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DOWN TOWN PLAYA DEL CARMEN- JUST STEPS FROM MAMITAS BEACH AND 5TH AVENUE

Ross Goodwin

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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DOWN TOWN PLAYA DEL CARMEN- JUST STEPS FROM MAMITAS BEACH AND 5TH AVENUE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, large terrace overlooking Mamitas Beach Road Sleeps 6

Our Condo Buena Vida at Las Olas is set amidst Playa del Carmen’s famous beach and vibrant international sidewalk scene. A mere half block from Las Olas, Playa’s Fifth Avenue pedestrian promenade beckons with relaxed cafes and gourmet restaurants, exclusive lounges, and al fresco bars, intriguing boutiques and local purveyors of all types and variety. It is also only 100 meters from the Caribbean beach. Relax at Mamitas Beach Club, the most popular and hip beach in Playa del Carmen, and get a special rate for lounges, umbrellas, food and drink as our guest at Las Olas. Swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean water and enjoy the view. When you tire of the sun, your Las Olas home is only a few minutes away.

At 1150 square feet of living space with unusually high 12 foot ceilings our condo is spacious and a rare find in Playa del Carmen. Tile floors extend onto the private outdoor terrace where one can dine and relax in the fresh breeze from the ocean. It is fully furnished with two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each with Queen Beds, full bathrooms and walk-in tiled showers. A fully equipped chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, separate laundry room, original paintings and many other fine details are all there to provide quality and international style. Even the terrace is furnished for outdoor comfort and dining. Condo Buena Vida is safe and secure on the second floor of Las Olas with a full time security guard and two property managers to look after all your needs.

Blessed with perennially sunny skies and a mild climate, Playa prides itself on a relaxing open-air, pedestrian lifestyle. It’s a place to recharge your batteries, find your adventurous side or spend an afternoon happily exploring the finer points of doing absolutely nothing at all. Playa provides a vibrant variety of natural and multicultural experiences any time of year. When the sun rises over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean it all comes to life. First-rate golf, esteemed spas, fine outdoors dining and an internationally acclaimed nightlife – the options of experiencing Playa are truly limitless.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ross Goodwin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

Why Ross Goodwin chose Playa del Carmen

Las Olas means 'the waves' in Spanish and Condo #207 named Buena Vida means 'The Good Life'! This condominium building is appropriately named, since it is literally steps from the turquoise Caribbean Sea and glorious white sand beaches for which Playa del Carmen is justly famous. Solidly built and with charming exterior design features like the winding tree pillars, these condos combine the best of Mexican design, like colorful tile, with clean, contemporary furnishings to create a harmonious, upscale experience.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location!!

Not only is our condo at Las Olas conveniently located close to the beach, it is also only a few steps from the famous Fifth Avenue. Known by locals as La Quinta Avenida, it's where you can enjoy strolling along the cobblestone pedestrian walkway and find great shopping and an array of fine restaurants and fun bars. It is also only a 10 minute walk to 2 huge Superstores (Mega and Wal-Mart) where you can purchase a huge variety of food and beverages. Just around the corner there is a quaint wine store and restaurant which offers live entertainment and happy hours most nights.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
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Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473293vb
-(441) 234-1144
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
San Diego
5

Great lo stink clean unit

  • 5 of 5
What a great place. This is the 4 time we go to playa and second time at this place. They got better and better. My prior review was a 4 only due to loose accountability from the local management. That has definitely been addressed. Best location mamitas beach on one side and 5 on the other!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Fred. We've never had a guest response referring to our condo as a "lo stink unit". Where have you been in the past? We do pay special attention to cleaning between guests and I'm happy that you notice. We are also pleased that you appreciate the changes we made to the condo over the last year. When you come for your third visit, you'll see even more. It is always gratifying to have guests wishing to return.
business
Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473293vb
-(441) 234-1144
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4

Nice Condo in a highly sought after neighborhood

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this condo from mid-February to mid-April. The condo was very clean and the location was excellent. We had stayed in another unit in the same complex the previous year and loved the location so much that we wanted to return!

I think we were one of the first to book a vacation with Ross and Lori. We contacted them shortly after they bought their unit. They really went out of their way to accommodate our requests … We had quite a few (Beach chairs and umbrellas; outdoor dining; high speed wireless internet just to name a few!).

The balcony was the perfect place to people-watch. We were so close to the beach. And so close to 5th Avenue with all the shops and restaurants. We found so many wonderful authentic places to eat just off the beaten path. And when we wanted more of a taste of home, we would either cook for ourselves or head to one of the restaurants on 5th Ave.

Our stay was not without more than its fair share of incidents … However, most of these were out of the owner’s control and Ross and Lori were very sympathetic. Whenever we did have a concern that did involve the actual condo, the property managers were there very quickly to make the necessary repairs (Coffee maker, toaster, leak in the sink etc). I know that they had other projects in mind to make their condo as comfortable as they could.

All in all, we had a wonderful vacation and before you knew it, 2 months had passed and it was time to go home!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacques for your kind thoughts and for submitting a nice review! We are improving Condo Buena Vida continuously and taking our guests suggestions seriously. For example, we are installing new sound-proof windows in the master bedroom :) We hope you will return to see the results one day.
Thanks again,
Ross & Lori
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Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
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-(441) 234-1144
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Nelson, BC
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely stay in Playa Del Carmen! We stayed in two resorts on our trip as well, and neither held a candle to your place. We had such a great time there, Trevor was an amazing help, and everything went perfectly. We were even able to watch hockey!!!
Thank you again, it was just fantastic!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chelsea,
We are very happy you and your friends enjoyed our Condo Buena Vida at Las Olas. Saying that it was better than two other "resorts" in Playa Del Carmen lets other potential guests know that our condo may be a better choice. Often when people choose a vacation destination they choose a hotel or resort without considering the benefits of renting a private condominium where they have privacy, cooking facilities and property managers to provide a more personalized vacation experience.
business
Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473293vb
-(441) 234-1144
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
4

Great location at Mamitas

  • 4 of 5
The condo was just as advertised, having stayed once before in the same complex all was in order as I expected it would be. My only reccomendation is that a cleaning be included for a weeks stay. I had meant to arrange one but as we were out and about i never did, so although we did the best to pick up after ourselves (with 3 teenagers) unfotunatly for the maid we left the unit a bit of a mess.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dan,
I'm pleased that our condo was as you expected for your second vacation to PDC, although I was hoping it would be better than expected :)

We made the decision early on to not include maid service in a weekly rental because most guests don't require it. This is one of the reasons we give a great weekly rate. If I realized that your three children were teenagers, I would have suggested (and arranged) for a mid week maid service which is only $US25 for a total cleaning, beds changed, towels, etc. as is outlined in the rental contract.
I heard that you gave the maid a tip so all is good. We would love to have you back as a return guest with a discount.

Ross & Lori
business
Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473293vb
-(441) 234-1144
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
San Diego
4

Great Condo Great Location Great owner, Not So Great Local representative

  • 4 of 5
First off, what a great condo at a great location. This would be a 5 if not for the lack of accountability local manangement outfit (Gaby). The unit is really cool in a safe, close to everything part of Playa. The unit was clean and well taken care off. The owner was always prompt with all needs. While in Playa we had a few incidents and when addressed with Gaby, not an apology was given instead excuses. One day the gas was about to be shut off. While this took place, I immediately contacted Gaby who asked the person not to cut it off. The issue stated by the utility rep was that the bill had not been paid for a bit. When i spoke with Gaby after the person agreed not to shut it off, she simply said to make sure the guy left the property. The second incident was when the water was cut off for a bit, I contacted Gaby and was simply told this happens alot in Mexico. The third incident was at the end of the trip when Gaby came to give me the deposit. Once she did She asked for feedback. I simply began mentioning each incident and within the first sentence- Excuse after excuse and simply walked away towards the cleaning lady. NO ACCOUNTABILITY AND NO OWNERSHIP. I would definitely rent the unit again but simply have a candid conversation with the owner to mitigate any future such experiences. If the local management considered ownership of situations, my rating would be a 5 plus!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fred for your input. We are delighted to hear that you found our condo to be clean and comfortable and that the location was perfect. However, your comments concerning the conduct of our property management concern us and we are currently addressing this issue. Your input is important to us and on your next visit we would be delighted to give you a discounted rate.

Ross & Lori Goodwin
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Down Town Playa Del Carmen- Just Steps From Mamitas Beach and 5th Avenue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473293vb
-(441) 234-1144
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Florida
4

Location, Location, Locaion - Again!!

  • 4 of 5
The well worn real estate mantra really applies to this condo. Beach and beach clubs (with a discount coupon) about a five minute walk, convenience store about a two minute walk, numerous great restaurants from two to fifteen minutes, cabs readily available. The main pedestrian venue, 5th Avenue is only a block away but the condo is very quiet.
A large terrace overlooking a main route to the beach – great people watching.
A secondary bus station and very large market (similar to Wal-Mart but nicer IMO) about a fifteen minute walk. (along with three or four very authentic and very popular Mexican restaurants)
The best location of the three condos we have stayed at in Playa.
Washer and dryer in the unit for convenience
Purified water supplied for coffee, drinking and ice cubes
High speed internet so you can stay in touch.
Great cross ventilation with open windows and sliders – did not even turn on the new AC units.
The owners, Ross and Lori, have tried to anticipate your every need and provide for it. Even a beach bag to take the provided beach towels and other items to the nearby beautiful beach.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review Larry and Mary!
My wife and I try and anticipate everything that might make our guests vacation memorable. We are constantly improving our condo and the service we provide. Feedback from our guests is encouraged and suggestions acted upon.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Cancun to Telum
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mamitas Beach
Car: not necessary

Romantic dining, beach side cafes and exciting nightlife make Playa Del Carmen an ultimate vacation destination. Tours of Mayan ruins are easily arranged. No transportation is necessary when renting at Las Olas as everything is at your doorstep.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From C$115 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
 
Value
May 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$115
C$800
C$2,800
 
 
Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$2,100
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$150
C$1,000
C$3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$140
C$900
C$3,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Please email owner for special quote.

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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:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A generous amount of hot water issuing from the shower head.
  • Beautiful tiled bathrooms with stand up showers and lots of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two can sleep on the futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each Bedroom has it's own full bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, split air conditioning, wood blinds and ceiling fans. The master bedroom has a safe in the large double closets. There is also an iron and ironing board for your use as well as a hair dryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Condominium Complex Las Olas is located on the corner of Calle 28 and 1st Avenue, so exactly between the famous pedestrian promenade Fifth Avenue and the white sandy beaches of Playa Tukan and Mamita's. This unit is found in the fast developing 'Little Italy' area of Playa that features many of the new condo buildings, stylish boutiques and trendy bars and restaurants. This is the area where most locals of Playa del Carmen are drawn to because of its more cool and classy atmosphere. Our second floor location offers better security and views as well as a nice breeze from the ocean and a quieter experience.

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