The title for this vacation rental says minutes to the beach. OK, maybe 2 minutes if you're taking a leisurely stroll. Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the water or see the lights from Cozumel island at night. It's such a treat to be so close to the beach and not worry about parking or packing everything you need when you're so close to home! Also the beach is not crowded at all as this is a private gated community so no public parking, just walking.
The house was clean and spacious. As mentioned the beds were a bit firm just like at other places I have stayed in the area but sleep-able. I think there is room for more than 5 people as there is an extra futon in 2nd bedroom and a pullout in the living room. There was plenty of room for my 2 young daughters, wife and I.
I suppose you don't need a car as everything is close. Less than 10 minute walk to 5th Avenue and the ferry to Cozumel. The shopping/grocery centers have taxis ready to take you home. Xcaret is a must see (especially the show at night) and is close by (taxi or bus). Xel-Ha another must see but ~40 minutes away. A taxi driver from there said it would be 500 pesos to Playa del Carmen from Xel-Ha. We rented a car for the week so we could go all over, Chichen-Itza, Coba, Tulum and other places so the downside for us was we didn't get to stay too much at the house, leave early get back late. The kitchen did seem to have everything we would need if we had cooked. There's always next time.
The girls loved to dip in the pool which is literally right out the patio door in the living room. Nice after a long day climbing up the pyramid at Coba!
The people that received us, Carlos and Amir, were very pleasant.
This would be a great place for a family reunion as there are several units on the same property.
This unit is a stand alone single story house (I was wondering this when booking as there were several rentals from same owner and thought maybe there was a separate second floor as part of this unit)
When you reserve, ask for the number on the house! The google map we were sent pointed to the right villas but wrong house!