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

David and julie smith

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CASA GUACAMAYA-LG. VILLA 250 YDS TO BEACH, 5 MIN. WALK-5TH AVE

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 way 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 !

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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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David and julie smith

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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

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 !

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 subject 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 !

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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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
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
Chula Vista, Ca
5

great vacation home

  • 5 of 5
Our family wants to say "thank you very much" for letting us stay in your Playcar house. The location was perfect, walking distance to the beach, 5th ave. It was located in a very safe and private community. The house was very spacious and had everything we needed and more. I will definetly come back and stay here. Our family that was also vacationing in Playa came over to visit and feel in love with the home. The property manager was very nice and easy to contact. The place was perfect overall. It was more than what we expected. Thank you again.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Guacamaya and look forward to having you as guests again in the future!
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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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$270
$1,820
$6,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,540
$5,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $49

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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 the aero beds delux models that self inflate
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • ruins
  • museums
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • parasailing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
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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