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Lovely and Bright Penthouse with Large Private Terrace

James Orr

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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James Orr

Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
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Lovely and Bright Penthouse with Large Private Terrace

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Penthouse with 2 Bedrooms+private terrace and additional bedroom - sleeps 4-6

This beautifully appointed vacation home is located in Piedra Viva a 10 unit Italian built condominium. Complete with swimming pool, security and parking this is an intimate development with graceful architecture, soothing colours and design.

The condo features two bedrooms each with a queen bed and crafted built in closets. The living room is decorated in caramels and creams with colorful accents. The three balconies, two overlooking a quiet side street, the other the pool and courtyard bring lots of natural light to the living space. The fully equipped kitchen has a sit up bar for casual dining and cocktails.

Vista de Oro is situated on the top floor and boasts a spectacular 600 sq ft private rooftop terrace. The terrace offers lounge chairs for sunning, a lovely outdoor dining arrangement with large flower boxes and lighting options to complement. The adjacent terrace room is appointed as third bedroom with twin beds, a two piece bath and outdoor shower.

The building is on a peaceful sidestreet yet only steps away from famous 5th Ave and all the wonderful restaurants, nightlife and shopping that has made Playa del Carmen such a sought after destination.

Head to the beach two blocks away and you'll find the clear waters of the Caribbean, Mamita’s Beach Club, friendly beach bars and a full range of water-based activities.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
James Orr (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2015

Why James Orr chose Playa del Carmen

This is a lively town with something for everyone. International in flavour, low rise and with the pedestrian 5 Av everything is easily accessible. We love it!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Lovely and Bright Penthouse with Large Private Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Lovely Condo in Heart of Playa

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more! James, the owner, was so helpful and made the whole rental experience easy. The condo was clean and ready for us, and there were plenty of linens. We even had large, fluffy beach towels. The building itself was very secure, and the other tenants were friendly. Mornings were spent taking leisurely walks to various breakfast spots or just grabbing a delicious mocha at Ah Cacao. The one at the corner of 5th Avenue and Constitution had the best staff. Afternoons were for beach walks or sightseeing. Mamita's Beach had the most reasonable rentals for chairs and umbrellas, and the food there was good, too. Evenings were always fun because you could choose from many restaurants. La Parilla has a tasty shrimp enchillada (my husband's favorite), and Karen's Pizza has a shrimp ceviche that is like no other. Karen's Pizza also offers beautiful wooden flute and guitar music. Wah Wah's has a huge bar, a dance floor, live music, and evening beach entertainment. If you're an art lover, you'll also enjoy the artists that display their work in the evening along 5th Avenue.

If sightseeing is what you want, take the ferry to Cozumel, rent a car, and head for the far side of the island. The view is spectacular! You should stop at the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio; it's well worth seeing. For the best experience, pay the extra money and get a private guide. Then make your way to Coconuts for a late lunch. The food and drinks are excellent! Of course, the coast of the Yucatan offers many special places. Some of my favorites are Paa Mul (luncheon visit), Xcaret (all day), and Tulum & Coba (all day excursion). This was our 30th visit to the Yucatan, and for us, it never gets old, it only gets better! We can honestly recommend Vista De Oro to future guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Montreal
5

beautiful and peaceful !

  • 5 of 5

For our 1st time in Playa...this condo was better than any expectations ! I would call it A delighted surprise with its...very stylish and cozy interior design, the quality of the beds and its italian architecture ! The roof terrace and the very refreshing pool was the perfect match ! And we must tell how much the community living there was very helpful for any advice or recommendation...we felt home ! This condo made our family's holidays unforgettable ! Amazing owners...you put a lot of love in this place. Merci a thousand times !

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful condo in great location

  • 5 of 5

Third floor condo with three balconies plus huge terrace directly above on fourth floor. Everything was very clean, bed was comfortable. There is even one parking spot if you rent a car.

It is less than 5 minute walk to a couple of beach clubs on the north end of town. It is about 15-20 minute walk to the ferry, bus station and beach on the south end. Less than 10 minute walk to the grocery store.

My only complaints would be that there is no laundry on site, and the swimming pool doesn't get much sun. All in all, though, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Liberty, NY USA
5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Thank you James for the use of your condo! Everything was as stated. A lovely, airy, spacious condo with fantastic location! Loved sitting on balconies or rooftop, listening to street sounds and mariachi bands! Comfortable beds, large kitchen area with all your necessities, and spacious living room - this condo works great for two with enough room for 6! The pool is delightful with hardly any use. There are steps to this condo but really not an issue. Close to shopping, the best restaurants, and ocean beach clubs! We love this area of Playa. We would not hesitate to rent from James again. Very easy to work with. Any problems or questions are quickly addressed. You just can't beat this rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Saskatoon, SK
5

Piedra Viva, Playa del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks @ this property and enjoyed it very much. The rooftop terrace and the balcony off the living room are fantastic spaces. Make sure you get a second set of keys. The terrace and extra bedroom are completely separate from the apartment. The bathroom upstairs is not all that private-could use a real door. The owners provide a very good supply of beach towels, bath towels, bedding & many extras i.e. a yoga mat & a hairdryer. A water purification system is in place and that is a relief to have available. The location is great, just off 5th Ave(Quinta Avenida) with a perfect parking space. MEGA for groceries not far away & just across, maybe the best patelleria(bakery) outside of Europe. Pool is cool, didn't use it but with all the cenotes and beaches-who needs it. James gives reliable & useful tips. If you don't have a car, the bus depot is not far and it's a modern establishment. Buy a good guide book. We used Moon Handbook Cancun & Cozumel(including Riviera Maya) by Gary Chandler & Liza Prado...they were spot on. Forget about Cancun! Tulum is still amazingly beautiful but get there EARLY and you'll love it. The Southern Beaches are heaven and we found Ziggy's to hang out for the day. Playa Del Carmen has many good restaurants and the prices are still reasonable. The influence resulting from the European vacationers gives it an extra touch as a destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver BC Canada
5

Definitely a winner. Superb location, great layout

  • 5 of 5

Stay Aug 2011

Firstly, the owner, James, was exceptional to deal with. We did offer a few challenges with date changes but all went well and we are definitely glad they did. The location could not have been better for spending time at the beach, as well as for closeness to 5th Avenue and shopping and restaurants. Having parking was also a plus.

The instructions given for accessing the apartment on arrival were clear and concise. There was an issue with wifi however, with the closeness of cafes with free wifi it was not a problem. All concerns were handled quickly and the local reps were friendly and helpful.

The pictures do accurately portray the unit, however being there was definitely better than the pictures suggest.

I would totally recommend this property to relatives and friends without a second thought.

Many thanks James.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
To Cozumel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Coral & Mayacoba
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Mamitas Beach Club

The Mayan Riviera offers an abundant choice of activities. Cenote exploring, snorkeling and diving, swimming with sea turtles and dolphins, Mayan ruins, Xcaret theme park with Zip line, Jungle adventures and much more

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Rates & Availability

From $150 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
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Added persons (over 4) $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
An Electricity surcharge (4.5pesos/kw) is applied for use in excess of 200kw per week of electricity used.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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