EL FARO BEACH FRONT CONDO WITH MAYAN MAGIC

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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El Faro Beach Front Condo with Mayan Magic
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 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
Cedar Hills, Utah
5

PARADAISE AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
The condo was exactly what we were looking for. Terry was very helpful in getting the condo ready for our last minute trip to PDC.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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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
Minnesota
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN PLAYA

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week (June 22- June 28, 2014) at this condo and had a great time. This is a beautiful place to stay and it's in the perfect location for exploring the beach, 5th avenue and the many attractions around the area. It is obvious Terry and her husband have gone to great lengths to make their guests comfortable both in and out of the condo. They provide pool toys, movies, games, books and several amenities that would make anyone's stay relaxing and enjoyable. It was fun to plan our day over morning coffee on the big balcony or return to the cool condo after a day out. The cultural decor certainly enhances the experience as well.

We appreciated the giant binder of menus and brochures for restaurants and attractions around the area as well as the email with personal recommendations. We also appreciated all the instructions regarding local customs. Terry was always quick to reply or help out and also arranged transportation from and back to the airport. Management was also eager to assist on the few occasions we sought their help. All in all, it was a great place to stay and if we return to the area we will definitely be in touch.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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
Lake Jackson, TX USA
5

THIS EL FARO CONDO WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED AND NEEDED FOR A FUN AND RELAXING VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Terry went beyond the call of duty preparing my family for our vacation. Not only did the driver, Jonathan, meet all expectations with a carseat for my grandson, a beer stop enroute to Playa and a short stop at WalMart before we checked in! The Condo met all our expectations and more so. Angie had a portacrib in the bedroom, the air conditioner was on, wine and beer in the refrigerator, a pool under our balcony and beach within steps! All the restaurants were within walking distance and truly superb, our favorite was "La Mission" with steak and lobster, the price was unbelievable! We walked a block to the infamous 5th Avenue, and what fun we had shopping, and stopping in the various bars to watch the "Soccer Games!" The overall feeling we had while staying at the El Faro Condo was safety, service, cleanliness, convenience and total relaxation!! We sat on the balcony and stayed in the beautiful pool the majority of the time! I would highly recommend Terry and Steve's condo to couples, families,& friends, we will definitely return and bring others with us!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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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
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5

BEAUTIFUL CONDO AND GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I and 2 adult daughters recently stayed in Terry's beautiful condo and enjoyed a wonderful family vacation. The condo had absolutely everything that we needed and it worked well for us to have breakfast and lunch there. The location of El Faro is excellent - the beach there is lovely and so handy to everything on 5th Avenue (restaurants, shopping, bus station, ferry to Cozumel, tour companies). The common areas at El faro were very clean and all staff were very responsive to our needs. We enjoyed the beautiful pool and took advantage of Wicky's poolside and beach service. We went to a few of the restaurants that Terry recommended and they were all good - our favourite was Los Carboncitos. Terry provided great information in advance, which was much appreciated and very helpful. The driver (Jonathan) that Terry recommended was very dependable and he even included a stop at the grocery store before arriving to the condo.
Playa del Carmen is a great destination and I highly recommend Terry's condo at El Faro. The views from her deck overlooking the pool and beach are exceptional.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, 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
Eagan
5

WONDERFUL WEEK IN PLAYA

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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
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!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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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Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low-Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
High-Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday-Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$475
 
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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
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
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:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
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