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CASA GUACAMAYA-LG. VILLA 250 YDS TO BEACH, 5 MIN. WALK-5TH AVE

David and julie smith

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

David and julie smith

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, Spanish is available as is German , Dutch .. Ask
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Calendar last updated:
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CASA GUACAMAYA-LG. VILLA 250 YDS TO BEACH, 5 MIN. WALK-5TH AVE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy all of the updates in this family friendly 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa that is conveniently located to a beautiful, quiet beach and the famous 5th Avenue shopping district. The beach is 250 yards from the villa by strolling down a stone pathway that is shaded by tropical greenery. There are also Mayan ruins to observe on your pway there! Enjoy an abundance of shopping and restaurants that are just a short 5 minute walk from our villa. Our villa is steps away from the 12th hole of the Championship Playacar Golf Course designed by Robert van Hagge as well as the large shared pool and palapa. We are also located just a short walk away from the tropical Aviary (bird sanctuary). A 10-15 minute walk will take you to the Reef Club Resort where our guests can enjoy the facilities (beach chairs, pool and towel service) for no extra charge or for a daily discounted fee, you can enjoy the all inclusive priveledges. The Playacar Golf Course is located across the street from the Reef Club as well as the Playacar Golf Club and Spa.

The large outdoor terrace will be your favorite spot. Enjoy morning coffee while listening to tropical birds, have breakfast at the outdoor table, or relax in the shade in lounge chairs for an afternoon nap. When evening arrives, BBQ on the gas grill while enjoying a cold drink!

A new kitchen with granite countertops and all new appliances will make preparing meals easy. The open floor plan allows for you and your family to all be together for meals , games, TV and just having fun. There is a bar area between the dining room and living room, perfect for serving drinks and snacks.

The three spacious bedrooms are all on the second floor. The master suite has a king sized bed with a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee while listening to tropical birds or reading a good book. The second bedroom is spacious and equipped with a king bed. The third spacious bedroom has a set of twin beds that can be converted into a king bed. All bedrooms have large en suite baths that have been remodeled with marble counters and walk-in showers.

Well equipped grocery stores are easily accessible to meet all of your food and drink needs, or for an extra fee groceries can be provided upon arrival. Private transportation from the Cancun airport can be arranged on request for an additional fee.

Maid service is provided every second day, as well as fresh bottled water, and our property manager is available to ensure that your trip to paradise is just that!. Our concierge service can arrange anything you might need. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

We just added a new 48 class tv and back patio furniture for 8 people and 2 chairs on front porch that receive free wifi from pool area !

Keywords: villa,home,house

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David and julie smith (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Spanish is available as is German , Dutch .. Ask

About David and julie smith

My wife and I stayed in this villa in 2012 and enjoyed it so much we bought it for our future retirement home .

We live in Houston , Texas and honeymooned in cancun / playa many years ago and now own a little piece of paradise !

Once your there you will know exactly what we call paradise !

David and julie smith purchased this villa in 2012

Why David and julie smith chose Playa del Carmen

It just seems to be close to everything you could possibly need ! And it is . But please understand this is MEXICO and contrary to popular belief it's still a 3rd world country , if something breaks it's fixed when they want to , not when you want it ! I have no control over this and you need to understand and accept this ! It's very seldom but things do happen !

What makes this villa unique

This villa is in the most well known private community in the Rivera Maya region .. PLAYACAR . Yet as a guest I must remind you this is MEXICO and water ,power , internet , cable ect . Are lsubject to outages beyond my control . Storms wind and just plain old wear and tear can at times cause an outage , and that being said , again this is Mexico and often times repairs are treated as MAÑANA TIME . Which in reality means when we get to it !

I just wanted to include this as an advisory , certainly not to suggest it's even a possibility during your stay , just advice for a coastal zone !

Guestbook comments from the manager

We wanted to say thank you for ensuring our stay in Casa Guacamaya was everything we wanted it to be! We enjoyed the spaciousness of your home and the private area in the back was a wonderful place to enjoy the tropical birds and relax. We loved the location to the beach and shopping and restraunts. We fell in love with Playa del Carmen and hope to return many times and we will certainly contact you when we do!
Nov 2010
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Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews
business
Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136406vb
-281-463-4717
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
South Jordan, UT
5

Fantastic House!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of six stayed Oct 15-21, 2014 in Casa Guacamaya. It was a great house. We loved how roomy it was for our family. It was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked, we especially appreciated the abundance of purified water, paper towels, and laundry detergent. The beds were firm, but still comfortable. There were lots of towels and bedding. We loved the location. The path to the beach was beautiful. There were very few people at the beach which made it really nice. The house was close to everything we needed, but still nice and quiet. We always felt very safe, even at night. The internet was slow in the house sometimes, but it wasn't a big deal. The aviary is just through the backyard so you hear the birds nice and early, but we were warned of that so we came prepared with ear plugs. The pool was large and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The maid service was a pleasant extra. She did a great job. This is a great place for a family. We highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review . We try really hard to make it just right for our renters needs . The Internet is what it is ,, this isn't the USA with many choices and I have the best there is for the area . Actually the only one there is . Thank you so much David and Julie
business
Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136406vb
-281-463-4717
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
San Diego
5

Great Home Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 could not have been more pleased with this property. There was so much space with the 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths along with a well equipped kitchen (it had everything), spacious living room and dining area and an outdoor patio. It was perfectly located to 5th Ave and 10th Ave (shopping and restaurants) and the beach was a 5 minute walk. Taxis cruised by every few minutes....if you needed one. We even had maid service one day and were not expecting that. It was a nice surprise. :-) They also supplied bottled water which was great because we always travel with our water bottles. We called when we were on our way from the airport and we were greeted within a few minutes of our arrival at the house. Mercedes was very helpful and accommodating with everything. Just an overall awesome time and experience in this well furnished home.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Larry , thank you so much for your kind review . Julie and I are glad you found it as advertised and I filled your family needs . We look forward to having you back to our little piece of paradise !
business
Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136406vb
-281-463-4717
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
4

family vacation house

  • 4 of 5
this house was as promised and worked great for our family (two couples and two teens). Each bedroom features its own bathroom with shower and its own AC unit. AC and ceiling fans throughout the house keep it a cool oasis. The kitchen was a bonus and we shopped locally at Mega and Mayorea and found everything we needed for meals. There was lots of plastic storage containers, but not many matching sets which storing leftovers a challenge. Key box worked well for tracking key with many of us coming and going throughout the day. We were close to the 5th avenue shops and other shopping. 5th avenue is ridiculously expensive but nearby shops/restaurants on 10th and san juarez offer much better deals and better food. 5th avenue is good for watching local performers and people watching in general. Internet at house was hit and miss but property managers responded and helped. Calling in mexico is expensive so plan for that. Bottled water is provided with house and resupplied regularly. Housekeeper came 3 times during our 10 day stay and did a great job of cleaning/picking up and washing towels. Playa Paradise is the property management company that is your go to. Communication by email was confusing when setting up trip and our transportation from the airport did not appear. We ended up being offered a ride by another shuttle company at the airport and the price was $15 less. When we plan to return to airport Playa Paradise was unable to match this price so we booked independently. Lots of confusion about accessing the reef club (all inclusive for pools and beach access). This was a great bonus but would have appreciated clearer instructions about how to access and what to expect as staff at the reef are not helpful and at times rude to visitors. Beds here are hard, but we like that. Showers are slow to warm up but we are here in the hottest season and so cold showers are welcome. The pool nearby has good wi-fi and is a nice option as is the beach within walking distance. We found many good local tours and used trip advisor to find the good ones.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input , the villa wifi is new and I haven't been there since installation , so I don't know how well it works .
The hot water does take a while but this is basically a third world country and just warm is welcome to the general public . For some reason the hot water pipes run the wildest route known to man to get where they need to end up at ! ALSO I will be down in august and be re supplying the kitchen with essentials !
Thanks so much for your input and candid response
David and Julie Smith
business
Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136406vb
-281-463-4717
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Pueblo, Colorado
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Casa Guacamaya: Mexican retreat! Each bedroom had it's own bathroom, was a big plus for a big family sharing a house. The beach and 5th Avenue were in walking distance. We didn't realize for a couple of days, that 5th Avenue was divided into 2 sections; an older, rustic strip, and a much upbeat modern area. I have to confess, the food vendors on the older strip had the best food, reasonable prices and yummy burritos! We had a great time, dispute the hot humid weather. I think the only downside, were the noisy birds- but to be expected when you stay that close to an aviary. Thank you David for all your great info and quick responses to my emails. David, you are the ideal VRBO owner! Thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Gloria , glad it seems you all had a good time ,,, yes prices vary greatly for everything and it's a great idea to venture off the beaten path ! I DO and usually find treasure ! We Hope you come back soon and / or send friends ! David & Julie Smith
business
Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136406vb
-281-463-4717
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Colorado
4

Clean and Well Furnished, but communication was a challenge

  • 4 of 5
This home is spacious and nicely furnished-- true to the pictures. We stayed for a week with two other couples and found there to be ample room for everyone, and with a bathroom attached to each bedroom, we were quite comfortable. It was very clean and well kept, and we had maid service twice during the week. Everything worked fine.

Our efforts to contact the onsite managers failed however. We were only able to reach them once, on the first day when our shuttle from the airport could not find the address. It would be helpful to get a detailed map in advance. When we could not work the safe we called and left a message, but there was no response. The next day we spent an hour figuring it out. When we were about out of drinkable water we also called, but there was no response. Fortunately we had maid service the next day and we managed to show the maid the level on the water dispenser. We left four messages in all, in both English and Spanish, but there was no contact. I would recommend getting as much information in advance as possible.

This is a great place if you love birds! It is right next to a bird sanctuary, and there are bird cages adjacent to the back of the property, maybe 40 feet or so from the back lanai. They seranade you at sunset and they herald the day at sunrise. The beach is a very short walk, although it took us four days to figure this out. (Again, I would recommend getting as much information as possible in advance.) It's a beautiful beach and not too crowded. The location is great: very near the shops and restaurants. We didn't rent a car and enjoyed walking most of the time.

The wifi that is available near the pool (very nice pool) was only working one day while we were there. We tore trhough the 100 MB of data we had arranged for in advance, but did find free wifi at some restaurants. The food in Playa is great! It is a good idea to watch prices, though. Some restaurants charged twice the price of others for very similar menu items and a very similar environment. We found that most of the shops carried identical merchandise, and many are willing to bargain over price. We snorkeled with the turtles and swam in a cenote and hiked in the ruins-- all great!

The weather was warm and so were the people; an enjoyable vacation!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review , I will speak with the property manager about your contact issues . this has never happened before !
I will see that it doesn't happen again .
Thank you for your input .
business
Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136406vb
-281-463-4717
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

Terrific and helpful

  • 5 of 5
After much careful research my wife and i booked this vacation villa because of its quality and close proximity to downtown playa del Carmen. We contacted the owner through VRBO and requested additional information and we were thoroughly impressed with level of detail provided. Our interactions with the owner by e-mail were extremely helpful. Indeed, he even took the time to contact us directly at home in Canada to answer any of our questions. That was a really nice touch!

All that to say, we were left with a very positive first impression and knew we had made the right decision to book this villa. The booking process through VRBO was seamless and the owner followed up afterwards to put us in touch with his property management contact for his villa. Unfortunately a couple of months from our intended arrival date, my wife and I had to cancel our planned stay. It was a disappointment to say the least. Anyways, the owner ensured that VRBO processed our refunds immediately and within days we had our deposits back on our credit card. Again, even though we had to cancel, the entire process was nothing short of amazing. The owner was helpful throughout. We look forward to returning to this villa in the future and because of our positive experience throughout the booking, we would have no problem recommending this owner to anyone looking to book a villa near playa del carmen.

Thanks Again
Rob and Eleanor
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind reply , I look forward to hearing from you in the future . David smith

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
2.7 km or about 1 mile
Car: not necessary

Lots of restaurants within walking distance, endless beaches to chose from, tours of famous archaeological sites, caves, cenotes, and nature walks in the jungle are offered all along the Mayan Riviera and on the island of Cozumel which is just a short ferry ride from Playacar. There are endless activities including swimming with the dolphins, and snorkeling in beautiful lagoons.

We can assist with any of these or just offer suggestions!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $240 Per night

Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday season
Dec 16 - Jan 6
2 night minimum stay
$470
$3,199
 
 
Mild weather season
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$290
$1,920
 
 
my standard rate
May 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,610
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,610
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49

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Amenities

Amenities

Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Granite vanity top
  • 3.5 all baths in suite , granite and marble finishes Resort style baths with new brushed nickel fixtures .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , These are aero bed deluxe, recommended for children only !
  • King size beds (2) Master and second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to a king ,we also have a queen and a twin deluxe aero bed on site as needed ! We recommend 6 adults and 4 children as a maximum usage # for your comfort !
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Close to town and the beach but inside the secure gated community of Playacar. Private tennis court just for Villas del Mayab in the community of Playacar Phase 2 with a maintained path to the beach that passes small Mayan ruins Discounts at the Reef Club and Golf course, safe available, 24 hr security and surveillance on the grounds, maid service and bottled water supplied. Approximate distance to nearby attractions from Villa : XCARET 4 miles COBA 4 miles XEL-HA and AUKMAL 34 miles TULUM 39 miles DownTown CANCUN 42 miles Chichen Itza 134 miles If you need transportation please do this on your own thru the CAN CUN CAB company they are really good and as long as you share all your info with them .. You will have no problems , I will be happy to assist you with this . Cost runs about 50.00 usd one wayand 90.00 usd round trip for 2 add 15.00 and 30.00 for 4 persons but you really only need 1 way as taxis will match the fare any time day or night by the VILLA

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