EL FARO BEACH FRONT CONDO WITH MAYAN MAGIC

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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EL FARO BEACH FRONT CONDO WITH MAYAN MAGIC

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

El Faro means Lighthouse and this lighthouse has been a landmark in Playa del Carmen for many years and is still a working lighthouse. Residences El Faro Condominiums has incorporated the lighthouse on the property.

Our BEACH FRONT condo is only 35 steps to the beach and 170 steps to the FAMOUS 5th AVENUE which is full of exciting restaurants and shops.

The beach you see from our condo offers swimming, wind-surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and just a relaxing day on the beach.

Our Condo has a fully equipped modern kitchen including a George Foreman multi purpose grill, or we have a Weber Gas grill on the balcony.

There is an onsite restaurant named Wickys that will provide room service, fine dining indoors, or treats on the beach.

We have tried to incorporate the wonderful Mayan Culture in our wall painting in the living area in hopes you feel the real sense of Mexico.

There are many activities close by including Jungle tours with zip-lines, water/activity parks, Mayan ruins, cenote diving and much more. Come join us for a great vacation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
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El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230774vb
(575) 623-3954 (New Mexico, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Eagan
5

Wonderful week in Playa

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I recently stayed for a week with my family at this condo. Overall, it was wonderful, exactly as advertised.

The condo is well maintained and the complex is beautiful. We enjoyed incredible views from the balcony and ease of access to beach and pool. The location is perfect - a block to Fifth Avenue, where you can eat, shop and stroll.

Terry, the owner, was extremely responsive. She emailed tips on restaurants, activities, diving and transportation. I had never booked a private condo in Mexico before, but she made it easy and pleasant.

Checking in/out was quick and easy. Angie, the onsite property manager, stopped by to check on us. The condo had everything we needed, and then some. There even were plastic and porcelain dishes for picnic or table use. We didn't cook much, mostly breakfast and some lunches, but the kitchen had every type of gadget you would need. The balcony was a perfect place to eat, have a drink, relax and watch the waves.

Other great features:
-Plenty of beach chairs. Ask for an umbrella if you want, there is no charge, but do tip.
-Wicky’s has patio dining and beach-side food and drinks. Slightly expensive, but service was friendly and you can’t beat the views.
-Convenient taxi stand just down the street from the lobby.
-Pool is huge and has a shallow kid zone.
-Easy walk to Walmart, where you can buy food and beverages. Walk back or take a taxi home for a few dollars.
-Free phone calls home and wireless were a huge plus.
-Condo has boogie boards, coolers, even noodles for swimming.

Minor drawbacks are that the pool isn’t heated (but my kids didn’t mind) and there's no outdoor hot tub.

Our favorite restaurant up the street was Babe's Noodles. Food was incredibly fresh and tasty, even the mojitos. It was fun to sit on the front porch and prices were reasonable. We also enjoyed Carboncito's, especially the grilled garlic shrimp and margaritas. Be warned that they don't accept credit cards.

We also ate at La Casa del Agua (lovely open air dining on second level) and Sur Steakhouse (great service, fun patio). Both were fun to try.

Overall, our stay was excellent. It's a great alternative to hotels and all-inclusives. I’ve stayed at The Royal in Playa (outstanding but adults-only) and Gran Porto Real (El Faro has a better beach.) The advantage of El Faro for a family is that you get a roomy condo, plus the other features. I hope to return and highly recommend.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230774vb
(575) 623-3954 (New Mexico, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

Super Impressed!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This unit already had good reviews and I based my decision on that. We've rented many condo's for vacations and this one sure goes straight to the top.
The condo is very comfortable, Terry has worked hard to put the little things that give it that homey feel. We travel often and one of my criteria for judging a place is how well I sleep due to bed quality...VERY comfortable beds. The kitchen is well equipped. We cooked breakfast and ate other meals out, but should you want to cook, the kitchen is well stocked and there are GE Profile stainless appliances. The lighting in the condo is so unique and adds a special touch. The balcony is awesome, great view and very comfortable. We spent lots of time out there and ate a few meals.
The building is beautiful, we enjoyed having Wicky's right there, good food and drinks, super friendly staff. I was also impressed with the security guard who manned the property daily. He checked that only people who had wrist bands were on the property and stopped people from just heading up off the beach. The building is so impressive form the beach, I could see why people would want to just come up and lounge there.
Fifth Avenue is literally just steps away... go out the door walk up a block and you are there. We found this condo to be in the "higher end" newer part of 5th Avenue. It's the perfect location! As I mentioned, we travel often and don't skimp to stay at budget places.. this condo really impressed us! We've found a place to return to for sure in Playa! Thank you Terry for having this "home away from home" and for all of the help arranging transports etc. The crew from Howard County, Maryland loved your place and can't wait to return!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230774vb
(575) 623-3954 (New Mexico, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Traverse City, Michigan, USA
5

A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My family recently rented this condo and had a fabulous time. The condo is lovely and has great amenities. We spent many hours on the front balcony enjoying the view, sounds of the surf and warm ocean breezes. The beds were very comfortable, bathrooms and kitchen well appointed and traffic flows were much appreciated. The maid staff was very good, as was the residence staff. The grounds were beautifully maintained and the pool staff delightful and attentive. The massage therapists on the property were wonderful. We treated ourselves to their services repeatedly and cannot rave enough about how professional and therapeutic they turned out to be. Make sure to pay them a visit! Terry was very helpful with her tips on getting around and offering various side trips and excursions. Our children got certified for scuba and had a ball on their many dives in the area. Overall, our experience at this property was fantastic and we hope to repeat our adventure again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230774vb
(575) 623-3954 (New Mexico, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

El Faro is amazing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I recently travelled to Playa with a group of friends and stayed at El Faro. I have to say the owner Terry was very helpful in arranging everything and the place was in perfect condition when I arrived.

El Faro is perfectly located right in the heart of Playa -- walking distance to everything. I was there over the Christmas holidays (right before BPM started) and found the location perfect.

The condo is beautiful and perfect. Just like in the pictures. I will definitely stay at El Faro again!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230774vb
(575) 623-3954 (New Mexico, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

vacationer/ new yorker laurel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
we had a great time good location and beautiful condo! the management group took care of everything !
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
El Faro Residencies Condo

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, parasailing, health/beauty spa

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Availability & Rates

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High-Season
Feb 5 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$350
3 nights
 
 
Low-Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$275
3 nights
 
 
High-Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$300
3 nights
 
 
Holiday-Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$475
7 nights
 
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Elevator
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 Sofa bed (double size) and 1 Futon (double size)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
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