectacular sunrises can be viewed from this room. If you prefer, there is a custom made, roll down curtain. The bathroom has a glass shower with seat, pedestal sink and toilet.
On the second floor, to the immediate right is the first bedroom. Early sunrises and a view of the flamingo reserve decorate this room. There is a queen sized bed, night stands, corner cabinet, and a mirrored closet. There is a private bathroom with glass shower with sear. From the bedroom there is a door that leads to this bedrooms balcony facing the flamingo reserve. It is over sized and a perfect spot to use binoculars or a high powered zoom lens on a camera or camcorder to view the flamingos. The reserve is protected and completely natural.
The bedroom to your left is the "Master Bedroom". It too has a queen sized bed. A large window facing the ocean and a door that leads to the second balcony. The view from this balcony is pristine. Sunrises and sunsets are amazing from this room. The starry night is inspiring. Since there aren't any city lights, the stars are so bright and seem so very close. Relaxing in a hammock and looking at the stars is the perfect way to end the day. The attached bathroom has a large walk in, glass shower with a bench
seat. It is large enough for two.
The bedroom to the right is very similar in size and has the same amenities as the "Master Bedroom". A queen size bed, attached bathroom and a large, sliding glass door that leads out to the shared balcony with the Master Bedroom. The bathroom has a glass shower with ceiling fan, seat, sink, toilet and plenty of drawer space.Read more
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