Raves + Reviews

Raves & Reviews

Below are some reviews from past guests. For a full list of our reviews (over 70), visit our VRBO reviews page here.


We couldn’t miss this opportunity to share our experience in Playa Del Carmen at “Casa De La Pescada Blanca.” It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have had in years. We spent a good amount of time at the beach right in front of our house. We also play golf and went for lots of walks. The house is beautiful and allow for so much privacy. The staff was thoughtful and made everything easy. We loved the roof top patio overlooking the ocean. We would wake up early grab our coffee and watch the sun rise. The location was perfect as there were many choices for dinner five walking minutes away and the night life was amazing. But I have to admit we never saw the real night life, because being the old folks that we are, we were in bed by 10:30. We would highly recommend this charming property.

Bruce and Terri Ackland


I cannot say enough about the amazing time my family & I had while staying at Casa de la Pescada Blanca. We stayed June 14th-20th and didn’t want to leave! It was simply paradise. Perfect location. Plenty of room for the 7 of us. Beautiful views. Loved waking up and walking on the beach. Very peaceful and relaxing.   We didn’t need to rent a vehicle, walking distance to many great restaurants, shops & entertainment. We spent time in the pool, at the beach, in town and on the roof top! Perfect place to be with plenty of options for an active vacation or relaxing one. Looking forward to go again.

Laura Perry
Westerville, OH


Just returned from staying in Playa Car at La Casa Pescada Blanca. The house was fabulous and the owners very helpful and communicative. It is a 10 min walk from one end of the main street of Playa Del Carmen and the beaches at that end of town were calm- despite our visit during spring break. We are a family of 6 and it accommodated us with no problem. We went to the beach and used the pool regularly. The owners also recommended a transport company that was very reliable and professional. We used them instead of renting a car and avoided the high priced tours. I can highly recommend this home.

Oakland CA


We stayed at Casa de la Pescada Blanca with two 26-year olds and two 20-year olds. A most memorable time was had by all. The pool looks small in the photos, but is just the right size for lazy hours in the sun. The ocean is just a block away and there are great views of it from many points in the house. The rooftop terrace and second level porch are especially inviting. The accommodations are excellent–resort-quality beds and linens–and the maid service is superb. While the walk into town might get a little old after several days, it truly is only ten minutes, through pleasant neighborhoods, to a well-designed upscale beach town. Several blocks of shops, restaurants and other curiosities afford something for everyone. The owners’ dining recommendations should be followed religiously, as the only ‘average’ meals we ate were at places they did not highlight. Playacar is a great jumping-off point for getting to fishing venues, Tulum, Cenote diving and beach villages down the coast. And there is plenty of recreational activities a short walk down the beach. Highly recommend Pescada Blanca for those who want to get away from the resort vacation experience and try something more casual, yet very comfortable. Mas Fina!



My husband, 3 sons, mother and I stayed in Casa De La Pescada Blanca in Feb.2008. We had a wonderful time! The home is nice and close to Playa and the beach. Our sons (me too!) really enjoyed the fresh water pool (it is a nice break for the salty water in the ocean.) The caretakers, Julian and his wife, were very nice and helpful. One of our sons forgot his ipod at the home and the Uram’s got it back to us in Canada no problem. It is a great place and my favorite was the rooftop patio. We were fortunate enough to watch the eclipse from there!

AB, Canada


We had such a great time at Casa De La Pescada Blanca in Playa de Carmen. The house is spacious, beautiful, and very comfortable. It is optimal for a large group. The ocean view from the roof-top deck is priceless and if you like sleeping under the stars, the deck can serve as an additional bedroom. Everything is close to the house and within walking distance. The personality of Playa is unique, quaint, artsy, and friendly. Lots of good food and drink, and things to do. Would definitely stay again. The price is right and it definitely beats a hotel. Has all the comforts and more of home.

Emmy Ellestad
Minneapolis, MN


This house is a fantastic experience! We loved the location, as the north end of the gated community in Playacar – perfect walking distance to all the Playa action!! The staff is great and you can tell the owners really care about making the environment comfortable!



We had a great time at Casa De La Pescada Casa. The location was great for the beach and shopping/dining and the gated community made for a safe, relaxing environment. The house was wonderful and we really loved the pool, the hammocks and the top deck. The house had everything we needed and the girls really enjoyed their massages on the balcony. Oh…this is making me long to go back….

Randy & Amy Hairr
Houston, TX


We just returned from a GREAT trip in Playa. Your house was as lovely as you described and the beach near the house was our favorite. The house was just the right size for our group and the kids agreed that it was the best vacation they have ever had. Julian and the maid were great!  Thank you again for opening your house to us and allowing us to have such a great time!

The Farabees
Austin & Wichita Falls, Texas


This is the perfect place to stay. Great for kids or just adults. LOCATION!LOCATION!LOCATION! You are footsteps away from the beach and a short walk to the marketplace.  Playacar the subdivision this home is located in is gated so it helps keeps the community quiet.  The home was perfect providing breathtaking views of the ocean and plenty of space to spread out and relax. We enjoyed private massages on the roof top and relaxing by the pool. Julian and the maids helped make our stay even more pampered as everything was very clean and prompt. I have now stayed here twice and will be returning in a few weeks!

Kingwood, TX


Susan and I had a wonderful time, your home was everything you said it would be and more. Location was excellent and the home had everything we needed. We took our entire family, great place for kids. We will return, Thank you for everything.

Placentia, California


Scott: I just wanted to say that your house in Playa Del Carmen was fantastic. The views where wonderful. We love the location close to town and just a few steps to the beach. Your house staff was very attentive, the accommodations comfortable.  Ten days was not long enough. We will be back ! Thanks again

Mike Agee
Portland Oregon


WOW. Aside from the fantastic ocean view and the PRIME location within walking distance of the bubbling city and fantastic beaches, Pescada Blanco offered me a week of fantasy-like amenities. I secretly enjoyed seeing servants wash my dishes and fish out my cerveza bottle caps from the attached (and surprisingly deep) swimming pool.  Sun + Beach + ocean + pool + lavish

accommodations = one fantastic and relaxing and worry free vacation. I grade this place “A++”

Melinda Johnson
Minneapolis, MN


We had a great time at Casa De La Pescada Blanca. We loved the roof deck. The staff was wonderful.

Jane and Ed
Ft. Myers Beach, Florida


There is nothing better than waking up and hearing the ocean, the birds singing and the sun shining! Casa de la Pescada Blanca is an oasis! The staff is friendly but private, the neighborhood is beautiful, Playa is a hidden jewel. We have stayed a few times and have great memories and we are looking forward to many, many more trips and great times to be had by all. Just pack your flip flops, a bathing suit and your inner child and you are set! Thank you so much for letting us stay at your wonderful home. Love to all…

Shelby, Dede & Lauren Fike
Bellaire, Texas


Scott: Just returned from Playa with 2 other couples and stayed at Pescada Blanca. Had a wonderful time: great location and great views from everywhere in the house. I slept outside on the bed on the roof/balcony several nights and could see all the lights from Cozumel, the sun come up on the ocean and always knew when it was 6am (the birds in the tree next to me would tell me). Lovely home. Thanks for sharing!

Gail Hughes
Norman OK


Scott…I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how amazing your home was and what an awesome vacation our family and friends had! The location of your villa so close to town along with the pool, the kitchen, the roof-top lounge and balcony hammocks all made it a most memorable stay. The maid’s service along with Julian was amazing and very much welcomed. I have already been spreading the word to friends of the amazing accommodations you have at Casa De Pescada Blanca so hopefully more business will come to fruition. I will be mailing a key back to you this week. Again, thank you for the use of your home. Please let me know if we forgot anything and we look forward to staying there again in the future!

Best Regards,
Michael Hearn
Houston, Texas


We have stayed at the White House twice and plan to do again very soon. The views of the Caribbean as the sun rises are second to none! Massages on the top deck in the late afternoons, cocktails while gently swinging in the hammocks, midnight dips in the pool or nearby ocean, nights dining and dancing at the myriad of restaurants and clubs…need I say more!

Yes. The house staff has been very attentive, the accommodations comfortable, and the gated/guarded community adds to the overall comfort of staying in PDC.

See ya soon..my tan is fading!!
Mike and Tamara Stresau


The house is a dream vacation!!  Located in a safe neighborhood and literally few steps from the beach. Each room is decorated with such pizazz and warmth. The roof top terrace is a must on a full moon night!! Mark and our friends will remember our first stay forever and hope to go back again this year to share with family and more friends. Truly a magnificent home in a beautiful country.

Houston, Texas


What a great place to spend a vacation. Not only is the house wonderful, relaxing and serene the staff is one of a kind. The view from all levels of the home is magic. The many suggestion that we received prior to staying at the house was very helpful. This allowed us to spend more time on our vacation and less time trying to make decisions. Thank you for making our vacation dreams come true.

Dee Dee Rawlings
Bellaire, Texas


As always this is the best place to stay for a vacation. Playa has everything anyone could desire. The house has a beautiful view, close to the beach, and nothing like having a cocktail in the pool at sunset. This was our 4 trip and look forward to being back in August.

Steve and Lisa Kampwerth
Houston, TX


LOVED THIS HOUSE!!! Our family, along with two other families shared this house for a week in February. We all were very impressed with the size and layout of the house. Never once did we feel like we were in each others way – so much room to spread out. The rooftop is to die for – our older girls loved sleeping out under the stars. Close to the beach and a pool!! We all loved being so close to the beach… Juilian and the maids were so nice and very respectful of our space.

Thanks! for the opportunity to stay in your house…we will not hesitate to refer others to you and to rent it again ourselves!

The O’Keefes and friends – Becky OKeefe
St. Paul, MN