“My wife and I organised a wedding in Mexico. We organise Casa Frajari as our accommodation and were absolutely blown away with the house and service Playa Beach Properties offered. I couldn’t recommended this house highly enough. Such an amazing experience.” – Mark Foy, Sydney Australia.
“Casa Frajari was absolutely amazing. The level of detail and care taken to help ensure our time was enjoyable was second to none. I highly recommend renting Casa Frajari and will definitely be returning”.
“To Kim, Mayte, Veronica and everyone involved with Casa Frajari….We had the most amazing week ever! The house is beyond beautiful. Every morning we woke up to sunshine and the spectacular ocean and views. Cande and Mieka cooked us a couple fabulous dinners and Veronica took care of “our” house and made us the best lobster lunch ever! We WILL be back to this incredible place and the wonderful people who took such good care of us!! Thank you to all and a special thank you to Kim and Mayte!! Susan and Jack, Jon, Christine, Andrew, Anna, Brent and Teddy. :-)” – Jack and Susan Morgan and kids!, Winnetka, Illinois.
“Kim, What can we say????? The house is amazing!!! If I had the time I could go on and on and on about everything wonderful about Casa Frajari, but I’m sure you’ve heard it all before! Candy and Amalia prepared everything perfectly for us plus we were blessed to get to know them. The home’s floor plan, spaciousness, openness, views, furnishings, warmth, etc., etc. would be hard to match! The beach was great! Would have been nice for the pool to have been warmer, but imagine it’s temp was attributed to the unusually cool weather for this time of year. The only thing I would add to this property is a hot tub, but it’s likely that it would not get much use when the weather is “normal.” Plus it might affect the aesthetics of this beautiful home if not well staged.

Annie was EXCELLENT with our little girls! We’d use her services more if we come again. Mayte’s very efficient and it was nice to get to have some time to just visit with her on our last full day. We enjoyed, as well, Veronica and Giovanni. Those two would have taken baby Lauren home with them, given the opportunity!

We had an awesome week at Casa Frajari! So relaxing! Didn’t do excessive running about or sightseeing. Had a number of folks stop by and visit with us. We’d love to come again and will if it works out for everyone and God is willing…

Thanks and blessings to you and yours, Steve and Ann Nelson”

“My wife and I were married in Playa Del Carmen on 2.16.02 and we have been coming to PDC for the past 10 years. We know and love the town extremely well. Casa Frajari is truly the best house available to rent in the area. The physical layout is outstanding and was often commented on daily. We vacationed with (4) couples and (3) infants and the accommodations could not have been better! The unique size and layout of the house provided multiple areas for recreation. Not once did we feel crowded or “on top of each other”. Kim Phillips and Mayte Moguel could not have provided our group with better services. We utilized every one offered (transportation, cooks, sitters, masseuse, and daily maids). Their service was top-notch and we could not have been cared for better. Prior to my departure, I reserved the house for our next visit as it was so fabulous.” – Al Stepan, Chicago, IL
“Hi Kim,

I’ve been meaning to write you and tell what a wonderful time we had staying at Casa Caribe! It’s a beautiful, magical place.

I also wanted to Thank you and Mayte for everything you did to make mine and Tony’s stay very memorable. If you both happened to make it to Colorado in the future please call us! Take care and Happy New Year!” – Celeste

“Hi Kim,

Just wanted to say thanks again for all of your hard work. I know that we had many requests. You and your staff were wonderful and everyone enjoyed the trip tremendously. Everything was perfect, the food, the beach, the people, the house, everything! Thanks so much.

Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Best regards,


“Hi Kim, We are just settling in from our trip home… and just finished watching the video… We loved “Casa Caribe” !! Our birthday vacation could not have been better! Thanks to you… and the great staff there! We have misplaced our digital camera… I heard that you were out of town … could you please ask Mayte to check at the house for us?? I wouldn’t bother except it has great vacation pictures!! I miss Ernesto… he spoiled me!! and… took exceptional care of us all!! You are fortunate to have him! There is already talk about another trip next year!! Thanks again…. we all agree… it was the best vacation we have ever had!

Sincerely, Becky Parrish”

“The first guest to enjoy the pleasure of sharing such a lovely “Old Playa Style” experience. So pleased you opened your home to us.

Muchas Gracias, Jane”

“Hi Kim,

I wanted to let you know we had a great time at Casa Marbella, The house was wonderful, perfect setup for three couples. It was the most well equipped kitchen I have ever seen in Mexico. Thanks for the use of the cooler, it was great. The only thing that would be a improvement would be tv. I know when in Mexico, don’t worry about news, but a few of us did miss that. I would definitely rent that house again with three couples.” – Pam Putnam, Michigan

“We had a wonderful week at Casa Marbella! Kim and Mayte did a great job and were so helpful in arranging activities for us, Highly recommend the Mayan Encounter with Alltournative and the Fat Cat Catamaran Beware the sunset punch , We wish we we would have done the Dolphin Discovery instead of Xcaret. Casa Marbella is a great Casa, Everything worked beautifully for us. Thanks for sharing your beach get away with us.” – Angie, Arizona
“We have had a wonderful time here in Playa. The house is terrific, In the past we have always stayed in Cancun but We now prefer Playa Del Carmen! The new pool is very cool and is very similar to the cenotes that We’ve been to. We would definitely stay here at Casa Marina again.” – Andres, Indiana
“Playa del Carmen has been a fantastic place to spend the last week of our American Holiday. We have spent a week of relaxing, eating, drinking and sight seeing. The house has been great and everyone loved the pool with the boys spending a bit of time at the bar.” – Scott Smith / Sydney, Australia
“What a fun place to stay with kids. Our kids loved the pool and jacuzzi and stayed there all day. We hired the cook “Candy” and the food was wonderful… watch the sunset from the roof and make margaritas by the pool.” – Kim Alegre, California
“We enjoyed the house and the area very much. Very true about the sun and wind though, you need to keep applying the sunscreen! The pool made the whole trip for us. The children loved it and I think the waterfalls blocked out some of the noise we were making for the neighbors! We had a brilliant holiday. Thanks go to Kim for all her help – especially finding a baby sitter for a few kids free evenings.” – Stephanie Largan, Colorado
“We loved Casa Marina. Compared to another house I stayed in (in the neighborhood) this one was much better. Kim’s service was impeccable. She was on top of everything we asked for. You cannot beat the accomodations at this house! Thanks for a great 40th girl trip!” – Jenna, Chicago, IL
“We stayed at Casa Marina with some friends in February, 2008. It was the first time any of us had rented a house instead of staying in hotels while on vacation. What a great choice! Kim and Mayte did a great job of making sure we were looked after and comfortable the entire time – all while letting us enjoy ourselves in peace. The three young children we had at Casa Marina loved the grotto pool, and it was very safe for them being closed in. We noticed that some of the properties we had looked at online seemed a bit run down compared to the online photos – not so with Casa Marina! Everything was in great shape and as advertised – including the excellent service of Playa Beach Properties. Thanks again to Kim and her staff, as well as the home owner, for providing our group with a very memorable vacation!” – Patrick Bergermann, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
“The house was wonderful. We enjoyed the pool and all the rooms and the management is wonderful. I highly recommend going to Chicago, the food is excellent and well worth it. Geofish is a great dive shop to learn how to SCUBA, the instructors are super nice. Enjoy & Cheers.” -Leann and Wes, The Texas Group
“Kim, Every thing you said about Estrella del Mar is true.

What a wonderful house and what a wonderful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is roomy and well furnished. It easily accomodated 8 people. The AC keeps it very comfortable at night. When we weren’t lounging around the pool, it was just a few steps to the beach and the beautiful Carribean. Hurricane Emily left her mark throughout the neighborhood, but the damage wasn’t severe. Clean up crews were busy, but never intrusive. There is a security presence throughout Playacar…but it’s not overbearing. The house is in a terrific location, only a few blocks from the buzz of downtown Playa del Carmen….but truly a world away. We loved it. And you, along with your diminutive helpers, were the perfect rental agent.” Jim B.

“Dear Kim,

Now that the dust has settled and Daphne and Kent are home preparing for their next adventure, it reminded me to write to you.

I wanted to thank you so much for all your good work in helping to organise Daphne & Kent’s 2 month stay at Villa Estrella del Mar in Playa del Carmen this year. As I spend my year organising trips for them I can recognise good service when I come across it. Believe me, when you find a good agent, it makes the whole holiday experience much more pleasurable. You really helped us out with communications ie,getting e-mails to Daphne when needed and making sure that they had everything they needed.

I know that Daphne and Kent wanted to pass on their thanks to you too. If you ever need a contact for a reference, I would be more than happy to help out – either verbally or by e-mail.

I hope your business continues to flourish. Our best wishes to you and Doug.

Take care

Kind regards, Karen Notley

“I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Estrella del Mar! Everything turned out perfect for all of us and Mayte was truly wonderful at her job!

Thanks so much for everything,

Genea Kennedy”

“Hello Kim,

Just a quick note to let you know we had a wonderful time in Estrella del Mar; the home suited us all very well and was quite beautiful.

Mayte was quite helpful and seemed to always be available if we needed to contact her. When the cook was a no show she quickly had cabs dispatched to the house for us to go into town.

The massage service was excellent. They arrived right on time and were very accommodating as to set up and what each person wanted. Everyone enjoyed their service and they are highly recommended.

Again, as stated above our stay was enjoyed by everyone and overall the hospitality of your staff was very good. We are already discussing plans to return

Thank you,

Harold & Cathy Lewington”

“We stayed at Estrella del Mar in mid-February 2010 and had a phenomenal time. The home is wonderful and perfectly located a hop, skip and jump from the beach and a fifteen minute stroll into town. Kim and Mayte were great with anything we needed and had good suggestions regarding things to do in the area as well as restaurants in town.

We had a fantastic vacation and highly recommend Estrella del Mar! Bob Schwartz, Michigan”

“We had a wonderful expereience at Villa El Dorado. We braved Hurricane Alex and took our extended family there for a week. Pre-stocking the house was fabulous and having Veronica cook for us a couple different times was absolutely the way to enjoy a vacation! We will never forget our stay here as we also got engaged on the beach there! Thank you!” Wittmeyer, Lake Lotawana, MO
“Villa El Dorado is magnificent. It is quite simply one of the nicest places my wife and I have ever stayed. The location is perfect. The house is perfect, and Kim was great in making our stay perfect.” Christopher O’Gorman, Napa Valley
“Dear Kim, just wanted to say thanks for all your help. I think that once there, everything went smoothly because of your planning. The transportation was perfect. Blanca, the cook was great,the maid was nice and effective as was the pool guy. wonderful property well maintained, hats off too you. We even liked the Villa el Dorado iguana, he was cool. Also, pre-stocking the house with food made such a difference. Anyway, thanks again, hope to return someday, Arthur Wisdom (and oh yeah, sorry we missed your visit to the house, we went diving)” Art Wisdom, Louisiana
“Our stay at Villa El Dorado was first class. Everything and everyone we touched was perfect. The house was new/clean/beautiful/fullystocked. The house was on the water, with the sounds of the wind and waves relaxing you. The pool was clean and the perfect temp. The beach was steps away. The staff (cook, housekeeper, driver) were all nice, polite and seemed to work just for us.

Our stay at Villa El Dorado had not one issue. We will stay again and again.” TJ Widuch, St Charles IL