EL TAJ OCEANFRONT LUXURY & BEST CONDO SELECTION. ASK ABOUT MY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

Rick Howe

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Rick Howe

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EL TAJ OCEANFRONT LUXURY & BEST CONDO SELECTION. ASK ABOUT MY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

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Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

My Name is Rick Howe. I'm an experienced voyager to Mexico, and I write reviews

I can book any unit at El Taj Oceanfront, El Taj Beachside, Maya Villa, Porto Playa or Villas Sacbe. And all my exclusive discounts apply to all bookings.

WHEN I BOOK A RESERVATION YOU WILL RECEIVE CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS DIRECT FROM EL TAJ. I DO NOT TAKE PAYMENTS. YOU ARE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH PLAYA ASSOCIATES, THE MANAGERS OF EL TAJ, MAYA VILLA, PORTO PLAYA AND VILLAS SACBE.

In early 2012, after only two stays at El Taj, we fell in love with the place (more true than you know - it's where my son proposed to his girlfriend) and ended up as owners!

Unit 328 features spectacular ocean views and in a large (1300 sq. Ft) second-floor 2 bedroom unit. It features its own private wrap around terrace with outdoor jacuzzi and a separate sun parlor with an outdoor wet bar and refrigerator and even an outdoor electric BBQ grill. Enjoy dining or lounging on your private terrace with superb ocean views. Enter your large living room, and feel like you are in Bali, as every detail in this unit has an authentic Balinese origin. The living room has curved windows facing the beach plus two large sliding glass doors leading out to the private terrace.Take advantage of your terrace and enjoy a meal from your own outdoor BBQ grill or soak in your own jacuzzi, while watching the bright tropical stars and views of Cozumel on the horizon of the sea.

Amenities

• air-conditioning, individually controlled and in each room of the villa

• ceiling fans in each room

• 3 flat-screen LCD televisions with cable television in English

• DVD player

• stereo CD sound system with iPod connection

• custom luxury linens, 600+ thread count

• hair dryers in each bathroom

• gourmet kitchen with all cooking, dining, and serving equipment included

• stainless steel appliances that include full sized:

O refrigerator/freezer

O oven with four-burner stovetop

O microwave oven

O automatic dishwasher

O blender

O coffeemaker

O toaster-oven

• unlimited filtered, purified water is provided (hot and cold)

• digital safe in each separate bedroom for storing valuables

• telephone and wireless internet service is available in this villa

• washer and dryer

• iron and ironing board

• large closets with wooden hangers, built-in drawers and shelves

• private daily maid service every day

• luxurious beach towels are provided as well as all standard bath necessities

• underground, secured parking

• 24-hour attendants and security

El taj oceanfront is directly in front of the ocean and el taj beachside is across the street. Guests get to use all of our amenities, including two incredible heated pools. One is an exotic black mosaic infinity pool on the beachside property, while the oceanfront's heated pool sits right on the beach in front of our trendy indigo beach club. We're located in the liveliest area of playa that offers the convenience of the best restaurants, nightlife and shopping within one block of el taj.

The beachside condos have private terraces that are surrounded by exotic plants and lily ponds, and all face the pool and cascading waterfalls. All of the penthouse units in el taj beachside feature ocean views from their private rooftop decks. All of the oceanfront's units have views of the ocean.

Our designers traveled the globe in search of a perfect design, and selected most of materials in Indonesia, trying to recreate an environment reminiscent to bali. Perhaps you want to stretch out on one of our original antique Balinese lounge beds? Or gaze at our lush tropical gardens with the sound and sight of water falling into a large pool covered with beautiful iridescent tiles? All the architectural details and decorative accessories have been imported from bali, including a Buddha statue that is next to a koi fish pond with lilies in bloom. Even our beach club includes furnishings and umbrellas imported from bali.

We offer services and amenities that are usually associated with the world's finest hotels. Playa del Carmen has numerous options for hotels with nice amenities, but el Taj truly stands above the rest.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Rick Howe (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Rick Howe

I am a new owner at El Taj Oceanfront. But I have vast experience in Mexico, particularly in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo Coast. We fell in love with El Taj in 2011, when my son proposed to his (now) fiancé. The setting, the location, the suites and the people - it was all magic. So now I am in a position to share that magic with you! And you can check my website

Rick Howe purchased this condo in 2013

Why Rick Howe chose Playa del Carmen

El Taj is the proud recipient of the 2012 & 2013 Travelers' Choice Award for top hotels in Mexico. It was also chosen as one of the top luxury hotels in Mexico, in addition to one of the trendiest hotels. Playa del Carmen has no other hotel that has won all these top three categories. El Taj has also received recognition from The New York Times and USA Today for its design, luxury and excellence in service. We are not an all-inclusive Ritz-type hotel, but we are considered to be the best of the area's hotels. Playa del Carmen has a lot to offer, but nothing compares to El Taj.

El Taj's luxury units have one to four bedrooms that feature huge living rooms and fully equipped kitchens with private outdoor Jacuzzis in many terraces. El Taj offers 57 spacious units in total, situated on two separate sister properties.

What makes this condo unique

The Mexican Government has increased the IVA Tax to 19% as of Jan. 1, 2014 (it previously was 14%). I will instantly REBATE that 5% increase on your booking, out of my own pocket! And other exclusive discounts may apply to your reservation.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

Reviews

EL TAJ OCEANFRONT LUXURY & BEST CONDO SELECTION. ASK ABOUT MY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS
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EL TAJ OCEANFRONT LUXURY & BEST CONDO SELECTION. ASK ABOUT MY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452051vb
410-688-3772
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Charlotte, NC
5

Rick did more than just book the reservation; he was our travel guide!

  • 5 of 5
I had posted a note on VRBO on a number of condos at El Taj, and Rick called me back in about five minutes. He asked about what we were looking for, what kind of activities we wanted, even what kind of restaurants we liked. This was our first time to Playa del Carmen, so we didn't know a lot. Rick came back with a list of condos at El Taj, Porto Playa and Maya Villa at different price points. We decided on Maya Villa, and Rick handled the reservation quickly (we got a confirmation email and payment instructions from the hotel). THEN Rick followed up with a list of restaurants and activities he and his family had enjoyed in Playa del Carmen, with links to the reviews he had written on Trip Advisor. It was terrific to get personal information from somebody who had actually EXPERIENCED the things he was writing about. He event sent us pictures! When I go back to Playa, I'm going to work with Rick again (he even has a website as The Playa Guy)
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Barbara - thanks for the kind words. I work hard to make sure my guests get the best possible condos at the best possible prices. And keeping them informed about their options just comes naturally - I'm a "yapper" (which means I talk a lot . . . ) And I LOVE Maya Villa - all the elegance and luxury of El Taj, at a lower price!
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Map

Map

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La Parrilla Mexican Grill
Origenes
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Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Playa del Carmen
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! RESERVE NOW. SAVE 10% LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Special Offer From:
Dates Oct 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015

If you make your reservation for Fall 2014 through December 2015 RIGHT NOW, I will knock 10% off your rental. Offer is only available through me DIRECTLY.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season - Save 59%
Apr 28 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$383
$2,415
 
 
Thanksgiving - Save 50%
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$455
$2,870
 
 
Low Season - Save 70%
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
 
Pre-Christmas - Save 15%
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 25 2014
4 night minimum stay
$780
 
 
Christmas Week - Save 7%
Dec 26 2014 - Dec 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$855
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$920
 
 
Post New Years - Save 11%
Jan 2 2015 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$815
 
 
High Season Save 33%
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$612
$3,662
 
 
Mid Season - Save 53%
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$504
$3,016
 
 
Late Spring Season - Save 60%
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$396
$2,373
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes These rates are REFUNDABLE without penalty, up to 15 days prior to check-in (31 days for holidays). Non-Refundable Rates Available (save 10%)

Rates are seasonal; as low as $275 per night in the low season (other discounts may be available). Higher rates may apply in the high season. Please contact the owner for details!

Note: until confirmed, availability and rates are subject to change.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
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