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Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2bth

Kris Gavlak

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2bth

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Treat yourself to luxury on your next vacation by staying at Chan Bahlum Penthouse #3, aka 'Casa Paraiso' in Playa Del Carmen. We're located only 10 steps from the famous 5th Avenue Promenade. This area known as 'Little Italy' overflows with sidewalk bistros, coffee houses, clubs and bohemian shops, all lining the pedestrian only prominade of 5th Avenue. We are also located just a block and a half (2-3 minute walk) from the Playa's two best beaches- Mamita's Beach and Kool Beach. Both have their own unique style and both offer chairs/umbrellas, full dining/bar service (beers are $1 each)to go along with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters!

Casa Paraiso is elegantly decorated in the Contemporary Caribbean style. The perfect vacation atmosphere in this secure 6 unit complex with gated entry, pool, and lush tropical gardens. Casa Paraiso offers two pillow top King bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 50 inch plasma TV, surround sound system, and DVD/cable. The best part: a private penthouse rooftop floor with your own personal cool pool, seating area, BBQ, Wet Bar, and great views. It's a great place to have coffee in the mornings, relax in the evenings and entertain guests any time. Casa Paraiso is designed for the most demanding traveler and perfect for an unforgettable family holiday or romantic getaway. This roomy condo offers the perfect opportunity to investigate the mysteries of the Mayan world, relax on the beach, go snorkeling or diving at the best diving locations in the world, and enjoy the wonders of 5th Street with all of it's great shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Day trips are a real treat in the Yucatan where you can take a short trip to Mayan Ruins, water parks, cave diving destinations, four wheeling, boat riding, and horseback riding on the beach. If Diving is your game you can dive over 50 cenotes and explore the second best reef diving in the world. It's all just steps away form Casa Pariaso.

Casa Paraiso is a great place to stay if you are looking for an alternative to the mega resorts. You'll have your own quiet slice of paradise to come back to each night! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

If you have a special occasion, family reunion, or have a larger party we have access to other condos in the complex to accommodate you.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom, Condominium, Bungalow, Villa, Flat, Apartment, Home, 2BR/2BA, Casita, Casa

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kris Gavlak (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Kris Gavlak

Great Texas Friends since the 70's!

Kris Gavlak purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kris Gavlak chose Playa del Carmen

For the past 12 years we have traveled to the Playa del Carmen area for the most beautiful beaches, great shopping and dining and clear aquamarine waters. Our family and friends love this area and we have thousands of memories. We can travel from our home in Texas and be in our condo in paradise in 3 hours. Come make your memories here.

What makes this condo unique

We're in the perfect location!! Only 10 steps from 5th but just far enough off of 5th where it's not loud at night. The beach is only a 2 minute easy walk. We're right in the middle of the best part of Playa!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2bth
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Toronto
5

Home Run

  • 5 of 5

Wow did we ever hit a home run with Casa Paraiso!!!

My wife, two grown kids and I, really felt special staying here.

The photo's are representative of the condo but don't really do it justice. It's a really wonderful place with a great layout. The balcony off the living room and master bedroom added a cool dimension. The roof top, oh the roof top...we spent so much time up there. We had our morning latte's there (we brought our own portable unit, but Starbuck's is 50 steps away). We had our afternoon cocktails there. We had our nightcap there. We thought the spiral staircase in the photo was sketchy, but it was fine and had no problem even when carrying dos cervezas.

The location was perfect. Right off 5th to go for a stroll and people watch. But also far enough off 5th that it was quite inside the condo. We could hear music from the bar next door when we were on the roof top but it was to our liking.

Coincidently, my daughter's friend and family were in Playa staying at a hotel, They came over and were blown away. They'll probably stay here next time they are in Playa.

The four of us did our PADI Open Water Diver certification with Scuba Playa. They are fantastic and so was our instructor Ace. We did the theory portion online, because really, who wants to be inside when in PLaya. We then did a dive with Bull Sharks and a day in Cozumel. Awesome!!!

We took Kris's suggestion and hired Marinoh as driver to/from the airport. He gave us a quick tour of places around the condo and suggested a few authentic Mexican restaurants. Los Aqua Chilies just off of 5th had really fresh seafood. Don Sirloin was a real hit too. We found restaurants off of 5th we typically 1/2 the price and same or better quality.

We rented a car for the day and went to Coba, Grand Cenote and Akumal to snorkel with the turtles. Long day but we'd do it again.

We would definitely come back here.

Cheers,

Rick, Sharon, Nolan & Margot

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful for family!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week here in December, 2014. It was great accommodation for our family of 5. Location was terrific, just steps from 5th Avenue and a short walk to the beach. We took a variety of day trips around the area - highly recommend zip lines, swimming with dolphins, and Xel Ha - and the condo was a convenient location to walk to the tour company pick-up spots and go wherever we wanted. Our kids (ages 8-12) loved the on-site pool which was small but all they needed. Kris was very responsive in communications and helping with all my questions. I would recommend this condo to anyone considering a vacation in the broader Cancun area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Colleyville, Texas
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Paraiso for a week and loved it. It is a short walk to the beach, restaurants and nightlife. The private roof top patio was an awesome place to relax. Kris was great to deal with and the owners have made it a very nice place. We would definitely like to return. Highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

There aren't superlatives to describe Casa Paraiso!

  • 5 of 5

We were at Casa Paraiso in April 2012, then stayed a second time in May 2014. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this accommodation! From Kris, one of the owners, who is exceptional to work with...always quickly responsive, always friendly...to the actual accommodations, it is a fabulous condo! We are now not talking about "if" we go back to Playa but "when"...and Casa Paraiso will always be our first choice. You will hit an absolute home run in booking your stay here! The location is the best there could be in Playa, the accommodations are wonderful, and you will never deal with anyone as great as Kris!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Comfortable Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults 12 and 14 year old) spent 6 days at Casa Paraiso. Good communication with the owner, Kris, who set us up with a private driver to the condo. The condo is located off the main pedestrian area and we enjoyed many evenings watching the "action" from the rooftop. The rooftop is a vacation in itself. Very comfortable beds (we slept very well there) and enjoyed watching movies with the kids from the large DVD collection. There are many resorts in PDC but we loved having the options of exploring all the exciting eateries and shops right at our doorstep!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great combination of condo amenities and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids 9, 11) stayed at this condo for the first half of our vacation to the Yucatan. Short of being right on the beach, this condo's location can't be beat. Mamitas beach is the best in PDC and it's only 5 minutes away. The action and activity of fifth avenue with restaurants, shopping and bars is right outside the door. The pharmacy, medical clinic and large supermarket are all within walking distance. Initially we were concerned that the condo would be noisy at night being so close to the action. But, there was no problem getting to sleep, it wasn't noisy and the beds were so comfortable. The condo itself is beautifully decorated with a fantastic rooftop terrace. There is shade and sun on the terrace so we spent a lot of time upstairs. The kids loved the small pool to cool down and lounging in the hammocks. The circular stairwell to the terrace is cute but quite steep, so may not be suitable for the very young or old. The condo also has DVDs, Internet, and some beach gear available which was very convenient for us. We also found the information binder in the condo to be excellent telling us what we needed to know about the condo and the area in general. The owners were responsive with questions and the booking details as well.

While this condo is great overall, there are a couple of minor drawbacks to recognize. The first one is that there is no parking. Since we had a rental car, we had to find street parking. Luckily in Playa, we didn't need to drive much. When we did drive somewhere, we ended up getting a parking spot about a half block away from the condo. So, it turned out not to be a real problem, but a minor inconvenience. The other drawback is that the condo doesn't have a stove with an oven. Rather there are two burners and a toaster oven. You can easily make breakfast or a small meal. However, with a family of four, we did miss having a stove on occasion. Again, it wasn't a big problem for a six night stay.

At the end of the day, would I recommend this condo to a friend? Absolutely yes! Would I stay here again? In a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving your review! I just wanted to add quick note that we are replacing the separate stove and oven with a new larger combined stove/oven in April 2014. While many of our guests don't like to cook, we do realize some guests would like to spend more time in the kitchen and make meals for the family. We will be making this update in the next two weeks. Parking in Playa is often located under buildings due to limited space. However, we have our beautiful cenote under half of our building so we could not build a garage. Most guests find parking very close on the street. When asked, I usually advise our guests against renting a car. Everything is so very close that you can easily walk and if you do need a car for a day trip we have the American Car Rental shop just outside our building. I hope you come back and see us! We'd love to have you stay in our home again. Thanks, Kris

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Mamitas Beach Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Kool Beach Club

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$140
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $200.00 USD Refundable Reservation/Damage deposit required with each reservation.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) Pillow top King Beds. King in one bedroom can be converted to two twins, Twin or Single Beds (1) Combined as one Pillow Top King in one of bedrooms but can be separated to two Twins.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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