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Shari

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
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Lovely Arena Blanca with Privacy!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Lovely Arena Blanca!

Come share our slice of heaven on earth at Playa del Carmen!

Arena Blanca is located within walking distance of everything you need & we think it's the most beautiful condo complex in Playa. The locals call it 'the beautiful building'. The classic SPANISH ARCHITECTURE, brick-lined rotunda ceilings, tile floors, marble counters & shower speak 'quality'.

NO CAR - NO PROBLEM! Forget the rental car while you're in Playa!! We're located on Calle 38 Norte between 5th & 10th at the newer end of Playa. It's just a few minutes walk to great beaches, shopping & dining on 5th Ave., 2 modern grocery stores & several smaller markets. Ask us about the local Mexican and Italian restaurants right around the corner. We’ll give you recommendations, if you like!

We chose a second-floor condo for the view & a little privacy! Built in 2006 it's an 11-UNIT, GATED, SECURE complex. KING SIZE BED, TWO BATHROOMS with shared shower is just ideal! Best part is not having a lot of people around! It's a great place!

The private pool has an island palapas for shade. There's access to a roof-top terrace to sunbathe or watch the sun rise & set over Playa del Carmen & the Caribbean.

It's a well-maintained complex with full-time maintenance and gardening.

Our prices INCLUDE all fees (no booking/service fees!), bottled water, washer/dryer and wireless internet.

The manager speaks fluent English & Spanish and is available to meet any of your needs (tours, rental cars, spa treatments, catering medical issues, airport transfers) or questions.

EXERCISE options - besides running on the beach & walking 5th Ave! It's a 5-minute walk to the outdoor city sports center that features a track for running, stairs for climbing and basketball hoops for a quick game of B-ball. You can even take in a soccer game at night. A fitness center is just across the street too.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shari (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015

About Shari

Hurricane Wilma hit November 2005 and luckily the windows weren't put in Arena Blanca yet! Amazingly, we returned in February, 2006 and watched the gate being built, the pool filled and waited for deliveries of furnishings. It's grown up very nicely!

Shari purchased this condo in 2006

Why Shari chose Playa del Carmen

Playa is a very unique vacation destination. We found the international mix of visitors created an up-scale happening place! And the beach is BEAUTIFUL!

What makes this condo unique

Privacy and a great location!!!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Lovely Arena Blanca with Privacy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
London
5

Xmas at Arena Blanca

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 12 year old daughter and I spent a week at Arena Blanca over the xmas holidays. Great condo, very clean and modern with everything needed for a home away from home and so much nicer than staying at a hotel. The location was wonderful, very close to the pedestrianized shopping street and walking distance to the beach and some great restaurants, yet very quiet, great for families and anyone who wants a relaxing holiday. The pool and grounds were very well kept, and the manager was always available and extremely helpful. We had a wonderful holiday and look forward to returning very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kelowna B.C Canada
5

Arena Blanca

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 6 wonderful weeks at this five star condo. We had everything we needed, it was our home away from home. The grounds were very well kept, it was like a spanish ville. The pool was sparking clean. The interior of the condo was modern with lovely decore, it to was spotlessly clean. Thank You to all the staff they made us feel welcome. The location was close to everything, there is no need for a car. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northern Arizona
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This little abode is comfortable, clean and very well located; close enough to the energy of 5th Avenue with it's many restaurants, bars and shops and far enough away to feel secluded and private. We enjoyed the pool and beautiful landscape including an outdoor shower as well as the short walk to the beautiful beach. The bus station is within walking distance for day trips to Tulum and Akumal. Very near the condo, we recommend La Cueva del Chango for breakfast, Kool Fish (the guacamole and shrimp were excellent) and Piola (try the Pollo Piola). Nadia, Angeles and Shari were all welcoming and very helpful with travel advice and suggestions. It was the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Manitoba, Canada
5

A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect; exactly as described and consistent with the positive reviews. The condo and grounds were well maintained and clean, including the pool. On-site staff were helpful and friendly. Its a great location - right off 5th avenue, but at the more northern, quieter end. It felt very safe. While there was a bit of evening/night noise from nearby restaurants, the windows and doors shut out all noise. It is only a two minute walk to the beach, and everything else is close by - a car is not needed.

The owners were very responsive. The tip sheet identified in previous reviews was very helpful.

I would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

This place is heaven

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this condo for four weeks and it was wonderful. The condo is well-maintained and the staff is very helpful. The grounds are beautiful and the location perfect for going to the beach and Fifth Avenue with it's great dining and shopping. The owner provides a tip sheet that answers all the questions you might have and more. I hope to go back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minnesota
5

Quiet Condo Near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Playa del Carmen many times in the past 20 years and have seen many changes to this once quiet village. Arena Blanca was by far the best place I have stayed. I like to travel alone and this was a quiet and safe location near the beach and the restaurants on 5th Avenue. I loved the local feel of the corner bodega (look up for a German Shepard keeping watch) and the gentleman on the corner who calmly sells hamacas and is so proud to talk about his family near Merida. The staff at Arena Blanca are very friendly and helpful and they were so patient with my broken Spanish (they also speak English, but were happy to practice Spanish with me). Highlights include wonderful food, great local feel of the beach, acoustic music wafting toward the condo at night, great price, safe, and absolutely gorgeous and peaceful. I easily hired taxis to the main road where I jumped on colectivos to Paamul, another great location for local flavor and low numbers of tourists, and the cenotes. If you want the comforts of home, you can find them as well. The condo is clean, modern, and very comfortable. Thanks for sharing your home - I will happily return.

Theresa

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

Everything you need is nearby.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 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
 
Normal Season
Apr 16 2015 - Nov 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Holiday Rates
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday rates are higher than peak season rates and are on an as quoted basis.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • 2 separate bathrooms with a shower in between.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • KING SIZE BED
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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