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Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro


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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Save up to 35% off of the rates charged for other comparable properties. Please contact us for these great rates as they vary depending on the dates you want and are always competitively priced throughout the year.




This BEACHFRONT condo is in the EL FARO luxury suites and has the best location in all of Playa Del Carmen as it is located at the landmark Lighthouse site on the beach and only steps to the famous 5th Avenue where you can walk to everything nearby. With spectacular unobstructed OCEAN VIEWS our condo is one of the most sought after units as it is located in a prime spot on the second floor and is the second unit from the ocean in the desirable Reef building. This prime location allows for endless views overlooking the amazing pool, beach, ocean and even Cozumel Island off to the distance.

The condo is a GREAT VALUE in El Faro as it is the only 2 bedroom condo that has FOUR LARGE BEDS including the Sofa Sleeper. There is one King Bed in the Master Bedroom, TWO Queen Beds in the large second bedroom, and a sofa sleeper in the living room allowing great flexibility for families or groups looking for comfort for more people.

*Top Vacation Rental Winner! RATED EXCELLENT

*Numerous 5 star reviews from satisfied customers for over 5 years.

*4 Large Beds: 1 King Bed in the Master Bedroom and 2 Queen Beds in the Large Second Bedroom, Plus a Sofa Sleeper in the Living Room for 1 Adult or 2 children.

*Fully equipped luxury kitchen: refrigerator,dishwasher,stove,oven,microwave and much more.

*Housekeeping, purified water, dish washing and laundry detergent, sponges, paper towels, TP, shampoo, soap, linens and towels all provided.

*FREE WIFI internet inside Condo. Just upgraded the WiFi system with a long range signal device to provide the best signal at El Faro.

*FREE Phone in Condo with unlimited calls to USA/Canada

*FREE Bottled Water Provided

*Air conditioning. Modern style.

*Washer and Dryer in Condo and BBQ Grill on the terrace.

*Half block to 5th Avenue and shops, restaurants, Starbucks. Walk to grocery store and ferry.

1 Block from Calle Doce with restaurants and night life. You don't need a car!

*Quality mattresses, bedding, finishes and tasteful furnishings throughout.

*Amazing POOL and BEACH with complimentary beach chairs all only a few steps from the condo.

*Direct Ocean Views from the Large Terrace, Master Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.

*Security on site 24/7. Large electronic Safe in the Condo and you program the code.

*Flat screen TV's, DVD players, Ipod Docking Station.

*Front Desk Check In and local management company to assist you.

*On Site Massage Available

*Our Condo has been very popular so please see the availability calendar.

*Family Friendly!

When we were looking for a vacation home in Playa Del Carmen the biggest consideration was to find the property that would make the best vacation rental and we believe we found this with the newly constructed El Faro luxury suites. El Faro is truly unique in that it has the best combination of everything people are looking for in a vacation rental. Being beach front is a great benefit and not only is it on the ocean but its central location in Playa is simply unmatched. Being located on the beach in the heart of Playa at the famous Lighthouse on 10th street is absolutely perfect. You may leave your car behind as you can walk to everything and transportation is excellent. El Faro is situated on a long stretch of the beach so it is like you are tucked away in an oasis right in the heart of all the action. The famous 5th avenue is so close that you probably won't even break a sweat on the short walk up there even on a hot day. But don't worry even if you do start to perspire the ocean is literally only a few steps away waiting to cool you off. Or if you can't make it past the hot sand to the beach you can stop and take a swim in the amazing pool. All joking aside the setting is quite spectacular and you simply won't find another property in Playa that has such a large pool and garden area that is so close to everything and is situated on such a large section of the beach.

The condo itself has one of the best locations in El Faro and has breathtaking unobstructed views of the ocean. There are direct ocean views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and large terrace. The condo is new and is tastefully decorated with a little Caribbean fun but overall it is fairly neutral and has a universal appeal. There is a full size kitchen that is completely equipped with everything that you would expect. Everything is new and high end with nice little touches down to the 300 thread count sheets, however, the condo still maintains a relaxed and comfortable feeling. You'll find all of the amenities to make you feel at home such as air conditioning, wireless internet, flat screen TV's or you can just sit outside on the terrace listening to the waves roll onto the shore and watch the people and boats go by as the quiet breeze whispers to you that this is nothing like home at all...

TIPS: You may want to click onto the 'View Calendar' icon on the right hand side of the page of our listing to check on the availability for the dates you want. You may also click onto the 'View Map' above the calendar to see the exact location of El Faro.

We hope you are able to create some great memories in Playa just as we have and we would be thrilled if you were to choose our condo to use as your home when you visit this special place.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Shawn (Owner)
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About Shawn

Hi, My name is Shawn and I am originally from California and went to school at the University of California San Diego where I first felt the mysterious draw to the ocean. I now live in Vail Colorado where I was drawn over fifteen years ago by an equal passion to the mountains and skiing. My real estate investments and skiing have kept me in Vail, however, I have never been able to shake the fondness for the ocean. Now with a place in Playa I am fortunate to be able to escape to the ocean once in awhile and live in the mountains that I enjoy the rest of the time.

Shawn purchased this condo in 2010

Why Shawn chose Playa del Carmen

I chose Playa Del Carmen as it is easy to get to and yet still allows me to experience something so much different from my life in the mountains of Vail Colorado. A four hour flight from Denver allows me to put on a T-shirt and shorts and breath in the ocean and experience the good natured people and the character of Playa.

I can only use the condo myself once in awhile so I wanted to find the property that was the most appealing for a vacation rental. Although the property is new I think it will be the most popular property in all of Playa Del Carmen because it is so unique in that it is a high end property with a central beachfront location in the heart of Playa with a large pool area and right on the ocean. I haven't seen another oceanfront property that offers so many benefits in Playa so it was a natural choice.

What makes this condo unique

It is nice to be only steps from the famous 5th avenue to walk to all of the great shops and restaurants. We have found it more relaxing to have everything so close so you are not running around the whole time while on vacation. It is also ideal to be able to walk to Walmart to stock up on groceries and bring something back to the condo to BBQ out on the terrace. We recently put a washer and dryer in the condo so this has enabled us to travel with lighter suitcases.

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Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Rock Island IL

Great condo; beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us just returned from a week in Shawn's condo. It was a great place to stay; the condo was completely furnished and so comfortable and clean. The location was the best. We walked to 5th Avenue every night for dinner and shopping. Also walked to Walmart and Mega to pick up some food and they are both an easy walk. Shawn was super to deal with and so helpful. This was my first time to use VRBO and couldn't ask for a better experience. Highly recommend El Faro and Shawn's condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear that the condo worked for so well for Laurel. We have received lots of compliments about Angie and the other staff at the management company that have done a great job taking care of the condo and keeping it clean for guests. The condo is ideally located and that is what sold me on the condo even before it was built. We enjoy having the 5th avenue with all of the shops and dining so close and having other options like WalMart and Mega. I am pleased that Laurel's first experience with VRBO worked out so well and its great to hear that she found the rental process smooth and my information helpful. Thanks! Shawn
Moorhead, MN

Perfect Condo in the heart of PDC

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a week-long stay at this condo in PDC. I traveled with my wife, 2 young children, and my in-laws. Shawn made the scheduling process very easy. He is extremely prompt with returning emails. Everything was ready for us when we arrived just as promised.

The unit is in great shape and has everything you could ask for. Having the laundry in the unit was a big plus. The maid service came every other day and did a very nice job of tidying up. The best thing about the unit is the location: right on the beach and right in the heart of PDC's famous 5th avenue. it is an easy 10 minute (tops) walk to walmart to stock up on provisions. We enjoyed eating breakfast and simple lunches around the condo and then splurging on some the great restaurants for dinners out.

Steps to the pool, the beach, or 5th avenue this unit really is perfect. we are already planning our return trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that Andrew and his family found so many of the same attributes we enjoy and the condo was flexible to accommodate his family. I think this review summarizes everything perfectly as it touches on what we like potential guests to know. As Andrew noted I attempt to get back to people with emails quickly and work to keep the condo in great shape and count on the great management company to take care of the condo and the guests. The location is what is so nice being on the beach and a short walk to so many restaurants and even Walmart within a reasonable walk or very short taxi ride. It will be wonderful for them to return on their next visit to PDC. Thanks! Shawn
Seattle, WA, USA

First time in Mexico!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from El Faro! ABsolutly amazing condo stacked with everything one needs! most importantly, gallons of drinking water and iodine drops to wash your fruits! the condo was modern and impecably clean, beds are great size. We had 11 year old and 64 year old grandma - all of us were comfortable. Lots of activities near by. shopping, Xplor park, restourants, ferry to Cozumel - we booked snorkeling trip from there. Most importantly beach was just downstairs, all you need is towel... Can't get any better than that. We found it to be rocky right across the condo but very soft just 30 -50 feet to the right. On the left you can rent jetski or boat activities such as scuba diving.

All the fun is just one block away on 5th ave. - restourant owners were in awe seeing our El Faro bracelets , can be there a better compliment? Lol all said wow- what a place you have. And I agree now - probably the best in Playa.

Also for low key dinner or breakfast food - Walmart is 10 min away - up on 10th street where El Faro is. Everything you need is there!

Lastly, communication with the owner was the easy one. Shawn was responsive, easy to deal with, explained all the details, arranged a parking spot for us. But one definitely doesn't need a car in Playa, we just traveled a lot before and after this stay. Actually we were stopped by the corrupt cop in playa on the way to the condo who demanded 1000 pesos bribe because we turned onto one way street which had NO SIGNS! We drove maybe 10 feet on an empty street lol nevertheless he took my husband's license and wrote 1000 on a piece of paper or said go to the police station. o-O who would want to do that without knowing Spanish? Anyways, be careful or don't rent a car in Mexico, as seems it's a very common practice in touristy areas. :(

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its great to hear that Sabina and her family spanning the ages had such a great experience for their first time to Mexico. I am glad to know that the housekeeping did such a great job keeping the condo clean which they found well stocked. We like the same things she noted such as being right on the beach and close to many activities and restaurants and shops that you really don't need a car in Playa. It was a pleasure to have Sabina and her family stay at the condo and I appreciate that she mentioned that she found my communication helpful as I try to respond to my guests quickly and answer any questions the best I can. Thanks again, Shawn
Edmonton, Alberta

Just as awesome as the first time!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 17 night stay at El Faro! This was our second year in a row and it was even better than the first time. It was great to go away and know exactly what you were walking into to. As always, Shawn is super awesome to deal with.

We are a family with two young boys and they absolutely love staying at the condo. It was great to see some of the same staff at the condo and they made you feel welcomed as you would at home. The condo itself has everything that you would possibly need and the big bonus for us is the wifi for the kids, it gives us some time to enjoy a peaceful drink on the patio and take in the amazing view!

Thanks again Shawn and can't wait until next year!!

Michelle & family!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its nice to heat the condo has worked out so well for Michelle and her family and it sounds like it is becoming an annual tradition. I really appreciate when my guests decide to return year after year. Most of my guests have children and it is nice to hear that they enjoy the condo so much. I just put a signal booster on the wifi system to push the signal around better which has really extended the range because I know this is important to my guests of all ages. I like seeing a lot of the same staff at El Faro year after year too and I am glad that they felt welcomed and at home. Thanks again, Shawn
Lakewood, CO

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at El Faro and can't say enough about the staff and Sean, the owner. We spent a week there with two adults, three kids under 12 and one teenager. The unit was modern, very clean and well-maintained. Washer dryer was a plus for our big family. We cooked several meals there; full fridge makes it easy to go to the store and stock up for snacks, breakfast, happy hour, etc. and the kitchen is well-appointed with all the pots, dishes, utensils that you could ever need (very good quality, too).

Location was excellent--the pool was great for the kids and the condo included lots of pool toys and beach toys as well. Beach was perfect with just enough waves and a paddleboard/jetski rental 50 feet away. The condo complex has chairs on the beach you can use (plenty were always available--no need to get up early and "reserve" a spot) or for sitting by the pool. 2-minute walk to restaurants, shops, etc. and 5-minute walk to the supermarket. You do not need a car when you are staying here. The staff was extremely helpful with arranging transportation for tours and answering other questions.

Before our arrival, Sean was great with information about airport transfers and other details.

One thing to note-the "extra" bed in the living room isn't a true mattress, it's just basically extending the couch. Although comfortable for our teenager who could sleep through anything, probably not OK for a light sleeper.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear that Patricia found the condo worked so well for their large family. I was good to hear that they made good use of the fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer inside the condo and found the condo well maintained and the staff helpful. It sounds like that they were also able to take advantage of the many activities that the condo's location affords being so close to everything and I agree that you definitely won't need a car. Thanks so much for staying at the condo.
Belize City, Belize

Best Playa Condo I have stayed at in my over 200 visits...

  • 5 of 5

Dear Shawn,

I first visited Playa at the age of 18 in 1974 when it was just a fishing village. Over the past 40 years I have easily logged 200 plus trips since it is just a 5 hour drive from my home in Belize.

Anyway, I just wanted you to know how much Nadine and I enjoyed your Condo. We have stayed at Condo's all over Playa and 4 different Condos at El Faro and yours is absolutely our favorite. We love the location and I must complement you on the Condo's amenities: Wifi, Vonage and a fully stocked kitchen besides being well maintained. Angie and the staff were also on the ball without being overwhelming.

For those who don't know EL FARO sits right on the Beach in Playa and is one of the best locations, just a block from 5th Avenue where the first thing you run into is Starbucks for all you Coffee lovers like me.

Book this property. It is a gem...

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an enormous compliment that my property made it to the top of the list for Santino and and Nadine. Santino is really a seasoned traveler to Playa and knows the area and the choices much better than I do so I am thrilled to hear that the condo compared so favorably. I have heard stories about Playa when it was a sleepy little fishing village and I would have like to see it back then. On a recent trip to Playa I upgraded the Wifi equipment in the condo to increase the signal range as I know this is an important feature to many of my guests to stay in touch with their busy lives at home. Thank you for choosing the condo and for the wonderful review. Shawn


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lots of Restaurants and Shops within a short walk
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
5 Blocks up the Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many golfing opportunities
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many close restaurants within a short walk
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
On the Beach. Just steps from condo.
Car: not necessary

We are located on 1st Avenue and 10th Street which is right on the beach in a central location of Playa Del Carmen and just a half block to the famous 5th Avenue where you will find all of the shopping and restaurants just a short walk away.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating


Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January 03-April 24
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
April 25 Thru July 10
Apr 25 2015 - Jul 10 2015
1 night minimum stay
July 11 Thru August 28
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
August 29 Thru December 11
Aug 29 2015 - Dec 11 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 12- Dec 18
Dec 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 02-April 22
Jan 2 2016 - Apr 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The Master Bathroom has a Jacuzzi Tub with jets and a separate stand alone shower with a rain forest shower and marble slab vanity with double sinks. European fixtures, marble stone and high end finishes. The Second Bathroom has a European style glass enclosure with rain forest shower and quality fixtures and finishes. Everything is new and high end.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • *4 Total Beds: 1 King Bed in the Master Bedroom , 2 Queen Beds in the Large Second Bedroom and 1 sofa bed in the living room which pulls out to 59' wide x 73' Long. Having 4 large beds has given great value and flexibility for families or groups looking for comfort for more people.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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